Office of Testing

The Office of Testing (OOT) is in charge of preparing, administering, and processing scores for all written exams, quizzes, and rubrics-scored essay assignments, providing score reports to faculty, and administering post-exam reviews. The OOT is available to answer student questions about testing, provide technical assistance with testing software, arrange make-up exams and reviews for excused absences, and work with the Directors of Preclinical Education, Program Directors, Deans, and Course Directors to ensure the quality and security of evaluation material.

The OOT designs the proctoring and administration of exams to meet the highest standards of academic integrity. With student cooperation, the Office of Testing seeks to provide the most secure, consistent, and low-distraction exam environment possible, modeled after the environment of NBME Board exams.

RVU uses ExamSoft™, a secure item banking and electronic testing software platform, to create and administer all written exams and quizzes. Students are required to own and maintain a laptop that meets the minimum requirements of Examplify™, the exam taker application of ExamSoft. Those requirements are here: Examplify MSRs

Requirements are subject to frequent change, so the OOT recommends that students check them before purchasing or updating a laptop for use at RVU. If a student has a last-minute issue with their personal laptop, the OOT has loaner laptops available to borrow. OOT asks that students limit use of this option to emergencies, and no more than five times per student, per semester.

Please contact for the Colorado and Utah campuses, or for the Montana campus, with any questions, testing concerns, or to notify OOT of unexpected absences from testing events.

Detailed exam day instructions, best practices, and testing protocol for each program can be found on the Office of Testing tab under Students on MyVista.