APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR DURING A TEST
taking tests are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with
academic honesty standards adopted by the UCI Academic Senate and the Office
of the President, click here for the Academic Senate Policy. Academic dishonesty is inappropriate and unacceptable behavior
and will not be tolerated during placement tests, exemption exams, or in any
academic activity at UCI. Academic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to)
- Copying from
another person's test or sharing your own work with another examinee,
- Offering another
person's work as your own, such as having your test taken by someone else,
- Taking a test
for another person,
- Possessing or
using unauthorized materials, prepared notes or answer keys during a test,
- Stealing or
attempting to steal a test booklet or answer key, or leaving the room with
Incidents of cheating
require that a letter be written describing the incident; this will be sent
to the Associate Deans of your academic unit and of the department that provides
the test, where it will become part of your permanent file.
Students may be
dismissed from the testing room or may have their scores canceled if they fail
to follow any of the testing instructions given by the test proctors or those
- Keep your eyes
on your own work - do not let your eyes wander to the work of other students;
do not shield your eyes from the test proctors with your hands, dark glasses,
hats, long hair, etc.
- Allow no one
else to look at your work.
- Remain quiet
throughout the exam. Whispering, talking, writing, or any other form of communication
with other students during an exam is never appropriate.
- Keep all personal
items such as backpacks and books on the floor, under your chair.
- Remain in your
chair until you finish the exam, unless you have permission from a proctor
to leave the room.
- Use only materials
approved by the test administrators during the exam.
- All testing
materials should remain on your desk throughout the examination.
- Stop all work
when time has been called.
- Turn in all
examination materials (exam, scantron, scrap paper) before leaving the room.
information on UCI's policy pertaining to Academic Honesty, please refer to
the UCI General Catalogue or the Schedule of Classes.