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Do you proctor tests in remote locations? Not remote like Aruba or Jamaica. not remote like Skyped-in or proctoring by Google Hangout remote. Remote as in you proctor a test that is not in your own classroom.
Today I did just that and I realized that when proctoring a high-stakes test in a remote location a few things would make proctoring more comfortable. We have three testing sessions per day. The tests are scheduled in two hour increments 7:20-9:25, 9:30-11:30, 12:05-2:11 . We are expected to walk the room, not read, not grade, not use the computer, proctor. There isn't time in the schedule to dash out (though our testing coordinator walks the campus and offers to relieve proctors for bathroom and lunch breaks). Still, as I walked the room and ruminated, I thought about how a well-packed traveler likely has more fun and less stress.
To prepare for future proctoring trips across campus, I give you a packing list.
Proctoring Packing List:
- rosters on a clip board
- all testing materials (testing directions and log in information)
- a white board marker
- a white board eraser
- hall passes (one that logs the entire day or purple passes used at school)
- masking tape (to hang testing signs)
- a pen
- extra pencils and erasers (we had a set of testing pencils but we need more pencils with erasers)
- 1 box of tissues. (If the Oak Trees are blooming you might need two.)
- comfortable shoes (You will stand for much of the six hours and walk the room.)
- food and water for the day
- a bag of Starlight peppermints to share
- Chocolate kisses or Tootsie pops to give students as they leave the test
After reading Jennifer's post about the joy she found in proctoring this morning, I wished I had purchased some treats (Starlight and Tootsie Pops) for students and or written out notes. That will be a must for our spring testing!
Wishing everyone safe travels and good proctoring as many of you face PARCC or other assessments this month.