Accommodated time 1.25, 1.33, etc., for tests & exams:
Accommodated time for quizzes, tests & exams is not intended for students to have more time to complete their tests. The amount of accommodated time students receive is informed both by their disability documentation and their lived experience of a disability. Accommodated time compensates students for the time they lose during a test while coping with functional limitations that stem from their disability.
Considering this information in the context of academic requirements, SAS Advisors grant students enough accommodated time to address the barriers that students experience, without giving them academic advantage. The student has accommodated time to be calculated and added beyond the standard time period set by faculty for the exam.
The mathematical equation is the number of minutes of the original quiz/test/exam multiplied by the accommodated time, then divided by 60, to calculate the total number of minutes.
Notify faculty of their accommodated time at least 2 weeks prior to the quiz/test/exam, via “Notify My Profs” on the SAS Portal, or by booking at the CAT/DEC when the centres are operational.
Ensuring the accommodated time factor is calculated and included in the quiz/test/exam when hosted online. Feel free to refer to the accommodated time conversion chart.
Accommodated time 1.25, 1.33, etc., while considering Universal Design:
Students have accommodated time to be calculated and amended for their overall exam time. If all students are given a window of time to complete the exam (i.e., 24 hours, 72 hours, or more), then universal design would apply and accommodated time would not need to be factored in.
Research suggests that up to 1.5 accommodated time is sufficient to address most exam-related barriers experienced by university students with disabilities.
Notify faculty of their accommodated time, as listed above.
Ensures that students receive either accommodated time, or universal design time, whichever is greater.
Accommodated time 1.0:
Student receives equivalent to the class writing time (1.0), which in essence serves as a placeholder to write in-person at the CAT/DEC when these centres are operational. The CAT and DEC provide a quieter writing environment with fewer stimuli than larger writing spaces.