Test Accommodations for Classroom Tests

Accommodation for classroom testing provides an equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities to demonstrate mastery of the course objectives and take required course exams or evaluative assignments.

In the case of students with learning disabilities, visual impairments, limited dexterity, or mental health disabilities, the need for, and type of, accommodation depends on the impact the disability has on test taking. Students with other verified disabilities may also be eligible for accommodations.

Steps To Arrange Testing Accommodations

Meet with your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist

Schedule an appointment 

    • As soon as you decide to request test accommodation for the course
    • After the 1st class meeting or as soon as you have exam information for the class

Bring to the appointment

    • The course's exam schedule
    • The class syllabus ("green sheet")
    • Any other information about the tests

You and your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist will:  

    • Discuss your disability-related needs and the exam requirements for the class
    • Review "Test Accommodation Rules and Responsibilities"
    • Confirm your understanding of the Academic Integrity Policy and the Guidelines Link

Talk with your Instructor


    • Your accommodation needs
    • The test accommodation procedures

Your instructor will receive an letter from your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist notifying them of your authorized test accommodations

Go See the Test Proctor

Test Proctor Location/Hours: 

    • Learning Center West (LCW) 110
    • Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Fri.  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*if your course meets outside of our operating hours, please discuss with your instructor booking your appointments at an earlier time then the class meeting

Review the Test Accommodation Guidelines and procedures with the Test Proctor, if needed.

Review and Sign the Academic Integrity Form

Schedule your Test Accommodation Appointments

Schedule all appointments with the Test Proctor

Appointment Reminders

    • Calendar your appointments in your planner.
    •  You will be emailed a reminder 5 days, 3 days and 1 day before any booked appointment.

Arrive Promptly for Your Scheduled Test Appointment  

 Check in at least 5-10 minutes before your scheduled test appointment time.

    • Bring all required test materials.

Apply for DSS Request Info

Got Questions?

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Feel free to give us a call or send us an email. 

Michael Galindo

(408) 864-8927

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