Learning Commons Testing Policies & ID Requirements
Quiet and Learning Environment
The Learning Commons is a testing, tutoring, and study area. Those waiting for testers to finish may wait in the open area by the testing room in the Learning Commons.
Food and/or Drinks
Food and drinks are not allowed in the testing areas.
Children are not allowed in the Testing Center and cannot be left unattended in the Learning Commons while the parent/adult is testing.
Scheduling Class/Course Testing
Davidson-Davie CC students who are referred to the Learning Commons Testing Center for testing are required to make testing appointments online on the Learning Commons website at least 24 hours in advance. The Learning Commons gives a variety of tests with different testing lengths. Therefore, students should know how long they need to allow to take their test prior to making their appointment. Testing will need to be completed within 5 minutes of the Testing Center closing time. It is the student’s responsibility to cancel or reschedule their testing appointment online at least 24 hours in advance due to online scheduling restrictions. Students must bring a photo ID.
Late Policy for Class/Course Testing
Testers should allow time for testing check-in prior to their scheduled appointment. If a tester arrives late for their appointment, they will be allowed to test only if there is still room in the testing center. If there is no room for the tester, they will need to reschedule.
Testing Dates & Early Testing
Testing prior to the test start date is not allowed in the Learning Commons Testing Center. It’s the tester’s responsibility to know the dates when they are required to take a class/course test. The proctors will follow the test dates provided by the instructor on the testing cover sheet. If a student has a question about the test dates or needs to test after the deadline, they should contact their instructor immediately.
Testing Check-in & Photo ID
Testers must bring a photo ID to check-in for testing. Acceptable forms of ID include Drivers License/Permit, Government Issued ID Card, Passport, Military ID Card, Student/College ID Card, Bank Card ID that has a photo, Tribal ID Card, Matricula Consular ID Card, Employer ID Card. The tester’s name on their ID must match their name in the college’s student information system, on their testing slip, or on the test rosters.
Acceptable forms of ID for ACT WorkKeys: Per ACT testing company policies, expired driver’s license, expired temporary ID, a paper copy (not the original) of a driver’s license or a College ID are not an acceptable form of ID.
Acceptable forms of ID for High School Equivalency (HiSET & GED) & Pearson VUE testing: Candidates are required to show a valid (non-expired) government issued photo ID. The ID must include the candidate’s name, address, date of birth, signature, and recognizable photograph. The tester’s name on their ID must match their name on the testing company’s test roster.
**Per NC system office state policy, an expired driver’s license, a temporary ID, or a paper copy (not the original) of a driver’s license or a College ID are not acceptable forms of ID.
**Some Pearson vendors require additional ID. Please check requirements before you test.
Acceptable forms of ID for TEAS testing: Candidates are required to show a valid (non-expired) government issued photo ID. The ID must include the candidate’s name, address, date of birth, signature, and recognizable photograph. Per ATI testing company, a temporary current & original (non-expired) paper ID issued by the DMV can only be accepted if a secondary ID is shown with a matching name and photo. The tester’s name on their ID must match their name on the ATI test roster.
**Per ATI testing company policies, an expired driver’s license, an expired temporary ID, a paper copy (not the original) of a driver’s license or a College ID are not acceptable forms of ID.
Cell Phone & Smart Watch Policy
All cell phone devices including the following must be completely powered down prior to testing:
- Watches connected to a phone
- Watches with a calculator
- Cell phone earpieces
- Smart Watch/Fitness Tracker
If a tester violates the cell phone & smart watch policy, testing staff will notify the student’s instructor and their scores may be invalidated.
Disrupting the Testing Environment
Testers should not disturb the quiet testing environment. If a tester is disrupting the testing environment, they will be asked to leave.
The Learning Commons testing staff cannot assist testers with assessments/tests. Testers who engage in behaviors that appear to be in violation of testing guidelines will be reported to the instructor and/or
administration. Depending on the circumstances, a code of conduct may be filed and the tester may not be allowed to test in the Testing Center.
Code of Conduct
Students are expected to follow the Academic Code of Conduct as described in the College Catalog.
Breaks During Testing
Some testing companies do not allow breaks during testing. For course/class testing, instructors decide whether breaks are acceptable. If a break is not permitted and an emergency should arise, the student’s instructor will be notified and the test may be invalidated.
Testing Instructions for Class/Course Testing
Testing Center staff will follow instructions from the instructor on the Testing Center cover sheet. Students who disagree with the instructions should contact their instructor. Please note, no test will be stopped or altered by the proctor nor will the instructor be able to be contacted during a test if a student disagrees with the instructions on the Testing Center cover sheet.
Errors on a Class/Course Test
If a tester finds an error on a class/course test, the proctor will note the mistake on the cover sheet and notify the instructor after the test. The tester is also encouraged to contact their instructor about the error.
Non-Test Materials in the Testing Room
The Testing Center staff cannot collect and be responsible for non-test related materials. Testers are encouraged to bring only what they need for their testing appointment. Please note that certain tests require proper storage of items in our separate check-in area.
