Submitting Test Requests

  • Instructors planning to use the Testing Center for quizzes or tests will need to submit a Test Request Form or a Special Test Request Form to the Testing Center one business day (24 hours) prior to the scheduled quiz/test date.
  • Instructors will provide the following required information on each test request form:
    • Instructor’s name, office phone number, additional phone number (home, cell, or pager), and email address
    • College
    • Backup contact at UAMS (must have instructor access to course), office phone number and additional number (home, cell, or pager)
    • Program/Course Name
    • Test Name/Number
    • Test information (Blackboard, Lockdown Browser, Examplify, FISDAP, ATI, or other web addresses) and passwords
    • Number of students taking the test and a roster of student names
    • Clear, detailed start/end date for the test
    • Whether the test is timed and amount of time allowed
    • Materials allowed during the test (textbook, notes, calculator, scratch paper, handouts, etc.)
  • The Testing Center has a limited number of staff. Therefore, we cannot notify individual students of their time remaining and when their time is up. Timers are available within the Blackboard, Examplify, and ATI software, and instructors should set them for timed tests. If it is important that the student be stopped at a designated time, please use the timer in the test software to automatically submit the test.
  • The Testing Center will not accept late submissions.
  • The Testing Center coordinators will send a confirmation calendar invite once they schedule the exam.
  • Simple changes to the original test request (i.e. changing test start/finish times) may be made by email to ssctesting@uams.edu or by calling (501) 686-6752 to make changes to window-of-opportunity tests or (501)686-6208 to make changes to special accommodated tests. It is not necessary to submit a new test request for simple changes.

Testing Arrangements for Students with Special Accommodations

  • Faculty must submit a Special Testing Request Form to schedule testing for students needing special accommodations. This form gives the testing coordinator the information necessary to successfully administer a test.
  • Please include a roster of students that require special accommodations along with the specific accommodation for each student.
  • The Testing Center has 12 distraction reduced testing carrels and 1 distraction free/private testing room that are dedicated to students that require accommodations. These spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis so faculty members are encouraged to submit all requests as soon as possible.

Faculty Responsibilities Before the Test

  • Refer students to the Testing Center Protocols for information about using the Testing Center, including what materials (type of calculators, size/number of handouts, etc.) students may bring with them to the test.
  • Inform students with a scheduled testing time, (for example special accommodation testing and scheduled make-up tests) when they are scheduled to begin the test. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late will forfeit their reserved test time. A testing coordinator will notify the instructor so that the test can be rescheduled.

Information Needed by Students

  • Please review the Testing Center Protocols before testing in the Testing Center
  • The Testing Center strictly adheres to closing times. Students will be turned away if their allotted test time exceeds normal operating hours (i.e. a student arriving for a 60 minute test at 5:30 PM when the Testing Center closes at 6:00 PM). Students will be expected to submit their tests at the scheduled closing time. No exceptions will be made.

Academic Integrity During Testing

  • All incidents of suspected cheating will be documented utilizing camera recordings, screen captures, and testing coordinator testimony.
  • All tests are administered, not proctored. Testing center coordinators work diligently to protect academic integrity of all tests, and will refer any alleged incidents of academic dishonesty to the instructor immediately.