Nick, Board of Directors and the NCARB management team,
I don't plan on taking an online proctor exam but I did try out the whiteboard in the demo exam, its just as faulty as the testing software and I had difficulties with the functions, including the eraser. Since security is an issue, I still don't see why in-person test takers are not allowed scratch paper. It's pretty evident that no matter what it is still two different testing experiences between in-person and proctored exams. Since NCARB is adamant on making it as similar experience as possible why not:
1. provide ALL test takers dry erase boards or 2. As Julia suggested still allow scratch paper and have each test taker tear up the paper at the end of the exam.
I have not heard from any other professional testing council that has implemented this.
LEED Exams for online proctoring https://www.usgbc.org/help/am-i-allowed-any-scratch-paper-and-penpencil
MPRE(Bar Exam) https://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/test-day-policies/
EPPP pg 16 - dry erase whiteboards may be provided https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_2/10_2020_eppp_candidate_handb.pdf
These are some of the top professional certification/licensing exams, in-person and even some proctored exams, that provide scratch paper. I hope NCARB has fully taken into consideration this decision and reviewed how these exams are administered. If these highly recognized exams allow scratch paper, why are we not allowed scratch paper?
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