Quiz, Test, & Exam Accommodations
The most frequently used accommodations are for timed assessments (quizzes, tests, midterms, exams). If they have the availability, instructors may provide test accommodations for students with disabilities in their area. However, if they are unable to do so, the DATC will arrange for a proctored exam.
- Instructors will receive a Faculty Notification Letter (FNL), which tells faculty what accommodations the student qualifies for.
- If a student is eligible for any test accommodations, within the FNL is a link to a Testing Agreement. PLEASE COMPLETE THE TESTING AGREEMENT. It indicates to us if faculty want to administer exams themselves, if the exams are online or in-person, and provides us info on how to administer them (notes allowed, standard time, etc.).
- DATC Connect will automatically apply submitted testing agreement information to more than one student so you only have to complete the agreement once for each section (i.e. Stevie Pointer's and Sallie Pointer's exams in PSYC 110 Section 1)
- DATC Connect will not automatically apply the testing agreement information to students in different sections of the same course taught by the same instructor. Please complete the Testing Agreement for each section, or contact the Testing Coordinator to have the information manually copied (i.e. Stevie Pointer in HIST 101 Section 1 and Sallie Pointer in HIST 101 Section 2)
- For proctored exams, students must submit an exam request through DATC Connect at least five business days in advance of the scheduled exam (at least 10 business days for finals). Should an instructor change the exam date, we expect them to inform the student as soon as possible, so the student can submit the changes to DATC Connect.
- DATC Connect will generate a series of email notifications to instructors. These emails will track the status of the request; initial entry, an approval and request for the exam documents, and reminders. PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THESE TESTING-RELATED EMAILS.
- Uploading exam documents through DATC Connect is the preferred method for submitting exams.
On the Stevens Point campus, DATC uses a closed-circuit camera system to monitor its testing rooms. We also assign proctors (usually trained student employees) to monitor exams in non-camera rooms or deliver certain accommodations (reader, scribe, etc.). At Marshfield and Wausau, exams are proctored by staff in the Library.
If instructors have any questions regarding the test taking procedure through the DATC, please call us at 715-346-3365 and talk to the Test Coordinator. We are thankful for the partnership and assistance of faculty in this process. We also have more information about the test administration process on our YouTube channel: