Test accommodations

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Test accommodations are when you use accommodations to write a quiz, test, mid-term, or final exam. Accommodations are changes in when, where, or how you complete the test. Some examples of test accommodations include:

  • Alternate Format 鈥 such as audio, e-text, or large print
  • Extended Time 鈥 additional time to complete a test
  • Distraction Reduced 鈥 tests are booked in a room where visual and auditory distractions are reduced
  • Technology 鈥 use of computer, calculators, spell-check, or specific software
  • Reader or Scribe 鈥 a technology or person who reads a test aloud or writes your responses

Once you have met with your Accessibility Specialist and have been granted testing accommodations please proceed in following the below steps to request to write with Accessibility Services.

You, your instructor, and Accessibility Services all work together to schedule and support your tests when you are using accommodations. Accommodated tests written on campus are booked through the听 If you have questions or require support in using the online Student Portal please contact us at asexams@douglascollege.ca

Prior to Each Test

Step 1: Submit an online test request in the for each test you intend to write in Accessibility Services.

  • If accommodations are required for any听mid-term or quiz, the deadline to complete the听online request听is听at least 5-business days before the date of the test.
  • If accommodations are required for听final exams for the Fall 2023 semester, the deadline to complete the听online request听is Thursday, November 23, 2023. 听
  • Your instructor will receive notification of your request, and will note any specifications, restrictions or allowances (e.g., closed book, use of a cheat sheet, use of calculator) that you must adhere to when writing the test.
  • If you miss a test request deadline, you lose your entitlement to accommodation for that test.听You will be expected to write the test under standard test conditions with your class.
    • In situations where your instructor has approved you to write after the class has written, please contact our office to arrange for your booking.

Step 2: Confirm Test Date, Time and Locations

Accommodated tests are administered in Accessibility Services, which is located at S2680 at the New Westminster campus and A1050 at the Coquitlam Campus. Use the "My Upcoming Events" section of the online to review the date and start time of your upcoming test(s). Always double-check your test dates, times and location to confirm that all details are correct and all accommodations are in place.

During Your Test

Step 3:听The Day of Quiz/Test/Final Exam

When you arrive at our office, make sure you bring your student ID card and all approved materials you will require during the test.听We ask that you strictly adhere to your test start time and ensure that you arrive at our offices 15 minutes early for check-in. You will be asked to store all non-approved materials (including backpacks, jackets, cell phones (turned off or on silent), hats, etc.) in a locker for the duration of your test.

Please review the Test Procedures Guidelines prior to writing your test with our office.

Frequently Asked Questions

All students are required to submit a request to write their tests via the . Please follow the steps below:听

  • Log into the听听
  • Select the course that you have a test in听
  • If your instructor has already entered the test details, you should see the date and time that your class is writing the test听
  • If your instructor has not yet entered the test details, you will need to enter the date of the听class听test, the time that your class is starting the test, and how long your class has to write the test. Please note that you are entering the听class test听information. The听portal will determine how long you have to write the test if you have extended time听
  • You can confirm that your request听has听been successfully submitted by checking the Upcoming Events tab. You should see your test with the status listed as 鈥淭entative鈥

Once we have received your test request听and听the test details from your instructor, we will schedule a time for you to write your test and send you and your听instructor an email confirmation.听If you have not received an email confirmation from us, you are not scheduled to write your test听with our office.听You can view the status of your test requests by checking the Upcoming Events tab in the student portal. Any tests that have been scheduled will have a status listed as 鈥淏ooked鈥.听

If you received a test cancellation notice from our office听it听is because we have not received all of the necessary information required from your instructor to administer your test. We recommend connecting with your instructor about next steps (i.e.听rescheduling a time听to write听with听Accessibility Services听or听asking听if听your instructor听will accommodate you at a different time).听听

If you have a conflict in your听schedule,听please contact our office either in-person (NW room S2680 or COQ A1050), or by email at听asexams@douglascollege.ca.听Please do not book a different date than the class to write, notify us of the conflict.听听

We have information on our website to support you using the portal. Please check out:听听

If you still require听support,听contact our office for support either in-person听(NW room S2680 or COQ A1050)听or via e-mail听asexams@douglascollege.ca

If you are interested in adding additional accommodations to your plan you will be required to meet with your听Accessibility Specialist to discuss your plan. Please book an appointment with our receptionist to meet with your Accessibility Specialist.听Contact Us

If you are ill an unable to take your听test,听please notify both our office (asexams@douglascollege.ca)听and听your instructor. We follow your instructor鈥檚听course听policy regarding illness. If your instructor听approves听for you to write at a later time connect with our Facilitators听either in-person or via e-mail听to听reschedule your test.

As we support many students with test accommodations the advance notice gives us enough time to ensure we have an available space for you,听that听your test is accommodated to match your accommodation needs,听and provides instructors enough time to get us the necessary information we require.

The test time or date that populates when you go into the portal should be the date & time the instructor has indicated. There may be times where a student has entered a wrong class test time into听the portal. Please only enter in when听your class听is writing their test. If you require to write on an alternate date/time please contact our office听to arrange that.听Please note,听you are still required to contact our office in advance of the 5-business day window听if you want to write your test with our office.听听

You may receive an error message when booking your test for the following reasons:听听

  • You have听back-to-back听classes and the system cannot find an available time for you to write.听听
  • Your听writing time conflicts with our听operational hours.听听
  • You are taking听an online class.听
  • You do not have testing accommodations.听
  • The scheduling of your program shows you taking multiple courses at the same time.听
  • You are trying to book a test within the 5-business day window.听

If you receive an error message in the Student Portal it will prompt you to contact our office.听Please note,听you are still required to contact our office in advance of the 5-business day window if you want to write your test with our office.

If you have听back-to-back听classes the听system will search for the next available time. If an error message pops up or you have a conflict for the time that is听listed,听please contact our office for support.听Please note,听you are still required to contact our office in advance of the 5-business day window if you want to write your test with our office.听

It is the responsibility of the student to request their test with advance notice to our office. If you miss the 5-day booking window you lose your entitlement to accommodation for that test and will be expected to take your test under standard testing conditions听with your class.听Instructors may provide approval听(depending on their course policy)听for you to write after the class has written, in those situations please contact our office to arrange an alternative test sitting.听

To schedule your final exams, please complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the听听and log in with your 香港六盒宝典开奖结果 student number and password
  2. Select the听鈥淪chedule a Final Exam鈥听tab and follow the steps.
    • You must write your exam on the same date and time as your class.听 If your class is writing outside of our operating hours (M-F 8:30am-4:30pm), please email us at asexams@douglascollege.ca
    • We are not able to approve requests to write exams on a different day than the class.听 If you need to request to write your exam on a different date due to conflicts with another exam, please contact your instructor.
  3. When you have successfully submitted your exam request, you will receive a confirmation message. If you receive an error message, please email us at asexams@douglascollege.ca immediately.
  4. Confirm bookings by selecting the 鈥淢y Upcoming Events鈥 option. 听You should see your exams listed with a status of 鈥淭entative鈥. When we schedule your exams, we will send you a confirmation email and the exam status in the online portal will change to 鈥淏ooked鈥.

Deadline to book your final exam for the Fall 2023听semester is Thursday, November 23,听2023.

Students who are unable to write with us on the day of their test are expected to notify our office. If you miss a听test,听it is your responsibility to notify your instructor and听discuss their听policy for missed tests. If your instructor approves you to write your test at a later听date with our听office,听please connect with our Facilitators to arrange this.听听

Did you know you can schedule tests through the Accessibility Services Portal for Students?

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