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District of Columbia Public Schools | 1200 First Street, NE | Washington, DC 20002 | T 202.442.5885 | F 202.442.5026 | dcps.dc.gov Wilson High School PARCC 2015 Training: Test Administration February 2015
Goals & Agenda 2District of Columbia Public Schools | PARCC: School-Level Training Goals Ensure understanding of DCPS PARCC assessment policies, procedures, and protocols Introduce Pearson Access Next platform to Test Administrators Agenda Part I: I.Why PARCC? II.Roles & Responsibilities III.Testing Logistics IV.Test Security Part II: I.Test Administration (Pearson Access Next) II.Test Administration Logistics III.Test Security IV.Coming Up… V.Questions?
3District of Columbia Public Schools | PARCC: School-Level Training Section 1: Roles & Responsibilities Testing Logistics
4 DCPS PARCC Roles and Responsibilities PARCC: Test Coordinator’s Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Who does what in PARCC testing? Test Administrator Before Testing Attend school-level PARCC training. Sign name on the sign-in sheet. Look for an email called “PARCC PEARSON Account” with your log-in for test administration. If you don’t receive an email by Monday, please email Mr. Boykin at Joseph.Boykin@dc.gov Sign the “Test Integrity and Security Agreement,” then submit to the Test Coordinator or principal during the school-level PARCC training. Prepare appropriate and secure class testing environment. Cover all content-related displays. Review PARCC Test Administrator Manual and other related documents provided by the Test Coordinator. If administering accommodations, be sure to thoroughly review the PARCC Accommodations and Accessibility Features manual and ensure understanding.
5 DCPS PARCC Roles and Responsibilities PARCC: Test Coordinator’s Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Test Administrator cont’d… Each Day of Testing Maintain appropriate and secure class testing environment. Ensure maintenance of test integrity. This includes ensuring the strict no cell phone policy is adhered to. Follow school-specific procedure for collection of cell phones. Sign-out for the test materials on the day of testing during the check-out process. Start the test session (Day 1 only for each tested subject). Read the test directions verbatim. Distribute Student Testing Tickets and write the Seal Code for the tested unit only on the board, or post in the front of the room. Provide appropriate accommodations to students in the Special Populations group as identified in the “Accommodations Report.” Monitor student testing through Pearson Access Next. Resume student tests as needed. Maintain GITL logs to record student attendance and brief time lapses during testing. Troubleshoot technical glitches, and raise issues to OCTO Technicians and Test Coordinators Collect all scratch paper and Student Testing Tickets from students immediately after testing and return to the Test Coordinator through the check-in process. Be sure to separate the Student Testing Tickets for absent students. Ensure that adult electronic devices are out of sight and turned off, or silenced and disconnected from the wireless network.
6 DCPS PARCC Roles and Responsibilities PARCC: Test Coordinator’s Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Test Administrator cont’d… After Testing Ensure all student tests have been completed or marked complete. Return all test materials to Test Coordinator within 30 minutes of the completion of the testing unit. Return all scratch papers. Sign the appropriate Chain-of-Custody form. Entire Testing Season Prepare and motivate students by allowing ample access to the TestNav tutorials, PARCC Practice Tests, and PARCC sample items.
7 PARCC Logistics: Scheduling PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | When are we taking this test? PBA = March 9 th – April 10th EOY = May 7 – June 5 What policies do I need to know about PARCC scheduling? All units must be completed in sequential order (except for make-ups) PARCC is a timed test – only students with extended time accommodation may test outside the allotted unit times. Students may test together in: ELA I & II & Algebra I & Geometry, as the test administration directions are the same for these groups.
8 PARCC Logistics: Scheduling PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What does our day to day schedule look like? The bell schedule be as follows: 8:45-10:30 am 10:36 – 12:00 pm 12:05 -12:55 pm STEP 1:00pm -2:05 pm 2:10-3:15 pm The periods will rotate so it is important to pay attention to the calendar and inform your students appropriately. At this time, please review the paper copy of the schedule. The building will run as normal for those students not testing and those teachers not serving as a proctor or test administrator.
