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Test Administration
Pertemuan 25
The key to successful test administration is careful advance preparation. In
particular, attention should be given to the following :
1. Organize the printing of test booklets and answer sheets in plenty of
time. Check that there are no errors or any faulty reproduction.
2. If previously used test booklets are to be employed, check that
there are no marks ( for example: underlining ) left by the students.
3. Number all the test materials consecutively; this permits greater
security before, during, and after test administration
4. Check that there are sufficient keys for scorers, and that these are
free of error.
5. Check that all equipment ( tape recorders, loud speaker system, etc
) is in good working order in plenty of time for repair or replacement.
6. Detailed instructions should be prepared for all examiners. In
these, an attempt should be made to cover all eventualities, though
the unexpected will always occur. These instructions should be gone
through with the examiners at least the day before the test is
7. Examiners should practise directions that they will have to read
out to students.
8. Examiners who will have to use equipment ( for example, tape
recorders ) should familiarize themselves with its operation.
9. Examiners who have to read aloud for a listening test should
practise, preferably with a model tape recording.
10. Oral examiners must be thoroughly familiar with the test
procedures and rating system to be used.
11. Detailed instructions should also be prepared for invigilators, and
should be the subject of a meeting with them.
12. Every student should be given full instructions ( where to go, at
what time, what to bring, what they should do if they arrive late, etc )
13. There should be an examination number for each student
14. Rooms should be chosen which are quiet, and large enough to
accommodate comfortably the intended number of students; there
should be sufficient space between candidates to prevent copying.
15.For listening tests, the rooms must have satisfactory acoustic
16. The lay out of rooms ( placing desks/tables) should be arranged
well in advance.
17. Ideally, in each room there should be a clock visible to all
18. Students should be required to arrive well before the intended
starting time for the test.
19. Candidates arriving late should not be admitted to the room.
20. The identity of the students should be checked
21. If possible, seat students in such a way to avoid passing
22. The examiner should give clear instructions to students about what
they are required to do.
23. Test materials should be distributed to students individually by the
invigilators in such a way that the position of each test paper and
answer sheet is known by its number.
24. The examiner should instruct students to provide the required
details ( such as examination number, date ) on the answer sheet or
test booklet.
25. If spoken test instructions are to be given in addition to those
written on the test paper, the examiner should read these, including
whatever examples have been agreed upon.
26. It is essential that the examiner time the test precisely, making sure
that everyone starts on time and does not continue after time.
27. Once the test is in progress, the invigilators should unobtrusively
monitor the behaviour of candidates.
28. During the test, students should be allowed to leave the room only
one at a time, ideally accompanied by an invigilator.
29. Invigilators should ensure that students stop work immediately they
are told to do so. Candidates should remain in their places until all
the materials have been collected and their numbers checked