5 Session Goals Overview of Kansas Assessment Program (KAP) Review test security and ethical practices related to the KAP.Develop an understanding of what is new and what has changed with KAP.
6 HousekeepingIn order to receive credit for training (and be eligible to participate in administering the assessments), you must sign the agreement and return it to your principal.I will check with principals because the district must also have a list approved to help with testing
7 Changes for 2015 High school test for math and ELA moves to 10th grade Multidisciplinary Performance Task (MDPT)Performance Task in mathPerformance Task in history/government will be MDPT, even if prompts are science
9 Testing Window Plan early – more days to schedule cPass Math, ELA, Science, MDPT, History/GovernmentMarch 9 to May 8District deadline is 1 week before the hard close date of May 15DLMNovember 10 to December 20January 5 to March 16March 16 to May 15KELPA-PFebruary 3 to May 1cPassOctober 1 to May 15Plan early – more days to schedule
10 “Need Not Test” Date Math, ELA, Science, History/Government, MDPT DLM Students entering on or after March 7 need not testDLMStudents entering on or after December 31 need not testKELPA-PAll students must test, regardless of entry date
11 Newcomers Exceptions Math, Science No exemption; arrival after March 9, 2014 (last school year) counts for participation onlyELA, History/GovernmentArrival after March 9, 2014 (last school year) need not take ELA or H/G; must take KELPA-PDLMFollows rules for content areasKELPA-PAll ELL students must take
12 PurposeTest security is essential to obtain reliable and valid scores for accountability purposes. Accordingly, KSDE must take every step to assure the security and confidentiality of the state test materials.It is the responsibility of individuals who develop the tests, who administer the tests, and those who use the results to follow test security laws, regulations, and procedures.
13 ThemeDo not do or say anything that will give any student or students an advantage in testing.
14 District Test Coordinator Responsibilities Oversee test security for the entire district.Establish and implement test security and ethics procedures for the district.Train building-level personnel annually before testing begins.Establish procedures to document which individuals have received the training.Keep documentation and entry procedures on accommodations. Documentation must also be kept at the building level.Establish procedures to determine who has access to the Educator Portal (KITE).Establish local reactivation procedures.Report any breach of test security to KSDE.
15 Educator Portal RolesDifferent user roles are available. The district test coordinator determines role assignments.Per state policy, teachers may not print tickets or reactivate student tests.When logging into the Portal you are agreeing to “follow rules and protocols for test security and ethics.”
17 AccommodationsAccommodations are entered in the Personal Needs ProfileThey apply to all tests the student takesThey must be documents with a formal plan and be a regular part of instruction
18 MaterialsExcept where explicitly allowed in the Test Administration Manual, electronic materials used during the assessment may not be printed or created.Therefore, each building has established procedures for obtaining materials necessary for test administration, distributing them to teachers, and establishing procedures for returning and shredding test materials (i.e. tickets, braille, large print, etc.) upon completion of the test.
20 Storage/Reproduction No one may store or save any test items on computers or any other storage device.Test items may not be shared via or other file sharing systems.They may not be reproduced by any means.
21 ReactivationReactivation of students is allowed in the district in the following circumstances:Reactivation may be done by the building principal or test coordinatorThere must be a witnessPer KSDE, teachers may not reactivate at any timeRecord the reactivation in the building log. Principals will receive the reactivation log in early March.Logs will be periodically ed to the district test coordinator
22 Reactivation, Cont.Once a student has completed all test parts, only the district test coordinator can reactivateStudents will not be reactivated when all test parts are complete unless there are unanswered questionsTeachers should require that students show them the End Review Screen to avoid this problemStudents will not be reactivated in order to try to improve a score
23 Reactivation After Viewing Scores Not an issue this year because we will not get scores until fallOnce scores are viewed, KSDE permission is required in order to reactivate. District test coordinator would initiate this conversationIf you feel there are circumstances that do not allow the collection of valid assessment data, notify your principal, who will contact me.
