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									                                                GED Test Center –Assessment Form

Center Name                                                   Location
Date                                                       Completed by

GEDTS Policies and Procedures from the 2005 GED Examiner’s Manual are listed as Manual; from the GED Test
Administration Handbook are listed as Handbook; and from the Test Security Memorandum are listed as Memo


Item #         Reference                 Qualifications of GED Chief Examiners, GED Examiners and                    Check those
                                                                   GED Proctors                                       that apply
001        Texas SBOE            The administrative officer of a school district or ESC must designate a certified
           RULE                  counselor, and the administrative officer of an institution of higher learning
                                 must designate a professional person with a Master’s degree with a background
                                 in testing and counseling, to serve as chief examiner.
002        Manual 2.4-1          GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) have experience in teaching,
                                 training, counseling or testing.

003        Manual 2.4-1          GED Examiner(s) has an associate’s degree from a nationally accredited college
                                 or university and at least three years’ experience in teaching, training,
                                 counseling, or testing.

004        Manual 2.4-2          GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) only administer the test after
                                 training.
005        Manual 2.7-1          GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) approved by the State GED
                                 Administrator and GEDTS.
006        Manual 2.4-3          GED Proctor has a high school diploma or GED diploma (certificate) and is
           2.7-1                 approved by the State GED Administrator.
                                        Responsibilities of GED Chief Examiners, GED Examiners and
                                                                   GED Proctors
007        Manual 2.5-1          GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) are responsible for the over all
                                 quality of the local test center.
008        Manual 2.5-2          GED Chief Examiner creates and implements a written receiving plan for
                                 secure testing materials.
009        Manual 2.5-1          GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) are responsible for keeping their
                                 contractual obligations to understand and uphold the policies of the GED
                                 Examiner’s Manual, and for ensuring that all staff under their supervision does
                                 the same.
010        Manual 1.4            GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) attend annual state GED
           2.5-2                 conference, trainings, and workshops.
011        Manual 2.5-2          GED Chief Examiner is directly involved in at least four GED test
                                 administrations each year.
012        Manual 1.4            GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) respond to the needs of the
           2.5-2                 communities served and provide convenient testing schedules. Copy of twelve
           3.8                   month schedule is on file at the local test center.

013        Manual 2.5-2          GED Chief Examiner selects, trains, and monitors GED Examiners and
                                 Proctors.
014        Manual 2.5-2          GED Chief Examiner adheres to GEDTS policies for Official Scoring Sites and
                                 procedures regarding preparing materials for scoring GED Tests.

015        Manual 2.5-2          GED Chief Examiner informs GED Administrator and the GED Testing Service
                                 of all unusual events that take place during testing sessions.

016        Manual 2.5-2          GED Chief Examiner inventories and places into secure storage all secure
           Memo (5)              testing materials immediately upon receipt from the GED Testing Service.


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Item #         Reference                 Responsibilities of GED Chief Examiners, GED Examiners and                     Check those
                                                             GED Proctors (continued)                                    that apply
017        Manual 2.5-2 &        GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) control testing session by
           11                    following all GEDTS policies and procedures for conducting a testing session
                                 under standard conditions, and when appropriate, with accommodations for
                                 disabilities.
018        Manual 9.1 &          Staff members at addendum sites do not serve as Examiners or Proctors, and
           9.4 Memo (22)         therefore do not administer the GED Tests.
019        Manual 9.3 &          GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) are responsible for secure
           9.4                   transportation and storage of test materials for addendum sites.
020        Manual 11.3           GED Chief Examiner or a GED Examiner processes the Request for Testing
                                 Accommodation Forms for candidates seeking special accommodations.
021        Manual 5.1            GED Chief Examiners, GED Examiners, or GED Proctors do not participate in
                                 any testing session when anyone related to the Examiners or Proctors is being
                                 administered the GED Tests.
022        Manual 2.5-2 &        GED Chief Examiner has developed a GED specific written emergency plan
           3.9                   and trained all Official GED Testing Center staff members to follow the plan.
                                 The emergency plan is posted in the GED Testing Room. A copy of the written
                                 emergency plan is on file in the local test center.
023        Manual 2.4-3          GED Proctor(s) is not permitted to conduct a testing session under any
           Memo (17)             circumstances.
024        Manual 2.5-3 &        GED Proctor(s) cannot assist the GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) in
           5.1                   distributing and collecting test booklets. They must work under the direct and
                                 constant supervision of the GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s).
025        Manual 2.5-2          GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) or GED Proctor(s) carefully record
           Memo (12)             the serial numbers of the materials used in the testing session in the Test
                                 Surveillance Log.
026        Manual 2.5-2          GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiners(s) or GED Proctors(s) maintain a
           Memo (19)             seating chart. Copies of seating charts on file in the local test center.
027        Manual 2.2            GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) and GED Proctor(s) are not
           Memo (22)             involved with instructing potential candidates for the GED tests. (If you teach
                                 you do not test.)
                                                          GED Testing Center Operations
028        Manual 3.4-1 &        All secure testing materials are stored in a permanent, dedicated, secure storage
           3.4-3 & 7.1-1         unit (a secure file cabinet with side locking bars, a dedicated safe, or a fireproof
           Memo (5)              file) as required by the GED Testing Service.
029        Manual 3.4-3 &        Restricted GED materials are transported in a secure lockable interim storage
           9.4                   container. Lockable interim storage is available to, at, and from the testing
                                 room and any addendum sites (if applicable).
030        Manual 3.4-3          Secure testing materials are inventoried before and after each testing session. If
           & 9.4                 transporting to addendum sites, restricted testing materials are inventoried
           Memo (6)              before leaving the GED Testing Center, upon arriving at and departing from the
                                 addendum site, and again upon arrival at the GED Testing Center. (Inventory
                                 must be written with date, signature of examiner, tests removed, and tests
                                 returned.)
031        Manual 3.4-3          The State GED Administrator and GED Testing Service have approved
                                 designated, dedicated, secure storage offsite in writing.

