Students with disabilities that affect manual dexterity, vision, processing speed or perception generally may be allowed extra time to complete tests. DSS administers exams in the Student Services Center, Room SSC-213, to the instructor's specifications.
Procedure for Testing Accommodations
1. The DSS student requests services through a DSS Counselor.
2. Student completes a service agreement with the Testing Accommodations office staff who will confirm eligibility for services.
3. Approximately one week before each test date, the student will schedule an exam appointment and pick up an Exam Proctoring Form at the DSS Testing Accommodations office (SSC-213).
4. The student then takes the Exam Proctoring Form to the instructor.
5. The Instructor returns the completed Proctoring Form with exam to the DSS Testing Accommodations office in SCC-213 via one of the delivery options listed below:
• Instructor Drop Off-Bring exam and proctor form to the Testing Accommodations office SSC-213 prior to the exam time.
• Emailed Exams- Email the exam and form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Fax the exam- Fax the exam and form to: 925-687-1829, ATTN: Ron Tenty.
• Campus Mail- Mail exam and proctor form prior to the exam date and/or time to: Ron Tenty, DSS Testing Accommodations, SSC-213.
• Student Drop-Off- At the instructor's discretion, the student brings the exam and form in a sealed envelope to DSS Testing Accommodations SSC-213 on the day of the test (We discourage this option as it may compromise the security of your exam).
6. The student takes the test under supervision of DSS staff at SSC-213.
7. Exam is returned to the instructor via one of the delivery options below:
• Instructor Pick Up- The exam will be secured at the DSS Testing office until picked up by the instructor.
• Division Office Mailbox- DSS Staff will deliver the exam directly to the instructor's Division Office mailbox.
• Campus Mail- DSS Staff will deliver the exam to the campus mail room in Central Services. Central Services staff will then sort the delivered mail into the instructor’s mailbox.
• Emailed / Faxed Exams- Instructor will receive the completed exam via the email address or fax number they provide. The hardcopy of the exam will be sent to the division or campus mailbox per request.
• U.S. Mail- Exams will be sent via U.S. mail to the home or business address provided by the instructor.