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Edulastic provides two places for applying settings to tests for enhancing test security:

First, when the test is originally created in the test Settings

Second, when a teacher assign the test to a class

 

1) Test Settings

As the last step to test creation, you have the option to choose security and other features in SETTINGS.

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2) Assign Options

When a teacher or admin go to ASSIGN a test, at the bottom of the assignment page is the opportunity to OVERRIDE TEST SETTINGS. Clicking that button will take you to the same screen as the author who created it had, but you will be able to override settings remaining editable. 

 

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Below are the recommended settings for optimal exam security.  These settings will reduce the opportunity for students to cheat.

 

Window

Set Open and Close Policy at Manual so teacher has most control over when assessment is available to students.

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Assign Settings

Release scores: keep off until all students have taken assessment or assessment is closed.

Show Questions to Students after Submission: should be turned off.

Maximum Attempts Allowed should be set to 1.

Shuffle Questions and Shuffle Answers:  turned on to create multiple versions of assessments eliminating the opportunity to look over the shoulder of a neighbor.

Require a Password:  enable this to set a password given to students while in class before opening exam.  Can not access exam without password. You may also choose a Dynamic Password, a setting that will change for each administration of the test.

 

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 Regarding the REQUIRE SAFE EXAM BROWSER setting:

This is a feature that is set at the district level in cooperation with the district's Edulastic Customer Success Manager.  It requires configuring Safe Exam Browser on all student devices.  The Safe Exam Browser locks down the browser windows so students can not open another window during the assessment.  It requires a "quit password" that the teacher types in when students are finished.  This enables control so the student can not leave with the assessment still open, thus accessing answers outside of class. 

 

Finally, the TIMED TEST SETTING should be enabled for optimal security, with the ALLOW STUDENT TO SAVE AND CONTINUE LATER disabled, especially in distance learning settings.

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