CEA Test Center Information

Location:

  Room 305, 3rd Level Stadium Parking Garage 

Phone Number:

  479-575-2695

Fax Number:

  479-575-7795

Email address:

  ceatest@uark.edu

Hours:

  

Fall 2017 Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2017 Exam Administration Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

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  • Students should speak with faculty to discuss details of the implementation of testing accommodations before scheduling exams at the CEA Test Center.

Scheduling Your Exams:

  • Exam requests must be submitted online via CEA Online Student Services  for a date/time that has been discussed with and approved by the instructor. No Walk-Ins!
  • NEW Fall 2017! Exams must be scheduled in 15-minute increments (8:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. etc…)
  • Exam requests must be submitted 7 days in advance via CEA Online Student Services through the CEA's Website
  • Requests NOT submitted 7 days in advance, or outside exam administration hours, may be declined. 

Rescheduling Your Exam Appointment(s):

  • Students must request a modification of the original exam request via the CEA Online Student Services at least 2 days before the original appointment date/time.
  • Reschedule requests NOT submitted 2 days in advance, or outside exam administration hours, may be declined.
  • Repeated late exam and/or reschedule requests may result in the suspension of the Test Center proctoring services until the student meets with a senior CEA Staff member to discuss the issue.

Arriving to Your Exam:

  • Students are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes before their scheduled testing appointment time.
  • Students arriving late, for any reason, forfeit the missed time. Tests begin at the scheduled appointment time, whether the student has arrived or not, and no additional time will be granted to make-up for late arrival.
  • New!! Fall 2017 A university issued student ID is REQUIRED to test in the CEA Test Center. Students arriving without a university issued student ID after September 18th, 2017 will be directed to the Campus Card Office and no additional testing time will be granted.
  • Students must bring all necessary testing materials as directed by their instructor (i.e. scantron, pencil, bluebook, calculator, etc…) The CEA Test Center does NOT have scantrons or bluebooks. 

Online Exam Policy:

  • The CEA Test Center only proctors online exams for classes that require all students test at a centralized location (i.e. classroom, computer lab, etc…) and do not utilize a third-party proctoring service (i.e. ProctorU).  This is because the student(s) can be in charge of creating a distraction-reduced environment, and extended time can be programmed by faculty or the instructional designer
  • Online Exam Policy Exemptions may apply to students with specific testing accommodations that are not accessible outside of the CEA Test Center.
  • Students & Faculty may contact the Test Center Manager via phone (479-575-2695) or email (ceatest@uark.edu) for questions regarding online exams.  
  • New!! Fall 2017: A university-issued student ID is REQUIRED to test in the CEA Test Center. Students arriving without a university-issued student ID after September 18th, 2017 will be not be able to test in the CEA Test Center until one is provided.
  • Instructors have a right to establish test parameters such as the day and time students are to take tests. The CEA will only ask for adjustments when a scheduled test interferes with CEA operations. Time parameters must be communicated to the students so that they may schedule their exams for the faculty approved date/time.

Items Not Allowed in Testing Area:

  • Books, notes, calculators, or any class-related material - unless CEA has received express written permission from the instructor.
  • Cell phones, laptops, tablets, and all forms of wearable technology.
  • Hats
  • Food
  • Drinks in containers other than clear bottles. (Drinks in clear bottles with labels removed are allowed.)

Additionally,

  • Students will not be allowed to leave the testing area for any reason once a test has begun EXCEPT for students with accommodations allowing for movement or restroom breaks.
    • Students with accommodations for movement or breaks will be limited to 15 minutes and are not allowed to leave the building area.
  • Students who wear clothing with pockets may be asked to empty those pockets in front of a CEA staff member before exam administration will begin.
  • Both human proctors and closed-circuit video surveillance are used to monitor the test center. If students are caught in violation of the Academic Integrity Policy the CEA will immediately notify the faculty member for instructions on how to proceed.
  • CEA staff will not attempt to answer any content-related questions on exams but will attempt to contact the instructor directly with the student’s question.
  • Students are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes before their scheduled testing appointment time.
    • Students arriving late, for any reason, forfeit the missed time. Tests begin at the scheduled appointment time, whether the student has arrived or not, and no additional time will be granted to make-up for late arrival.
  • Students are responsible for bringing all necessary testing materials (i.e. scantron, bluebook, calculator, etc….)

Online Exam Policy:

  • The CEA Test Center only proctors online exams for classes that require all students test at a centralized location (i.e. classroom, computer lab, etc…) and do not utilize a third-party proctoring service (i.e. ProctorU).  This is because the student(s) can be in charge of creating a distraction-reduced environment, and extended time can be programmed by faculty or the instructional designer
  • Online Exam Policy Exemptions may apply to students with specific testing accommodations that are not accessible outside of the CEA Test Center.
  • Students & Faculty may contact the Test Center Manager via phone (479-575-2695) or email (ceatest@uark.edu) for questions regarding online exams.
  • Whether tests are administered at the CEA Test Center, the department, or the classroom, faculty are key participants in the accommodation process.  Please refer to Academic Policy Series #1520.20 for additional information regarding faculty's responsibility to provide exam accommodations for students with disabilities. 
  • Faculty/Instructors are responsible for providing proper testing accommodations for students registered with the Center for Educational Access (CEA). They should strive to accommodate students extended time, breaks, and/or a distraction-reduced testing environment accommodation(s) in a space within the department or building in which the class is taking the exam, so as to give students with disabilities equitable access to the instructor for questions.

