Test 2 (Fall 2017)

Opens: Monday, November 19th, 2017 at 12:00AM UTC-12 (Anywhere on Earth), on Proctortrack.
Due: Sunday, November 26th, 2017, by 11:59PM UTC-12 (Anywhere on Earth), through Proctortrack.

Note: Yes, this is presently scheduled during Thanksgiving week. We’ll have a poll early in the semester to discuss this. We can guarantee that the test will be open during this time, but it may open earlier than listed or close later than listed depending on student feedback.

Test Content

Test 2 will cover the material the following material:

  • Lessons 2.7 through 2.10
  • Lessons 3.5 through 3.8
  • Readings for Weeks 7 through 13

The exam will consist of 30 five-answer multi-correct multiple-choice questions and one free-response extra credit question. Roughly 8 questions come Lessons 2.7 through 2.10; roughly 12 questions come from 3.5 through 3.8; and roughly 10 questions come from the readings.

Each of the 30 five-answer multi-correct multiple-choice questions is eligible for partial credit. You will receive one point for each answer you correctly select, and one point for each answer you correctly leave unselected. For example, imagine the question, “Which of these are planets?” with the options Earth, the Moon, the Sun, Jupiter, and Mercury. If you were to select “Earth”, “the Moon”, and “Jupiter”, you would receive three points: two points for correctly selecting “Earth” and “Jupiter”, and one point for correctly leaving “the Sun” unselected.

The free-response extra credit question can only raise your grade to a maximum of 85. If you receive an 85 or above, then your answer will not count for any points. If you receive between an 81 and an 84, the extra credit may raise your grade to a maximum of 85. If you receive an 80 or below, the extra credit question is worth a maximum of 5 points.

You will have 2 hours to complete the test, and you are permitted to use books, notes, or the course video material. You may not interact with anyone during the exam, but you may visit the course Piazza forum if you would like as long as you do not post.

Getting Started with Proctortrack

We administer proctored exams using a tool called Proctortrack by Verificient. Proctortrack uses your webcam, microphone, and screen capture to proctor your exam. These instructions will take care of getting you set up with Proctortrack so you will be ready when the exam window opens.

The first thing you’ll want to do is complete the onboarding test. The onboarding test ensures your computer is ready to run Proctortrack and administer your exam. Accessing the onboarding test also ensures that you can access your Proctortrack account.

First, go to testing.verificient.com. On the right, you’ll see the account login area. Your username is your official Georgia Tech email address, not your alias. This is always <your Georgia Tech username>@gatech.edu; your Georgia Tech username is the one you use to log into T-Square. Typically, your login email will look something like djoyner3@gatech.edu, although it may look more like daj3@gatech.edu or gth815k@gatech.edu.

You may have received your password in an email. If so, enter that password to log in. If not, walk through the Forgot Your Password dialog (found below the login box) to reset your password and log in.

After logging in, you will see a list of available tests. Generally, the onboarding test will always be available. It will remain available even after you’ve completed it once so that you can set up new computers if need be. Click the onboarding test, follow the prompts to install the software, and complete the onboarding process.

Once you have completed the onboarding test, you’re ready to go! Once the exam opens, you’ll follow a different set of instructions to complete the exam itself.

Taking a Proctortrack-Hosted Exam

Any time between the open time and close time, log into Proctortrack at testing.verificient.com. Remember, your login name is <your Georgia Tech username>@gatech.edu. Your username is the one you use to log into T-Square and, for most people, looks like djoyner3 (although for some it may look like daj3 or gth815k).

After logging in, you will see this class’s exam visible. Click the exam to begin taking the test, then submit the test when you are done. This exam is open-book, open-note.

After you’re done with the test, make sure to leave Proctortrack open while it uploads your test data. This may take some time. If you lose power or your computer restarts before data submission is complete, reopen Proctortrack when your computer returns to finish uploading data.

Late work is not accepted without advanced agreement except in cases of medical or family emergencies. In the case of an emergency, please contact the Dean of Students.

Grading Information

This test is graded out of 150 possible points (30 questions, 5 options each). Your grade and feedback will be returned to you via T-Square. An announcement will be made via Piazza when grades are returned.