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Test Proctoring

What is Test Proctoring?

A proctored exam is one that is overseen by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while he or she is taking an exam. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process.

How do I know if I need a proctored exam?

Check your course syllabus as soon as you can access your online course. The need to take proctored exams and your exam dates should be contained there. If the instructor requires no exams, that should be clearly stated. If you cannot make a determination from the syllabus, contact your instructor immediately for an answer.

What are the Student Responsibilities?

  • Learn whether proctored tests will be used in a course by reviewing the syllabus and preliminary syllabus for your course
  • Review the proctoring information, policy and guidelines and responsibilities
  • Make arrangements to take an exam through an official testing center with a proctor at an accredited community college, college or university’s testing center. To aid you in your search for the location that meets all requirements as defined herein and by your instructor, here is a list of accredited universities and community colleges, listed by state, with links to websites: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/
  • Verify with the testing center that they can host you for an online test
  • Submit your choice of proctor for approval by the Friday of the first full week of class by submitting the appropriate information in each field of the online proctor form. Failure to meet this deadline will result in you having to travel to the campus to take the exam
  • Handle all communications with the proctor to arrange your testing date and time
  • After ITS Online Learning Staff confirm that your proctor is approved, confirm with the proctor the date and time, within the testing window defined by your instructor, that you intend to take the exam
  • Pay any testing fees to the testing center, if applicable
  • Take the exam during the time you arranged with the proctor

Note: 1. If a student fails to follow these guidelines and responsibilities, she/he will be required to take the exam at the time arranged by the faculty for on-campus testing. 2. An email containing a proctor request must be for one course only. If a student has more than one course that requires a proctored exam during a semester, the student must submit one email per course. 3. The student will be notified within one week after the submission deadline whether the proctor choice has been approved.

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