Testing Accommodations

Guidelines for Testing Accommodations


Candidates with special needs may receive formally prescribed testing accommodations provided that the accommodations fit the scope of the online exam and do not compromise assessment security. The accommodations must be documented through the test site through Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or other similar, valid documentation.  When the test site submits the Test Site Approval Agreement, the Test Site Administrator is signing and indicating that they will abide by any documented modifications/accommodations.  Thus, the test site administrator is taking responsibility for ensuring that those modifications are provided and do fit within the testing parameters.

A list of commonly used accommodations/modifications and their use on the AAFCS Pre-PAC assessments are outlined in the chart below.  

Accommodation/Modification Acceptable
(Fits within
Scope of
Exam)
Not
Acceptable
(Does not fit
within scope
of exam)
Notes
Provision of additional or extended
testing time
X Pre-PAC assessments are NOT timed; therefore, additional time requested is not a problem. Network security should be set to allow an "open" and inactive internet connection for the test duration. The assessment must be completed in one session.

Large Print X No paper administration is available.  The online administration allows for the size of the print/font or screen size to be adjusted using the computer’s display resolution properties or adjusting the font size in the web browser.

Click here for a printed copy of the Guidelines.

Test sites do not need to notify AAFCS of any modifications and accommodations. If questions arise, please contact AAFCS Pre-PAC:
Email:  pre-pac@aafcs.org
Phone:  703-636-7641 (Direct Line)
                  1-800-424-8080 (press 3 for Pre-PAC; press 0 for Operator)