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Extended-Time Testing Policies
OSWD follows established testing procedures as mandated by Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. By law, course content and testing format cannot be fundamentally altered to accommodate a student’s disability if the change would compromise the validity of test measurement.
By far the most common testing accommodation used by OSWD students is extended time for testing, with tests taken and proctored in OSWD’s facilities. OSWD has updated and revised some policies and procedures for extended time testing as an approved accommodation. The most important changes for the students that faculty should be aware of:
Any exam for a student who has been approved by OSWD for alternative-testing accommodations may be scheduled to take place at OSWD. Faculty can refer to a student’s Faculty Accommodation Letter to verify that such an accommodation has been approved for that student, or contact OSWD with questions.
To schedule a test, faculty fill out a Testing Services Request Form (on the Forms for Faculty Use page).
Once a test is completed by the student, OSWD will either hand deliver the completed test to the faculty, or wait for the faculty to pick it up at the OSWD office, as previously arranged.
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