Student Exam Proctoring
The proctoring of examinations is a service offered by the Wells County Public Library. The library will offer proctoring services based on the availability of personnel, facilities and technology to do so.
Students who are registered library card holders in good standing with the Wells County Public Library are eligible for this service.
There is no charge for each exam proctored. There is a $3 fee charged if faxing or mailing is required. All fees are payable just prior to taking the exam.
All qualified staff, full and part-time, are able to proctor exams, as allowed by their work schedule. The Application for Proctoring Service form should be turned in to the proctor when scheduling the test at least 7 days in advance. Tests will be scheduled during the proctor’s regular work hours. Tests must be completed 30 minutes before the library closes.
- The student will allow sufficient time to take the examination before the deadline that has been established by the institution.
- The student will be required to present a valid picture I.D. at the time of the exam.
- Proctors will not monitor a student continuously during an exam, but may check on the student periodically. The Library does not guarantee that a quiet study room will be provided.
- Proctors will enforce any time limits that are placed on the exam, as well as other rules set forth in the examination materials. The use of cell phones or visiting with others is prohibited. Any perceived violation of the posted rules for the exam will be reported to the educational institution.
- Tests offered in a computer format must be compatible with the hardware and software available on the Library workstations. Tests taken over the Internet are limited to two hours in duration.
- Prior contact between the testing institution and the proctor is required so that credibility and testing requirements can be verified.
- Librarians cannot proctor exams that students bring in themselves.
- Librarians will not sign a proctoring verification that attests to more than the staff member has been able to do.
- The Library will not be responsible for any delayed tests, nor for any completed tests once they leave the library’s possession and have been mailed or emailed back to the educational institution.
- The Library will not be responsible for tests that are interrupted by Library emergencies, power failures, or computer hardware or software failures.
- The Library reserves the right to substitute a proctor in the event of the original proctor’s absence.
- Application for Proctoring Service forms will be retained by the library for a period of two years from the date of the application.
Responsibilities of the Test Taker
- Read the Exam Proctoring Policy.
- Fill out the Application for Proctoring Service form and return it to the Adult Services Desk at least seven (7) days prior to test date. A librarian will then contact the patron to make an appointment to meet and to complete the necessary paperwork the patron’s school requires.
- The patron’s school may have specific requirements for proctoring. Check with the proctor to make sure the Library can meet all of the requirements.
- Call a day or two prior to the test date to make sure the test or login information has arrived. The proctor does not contact the patron when the test arrives.
- Arrive promptly at the agreed-upon time, prepared with the items required for taking the test. These may include a picture I. D., money, pens or pencils and calculator. Only items listed in the instructions will be allowed in the test area. The patron is responsible for securing personal items before the test begins.
- Exams not taken by the date on which they were to be completed are either discarded or returned.