accommodations involve making adjustments to standard testing conditions so
that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their
mastery of course material.
do not give students an advantage in a testing situation; rather, they
compensate for educational limitations created by disabling conditions.
types of testing accommodations provided to students are determined on an
individual basis. Requests for testing accommodations need to be made
only once a semester for each class.
In order to
receive your testing accommodations, it is your responsibility to follow the
DSPS Testing Accommodations Procedure. Failure to do so may result in the
loss of testing accommodation services.
DSPS Testing Accommodation Procedures
BE TAKEN THE SAME DAY THEY ARE GIVEN IN CLASS
1) Complete Request
Complete a “Student Accommodations
Request Form” and turn it in to DSPS at the beginning of the semester or at
least two weeks before it is needed. Your instructor will review the form and
complete an “ADA Academic Accommodation Authorization.
Take Authorization to Instructor
Take the completed “ADA Academic
Accommodation Authorization” to your instructor and discuss your needs with
One week before each exam, make an
appointment to take it in the DSPS Center by one of the following methods:
Be sure to schedule your exam so that you:
have enough time to finish (remember that DSPS closes at 7:00 pm);
- don’t miss the review before the test;
- don’t miss any lecture.
One class session before each exam, remind
your instructor that you are taking the test in the DSPS Center. Exams may be
delivered directly to the Center in E-105 or placed one of the DSPS mailboxes
in U-107 or D-116 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inform DSPS About Problems
Inform DSPS immediately if you have any
problems related to your testing accommodation(s). Do not wait until the last
minute to begin the above process!!