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Testing Dishonesty and Behavioral Guidelines

The following guidelines must be adhered to before, during, or after taking a test administered by the Testing Department at Miami Dade College (MDC). These guidelines also apply to MDC students taking tests at other institutions. Test takers must refrain from the following:

  1. Giving or receiving assistance from other examinees.
  2. Submitting another person's work as your own, such as having your test taken by someone else.
  3. Taking or attempting to take a test for another person.
  4. Working on or reading the test during a time not authorized by the test center staff.
  5. Removing or attempting to remove a test book, a test question, or a portion of a test in any format from the testing room.
  6. Using or having books, notes, calculators, earplugs, headsets, rulers, listening devices (including Bluetooth), paging devices (beepers), cellular phones, recording or photographic devices, papers of any kind, or other aids unless specifically authorized.
  7. Communicating with anyone other than testing personnel.  
  8. Forging signatures, presenting false identification, or falsifying information on an official academic document, grade report, letter of authorization, transcript, test scores or any other official MDC document.
  9. Reproducing, circulating, or otherwise obtaining advance access to test materials.
  10. Creating a disturbance or any disruptive behavior.
  11. Attempting to bribe a member of the test center staff to obtain a copy of a test or any confidential information about the test.
  12. Attempting to remove scratch paper or notes of any kind from the testing room.
  13. Attempting to tamper with a computer.
  14. Failing to follow directions issued by a member of the test center staff.
  15. Entering the testing room with food and/or drinks.
  16. Opening an unauthorized browser during a test administration. 
  17. Refusing to adhere to any other regulation.

Individuals who exhibit any of the above mentioned behaviors will be subject to appropriate action as specified in the College’s Code of Conduct of MDC’s Students’ Rights and Responsibilities handbook. Incidents will be reported to the appropriate Dean at the College for review and to the department or agency that is associated with the testing program.

Please be advised, computer screens are monitored and testing sessions are video recorded via surveillance cameras.  Other detection devices may also be used.


Approved by Student Deans Council on 2/14/2012 



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