I have experienced several computer "glitches" during the 4.0 exam format that resulted in my testing time being wasted, but when NCARB looked into each issue they couldn't find anything wrong. Now they want to get rid of the scratch paper and have us rely on a computer program & mouse to take notes / draw sketches while completing the exam in a time limit. I believe this will just create more opportunities for "glitches" to happen during the exams / testing time being wasted, only to have NCARB say they didn't find anything wrong. This is absolutely crazy.
Additionally I am left handed and I use the mouse with my right hand; how am I supposed to sketch anything / take notes with the mouse, have it be legible, and be expected to complete the exam within the time limit? This is not creating a testing environment that is equal for everyone; this is now an exam that is specifically designed for right handed people. I can honestly say this is the first time I have ever considered being left handed as a handicap; thank you NCARB! The elimination of sketch paper is only setting myself and others in similar situations up for failure. I have no words for expressing how upset this makes me.
Please sign in to leave a comment.