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1 District Choice State Testing (DCST) Training Workshop
ACT for District Choice State Testing District Choice State Testing (DCST) Training Workshop Spring 2010 DCST Training Workshop Presented by ACT ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

2 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Why are we here? Overview of testing purposes and participants Detailed explanations of procedures Ensure a smooth administration ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

3 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Workshop agenda Overview of Testing Test Administration Policies Pre-Test (including non-test portions of test) Test Day Post-Test Test Accommodations Questions ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

4 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
OVERVIEW OF TESTING ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

5 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Results of 2009 – DCST During the spring 2009 administration of the ACT for DCST: 30,457 students successfully completed testing and received College-Reportable ACT Scores. 110 students successfully completed testing and received State-Allowed ACT Scores. ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

6 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Results of 2009 – DCST During the spring 2009 administration of the ACT for DCST some students did not receive ACT scores as a result of: Prohibited Behavior 71 Misadministrations 35 Our goal is to eliminate incidents which cause students not to receive scores. ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

7 Is this a “real” ACT test?
ACT for District Choice State Testing Is this a “real” ACT test? Form is equivalent to other ACT test forms ACT (No Writing): English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, or ACT Plus Writing: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing Administration must meet standard testing requirements College Reportable scores to all colleges and universities in the US NCAA does accept for initial-eligibility ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

8 How will the ACT results be reported?
ACT for District Choice State Testing How will the ACT results be reported? Type of Testing – STATE Standard Administration and ACT- Approved Accommodations Reports to High Schools: Student Reports High School Reports ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

9 How will the ACT results be reported? (cont’d)
ACT for District Choice State Testing How will the ACT results be reported? (cont’d) Colleges and Universities Summary Reports State-Allowed Accommodations (not college reportable) ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

10 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
The basics April 28 and May 12 Accommodations Testing Window: April 28 – May 12 All Grade 11 Students Every School Must Appoint: Test Supervisor (TS) Back-Up Supervisor (BU) Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC) ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

11 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
What’s New Online Processes ACT Supervisor’s Manuals format change Plastic Polymailer bags – for return of ACT Standard Time Answer Folders Preliminary Rosters for State-Allowed Testing Enhanced Instructions for State-Allowed Testing ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

12 TEST ADMINISTRATION POLICIES
ACT for District Choice State Testing TEST ADMINISTRATION POLICIES ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

13 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
ACT policies Protect integrity of testing program Protect you from allegations of impropriety Applies to initial, makeup, and accommodations testing ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

14 Standardized procedures
ACT for District Choice State Testing Standardized procedures ACT Supervisor’s Manuals Standard Time State Special Testing (Accommodations) All staff must read & follow Responsibilities: Test Supervisor & Back-up TAC Verbatim verbal instructions Uniform procedures ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

15 Authorized dates and times for ACT
ACT for District Choice State Testing Authorized dates and times for ACT Standard Time Administration April 28 and May 12 First activity of the morning Must begin by 9 am No afternoon or evening testing No “Early Bird” activities Accommodations window – for ACT April 28 – May 12 ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

16 Standard Testing Requirements
ACT for District Choice State Testing Standard Testing Requirements Applies to all days of testing – Initial, Makeup, and Accommodations Facilities Personnel Security Exact Timing Test Day Documentation ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

17 Selecting / preparing rooms
ACT for District Choice State Testing Selecting / preparing rooms Desks & surfaces Face same direction Spacing Bulletin boards Temperature and lighting Limited distractions Off-site facilities Materials provided by school ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

18 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Staff selection No students, parents, volunteers or potential future examinees Integrity Available for entire test session ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

19 Standard Time testing staff roles
ACT for District Choice State Testing Standard Time testing staff roles Room Supervisors Same person all sessions One for each room Proctors – assists room supervisor A proctor is required in addition to the room supervisor for every 25 examinees (or portion thereof) after the first 25. e.g., examinees, one proctor Each additional 25, one more proctor “Roving” proctor Proctor “shifts” ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

