Notice:
Due to the ongoing public health crisis caused by COVID-19, we have updated several of our testing policies and procedures. For more information, please read the Public Health Safety - Testing Guidelines section on the accommodated testing information page.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Accommodated Testing Information


Please Note: Changes to our process in Fall 2019 will require students to receive an access code from their instructor before coming to the Testing and Evaluation website to schedule a test.
Detailed instructions for both the student and instructor are outlined below.


Testing and Evaluation Services offers proctoring services for UW-Madison classroom exams for students with a valid McBurney Center accommodation plan (Faculty Notification Letter). If you are a student interested in taking an accommodated exam at our office or if you are an instructor interested in having your students take their accommodated exams at our location, please review the information below.

Location and Contact Information:

Testing & Evaluation Services, Test Administration Lab
341 Educational Sciences Bldg
1025 W Johnson St
Madison WI 53706
office: 608.262.7708
fax: 608.263.4291
testing.coordinator@exams.wisc.edu
Testing & Evaluation Services, Main Office
373 Educational Sciences Bldg
1025 W Johnson St
Madison WI 53706
main: 608.262.5863
fax: 608.263.4291
frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu

Hours of Operation:

  • Test proctoring is available Mon-Fri, 7:45am-10:00pm by appointment only. All testing must be completed by 10:00pm.
  • The main office in room 373 will be responding to phone and email inquiries Mon-Fri, 7:45am-4:30pm. In-person front desk hours will be limited, however there is a self-service drop station available in room 367 if you need to drop off forms. Please call 608-262-5863 or email frontdesk@exams.wisc.edu if you have questions for the front desk.
  • Testing and Evaluation Services is closed for all Legal Holidays.

Final Exam Week

  • We will have extended hours of 7:00am-11:00pm for the entire UW-Madison Final Exam Week.
  • There is a high probability that students will not be able to test alone during final exam week. Test alone accommodations cannot be guaranteed due to the high volume of students testing.
  • Scheduling deadlines will be strictly enforced during final exam week. All appointments must be scheduled at least 3 business days before your exam date.

Canceling:

To cancel an appointment please call our main office at 608-262-5863 or email testing.coordinator@exams.wisc.edu

Scheduling Deadlines:

All appointments must be finalized a minimum of 3 business days in advance of the exam date.


Public Health Safety – Testing Guidelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Testing and Evaluation Services has implemented several public health safety precautions to protect the health and well-being of both our staff and our examinees. These measures include:

  • Testing rooms will be sanitized thoroughly after each examination.
  • Contactless check-in and check-out to ensure social distancing of examinees and testing lab staff.
  • Due to social distancing guidelines, our waiting area has been removed and we are asking examinees not to arrive early for their appointments. If you arrive early for your appointment you will be asked to return at your scheduled time. Please maintain at least 6 feet of space from others when entering the room, and a proctor will guide you through a contactless check-in process and direct you to your assigned seat.
  • Plexiglass shielding has been installed at all check-in stations.
  • All testing lab staff are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the building.
  • Testing capacity has been reduced to ensure social distancing within examination rooms

In addition to the above safety precautions, Testing and Evaluation has also established some new policies and procedures to ensure a safe testing environment for all. By choosing to complete your examination at Testing and Evaluation, you agree to abide by the following public health safety policies:

  • Examinees must always wear a facemask while in the testing lab. Testing and Evaluation will not provide one, you must provide your own.
  • Examinees must maintain 6 feet of social distance between themselves and other examinees where possible.
  • Examinees must be ready to begin their exam when check in is completed.
  • Examinees presenting with coughing, sneezing, a runny nose, or other signs of sickness will not be allowed to complete their exam. Testing and Evaluation will work with all examinees to reschedule appointments for a later date.
  • Once finished with their exam, examinees will remain seated and raise their hand. A proctor will then acknowledge if you are able to leave the testing room and check-out.
  • If an examinee uses the restroom during their exam, they must adhere to social distancing guidelines and use one of the sanitation stations around the testing lab before returning to their seat.

If an examinee is found to be in violation of any of the public health safety protocols listed above or is otherwise found to have created an unsafe testing environment, Testing and Evaluation reserves the right to suspend the administration of any exam and ask the examinee to exit the testing center. If you have any concerns about the policies listed above or need to reschedule your appointment, please contact the testing coordinator.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times. Let us all work together to ensure the continued health and safety of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and the greater Madison community!

Student Information:

  • Starting Fall 2019, you must receive an access code from your instructor BEFORE you will be able to schedule your test at Testing and Evaluation.
  • Please meet with your instructors at the beginning of the semster to discuss testing accommodations, and if it is determined that accommodations will be provided at T&E, ask your instructor to list the exam on the view_requests page. After they have listed the exam, they will share an access code with you which you will use to schedule your exam.
  • Remember that instructors will need some time to list the exams on the T&E website and create the access codes to share with you before you will be able to schedule your exam. If you have not received an access code at least one week before the test, you will need to contact your instructor.
  • Once you have an access code for your exam, you may log in to the view requests page and enter the access code. The name of the course and exam will be displayed (for example "Math 112 - Midterm 1") as well as the duration of time allowed before extended time, and the earliest and latest allowed start time. Choose a start time within the allowed window, select your accommodations, and submit your request. When you are done, return to the view_requests page to see a list of your scheduled appointments.
  • Test alone accommodations cannot be guaranteed.

Instructor Information:

  • Instructors who would like to allow students to schedule accommodated testing at Testing and Evaluation Services can do so by visiting the view_requests page and selecting "add an exam". Each exam you list (for example "midterm 1") will be given an access code, which you may then share with any student you give permission to test at T&E.
  • Sharing the access code with a student implies approval to test at T&E under the conditions you specified, therefore you will NOT need to approve each request individually. You will however be able to monitor all student accommodation requests when you log in to the view_requests page.
  • When you list your exam, you will provide information that applies to all students taking the exam at T&E. You will provide an earliest and latest allowed start time. For example, you could say the earliest allowed start time is "Oct 20 at 10:30am" and the latest allowed start time is 11:00am. Each student can select a time within that window to start their exam. If all students must start at the same time, the earliest and latest allowed start time would be the same.
  • Provide the length of time allowed to take the exam without accommodations. The extended time duration will be calculated for each student based on their approved accommodations. For example, if you say the exam duration is 1.0 hr and a student is approved for double time, the student will be allowed 2.0 hours to complete the exam.
  • You will be able to view a summary of all exams you have listed, and a list of students who have scheduled each exam on the view_requests page. A detailed view will be provided where you can view the accommodations each student has requested as well as their start and end time.
  • You may decide how and when you would like to share the access codes with your students. For example you could copy your list of access codes from the T&E summary page and provide that list to a student who asks to test at T&E.
  • A copy of the exam must be received by T&E a minimum of 1 business day before the exam date. When sending the exam, be sure to include the access code for the exam in the subject line so that our office can record that the exam has been received. You will see a confirmation that we have the exam on the view_requests page. Sample email text is provided on the summary page for your convenience.
  • Test alone accommodations cannot be guaranteed.

To begin, follow this link to log in to the view requests page