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# A Call to Arms

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03 Mar 2006, 08:40
Since Pearson seems to enjoy just cutting and pasting a standard message in reply to the noteboards, letâ€™s bombard them with a standard message about how we feel about the Noteboards.

Everyone should take 2 minutes to e-mail or mail the following message - - over and over and over until they get it.

My contacts are telling me that the rumblings are getting louder and louder and Dave Wilson (CEO of GMAC) is starting to pay attention to this. Which means we must turn up the volume.

E-mail to:

GMATCandidateServicesAmericas@pearson.com

Print and Mail to:

1600 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1400
McLean, VA 22102 USA

Message:

GMAC and Pearson VUE must revert to a fair and equal policy and remove the laminated sheets and erasable markers.

The use of laminated sheets and erasable markers is negatively impacting scores and individual dreams across the globe.

I will remind you of a policy clearly stated in the 2006 GMAT Bulletin:

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TESTING IRREGULARITIES
The phrase "testing irregularities" refers to events that affect the administration of a test. When testing irregularities occur, they may affect an individual examinee or groups of test takers. Such irregularities include, but are not limited to, administrative errors (such as improper timing, improper seating, defective materials, or defective equipment); improper or inadvertent access to or disclosure of test content involving individuals who cannot be identified; and disruptions of test administrations (such as natural disasters or other emergencies). If a testing irregularity occurs, GMAC and/or Pearson VUE may decline to score the applicable test(s), or may cancel or withhold test scores. When, in our sole judgment, it is appropriate to do so, we give affected test takers the opportunity to take the test again as soon as possible without charge.
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Clearly, when a test taker must rewrite a letter or number over and over before it appears on the sheet and when a test taker must repeatedly request new pens and new noteboards during the test, this falls under the context of â€œdefective materialsâ€

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04 Mar 2006, 17:41
Sent a letter to Pearson and got the same cut and pasted response.
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07 Mar 2006, 06:32
Sent one off too.
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07 Mar 2006, 09:57
I called GMAC yesterday. I figured since they are the "governing body" over the GMAT, they would surely be concerned about this.

The lady I spoke to said this was the first she had heard of this.

We need to let GMAC know what's going on. Pearson is going to sweep this under the rug because it's a cost issue. Personally, I say, let me pay \$5 more to have pencil and paper.

GMACÂ® Customer Service:

1-866-505-6559 (toll-free in the U.S and Canada)

1-703-245-4222
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07 Mar 2006, 10:03
these people also need to hear more about our concerns:

GMACÂ® office: 1-703-749-0131

Fax: 1-703-749-0169

E-mail webmaster@gmac.com
07 Mar 2006, 10:03
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