By xXEmmaLieXx - 03/03/2015 17:37 - United States - Berkley
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Isn't the policy only that the one student is kicked out? That's not how it worked when I took it
Strictly speaking, this is the only way to cover their butts. What if someone says that they lost time because of the ring, or that they were unable to concentrate back on the test after the distraction? If time was reimbursed, how do you make it so that you don't give those students more time than the kids down the hall? What if someone in the room were to get a perfect score, but this meant that it was under fishy circumstances?
the same thing happened to my test group this year. sometimes phone went off, and everyone's at risk of being invalidated. the proctor said, though, that if the owner of the phone fessed up, their test would be guaranteed invalidation, but everyone else in the room would be off the hook.
Never had that situation. We were told to not bring our phones and if we did, they were taken away and given back at the end of the test. Granted, if it was dead silent and then there was a phone ringing, I know I'd jump a little because I would be focusing that hard on the test.
That doesn't make any sense. Why the hell would the entire class have to retake the test? Just seems like a waste of everyone's time.
I remember a year ago, when we were taking our standardized tests, this guy who is known for his stupidity kept freezing his computer by mashing random keyboard keys (despite being told not to). This happened several times over the course of a half hour and we weren't allowed to start until everyone was ready. Thanks to him several people couldn't finish.