The Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) department at Miramar College authorizes appropriate academic accommodations, including Test Proctoring, after thorough review of disability documentation and an extensive interactive process between the student and the DSPS Counselor.
Our Test Proctoring Center provides a distraction reduced environment for students to take their exams. We provide students with disabilities equal access to their testing ability and assist students in accommodating their functional limitations.
Testing accommodations can be provided by either the instructor or the DSPS office.
During Fall Semester 2021, DSPS will provide limited proctoring support for courses with on-campus testing requirements.
Testing availability is Monday - Thursday from 9am - 3pm.
Proctoring will be provided by appointment only.
The Test Proctoring Center is located in L-103 on the first floor of the LLRC building.
Exams taken within Canvas:
- The student notifies their Professor that they would like to utilize test proctoring accommodations by submitting a copy of their Miramar Authorized Academic Accommodations (AAA) form. An electronic copy of the AAA form is made available to the student by Miramar DSPS.
- The Professor extends the time (based on the accommodations letter) directly in Canvas for the student. Here are the instructions on How to Extend Testing Time in Canvas.
How to make a Test Proctoring appointment:
- Download the Test Accommodation Reservation Form (TARF)
- You will complete the student section of the "Test Accommodation Reservation Form (TARF) and email it to email@example.com. Please submit the TARF 5 business days before an exam and 10 business days before midterm or final exams. We cannot guarantee a proctor if you submit the form late.
- The DSPS office will send the TARF to your professor. The professor will fill out their section and then email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Appointment will be made.
DSPS Student Expectations & Responsibilities
- Students are expected to communicate with their professor regarding their plans to utilize test proctoring services in advance.
- One week or more before the test you will complete the Test Accommodation Reservation Form (TARF). We cannot guarantee a proctor if you submit the form late.
- If the Test Proctor observes academic dishonesty, the test will be stopped immediately. Your instructor will be contacted. DSPS may suspend your use of test proctoring as an accommodation.
- Testing appointments will not be changed or rescheduled unless approved by your professor. The professor must directly email or call the DSPS office.