Requirements for candidates for proctors that we have established:
- Current student of a Russian higher educational institution;
- 18 y.o. or older;
- High-speed Internet access from a desktop computer or laptop
- Opportunity to participate in proctoring procedures in accordance with the approved personal schedule.
During the project implementation period, 76 proctors were selected, trained and included in the work of the Education Export Center, and the total number of candidates participating in the tests amounted to 21,650 persons.
There are 3 types of proctoring in total: synchronous, asynchronous, automatic proctoring. When implementing the project, we used a synchronous version, which is usually used in written exams. In conjunction with artificial intelligence in real-time mode, a specially trained proctor observes the user. He or she carries out identification, monitors compliance with all procedures and can comment on the actions of the participants of the selection test in a special chat. Before admitting a student to the exam, the proctor must also make sure that they do not have any prohibited materials or devices. As practice shows, this immediately weeds out most of the "cheaters" and makes it clear to students that observers are serious. Universities use synchronous proctoring when conducting important final exams or entrance tests for foreign applicants. For companies from other fields, as a rule, this method is used to test people applying for a high position. The proctor can interrupt the exam by marking it as irrelevant if a user violates the rules — for example, cheats and does not respond to the proctor's comments in the chat. One specialist can simultaneously accompany the exam for 9 students.
These are the advantages of this type of proctoring: high accuracy — thanks to the synchronization of the AI and proctor, it is possible to detect hidden violations in real time. This ensures that the exam will be held as transparently as possible.
I also want to note that proctoring, as well as proctor services, are actively used by companies from different business areas. Banks are engaged in recruiting personnel using such a system, in enterprises with production through proctoring, they conduct testing for responsible positions and almost all conduct important work certifications of a large number of employees online. When searching for vacancies by keywords, it is often possible to find various kinds of ads inviting specialists with full or part-time proctoring experience. An important criterion is the experience of performing such work, therefore, all proctors of the EEC who have received practice and supporting certificates can always count on additional earnings to their main profession.
We invite all educational organizations to cooperate in the field of proctoring, have a good admission campaign and monitor the progress of the entrance tests!