Test Proctoring Process and Forms
Often times, students with disabilities receive testing accommodations such as additional time to test, testing in a low-distraction environment, and/or use of computer, scribe, or reader for testing. Some faculty members choose to provide special testing accommodations themselves, and Accessibility Services encourages this whenever possible. There are times when it may be difficult for faculty to make these accommodations. In instances where faculty members cannot provide the accommodations needed, tests may be proctored by Accessibility Services Testing Center.
Step 1: At least ONE WEEK BEFORE each exam, the student should provide the professor with a Proctoring Form (found on link below), which is to be filled out completely. The first section of the form is to be completed by the student. The second section of the form should be completed by the faculty member.
Step 2: After the first and second sections of the Proctoring Form are completed, the student should bring the form to Accessibility Services located in the Student Success Center, Bluffton Campus library 202, or place it in the drop box across from the Student Success Center (Library Suite 202). The form must be turned in at least 48 hours in advance of the test date for test proctoring services to be used.
Step 3: The Accessibility Services Test Proctor will set up a date/time for the student to take the exam. It is always recommended that the student take the exam on the same day and time as the class. However, if extended test time interferes with another class, other arrangements will be made with instructor approval. Please Note: Proctoring typically is available to students Monday through Thursday. Please advise the proctor if you must test on a Friday.
Step 4: The professor should provide the Accessibility Services Test Proctor with a copy of the test at least 24 hours in advance of the test time.
For further instructions, please see the link below or contact
Office of Counseling and Accessibility Services at (843) 208-8375.
USCB Accessibility Test Proctoring Services on the Bluffton Campus
The following is important information for faculty who have students registered with Accessibility Services that have testing accommodations. Some faculty members choose to provide testing accommodations themselves; however, you may choose to have the testing center proctor your tests. Typically, students granted extended test time are given 100% additional time.
- The student has been informed of their responsibilities and the procedures to use test proctoring. It is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY to talk to you about how to handle testing. If the student plans to use Accessibility Services for test proctoring, it is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY to schedule the test day/time with Accessibility Services, at least 48 hours before the test. Faculty members who anticipate assigning tests with less than one week's notice should contact the Accessibility Services to authorize tests within the next 7 days.
- At least 7 days before a test, the student will give you a Test Proctor Form (found on the USCB webpage under 'Accessibility Services'). The student completes Section 1 and you complete Section 2. The student will then deliver the completed Test Proctor Form to the Accessibility Services office to schedule testing.
- The professor provides the test to the Accessibility Services office 24 hours before the student is scheduled to take the test. Please either drop the test off in the drop box across from the Student Success Center (Library Suite 202), or e-mail the test: Proctoring@uscb.edu. You can select the best option for collecting the completed exam by marking the appropriate choice on the Test Proctor Form.
- Students will ordinarily be required to take their tests on the same day and at the same time as the rest of their classmates. However, faculty may allow scheduling of exams at a different time for a variety of reasons. (Example: A student's accommodations allow 100% extended time to complete an exam which may create a scheduling conflict with another class). If the student is taking the test at an alternate time, please indicate your permission to do so on the Test Proctor Form.
Contact Deidre Miller, Accessibility Services Coordinator (843)208-8375 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns about administering tests to your students.