Chapter IV Test Questions formulation and Marking
The Central Competent Authority shall randomly select written and field test questions of skills certification from the test question bank or with centralized composing.
Field test questions that are to be disclosed to the public shall follow the usage instruction of the test questions.
The certification administration agency of written test shall mark all written tests or non-choice-question written field tests at a designated site,and mark online written tests with online computerized system.
When marking with computerized grading system, written test answer cards shall be scanned at a high-sensitivity setting and a low-sensitivity setting once each and the score most advantageous to the examinee shall be the final result.
Answer cards containing answers not given according to regulations but still identifiable when marking with computerized grading system, shall be processed in accordance with the following:
1. Answer cards containing texts or symbols other than those requested and thus making it impossible to identify, all the answers shall not be given any point.
2. Answer cards containing answers not provided with specified writing instruments and thus making it difficult to identify the answers shall be given points in accordance with the identifiable answers.
3. Answer cards containing messy erasures or answers marked too lightly or too heavily and thus making it difficult to identify the answers shall be given points in accordance with the identifiable answers.
4. Single-choice questions to which two or more answers are given shall not be given any point.
5. Answer cards that are smeared or damaged and thus difficult to read shall be given points in accordance with the identifiable answers.
Answer cards that are damaged and not readable when marking with computerized grading system shall be processed in accordance with the followings:
1 .If the damage is confirmed as having been caused by the examinee and leading to the mutilation of the answer card by computerized grading system and the answer card thus becomes unreadable, no point shall be given.
2. If the damage is confirmed as having been caused by negligence during the grading process or by the computerized grading system, The Central Competent Authority and the certification administration agency shall photocopy the answer card and reread it with computerized grading system or mark it manually and enter the result in the computer. The photocopy shall be remarked with the cause and co-signed by the competent authority and the certification administration agency before it is sealed with the original answer card and filed by the certification administration agency.
Manual grading shall be divided into initial grading and final grading to be conducted by different personnel. The result of the final grading shall be the official score. When significant differences occur between the initial and final grading, the tests shall be re-graded by a third party and the result shall be final.
The grading and scoring procedures specified in the preceding paragraph shall not apply to tests questions that are subject to different regulations.
When tests are graded manually, answer sheets containing answers not given according to regulations shall be processed in accordance with the following:
1. A 5-point deduction shall be imposed on examinees who have not applied requested symbols or used a pencil to answer the questions as specified.
2. No point shall be given for questions the answers to which are misplaced or single-choice questions to which two or more answers are given.
3. No point shall be given for questions the answers to which have been corrected repeatedly and become unidentifiable.
4. No point shall be given for the subject if the answer sheet contains unnecessary texts, symbols or marks.