Remote Placement Testing Details

Remote Testing Guidelines

  • The test area is defined as in the immediate reach and view of the tester.
  • Tester must remain in direct frontal view of camera at all times.
  • Testers must remain seated and continue testing where the test began. Breaks are not permitted.
  • Tester must allow proctor to share tester’s computer screen and grant permission to computer screen when requested.
  • Tester may not record, screenshot or save any part of the exam. This action will constitute cheating. If a tester is observed cheating, all testing will be voided.
  • Cell phones, iPods, and all other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing area. If a tester is caught with one of these items, the test may be voided.
  • No watches will be allowed in the testing area.
  • No other person, including children are allowed in the testing area. You must test alone in a quiet room.
  • Testers must be prepared to present appropriate photo identification at the beginning of any live testing sessions and at any time requested by the proctor. There are no exceptions to this rule. Individuals without photo identification will not be allowed to test. Refusal to present identification during or immediately after the test will result in test invalidation.
  • Calculators are not permitted for the ALEKS placement exam. The ALEKS test will provide a calculator when appropriate.
  • For live proctoring appointments, no testing may begin if the tester is five minutes late to the appointment.
Technical Requirements for Remote Placement Testing

Your computer must meet the technical requirements to test. Note that the requirements vary by test. Multiple monitors are not permitted to be used for any of the exams.

Math Placement

Desktop computer or laptop with a working built-in or external webcam & microphone capable of downloading a secure browser. (NOTE: Chromebooks, cell phones, iPads, or other tablets will NOT work.)

For information about the secure browser download and other system requirements.

Reading Placement

The ACCUPLACER reading placement test can be taken through the testing provider Examity. Examity sessions can be scheduled 24/7 at the tester’s convenience. Testers are required to set up a profile with Examity prior to testing.

Desktop computer or laptop preferred with a working built-in or external webcam & microphone. (NOTE: Chromebooks should also work but iPads and cell phones will NOT work.) Check your system’s readiness by accessing this link.

You will be asked to allow pop-up windows and download an extension for Examity. Only Google Chrome or Firefox browsers can be used

Writing Placement

The writing placement test can be taken on a desktop, laptop, Chromebook, or iPad (no cell phones).


Remote Testing Request Form

To take the placement tests remotely, please fill out a reservation form indicating which test you would like to take. If you need to take more than one exam, after completing the form, click on the “Add Another Exam” button to add another test to your shopping cart. Instructions for each test will be sent separately within one business day.

You will be asked to

  • confirm your understanding of the remote testing guidelines and technology requirements
  • confirm your understanding of Oakton’s Academic Code of Conduct
  • provide your Oakton ID number (typically, it begins with a B – for example, B01234567)
  • provide your Oakton User name (username you use to log into myOakton)
If you are unsure of your username or ID number, the information can be found on the “Welcome” letter/email that you received after you applied for admission to the college.
Oakton College Code of Academic Conduct

Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct prohibits:

  • Cheating
  • Copying or attempting to copy from another student’s work
  • Attempting to using unauthorized information, notes, study aids, or other materials
  • Any unauthorized collaboration with others
  • Plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation)
  • Falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth)
  • Helping others to cheat
  • Unauthorized changes on official documents
  • Pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you
  • Making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
  • Any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

The complete code of academic conduct