20 Restriction on test preparation
ACT for District Choice State Testing Restriction on test preparation No ACT test preparation activities during current year for commercial gain Allowed only if: Test prep is part of regular job responsibilities Employer is not a commercial enterprise ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

21 Relatives participating in DCST
ACT for District Choice State Testing Relatives participating in DCST Test Supervisor / Back-up / TAC Prior access, so no relatives testing in DCST Room supervisors and proctors Not in the same rooms Avoids appearance of conflict of interest Protects staff and related examinees ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

22 Relatives participating in DCST
ACT for District Choice State Testing Relatives participating in DCST Relatives are defined as: Children / Stepchildren Grandchildren Nieces / Nephews Siblings In-laws Spouses Persons under your guardianship ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

23 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Athletic Coaches For Accommodated Testing – may not serve as the Test Accommodations Coordinator, if any student testing with accommodations is an athlete. For Standard Time and Accommodations testing – may not serve as a Room Supervisor – in any one-on-one situation where student athletes are testing. ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

24 Before test day: Local training session required
ACT for District Choice State Testing Before test day: Local training session required Discuss before test day Policies Pre-Test duties Test Day assignments Post-Test procedures Read Supervisor’s Manuals Training Outline Standard Time Manual Accommodations Manual ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

25 Attentiveness during testing
ACT for District Choice State Testing Attentiveness during testing Read only Supervisor’s Manual Walk around room Discourage prohibited behavior Answer questions Must not engage in non-test related activities: Grade papers Read books Talk casually Use computer No food or drink in the test room ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

26 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
PRE-TEST ACTIVITIES ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

27 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Non-secure materials Mid-March To Test Supervisor Supervisor’s Manual Taking the ACT for State Testing Answer Folders (blank) ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

28 Completing Non-Test portions of the Answer Folder
ACT for District Choice State Testing Completing Non-Test portions of the Answer Folder Pre-test session must be held before test day ALL students, including any with accommodations School-supervised non-secure session(s) Verbatim instructions Block M: College codes ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

29 Collect and Organize: Completed Answer Folders following Pre-Test
ACT for District Choice State Testing Collect and Organize: Completed Answer Folders following Pre-Test Collect folders (keep secure) Student reminders Bring #2 pencils Bring permitted calculator Bring required ID Don’t bring your cell phone Organize and Plan redistribution Give partially completed Answer Folders for all Accommodated students to TAC after pre-test session Prepare Rosters for standard time test rooms ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

30 ACT Standard Time Secure materials (week of April 19)
ACT for District Choice State Testing ACT Standard Time Secure materials (week of April 19) To Test Supervisor Test Booklets Supervisor’s Report Form Return envelopes / Plastic Polymailer Bags Packing instructions Spring Break Conflict? – week of April 12 KEEP Carton(s) for return ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

31 Missing secure materials
ACT for District Choice State Testing Missing secure materials IMMEDIATELY - Report shortages or evidence of tampering Phone: 800/ – for ACT Testing ext 2800 Standard Time ext 1788 Special Testing ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

32 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Security of materials “Two Lock Rule” Treat as you would a large sum of $ MONEY $ Documented “Chain of Custody” ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

33 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Test day pre-planning Review rooms Organize answer folders Prepare rosters Assign staff Prepare test day materials Practice verbal instructions ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

34 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
TEST DAY ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

35 Test Day: Briefing session
ACT for District Choice State Testing Test Day: Briefing session Room Supervisors and Proctors arrival At least 30 minutes prior to check-in Review procedures Last-minute details Test Supervisor hand-delivery of test materials to Room Supervisor(s) Document with Test Booklet Count Form ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

36 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Observers Authorized Observers ACT Letter and ID Unauthorized Observers Media Test prep companies Parents School board members and District Officials ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

