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Remote Proctoring Guidelines:
- Test takers must provide a clear view of their valid form of photo identification (Driver's License, State ID, or Student ID) to the proctor before being allowed to test.
- Test takers may not wear hats, coats, or sunglasses, have foods, drinks, or tobacco products during testing.
- Breaks are prohibited. The test taker must remain seated during testing due to the lack of control over the physical testing environment or the proctor will terminate the test.
- Test takers must remain in full physical view of the proctor during testing, or the proctor will terminate the test.
- Test takers are not able to use the computer to access prohibited resources during the test. For self-contained tests in which test takers are not able to access any materials outside the testing system, the browser will be locked down to prevent unauthorized access of the Internet, installed software, or peripheral devices.
- Electronic devices such as, but not limited to, cell phones and smart/digital watches are not allowed during testing. All prohibited electronic devices must be turned off and out of the tester's reach. Possession of such a device while testing (even if turned off) will cause the proctor to immediately terminate the testing session. Medically necessary electronic devices will be permitted. (Please contact Disability Support Services by calling 815-835-6220 prior to testing if other testing parameters are needed.)
- Proctors must be able to clearly view an appropriate combination of the test takers (head, torso, arms, and hands) and the immediately surrounding area (including the workstation) throughout the test.
- Proctors must be be able to clearly hear any sounds in the testing environment in order to detect unauthorized assistance throughout the test.
- Proctors must have the ability to communicate with test takers and ensure that test takers can get the proctor’s attention at any time. Two-way communication must be able to occur in real time.
- Proctors will have the ability to control the test session (stopping, pausing, and starting the test as needed).
- Proctors will video record the entire testing session to fully document the test history which will include any interactions between the proctor and test taker.
- Screen capture technology will be used to monitor test takers’ electronic behavior throughout the test.