Rock Valley College

Disability Testing Guidelines

Testing Center Accommodations

The Rock Valley College Testing Center: meeting the special needs of students.

Alternative testing is an appropriate service for many students with special needs. This type of testing allows the student to accurately demonstrate his/her knowledge and achievement as opposed to measuring the impact of a particular disability.

Students who need accommodations must register with the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office and present current and complete documentation. For information on what documentation is required, contact the Disability Support Services Office at (815) 921-2371.

The Testing Center, located in the Student Center (SC) lower level, offers a variety of specialized testing services including: readers, scribes, distraction-free work areas, and assistive technology.

Providing testing services for students with special needs requires the careful scheduling of both our professional staff and our physical space. To that end, the following guidelines have been established.

General Guidelines

  • Tests/quizzes are normally administered during the time the student's class is taking the test/quiz, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • Students are responsible for notifying their instructor(s) regarding the delivery of each test/quiz to the Testing Center.

Testing Center Availability

Please Note: Hours are subject to change during college breaks.
  • Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM – 1 PM

*By appointment only

Students requiring the assistance of testing staff (to read, transcribe, etc.) OR the use of a distraction-free work area must schedule an appointment to test.
  • Testing appointments are scheduled through the Testing Center at least three days in advance of a test/quiz (via phone, email, or personal visit). Students should be prepared to indicate the test/quiz date, time, course name, and instructor name.
  • Testing appointments should be confirmed at least 1 day prior to the test/quiz via phone, email, or personal visit to the Testing Center.

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