032        Manual 1.4            GED Testing Center demonstrates commitment to the values and traditions of
                                 the GED testing program.

033        Manual 1.4            GED Testing Center maintains detailed and accurate record keeping.
034        Manual 1.4            GED Testing Center provides pre-testing and counseling for GED candidates
                                 including guidance and service to candidates with disabilities.

035        Manual 1.4 &          GED Testing Center provides the public with information on test
           2.5-2 & 11.21-1       accommodations for adults with disabilities. A copy of such information is on
                                 file at the local test center.

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Item#      Reference                              GED Testing Center Operations (continued)                           Check those
                                                                                                                       that apply
036        Manual 1.4            GED Testing Center provides outreach to local employers and postsecondary
                                 institutions. A copy of such information is on file at the local test center.
                                                                Physical Facilities
037        Manual 1.3-3 &        GED Testing Room and restrooms are accessible to candidates with disabilities
           11.1                  and complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 or the Canadian
                                 Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
038        Manual 1.4            GED Testing Room allows adequate space so that seating can be staggered to
           Handbook page         preclude copying or collaborating. (3 feet suggested)
           2
039        Manual 1.4            Chairs, seating, desks and writing surfaces are suitable for adults.
040        Manual 1.4            GED Testing Room is quiet, clean, comfortable, odor free, and well lighted.
041        Manual 5.2            GED Testing Room has white boards, flip chart, or bulletin boards containing
                                 messages of general information including skill areas being tested, beginning
                                 times, and ending times for tests being administered.
042        Handbook pages        GED Examinees face the Examiner and a wall clock must be clearly visible.
           2&3
043        Manual 1.4 3.4-       Restricted test materials are stored outside of the GED testing room in a sturdy,
           1 3.4-3               locked file cabinet with an external steel side bar lock or a dedicated safe.
044        Manual 9.4            A secure lockable storage container is used as interim storage for the test
           Memo (13)             materials used during a test administration. Secure testing materials are kept in
                                 the lockable interim storage unit unless in use.
045        Manual 3.4-1 &        GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) is the only ones with keys or
           3.4-3                 combination access to restricted materials.
           Memo (5)
046        Best Practice         GED secure files are not labeled as to contents.
047        Best Practice         GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner’s desk is strategically placed between
                                 the candidates and the only door they are allowed to exit the testing room.
                                                            GED Test Administration
048        Manual 4.7            Pre-registration and/or pre-orientation is provided to prospective candidates.
049        Manual 2.5-2 &        Candidate identification is verified at both the time of registration and the time
           4.2                   of testing.
050        Manual 2.5-2 &        Candidates are admitted in the testing room only with proper identification.
           4.2
           Memo (11)
051        Manual 4.7            Testing fees are collected before test administration.
052        Manual 4.2-1          Candidates sign verification of eligibility to take the GED tests.

