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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An attorney, an engineer, the chief operating officer for a commercial real estate company and a test proctor are the four candidates vying for a spot as a board member with the Katy Independent School District. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Early voting starts today in Katy," 23 Apr. 2018 One New York law-firm co-chairman allegedly paid $75,000 to an admissions consultant so his daughter could fly to Los Angeles and take the ACT in a private room last December, accompanied by a proctor who had been paid to correct her errors. ... Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "Federal Prosecutors Charge Dozens in College Admissions Cheating Scheme," 12 Mar. 2019 Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to get her daughter a time extension while taking the SATs in addition to a proctor that would correct her answers, according to the indictment, as reported by TMZ. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Among Dozens of Wealthy Parents Indicted in College Admissions Cheating Scheme," 12 Mar. 2019 Looks like [my daughter’s high school] wants to provide own proctor. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Felicity Huffman Will Plead Guilty to Charges in Operation Varsity Blues and Says She Betrayed Her Daughter," 8 Apr. 2019 Listed as being charged are two ACT/SAT administrators, an exam proctor, one college administrator, nine coaches and 33 parents. Vogue, "The Craziest Details From the College Cheating Scandal That Got Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Charged," 12 Mar. 2019 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

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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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