Tests with
Proctoring

Testing from home with monitoring

In 2020, the corona pandemic taught us in a particularly drastic way that it is not always possible to run tests in groups on site. This includes tests with test booklets as well as online tests.

Instead of testing on site tests could be carried out from home with monitoring via so-called proctoring. We have developed special tests for this type of implementation. Proctoring is only possible for online tests.

What does proctoring mean?

In proctoring, the test participants are monitored by a so-called proctor via a webcam, microphone and screen sharing. Test takers and proctors can communicate with each other via a chat, e.g. when the participant asks questions. The proctor ensures that the test is taken in accordance with the rules (e.g. no unauthorised behaviour, the participant takes the test by his own). All proctors are comprehensively trained and speak German and English.

Before the test begins, an identity check is carried out by the proctor. For this purpose, photos are taken of the photo ID and the participant and stored for a limited time (learn more about data protection at ITB). The identity check can be used to verify that the test is taken by the registered person.

In a short video we show the process of a test taken with proctoring. 

You can also find more information about proctoring on our page for participants in proctoring tests.

Advantages of tests with proctoring

Even irrespective of a pandemic, testing with Proctoring offers various advantages. At the same time, such tests are just as standardised and reliable as an administration in test centres or universities.

  • Paperless testing, meaning no printing and transport of test materials. Furthermore, no travel activities of participants and test attendants (e.g. supervisors).
  • No facilities or supervisors are required. ITB takes over the coordination with the proctoring provider.
    • For some people the journey to the test centre is an obstacle due to physical and/or health restrictions. This obstacle is eliminated by testing from home.
    • Participants may need certain aids to take the test which are not available at the test centre, but are available at home.
    • Participation is also possible in the event of e.g. travel restrictions, quarantine, strikes or weather conditions that do not allow travel.
    • It is possible to take the test from home, even from abroad.

Our tests with proctoring

Based on our established test concepts, we have developed a general study aptitude test as well as several for specific fields of study (e.g. business administration, law). The proctoring tests meet the requirements set by the legislator for the selection of students. For example, they are standardised and only contain groups of tasks that have been empirically proven in various studies to predict academic success. The subject-specific study aptitude tests also reflect the requirements and topics of the respective field of study.

Our subject-specific study aptitude tests for the implementation of proctoring consist of four groups of tasks, each with 15 tasks. A test takes two hours to complete.

ITB-ASET – GENERAL STUDY APTITUDE TEST

With the ITB-ASET, we assess basic skills that are important for successful academic studies – regardless of the respective subject area. In the ITB-ASET we therefore assess mathematical skills, verbal skills, deductive thinking and the combined application of these three skills.

The ITB-ASET consists of the four groups of tasks

  • Recognizing Patterns
  • Solving Quantitative Problems
  • Interpreting charts and tables
  • Identifying linguistic styles

Processing time: 120 minutes

ITB-NAWI – SUBJECT-SPECIFIC APTITUDE TEST FOR NATURAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SCIENCES

The ITB-NAWI is suitable for the selection of students for various study programmes in natural sciences. In addition to the “classical” natural sciences such as chemistry, biology and physics, these include health science courses, engineering sciences and other MINT courses.

With the ITB-NAWI, we assess skills that are particularly important for successful studies in the natural sciences: mathematical skills, text comprehension, deductive thinking and the combined application of these three skills. In addition, the tasks are thematically tailored to this area of study. The ITB-NAWI is available in both German and English.

The ITB-NAWI consists of the four groups of tasks:

  • Solving Quantitative Problems
  • Recognizing Patterns
  • Analysing scientific texts
  • Interpreting scientific charts

Processing time: 120 minutes

ITB-WISO – SUBJECT-SPECIFIC APTITUDE TEST FOR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ECONOMICS COURSES OF STUDY

The ITB-WISO is primarily aimed at the selection of students for undergraduate business studies (Business Administration and Economics), but is also suitable for social science programmes.

With mathematical skills, text comprehension, deductive thinking and the combined application of these three skills, the ITB-WISO captures skills critical to the success of an economics degree programme. In addition, the tasks are thematically tailored to this area of study. We offer the ITB-WISO in German and English.

The ITB-WISO consists of four groups of tasks:

  • Solving Quantitative Problems
  • Recognizing Patterns
  • Analysing economic and social science texts
  • Interpreting economic charts and tables

Processing time: 120 minutes

We offer the TM-WISO for the selection of students for Master’s programmes. If required, we also conduct the TM-WISO with proctoring.

ITB-REWI – SUBJECT-SPECIFIC STUDY APTITUDE TEST FOR LAW PROGRAMMES

We have developed ITB-REWI especially for the selection of law students. With ITB-REWI we record skills that are specifically required for law studies. In addition to task groups on verbal and analytical skills, the test also includes task groups that assess reasonings typical for law.

ITB-REWI consists of the four groups of tasks:

  • Identifying linguistic styles
  • Interpreting charts and tables
  • Indications
  • Cases and rules

Processing time: 120 minutes