Supervisors: the guardians of a (digital) test

A soccer game without a referee? A concert without a conductor? That is almost as unthinkable as a (digital) exam without a supervisor. Yet, in the complex orchestra, which is an examination process where knowledge, technology, and assessment come together, the supervisor is the one who guards the harmony. Let’s take a closer look.

The role of a supervisor

A supervisor, also known as a proctor, is the silent observer during an exam. But, make no mistake, this role is essential to ensure fairness and integrity during the exam. The supervisor ensures that an exam protocol rules and procedures are strictly followed. This gives every candidate an equal opportunity and prevents unfair practices.

Digital supervision

In the increasingly digital world of education, the supervisor’s role takes on an added dimension. Online proctoring enables the supervisor to monitor exam administration online within a digital testing platform, such as the Optimum Assessment Platform. This is done from one central location, coordinated from a clear dashboard. This allows you to quickly and conveniently sign in or out exam candidates, start, pause, or stop the exam, and add time. In addition, Optimum Supervisor allows the supervisor to communicate with candidates via a built-in notification system.

Exam preparation

Behind the scenes, supervisors are also responsible for preparing for the exam. They check that all systems are working correctly, that exam materials are ready, and that the digital environment is secure. They also ensure that any problems are resolved quickly so that the exam runs as smoothly as possible.

More than just enforcing rules

The role of a supervisor is much more than just enforcing the rules. They are the guardians of the integrity of the testing process. They ensure that each candidate’s performance is measured fairly and that the results are reliable.

The importance of supervisor

Every summative exam is overseen by the supervisor. Their efforts make it possible for each individual to demonstrate their knowledge and skills reasonably. Want to learn more about how to get a handle on examinations as a supervisor? Then contact Optimum Assessment!

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