Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Administration Building

Proctored Assessment Guidelines

The Proctored Assessment is similar to a progress assessment you take on ALEKS, except that we are there to supervise your assessment. Each Proctored Assessment has about 30 questions, though it may vary by student. Allow about 90 minutes to take the assessment, keeping in mind when the Math Lab opens and closes each day. In order to take the Proctored Assessment, you must have an active ALEKS code. You must not be working on a "progress assessment" that ALEKS has already started for you; finish it before you request a Proctored Assessment.

Prepare to take the Proctored Assessment in a positive state of mind. Having positive thoughts such as "I prepared well for this assessment," "I can take this again if I am not happy with my score," and "I will remember what I learned," will enable you to do better on the assessment. Relax and breathe deeply throughout the assessment process.

Before you take your assessment, please turn off or silence your cell phone, and put away headphones, hats, notes and calculators. Have your picture ID (Drivers' license or BC student ID) ready, and something to write with. We will provide scratch paper and a multiplication table for you to use during the assessment.

You need to sign in at the front desk before taking an assessment. We will ask you which class you are in and if you are a current student or a student completing an Incomplete. You must sign out with your signature and an end time for the test in order for it to be recorded. During the assessment, you must stay in the testing area. You are not allowed to leave for a bathroom or phone break. At the end of your test bring any scratch paper used up to the front desk.

In order to login to the computers in the Math Lab, you will need to know your bakersfieldcollege.edu e-mail address and your Banweb login. You will also need to know your ALEKS login and ALEKS password.

There are always questions on an assessment that you have not studied before and that is how the program works. ALEKS is always expanding your view of the course. When you see a question you don't know, stay calm and click "I don't know" and Move on.

To begin the assessment, log on to the ALEKS program and the Message Inbox will appear. Click on the message that says "request new assessment" and go to the bottom of the screen. Click on the "Done" button for the message and the Proctored Assessment will begin.

Progress Deadlines for Fall 2017:

For Math B50(72100) & Math B60(72120/72124):

  • Friday, Aug 25: Get to 10% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Sep 13: Get to 20% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Oct 11: Get to 40% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Nov 8: Get to 60% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Nov 29: Get to 72% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

For Math B70(72169):

  • Wednesday, Aug 30: Get to 10% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Sep 27: Get to 30% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Oct 25: Get to 50% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Nov 22: Get to 70% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

For Late Start Math B50(72862) & B60(72121):

  • Wednesday, Sep 22: Get to 7% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Oct 11: Get to 28% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Nov 8: Get to 56% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Nov 29: Get to 72% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

For Late Start Math B70(73354):

  • Wednesday, Sep 27: Get to 14% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Oct 25: Get to 42% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Nov 22: Get to 70% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

Self-Paced Options:

Students may complete more than one course in a semester OR take more than one semester to complete the course.

  1. Completing more than one class a semester: Once a student has passed a Proctored Knowledge Check with a score of 70% or better by October 16, 2017 of the semester, the student may start the next course in the sequence. Note that we recommend earning a grade of "B" in Math B50 before moving on to Math B60 and earning a grade of "B" in Math B60 before moving on to Math B70.
  2. Taking more than one semester to complete one class: Students may request an Incomplete grade at the end of the semester in order to have a 2 - 6 month extension to improve their grade.

Students may request for an Incomplete only:

  • When they have an unforeseeable emergency and justifiable reasons with proof as a signed and officiated medical or a police report.
  • Get to 70% in the ALEKS path by 11:59 pm, November 1st.

Please call us at 395-4530 if you have additional questions or concerns about the Proctored Assessment process. Best wishes for success!

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