Effective Summer 2017 - Alternative Testing Agreement!

  • The Faculty Notification of Academic Accommodation(s) email will now include a link to complete the new Alternative Testing Agreement. The Testing Agreement identifies the information that both faculty and CEA Test Center staff need to know about administering exams - like who will be proctoring the exam & providing the accommodations (CEA or Faculty), the exam’s format, instructions, and time parameters.
    • One agreement for each class section is required in order for students to schedule exams with the CEA Test Center. Instructions provided in the agreement will be followed for all exams that semester unless instructed otherwise. Faculty must communicate any desired changes to the agreement to the CEA Test Center Manager via e-mail (ceatest@uark.edu) 2 days before the exam date.
    • Please see Instructions for Faculty Section below for additional details
  • Per Academic Policy 1520.20  faculty must provide exam(s)at least 2 business days in advanceFailure to do so may result in the cancellation of the students’ appointments, thus requiring the faculty member to make alternative arrangements with the students to ensure their testing accommodations are provided.
    • Additional time will be required during midterms and finals. 
  • For pop/unannounced quizzes – faulty must inform CEA Test Center of the upcoming quiz via e-mail (ceatest@uark.edu) and provide a copy of the quiz at least 2 full business days before the in-class quiz. Faculty should also communicate with both the CEA Test Center and students to determine the appropriate times for students to complete the quiz, with consideration to the students’ schedules.

Online Exam Policy:

  • The CEA Test Center only proctors online exams for classes that require all students test at a centralized location (i.e. classroom, computer lab, etc…) and do not utilize a third-party proctoring service (i.e. ProctorU).   This is because the student(s) can be in charge of creating a distraction-reduced environment, and extended time can be programmed by faculty or the instructional designer
  • Online Exam Policy Exemptions may apply to students with specific testing accommodations that are not accessible outside of the CEA Test Center.
  • Students & Faculty may contact the Test Center Manager via phone (479-575-2695) or email ceatest@uark.edu for questions regarding online exams.

Effective Summer 2017- Alternative Testing Agreement!

What is the Alternative Testing Agreement?

  • The Testing Agreement identifies the information that faculty, students, and CEA Test Center staff need to know about administered testing accommodations - like whether the faculty member or CEA will be proctoring the exams & providing accommodations, the exams’ format, instructions, time parameters, and more.
    • Faculty must complete one testing agreement for each course. The CEA can copy an agreement to multiple courses or sections upon faculty request.  

How to Complete the Testing Agreement?

Faculty can complete the testing agreement in 1 of the 3 ways:

  1. Using the link provided in the Faculty Notification of Academic Accommodations email.
  2. Using your UARK credentials to access the Faculty Login & selecting “Alternative Testing/Quizzes” section on the left-side.
  3. Using the link provided in the Student Exam Appointment Pending email notification.

Testing Agreement Need to Know Items:

When completing the agreement it is important to be aware of the following:

  • Important information to include in the testing agreement: Exam length on tests, finals, & quizzes for the class (non-cea students), what materials are allowed for use during exam(s), what materials must be turned in, contact information, and any additional information our office needs to know about the exam.
  • Instructions provided in the Testing Agreement will be followed for all exams administered at the CEA Test Center unless instructed otherwise. Faculty must communicate any desired changes to the agreement to the CEA Test Center Manager via e-mail (ceatest@uark.edu) 2 days before the exam date.
  • Students Exam Appointment Requests cannot be processed and approved until an agreement for that class section has been completed.

How & When to Provide the CEA Test Center Your Exam(s):   

  • Per Academic Policy 1520.20  faculty must provide exam(s)at least 2 business days in advanceFailure to do so may result in the cancellation of the students’ appointments, thus requiring the faculty member to make alternative arrangements with the students to ensure their testing accommodations are provided.
    • Additional time will be required during midterms and finals. 
  • Faculty can provide tests to the CEA Test Center using one of the following methods:
  1. Secure upload to student’s test appointment using link in courtesy reminder email, or the Faculty Login
  2. E-Mail to CEA Test Center at ceatest@uark.edu
  3. Hard-copies may be delivered in-person to the CEA Test Center located in room 305 of the Stadium Drive Parking Garage.  (Note: Campus mail does NOT deliver to this location.)

What about Online Exams?

  • CEA Online Exam Policy: The CEA Test Center only proctors online exams for classes that require all students test at a centralized location (i.e. classroom, computer lab, etc…) and do not utilize a third-party proctoring service (i.e. ProctorU).  This is because the student(s) can be in charge of creating a distraction-reduced environment, and extended time can be programmed by faculty or the instructional designer.
  • Online Exam Policy Exemptions may apply to students with specific testing accommodations that are not accessible outside of the CEA Test Center.
  • Students & Faculty may contact the Test Center Manager via phone (479-575-2695) or email (ceatest@uark.edu) for questions regarding online exams.