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Examination invigilation i nduction 2012 2013 julie hodgson exams team leader

Examination Invigilation

Induction

(2012/2013)

Julie Hodgson

Exams Team Leader


Agenda

AGENDA

  • Introduction

  • Objectives

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Code of conduct

  • Good practice – dos and do nots

  • Examination regulations

  • Examination procedures – before, during and after

  • Summary

  • Contact details


Introduction

Introduction

  • This induction presentation provides you with all the information that you will need to know in order to invigilate University examinations.

  • This induction presentation will also help you to understand and appreciate the important role and responsibilities of an examination invigilator

  • This induction presentation aligns with the contents of the Code of Conduct for Invigilation 2012/13

  • This induction presentation forms part of the support and guidance materials that are available to you on examination invigilation


Objectives

Objectives

  • To help you develop a clear and consistent understanding of the role of examination invigilator and the kind of tasks that you will be required to undertake

  • To help develop consistent and effective practice across the University which adheres to the University Regulations on the Conduct and Invigilation of Examinations

  • To help develop a confident and competent approach to examination invigilation that safeguards security and integrity


Roles and responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities

  • The role of a University examination invigilator is

    • to ensure that the examinations are conducted in accordance with the University’s regulations on the conduct and invigilation of examinations

    • to supervise and facilitate the examination policies and processes

    • to ensure that the examination procedures outlined in the Code of Conduct for Invigilation are followed in a consistent manner

    • To lead and manage the activities of the other invigilators in venues requiring several invigilators to be present (Chief)


Roles and responsibilities1

Roles and responsibilities

  • The responsibilities of a University examination invigilator are

    • to undertake appropriate tasks and activities before, during and after an examination to ensure that all candidates who sit examinations have a consistent experience within an environment conducive to examinations

    • To perform such tasks and activities in a professional manner

    • To follow the instructions as outlined in the Code of Conduct for Invigilation 2012/13

    • To follow the instructions as provided by the academic School and central Exams Office


Code of conduct

Code of conduct

  • To be polite, punctual, discreet and confident in your approach to the role of examination invigilator

  • To be empathetic and understanding of candidates under pressure who may act oddly due to nerves

  • To be prompt and arrive at the specific venue(s) at the appropriate times indicated in the Code of conduct for invigilation duties


Good practice do

good practice - DO

  • Arrange to pick up the examination materials promptly and at the appropriate times before the examination

  • Aim to start the examination on time

  • Be alert for candidates who require your assistance

  • Carry spare answer books with you as you patrol the exam room

  • Be aware that candidates may find it disturbing if you stand too close to them to be able to read their work

  • Keep conversations with candidates or other invigilators to a minimum and only exam related


Good practice do1

good practice - DO

  • Undertake your tasks carefully to avoid potential errors

  • Keep the desk area and examination materials neat and tidy

  • Report back any incidents/suspected breaches on the appropriate forms

  • Ensure you have collected all the worked scripts before you dismiss the candidates

  • Leave the exam room as you found it ready for the next exam


Good practice do not

good practice - DO NOT

  • Be late on the day of your invigilation

  • Start an examination early

  • Help candidates with the answers or clarify the questions

  • Chat or whisper to other invigilators unless exam related

  • Wear inappropriate footwear which can cause a disturbance when walking around the examination room

  • Make or receive telephone calls not related to the exam

  • Leave the exam room unattended

  • Let candidates go to the toilet unattended

  • Undertake any other activities e.g. marking worked scripts, reading a newspaper/book or using a laptop

  • Gaze out of the window


Examination structures

Examination structures

  • Threemain examination periods per academic year (January, May & August)

  • Three examination slots per day

    • 09.15 – 12.15

    • 13.00 – 15.00

    • 16.00 – 18.00

  • Staff:candidate ratio 1:50

  • Invigilators will be required to invigilate on their own in small examination venues with a capacity less than 50


