Testing Center Rules & Responsibilities
Testing Center Rules
The following rules are set as a reminder that academic honesty is an expectation of our students at Clarkson College:
- A picture ID must be presented to the proctor prior to taking an exam.
- Test workstations must remain clear of all personal items. Items specifically allowed by your instructor are an exception.
- All electronics and communication/information devices must be turned off and put away during testing.
- No hats or hoods may be worn during testing.
- Coats and backpacks should be placed in the nearest available cubby.
- Only proctor-issued scratch paper is allowed (as long as your instructor has approved its use), and this must be turned in to the proctor before leaving the Testing Center.
- The Testing Center must be quiet at all times.
- No food is allowed. Spill-free drinks may be allowed.
- Students may be assigned to specific test stations at the proctor's discretion.
- If suspicious behavior is displayed—such as looking down in one’s lap, hands in lap, viewing another student's work, etc.—the proctor may ask the student to stop the behavior.
- Students found guilty of a violation of academic integrity are subject to disciplinary action. The academic integrity policy and procedures may be found in the Student Handbook, Academic Integrity section.
- Due to liability issues and respect for those testing, the Testing Center cannot allow guests, visitors or family member(s) to be in the center at any time.
- If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
- Students must schedule all appointments using the online test scheduling system.
- Students must receive prior approval from their instructor if requesting a test date other than the test scheduled dates, or when arranging for a makeup test.
- Students must supply necessary testing tools other than scratch paper and calculators, which are provided by the proctor.
- Tests should be scheduled allowing enough time so they are completed prior to the Testing Center's scheduled closing time.
- Students are encouraged to adhere to the appointment cancellation policy.
- Test scheduling questions for either testing site should be directed to the Testing Center Coordinator via e-mail or phone at 402.552.3034.
- Online Education questions should be directed to the Online Education Coordinator via e-mail or phone at 402.552.3039.
- Any other questions regarding your test should be directed to the instructor.
- Accommodations Procedure: For information about testing services available to individuals with disabilities, please contact the Accommodations Coordinator. Examples of exam accommodations include an exam scribe, exam reader, low-distraction environment, assistive technology aids, wheelchair-accessible computer, and/or extended time to complete your test. If eligible, test arrangements must be made in advance with your instructor and the Testing Center Coordinator.
Test Proctor Responsibility
The test proctor will:
- Be a professional staff member of Clarkson College.
- Ensure the Testing Center is open during hours of operation.
- Be prepared to administer the exams as scheduled.
- Maintain a quiet atmosphere while student tests. Disposable earplugs are available.
- Arrive at the Testing Center on time for scheduled test time.
- Deliver completed written tests to the instructor within 24 hours. In most cases, written tests will be delivered to the instructor at the end of the day it was administered.
Proctors may document students who arrive late or miss appointments without proper notification.
Online Course Exams
Instructors who require a test proctor for their exams and quizzes must complete and submit the Proctored Test Information form to the Online Education Coordinator and the Testing Center Coordinator at the beginning of each semester. The form is distributed each semester and is also located on the N: Drive in the Testing Center folder. Any handouts to be used by students during testing should also be provided in an electronic format at this time.
Written Online Course Exams
The Proctored Test Information form must be submitted as above. Instructor may send a written test electronically to the Testing Center Coordinator. It is at the coordinator's discretion to agree and be responsible for printing a copy of the test and temporarily storing the test file in a secure drive, or the instructor may supply, in advance, enough copies of the written exam when an entire class will test at the center. It is recommended that an electronic version also be sent to the Testing Center Coordinator as a backup.
Makeup Exam or Other Special Exam Arrangements
Notification of a special test arrangement must be communicated to the Testing Center Coordinator as soon as possible so the exam selection is enabled in the online appointment scheduling system.
- Include the course number, quiz/exam number, student name, time allowed and completion date deadline and password, if applicable.
- Attach the electronic test file (unless online) or deliver to the Testing Center inbox on the fifth floor. The test will be secured at the Testing Center.
- Indicate what help aids are allowed, i.e., calculator, periodic table, etc. It will be assumed the test is closed book, no notes unless otherwise specified.
The Testing Center offers testing accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Examples of exam accommodations include an exam scribe, exam reader, low-distraction environment, assistive technology aids, wheelchair-accessible computer, and/or extended time.
Disabled students eligible for accommodations receive a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) from the Accommodations Coordinator. The SOE lists the student’s approved reasonable accommodations. The SOE will be sent to faculty by the Accommodations Office.
Instructors presented with an SOE need to review the implementation directions with the student. Action may be required, such as providing the course exam schedule and instructions in advance to the Testing Center Coordinator as explained under Instructor Responsibility.
Questions regarding test accommodations may be directed to the Accommodations Coordinator.