- All Testing Center activities including scheduling, submitting and returning exams will occur electronically. Paper exams are no longer accepted (unless prior approval).
- All testing appointments are by appointment only. Students are not permitted in the Testing Center without a confirmed appointment. Walk-Ins are not permitted.
- All exams must be scheduled in the Testing Center at least 7 days in advance, including make-up exams.
The Testing Center is located at One Riverside Drive, room 206.
The Testing Center is a university resource for students who have pre-approved academic testing accommodations, require a make-up, CBE, or other exam requiring an in-person proctor, that cannot be completed on BlackBoard.
Tests are proctored in the Testing Center by trained test proctors who are responsible for the security of all tests administered and for maintaining confidentiality. Test proctors ensure that students receive testing accommodations in a quiet and non-stressful environment.
It is recommended that students take exams with their instructor whenever possible in order to obtain any last minute information regarding the exam and to have any questions answered during the exam. Tools that may help further reduce distractions in your class include: noise cancelling headsets, ear plugs, etc.
Testing accommodations may include
- Extended time: Calculated based on the length of time that the instructor offers students to complete an assessment. Often students require (1.5x) or (2x).
- Breaks: During exams these are limited to 5-10 minutes. Typically, students do not leave the testing location and cannot access books, notes, or mobile devices. Except in the case of stop-the-clock breaks, students are not given additional time at the end of the exam to account for time spent on breaks during the exam.
- Reduced-distraction environment: an environment separate from the regular classroom that limits interruptions and other distractions.
- Use of assistive technology: includes a computer or speech-to-text software
- Reader: Test proctor reads the test verbatim and aloud to the student.
- Writer: Test proctor writes short answer, fill-in and essay tests verbatim as dictated by the student, and for scantrons, bubbles in the answers.
- Alternative Formats: Alternative to scantron, a digital format that is used with a text or screen reader, large print, braille, other alternatives to computer-based exams.
- Testing Supports: Students may require the use of a computer, calculator, paper, graph paper for providing responses to questions on assessments.
- Flexible Dates/Times: Students may need to complete an assessment at an alternate time other than the originally scheduled assessment as a disability-related accommodation.
Scheduling your exam
- Please discuss your approved testing accommodations as indicated in your current letter of accommodations, with your instructor as soon as possible in the term to determine where and when you will take your assessments.
- Student will email TestingCenter@Goodwin.edu and their instructor to confirm testing accommodations have been discussed and are ready to schedule.
- Upon receipt of confirmation of testing plans, instructors are required to submit the exam in accessible PDF format via email to MRajbanshi@goodwin.edu with the Test Administration Form
- Students with approved accommodations through the Office of AccessAbility Services should complete the testing accommodations request form to schedule their exam. Please include the specific accommodations that you require for each exam. Students are encouraged to look at their syllabi and schedule exams for the term in advance.
- Email your testing appointment request to TestingCenter@Goodwin.edu to schedule your exams at least 7 days in advance (that includes regular semester exams and quizzes, as well as finals). If you need to schedule an exam that is less than one week away, please contact Megan Rajbanshi, Coordinator of AccessAbility Services to discuss proctor/space availability or online proctoring options.
- Student and Faculty will receive a confirmation email once student’s exam has been scheduled all exam materials have been received.
- Students will bring all materials approved by the instructor or listed in letter of accommodations
- Please discuss your testing situation with your instructor as soon as possible to determine where and when you will take your assessments.
- Student will email TestingCenter@Goodwin.edu and their instructor to confirm testing plans have been discussed.
- Upon receipt of confirmation of testing plans, instructors are required to submit the exam in accessible PDF format via email to MRajbanshi@goodwin.edu with the Test Administration form
- Students are required to email testing appointment request to TestingCenter@Goodwin.edu to schedule your exams at least 7 days in advance (that includes regular semester exams and quizzes AND finals). If you need to schedule an exam that is less than one week away, please contact Megan Rajbanshi, Coordinator of AccessAbility Services to discuss proctor/space availability or online proctoring options.
- Student and Faculty will receive a confirmation email once student’s exam has been scheduled and all exam materials have been received.
- Students will bring any additional materials (calculators, paper, pencils, etc.) approved by the instructor.
- Bring your Goodwin University ID or other current photo ID such as state driver's license, state ID or passport.
- Test must be completed within one sitting (within the time indicated in Letter of Accommodations or by instructor).
- Students must provide their own pencils, calculators (when permitted.)
- The testing center can provide students with noise canceling headphones, study carrels, a white noise machine and paper (if listed as an accommodation).
- Children are not allowed in the testing center
- All personal belongings (including cell phones, smart watches, iPods, purses, etc.) must be placed in the designated bin in room 206.
- No food or drink is allowed in the testing room (Exceptions to this rule include students with medical conditions that require ease of access to certain medications, a snack, or a drink and will be listed as a testing accommodation)
- The integrity policy must be signed upon arrival
- If you have a question about your exam the proctor will attempt to contact faculty, but many faculty are not on campus and are hard to reach. You will be advised to try to continue; or, to return the exam and to see your instructor. Proctors cannot answer questions about the exam.
- The Testing Center does not accept homework or other assignments
Information for Instructors
- Student will discuss with you their approved testing accommodations as indicated in their current letter of accommodations, or will communicate their need to make-up exam that cannot be completed in BlackBoard
- Student will email TestingCenter@goodwin.edu and copy the instructor to confirm testing has been discussed and is ready to schedule.
- Upon receipt of confirmation of testing plans, Instructors are required to submit the exam in accessible PDF format via email (if it is a paper exam) or confirm BlackBoard Exam is deployed for the student for the date and time to take exam in the Testing Center (including extra time if that’s an accommodation via email to MRajbanshi@goodwin.edu with the Test Administration form (for all exams)
- Any exam that is not able to be taken online in Blackboard is to be emailed in PDF form to MRajbanshi@goodwin.edu, Coordinator of AccessAbility Services
- Office of AccessAbility Services will provide test proctor with printed exam and any notes/documents provided by instructor
- Test proctor collects all exam materials at end of session and returns all materials to AccessAbility Service Office
- Within 24 hours, AccessAbility Service will scan and email all testing documents back to Instructors in PDF form and will require a read-receipt.