ATSD Resources for Faculty
ATSD Testing Resources for Faculty
ODS approved testing accommodations can be provided for any student with a disability by the Academic Testing for Students with Disabilities (ATSD). Accommodations may also be provided by a faculty member, instructor of a course, or the designee of an instructor. If an instructor chooses to administer an in-class assessment, then he or she is responsible for providing the student with all relevant accommodations approved by the Office of Disability Services (ODS). If the in-class assessment is to be administered by ATSD, then the instructor must adhere to the policies and procedures listed in the Instructor Testing Guidelines document.
This document is also a resource to find information on the following:
- ATSD Policies
- Testing Start Times
- Student Responsibility for Scheduling
- Instructor Role for ATSD Testing
- Providing Assessments to ATSD
- Receiving Completed Assessment Packets
ATSD Important Testing Documents
Eligible Assessments for ATSD Administration
ATSD proctors assessments that are administered on campus for a class. For example, students taking an online course where the instructor administers the exams on campus would be eligible to take those exams at ATSD. Take home exams are ineligible unless the student cannot access his/her testing accommodations (e.g., Student needs a reader, but does not have access to text-to-speech software at home). All questions as to whether or not an assessment is eligible for administration at the ATSD office should be directed to the ATSD Supervisor.
You can view all pending requests for your students by logging into the testing system, hover over the Faculty tab, and select “Review Student Requests” from the dropdown menu.
No, it is the student’s responsibility to submit requests to ATSD according to our scheduling deadlines.
Yes, but if the student prefers to test in ATSD rather than have the instructor of the course provide the relevant accommodations, the student has the right to test in ATSD.
Log into the ATSD Testing System, hover over the Faculty tab, and select “Manage Tests” from the dropdown menu. This is where you will upload the exam and include all relevant instructions.
ATSD must receive regular exams by 12:00 p.m. on the business day prior to the scheduled date of each request.
During the Fall and Spring semesters, ATSD must receive final exams prior to noon on the first reading day. Final exams for summer semesters should be submitted according to the regular exam deadline.
No. If you are on a tight deadline for grading your assessments, we suggest that you mark the exam for pick up at the ATSD office by yourself or a designee.
Completed exams are typically delivered within 1 business day from the end time. However, during peak testing times, such as midterms and finals, delivery could take up to 2 business days.
Kurzweil is a text-to-speech software utilized by students with ODS approved accommodations for readers. ATSD uses Lanschool software to ensure access is limited to the website(s) and application(s) needed to take the exam and does not allow students to navigate to any other website or application.
During the final exam period designated by the University Final Exam Schedule. The deadline for students to submit final exams requests is always one week prior to the last day of classes for the fall and spring semesters.