Extended Test Time

Faculty/Staff Information

Ways to Provide Extended Time

Extended-time testing is a specialized service available on a limited basis to qualifying students. * The standard for extended-time testing is 1 ½ to 2 times the normal allotted test time. (Due to the inherent difficulties, testing may take even longer for students who are blind, visually impaired or have significant physical difficulty)*   

  1. Provide Extended-Time Testing Yourself
    • Arrange the extended-time so student does miss out on regular class lector or lab. 
    • Arrange for testing to occur in an environment that is free of noise, interruptions, etc.
      • *This is especially important for students who have attention deficit disorder (ADHD) or who are otherwise highly distractible*
    • Communicate with student the amount of time they have to complete test.    
  2. Proctored by College Personnel
    • Note:  The student is responsible for approaching you to request extended time and for making the arrangements with college personnel to set up proctored testing.  a)      Discuss with student when you would like him/her to take the test. * We recommend that students test on the same day as their peers when feasible.  *b)      Contact appropriate office to arrange delivery or pick-up of the test prior to the arranged date.Be sure to attach a note that indicates 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 written authorization.

Faculty Resource Proctor of Extended Time

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

Main Campus
Greg Mason, Disabilities Coordinator/Academic Counselor  
724.287.8711 ext. 8327; email: greg.mason@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
Lauren Buchanan, Director of BC3 @ Cranberry 
724.287.8711 ext. 5526; email: lauren.buchanan@bc3.edu 
 
BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing
Jennifer Loue, Assistant Coordinator Disability Services 
724.287.8711 ext. 8342; email: jennifer.loue@bc3.edu 

BC3 @ LindenPointe
Jennifer Loue, Assistant Coordinator Disability Services 
724.287.8711 ext. 8342; email: jennifer.loue@bc3.edu
Or 
John Suesser, Director of BC3 @ LindenPointe 
724.346.2073; email: john.suesser@bc3.edu

 

Student Information

What is Extended Test Time for students?

Extended time testing is a specialized service available on a limited basis to qualified students in order to assure that the test results reflect the student’s knowledge and ability rather than a deficit due directly or indirectly to the student’s disability.  The standard for extended time is 1 ½ to 2 times the normal allotted test time.

FAQ

  1. Do I Qualify for Extended Time for Testing?
    • You may qualify if you have met with a Coordinator of Disability Services, filled out Disability Services Application and provided appropriate written, third-party documentation of disability that indicates extended time is an appropriate and reasonable accommodation.
  2. 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.