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Hi Kendra.
We do use students to administer our Computer Competency Exam, but the
students we hire for this have already taken and passed the exam. They
must also sign a Confidentiality Agreement stating that they will not
discuss the exam outside the context of the proctored setting. I am
considering using student help for our Accuplacer testing, but this is
still in the works and may not be approved. 
Hope this helps!
Chrisa

Chrisa Hotchkiss
Director of Learning Services
The Teaching and Learning Center
Bertrand Hall, room 110
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA  94901
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415-257-0153 (phone)
415-257-0177 (fax)


-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David I. Williams
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 9:26 AM
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Subject: Testing Centers

Hello everyone,
I have been receiving messages on the National College Testing
Association 
list serve regarding how other colleges have their testing services set 
up. I have been rather surprised to discover that no other college 
responding hires undergraduate students to work anywhere in their
testing 
centers - especially not as readers or scribes. The opinion of all
testing 
center personnel is that undergraduate students should not have access
to 
tests of their peers, even if they are not in any of the same classes.

It gives me additional rationale for hiring a full-time professional
staff 
for the front desk if I can get it into my budget this year. However, I 
was planning to hire student workers to assist in the front office.

What are your thoughts on this?

Kendra Linkous
Testing Center Coordinator
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OSU/N and COTC
740-364-9676

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