Information for Students

Accommodated Testing Services (ATS) is the University of Toronto department that coordinates St. George Campus course quiz, term test, final exam, and online assessment accommodations for students who are registered with Accessibility Services.

Eligibility

I am registered with Accessibility Services on the St. George Campus.

I am authorized for accommodations by my Accessibility Advisor.

I have accommodations for quizzes, tests, exams, and online assessments.


online accommodations image For your online assessments, Accommodated Testing Services connects with your course instructor or administrator to ensure that your time-based accommodations, including additional writing time and break time (as applicable), are applied.

onsite accommodations image For your on-campus assessments, Accommodated Testing Services coordinates on-campus space that meets the requirements of your accommodations. Accommodated Testing Services' invigilators monitor and provide as-needed support.

Register with Accommodated Testing Services for each timed assessment to which you need your accommodations applied:

  • quizzes
  • tests
  • exams
  • online assessments

Note the accommodation registration deadlines.

If your online assessment has an availability period that spans more than one day, register for accommodations for the first date of the assessment, whether or not you plan to write on the first date. calendar image


If you're unsure about whether or not you'll need your accommodations applied to an assessment, it's a good idea to go ahead and register anyway. It's easy to cancel your registration if you later decide that you don't need your accommodations after all.


Accommodation Registration Deadlines
Session Term or Final Period Assessment Date Registration Deadline
Fall 2021 Term
First (F)
Wed, Sep 01 - Thu, Dec 09 14 Days' Notice
Fall 2021 Final Period
December
Fri, Dec 10 - Tue, Dec 21 Fri, Nov 19
Winter 2022 Term
Second (S)
Mon, Jan 03 - Sun, Apr 10 14 Days' Notice
Winter 2022 Final Period
April
Mon, Apr 11 - Sat, Apr 30 Fri, Mar 18

Download the Late Request for Accommmodations Form. Submit the form by e-mail as an attachment or by copying and pasting the text into the body.

Note: Accommodations are not guaranteed to late registrants. Accommodated Testing Services and/or your Accessibility Advisor will review your late request for assessment accommodations and inform you of the outcome.

Online Assessment Accommodations

Register with Accommodated Testing Services for each timed online assessment (e.g. quizzes, tests, exams) to which you would like your accommodations applied. Ensure that you meet the accommodation registration deadlines.

If your online assessment availability period spans more than one day, always register for accommodations for the start date, not the due date or any other date during the assessment availability period.

Accommodations: When you register with Accommodated Testing Services to have your accommodations applied to an online assessment, you will receive all of the time-based accommodations outlined in your academic accommodation plan, as authorized by Accessibility Services. Time-based accommodations may include additional writing time, self-monitored break time, and/or time-of-day requirements (e.g. AM Writing Only, PM Writing Only, One Test/Exam Per Day, etc.).

Location: If your classmates are writing the standard assessment remotely at home or another off-campus self-arranged location, you will write your accommodated assessment remotely as well.

Date/Time: Most online accommodated assessments are scheduled on the same date and at the same time as the class sitting of the assessment. Accommodated Testing Services will reschedule your assessment automatically if necessitated by your accommodations (e.g. AM Writing Only, PM Writing Only, One Test/Exam Per Day, etc.)

When your time-based accommodations have been applied to your online assessment, Accommodated Testing Services will send you a confirmation e-mail. Typically, you will receive this e-mail one to two business days prior to your assessment. Always read your confirmation e-mail carefully.

If you have not yet received a confirmation e-mail from Accommodated Testing Services by 2:00 PM one business day prior to your online assessment, please e-mail Accommodated Testing Services to inquire about the status of your assessment accommodations.

I am authorized for an academic accommodation plan by Accessibility Services. Will my accommodations be automatically applied to all of my online assessments?
No. You opt-in to your accommodations on a per-assessment basis by registering with Accommodated Testing Services.

