BC ExamBank is a website where students can write online practice exams in core subject areas for all grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The ExamBank consists of nearly 500 practice exams pertaining to British Columbia’s curriculum. The computer will mark your practice exam as soon as you’re done, so that you can immediately see where your strengths and weaknesses lie. As the service is entirely web-based, no software needs to be installed, and it works equally well on Windows, Macintosh, or any other computer system with an Internet connection.
Log in to BC ExamBank.
Choose the grade level from the navigation on the left.
Choose the test subject of your choice. When you choose “Start Test”, the site will ask you for your username and password. You will find these by going to your parent home page in Encom, choosing “Curriculum Resources” from the menu at the top, then scrolling down to the section labelled “Require a Shared Login”.
Students can choose to email their ExamBank practice test results to teachers and parents. Be sure to do this so your test results can be saved for your portfolio.
There is the option to “Remember me on this Computer”. This feature is located right under the username and password when logging in to obtain a test, and when checked, allows students to begin a new test with just one click rather than retyping the username and password for each new practice session. By default, ExamBank allows login information to be remembered for an hour and a half.
Every year, BC ExamBank sponsors “The Noggin Hoggin Challenge”. You can find the rules for this free competition at this link: The Noggin Hoggin Challenge
As exam season quickly approaches, you are probably looking for resources to help your children prepare. You may wish to consider visiting the bc.exambank.com web site—an online study tool designed specifically to help British Columbia students assess themselves as they progress throughout the year and prepare for their end of term exams. Resources are available for academic subject areas in all grades from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
On ExamBank, students can practice sample tests in the subject area they wish. They can even choose to concentrate on just an individual unit in a course if they prefer. When a test is completed, it is automatically marked for the student so they can immediately see where their strengths and weaknesses lie. The tests are randomly generated from a large selection of questions, so students can write an exam multiple times to become better prepared.
This is a call for teachers with subject matter expertise who would like to freelance on a contract basis with Syzygy Research & Technology to produce questions for use on ExamBank. This project is ideal for teachers looking to expand their professional growth outside of regular school hours. No specific time commitment is required – work can be completed from home and on your schedule.
To continue to enhance our current content, we are looking for questions that we can reproduce on ExamBank for most subjects and grade levels, so if you are a B.C. teacher interested in helping improve the educational experience of students across the province while at the same time make a bit of money doing so, please consider contacting us, via the form at BC ExamBank Projects or by calling us toll-free at 1-866-961-2269.