I know I'm echoing a lot of my peers, and NCARB is probably not going to change their minds. But hopefully you hear our concerns and do better next time you want to make significant changes.
1. Say the white board works great (unlikely)...Why would NCARB announce this before there is the ability for candidates to test the software? Now I have to spend weeks wondering what it will be like- adding more stress to an already stressful experience of test prep.
2. I'm also stressed about the testing experience in October. Is it guaranteed that my exam on October 19 I will be given paper and pencils? The Prometric experience has already been inconsistent and confusing (especially with covid) and I would not be surprised if instruction at different locations is unclear. Also, my last exam in November 25- and the changes will only have been implemented for 1 week. There is no way all the software glitches will be worked out in a week. How do you expect me to go into that exam feeling confident?
3. This should have been announced several months beforehand, so people feel more in control of their personal situation. In my opinion it feels like NCARB waited until they had my 500 dollars and tests scheduled, and then changed the rules.
4. This feels like a lack of trust that NCARB has with its candidates. Are their significant statistics of people cheating via pen and paper? If so, why aren't they shared?
Be better, NCARB.
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