053        Manual 5.2            Candidates are not allowed to bring food items into the testing room.

054        Manual 5.2            Candidates are not allowed to bring in cell phones, pagers, calculators, radios,
           Memo (10)             tote bags, purses, textbooks, notebooks, coats, hats, hand-held electronic games,
                                 or other nonessential items to their seats.
055        Manual 4.1            Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to test.
056        Manual 9.4            Only the exact number of test booklets and essay topic cards (if applicable)
           Handbook              required for a test session are removed from secure storage.
           page 6
057        Manual 5.2            A candidate may not leave the testing room until he or she completes a test and
           Memo (19)             all restricted materials used by him or her are accounted for.
           Handbook pg 10
058        Manual 5.2            Breaks are only allowed between tests.
059        Memo (12)             The Test Surveillance Log is retained in the testing center for one year after the
                                 test administration.
060        Manual 5.2            GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) read instructions aloud and
           Memo (16)             verbatim at every testing session.
           Handbook pg 8

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Item #         Reference                             GED Test Administration (continued)                            Check those
                                                                                                                     that apply
061        Manual 4.5-1          Candidates are advised that they may only test up to three times per year.
                                 Candidates have signed off that they have been notified.
062        Manual     5.1        At a minimum one GED Chief Examiner or Examiner and one GED Proctor
                                 must be present at each administration of the GED tests from 1 to 20 candidates.
063        Manual 2.6 &          For each additional 20 candidates or fraction thereof, an additional GED
           5.1                   Examiner or GED Proctor is present.
064        Manual 2.5-3 &        If GED Proctors are used they remain under the direct and constant supervision
           5.1                   of the GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s).
065        Manual 5.2            Uniform time limits on each of the subtests are strictly enforced.
           Memo (16)
           Handbook pg 3
066        Manual 5.1            GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) and GED Proctor(s) maintain
           Handbook              constant and direct supervision of candidates during testing and observe for
           page 7                collusion, cheating, and other improprieties or irregularities.
067        Manual 5.1            GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) do not perform other work while
           Memo (17)             administering the tests.
068        Manual 5.1            GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) does not take phone calls or office
           Memo (17)             visits while administering the tests.
069        Manual 5.1            Only the GED Chief Examiner, GED Examiner(s), GED Proctors(s), GED
                                 Candidates, or representatives of GEDTS are in the testing room during test
                                 administration.
070        Manual 2.6-1 &        At least one additional GED Examiner is available, on standby status, which can
           3.9                   assist in case of an unexpected event. (Additional examiner must be located
           Handbook page         close to the testing center and be immediately accessible if needed.)
           8
071        Manual 5.2 &          GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) informs candidates of the policy on
           6.1                   testing misconduct before the session begins.
072        Manual 6.3            GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) removes disruptive candidate(s)
                                 from the testing session.
073        Manual 3.8            GED Chief Examiner and GED Examiner(s) advise GED instructors not to
                                 debrief candidates after they have taken the GED test.
074        Manual 5.2            Test booklets, answer sheets, scratch paper, #2 pencils, and pens (black or blue
           Handbook pages        ink) are provided by the testing center.
           4&5
075        Best Practice         Scratch paper is colored and marked in some way for identification by the
                                 examiner(s) and proctor(s).
076        Manual 5.2            Scratch paper is collected, shredded, and properly disposed of by the GED
           Memo (9)              Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s).
077        Manual 5.2            GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) distribute and collect secure testing
           Memo (19)             materials. Proctors distribute supplies for candidates.
078        Best Practice         GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) does not allow candidates to
                                 approach a desk or table where test booklets are stored.
079        Manual 5.2            GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) or GED Proctors circulates
           Memo (14)             throughout the testing room monitoring candidates.
080        Manual 5.2            Candidate(s) are not allowed to leave their seats during a test administration.
           Memo (19)
           Handbook page
           33
081        Best Practice         Candidate(s) that arrive after the testing session has begun must be rescheduled
                                 for the next testing session.
082        Manual 5.2            GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner(s) checks returned test booklets “page-
           Memo (18)             by page” for missing pages, marks, and/or writing on test booklet.
083        Manual 5.4            GED test results are confidential and are not released unless written permission
                                 to do so is provided by the candidate.
084        Manual 5.4 &          Candidate test results are stored in a secure environment.
           6.4

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Item #         Reference         GED Test Administration (continued)                                               Check those
                                                                                                                    that apply
085        Manual 2.5-1          Examiners are knowledgeable of test security and test administration
                                 procedures.
086        Best Practice         Examiner(s) speaks clearly, listens intently, and answers questions completely.
087        Manual 2.4-2          Examiner(s) are thoroughly trained.
088        Manual 2.5-2          Examiner(s) administer accommodated testing.

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Signature of Person Completing Form                         Date                                                         2008

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