Distance Education and Correspondence

The Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) is a referral service provided by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) to facilitate distance learning. The purpose of the CCTC is to make test administration services available to students away from their campuses, particularly at educational institutions. All participating test centers must be NCTA members in good standing and are expected to adhere to the CCTC guidelines. In addition the testing center must subscribe to and indicate compliance with the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines. Listings are only available to operational testing centers and not to individuals or other groups who wish to serve as proctors.

Institutions participating in the Consortium will offer examinees testing, via computer or paper-pencil means, at a reasonable rate in a controlled, proctored environment.

 Scheduling

  1. Create an account on our website testregistration.uwm.edu. Log in with the email address and password you provided then select ‘Correspondence Test Request’ and complete a request for each exam to be proctored.
  2. You will receive email notification that your request has been received along with additional instructions.  Approval to schedule a test date cannot be made until your test materials have been received and reviewed.
  3. All test materials and/or passwords must be received in our office prior to gaining approval to schedule a test appointment.

Test materials should be sent to:

testingcenter@uwm.edu

UW Milwaukee Testing Center
Mellencamp Hall, Room B28
PO Box 729
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0729

Test materials sent through UPS or FedEx, should be addressed to:

UW Milwaukee Testing Center
Mellencamp Hall, Room B28
2442 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

  • Once your request and test materials have been received you will be notified of approval for proctoring services via email and you will be directed to the registration application to schedule your appointment. You will need to log into your account and select Correspondence-Computer Based or Correspondence-Paper Based and select a date and time. The test time listed is the earliest available test time. You will be able to adjust your start time once you choose a test date.

Charges and Fees

A charge of $25.00 per test administration is required. An additional charge may be imposed for tests that exceed four hours in length. Fees will be determined by the examiner and will generally be paid by the examinee unless the test provider agrees to pay them.

Examiner Responsibilities

Examiners will verify photo identification from a school, employer, government agency, or other source, as specified by the test provider, checking to see that the signature and photo match the person presenting the identification. The examiner will actively monitor the testing room but will not monitor screen content, which must be controlled by testing software from the test provider in the case of web-based examinations. The examiner must be responsible and competent to receive and follow all other reasonable instructions from the test provider, such as timing the exam, providing scratch paper, pencils, etc.

Test Provider Responsibilities

The test provider will be responsible for specifying to the examiner any restrictions on testing materials, including books, notes, instruments, and other aids. For web-based examinations, the test provider will also implement any restrictions and controls on the software used to deliver the tests and will supply the examiner with minimum hardware configurations, necessary passwords, and all other pertinent instructions prior to the day of the examination.

Physical Setting

The examiner will provide a quiet environment with acceptable test-taking conditions. The room should be dedicated to testing (but can utilize various types of testing) during the scheduled session and should have controlled access. Appropriate lighting, temperature control, and noise restrictions must be considered.