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1 STAR 2012 Coordinator Training Dawna Holiday- ShchedrovResearch and AccountabilityFebruary 2013
2 OVERVIEW STAR Overview Various Roles Test Security and Affidavit Who is to be tested?Multiple Choice/Writing Test/EAPAccommodations and modificationsTesting rules and restrictionsTesting incidents and irregularitiesTest materials and logisticsCAPA
3 STAR OVERVIEW Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) 4 components California Standards Test (CST)California Modified Assessment (CMA)California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)Standards-based Tests in SpanishEarly Assessment Program (EAP)Joint program of the CDE, CSU and California Community CollegesSee page 3 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
4 STAR OVERVIEWCSTMultiple choice tests required for all students in grades 2-11Writing for Grades 4 & 7CMAAllow students with disabilities greater access to an assessment that measures how well they achieveAssessments for students in grades 3 – 11Must meet CMA participation criteria (See Appendix A)Must have an individualized Education Plan to take the CMAMay take for some subjects or allSee page 3 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
5 STAR OVERVIEWCAPAIndividually administered performance assessment for student who have significant cognitive delaysAssessments for students in grades 2 – 11Cannot take CST or CMASTSMultiple choice tests that allow Spanish-speaking English learners in grades 2 – 11 to demonstrate their knowledge of content standards in their primary language.Enrolled in a US school for less than 1 year ORLanguage of instruction is SpanishTaken in addition, not in place of CST or CMA.See page 3 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
6 KEY PLAYERS District STAR Coordinator Test Site Coordinator School district testing calendarSubmission of Pre-ID filesPlace orderPrepare and conduct trainingProvide assistance as neededCollect and inspect materials from sites/shipmentsCoordinate shippingTest Site CoordinatorPlan logistics at local sitesProvide examiner trainingManage test securityOrganize materialsDistribute materialsMonitor the test administrationCollect and process test documentsPackage material correctlySee Test Site Coordinator Responsibilities & Page 9 in Manual
7 Various Roles Test Examiner Test Proctor Must be an employee of a school district or an employee of a non-public, nonsectarian school (NPS)Parents cannot test their own studentsOnly certificated or licensed employees can administer the CAPASTS must be bilingual in English and SpanishTest ProctorReceived training to assist the test examinerSee Page 9 in Test Coordinator’s Manual & the “from STARt to Finish” flyer
8 TEST SECURITY & AFFIDAVITS EXTREMLY IMPORTANTEmphasis on heightened securityOnly personnel who are SUSD employees and have been trained and signed security affidavits may assist with or be present during testing.All testing materials must be handled in strict accordance with the instructions in the manualCarefully and completely read before signingRequires accountability before, during and after test administrationAll test examiners and proctors must be trained and sign a security affidavit each year.This is a legal documentYou are still under oath from last yearSee Page 12 in Test Coordinator’s Manual & the “from STARt to Finish” flyer
9 WHO IS TO BE TESTED? Who is to be tested? All students in grades MUST participate in STAR testing unless:Parent exemptNote: an IEP may NOT exempt a student from testing.The exemption form must be signed prior to testing.Student enrolled after your site’s first day of testing.School has confirmation that the student completed the STAR exams at another school.Exemptions must be completed prior to taking testsSee page 14 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
10 ASSIGNMENT OF TEST: REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES/SUBJECTSELA Grades 2 – 11 (All students)Writing 4th and 7thMath Grades 2- 9 (All students)7 – 9th depends on current courseScience Grades 5, 8, 10Grade 10 (Life Sciences)History Grade 8, 11Grade 11 (US History)There is no Gr 8 & 11 US History for CMA, student’s will take CST.EOC required for student in Math, History and ScienceSee page 15 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
11 ASSIGNMENT OF TEST: REQUIRED Review CST and CMA handout in binderCMA may take for some subjects or allNot all test are available in CMACMA ELA Available for Grades 2 – 11CMA MathAvailable for Grades 3 – 7No CMA General Math available, will take CST General MathAlegbra1 CMA and Geometry CMA Available, (those eligible between GR 8 – 11 can take)Science CMA for all Grades 5, 8 and 10 (Life Science)No Gr 11 CMA US History will take CST US HistorySee page 14 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
12 END OF COURSE MATH Math Grades 2 – 6 (rulers only for specific grades) Grade level math test in grade level bookGrade 7Students in GR 7 will take the CST grade level math, unless qualify to take Algebra IAlgebra 1 test taken only if enrolled in course or completed during summer 2012 (does not include pre-algebra)If enrolled in geometry in grade 7, must take grade level mathSee page 16 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
