Actual “puke procedures” obtained by @the chalkface

We looked and looked and looked.  And look what we found.  Real “puke procedures.”

Well, we really didn’t find them.  The “puke procedures” below were sent to us by a REAL teacher from a REAL school.

Teachers administering or proctoring the STATE exams are to do the following in the event of a student becomes sick/ill while taking the test:

  • Inform the proctor assigned to your testing area that there is a student who is sick/ill and needs to see the nurse.
  • Collect the student’s test booklet and answers and place in the large envelope.
  • Ask the proctor to escort the student to the nurse’s office (without anything in their possession).
  • If the student returns to the classrooms, have the student take their seat while you give their testing materials back to them to continue testing.

If a student becomes sick on the test:

  • Notify the proctor assigned to your testing area. The proctor will notify our testing coordinators (Ms.damper/Ms. Ricket). Do not throw the materials away!
  • The testing coordinator and the custodian will secure the testing materials in a plastic bag. The bag will be sent immediately to the locked test storage room.
  • Testing coordinator will follow the appropriate next steps and contact the district assessment office.

Teachers. DON”T YOU DARE THROW THAT PUKE COVERED TEST AWAY!  Even though it’s now a dripping biohazard, you must protect the integrity of the precious test and data.

Someone has to say it! I think I’m going to be sick.

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Comments

  1. Patrick says:

    This has existed in SC for at least 8 yrs. Not sure if the text is from our state, but I’ve been trained on this. Interesting sidenote…I once worked at a nationally-recognized “high-poverty/high performing school”. I was told by the guidance counselor that student and staff vomiting was a routine occurrence during testing. I’ve never seen anything like the culture in that building.

  2. The insanity lives on. Perhaps we should encourage all students to puke on their tests…then what would happen?

  3. I know that in our school, if a student needs to use the restroom during the test, the child cannot use the bathroom that is IN the classroom. The child has to be escorted to a “single stall restroom” while the adult waits outside. Also, all cell phones, ipods, and the like must be taken away (even if they are in backpacks) and verified as being OFF by the Principal and kept in a separate location.

  4. And we really do this. Holy cow! Have we all lost our minds?

  5. hilly kristal says:

    In NC, if a student has to leave the room for any reason (sickness/restroom emergency) the completed pages of the test book must be paper clipped together and the student is not allowed to go back and review said pages.

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