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1 School Test Coordinators Training Overview

2 6/6/2014Free Template from 2 Understand the roles and responsibilities of school test coordinators Be able to support the DTC in training test administrators Understand state policies so that you can help build effective school procedures Understand the roles and responsibilities of school test coordinators Be able to support the DTC in training test administrators Understand state policies so that you can help build effective school procedures Big Picture Objectives STC Training

3 6/6/2014Free Template from 3 Writing Performance Assessment New for : Only available for students in Grade 11 1 opportunity per student –Students may not take both online and paper/pencil format –Students may only test in either Winter or Spring test window Writing Performance Assessment New for : Only available for students in Grade 11 1 opportunity per student –Students may not take both online and paper/pencil format –Students may only test in either Winter or Spring test window Required Assessment Options, (contd) STC Training

4 6/6/2014Free Template from 4 New Braille Interface of OAKS Online available for OAKS Reading, Math, Science, and Social Sciences Paper-based Braille format no longer available for OAKS Computer-based read-aloud available for OAKS Math, Science, and Social Sciences Only 1 opportunity available per content area 11/8 – 1/10 New Braille Interface of OAKS Online available for OAKS Reading, Math, Science, and Social Sciences Paper-based Braille format no longer available for OAKS Computer-based read-aloud available for OAKS Math, Science, and Social Sciences Only 1 opportunity available per content area 11/8 – 1/10 Test Administrators Whats new OAKS Online

5 6/6/2014Free Template from 5 Writing Assessment is available for students in Grade 11 only This years 11 th graders may use Writing Performance for Writing Essential Skills requirement ELPA ELPA Core and ELPA Speaking combined into single test Writing Assessment is available for students in Grade 11 only This years 11 th graders may use Writing Performance for Writing Essential Skills requirement ELPA ELPA Core and ELPA Speaking combined into single test Test Administrators Whats new (contd) Writing Performance Assessment

6 6/6/2014Free Template from 6 Trained test administrator Quiet environment void of distractions Only allowable resources made available to students upon request Limited interaction with students –Read student directions –Administer accommodations appropriately –No coaching Trained test administrator Quiet environment void of distractions Only allowable resources made available to students upon request Limited interaction with students –Read student directions –Administer accommodations appropriately –No coaching Test Administrators Required Testing Environment

7 6/6/2014Free Template from 7 Dos STCs must coordinate determination of appropriate assessment options for students STCs must coordinate secure storage, distribution, and inventory of paper test materials for the school STCs may code students who do not test because they were not enrolled during the school test window using Administration Code 8 in student centered staging Dos STCs must coordinate determination of appropriate assessment options for students STCs must coordinate secure storage, distribution, and inventory of paper test materials for the school STCs may code students who do not test because they were not enrolled during the school test window using Administration Code 8 in student centered staging Dos and Donts STC Training

8 6/6/2014Free Template from 8 Dos TAs must read the Test Administration Manual, receive annual test administration and security training, and sign an Assurance of Test Security form before administering state tests. TAs may only provide students with allowable resources listed by content area in the Test Administration Manual. TAs may only provide the version of allowable resources provided by ODE. These are posted online at TAs may only provide the restricted resource of printed test items to students for whom the district has identified individual student need. TAs must read verbatim the student directions provided in the Test Administration Manual.* Dos TAs must read the Test Administration Manual, receive annual test administration and security training, and sign an Assurance of Test Security form before administering state tests. TAs may only provide students with allowable resources listed by content area in the Test Administration Manual. TAs may only provide the version of allowable resources provided by ODE. These are posted online at TAs may only provide the restricted resource of printed test items to students for whom the district has identified individual student need. TAs must read verbatim the student directions provided in the Test Administration Manual.* Test Administrators Dos and Donts

9 6/6/2014Free Template from 9 TAs must not review or analyze secure test items Students must not access non-allowable resources such as notes, text books, cell phones, iPods, or e- mail Students must not remove test materials from the test environment TAs must not copy or retain any test materials, including secure test booklets, writing prompts, or reading passages DTCs, STCs, and TAs must not share their OAKS log-in information with anyone (even other authorized OAKS users) TAs must not review or analyze secure test items Students must not access non-allowable resources such as notes, text books, cell phones, iPods, or e- mail Students must not remove test materials from the test environment TAs must not copy or retain any test materials, including secure test booklets, writing prompts, or reading passages DTCs, STCs, and TAs must not share their OAKS log-in information with anyone (even other authorized OAKS users) Test Security Dos and Donts (cont) Donts

