In order to standardize the examination disciplines of BFU, fostering the good concept of morality and discipline for international students, the rules introduced are combined with the actual situation of our Chinese Language Courses.
Chapter I Test proposition
Article 1 The test content should focus on inspecting the mastery and use of the basic content of the course and innovation development ability of international students.
Article 2 Based on the characteristics of the course, either closed book or open-book methods can be adopted. we may use written test, or oral test or the combination of both.
Article 3 The proposition of the test is in the charge of the course teacher and must be examined and approved by the International Student Office. The same course, in principle, should use unified examination.
Article 4 Each curriculum should draw up A and B, two sets of papers and the quantity and difficulty of these two sets should be similar. There should be a clear indication of the test time and the score assignment on the examination paper. If it is an open-book examination, it should be indicated “open book” on the paper. The sample of examination papers should be delivered to ISO a week beforehand. After examining and approving the papers, the chief of ISO will select one set of papers for the exam, the other set will be for (any) make-up exam.
Article 5 The “questions library” or “the examination paper storehouse” of all curricula of the whole school should be established gradually to make the examination works achieve scientific and standardized result step by step. The same exam content should not appear within five years.
Chapter II Test organization
Article 6 The final examinations, the delayed exam, the make-up test and the retaking test should be arranged by ISO. Without the permission of ISO, any individual cannot arrange the test voluntarily. The time for the mid-term examination shall be determined by the teacher, and it should be arranged during the class.
Article 7 There will be one invigilator and one vice invigilator in each examination room. The invigilator is the teacher who teaches the course.
Article 8 Students should sit in the indicated rows and allow the invigilators to rearrange their seat or check their desks.
Article 9 In the course of the final examination, the ISO will be responsible for the routine check-up of examination. Meanwhile they will write down inspection registration or punishments to offenders of examination rules.
Article 10 Before examination, it is necessary for the invigilators to check and test necessary equipment to ensure the examination goes as scheduled.
Chapter III Examination Discipline and Disposal of Violation
Article11 Except for the necessary stationeries, other articles such as books, notes, communication tools and manuscripts are not allowed in the close-book examination room. Students with any of those articles above must put them in the designated place.
Article12 All students must take their students’ cards or other valid ID in the examination room and place their Students’ ID cards on the top left of desks for a routine check by invigilator and inspection staffs.
Article 13 Any student who is absent for more than 1/3 of the lessons is not allowed to attend the examination and will be regarded as abandoning the examinations. The absence of class hour will be recorded and affirmed by the teachers. For those who do not have the prior approvals from International Student Office and miss the examinations, will be regarded as abandoning the examinations
Article 14 Do enter the examination room at least 5 minutes earlier. Students who are 15 minutes late after exam commencement will not be allowed to attend the exam, and will be deemed as abandoning the exam.
Article 15 The test paper should be completed independently during the stipulated time. In an open-book examination, reference books can be used under the teacher’s permission, don’t copy or answer solutions of others. Don’t share teaching materials and reference books. Mobile phone usage is forbidden.
Article 16 Students who hand in test paper in advance should leave examination room immediately, please don’t linger around or even make noise in the examination room. Students should stop answering the paper when time is over, as the examiner declares. Put your paper upside-down on the desk, leave your seat when the papers are all collected and checked (with answer card, answer sheet) Examinees should not take the paper or answer sheets (including answer cards and answer paper) out in any case.
Article 17 Invigilators are entitled to put forward other reasonable rules according to the exact condition during the examination process. Examinees are required to obey these rules.
Article 18 Candidates who do not comply with the codes of discipline of examinations, or obey the instructions of the examiner, shall be considered violators of exam rules. Invigilators are entitled to deprive their exam qualification depending on the severity when they act as follows:
1. Carrying things disallowed in the examination room.
2. Participating in the examination, but not sitting in the required seats;
3. Answering before the start signal or after the end signal.
4. Peeping, whispering, and exchanging signals or gestures to each other in the course of the examination.
5. Do not leave the examination room after handing in the test paper or make noise in the corridors of the examination hall.
6. Leaving the examination room without the invigilator’s approval during the course of examination.
7. Taking the test papers, or answer papers (including the answer card, answer sheet) out of the examination room.
8．Other violations in the examination room identified by the university that constitutes acts of cheating.
