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Training Objectives♦ Be familiar with New Mexico Statewide  Assessment Programs♦ Understand test security and training  re...
Required Training♦ For school principals, test coordinators, test  examiners (teachers), and proctors (EAs)♦ Training is r...
Required Training♦ A signature on the Non-Disclosure is the    teacher’s consent that          • He/she knows how to admin...
Required Training♦ Two trainings a year required by NMPED♦ Test Security (fall) and Test Administration (spring)     – Dea...
Testing Windows♦ ACCESS:Jan. 14 – Feb. 22, 2013♦ NMSBAMar. 18 – Apr. 5, 2013♦ NMAPASept. 4 – Oct. 26, 2012 (High School)Fe...
NMAPA Trainings♦ This training is for the people who  administer the NMAPA♦ Must be recertified every 3 years♦ Required fo...
What is new♦ Every school has to follow the district testing  schedule♦ Writing for grades 3, 5 & 8 only♦ Science for grad...
4 Principles of Test Security1. Protect the student2. Protect the staff3. Protect yourself4. Protect the testRDA/cb/2012  ...
TEST SECURITY♦ Upon receiving materials, immediately    conduct a box count     • Report any discrepancy to RDA via phone ...
TEST SECURITY♦ Teachers must sign to receive test booklets♦ Tests must be assigned to students and the  record must be giv...
TEST SECURITY  ♦ All specified materials must be returned to      RDA at or before the deadline  ♦ No one can review secur...
Test Preparation (STC)♦ Provide training for all school personnel  involved in test administration♦ Ensure sufficient supp...
Test Preparation  ♦ Thoroughly read, review, and discuss the    Test Examiner’s Manuals before    administering the test. ...
More Test Preparation (Then)   ♦ Do arrange for make-up tests for all students who are       absent.   ♦ The 95% Rule appl...
More Test Preparation (Now)RDA/cb/2012
Test Preparation Don’ts  ♦ Don’t use old tests as test preparation materials.    Published sample questions are ok  ♦ Don’...
Test Administration Do’s  ♦ Do follow all directions for a standardized    administration.  ♦ Do proctor actively and be a...
More Test Administration Do’s♦ Do return test materials each day to the testing    coordinator for secure overnight storag...
More Test Administration Do’s♦ Do post obvious signs near copy machines  warning that tests cannot be copied.♦ Do refer pa...
Test Administration Don’ts♦ Don’t discuss items on a test with other    teachers.♦ Don’t use items from the test to teach ...
More Test Administration Don’ts♦ Don’t give students breaks or allow them to  talk in the midst of a subtest.♦ Don’t let s...
More Test Administration Don’ts  ♦ Don’t leave students alone in the room when they    are testing.  ♦ Don’t help or coach...
More Test Administration Don’ts♦ Don’t permit students to use any  unauthorized materials during the test  administration....
Allowable Accommodations♦ Allowable accommodations are identified in the Student    Assessment Accommodation Manual for us...
Who can administer the test?♦ Only trained, certified staff are permitted to    administer tests:     – Licensed school in...
Who can proctor the test?♦ Any staff or community member who has  been trained in proper test administration  and test sec...
Thank You for your help!♦ Questions? Call RDA (872-6870)♦ Chris Brunder (872-6830, 363-4041)♦ brunder_c@aps.edu♦ Testing W...
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Test security 2012-2013