24 Breach of Test Security Report any breach of test security, loss of materials, failure to account for materials, or any other deviation to district test coordinatorTogether, we will report the breach to KSDELee Jones, Assessment Coordinator, KSDE,
25 Building Test Coordinators Building test coordinator may not be a classroom teacherResponsible for test security within the buildingFollow procedures established by the district for all aspects of testingDistribution and collection of all testing materialsStore test materials (i.e. tickets, large print, braille) in a secure, locked area before and between each test session and after testingDistribute test materials immediately before each test session and collect materials immediately following each test sessionFollow guidelines to destroy materials after the testReport any breach of security or other deviation
27 Test ProctorsBefore testing begins, attend training and sign an agreement to abide by KSDE test security, ethics of testing, and regulationsFollow procedures outlined by district/building test coordinatorsFollow test procedures outlined in examiner’s manual and from trainingDistrict expectation is two proctors in the roomRemove or cover bulletin board displays and other instructional material which may give assistance or advantage during testingFollow district/building procedures for collecting and destroying tickets, students notes, scratch paper, etc. upon completion of each test part
28 Test ProctorsActively monitor the testing environment by moving around the roomTeacher/proctor may not say or do anything that would let a student know whether an answer is correctTeacher/proctor may not ask students how they got an answerTeacher/proctor may not tell students to redo a specific item or to review any specific part of the testVerify the End Review Screen upon completion of the test. Teacher/proctor may not go back and review questions with studentsMay not store or save test items or materialsReport any breach of test security or any other deviation
30 SeatingVerify that students are arranged so they are not sitting next to someone with the same test form and/or adequate spacing between test takers**Note: Until we complete the tests, arrangements to avoid students sitting next to each other with the same form are not possible for all sections of the test.Therefore, it is important to be up and moving around the room to monitor students
32 iPad Security We will pilot iPad testing this year Do not purchase the $0.99 app – it is not the right oneCoordinate with sysop and technology department if you are in this situation
33 State Monitor Visits State will monitor (visit) 5-10% of buildings Combination of volunteers and random selectionsWe always volunteer80% of visits are unannounced
34 Text-to-SpeechAgain this year, no human readers. Read aloud must be done using the audio feature of the KITE system and headphonesStudents must be registered for this feature in the PNP based on formal plans and use of read-alouds in regular classroom instructionFor students with this accommodation, you may not read anything to students except the directions
35 Calculator Policy – Revised October 1 Students taking the mathematics assessment will be required to use the online TI-84 calculator provided by KITEHandheld calculators will not be permitted except as an accommodation documented on an IEP or 504.In high school, a few items will require the use of functions on the graphing calculator to solve. The majority of items, however, for which a calculator is allowed, are items that could be done on scratch paper
36 Calculator TI-84 is for grades 8 & 10 only Grades 6 & 7 will have access to a TI-30X IISGrades 3-5 – no calculator allowedCalculators must be cleared before and after each testing session
37 Formula Sheets Printed formula sheets are no longer allowed Formulas and/or conversion factors will be available in items that are not directly assessing the knowledge of the formula or conversion factor
38 ManipulativesManipulatives routinely used in the classroom may be used by students on state assessmentsThe manipulative must be chosen by the student. Teacher many neither suggest a manipulative nor insist it be usedStudents are allowed graph paper, blank paperTextbooks, dictionaries, other curricular materials are not allowedGraphic organizers generated solely by student on blank paper during the assessment are allowed
39 Aids During the MDPTCommercially-made, teacher-made, or teacher-generated graphic organizers permitted under the following conditions:Individual students are selecting the use these graphic organizers of their own volition (i.e. educators cannot require their use or coerce students to use them)The graphic organizers are a tool used frequently during instructionNo content specific to the prompt is including in the graphic organizerStudents are permitted to use writing reference materials (dictionary, thesaurus, etc.) if they are typically made available during writing instruction, are selected by the student, and contain no content specific to the promptNote: Students currently not allowed to hand write answers and then key in.
41 Reporting Item IssuesIf there are problems with testing items, report to district test coordinator, who will contact KSDEIt remains a secure item – do not information or take a pictureCollect the followingState ID number of student (not name – FERPA violation)Content area and grade level of the testForm number or type (appears on student ticket)Test part and sequence number of the item (for reading tests there might also be a passage number)Procedure is outlined on the Fact Sheet
42 Ethical TestsThe Golden Rule Test: Would I want people to do this to me?The Truth Test: Does this action represent the whole truth and nothing but the truth?The What-If-Everybody-Did-This Test: Would I want everyone to do this? Would I want to live in that kind of world?The Parents Test: How would may parents feel if they found out I did this? What advice would they give me if I asked them if I should do it?The Conscience Test: Does this go against my conscience? Will I feel guilty afterwards?The Consequences Test: Might this action have bad consequences, such as damage to relationships or loss of self-respect, now or in the future? Might I come to regret doing this?The Front Page Test: How would I feel if my actions were reported on the front page of the newspaper?
43 Test Security Resources More test security resources are posted on KSDE’s websiteDarren Dennis
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