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1 Ohio’s State Tests AIR (Science & Social Studies) and PARCC (ELA & Math) 1

2 AIR Test Resources American Institutes for Research (AIR) systems used to administer the online science and social studies tests An online course and companion guidance document online coursecompanion guidance document TA Practice Site and to review the online practice tests.TA Practice Siteonline practice tests The Online Testing Checklist for test administratorOnline Testing Checklist 2

3 3 PARCC Computer-based Testing; Administration Training for Test Administrators

4 Test Schedule 4 Provided by your principal (the School Test Coordinator)

5 Testing 2015

6 Math Resources 6 Graph paper is allowable at all grade levels For grades 3-5, calculators are allowed for accommodation use only

7 Guideline for Testing PBA Subject and Grade UnitSectionUnit Testing Time (minutes) Mathematics Grades 6-8Unit 1 Non-Calculator 80 Calculator Unit 2Calculator70 ELA/Literacy Grades 6-8 Unit 1 (Literary Analysis) 75 Unit 2 (Research Simulation) 90 Unit 3 (Narrative Writing) 60

8 Materials needed for Computer-Based Testing (TAM, P. 11) PARCC-supplied material – Student Authorization Tickets – Seal Codes School-supplied material – Wooden No. 2 pencil(s) with eraser(s) – Blank scratch paper (start with 2 sheets) – Test Administrators must supply blank scratch paper for each student at the beginning of each unit. Additional pages may be provided during testing as needed. – Calculators (as outlined in the calculator policy) – Timing device such as a clock or watch, to keep track of time during testing (if one is not clearly visible within the testing room) – “Testing – Do Not Disturb,” “Go On,” and “Stop” signs to post on the doors of the testing rooms or the board

9 Allowable calculators (TAM, p. 11-12) For grades 6-7, students may only use a four-function calculator with square root and percentage functions. For grade 8, students may use only scientific calculators. A calculator will be provided using the TestNav platform as well. Students can only use a calculator on the designated calculator section of the assessment. If schools or districts permit students to bring their own hand-held calculators for PARCC assessment purposes, Test Administrators must confirm that the calculators meet PARCC requirements as defined above. Additionally, schools must adhere to the following guidance regarding calculators: – No calculators with Computer Algebra System (CAS) features are allowed. – No tablet, laptop (or PDA), or phone-based calculators are allowed during PARCC assessments. – Students are not allowed to share calculators with another student during a test unit. – Test Administrators must confirm that the memory on all calculators has been cleared before and after the testing units. – Calculators with “QWERTY” keyboards are not permitted.

10 Calculator Accommodation policy (TAM, P.12) For students who meet the guidelines for a calculation device, this accommodation allows a calculation device to be used on noncalculator sections of any PARCC Mathematics Assessment.

11 Mathematical Tools (TAM, P.12-13) Geometry Tools Tracing paper, reflection tools, straight edge and compass are allowable materials for the grade 8 mathematics test. These are not required tools but can be made available to students if they use the tools regularly during instruction. Geometry tools are not allowed for grades 6 and 7. Rulers and Protractors

12 Headphones (TAM, p. 13) Headphones are needed for ELA/Literacy PBA units or for students who receive the text-to-speech accommodation for the ELA/Literacy assessments or the accessibility features for the Mathematics assessments. Volume controls appear before the start of each unit. Therefore, the volume can only be adjusted prior to beginning the test—attempting to adjust the volume later may cause TestNav to close.

13 Materials After Testing (TAM, p. 13, 146) The following materials may be provided only AFTER the student has completed their assessment and turned in their materials: – Recreational books (subject must be unrelated to content testing) – Pamphlets, periodicals, magazines – Notebooks or papers – Pens or colored pencils

14 ELA Resources 14 Headphones Headphones are needed for ELA/Literacy PBA units For students who receive the text-to-speech accommodation for the ELA/Literacy assessments or the accessibility features for the Mathematics assessments. Volume controls appear before the start of each unit - volume can only be adjusted prior to beginning the test Attempting to adjust the volume later may cause TestNav to close

15 Guidelines for Administration Time 15 Guidelines for Administration Time Task Time to be Allotted for an Administration Preparing for testing (includes reading instructions to students and answering questions) 10 minutes Distributing test material 5 minutes Unit testing time 60–90 minutes* Completing end-of-unit activities, including closing units, collecting test materials, and administering a student survey (after EOY only) 5–15 minutes *Depending on unit and subject—refer to Unit Guidelines and Schedule table in the Test Administrators Manual for each Unit Time.

16 Guidelines for Administration Time 16 Guidelines for Administration Time (continued) Provide all students with the entire amount of Unit Testing Time. Once the Unit Testing Time has elapsed, the unit must end. A student may be allowed an extended time accommodations only if listed in his or her IEP, 504 Plan, or EL Plan. Refer to your School Test Coordinator for which script option to read regarding what is allowed if students finish early.

