Chapter VI Written Test Invigilating and Field Test Invigilating and Marking
Certification administration agencies conducting written and field tests shall appoint individuals who meet one of the following qualifications to be invigilators for written tests and non-choice-question written field tests:
1. Those who are or who were government agency (institution) personnel of elementary rank status or equivalent level;
2. Those who are or who were teachers or administrative staff members of public and private schools.
Invigilators for online written tests shall meet one of the qualifications described in the preceding paragraph or hold a college or higher degree and are currently employed by certification administration agencies and trained and certified by The Central Competent Authority.
Certification administration agencies which have been commissioned or authorized by The Central Competent Authority for conducting field tests shall appoint certified personnel to invigilate and mark field tests.
Certification administration agencies shall abide by the following regulations when appointing invigilators and markers for field tests:
1.When less than 5 invigilators and markers are required for a field test, no more than one person shall be appointed from each unit.
2.When 6 or more invigilators and markers are required for a field test, no more than one third of the total required or 4 persons at the maximum shall be appointed from the same unit.
3.For field tests lasting less than 5 days, the same certification administration agency shall not appoint the same person to be an invigilator or marker for the same field test, stage, job category or class for more than 2 days. For those tests lasting more than 5 days, the same person shall not be an invigilator or marker for more than half of the duration of testing.
4.The same person shall not serve as an invigilator or marker in field test for the same job category for more than 15 days in the same month.
5.Do not appoint full-time or part-time instructors of the certification administration agency and teaching assistant industrial experts to be field test invigilators, markers for the students or trainees of the agencies.
The restrictions set forth in the preceding paragraph shall not be applicable in situations where the number of invigilators and markers are not enough due to an incident on the field testing day, or a certain specified job category without enough qualified invigilators and markers.
Invigilators and markers shall recuse invigilation and marking jobs under any of the following circumstances:
1.Their spouses, ex-spouses, blood relatives within the top four degrees of kinship, or marital relatives within the top three degrees of kinship are taking the field test.
2.Any persons who currently undertake or undertook inspection duties of the examinee within 2 years of the first date of registration.
3.Any current head superintendent of institutes (organizations), group, school or enterprises of the examinee.
4.Any current full-time or part-time instructors of the certification administration agency and teaching assistant industrial experts for examinees or students taking the field test.
5.There is concrete evidence showing that they are likely to be partial when executing their duties.
Invigilators under the circumstances specified in subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph shall recuse themselves from test field invigilation jobs.
Invigilators or makers covered under the circumstances specified in the preceding two paragraphs who fail to recuse themselves, shall be ordered to recuse themselves by certification administration agencies conducting written and field tests.
When it is discovered at the test site and in vicinity any examinee attempts to cause trouble, hinder the peace of a test field, disrupt the test order or commit any irregularities, the invigilator shall instantaneously advise and prevent as well as process in accordance with regulations provided in Articles 35 through 36-1.
The invigilator shall report and request the certification administration agency to process any examinee who commits events specified in the preceding paragraph and refuses to listen to advice; and the agency shall report and request the district police station to handle if a particularly serious violation is involved.
When examinees point out errors or incompleteness that renders test questions incomprehensible during a test, invigilators and markers shall immediately contact the concerned certification administration agency to verify and address the problem; they may not make any correction on their own.
When invigilators of written tests and non-choice-question written field tests are found to be involved in one of the following situations, the concerned certification administration agency shall immediately remove them from their duties and notify The Central Competent Authority and their service units:
1.Being 15 minutes late for or absent from a pre-test invigilation workshop without justification.
2.Unable to maintain the order of examination sites effectively.
3.Losing the documents such as the examination papers or answer sheets (cards).
4.Having a negative attitude or arguing with examinees when invigilating.
5.Failing to recuse themselves in accordance with Article 27.
6.Engaging in other negligent conduct that has had negative effects on examinees interests or test related matters.
When invigilators are covered any of the matters described in the preceding paragraph, certification administration agencies may assess the degree of severity of the circumstances and never appoint them for invigilation again.
Field test invigilators and markers who are confirmed to be with one of the following situations shall be suspended from invigilation and marking work from 2 years.
1. Being absent for marking work without asking the certification administration agency for leave in advance;
2. Failing to maintain order of examination sites effectively and causing it impossible for the field test to proceed;
3. Being unfamiliar with field test questions and marking standards and therefore unfit for invigilating and marking work;
4. Refusing to be appointed to invigilate at the field test site without justified reason.
5. Losing all or part of test sheets, answer sheets(cards), workpieces or review sheets.
6. Announcing the test results to the public without permission.
7. Participating in field test of the job category and serving the post of invigilator in any round of the same stage and the same job category concurrently.
8. Having other negligent conduct that has had negative effects on examinees' interests or test related matters.
Field test invigilators and markers who are confirmed to be with one of the following situations shall be suspended from invigilation and marking work for 6 months:
1. Being absent from coordination meeting prior to invigilating and marking without justification;
2. Failing to catch cheating acts during field tests due to negligence;
3. Leaving their invigilation or marking posts or engaging in irrelevant matters during field tests;
4. Providing examinees with test-related technical clues during field tests;
5. Conversing with examinees about irrelevant subjects during field tests;
6. Failing to turn off their communications equipment during field tests;
7. Failing to record causes of point deductions on the evaluation sheet;
8. Miscalculating test scores;
9. Being absent from workshops on field test invigilator and marker violations;
10. Having other negligent conduct that has had negative effects on examinees’ interests or test related matters.
Certification administration agencies shall record the performance evaluation of each invigilator and marker at each field test.
When field test invigilators and markers are found with any of the situations described in the preceding article or Article 39 of the Regulations on Technician Skills Certification and Issuance of Certificates during field tests, the responsible certification administration agency shall submit the invigilator and marker performance evaluation record stated in the preceding paragraph to The Central Competent Authority for disposal.
Certification administration agencies may appropriately award written and field test invigilators and markers who have successfully prevented or discovered cheating during tests or request their employers in writing to award them for the performance.