Accessible Learning Services Best Practice Considerations - Quizzes

  • Many students with disabilities require more time to consolidate and process what they have learned. This may involve advanced access to and frequent review of their readings and notes ahead of any quizzes.   
  • Quizzes are practical scaffolding tools and if they are part of your lesson plan, please set these to be completed outside class time or provide a scheduled date. Pop quizzes during class or directly after class put many students, including those with disabilities, at a disadvantage.  
  • Consider an alternative to quizzes such as a take-home application assignment or written reflection due by the next class.  

Visit our Accessible Learning Services faculty site to learn more about accommodating students with disabilities.  

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