Alternative Testing Accommodations
Students with a documented disability that requires alternative testing may receive one or more of the following services:
|• Private Testing Room
|• Extended Testing Time
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Students are responsible for contacting the Office of Disability Resources (O.D.R.) to arrange testing accommodations. Students must fill out the appropriate form then be give it to their instructor to fill in information necessary for a successful alternative testing experience. Students are responsible for ensuring that the completed form is received by the O.D.R. at least three days prior to the testing date. If a reader or transcriber is needed, notice must be received at least seven days prior to the testing date.
Several students utilize this accommodation every semester. For those who have the appropriate documentation, an alternative testing accommodation has proven to be very beneficial.
A goal of the O.D.R. is to have students function as independently as possible. Our staff works closely with students to empower them to effectively advocate for themselves. Sometimes it is necessary for a knowledgeable third person to assist in clarifying the roles and responsibilities of each person involved in the classroom experience. The O.D.R. mutually works with Madonna University faculty to ensure a positive working relationship for students with disabilities. We are available to address issues or concerns that may arise during the course of a semester.
Students of the O.D.R. who are in need of assistance with notes can request this accommodation. A classmate of an O.D.R. student is hired to act as the Notetaker for the semester. Notetakers must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. The O.D.R. provides special carbonized paper for notetaking. After each class, the Notetaker returns a copy of the notes to the O.D.R. office; copies of class notes are then distributed accordingly. It is essential that the O.D.R. student provide occasional feedback to the Notetaker in order to ensure successful services.
The O.D.R. employs a full-time Notetaker Coordinator who is responsible for hiring, supervising, and evaluating Notetakers. Each week, the Notetaker Coordinator makes sure services are delivered in a timely manner.
Celia Vaughn, Notetaker Coordinator
To receive any accommodation, recent medical documentation must be submitted to the O.D.R. advisor. All service requests must be made with the appropriate staff member.