Policies and Procedures for Testing Center MSC/Tishomingo MSC

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Policies and Procedures for Testing Center
MSC/Tishomingo
MSC/Ardmore
Mission Statement for Academic Testing:
The mission of Murray State College Testing Centers is to assist faculty and students by
providing high quality academic testing in a supportive educational environment.
Murray State College Testing Center Essential Functions:
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Provide outstanding customer service by being friendly, courteous, responsible,
informative, accurate and supportive.
Collaborate with our faculty and administrators, to keep abreast with the most recent
changes in all aspects of our testing services.
Offer computer-based and/or paper-pencil testing services in a secure, clean,
comfortable and quiet environment.
General Student Information:
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Student must show a valid MSC ID or other government-issued photo ID before test will
be administered.
Student must provide course information (instructor’s name, course name or ID, exam
name or number) to receive test.
Student must sign in and list all the correct information before testing.
Student must bring all materials necessary for testing: i.e., calculators, Blue Book, photo
ID, Scantron, Pencils, etc.
Nothing will be allowed in the testing area which is not included in instructor’s directions
for taking the test.
No electronic devices will be allowed in the testing area.
No children or non-testers will be allowed in the testing area.
No talking will be allowed in the testing area.
Tests are assumed to be closed book and closed notes unless otherwise specified on
the Request Form. If instructions are not specific, students will not be allowed use of
any aids while testing.
The Testing Center will not be responsible for any personal property. The Testing
Center will provide a location for articles such as a small purse. If a student must bring a
laptop or other valuables, it will need to be left in the proctor’s office.
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Once the testing has begun the student may not leave the room unless he or she turns
in the test
Students must turn in all papers, including scrap paper and worksheets used by a
student during a test will be returned with the test.
Test Scheduling Faculty
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Faculty should schedule tests as early as possible. This also applies to all computerbased (on-line) tests.
Faculty must supply a roster for students who will be taking the test. This list will only be
required at the beginning of the semester. Faculty must include an approximate number
of students taking any makeup test. This information will be housed in a locked filing
cabinet for security.
Faculty must fill out an Instructor Exam Admission Form for the Testing Center which will
allow instructions to be followed for tests. This includes any material such as open book,
Scantrons, notes, etc. This will only be required at the beginning of the semester or for
any last minute make up exams.
Forms must include the instructor’s name and extension number. Instructors name,
class information must be on the tests if paper/pencil.
Faculty will need the type of test being administered (on-line (in what format)
Blackboard, Course compass, etc.,) paper/pencil and all instructions for the test and
which class section(s) will take the test.
Faculty must notify The Testing Center of all test dates which includes the beginning and
ending date along with the length of testing time.
Faculty are required to give The Testing Center a copy of the test early enough to be on
hand when students come to take the test. The tests will be kept in a locked filing
cabinet for security.
Faculty are responsible for the delivery and pickup of tests and include instructions for
return of tests if not pick up in person. Paper tests will be returned to faculty via
campus mail unless other instructions are given. The Testing Centers are not
responsible for the security of exams once they leave the office. Delivery should be
noted on the request form.
Faculty, if possible, should provide a paper version of any on-line test to keep on hand in
case of computer outage or computer program glitch.
Faculty must inform students to contact the Testing Center to schedule testing times or
for make arrangements for after hour testing via e-mail (preferred) or phone.
Testing Center Policies:
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The Testing Center proctors paper/pencil and computer based tests.
The Testing Center will be open on days that classes are in session according to the
student academic calendar. The center will be closed for emergency or weather-related
cancellations.
Students must check in with the testing center early enough to allow for the entire
amount of time that has been indicated on the request form. If students arrive after the
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allotted time they will not be allowed to take the exam, and the instructor will be notified.
Any changes must be made by the instructor in advance.
The Testing Center is responsible for the security of the exams while in custody of the
Testing Centers. Once the test has been returned to the instructor/department by
campus mail, mail, or personally picked up, the Testing Center takes no responsibility for
the exam.
Ensuring Academic Honesty
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All exams are proctored.
Student Photo ID’s are required.
Questions covering any tests, grading, or other matters are referred to the instructor.
Students may not leave the room once the exam has started.
Nothing is allowed at the computer or testing module site except materials instructed for
use by the Instructor and must be indicated on the request form.
If a student has been observed copying another individual’s test, using or attempting to
use unauthorized material, engaging in help or assistance from another student,
communicating information by any electronic device, will be removed from the Testing
Center area, and not allowed to complete the test. The proctor will collect all material
and inform the instructor of the infraction by e-mail, phone call, and/or report sent with
the exam.
Exam Proctoring
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Exams will be proctored by Testing Center Staff.
The proctor is responsible for maintaining exam confidentiality and security.
Proctor must make sure the tester has signed in properly including the starting time and
ending time.
Proctor must check Photo ID against the class roster or list.
Proctors are not allowed to answer any related questions or paraphrase questions.
The proctor will not assist the tester by changing the wording or correcting grammar in
any way.
Proctors will not read or write an exam for a class they may eventually take or are
currently taking.
A proctor who witnesses any attempt to use material not authorized by the instructor or
Testing Center Staff should inform the student that the material has not been authorized.
If the student persists then the tester will be asked to leave and the instructor will be
notified of the infraction.
When the allotted time for the exam has ended proctors should inform the student they
are out of time.
Proctor will collect all exam materials, place in exam folder to be filed in the proper file
cabinet.
For online exams, proctors must make sure the computer has been logged off properly.
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Student Disability Services
Murray State College in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
Executive Order 11246 as amended: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972;
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and other federal laws and regulations, does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, or
status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is
not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.
Students requiring accommodations and/or assistance due to a disability should contact
the on-campus Academic Advisement, Suite 116, Student Support Services Building.
The student will be required to provide supporting documentation from a qualified
professional evaluator. MSC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under College policy and federal and state laws,
students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodation to
ensure the student has an equal opportunity to test.
ScheduleTimes
MSC/Ardmore
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Testing times: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday thru Thursday; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday. *
Contact: Paula Davis, Assessment Coordinator MSC/Ardmore
Phone: 1-580-220-2875.
Fax: 1-580-224-9038
E-Mail: [email protected]
Call in advance for testing early or late. No testing on weekends or holidays.
Directions: 611 Veterans Blvd., Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401. Exit I-35 go east on
Veterans Blvd., past Ardmore High School.
*Subject to change in case of emergency or any weather related cancellations.
MSC/Tishomingo
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Testing times: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday thru Thursday; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday.*
Contact: Karen Lee, Library, Help/Testing Center Coordinator
Phone: 1-580-371-2371 ext. 229.
Fax: 1-580-371-9844
E-Mail: [email protected]
Call in advance for testing after hours. No testing on weekends or holidays.
After hours testing can be scheduled when requested by student in advance.
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Directions: After entering Tishomingo go to Byrd Street turn right if coming from west
and left if coming from east. Continue on Byrd Street to Wilson. Turn right. Follow
Wilson to the west side of campus. Testing Center is located in the Zimmerman Library
Science Building room LS118.
*Subject to change in cases of emergency or any weather related cancellations.
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