I have been a test proctor for about 10 years, but Last weekI was let goâ€¦ The situation still has myself and others upset, and I am not sure what to do! I was giving a test as I usually do, passed out all of the test materials and was giving guidelines to the students, and everything was nice for the first few minutes. Then a student came up to myself and others and explained that he was really hot, and he needed myself and others to turn the A/C up. I went over to find the temperature control, but realized it wasn’t in the room. I felt pretty uncomfortable myself, and thought if I was taking the test I would be pretty distracted by the temperature too. I got up and walked out of the room to locate the temperature control, but still couldn’t find a single. I realized that the rooms were being cooled by ductless A/C units that had the temperature control right on them. I went back into the room to turn the A/C device up a little, and was horrified by what I saw. There were various students with phones out talking to each other. I instantly gave the students guidelines to get back to work, and notified them that the A/C device would be starting up legitimately soon. I got a call a month later from the testing center and they informed myself and others that they could tell our students had cheated. I explained to them what happened with the Heating & Air Conditioning system but they didn’t care. They fired myself and others on the spot. I never saw myself getting let go because of an air conditioning system! I will never look at heating and cooling system the same way.
August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020