13 END OF COURSE MATH Grades 8 & 9 All students in Grades 8 & 9 must take a mathematics test whether or not enrolled in a math courseCST for the CST related course if completed course during the summer 2012 or during school yearAlgebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or Summative MathGrade 8 cannot take summative math; Grade 9 can take the HS Summative Math testAll other students by default take General MathGrades 10 & 11Take an EOC math CST if they completed or will complete a math course in the 2012 summer session or school yearSee page 16 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
14 MATH RULESStudents who completed a math course during the 2012 summer session and who are not taking a math course during the school year will take the CST Math for the summer courseIf Math course taken 2012 summer session and during the school year, will take the CST math test for the course taken during the yearMath chair decision if taking 2 math courses concurrentlySummative MathCompleted Alg I, II and Geometry and took Advanced Math course during summer 2012Completed Alg I, II and Geometry and taking no math course this yearTook CST Summative in previous year will retake, even if not enrolled in MathSee page 16 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
15 MATH RULES Will not take a math CST Retake Math Course In the first year of a multi-year Algebra I courseTaking Business mathThey are not taking a math course (unless they are eligible to take the CST for Summative Math test)Retake Math CourseStudents will retake an EOC if they are repeating the same course during the school yearIf two math courses, which is taken? -> Site decisionSee page 16 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
16 END OF COURSE SCIENCE Science Required : GR 5, 8, and 10 required Science End of CourseGR take the CST test for related course if completed during the 2012 summer session or school yearEarth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Intg. Phys. ScienceIf course taken during summer and during , course taken during the year dictates testIf completing 2 EOC science during the year -> site decisionRetake EOC ScienceCST exams can be repeated either due to course repetition, subject repetition, content alignedExample: Biology -> AP Biology or Biology -> PhysiologySee page 16 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
17 END OF COURSE: WORLD HISTORY History/Social Science Requirement: Gr 8 & Gr 11EOC HistoryStudents in Gr 9 – 11 will take a World Histry if completed in the 2012 summer session or will complete during school yearStudents will retake the World History test if retaking the courseSee page 19 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
18 ASSIGNMENT OF TEST CAPA (levels I – V) ELA and math grades 2 - 11 Science grades 5, 8, and 10STS (Standards Test in Spanish)Reading language arts and mathGrades 2-11Must still complete CST or CMA exams
19 Test Calendars SUSD Testing Window: April 10 – May 8, 2013 SECA Testing Window: April 8 – May 05, 2013Elementary selects from among 4 testing calendarsCST ScheduleCMA/STS/CAPA to fit within selected schedule windowPick- up schedule in binder
20 WRITING TEST Writing test are required CST and CMA Grades 4 and 7 Examiners need to ensure correct test are givenCheck IEP’s to determineSee bottom of response booklet and DFASee page and in Test Coordinator’s Manual
21 WRITING TESTWhen in 2013?March 5, with makeup testing on March 6, 2013Due to Research Annex by 3:00 PM on March 7, 2013
22 EARLY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM Joint program between CDE, CSU and CCCAvailable for students in Grade 11Provides opportunity to obtain information from STAR tests about students’ readiness for college-level English and mathematics3 components to EnglishSelect questions from CST ELA15 augmentation questionsEAP Administered in MarchEAP MathematicsCST Take the Algebra II or Summative MathSelect questions from CST test15 multiple choice questionsSee page 3 & 19 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
23 EAP - Early Assessment Program Benefit – allows students to prepare for college level English and math courses while still in high schoolMost community colleges accept EAP results.See page 3 & 19 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
24 EAP - Early Assessment Program Each day of testing distribute and collect EAP essay response bookletsNo electronic devices during testingEAP InformationTesting WindowMarch 5 – March 22Due to Research Office by March 27, 2013 by 3:00 PMSee page 3 & 19 in Test Coordinator’s Manual
25 TEST ASSIGNMENT REVIEW Discuss at your table who will take which test:Grade 8 student with an IEP that says CMA math and the student is in SDC math. What math test is taken?Grade 2 student with an IEP that says CMA for ELA. What ELA test is taken?Grade 10 student (block school) completing Biology and Chemistry. Which EOC and grade level science test(s) will be taken?TEST ASSIGNMENT REVIEW
27 ACCOMMODATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS VariationsSmall group setting or extra timeAll students may use them if regularly used in a classroomEnglish Learners – see specific listingAccommodations (IEP or 504 Plan)Change conditions, but not measurementModifications (IEP or 504 Plan)Change conditions and measurementScore counted as far below basic for state accountabilityScore not counted as participating for adequate yearly progress (AYP)Matrix of test variations, accommodations, and modifications (pages of the Coordinators Manual)There are no exceptions to these policies.ACCOMMODATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS
28 RULES AND RESTRICTIONS Parents must be notified of the upcoming STAR tests.Parents are not allowed to watch their child take the exam.Teachers who are parents may not administer the exam to their own child or handle their test materials.Test Administration & Security#2 Pencils only (use appropriate pencils)Follow directions for 1st day of testing in the DFA:Ensures student has correct documentsEnsures students write their name on the documentsEnsures coding of test version and math and science tests takenDO NOT write students’ names in the space where the label goes.There are no exceptions to these policies.
29 RULES AND RESTRICTIONS Test Administration & SecurityAll tests are untimed.Time estimates in Appendix J (pg. 105 – 109 in manual)Test parts MUST be completed in one sitting unless specified by an IEP or 504 plan.Examiners shall ensure there is enough time to complete a part before beginning the part10 minute break between test parts if taken back to back.Test parts must be taken in order.MUST follow the DFA’s exactly as writtenThere are no exceptions to these policies.
30 RULES AND RESTRICTIONS Students not testing may not stay in the classroom where a test is being administeredIf students need to be taken to another room to finish testing, they must be escorted by an adult.Do not allow students to walk to another room with test materials by themselves.Examiners are expected to actively monitor students during testing to make sure students are:On the correct part of the testDo not go on to other parts or back to a previously completed partDo not skip a question on their answer document (so that they are off by one or more)There are no exceptions to these policies.
31 RULES AND RESTRICTIONS Directions may be clarified, but test questions MAY NOT BE.Test examiners may not discuss any part of the test with anyone.Test examiners may not assist with or coach the students during the exam. Be encouraging, but not informative.No copies may be made of any parts of the tests or the secure DFAs.Test examiners may not read prompts or passages unless specified by an IEP or 504 plan.CST ELA multiple choice passages read aloud – is a modificationCMA ELA multiple choice passages read aloud – is Not AllowedTesting strategies may not be discussed with students during the test administration.Make sure all tests have been accounted for before allowing children to leave the classroom.There are no exceptions to these policies.
32 RULES AND RESTRICTIONS Erasures and Analyses - Erasures will be heavily monitored this year.Staff may not erase stray marks on answer documents unless directly supervised by the site coordinator or principal.Examiner must not erase ANYHING in answer circles. Only students may erase in bubblesAvoid teaching students in second and third grade to mark through answer circles to eliminate answers. Such marks MAY NOT be erased by adults
33 Two students were given each other’s pre-ID’s tests and complete part 1 of ELA. What would you do? A student started bubbling in on the CMA portion of the answer document. What would you do?A student goes on to part 2 during the administration of part 1. What would you do?After the answer documents were returned to the coordinator, it was noticed that the students did not write their names on their test books or answer documents.TESTING SCENARIOS
34 MONITORING Can simply be avoided by: Keeping all materials secure Following all instructions in the DFAAdhering to regulations outlined on the security affidavitsCorrectly marking tests takenMonitoring classrooms during testing#1 Responsibility—SecurityNo unauthorized electronic devices used in classroom during testingFor testing purposes, any electronic device that is not specifically designated as an accommodation or modification in the student’s IEP or Section 504 plan is unauthorized.44 test irregularities and incidents7 reports of students or staff cheating26 incidents due to not following procedures
35 INCIDENTS AND IRREGULARITIES Testing Irregularities – Circumstances that compromise the reliability and validity of test resultsIf more than 5 % of students tested will affect API and AYPTesting Incident – occurs before, during or after test administration that does not conform to instructions stated in DFA (ex: disruption, cheating)Any testing incidents or irregularities must be reported to Dawna immediately. Call or me with the situation.Items that must be reported are described in pages of the Coordinators Manual44 test irregularities and incidents7 reports of students or staff cheating26 incidents due to not following proceduresSee page 79 – 81 and 82, 83 (Forms) in Test Coordinator’s Manual
36 SECURITY AUDITS At randomly selected schools and district offices Before, during, or after testingWhat are they looking for:Are materials secure, accounted for, and locked up when not in use?Are correct administrative procedures being followed? For exampleExample: Instructional materials have been removed or covered.Example: Students are not being coached through the exams.Only appropriate accommodations and/or modifications are being provided, et. al.No unauthorized electronic devices are being used.