37 Examinee ID requirements
ACT for District Choice State Testing Examinee ID requirements Personal recognition by school staff Not friends or parents Not via phone calls Yearbook Current official photo ID ID letter, notarized statement ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

38 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Admitting examinees Check IDs at the door and mark rosters Direct students to seats Alphabetical OK Left / right and front / back Be “directive” about it No late arrivals No food or drink No cell phones ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

39 ACT - Test day schedule Standard Time
ACT for District Choice State Testing ACT - Test day schedule Standard Time ACT English min. (no break) ACT Mathematics min. (15 min. break) ACT Reading min. ACT Science min. (5 min. break) ACT Writing min. ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

40 Distribution of Test Books
ACT for District Choice State Testing Distribution of Test Books End After students are seated Only when prompted by verbal instructions In unbroken, sequential order Only to those present Individually, one-by-one 350228 350224 350223 absent 350225 absent 350227 350226 350222 Start ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

41 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Exact timing of tests Use more than one timepiece (not a cell phone) Time each room individually No “central” timing Record times in Supervisor’s Manual: Standard Time: Testing Time Verification Form Remember to give 5-minute warning Special Testing: Accommodations Administration Report ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

42 Permitted calculators
ACT for District Choice State Testing Permitted calculators Details in Taking the ACT for State Testing or at Prohibited features - see list Do not clear calculators Check at the door before the test and periodically during Test 2 – Mathematics Permitted calculator is ultimately the student’s responsibility If school provides students calculators – distribute before beginning Test 1 - English ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

43 Standard Time: Break Between Tests
ACT for District Choice State Testing Standard Time: Break Between Tests 15 minutes after Test 2 NOT Lunch Remind students to be quiet No cell phone usage Room attended at all times by staff If students don’t return on time Resume testing No makeup time Irregularity Report If your district is administering the ACT Plus Writing 5 minute stretch break prior to Writing ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

44 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Group irregularities Document and call ACT if: Inclement weather Power failure Emergency evacuations Major disturbance Missing materials Mistiming Ph: 800/ – for the ACT ext Standard Time ext Special Testing Document minor distractions ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

45 Individual Irregularities
ACT for District Choice State Testing Individual Irregularities Defective materials Replace (standard time) If Accommodated Materials – Call ACT Examinee illnesses Schedule for makeup Marking in future section of folder Irrational behavior Document everything ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

46 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Prohibited Behavior Prohibited Behaviors: Creating disturbance Giving / receiving help Working in previous test section Working beyond time Calculator issues Void answer folder – attach to Irregularity Report No makeup test If security breach Call ACT Document everything ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

47 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
POST-TEST ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

48 Post-test: Test Day Documentation
ACT for District Choice State Testing Post-test: Test Day Documentation Test Roster (Provided by ACT for Accommodated Testing) Irregularity Report – (only if Irregularity occurred) Seating Diagrams Test Booklet Count Forms (Standard Time Only) ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

49 Post-test: Test Day Documentation (cont’d)
ACT for District Choice State Testing Post-test: Test Day Documentation (cont’d) Testing Time Verification Form (Standard Time Only) Accommodations Admin. Report (Accommodations Testing only) Testing Staff List ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

50 Ordering Standard Time Makeup Test Materials
ACT for District Choice State Testing Ordering Standard Time Makeup Test Materials Makeup examinees April 28 absences - check roster Illness / unable to finish NOT if dismissed for prohibited behavior Examples Enter Makeup orders online https://testregistration.org/rsp/?realm= By April 29 New materials by week of May 3 ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

51 Standard Time: GREEN ink envelope
ACT for District Choice State Testing Standard Time: GREEN ink envelope ANSWER FOLDERS FOR PROCESSING Supervisor’s Report Form Answer Folders to be scored DO NOT include blank, or other Answer Folders that are NOT to be processed. ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

52 Standard Time: RED ink envelope
ACT for District Choice State Testing Standard Time: RED ink envelope TEST ADMIN. FORMS Irregularity reports Void answer folders – attached to Irregularity Report Test Roster(s) ID Letters (if any) Test Booklet Count Form(s) Testing Time Verification Form(s) Seating Diagram(s) Testing Staff List ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

