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Testing Center Policies for S&T Students
The Testing Center coordinates accommodated classroom testing for self identified students with a documented disability, as well as for students who through participation in an off campus University sponsored event, illness/injury, death of an immediate family member, and/or other personal reasons, etc...may need to take a classroom test at an alternate time.
Review the following policies:
Best practices when completing the S&T Student Test Registration Form:
1. Review your schedule to verify you will not have any possible conflicts with a classroom test.
2. Provide the following information:
a. Your full name
b. Your Student ID number
c. Your Missouri S&T email address (indicate whether your have an @mail.mst.edu or @mst.edu email account)
d. A phone number to contact you during Testing Center's hours of operation
e. Class number (Chem 1310, Math 1214, Phys 1135, etc...)
f. Course Professor's last name
g. Test/Class start time
h. Test date
i. Other Notes (see S&T Student Test Registration Form for examples)
What happens after the form is submitted?
1. Expect a generic email stating we have received the form. As this is not an automated response, please allow 24 -36 hours from the time submitted to receive a reply – unless submitting on Friday, Saturday or Sunday – reply will be sent on Monday.
2. The course professor will complete a Faculty Proctor Test Request form providing information regarding how the test is to be administered (i.e., closed book, 1 8 1/2 x 11 crib/formula sheet, no calculator).
3. Once the Testing Center has received information from you and the course professor, an appointment will be permanently made on the Testing Center calendar. Both faculty and students will receive a confirmation which will be a copy of the Faculty Proctor Request Form.
a. Information regarding Student ID numbers, email and phone numbers will be removed prior to sending the response.
b. The Testing Center will send individual replies.
4. If you have not received an email confirmation for both you and the course professor at least five days prior to the date the test is to be administered, then consider following up with the course professor. Testing Center staff will notify you either by email, or in person to immediately contact the course professor and conclude the course professor has made other arrangements for your test.
a. Exceptions (illness, recently self-identified accommodations, etc…) will occur and we will work with faculty and students as best as possible; however, same day service will not be allowed. Less than 7 day notice may be accepted, but is limited due to available resources.
b. Testing Center is currently working toward an automated system – pilot possibly Spring 2013
5. If you report to the Testing Center expecting to take a classroom test and we do not have a test, Testing Center staff will conclude the course professor has made other arrangements.
6. If Testing Center staff has any questions regarding this form, we will contact you first by email – if no reply, then we will attempt to call.
What happens on the day of the test?
1. Students will be asked to present a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, S&T student ID).
2. Students will be given locker key in which to store all personal possessions not permitted during the test.
3. Students will sign in after reading the Testing Center’s Academic Honesty Policy and then will be presented with the test.
4. The Testing Center reserves the right to remove test time if students arrive late to their exam appointments. If a student is more than 15 minutes late to a scheduled time block, he/she will be informed to immediately contact the course professor to make other arrangements.
5. If a student has arrived and we do not have the exam prior to the student’s scheduled time block, he/she will be informed to immediately contact the course professor to make other arrangements.
6. Students are monitored by staff along with a video camera system
a. If academic dishonesty is observed, all materials will be collected and the student will be immediately dismissed from the Testing Center
b. Testing Center staff will provide detailed information of what occurred with a Critical Incident Report
7. Testing staff will notify the course professor by email and/or phone at the time of the incident or shortly thereafter. Decisions regarding further action, associated with cheating, disruptive behavior, distracting noises, etc… will be deferred to the faculty.
8. If a student has a question, Testing Center staff does not stop the clock, unless it is a documented accommodation, to contact the course professor.
9. If the course professor is not available to answer the question, Testing Center staff will inform the student to make an educated guess and to document how and why he/she came to that answer.
10. When completed with the test, the student will turn it into Testing Center staff and sign out. Student will collect all belongings and return the locker key.