Article 19 Students with the following behaviors during examination will be considered cheating:
1. Copy or peep the test content from other students, and show the test paper to other students.
2．Exchange exam papers or hand over scripts relevant to the test content;
3．Look at books, notes, data or carry examination-related materials secretly in a close-book examination;
4．Exchange books, notes and relevant materials in an open-book test;
5．Organize or participate in group cheating;
6．Write examinations and related content on the desktop, etc. prior to commencement of exams;
7．When examiners find identical papers and are confirmed by school;
8. Cheat through communication devices, e.g. cell phone;
9．Alter the name of others’ test paper and possess them;
10．Ask other people to take the exam for you or someone to answer the test paper for other person;
11．Other behaviors affecting the authenticity of the test score.
Article 20 Any international students who violate the rules during examination will be corrected by the invigilators timely, and will be reported to ISO in written material. Once the cheating students are caught by invigilator, their examination qualification shall be revoked immediately and the examination papers, proofs and the introduction of process be reported to ISO in written material. ISO will put forward disposal measures and put on records.
Article 21 International students who cheat in exams are treated as follows:
1. Students who once cheat will be punished from being kept in university but placed under surveillance to being expelled from the university based on the severity of situation.
2．Students will receive score 0 and be noted “Cheating” on the transcript for the course they took if they were cheating. The student who pass the make-up examination will receive a score of no more than 60.
3. Students who assist others to cheat during an exam will receive the same punishment.
Article 22 After the examination, the students can’t make unreasonable demands to or even threaten the teachers or relevant staffs, otherwise the students will be punished according to the university disciplines. Anyone with serious violation of the law will be expelled from the university and handed over to the judicial office.
Chapter IV Invigilator Guidelines
Article 23 Invigilator must possess a high sense of responsibility and the spirit of doing a meticulous job, to discourage potential cheating, and to ensure the smooth progress of examinations.
Article 24 The invigilator and vice invigilator should arrive 15 minutes ahead of schedule. During the examination they should do the following:
1．Announce the examination disciplines, and clear notes for the test;
2．Request the students to put away books, materials, electronic dictionaries, and other items which they have taken into the designated exam centers.
3．If students have brought mobile phones or other communication tools into the examination room， they must turn off the mobile phones. The students will be considered violating the examination discipline once their mobile phones are caught open.
4．Arrange and adjust the students’ seats. If students do not obey, invigilators have the right to cancel his or her examination qualification.
5．Request students to put their international students card or other valid ID on the left top corner of the table
6. Count the number of attendees, and check certificates. If the students don’t have the student’s card or other valid ID, they shall not be allowed to participate in the examination.
Article 25 Invigilator should re-outline examination disciplines and attentions to the students prior to exam commencement. Vice invigilator should take the initiative to assist the invigilator with the preparation.
Article 26 During the examination, the invigilator should be do the following:
1. Except for questions about the printing, nothing more shall be answered. The invigilator shall not do anything other than invigilate.
2. Invigilator shouldn’t answer the phone or chat during the examination.
3. Maintain good order in the examination room from the beginning to the end;
4. When the time is up, the invigilator should declare an immediate cessation of the examination, students can leave after the invigilator has finished counting test papers and respondents.
Article 27 The invigilator who is absent without proper reasons, dereliction of duty, or turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to cheating will be treated as an accomplice to cheating and dealt as relevant provisions.
Chapter V Test Score
Article 28 For examination, the hundred mark system is adopted, 60 points as Pass. The assessing shall be fair and objective according to the strict implementation of the standard score.
Article 29 Students who attended Chinese preparatory courses but failed to pass the Chinese course examination cannot enter the specialized courses. The consequences are borne by the students themselves. If students are questioning the score, they can submit an application to ISO.
Article 30 By marking test, the teachers should collect, analyze and summarize the problems which existing in answer sheets timely, sort out and file examination paper analysis and papers well, report teaching and examination to ISO in written form, and present the existing problems and their improvement measures.
Article 31 Transcripts， exam papers and summary of examination should be handed over to ISO within 3 workdays after examination. None has the right to change mark sheet after submition. If for special circumstances, the original teacher should submit a written report and get approval from ISO and attached with the transcript for reference. The Chinese exam papers will be kept for 5 years.
Chapter VI Delayed Examination
Article 32 The students who can't take the exam due to physical illness or other valid reasons need to submit an application to the International Student Office and course teachers in advance, otherwise the result will be recorded as 0.
The mid-term exam could not be delayed. The delayed final exam will be organized by ISO after approval.
Article 33 ISO is responsible for the provisions’ explanation.
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