What rooms are being used? The entire library, B300, B205, B207. However, any room that has hardwired computers may be asked to relocate if the internet is not connecting to the wireless devices. -In most cases, the classrooms will only be used from 8:45- 12:00pm. District of Columbia Public Schools | April 20139
10 PARCC Logistics: Materials PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What materials do we need for computer-based testing? Certain materials will need to be distributed to and collected from Test Administrators each day via a check-in/check-out process. The checkout process will occur in room 220 (Mr. Barnes office) Test materials to be distributed prior to each unit include: 1.Student Testing Tickets (secure material) 2.Seal Codes (secure material) 3.Pencils with erasers 4.Blank Scratch Paper 5.Calculators (if needed) 6.Math reference sheets (if paper copies provided) 7.Headphones 8.One computer device per student + one device for Test Administrator 9.“Testing – Do Not Disturb,” “Go On,” “Stop” signs to post during testing
11 PARCC Logistics: Headphones PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | When do students need headphones? Headphones are needed and must be provided for each ELA/Literacy PBA unit Some students have accommodations (i.e., text to speech) that require the use of headphones for all tested subjects/units Some students may use headphones to act as noise-buffers, as needed Do we have to worry about calculators? All students may use calculators on the designated calculator sections of the PARCC math assessments. Students with the calculator accommodation may use calculators on all sections of the PARCC math assessments. These calculators must be hand-held. The testing platform will have the appropriate calculator embedded in the system for calculator sections, but handheld calculators will be provided should a student prefer to use that device.
12 PARCC Logistics: After Unit Completion PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What can students do after they submit their unit for the day? Materials Allowed AFTER Student Test Submission If a student completes and submits their test before unit testing time is complete, students are allowed to sit quietly and draw, color or sketch. Students will receive crayons and a coloring packet; however all materials must be collected after testing and will be destroyed by the testing committee.
13 PARCC Logistics: Prohibited Materials PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What can’t we have in the testing room? Follow the general rule that if the item in question may help the student answer or find an answer, post or copy materials, it is not allowed in the testing environment. ×All student cell phones ×Other non-test-related personal equipment (i.e., iPods, eBooks, electronic pens) ×Instructional aids related to content being assessed ×Reference books (note: word-to-word dictionary is allowed for ELL students) ×Resources such as books, posters, models, displays, teaching aids that may provide assistance during testing ×Mathematical formulas or conversion tables If a student is observed with prohibited materials in his/her possession during testing or during mid-unit breaks, the student’s test materials should be collected and the student should be dismissed from the testing environment. An Incident Report should then be filed.
14 PARCC Logistics: Testing Environment PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What do we need to think about for a testing room? Each testing student and each Test Administrator must have his/her own DCPS- approved, PARCC-compatible testing device. As each student enters the testing environment, you must watch them power off their phones. Student cell phones can and may interfere with the wireless network and testing environment, so this must be taken seriously. Test Administrators are allowed to have their phone on in case of a testing emergency. As a Test Administrator, what can I have on my computer screen? The ONLY pages a Test Administrator may have on their computer screen include: 1.Pearson Access Next (the testing platform) 2.GITL Log 3.DCPS PARCC Incident Report Any other webpage or document will result in an Incident Report.
15 PARCC Logistics: School-Specific Check-Out Procedures PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What materials will be distributed? Student tickets, seal codes, scratch paper, pencils, coloring materials, directions, TA manual Who will be checking materials in/out? A member of the Testing Committee will check materials in and out each day. What time will check-out/check-in be? Check out will begin promptly at 8am and close at 8:30am. Test Administrators can check materials back in from 12-12:30pm each day. What is expected of Test Administrators at the time of check-out/check-in? Student tickets are separated and placed in the appropriate folders Seal Codes are returned All materials such as pencils, calculators, and coloring materials are neatly organized and returned in the testing materials bag Test administrators and proctors ensure the computers are logged completely off, shut down, and ready to be returned to the cart
16 PARCC Logistics: Chain-of-Custody Form PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Test Coordinators are required to maintain a log of secure materials using the Computer-Based Chain-of-Custody Form. Test Administrators must sign materials in/out each day using this form. Secure materials include: Student Testing Tickets Seal Codes Math Reference Sheets Scratch Paper
17 PARCC Logistics: Chain-of-Custody Form PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | How do I use the DCPS Computer-Based Chain-of-Custody Form? Each testing group will have one form for each testing unit (or units if testing more than one back-to-back). Step 1: TC populates the 1) Administration, 2) Tested Subject, and 3) Tested Unit(s) Step 2: TC populates the “School Name.
