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Testing

The following are common accommodations. All decisions regarding accommodation requests, including others not listed below, are made in consultation with the student's Program Specialist and in accordance with UNM Policy 2310

Testing Accommodations

ARC offers a quiet and secure space for testing when accommodations cannot be provided by the educational department. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule exams with the Testing Center.

Please schedule exams at least 5 working days (one week) before the planned exam date. Students may use their course syllabus to schedule all of their exams for the semester.

Exams can be scheduled by phone at (505) 277-1510, by email at arcstaff@unm.edu, or stopping by 2021 Mesa Vista Hall. (Always expect a reply when leaving a voice message or sending an email. A reply will indicate that we have received your request.)

Please include the following information when scheduling exams:

  • Your name and student ID#
  • Your instructor’s name
  • Course name and section number
  • Date and time you will be taking the exam (please make sure to have enough time to get to your next class)
  • Date and time your class will be taking the exam (sometimes it is a quiz at the beginning of class or the whole class period)

We understand that exam dates may change. Contact the Testing Center as soon as possible if your exam has been rescheduled. Please schedule your exams with the Testing Center even if you are not sure you will take them at ARC. It is much easier for us to cancel an exam rather than find a testing space at the last minute.

Extended Time

As per the policy regarding test accommodations for students with disabilities, faculty are asked to provide 1.5 times.  It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the request with faculty or Accessibility Resource Center.  We are available to provide this accommodation if time and space do not permit within the department.

In addition to extended time, students may require additional assistance during the exam process. Assistance may include one or more of the following:

  • Use of a reader/scribe
  • Quite location
  • Use of a computer for short answer/essay sections
  • CCTV
  • Adaptive software
  • Alternative format
  • Enlarged format

Adaptive Equipment/Software

Adaptive equipment and software are available in the Accessibility Resource Center and in the Accessibility Services Room at Zimmerman Library. If a student or faculty member requests it, adaptive equipment or software can be installed in other labs and classrooms.

Equipment

  • CCTV
  • FM Assistive Listening Systems
  • Digital Audio Player/Recorders/Livescribe Pens
  • Tiger Embosser, Juliet Brailler
  • Picture In A Flash (P.I.A.F.)

Software

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (PC and Mac) 
  • JAWS (PC Only)
  • Read & Write (PC and Mac) 
  • ZoomText (PC Only) 

Online Exams

Arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the testing coordinator as soon as you are made aware of pop quizzes to initiate discussion with your professor on the best procedure for implementation of testing accommodations.

Unannounced Quizzes

Arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the testing coordinator as soon as you are made aware of pop quizzes to initiate discussion with your professor on the best procedure for implementation of testing accommodations.

 

(Download the ARC Testing Agreement here.)