We’ve got a new look! Walk through the key updates here.
Did you file a complaint about the test conditions and, if so, what happened?
BEmama 6 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
My child took a subject test at a center yesterday where the conditions fell far short of minimally acceptable. Testing center did not open until close to 8:30 AM. The test administrators were still not ready to handle students on entry. My child was moved to four different classrooms before child was put in the right classroom. Reasons for the moves ranged from children not listed on registration sheet to insufficient test booklets. Once my child was in the correct classroom, the proctor did not understand the difference the SAT and the SAT subject tests and continued to insist that the students in the room were supposed to take the former. Proctor had to leave multiple times to have supervisor explain what to do. Even after that, the proctor insisted on reading the instructions for both the SAT and the SAT subject tests. As there were two different clocks - with two different times - in the classroom, the students asked if the proctor would write the time being used for the test. The proctor refused to do so. The proctor then announced there was no penalty for guessing on the test, which my child and another student replied was not correct, but the proctor continued to insist they were wrong. My child continued to wait for the proctor to tell her to complete the pertinent sections on the answer sheet prior to start of test. A student asked which test they should take. The proctor replied that the student should take whatever test they may like. Another student raised hand and asked if they could start the test. The proctor replied, "why not." My child now raced to complete the answer sheet with pertinent info before beginning the test, even though the clock was now running. During the test, the proctor began to scream about a large cockroach and told the students to stop the test. My child asked if the proctor would stop the clock. The proctor said no. My child refused to stop taking the test. The proctor insisted the students pick their bags up off the floor. Some time late the proctor said there were 15 minutes left. My child had not even started the second half of the subject test. Until now my child has had no difficulty completing the practice subject test with scores in the low to mid 700s. My child left 7 questions blank. Do we file a complaint? What would you do? FWIW, my child feels horrible that other children were subject to those conditions and is being fairly mature in light of the circumstances, including needing to continue to study to take the test again in11 replies