Examination procedures

Examination procedures

  • Before the day of the examination

  • On the day of the examination

  • During the examination

  • At the end of the examination


Before the day of the examination

Before the day of the examination

  • The Code of Conduct For Invigilation 2012/13 has been updated for this academic year

  • There are no additional or revised examination regulations for implementation during 2012/13

  • Exams Office - 3030/5486 with ALL queries

  • Please do not attempt to sort problems out directly

  • Contact your academic School support team if you have any invigilation issues that you need to discuss

  • Examination Resource Pack in each venue

  • WWW - http://www.bradford.ac.uk/exams/


Before the day of the examination1

Before the day of the examination

  • Candidates receive individual examination timetables via their Bradford email account

  • The information outlines

    • The date

    • The start time

    • The end time

    • The venue

    • The seat number

    • The examination (module code and title)

  • General examination timetable posted on the Exams website

  • Academic Schools allocate invigilators to the main exams


On the day of the examination

On the day of the examination

  • Arrive at Sub-Office Richmond D3 at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination to sign in and/or pick up papers (45 mins in Sports Hall) and GO STRAIGHT TO THE ROOM

  • Note – there may be more than one examination being held in the venue that you are invigilating in

  • Arrive at examination venue at least 20 minutes before start of exam (30 mins in Sports Hall)

  • Check facilities (clock and safe area for outerwear/bags)

  • All examination materials should be set up by the porters

  • Anything missing? Any queries? Any issues? - Ring Exams Office (3030/30311/5486) ASAP


On the day of the examination1

On the day of the examination

  • Admit candidates when satisfied venue is fit for purpose at least at least 10 minutes before the start (20 minsin Sports Hall)

  • Remind candidates that they are under examination conditions from when they enter the exam room until when they leave it at the end of the examination

  • Remind candidates to switch off their mobile phone and place it in their bags which should be stored away from their desk in a designated area in the exam room

  • Get the candidates to go to their desk ASAP


On the day of the examination2

On the day of the examination

  • The candidates should know where they are sitting as this information is on their individual timetable

  • Any candidate not on the Register and/or has not been allocated a seat? - check they are in the right place, sitting the right examination on the right day!

  • If a candidate’s name does not appear on the Register but they are eligible to sit the exam please find a spare seat in the room and provide all examination materials

  • You will need to put an orange label (in Resource Pack) on their answer book(s) to denote ‘this candidate’s name did not appear on the Register’ (this will be picked up by School prior to marking)


On the day of the examination3

On the day of the examination

  • Distribute the question papers and make announcements from the CARD (in Resource Pack)

  • Start the exam at the scheduled time on the timetable

  • NEVER start early even if you are ready

  • Once you have started the examination (this exam has now formally started and you may begin writing) NEVER let any candidate into the room NO EXCEPTIONS

  • Late arrivals – fill in the Late Arrival Form (GREEN) and provide the candidate(s) with a ‘hand-out’ (BLUE) – both Forms are included in the Resource Pack

  • Collect in attendance slips and check ID

  • Headcount against slips and Register


During the examination

During the examination

  • Times when candidates are permitted to leave an exam which is in progress

    • Under an hour candidates may not leave (except in emergency)

    • One hour duration – leave after 30 minutes but not during last 15 minutes (except in emergency)

    • More than one hour – leave after one hour but not during last 15 minutes (except in emergency)

  • If a candidate leaves the examination in accordance with the above they may not return


During the examination1

During the examination

Examples

  • 09.15 – 10.15 – candidates can leave between 09.45 and 10.00 am only

  • 09.15 – 12.15 – candidates can leave between 10.15 and 12.00 only

  • 13.00 – 14.30 – candidates can leave between 14.00 –and 14.15 only

  • 16.00 – 16.30 – candidates can not leave (except in emergency)


During the examination emerging issues

During the examination – emerging issues

  • Incident Report Forms

  • Checking candidates’ identification (ID)

