The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your child will be taking at least one District Final starting on December 7, 2020. For this school year, District Finals will account for 10% of the student’s current semester grade in the course.
District Finals may be computer-based tests (CBT) or paper-based tests (PBT). If your child is taking a CBT he or she will have an opportunity to view an introduction to the assessment platform to become familiar with the software, item types, and online tools he or she will encounter and use during testing.
Please review the following policies with your student before testing:
■ Electronic Devices—If your child is found with ANY electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom, lunch), his or her test will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
■ Testing Rules Acknowledgment— Prior to testing, test administrators will read the rules to students, and students will show acknowledgement that they understand the testing rules by proceeding with the assessment.
■ Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they affirm the acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not discuss the test items. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” If students are found sharing information about test items, even without the intent to cheat, their tests will be invalidated.
■ Test Invalidations—Students are responsible for doing their own work on the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated.
■ Leaving Campus—If your child leaves campus before completing the test once they have started the test (for lunch, an appointment, illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. If your child does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.
■ Attendance—Students who are absent on their assigned testing date will have to take the test on our ONLY scheduled make-up testing day (December 17th). If student is absent for both days, a zero will be assigned.
If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for supporting your student as he or she prepares for testing.
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your child will be taking at least one District Final starting December 7, 2020. District Finals will account for 10% of the student’s current semester grade in the course. The letter further outlines requirements for testing remotely and instances where a test could be invalidated.
mySchool Online (MSOL) students will take District Finals remotely using a secure online proctoring service called Proctorio. Proctorio is integrated into myLearning via quizzes. A student will start a myLearning quiz that will direct them to myProgress (the district’s assessment platform) to take the District Final. While they are taking the District Final, Proctorio will be monitoring the test experience via the student’s camera, microphone, and monitor. While some information from the testing session will be recorded, Proctorio uses a zero-knowledge encryption method to ensure all data are safe and secure. Enrollment in the remote proctoring course is an agreement to abide by and accept all terms. If necessary, an Assessment Coordinator may approve for Zoom to be utilized for live proctoring of the assessment instead of Proctorio. If your child has IEP or 504 assessment accommodations that cannot be implemented due to the nature of the virtual platform, your child’s case manager will be contacting you to discuss alternate testing arrangements.
District Finals must be taken on a computer device (not tablet or phone) and will be required to have a webcam (USB or internal) and a microphone when taking the District Final. Students understand that this remote recording device is purchased and controlled by the student and that recordings from any private residence must be done with the permission of any person residing in the residence. Students must ensure that any recordings do not invade any third-party privacy rights and accept all responsibility and liability for violations of any third-party privacy concerns. Setup information will be provided prior to taking the proctored exam. Students utilizing remote access to coursework or testing are subject to all applicable provision of the Student Code of Conduct and applicable provisions of School Board Policies.
Students will be provided an opportunity prior to testing to make sure their device meets the minimum requirements for the testing platform (myProgress) and Proctorio, when necessary. This opportunity will also ensure they are familiar with the myProgress platform and the tools they have available to them for the District Final.
Please review the following policies with your student before testing:
■ Electronic Devices—If your child is found with ANY electronic devices (other than what they have been advised), including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom, lunch), his or her test will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored.
■ Testing Rules Acknowledgment— Prior to testing, students will be provided the testing rules, and students will show acknowledgement that they understand the testing rules by proceeding with the assessment.
■ Discussing Test Content after Testing—As part of the testing rules provided to students before they affirm the acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not discuss the test items with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat. If you are found in possession of or sharing information about
MSOL District Final via Proctorio Checklist
Prior to Taking District Final ☐Access District Finals myLearning Course for each course you are to take a District Final (2020 Fall District Finals [School Initials] [Course Name]).
☐Complete Online Assessment Readiness Activity (Steps 1-3). (TEACHERS WILL DO THIS WITH YOUR STUDENT)
Make sure you have:
☐A device that meets the outlined expectations
☐The latest version of Google Chrome installed on your device
☐The Proctorio Google Chrome extension installed on your device
☐Your camera, microphone, and internet connections are working
☐Report any issues or concerns to your teacher and find a solution prior to day of District Final.
Day of District Final
☐Log onto provided Zoom link to check-in at designated time.
☐Access District Finals myLearning Course for the course you are to take a District Final on that date at that time.
☐End Zoom when directed to do so.
☐Select the ‘Click here to begin your District Final’ button on homepage of District Finals myLearning Course for the course you are to take a District Final on that date at that time.
☐Review instructions and begin myLearning quiz.
☐Follow directions to setup Proctorio.
☐Once Proctorio is successfully setup, access myProgress and start your District Final.
☐Once you have submitted your District Final in myProgress, return to myLearning to answer the one question on the quiz and submit that quiz.
☐Exit District Finals myLearning course for that District Final.
Proctorio Help – The fastest way to get help with a Proctorio related issue (installing extension, verifying camera or microphone, etc.) is by going to the support page and starting a live chat.
myLearning or myProgress Help – Contact your teacher as directed and report the issue.
· District Finals may not be taken on a phone or tablet device.
· The device used for District Finals must have a camera and microphone.
· Device must have Google Chrome installed.
· To ensure a successful testing experience, the follow device specifications are recommended.
Click here to watch a video about the student experience taking a District Final via myProgress, utilizing Proctorio and myLearning.