How do I take tests and exams?

What kind of assessments will I take?

Practice quizzes are typically done at home and are for your own practice, though they may count towards your final grade. Try to do these without the assistance of your books, notes or course resources, as when you take the real test, you will not be allowed to use them!


Major exams must be done in a controlled environment to ensure the quality and authenticity of your final course grade. These exams are closed book unless otherwise indicated. For some exams you may be able to use a formula sheet. You can check with your instructor if you are unsure what you are permitted to use during an exam. These exams have passwords attached to them, which can be entered by an approved invigilator.


How do I arrange to take a major exam?

Contact CIDES to set up a time to write the exam. Home schoolers, if you are a student at another school, you can write an exam with a school test supervisor. You will need to fill out a Test Supervisor Form and submit it to your online school so the tests and/or test passwords can be sent to your school test supervisor.

Once you have done this, you can arrange a time to write your exam. You are responsible for arranging an invigilator. Other online schools within the province will accommodate you. Once you've arranged an invigilator, fill in the Test Supervisor Form and submit it to your school.

Last modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 10:35 AM