Computer Based Testing Practice & Policies

Our office provides service in the design, development and deployment of online assessments and surveys. We have a dedicated proctored testing lab. To ensure reliable and secure assessments we follow the guidelines below.

To administer exams for your classes at the computer based testing lab please be sure to complete this request form for each course, each semester.

It is important for faculty utilizing Computer Based Testing to inform the office at the beginning of each semester; this will allow the office to facilitate and plan for the semester. Please read carefully:

Brightspace Assessments: This is the preferred and recommended system for creating new computer based assessments. All test question items, test set ups process are managed and maintained by the instructors. Exam settings in Brightspace must use the CBAE testing lab IP address range to secure the use of the SHN 152 proctored lab. Specific IP address information will be shared with instructors after completion of the request form

Brightspace Assessments for Fully Online or Hybrid Courses: Instructors of fully online or hybrid courses may configure their exams to give students the option of testing at home using Respondus Lockdown Monitor or in the SHN 152 proctored lab. Please complete the request form for your course and CBAE staff will follow up with configuration instructions. Note that without special configuration, tests for online and hybrid courses can't be taken in SHN 152, so please notify CBAE as soon as possible at the beginning of each term for setup.

Perception Assessment System: Assessments using this legacy system require at least three weeks to process and set up.  All question items are required by CBAE at least three weeks prior to the first day of the test window. This will allow the office time to troubleshoot and avoid any errors in the quality of question items and assessment set ups. It will also give CBAE staff and faculty time to sample their assessments and implement any modifications/corrections, if required, prior to the opening day of the test. Please complete the request form for your course and CBAE staff will follow up with further instructions. For existing exams, Perception score reports are available on Perception System Reports

Student Resources and Testing Requirements:

Accommodations: If any students require additional time or distraction-reduced room or a reader it is very important that the faculty provides CBAE a copy of the accommodation letter that was verified by the university office of accessibility.  Please note if a reader is required, they are to be provided by the student disability office.

Test Duration Time:  All tests must have a time limit to provide everyone fair computer seat time at the testing lab. Test time limit must be 60 minutes or less.

Photo Identification:  A valid recognizable UA Zip Card is REQUIRED to be able to attempt any  assessments in the proctored lab. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

No Reservations Accepted: All computer based tests are done on a walk-in basis first come first serve, during open lab hours.

Handouts: Scratch papers, calculators and any additional handouts are to be provided by the lab. Please note students are NOT permitted to use notes, books and any other materials that are not provided by the testing lab.

Cell Phones: The use of cell phone calls and/or texting are not permitted in the lab. The instructors will be notified if their student proceed to accept or make a phone call or read/send any text messages.

Food and Drink Not Allowed: No food or drink is allowed in the testing lab.