10 6/6/2014Free Template from 10 Donts TAs may not allow untrained aides, volunteers, or substitutes to assist with test administration. TAs may not coach students (including requiring students to show their work). Students may not access non-allowable resources such as textbooks, class notes, or cell phones during testing. Students may not talk to or help other students during testing. Donts TAs may not allow untrained aides, volunteers, or substitutes to assist with test administration. TAs may not coach students (including requiring students to show their work). Students may not access non-allowable resources such as textbooks, class notes, or cell phones during testing. Students may not talk to or help other students during testing. Test Administrators Dos and Donts (cont)

11 6/6/2014Free Template from 11 To protect student confidentiality, if log-in cards are used, be sure to store them securely. Schools must take all practical steps to maintain the security of SSIDs by making sure they are not displayed publicly on items such as web sites, student body cards, or other posted documents or lists. To ensure that students receive the appropriate assessment, schools should keep track of which students must take the Braille format, receive restricted resources, or take OAKS Extended; To manage access and pace of testing opportunities, schools may restrict students in TIDE from accessing OAKS Online for specific test subjects. To avoid test expirations, schools should track which tests are close to expiration and ensure those students complete testing before the 45-day expiration period ends. To protect student confidentiality, if log-in cards are used, be sure to store them securely. Schools must take all practical steps to maintain the security of SSIDs by making sure they are not displayed publicly on items such as web sites, student body cards, or other posted documents or lists. To ensure that students receive the appropriate assessment, schools should keep track of which students must take the Braille format, receive restricted resources, or take OAKS Extended; To manage access and pace of testing opportunities, schools may restrict students in TIDE from accessing OAKS Online for specific test subjects. To avoid test expirations, schools should track which tests are close to expiration and ensure those students complete testing before the 45-day expiration period ends. Promising Practices STC Training

12 6/6/2014Free Template from 12 TA reviews the Test Administration Manual before testing, focusing on test security and content-specific allowable resources and accommodations. TA seeks clarification from STC on any rules that are unclear before administering tests TA spaces students appropriately or provides visual barriers to prevent students from seeing others tests. TA reads student directions verbatim and circulates through test environment to ensure proper testing conditions. TA makes available but does not require students to use allowable resources. TA reviews the Test Administration Manual before testing, focusing on test security and content-specific allowable resources and accommodations. TA seeks clarification from STC on any rules that are unclear before administering tests TA spaces students appropriately or provides visual barriers to prevent students from seeing others tests. TA reads student directions verbatim and circulates through test environment to ensure proper testing conditions. TA makes available but does not require students to use allowable resources. Test Administrators Promising Practices

13 6/6/2014Free Template from 13 Using colorful materials to identify which students have printed reading passages remaining at their stations. When setting up the test environment, the TA should ensure that the TAs computer is set to print in the computer lab where the students are testing. The TA uses the class roster to mark which students received printed test materials (e.g., reading passages or test items) and how many each student received. The TA then matches the class roster to the printed test materials collected at the end of the testing event to account for all printed test materials. Using colorful materials to identify which students have printed reading passages remaining at their stations. When setting up the test environment, the TA should ensure that the TAs computer is set to print in the computer lab where the students are testing. The TA uses the class roster to mark which students received printed test materials (e.g., reading passages or test items) and how many each student received. The TA then matches the class roster to the printed test materials collected at the end of the testing event to account for all printed test materials. Test Security Promising Practices

14 6/6/2014Free Template from 14 The Assessment options generally are the same this year as last year, except: – No more paper-based Braille Formatreplaced with new Braille Interface of OAKS Online! –Writing will be available to Grade 11 students only –Only one test opportunity per OAKS subject 11/8 – 1/10 Students may not take both Online and Paper/Pencil test formats for the same content area The Assessment options generally are the same this year as last year, except: – No more paper-based Braille Formatreplaced with new Braille Interface of OAKS Online! –Writing will be available to Grade 11 students only –Only one test opportunity per OAKS subject 11/8 – 1/10 Students may not take both Online and Paper/Pencil test formats for the same content area In a Nutshell STC Training

15 6/6/2014Free Template from 15 STCs coordinate determination of appropriate assessment options for students STCs assist DTCs in ensuring that all test administrators receive test administration and security training STCs ensure security of paper test materials before, during, and after testing STCs coordinate determination of appropriate assessment options for students STCs assist DTCs in ensuring that all test administrators receive test administration and security training STCs ensure security of paper test materials before, during, and after testing In a Nutshell (contd) STC Training

16 6/6/2014Free Template from 16 Acorns for Storage How can an STC ensure that Test Administrators are administering the assessment consistent with state and district policies? When may a school use Administration Code 8? What must a school do before deciding to administer a paper test to a student? Why is test security so important? What is the STCs role in closing the achievement gap? How can an STC ensure that Test Administrators are administering the assessment consistent with state and district policies? When may a school use Administration Code 8? What must a school do before deciding to administer a paper test to a student? Why is test security so important? What is the STCs role in closing the achievement gap? STC Training

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