Testing Procedures

  • The proctored, password protected tests and final exam are taken using MyMathLab in the Pirate CAVE (located in the basement of Joyner Library).
  • You will take each test in the CAVE during your normal class time. For example, if your class meets from 8:00-10:00, then you will take your test from 8:00-10:00 on test days.
  • Please arrive at the CAVE at least 10 minutes before your testing time. Items required for entry in the Pirate CAVE for testing are your ECU OneCard, an 8.5” x 11” bluebook, a writing instrument and a non-graphing calculator. You will be assigned to a particular workstation.
  • If a student is caught with any unauthorized materials in the testing lab (information written on oneself, the desktop, calculator, notes) or if the student accesses a cell phone or other electronic device, that student will receive a grade of 0% on the test and possible disciplinary actions.
  • Once a student is seated for a test/exam, he or she is not permitted to move from that location for the duration of the exam. The exam must be submitted prior to leaving the CAVE.
  • In extreme situations (power failure, server failure, forced evacuation of building) should a testing session be interrupted, student test work will automatically be saved, so that when power or reconnection is re-established the student may again log into their test and resume work for the remainder of their time. If a testing session is interrupted for some other reason, it is likely that the student will be advised by a test proctor to X out of their test (by clicking on the upper right corner X of their browser); the student in this case should not click the Submit button for their test because then the student will not be permitted to re-start and finish their test. For whatever reason the testing session is interrupted, the test may resume soon thereafter or at a later time. Students will be advised by the test proctor whether they should wait in their seats until the test can be re-started, or whether they should submit their names and then leave the CAVE to return at a later time.
  • Only 1 attempt is allowed for each test and the final exam.
  • After completing all homework, you should prepare for tests and the final exam by repeatedly taking the practice tests. All practice tests are copies of the actual tests. Practice tests do not count towards your course average.
  • You should take the practice test in a test setting, using only blank paper, a non-graphing calculator, and something to write with, in order to prepare for the actual test.
  • You are not allowed to give/receive help while taking a practice test. Your instructor or the PTC tutors will gladly review a practice test with you once you have completed it.
  • You are not allowed any assistance on tests or the final exam. This includes notes, formula sheets, or any other type of outside help. While testing, you are not allowed access to other online materials, including your homework and online learning aids in MyMathLab. Remember, academic dishonesty is a violation of the university code of student conduct.
  • If you miss a test, no makeup will be allowed and a grade of “0” will be recorded in the grade book – unless the absence is a University Excuse (issued by ECU’s Dean of Students Office). NOTE: A letter from Student Health does NOT qualify as a university excuse.
  • There is a practice final exam on MyMathLab. You should work it numerous times.
  • Throughout the semester there will be scores for two tests and a final exam. Your final exam score will be entered in the grade book as your final exam score and also as a Test #3 score. Then, the lowest of the scores on Tests #1-3 will not be used in the final grade calculation. This has the effect of replacing your lowest of two test scores with the final exam score if it is higher.
  • The final exam will be given during the last day of class (see course calendar for specific date).  (If absent from this exam, a student is allowed to make up this exam only if he/she has a University Excuse issued by ECU’s Dean of Student’s office.) NOTE: A letter from Student Health does NOT qualify as a university excuse.