F2F Proctoring

Some instructors use face-to-face (F2F) proctoring for tests in their online and/or hybrid courses. F2F proctoring requires students to meet with a designated proctor in a designated location so that they can be monitored real-time and in person while they test.

PVAMU Students residing in the Houston area may be required to take proctored tests at one of the PVAMU campuses (Main Campus in Prairie View, TX; Houston Northwest Center at Hwy 290 and Grant Rd.; or the College of Nursing in the Houston Medical Center).

Unless otherwise instructed by faculty, proctored exams should be arranged with the PVAMU Department of Testing. The Department of Testing does not charge a fee for PVAMU Students taking proctored tests for PVAMU courses. The contact information is below:

For students who do not reside in the Houston area, the PVAMU guidelines for proctoring are as follows:

  1. Students are responsible for identifying a local proctor.
    • The ODL recommends a professional testing center or a testing center within an educational institution. Some instructors have approved libraries in the past, but it is important to note that many libraries are unable to guarantee that individuals will be on hand to watch the student to make sure no cheating occurs.
    • The testing site must be able to provide a computer with Internet access if the exam is to be taken via eCourses.
  2. The student must provide the instructor and/or the Office of Distance Learning (ODL) with contact information that can be used to verify the location and identity of the proctor. A name, phone number, email address, and website are required. The person verifying the proctor should be able to find the proctor in the institution’s directory to verify that he or she is an actual proctor at the testing site.
  3. Instructors have the final say on whether or not a proctor is acceptable.
  4. The student is responsible for any fees required by a non-PVAMU testing site.

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