CCBC Testing Centers

CCBC Instructor's Information

Note: Faculty and students should read all of following policy information. If there are any questions, please contact the Testing Center.

**NEW** Beginning Fall 2012, testing candidates will be required to arrange appointments at each of CCBC's Testing Center locations - Catonsville, Essex, Dundalk, Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, and Randallstown. (Refer to instruction 13 below.)

**NEW** Beginning April 2013, currently enrolled CCBC students may arrange an e-appointment at the Dundalk, Hunt Valley, and Randallstown testing locations. E-appointments will be available for the other testing locations (Catonsville, Essex, and Owings Mills) at a later date.

  1. The Testing Centers administer make-up tests and exams for Distance Learning classes. Due to space and staffing limitations, the Testing Centers cannot administer tests for an entire class, nor can they serve as a testing facility for an entire class when an instructor plans to miss a scheduled class session. Requests for the administration of re-tests or large numbers of make-up tests must be discussed with the Testing Center Administrator who will determine, based on the Center's schedule, if the Testing Center can accommodate the request. Testing Center Contact Information for Faculty

    “Make-up” tests should be defined as tests that an instructor is allowing a student to “make-up” due to the student’s unusual circumstances.

  2. Computers with Microsoft programs are available for use in testing. All computers have Blackboard and Internet access.
  3. Whenever possible, Instructors should coordinate their testing dates with Testing Center schedules. Instructors should inform students of Testing Center procedures and notify them of test date availability and deadlines. Unforeseen circumstances such as college closings, power, and computer outages and staff absences may require changes to Testing Center schedules. Regular Weekly Hours of Operation for the CCBC Testing Center and CCBC Testing Centers Final Exam Week Hours
  4. The last day of classes for Spring 2013 is Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Testing Centers will use the same date as the last day for regular semester and make-up tests. In order to minimize overcrowding on the last few days of the semester, please help us by establishing deadlines throughout the semester for exams, rather than allowing students to postpone all testing to the last week. Since students tend to procrastinate, it’s especially helpful for the TC schedules to have exams scheduled mid-week to mid-week (trying not to use Friday or Saturday when hours are limited) as a final deadline.
  5. Final Exam week, Monday, May 13, 2013 through Saturday, May 18, 2013, will be for FINAL EXAMS ONLY. Final Exams are defined as Distance Learning Final Tests (when there is no Exam), Distance Learning Final Exams, Make up Final Exams and Final Exams for students with disabilities (students who have provided an accommodation letter to an instructor earlier in the semester). Please make sure that when tests/exams are sent to the Testing Centers, they are clearly marked as a test, final test (with no exam), or a final exam.
  6. Instructors must complete a CCBC Testing Center Proctored Testing Request Form and submit the completed form(s) with the test(s) and all necessary materials, including blue books, Scantron answer sheets, etc. Proctored Testing Request forms are available on SharePoint under the forms tab. Instructors may also access the form here, but the SharePoint site provides the form in different file formats. Electronic delivery of a test, the request form, and course roster, if applicable, is preferred. Testing Centers will make copies of tests sent by e-mail. For tests submitted as hard copies, the instructor is responsible for supplying enough copies of the test based on the numbers of students expected to test. Faxing a test, except on an emergency basis, is not recommended since the faxed copy may not copy well and/or the whole test does not transmit.
  7. Instructors who plan to use the testing features through Blackboard or other computer based programs are encouraged to submit a paper copy of a test that can be used in case of unexpected computer outages.
  8. Instructors are responsible for delivering and picking up tests. The Testing Centers are not responsible for the security of exams once they leave the office. Delivery instructions should be noted on the Request Form.
  9. Students are not allowed to bring tests to the Testing Centers or leave with tests without written consent from the instructor.
  10. Tests are assumed to be closed book and closed notes unless otherwise specified on the Request Form. If instructions are not specific, students will not be allowed use of any aids while testing.
  11. All papers, including scrap paper and worksheets, used by a student during a test will be returned with the test.
  12. In accordance with CCBC’s Code of Conduct as it relates to academic integrity, Testing Center staff will report any student suspected of violating the policy to the student's instructor and to Judicial Affairs along with any evidence of suspected academic dishonesty.
  13. Students must schedule appointments at the Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex, Hunt Valley, Owings Mills and Randallstown Testing Centers. At Catonsville, Dundalk, and Essex, appointments should be scheduled 3 or more days in advance of the requested time. When no appointments are available, students will be seated on a space available basis after scheduled appointments are seated. At Hunt Valley, Owings Mills, and Randallstown, appointments should be scheduled a week or more in advance. For final exam week, students should arrange appointments to test two or more weeks in advance for any CCBC Testing Center location. Please discourage students from “walking-in” to test at the Centers.
    **NEW** Beginning April 2013, currently enrolled CCBC students may arrange an e-appointment at the Dundalk, Hunt Valley, and Randallstown testing locations. E-appointments will be available for the other testing locations Catonsville, Essex, and Owings Mills at a later date.
  14. Students must be prepared to present a valid picture ID (CCBC student ID, state ID card or Driver’s License) and their CCBC student ID number when arriving at the Testing Center. We discourage students from bringing cell phones or other personal electronic devices, such as PDAs with them to the Testing Center.

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