Student Services :: Testing Center

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 (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 (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: testingcenter@virginiawestern.edu.

To order labels, email jobrequest@virginiawestern.edu 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).

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