Testing Center Use of Cell Phones and Electronic Devices – LR 503.8

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Testing Center Use of Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
Policy Number: LR 503.8
Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (Review Date)


Phones, pagers, beeping watches, and other devices can make noise that distracts students and other examinees. Some electronic devices can also be used to communicate with others and to take pictures or scan test materials. Due to these issues with distraction and security, no electronic devices (including cell phones and pagers) are permitted in the testing rooms in the Testing Center. If you are taking a test that will be administered in the Testing Center, we encourage you not to bring these items. If you bring them, you will be asked to turn them off and store them in a locker. You will not be permitted to take them into our test rooms, even if the devices are turned off.

If you are hesitant to leave your phones, pagers, etc. in our locker, do NOT bring such items with you. The Testing Center cannot take responsibility for electronic devices that are lost or forgotten.

Policies can vary for national standardized tests that are administered in classrooms. If you are not sure of the policy for the test you are taking, check with the Testing Center. Please note that there is no storage available for the hundreds of students who come to test on a typical Saturday. If you are taking a classroom test that prohibits phones and pagers in the test room, you will have to make your own storage arrangements.

Source: UALR Testing Center Website
Approved By: VCESS, April 1, 2010
Custodian: Testing Center