Testing Accommodations

Before You Can Test

In order to receive accommodations from the CLASS office, you must meet with your Specialist at the start of every term to get your professor letters and sign your Accommodations Plan (CAP form).


A CLASS Test Proctor Request must be completed in our AIM database (link also in Moodle) for every test or quiz you want to take in the Groves Lab. The link is under the “Augsburg Tools” section in each of your courses. Submit these at least seven days in advance of the test date. If your professor gives pop quizzes, work with your Specialist, professor, and the Accommodations Specialist to coordinate those.

Students take exams at the same time it is given in the classroom. To avoid missing another class, you may (with the professor’s permission) schedule a test earlier or later in the day. Because the lab doesn’t open until 8 a.m., early exams are usually scheduled to start at 8:30. Evening exams should be scheduled so that you can be done by 8 p.m. when the lab closes.

If the professor changes the date of a test, let the Accommodations team in the Groves Lab know right away.

Day of the Test

  • Go to the Groves Lab (Lindell 216) instead of the classroom.
  • The testing “clock” starts at the time you scheduled. Proctors are sent home if a testing student is 30 minutes or more late.
  • Your proctor can safeguard any personal items you have. Only the student, the proctor, and the testing materials are allowed in the testing room. iPods and cell phones should be left outside of the room.
  • If you are authorized to use a computer, you may use word processing software to type your answers or Kurzweil to read the exam aloud; any other software use needs to be authorized by your Specialist or the professor.
  • You and your proctor will sign the Agreement for Taking an Exam with Accommodations. If the proctor is not remaining in the room with you, they must have an unobstructed view of you during the test.
  • All students are expected to follow the college-wide academic honesty policies. If a student violates the honesty policy, testing will be stopped immediately and the professor will be notified of the circumstances.
  • Students can take up to 10 minutes worth of breaks without it counting against their testing time, under a proctor’s supervision.
  • If a student misses a test in the Groves Lab, it is the same as missing a test in the classroom. You should explain your absence to the professor and ask if they will allowed you to schedule a make-up exam. This is up to the professor’s discretion, not the CLASS office.


Students cannot provide their own proctors or be proctored by their tutor for that subject, a family member/guardian, or their personal care assistant.