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1 The Caveon Security Screen designed specifically for School District Assessment Programs

2 Of 40,000 students recently surveyed 95% admitted to cheating in High School. Did you know?

3 Of 7,000 adults recently surveyed 51% believed it was necessary to be dishonest to get ahead. Did you know?

4 As a leader for your district, how do you know your student test data accurately reflects student proficiency?

5 Are you being sufficiently proactive in protecting your testing program against common threats? Test taker copying during a test administration Memorizing questions to share with others Unauthorized access to test materials Teachers and proctors assisting test takers

6 Recent notorious cheating scandals in some of our nations largest public school districts continue to receive attention in the news...

7 The Houston Independent School District has uncovered evidence that teachers at two elementary schools helped students cheat on state exams, and educators at two other campuses offered questionable assistance. Test booklets showed suspicious erasures changing wrong responses to right. The Houston Chronicle February 25, 2013

8 USA Today found irregularities in DC schools‘ test scores from an analysis of results between 2008 and More than 100 schools had score sheets that had an irregularly high number of erasures of wrong answers to right ones. Two teachers have been forced out. USA TODAY June 22, 2012

9 At the Los Angeles Unified School District six institutions from Crescendo Charter Schools faced closure after the founder of Crescendo gave principals copies of state standardized tests in advance and asked teachers to prepare students with them. Los Angeles Times September 5, 2011

10 Investigators in Atlanta have found the widest ranging incident of test tampering in U.S. history. 179 educators have been implicated and 41 have resigned or retired for participating in dishonest test practices. The district is now deciding how to handle the remaining 138 implicated educators and is looking to remove them from the system. TIME NewsFeed July 6, 2011

11 Michigan Educator Survey Detroit Free Press, July 26, % felt pressure to cheat on a standardized test 34% felt pressure to change students’ scores for the better 21% knew educators that changed scores on students’ tests 8% admitted to changing students’ scores due to pressure

12 August 25, 2011 Duncan: No link between cheating and NCLB Places the blame on school leaders Regardless of who the perpetrators are... School District Administrators will feel the heat !

13 School district leaders need to be proactive in protecting the validity of the test scores within their assessment programs.

14 Offered by the recognized world leader in test security services, the Caveon Security Screen is a data forensic diagnostic screening service providing school districts a cost effective means to monitor assessment programs for indications of test irregularities. The Caveon Security Screen

15 Consultation Consultation with a Caveon Test Security Specialist Advice on Test Security planning and evaluation Interpretation of forensic data output reports Guidance on test irregularity follow-up What the Caveon Security Screen Provides Similarity Index analyses Perfect Test and Identical Test Analyses School level data reported by grade and by subject Flagged student output with cluster details for pairs and groups Data Forensics

16 The diagnostics include custom data forensic analyses of student test records along with data interpretation and consultation with a Caveon Test Security Specialist. The data forensic analyses provide a powerfully credible statistic highlighting the likelihood of answer copying, test coaching, proxy test taking or collusion. The Caveon Security Screen Data Forensics

17 How credible is a Flagged Similarity Index ? Chance of being hit by lightning = 1 in 1 Million Chance of winning the lottery = 1 in 10 Million Chance of DNA false-positive = 1 in 30 Million Chance of students flagged for Similarity doing their own work = 1 in 1 Trillion The Caveon Security Screen Data Forensics

18 Sample Forensic Output Data Report

19 Test Site Observations Policies and Procedures Review Test Administrator and Proctor Interviews Web Patrol seeking stolen test questions Security Audit of full Examination Program Focused Investigations of Test Irregularities Gains or Losses Forensic Analyses Erasures Forensic Analyses Additional Diagnostic Services Available

20 Build on Caveon’s test security experience and expertise to protect and strengthen your assessment program. Be proactive in protecting the integrity of your assessment data and the reputation of your school district. Contact a Caveon Test Security Specialist to learn more about how the Caveon Security Screen can be customized to meet your needs.

21 Consultation Consultation with a Caveon Test Security Specialist Advice on Test Security planning and evaluation Interpretation of forensic data output reports Guidance on test irregularity follow-up The Caveon Security Screen Similarity Index analyses Perfect Test and Identical Test Analyses School level data reported by grade and by subject Flagged student output with cluster details for pairs and groups Data Forensics

22 Michael W. Stetter, D.Ed. Test Security Specialist Caveon Consulting (302)


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