CEA Test Center

Contact Information:

Hours of Operation:

Fall & Spring: Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 7:00pm / Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

 

Location:

The third floor (Room 305) of the Stadium Drive Parking Garage (308 Stadium Drive), located conveniently below the University Bus Depot.

Parking:

Metered parking is available in the garage for convenient parking. For permit parking nearby, please see this parking map.

  • Instructors: There is a free, reserved parking spot located on the third floor of the parking garage for instructors to drop-off/pick-up exams.

Phone number:

479-575-2695

Email:

ceatest@uark.edu

 

Students who experience limitations or barriers related to tests or the testing environment may be eligible for testing accommodations. Visit our Getting Started webpage for information on the CEA’s two registration options.

Throughout the past year, many instructors have developed  new and innovate ways to assess student learning without using timed exams. The CEA strongly encourages instructors and departments to continue this practice, following the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). While UDL does not eliminate the need for accommodations, it can create a more accessible and inclusive educational experience for all students while also reducing the administrative tasks involved with facilitating accommodations.

CEA Test Center Staff welcome opportunities to collaborate with faculty and academic departments in identifying assessment strategies or in-department proctoring options. Please do not hesitate to contact our office via e-mail (ceatest@uark.edu) or phone (479-575-2695) to discuss how accommodations can be facilitated in your course(s). For updates to procedures and processes within the CEA Test center, see below.

2021-2022 Operational Changes for CEA Test Center:

The CEA Test Center operates in accordance with APS 1520.20  to assist faculty in facilitating complex test accommodations (ex: assistive software) for in-class exams. Faculty are responsible for making arrangements for facilitating standard accommodations such as extended time, distraction-reduced testing environment, brief breaks, etc. within their department. If space is not available within the department, faculty are encouraged to contact the CEA Test Center for assistance.

Additionally, the CEA Test Center will be making the following operational changes starting Fall 2021:

  • Scheduling Blocks: Students will only be able to schedule their exams at one (1) of the specified time blocks below:

  • Fall / Spring:

    • Monday – Thursday: 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm.
    • Friday: 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm.
  • Summer:
    • Monday – Friday: 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm.

    • Exceptions to the time blocks will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students should contact their instructor and a Test Center Manager with any scheduling concerns as soon as possible to ensure appropriate arrangements are made prior to the exam date.

  • CEA Test Center will no longer deliver completed exams to departments. Instructors can choose to have completed exams uploaded to each student’s appointment OR held for pick-up. Uploaded exams are available within the CEA Faculty Login.

  • Navigate to Faculty Guidance for more information.

  • Health & Safety Procedures:

    • In accordance with CDC guidance regarding the COVID-19 Delta variant, face covering policies have been reinstated for students, faculty, staff and guests, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor public settings where physical distancing cannot be assured. Please see the Health Guidelines page for more information.

    • Students will be required to clean their test station and any supplies utilized during their exam with the cleaning materials provided.

    • Contactless Options: Contactless Exam Check-in is available for students along with Contactless Exam Drop-off/Pick-up for instructors. Contact our office at 479-575-2695 upon arrival for further instructions.

    • All personal belongings must be stored under your test station during your exam to keep pathways clear for other students.

    • For the latest updates on vaccine availability and the University's response to COVID-19, please visit COVID-19 Campus Guidance.