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Testing Policies and Procedures

These policies and procedures are for all students who are registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities and receive the accommodation of taking exams in the Adaptive Resource Center.

POLICIES

  • Exams must be scheduled in the Adaptive Resource Center at least 5 days prior to the test date. (Any exam not scheduled in advance may result in the need to reschedule with your instructor.) Note: Final exams should be scheduled 2 weeks in advance.
  • Exams should be scheduled at the same time the class is scheduled to take the exam. Any variation in time will require professor's approval.
  • If the student fails to give the instructor a copy of the "Testing Request Form", the instructor is not required to deliver the exam to the ARC.
  • The student should explain the procedures to the professor and inform the professor that they can e-mail, fax, or bring the exam with the "Testing Request Form" with any special instructions to the ARC prior to the time the student is scheduled to take the exam.
  • It is the student's responsibility to remind the instructor that he or she is taking the exam in the ARC and that the instructor needs to bring the exam to the Adaptive Resource Center in University Hall, room 101.
  • On the day of your exam the student should come to the ARC prepared and ready to begin the exam at the scheduled time. Note: If you show up late, your time will not be adjusted.
  • If the student does not show for the exam then the exam will be returned to the instructor the following day.
  • It is the student's responsibility to provide a scantron or bluebook when necessary.
  • The student may not adjust the time or date of the exam without prior approval from the instructor. The instructor must give either verbal or written confirmation of a change in date or time to an ARC staff member.
  • If a student misses two scheduled testing reservations without notifying the ARC, he or she must meet with the Adaptive Resource Center Coordinator before they will be allowed to schedule any further exams.

PROCEDURES

  1. Submit an online request to schedule your exams [link to page 4.2 ARC Testing Request Form] or come to the Adaptive Resource Center five days prior to scheduled date of your exam and complete a "Testing Request Form".
  2. Take the completed "Testing Request Form" to your Professor before the date of your exam and have them return it with the exam to the Adaptive Resource Center.
  3. Have your professor complete the bottom portion of the "Testing Request Form" and the professor should return the form with the exam to the ARC.
  4. Come to the ARC at the scheduled date and time prepared to take your exam.

Notice on Scholastic Dishonesty

The Adaptive Resource Center follows all standards of conduct expected of students enrolled at the University, including scholastic dishonesty, which is specified by the Office of Student Conduct.

What Constitutes Scholastic Dishonesty?

Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and collusion on an examination or an assignment being offered for credit. Each student is accountable for work submitted for credit, including group projects.

  • Cheating
  • Copying another's test or assignment
  • Communication with another during an exam or assignment (i.e. written, oral or otherwise)
  • Giving or seeking aid from another when not permitted by the instructor
  • Possessing or using unauthorized materials during the test
  • Buying, using, stealing, transporting, or soliciting a test, draft of a test, or answer key
  • Plagiarism
  • Using someone else's work in your assignment without appropriate acknowledgement
  • Making slight variations in the language and then failing to give credit to the source
  • Collusion
  • Without authorization, collaborating with another when preparing an assignment

Examples of items not allowed during a test:

  • Books, notes, formula sheets, or any paper not previously approved by the instructor or OSD staff
  • Electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, PDAs, IPODs, flash drives, etc
  • Backpack or bags
  • Hats
  • Drink bottles with labels
  • Any other items not previously approved by the instructor or OSD staff

Any instance of scholastic dishonesty will result in an automatic referral to the Office of Student Conduct.

Any unauthorized use of computers in the Adaptive Resource Center is strictly prohibited and will result in disciplinary action. (Reference: University of Texas System Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents Rule 50101 Sec. 2.7 and the UT Arlington Handbook of Operating Procedures Sec.2-202D)

Procedures

  1. Submit an online request to schedule your exams or come to the Adaptive Resource Center five days prior to scheduled date of your exam and complete a "Testing Request Form".
  2. Take the completed "Testing Request Form" to your Professor before the date of your exam and have them return it with the exam to the Adaptive Resource Center.
  3. Have your professor complete the bottom portion of the "Testing Request Form" and the professor should return the form with the exam to the ARC.
  4. Come to the ARC at the scheduled date and time prepared to take your exam.
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