CASS Testing Center
Address: Union East Building Room 106
Phone Number: (915) 747-5148
Types of Testing Accommodations:
- Accommodations related to exams and quizzes may include any of the following:
- Extended time:
- Students may receive time-and-a-half or double time.
- Requests for additional time beyond that assigned must be reviewed and approved by the professor and CASS at least one week prior to a scheduled exam.
- Alternative Format of exams and quizzes may include:
- Large Print or Braille
- Permission to complete the exam or quiz on an audio file, or digital recording.
- An audio record of the exam or quiz answers, in lieu of a scantron.
- Exam may be substituted to an oral presentation for the professor.
- Exam or quiz may be taken in a quiet location with minimal distractions.
- Use of scratch paper.
- Use of a dictionary.
- Assistive Technology and the use of Auxiliary Aides to complete an exam or quiz may include the use of:
- Screen reader software (which converts electronic text into an audio format).
- Screen enlarging software.
- May use Kurzweil software to read the exam.
- Closed Circuit TV magnifier
- A magnifier
- May use Word Processor to record answers.
- Tactile images of graphs, etc.
- Reader/Scribe: May read the test and writes down the answers dictated by the student.
- Please Note: the reader/scribe does not provide an explanation or assistance to questions on the test or quiz. All questions about a quiz or exam must be referred to the professor.
- The use of assistive technology and auxiliary aides to record answers or to assist student in reading exam may include:
- A calculator
- A talking calculator (Basic or scientific)
- A word processor with or without spell check.
- Voice recognition software, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking.
- Extended time:
How are exams and quizzes proctored?
Exams Proctored by the Professor:
- A professor may administer an exam with the necessary accommodation(s) within their classroom, office, or department. However, as an alternative, CASS is available to proctor exams in the CASS testing center, Room 106, Union East. This is especially important if the professor cannot administer the exam with needed accommodations because they:
- Are unable to provide extended time as an accommodation.
- Does not have the necessary space and/or access to assistive technology.
- Please Note: If the professor administers the exam, the professor is responsible for providing ALL accommodations necessary for the student to complete the exam.
Exams Proctored at CASS
Ways the Professor can deliver the exam to CASS:
- CASS is unable to pick up exams from the professor. Therefore, if the exam is not at CASS on the scheduled date and time, it becomes the responsibility of the student to make other arrangements with their professor.
- Exams should NEVER be sent to CASS by way of campus mail.
- Electronic scanned copies as email attachments are the preferred method of delivery. Hand carried delivery is also acceptable.
- The exam or quiz can be delivered by hand or electronic via email at email@example.com
Before the Exam:
- The student MUST notify CASS no later than 72 working hours (i.e. three working days) prior to the scheduled exam in order to ensure that proctoring space is available. An exam scheduled with notice of anything less than 72 working hours WILL NOT be proctored at CASS.
Three ways to schedule an exam at CASS:
- The student can call CASS at 747-5148 to schedule an exam. Student MUST provide: Name of the class, CRN Number, time of class, date of exam and name of the professor.
- The student can email CASS at firstname.lastname@example.org . Student MUST provide: Name of the class, CRN Number, time of class, date of exam and name of the professor.
- The student could stop by CASS to pick up a Proctored Exam form.
- The student MUST also notify the professor that they are taking an exam at CASS to ensure time, date, location is agreed upon.
- In most cases the student must take an exam or quiz in the CASS testing center at the same time and on the same date as other students in the same class, unless the professor grants permission for a different date or time or when there is a time conflict.
- Alternative scheduling can be the day before, the day after, or at other times during the day the classroom exam is scheduled. The professor has to approve the alternative test schedule.
- Common conflicts may include:
- CASS does not have the authority to change the date and/or time of the scheduled exam.
- All changes MUST be approved by the professor.
- When students register for an upcoming semester, they are encouraged to schedule their classes AT LEAST one hour apart, in order to allow for extended exam times.
On Exam Day:
- CASS is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of all exams. Thus students are monitored during the exam by video/audio equipment and by the CASS staff.
- Any student suspected of academic dishonesty is reported IMMEDIATELY to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).
- Students are expected to complete their exam within the maximum allotted time.
- Clocks are placed on the testing room to check the time. NO WATCHES ARE ALLOWED.
- Only items approved by the professor are allowed into the testing area.
- Backpacks, fanny packs, purses, caps/hats, cell phones, pagers, Ipads, Ipods, tablets, laptops, and all other miscellaneous items and electronic equipment are NOT ALLOWED in the testing area.
- The students will put their backpacks and personal belongings in a locker before taking the exams. ONLY items allowed by the professor will be allowed on the testing area.
- You must come to the testing appointment prepared with the necessary supplies such as a scantron, bluebook, pen, pencil, scratch paper, etc.
- You must arrive on time for CASS-proctored exams. If you are late, you will not be given extra time at the end of the exam to make up these lost minutes. A student cannot be more than 15 minutes late. Unless waived by professor, the exam MUST be rescheduled.
- You must arrive for your testing appointment at the time you have scheduled online. Especially during finals week, testing cubicles will not be held for longer than 1 hour if you have not yet arrived.
- You understand that all computers being used in the CASS testing center during testing are being monitored and recorded at all times via live proctor and remote camera recording.
- Internet usage is strictly prohibited while taking exams with CASS. Any violations of this policy will be reported to your professor and consequences may include a failing grade on the exam and possible disciplinary action.
- You MUST follow the University of Texas at El Paso’s Code of Student Conduct and the College policy on academic integrity at all times. CASS staff will report any and all incidents in which academic integrity may have been compromised to the instructor and/or to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR).
After the Exam:
- Completed exams in electronic format can be returned to the professor immediately via email. Hard copy exams, in a sealed and signed envelope, can be picked up by the professor, designated courier or returned by the student in sealed envelope signed by CASS staff.