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Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces

Pilot Initiative Spring 2023

TCU is piloting Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces for Spring 2023 to support undergraduate and graduate students who are registered with Student Access and Accommodation with a documented need for accommodated testing.

Located in rooms 122 and 123 of the newly remodeled Sadler Hall, the Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces are open 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Faculty must reserve a specific start time, with no more than five students per section of a course at a time due to limited seating. Faculty may need to stagger reservation times or schedule students at an alternate time. Makeup test for students with accommodations MUST be scheduled through the University Testing Center.

How to Make a Reservation

Tests can only be scheduled through the online reservation system.

  1. Complete the online form, https://reserve.tcu.edu/TestCenters, also available on the Provost’s website under Faculty Resources.
  2. You will receive a calendar invitation as confirmation.
  3. Forward the calendar invitation to the student(s) to confirm the date, time and location of their reservation. It is the faculty member’s responsibility to communicate with the student the date, time, location and requirements for testing, such as timely arrival and the TCU photo ID requirement.
  4. Hand deliver, in an envelope, exams and the PDF cover sheet from your calendar reservation to Jean Stayton, Assistant to the Dean, by 8:15 a.m. at least TWO DAYS prior to the test date. There are no exceptions to this policy.
    1. Each exam should have the student’s name, class, and section on it.
    2. Include the PDF cover sheet from your calendar reservation.
  5. Completed tests will be delivered to Jean Stayton the day after the test is administered.
  6. NOTE: There will be no exceptions, last-minute changes or additions to the accommodated testing schedule. Faculty may not interact with proctors nor enter the test spaces. Any questions should be directed to accommodatedtesting@tcu.edu.

Requirements for Students

Students are required to follow the rules below or the test will not be administered.

  1. Have a confirmed reservation showing date, time and place. The calendar invitation serves as confirmation.
  2. Bring their TCU photo ID for identification.
  3. Arrive promptly. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to take their test and must reschedule via their faculty member. Students who do not show up for their test must be reschedule with their faculty member.
  4. Sign an honor code statement of agreement before the test is administered.
  5. Behave ethically. A student may be dismissed from the testing space for inappropriate behavior such as evidence of cheating, disrespecting the proctor or violating testing space policy. If a student is dismissed from the testing space, the faculty member and the Dean’s office will be notified when the test is returned.

Makeup Testing Center

The Schieffer Testing Center provides a proctored space for students’ makeup tests. (Makeup test for students with accommodations MUST be scheduled through the University Testing Center above.) We are using a new, university-wide online system. If you do not see “Schieffer College of Communications Testing Center” as an option, email coctestingcenter@tcu.edu.

Instructions: How to use the Testing Center Reservation System

Form: Request a Testing Center reservation

During the regular semester, the Schieffer College of Communications Testing Center will offer test proctoring at the following times:

  • Thursday: 1 to 4 p.m. in MOUS 185
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MOUS 185

Policies and procedures

  • Complete the reservation form at reserve.tcu.edu/TestCenters/ by 9 a.m. one business day before the testing day.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from coctestingcenter@tcu.edu once the form is complete. Please check your Junk folder if it does not appear in your inbox.
  • The email will contain instructions for your student; please pass along that information. Please remind students to bring their official TCU student ID cards to their testing appointment, so proctors may verify their identity.
  • Bring each test, in its own envelope, to the dean’s office in MOUS 207 by 5 p.m. one business day before the testing day. If the test is to be given electronically, please note that on the reservation form.
  • No accommodation testing reservations can be made here – those must use the TCU Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces.
  • Students may NOT reserve testing services; all reservation requests must be submitted by the instructor.

Please direct any questions about the testing center to coctestingcenter@tcu.edu or phone Jean Stayton at 817-257-5918.





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