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1 Test Chair 101: Guidelines for New Test Chairs Zulema C. Lamazares

2 6/6/2014 Prior to Arrival of Test Materials Create Test Groups Generate Test Group Lists using File Download Manager Make sure your lists include all of the fields required for demographic information on assessments by grade level Place fields in the order they appear on the testing documents ( this will save time when bubbling test documents) Remove SPED and ELL Students and create separate test groups for these students for each grade level tested Check attendance DAILY (with Registrar) for new entries/withdrawals- Adjust list as needed

3 6/6/ Sample File Download Manager/ NAMEIDGENDERETHNICITYHRLEP EntryFl. IDBirthdateESELEP MaleBlack304 #########X10/1/1998 MaleBlack304 #########X11/13/1998 FemaleHispanic3048/26/2004#########X12/8/1998 K MaleBlack304 #########X10/18/1998K FemaleHispanic3048/30/2004#########X10/10/1999 FemaleHispanic3048/30/2005#########X10/10/1998 FemaleHispanic3045/20/2009#########X12/5/ MaleHispanic304 #########X2/27/1998K FemaleBlack304 #########X11/16/1998 FemaleHispanic3044/23/08#########X8/31/1998

4 Sample-Master List by Section Last NameFirst NameGrade Homeroom Student IDSPEDESOL Test SectionTest Administrator 1WHI T CAB K WHI K GA P WHI K CAB K GA ELL CAB ELL ORN ELL ORN ELL REY ELL REY ELL REY ELL REY ELL WHI ELL/G GA GA GA 51003

5 6/6/ SPED -Create an EXCEL list of all SPED students with testing accommodations

6 SPED Accommodations Student's NameTeacher / HomeroomStudent ID# Tested with Accommodation Yes/No List Accommodations Last Initial First

7 6/6/ Other Considerations for SPED 504 Report (diabetics, seizures, etc….) Staffings (newly staffed) Testing Accommodations Consider room assignments and test administrators for students with extended time and individualized testing situations Avoid using cafeteria Valenzano 2009

8 6/6/ ELL Students Things to Consider: Room assignments and test administrators for ELL students Test administrators for students needing translation (call Rosalia Gallo for interpreters as needed) Purchase/locate translation dictionaries (French, Japanese, Portuguese, etc….)

9 6/6/ Sample Security Checklist Spring 2010 FCAT SSS Reading, Mathematics, and Science SECURITY CHECKLIST PAGE 1 of 10 DISTRICT: 13 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PACKING LIST NO: SCHOOL: 2261 Greenglade Elem Grade 5 Reading Test and Answer Book Security #LAST NAMEFirst NameFL ID NumberTEST ADMINSTRATOR RECEIVED (TA SIGNATURE) RETURNED (SC SIGNATURE) IF DOCUMENT IS NOT RETURNED, STATE THE REASON XXXX #########XSmith XXXX #########XSmith XXXX #########XSmith XXXX #########XSmith XXXX #########XSmith

10 6/6/ Sample Attendance Record Spring 2010 FCAT SSS Reading, Mathematics, and Science Attendance Record PAGE 1 of 10 DISTRICT: 13 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PACKING LIST NO: SCHOOL: 2261 Greenglade Elem Grade 5 Reading Test and Answer Book Security # LAST NAMEFirst NameFL ID Number TEST ADMINSTRATOR Date_______ Attendance: P-Present A-Absent W-Withdrawn Date______ _ Attendance: P-Present A-Absent W- Withdrawn IF DOCUMENT IS NOT RETURNED, STATE THE REASON XXXX #########XSmith – 1003 XXXX #########XSmith XXXX #########XSmith XXXX #########XSmith

11 Prior to Arrival of Test Materials Create Bins and Folders Labeled with Test Administrator Name/Grade Create bins for ELL/SPED Test Administrators If possible store materials/bins by grade level Valenzano 2009

12 6/6/ Prepare for Testing Using test group lists, place labels on books/answer sheets (sequential number order by test groups) Check labels for required information Student Last Name Student ID Number District Number School Number Grade Level Missing information can be added by bubbling New test booklet needed when the above information is not correct. Valenzano 2009

13 6/6/ Have Test Group Lists with required demographic information available to bubble books/answer sheets for students without a label Highlight the students that were hand-bubbled and save lists to use for next test type Assign Test Group Codes as needed If group dynamics change test group number should change Prepare for Testing Valenzano 2009

14 6/6/ Prepare for Testing Place Test books/answer folders in bins Place the following documents in bins: Security Checklist Attendance Record Security Log Seating Chart (optional) Test Manual Pencils Valenzano 2009

15 6/6/ Prepare for Testing Create sign in/out sheet for test administrators Check all testing rooms prior to testing Valenzano 2009

16 FLORIDA COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT TEST READING, MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE March 2010 GRADE 3 GREENGLADE ELEMENTARY I received the following materials: READING Test Administrator Test Group Code Total # of Test Books SSS Total # of Pre-identified Answer Folders Date 03/10/10 Receipt Return Test Chairperson: _________________________________

