proc·​tor | \ˈpräk-tər \

Definition of proctor 

: supervisor, monitor specifically : one appointed to supervise students (as at an examination)

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Other Words from proctor

proctor verb
proctorial \präk-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​əl \ adjective
proctorship \ˈpräk-​tər-​ˌship \ noun

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Vista takes the tests very seriously, using proctors or observing test-takers by video to make sure no one cheats. Laura Cooper, WSJ, "Billionaire’s Secret Buyout Formula: 110 Instructions and an Intelligence Test," 9 July 2018 Katy ISD Engineer Susan Gesoff won the Position 6 seat on the Katy ISD board and Katy ISD test proctor Dawn Champagne won Position 7. Andrea Rumbaugh, Houston Chronicle, "Liaison takes the lead in race for Larry Green’s District K seat," 5 May 2018 All teachers serving as PSSA test proctors receive specific training on testing protocol. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Teacher in trouble for making pancakes for kids taking standardized test," 18 Apr. 2018 The proctor picks three people from the list and asks you to describe how two of them are similar to each other and different from the third person. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, "Personality," 15 June 2018 Hoping to fill the Position 7 seat is Don Massey, who works for Rothchild Commercal and formerly was general manager at Katy Mills Mall, and Dawn Champagne, a test proctor for gifted and talented students in the Katy ISD. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Early voting starts today in Katy," 23 Apr. 2018 There is no better test of those skills than playoff basketball, and no more exacting proctor than the Warriors. Rob Mahoney,, "Breakaway: Clint Capela Stakes His Claim," 18 May 2018 The high school teachers are no more than proctors supervising the students taking online computer courses. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "N.C. educator takes on critic who said teachers have it easy and should stop complaining," 9 Apr. 2018 The league could turn the test-taking into a couple days worth of programming, at least, with a B-list celebrity host/proctor and an uncomfortable amount of game show shtick. Jacob Feldman,, "Just Publish the Wonderlic Scores—All of Them," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of proctor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proctor

Middle English procutour procurator, proctor, alteration of procuratour

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