53 Standard Time ACT Answer Folders
ACT for District Choice State Testing Standard Time ACT Answer Folders Follow Packing Instructions: NEW – Use Plastic Polymailer Bag(s) for return of: RED Envelope materials GREEN Envelope materials Unused Polymailers All Other Materials MUST be returned in boxes. These materials will Not be processed and scored Seal and Keep Secure until pickup ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

54 Standard Time Non-Process Materials: Packaging for return
ACT for District Choice State Testing Standard Time Non-Process Materials: Packaging for return Follow Packing Instructions: Unused test booklets Used test booklets Used Supervisor’s Manuals Unused answer folders for students no longer enrolled Seal and keep secure until pickup ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

55 Packing: Initial Test Date vs. Makeup Test Date
ACT for District Choice State Testing Packing: Initial Test Date vs. Makeup Test Date After Initial ACT Test – April 28 Keep unused and partial Answer Folders for makeup Pack used Answer Folders for scoring (GREEN ink envelope) – inside plastic polymailer bag Pack Administrative Forms and void Answer Folders from prohibited behavior with Irregularity attached (RED ink envelope) – inside plastic polymailer bag Return ALL test booklets (used and unused) – In Boxes ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

56 Packing: Initial Test Date vs. Makeup Test Date
ACT for District Choice State Testing Packing: Initial Test Date vs. Makeup Test Date After Makeup ACT Test – May 12 Pack used Answer Folders for scoring (GREEN ink envelope) – inside plastic polymailer bag Pack Administrative Forms and void Answer Folders from prohibited behavior with Irregularity attached (RED ink envelope) – inside plastic polymailer bag Return ALL test booklets (used and unused) – in Boxes Return everything else in Boxes provided (e.g., all Supervisor’s Manuals, blank or unused answer folders) ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

57 Return Shipping: FedEx will Pick Up
ACT for District Choice State Testing Return Shipping: FedEx will Pick Up Pre-scheduled FedEx pickups April 29 (Initial ACT test date) May 13 (ACT makeup and accommodations testing) YOU MUST Call ACT Immediately if FedEx does not pickup your ACT Test Materials on the designated date Ph: 800/ x 2800 ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

58 Success for you and your students
ACT for District Choice State Testing Success for you and your students Avoiding the Pitfalls – Standard Time Testing (verbal instructions) must begin by 9 am Non-Test portions of the Answer Folder must be completed prior to test day Administer tests in order: Test 1,Test 2, etc. Test materials: no transferring or sharing between schools ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

59 Success for you and your students
ACT for District Choice State Testing Success for you and your students Avoiding the Pitfalls – Standard Time (cont’d) No extra breaks or extended breaks Ensure full amount of time allowed for each test Failure to return your test materials following the instructions provided may result in not processing your students’ answer folders. ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

60 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
ACCOMMODATIONS ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

61 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Test Accommodations For Test Accommodations Coordinators and Test Supervisors We will discuss: Local decision vs. ACT decision Materials security & organization Administration procedures Return of materials ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

62 Locally Approved Accommodations
ACT for District Choice State Testing Locally Approved Accommodations Standard time limits with normal breaks Regular type No special test format Examples Wheelchair access Sign language interpreter for spoken instructions (not items) Seating at front of room Separate room ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

63 ACT-Approved Accommodations
ACT for District Choice State Testing ACT-Approved Accommodations Approval from ACT required if documented disability and request: Extended time Multiple days Alternate formats - Cassette tapes or Audio DVDs - Large type - Reader - Braille If approved, testing window April 28 – May 12 ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

64 State-Allowed Accommodations
ACT for District Choice State Testing State-Allowed Accommodations If student does not meet criteria for ACT-Approved accommodations, school may apply for State-Allowed accommodations Application to ACT by March 5 Separate Materials and Testing Room Accommodations Testing Window: April 28 – May 12 Scores only for assessment & accountability No scores to colleges ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

