Testing Accommodations


Proctoring Hours

Fullerton Campus

Fall & Spring Semester:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Semester Finals Week:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter & Summer Sessions:

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Irvine Campus

Fall & Spring Semester:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Semester Finals Week:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Locations

Fullerton Campus

Office of Disability Support Services

University Hall Room 101

 

Irvine Campus

Office of Disability Support Services

Irvine Campus Room 148 

 

Contact Information

Fullerton Campus

David R. Guzman
Exam/Test Proctoring Coordinator
Email: dsstesting@fullerton.edu
Phone: (657) 278-3112

 

Irvine Campus

Dr. Futoshi Nakagawa, Ed. D.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Email: irvinedss@fullerton.edu
Phone: (657) 278-1650

 

 

 

 

Reminders

Final Exam Request Deadline

for Spring 2018 

Friday, April 20, 2018 

 TO schedule Exams & Quizzes Click below

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Testing Accommodations & Exam Proctoring Policy

 

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Student Responsibilities

  • Students seeking test proctoring services must be registered with the DSS office and enrolled in CSUF classes or classes through Extended Education/Open University.
  • To schedule exams for the current semester or session, students need to have met with a DSS counselor for an accommodations appointment to:

- identify reasonable testing accommodations

- OR to resume their testing accommodations if they are a continuing student with DSS

  • Before scheduling exams and quizzes, students must send out their DSS Letter of Accommodation to instructors for the current semester or session, delineating their testing accommodations for exams and quizzes.
  • To schedule an Exam or Quiz to be taken at DSS, students must submit online requests for each exam/quiz on TITANable at https://titanable.fullerton.eduOpens in new window one full week in advance (7 calendar days) of the scheduled test day in class. If an online request is not submitted to DSS one full week in advance, the student will need to schedule for an alternate day and time, pending instructor approval, or take the exam or quiz in the class.
  • To schedule semester Final Exams to be taken at DSS during finals week, students are required to submit their Final Exam requests on TITANable by the announced semester deadline (4 weeks prior to Final Exams Week).  If final exams are not scheduled by the announced deadline, students have the following options to still receive testing accommodations for their Final Exams:

1. The student may take their final exam(s) at DSS the week before Finals Week with the approval of their instructor(s). 

2. The instructor(s) and student can make separate arrangements outside of DSS for the student to take their final exam(s) with accommodations proctored by the instructor(s) or another proctor appointed by the instructor(s).

3. OR the student will need to take their final exam(s) with the class on the day and time specified in the University Finals Week Schedule.

  • Students are responsible for initiating the exam booking process and submitting their requests online on TITANable, not instructors’.

   

DSS Proctoring Procedures

In an effort to protect the integrity, confidentiality, and security of each exam and quiz, DSS abides by the following proctoring procedures:

  1. All DSS administered exams and quizzes are proctored/video monitored, unless otherwise authorized by the instructor.
  2. DSS calculates testing times for students generally according to the full class period, unless otherwise clearly confirmed on TITANable or communicated by the instructor.
  3. In general, DSS students take exams and quizzes at the same time as the rest of the class, unless there are scheduling conflicts, in which case, an alternate testing time is requested and scheduled with the approval of the instructor.
  4. DSS staff and student assistants proctoring exams only read and/or transcribe testing materials.  They do not interpret, modify, or clarify the questions or responses to testing materials for students.
  5. Any changes or additions regarding authorized materials (i.e. calculator, notes, open book, etc.) to be utilized during an exam or quiz will not be made or allowed unless notification from the instructor has been received in the form of an email, phone call or in-person verbal exchange.
  6. Students who have questions or concerns about their exam while testing at DSS must communicate them to DSS personnel as soon as possible in order to address them in a timely manner.  DSS personnel will provide students support by either walking students to their classroom to ask their instructor questions or contacting the instructor on their behalf via email or phone.
  7. Students caught or suspected of any form of academic dishonesty or misconduct during their DSS-proctored exam or quiz, will have his or her test and testing materials confiscated immediately.  A detailed Student Conduct Referral Report will be submitted to the Dean of Students office outlining the specific events of the incident(s) and the student's instructor, DSS counselor and the DSS Director will be notified.
  8. All cell phones, smart watches and any other unauthorized electronics or materials are strictly prohibited at all times in the testing rooms, unless explicitly allowed by the instructor and communicated to DSS.
  9. All students’ personal belongings are to be stored in a locker or area designated by DSS.  The office staff and proctors are not responsible for belongings or technology stored in the department while students are taking exams or quizzes.
  10. No food or drinks may be taken into the testing rooms, with the exception of bottled water, unless it has been identified as an accommodation.
  11. Aside from exam materials and writing implements, only items identified as an accomodation or items authorized on TITANable by the instructor will be allowed into the testing rooms.
  12. All testing rooms and areas are equipped with clocks for students to monitor their testing time independently.  If possible, DSS staff and proctors will provide 5-15 minute warnings, but this cannot be guaranteed.

    

Rescheduling Policy

All requests to reschedule an exam or quiz must be approved by the student's instructor.  Scheduling changes to the date/time will not be made to a student’s booking, unless the student’s request and the documented approval of the instructor have been communicated to DSS prior to the student’s initial start time in the form of an email or phone call to DSS.

In situations where students have rescheduled and have been marked as a ‘no show’ more than 3 times for the same exam or quiz, the students’ DSS counselor will be notified and may result in the faculty being contacted.

    

Late Arrival Policy

Students are expected to arrive at the DSS office on time and begin their exam or quiz as scheduled.  As a courtesy, students are sent notification emails the day prior to their exam or quiz reminding them of their appointment.  If the student arrives late to DSS OR arrives on time but delays themselves with starting, the elapsed time will automatically be deducted from the student’s total time allowed.  This means that the end time will remain the same and will not be adjusted.

Delays in beginning an exam or quiz due to DSS operations or late delivery from the instructor will not reduce the student’s allotted time. The student will be granted their full time.

Students who arrive significantly late or more to DSS for exams or quizzes may not be allowed to start their exam or quiz and will be required to contact their instructor in order to receive permission to begin their exam late.  DSS will only administer the exam or quiz once the instructor has notified DSS to do so in the form of an email, phone call or in-person exchange.

    

Academic Dishonesty and Student Conduct

Because of our obligation to maintain academic integrity during test proctoring, all test-taking activities are monitored at all times.  Testing areas in DSS are equipped with video surveillance cameras recording student activity.  All other testing areas are staffed with at least one proctor monitoring students at all times.

Any incidents of academic dishonesty or student misconduct will be reported in the form of a Student Conduct Referral Report to the Dean of Students office.  Refusal to stop and surrender an exam or quiz when informed by a proctor that the allotted time is up, is considered an act of misconduct and will be reported in the manner stated above.

Acts of academic dishonesty or misconduct may require the involvement of Dean of Students office and may result in disciplinary actions or sanctions as described in the Academic Dishonesty Policy (UPS.300.021) and Student Conduct Procedures (Executive Order 1098).