March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
A student with a documented disability seeking an accommodation to access a campus program, activity, or service should contact SASS at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to meet with the director or associate director to discuss specific needs. While advance notice is required to review documentation, evaluate accommodation requests and provide notice or arrangements for any accommodation, arrangements for interim support services can be made.
Kenyon accepts documentation as valid if the date of the testing is within three to five years from the time of college enrollment. A copy of the student's high school 504 Transition plan is helpful; however, typically it will not qualify as complete documentation of the disability. SASS will review the documentation and identify on a case-by-case basis a range of reasonable accommodations based on documentation provided. No student should delay in meeting with SASS out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork. For more information, please see the Documentation guidelines.
At the start of the academic year students meet with SASS staff to discuss accommodations options. At this time, students sign an annual release of information allowing SASS to communicate with faculty/staff. An electronic accommodation approval will be sent to the faculty and/or staff members the student has listed on his/her/their release form. A copy of the accommodation will also be emailed to the student. Students can renew their accommodations second semester by completing a "semester request" in accommodate and scheduling an appointment with Liz Keeney for sophomores, juniors and seniors or Erin Salva for first years.
Students will arrange to meet with their professor(s) soon after receiving their copy of the Letter of Accommodation email. This meeting is an opportunity for students to communicate with faculty/staff about the nature of his/her/their learning style and to discuss academic test accommodations in order to determine arrangements for extended time testing and or testing in a distraction limited testing area in particular. SASS is available to provide assistance to students, faculty and staff with any questions regarding accommodation arrangements.
Sometimes student or faculty schedules or the logistics of a testing accommodation require arranging a proctored test setting through the SASS office. Proctoring requests require 5 days advance notification and proctoring requests for final exams require 10 days advance notification. Please see the Exam Proctoring Policy on our Policies and Forms webpage. The student will request a proctored test by logging into Accommodate and selecting "test room booking". Accommodate
1) Students are encouraged to submit proctoring requests for the entire semester if faculty and SASS confirm the need for a proctored test setting for the entire semester.
2) Once a student test booking request is approved by SASS in the Accommodate system, faculty will be notified by email and need to login into the Accommodate system to upload a scanned copy of the test, 24 hours prior to the test time, and confirm the following:
Once the test is booked the Student and Faculty will be able to access the confirmation in the Accommodate system. The student will receive a notification once the test is booked.
Faculty must provide a hard copy or a scanned copy of the test to SASS 24 hours prior to the testing time. (The scanned copy prevents errors that occur in formatting during printing.)
Please note that all tests need to be scheduled on the same day and time as the regularly scheduled test unless there is a course scheduling conflict or a space availability conflict. The test must be scheduled at the soonest possible time that coincides with when the test is being given in class that does not conflict with the students scheduled courses or academic obligations.
*Final Exams must be taken at the regularly scheduled time and cannot be given at alternate times without special permission from the Dean of Academic Advising.
Students who use computers for testing are aware that loaner laptops are available upon request through Accommodate. Laptops can be booked when the test request is made and have no internet connectivity.
Please reach out to Emily Wise, email@example.com, if you need assistance scheduling a proctored exam.
Accommodations at the post-secondary level are based on complete neuropsychological or psycho educational assessments. These assessments are used to determine the current impact of the disability on the student’s in specific academic settings. Documentation typically includes both aptitude and academic achievement testing, information processing and/or other test data relevant to the specific diagnosis. IEPs or 504 plans provide helpful additional information in addition to a full educational evaluation.
Educational tests include, but are not limited to the following:
Kaufman Adult Intelligence scale or
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
Academic Achievement Tests:
Scholastic Abilities Tests for Adults
Woodcock Johnson Psychoeducational Battery- Revised (WJ-R Tests of Achievement)
Stanford Test of Academic Skills
Specific achievement tests such as:
Nelson-Denny Reading Skills Test
Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test
Test of Written Langauag-3 (TOWL-3)
Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests – Revised
Information Processing Tests
Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude- 3 (DTLA-3)
Information from the WAIS-III or WJ-R
ADHD specific –
Connor Continuous Performance Rating Scale
Stroop’s Color/Word Test
Brown Adolescent Attention Deficit Scale
Trail Making Test
Documentation should include test scores and an evaluation summary. It should be current, within the past 3-5 years. Please contact me with any specific questions that you may have regarding educational testing and the college requirements.