A key element of all of our test preparation programs, whether in person or remote, is taking practice tests in a setting that simulates the official testing room as closely as possible. As official tests move to remote proctoring and in situations where remote proctoring is not possible, our proctors are trained to remotely administer tests.
Prepare for your remotely proctored practice test
- Contact us to schedule a remotely proctored practice test.
- Download and print the appropriate answer sheet or booklet for your test, and don’t forget to download and print a few copies of the essay sheet if you are taking a test with an essay.
- Before you begin, make sure you have a paper copy of the test or a link to view or take the test remotely. However, do not begin reading or working on the test before your proctored test session begins.
- Prepare a quiet room where you will not be interrupted or distracted while you take your test.
- If you are taking a test that allows the use of a calculator (e.g., ACT or SAT), have your calculator charged and ready.
- Use a desktop or laptop computer or tablet with a camera and microphone for your remote proctoring session.
- Once testing begins, mute your microphone to eliminate distractions and disturbances for you and other students. Keep the volume on so that you can hear the proctor’s instructions. Close all browser tabs and windows except the one with the proctoring session and, if you are viewing or taking your test online, the one with your test.
- Your proctor will tell you when to move to a new section or break and will give you time warnings, if the test you are taking has time warnings. During breaks, feel free to mute both your microphone and camera. Remember that you may work only in the section being administered; do not look at or work on earlier or later sections in the test.
- We recommend that you also have a stopwatch or timer present to independently time the session, but the proctor will instruct you when to move from one section to another.
- Good luck!