Help CenterAcademics: Exams
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- Location: Exams are found within your course topics and are indicated if they are required or not
- Attempts: Unless otherwise noted, you have one (1) attempt only for graded exam.
- Materials: Permitted and Non Permitted Exam materials
- Response Editing: You can review and change your answers throughout the duration of the exam.
- Exam Review: At the end of your exam, you can review the questions you were asked after your exam answers are submitted. We provide the questions, your answers, and show you which questions you answered correct or incorrect. (Hint: this tool is also a great study resource for future exams)
- If your course has an eTextbook, or if you have the physical book, you may use it as a resource during your exam
- Other assigned reading materials listed in the course syllabus
- One (1) sheet of 8 ½ X 11 paper (front and back) of prepared notes
- Blank scratch paper
- A pen or pencil
- A calculator (for math and science courses requiring calculations only, please note what type of calculator, graphing vs. scientific, is permitted for your specific exam)
- Additional texts or reference materials not listed within the course syllabus
- Search engines (Google.com, Ask.com, Yahoo Answers, etc.)
- Question and answer sites
- Study sites
- Chat applications
- Landline or cellular phones
By submitting your answers for a graded exam, you confirm that the work is your own and that you're taking the exam in accordance with the StraighterLine Academic Honesty Policy.
For all exams, except the final exam, you can review the questions you were asked after your exam answers are submitted. We provide the questions, your answers, and show you which questions you answered correct or incorrect. Reviewing previous exams is a great way to study!
In the case where the exam or quiz contains an “essay” or “open-ended” question, this portion of the exam will be graded within 3-5 business days. Once this grading is complete, a final grade for the will be posted for the exam.
The first exam in your course allows unlimited attempts. While you cannot change your answers once you've submitted a graded quiz, you can retake the first exam as many times as you wish to try for a higher grade. Other exams allow a set number of attempts. In limited cases, exams may be reset if technical issues occur during the exam. If this happens and we confirm the attempt has been cleared, your score is permanently deleted and you must retake the exam in its entirety. If you require assistance due to a technical difficulty, please contact a Student Advisor.
Most courses have practice exams throughout the course to test your knowledge of topics and materials covered. While these exams are not required as part of the completion criteria for your course, we recommend leveraging these resources as a tool to help you prepare for the required exams that will count towards your grade.
StraighterLine requires proctored final exams for all courses with the exception of English Composition courses, 1-credit lab courses and developmental courses. During proctoring sessions, student identification is authenticated and the student and workplace are monitored during the entirety of the exam.
If you believe a question on your exam was marked incorrectly, please create a Support Request and include the exam name, question number and a detailed explanation of your reason for contestation. A Subject Matter Expert will review your request and will respond within 1-3 business days.
StraighterLine's test banks are intellectual property and correct answers may not be shared publicly or otherwise, including with any other student. Any sharing of test bank questions is a violation of the StraighterLine Student Handbook and subjects violators to immediate course failure, removal from StraighterLine's learning management system, and the restriction of access to any of StraighterLine's affiliate websites.