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1 Sample Elementary School April 12, 2012 3:00-4:00 PM Library 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Pre-Test Training for Examiners and ProctorsSample Elementary SchoolApril 12, 20123:00-4:00 PMLibrary
2 ObjectivesProvide an overview and key requirements for the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) ProgramTest examiners responsibilities before, during, and after testingProctor responsibilitiesTest security and incidentsTesting scheduleDistribution and collectionQuestions and answersSTAR Presentation
3 STAR Program Overview California Standards Tests (CST) Grades 2-6 for most students, includes separate writing test in grade 4California Modified Assessment (CMA)Grades 3-6 for students with IEP specification, includes separate writing test in grade 4California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) for students with significant cognitive disabilitiesStandards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)English learners grades 2-6 whose primary language is Spanish and:Receive instruction in Spanish, orHave been enrolled in US school < 12 months
4 Testing RequirementsAll students enrolled on the first day of testing for each school in grades 2-6 need to be assessed with one of the following:CST/CMACAPA
5 Testing Requirements by CST Content California Standards TestGradeEnglish Language ArtsMathematicsCST Science Grade 52RequiredN/A34Required + separate Writing Test56
6 Testing Requirements by CMA Content California Modified AssessmentGradeEnglish Language ArtsMathematicsScience Grade 52N/A3Available4Available+separate Writing Test56Note: If current Individual Education Plan (IEP) specifies CMA content area for a student, the student does not take that corresponding part on the CST.
7 CMA Participation Current IEP specifying CMA & content area(s) Previous participationPrevious CST Score of FBB or BB in subject area assessed and may have taken the CST with modifications; or2 years scoring Proficient or Advanced on CAPANot be eligible to take the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA).Response to appropriate instructionReceiving grade level instruction and has goals written to grade level standards
8 Testing Requirements by CAPA Content California Alternate Performance AssessmentLevelGradesEnglish Language ArtsMathematicsScienceI2-11RequiredII2-3III4-5IV6-8Note: If current Individual Education Plan (IEP) specifies CAPA for a student, the student takes CAPA for all content areas.
9 CAPA Overview Performance-based, one-on-one test For students with significant cognitive disabilities unable to take the CSTs even with accommodations and/or modifications or the CMA with accommodationsStudent must have an IEPIEP specifies CAPA and levelDo not take STSAnswer document:Use only 2012 answer documentEnsure correct CAPA Level is marked in 7a
10 CAPA Overview Continued CAPA is to be administered by trained licensed or certificated individuals10% of the CAPA tests by level must be second ratedCAPA testing window is the same as the multiple-choice window.CAPA materials are include with multiple-choice materials.For questions regarding training for CAPA examiners, contact:Linda Kawahara-Matsuo, District CAPA trainerSpecial Education Department
11 CAPA ObserversDistricts must double-rate at a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the CAPA students per level, per site (including NPS)Double ratings are randomly selectedObservers must mark Observer and BOTH examiners and observers must sign the answer document
12 Preparing To Administer the CAPA Observer’s Answer Doc Use blank from overage. Observers must mark sections1 – Name, etc.3 – Date of Birth5 – Name6 – Gender7a – CAPA Level7b – Grade11 – Student ID12a – SSID
13 Testing Requirements by STS Content Standards-based Tests in SpanishGradeReading/Language ArtsMathematics2Available3456
14 STS OverviewRequired for English learners (ELs) in grades 2-6 whose primary language is Spanish and who either:Receive instruction in Spanish regardless of the length of time they have been enrolled in the U.S.; orHave been enrolled in a school in the U.S. less than 12 cumulative months.Not to be administered to English-only, I-FEP, R-FEP, or dual immersion who do not meet the inclusion criteria stated.Students taking the STS must also take CSTs or the CMAStudents who take CAPA do NOT take STS
15 View Training Videos Examiner Segments Examiner SegmentsGeneralCST ElementaryCMA ElementarySTS ElementaryRefer to Examiner Updates for 2012 PDF
16 Test Examiners Responsibilities-Before Testing Attend training by Test Site Coordinator (TSC)Read and sign 2012 STAR Test Security AffidavitReview Directions for Administration (DFA) ahead of testing day. DFAs are available from TSC prior to the test for grades 2-6 and posted atRemoved or covered instructional materials related to content being tested prior to testing
17 Test Examiners Responsibilities-During Testing Make sure students clear their desks.Make sure students have and use only No. 2 pencils.Read verbatim the “Say” boxes in the DFA.Ensure that each student has the correct pre-coded scorable test booklet (grades 2-3)/answer document (grades 4-6).Students must complete Section 1 of the answer document and write their own name on the test booklet.
