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1 For An Audio Connection Call: Minnesota State Testing Implementation of: The ACT® with Writing Presented By: Lorri Jensen For An Audio Connection Call:

2 For An Audio Connection Call: Primary Focuses Include:  Program Schedule Overview  Test Site Establishment  Training  Accommodations  Shipments  Test Administration  Reporting  Resources  Questions and Answers Today’s Goal

3 For An Audio Connection Call: Overview The ACT State Testing Cycle Establishment Establishment Window Off-site Proposals Accommodations Requests Deadlines Training and preparing Training webcasts available, in school training takes place Live Q&A sessions Accommodations Prelim Roster arrive In school pretest sessions Testing Initial Test Day: April 28 Makeup Test Day: May 12 Accommodations Window April 28 - May 12 Reporting Student level reports School level reports District level reports

4 For An Audio Connection Call: Test Site Establishment

5 For An Audio Connection Call: Process of establishing participating schools as test sites Window is October 6 through October 17 Establishment/Training Packet arrive week of September 29  Cover Memo  Checklist of Dates  Administration Manuals  Accommodations information What is Establishment?

6 For An Audio Connection Call: The test coordinator (TC) is the main contact for ACT testing. Test Coordinator

7 For An Audio Connection Call: Training

8 For An Audio Connection Call: Training expectations

9 For An Audio Connection Call: All appointed testing staff are expected to: View webcasts  Test Administration  Accommodations Participate in live question and answer sessions  Test Administration (2 state specific)  Accommodations (1 date for all states with April test dates) Refer to the Checklist of Dates for dates when Webcasts and Q&A sessions are available Training Opportunities

10 For An Audio Connection Call: Accommodations

11 For An Audio Connection Call: Result in ACT scores that are fully reportable to colleges, scholarships, and other entities. Currently on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plans Professionally Diagnosed and Documented Disability Online application process Deadlines are in the Checklist of Dates ACT-Approved Accommodations

12 For An Audio Connection Call: Result in ACT scores that are not college- reportable; they are used for state accountability purposes only. Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students who do not have a disability but receive accommodations in school No application process, submit orders via web portal State-Allowed Accommodations

13 For An Audio Connection Call: Result in ACT scores that are fully reportable to colleges, scholarships, and other entities. Any accommodations provided under standard time with standard materials Locally Approved Accommodations

14 For An Audio Connection Call: Shipments

15 For An Audio Connection Call: Nonsecure Shipment Scheduled to arrive the week of March 16, 2015

16 For An Audio Connection Call: Secure Standard Time Materials Scheduled to arrive the week prior to the initial day of testing  Test booklets (standard time)  Supervisor Report Form  Administrative Envelopes  Polymailers NOTE: Different test booklets will be sent to be used for makeup testing (if ordered) 16

17 For An Audio Connection Call: Secure Accommodated Test Materials Scheduled to arrive the week prior to the first day of the testing window Individualized “kit” assigned to each examinee approved for ACT Approved Accommodations — includes all materials needed to test the examinee Separate shipment for ACT Approved Accommodations and ACT State Allowed Accommodations Materials for ACT State Allowed Accommodations are not assigned to a specific examinee

18 For An Audio Connection Call: Test Administration

19 For An Audio Connection Call: Summary of Requirements document available on state website Off-site proposal  Applications must be submitted by January 9 deadline  ACT must approve site Test Facilities

20 For An Audio Connection Call: School staff prepare answer documents with barcode labels The test coordinator arranges an in-school pretest session for all examinees to complete the ACT noncognitive information –Must be completed prior to test day Prepare rooms per Administration manual instructions Prepare room rosters Organize materials Train staff Pretest Activities

21 For An Audio Connection Call: Initial Test Day –April 28, 2015 Makeup Test Day –May 12, 2015 Accommodations Testing –April 28 – May 12, 2015 The ACT Plus writing should allow for approximately 4 hours and 45 min. Test Dates

22 For An Audio Connection Call: Individual Irregularity (may or may not require a call to ACT)  Prohibited Behavior  Failure to follow directions Group Irregularity (requires a call to ACT):  Interrupting a test  Disturbances and Distractions  Emergency Evacuation  Missing or stolen test materials  Mistiming Testing Irregularities

23 For An Audio Connection Call: Reporting

24 For An Audio Connection Call: Student Score Reports (3-8 weeks after testing) School Level Student Score Reports (3-8 weeks after testing) State Allowed Score Notification Letters August 24, 2015 ACT Profile Report no later than August 24, 2015 Reporting – ACT Student & School

25 For An Audio Connection Call: ACT Profile Report –No later than August 24, 2015 ACT Student Level Data File –No later than August 24, 2015 Reporting – ACT District

26 For An Audio Connection Call: Resources

27 For An Audio Connection Call: State Testing Website –http://www.act.org/aap/minnesota/ s –Add the suffix to your spam filters Checklist of Dat es General

28 For An Audio Connection Call: ACT State Testing Website –http://www.act.org/aap/minnesota/ The ACT Test Administration – Standard Time – x2800 The ACT Test Administration – Accoms – x1788 Administration Policy Questions Resources


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