ARC is glad to be a resource for students and faculty who need having tests proctored for ARC-affiliated students. For the 2023 Spring semester, ARC provides in-person proctoring (remote proctoring will be considered on a case-by-case basis). If there are special or extenuating circumstances, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. ARC proctors will provide accommodations in accordance with the student’s accommodation memo and will exercise due diligence to ensure academic integrity.
Here are some other considerations to be aware of:
- Students are reminded to have their IDs ready to show when they appear for proctoring, to remove their smartwatches and air pods, and to leave any belongings outside the Testing Center that are not needed for the exam (those belongings will be supervised by the ARC Staff).
- If the student has not appeared for their exam within 15 minutes of the start time, the proctoring will be canceled. Rescheduling is a possibility, but limitations will apply.
- Because of limited resources, we cannot proctor exams that are untimed or have “unlimited time.”
- We want the students for whom we proctor exams to have the best possible chance to demonstrate mastery of the subject. Therefore, we cannot act as readers for a test in a foreign language, where our lack of fluency could be detrimental to a student’s academic performance. Similarly, we cannot describe images, diagrams, charts or graphs for students, as our interpretations could adversely influence the student’s answers. Instructors, if you have a question about how to structure a test with these elements for a student with a disability, we would be happy to discuss it with you in advance of the test.
- Due to the high demand for proctoring exams for legitimate disability-related reasons, we cannot provide proctoring for exams rescheduled to facilitate travel, vacations, social events, etc.
Scheduling ARC proctoring will return to being handled with the ARC Exam Proctoring google form, while implementation of the Accommodate system continues.
As always, ARC asks for notification at least three business days before the proctoring date:
Students: meet/email with your instructors letting them know when you are available to be proctored (remember — between 9 am and 4 pm). If you have already sent in a request, please follow up with your instructor — they will still need to know your date/time to do their part.
Faculty: when then date/time is finalized, you (not the student) are to complete the ARC Exam Proctoring form. If you’ve already “created” an exam in Accommodate, you will still need to use the form to get the student date and time information to us.
We look forward to resuming test scheduling through Accommodate in the future, and appreciate your understanding, realizing that the implementation of a system as flexible and feature-rich as this one is not simple, and the benefits will be worth the effort.