Access Center

Testing

Alternative Testing Services

The Access Center Proctoring Office implements test accommodations for eligible students who cannot be accommodated by their instructors. Because of the highly sensitive nature of test accommodations, we have very clear procedures to protect students while maintaining the integrity of the exams.

Access Center Proctoring Office

When possible, Instructors are encouraged to arrange testing accommodations within their department to allow student access to course instructors during exams. However, we understand that often it is difficult for instructors to offer testing accommodations due to space and time constraints.  If this is the case, students approved for testing accommodations will utilize Access Center facilities.  In addition, some testing accommodations may not be practical to implement in a particular classroom situation; for example, the need for a reader/scribe, specialized computer program, or specially-prepared materials.  The Access Center Proctoring Office facilitates those accommodations for students and faculty by request.

Proctoring Office Hours of Operation

The Proctoring Office business hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm. During Final Exam Week the proctoring hours are 7:30am to 9:00pm.

STUDENTS:

Important Note: If your instructor has not submitted an Alternative Testing Agreement for the course then you will be unable to place an exam request.  Please let your instructor know that the link to initiate an Alternative Testing Agreement is inside the Faculty Notification Letter.

Testing Process for each exam/quiz/final

At least 5 business days before EACH exam you will need to do the following:

  • Go to https://accesscenter.wsu.edu/ and click on “Quick Links” on the right-hand side of the page then click on “MyAccess Login”. You will type in your WSU network ID and password. This will direct you to your MyAccess Dashboard.

  • On the left-hand side of the screen, scroll down to Alternative Testing. Using the dropdown menu, first select the course you have an exam in, then click on the “Schedule an Exam” button. Note: If you are unsure of the time, date, or other approved details of the exam, you can view the Alternate Testing Agreement by clicking “View Alternative Testing Detail”. This will give you all the exam information you will need to accurately fill out the “Schedule an Exam” Form.

  • Under “Exam Detail”, enter the exam type, exam date, start time, and services requested for your exam. Note: This information must meet the parameters set by your instructor in the Alternate Testing Agreement otherwise it may NOT be approved.

  • Click “Add Exam Request”. If your submission is successful you will see a green circle with a checkmark.

ALL FINAL EXAM REQUESTS are required to be submitted by the following dates:

  • Fall 2016 – December 2, 2016 at 5pm

  • Spring 2017 – April 21, 2017 at 5pm

FACULTY:

Faculty will be notified of eligible student testing accommodations within the Faculty Notification Letter which is now delivered electronically to the faculty member’s official WSU email.

At the bottom of the Faculty Notification Letter there will be a red box with a link inside. This link will take the faculty member to the Alternate Testing Agreement (ATA). 

The ATA is for use by Faculty to notify the Access Center of proctoring instructions for accommodated exams in each of their courses for which there is an eligible student.

  • Faculty will only need to submit one ATA per course section for which there is an eligible student. If there are several eligible students in the same course section being proctored by the Access Center, the ATA will automatically be applied to the exams for those students.

  • If faculty prefer to proctor their own exams or within their department they may indicate their intent to do so at the beginning of the ATA and then confirm that preference by clicking the button. If faculty choose to proctor their own exams then all testing accommodations listed in the Faculty Notification Letter must be appropriately provided by faculty or within the department.

Only after the ATA is submitted will eligible student(s) be allowed to submit exams requests through the Student Portal.  Note:  Students are required to submit exam requests at least 5 business days before the in-class exam therefore it is important for faculty to submit the ATA as soon as possible.

For further information please contact 509.335.8079 or access.testing@wsu.edu