17 Make-Up Testing 17 Make-Up Testing Students who are absent, become ill, or who can no longer test because of classroom, school, or technical interruptions during original units, may utilize make-up testing. Students are not allowed to return to any portion of the test they have already completed. Test security and administration protocols apply. Units may be taken out of order for make-up testing only. * Note: all units must be scheduled in sequential order.

18 Steps to prepare for PARCC Computer-based Tests: Manage and monitor Test Sessions in PearsonAccess next – Start test sessions – Understand the active testing status indicators – Manage test interruptions – Understand how a student should exit a test – Resume student’s test – Completed and Marked Test Complete status – Stop Test Sessions Information on how to complete these activities will be found in the PearsonAccess next Training Module 18 PearsonAccess next

19 A quiet testing environment is priority #1! Every testing location should have proper lighting, ventilation and be at a comfortable temperature To maintain security in a computer-based testing environment, PARCC suggests configurations for seating student Testing Environment (TAM, P.16, 18)

20 Visitors- including parents/guardians, school board members, researchers, reporters, and non authorized testing personnel- are prohibited from entering the testing environment. Visitors during testing (TAM, p. 16)

21 During a unit, “stand-and-stretch” breaks of UP TO 3 MINUTES may be permitted at the discretion of the Test Administrator. Do not allow talking among students during breaks. Students are not permitted to use electronic devices, play games, or engage in activities that may violate the validity of the test. Breaks during testing (TAM, p.6, 25)

22 Only one student is allowed to leave the testing room at a time for an individual restroom break during testing. A student must be supervised at all times between the testing room and restroom (e.g., by a Proctor). Restroom Breaks (TAM, P. 25, TCM, P. 10)

23 All directions may be repeated as necessary for all students Test administrators may redirect student’s attention to the test without coaching or assisting the student: – Provide reminders to stay on task and focused – Provide a redirection as part of a classroom management plan or school rules – Provide a visual cue for students to stay on task Guidance for Redirecting Students (TAM, p. 24)

24 The test administrator has the authority to dismiss any student for misconduct. Collect the student’s test materials and close their test session. They will be dismissed from the exam room with no opportunity to make-up/retake missed questions (if test has already started). The test administrator may recommend test invalidation. Make sure you go into TestNav and exit the student’s test Dismissing student misconduct (TAM, 25)

25 Post a “Testing- Do Not Disturb” sign on the outside of the door on the testing room during each session. Do Not Disturb (TAM, P.22, Appendix F)

26 1.At least one week before Testing: Read the Test Administrator Manual Attend training to review policies and instructions for test administration. Log in to the PearsonAccess next site and the Pearson Training Site Sign a Security Agreement. Prepare to administer accommodated tests, if necessary. Arrange for school supplied materials. Administer the computer-based Sample Items and Tutorials. 26 Tasks to Complete Before Testing Test Administrators and Proctors Must Prepare for a Test Administration

27 2.At least 2 days before Testing: Ensure you can access PearsonAccess next. Prepare the testing environment. 27 Tasks to Complete Before Testing (continued) Test Administrators and Proctors Must Prepare for a Test Administration

28 Tasks to Complete the Day of Testing 28 Test Administrators Activities, the Day of Testing: 1.Receive test materials. Note: PBA ELA requires headphones 2.Manage test sessions in PearsonAccess next 3.Read the appropriate script. 4.Distribute test materials to students. 5.Help students log in to TestNav. 6.Keep time. 7.Supervise and monitor test activity. 8.Provide breaks, if applicable. 9.Report testing Irregularity or security breaches. 10.Troubleshoot computer-based testing issues.

29 Student Authorization Tickets* Seal Codes* *These materials must not be stored in classrooms prior to or following the day of administration Scratch Paper- – Graph paper, lined paper, blank computer paper – Two pages per student – Pages must be provided by test administrators Headphones – Must be stand alone and not plugged in to any device – Can be used as noise buffers to minimize distractions – Students can either bring their own or the school can provide Materials Distributed Test Day (TAM, p. 9-10, 14)

30 Test administrators are required to adhere to the script provided in this manual for administering the PARCC ELA/Math assessments Read word-for-word all text that is boxed and printed in bold type and preceded by the word: SAY. – You may not modify or paraphrase the wording in the SAY boxes. Test Administrators are permitted to clarify only general administration instructions after reading the script word-for- word. If you have ANY questions regarding policy, security breaches, or irregularities contact your Test Coordinator immediately! Reading the Script (TAM, p.22)

