Testing with Accommodations – For Students

Tests are administered in Learning Support Services for students who have registered in LSS with a documented disability and have been approved for accommodations. The following may be included:

  • Extended test taking time
  • Proctored in a location where distractions are reduced
  • Readers
  • Scribes
  • Use of assistive technology

Students have the option of taking tests in the classroom, in LSS or at the Testing Center.

Make testing arrangements

If the instructor is giving a test in the classroom or Testing Center, you may take it there or in LSS. However, certain accommodations are only available in LSS including use of a scribe and/or reader.  If extended time is provided in the classroom (and/or using online testing platforms), instructors must provide the approved extension allowance.

What you need to do:

  • Make an appointment with the Testing Specialist at least 5 class days before a test is scheduled to ensure the availability of proctors, space and accommodations.
    • Appointments are:
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
      (tests must be completed 4:45 p.m.)
  • Give the instructor at least 3 class days notice of the testing appointment so they have enough time to deliver the test and test instructions.
  • 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 and collected at the end of the test.
  • The use of cell phones, pagers, laptops, Ipods and other electronic devices are not permitted in the testing rooms.

To reschedule your test:

  • Notify LSS and the instructor if you are unable to keep a testing appointment — a 24-hour 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 reschedule 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 will 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 Program Specialist, before another appointment can be scheduled.

Any concern regarding services should be addressed to a Program Specialist or the Director of LSS at [email protected] or 734-973-3342.

Additional Information:

  • A Reader/Text to Speech is provided for a student who cannot make effective use of written material.
  • A Scribe  writes for a student who is unable to write effectively due to a disability.
  • Readers and scribes do not provide textual interpretations or alterations of content. They are passive participants in the reading/writing process.
  • Tutoring is not provided for taking tests
  • Federal law and the policies of Washtenaw Community College (WCC) do not require the provision of personal-care attendants, individually prescribed devices, readers for personal use or other devices or services of a personal nature.

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