Learning Assistance

Exam Proctoring


Learning Assistance Center Exam Proctoring

Proctoring exams is a valuable service that the Jackson and Macon LACs offer SCC faculty members and SCC students. Instructors of Web-Centered and Hybrid courses email completed proctoring sheets to lac[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu with confidence that their students will test in a comfortable, quiet, monitored environment. Also, the LACs proctor the occasional makeup exam for Web-Supported and Traditional classes as well as for students who are allowed extra testing time via an Educational Support Plan (ESP) created by the Student Disability Services Coordinator. (Students share the form with their instructors.)

Non-SCC students who need exam proctoring, please call 339.4332. 

Click here to complete and send the Exam Proctoring Information Sheet

NOTE: Instructors must allow students at least a week to take proctored exams, to avoid overloading Learning Consultants and the Testing Room. Individuals taking the High School Equivalency exam and other College and Career Readiness exams have appointments; thus, space is reserved for them.

•    A completed Exam Proctoring Information Sheet and any paper testing materials, including Scantrons, must be in your LAC proctoring file at least 24 hours before students arrive to test. This allows Learning Consultants to resolve any issues beforehand.
•    Please remind students that NO exam will be proctored if they do not show a photo I.D. Also, they need to bring any materials allowed while testing, including log-in information for online tests.
•    Additionally, it helps to remind students that both the Jackson and the Macon LACs close at noon on Fridays!​​​​ By the same token, students must allow enough time to finish testing before the 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, closing during fall and spring semesters and before the 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, closing during the summer session.
•    If you wish to extend the end date of the exam window, email lac[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu or call the Jackson Coordinator at 828.339.4325 and the Macon Coordinator at 828.306.7028 24 four hours in advance. Otherwise, once a deadline has passed, the Exam Proctoring Information Sheet and any testing materials will be removed from your proctoring file. If a student has not taken a hard-copy exam by the deadline, it will be shredded unless you request that it be returned to you. 
•    If a testing student is observed to be using materials not permitted while testing, the Learning Consultant will add the information in the “Comments” section of the sign-in sheet, which will be sent to you. The student will be allowed to continue testing but will be warned that it is up to the instructor whether or not the exam is accepted. Also, the Consultant will alert the Coordinator, who, in turn, will contact you. The Coordinator also may request video footage from IT


•    LAC staff cannot proctor a test unless a completed Exam Proctoring Information Sheet and has been completed by your instructor and is in his/her file, along with any other exam materials.
•    You MUST show a photo I.D. in order to test. 
•    You need to check in on the LAC kiosk with your MySCC username and password. Of course, you also will use this information to test in Moodle.
•    Bring materials that are allowed to be used during the test, including login information for exams in other software. 
•    Leave in your vehicle items that are not allowed—such as cell phone, headphones, ear plugs, electronic wrist watches, etc. Otherwise, they will be secured in a locker. 
•    The “white noise machine” in the Testing Room is turned on to reduce distractions for all test-takers.
•    Scratch paper is collected and attached to each completed exam.
You must allow enough time to complete an exam before the 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and noon, Friday, closings during fall and spring semesters and before the 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and noon, Friday, closings during the summer session.