I got a call a month later from the testing center & they informed me that they could tell my students had cheated.
I have been a test proctor for about ten years, but Last yearI was let go! The situation still has me upset, & I am not sure what to doâ€¦ I was giving a test as I usually do, passed out all of the test materials & was giving guidelines to the students, everything was good for the first few minutes. Then a student came up to me & explained that he was really hot, & he needed me to turn the A/C up. I went over to find the control unit, but realized it wasn’t in the room. I felt pretty uncomfortable myself, & thought if I was taking the test I would be pretty distracted by the temperature too. I got up & walked out of the room to locate the control unit, but still couldn’t find 1. I realized that the rooms were being cooled by ductless A/C units that had the control component right on them. I went back into the room to turn the A/C component up a little, & was horrified by what I saw. There were many students with iPhones out talking to each other. I immediately gave the students guidelines to get back to work, & notified them that the A/C component would be starting up absolutely soon. I got a call a month later from the testing center & they informed me that they could tell my students had cheated. I explained to them what happened with the Heating & Air Conditioning system but they didn’t care. They fired me on the spot. I never saw myself getting let go because of an a/c! I will never look at heating & cooling system the same way.