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The More You Teach, the More We Learn

As with any other product or service, we believe it’s essential that we constantly evolve to meet industry standards and our customers’ needs. ProctorU has made enormous progress from when we first originated and a busy exam day consisted of 100 exams. Now, we proctor upwards of 10,000 exams in a single day. With that…

The Stakes Rise When a Raise is at Stake

There are thousands of certifications, accreditations, and licenses that can help professionals advance their careers. Some certifications simply exist to provide opportunities for continued professional learning and development, but more often than not, obtaining a certification can result in a higher salary or better chance for promotion. In some occupations, employers won’t even consider hiring…

A Certification is Only Worth the Trust People Place in It

Does cheating only occur within the higher education spectrum? Professionals feel pressure to do well and gain certifications that will afford them employment or career advancement. It’s hard to believe that working professionals would seek ways to cheat the system, but unfortunately, some do. When you think professional, the word “doctor” may be one of…

How to Evaluate the Value of Your Online Degree

What does your institution’s online degree say to the world? That your students are committed, hardworking, and knowledgeable? That they persevered despite the fact that they chose not to attend the “traditional” classroom setting? That they are curious, critical, and sharp in real-world situations? Or does it say that they somehow achieved less than on-campus…

Go Online for More Efficient Pre-Hire Examinations

Does your organization rely on pre-employment exams to ensure you hire the best candidates? Do you require candidates to take those exams in person or are they allowed to participate online? Believe it or not, you can bring your pre-employment exams directly to potential candidates without sacrificing exam security. If you utilize a secure online…

Face off: The Pro Proctor vs. the Grad Student

Graduate students, pursuing lofty goals in academia and beyond, are normally a hardworking bunch. When canvassing grad students on any given campus, the normal answer is that, in between working and studying, an ordinary graduate student puts in 80-100 hours a week. In a typical graduate class, roughly three to five percent of the students…

How Can I Perform More Assessments and Still Lower Costs?

Unfortunately, administering a high volume of exams can become very costly if using a physical testing center with a hired proctor. In the higher education arena, some college courses, especially 100-level courses, can have upwards of 1,000 students in a single class, and all those students must take exams. For online and hybrid course work, assessments…