Types of Tests: Ten types of academic tests are offered at convention in two sessions. Students compete according to grade level or Latin level, depending on the test. Latin level is based on the level of Latin which the student is currently studying.
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Testing Sessions: All Academic Test Sessions are administered by either by a JCL sponsor or a member of the Senior Classical League. Each test is offered at only one of the sessions. Delegates may take as many tests as they have time for in a session. Delegates are not to be admitted into the testing room after the instruction to begin has been given. A student may leave the testing room at any time, but a delegate who leaves the testing room should not be permitted to return. A delegate who is finished taking tests should leave the testing room. No delegate is to be granted extra time to finish a test or an alternate time or location to take a test.
Test Format: Test are multiple-choice, with anywhere from 30 to 45 questions on each test, plus 5 tie-breaker questions. Answers are to be record on the scantron answer sheets. No delegate is to remove a test or scantron answer sheet from the testing room.
Testing Supplies: Students may bring their own #2 pencils, but an adequate supply of pencils will be available in the testing room. No pens are to be used on the test. No other materials or references may be used. Books, bags, purses, and backpacks should be kept closed, out of sight, and out of the way for the duration of the testing session. Delegates should be asked to return pencils upon leaving.
Questions during the session: Delegates with questions during the test should raise their hands and wait for a monitor to assist them. Test monitors are not allowed to answer questions regarding the content of the test, nor should they rephrase or paraphrase test questions for delegates. They may assist delegates with other problems. If a test monitor is unable to answer the question, the question should be referred to the test administrator. See also “Protests on Test Questions” (below).
Test Forms: Delegates may pick up only one (1) test from the test bank at a time. These tests are to be used for the testing period only. Please do not allow tests to be written on, marked, or destroyed, as they will be reused throughout the testing session. Tests are not to be removed from the test session, and are to be returned to the location from which they were removed. After a test is returned, a monitor should scan the test to be sure there are no marks on it. It may then be returned to the stack of tests for reuse. Tests with marks on them should be removed from the testing area.
Scantron Test Sheets: Scantron multiple-choice answer sheets are available for each test that the delegate takes. Each delegate received in their convention packet a strip of stickers containing the delegate’s name, convention ID number, and other information. Test-takers should affix one of their stickers on the indicated portion of each scantron which they use. It is important that the delegate also note on each scantron which test the delegate is taking. If a delegate does not have his or her stickers, they must write in by hand all pertinent information on each scantron, including name, school, Latin level, grade level, convention ID number, and the name of the test being taken. If any of this information is missing, the scantron in question may not be scored. Test-room monitors and supervisors are asked to aid delegates in properly filling out their scantron sheets.
Excessive Noise or Disruptive Behavior: If a delegate’s conduct disturbs other test-takers, the delegate will be warned by a test monitor. After repeated warnings, the monitor may choose to remove the person from the testing session. If the delegate feels that they are being unfairly removed, they may ask to protest to the test moderator. Any protests MUST be lodged at the time the delegate is removed. Once removed, a delegate cannot protest that action.
Protests on test questions: If a delegate believes that a question does not have a correct answer or a single best answer, advise the delegate to complete as many questions as possible (including the question under challenge). Have the delegate take the test to the test moderator and inform the moderator of the protest. The test moderator will take all protests under consideration. The outcome of any successful protest will be applied to the final scores of all delegates who took the test in question. All protests are kept confidential and will not be made public for the sake of fairness.
Electronic Devices: Electronic devices are not needed for any test and are banned from use during the testing session. Watches are allowed, except for those which have data storage capability or which can transmit or receive information. Mobile devices and music players must be kept off and out of sight.
Cheating: All delegates are expected to conform to the highest standards of honor and to abstain from any action which may unfairly affect the score of anyone’s test. Test monitors will keep watch over all delegates. If cheating is suspected, the monitors may eject the offender from the room with or without warning. If a delegate feels that he or she has been unfairly removed, the delegate may ask to appeal to the test moderator. Appeals MUST be lodged at the time that the delegate is being removed. Once removed, a delegate may not protest the ejection. Any tests already completed by a person caught cheating will be considered void and will not be scored.
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