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Ensuring candidates don't cheat on the assessment

Online Tests and Cheating

The biggest challenge with online assessments is that candidates can cheat on them. Tools like ChatGPT make it very easy to find answers to questions. Equip's automated AI Proctoring makes it difficult for candidates to cheat on the test.

What is Proctoring and How Does it Work?

When a candidate starts any test, Equip automatically gains access to their camera and the screen they are sharing. Throughout the test, it monitors their camera feed. For example, if they block the camera or if it detect multiple faces on the camera feed, it captures a photo that you can review later.

Also, if a candidate switches to a different tab or window, Equip takes a screenshot of that too. So, if the candidate opens Google or ChatGPT, you will see a screenshot of the tab they went to. The image below shows how a sample Proctoring Report would look. For a fuller report, visit this link.

Proctoring Report

Other Proctoring Features

Apart from camera and screen tracking, there are many other features on Equip to prevent cheating. For example, all tests happen on a full screen, meaning that the candidate cannot look at anything else on their screen. Also, we disable copy-paste—so, candidates cannot copy the question or paste into an answer. This article talks about all the different proctoring settings and how you can configure them.

If you are using Equip's content, you cannot modify Equip's default proctoring settings. Specifically, this means that every candidate must use a camera-enabled device to take the test. Read more about this here.

Trust Score, etc

Not just does Equip monitor a test-taking session, it also calculates a Trust Score at the end of it. The lower the trust score, the more likely Equip thinks the candidate cheated on the test. So, instead of reviewing all the evidence, you can just look at candidates whose Trust Score is low. If the Trust Score is lower than 80% or so, you should look at all the evidence to see why the Trust Score was low.

Updated on: 13/03/2024

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