Testing and assessments

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Alternative
assessments

Alternative assessments are that which demonstrate proficiency often, over time. Multistage papers and projects, portfolios and multimedia projects are all types of assessments that fall into this category. For any alternate assessments, special care must be taken to ensure that the instructions and evaluation criteria are communicated to the learners with absolute clarity.

Below are just a few examples of an alternative assessment ideas:

  • Paper and project drafting
  • Peer review
  • Portfolios
  • Creating TED Talks
  • Infographics

Online & In-person
testing

Testing options for your campus, academic year 2021-2022

 

Service MU UMKC MS&T UMSL
SmarterProctoring no cost no cost no cost no cost
Examity Live standard $12* $12* $12*+ n/a

*Amount varies on the length of test. Price listed is for one hour.
+Not available for Missouri S&T distance classes.

Online Proctoring Comparison
  SmarterProctoring (Canvas) Examity Live standard (Canvas)
Fees free $12*
Availability anytime in advance
Tech Required reliable internet webcam, headphones, reliable internet
Browser lockdown optional always
ID verification auto live
Environment monitor optional n/a
Who views results instructor/TA proctor

Note:

  • Instructors will need to also ensure that their course is flagged in the Student Information Systems (MyZou, Pathway, MyView, JoeSS) as requiring additional fees for proctoring.
  • Instructors will need to add a statement regarding the proctoring method and fees in their syllabus.
Service MU UMKC MS&T UMSL
Testing center varies varies varies varies
Disability center no cost      

In-person is offered on a very limited basis for ay 21-22.

Note: UMKC-Respondus Monitor is being used in a limited capacity at UMKC, but is not widely available.

Unsupported
Options

Instructors may be offered other proctoring options by textbook publishers (e.g., Pearson is offering deals with ProctorU, and Cengage is offering discounts for some Examity services).

  • These are not supported by the University. Missouri Online | Office of eLearning and DoIT will be unable to provide any level of support for instructors and students.
  • These will cost students extra money, which the instructor is required to track and report to the University Bookstores. Federal regulations require the total cost of each course be reported. UM has designated the Bookstores as the entity to track this information.
  • Instructors will also need to ensure that their course is flagged in the Student Information Systems (MyZou, My Pathways, My Gateway, JoeSS) as requiring additional fees for proctoring. Instructors should work with their campus registrar and course schedulers to ensure class attributes and class notes are up to date on each course section that requires proctored exams.
  • Instructors will need to add a statement regarding the proctoring method and fees in their syllabus.

Additional policies may apply on each campus.

Testing services
MU

Testing services
UMKC

Testing services
Missouri S&T

Testing services
UMSL