18 Test Examiners Responsibilities-During Testing Continued Read “Say” Boxes Verbatim Students check for correct pre-ID document
19 Test Examiners Responsibilities-During Testing Continued Check Pre-ID Answer Documents On the first day of testing, per teacher-read instructions, all students must complete Section 1Pre-ID Document: Check student name and give to correct student. You do not have to hand-bubble any demographic information, only A2, A3, or A4, if applicable after each testing section. Blank Document: A pre-ID label will be ordered and may arrive late. Make sure to complete at least #1, 3, 5, 7. When label arrives, place label on answer document and treat as pre-ID document.
20 Test Examiners Responsibilities-During Testing Continued Complete Section 1 on Day 1 All students complete Section 1, pre-ID or not
21 Test Examiners Responsibilities-During Testing Continued Code Version # For grades 4-6, make sure students mark the correct grade- level test booklet version number inside their answer documentsWalk around the room to ensure bubbling of required fields and test booklet version number by studentsCheck that students are responding in the appropriate sections and are working independently
22 Test Examiners Responsibilities-After Testing Code Section A2, A3, or A4 After Each Test (if applicable)A2: Special ConditionsTest coordinator completes A, E, M, P, & TTeacher completes C, F, L, X, Y, & ZA3: Accommodations and ModificationsExaminer markswhether student has IEP or 504 Plan andwhich accommodations were usedaccommodations and modifications in detail.A4: English Learner (EL) Test VariationsExaminer completes if any EL variations were used2222
23 Located inside back cover of DFA Test Examiners Responsibilities-After Testing Refer to Codes for Sections A2, A3, A4Located inside back cover of DFAMark accommodations/modifications used after each test for students with IEP and 504 PlanMark test variations used after each test for students as appropriateAccount for all test materials before dismissing students
24 Proctor Responsibilities The proctor assists the test examiner with the following:Distribute materialsMonitor during testing by walking around the room to ensure bubbling of required fields and test booklet version number by studentsCheck that students are responding in the appropriate sections and are working independentlyCollect materialsTake students who need extra time and test materials to testing locationNote: The proctor assists and should not be reading the DFA.
25 Standardized Test Practices Test administration is standardized.Students may use only materials specified in the DFA.Test preparation and administration procedures must be followed exactly so that all students will have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their academic achievement.Students may not return to a previous section or work ahead in the test booklet.
26 STAR Test SecurityTesting materials must be locked in secured storage.Materials must be checked out and returned daily using inventory control forms.2012 STAR Test Security Affidavit must be completed by anyone having access to STAR tests.Test administrations are monitored by test site and district staff.Security audits may be conducted by Global Compliance.Any irregularities/administration incidents must be reported to test site coordinator at _________________________.
27 2012 STAR Test Security Affidavit Have all those having access to STAR tests read Security Affidavit and sign before having access to any test materials.
28 Test Administration Errors Failure to administer the test according to the directions in the DFARandomly distributing Pre-ID test booklets or answer documents rather than distributing each document to the student listed on the bar codeNote: If this occurs, you will have to transcribe all documents!
29 How to Ensure Test Security Keep the tests secure at all timesLimit access to the test materials to only the testing periodCollect and account for all test materials BEFORE dismissing studentsReturn all test materials to the STAR test site coordinator upon completion of testingAdminister the test in accordance with the DFA
30 Breach of Test Security Examples Review any test items independently or with students before, during, or after testingDisclose, or allow to be disclosed, the contents of the test to anyone through verbal, written, or any other means of communicationCopy any part of the test or test materialsPermit students to remove test materials from the testing roomReview or score any student responses
31 Testing Irregularities Failure to maintain test securityLeaving informational materials on the walls in the testing room“Coaching” students (anything that may assist with responding to an item)Changing/correcting students’ responsesAllowing students to have additional unauthorized materials during testing
32 Incident Report FormThis form may be included in each teacher’s materials.If any incident arises during test, use it to document the incident.
33 Provide school specific testing schedule for: CSTCMACAPASTSInclude revised prep schedule for testing
34 Distribution and Collection Teachers will pick up and sign out materials in Room ___ before school no later than 8:00 AM.Teachers will return and sign in materials in Room ___ after school.Leave class list in box.Materials will be counted and verified each testing day.