18 PARCC Logistics: Chain-of-Custody Form PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Step 3 (CHECK-OUT): TC populates the information in the “Materials Moved from Secure Location Area to Testing Location ____” box. Note that the number of materials listed will need to be counted by the Test Coordinator (or designee) in front of the Test Administrator during check-out each day. The Test Administrator must write and sign their first and last name during check-out each day.
19 PARCC Logistics: Chain-of-Custody Form PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Step 4 (CHECK-IN): TC populates the information in the “Materials from Testing Location____ to Secure Location” box. Note that the number of materials listed will need to be counted by the Test Coordinator (or designee) in front of the Test Administrator during check-in each day. If a secure material is missing and cannot be located, an Incident Report should be filed. The Test Administrator must sign their first and last name during check-in each day.
20 PARCC Logistics: Preparation PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | How can I make sure our students are prepared? As a school, we can provide students with an opportunity to view the PARCC online tutorial, sample items, and practice tests. Note that students should be encouraged to only use accessibility features if they need them. Members of the Admin Team will visit ELA & math classrooms to relay expectations and discuss any school-specific incentive program. Ensure students are aware that cell phones and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited, and our procedure for ensuring they are not accessible is clearly communicated. If your students seem nervous, reinforce that this is just a test to see what students have learned during the school year and does not require studying Remind students that they will receive printed reports of their performance on PARCC next fall We will mail home letters to all students testing the week of March 2 nd to remind them of many of the items listed above.
21 PARCC Logistics: Preparation PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | How are we going to receive our testing devices? Who is distributing devices to the classrooms (if using laptops)? When can they be expected to arrive? For the first part of the PBA, student computers will be placed in carts in the central testing hub. Our goal is to have a Testing Committee member or member of the Tech team place the laptops on each of the student desk. However, it a Proctor can also start the process once they enter the testing site. All computers should be on the desk by 8:45 so students can begin the testing process. How will devices be charged in between units? Who is responsible for doing so? The Tech team members and the Testing Committee will ensure that computers are charged each day for the test. The computers should hold 5 hours worth of battery life, so the computers should be fine for the two sessions that will run each morning. How should testing devices be distributed to and collected from students? Devices should already be on desk; however when returning teachers should collect the computers alphabetically based on the student roster. This would ensure all computers are returned. What is the process if devices need to be moved from room to room? The TA should contact a testing committee member or a Tech team member to assist with this matter.
22 PARCC Logistics: Preparation PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | How should snacks be distributed to our students? We will not be providing snacks during the testing window, unless the student has an extended time accommodation. We will provide all other students peppermints during the testing window. If I am not a TA or Proctor, what I should I be concerned about during testing? You will have limited access to the internet. You should download any videos or programs that may be used during your class and limit student work on the internet between 8:45-12pm.
23 PARCC Test Administration: Timeline PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Prep Work Ensure student exposure to practice tests and tutorials Ensure that Pearson Access Next login is received and in working condition Review Test Administrator Manual(s) in entirety All clarifying questions related to Test Administration should be directed to Test Coordinator Attend school-level PARCC training and sign Testing Integrity & Security Agreement Prepare testing environment to ensure that content and instructional aids are removed Day of (BEFORE) Test Administrators (TAs) retrieve test materials from Test Coordinators no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of testing each day Test Administrators work with Test Coordinators (or designee) to ensure that materials are tracked using Computer-Based Chain-of- Custody Form Students use the restroom as a group or individually prior to testing Day of Testing (DURING) TAs must start sessions and ensure unit times are adhered to. TAs must read the instructions verbatim and post Seal Codes TAs must record short testing disruptions using GITL form. Significant testing disruptions, irregularities, security breaches must be recorded using Incident Report. TAs must ensure proper implementation of students’ accommodations, accessibility features, and administrative considerations TAs, proctors, Tech POC, TC, and OCTO Tech work together to troubleshoot tech glitches. At a high-level, what does PARCC Test Administration look like?
