Proctors: Manage Test Sessions
At the school-level, designated proctors need to be prepared to schedule test sessions, manage students, and attend to common technical issues that arise during testing. To help proctors prepare for this role, here are critical resources:
- Proctor Quick Start Video
This detailed video walks teachers and administrators through the NWEA MARC site and the Manage Students feature. If you are new to the proctoring role and are learning how administer tests for the first time, this video can ultimately save you time and energy.
- Proctor Guide (PDF)
If you are learn by reading, NWEA prepared a 24-page guide to proctoring and managing test sessions. It was released in August 2016 and is a comprehensive overview to the administration process and common technical issues.
- Testing Step-by-Step Setup
If the Proctor Guide is daunting, this straightforward website walks proctors through the basic steps to establishing a new testing session. It includes screenshots of the MARC site and how to establish new testing sessions for students.
- Proctor Tips & Trouble Shooting Guide (PDF)
The troubleshooting guide highlights common technical issues and provides step-by-step instructions on how to attend to each one. It is an excellent reference to print and to keep accessible during testing.
- Proctor Console Issues & Solutions (PDF)
Similar to the troubleshooting guide, this document (see Appendix D) highlights common issues and solutions. It is an excellent tool to print and keep accessible during testing.
Pause, Suspend & Terminate
Three essential features of the proctoring console are the ability to pause, suspend, or terminate. The chart below highlights the difference between each option and the best time to use it.