Confession and Indeterminate Score

Question: When someone confesses, the test report has not score, but it requires a license. 

Answer: If the examinee confesses during the test, the test proctor can abort (F10) the test and it won’t use a license. The proctor can then delete the unfinished test.

If the examinee confesses right after the test, the test proctor is not required to “save” the test and it won’t use a license either. 

In some instances, the examinee may confess prior to taking the test. If that’s the case, the test proctor should not administer a test. 


Question: Why do tests that get an Indeterminate score also require a license. 

Answer: The reason for an indeterminate test score usually relates to loss of data during the test and not enough information was available to score the test. This could be due to:

  • Poor lighting conditions in the testing room such as
    • Lack of light in the room
    • Direct light shining directly into the examinee's eyes or directly behind the examinee
  • Dry eyes
  • Countermeasures such as squinting or closing the eyes.

If properly monitoring the examinee during the test, the test proctor will have information available to know if there is data loss during the test. And if there is significant data loss, the test proctor can stop the test, fix the problem and re-start. If the problem can’t be fixed, the test should not be administered.


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