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SVCC Testing Center Rules

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Rules:

The following rules are set as a reminder that academic honesty is an expectation of our students at Sauk Valley Community College and to reinforce that we are doing our part to ensure this expectation is being met.

  • Students may utilize the Testing Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, students should not wait until the last minute to take an exam, as seats may not be available.
  • A picture ID must be presented when registering for and taking any test in the Testing Center.
  • Testing is restricted to the times posted and students must arrive at least ONE HOUR prior to the closing of the Testing Center. COMPASS testing will require the student to be at the Testing Center three hours prior to the closing of the Test Center.
  • Students with special testing needs must consult their instructor prior to starting a test in the Testing Center.  If accommodations are needed, see note at bottom of these rules.
  • Electronic devices such as, but not limited to, cellular phones, iPods, MP3 players, PDAs, DVD players, pagers, computers, CDs, removable storage devices, calculator watches, clocks or watches with alarms, spellcheckers, visual or audio recording or listening devices, and digital cameras are not allowed in the Testing Center. Possession of such a device while in the testing room (even if turned off) will cause the student to be removed immediately from the Testing Center.
  • No foods, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the Testing Center.
  • Students cannot leave the Testing Center during tests nor can students return to the Testing Center to finish tests at a later time unless their instructors have made such arrangements.
  • Student should raise their hands if they have questions. The proctor will not help work problems or indicate whether the methodology or answers are correct.
  • Due to liability issues and respect for those testing, the Testing Center cannot allow guests, visitors, or family member(s) to be in the testing center at any time.
  • Students must contact their instructors directly to inquire if their tests have been placed in the Testing Center. A student must receive prior approval from their instructor if requesting a test date other than the scheduled test dates or when arranging for a makeup test.
  • Students must use scrap paper provided by the Testing Center as long as your instructor has approved its use. This scratch paper must be turned into the proctor with your exam prior to leaving the Testing Center.
  • Students should bring their own pencils or pens.
  • No calculators, dictionaries, notes, unauthorized aids such as slide rules, rulers, translation aids, highlighters, etc. are allowed unless specified by instructors.
  • The proctor will note the beginning time on the exam and then give the exam to the student. The student is responsible for returning the exam to the testing proctor within the approved time regardless of whether or not finished. An ending time will be noted on the exam.
  • All personal property should be placed on shelves provided in the Testing Center. Purses, wallets, and personal items may be checked in with the proctor and stored in a locked file cabinet.
  • Students may not wear hats, coats, or sunglasses in the Testing Center. Backpacks and briefcases must be hung up or placed in the designated area.
  • If suspicious behavior is displayed, the proctor may ask the student to stop the behavior, such as looking down in lap, hands in lap, viewing another student’s work, etc.
  • Students found guilty of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary action as found in the Student Handbook.
  • In most cases the Testing Center proctor will deliver your test to the instructor’s mailbox at the end of the day it was administered.

*Accommodations:

  • Please apply by contacting the student needs coordinator to make any necessary arrangements for accommodations for testing. This office is located in 1G04 or by calling extension 246. A student may email Karen Alexander at alexank@svcc.edu.
  • Once approved, special test arrangements must be made, in advance, with your instructor and the Testing Center proctor. Examples of accommodations might include an exam scribe, exam reader, headphones, wheelchair accessible computer, and/or extended time in order to complete your test.