Whittington W. Clement Learning Resources Center

  DCC TESTING CENTER

 

Phone: (434) 797-8404    |     Fax: (434) 797-8415

Email: dcctestingcenter@dcc.vccs.edu 

TESTING SERVICES FOR DCC FACULTY

The DCC Testing Center proctors both make-up tests and distance learning exams.  It can also facilitate testing for distance learning students at off-campus locations.  The DCC Testing Center is located on the upper-level of the Learning Resources Center and is part of the LAC. Exams can be administered as paper & pencil, Internet, or secure browser based exams. Tests are proctored during regular testing hoursFor additional information, contact the LAC at (434) 797-8404 or email the Testing Center at dcctestingcenter@dcc.vccs.edu or Fax at (434) 797-8415.

 

To assure the best possible testing conditions and the integrity of testing, the Testing Center:

  • Maintains the security of testing materials by placing them in locked cabinets or password protected digital files.

  • Requires students to present a current photo identification prior to taking a test in the Testing Center (i.e. DCC student ID, valid driver's license, state issued identification card, military identification, or passport).

  • Verifies that students have only authorized testing materials in the testing cubicles.  Non-testing personal items are stored in a secured area.

  • Monitors testing by direct observation through glass windows and video monitors.

  • Strictly follows the test guidelines stated by the instructor on the Test Cover Sheet.

  • Assures accurate timing of tests when required by specific program requirements.

  • Manages and reports any irregularities when they occur.

 

On-Campus Test Proctoring

  • Make-up testing for the College’s academic programs is available on request.  The LAC's testing service is not designed or equipped to handle testing for entire classes in the instructor’s absence.  The LAC does not administer tests in lieu of classroom testing. .

  • Monitored testing for VCCS students taking distance learning classes is also available on request.  Additionally, the LAC will proctor tests for community patrons involved in correspondence or distance learning courses from other colleges.

  • Tests will be proctored during regular testing hours.  Please remind students that all tests must be completed 15 minutes before closing (see LAC Hours).

In order to ensure the integrity of testing in the LAC's Testing Center, Vice President’s Council established the following guidelines on February 24, 1999:

  1. Make-up tests left in the LAC should be different from the tests administered in the classroom. 

  2. The LAC staff will provide all scratch paper to students when needed.

  3. Each test should have the Test Instruction Cover Sheet attached, listing any special instructions   The student's name should also be written on the test itself as well as the instruction slip.

  4. Students will be asked to show a picture ID (either a drivers license or a DCC student ID) before they are given a test.  All books, book bags, etc. must be left outside the Testing Center.  Purses can be stored on the counter in the Testing Center before the student begins the test.  A coat rack is also provided.

  5. Tests may be delivered to the LAC in person or via interoffice mail; however, faculty are asked to pick up the completed tests in person.

 

Exam Transmittal and Instructions Sheet

Please use the following form when sending a proctored exam to the Testing Center:

 

Off-Campus Testing Services

The Testing Center can assist with off-campus testing of your distance learning students by providing the following services:

  • A procedure and standards for selecting a qualified proctor.

  • Guidelines for an acceptable testing environment.

  •  Exam transmittal and return.

  • A point of contact for questions or concerns.

  • Assistance with ensuring the integrity of exams.

 

Test Proctoring Forms

The following forms outline the process the DCC Testing Center uses for facilitating off-campus testing.  Please ask your distant students to use the appropriate form when securing a proctor.

The instructor is responsible for specifying any special requirements or restrictions on testing materials, including books, notes, instruments, and other aids. For web-based examinations, the instructor will also implement any restrictions and controls on the software used to deliver the tests and will supply the minimum hardware configurations, necessary passwords, and all other pertinent instructions prior to the day of the examination.  Please use the Test Instructions & Cover Sheet above.

 

Testing Locations

 

Student Responsibilities

DCC students needing to have exams or other course assignments proctored off-campus should complete the following steps:

  1. Locate a proctor at least two weeks prior to any test date.  Community colleges within the Virginia Community College System will typically provide proctoring services for VCCS students.  It is the student’s responsibility to know if they are required to have proctored exams. 

  2. Download the PROCTORING PROCEDURE form.  The student should complete and sign the student section.  Then have your proctor complete, sign, and fax this form to (434) 797-8415 for approval. 

  3. Any special accommodations that the student might need must be documented with DCC prior to the testing date.  It is the responsibility of the student to make any arrangements for special accommodations with the proctor prior to the date of the tests.  Contact the DCC ADA Counselor at 434-797-8572 or 1-800-560-4291 or 434-688-0136 (VP), or camos@dcc.vccs.edu to discuss this matter confidentially.

  4. REMEMBER: The student is responsible for contacting the proctor and scheduling appointments for exams. 

  5. Fees may be associated with proctoring services.  It is the student’s responsibility to pay any fees associated with test proctoring such as envelopes and postage for returning a test, special proctoring fees, etc.

  6. For additional information, please contact the DCC Learning Assistance Center at (434) 797-8404 or 1-800-560-4291 or 434-688-0136 (VP).

 

Placement Testing

The College's placement testing is administered by Student Services.  For information, please contact (434) 797-8460 or visit the counseling office in Wyatt 108.

 

Disabilities Services

If a student needs a special accommodation based on a documented disability, reasonable accommodations for qualified students will be given. The student must submit all documentation prior to scheduling an examination. Please contact the ADA Counselor, Dr. Carl Amos, in the Counseling and Admissions Office of the Wyatt Building, or call 434-797-8572 (434-688-0136 (VP)), or camos@dcc.vccs.edu for complete information.

Testing Scheduling

Mary M. Barksdale Library Hours LAC Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters: Fall and Spring Semesters:
  Monday - Thursday 
  Friday
  Saturday
  Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Closed
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Monday - Thursday 
  Friday
  Saturday
  Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Closed
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Semester: Summer Semester:
  Monday - Thursday 
  Friday
  Saturday
  Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Closed
Closed
  Monday - Thursday 
  Friday
  Saturday
  Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Closed
Closed

Intersession:
Intersession:
  Monday - Thursday
  Friday
  Saturday
  Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Closed
Closed
  Monday - Thursday
  Friday
  Saturday
  Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Closed
Closed

Holidays and Special Hours:

The library and LAC will be closed whenever the college is closed.  Special hours for holidays, faculty planning and preparation days, and other special occasions will be posted on the library and LAC's telephones and at the front of the LRC.
   

     

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