GED TEST SECURITY

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					GED TEST
SECURITY

2008
TEST SECURITY


The Future and Integrity of
 the GED Test Depends on it!
Examiner Responsibility
 GED   Tests administered in accordance
  with GEDTS policy
 All necessary precautions taken
 Inform all candidates
 Irregularities/Inappropriate behavior
 Penalties
PROCEDURES TO
SAFEGUARD GED MATERIALS
   GED Chief or GED           Storage requirements
    Examiner are only          Permanent
    individuals authorized     Temporary
    to
                               Keys
    handle, reject, inspect
    , or administer the        Testing room
    GED tests
INVENTORY OF RESTRICTED
MATERIALS
 Within 24 hours
 Before/after each test administration
 One month minimum
 Before/after transporting to off-site
  locations
 Upon return to GEDTS
TRANSPORTING RESTRICTED
MATERIALS
 Lockable storage container
 May be transported only to
  approved site by certified
  Examiner
 Take exact number of test
   booklets/topic cards needed
 Off-site storage
DEFINITION OF A TEST
COMPROMISE
 Anytime a GED Test Booklet, essay topic,
 used scratch paper, or a used or partially
 completed answer booklet has been exposed
 outside of test administration to any
 unauthorized individuals without direct and
 continual visual supervision by the GED Chief
 Examiner or GED Examiner(s), or exposed to
 individuals outside the testing environment, the
 GED Test Booklet or other secure material is
 considered compromised.
COMPROMISE

Debriefing candidates is not
only a violation of his/her
privacy, but a violation of test
security.
TESTING COMPROMISES

 Copying from another candidate
 Impersonating another candidate
 Taking unauthorized time
  extension
 Sharing information
 Receiving answers to questions in
  advance
UNAUTHORIZED AIDS
 Personal items
 Personal
  calculators, electronic
  devices
 Dictionaries, textbooks, scr
  atch paper
 Food items
 Items confiscated
EXAMPLES OF EMERGENCIES

 Emergency
  Plan/Procedures
 Illness of
  Examiner/Candidate
 Storm Warnings and
  Sirens
 Candidate Disruptions
 Other Security Issues
CONSEQUENCES OF TEST
COMPROMISE

 GEDTS   policy
 Testing Center closure
 Full annual lease/replacement forms
 Neighboring testing center fees
 Detailed investigations
 GEDTS policy for closure
Eligibility of Candidates
  Residence
  Educational  Limitations
  Enrollment Limitations
  Age Limitation
  Exceptions
  Verification of Identity
  Re-testing policy
GED TEST
SECURITY