24 PARCC Test Administration: Timeline PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Day of (AFTER) TAs must return all materials used in testing, most importantly: 1) Student Testing Tickets, 2) Seal Codes, 3) used scratch paper. Return of materials must be tracked using Computer- Based Chain-of-Custody Form. TAs must submit GITL Forms via xx process TCs must shred/destroy all used scratch paper at the end of each day (Note to TCs: include if you will be shredding in presence of TA)
25 PARCC Test Administration: Seal Codes PARCC: Test Coordinator’s Training District of Columbia Public Schools | How do we know the student is taking the right unit? Each Test Administrator will be given a sheet with the number of units in their session and their associated seal codes. The Test Administrator will write the Seal Code for the associated unit on the board or chart paper, which will unlock only that unit for the student. Once the Seal Code is posted, time begins.
26 PARCC Test Administration: Absences PARCC: Test Coordinator’s Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What do we do if a student is absent? Nothing needs to be done in the Pearson Access Next system to indicate an absence. In the event of a student absence from a testing unit: 1.Record the absence on the GITL log (type an “x” in the absent log). 2.Separate the absent student’s testing ticket from the rest of the student testing tickets when checking-in materials. Place the absent student’s ticket into the “absent” folder. Test Coordinators will use this to determine which students were absent when compiling their list of make-ups. Student Testing Tickets ABSENT Student Testing Tickets
27 PARCC Test Administration: Make-Up Testing PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What do we need to know for make-ups? The make-up environment must have an assigned Test Administrator. If 15+ students, a Proctor must also be present. Make-up sessions may hold mixed groups of students, with different students testing in different grades, subjects, and units. Accommodations, accessibility features, and administrative considerations must be provided to students in make-up environments. Test Administrators in a make-up room will be assigned a make-up-specific GITL Form. Note that each unit has a different maximum allotted time; the Test Administrator must ensure these times are followed for each tested grade/subject/unit.
28 PARCC Test Administration: Tech Glitches PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What if we have a tech glitch during testing? In the event of a tech-related issue, keep calm as to not raise student anxiety. Some quick steps to take for standard tech issues: 1) Log in/Log out, 2) Shut down and reboot device, 3) remove student from testing environment if troubleshooting cannot be completed within 15 minutes, file an Incident Report, & student can resume in make-ups. Note that in the event of an internet-related issue, do not move a student to a different device. Call the attention of your Test Coordinator or OCTO Tech. Infrastructure-related issues (i.e., issues related with actual testing devices or network) should be dealt with at school-level. Contact your OCTO Technician or Test Coordinator for assistance in these cases. Issues related to testing platform that can not be troubleshot as school level should be directed to Pearson Customer Support (1-888-493-9888). Contact your Test Coordinator for assistance in these cases. Note: Any technology-related issues that could not be resolved within 5 minutes should be documented via Incident Report. Note that you will be asked to provide information such as the type of device used for testing, # students affected, testing location, etc.
29 PARCC Test Administration: Student Support PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Can directions be clarified if students are confused? Test Administrators are permitted to clarify only general administration instructions after reading the script word-for-word. No part of the test may be clarified, nor can assistance be provided to the student during testing. What can we say to students during testing? The Test Administrator or Proctor may redirect the student’s attention to the test without coaching or assisting the student in any way. Examples may include: Providing reminders to stay on task and focused during the assessments Providing a redirection as part of a classroom management plan or school rules Providing a visual cue to the student to remain on task Test Administrators and Proctors may not individually remind or encourage a student to answer all questions. Test Administrators and Proctors may not point or gesture to the student to complete a specific test item or encourage a student to select an answer choice. Note that Test Administrators and Proctors may also remind students of the time remaining in their unit, as needed.
30 PARCC Test Administration: Student Support PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What if a student alerts us to an error in the test? If during testing, a student alerts a Test Administrator to a possible unanswerable or misprinted test item, the following protocol will be followed by school personnel. Under no circumstances will any school personnel read or review the test item. The Test Administrator will instruct the student to proceed with the test and do his or her best on the item in question. The Test Administrator will note the content area, grade level, form number, item number, and test format (online or paper) of the item in question and provide that information to the School Test Coordinator for the filing of an Incident Report. Actual wording from the question should never be included either verbally or in writing. What if a student has trouble logging in? If a student repeatedly has trouble logging in, the Test Administrator may type the student’s username and password for them. If an issue is found with the username and password, contact the Test Coordinator for Pearson support. What if a student has trouble with navigating the online test? Test Administrators and Proctors may not assist students with navigating the test or accessing accessibility features. Students must have ample practice with the PARCC testing platform prior to PARCC testing so they are comfortable with the navigation and available features.
