Online Proctored Final Exams by Proctorio
Effective April 27, 2020 all UTHS courses offer an online proctored final exam taken by students on their home computer using the Proctorio system. This recently implemented system allows students to take exams from their home to avoid scheduling on-site exams at testing centers which aligns to regulations required to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The secure online testing experience with ID verification, webcam video recording, and a lockdown browser streamlines the process to complete final exams while maintaing the secure testing protocols. The new process also results in cost savings for students, since online proctoring costs less than the typical costs of on-site exam proctoring. Details of the final exam process are provided to students within their online courses.
Exams must be taken within the 150-day course enrollment time period for students in the Independent Learning Program and within the UTHS semester calendar time period for students in the UTHS Diploma Program. Most courses provide a Review Sheet that contains the topics covered on the exam. Questions about the final materials should be communicated with the course instructor through the message center.
Please be advised that once the exam has been taken, it may take up to two weeks to grade the exam and report the grade to your school.
Students can request the final examination when all course assignments have been turned in and grades have been awarded for 70% of the assignments. "Incomplete" and "Redo" will not count as lessons submitted. The remaining 30% will be graded "as is" once the final is taken.
Requesting a Final Exam:
- Once all assignments have been completed, the option to Request Exam opens in the course.
- Plan to take the exam at least two weeks prior to the expiration date of the course.
- If you have questions about the final exam process, contact UTHSrequestFinal@austin.utexas.edu.
Rush grading is available for all exams. Rush grading is available upon completion of the exam. The exam will be graded within 5 business days of the date that the exam is received from the proctoring location. If expedited shipping is necessary from the proctoring center to UTHS, those arrangements should be made by the parent/student with the proctoring center. Download the Rush Grading form and email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 512-471-7853.
*During the stay-at-home regulations required to prevent the spread of COVID-19, additional time may be needed by instructors to grade exams and rush grading may not be possible.
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Final Re-Exam Policy
High school students must make a grade of 70% or higher on the final exam in order to pass the course.
High school students who fail the exam are eligible for re-examination and will receive a re-examination request form with the first notification of a failing grade. Re-examination must occur within 30 days of submitting the re-exam request form and students must have time remaining in their course (or purchase a course extension as needed). Students are allowed a maximum of three course extensions. There is a nonrefundable fee for re-examination.
If a student scores below 70% on the re-exam, this grade will also be listed as the final grade in the course. If the student passes the re-exam with a 70% or better, the re-exam grade will be averaged with the assignments grade to determine the final grade in the course.
We reserve the right to require students to retake an exam at our sole discretion.