37 DIRECTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION (DFAS) AND ANSWER DOCUMENTS 44 test irregularities and incidents7 reports of students or staff cheating26 incidents due to not following procedures
38 DFAS AND ANSWER DOCUMENTS DFAs will tell you whether cardstock rulers or science sheets are needed.Beware of unused DFAs by teachers!!
39 DFAS AND ANSWER DOCUMENTS Write teachers’ names on secure DFAsCAPA examiner manualsAll grade 2 manuals (any test)Specifics for answer documents or test bookletsSeparate CMA answer documents for grades 8–11Students taking one or more CMA tests will need to return a CMA AND a CST answer documentSection 7c, “Assessed with CMA”Staff must complete Section 7c on the CST answer document for each of the CMA tests taken
40 DFAS AND ANSWER DOCUMENTS Version numbers are on the inside cover of the answer documentSection 9 must be completed if Section 8 = NoMust CompleteChanges:No CBEDS (section 14)No SEIDEnglish learner program participation definition changesCAPA section 1 added
41 DFAS AND ANSWER DOCUMENTS Bubble each exam separately see pages of the manual or back page of the DFACMA vs CST DFAIGNORE this
42 DFAS AND ANSWER DOCUMENTS CMA Grade 7 Math Answer DocumentGrade 7 math and Algebra I have different numbers of questions
43 TEST LOGISTICS 44 test irregularities and incidents 7 reports of students or staff cheating26 incidents due to not following procedures
44 TEST LOGISTICS: WRITING EXAM No scratch paper is allowedBubble demographics for non-pre-ID if labels are not availableInstructional items must be covered up during testingDo not write the student’s name in the space for the labelScorable documents – answer documents for students who actually sat for the exam
45 TEST LOGISTICS: WRITING EXAM Scorable documentsone grade level bundle and SGID sheet per test typepackage with Scorable shipping labelsNon-scorableVoided or unused documents, all DFAs, and ancillary materialsNon-Scorable shipping labels on boxes
46 See Details in Coordinators Manual TEST LOGISTICS: MULTIPLE CHOICETests and secure DFAs to examiners day of test onlyAll instructional items must be covered up during testingScratch paper allowed for math and science only – Only if in DFABe sure to follow DFA instructions for the first day of testing prior to giving the first test to students, ex:Student’s name and school and version number (inside the answer document)Batch by grade level – no teacher reportsBubble demographics (front and back) for documents without pre-ID or labelScorable documents – answer documents for students who were enrolled on your first day of testing – even if they did not test.Your first day of testing is the day you administer your first STAR test.If they did not test be sure to mark the appropriate code in section A2 of the answer documentSee Details in Coordinators Manual
47 TEST LOGISTICS: MULTIPLE CHOICE Scorable documentsCAPA, CST, CMA, and STSOne SGID for every grade, even if multiple bundlesPack in order as shown on next page. chart on next pageUse Scorable shipping labels – only mark the bottom box counts on the label.Non-scorablevoided or unused documents, test books, CAPA examiner manuals, secure DFAs, and ancillary materialsUse Non-Scorable shipping labels on non-scorable boxesGroup items together, no particular order
48 TEST LOGISTICS: MULTIPLE CHOICE Scorable DocumentsMaster File SheetSGIDSGIDSGIDSGIDSGID44 test irregularities and incidents7 reports of students or staff cheating26 incidents due to not following proceduresSGIDSGIDSGIDSGID
49 TEST LOGISTICS: EAP No scratch paper is allowed Bubble demographics for non-pre-ID if labels are not availableInstructional items must be covered up during testingDo not write the student’s name in the space for the labelScorable documents – answer documents for students who actually sat for the exam
50 TEST LOGISTICS: EAP Scorable documents Non-scorable Answer documents for students who sat for the examPackage with Scorable shipping labelsNon-scorableVoided or unused documents and all DFAs and ancillary materialsNon-scorable shipping labels on boxes
