Chemistry and Physics testing policy
We will begin having testing sessions soon. We will be using a drive-in testing process at the school to maximize social isolation and maintain testing validity. You will take tests on your laptop in your individual vehicle at the school while I will proctor. Throughout the testing process, you will not be allowed to leave your vehicle. Details are as follows:
Each Wednesday, from 8 am until 10:00 am, we will have a drive-in testing session at the school. I will let you know if these hours change or if I add future sessions.
Email Mr. Armistead when you are ready to take a test and he will assign you a spot in one of two time slots: 8 - 9 am & 9 - 10 am. Only a limited number of people will be tested in each time slot. You may request a particular 8 am or 9 am slot, but if that slot is full you may need to test in the other slot.
You will need to bring with you to testing:
- Your laptop
- A calculator
- writing utensil
- A clipboard or other hard, flat surface to write on (this object should be completely blank--no text, numbers, or images of any kind)
Your vehicle should be prepared as follows:
- Everything forward of the front seats must be completely clear of all items, except those mentioned above.
- Have all of the items you need to bring in the front passenger seat.
- All windows should be uncovered so that I can see in your vehicle.
- Do not bring anyone else with you to the testing session.
Testing will take place in the faculty parking lot, north of the North Gym. When you arrive:
- Pull into one of the slots as shown in the picture below (I will be in the parking lot to direct you to an appropriate spot). Your vehicle must face toward the North Gym.
- DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOOR, ROLL DOWN YOUR WINDOW, OR GET OUT OF YOUR CAR.
- I will speak to you through your closed window. I will direct you to:
- Place your phone face down on the passenger-side dashboard so that I can see it.
- Open your laptop and go to the test file.
- Open the test using Safe Exam Browser as we normally do in class.
- Enter a password I will provide you (via whiteboard)
- Partially roll down your driver's-side window by 1/2 inch, so that you can receive a packet of information (info from the binders) and scratch paper. I will insert a folder containing the packet partially through your window. The packet will be sticking out of the folder. Please take the packet without touching the folder.*
- Roll up your window.
- Begin your test, showing your work on the packet.
- If you have any questions, wave to me and I will come over. Do not roll down your window or open your door.
When you have completed your test:
- Submit the test on Moodle.
- Exit out of Safe Exam Browser.
- Call me over.
- Partially roll down your driver's-side window by 1/2 inch, so that you can hand the packet back to me. I will insert a folder partially through the window. Place the packet inside the folder without touching the folder. I will remove the folder and packet.
- Roll up your window.
- You can then leave when I tell you to go.
After the test
After enough time has passed for me to be able to safely handle the packet (>24 hours), I will grade the test. I will send you an email going over what you missed (if any) and what you need to work on next. We can then arrange for reassessment if necessary.
If you are ready to test but cannot drive or you do not have a vehicle available, please let me know so we can work out alternate arrangements.
If you are ready to take a test now, please email me with your preferred testing slot (8 am or 9 am) and I will let you know when you can test.
Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions!
* To minimize potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the packets have not been touched by human skin prior to handing off to students. The packets are placed in the folders 36 hours before testing time, greater than the 24 hours that SARS-CoV-2 can survive on paper (Doremalen, et al., 2020), to ensure that any virus deposited by aerosol is no longer viable.
Doremalen, N. V., Bushmaker, T., Morris, D., Holbrook, M., Gamble, A., Williamson, B., … Munster, V. (2020). Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1. New England Journal of Medicine. doi: 10.1101/2020.03.09.20033217
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