Mission and Services
The mission of the Testing Center is to provide the highest quality testing
services for faculty, students, and guests. We strive for excellence by
being responsive to client requests, vigilantly proctoring exams, and
maintaining a quiet comfortable and efficient testing environment.
We adhere to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.
Instructors: Have you ever found yourself asking the following questions?
your queries are about to be answered! The WCC Testing Center could quite
possibly be the answer to your instructional prayers.
- "There is never enough class time to teach everything necessary for my class."
- "What if any of my students miss an exam??"
- "Is there a quicker and easier way to receive test results?"
- "What are my options for testing?"
proctored testing, free of charge, for any WCC classes.
All instructors need to do is supply the tests at least 24 hours before
the exam start date: making sure their name, 6-digit course code (i.e.
BIO101), and the test number are on each test. If scan-trons or answer
forms are needed, the Testing Center staff will insert them before the
tests go on the shelf. When your test is finished, we print out a log
of students who did and didn't take the test, when they took it, and how
long the test took them. We also make sure all tests are present and accounted
for. Then instructors, or designated individuals, may pick up the completed
tests at their leisure during open hours.
We offer 2 kinds of online testing: Blackboard and Partest.
In addition, we offer make-up testing for students who have missed an exam. Instructors
need only drop off a test for each student containing instructor name,
student name, expiration date, and any special instructions written on
it. Instructors or designated individuals may pick up make-ups at their
leisure during the hours that the Testing Center is open.
Blackboard is an online testing system that allows students to log in
and access their test (via testing center staff entering a password
remotely). As soon as students finish, Blackboard automatically records
the test score into an online gradebook that instructors can access
at any time. Blackboard training is highly recommended. For more information,
please refer to the Distance Learning site or email .
ParTest is the testing program used by the Testing Center. It is used
only for multiple choice/true and false questions. All instructors need
to do is supply us with a disk containing the test (be sure to follow
Center Guidelines for ParTest Submission) at least 48 hours before
the test begins. Once the test is in our system, if instructors plan
on only making a few changes to their tests in future semesters, they
need only notify the technician of the changes. Once the test is completed,
a score report will be printed out showing the scores of those who took
the test. An itemized score report is also available upon request within
48 hours of the test's ending date. For more information on how to set
up a ParTest, please contact Allen Wurster at 734-973-3728.
Other helpful information:
1 . Tests are conducted under camera surveillance.
2 . Timed tests can be conducted.
3 . CLEP and DANTES tests are available.
4 . If permissible, calculators, and other supplies are provided to students.
5 . Proctor authenticates the identity of all students by checking photo IDs.
This is just an overview of the services provided by the Testing
Center. For more information, please contact the Testing Center staff
- Note: The Testing Center is not an alternative to class time. We are here so more class time can be devoted to teaching.
- Blackboard is not set up by the Testing Center; Please contact .