51 All Shipping Labels Leave these blank Separate box counts for scorables and non-scorables
52 PRE-ID AND LABELS Pre-ID pre-printed for MC Administration Pre-ID pre-printed for students in the district as of early JanuaryPre-Id Labels (for anyone who arrived after pre-ids submitted)Pre-ID labels for students new to the district (out of district, changes schools in district)Labels will arrive at sites in mid-AprilWriting and EAPWrite names and ID number on answer document
53 CAPA CAPA training will be held separately for all CAPA examiners. Date has yet to be determinedCAPA examiners must receive training each yearCAPA – 10% of all CAPA students tested must receive a second rating10% by school by gradeResearch will randomly select 10% to meet these criteria and will forward lists to the coordinatorWork with Kathleen Kimber at Special Education if this presents a difficultySites are responsible for compiling the manipulatives for the exam. These should be items regularly used in the classroom for instruction.
54 Additional Questions and Docs Write questions on the index cardsResearch staff will monitor sites during testing.Binder contents and handoutsThis is a legal documentYou are still under oath from last year
55 RESOURCES Questions? STAR Web links Dawna Holiday- Shchedrov x2206Christene Breakfield x2202Training materials will be posted to the Research websiteSTAR Web linksCDEETSSTAR Video link
57 Before Testing Train test administrators and site proctors Acquire security affidavits – keep at siteA test administrator must be an employee of the district who has been trained to administer STAR and has signed an affidavitOnly certificated or licensed staff who are trained on administering CAPA may be CAPA examiners
58 Before Testing Site Training should include Train examiners, proctors, and scribesAll examiners and proctors review non-secure DFAs prior to testingAll items regarding rules and restrictionsWhere to pick up test materialsPreparation of room for testingPre-id information and coding requirementsCoding for math, science, and CMA examsUtilizing exam make-up listsSecuring materials and collecting affidavits
59 Before Testing Inventory Test Materials The Research Office has ordered all materials for sitesEnsure all materials have arrivedBraille, large print, CAPA, etc.Box 1 of site boxes will have packing informationUtilize the packing slip contained in box 1 to verify your orderVerify school name on forms is correctIf any test materials are incorrect or missing, immediately contact Melissa or Christene in Research at x2205 or x2202
60 Before Testing Site Material Distribution Schedule Immediately after inventorying materials provide CAPA manuals to examiners if applicable (minimum 5 days before administering the exam). Put teachers’ names on these.DFAs grades 3-11 – provide to examiners up to 10 days prior to testingDFAs grade 2 - give to examiners the day of testing. They must be returned at the end of each test. Put teachers’ names on these.Practice tests should be administered one week prior to the actual test administration (grades 2-4). Used practice tests may be sent home with the student.
61 Before Testing Testing Materials – Handling and Securing All secure materials must be kept in locked storage unless in useObtain security affidavits from all test examiners, proctors, and scribesNo portions of the exams may be copiedNo test items may be discussed by anyoneOnly students may look at test questions
62 Before Testing Testing Materials – Handling and Securing Exam booklets and answer documents may not be taken homeAfter the test, ALL materials must be accounted forScoring keys for exams may not be developedFollow the Directions for Administration (DFAs) exactlyPay attention to time charts, say boxes, and areas that may be translatedDo not read any of the words in the test booklet except 2nd grade and CAPA examiners or as instructed by the DFAOnly directions may be clarified. Test questions may not be.
