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How to Give Individual Students Extra Time in Exams

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Some students require the provision of extra time when sitting examinations. Blutick allows you to easily add extra time to exams for the students that need it. This guide shows you how to do so.

Create an exam, then add extra time

Before you can add extra time, you must create an exam. Use the sidebar to go to “Tests and Exams” and select “Create an Exam”. Then enter a name for your exam and select an exam template from the dropdown list. Click the green “Create Exam” button.

Create an Exam Create Exam button - Blutick Maths Online

This takes you to the Manage Exam page. Select which class(es) you wish to take the exam from the dropdown list and use the toggles to tailor the exam to your requirements. Now click “Show Extra Time Options” (just below the toggles and above the “Exam Content” description).

Manage Exam Show Extra Time Options - Blutick Maths Online

Your class list will appear. Simply enter the extra time allowed for any student as a percentage of the exam time limit, using whole numbers only. Finally, click the green “Update Exam” button to set the exam.

Manage Exam Update Exam button - Blutick Maths Online

How is extra time calculated?

Extra time is given as the stated percentage of the main time limit. For instance, here the main exam is 90 minutes long, but student Luke Archibald has 20% extra time.

Manage Exam page indicating added time for a student - Blutick Maths Online

This gives Luke the original 90 minutes plus an extra 18 minutes (20% of 90 minutes) to complete the exam.

When students are given extra time, their Blutick exam summary shows them their calculated total time allowed. In Luke’s case, this is 108 minutes, as shown below. It does not display additional time allowed as “extra”.

Student Home page showing outstanding exam - Blutick Maths Online

Student Exam Summary page indicating total time allowed

Please note that if necessary the system will round calculated extra time to the nearest whole number of minutes.

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