By the logic of getting rid of scratch paper to ensure integrity of testing and an equal experience between home and testing center tests, will NCARB also be getting rid of breaks during tests? A candidate testing at home could leave notes in the bathroom when they go on their break. How will the online proctor know?
There are clearly differences between experiences that have to be recognized, and one should not suffer because another has limitations. Candidates should be able to weigh the pros and cons of the option they choose. Testing from home is comfortable and easy, but does not allow for scratch paper. Testing at a test center is harder to get to and less-comfortable, but does allow scratch paper.
I'm sure there are many other things that are different between the two setups. I don't think anyone will have a problem with having a second option, but to overhaul the first option in order to provide an "equal" experience that can never be equal is ridiculous.
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