HCC PROCEDURES FOR: TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
At the Student ACCESS office (Bldg. 5, Rm. 107B):
- Student submits documentation of disability to Student ACCESS.
Documentation must verify that student possesses functional limitations
which impede ability to take exams under routine conditions.
- Student signs Special Needs Consent Form.
- Student completes Academic Accommodations Request Form and specifies
need for testing accommodations.
- Student submits copy of class schedule.
- Student reviews guidelines for testing accommodations:
- Student must give testing memo to instructor.
- Student must notify the Student ACCESS Disabilities Specialist of type of accommodation,
date, time and site of exam in advance of test date. For distraction-reduced room,
student must make reservations at least one week in advance or room may not be
- Student must abide by HCC Student Conduct Code regarding testing.
The institution is responsible for selecting and administering tests that
ensure results that reflect the student's aptitude or achievement level
rather than reflecting the student's disability. Possible testing
accommodations include but are not limited to the following:
- a distraction-reduced environment
- extended time (1.5 or 2 times depending on degree of functional
limitation. Unlimited time is NOT a reasonable accommodation)
- adaptive equipment (e.g., ergonomic devices, special software,
hearing protectors, etc.)
- alternate format (e.g., enlarged, oral, on computer, etc.)
Appropriate accommodations are determined on a case by case basis.
Although students with disabilities are legally entitled to receive
testing accommodations based on their disability, it is in no way
suggested that different grading standards be applied.
November 9, 2006
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