THE STUDENT’S PROCEDURE for USING ADAPTIVE TESTING
- Contact your disability specialist at the beginning of the
semester and request your adaptive testing needs.
- Your disability specialist will give you a personalized “Verification of
Accommodations” letter that confirms the need for adaptive testing
and lists the specific accommodation(s) needed.
- Meet with your instructors and request your testing
accommodations. Bring the Verification of Accommodations letter
- Choose a time and place to meet so you won’t be interrupted.
- You need to say you have a disability, but you don’t have to name it. The important
information is how the disability affects you – not what it’s called. For example,
“I have a disability that affects me when I take tests. I work with DSS and use 50% extended
time and a private room.”
- If asked for proof of your need, show your letter to the instructor.
- DSS recommends you confirm the arrangements with your instructor a week before each test.
If the instructor can’t provide your accommodations, arrangements can be made (with the
instructor’s approval) to test at DSS.
- If testing at DSS, you must sign up on the DSS Test
Schedule at least 5 working days before the test, so DSS
has time to make the arrangements.