CaMLA's Statement on Security
CaMLA reserves the right to invalidate a examinee's exam scores due to irregularities reported prior to, during, or after a test administration. Irregularities may include but are not limited to:
- Misrepresentation: An examinee’s appearance or signature does not match the picture or signature on the identification provided at registration.
- Unverifiable handwriting: There is sufficient evidence that the handwriting on the writing section (if applicable) does not match the examinee’s signature or handwriting on registration documents.
Test misconduct: Test center staff discover inappropriate or suspicious behavior during the test administration, including, but not limited to:
- Copying answers from another examinee's exam papers
- Collaborating with another examinee during the test administration
- Transferring test information to or from any external media
- Referring to previously prepared notes or aids (for example, test preparation books, study guides, dictionaries, etc.)
- Creating a disturbance or threatening test center staff or other examinee
- Neglecting to follow test center instructions
- Unusual answer patterns: There is a significant discrepancy in the examinee’s performance and/or pattern of answers across test sections.
CaMLA takes test security and score validity seriously. If these or other irregularities are discovered, CaMLA reserves the right to decline to issue exam scores and may bar the examinee from future test administrations. Depending on the severity of the case, examinee testing fees may or may not be refunded. Examinees who feel wrongly accused of prohibited behavior may submit an appeal in writing to CaMLA through the test center where the exam was administered.