Remote Proctoring FAQ

What is remote proctoring?

Remote proctoring is a service that emulates the role of an on-site proctor – confirming the identity of the test-taker and safeguarding the integrity of the exam – using an internet-delivered or phone-delivered assessment monitored by our offsite proctor. Internet-based, remotely proctored tests must be taken on a computer with a webcam and microphone.

How is it helpful?

Remote proctoring allows students to take tests anywhere they can access a quiet room and a computer (in addition to a web-cam and a head-set for OPIc assessments), at a time that is convenient for them. It also frees the department from the practical chores of arranging and delivering onsite proctored exams.

How does the remote proctor confirm the test-taker’s identity?

Using the computer’s webcam, the remote proctor will compare the test-taker’s face with their picture on a valid photo ID, much like an on-site proctor would. For added security, the test-taker will also need to successfully answer a short series of security questions based on publicly available student information. Questions are typically related to previous addresses, phone numbers, roommates and relatives.

What is to stop the test-taker from using notes or getting help from a friend?

Before the exam begins, the test-taker must download a temporary application. This app allows the proctor to see system settings and activity on the student’s computer to verify that there are no unauthorized programs or additional devices present that can be used. In addition, the proctor will ask the student to pan the surrounding area, using the webcam if it is detachable and a mirror if it isn’t, to ensure that no unauthorized notes or other resources are available during the assessment. The proctoring system remains in place throughout the entire time the student is taking the test, and any suspicious activity is documented using photos and video and passed on to the school.

Note: We use LogMeIn (LMI) Rescue to remotely proctor the Test. The proctor will request limited access to your computer through LogMeIn Rescue. When you grant permission, the LogMeIn add-on will install on your computer and the proctor will be able to then share your desktop. This sharing is limited to view access. The proctor will NOT have any administrative access or ability to open, delete, or change files. You will be able to see any actions that the proctor takes on your computer screen. The proctor may make some changes to ensure the validity of your test taking experience, such as disabling screenshots, closing programs, changing camera/ mic settings, and switching to low performance mode. At the end of the test, the LogMeIn will automatically disconnect and uninstall from your computer.

What are the system requirements for remote proctoring?

The test-taker will need to sit at a computer with a webcam, headset and microphone connected. To ensure that the test goes smoothly, once a test is scheduled the test-taker receives an email with a hyperlink to a site that determines if their computer meets the requirements for remote proctoring, so there are no surprises at the time of the actual test.

How do I schedule a test?

Schedule a test here and follow the directions on the screen.

Who rates the test?

LTI assessments are rated by language professionals that have passed the rigorous ACTFL Tester Certification Process, one of the most selective and respected language proficiency tester trainings in the world (with the exception of the LPT and RPT assessments, which are computer-scored tests).

How much does it cost?

Depending on the assessment type, this service cost ranges from $20-$35.