Separation of GED Instruction and GED Assessment POLICY: Persons instructing potential candidates for the GED Tests, particularly as teachers in Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Literacy, GED instruction, or other adult secondary education programs, cannot be appointed as GED Chief Examiners, Examiners, or Proctors, or otherwise have any access to any secure GED testing materials. It is essential to the integrity of the GED Testing Program that instructional responsibilities are kept separate from test administration functions. Any unauthorized access to any portion of the GED Tests poses a severe threat to the integrity of the GED Tests and constitutes a test compromise; such access is strictly prohibited. GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), and ABE instructors cannot be GED Examiners or GED Proctors. Requirements for GED Chief Examiners and Examiners POLICY: GED Chief Examiners must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited college or university and shall have experience in teaching, training, counseling, or testing. GED Examiners must have a bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited college or university and experience in teaching, training, counseling, or testing, or at least an associate’s degree from a nationally accredited community college and three years of experience in teaching, training, counseling, or testing. Training Required to Become a GED Chief Examiner or Examiner POLICY: Jurisdictional agencies shall ensure the provision of (1) training for all new GED Chief Examiners and Examiners prior to their first test administration sessions, and (2) at least one annual training session for all Chief Examiners or Examiners. The GED Administrator must verify the qualifications of each GED Chief Examiner and Examiner. Newly appointed Chief Examiners and Examiners shall receive in-service training and shall serve under either an experienced Examiner or the GED Administrator during at least two full GED testing sessions before assuming duties as Chief Examiner or Examiner. Responsibilities of GED Chief Examiners, Examiners, and Proctors General Responsibilities of GED Chief Examiners, Examiners, and Proctors GED Chief Examiners and Examiners are responsible for: Managing and overseeing a high-quality testing program that ensures access for all qualified candidates and ensures the integrity of the GED Tests and their administration. Signing and submitting annual Test Security Memorandums to indicate their willingness and ability to comply with all GEDTS policies as specified in this GED Examiner’s Manual. Maintaining the overall quality of the testing program at Official GED Testing Centers. Complying with their contractual obligation to understand and uphold the policies of the GED Examiner’s Manual, and to ensure that all staff members under their supervision do the same; and • Responding to the needs of the community and complying with all applicable legal requirements relating to the activities of Official GED Testing Centers. Specific Responsibilities of GED Chief Examiner and Examiner At the beginning of each contract year, the GED Chief Examiner must • Sign the annual contract (Form L-1) and the Test Security Memorandum, (Form L-27) and obtain the signatures of the Chief Administrative Officer and the GED Examiner(s). Place an accurate order and arrange for prompt payment for all testing materials. Complete the annual Test Center Profile (Form L-74). Create and implement a written receiving plan for secure testing materials and train all Official GED Testing Center staff members to follow the plan. The plan must inform staff members how to receive and store secure materials if the GED Chief Examiner or GED Examiner is not present when materials arrive. Develop a written, GED specific emergency plan (see Section 3) and train all Official GED Testing Center staff members to follow the plan. Inventory and place into secure storage all secure testing materials immediately upon receipt from the GED Testing Service.
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