63 Before Testing Review the testing schedule and who will test Who tests? ALL students enrolled on your first day of testing exceptParent exempt (still a scorable document)Students absent the entire test window (still a scorable document)Document why students have not been tested (A2)Students entering your school after the first day of testing who were not tested elsewhere. (Note – the state does not penalize sites for not testing these students, however, the district expects that you test them)Students who took a test at another school may retake the test at the current school if the student was enrolled in the current school on the first day of testing
64 Before Testing Know which students will be taking CAPA and CMA Identify who has been authorized to use accommodations or modifications during testing and for which exams – make sure test examiners are aware of theseTest parts and writing exam must be administered in a single sitting (unless specified by IEP or 504)Test parts must be administered in orderA minimum 10 minute break is required between parts and tests
65 Before Testing Testing variations - for all students Marking in bookletsClarifying directionsSmall group testing – this is NOT a modificationTesting variations - allowed if regularly used in the classroomTesting individual students separatelyEnglish Learners – see specific list in the matrixKnow procedures forPre-id documents and labelsNon-pre-id documentsMeet with proctors ahead of time to discuss room set up and how to handle students’ questionsVerify rooms are properly set up for testing
66 Before Testing Make sure all materials are ready Verify correct test and answer documentsMake sure answer documents match test booklets (grades 4-11)Do not rearrange random order of test bookletsProvide scratch paper and #2 pencils for exams (note: no scratch paper is allowed for the ELA exams)Highlighters are allowed as wellPrepare a supervised, secondary testing location for students who will need more timeEnsure DFA instructions are reviewed and understood and read exactly as directedBe available to answer questions at your site and actively monitor the testing
67 During Testing Students must: Actively monitor testing Verify that the answer document and booklet is theirsMark the version number on their examWrite their names on their test booklet and answer documentsActively monitor testingStudents are using a #2 pencilPoint out to students if their bubbling of answers is off track or in the wrong areaEncourage distracted students to stay on task
68 During Testing Keep track of absent students After testing return all test items to the District STAR Coordinator:Used scratch paperAll secure DFA’sAll Test bookletsAll Answer documentsAll test administration errors or irregularities must be reported immediately to Melissa Neuburger (directions in binder)
69 During TestingHave a back-up plan ready in the event that some students need additional time to complete the exam or need breaks (according to IEP or 504 plan)Upon completion of each exam day:Check that all books and answer documents have been returnedVerify correct coding of exams for math and scienceCode accommodations or modifications that were used during testing
70 After Testing Separate scorable from non-scorable documents Six steps to completeSeparate scorable from non-scorable documentsInspect and count answer documentsComplete formsOrganize materials for returnPacking materialsShip materials back to Educational Research and AccountabilityCST, CAPA, STS, CMA
71 After Testing Step 1. Separate Scorable from Non-Scorable Scorable materialsGrades 2 and 3 test books (including STS & CMA)Grades 4 through 11 answer documents including STS (CST and CMA are together on the answer document for grades 4-7)CAPA answer documents
72 After Testing Step 1. (Cont.) Separate Scorable from Non-Scorable Non-scorable materials: examplesPre-id documents for students who moved before your first day of testing (marked “Void- moved”DFAs and CAPA examiner manualsUnused or voided test booklets for grades 2-3All test booklets for grades 4-11Scratch paperUnused answer documents and labelsComplete list in the coordinator manual
73 After TestingStep 2.Inspecting and counting scorable answer documentsInspect documents forStray marks in books for grades 2-3, answer docs grades 4-11Gridding of non-pre-id documentsUse of accommodations or modificationsAbsence reportingTest irregularities (bubbling in section A1)#2 pencil usedNo tears or tatters on the documentScience and math test coding and CMA codingNEVER – erase ANY student responses on answer document.Documents may only be cleaned up under the supervision of the site coordinator.
