The Cornerstone of Test Security: The Power of Everyday Preventative Measures
In ancient days, the cornerstone was the sturdiest, most important element of a building’s construction, and was paramount for a steady foundation. Much like the ancient cornerstone, “Prevention” is the foundation on which secure testing programs are built today.
“Protection and security are only valuable if they do not cramp life excessively.”
– Carl Jung
I am a psychologist working in the field of exam security, and Jung’s tenet caught my attention. While Jung’s observation may not directly apply to exam security, I took it a step further and wondered if preventing security concerns were cramping my life. So, I decided to conduct a simple investigation to find out. For one day, I listed those actions that could be classified as having security prevention underpinnings: