Test Proctoring FAQs

About Test Proctors & Proctoring

What is a proctored test?

Answer

A proctored test is a test that is administered in a secure environment under the direct supervision of an approved professional (proctor). Your teacher will determine which tests require a proctor and which proctors are approved.

What are proctors?

Answer

Proctors are individuals whose responsibility is to ensure academic integrity for all exams administered for Northland and other MnSCU & non MnSCU campuses through careful test administration and monitoring.

Proctors have unbiased relationships with students to ensure honesty and security of all exams.

How do I designate a proctor?

Answer

Instructors typically ask students to identify and submit proctor information. Students utilizing NCTC as proctors would either submit NCTC EGF Proctors or NCTC TRF Proctors as the staff are all recognized as acceptable proctors and testing environments.

Who are Northland's proctors and where would I test?

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Instructors typically ask students to identify and submit proctor information. Students utilizing Northland as proctors would either submit Northland EGF Proctors or Northland TRF Proctors as the staff are all recognized as acceptable proctors and testing environments.

I can't take my tests at my original proctoring site, what do I do?

Answer

Contact your instructor to request a change in proctor (subject to Instructor Policy). If granted, contact an alternative proctor for approval by your instructor. Your instructor will then ensure that the new proctor location has the pertinent testing materials. This process must be completed well in advance of test due dates.

Who qualifies as a proctor?

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A proctor is a non-relative, family friend, counselor, etc. Northland College proctors are qualified and may be selected as a credible proctor site and staff.

Scheduling, Canceling & Rescheduling

How long do I schedule my appointment for?

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Instructors typically note on the course syllabus the length allowed for each exam. Schedule your appointments according to that time amount. Exams that take longer than the scheduled time may be asked to stop to allow scheduled testers to complete their exams on time.

What if I am running late to my test appointment, can I still test?

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Students running late may have the option to test providing they can complete the exam within the scheduled time. Students will need to reschedule possibly within the same date pending availability.

Testing Process

Where do I keep my personal belongings while I test?

Do I bring my own scratch paper and aids for tests?

Why doesn't the password work?

Answer

If the password is not working, check the password information and make sure you are typing it correctly. Also check that the student has accessed the correct test. If it still will not work, contact the instructor.

**NOTE: Proctors do not call or email instructors during this time; students will be responsible for contacting the instructors.

Information for Instructors

If a student drops a course, what happens to the exams?

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At the end of each semester, the Testing Center will shred any remaining exam materials not completed unless asked to do differently by the instructor prior.

How do proctors ensure no cheating?

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Each campus testing area has lockers where students are required to turn off all electronic devices and store in the lockers along with purses/backbacks/books etc.

Each session is monitored via video/audio and are recorded in the event of a review needed.

Proctors conduct a random walk-through through the appointments and maintain a No Talking testing atmosphere.