Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Not Following Directions

It's CAHSEE time again...

We started off the morning as per usual. Once the answer sheets had been passed out and the students had found seats, the assistant principal (AP) gave the usual instructions. Work only on the current session. No cell phones. Do best work. Yada, yada, yada.

A girl raised her hand to ask for a restroom break. We were barely a half hour into testing, and she was on session 2. A major no-no. She explained that she was going to do the essay last. Um, no. Not allowed. Time to get the AP involved.

The testing instructions are very specific. They work on the first session, get a break, and then they work on the second session. No working on session 2 early. No going back to session 1 later. And these are in the instructions. But someone always has to test us to see if we're serious.

The other proctor then caught a boy on his cell phone. Texting.

We can't know what the boy was texting. This is considered cheating. The boy was booted from the test. Better luck next time.

Perhaps he just wanted out. It was like ninety degrees today, and the gym had no air conditioning. Yikes!

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