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FACULTY GUIDE - Testing Accommodations

DSPS Testing Policies

In order for students to test with DSPS the following must be completed:

1)   STUDENTS must be approved to receive test accommodations by DSPS (listed in their Accommodation Letter)


2)   STUDENTS and FACULTY must meet to discuss the exam dates in order to insure the correct exam dates and times are scheduled in the DSPS Testing Office. Special arrangements can be provided with advanced notice if the student is unable to test with DSPS during these posted hours:

Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

3)   STUDENTS request their accommodations each semester, for each class by completing the online DSPS Alternate Testing Request Form   


4)   FACULTY will receive an email with a link to complete the BLUE FORM (Faculty Alternate Testing Agreement). 


5)   FACULTY deliver the exam to DSPS and provide DSPS with the necessary proctoring instructions via the BLUE FORM prior to the test date/time.


6)   FACULTY will pick up the completed exam from the DSPS Testing Office or the completed exam will be placed in their mailbox - pick up instructions will be on the BLUE FORM


Note:  Students can take their exams in the classroom - provided you are able to meet the students approved accommodations; However, if you are unable to provide the students approved accommodations then the student should schedule their exam at DSPS Testing Office.


Faculty Guidelines

1.     Provide Dates/Times of all Test/Exams/Quizzes on Syllabus

  • Faculty are strongly encouraged to list dates and times for all test, exams, quizzes, midterms, finals, in-class essays, and lab practical exams on your syllabus, to be distributed the first day of the semester. This will allow DSPS students to make timely test/exam requests through DSPS, will alleviate potential complications with exam administration and will significantly lesson the number of emails and correspondence faculty receive from DSPS, if testing dates are posted in advance.

2.     Complete the Blue Form (Faculty Alternate Testing Agreement)

  • Once the DSPS Testing Office has processed the student's test request - DSPS ATR Form, DSPS Testing will email the professor the ELECTRONIC BLUE FORM the Friday before the exam. 
  • The Electronic Blue Form contains important questions for faculty pertaining to their exam(s). Your detailed answers to the questions on this form will instruct DSPS Testing on how you want the DSPS Testing Office to proctor/administer exams on your behalf and how the completed exam will be returned to you.
  • FACUTLY need to submit the Electronic Blue Form with the test/exam no later than 2 PM the day prior to the exam. 

3.      Exam Drop Off and Pick Up at the DSPS Testing Office   

Faculty can provide their exams to DSPS Testing by one of the following:

  1. Email exam to by 2 PM the business day prior to the exam date.
  2. Give the exam to the student at the beginning of class, in a sealed envelope, to bring to DSPS Testing. NOTE: Professors are responsible for notifying students when and where to pick up the exam. Some instructors choose this option because they prefer that students start the exam with the rest of the class to provide instructions, clarify questions, etc.

Completed tests/exams will be available for pick up by:

1.    FACULTY pick up the test/exam at the DSPS Testing Office

2.    DSPS Testing Office can deliver the test/exam to the FACULTY on campus mailbox located ithe 

       Clark Center (building #73). Deliveries will only be made to this location. 


*Only one Blue Form (Faculty Alternate Testing Agreement) needs to be filled out for each lecture section of a course (it will automatically be applied to all DSPS students in that section). If a student has a different day or time you have agreed to allow them to test, please attach an addendum to the form under Dates section, or complete a separate Blue Form for that student.


DSPS Testing Office Hours of Operation

 & Contact Information

Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
(714) 432-5535