The troubling circumstances mostly come back to one thing: the two proctors did not know how to administer the test and did not follow proper procedure. This resulted in an environment in which cheating would have been easy. Examples:
- -At the outset, the proctors just handed out our test booklets/answer sheets and told us to go ahead and fill out the information. They were distracted with filling out the seating chart and collecting our admission tickets while this was going on.
-They didn't collect our exams and answer sheets during the break. We just left them on our desks and were free to come and go from the testing room during the break. At one point during the break, I believe both proctors left the room.
-During the break, we were not contained to a specific area. We were free to roam about the building and even go outside, which at least two test-takers did.
Other examples of sloppy administration:
- -Right before the first section, the proctor started by saying "Ok, so I'm going to give you one minute to read the directions, and then we'll start..." One of the test-takers corrected him.
-During one section, one of the proctors was fiddling with a digital timer. The alarm went off.
-During the first minute or so of one of the sections, the proctors were conversing about something. It was in whispers, but it was a small classroom.
-One of the proctors entered and exited the testing room at least once or twice. At the end of the third section, only one proctor was in the room. She was getting ready to start the fourth section when someone in the room informed her we were entitled to a 15 minute break.
Let me know what y'all think.