International Board of Examiners

of the International College of Applied KInesiology

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0. ANY CANDIDATE APPEALING AN I.B.E. EXAMINATION MUST DO SO WITHIN THE TIME LIMITS LISTED, FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE EXAMINATION.

APPEAL TO THE I.B.E. - If a candidate wishes to appeal a failure on the I.B.E. examination, she/he may appeal to the I.B.E. as follows, at no additional fee, within the following time limits:

A. Comments on Written Examination Questions: I.B.E. constantly strives to improve the quality and clarity of examination questions.

During the written examination, candidates may write comments on any question which they wish to challenge or which they think is unclear.

Comments may be written directly on the examination paper or on a separate sheet of paper, but should clearly identify the examination, date, and question number being commented on. Please write legibly.

All such comments are considered carefully, and if there is any doubt about the correctness of the question, all candidates at that sitting are given credit for any reasonably correct alternate answer. Often such a question is reedited in the question pool before being reused.

Please understand that we have candidates and board members who speak many languages and who were trained in varying medical terminology. Translation problems are inevitable, despite our best efforts. We appreciate your input to achieve excellence in all examination questions.

TIME LIMIT - please submit comments at the time of the examination. Additional comments about the content of examination questions will be accepted at any time, but will not affect the examination grades of candidates.

B. Written examination regrading: A candidate may request that his or her examination be regraded if he or she suspects that there was a scoring error.

TIME LIMIT - A request for regrading of a written examination must be received by the President of the I.B.E. within 3 months of the candidate’s receiving notice of the results of the examination.

C. Practical examination video review: A candidate may request to review the video of his or her practical examination. This is done for purposes of education, so the candidate understands his or her errors and can correct them on a retake. The candidate may only view the video in the presence of I.B.E. examiners, and may not retain a copy of this video.

TIME LIMIT - A request for video review must be received by the President of the I.B.E. within 3 months of the candidate’s receiving notice of the results of the practical examination.

D. Practical examination: If after a video review, the candidate thinks that a failed examination was incorrectly graded, he/she may request that his examination be regraded by I.B.E. examiners who did not participate in the original examination.

 

The candidate should submit a written list of points in dispute and why he/she thinks he/she should have passed.

TIME LIMIT - A request for regrading of a practical examination must be received by the President of the I.B.E. within 3 months of the candidate’s video review.

 

The President of I.B.E. will appoint 3 Board members who did not participate in the original examination to regrade the video. They should have access to the candidate’s submission as well as copies of the original score sheets. Upon regrading the examiners may decide, by majority vote:

A. The examination was failed. This conclusion is reached if the candidate made sufficient incorrect answers in the examination to merit failure, according to the stated goals of the I.B.E. Practical Examination, even if a few errors were made in the administration of the examination.

B. The examination was passed. This conclusion is reached if the candidate made sufficient correct answers in the examination to merit passing, according to the stated goals of the I.B.E. Practical Examination, even if a few errors were made in the administration of the examination.

C. The examination contained sufficient errors in its administration to invalidate the examination. In this case, the candidate shall be offered the opportunity to retake the practical examination at no additional charge.

 

Regrading of the examination must be completed within 4 months of the receipt of the candidate’s request.

If, after appeal to the I.B.E., the candidate still wishes to dispute a failed examination result, either written or practical, he may appeal to an Independent Board, pursuant to the I.C.A.K. International Bylaws, by contacting the President of the International Council of I.C.A.K. within 6 months of receiving the results of the I.B.E. appeal. This appeal is conducted according to policies and procedures adopted by the International Council of I.C.A.K.

 

Suggested Procedure for Appeal of an International Board of Examiners Decision to an Independent Board, pursuant to I.C.A.K. International Bylaws.

Proposal submitted by the International Board of Examiners of I.C.A.K. to the I.C. as suggested policy.

If, after exhausting the appeal procedures of the I.B.E., the candidate still wishes to dispute a failed examination result, either written or practical, he is entitled to an appeal to an Independent Board, as defined in I.C.A.K. bylaws, at a cost equivalent to the fee for the examination being appealed.

TIME LIMIT: An appeal to the Independent Board must be filed within 6 months of exhausting the appeal procedures of the I.B.E.

1. The candidate must notify the President of the International Council of his intention to appeal. This submission must include the specific points in dispute, any supporting data, and the name of the Certified Teaching Diplomate whom the candidate would like to have serve on the Independent Board. The appeal fee must be submitted at this time, made out to the International College of Applied Kinesiology.

2. Upon receiving a notice of appeal, the President of the I.C. must notify the President of the I.B.E. of the appeal, requesting the appointment of an I.B.E. representative to serve on the Independent Board and requesting an I.B.E. response to the appeal.

3. The President of the I.C. further appoints an additional, neutral Certified Teaching Diplomate to the Independent Board.

4. The President of the I.C. and all members of the Independent Board are required to maintain strict confidentiality of the content of the examination in dispute and the proceedings of the Independent Board, and to return all copies of examination questions, videos and examination materials to I.B.E. upon completion of the review and that no copies of examination questions are disseminated to others before, during or after the review process.

5. The members of the Independent Board meet in person to review the video tape or disputed questions and submissions from the candidate and the I.B.E. After meeting, the Independent Board comes to a decision on the appeal. The Independent Board shall publish its decision to the President of the I.C., the I.B.E. and the candidate.

6. The following decisions are available to the Independent Board:

A. The examination was failed. This conclusion is reached if the candidate made sufficient incorrect answers in the examination to merit failure, according to the stated goals of the I.B.E. Examination, even if a few errors were made in the administration of the examination.

If the examination failure is upheld, the appeal fee, less costs of duplication involved in administering the appeal, is paid to the I.B.E by the I.C.A.K. Treasurer.

B. The examination was passed. This conclusion is reached if the candidate made sufficient correct answers in the examination to merit passing, according to the stated goals of the I.B.E. Examination, even if a few errors were made in the administration of the examination.

If the appeal is upheld and the examination is deemed passed, the appeal fee, less costs of duplication involved in administering the appeal, is refunded to the candidate and I.B.E. is instructed to issue appropriate notice of passing the examination.

C. The examination contained sufficient errors in its administration to invalidate the examination. In this case, the candidate shall be offered the opportunity to retake the practical examination at no additional charge.

 

If the examination contained sufficient errors to invalidate the examination, I.B.E. is liable for the costs of duplication involved in administering the appeal, to be reimbursed to the I.C.A.K. treasury; the entire appeal fee is refunded to the candidate. I.B.E. is informed of the errors found in the examination and instructed to reexamine the candidate at no additional cost to the candidate.