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CMS schools seeking volunteers for end-of-grade exams

Amy Gilliam and her son Neal, then a seventh grader at Mint Hill Middle, work together to find the answer for an End-of-Grade math practice question in 2009.
Amy Gilliam and her son Neal, then a seventh grader at Mint Hill Middle, work together to find the answer for an End-of-Grade math practice question in 2009. MELINDA JOHNSTON

Schools across Charlotte are looking for volunteers to serve as proctors during end-of-grade and end-of-course exams next month.

North Carolina requires proctors be present during the year-end exams in elementary, middle and high schools. Most tests will be held May 21-22 and May 26-27 this year.

These volunteers help hand out scrap paper or calculators, and walk around during the test to make sure the testing procedures are followed properly.

Some schools, such as Southwest Middle, need as many as 70 to 80 proctors per day, said teacher Nancy Needham.

If you’re interested in serving as a proctor, call the closest school to see if they have a need. You’ll also have to register as a volunteer through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website. Proctors must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in a K-12 public school district.

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