Examiner Resources - Policies and Procedures
1. All testing centers must have an emergency plan. This plan is to be updated annually and submitted to the State GED Testing Administrator.
- Emergency plans must include and identify a GED examiner to be available to take over test administration in case of an unexpected event including illness, fire alarm or other testing irregularity.
- At any time, if the event requires the Chief Examiner or examiner must leave the testing center, the one-hour rule may be invoked.
- Testing may be suspended after the Chief Examiner or the examiner secures the testing materials, in order to attend to an emergency. In this situation
- The time testing is stopped and is noted.
- If the situation is handled within an hour or less, testing may resume using the same test form and the remaining time depending on the nature of the incident and its effect on the test-takers.
- A qualified person must stay and monitor the testing room until the identified emergency examiner arrives.
- If the decision is made to reschedule testing, the test-takers should not receive the same test form. All partially completed tests should be scored in order to have a complete test record.
2. Fluids or Blood Damage
In the event of fluids or blood damage, the testing center must:
- Notify GED Testing Service before destruction of the test affected,
- Inform the State GED Testing Administrator, and
- Send the State GED Testing Administrator a Certificate of Destruction once the test has been destroyed.
- The GED credential in Mexico is not nationally recognized by the country or the states/provinces. Some of the universities recognize it as an equivalent for purposes of admission. All devices used for cheating are to confiscated from the test-taker and are not to be returned to the test-taker until the examiner has consulted with the State GED Testing Administrator and, if necessary, the Utah State Office of Education attorney. There is not a time line for returning devices as they will be held as evidence in the case.
- The Chief Examiner of the GED Testing Center, where the infraction occurred, must notify the State GED Testing Administrator on the day of the infraction.
- Tests taken are to be scored and automatically marked as FAILED by the State GED Testing Administrator.
- Test-takers caught cheating will be barred by the State GED Testing Administrator from testing at any Utah GED Testing Center for a period of at least three months from date of the infraction.
- Test-takers caught cheating must seek permission of the Chief Examiner of the GED Testing Center that they are seeking to access to restart the GED Tests.
4. Behavior - Verbal and/or Physical
- In the case of disruptive verbal and or physical abuse, the test-taker may be asked to leave the testing session.
- The test-taker may not return to a testing center until the event is reported and discussed with the State GED Testing Administrator.
- A decision and directions regarding the test-taker’s ability to access a testing center and continue testing will be conveyed by the State GED Testing Administrator to the Chief Examiner at the testing center where the incident occurred.
- Notification will be provide to all testing centers by the State GED Testing Administrator if the situation is such that the test-taker is not allowed to continue testing for an extended period of time.