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 Learning Center 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 Learning Center, 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 Spring 2018:

For Math B50(31694) & Math B60(31709):

  • Friday, Jan 19 : Get to 10% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Feb 7: Get to 25% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, March 7: Get to 45% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, April 11: Get to 65% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, May 9: Get to 80% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

For Math B70(31762):

  • Wednesday, Jan 24: Get to 15% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, Feb 21: Get to 35% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, March 21: Get to 55% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, April 25: Get to 75% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check
  • Wednesday, May 9: Get to 80% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

Completing​ ​More​ ​Than​ ​One​ ​Class​ ​in​ ​a​ ​Semester:

Once a student has passed a Proctored Knowledge Check in Math B50 / B60 with a score of 80% or better by March​ ​9​ th​, the student may start Math B60 / B70. Note that you are required to earn at least a grade of "B" in Math B50 / B60, if you want to register for Math B60 / B70 in the same semester.

Incomplete:

Students may​ ​request​ ​for an Incomplete​ ​only​:

  •  When they have an​ ​unforeseeable​ ​emergency​ ​and​ ​justifiable​ ​reasons​ ​with proof such as a signed and officiated medical report (only if 2 weeks or more) or a police report.
  •  Submit a Request for Incomplete ​form into the Math Learning Center during regular working hours by May 4th.
  •  Get to 70% in the ALEKS path by May 9th. 

Incomplete students are required to attend an incomplete debriefing, meet a new milestone schedule, and complete 8 hours per week starting May 10th. The default incomplete period will be 2 months. If all requirements are met during those two months, then the incomplete can be extended up to 4 more months. Missing any requirements during the initial 2 month period will result in immediate termination of the incomplete. Receiving an incomplete will have repercussions on your enrollment that you should discuss before considering this option.

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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