31 Display a timing box on the board – Do not fill in the Starting Time or Stopping Time lines until instructed to do so in the scripts. Make sure you keep accurate time for each session. If a session has a 90 minute allotment, then the test session should ONLY be 90 minutes! Students will remain for the initial session time, even if they finish early. No test session can be extended beyond one school day (extended time is only allowable in cases in which an IEP specifically denotes that accommodation) Keeping Accurate Time

32 On the morning of testing, you will give each student an authorization ticket with their name specifically printed on the ticket. Students will type in their username and password given Logging Students IN

33 Guidance for Troubleshooting Computer-based Testing 33 When a technology disruption affecting a single student occurs, Test Administrators should follow these steps: ‒ Note the time of the disruption. ‒ Follow procedures on troubleshooting and support. ‒ If issue persist move the student to another testing device. ‒ Document the situation in writing. When a technology disruption affecting multiple students occurs, Test Administrators should follow these steps: ‒ Pause testing. ‒ Note the time of the disruption. ‒ Follow procedures on troubleshooting and support. ‒ Resume testing. ‒ Document the situation in writing.

34 During Testing: Security Breaches 34 1.All instances of security breaches and testing irregularities must be reported to the School Test Coordinator, immediately. 2.The Form to Report a Testing Irregularity or Security Breach must be completed within two school days of the incident. 3.Be prepared to provide a written statement of the incident to your School Test Coordinator should a security breach or testing irregularity occur. Your School TC will review more detailed security policies and procedures.

35 During Testing: Monitor Student Status 35 Your TA screen/dashboard will display one of the following status levels for EACH student during testing – be sure to hit REFRESH to see the most current status!

36 Resume a Student - when student exits a test (intentionally or unintentionally) 36 Before student can finish the test session/unit, the Test Administrator (you) must Resume the student To do this – (see next slides for screen shots) Select the student from your session list Select Resume Student Tests from the task list (top left of screen) Click Start Select student again from list and click Resume Only students in Active or Exited status can be resumed Since students Exit when finished with a Unit, if there is another Unit to be taken you must Resume EACH student before starting the next Unit!

37 Resume a Student 37 1. Select student 2. Click Resume Student Tests from Tasks Menu 3. Click Start

38 Resume a Student 38 4. Select student again 5. Click Resume 6. Click ‘End Task’ to go back to your TA dashboard. Refresh your screen to see that student status change to ‘Resumed’

39 Tasks to Complete After Testing 39 After Testing the PARCC Assessment 1.Collect materials and return to the School Test Coordinator. Test Administrator Manual Student Testing Tickets Seal Codes school-supplied mathematics reference sheets and calculators (if applicable) used and unused scratch paper headphones 2.Report accommodations usage and missing materials to the School Test Coordinator. 3.Stop Test Sessions in PearsonAccess next. 4.Complete a Test Administrator Survey after each administration.

40 Preparation & Resources: 2 Different PARCC Sites 40 Training Site - Brown – “Training Pearson Access Next” Site used for the trial last week Use this site to practice with students PARCC Test Site – Blue – “Pearson Access Next” the one you will use for the REAL tests Try signing into BOTH sites - username sent to you by ‘PARCC Pearson Access’ in January

41 Manuals & Training Modules can be found at Click ‘Manuals & Training’ Let’s go there now! You can also access the testing site from this page AND Test Prep resources AND the latest news bulletins from PARCC Resources TAM and TCM

42 Resources – Support Page within the PARCC Testing Site (sign in first) https://oh.pearsonaccessnext.com 42

43 Resources – Don’t forget about the Training Site (brown) 43 m/pearsonaccess/ Select the green PearsonAccess next dropdown menu and select Training. Enter your user ID and password, and then click Sign In to go to the Training Center. OR you can go to https://trng.pearsonacces https://trng.pearsonacces

44 Contact PARCC Support: Support: PARCC Support Online Support and Resources: Call Toll Free: 1-888-493-9888 (5:00 am – 7:00 pm CT, Mon. – Fri.) Email: 44

45 All school staff involved in the administration of the PARCC assessment must be familiar with their individual responsibilities and PARCC test security protocols. Test Administrators and Proctors must read and be familiar with the content and instructions contained in this manual. It is crucial that you read pages 1-26 in the manual in addition to participating in today’s training (I have a copy for you) - click ‘Manuals & Training’ Read the Manual!!! (TAM, p. 17)

46 1.Review manual for your grade level - click ‘Manuals & Training’ 2.Print out the scripts for the test units you are administering (ex. Mathematics PBA Units 1 & 2) 3.Print testing signs (Appendix D of TA Manual) 4.Log in to your Pearson Account (the real test system) at 5.Practice navigating the TestNav PARCC system by logging in to the Training Pearson Site at and practice Resuming Students and Marking tests Complete What to do next?

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