Testing Accommodations

Testing Accommodations

Resources for Testing Accommodations

Students Registered with DAS

Berea College students who are registered with Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS) may be eligible for testing accommodations if the functional impact of the student’s disability adversely affects his/her ability to take exams or quizzes under the same conditions as their classmates. The guiding principle of testing accommodations is to remove or reduce barriers to the test-taking process and thus enable students with disabilities to be assessed on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers. Testing accommodations provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to demonstrate the mastery of skills and attainment of knowledge without being limited or restricted by their disability. Testing accommodations may involve the modification of timing, the setting, the method of presentation, and/or the method of response. It essentially allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the course content in an alternative way without undue interference from their disability.

There are options to provide testing accommodations to students who have been approved through DAS for this accommodation.

  • Faculty/Teaching Assistant Proctoring– Faculty members are encouraged to provide testing accommodations themselves whenever possible. Many faculty members arrange to proctor exams during office hours or have their teaching assistant(s) proctor exams.
  • Disability & Accessibility Services (DAS) Testing Room– Students may choose to take their exams in the DAS Testing Room (101 Lincoln Hall). The DAS Testing Room is monitored by Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS) labor students using cameras. Students should discuss this option with their instructor and the student should schedule the exam by completing the Exam Reservation Form here.

Students Not Registered with DAS

Students who believe that, based on their disability, they need testing accommodations in one or more of their classes, should arrange to meet with the staff of DAS, by calling 859-985-3237 or emailing to make an appointment as soon as possible to engage in an interactive process to determine their individualized accommodations. Please note, this process can take several days and is best started at the beginning of each term. Please see the Students page for more information.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandate equal access to education, employment, and public services for qualified individuals with disabilities.