proc·​tor | \ ˈpräk-tər How to pronounce proctor (audio) \

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 How to pronounce proctorial (audio) \ adjective
proctorship \ ˈpräk-​tər-​ˌship How to pronounce proctorship (audio) \ noun

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That proctor, documents allege, would then illegally help the some of the students inflate their SAT or ACT scores to help achieve admission into top colleges (allegedly supplemented by the parents also submitting a bribe). Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "The College Admissions Scandal Could Have Lasting Impacts for Disabled People," 13 Mar. 2019 Others charged in the criminal investigation included SAT and ACT test administrators, an exam proctor, college coaches, a college administrator, and 33 parents, according to CNN. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Internet Is Savagely Dragging Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman for Their College Bribery Scandal," 12 Mar. 2019 Bathroom rules Teachers and proctors are both expected to keep walking among the students during exams. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Cover the ABCs. Silence the kids. Test time in NC can be intense, teachers say.," 31 May 2018 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

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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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to corrupt or become corrupted

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