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Testing Accommodations

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible to utilize testing accommodations (use of a reader/scribe, a quiet room, or extended time) during their studies at LCC. In order to be eligible for these accommodations, the student must provide the Office of Disability Support Services with the documentation that is required to determine eligibility.

Steps to take when working with a Test Reader or a Scribe

  1. Students must call Reader Services (517-483-1225) at least 5 days before each test to schedule a reader. Once the call has been made, Reader Services will schedule an appointment with a Reader and schedule time for a Quiet Room in the Assessment Center.

  2. It is the student's responsibility to inform instructor(s) if a test accommodation is needed. It is recommended that students discuss any testing accommodations with each instructor during the first week of class.

  3. During the class period before each test, the student must remind the instructor to have the test delivered to the Assessment Center before the test is to be taken. At that time, the student should also remind the instructor that the student will be taking the test in the Assessment Center and will not be in the classroom for the test during the time that the class is taking the quiz or exam.

  4. Check in for all appointments with a Reader at the Support Services front desk (204 GB). Readers will only wait 15 minutes past the appointment time.

  5. Readers can NOT do any of the following: explain, re-word, or assist with choosing answers on a test; tutor or teach any class materials; do personal tasks or errands; act as a go-between with the student and the instructor.

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Using a Quiet Room for Testing

  1. The student should make arrangements for a Quiet Room at least 5 days before the date of the test. Main Campus Assessment Center517-267-5500 East Campus517-483-1860 West Campus517-267-5452 Clinton County (St. Johns)989-224-2017 Livingston Campus (Howell)517-545-3522

  2. It is the student's responsibility to inform instructor(s) if a test accommodation is needed. It is recommended that students discuss any testing accommodations with each instructor during the first week of class.

  3. During the class period before each test, the student must remind the instructor to have the test delivered to the Assessment Center before the test is to be taken.

  4. At that time, the student should also remind the instructor that the student will be taking the test in the Assessment Center and will not be in the classroom for the test during the time that the class is taking the quiz or exam.

Extended time for testing

If the student's documentation supports the need for more time to complete tests, unless speed is the main factor being tested, generally granting up to twice the time allowed other students is considered a reasonable accommodation.

Students planning to access this accommodation must remind their instructor that they will be using more time to complete the test, and they should take the test at the Assessment Center in order for the test to be proctored.

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Office of Disability Support Services at Lansing Community College

Disability Support Services
Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1924
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