Testing with Accommodations

Testing Accommodation Policy for Students
Academic Year 2017–2018


Gardner Campus

Requesting Testing Accommodations

The following steps to request accommodations are required for each class per semester:

  1. Student provides documentation of disability to the Coordinator of Disability Services. If approved for accommodations, the student will receive a signed Disclosure Letter form.
  2. Student signs the form and informs the instructor of his/her accommodations. The Instructor signs and keeps a copy of the form.
  3. Students deliver a copy of the form with all three signatures to Testing Services prior to scheduling any testing appointments and keep the remaining third copy.
  4. Students taking online classes may request help from Disability Services with notifying their instructor.

Scheduling a Test

All accommodated tests are by appointment scheduled with Testing Services

  • Students testing with accommodations must inform their instructor directly, prior to test day, so the instructor knows to give the test to Testing Services.Appointments must be scheduled by phone or in-person with sufficient time before testing
  • Tests that require conversion to an alternate format, such as audio or adaptive materials/technology (large print, voice software) require at least two business days notice prior to the test appointment.
  • A request for adaptive materials/technology (large print, voice software) must be made with Testing Services before the test is scheduled.

There are three locations for testing which are determined by accommodation:

  1. A location that meets the conditions of the accommodations and is proctored by the instructor.
  2. Testing Services, Room 128c (for extended time)
    • Monday–Friday, 8AM–4PM and Tuesday, 8AM–8PMm
  3. Lower level of the library (for low distraction and/or extended time
    • Monday, 7:30–11:30AM, Tuesday, 2–7PM, Wednesday, 8AM–12PM and Thursday, 9–2PM

Testing with Accommodations

  • Photo ID must be presented at the time of the test.
  • Students will only be seated at the time of their appointment.
  • Only materials listed on the Disclosure Letter or designated by an instructor will be allowed during the test.

Download the Gardner Policy


Leominster/Devens Campuses

  1. Student provides documentation of disability to the Coordinator of Disability Services. If approved for accommodations, the student will receive a signed Disclosure Letterform.
  2. Student signs the form and informs the professor of his/her accommodations. The professor signs and keeps a copy of the form.
  3. Students testing at the Leominster or Devens campuses deliver a copy of the form with all three signatures to the Leominster or Devens Front Office to keep on file. This must be done prior to scheduling any testing appointments:  Leominster Front Office: 978-630-9812, Devens Front Office: 978-630-9569.
  4. Student will discuss with the professor where and when exams will be taken at least one week in advance of when needed.
  5. At least one week before every exam (unless faculty member gives less notice), the student is responsible to go to the Leominster or Devens Front Office to reserve a testing space and any specific accommodations (lower distraction room, use of computer).
    **Anything less than one week may be subject to using the Gardner Testing Center based on scheduled availability.
  6. Student is responsible for reminding the professor to deliver the exam to the Leominster or Devens Front Office.

Students who choose not to use approved accommodations for their testing cannot be provided with an opportunity to redo the work. Grades received under these circumstances will stand as the final grade for the work.

Download the Leominster & Devens Policy