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Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

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Requesting Alternative Testing Arrangements Due to a Disability

Select your testing method to review the applicable process.

Computer-Based Testing

Accommodations available without pre-approval. Please note that all sites are wheelchair accessible and all examinees will have access to visual enhancement features including color contrast and enlarged font. Additionally, test centers allow a variety of comfort aids; see the complete list at Pearson VUE's Comfort Aids page link opens in a new window. These features are available without prior approval.

In addition, all examinees are permitted to take breaks to use the restroom, take medication, use an inhaler, etc., without prior approval. Any time taken for these breaks is considered part of the examinee's available testing time.

Accommodations requiring pre-approval. The following alternative testing arrangements may be requested because of a disability (e.g., visual impairment, hearing impairment, motor disability, illness, injury) and can be accommodated at all test sites:

  • Allowance of a medical device in the testing room
  • Use of a trackball mouse

To request any of the alternative testing arrangements listed above, you must

  1. complete your test registration; and
  2. submit a completed Alternative Testing Arrangements Request Form indicating the nature of and reason for the request.

If you require arrangements other than those listed above, you must

  1. complete your test registration; and
  2. submit a completed Alternative Testing Arrangements Request Form identifying the disability and the specific arrangements requested; and
  3. submit one of the following:
    1. appropriate documentation, as described in Required Documentation

      OR, if applicable

    2. an Institutional Verification of Documentation, printed on official institution letterhead (see Institutional Verification of Documentation for information)

Online Proctoring

Accommodations available without pre-approval. Please note that all examinees will be able to enlarge the font size by pressing ctrl + and can decrease the font size by pressing ctrl  minus . Additionally, a variety of comfort aids are available without prior approval; see the complete list at Pearson VUE's Comfort Aids page link opens in a new window.

Accommodations requiring pre-approval. If you require arrangements other than those listed above, you must

  1. complete your test registration; and
  2. submit a completed Alternative Testing Arrangements Request Form identifying the disability and the specific arrangements requested; and
  3. submit one of the following:
    1. appropriate documentation, as described in Required Documentation

      OR, if applicable

    2. an Institutional Verification of Documentation, printed on official institution letterhead (see Institutional Verification of Documentation for information)