65 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Secure Materials for Students Testing with ACT- Approved Accommodations To TAC ACT-Approved Preliminary Roster – week of March 8th Final Roster / Student letters week of April 19 Test Materials – ACT-Approved Administrative forms Keep Cartons for Return ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

66 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Secure Materials for Students Testing with State-Allowed Accommodations To TAC: State-Allowed Preliminary Roster – week of March 22 Final Roster week of April 19 State-Allowed Test Materials Administrative Instructions – State-Allowed Accommodations Keep the ACT-Approved and State-Allowed materials and administrations separate KEEP Cartons for return ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

67 Materials Security and Organization
ACT for District Choice State Testing Materials Security and Organization Test Materials and Rosters must be kept SECURE Keep in locked storage Confidential information Individual Packet for each approved student Only for named student Only the approved accommodation(s) Decide number of rooms and assign staff – separate room for each timing code ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

68 Accommodations Testing - Testing staff roles
ACT for District Choice State Testing Accommodations Testing - Testing staff roles Room Supervisor for each room Same timing code per room Proctor – if more than 10 examinees in a room Reader (if approved by ACT) Also serves as room supervisor Only reads to one student Must sign agreement Sign Language Interpreter For spoken instructions If ACT approved signing test questions, must sign agreement ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

69 Extended-time Testing Procedures
ACT for District Choice State Testing Extended-time Testing Procedures Do not mix timing codes Tests in proper sequence If separate sessions / days, must complete test Never left unattended School bells allowed May reschedule within two-week window Document time used for each test ACT Administration Report ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

70 Other Administration Requirements
ACT for District Choice State Testing Other Administration Requirements Same staffing standards No coach if student-athlete Reader = ONE examinee Group testing OK for Audio DVDs or cassettes with earphones Transfer responses from large type worksheets or test booklets ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

71 Return of ACT-Approved Accommodations Materials
ACT for District Choice State Testing Return of ACT-Approved Accommodations Materials DO NOT USE Polymailers to return accommodated Answer Folders or administrative reports. Use “Blue” ink envelope, be sure all answer folders and administrative reports are included. Complete envelope checklist Follow packing instructions Use boxes materials were shipped in for return. May 13 – FedEx will pick up ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

72 Return of State-Allowed Accommodations Materials
ACT for District Choice State Testing Return of State-Allowed Accommodations Materials DO NOT USE Polymailers to return accommodated Answer Folders or administrative reports. Use BROWN ink envelope, be sure all answer folders and administrative reports are included. Complete envelope checklist Follow packing instructions Use boxes materials were shipped in for return. May 13 - FedEx will pick up ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

73 Success for you and your students
ACT for District Choice State Testing Success for you and your students Avoiding the Pitfalls – Accommodations No single test session may be longer than one day (for multi-day testing) Different Timing Codes = Different Rooms ACT materials are “Student Specific” Do not change the approved timing code ACT-Approved separate from State-Allowed ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

74 Success for you and your students
ACT for District Choice State Testing Success for you and your students Avoiding the Pitfalls – Accommodations (cont’d) Standard Time separate from Accommodations One student per reader One Room Supervisor required for each room – No “dual” supervision of students in different rooms. Failure to return your test materials following the instructions provided may result in not processing your students’ answer folders. ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

75 Keep Test Administrations and Materials Separate!
ACT for District Choice State Testing Keep Test Administrations and Materials Separate! If not, scores may be voided or delayed ACT-Approved Accommodations State-Allowed Accommodations Standard Time ACT, Inc ACT, Inc

76 2009-2010 ACT for District Choice State Testing
Questions? Administration issues ACT: 800/ x 2800 Forms Accommodations questions ACT: 800/ x 1788 Program issues Contact your District Assessment Coordinator ACT, Inc ACT, Inc


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