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Proctored Assessment Guidelines

QUARANTINE UPDATE: Proctored Knowledge Checks must be taken online, through ALEKS.  They will require you to install a lockdown browser and have a webcam enabled; you will get prompted to do those things when you start your PKC.  All students enrolled in the hybrid math courses can contact our "front desk" by logging in to "conferzoom" in "Canvas" for your class to take a PKC. If there is not one in session, then you will have to go to "Announcements" (in canvas) and look for  "Walk-in tutoring for MLC" (dated for this week) and follow the link for the virtual zoom meeting opened at that time.  Students who had been dropped from the class must send an email to mathlc1@bakersfieldcolleged from your official BC email.  You can request a PKC up to 30 minutes before we close, and you can have until 11:59pm to finish it.  However, normal rules of not being able to leave in the middle nor use outside resources apply.

 

The Proctored Assessment is similar to a progress assessment you take on ALEKS, except that we are there to supervise your assessment (through a webcam). Each Proctored Assessment has about 30 questions, though it may vary by student. Allow about 90 minutes to take the assessment. 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, smart watches and calculators. Have something to write with, scratch paper, and a multiplication table for you to use during the assessment.

You need to request a PKC by joining one of the virtual zoom meetings mentioned above. During the assessment, you must stay in the testing area and complete it in one sitting. You are not allowed to leave for a bathroom or phone break. 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. ALEKS will require you to install a lockdown browser and have a webcam enabled; you will get prompted to do those things when you start your PKC. 

 

Progress Deadlines for Spring 2020:

 

Math B60 (16 weeks) / Math 70 (16 weeks) / Math B75 32091 (Mondays 8:00am) /

Math B75 32094 (Mondays 4:00pm) /  Math B75 32095 (Tuesdays 8:00am)

Milestone to reach

Plan to complete between now and this date

10% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by January 24

25% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by February 12

40% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by March 4

55% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by March 25

70% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by April 22

80% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check by May 13

 

 

Math B75 32096 (Wednesdays 11:10am) / Math B75 32092 (Wednesdays 6:00pm) /

Math B75 32093 (Thursdays 1:00pm) / Math B75 33842 (Fridays 8:30am)

 

Milestone to reach

Plan to complete between now and this date

10% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by January 24

20% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by February 5

35% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by February 26

50% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by March 18

65% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by April 15

75% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by May 6

80% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check by May 13

 

 

Math B75 32098 Flexible

Milestone to reach

Plan to complete between now and this date

15% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by January 29

30% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by February 19

45% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by March 11

60% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by April 1

75% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by April 29

80% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check by May 13

 

 

Math B60 / Math B70 (12 weeks)

Milestone to reach

Plan to complete between now and this date

20% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by February 26

35% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by March 11

50% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by March 25

65% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by April 15

75% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check or get documented tutoring by April 29

80% mastery

Take Proctored Knowledge Check by May 13

 

 

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

Once a student has passed a Proctored Knowledge Check in Math B60 with a score of 80% or better by March 6th​, the student may start Math B70 in the same semester. Note that you are required to earn at least a grade of "B" in Math B60, if you want to register for Math 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.

For more information about an Incomplete grade ("I"), visit http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/admissions/policies/grades-and-credits. Receiving an incomplete will have repercussions on your enrollment that you should discuss before considering this option.

Please contact us through the email mathlc1@bakersfieldcollege.edu if you have additional questions or concerns about the Proctored Assessment process. Best wishes for success!

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