31 PARCC Test Administration: Student Support PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What if a student becomes ill during testing? If a student becomes ill and is unable to complete testing, the Test Administrator must instruct the student to exit their test in TestNav. An Incident Report must be filed and provide them with a pass to go to the nurse’s suite. What if a student misbehaves during testing and must be dismissed? The Test Administrator has the authority to dismiss any student for misconduct. If student misconduct warrants dismissal, collect the student’s test materials. The student will then be dismissed from the testing environment. If a student is dismissed, the Test Administrator must exit the student’s test in TestNav and provide the student with a pass to return to the class which is in session at that point in time. Note that an Incident Report will need to be filed immediately. The student may revisit the unit in a make-up as long as it is administered in the same day. What if the testing group is getting noticeably restless during testing? Test Administrators have the authority to provide one stretch break mid-unit for up to three minutes. During this break, students are not permitted to speak with one another or leave the testing room. This break should be recorded on the GITL log so that the unit end time is adjusted for up to three minutes. During this break, visual blocks should be applied to the screens (turn off monitors, place folder in front, etc.) or students must log out.
32 PARCC Test Administration: Student Support PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What do we do in the event of an emergency evacuation? Safety First! In the event of an evacuation during testing, schools should have students quickly log out of TestNav and follow district- and school-level evacuation procedures. Test administrators, should treat the testing cohort as they would a class they were teaching. Take the student attendance roster and inform students that they are to exit to the stadium. Students may resume testing once it is safe to re-enter the building only if there is enough time to finish the unit. Otherwise, students should resume testing during a make-up session.
33 PARCC Test Security: Cell Phones PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Who CAN have cell phones? Test Administrators, OCTO Technicians (and/or Tech POCs), Test Coordinators Test Administrators, technology support, and Test Coordinators are permitted to have cell phones for the use of emergencies or when timely administration assistance is needed ONLY. The cell phone must be 1) disconnected from the wireless network, 2) silenced or turned off, 3) not visible or in use for anything other than test administration assistance. If there is a proctor in the room when the issue arises, the Test Administrator should step out of the room to make the phone call or send the text message for assistance. If there is no proctor in the room: 1.The Test Administrator should flag a hallway monitor or another adult within sight to support. 2.The Test Administrator should step away from the computers (i.e., inside a doorway) to make the phone call or send the text message so that he or she may still supervise the testing room while making the call. If an adult is found to be in use of a cell phone for any other reason in the testing environment, an Incident Report must be filed.
34 PARCC Test Security: Cell Phones PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Can students have cell phones? Students may not be in possession of a cell phone in the testing environment for any reason. However, TA can chose one of the options below. Option A: Students can turn them off and submit them to the Test Administrator as they enter the testing environment. They can be returned as they leave the environment. Option B: Test Administrators can witness the students turn off their phones and place them in their school bags. They may not be visible in the testing environment for any reason. If a student is found to be in possession of a cell phone during testing, 1) the Test Administrator must instruct the student to log out of TestNav immediately, and 2) an Incident Report must be filed. The student will not be permitted to revisit the unit tested that day.
