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Disability Services

Test Taking Accommodation Procedures

Receiving Test Taking Accommodations:

What the student needs to do:

Prior to scheduling and taking entry/assessment tests and classroom tests in Learning Support Services (LSS), you must do the following each semester for each class:

  • make a request to LSS for test taking accommodations (e.g. reader/scribe, extended time, assistive technology, etc.)
  • provide supporting documentation of disability consisting of current medical or other diagnostic information including limitations
  • receive a determination and approval by LSS staff for the accommodation(s)
  • present a letter provided by LSS to each instructor for whose class you have received test taking accommodations

Available Test Taking Appointment Days and Times:

Available test taking appointments are Monday through Thursday starting at 9:00am. All tests must be completed by 4:45pm.

Making Test Taking Arrangements:

If the instructor is giving a test in the classroom or Testing Center, the student may take it there or in LSS. However, certain accommodations are only available in LSS.

What the student needs to do:

  • Make a test taking appointment with the LSS Testing Specialist at least 3 class days before a test is scheduled to ensure the availability of proctors, space and accommodations.
  • Give the instructor at least 3 class days notice of the testing appointment. This gives the instructor enough time to deliver the test and test instructions to LSS.
  • You may take a LSS Test Instructions Form to the instructor. However, only an instructor may deliver a test to LSS.
  • Notify LSS and the instructor if you are unable to keep a testing appointment. Twenty four hours notice is preferable.
  • If you are late for a test appointment or the test time changes, call LSS.
  • If you arrive late for a test appointment you may have to re-schedule the appointment, take the test in the classroom with the rest of the class or take the test in the testing center.
  • Re-scheduled tests may need instructor approval to extend the due date for completing the test.
  • If you have 3 or more no shows for test appointments, you will be referred to a LSS Program Specialist.
  • You are expected to complete a test in one sitting unless otherwise indicated by the instructor. If you request a break, only a portion of the test will be provided and you will be expected to take that portion before taking a break.
  • You will not have access to books, notes or other school materials during the test unless permitted by the instructor. Scratch paper will be provided by LSS and collected at the end of the test.
  • Tutoring is not provided for taking tests.
  • The use of cell phones, pagers, laptops, Ipods and other electronic devices are not permitted in the testing rooms.

If you have questions, please contact:

Viers, Lynnette M.
PT LSS Testing Specialist
Student Services
LA 104

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