Test Services

Monitored test services are offered in NPC Libraries and Centers for:
  • Students in NPC audio, model, video, CISCO, or Internet courses offered in two or more locations.
  • Students taking a distance learning course from another institution (i.e. Rio Salado).  $25 fee is charged for each non-NPC test.
  • Paper tests only; we do not proctor online or computer-based tests.
Requirements:

     For NPC courses:

  • Faculty should ensure that all tests are received by the Libraries and Centers at least one week prior to the test start date (note that it can take up to 5 to 7 days for materials to reach some remote Center locations).
  • All tests must allow a minimum time-window of one full day in which students may come to take their tests individually.  Synchronous testing is prohibited.
  • Tester must present an NPC student ID or photo ID.
  • Testers should bring appropriate writing utensils.  If a Scantron answer sheet is used for the test, the tester will need a #2 pencil.
  • First-come, first-served.  No appointments are taken and no specific time shall be set for testers to arrive for testing.

     For Other non-NPC Institutions:

  • $25.00 fee for each non-NPC test.
  • Pay at Campus/Center Office.
  • Must present receipt & photo ID before test is given.
  • Writing utensils.
  • No appointments are necessary.
  • Contact NPC Library for information about where to have testing materials sent.
  • Paper tests only.  No computer or online tests will be monitored.
General rules and procedures:
  • All tests must allow a minimum time-window of one full day during which time students may come at their convenience to take their test(s).
  • Instructors who require synchronous / simultaneous testing services should contact their Dean to procure a special proctor or make other arrangements.
  • Tests are taken in a designated area monitored by video & audio systems where possible.
  • Instructor's directions will be read aloud to tester. Only the instructor can give test directions.  Failure to comply with testing instructions will be reported.
  • Test signature log must be signed after presenting ID to staff.
  • Testers may only take into the testing area those items allowed by the instructor. It is recommended that students store their belongings in their vehicles; however, limited storage space is available in the Libraries and Centers, but the college accepts no responsibility for items stored. 
  • Testers may be asked to show that they have no prohibited items in their pockets or clothing. 
  • Cheating, talking while testing, leaving the testing room, or any other non-compliance with the testing instructions or procedures will be referred to the instructor and may also be referred to the Vice President of Learning and Student Services.
  • Completed test, answer sheet, scratch paper, and any other borrowed materials must be returned to a Library or Center staff member immediately upon completion of the test; do not merely leave items on the desk or counter and walk away.
  • Untaken tests are returned to the instructor on the day of the test deadline.
Prohibitions:
  • The Libraries and Centers cannot accommodate synchronous testing (groups of students from a class showing up to be tested all at once). 
  • Instructors must not send students, individually or in groups, to test at any specific time before, during or after class; students must be allowed to come test  anytime during a one-day minimum time window.
  • No appointments or testing reservations shall be made or accepted.
  • No electronic or network devices are allowed, except a calculator if specified by the instructor.
  • No talking or other communications are allowed in the testing areas (other than between staff members and testers).
  • Children are not allowed in testing areas, nor are they allowed to be left unattended on college premises during testing or at any other time.
Submission of testing materials and return of tests:
  • Tests should be submitted early enough to ensure that they are received by Libraries and Centers at least one-week prior to the start date of the tests.
  • Time-limited ("timed") tests should clearly indicate the time-limit both on the testing instructions and also on the test itself.

     Tests submitted by courier:

  • Tests and testing materials (e.g., Scantrons) should be placed in a Test Envelope (available from all Library and Center locations) and sealed.
  • Completely fill out the interactive/editable Monitored Test Instructions form and provide all pertinent instructions.

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  • Test envelope is then placed in a brown courier envelope and addressed to the appropriate Library / Center location.  When  sending to multiple locations, you may simply xerox the Test Envelope Cover form and tape it to each Test Envelope.
  • Test Envelopes may then be dropped off at any Library, Center, or NPC Office location.

     Tests submitted by email:

  • Test will be scanned as a single, contiguous PDF document and attached to an email.
  • Monitored Test Instructions form will be filled out and attached to the email.

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  • Email will be sent to the appropriate Library Testing email accounts* (do NOT send tests or testing materials to specific staff members nor to general Library or Center email accounts).

*Library Testing email accounts all follow this protocol:

 

 

 


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