Eastern Florida State College | Testing & Exam Accommodations

SAIL Offices

Cocoa: Bldg 11, Room 147
321-433-7295 or 321-433-7297
Fax: 321-433-7643

Melbourne: Bldg 10, Room 118
321-433-5650 or 321-433-5939
Fax: 321-433-7643

Palm Bay: Bldg 1, Room 121
321-433-5868
Fax: 321-433-7643

Titusville: Building 3, Room 124
(Limited Days/Hours) 321-433-7297
Fax: 321-433-7643

Eastern Florida Testing & Exam Accommodations

Information for EFSC Students and Faculty

EFSC provides accommodated testing services for students with disabilities who have been approved for testing accommodations through SAIL. Testing accommodations are changes in test administration that enable students to participate in tests in a way that  "level the playing field" so that instructors can accurately measure the student’s knowledge and skills. Test accommodations are provided to eligible students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis determined by documented need and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Extended time
  • Reduced Distraction Test Location (this is considered a location with fewer distractions and less noise than the student's classroom
  • Use of a calculator
  • Test Scribe

The SAIL Department, EFSC Assessment Centers/Learning Labs and instructors will work collaboratively to accommodate student needs inclusively and most effectively, while ensuring test integrity and valid outcomes of the assessment process. Instructors may need to be flexible in their exam timing expectations. Students will be notified of approved testing accommodations as part of the SAIL team's accommodation review process. When approved, EFSC instructors will be notified of these accommodations through the Teacher Notification process. If the accommodation requested involves a TABE Waiver, visit the TABE page for more information.

The options for exam/test accommodations for students include:
  1. The student and instructor can collaborate to find a location that has fewer distractions and less noise than the classroom (an empty adjacent classroom, an office, etc.)  Many colleges utilize this option for students who are approved for Reduced Distraction Test Locations and/or Extended Time as it gives students access to the instructor while testing (similar to the other students in the course) and reduces the back and forth transportation of the exams. The instructor or the instructor's designee may provide the accommodations/proctoring of the exams.
  2. The student can utilize the Cocoa/Melbourne Assessment Centers and/or the Palm Bay/Titusville Learning Labs. Instructors would complete the Instructor Lab Request from the faculty applications list inside the myEFSC Portal (same online form as is used for e-learning courses). The student will schedule their tests through the Student Proctored Testing Scheduler application by logging into myEFSC. The Scheduler is located in the drop down menu for EFSC Student Applications. Students and Instructors are encouraged to make note of the schedules for the Cocoa and Melbourne Assessment Centers; please remember that if you have extended time to take an exam, that you will need to schedule your exam so that you will be finished by the time the Assessment Center closes. 
  3. Students needing specific or intensive support for testing (such as a scribe) may use a SAIL office. Students who are approved for using the SAIL office will be notified during the accommodation review process.

EFSC Students: If you are new to using the assessment centers or learning labs for testing, please do not hesitate to contact a SAIL Access Specialist, the Assessment Centers (Melbourne/Cocoa), or Learning Labs (Palm Bay/Titusville) for support.

Faculty: If you are a new instructor, or new to the Instructor Lab Request process, please feel free to contact a SAIL Access Specialist, the Assessment Centers (Melbourne/Cocoa), or Learning Labs (Palm Bay/Titusville) for support.