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Special Accommodations Testing

 

Accommodated Testing Forms

 

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Accommodated Testing – Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is accommodated testing?

Testing accommodations are changes in test administration that enable students to participate in tests in a way that allows abilities rather than disabilities to be assessed.
Without accommodations, the test may not accurately measure the student’s knowledge and skills.

I have an IEP and/or think I need testing accommodations. What should I do?

A variety of accommodations will be provided to students with disabilities based on approval from the Office of Specialized Services.
Students are required to visit the Office of Specialized Services (Room L-115) to obtain accommodations for testing and classroom accommodations.
Please visit www.bergen.edu/oss for more detailed information regarding documentation submission and guidelines.
Students are encouraged to submit their documentation as soon as possible in order to receive their accommodations in a timely fashion.
Suggested deadline dates for new and incoming students to submit documentation are unique to each campus.

I just received my accommodations via e-mail and I need to take the placement test. What should I do now?

If you have accommodations for Extended Time or Calculator Use, you do not need to make an appointment.
Please refer to our calendar on our website www.bergen.edu/testing  for Accuplacer dates and times.

If you have accommodations for a Reader/Scribe or Assistive Technology, or Private Room, you must make an appointment to take the placement test.
We kindly ask that all appointments be made at least one week ahead of your intended testing date.
Accommodated testing appointments will be scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays starting no earlier than 10:00 a.m. and finishing by 4:30 p.m. No appointments will be scheduled on Mondays or Fridays.
When making an appointment, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your Preferred Testing Day and Time
  • Your BCC Student E-mail Address
  • Your Phone Number

For your convenience, you can make an appointment with us in a number of ways.

Once you have made an appointment, you will receive an email confirming the appointment. If you have accommodations for an interpreter, please contact OSS prior to taking the test.

What to bring on test day?

  1. A valid photo I.D. (driver’s license, passport, green card). If you do not have a photo I.D., we will accept an original copy of your birth certificate and social security card.
  2. A printed copy of your accommodation letter (this would have been e-mailed to you from the Office of Specialized Services). Please note that our office requires this document to grant any academic accommodations for your testing needs.
  3. A pen or pencil for scratch work.

Outside calculators are not permitted. If you have an accommodation for Calculator Use, a 4 function calculator will be provided to you by Testing Services.

I would like to take my professor’s tests at the Office of Testing Services.  What are my responsibilities?

If you plan on taking your tests at the Office of Testing Services, please be sure to do the following at the beginning of each semester:

  1. Submit a copy of your accommodation letter by filling out a “Rules and Responsibilities” form.
    You can fill out this form online by visiting bergen.edu/testing/forms and clicking on the “Accommodations Rules and Responsibilities Agreement Form”.
    You will need your Bergen Portal username and password and a screenshot of your OSS accommodation letter in order to fill out the form.
    We will need a digital copy of your accommodation form each semester, even if your accommodations have not changed.
    Should you need assistance filling out the form, please visit us in Room S-127.
  2. Give your professor advanced notice that you plan on taking your test at the Office of Testing.

How do I make an appointment to take my professor’s tests at the Office of Testing Services?

If you have accommodations for a Reader/Scribe, Assistive Technology, Computer Use, or Private Room, you must make an appointment to take a test with our office.
We kindly ask that all appointments be made at least one week ahead of your intended testing date.
Accommodated testing appointments will be scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays starting no earlier than 10:00 a.m. and finishing by 4:30 p.m. No appointments will be scheduled on Mondays or Fridays.
If your test requires large print or Braille transcription, we ask that you make an appointment at least 10 business days ahead of your intended testing date to ensure timely creation of testing materials.

For your convenience, you can make an appointment with us in a number of ways.

Once you have made an appointment, you will receive an email confirming the appointment. If you have accommodations for an interpreter, please contact OSS prior to taking the test.

NOTES:

  1. If you are unclear about testing policies and procedures with accommodations, do not hesitate to contact us at 201-447-7203 or via email at [email protected]
  2. The Office of Testing Services cannot answer specific questions over the phone about a student or the student’s examinations.  All students must come to the office in room S-127 with government issued photo identification to receive specific information about an examination in The Office of Testing Services.  Third parties never receive specific information about a student as per The Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information about FERPA at BCC click here.

What if I am late for my scheduled appointment?

 If you are going to be late for your scheduled appointment, you must email the Office of Testing Services at [email protected].

  • Students that arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled appointment time may keep the appointment but will have the time deducted from the total appointment time.
  • Students that arrive after 15 minutes of their scheduled appointment time will need to reschedule.
  • Students that acquire more than three “Lates” without properly notifying the Office of Testing Services may have their services suspended until they meet with an Office of Testing Services staff member.

What if I do not show up for my scheduled appointment?

Students that acquire more than two “No Shows” without properly notifying the Office of Testing Services may have their services suspended until they meet with an Office of Testing Services staff member.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my scheduled appointment?

  • It is recommended that you cancel or reschedule your appointment as soon as you know you will not be able to make the appointment. If you wish to reschedule your appointment, keep in mind that appointments normally must be scheduled 48 business hours in advance. However, because of limited appointment days we cannot guarantee availability.
  • Extenuating Circumstances: The Office of Testing Services understands that there are times when personal emergencies may cause you to cancel or reschedule your appointment, or miss a scheduled exam appointment (resulting in a no-show status).

These are referred to as extenuating circumstances:

  • Medical emergency, death in immediate family, illness
  • Illness in immediate family
  • Natural disaster

Note: Extenuating circumstances do not include work-related circumstances.

Should a situation like this occur, the Office of Testing Services will examine your situation and take appropriate action.
You may be required to provide the Office of Testing Services with an explanation and supporting documents (e.g., accident report, medical documentation, etc.).