Testing Accommodations and Proctoring

Testing accommodations are specified within a student’s Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP).  Arrangements for receiving testing accommodations can be made with DSPS.

Exterior and interior view of the DSPS assessment center where students can take exams with accommodations

DSPS Test Proctoring Forms:

Test Proctoring Procedures and Rules:  Students with approved testing accommodations must review, sign, and submit this form to DSPS.

DSPS's "Test Proctoring Procedures and Rules" form with link to the form

Request for Test Proctoring Services Forms: Next, the student and instructor for each course must complete a form that specifies testing conditions and directions for tests and quizzes.  The form must be completed and submitted to DSPS before any exam or quiz can be administered and proctored by DSPS.  These forms must be picked up from DSPS as they require accommodations to be completed by a certificated DSPS Specialist.   “Request for Test Proctoring Services” forms must be completed and submitted for each class, each semester.

DSPS's "Request for Test Proctoring Services" form

Test Appointment Forms: Finally, after the “Request for Test Proctoring Services” forms have been submitted to DSPS, students must schedule to take their tests or quizzes with DSPS at least three business days before the exam by: 1) submitting a test appointment form 2) calling the DSPS office, or 3) filling out the “Test Proctoring Appointment Requests” form online.

DSPS's "Test Proctoring Appointment" form

 

DSPS proctors are required to follow the instructor’s instructions that are indicated on the “Request for Test Proctoring Services” form for each class. The DSPS proctor does not have the authorization to make any changes to exam or quiz directions or conditions.  Changes to test directions or conditions can only made by the course instructor, and they must be communicated to DSPS, in writing, before the test is administered.