Testing for Distance Education Courses

The preferred testing situation for all distance education courses is testing sessions proctored by the instructor of the course. This is the person who is best suited to answer questions about the test, etc. However, since students register for these courses often due to time and distance constraints, this ideal situation is not always possible. Therefore, the following is recommended;

  1. Faculty provide at least two different testing sessions for students, preferably in the evening and on weekends, but in all cases at two times that best suit the needs of the majority of the students enrolled in the class.
  2. Faculty make arrangements for students who cannot attend the two major sessions in the following ways:
    • set up alternate individual times for students in their offices
    • if necessary, ask the student to locate a proctor in another city per guidelines on DE web page.