Policies

The Health Sciences Assessment Center provides a secure area for the administration of exams. Adherence to the following rules will protect you from the perception of cheating and help ensure a fair, efficient testing experience.

You must know the official name of the class, your section and the name of the test you wish to take. Please tell the proctors if your test is a scheduled test, an open-schedule test or a make-up of a previously scheduled test.

In order to take an exam, you must present one of the following IDs at check-in:

  • SLCC One Card student ID (preferred)
  • Current passport
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current state ID

Proctors may give you specific directions, which you must follow.

If you have complaints or concerns, please address them to the Assessment Center Coordinator or your instructor.

You must sit in the seat assigned to you. Do not switch seats. Place the seat number in the pocket on the side of the cubicle and leave it there when you leave the testing room.

Plan ahead and come well before the Assessment Center closes. If you arrive late for an afternoon or evening test, you will not be allowed to test if half of your allotted testing time does not remain until the closing time of the Assessment Center. Regardless of what time you begin, you must end your test when the Assessment Center closes.

The test room has been scheduled by your instructor for a particular time period. If another test is scheduled for that room, you will be asked to vacate the room so the next scheduled test can take place regardless of the amount of allotted time you have remaining.

Restroom breaks during tests that last 120 minutes or less are not allowed. Please use the restroom prior to checking in. Normally, once a test has been issued, you may not leave the Assessment Center without first ending the test.

Cell phones are never allowed in the testing rooms. To ensure test integrity and a quiet environment for all, you may not bring any personal or unauthorized items into the testing room. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Outerwear (coats and jackets)
  • Purses
  • Backpacks
  • Books
  • Notes
  • Wrist watches
  • Cell phones
  • Pagers
  • Headphones
  • Any other electronic devices
  • Your own pens or pencils

Children may not accompany adults in the Testing Center.

On special occasions, your instructor may permit other items in the testing room, e.g., personal calculators, notes, or books. If your instructor has authorized you to use any special items, please tell the proctor before beginning the test.

You will be continuously monitored by video, physical walk-throughs, and through the observation window during your test. All testing sessions are audio and video recorded.

If you experience any problems during testing, quietly come out to the check-in area and speak to a proctor.

You must not talk to other test-takers or refer to their screens, testing materials, or written notes in the testing room.

Any blatant or suspected issues of academic dishonesty will be noted. You will be asked to leave an exam in progress and will be referred to your instructor for appropriate disciplinary action. (Refer to the SLCC Student Code of Conduct for additional information.)

It is expressly prohibited to disclose, publish, reproduce, or transmit any part of an exam in any form, by any means, verbal or written, for any purpose, without the express permission of your instructor or the Assessment Center staff.

When you finish your test, please leave the testing room promptly so that it can be prepared for the next scheduled exam. Take any items you brought into the testing room out with you and leave the cubicle neat and clean. Erase any marks from the white boards that you have used.