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There are three ways to end a PAEA exam. They carry different implications for the student's ability to continue or receive scores for an exam.
- Exiting an exam occurs when a student closes their exam's browser window. If this happens in the middle of an exam, the student must log back into the ExamDriver system, and the proctor will need to Re-authorize them to continue the exam. All previous exam data – including answered questions and time – will be preserved. If this happens at the end of the exam before hitting the Complete button, the student will not lose any data, but scores will be delayed as the system will not recognize the exam as complete. This will delay the ability to release the results of other students in that exam event. The proctor can either Re-authorize the student so they may open the exam and hit Complete if there is time remaining, or wait 12 hours and scores will be tabulated automatically. Note: We recommend students exit the exam if they are experiencing connectivity issues to ensure they do not lose time.
- Pausing an exam stops the student's exam where they are, with all data saved so that they may continue the exam. Proctors may use this function for the full class to take a break during a PACKRAT exam or individual breaks (e.g. a frequent-break ADA accommodation for pregnant or diabetic students), or for an alert investigation. The student can then resume their exam wherever it was paused, with the time remaining unchanged. Once a student is paused, that link will switch to Resume so that they can continue with the exam.
- Stopping an exam is more permanent. This prevents the exam from being restarted and automatically invalidates the exam scores. This may be used when it is impossible for the student(s) to complete the exam. For example, if an emergency requires that the students evacuate the location, or if a single student becomes ill, and you do not think they will be able to resume the exam within 12 hours from the scheduled start time.
- To pause and resume for all students:
- Click Pause All next to the exam's name in the Exams grid.
- Click Resume All next to the exam's name in the Exams grid.
- Click Pause next to the student's name.
- Click Resume next to the student's name.
If you want the student to end the exam before their time runs out and still give them a score, ask the student to click Complete Exam. Do not use the Stop option.
- To stop the exam for all students, click Stop All next to the exam's name in the Exams section.
- To stop the exam for a single student, click Stop next to that student's name in the Examinees section.
- In either case, the proctor will see the image below. Select the reason for stopping the exam:
- Power Outage/Inclement Weather
- Academic Integrity Issue
- Other (and give reason in the text box that appears)
Note: Only reauthorize a student's exam if they have been Disconnected.
- To re-authorize the exam for all students, click Re-authorize All next to the exam's name in the Exams section. One reason to use this link is if a power or internet outage occurs in the building.
- To re-authorize the exam for a single student, click Re-authorize next to that student's name in the Examinees section. This may be needed if they need to change locations or have computer issues.