17 6/6/ Other Considerations Test Administrators Proctor Assignments Required for testing groups over 30 If possible place a proctor in every room School personnel and non-school personnel may be trained as proctors (must be informed of the test security laws and rules and sign Security Agreement) Avoid using volunteers Valenzano 2009

18 Other Considerations cont….. Room Assignments Parent Notification Letters/Additional notification to Parents of ELL students Behavior concerns of specific students Lunch Schedule Late Arrivals (location and person)

19 6/6/ Receiving/Opening Test Materials Count all test materials (do not open shrink wrapped secure materials) and verify all numbers Only school assessment coordinator and persons designated by the building/site administrator may open the shrink-wrapped packages and affix labels Do not use labels from previous administrations Students are not permitted to assist in preparing secure materials Mark everything off on packing slip and keep packing slip to verify received amounts for packing of materials

20 6/6/ Ensure that materials are sufficient for each grade group tested (Have 5+ extra books for each test type/grade) Soiled Defective New Entries Order additional testing materials from TDC (305) Organize Materials by grade/test type Secure all testing materials in a secure location Receiving/Opening Test Materials Valenzano 2009

21 6/6/ Staff/Proctor Training Schedule training for Test Administrators/Proctors Proctor Assignments School-wide procedures Testing Schedules Train Test Administrators Additional personnel should be trained for emergencies Counselors, Media Specialists, Primary Teachers, Special Area Teachers Train Proctors Move around the room/assist Test Administrator Proctors should not handle testing materials

22 6/6/ Training Materials : Agenda Test Administrator and Proctor Assignments Seating Charts (Middle/Senior High) Test security agreement- Must be signed and returned Testing Procedures Select Script Option before training (gridded booklets/answer booklets) Remind teachers to have students print first name, last name, district name and school name on testing materials Staff Training cont….. Valenzano 2009

23 Sample Agenda Whats New for FCAT 2010?vi-vii Remindersviii-ix Administration Schedule (handouts) pg. 2 Test AccommodationsAppendix A Students with Disabilities pg Limited English Proficient (ELL) pg Sample Test Materials, Rulers, Reference Sheetpg. 6 Test Document Type Configurationpg. 7 Labels/Preidentified Answer Documentspg Test Security Policies & Procedurespg. 15 Florida Test Security/Statute and RuleAppendix B pg See Appendix B for Security Agreement & Security Log Sign and Return Security Agreement before you leave! (pg. 301) Security Numbers/Security Checklistpg

24 6/6/ Test Security Security must be maintained before, during, and after test administration. All testing materials must be returned to the school assessment coordinator and placed in locked storage immediately following testing. Test books and answer documents should never be left unsecured. Secure materials should never remain in the classroom without the supervision of the test administrator Consider coverage for test administrators to return testing when proctors are not available Valenzano 2009

25 6/6/ Test administrators must distribute test booklets by the security numbers assigned to students (remind test administrators) Written documentation of the number ranges or security numbers must be maintained at all times during distribution and return of secure materials Test administrators must NOT administer the FCAT to their family members Test Security Valenzano 2009

26 6/6/ Test Security Test administrators must maintain an accurate Security Log in each testing room Anyone who enters a testing room during testing is required to sign the log- this applies to test administrators, proctors, and anyone who relieves a test administrator Test materials MUST be counted individually and signed out by test administrators (see slide # 16) Returning of Materials: Test materials MUST be counted individually and signed in by School Testing Coordinator (see slide # 16) Valenzano 2009

27 6/6/ Important Reminders-Test Administrators Prepare room for testing Hang up all signs (do not disturb, electronic devices) Hand out and pick up test materials individually from students Watch or clock available Write times on board according to script/make sure everyone has a board Read script verbatim Account for all secured materials by checking security number range and counting materials BEFORE leaving the testing room to return materials Supervise test administration No stray marks near the answer choice bubbles Do not discuss test items with students during or AFTER testing Valenzano 2009

28 6/6/ Testing Days Test coordinators should be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Allow test administrators to count test materials, verify count and sign-out Put DO NOT USE sign on phone used for PA system Make sure clerical staff and teachers are aware that PA & telephones cannot be used during testing Make sure custodians are not doing yard work

29 6/6/ Testing Days (During Testing) Walk the building Have security posted where most needed Ensure: All required testing signs are displayed Make sure all SPED/ELL students are picked-up on time Valenzano 2009

30 6/6/ Count test materials as test administrators come in and have them sign-in Prepare make-up lists daily to ensure that all students are made up in a timely fashion Make announcements daily when testing is completed to resume regular schedules Testing Days Valenzano 2009

31 6/6/ Testing Days Go back to all SPED and ELL testing materials and check for bubbling of all information: Primary Exceptionality 504 (Yes) ELL Less than 1 year (Shown as 1 on label) At Least 1 year, but less than 2 years (Shown as 2 on label) 2 years or more (shown as 3 on label) Accommodations Valenzano 2009

32 6/6/ Check original packing slip Count and verify that all materials are accounted for Pack materials Make copies of all records and forms Testing Days Valenzano 2009

33 6/6/ Relax and take one day at a time… May the force be with YOU! Valenzano 2009


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