Testing Services Information for Faculty
What types of tests are proctored?
- Tests for students in online, distance or arranged courses.
- Make-up exams for WSU students.
- Program entrance or assessment exams that take place outside of the normal classroom schedule.
- Test Out or other proctoring requests as staffing and space allow.
- Other exams for community members that require a proctor.
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources available to permit instructors to use the testing services as a substitute for regular in-class exams.
When is Testing Services open?
We generally offer proctoring only 20 hours a week and hours include some evenings. Testing is not available on weekends. Proctoring is on a space-available basis for up to six students at a time. Students will use our online system to sign up for an available time.
Some availability outside of our normal hours is available for large group testing with at least two weeks advance notice to reserve a room and arrange for a proctor.
How do my students arrange to take a make-up exam?
Students will contact faculty to get approval to take the exam. Faculty will then fill out the Faculty Exam Request form for exam details and send the exam to us via email at email@example.com. Students will fill out the Student Exam Request Form and will be given instructions on how to schedule their exam time online.
How do I arrange for a proctor for a large group of WSU students?
Please call 507.457.5680 or email Jill Quandt firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the details and determine if Testing Services will be able to assist you.
How do I get the exam to Testing Services?
All exams must be emailed to email@example.com. Test security is essential to us. Testing Services is staffed part time and is part of Tutoring Services, a program with heavy student traffic. To minimize the chances of tests being misplaced or compromised we will only accept digital copies. Most departmental offices have copy machines with the ability to scan and email any materials you do not already have digital versions of, so please ask your office manager for assistance.
On the rare occasions that faculty from other institutions need to mail a paper copy of an exam, they should send it to:
Winona State University
PO Box 5838, Krueger Library 220
Winona, MN 55987
What is the process for students with disabilities who need accommodations?
Students with disabilities should contact WSU Access Services to arrange for proctoring.
How can my students who are not in Winona get a proctor?
MnOnline maintains a list of proctors at Minnesota State institutions. Students in other areas should contact local colleges, universities, and libraries and inquire what proctoring services are available and if fees will be charged.