Testing Policies and Procedures
No exceptions are made to the following testing procedures. There may be deviations for specific client exams such as CLEP. Ask your proctor for clarification.
- Identification: A current, valid photo ID is required for all exams. Your ID must include a recognizable photo with your first and last name and must be issued by a state/federal government or school. CLEP testing specifically requires a government issued photo ID.
- Lockers: All personal belongings and unauthorized materials must be secured in a locker while testing. Small lockers are available. Proctors cannot accept responsibility for items too large for lockers.
- Prohibited Items: The following items are specifically prohibited from the testing rooms. These items include, but are not limited to:
- Listening devices such as cellular phones/pagers, beepers, walkie talkies, PDA's, or wireless communication devices (e.g., smartphone, tablet, mp3 player)
- Any device capable of recording, viewing or playing back audio, photographic, or video content (such as digital cameras or video cameras)
- Non-medical electronic devices of any kind
- Flash/thumb drives or any other portable electronic storage device
- Copying, transmission or receiving devices
- Watches (wrist or pocket) and sunglasses
- Hooded garments (hoodies) of any kind
- Hats/head coverings (unless worn as a religious requirement)
- Food, beverages, or tobacco products
- Dictionaries, books, pamphlets, reference materials, notes (unless permitted for a specific exam)
- Slide rulers, protractors, compasses, rulers (unless permitted for a specific exam)
- Pens, pencils, highlighter pens and/or colored pens and pencils (unless permitted for a specific exam)
- Calculators (unless permitted for a specific exam)
- Computer usage: Computers are used for taking online exams. You may not browse to or open any outside sources on the computer during your test.
- Scratch paper: Scratch paper and pencils are available depending on the exam.
- Test monitoring: You will be monitored by a proctor and video surveillance throughout your test session.
- Timed tests: Most exams have a time limit in which you must complete/submit the exam. Verify with the Proctor the time limit for your exam.
- No breaks while testing: Unless expressed by the Proctor, your exam must be completed in one sitting. You may not begin the exam, then leave and finish the exam at a later time. THERE ARE NO RESTROOM BREAKS ALLOWED FOR PARADISE VALLEY STUDENTS DURING THE TEST.
- Surrender tests and materials: Exams are collected when the testing center closes. You must turn in all testing materials, including scratch paper, to the Proctor before you leave.
- Time waiver: By signing into the Testing Center you acknowledge the Testing Center hours of operation. All exams must be submitted by the time the Testing Center closes regardless of your exam’s allotted time.
- Accommodations: Students with documented disabilities who require accommodations must be registered with Disability Resources and Services and have exam accommodations approved prior to testing.
- No children allowed: Children under 18 years of age are not allowed in the Testing Center and cannot be left unattended.
MCCCD Administrative Regulation - 2.4.10 - Children on Campus Children (younger than 18) may not attend any class unless they are officially registered for the class. Children will not be allowed on campus unless participating in an authorized college program or under the supervision of an adult.
- Disruptive behavior: Any student acting in a disruptive manner will be asked to leave the testing room.
- Academic misconduct: You must adhere to Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Academic Misconduct (AR 2.3.11) regulations that prohibit cheating. If you are suspected of academic misconduct, your exam will be voided. The matter will be referred to your instructor/exam company for further review, and if applicable, disciplinary action.