Test Proctoring

Evanston Public Library Proctoring Guidelines

The Evanston Public Library will only provide test proctoring for Evanston residents. Proof of residency will be required to schedule a test.

The Evanston Public Library offers test proctoring at no charge to homeschooled students, postsecondary students and professionals taking licensing exams.

The proctor will be the reference librarian on duty at the reference desk at the time of the exam (not necessarily the proctor coordinator). All Evanston Public Library reference librarians hold Masters of Library Science degrees. The reference librarian will attend to desk duties and other patrons while proctoring and will not be able to observe the student at all times. Students are responsible for following test instructions.

Students will take written exams on the tables nearest the reference desk.  Library computers are used for online exams. Appointments for proctoring written exams are not necessary, but computers must be reserved in advance. The library does not permit the installation of special software that may be needed to complete exams.

Students, who need to listen to recordings during exams, must supply their own listening devices; laptop computers may not be used for this.

There will be a charge of 20 cents per page for all test materials printed.

The Evanston Public Library will not receive graded tests for review by students.

Students are required to read the Evanston Public Library’s test proctoring guidelines [pdf version] and submit them to the educational institutions for approval. Testing supervisors must notify the Evanston Public Library’s proctor coordinator of their approval of the library’s guidelines by email before tests are proctored.

Tests will be taken during the library’s open hours, Mon.-Thurs, 9 am-8:30 pm, Fri., 9 am-5:30 pm-Sat., 10 am-5:30 pm, Sun., 12-5:30 pm. Exams must be completed 30 minutes before the library closes.

Students are responsible for contacting the reference desk: 847-448-8630, testproctor@cityofevanston.org.  Elementary school students who want tests proctored in the Children’s Dept. should contact Jan Bojda, 847-448-8612, jbojda@cityofevanston.org.

Test materials may be mailed to Test Proctoring c/o Adult Services, Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 or e-mailed, testproctor@cityofevanston.org.

If students have not received notification that test materials have arrived at the library, they must contact the reference librarian on duty, 847-448-8630 or testproctor@cityofevanston.org BEFORE coming to the library to take exams.

Students will provide a pre-paid envelope or pay $1.00 for postage to return tests to educational institutions via regular mail. The librarian may return the test by fax, scanned email, or mail. The Evanston Public Library does not return tests by FedEx or other expedited mailing services.

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