Test Etiquette for Students
These guidelines are to be followed by students involved with the academic accommodated testing process. They apply whether or not the testing is by paper and pencil or electronic and whether or not the location is in the Dykes Library Testing Center, rooms associated with the Testing Center or any other campus location.
- Please arrive 5 or 10 minutes before the time you are to begin your exam.
- Please call the AAS Office at 913-945-7035 or Counseling and Educational Support Services at 913-588-6580 if you are running late.
- Unless there is a good reason for a late arrival (i.e. car accident, stopped by police, ill, etc.) you will be required to finish your exam at the scheduled time with no extra time added. The AAS staff must approve any exceptions.
- You are permitted to arrive early and study until your exam is to begin.
- Leave all personal items such as backpacks, purses, coats, cell phones, or pagers either outside your testing room or in a locker.
- We will try to maintain a supply of tissues in the area.
- Sometimes the temperature in the testing room is not comfortable. There is a thermostat in the room that can be adjusted when needed. Please consult with proctor on temperature. It is wise to bring a sweater during the winter months or to dress in cooler clothing during the summer months.
- The proctor will give you a Profits/Honor/Sign In sheet after you have put all your belongings, such as backpacks, etc., outside your testing room. You are to sign this sheet and give it to your proctor at the end of your exam. You can make notes on this sheet if you desire. Any notes you make on this sheet are to be information you have in your head, not information copied from notes, a book, etc.
- If you have a problem signing into your testing computer, tell your proctor who will contact the Dykes Testing Department.
- No assistance, such as help with answering a test question, will be provided to you. BUT, if you want to talk to faculty about a test question, please contact the proctor. He/she will then contact either Dykes testing staff, which will get the faculty for assistance. NOTE: not all faculty members provide assistance.
- The computer will time you out after 15 minutes if there is no activity on the computer. As you know, moving the mouse around will prevent this from happening.
- You are allowed to take restroom breaks. We trust your honesty during those breaks. Your proctor is required to make a note of any breaks and the duration. For SOM students, you may be accompanied by your proctor when you take a restroom break during a shelf/subject exam.
- You are allowed to have closed contained beverages in the testing room. Hopefully you won't ever spill on the keyboard and damage it. We have been told that no food is to be allowed in your testing rooms.
- You are permitted to close the door to your testing room. We trust your honesty.
- Let AAS staff know if you have any issues or concerns.
Test Etiquette for Students Form
Nov 26, 2013