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Fall 2016 Original Credit Final Exams

ATTENTION MTDA Students!

MTDA Fall 2016 Original Credit Semester Finals will be administered January 17-19, 2017. Final exams must be taken on one of these dates, without exception. Thursday, January 19, 2017 is the last day of Fall 2016 semester.  Semester finals should be complete by 5pm on Thursday. The date of final exams cannot be changed.

Please locate your class(es): Exam Proctor Information

If your course has a YES in the proctored final column, you will need to take your exam in the presence of a local proctor. That person will have the password for your exam and any other important exam instructions.

Arranging for a proctor and time to take your exam is your responsibility.  The exam time arranged by you and your proctor must take place on January 17th, 18th, or 19th. Your proctor can be a school administrator, counselor, site facilitator, or other school personnel. It may not be a parent or another student. Start this process now, as it is not something you want to leave until the last minute! Make sure you know far ahead of time who your proctor will be and the best date/time to take your exam.

If your course has a NO in the proctored final column, you may still have a semester exam for your course, but a proctor is not required. See your course page and instructor for more information.

Fall 2016 Final Exams

Proctoring Information

Students in many MTDA original credit courses are required to take final exams in a proctored, secure exam environment.

Rationale: Per the request of both MTDA teachers and participating school district administrators and teachers, MTDA will ask local districts to create a proctored environment for class finals should that be necessary in specific MTDA courses. You can see a list of exams that require proctoring starting November  30, 2016 on this page: PUBLIC Link.

Procedures for proctored exams:

  • MTDA will offer student finals during their final exam period, scheduled for January 17-19, 2017.  The exam will generally take no longer than two hours.
  • Proctor exams must be monitored by an adult (for example, a counselor, teacher, administrator or paraprofessional) named by the local site facilitator or school.  We have created a document with “best practices” for test proctors (see below). It may not be proctored by a parent or another student.
  • The designated proctor must supervise the student for the entire duration of the final exam.
  • All proctored exams are password protected.  The passwords will be sent to the primary contact from each school, and that person should distribute passwords to the designated proctors the week of January  2, 2017.  It is the responsibility of the local site facilitator to share appropriate passwords with designated proctors. Passwords are to remain secure, and shared only with appropriate school personnel.
  • Proctored exams mean that students have access to no other materials during the exam, including notes, textbooks, translators or other course materials. Some courses ask for additional factors as noted on the digital password sheet.
  • Designated proctors must also monitor students to make sure that additional browser windows are not open and that electronic devices like cell phones, iPads, tablet PCs, etc are not being used during the exam.
  • No finals will be available before January 17, 2017, with the exception of prior arrangements made for early exiting seniors. All final exams must be completed by January 19, 2017.  There will be a makeup period for exams on January 20, 2017 for students with verifiable medical excuses only.

Finals Proctoring Information Best Practices

Please print this document for sharing with your named proctored linked HERE.

Please direct questions about proctoring to  Christen Cole, MTDA Instructional Registrar, christen.cole@montanadigitalacademy.org, 406-203-1812. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Spring 2016 Final Exams

ATTENTION MTDA Students!!

MTDA Spring 2016 Original Credit Semester Finals will be administered May 16-18, 2016. Final exams must be taken on one of these dates, without exception. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 is the last day of Spring 2016 semester.  Semester finals should be complete by 5pm on Wednesday. The date of final exams cannot be changed.

Please locate your class(es) on this spreadsheet: Spring 2016 Final Exams Proctor Requirement

If your course has a YES in the proctored final column, you will need to take your exam in the presence of a local proctor. That person will have the password for your exam and any other important exam instructions.

Arranging for a proctor and time to take your exam is your responsibility.  The exam time arranged by you and your proctor must take place on May 16th, 17th, or 18th. Your proctor can be a school administrator, counselor, site facilitator, or other school personnel. It may not be a parent or another student. Start this process now, as it is not something you want to leave until the last minute! Make sure you know far ahead of time who your proctor will be and the best date/time to take your exam.

 
If your course has a NO in the proctored final column, you may still have a semester exam for your course, but a proctor is not required. See your course page and instructor for more information.

SPRING FINALS MAY 2016

PROCTORING INFORMATION

Students in many MTDA original credit courses are required to take final exams in a proctored, secure exam environment.

Rationale: Per the request of both MTDA teachers and participating school district administrators and teachers, MTDA will ask local districts to create a proctored environment for class finals should that be necessary in specific MTDA courses. You can see a list of exams that require proctoring starting April 20, 2016 on this page:PUBLIC Link.

Procedures for proctored exams:

  • MTDA will offer student finals during their final exam period, scheduled for May 16-18, 2016.  The exam will generally take no longer than two hours.

  • Proctor exams must be monitored by an adult (for example, a counselor, teacher, administrator or paraprofessional) named by the local site facilitator or school.  We have created a document with “best practices” for test proctors (see below). It may not be proctored by a parent or another student.

  • The designated proctor must supervise the student for the entire duration of the final exam.

  • All proctored exams are password protected.  The passwords will be sent to the primary contact from each school, and that person should distribute passwords to the designated proctors the week of May 2, 2016.  It is the responsibility of the local site facilitator to share appropriate passwords with designated proctors. Passwords are to remain secure, and shared only with appropriate school personnel.

  • Proctored exams mean that students have access to no other materials during the exam, including notes, textbooks, translators or other course materials. Some courses ask for additional factors as noted on the digital password sheet.

  • Designated proctors must also monitor students to make sure that additional browser windows are not open and that electronic devices like cell phones, iPads, tablet PCs, etc are not being used during the exam.

  • No finals will be available before May 16, 2016, with the exception of prior arrangements made for early exiting seniors. All final exams must be completed by May 18, 2016.  There will be a makeup period for exams on May 19 & 20, 2016 for students with verifiable medical excuses only.

** Spring Tests Only: As in past semesters, some AP courses will require earlier final examinations based on the AP exam schedule for students. **

 

Please direct questions about proctoring to  Christen Cole, MTDA Instructional Registrar, christen.cole@montanadigitalacademy.org, 406-203-1812. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Finals Proctoring Information Best Practices

Please print this document for sharing with your named proctored linked HERE.