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Permission to use a 3x5 note-card on exams as a memory aid.


The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act guidelines for testing accommodations are as follows:

Testing entities must ensure that the test scores of individuals with disabilities accurately reflect the individual’s aptitude or achievement level or whatever skill the exam or test is intended to measure. A testing entity must administer its exam so that it accurately reflects an individual’s aptitude, achievement level, or the skill that the exam purports to measure, rather than the individual’s impairment (except where the impaired skill is one the exam purports to measure).

Therefore, while the use of note-cards can be acceptable, information contained shall not fundamentally alter the course or what is being measured.

Student's responsibility: Please provide your completed note-card to your professor two days prior to the exam for review.]

Professor's responsibility: Please review content of note-card and remove information that may fundamentally alter the course or what is being measured. Then, send the approved card with the exam to the proctor.