Testing Center Usage for Faculty

The Testing Center is available for all faculty to use. While we are not set up to accommodate your entire class without prior arrangement with our director, we have the resources to meet almost all of your testing needs.

To correspond with the Testing Center, please do not send e-mails directly to testing personnel, but use the testing center listserv:

You will need to fill out an Exam Authorization Form using Dynamic Forms before we can test any of your students. Access Dynamic Forms under My Pellissippi and click the Faculty tab. Dynamic Forms is on the left side under "Academic Information." You will need to input your username and password to access it.

Please fill out the authorization form completely, especially the “Allowable Aids” field. We cannot allow students to use any resource not listed under Allowable Aids. If you need to add to/change that information after submitting the form, email the testing listserv.

If you have more than three students who need to take the same test, please attach an alphabetized roster to your authorization form. If you need to add students to the roster after sending it to us, email the testing listserv.

If your test is paper/pencil and you have more than three students testing, we ask that you print out test copies for the testing centers to use. Your name must appear on the test copy itself. Separate answer documents must have your name and a place for the student’s name and test date. You may leave paper/pencil tests with proctors at the Testing Centers during regular open hours, or bring tests to our Hardin Valley campus office (ERC 120A) Monday-Friday 8-4:30 p.m.

We take test security very seriously. Students are required to present a valid photo ID (we ask for the Pellissippi ID) before they can test. Cell phones, watches, fitness trackers, and other electronic items and personal items are not allowed in the Testing Center. Students are monitored while testing and all paperwork, including scratch paper, is collected before a student leaves. Exams are stored in locking cabinets and are transported through campus mail (when necessary) in locked bags. Passwords are not shared with students at any time.

We are happy to test students who receive testing accommodations. We have Kurzweil, Natural Reader, Zoomtext, and other accommodation programs available for students who need them. However, tests for accommodations students should go through SSWD, but you must send an authorization form to us using our Dynamic Forms. The exception is students who only need extra time. We do not calculate the extra time ourselves; you must do this and indicate it in the “Time Limit” section of the authorization form.

Timers are available for students to use to keep track of their time while testing. Testing personnel cannot time students exactly, but usually within one-five minutes. A wall clock is in the Testing Center. The proctor will stamp or write the start time on the test when the student checks in, and will stamp or write the finish time when the student turns in the completed test.

After a student takes a test, the instructor may pick up paper tests in the Testing Center during regular open hours or in the Hardin Valley campus Testing office in ERC 120A (Monday-Friday from 8-4:30 p.m). Make sure the Dynamic Form authorization lists any special arrangements needed for test pickup at branch campuses. Student workers can pick up tests, but we require the instructor to send a note authorizing the student by name, and we will require the student worker to present photo ID before we can release a test.

Please refer your students to our testing policies so they know what to expect. Our policies have recently changed. Hats/caps (except religious headgear) are no longer allowed in the Testing Center. Students must use Testing-supplied writing implements (pens or pencils) rather than their own.