Proctoring Guidelines

TEST PROCTORING GUIDELINES

These guidelines are for the institution requesting the proctoring of a test, for the student taking the test, and for the library staff proctoring the test.

It is the responsibility of the student and the institution requesting the proctoring to verify that the guidelines and conditions presented here are acceptable before sending the exam to a Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branch.

Limited staffing prevents the library from monitoring the student during the test. The proctor administering the test will be a Branch Librarian or Librarian-in-Charge. This is not necessarily the person to whom the test is mailed.

The library staff cannot interpret test instructions for the student nor assist in any technical manner with an online test. Test takers are responsible for supplying all materials, including paper, pencils, calculators, and audio equipment such as headphones. Tests must be completed one half hour before the library closes.

Testing accommodations will vary from branch library to branch library. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the facilities are adequate.

Paper examinations:

The test taker is responsible for supplying addressed envelopes with prepaid postage.

Online examinations:

Institutions requesting that a student take an online examination are to realize that the Internet is not considered to be a secure environment. (See the Internet & Computer Use Policy).

Installation of any special software that may be needed to complete the examination on a library computer is not allowed. Students are asked to reserve a computer ahead of time. If more than 60 minutes are required, the staff may extend the time limit of the public PC workstation to accommodate the exam at the beginning of the session. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the computing resources are adequate for their testing requirements.

Reviewed by the LARL Coordinating Team, July 18 and Aug. 15, 2007.

Reviewed by Public Service Supervisors, July 30, 2007.