Test Monitoring for Online & Distance Courses - Faculty

Eligibility for monitoring within NPC libraries:
  • Required minimum of at least one full working day during which students may come to take the test.
  • Monitored testing is available only for Distance Courses: Audio, video, model, CISCO, and Internet courses offered in two or more locations.
  • Students needing a make-up test from a face-to-face class.

Submission of testing materials:
  • FACULTY: Be sure that your tests are received by the libraries or centers at least one-week prior to the date that the test is to begin. This allows us to review the testing instructions, prepare and print the testing materials if needed, and communicate with the Faculty member if there are any problems or issues that require clarification.
  • All time-limited or "timed" tests should clearly indicate the time-limit both on the testing instructions and also on the test itself.

Tests sent by courier:

Place tests in a current NPC test envelope (If you are unsure whether you have a current envelope, check with your nearest campus library). The test envelopes are available in NPC libraries. Be sure the form is filled out completely.  Place the test envelope within a brown courier envelope and address it to the correct NPC library. (such as NPC @ SCC library, and include the date sent).  Be aware that it can take upwards of 5 to 7 days for tests sent by the courier to reach certain center locations.

Tests sent by email:

Tests attached to emails must be scanned and saved in PDF format.  Emails must be sent to the Library testing email account(s).

DO NOT email or scan to email to a specific staff member NOR to library's regular email account.

Document must include this Test instruction form (.doc).
Form must be completely filled out, including last date test can be taken, and number of testers at each location.


  • You will receive an email stating materials were received.
  • Tests will be printed for each student, placed in sealed Test Envelope and your instructions attached.
  • Tests will be returned via courier unless you specify that you want them scanned to your email. No fax.
  • Libraries will not maintain a test bank or archive; the tests are returned to the instructor on the deadline date of the tests.

Scantron forms can only be sent via courier.

  • All library files for tests received from you or completed tests/assignments sent to you will be deleted after seven days.


The test proctoring process:
  • Each testing facility has limited space to accommodate test-takers. 
  • Testing will be provided on first-come-first-served basis.
  • Testing will be done in a designated area.
  • Students must present NPC ID (or other government-issued photo ID) and provide their own writing utensils.
  • Students must sign the test signature log.
  • Only items specified by instructor will be allowed in the testing area.  Electronic devices are prohibited, except stand-alone calculators when specified by instructor.
  • Personal belongings should be left at home or locked in a vehicle.  Limited storage for students' belongings is available.  The college is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
  • Staff will read students the directions on the test envelope.  Instructors must ensure testing directions are specific and clear.  Instructions or modifications to instructions provided by students are ignored.  Any changes to testing instructions must come from the instructor, and the instructor is responsible for notifying the testing location.  If students disregard instructions or testing rules, a note will be placed on the test for the instructor, and the Head Librarian and the Vice President of Learning and Student Services may also be notified.
  • Students must complete the test in one sitting unless otherwise indicated on instructions.
  • The Library will not administer synchronous/simultaneous tests in which students in a class are told to come take a test at the same time. A minimum time window of one full day must be allowed during which time students may come take their tests. Instructors who require synchronous/simultaneous testing services should contact their Dean to hire a special proctor or make other arrangements.
  • Each testing facility has limited space for testers.

Tests placed in the audio or video rooms are not proctored by library staff. Follow the AV Classroom directions please.

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