Reducing Test-Taker Anxiety While Utilizing Online Proctoring

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Brief Abstract

This past year’s speedy transition to online learning has contributed to record-high anxiety for new online test-takers. Join this discussion to learn the simple ways you can help your students have a stress-free testing experience. We’ll also demonstrate how Meazure Learning has transformed test-taker feedback and research into tangible improvements in our user interface and testing procedures.

Extended Abstract

Taking a test can be stressful enough, without the added anxiety of learning new technology or testing online for the first time. Join Hailey Swindal as she draws from ten years of experience in the online testing industry to outline the ways you can help create the smoothest exam experience for your test-takers. You’ll also hear how Meazure Learning has used extensive testing and research to implement key improvements in the test-taker journey within the last several years.

We believe that frequent, transparent, and consistent communication is the best way to prepare your test-takers for a successful exam. During this presentation you’ll learn the simple steps you can take right now to make sure your students know exactly what to expect on test day. We’ll also discuss the main sources of test-taker anxiety during the pandemic and beyond, as well as give you real-life examples of how Meazure Learning was able to recognize and mitigate increased stress during the quick transition to online learning. You’ll get a close-up look at how our live human proctors are extensively trained to guide users through each step of the testing process, as well as learn how our user experience team focused on easing pre-test anxiety through product improvements.