Extended Test Time

 

Student Information

What is Extended Test Time for students?

Extended-time testing is a specialized service available to qualifying students. The standard for extended-time testing is 1 ½ to 2 times the normal allotted test time.  It is important to note that testing may take even longer for students who are blind, visually impaired or have significant physical difficulty.     

Extended Test Time FAQ

  • Do I Qualify for Extended Time for Testing?

    You may qualify if you have met with a staff member from the Office of Access & Disability Resources, filled out the Interest/Accommodations Request Form and provided appropriate written, third-party documentation of disability that supports the request for extended time testing.  
  • How will my instructors know I qualify?

    Once you have completed the 4 step Accessing Services process , it will be UP TO YOU to self- disclose to your instructors utilizing a memo(example)  that has been provided to you  by a Coordinator of Disability Services.

 

Faculty/Staff Information

Ways to Provide Extended Time

Extended-time testing is a specialized service available on a limited basis to qualifying students.   

Provide Extended-Time Testing Yourself

  • Arrange the extended-time so student doesn't miss out on regular class lecture or lab.
  • Arrange for testing to occur in distraction reduced environment
  • Communicate with student the amount of time they have to complete test.

Extended-time testing is a specialized service available to qualifying students. The standard for extended-time testing is 1 ½ to 2 times the normal allotted test time. It is important to note that testing may take even longer for students who are blind, visually/hearing impaired or have significant physical difficulty. 

Proctored by College Personnel

  • The student is responsible for approaching you to request extended time and for making the arrangements with college personnel to set up proctored testing.
  • Discuss with student when you would like him/her to take the test. Students should be taking the test at the same time as their peers whenever possible.
  • Contact our office to indicate how test materials will be delivered & picked-up prior to the arranged testing. Communication should include information on how much time is normally allowed for the test/exam and indicate if the student is permitted to use any materials (calculator, notes, book, dictionary, etc. NO aids will be permitted without your authorization.

Faculty Resource Proctor of Extended Time

The following BC3 College Personnel/Office will ensure arrangement of proctoring of extended-time testing:  

Main Campus:
Jennifer Loue,  Coordinator Access & Disability Resources
724.287.8711 ext. 8327; email: jennifer.loue@bc3.edu

BC3 @ Armstrong
Karen Zapp, Interim Director of BC3 @ Armstrong 
724.902.7476; email: karen.zapp@bc3.edu 

BC3 @ Brockway
Jill Martin-Rend, Director of BC3 @ Brockway 
814.265.1813; email: jill.martin-rend@bc3.edu

BC3 @ Cranberry
Ryan Kociela, Director of BC3 @ Cranberry
724.287.8711 ext. 8261; email: ryan.kociela@bc3.edu 

BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing: 
Sean Carroll, Director of BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing
724.287.8711 ext. 7006; email: sean.carroll@bc3.edu 
 

BC3 @ LindenPointe:
Lauren Buchanan, Director of BC3 @ LindenPointe 
724.287.8711 ext. 4006; email: lauren.buchanan@bc3.edu