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1 High School Test Security Test Security Training

2  Be familiar with New Mexico Statewide Assessment Programs  Understand test security and training requirements  Know the basic processes and procedures of test administration Test Security Training Training Objectives

3  For school principals, test coordinators, test examiners (teachers), and proctors (EAs)  Training is required for all school personnel Assessments include:  SBA Retakes: (Grade 12)  SBA Science: (Grade 11)  NMAPA/NCSC: (Grades 9-12)  ACCESS: (9-12)  EOCs  District Assessments (9 th /10 th )  PARCC: (Grades 9 – 11)  Sign-in, with a printed name, signature, and date on the Non-Disclosure Forms Test Security Training Required Training

4  A signature on the Non-Disclosure is the teacher’s consent that  He/she knows how to administer the test.  He/she knows what is required to administer the test.  He/she will comply with the rules of test administration. Test Security Training Required Training

5  Two trainings a year required by NMPED  Test Security (fall) and Test Administration (spring)  Deadlines for Non-Disclosures:  Friday, October 24, 2014  The test security training verification the original has to go to Claudine Sanchez (400 – East) and copy must be kept at the school. Test Security Training Required Training

6  ACCESS: Jan. 12 – Feb. 27, 2015  SBA-HSGA Retakes Sept. 15 – Sept. 26, 2014  SBA Science Mar. 24 – Mar. 27, 2015  NMAPA/NCSC TBD  EOC Semester Course Dec. 8 – Dec. 19, 2014 Senior Retakes Jan. 12 – 16, 2015 Spring Window Apr. 27 – May 8, 2015 Test Security Training Testing Windows High School  PARCC PBA – Mar. 2 – Mar. 27, 2015 EOY – Apr. 13 – May 8, 2015  PSAT October 15, 2014  RIA Sep , 2014 Dec. 8 – 19, 2014 Apr , 2015  NAEP (Selected Schools) Jan. 26 – Mar. 13, 2015

7  This training is for the people who administer the NMAPA/NCSC  Required for Test Administrators and second raters  Training for NMAPA/NCSC TBD Test Security Training NMAPA/NCSC Trainings

8  SBA Retakes:  80% Multiple Choice; 20% Open Ended  1 Form English/1 Form Spanish  Only available paper/pencil  Subtests and Sessions  Reading 2 sessions  Math 3 sessions  Science 3 sessions Test Security Training SBA

9  SBA Science Spring 2015  3 Sessions  Same core design to include field test items  4 Forms English/2 Forms Spanish  Available as computer-based or paper/pencil test Test Security Training SBA

10 1. Protect the Student Give students an equitable chance 2. Protect the Staff Must be professional (phone for communication with front office only); follow all rules 3. Protect yourself Ultimately responsible; STC and principal 4. Protect the test Pictures; social media Test Security Training Principles of Test Security

11  Upon receiving materials, immediately conduct a box count Report any discrepancy to Instructional Accountability via phone and follow up with an for documentation  Tests must be stored in a locked, secure area with limited access at all times Test Security Training TEST SECURITY

12  Teachers must sign to receive test booklets  Tests must be assigned to students and the record must be given to Instructional Accountability, as well as a copy kept by the Test Rep.  Please write the full name on the test booklet and the answer document Test Security Training TEST SECURITY

13  All specified materials must be returned to RDA at or before the deadline  No one can review secure tests without prior approval and without signing the Non-Disclosure Agreement Test Security Training TEST SECURITY

14  Provide training for all school personnel involved in test administration  Ensure sufficient supply of test materials is available  Provide TAs/Proctors list of accommodations Test Security Training Test Preparation (STC)

15  Thoroughly read, review, and discuss the Test Examiner’s Manuals before administering the test.  Clarify staff questions  DFAs will be available online before testing  Materials will be delivered to schools one week prior to the test  Arrange for make up tests Test Security Training Test Preparation

16  Only trained, certified staff are permitted to administer tests:  Licensed school instructors and administrators  Teachers on waivers or intern licenses  Long-term substitutes with a valid teaching license  Coaches and contractors with a valid teaching license  Licensed counselors and related service providers Test Security Training Who can administer the test?

17  Any staff or community member who has been trained in proper test administration and test security may serve as a proctor.  Parents cannot proctor in their own child’s classroom.  Proctors can assist, but may not act as test administrators.  All proctors must sign a non-disclosure form. Test Security Training Who can proctor the test?

18  Don’t use old tests as test preparation materials. Published sample questions are ok.  Don’t photocopy or reproduce test items.  Don’t use or make copies of any copyrighted test preparation materials.  Don’t use any actual test items as preparation materials (changing the setting or numbers, paraphrasing the item, or rewording the item). Test Security Training Test Preparation Don’ts

19  Do follow all directions for a standardized administration.  Do proctor actively and be attentive.  Do remove instructional materials (e.g., multiplication tables) from test settings during testing.  Do have test monitors in the halls to assist with emergencies or to obtain additional test materials. Test Security Training Test Administration Do’s

20  Do return test materials each day to the testing coordinator for secure overnight storage.  Do keep records on unique situations that keep students from being tested.  Do report suspected testing irregularities immediately to the test rep, the principal and Assessment (Dorothy Muna). Don’t investigate yourself. Test Security Training More Test Administration Do’s

21  Do post conspicuous signs near copy machines warning that tests cannot be copied.  Do arrange for make-up tests for all students who are absent.  Do return tests for shipping to Testing Services Warehouse immediately after testing is completed. Test Security Training More Test Administration Do’s

22  Don’t discuss items on a test with other teachers.  Don’t use items from the test to teach concepts to students.  Don’t let students leave the room and return to continue on the same subtest. Test Security Training Test Administration Don’ts

23  Don’t give students breaks or allow them to talk in the midst of a subtest.  Don’t let students take cell phones out during test administration.  Don’t leave tests unattended in an unlocked room.  Don’t test students on different subtests at the same time. Test Security Training More Test Administration Don’ts

24  Don’t leave students alone in the room when they are testing.  Don’t help or coach students with test answers.  Don’t suggest that students rethink an answer or provide hints.  Don’t change a student’s answer or direct a student to change an answer.  According to state regulation a teacher’s license can be either suspended or revoked for a testing irregularity. Test Security Training More Test Administration Don’ts

25  Don’t permit students to use any unauthorized materials during the test administration.  Don’t take test booklets or answer documents off campus.  Don’t permit students to leave the room with testing materials for any reason. Test Security Training More Test Administration Don’ts

26  Allowable accommodations are identified in the Student Assessment Accommodation Manual for use during the administration of the SBA  Accommodation and participation decisions will be made and documented by each student’s educational team  Use assessment accommodation(s) in daily instruction prior to the SBA administration  Make sure accommodations for one student do not interfere with other students  TAs bubble in accommodations actually used during testing after testing is completed Test Security Training Allowable Accommodations

27  Questions? Call Instructional Accountability ( )  Rose-Ann McKernan ( )   Dorothy Muna ( )   Claudine Sanchez ( )   Testing Services ( )  Ann Lesley: Test Security Training Thank You for your help!


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