Some students with disabilities require accommodations in order to demonstrate their knowledge on a test or exam. Common testing accommodations include:
Additional time on assessments
Alternative formatting of assessments
Distraction-reduced testing room
Permission to use a 4-function calculator
Use of a screen reader or dictation software
Regardless of whether a student is enrolled at the University Campus, one of our centers, or online, testing accommodations, like all other accommodations, are available when required by a student’s disability; however, these accommodations may look slightly different based on where the student is located.
Although many testing accommodations such as the use of a calculator or enlarged print may be provided in the classroom during a test, others such as additional time, distraction-free testing environment, or the use of dictation software must be administered in the testing center. Students who require the use of the testing center for an exam must sign up for their test time at least five business days prior to their exam. Please see How to Submit a Test Center Request in AIM for step-by-step directions.
Since Saint Leo University’s centers can vary in regards to setup and space availability, students who require accommodations that require a separate space should speak to their professors and/or center director for specifics requirements about scheduling and utilizing testing accommodations. Regardless of the setup of any Saint Leo University facility, all students are entitled to the supports outlined in their Letter of Accommodations. Students who are unsure about who to speak to at their center should contact the Office of Accessibility Services at (352) 588-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of their unique modality, many accommodations are naturally built into online classes. For accommodations such as additional time on assessments, a student’s professor is easily able to adjust the test settings after receiving a Letter of Accommodations from the Office of Accessibility Services. Other accommodations such as a distraction-free testing environment or having questions read aloud can be implemented without any special considerations. Students who require specialized software or alternative formatting should contact the Office of Accessibility Services at (352) 588-8464 or email@example.com to determine how these accommodations will be implemented.