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Test security 2012-2013

  1. 1. Training Objectives♦ Be familiar with New Mexico Statewide Assessment Programs♦ Understand test security and training requirements♦ Know the basic processes and procedures of test administrationRDA/cb/2012
  2. 2. Required Training♦ For school principals, test coordinators, test examiners (teachers), and proctors (EAs)♦ Training is required for any school personnel who handle the assessments including office staff. Assessments include • SBA: (Grades 3-8 and 10 &11) • NMAPA: (Grades 3-12) • ACCESS: (K-12) • District Assessments♦ Sign-in, with a printed name, signature, and date on the Non-Disclosure FormsRDA/cb/2012
  3. 3. Required Training♦ A signature on the Non-Disclosure is the teacher’s consent that • He/she knows how to administer the test. • He/she knows what is required to administer the test. • He/she will comply with the rules of test administration.RDA/cb/2012
  4. 4. Required Training♦ Two trainings a year required by NMPED♦ Test Security (fall) and Test Administration (spring) – Deadlines for Non-Disclosures: • Elementary, Middle Schools & High School: Friday, October 19, 2012 • The test security training verification the original has to go to RDA, and copy must be kept at the school.RDA/cb/2012
  5. 5. Testing Windows♦ ACCESS:Jan. 14 – Feb. 22, 2013♦ NMSBAMar. 18 – Apr. 5, 2013♦ NMAPASept. 4 – Oct. 26, 2012 (High School)Feb. 25 – April 5, 2013♦ HSGEOct 1 – Oct 12, 2012♦ NMHSCEOct 1 – Oct 12, 2012 and Jan. 7 – Jan 24, 2013♦ NAEPJan. 28 – Mar.8, 2013RDA/cb/2012
  6. 6. NMAPA Trainings♦ This training is for the people who administer the NMAPA♦ Must be recertified every 3 years♦ Required for Test Administrators and second raters♦ Dates and Locations to be announcedRDA/cb/2012
  7. 7. What is new♦ Every school has to follow the district testing schedule♦ Writing for grades 3, 5 & 8 only♦ Science for grades 4, 7 & 11 only♦ Simplified accommodation codes♦ Grayscale test♦ 8 Forms♦ Very quick turn around timeRDA/cb/2012
  8. 8. 4 Principles of Test Security1. Protect the student2. Protect the staff3. Protect yourself4. Protect the testRDA/cb/2012 RDA/cb/2011
  9. 9. TEST SECURITY♦ Upon receiving materials, immediately conduct a box count • Report any discrepancy to RDA via phone and follow up with an email for documentation♦ Tests must be stored in a locked, secure area with limited access at all timesRDA/cb/2012
  10. 10. TEST SECURITY♦ Teachers must sign to receive test booklets♦ Tests must be assigned to students and the record must be given to RDA, as well as a copy kept by the Test Rep.♦ Please write the full name on the test booklet and the answer documentRDA/cb/2012
  11. 11. TEST SECURITY ♦ All specified materials must be returned to RDA at or before the deadline ♦ No one can review secure tests without prior approval and without signing the Non-Disclosure Agreement.RDA/cb/2012
  12. 12. Test Preparation (STC)♦ Provide training for all school personnel involved in test administration♦ Ensure sufficient supply of test materials is available♦ Pencils will be delivered with tests♦ Provide TAs/Proctors list of accommodationsRDA/cb/2012
  13. 13. Test Preparation ♦ Thoroughly read, review, and discuss the Test Examiner’s Manuals before administering the test. ♦ Clarify staff questions ♦ DFAs will be available online before testing ♦ Materials at school before spring breakRDA/cb/2012
  14. 14. More Test Preparation (Then) ♦ Do arrange for make-up tests for all students who are absent. ♦ The 95% Rule applies for all State Mandated Assessments for the total school population, as well the disaggregated groups: • 5 ethnic categories • ELL • Special Education • FRPLRDA/cb/2012
  15. 15. More Test Preparation (Now)RDA/cb/2012
  16. 16. Test Preparation Don’ts ♦ Don’t use old tests as test preparation materials. Published sample questions are ok ♦ Don’t photocopy or reproduce test items. ♦ Don’t use or make copies of any copyrighted test preparation materials. ♦ Don’t use any actual test items as preparation materials (changing the setting or numbers, paraphrasing the item, or rewording the item).RDA/cb/2012
  17. 17. Test Administration Do’s ♦ Do follow all directions for a standardized administration. ♦ Do proctor actively and be attentive ♦ Do remove instructional materials (e.g., multiplication tables) from test settings during testing. Detailed list is forthcoming ♦ Do have test monitors in the halls to assist with emergencies or to obtain additional test materials.RDA/cb/2012
  18. 18. More Test Administration Do’s♦ Do return test materials each day to the testing coordinator for secure overnight storage.♦ Do keep records on unique situations that keep students from being tested.♦ Do report suspected testing irregularities immediately to the test rep, the principal and RDA (Chris Brunder). Only RDA will investigate.RDA/cb/2012
  19. 19. More Test Administration Do’s♦ Do post obvious signs near copy machines warning that tests cannot be copied.♦ Do refer parents who request to view the test to RDA.♦ Do arrange for make-up tests for all students who are absent.♦ Do return tests for shipping to RDA immediately after testing is completed.RDA/cb/2012
  20. 20. Test Administration Don’ts♦ Don’t discuss items on a test with other teachers.♦ Don’t use items from the test to teach concepts to students.♦ Don’t let students leave the room and return to continue on the same subtest.RDA/cb/2012
  21. 21. More Test Administration Don’ts♦ Don’t give students breaks or allow them to talk in the midst of a subtest.♦ Don’t let students take cell phones out during test administration.♦ Don’t leave tests unattended in an unlocked room.♦ Don’t test students on different subtests at the same time.RDA/cb/2012
  22. 22. More Test Administration Don’ts ♦ Don’t leave students alone in the room when they are testing. ♦ Don’t help or coach students with test answers. ♦ Don’t suggest that students rethink an answer or provide hints. ♦ Don’t change a student’s answer or direct a student to change an answer. • According to state regulation a teacher’s license can be either suspended or revoked for a testing irregularityRDA/cb/2012
  23. 23. More Test Administration Don’ts♦ Don’t permit students to use any unauthorized materials during the test administration.♦ Don’t take test booklets or answer documents off campus.♦ Don’t permit students to leave the room with testing materials for any reason.RDA/cb/2012
  24. 24. Allowable Accommodations♦ Allowable accommodations are identified in the Student Assessment Accommodation Manual for use during the administration of the SBA♦ Accommodation and participation decisions will be made and documented by each student’s educational team♦ Use assessment accommodation(s) in daily instruction prior to the SBA administration♦ Make sure accommodations for one student do not interfere with other students♦ TAs bubble in accommodations actually used during testing after testing is completedRDA/cb/2012
  25. 25. Who can administer the test?♦ Only trained, certified staff are permitted to administer tests: – Licensed school instructors and administrators – Teachers on waivers or intern licenses – Long-term substitutes with a valid teaching license – Coaches and contractors with a valid teaching license – Licensed counselors and related service providersRDA/cb/2012
  26. 26. Who can proctor the test?♦ Any staff or community member who has been trained in proper test administration and test security may serve as a proctor.♦ Parents cannot proctor in their own child’s classroom.♦ Proctors can assist, but may not act as test administrators.♦ All proctors must sign a non-disclosure form.RDA/cb/2012
  27. 27. Thank You for your help!♦ Questions? Call RDA (872-6870)♦ Chris Brunder (872-6830, 363-4041)♦ brunder_c@aps.edu♦ Testing Warehouse (848-8751)♦ Ann Lesley: lesley@aps.eduRDA/cb/2012

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