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Examination

2 June 2021 (Updated 30 June 2021)

Scenario LOW is valid for autumn semester 2021

The President of KTH has 1 June 2021 decided (V-2021-0421) that teaching and examination from and including 29 August 2021 and onwards shall be carried out according to the scenario low, which means the campus is open.

The text from the President decision on the covid pages on the intranet

"From pandemic to pedagogical progress" interview with Vice-President for Education

Clarification on the use of halls during the beginning of the autumn term

Comprehensive information is gathered in this article published on 30 June 2021: Instructions on use of halls and measures in KTH´s premises for HT21

Description of the activity area

The activity area examination includes course activities where students show how they achieve intended learning outcomes.

Within the examination activity area, forms of examination that take place remotely (remote examination) are distinguished from forms of examination that take place with a physical presence on campus (campus examination).

The scenarios describe, in particular, the conditions for examination that requires a controlled environment on campus as well as the physical presence of students and invigilators (the most common form is proctored campus exam). A controlled environment consists of identity control and verification that the individual performance is carried out in accordance with the conditions set for the examination (e.g. without cooperation, with limited/no aids, and similar physical environment).

Examination activities for practical and laboratory skills follow the restrictions on practical and laboratory education .

General guidelines

All examination activities where teachers have developed the ability to conduct remote examination without invigilators, and with equivalent or higher quality than campus examination, should continue being conducted remotely.

Students who are unable to conduct remote examination in their home environment are encouraged to contact info@kth.se  to conduct examination on campus.

Decisions on the implementation of campus examination and the implementation of written remote examination with camera surveillance (for example, via Zoom), are made by the Vice-President for Education after a presentation by either a Director of the First and Second Cycle Education or Director of the Third Cycle Education.

LOW

Written remote examination with camera surveillance (for example, via Zoom) is not allowed.

The following is allowed :

  • digital examination with an ongoing Zoom meeting during the examination to enable, among other things, ID control and contact with teacher on duty for questions or minor oral exams. Remote examination with Zoom presence
  • oral campus examination, continuous proctored campus exams and presentations of degree projects on campus.

It is possible to carry out a final proctored campus exam in limited forms after an exemption procedure (can be granted for courses at all levels) where the following criteria must be met:

  • The course’s intended learning outcomes include factual knowledge or procedural skills (such as problem-solving skills) that can be examinated individually only through assignments with unambiguous well-defined solutions in controlled environments.
  • In the exemption application for a final proctored campus exam, there must be a plan to develop greater diversity in the course's examination over 1-2 years.

Teachers are not obligated to offer remote examination options, as all students are expected to participate in the scheduled examination, including any proctored campus examination.

MEDIUM

Written remote examination with camera surveillance (for example, via Zoom) is not allowed.

The following is allowed:

  • digital examination with an ongoing Zoom meeting during the examination to enable, among other things, ID control and contact with teacher on duty for questions or minor oral exams. Remote examination with Zoom presence
  • oral campus examination, continuous proctored campus exams and presentations of degree projects on campus.

It is possible to carry out a final proctored campus exam in limited forms after an exemption procedure where the following criteria must be met:

  • The course’s intended learning outcomes include factual knowledge or procedural skills (such as problem-solving skills) that can be examinated individually only through assignments with unambiguous well-defined solutions in controlled environments.
  • The course must be at the preparatory or first cycle level.

  • The number of students at the time of examination must exceed 50 people.
  • In the exemption application for a final proctored campus exam, there must be a plan to develop greater diversity in the course's examination over 1-2 years.

The courses that carry out proctored campus exams should offer the students an additional examination opportunity in a remote examination form. This opportunity may be provided during the re-exam period.

HIGH

Oral campus examination, continuous proctored campus exams and presentations of degree projects on campus are not allowed.

The following is allowed:

 Digital examination with an ongoing Zoom meeting during an examination to enable, among other things, ID control and contact with teacher on duty for questions or minor oral exams. Remote examination with Zoom presence

In exceptional cases, such as emergency compensation for campus examination, written remote examination with camera surveillance is allowed (for example, via Zoom). To be granted remote examination with camera surveillance, the course’s examination must meet the same requirements as for proctored campus examination at the level MEDIUM.

It is possible to carry out a final proctored campus exam in limited forms after an exemption procedure where the following criteria must be met:

  • The intended learning outcomes of the course include factual knowledge or procedural skills (such as problem-solving skills) that can be individually examined only through assignments with unambiguous well-defined solutions in controlled environments.
  • The course must be at the preparatory or first cycle level.
  • The number of students at the time of examination must exceed 50 people.
  • In the exemption application for a final proctored campus examination, there must be a plan to develop greater diversity in the course's examination over 1-2 years.

The courses that carry out proctored campus examinations should offer the students an additional examination opportunity in a remote examination form. This opportunity may be provided during the re-exam period.

Resources for examination

Recommended alternatives to proctored campus examination/tips for implementation

If the course has fewer than 50 students:

If it is a second cycle level course with more than 50 participants:

  • Examination with Zoom presence and ID control
  • Home examination with oral group accounting

If the course does not examine procedural skills (knowledge and understanding, Objectives 1 and 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance)

Comprehensive resources

Remote examination

Checklist: Before examination in Canvas