Exam/Quiz Services

Exam services include but are not limited to extended time, reduced distraction, read/scribe services, large print and/or use of assistive technology.  

Exam/quiz accommodations for exams/quizzes given in the classroom

Instructors will submit their schedule and proctor guidelines to DSS directly and it is the student’s responsibility to contact DSS to schedule in class or proctored online exams/quizzes one week prior to the exam/quiz date in class. The Instructor is NOT responsible for scheduling the exam/quiz with DSS. When possible, students who choose to utilize their exam/quiz accommodations will be scheduled to take the exam/quiz in DSS during the regular exam/quiz time. If an adjustment is needed due to availability of exam rooms or back to back classes, DSS will contact the Instructor to discuss options. If a student misses a scheduled exam/quiz, it is the student’s responsibility to request permission from the Instructor for an extension. DSS will not reschedule unless given authorization from the Instructor.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY
The student is responsible for contacting DSS to schedule their exams/quizzes one week prior to the exam/quiz date in class. If a student misses a scheduled exam/quiz, it is the student’s responsibility to request permission from the Instructor for an extension. If a DSS student does not wish to utilize their accommodations or fails to schedule with DSS, the student may be present in class for the exams/quizzes.

INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBILITY
The Instructor is responsible for submitting the Schedule & Proctor Form to DSS for each exam/quiz one week prior to the exam/quiz. The Instructor is also responsible for submitting the exam/quiz to DSS located in the Central Academic Building, Suite 210, or to dss@tamusa.edu 24 hours prior to the scheduled exam/quiz. When the student contacts DSS to schedule, the appointment will remain pending until the Instructor submits the Schedule & Proctor Form confirming the date/time and proctor guidelines for the exam/quiz. DSS will not proctor an exam/quiz if we have not received the Schedule & Proctor Form. If a student is unable to take a scheduled accommodated exam/quiz in DSS because the Instructor has not submitted the Schedule & Proctor Form, the Instructor is responsible for providing an extension to the student for a rescheduled appointment.

DSS RESPONSIBILITY
The Instructor and student will receive an email appointment when a student schedules an exam/quiz. If the Instructor has not yet submitted the Schedule & Proctor Form, the appointment will be titled “Pending”. DSS will send email reminders to the Instructor requesting the Schedule & Proctor Form and exam/quiz. If an adjustment is needed due to availability of exam rooms or back to back classes, DSS will contact the Instructor to discuss options. DSS will administer and proctor the exam/quiz utilizing the Schedule & Proctor Form provided by the Instructor. All completed exams/quizzes will be returned to the department office within one business day.


Exam accommodations in an online format

Once an instructor receives a Letter of Accommodation for a DSS registered student, it is the INSTRUCTOR’S RESPONSIBILITY to adjust the length of the exam/quiz on Blackboard for all online exams/quizzes during the semester. The amount of time for which the student has been approved is located on the Letter of Accommodation under the exam accommodation section. Below is a list of Instructional Technologists who may assist you with this process. If the online exam/quiz requires proctoring and will be scheduled in the DSS exam center, Instructors must submit a Schedule & Proctor Form for each exam/quiz along with the necessary access codes to the online accommodated exam/quiz.

Instructional Technologists:
College of Education and Human Development
    Evelyn Villarreal, 
Evelyn.Villarreal@tamusa.edu, (210) 784-4342
College of Arts & Sciences 
     Cecilia G. Rangel, Cecilia.Rangel@tamusa.edu, (210) 784-4309
College of Business
     Janelle Cavazos, Janelle.Cavazos@tamusa.edu, (210) 784-4331


 

For additional information on exam services please contact:

 Courtney A. Garza, Case Manager/Exam Services Coordinator
 (210) 784-1335
 courtney.garza@tamusa.edu