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Accessibility Services will provide accommodative testing to students based on their disability.

Testing in the Accessibility Services Office (Centennial Campus)

Accessibility Services has testing rooms set up to provide accommodative testing. Accommodations may include extended time, alternate light, enlarged font, breaks, etc., and are determined after meeting with a Disability Specialist (every semester). After receiving testing accommodations for the semester, and returning the letter your instructor(s) signed back to Accessibility Services, you need to follow these steps:

At Least 5 Business Days in Advance of Your Test/Quiz

  • Find out from your instructor by what date the test must be taken (the deadline date).
  • Call 502-3333 or stop in A-130 to schedule.
    • You will be asked which campus and what your accommodations are, so feel free to have your accommodation letter with you - whether by phone or in person.
  • Inform your instructor of the date and time you plan to take the test in Accessibility Services.
    • Remember, you do not need to take any tests in Accessibility Services - even if you have accommodations. You may take as many or as few in AS as you choose (some testing accommodations can be implemented in the class). But you cannot take any in AS if you are not accommodated.

On the Day of Your Test/Quiz

  • Go to Accessibility Services at your scheduled time
  • Be prepared with your own instructor-approved supplies (e.g. pencil, calculator) and accommodation-approved items (e.g. headphones, hat)
    • If the instructor did not list the item as approved, you will not be able to use it.
  • Turn off and store all electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, iPads, smart watch) in a locker
    • Accessibility Services will provide a locker. You will keep the key. The key and your ID will be exchanged when you turn in the test.
  • All seats are assigned. Please ask a staff member if a different chair is preferred.

Due to the availability of space, time, and formatting operations, students must schedule tests at least 5 business days in advance.

Students are responsible for knowing when tests are due. If the test will expire, students are responsible for asking instructors for extensions. AS will not call the instructor or the student ahead of time.

Test Integrity

  • Cell phones are prohibited in ALL Testing Center Rooms.
  • If unauthorized resources or behaviors are witnessed, AS reserves the right to take the test away and/or contact the Dean of Students and/or contact the instructor.
  • Students registered with AS are bound by the student code of conduct. Academic dishonesty and disruptive behavior are violations and will not be tolerated.

Testing in the Testing Centers (Rampart Range-RRC, Downtown Studio-DTSC, Centennial Campus-CC)

Students may take their tests/quizzes at the Testing Centers rather than the Accessibility Services Office at Centennial Campus depending on their accommodations. Testing Centers are available at the Rampart Range Campus, Downtown Studio Campus, and Centennial Campus - making it more convenient for many students. If you choose a Testing Center, keep in mind not all accommodations are available at all Testing Centers. It is best to ask a disability specialist or the Accommodative Testing Specialist about specifics. The 5 business days' advance notice is especially important here.

At Least 5 Business Days in Advance of Your Test/Quiz

  • Confirm with your instructor when the test must be taken by (the deadline date).
  • Confirm with AS the availability of your accommodations at the selected campus.
  • Contact Accessibility Services to schedule your test. (Even if AS will not be involved with the test itself, we can help make sure it is ready by reminding the instructor.)
    • If you are using accommodations and the test requires formatting and transport, the 5 days' notice is especially important.
  • Inform your instructor the date and time you plan to take the test at whichever Testing Center.

On the Day of Your Test/Quiz

  • Go to your selected Testing Center at the scheduled date and time. The Testing Centers operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plan accordingly.
  • Be prepared with your own instructor-approved supplies (e.g. pencil, calculator) and accommodation-approved items (e.g. headphones, magnifying glass).
    • If the instructor did not list the item as approved or AS did not sign off on it, you will not be able to use it.
  • Provide a government-issued picture ID (e.g. driver's license or student ID)
  • Turn off and store all electronic and other personal items in a locker. Testing Centers provide lockers and do not allow hats, watches, and many other items.

Testing Online

If you are taking a PPCC course test with extended time, your instructor will need to adjust the time. AS cannot make that adjustment. Also, PPCC online course tests cannot be taken at the Testing Centers.