|By Mitwannabe (Mitwannabe) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 01:55 am: Edit|
Okay, I'm done writing all my sats, but there's this bitchy proctor who like yells and spazzes at the test takers and freaks out at every little thing. Like some kid just went on to start filling in his address and birthday, and she f**** lost it screaming like don't go ahead, you'll screw up, when clearly these kids have written the sats for a while. she is ill-tempered, very irritable, and scares the poor test-takers stiff with her caustic bearing, like she really makes it a bad environment (my buddy got a 1380 with her, and 2 months later, having studied for only 2 weeks got a 1590 wiht a different more easy-going relaxed proctor). well, i would like to file an official complaint b/c i dont htink any sat test taker should go thorugh that and i wanna see that test centre do something about it. does anyone know how to or to whom i can raise the issue?
|By Calidan (Calidan) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 02:14 am: Edit|
I have a quick question... is english your second language? Or is "writing" an SAT some kind of slang that is not used on the west coast? I've usually heard it referred to as "taking" an SAT...
|By Bard (Bard) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 07:41 am: Edit|
Well I know that "writing the sats" is a quite common term in Asia and other countries(especially India)
|By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 10:07 am: Edit|
You have described a serious problem.
I'd suggest documenting your complaint by writing a letter to the company administering the SAT (I don't mean to the place where it was administered. I am referring to the company that runs the SAT program. ) and making sure you document your complaint thoroughly. Give specifics: proctor's name, exact behavior, when the test was. Also give your own name because anonymous complaints aren't taken seriously.
If other students submit their own letters, too, that will help your cause.
|By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 11:10 am: Edit|
"Writing" the SAT is still a lot better than "giving" the SAT, the other bizarre term used on CC.
|By Kendra124 (Kendra124) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 04:31 pm: Edit|
I had a problem similar to yours, except my proctor was more irresponsible. What I did was speak with the test administrator in my school, who happened to be my old physics teacher; or you could speak with your college adviser. What my old teacher did was show me the Test Administration Manual for the SAT or something like that, and there were a few phone numbers there. There was also a list of rules the proctor was supposed to follow and after seeing the list my proctor broke like 7 rules. You should really tell someone because if he/she had a negative effect on your test-taking you should definitely be compensated for it.
|By Smartdude (Smartdude) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 05:13 pm: Edit|
You should call the SAT customer service at (609) 771-7600 (got the number off the Web site). Also, I think there's a test center complaint number in the paper Registration Bulletin.
|By Mitwannabe (Mitwannabe) on Friday, January 09, 2004 - 08:58 pm: Edit|
alright, thanks people, this is all good stuff, ill see what i can do, and no, english is my 1st language, but yes, im international, guess where im from ............... eh
|By Justwannahelp (Justwannahelp) on Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 03:10 pm: Edit|
hahahah- a friend from the north, eh?
|By Spacechic20 (Spacechic20) on Sunday, January 11, 2004 - 03:03 am: Edit|
hey, my proctor was talking on her cell phone during my SAT. got a 1280. hell yea. new proctor, 1460.
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