74 After Testing Section A1 – District and CDE use only Step 2. (Cont.)Inspecting and counting answer documentsMarking answer documentsSection A1 – District and CDE use onlySections A2-A4 - follow instructions in the manual (codes on back page of DFA)All sections must be bubbled in onnon-pre-id documents on both the front and back sides
75 After Testing Step 2. (Cont.) Inspecting and counting answer documents You should count as scorable the CAPA, CST, CMA, and STS answer documents for:Students who took any or all parts of the examStudents who sat for the exam and did nothingParent exemptionsStudents absent the entire test window
76 After Testing Step 3. Completing Forms SGID (Header sheets) CST/CMA and STS will each have their own for each grade levelOne alone for CAPA for all grade levels (do NOT mark the grade)One per grade level for grades 2-11 Check data on header sheetMark the instructional materials used (grades 2-8) on the back of the formMake a copy for your filesPaper band documents by grade with the SGID sheetPack in the correct order – see chart in manualMaster File Sheet - place on top of your first bundle of documents in box 1 (keep a copy for your records)
77 After Testing Step 4. Organizing Materials for Return Group all scorable documents after verifying countsScorable Multiple Choice – orange labelsSee manual for instructionsScorable = answer documents for any student enrolled on your first day of testingHave SGID and master file sheets ready
78 After Testing Step 4. (Cont.) Organizing Materials for Return Group and count secure non-scorable documentsCount and verify # of DFAs for Grade 2 CST, CMA, STS, and all CAPA examiner manuals received in original orders and supplemental ordersCount and verify all test booklets received in original orders and supplemental ordersFor grades 2 and 3 you will need to add the # of booklets in the scorable materials and the non-scorable materials to make sure they are all accounted forAccount for all large print and Braille materials
79 After Testing Organizing Materials for Return Step 4. (Cont.) Group all non-secure, non-scorablesFollow packing instructionsMultiple Choice non-scorable – green labelsAll grade 3-11 DFAs (have test examiners used them?)Grade 4 through 11 pre-id answer documents and pre-id labels for students who moved before your first day of testing – all marked “VOID moved”All scratch paper – bundle and mark “scratch paper”
80 After Testing Step 4. (Cont.) Organizing Materials for Return Keep or discard cardstock rulers, science reference sheets, CAPA stimulus cardsUsed practice tests may be taken home by students
81 After Testing Step 5. Step 6. Box up materials. Follow the charts in the manual and in your binderPut labels on the boxes (see manual) and write in the number of boxes on the lower lines (separate counts for scorable and non-scorable)Step 6.Return ALL materials to our office by the date shown on the Warehouse pick-up schedule:Multiple Choice AdministrationCSTCMASTSCAPAAll materials must be to Research by the deadline
82 Policy Updates Beginning with the 2012 STAR administration: Security Audits -At randomly-selected schools and district officesExtensive erasure analysesChanges to the front of the answer documentsFront: SEID addedBack: NPS movedCAPA (shading of “5”) for Level I ONLYWriting testsReading aloud prompt now accommodationWriting test can only be given in 1 dayCMABraille for allGrades 8–11 if Pre-ID, receive both CST and CMA Pre-ID answer documents
83 Test Windows –MC Administrations Grades 2-11 Administration (regular District calendar)March 27 through April 30. Actual test dates will vary.Materials due to Research by 3:30 May 2Grades 2-11 Administration (SECA)April 12 - May 16. Actual test dates will vary.Materials due to research by 3:30 May 18Grades 9-11 Administration (HCA)March and AprilMaterials due to research by 3:30 April 18
84 Test Materials and Distribution Inventory shipment within 2 days – notify me if any materials are missing or are insufficientWriting ExamsDelivery to sites around February 28Site delivers tests and DFAs to examiners the day of the test only. They cannot be distributed beforehand.Pick-Up - All testing materials must be ready for pickup by 9 am on March 8. If you miss the pick-up you must deliver the materials to the Research Annex (55 West Flora Street) by 3:30 March 8.EAP ExamsReturn to Research (District Office) by 3:30 on March 28.
85 Test Materials and Distribution Multiple ChoiceDelivery to sites 5-10 days prior to the test windowRegular District Schedule – Week of March 19Site delivers tests and secure DFAs to examiners the day of the test only. They cannot be distributed beforehand.May distribute non-secure DFAs earlier (www.startest.org)CAPA test materials – deliver as soon as possible (at least 5 days before testing)Pick-Up Regular District ScheduleAll testing materials must be ready for pickup by 7am on the date given on the warehouse schedule. If you miss the pick-up you must deliver the materials to the Research Annex (55 West Flora Street) by 3:30 May 2.
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