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As a CSAP proctor, I was instructed to look through the completed tests, and erase any stray marks that I saw. I was also to look for any place that the students wrote outside the lines, and tell them to fix it.

I was also informed at a staff meeting that a team of teachers went over the completed exams with pencils and erasers darkening any bubbles that looked too light, and presumably cleaning up incomplete erasures.

This seems a little improper to me, and when I asked the CDE, they told me that they couldn't answer the question because protocol requires that I go to my school's test administrator if I have any questions. Can anyone comment on this? Here is what the CDE said to me:

Hello,

It would be best for you to direct your questions/concerns to your District Assessment Coordinator (DAC). You can find the contact information for your DAC on the CDE website at the following link:

[link removed]

Our communication protocol is tha...See More
another teacher I hope this puts your anxiety at ease: We do the same thing! A team of teachers (mostly coordinators and part time staff) go through each test book to make sure that there are no stray marks, the bubbles are dark enough, etc. Sometimes our administrator was there, sometimes not. We've been doing this for years...I've done it for at least 4 now. I w...See More
Mar 22, 2011
A certain Teacher Thanks. I just wasn't sure.

On 3/22/11, another teacher wrote: > I hope this puts your anxiety at ease: > We do the same thing! A team of teachers (mostly coordinators > and part time staff) go through each test book to make sure > that there are no stray marks, the bubbles are dark enough, >
Mar 22, 2011


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