Testing Center

The Testing Center is coordinated through the Student Success and Advising Center and offers test proctoring at 521 Stanton Street and in Holman Library, Room 208. Student MUST schedule appointments. Walk-in testing is not available. Schedule appointments at least 48 hours in advance.

Make an appointment. Be sure to select “Testing Center” in the drop down menu!

  • The Testing Center is open throughout each regular academic week of the semester. A variety of daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.

  • A photo ID, such as your McKendree ID or a government-issued ID (driver's license, passport/visa, etc.), is REQUIRED to test.

  • Contact the Testing Center as soon as possible if you cannot keep your appointment.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions we get from students and faculty.

 

 


Student FAQs

What is a proctored quiz/exam?

A proctored quiz or exam is simply a quiz or exam that is supervised by someone who verifies the identity of the student and watches over the student while they are completing the assigned work. It is a way to ensure the enrolled students are the ones actually taking the exam and to remove the opportunity for cheating.

Proctored quizzes or exams are sometimes necessary for students who missed regularly scheduled work due to a university-sponsored event (athletic competition, required course field trip, research symposium, etc).

Instructors grade their own quizzes and examinations. The student and the instructor are the only people able to see the individual’s grade.


How do I set up an appointment?

1.  Contact your instructor if you know you will miss a scheduled quiz or exam.

2.  AFTER speaking to your instructor, set up an appointment for a proctored quiz/exam. Email your instructor and provide them with the date and time of your exam appointment.

3.  If you find that none of the available appointment times work for you, please contact your instructor to make alternate arrangements. While the Testing Center strives to meet the needs of all students, we are not able to staff the Center 24/7.


What do I do on the day of my testing appointment?

Bring your McKendree ID or other government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) and any items that you need for the exam (pencil, calculator, etc.) with you to your appointment. Plan ahead and arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Bring Kleenex, if you think you’ll need it during the exam, stop by the restroom, etc. Once you start the exam, you will be required to remain in the Testing Center until your work is complete.

You will be asked to leave all belongings, including your cell phone, book bag, purse, notebooks, tablets, hat, coats, sunglasses, etc. with Testing Services staff. It will be your responsibility to retrieve your belongings before you leave.

If students require specific resources or materials to complete the exam, it MUST be clearly stated by the instructor on the testing materials provided to the Testing Center staff.

Be aware that Testing Center staff work to maintain test integrity. They may be moving quietly throughout the room during your exam. This is simply for the purposes of completing their job and is not meant to distract you from your work.

After your work is complete, hand in all testing materials to the Testing Center staff. The staff member will seal the exam and return it to the instructor or faculty secretary.


What if I have an IEP or require specific testing accommodations?


No problem! We are here to help ensure that your needs are met. Simply contact Jennifer Miller, Assistant Dean for Student Success at: jrmiller@mckendree.edu or call (618) 537-6572. She will work together with the Testing Center staff and the student to help create an ideal testing environment. We collaborate together to do all we can to promote success of all McKendree students!

 

 

 

Faculty FAQs


The Testing Center aims to support both students and faculty. Students are required to contact you directly before scheduling a proctored quiz or exam with the Testing Center. The Testing Center will be staffed throughout each regular academic week of the semester. A variety of daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available. Please contact Marcy Bitner, Student Success Mentor, at mmbitner@mckendree.edu for further information.

 

What do I do if a student says they are going to miss a quiz or test in my class for a university-sponsored event?


1. Direct the student to register for a Testing Center appointment via our online scheduler.

2. Email the exam or quiz to be proctored to Testing_Center@mckendree.edu. You will be notified by email when it has been received.

3. After the exam has been completed on the scheduled date, the exam/quiz items will immediately be sealed for pick-up or delivery.  Adjunct professors will need to stop by the Success Center (521 Stanton St) to pick up the item(s).  Full-time faculty with campus offices will receive the sealed item(s) through campus mail within one business day.

4. If expedited delivery of the item(s) is required, call or email Marcy Bitner, Student Success Mentor, at ext. 6584 or mmbitner@mckendree.edu.


I have an unexpected situation and I would like the Testing Center to proctor my pre-scheduled exam in my classroom. Is that possible?


Sorry! Unfortunately, we do not have staff available to proctor for these situations.


My student reported that he/she took the exam; however, it is not in my mailbox. What is the next step?


After double checking with the Faculty Secretary, please contact Marcy Bitner, Student Success Mentor, at ext. 6584 or mmbitner@mckendree.edu.


My student is taking a two-part exam with one being the conventional paper-based exam and the other being a different type of test. What can I do?


If additional testing materials are required, we ask that you bring it to the Student Success and Advising Center at least 48 hours in advance of the exam.

If a student needs testing accommodations and is not already registered through Disability Services, please ask the student to contact Jennifer Miller, Coordinator for Disability Services, at (618) 537-6572 or email jrmilller@mckendree.edu.


What should I do if I need to change the end date for a quiz or exam or need to change some other information that I previously submitted to the Testing Center?


Please email the requested changes to Testing_Center@mckendree.edu.


What happens if the student doesn’t take the exam before the expiration date?


For your convenience and the integrity of the test, the expired test will be shredded.