Testing Accommodations F.A.Q.'s
- Who is eligible for special testing accommodations?
- How do I get tested to see if I have a learning disability?
- Am I required to have tests proctored in the Testing Center, or can my instructor make these arrangements within his or her department?
- I am registered with Student Disability Services. What do I need to do to arrange to take tests in the Testing Center?
- What accommodations are available in the Testing Center facilities?
- Other Questions
Who is eligible for special testing accommodations?
Any Texas Tech student with a documented disability may register with Student Disability Services in Room 335 West Hall. Their phone number is (806) 742-2405. They will evaluate each student’s documentation and determine accommodations for which each student is eligible. If necessary they may direct the student to take diagnostic tests necessary to evaluate eligibility. Academic Testing Services will provide only those accommodations which have been authorized by Student Disability Services.
How do I get tested to see if I have a learning disability?
Contact Student Disability Services in Room 335 West Hall for more information about learning disabilities. Their phone number is (806) 742-2405.
If your instructor is able to make the appropriate arrangements for your testing needs, then he or she does not need to send you to the Testing Center. When this is impractical, however (owing to limitations of space or supervisory personnel), instructors may send their students to take their tests in Academic Testing Services' West Hall facilities.
At the earliest opportunity you should obtain a “Testing Accommodations Request” from either Academic Testing Services or Student Disability Services, or click link to print a blank form. Fill in the Student information at the top and get your instructor to fill in the Class and Instructor information at the bottom of the form. Then bring this form to the Academic Testing Services in 214 West Hall (along with a copy of your Accommodations Letter from Student Disability Services which verifies your eligibility for disability accommodations).
You must turn in a separate “Testing Accommodations Request” for each class in which you need accommodations, and will need to complete new forms each semester.
After turning in the necessary form(s) please notify us at least five business days in advance of any test you will need to take here. You may do this by email, in person, or by telephone. You may of course schedule farther in advance; if you know your test dates we can schedule as far ahead as the end of the current semester.
Subject to your eligibility to receive accommodations, the following are available:
- Extended Time on tests (up to twice the length of the normal class period)
- Test Reader
- Test Scribe
- Enlargement of testing materials
- Accessible Seating
- Use of a Computer
Please telephone or e-mail if you have any other questions regarding disability accommodations issues.
Academic Testing Services
214 West Hall