Rules for the Conduct Of Tests and Exams
Test and Exam Services, St. George Campus, University of Toronto


It is understood that all students who write tests/exams with accommodations will comply with the regulations established by Test and Exam Services and the University of Toronto.

SCHEDULING & ARRIVAL

  1. Prior to the test/exam date, carefully review the automated notification that you received by e-mail confirming your test/exam start time and your assigned writing location.

    Note: Test and Exam Services reserves the right to assign you a different test/exam start time than that of your classmates writing in the classroom, if it is necessary to do so to provide you with your authorized accommodations.
  2. Arrive at the assigned writing location and check-in with a test/exam invigilator at least 15 minutes prior to the test/exam start time assigned by Test and Exam Services.
  3. Present your student photo identification card (TCard) to the invigilator upon arrival. The invigilator will hold your TCard for the duration of the test/exam. Note that your official arrival time is the time at which you hand your TCard to the invigilator.
  4. Test and Exam Services does not compensate students for time lost due to late arrival, regardless of whether or not this is the practice of the academic department or faculty through which the test/exam is administered. If you arrive at the assigned test/exam location after the test/exam start time assigned to you by Test and Exam Services:
    1. Time will be deducted from your overall permitted writing time.
    2. Additional consequences may be imposed, such as being denied permission to write the test/exam and/or other consequences based on the regulations of the academic department or faculty through which the test/exam is administered.
  5. Access to the Test/Exam Centre is restricted to students scheduled to write tests/exams with accommodations, the invigilation staff supervising the Test/Exam Centre, Test and Exam Services staff and University of Toronto staff and faculty.
  6. It is not permitted for another person to impersonate you for the purpose of writing a test/exam, nor may another person write any part of a test/exam on your behalf.
  7. To ensure the safety of students with environmental sensitivities, refrain from wearing perfume or cologne and ensure that you are not in possession of nuts, products that contain nuts or products that may contain traces of nuts within the Test/Exam Centre.
  8. Prior to the start of a test/exam, you will be asked to place bags, books and other personal belongings in an area designated by the invigilator. The only materials that you are permitted to have with you during the writing of a test/exam are those expressly authorized by the invigilator. Note that Test and Exam Services is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items or items left behind at the Test/Exam Centre. You are encouraged to leave valuable items at home.

DURING THE WRITING OF A TEST/EXAM
  1. During the writing of a test/exam, you may not have with you any materials (e.g. notes) or electronic devices (e.g. cellular telephone) except those expressly authorized by the invigilator. For detailed information about unauthorized test/exam aids, review the section titled "An Important Note about Academic Integrity" on pages 19 and 20.
  2. The invigilator has the authority to designate the desk at which you will sit while writing the test/exam.
  3. Prior to the start of a test/exam, you are expected to refrain from writing, typing or designating any answers to questions on the test/exam.
  4. During the writing of a test/exam, you are not permitted to communicate with anyone except the invigilator, including other students, in any manner.
  5. After the announcement of the conclusion of a test/exam, you are expected to refrain from adding information to, erasing information from or otherwise altering the test/exam.
  6. The invigilator has the authority to seize the tests/exams of students who fail to cease writing and/or typing after the announcement of the conclusion of a test/exam and a penalty may be imposed by the academic department or faculty through which the test/exam is administered.
  7. After a test/exam, all test/exam materials must remain with Test and Exam Services. You may not keep any test/exam materials after the test/exam has concluded, including, but are not limited to, tests/exams, response booklets, scantron sheets, scrap paper, and authorized aid sheets.
  8. You are expected to behave in a respectful manner toward and comply with instructions given by the invigilator and other Test and Exam Services staff. Your cooperation is appreciated.
  9. You are expected to refrain from behaving in a manner that is verbally or physically abusive toward the invigilator or other Test and Exam Services staff. Such behaviour will not be tolerated.
  10. You are required to remain sequestered and supervised at the Test/Exam Centre until 15 minutes after the class' test start and 45 minutes after the class' exam start - regardless of what time you complete the test/exam.

VIOLATION OF THE RULES FOR THE CONDUCT OF TESTS AND EXAMS
All students at the University of Toronto are required to be aware of, familiarize themselves with and comply with the University of Toronto's Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters:

www.governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/policies/behaveac


Any violation of the Code or the Rules for the Conduct of Tests and Exams may result in the following consequences:
  1. The preparation of a written report documenting the incident by the invigilator(s) present at the time of the incident. The written report may include pictures of any unauthorized aid and be forwarded to any or all of the following:
    • Test and Exam Services' Coordinator
    • Academic + Campus Events' Manager and/or Director
    • Accessibility Services' Director and/or Disability Counselors
    • The instructor, academic coordinator, departmental representatives, and/or teaching assistant(s) responsible for the course in question
    • Representatives of the academic faculty through which the course in question is offered
    • The Office of Student Academic Integrity at the University of Toronto
  2. A meeting to discuss the incident with any or all of the following:
    • The student involved in the incident
    • The invigilator(s) present at the time of the incident
    • Test and Exam Services' Coordinator
    • Academic + Campus Events' Manager and/or Director
    • Accessibility Services' Director and/or Disability Counselors
    • The instructor, academic coordinator, departmental representatives, and/or teaching assistant(s) responsible for the course in question
    • Representatives of the academic faculty through which the course in question is offered
    • Representatives of the Office of Student Academic Integrity at the University of Toronto
  3. Additional consequences may be imposed by the academic department or faculty through which the test/exam is administered based on department and/or faculty-specific test/exam regulations.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ACADEMIC INTEGRITY


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