Proctoring of Examinations

The Main Library provides a test proctoring service by advance appointment. It is the responsibility of the test-taker and the institution requesting the proctoring of a test to verify before sending the exam that the guidelines and conditions presented here are acceptable to the institution giving the test. No personal information about Library staff will be released to an institution requesting the proctoring of a test.

Cost is $15 for the first hour of any test; $10 each additional hour. Payment by cash, check, or credit card must be made at the time of application for proctoring services. Fees are non-refundable; no shows must reschedule.

For a list of designated times for proctoring, please visit www.hmcpl.org as times may change seasonally.

The Library staff cannot interpret test instructions for the student nor assist in any technical manner with an online test. Test-takers are responsible for supplying all materials, including paper, pencils, calculators, and audio equipment such as headphones. Library staff cannot sign a proctoring verification that attests to more than they are able to do. Tests must be completed one half hour before the Library closes.

The Library will not proctor any GED testing. These requests will be referred to the Calhoun Community College Adult Education Program.

Tests that are not available online must be sent to the library by U.S. Postal Service only. Tests must include a postage paid return envelope. The test will be held at the Main Library for 30 days. When the test is completed it will be sent by U.S. Postal Service on the next business day. A test will not be accepted of returned by fax.

Appointments to take examinations must be scheduled at least one week in advance during Main Library hours. Reservations may be made at the Reference and Adult Services Department of the Main Library, with payment due at the time of reservation. The test-taker is responsible for notifying the Library staff at the time of reservation of the length of the test. No appointments will be scheduled until the application is complete.

Before taking the exam, the student will be required to present a valid government-issued or student picture I.D.

Computerized tests can be accommodated at the Reference and Adult Services Department as long as test takers understand that there will be some degree of noise and activity surrounding them. The Library will provide a computer that has Microsoft Word and Internet access. Installation of any special software that may be needed to complete the examination on a Library computer is not allowed. If more than 60 minutes are required, the staff may extend the time limit of the public PC workstation to accommodate the exam at the beginning of the session. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure in advance of the test date that the computing resources are adequate for their testing requirements and that the Library computer can access the test site’s URL.

The Library reserves the right to cancel of change the date of any proctored test. Examples of reasons for cancelling or rescheduling a test may include inclement weather, computer malfunction, building evacuation, etc. The Library will provide for a make-up test in the event of test cancellation due to inclement weather or other circumstances.

The Library is not responsible for interruptions of the testing process, such as the building losing power or the internet connection.

 

Fees

  • $15 for the first hour of any test; $10 each additional hour.

 

Application

 

 

Approved Date: 8/4/12

Updated: 11/7/12