GED Testing Misconduct Policy

images-34GED Testing Service is a Washington, DC based organization that includes the American Council on Education (ACE) and one of the world’s largest education publishing companies Pearson VUE. The organization requires the strictest enforcement of all their testing standards. Test takers are pretty clearly informed that their scores will are invalid and that they will be denied a GED diploma, or that their certificate will be revoked if they will engage in one or more of the listed misconduct.

GED testing Service has a pretty long list of misconduct, so take your time and become totally aware of eventual implication. The list includes impersonating another person, the presentation of false identification, receiving advance test questions or answers, copying from another test taker, talking during the GED test, removing or trying to remove part of the GED test from the test room, use any sort of unauthorized aid, taking non-authorized time extension, leaving your seat when testing without the examiner’s permission, sitting in another seat than assigned, disclosing any essay topic or test item after testing, falsifying a GED transcript or certificate, taking one of the GED modules more often than allowed in a calendar year, taking the identical GED test more than one time, entering the testing room while the test is administrated, soliciting any sort of information from other students on essay topics or any other GED question, and any other misbehavior or misconduct to be determined by the Chief Examiner or the State Administrator.

Required Practices At GED Test Centers

All official GED test centers are under contract with GED Testing Service. GED Testing Service is a cooperation between the American Council on Education (ACE) and Pearso VUE. GED Testing Service has strict guidelines and rules on where test centers may be situated, how the tests are administered, and who qualifies to take the GED tests. All test centers are required to operate in line with these guidelines, regulations, and rules to remain a GED testing site. If a site fails to operate in line with these rules and guidelines, that test center will get closed. All states are required to appoint an official State GED Administrator to monitor and oversee all their GED testing sites. The current State GED Administrator in Kentucky is Jacqueline Korengel (Kentucky Adult Education, Council on Post-secondary Education, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 250, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: 502-573-5114, ext. 102, Fax: 502-573-5436.

GED test centers usually receive no federal or state funding for their GED testing activities. These centers need to operate their activities from the testing fees. Now what is it that you can be expecting from a GED test center? Well, they administer the GED tests on scheduled times and dates in line with uniform guidelines and rules to ensure that all test takers are having the same chance to perform well on the test no matter where or when the tests are given. GED test centers are required to provide a comfortable, quiet, well-lit, and ADA-accessible testing environment, sufficient parking options for test takers, and clearly visible signs to direct applicants efficiently to their test room. Test sites , when required, need to assist candidates with pre-registering procedures, though today, all registration must be done online at Examiners are required to be at the testing site at least 30 minutes prior to the exam’s start, and they must treat the candidates with respect.

Testing sites cannot allow students to the testing room if they didn’t bring proper government-issued photo ID’s, and all students are required to have a KYAE-6 form including all required documentation and signatures.  Students who did not register in advance and conform existing regulations will not be admitted to the testing room, and no student will be allowed to enter the test room after testing has started. If a students wants time-extension, any accommodation, or or leave the exam room while the test is going on, he will require prior permission or approval from the GED Examiner and the State Administrator. If there are more than 20 test takers in one session, regulations are that there must be a second examiner or qualified and approved proctor to oversee test taking, and testing sites cannot accommodate more students than there are test batteries. Testing sites must be under contract with GED Testing Service, and at all times there must be an official Examiner present to administer the GED exam. Adult education teachers or providers are not allowed to attend the test session, and students cannot bring their cell phones into the room, not cause any other form of disturbance during test sessions.

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