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May 15, 2012 3:26 PM Subscribe
How can I make an exam setting as stress-free as possible?
posted by DuckGirl to Education (12 answers total)
My job involves planning and overseeing the delivery of several different professional certification exams. Typically the exams are given in large, bland settings (hotel conference rooms, corporate learning spaces, etc.) and the examinees are generally tired at best and incredibly stressed and on edge at worst.
I'd like to come up with ways to make the atmosphere as pleasant as possible, and am looking for suggestions - it could be ways to make the room more comfortable, or things my company could provide (other than beverages/food) to help put the candidates at ease. We typically have water/coffee/tea provided, and we also have pencils/erasers available for those in need. Beyond that, however, it's pretty no frills and I'd like to hear ideas about what others think would make the experience easier/happier in any way.
Thanks in advance!