Student Support

Testing Accommodations for Students

 

Proctoring Requirements

Only students who are currently part of DSPS may use the Proctoring Room

Students must have a Test Accommodation Authorization Form (Proctor Form) on file with DSPS.

To get a Proctor Form, you must have brought in official verification of a disability and met with a DSPS Counselor, LD or ABI Specialist. 

Book Proctor Room Appointment:

If you have trouble accessing the form make sure you are signed into your SMC Office 365 account through Corsair Connect or Canvas. You can also open an incognito tab which will prompt you to sign in.

Proctor Room reservation form

Proctor Room Hours​:

Fall/Spring

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Winter/Summer

Monday to Thursday:​ 8 a.m. – 4​ p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Testing Accommodations for Online Classes

Testing accommodations must be requested every term for each class with your counselor, Learning Disability (LD) or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Specialist in a timely manner or as soon as possible. 

If approved, the counselor or the LD/ABI Specialist will email your instructor (s) confirming the testing accommodation including the amount of extended time.

Your instructor (s) will set up the extended time on Canvas or other platforms that the class will be testing on. 

To ensure that the additional time is set up, we recommend that you take the extra step to remind your instructors that you have been approved for extended time a few days prior to each exam/quiz. 

Please follow the parameters of each exam/quiz as provided by your instructor (s).  If you have any concerns or issues regarding an approved testing accommodation, make sure that you contact your counselor, LD/ABI Specialist immediately.

If your test is being proctored by the Center for Students with Disabilities, book your appointment below and you will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours.

Proctor Room reservation form

If you have trouble accessing the form make sure you are signed into your SMC Office 365 account through Corsair Connect or Canvas. You can also open an incognito tab which will prompt you to sign in.

Testing Accommodations for On Ground Classes: Fall 2021

  • IMPORTANT: All students testing on ground at the DSPS Proctor Room MUST be vaccinated. You may need to check in with SMC staff outside prior to entering the Student Services Center and provide verification. From there, please proceed directly to the Proctor Room. The DSPS office will be closed to students.
  • You MUST have an appointment to test on ground. Please book your appointment below at least 48 hours in advance:

Proctor Room reservation form

If you have trouble accessing the form make sure you are signed into your SMC Office 365 account through Corsair Connect or Canvas. You can also open an incognito tab which will prompt you to sign in.

Testing accommodations must be requested every term for each class with your counselor, Learning Disability (LD) or Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Specialist in a timely manner or as soon as possible. 

If approved, the counselor or the LD/ABI Specialist will email your instructor (s) confirming the testing accommodation including the amount of extended time.

To ensure your instructor sends your test to the DSPS proctor Room we recommend that you take the extra step to remind your instructors that you have been approved to test with DSPS a few days prior to each exam/quiz. 

Please follow the parameters of each exam/quiz as provided by your instructor (s).  If you have any concerns or issues regarding an approved testing accommodation, make sure that you contact your counselor, LD/ABI Specialist immediately.

Tests must be taken on the date and time designated by the instructor, not later or earlier without the
instructor’s written approval. Please be advised that your instructor may or may not accept an exam/quiz taken at an unauthorized time or date.

Contact DSPS at least 48 hours in advance if special equipment or assistance, including a scribe, reader or internet, are required. The scribe or reader will not assist you with the content of the exams/quizzes.

Contact your DSPS counselor, LD Specialist, or ABI Specialist well in advance to discuss arrangements for testing if you must take a test outside regular Proctoring Room hours.

Turn off all electronic devices, such as cell phones, iPods, tablets, etc., that are not allowed in the Proctoring Room.

Keep confidential all aspects of any test when administered at a time different from the rest of the class.

Abide by SMC's Code of Academic Conduct and act with respect and civility as outlined in the Honor Code.

Please remember that the proctor is required to follow the instructions on the Proctor Form. The proctor does not have the authorization to make any changes. Changes by your instructor, DSPS Counselor, LD Specialist or ABI Specialist must be completed before you arrive to take your test.

Assistive Technology

If you have been approved to use assistive technology (eg, Kurzweil 3000, JAWS, Dragon, etc.) as an accommodation, contact the High Tech Training Center (HTTC) immediately. 

  • The HTTC specialist will help you and your instructor(s) work out the logistics to ensure that your approved accommodation is effectively set up prior to the exam/quiz. 
  • Please be mindful that some accommodations are complex and will require additional time to set up.  For this reason, it is critical that you notify us as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time.

To reach a HTTC Specialist, contact: