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1 1 PARCC Computer-based Testing; Administration Training for Test Administrators

2 Role-Based Key 2 Each Training Module displays user key role icons in the lower right-hand corner of each screen. This allows you to quickly identify if the content of the screen is appropriate for your user role. Role-Based Codes LEA Test Coordinator – School Test Coordinator – Test Administrator/Proctor – LEA and School Technology Coordinator – Accommodations Coordinator –

3 Purpose 3 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Computer-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Sessions Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support

4 Purpose 4 By the end of this training module, users will better understand: PARCC’s most commonly used 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.

5 PARCC Acronyms 5 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Computer-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Sessions Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support

6 Commonly used PARCC Acronyms 6 *Note: District Test Coordinators will be referred to as LEA Test Coordinators throughout this presentation. Acrony m NameAcron ym Name CBT Paper-Based TestPBA Performance-Based Assessment CCR College and Career ReadyPBT Paper-Based Test CCSS Common Core State StandardsPNP Personal Needs Profile ELA English Language ArtsSEA State Education Agency ELA/L English Language Arts/LiteracySRI Student Registration Import EOY End of Year AssessmentSTC School Test Coordinator LEA Local Education AgencyTA Test Administrator LP Large Print TAM Test Administrator Manual LTC* LEA/District Test CoordinatorTCM Test Coordinator Manual PARCCPartnership for Assessments of Readiness for College and Careers

7 State-by-State Appendix 7 Test Administrator Manual (TAM) for Computer-based Testing Appendix C: State-Specific Policy Addendum

8 Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times 8 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Computer-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Sessions Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support

9 PBA Test Administration Flowchart 9 Note: This diagram illustrates grades 6-8.

10 EOY Test Administration Flowchart 10 Note: This diagram illustrates grade 7 and high school.

11 Test Schedule Spring Testing Windows for Computer-based Testing Test windows differ by state. Check with your state for more information. It is the Test Administrator’s responsibility to understand the testing schedule.

12 Guidelines for Administration Time 12 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.

13 Guidelines for Administration Time 13 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.

14 Make-Up Testing 14 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.

15 Guidelines for Breaks 15 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

16 PearsonAccess next 16 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Computer-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Sessions Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support

17 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 PearsonAccess next 17

18 Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing 18 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Computer-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Sessions Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support

19 1.At least one week before Testing: Attend training to review policies and instructions for test administration. Sign a Security Agreement. Prepare to administer accommodated tests, if necessary. Arrange for school supplied materials. Participate in the Infrastructure Trial, if applicable. Administer the computer-based Sample Items and Tutorials. 19 Tasks to Complete Before Testing Test Administrators and Proctors Must Prepare for a Test Administration

20 2.One Day before Testing: Ensure you can access PearsonAccess next. Prepare the testing environment. 20 Tasks to Complete Before Testing (continued) Test Administrators and Proctors Must Prepare for a Test Administration

21 Tasks to Complete the Day of Testing 21 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.

22 Guidance for Troubleshooting Computer-based Testing 22 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.

23 During Testing: Security Breaches 23 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, immediately. 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.

24 During Testing: Safety Threats and Severe Weather 24 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 severe weather and safety threats.

25 Tasks to Complete After Testing 25 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.

26 Test your knowledge: 26 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 all staff 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

27 Resources 27 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Computer-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Sessions Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support

28 Resources – Support Page 28

29 Resources – Training Center 29 The Training Center is found at: m/pearsonaccess/ 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.

30 Test Administrator Manual (TAM) for Computer-based Testing (Under “Manuals and Documents”) Appendix C: State Policy Addendum Resources – TAM and TCM 30

31 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 31

32 Support 32 Commonly Used PARCC Acronyms for Computer-based Testing Test Administrations, Schedules, and Testing Times PearsonAccess next Managing Test Sessions Tasks to Complete Before, During, and After Testing Resources Support

33 Contact PARCC Support for assistance with: Support: PARCC Support Online Support and Resources: Call Toll Free: (5:00 am – 7:00 pm CT, Mon. – Fri.) 33  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

34 Support: State or LEA Support Contact your State or LEA Test Coordinator for assistance with: 34  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

35 35 Thank you


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