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Testing Policies

Student Testing Policies

Students who plan to take tests in the Testing Center should familiarize themselves with the following policies.

Student Responsibilities
  • Tests will be turned in when the Center closes. The Testing Center will not give out tests in the last half hour of testing to ensure that there is enough time for the student to complete the test in one sitting. However, ultimately, students are responsible for determining the amount of time required to take a test.
  • Tests will not be given back to a student to work on a second time without permission from the instructor.
  • Students taking tests are responsible for knowing their course name and number, test number, and also the instructor's name.
  • Students will provide a picture identification prior to taking an exam.
  • Students will sign in and out on the appropriate sign-in sheet.
  • Students will be responsible for leaving book bags and notes in the designated area.
  • Students are responsible for bringing #2 pencils and clean paper.
  • Students must turn off cell phones.
  • No children are allowed in the Testing Center area.
Academic Integrity
  • When testing, students will abide by Virginia Western's honor code; the honor code is posted outside the testing room.
  • During testing, the Testing Center staff will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the testing environment.
  • If there is a violation, the Testing Center will report the violator and any materials related to the violation to the faculty member.
  • After the report has been made, the faculty member will be responsible for enforcing school policies.
Academic Dishonesty

Virginia Western's honor code states that students shall refrain from behaving in a dishonest manner. Dishonesty includes acts of cheating, stealing, and plagiarism. Violations of this policy could result in disciplinary action. For more information regarding Virginia Western's policy on academic dishonesty, read the policy.

Faculty Testing Policies

Virginia Western faculty who wish to make use of the Testing Center should review the following policies regarding make-up and distance education tests.

Make-Up Testing

The Testing Center will provide testing services to faculty for students who need to make up tests that they missed during regular class time. The Testing Center will not, however, be able to provide services for re-testing students. Please use the following guidelines to structure your make-up testing procedures:

  • Testing will be limited to make-up tests only.
  • Faculty should complete a Testing Information Sheet (XLSX) (available in the Testing Center electronic mailbox).
  • All tests should be clearly labeled with regard to the course title, course number, chapter(s) or unit(s) being tested and the instructor’s name.
  • Each test or answer sheet should be clearly labeled with the student's name.
  • There should be as many tests available as there are students who will be taking the test. The Testing Center is unable to make copies of tests for you.
  • The Testing Center staff will proctor testing on a limited basis. If a student is caught or suspected of cheating, the instructor will be notified.
  • The Testing Center staff will not be responsible for scoring tests.

With the volume of mail we process and the number of tests we administer, the Testing Center is unable to return tests to faculty on a specified date. If a faculty member wants a test returned on a specific date, he or she will have to call us or email us to request that the test be sent out in that day's mail. We are unable to keep track of everyone's test schedules.

Distance Learning Tests

The Testing Center provides testing services to faculty teaching classes at a distance. Please follow these guidelines when preparing to administer a test.

  • Instructors should complete a Testing Information Sheet (XLSX) (available in the Testing Center electronic mailbox).
  • All tests should be clearly labeled with regard to the course title, course number, chapter(s) being tested, the instructor's name, and the semester the test is to be administered.
  • Each test will be required to have the student's name on it, either handwritten or labeled.
  • There should be as many tests available as there are students who will be taking the test. The Testing Center is unable to make copies of tests for you.
  • The Testing Center staff will proctor testing on a limited basis. If a student is suspected or caught of cheating, the instructor will be notified. A statement in the instructor's course or class outline reviewing the honor code would be appropriate, and students should be responsible for signing a pledge at the end of the test.
  • The Testing Center will not be responsible for scoring tests.
  • The instructor will be responsible for cleaning out his/her file at the end of each semester, identifying incompletes, and leaving files up-to-date at the beginning of each new semester. If this procedure does not occur, all tests will be sent back to the instructor.
  • The Testing Center reserves the right to refuse to test students when these procedures have not been followed.

To contact the Testing Center by email:  .

To order labels, email   with the following message: Distance Learning Class Labels. Please include the five digit class number (ex: 17406) along with the class id (ex: ACC-211-V1).

Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8AM-8PM
Fri: 8AM-5PM
Sat: 9AM-1PM
Sun: Closed
Tests will not be given out within 30 minutes of closing

Contact Us

Testing Center
Location: Ground Floor, Brown Library
Phone: 540-857-7250
Fax: 540-857-6138

Mailing Address:
3095 Colonial Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015