35 PARCC Test Security: Content Displays PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What can be displayed in a testing room? Any classroom models, displays, teaching aids that may provide any sort of assistance must be covered or removed for the duration of test administration. This includes anything in the testing environment, which includes classrooms and hallways. Non-comprehensive list of items to be removed: 1.Posters, maps, charts, and displays that define, explain, or illustrate terms or concepts. 2.Mathematical formulas/theorems (for math testing units) 3.Graphic organizers 4.Multiplication tables 5.100s charts 6.Word lists 7.Definitions 8.Writing formulas It is not necessary to remove… 1.Calendars 2.Posters displaying the alphabet or consonant blends 3.Posters displaying the Pledge of Allegiance
36 PARCC Test Security: Incident Reporting PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | When would I need to file an Incident Report? Any testing irregularity needs to be reported. This includes a break in the normal pattern in test administration (i.e., student illness) or a breach in test security. How do I file an Incident Report? http://tinyurl.com/dcpsparccincident
37 PARCC Test Security: Testing Irregularities PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | What are testing irregularities? Non-comprehensive list of Testing Irregularities: Building evacuation or lockdown Failing to follow administration directions exactly as specified in Test Administrator Manual Unauthorized visitors Losing a student’s Test Booklet Losing a student’s Testing Ticket Displaying testing aids in a testing environment Failing to provide a student with a documented accommodation or providing a student with an undocumented accommodation Loss of internet connectivity (over five minutes) Providing access to Seal Codes ahead of time and before reading the appropriate direction or script
38 PARCC Test Security: Testing Violations (from OSSE) PARCC: Test Coordinator’s Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Photocopying or in any way reproducing, or disclosing secure or other materials related to Districtwide tests; Engaging in discussions, instruction, reviews, reading, or looking at test items or student responses before, during, or after administering the Districtwide assessment, unless specifically permitted in the test administrator's manual; Allowing anyone to review the secure state test; Making a false certification on the test security form established by the OSSE; Assisting students in any way with answers to test questions using verbal or nonverbal cues before, during, or after administering the assessment; Altering student responses in any manner and altering test procedures (unless explicitly authorized in writing by the OSSE ) stated in the formal instructions accompanying the Districtwide assessments: Allowing student examinees to use notes, references, or other aids, unless the test administrator's manual specifically allows; Allowing any form of cheating; Failing to actively supervise students at all times during testing sessions Having in one's personal possession secure test materials except during the scheduled testing date; Allowing students to view or practice secure test items before or after the scheduled testing time; Making or having in one's possession answer keys before the administration of that Districtwide assessment; except, when it is authorized to have an answer key that has already been administered; Leaving secure test materials in a non-secure location or unattended by authorized personnel; Providing unapproved test accommodations to a student;
39 PARCC Test Security: Testing Violations (from OSSE) PARCC: Test Coordinator’s Training District of Columbia Public Schools | Leaving secure test materials in a non-secure location or unattended by authorized personnel; Providing unapproved test accommodations to a student; Allowing students in grades 3-5 the use of calculators in the mathematics test; Scoring student responses; Making statements regarding the accuracy of the student’s responses on the state test; Failing to return and account for all testing materials as soon as the testing session has terminated; Failing to keep all assigned, generated, or created usernames, passwords and logins secure; Allowing anyone other than the assigned pupils to log into their assigned test; Using a pupil’s information to log in as a student or allow a student to log in using another pupil’s information; Displaying a student’s name and unique student identifier together in any written or electronic format; Allowing students to access electronic devices that allow them to access outside information, communicate with other students, or photograph or copy test content. Permitting students to remove any test materials by any means from the room(s) where testing takes place; Failing to collect and count all test materials before allowing any pupil to leave the testing room and/or to ensure that all pupils have properly logged off the computer system. Violating the OSSE cell phone policy and the use of unapproved electronics, unapproved computer devices during the administration of a Districtwide assessment; and Retaliating against any other employee, parent, or student solely because that individual reports or participates in an investigation of a potential failure of the test security plan or other testing integrity, security policy or protocol.
40 PARCC Test Security: Sanctions PARCC: Test Coordinator’s Training District of Columbia Public Schools | DCPS: (not limited to) Letter of reprimand Removal from test administration Suspension without pay Termination Employees who have left DCPS but were later confirmed for test security violation/s (during their employment in DCPS) may not have opportunity to be rehired. OSSE: Re-testing within the test cycle (potential cost); Invalidation of scores with no opportunity for re-testing; Placed on monitoring list for future years; Placement of restrictions on the issuance, renewal, or holding of a District of Columbia teaching or administrative credential/teacher certificate, either indefinitely or for a set of term by OSSE; Denial, suspension, revocation, or cancellation of District of Columbia teaching or administrative credential/teacher certificate without opportunity for reapplication, either indefinitely or for a set of term by OSSE; Payment of any expenses incurred by DCPS as a result of the security breach
41 What to Expect… PARCC: School-Level Training District of Columbia Public Schools | March 3 = Test Administrators & Proctors will receive student testing group list. (We will make a strong attempt to get this to you over the weekend). March 2-March 6th = Admin team members will be visiting ELA and math classes to communicate PARCC expectations to students March 1 st = Test Administrator Manuals will be released electronically for you to review. You will receive a hardcopy the day of testing. Immediately after this meeting = Sign Testing Integrity & Security Agreement March 9 th – April 9 th = School testing days for PBA May 7 th – June 5th = School testing days for EOY
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