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1 PARCC Paper-based Testing; Administration Training for Test Administrators
Introduction 2 By the end of this training module, users will better understand: PARCC’s most common acronyms; State-by-State Appendix; Test schedule and testing times; Security policies and protocols; Tasks to complete before, during, and after testing; and Available resources and options to receive support.
PARCC Acronyms 3 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Paper-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support
Commonly used PARCC Acronyms 4 Acronym NameAcronym Name CBT Computer-Based TestPARCC Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers CCR College and Career ReadyPBA Performance-Based Assessment CCSS Common Core State StandardsPBT Paper-Based Test ELA English Language ArtsPNP Personal Needs Profile ELA/L English Language Arts/LiteracySEA State Education Agency EOY End of YearSRI Student Registration Import LEA Local Education AgencySTC School Test Coordinator LP Large PrintTA Test Administrator LTC* LEA Test CoordinatorTAM Test Administrator Manual TCM Test Coordinator Manual *Note: District Test Coordinators will be referred to as LEA Test Coordinators throughout this presentation. Directory Interaction Click the Interaction button to edit this interaction
State-by-State Appendix 5 Test Administrator Manual (TAM) for Paper-based Testing Appendix C: State Policy Addendum
Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times 6 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Paper-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support
PBA Test Administration Flowchart 7 Note: This diagram illustrates grades 6-8.
EOY Test Administration Flowchart 8 Note: This diagram illustrates grade 7 and high school.
Test Schedule Spring Testing Windows for Paper-based Testing Test windows differ by state. Check with your state for more information. It is the Test Administrator’s responsibility to understand the school testing schedule.
Guidelines for Administration Time 10 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 and collecting test materials 5–15 minutes *Depending on unit and subject—refer to Unit Guidelines and Schedule table in the Test Administrators Manual for each Unit Time.
Guidelines for Administration Time 11 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.
Make-Up Testing 12 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.
Guidelines for Breaks 13 Breaks Between units, scheduled breaks should occur. During a unit, “stand-and-stretch” breaks may be permitted at the discretion of the Test Administrator. Example EOY (ELA/L Administration): 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Unit 1 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Scheduled Break 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Unit 2
Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing 14 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Paper-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support
1.At least one week before Testing: Review the test administration manual and attend training to understand policies and instructions for this test administration. Sign a Security Agreement. Prepare to administer accommodated tests, if necessary. Administer the Paper-based Testing Sample Items and Tutorials. 15 Tasks to Complete Before Testing
2.One Day before Testing: Prepare the testing environment. 16 Tasks to Complete Before Testing
Tasks to Complete the Day of Testing 17 On the Day of Testing: 1.Receive test materials. 2.Read the appropriate script. 3.Distribute test materials to students. 4.Keep time. 5.Supervise and monitor test activity. 6.Provide breaks, if applicable. 7.Report testing Irregularity or security breaches.
During Testing: Security Breaches 18 Monitoring and Reporting Security Breaches and Testing Irregularities 1.All instances of security breaches and testing irregularities must be reported to the School Test Coordinator and subsequently, the LEA Test Coordinator. 2.The Form to Report a Testing Irregularity or Security Breach must be completed within two school days of the incident. 3.And remember, you should be prepared to provide a written statement of the incident to your School Test Coordinator should a security breach or testing irregularity occur.”
During Testing: Contaminated & Damaged Materials 19 Contaminated or damaged test materials must be replaced. 1.Stop testing, and record the time remaining, form number, item and page number. 2.Follow medical emergencies procedure. 3.Safely secure contaminated material in a re-sealable, plastic bag with security barcode labels visible from the exterior. 4.Resume testing and inform students of remaining time. 5.If ill student returns, provide student with same form of a new Test Booklet and ensure the name of the student is recorded on the cover of the replacement.
During Testing: Safety Threats and Severe Weather 20 Know the Plan for Safety Threats and Severe Weather Test Administrators and Proctors must: 1.Note the time of the disruption. 2.Secure test materials as specified in your School Security Plan. 3.Upon return, prepare students for the continuation of the unit. 4.Report a Testing Irregularity or Security Breach*. * Check your state policy in the PARCC Test Coordinator Manual for state-specific procedures for reporting Safety Threats and Severe Weather.
Tasks to Complete After Testing 21 1.Collect materials and return to the School Test Coordinator. Test Administrator Manual Test Booklets vendor-supplied mathematics reference sheets and calculators (if applicable) used and unused scratch paper 2.Report accommodations usage and missing materials to the School Test Coordinator. 3.Complete a Test Administrator Survey after each administration.
Test your knowledge: 22 Who is responsible for preparing the testing environment? a.School Test Coordinator b.Technology Coordinator c.Test Administrator d.Proctor When will the Test Administrator receive test materials from the Test Coordinator? a.A week before testing b.Two days before testing c.The day of testing Should Test Administrators sign a Security Agreement prior to handling test material? a.Yes b.No Should the Test Administrators receive the school's test administration schedule and security plan from the School Test Coordinator? a.Yes b.No Within how many school days must security breaches and testing irregularities be reported to the School Test Coordinator? a. 1 b. 2 c. 5 What are Test Administrators permitted to clarify during the test? a. General administration instructions b. Test questions c. Passages d. All of the above Quiz Click the Quiz button to edit this quiz
Resources 23 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Paper-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Session Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support
Resources – Support Page 24
Resources – TAM and TCM 25 Test Administrator Manual (TAM) for Paper-based Testing (Under “Manuals and Documents”) Appendix C: State Policy Addendum
Resources – Accessibility Features and Accommodations Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual accessibility-features-and- accommodations-manual Accessibility Features and Accommodations Training Module: https://parcc.tms.pearson.com 26
Support 27 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Paper-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Session Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support
Contact PARCC Support for assistance with: Support: PARCC Support Accessing resources Setting up proctor caching Submitting additional orders Inquiring about shipments Navigating PearsonAccess next Navigating the Training Center Managing Student Registration Data Setting up units Managing user IDs and passwords Online Support and Resources: Call Toll Free: (5:00 am – 7:00 pm CT, Mon. – Fri.) 28
Support: State or LEA Support Testing schedule Testing accommodations Unusual circumstances on test days Violations of test security School emergencies that affect testing Questions about general testing policies Questions about state communications Contact your State or LEA Test Coordinator for assistance with: 29