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ALUMNA BLOG: Testing 101 (On Assignment in Indonesia)

December 13, 2011

Category: Alumni, History & Politics


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by Lauren Ebersole '07 ;

It's that time of year again, and no I don't mean the cookie baking, present shopping, tree-cutting time of year. It's finals time here in Indonesia. I'd like to devote this email to explaining the test process, which is only slightly less complicated than nuclear physics.

Try to stay with me: There are 7 classes for each grade. Grade 12 takes their exams in the morning and each class is divided in half. Grades 10 and 11 take exams in the afternoon, each room is half grade 10 and half 11, making 14 testing rooms. Each student must submit small photos to the testing committee. One photo is painstakingly glued on a student ID card that is then taped to the students' desk in his/her appointed seat. Don't forget that each of those over 600 cards must also be officially stamped with our school stamp. The second photo is put on a "photo album" so that the proctor can check the student attendance. Read more...


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