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1 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE1 Test Security Policy 2340 West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (WV MAP)

2 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE2 Testing Security and Copyright Violations Facts The overwhelming number of persons involved in testing do not break security procedures. Violations occur in less than 1% of testing situations. Suspected violations must be reported immediately. Anonymous reporting of violations is better than not reporting. Reporting of violations should follow the order in Policy All reports will result in an investigation by the WVDE.

3 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE3 Should Do Store in a locked and secured central location. Should Not Do Leave on desk unattended Put in unlocked cabinet or room Take the test(s) out of the building Throw test booklets away Reproduce in any manner

4 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE4 Test Security § – County Test Coordinator 7.3 – School Principal 7.4 – Examiner All assessments in WV-MAP are secure. Secure materials will be used only in conjunction with WV-MAP. Test materials will be locked in a secured central location. Student test data will be locked and secured.

5 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE5 7.6 Hierarchy of reporting testing violations: Principal County Test Coordinator Office of Student Assessment Services NOTE: Violations can be reported directly to the WVDE. Reporting of Security Violations

6 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE6 It is important that violations are reported immediately! If scores are invalidated, retesting must occur within the testing window. Reporting of Security Violations

7 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE7 8.2 ALL complaints will be investigated. 8.3 The investigation can be done jointly with the county or solely by the WVDE (county decision). 8.4 At a minimum, the investigation will consist of interviews with person reporting, the alleged violator, and any other individual who may have knowledge of the incident. The rights of all parties involved must be protected. Investigation of Security Violations §

8 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE8 Investigations (cont.) 8.5 The investigating team will submit their findings in writing to the Office of the State Superintendent of Schools and copy the report to the county superintendent. Findings will be as follows: There was no breach. A breach could not be determined. There was a breach (with possible recommendations). Invalidating test scores Retesting of students with an equivalent form

9 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE9 Actions 8.6 County Superintendent will take the appropriate employment action and so notify the State Superintendent of Schools. No action taken Suspension by county board, Termination by county board, Other Action against teaching license taken by State Superintendent of Schools.

10 Doug Cross, Coordinator WVDE10 Security Scenarios


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