  • Candidates requests for toilet breaks

  • Unwell candidates – temporary break and/or permanent

  • Calculators and/or exam materials

  • Queries with the question paper

  • Suspected malpractice

  • Unacceptable behaviour

  • Mobile phones

  • Fire alarm

  • Stopping an exam in progress


During incident report forms

During… Incident Report Forms

Three important Forms to complete as appropriate

  • LATE ARRIVAL FORM (GREEN)

    • For candidates who arrive after the formal start of the examination and who are not permitted to enter the examiation in accordance with the University regulations

  • SUSPECTED BREACH OF UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS (RED)

    • Suspected malpractice including e-devices

    • Mobile phone ringing during the examination

    • Inappropriate or unacceptable behaviour

    • Candidates attempting to communicate with each other

    • Reading the paper before the start and/or writing after the examination has ended


During incident report forms1

During… Incident Report Forms

  • INCIDENT REPORT FORM (YELLOW)

    • Any situation before or during the examination which it is believed may affect the performance of all the candidates and/or individual cases

    • Unwell candidates

    • Fire alarm

    • Car alarm

    • Intermittent drilling/banging outside the exam room

    • Error on the paper spotted after the examination started

    • Technical issues with on line examination

    • Quality of the examination environment


During checking candidates identification id

During....checking candidates’ identification (ID)

  • All candidates’ ID must be verified during the examination

  • All candidates are required to bring their UoB Student ID Card with them and display their ID at all times on the desk

  • Candidates may provide a valid passport and/or driving licence as alternative forms of ID

  • If a candidate's ID cannot be verified you must contact the Exams Office to arrange for ID to be brought to the exam venue whilst the examination is in progress

  • Tell the candidate to stay behind at the end of the exam so that you can verify his/her ID with the evidence provided

  • NEVER confirm a candidate’s ID based on personal knowledge of the candidate (eg you are his/her tutor)


During checking candidates identification id1

During....checking candidates’ identification (ID)

  • If the candidate is a female muslim candidate you should only conduct the verification of her ID if you are a female invigilator

  • You should conduct the verification of her ID in a discreet area of the room away from the other candidates OR outside the venue (eg ladies toilet)

  • You should ask her to stay behind at the end of the examination until her ID can be checked (if you are a male invigilator on your own in the exam room)

  • Contact the Exams Office (3030/30311/5486) if you require assistance with checking a female muslim candidate’s ID or advice


During candidates requests for toilet breaks

During...candidates requests for toilet breaks

  • Contact the Exams Office (3030/3031/5486) to arrange for an escort to attend the exam room

  • Provide the gender of the candidate and the venue (we will try to provide an escort of the same gender)

  • Record the time that the candidate left and subsequently returned to the exam room with the words TOILET VISIT in the answer book at the appropriate place for the marker to note and sign the entry

  • If you escort a candidate to the toilet check whether they are in possession of a mobile phone or not, if so, confiscate the phone whilst they are visiting the toilet and hand it back when you return to the exam room


During u nwell candidates

During..... unwell candidates

  • Candidates who complain they are feeling unwell can leave the exam room either temporarily or permanently depending on the nature of the illness

  • Contact the Exams Office (3030/3031/5486) to arrange first aid assistance to be sent to your venue promptly

  • A candidate who wishes to leave the exam venue temporarily may do so provided s/he is escorted at all times by either the first aider, invigilator or Exams Office staff

  • Record the time that the candidate left and subsequently returned to the exam room with the words LEFT EXAM DUE TO ILLNESS in the answer book at the appropriate place for the marker to note and sign the entry


During u nwell candidates1

During..... unwell candidates

  • A candidate who is advised to leave permanently because the nature of the illness is deemed to be severe is not permitted to continue the exam at a later time on that same day

  • Arrangements should be made with the first aider/Exams office for the candidate(s) to be supported until they recover sufficiently to be left alone or they are accompanied by a relative or friend

