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NHCS Recruiting Volunteer Proctors for Upcoming Spring Testing Cycle

With the spring testing cycle approaching, the New Hanover County Schools Testing and Accountability Department is recruiting volunteer proctors for area elementary, middle and high schools. Having a sufficient number of volunteers and community partnerships is important to the effort of maintaining quality testing standards.

“Proctors work with the test administrators to ensure distractions and interruptions during the test administration are minimized and order is maintained,” said Karen Greene, Director of Testing and Accountability. “During the test, proctors walk frequently and quietly throughout the room and help the test administrator monitor the test administration, ensuring all students have an optimal opportunity to show what they know.” All New Hanover County Schools will be testing the last 5-10 days of their academic calendar. Volunteer Proctor criteria and responsibilities include:

  • Must be responsible adult community volunteers (i.e., age 18 or older and not enrolled as a student in the K–12 public school system)
  • Must be trained on the attached Proctor Guide and NC Testing Code of Ethics by the school they will be serving (approximately 10-20 minutes). This training could be scheduled on a day other than the testing day but may be provided the morning before the testing session
  • Maintaining test security and ensuring all testing procedures are followed.
  • Active monitoring is required; no reading, sleeping or use of electronic devices (no cell phones)
  • Test sessions are scheduled first thing in the morning and can run anywhere from 2 hours to 4 hours
  • Proctors are not allowed to monitor a session/room with a relative (child) or close friend

At this time, our goal is to collect names and contact information of volunteers. Testing dates are from May 11, 2018, through June 8, 2018. Specific dates and assignments are as follows:

Ashley, Hoggard, Laney, and New Hanover High Schools – May 25 – June 8 Wilmington Early College HS – May 11 – May 24
Isaac Bear Early College HS – May 14 – May 25
JC Roe Center – May 25 – June 8 Southeast Area Technical HS – May 21 – June 4
Career Readiness Academy at the Mary Mosley PC – May 25 – June 8
Science EOG Grades 5 & 8 – May 25 ELA/Reading EOG Grades 3-5 – May 30s
Math EOG Grades 3-8 – May 30
Science EOG Grades 5 & 8 – June 1 ELA/Reading EOG Grades 3-8 – June 5
Math EOG Grades 3-8 – June 5
*All tests continue to run until all students have completed state testing.

In addition to test proctoring, there are other opportunities to assist schools in having successful testing, such as donating snacks, juices and breakfast items for volunteers on the morning of testing. For specific questions or to volunteer at a specific school, please contact that school directly. Please contact Tufanna Bradley-Thomas at 910-254-4319 or to sign up to volunteer or to donate snacks, juices or breakfast items.

Posted: 04/18/18