The Harold Washington College Testing Center is focused on supporting the mission of the College to offer accessible and affordable opportunities for academic advancement, career development and personal enrichment by providing an accommodating environment for students to assert their own academic paths. By offering a fair, quiet, and secure environment for students to take a variety of tests and exams, the Harold Washington College Testing Center’s primary responsibilities are to ensure the integrity of the testing process and to offer quality student service.
In order to uphold the high institutional and academic standards of the college, the Testing Center is staffed by Testing Coordinators and Specialists dedicated to providing students with accurate and helpful information about the structure of the proctored exams, test preparation, and the registration process. In addition to keeping the students well-informed, the Testing Center staff also ensures the security and standards of the testing environment by enforcing policies to assure appropriate conduct and fair testing conditions. The Testing Center also collaborates with academic departments and other City Colleges of Chicago campuses to evaluate appropriate placement levels of students, streamline communication, and adapt to updated testing platforms to better serve the student body in their collegiate pursuits.
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Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Test Accommodations for students with disabilities are given in a manner consistent with the applicable requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This includes offering and administering the test in a time, place and manner that is accessible, including the provision of appropriate modifications and auxiliary aids and services.
Examples of appropriate modifications and auxiliary aids and services include a change in the length of time of examination for individuals with learning disabilities and Braille or large print examinations and answer sheets or qualified readers for individuals with visual impairments.
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