Giving Math Tests Online

When I began teaching online, I started with proctored exams. I was comfortable with proctored exams and believed that my students were too. However, many students had issues finding both suitable proctors and time to meet with them. For most students, online learning provides a way to juggle their responsibilities. Online testing just contributes to this. As one student told me, “I’m a mom of young children, and I also have a full-time job to support my family. Having tests online allows me to continue my education without having to compromise my ability to support my family or spend quality time with them.” Another student said, “I've also had math classes where I have to print out the test, do pen/paper and then snail mail it back to the school. I do NOT like that option at all!”

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