Testing and Assessment Services
Testing Center Hours
NOTE: The Testing Center is closed on Tuesdays for Devotional from 12:30 to 3:15
Important Note for Faculty
The Testing Center has used a computer system called SCOUT since 1971 and, as many of you are already aware, this system is failing. While this failure is mostly occurring behind the scenes, many faculty have already begun to see a marked uptick in missing or incorrect scores, missing student registrations, and administration difficulties in general. Unfortunately, due to the antiquated technology and nature of the SCOUT system, we are unable to repair these problems.
In an effort to mitigate the risks associated with the deterioration of SCOUT we have acquired a remote proctoring tool called Proctorio. This tool directly replaces the need for SCOUT by proctoring students outside the physical testing center providing an appropriate solution to faculty members for the aforementioned complications.
Any exams that are currently proctored on a computer can be very quickly and easily transitioned to Proctorio. Exams that are on bubble sheets that have simple multiple choice, true/false and most essay item types can also be easily transitioned to ILearn and then be proctored through Proctorio. For your information, during the past couple semesters we have proctored over 35,000 exams through Proctorio at BYU-Idaho and have had remarkable success with the tool on campus and online. An added benefit of going to an I-Learn exam through Proctorio is that exam statistical reports similar to Examstat that helped so many faculty members will be available again.
To help faculty members avoid the inevitable problems that continue to accompany the failure of SCOUT, we strongly encourage all faculty to move their exams out of SCOUT by exploring other testing options as soon as possible. Doing so should prevent increasing stresses on faculty members and the students.
Faculty that continue testing with SCOUT in a paper/pencil format will need to hand check every exam for accuracy as it is impossible to forcast when SCOUT will score exams incorrectly resulting in incorrect grades for students.
Any faculty member that would like to use Proctorio for their courses will need to first make sure the exams are computer based and then complete the Proctorio Application at the following link (click or copy and past into your browser's URL).
Click ”New” in the upper left corner to create a new application.
NOTE: To gain access to Proctorio, exams must meet the following criteria:
- Key Assessments
- Tied to common course outcomes
- Should be common among faculty, sections and modes of delivery
- No more than 5 proctored exams per course
If you have further questions regarding remote proctoring through Proctorio, please contact the Remote Proctoring team at RemoteProctoring@byui.edu.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to implement a feasible and scalable alternative to the long-term use of SCOUT. It is our hope that you and your students will have far fewer substantial issues as you transition to Proctorio if at all possible.
The Testing Center will be closed on the following days throughout this semester: 5/28 - Memorial Day and 7/4 - Independence Day.
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