Walla Walla College Disability Support Services Test Access Policy
Disability Support Services assists professors in providing alternative testing
accommodations to eligible students with disabilities. Disability Support
Services relies on student and faculty cooperation to facilitate
alternative examinations. The following procedures identify the
responsibilities of Disability Support Services and the student.
- Students must provide Disability Support Services with documentation verifying
the need for alternative testing.
- Students should contact their instructors at the beginning of a new
quarter to identify themselves and discuss their testing needs. Letters of
accommodation will be prepared at the beginning of each quarter for students
to take to their instructors. Students may need to explain why certain
testing accommodations were recommended by Disability Support Services. If
a teacher still has questions or concerns, the student should
refer the teacher back to Disability Support Services.
- Students who qualify for testing accommodations may have their
tests proctored in the Teaching Learning Center. When students want to take
an exam at the TLC they should
schedule exams with Disability Support Services five school days prior
to the exam date for accommodation to be guaranteed. (Exams are scheduled for the same day and
time that the class will be tested unless students obtain written
permission from the teachers to schedule alternative test times.)
If a teacher fails to give five days notice before an exam, students
should submit a request for accommodations, preferably in writing within 24 hours of when the
exam or quiz was announced.
- When students schedule exam times, they will be given manilla
envelopes to deliver to their teachers; these envelopes will
contain testing procedures for faculty and will be used to
transport the exam from the teacher directly to Disability Support Services
and back again.
- Students must report to the Teaching Learning Center on time for
scheduled exams. As in a classroom situation, tests are
scheduled to end at a specific time and test times will not be
extended when students report late. Disability Support Services reserves
the right to return examinations to the professor if a student
is more than 15 minutes late.
- Students will be asked to leave personal items in the Disability Support
Services Office. Only items authorized by the professor will be
allowed on the testing site. Scratch paper will be provided by
Disability Support Services upon request. All scratch paper must be returned with the
completion of the examination.
- When alternative testing accommodations are provided within the department,
students are expected to follow departmental policy for testing situations
(i.e., arrive at pre-approved time at designated testing site, etc.).
Disability Support Services' Responsibilities
- Disability Support Services will arrange the pick-up and return of examinations
with teachers and/or their designees.
- Disability Support Services will facilitate the accommodations needed to meet
each student's needs.
- Disability Support Services will be responsible for protecting the integrity
of the examination process.