|Multi Request||Proctorio usage statistics|
|Submitted||Oct. 2, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
1) Copies of usage statistics/reports from the university's Proctorio software documenting:
a) How many times the proctoring software has been used since Jan. 1, 2020
b) How many times the software has flagged activity as suspicious since Jan. 1, 2020
The Proctorio software allows for automatic generation of these reports, as demonstrated by the attached document. If it is not possible to generate reports for a specific time frame starting on Jan. 1, 2020, I ask that you provide weekly, monthly, or academic year reports covering 2019 and as much of 2020 as is possible.
I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest, and not for any commercial purpose.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Texas Public Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 2, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
To Whom it may concern,
Despite your misleading email below, this request was not received until October 15th. You will receive a response within 10 business days.
Ronny H. Wall
Sr. Associate General Counsel
Texas Tech University System
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Dear Mr. Feathers,
Pursuant to your request, Texas Tech University responds as follows:
Please note, TTU uses Proctorio in both the Higher Education and K-12 program so the following numbers may include K-12 students taking exams. The following is the number of times the tool was used since January 2020.
October so far
Additionally, we have 408 instructors or admins utilizing the product since Jan. 2020.
As to part 1b) of your request, we do not have any details as to that because these results are all editable after students submit their attempts. When instructors are looking through the Proctorio Gradebook, they can adjust all flagging and severity levels as many times as they'd like, whenever they'd like. Additionally, this information is only accessible by the instructor or admin who has access to the courses. Proctorio merely gives them the information, and the faculty decide what is flagged and how much it is flagged. So there is no accurate way to determine how many items have been flagged by Proctorio.
Feel free to contact Ronny Wall if you have any questions or concerns. Please continue to send all open records requests to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Candace Norrod, CP
NALA Certified Paralegal
P.O. Box 42021, Lubbock, Texas 79409-2021