Presentation on theme: "Welcome to PSAT Training"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to PSAT Training Test Day: Wednesday, October 15th10th & 11th Grade HomeroomsPlease complete your October Testing Raffle card.
2 PSAT/NMSQT Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test The PSAT provides practice for the SAT.The PSAT provides students the chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.The PSAT measures:Critical reading skillsMath problem-solving skillsWriting skillsNorth Carolina pays for 1 testing opportunity; CMS pays for a 2nd testing opportunity (10th & 11th graders)Testing Time: approx. 3 hoursDistributing Materials & Identifying Info: 45 min.Sections 1-4: 25 minutes eachSection 5: 30 minutes5 minute break after Section 21 minute break after Section 4
3 Important Information Test fee: $14Covered by NC and CMS for CMS studentsIf you have a 10th or 11th grader in CMS who is taking the PSAT (even if he/she is not at West Meck), you cannot be a test administrator or proctor. Please let me know ASAP!
4 Test Administrators/Proctors: Before Testing (Page 40) Prepare a seating plan (on the back of manual)…Do not allow students to choose their own seats.I will collect the seating plans and Supervisor’s Manuals at check-in.Remind students to bring No. 2 pencils and a calculator (4 function, scientific, or graphing)You are not allowed to offer calculators to students who may not have one.Working clock? 2nd timing device? Covered content posters? Uncovered classroom door windows?
5 Before Testing: Morning Check-Out 6:45 amPick Up TimeAll pick-up/drop-off of materials will take place in the Media Center.Brief Testing Session and Sign-In for everyone involved!!!You will be required to count all materials, so come early!6:45 - 7:00 amMake sure your room is suitable for testing. Be familiar with the script.7:15 amEveryone reports to HomeroomFollow Checklist for Checking In StudentsProctors: Report to Test LocationBy 7:30 amBegin Testing!!!
6 Retrieve your bin during morning check-out in the Media Center What’s in Your BinRetrieve your bin during morning check-out in the Media CenterLabeled with Homeroom teacher’s nameRosterCHECKLIST to follow closelySupervisor’s manual to read instructions verbatimSupplemental instructions for using pre-ID labelsTest booksAnswer sheetsPencilsPlastic bagsWhite envelopesTesting sign for your doorCollege Board code signSchool address sign
7 Test Day: Admitting Students 2012 PSAE Test Administration TrainingTest Day: Admitting StudentsAs students enter, ask for, turn off, and collect their electronic devices in the white envelopes. Write their names on the front, seal them, and store them in your bin in sight of the students (on the teacher’s desk).Identify and admit studentsUtilize roster to confirm studentsDirect students to seatsAlphabetical (Left / right and front / back)No late arrivals once Section 1 has begunNo cell phones or other electronic devicesOther than permitted calculators, students are not allowed to have in their possession or to use a cell phone or any other electronic device at any time during testing, including breaks.Automatic MisadministrationStaff should DIRECT students to seats.-Alphabetical order or--left / right for instance.This is a good place for the room supervisor and proctor to work togetherThese procedures prevent friends from sitting together, which creates temptations.No Late Arrivals: Absolutely no one may be admitted to the test room after test booklets have been distributed. Schedule any late-comers for the makeup session..Students are not allowed to have cell phones or other electronic devices in the testing room
8 Test Day Requirements Write on the board prior to testing: Your six-digit School Code (sign provided)Your school address (sign provided)Today’s DateStart Time: _____ - to be entered for each sectionStop Time: _____ - to be entered for each sectionBreak Stop Time: _____- for the 5 minute break
9 Test Administrators/Proctors: Test Day Requirements Thoroughly study Supervisor’s ManualBe responsible for testing materials in your possessionRead script verbatim…follow highlightingUphold the Testing Code of EthicsDistribute materials to students individuallyActively monitor students: no grading papers, reading books, texting, etc.Proctors can help distribute materialsStudent:Teacher ratio must be 34:1Restroom Breaks: one student at a time with a hall monitor; test administrator must collect materials
10 Test Administrators/Proctors: Following Instructions Follow PSAT Checklist!We are using pre-ID labels this year, which means there are 2 sets of instructions (the supplemental instructions & the manual)!No U.S. territory addresses.Use Section Timing Chart on page 14 of manual to stay on track.You cannot move ahead to the next section, even if all students are done! Entire time must be provided.Collect all materials listed on the checklist.
11 Prohibited AidsInclude, but not limited to (Supervisor’s Manual, pg. 8):Electronic equipment (including cell phone, tablet)Portable listing or recording device (MP3 player, iPod)CameraPens, colored or mechanical pencils, highlightersSeparate timerScratch paper, notes, books, dictionaryEarplugs, protractor, rulerIf students are seen using any of these devices or if the device makes any noise (ringing or vibrating) during testing or a break, the student will be asked to leave and their answer sheet will be voided
12 IrregularitiesAll irregularities must be documented on the Irregularity ReportExamples and Actions: Supervisor’s Manual pgsIrregularity Report is located in the Supervisor’s Manual on pg. 37 and online atIrregularity Report(s) must be submitted with returned materialsAffected answer sheets may need to be returned separately (on top of other answer sheets), refer to Supervisor’s Manual
13 IrregularitiesStudent answer sheets may be voided in the following scenarios:Student becomes ill during the test and/or must leave before all sections are administeredStudent gives/receives informationProhibited Aid (cell phones, etc.)Working on the wrong section of the testWorking longer than the time permittedSee official information pgs
14 Important Facts: Student Answer Sheets Current Grade Level (section 3) must be coded correctlySchools will be charged for students outside of 10th and 11th gradeCMS Student ID number (section 5) must be bubbled correctlyStart from the left, bubble full 10-digit ID numberUse leading zeros, if necessarySchool Code (section 6a) is NOT 6 digit courier code. Use College Board School Code.
15 Test Administrators/Proctors: After Testing If anything happens, ask students to close their test booklets and stop working. Mark the time.Ask your hall monitor to have Ms. Raynor come to your room.Refer to pages for test day problems.Test Administrators/Proctors: After TestingCollect answer sheets and then test books individually. Do not have students pass them forward.Follow your PSAT Checklist to be sure you are bringing everything back to the Media Center.Proctors remain with class; test administrators return materials to the Media Center.
16 Check-In (Media Center) Look for the labeled bins for where to drop all items.The counselors will help with safeguarding test books and answer sheets. They will count all materials brought in by teachers.
17 Thanks for attending PSAT Training Any questions???