Withholding of results

You will only receive your HPAT – Ireland test scores if you have complied with the HPAT – Ireland test policies and procedures. Your scores may be withheld or cancelled if ACER learns, either on or after the test day, that you have violated the HPAT – Ireland test policies and procedures. Even if ACER cannot confirm your direct involvement in the breach of policies and procedures your HPAT – Ireland test scores may be withheld or cancelled if ACER has reason to question the validity of your scores. Examples of when the validity of HPAT – Ireland test scores may be challenged are:

  • intended or unintended exposure to HPAT – Ireland test content*
  • contradictory performance on different parts of the HPAT – Ireland test
  • abnormal answer patterns in the HPAT – Ireland test
  • atypical performance over different HPAT – Ireland test sittings.

* If you attend a coaching course where you are exposed to questions that appear in the HPAT – Ireland test, you risk having your HPAT – Ireland test scores withheld.