Test Accommodation Procedure
Students with disabilities needing to utilize qualified testing accommodations must arrange for those accommodations to be administered at the DSPS office. It is the responsibility of the student to submit a completed ‘Test Request Form’ to the DSPS office a minimum of five (5) school days prior to the date the test accommodations are to be rendered. Exam accommodations shall be scheduled on the dates indicated in the course syllabus and at the time the class normally meets, except for evening and weekend classes. Accommodations for evening and weekend classes will be scheduled on an alternative day and/or time approved by the course instructor within the DSPS office hours of operation as close to the normative exam date and time as possible.
The DSPS office will forward the completed Test Request Form to the instructor. The instructor will return the completed Test Request Form specifying the exam parameters with the exam to the DSPS office prior to the scheduled exam administration appointment. DSPS may reschedule an exam administration if the exam is not received from the instructor prior to the originally scheduled exam appointment.
Student requests for testing accommodations not made a minimum of five (5) school days in advance will be honored only in those instances where the student is precluded from making a timely request due to an instructor failing to provide a minimum five (5) business days notice of an upcoming exam. Upon verification of insufficient notice with the instructor, DSPS personnel will schedule the exam administration as close to the time the class ordinarily meets as possible given the need to procure the exam and those implements necessary to render the qualified accommodations.
Students are expected to arrive at the DSPS office prepared and equipped to take the exam at their scheduled exam appointment time. If the student is less than thirty (30) minutes late to the scheduled exam administration, the student will be permitted to take the exam with the time missed deducted from the time allocated. Those students failing to arrive within thirty (30) minutes of the scheduled exam administration will not be permitted to take the exam and the test will be returned to the instructor indicating that the student failed to keep the appointment.
Those students qualifying for extended testing times as an accommodation based on the educational limitations of their disability shall receive priority registration and are responsible for utilizing priority registration to schedule their classes to allow for the extra time necessary to complete their exams at the DSPS office. In cases where priority registration does not suffice to mitigate conflicts permitting application of the procedure as delineated above, the student is to inform his or her instructor as soon as possible in advance of an affected exam. The instructor and DSPS personnel will evaluate the student's individual circumstances to determine exceptions, if any, to application of this procedure as stated.
Approved by the Academic Senate on November 22, 2011
Effective as of Spring 2012