Testing Center

 General Testing Center Rules & FAQs

Q. Where is the testing center?

A. Near the textbook office in the library.

Q. Who may access the testing center?

A. LGHS students who have a formal accommodation may use the testing center during their regular class periods for the proctoring of tests and quizzes.

  1. Testing center staff will offer the accommodations specified on the student’s 504 plan, IEP or health plan.

  2. Any other accommodations would be offered at the request of the teacher and only if we have the capacity to support.

A. LGHS students who do not have a formal accommodation may use the testing center during 0 period, tutorial, lunch or 7th period, provided space is available.

Q. What are the hours I can access the testing center?

A. During the school year, the testing center is open during periods 1-7 on school days. 8-3:45 on odd days (periods 1,3,5,7) and 7-2:10 on even days (periods 0,2,4,6).  A. LGHS students who do not have a formal accommodation may use the testing center during 0 period, tutorial, lunch or 7th period, provided space is available. Q. What are the general rules for taking a test in the testing center? A.

  1. Once you begin a test, you must finish it. We do not have the ability to allow you to continue working on your test on another day once you have seen the test. If you feel you may need additional time AND if it is permitted by your teacher, you may be able to take the test 1 page at a time. This must be arranged with the proctor PRIOR to starting your test.

  2. No cell phones of any kind may be used during any test. Calculators and scratch paper can be provided for your use, if allowed. Phones and other electronics must be surrendered or left at home while you are in the testing center.

  3. Talking and disruptive behaviors will not be tolerated and you may be asked to leave, forfeiting your ability to complete a test. If that happens, whatever work you have done will be scored, unless cheating is suspected.

  4. Cheating – LGHS academic integrity policy will be enforced.

  5. No notes or notecards may be used on a test without your teacher's approval. Even if it is a formal accommodation, your teacher should approve your notes/notecard prior to you beginning your exam.
  6. Please email our testing center staff (lolson@lgsuhsd.org) to set up an testing appointment.

Placement Tests

  1. In order to take a placement test at LGHS, your guidance counselor will assist in arranging a time for you to take the test(s). (Please find the correct contact person on the Guidance webpage.)

  2. Once you have made arrangements with your guidance counselor, you may sign-up to take a placement test.

  3. Please bring a #2 pencil with you to the test.

Apex Testing

Q. I’m enrolled in a class with Apex and I’ve already chosen “Kim Burlinson” as my mentor. What do I do next?

 

A. As soon as you are sent your login information, you are ready to begin your course. Please go through the recommended tutorials and keep in mind that Apex has the same academic integrity standards as the teachers at your high school. Your online instructor is there to help you with content questions and to help you navigate through Apex. You and encouraged to contact them through the Apex messaging center. You can work on all your assignments and quizzes at home but you must go to the testing center to take a test.

 

Q. I am ready to take my Apex test. What do I do?

 

A. Please email our testing center staff (lolson@lgsuhsd.org)  but keep in mind the following information:

  1. If you are working ahead of your due dates (which is fine to do) your tests will not be available until 3 days before your due date. If this happens, email your online instructor to request that they simply change the due date for the assignment so that you can take your test early.

  2. Each test has 2 parts which you can take on the same day or different days. There is an online multiple choice section (CST for Computer Scored Test) and a free response section (TST for Teacher Scored Test). Both tests have the same due date that you will want to be sure you keep in mind.

  3. You may test only if there is space available during lunch, tutorial or during 7th period. You may not take tests during class periods.

  4. Any test you begin, you must finish in the same seating. We cannot reset or reassign a test. You may not use notes on tests. If you think you need more than 60 minutes to complete your test, please sign up for an additional testing time.

Q. I failed a test or am having trouble with the content. What should I do?

A. Email your online instructor for help. They are real people and want you to be successful! They often have synchronous sessions, discussion forums and links to web tutorials that they can share with you.

A. Kim Burlinson is the Apex "mentor" for the students at LGHS and can help with any other logistical concerns. kburlinson@lgsuhsd.org

Brigham Young University Online

I am signed up for a course with BYU online, now what?

  1. All of your coursework can be done at home.

  2. Los Gatos High School requires that your final exam be proctored. Prior to the date that you’d like to take your exam, you need to request your final exam be mailed to the high school. Please choose KIM BURLINSON or LIZ OLSON as your exam proctor on the BYU website.

  3. Once you have requested your test, please email our testing center staff (lolson@lgsuhsd.org) to set up a testing appointment.

  4. You may test only if there is space available during 0 period, lunch, tutorial or 7th period. You may not take tests during other class periods.

  5. After you complete your final exam, please contact BYU to request a transcript. They will not be automatically sent. 

National University Online Testing

I am signed up for a course with NUVHS, now what?

  1. All of your coursework can be done at home.Please email our testing center staff (lolson@lgsuhsd.org) to set up an testing appointment.You may test only if there is space available during lunch, tutorial or during 7th period. You may not take tests during class periods.

  2. Los Gatos High School requires that your final exam be proctored.Do NOT take the final exam offered online through NUVHS. If you do not test at LGHS, the course will not be added to your LGHS transcript but could be submitted directly to your college.

  3. The test proctor and student must both contact the NUVHS Administrative office to request a proctored exam. NUVHS can be contacted at 1.866.366.8847 or info@nuvhs.org. Please email our testing center staff (lolson@lgsuhsd.org) to set up an testing appointment.

  4. After you complete your final exam, please contact NUVHS to request a transcript. They will not be automatically sent. NUVHS can be contacted at 1.866.366.8847 or info@nuvhs.org .