Testing Info for Faculty

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La Plata Campus
Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 114

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Coordinator

Lee Desmarais, Testing Center Manager


Leonardtown Campus
Building C, Room 314

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager

Prince Frederick Campus
John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 102

Courtnie Krauss, Testing Center Manager

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The CSM Testing Centers provide facilities for faculty to schedule individual Make-Up Tests and tests for Distance Learning, Online, and Independent Study courses.

The Testing Centers do not provide full-classroom testing services, but do administer make-up tests for individual students. While most faculty only allow make-up testing under extreme circumstances, and require prior notice, students should check their syllabus for their professor's specific make-up policy.

The Testing Centers and SSC Front Office staff can not be responsible for

  • Collecting homework or additional assignments from students.
  • Distributing homework or additional assignments to students.

If you are an instructor teaching a CSM course, and you need to drop off a test to be proctored in the Testing Center, please follow these procedures:

  •  Ensure your syllabus clearly states your testing policy for all students.
  •  Complete a Testing Center Cover Sheet.

All directions for test administration must be included on the Test Cover Sheet.  This includes: materials allowed, time limit, deadline date, and ADA accommodations.

  • Place all tests (one per student) and testing materials (class roster, SCANTRONs, etc.) in the test envelope.
  • The Testing Centers and affiliated support staff can not be responsible for collecting homework from students or distributing homework or additional assignments to students.
  • Drop tests off at the Testing Center of your choice, and tests will be delivered to the necessary campus.  Please be sure to allow at least 2 business days for test materials to be sent between campuses.  There is no campus mail service on Saturdays.
  • If you are an instructor teaching a distance learning course, you may mail your test to the following address:

College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center
P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD  20646-0910

Exam Pickup Policy

  • In order to preserve exam security, instructors who are unfamiliar to Testing Center staff or other affiliated support staff will be asked to provide photo id when they come to pick up test materials.
  • It is the instructor's responsibility to pick up an exam on or after the pick-up date written on their exam cover sheet.  The Testing Centers must be notified in advance if another department faculty member or CSM staff member will be picking up exams on your behalf.
  • Instructors are requested to pick up their exam(s) within two weeks of the test pick-up date.
  • If exams are still not picked up by instructor, the Testing Center staff will remind the instructor via email or phone that the exam is available for pickup.
  • If exams are not picked up within three weeks of the exam pick up date, the Testing Center staff will send the exam to the instructor or department by interdepartmental mail in a sealed envelope.

Testing Center Forms:

Note: Copies are also available at Testing Centers.