  • Record the time that the candidate left the exam room with the words LEFT EXAM DUE TO ILLNESS in the answer book at the appropriate place for the marker to note and sign the entry

  • Complete an Incident Report Form (YELLOW)


During calculators and or exam materials

During.....calculators and/or exam materials

  • Candidates are permitted to use their own non programmable calculators in an examination UNLESS a restriction has been placed on the examination and stated as such on the question paper

  • The candidate is responsible for providing all examination materials s/he needs for the examination including calculators, pens, rulers, pencils etc

  • The University does not provide ‘spares’ of any exam materials unless there has been mechanical failure (ie battery not working in calculator)

  • The use of English Language dictionaries is not permitted


During queries with the question paper

During.....queries with the question paper

  • Do NOT assist candidates with queries about the question paper NO EXCEPTIONS

  • Candidate who query the question paper should be instructed to ‘work to the paper as seen’ and record a note to the marker in the answer book at the appropriate place

  • No error on the question paper will be rectified on the day of the examination

  • Any potential errors on the question paper should be reported back to the academic School via the Incident Report Form (YELLOW) for consideration by the appropriate Assessment Committee


During suspected malpractice

During.....suspected malpractice

  • If you suspect malpractice

    • Observe the candidate(s) carefully and discreetly

    • Discuss the matter with another invigilator

    • Reach a decision before taking appropriate action

    • Contact the Exams Office for assistance if you are on your own

  • If you are convinced malpractice has occurred

    • Approach the candidate and confiscate any unauthorised materials or e-devices+ that s/he has in their possession

    • Confiscate the existing answer book and permit the candidate to continue the examination in a new answer book

    • Complete a Suspected Breach of Assessment Form (RED) and submit the form to the Exams Office at the end of the exam

    • The evidence MUST ‘stand up in court’

      +can be returned at the end of the exam


Anti malpractice strategies

Anti - malpractice strategies

  • Candidates must sit at the desk they have been allocated

  • Coats and bags to be placed in a designated area in the exam room away from the desks

  • Calculator lids to be placed on the floor next to the desk

  • Clear plastic pencil cases

  • No unauthorised materials to be brought into the exam room – this is announced before the start of the exam

  • Toilet breaks to be kept to a minimum and monitored

  • Unusual interest in sleeves, pockets, watches, etc

  • Success depends on invigilators


During u nacceptable behaviour

During..... unacceptable behaviour

  • Any candidate who disturbs the smooth running of the examination by displaying unacceptable or inappropraite behaviour may be asked to leave the examination room

  • If you feel that your dignity or respect is being violated by a candidate’s unacceptable behaviour you should contact the Exams Office (3030/3031/5486) to request immediate assistance and/or request support from Security

  • Any candidate who does not obey the invigilator should be reported back to the academic School for further action to be taken

  • Complete a Suspected Breach of Assessment Form (RED)


Anti unacceptable behaviour strategies

Anti - unacceptable behaviour strategies

  • Warn candidates as they enter the exam room that they are under examination conditions from when they enter the exam room until when they depart

  • Warn candidates as you conduct regular invigilation to ‘nip it in the bud’

  • Remind candidates that such behaviour is not appropriate and is a breach of the dignity and respect policy

  • Lead by example and follow the code of conduct


During mobile phones

During.....mobile phones

  • Candidates should be reminded to switch off their phones and to leave them in their bags away from the desks

  • As an additional precaution they should be instructed to remove the battery and/or SIM Card from the phone

  • Should a mobile phone ring during the examination arrange to remove the offending bag (assuming the phone is in a bag) away from the rest so that at the end of the exam you can identify whose phone has caused the disruption

  • If the phone continues to cause a disturbance contact the Exams Office (3030/3031) to arrange its removal

  • Complete a Suspected Breach of Assessment Form (RED)


