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DISABILITY SERVICES

Testing Responsibilities

Disability Services: The following services are available and based on the determination of accommodations by the Director.

  1. Reader and/or writer who adheres to DS test proctoring policies and procedures, and to the WSU Student Academic Integrity Policy Statement.
  2. Sign language interpreter
  3. Typist
  4. Enlarged, brailled, or recorded test
  5. Auxiliary aids and/or assistive technology
  6. Extended time -- a maximum of double the time allowed for the class (exceptions will only be made on a case-by-case basis).
  7. Academic aids that are permitted by the instructor.
  8. Private or group testing room without distracting noise or interruptions, and is environmentally accommodating according to the student's documented disability.

Instructor

  1. Meet with the student at the beginning of the semester to discuss accommodations listed on the Testing Accommodation Form. 
  2. A Test Authorization Form will be sent to you by the Testing Coordinator and will need to be completed and returned prior to the first test.
  3. Contact the Disability Services Test Coordinator if there are questions or concerns about the Test Authorization or the student's need for testing accommodations.
  4. Students will complete a test request form with Disability Services three (3) business days prior to all quizzes and exams.
  5. Enclose with each exam any special instructions or procedures for the student to follow during the exam.
  6. Either send exams and quizzes through email, hand-deliver, or use the Digital Dropbox at least 3 hours before the scheduled exam.

Student

  1. Complete an intake with the director or assistant director at the beginning of each semester to obtain DS service forms.
  2. Schedule an appointment with instructor at the beginning of the semester to discuss the Testing Accommodation letter.
  3. Openly communicate your test accommodation needs with your instructor.
  4. Inform the instructor of your class schedule when completing the Testing Accommodation form so the instructor can determine when you will take the class exams at DS.
  5. Notify instructor and DS test coordinator three (3) business days before each exam that you will be taking the exam at Disability Services.
  6. If you miss an exam, please contact the instructor within 24 hours and ask the instructor to contact the Testing Coordinator to reschedule the exam.
  7. Student must contact Test Coordinator 24 hours prior to a scheduled exam at DS if student decides to take exam in class, will miss the exam, or if an exam has been canceled or rescheduled.
  8. Check out the Student Code of Conduct to see WSU's policy on academic dishonesty.

Testing Guidelines

  1. Completed Test Authorizations must be on file in the Disability Services Office for each class. 
  2. If a student arrives late for the exam, the student will only be given the allotted extended time as indicated on the exam.
  3. Bookbags, cellphones, coats, purses, or any unauthorized academic aids will not be allowed in the testing room.
  4. Test proctors will not explain, clarify or express opinions concerning materials on the test.
  5. Exam will be discontinued if student becomes ill, engages in inappropriate behavior, or is found to be cheating.
  6. If a student misses an exam, they should contact their instructor within 24 hours and ask the instructor to contact the Testing Coordinator to reschedule the exam.
  7. The student must contact the Testing Coordinator 24 hours prior to a scheduled exam at DS if the student decides to take exam in class, will miss the exam, or if an exam has been canceled or rescheduled.
  8. All students must adhere to the WSU Student Code of Conduct.