Any college staff sent by a faculty member can pick up that faculty member’s tests. Faculty planning on having another college employee pick up their tests for them are encouraged to email the Learning Commons beforehand. No student workers or work studies may pick up tests.
TEAS Testing Registration and Proctor Fee
Each individual must purchase their own TEAS test reservation online through ATI. Testers who are applying to Davidson-Davie CC must have Davidson-Davie CC selected as their home institution on their ATI account. Testers who are not applying to Davidson-Davie CC and therefore do not have Davidson-Davie CC listed as their home institution under their ATI account the day of testing will have to pay a required proctor fee. Testers must pay the proctoring fee prior to the testing session by calling 336-249-8186, ext. 6341, or visiting the Davidson-Davie CC Business Office on the second floor of the Brooks Student Center on the main Davidson-Davie CC campus. The door will close 5 minutes before the testing start time to allow for testing instructions, and testing will not be delayed for any tester. Testers
paying the proctoring fee at the Davidson-Davie CC Business Office should ask for a receipt. Testers must hand in a receipt at the testing check-in area on the day of testing in order to test. Testers must bring a current (non-expired) government issued photo ID.
Accommodation Testing for Davidson-Davie CC Class/Course, TABE, CASAS, WorkKeys and TEAS Testing
Students who need accommodations for testing for class/course, WorkKeys and TEAS testing should contact the Office of Disability Access Services. A copy of the current accommodation plan must be on file for accommodations to be provided. Testing appointments requiring accommodations are made online through the Learning Commons website with the exception of Reader and Scribe requests. Reader and Scribe requests require 5 business days notice. Students will need to provide three potential appointment times on the Reader/Scribe Testing Appointment Request Form (opens in a new window). Once a Reader/Scribe is arranged, a Learning Commons staff member will contact the student to confirm the testing time.
Testing Accommodations for Pearson and HiSET
Accommodations for Pearson and HiSET tests must be requested through the testing company.
- For GED tests, please see: GED Testing Service Accommodations Information (opens in a new window)
- For Pearson tests, please see: Pearson VUE Tester Accommodations Information (opens in a new window)
- For HiSET tests, please see: HiSET Tester Accommodations Information (opens in a new window)
HiSET Late Policy
HiSET testers are advised upon registration to report to the Testing Center 45 minutes before their scheduled time to allow for required paperwork and check-in. Testers arriving after their scheduled appointment time will not be allowed to test. Students must bring a current (non-expired) government
issued photo ID.
Pearson VUE Late Policy
Pearson recommends that testers arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time and generally allows a 15 minute grace period for late arrivals (differs for some exams). Students must bring a current (non-expired) photo ID.
Late Policy for TEAS Testing
Testers are encouraged to arrive 30-45 minutes early. The testing door will close 5 minutes before the test starts to allow time for testing instructions. There will be no exceptions to this policy, and test sessions will not be delayed for any tester. Testers will forfeit their testing registration cost per testing company policies. Testers who have questions or concerns should contact ATI.
Testers who need to take WorkKeys tests should pay in the Business Office prior to testing. Testers need to bring their receipt from the Business Office and a valid photo ID to the Learning Commons Welcome Desk in order to test. Costs are as follows:
- Graphic Literacy $15
- Applied Mathematics $15
- Workplace Documents $15
- Applied Technology $15
- Workplace Observation $25
- Business Writing $25
Proctored Testing for Students at a Distance Policy
If a student is not able to come to the Learning Commons, an instructor may approve a student to take the test at another local Community College or University Testing Center. The student will need to complete the Davidson-Davie CC Student Distance Proctor Testing Request Form (opens in a new window) at least 5 business days in advance. The Learning Commons staff will work with the Testing Center selected by the student to set up testing. The student is responsible for scheduling testing appointments if needed and adhering to photo ID and other testing policies at the alternate Testing Center.
**Some colleges may charge a fee to test students not enrolled at the college where testing takes place.
Proctored Testing for Students Not Enrolled at Davidson-Davie CC
The proctored testing fee is charged to students not enrolled at Davidson-Davie CC. The $25 fee helps the college to cover administrative costs. The testing fee is charged per test. Additional fees may be charged by outside testing agencies depending on the type of exam. For course tests, appointments are required 5 business days in advance by visiting Davidson-Davie Community College Testing Center Webpage (opens in a new window) to allow time for the test and instructions to be sent to the Learning Commons Testing Center.
Students who are not enrolled at Davidson-Davie CC that want to test in our Testing Center need to complete the Non-Davidson-Davie CC Student Testing Request Form (opens in a new window). A staff member will follow-up with the requester through email with important information. Testers must bring a current photo ID.
Payment through the Davidson-Davie CC Business Office is required prior to taking a test. Students should get a receipt from the Davidson-Davie CC Business Office and present it to our Learning Commons Welcome Desk as proof of payment. The Business Office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Students can pay in-person or over the phone by calling 336-249-8186, ext. 6341. If a student pays over the phone, the student should ask the Davidson-Davie CC Business Office to email them a receipt.