In-Person Proctored and Make-Up Testing Faculty Guidelines
The Testing Center offers a quiet, secure environment for students you have allowed to take a proctored or make-up test.
To maintain a fair and secure service, please observe the following guidelines:
- The Testing Center does not provide testing accommodations. Students with disabilities who need testing accommodations should continue to make these arrangements with Accessibility Services. Call 919-536-7208 for more information. We do work with Accessibility Services in the event space is needed for testing, however, Accessibility Services will contact us directly.
- Proctors cannot act as timekeepers. Proctors will record the time the student begins and ends a test; the instructor is responsible for establishing the consequences of exceeding the time limit and communicating them to the student.
- If you choose to allow a student to make up a test in the Testing Center, please make sure you discuss the following with your student before you bring the Testing Center a test:
- The maximum time allowed to take the test (students must self-monitor),
- The first and last date the student may take the test,
- Materials the student is allowed to use and/or needs to bring when taking the test (the Testing Center will not provide scantrons, pencils, calculators, etc.),
- Your last name and the name of the class (we may not be able to find the test if a student can’t tell us your name and/or the name of the class), and
- The Proctored Testing Student Guidelines. Help ensure that your student is aware of our policies and their responsibilities.
- To schedule a test with the Testing Center email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your test is pencil and paper, either deliver the completed testing form and test to Wynn 10-300 or email the test and coversheet as separate attachments to email@example.com. The Testing Center will not administer tests sent through campus mail, delivered by a student, delivered without a cover sheet, or accompanied by an incomplete or illegible cover sheet. Be prepared to show your faculty ID (proctors may not know all instructors by sight). We strongly encourage you to pick up the completed exam personally, but we will deliver it through campus mail or scan it and email it to you. The Testing Center cannot guarantee test security or timeliness of delivery if you choose the latter options.
- Please follow these guidelines when planning for in-person proctored testing in the the Testing Center:
- Provide at least one week for students to test to give the most flexibility in scheduling.
- Announce testing weeks on the syllabus and first day of class, so students can make arrangements to travel to campus.
- Consider creating multiple versions of the same test and assign the tests randomly to protect the integrity of the test.
- Submit the online proctored testing form (and send any paper and pencil tests) two business days in advance of the start of the testing period.
- Check email frequently during the testing period in case a proctor has any questions or concerns.
- Proctored and make-up testing are services provided in the Testing Center. We do not create tests, and we are not able to answer content questions for students. We will follow the directions you provide on the cover sheet exactly. Please review your expectations, deadlines, and other salient information with your students before you send them to the Testing Center for testing.
- Proctored and make-up testing are provided to instructors who choose to use it. Instructors who wish to offer proctored and make-up testing but do not want to be restricted by these guidelines are encouraged to continue working with their students in the manner they find most convenient.
- While proctored testing can accommodate whole class testing for asynchronous online and hybrid courses only; make-up testing is for students who missed an in-class exam. The Testing Center will not proctor make-up tests to whole classes or large groups. Instructors who choose to allow make-up testing should have a clear policy in place and in their syllabus to limit potential abuse. The Testing Center reserves the right to limit an individual student or instructor’s use of the service.
Forms (Instructors only)
Complete the Proctored Test Cover Sheet (PDF). Complete a separate form for each student. This form may be emailed.