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.
Resources for Proctoring During COVID-19
Instructions for Remote Proctoring During COVID-19
We created instructions for proctors to set up End of Rotation exams.
Checklists for Remote Proctoring During COVID-19
We created general checklists for End of Rotation exams. Proctors and students can use these for guidance.
More Proctoring Resources
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.
Security Enhancement FAQs
Here are the answers to some questions that have come up about our recently updated exam security and proctor controls.
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.
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.
If you suspect someone of inappropriate behavior on a PAEA Assessment exam, such as capturing exam content or providing unearned advantages, please report to our secure, confidential tool
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.
PAEA Assessment Products
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™
End of Rotation exams cover the 7 core supervised clinical practice experiences of PA education. Created by PA educators and exam experts specifically for use by PA programs.
End of Curriculum™
The End of Curriculum exam is an objective, standardized evaluation of a student’s medical knowledge as one component of their readiness for graduation. Written, reviewed, validated, and standard-set by PA educators and exam experts.