Does Accommodated Testing Services know what my accommodations are?
Yes. Accommodated Testing Services has access to the part of your Accessibility Services file that includes your academic accommodation plan.

Can I just ask the course instructor to apply extra time to my online assessments?
No. By design, your Letter of Accommodation does not inlude your quiz, test, exam, or online assessment accommodations. This is because Accommodated Testing Services, not individual course instructors or other course staff, coordinates these accommodations.

I have a question about online assessment accommodations. Who should I contact?
E-mail Accommodated Testing Services. Your Accessibility Advisor authorizes your academic accommodation plan, but they do not coordinate your accommodated assessments. You do not need to copy your Accessibility Advisor on e-mails to Accommodated Testing Services.

On-Campus Assessment Accommodations

Register with Accommodated Testing Services for each timed on-campus assessment (e.g. quizzes, tests, exams) for which you would like your accommodations coordinated. Ensure that you meet the accommodation registration deadlines.

Accommodations: When you register with Accommodated Testing Services to have your accommodations coordinated for an on-campus assessment, you will receive all of the accommodations outlined in your academic accommodation plan, as authorized by Accessibility Services.

Location: Most on-campus accommodated assessments are administered at the University of Toronto's Exam Centre at 255 McCaul Street, Exam Room 340. Alternate locations may be used during midterm and final assessment periods.

Date/Time: Most on-campus accommodated assessments are scheduled on the same date and at the same time as the class sitting of the assessment. Accommodated Testing Services will reschedule your assessment automatically if necessitated by your accommodations (e.g. AM Writing Only, PM Writing Only, One Test/Exam Per Day, etc.) or administrative considerations (e.g. Exam Centre closure at 10:30 PM, space and equipment availability).

When your accommodations have coordinated for your on-campus assessment, Accommodated Testing Services will send you a confirmation e-mail. Typically, you will receive this e-mail one to two business days prior to your assessment.

Always read your confirmation e-mail carefully, specifically noting your accommodated assessment location (which will be separate from your classmates) and start time (which may be different than the original, non-accommodated assessment start time).

If you have not yet received a confirmation e-mail from Accommodated Testing Services by 12:00 PM noon one business day prior to your on-campus assessment, please e-mail Accommodated Testing Services to inquire about the status of your assessment accommodations.

UCheck: Before coming to campus, you must complete UCheck. Upon arrival at the Exam Centre, Accommodated Testing Services staff will ask you to show your green UCheck screen.

Mask: You must wear a mask at all times while inside of the Exam Centre. University of Toronto policy requires all members of the University community to wear a mask while in indoor U of T spaces. This requirement applies to all indoor areas of the Exam Centre, including private and semi-private exam cubicles and washrooms. Review the University's policy here.

Mask Accommodation: If you have an approved mask accommodation, speak to your Accessibility Advisor about procedures in the Exam Centre before coming to campus to write an assessment. Review the University's mask accommodation guidelines here.

I am authorized for an academic accommodation plan by Accessibility Services. Will my accommodations be automatically coordinated for all of my on-campus assessments?
No. You opt-in to your accommodations on a per-assessment basis by registering with Accommodated Testing Services.

Does Accommodated Testing Services know what my accommodations are?
Yes. Accommodated Testing Services has access to the part of your Accessibility Services file that includes your academic accommodation plan.

Can I just ask the course instructor to give me extra writing time during my in-class assessments?
No. By design, your Letter of Accommodation does not inlude your quiz, test, exam, or online assessment accommodations. This is because Accommodated Testing Services, not individual course instructors or other course staff, coordinates these accommodations.

I have a question about on-campus assessment accommodations. Who should I contact?
E-mail Accommodated Testing Services. Your Accessibility Advisor authorizes your academic accommodation plan, but they do not coordinate your accommodated assessments. You do not need to copy your Accessibility Advisor on e-mails to Accommodated Testing Services.

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Student Guide: Writing Quizzes, Tests, Exams, and Online Assessments with Accommodations

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Updated November 19, 2020

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