Confession and Indeterminate Score

Question: When someone confesses, the test report has not score, but it requires a license. Why? And, why do tests that get an Indeterminate score also require 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. 

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 lack of light in the room, dry eyes of the examinee, or even a countermeasure (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.

The test proctor can tell if there is significant data loss during the test by using EyeDetect Manager or by watching the telemetry screen at each rest period during the test (and there are 9 rest periods). On the telemetry screen shown below, the “Test Status” section shows a red/yellow/green indicator. The arrows indicate if there is data loss. In the example below, there has been some data loss, but not enough to worry. However, if there is significant data loss, the arrows would be shown in the red or yellow section of the indicator. That would be sufficient cause to stop the test to remedy a lighting issue, or to give the examinee some eye drops (dry eyes) or to ask the examinee to stop squinting.



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