During fire alarms

During.....fire alarms

  • There are no planned fire drills scheduled to take place during the main examination periods

  • If a fire alarm is activated note the time and instruct the candidates to leave the exam room immediately

  • Accompany the candidates out of the building to the designated fire areas

  • Return to the exam room when it has been declared safe to do so, get the candidates settled back down and note the time that has lapsed since the exam was halted

  • Restart the examination allowing the extra time for the disruption that has been caused

  • Complete an Incident Report Form (YELLOW)


During s topping an exam in progress

During..... stopping an exam in progress

  • In unforeseen circumstances you may need to stop an exam in progress before the end time, e.g.

    • a candidate suffers a serious illness (epilepsy, seizure, fainting)

    • there is a major disturbance (excessive building works)

    • amajor problem with the exam paper

  • Contact the Exams Office ASAP (3030/3031/5486) and describe the situation in detail so that they can assess the problem and offer appropriate advice and support

  • Note the time and make the appropriate announcement to the candidates (see Code of Conduct page 20)

  • Collect back in the question papers until the unforeseen circumstances has been resolved


During s topping an exam in progress1

During..... stopping an exam in progress

  • Calculate the time that has elapsed between the time the examination was stopped and the time that the examination is to restart

  • Add on the time to the duration of the examination and inform the candidates of the revised end time so that they are aware of the timescales involved

  • Redistribute the question papers and re-start the exam following normal University procedures

  • Complete an Incident Report Form (YELLOW)


After ending the examination

After - ending the examination

  • 15 minute warning announcement to help candidates prepare to end the examination on time and complete the appropriate paperwork ready for collection

  • Remind candidates to fill in all the sections on the answer book especially their UB number and the numbers of the questions they have attempted

  • End exam accordingly

  • Collect in scripts (check number of scripts against Register)

  • Dismiss candidates when you are satisfied all scripts are accounted for and leave the exam venue as found please

  • Return to Sub-Office Richmond D3 with worked scripts

  • Your School support team will have made arrangements for picking up the scripts for marking


Sports hall additional information

Sports Hall - additional information

  • Pick up examination papers from the Exams Sub-Office Richmond D3 at least 45 minutes before the start time

  • If you are running late and/or wish to go straight to the exam venue please inform the Exams Office ASAP x5402/x3030 so that we know this is the case

  • Go across to the Sports Hall promptly and enter through the main entrance on Great Horton Road

  • Candidates will be informed to wait outside the side entrance (next to Waterstones)

  • A member of staff will attend to let candidates in at least 30 minutes before the start so that they can go in the Hall and prepare for the examination


Sports hall additional information1

Sports Hall additional information

  • Admit candidates and get them seated promptly

  • No personal belongings to be left in the lockers located in the corridor outside Hall

  • Announcements to inform candidates that if they leave before the end of the examination they must exit the building from the front entrance (not the entrance they came in)

  • At end of the exam – dismiss the candidates and exit from the FIRE DOOR in the Hall (right hand corner of Hall)

  • Ensure that the FIRE DOOR is closed behind you


On line examinations additional guidance

on line examinations - additional guidance

  • Venues include Richmond F42 and F41and Student Central SC0.38

  • Support on the day of the on line exam provided by

    • IT Services

    • Centre for Educational Development

    • Exams Office

  • Candidates may sit anywhere in the PC room

  • Need to write the PC number on the attendance slip as well as normal details


On line examinations additional guidance1

on line examinations - additional guidance

4 logging in steps:

  • Logging in to the PC (user name and password)

  • Double clicking a desktop icon

  • Logging in to the QMP software (user name and password)

  • Accessing the on-line paper

    Further guidance included in the Code of Conduct For Invigilation pages 25 - 28


Contact details

Contact details

Exams Office

Julie Hodgson 01274 235486

[email protected]

Hannah Adams 01274 233030

[email protected]

General email

[email protected]

Webpages

http://www.bradford.ac.uk/exams/


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