Proctoring exams is an important responsibility. Just knowing that you are actively monitoring will deter most irregular exam behavior. Proctors can also help students who are experiencing frustrations with their exams – though not with the content, of course. PAEA is here to help you understand the role of proctor, both for PAEA Assessment products and for other exams you may administer.
Video Tutorials: Proctoring Best Practices
Sample Proctor Instruction Script
Almost as important as monitoring alerts and behavior in the room are the instructions that proctors give before launching an exam session. Here’s a script to help you with that.
Alerts and What to Do About Them
ExamDriver gives proctors a lot of information on student behavior. Keep this guide handy to help you decipher system alerts and what to do when they appear.
Best Practices for Proctoring PAEA Exams
We want to make proctoring exams as easy as possible, so here are some helpful tips to make your experience as smooth as possible.
Keeping Your Students Honest
Cheating on exams and other assessment vehicles is a sad reality in the history of academics. Here are techniques to help you monitor and confront students.
PAEA Assessment Exam Policies
PAEA Assessment products incorporate a suite of exams that have specific purposes and expected uses. PAEA, its member institutions, their faculty, and students share responsibility for the proper administration of the exams so that they can be relied upon by all PA programs as validated assessments of PA students’ medical knowledge. This policy document outlines the roles of publisher, user, and test-taker and the responsibilities associated with each.
To agree to these policies, please fill out this form.
PAEA Assessment Product Pages
A 225-question, multiple-choice examination that allows for student self-assessment and program evaluation. Created by PA educators and exam experts using an extensive blueprint and topic list; used by over 90% of PA programs nationwide.
End of Rotation™ exams cover the 7 core supervised clinical practice experiences of physician assistant education. Created by PA educators and exam experts specifically for use by PA programs.
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