Final Exam Notice
If you plan to take your exams at Disability Resources and Services (DRS), there are procedures you need to follow. It is important that you follow these procedures to ensure we are able administer your final exam.
Setting Up the Exam with DRS
- The deadline for scheduling exams and submitting Test Administration Forms is seven (7) days before the exam date. Due to the large number of exams, we are not able to accept late submissions so get your completed forms in early!
- We must have a COMPLETED and SIGNED Test Administration Form in order to administer your exam. Review the form to ensure that all sections are completely filled out. Forms are available at http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/disability/accommodations/test-taking.html.
- Remind your faculty member that we need all exams delivered three days in advance.
- Students using assistive technology and computers, it is extremely important that you tell us exactly what you require to complete your exam on your test administration form.
- If your exam requires any reference materials (i.e., note cards, formula sheets, calculators, etc.), your Instructor must clearly note this on the Test Administration Form. We cannot allow you to use any materials for your exam if the instructor has not indicated on the test form so REVIEW THE FORM TO ENSURE IT IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE. Inaccurate forms will be returned.
On Exam Day
- Exams begin and end at the time scheduled so report to the DRS OFFICE BEFORE your exam is scheduled to begin. No extra time will be given for tardiness so arrive on time!
- Please come to your exams prepared with appropriate items. DRS will NOT provide pens, pencils, rulers or calculators for your exams.
- Only accommodations identified in your Accommodation Letter will be provided.
- Jackets, hats, book bags, hand bags, purses, food, cell phones, electronic communication devices, MP3 players, etc. will not be allowed into any testing area (Unless indicated in your accommodation letter, i.e., food because of a medical condition).
While these procedures should be familiar to you, we are sending this reminder because we want this process to be as smooth as possible for all individuals involved. We may not be able to accommodate students who fail to follow our established procedures.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be proctoring exams in Kiva Auditorium. Our intent is to place students in Kiva with considerable space between students. Dress appropriately as Kiva can be cold. We may not be able to provide any PRIVATE rooms during finals.
For further information or clarification, please contact our testing services staff at 215-204-1280.
Changes to Accommodated Classroom Testing Procedures for Fall 2013
Disability Resources and Services (DRS) is introducing several changes to the procedures for accommodated classroom testing for the 2013-14 school year. These changes will help to streamline the process for scheduling and administering tests through DRS while protecting the integrity and security of all tests. Please pay close attention to the changes in our procedures below.
All tests must be scheduled at least seven (7) days in advance using the Test Administration Form
Instructors and students must collaborate to complete the form. It is the student’s responsibility to return the form to DRS for scheduling at least seven (7) days in advance of the test date. Instructors should put all test dates for the semester on one form if possible to assist in scheduling in advance.
Tests will take place either in 100 Ritter Annex or 715 Carnell Hall
For the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters, all tests will take place in 100 Ritter Annex. For the rest of the semester, only tests that require the use of a computer, assistive technology, enlarged font, a scribe, or a sign language interpreter will take place in 100 Ritter Annex. All other tests will take place in 715 Carnell Hall. All final exams will be held in Kiva Auditorium or 100 Ritter Annex. All summer session testing will take place in 100 Ritter Annex.
Test must be delivered by email to email@example.com at least three (3) days in advance
DRS will no longer accept faxed or hand-delivered tests. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to make alternate arrangements.
Completed tests will be returned only by email or instructor pickup
DRS will no longer fax or courier exams back to instructors. All completed tests will be scanned and emailed to the instructor unless they contain a Scantron form. Tests that contain a Scantron form must be picked up from the test location (DRS in 100 Ritter Annex or Institutional Research and Assessment on the 12th floor of Carnell Hall).
A nationwide mentoring program that pairs children who grow up with a learning disability or ADD/HD with college or high school students who have a similar diagnosis.
DRS in the Press: Temple Review Coverage of DRS
The spring edition of the Temple Review, a magazine for alumni and friends of Temple University, features a cover story titled "All-Inclusive Education" which explores the contributions that the Disability Resources and Services department and students with a disability have made to the Temple community. Highlighting the experiences of several students, the article describes some of the many ways DRS supports and advocates for students, including academic accommodations, campus accessibility, technological innovation, and job preparation. A related article covers the new Joshua A. Winheld/Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship Fund, created in honor of Joshua Winheld, a Temple graduate who died in 2009 after a long battle with muscular dystrophy.
Read the full article on the Temple Review online.
State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies provide a wide variety of services to assist people with disabilities secure gainful employment. Many students who experience significant disability-related financial need find relief from their state vocational rehabilitation agency. To locate the agency that serves your home state, please consult the vocational rehabilitation website.