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1 1 RWM SBA (Grades 3-9) Science SBA (Grades 4 8, & 10) Test Administrator Duties and Responsibilities

2 2 Spring 2010 SBA Test Administration Test Administrator

3 3 SBA Test Window All SBAs must be administered between April 5 – April 19, No SBA test can be administered prior to April 5 or after April 19, Schools must administer the RWM SBAs (grades 3-9) in the following order: reading, writing, mathematics. Follow the instructions in the Test Administration Direction Manuals when administering all SBA exams. Test Administrator

4 4 Check Your Test Materials For administrators who prepare test materials: Test Administration Directions Test books/answer booklets for your testing group with precode labels or district/school labels applied Do Not Score labels Do Not Disturb sign (not provided by DRC) Seating Chart (suggested) List of students requiring accommodation(s) Classroom Daily Check In-Check Out Worksheet (found in your Test Administration Direction Manual) Test Administrator

5 5 Check Your Test Materials (cont.) For each student: Content area test book/answer booklet designated for the day of testing Ruler Yellow for Grades 3-4 White for Grades 5-9 Protractor (Grades 7-9) Sharpened No. 2 pencil with eraser (no mechanical pencils) Extra erasers Scratch paper for writing, mathematics, and science tests Optional – Book to read upon completion of the test # 2 Test Administrator

6 6 RWM SBA (Grades 3-9) Test Administration Length of Exam The RWM SBAs will take approximately two to four hours per day for most students. The test is not timed. Suggested Session Schedule for SBAs Grades 3 & 4Take a 5-10 minute break after 40 minutes of testing. Grades 5-9Take a 5-10 minute break after 60 minutes of testing. Test Administrator

7 7 Science SBA (Grades 4, 8, & 10) Test Administration Length of Exam The Science SBA test will take approximately minutes for most students. The test is not timed. Suggested Session Schedule for Science SBA A break is given after 30 minutes of testing. Test Administrator

8 8 Plan Your Testing Schedule Review Test Administration Directions in advance. Do not read test items (either to yourself, to students, or to another individual) unless it is required to provide a documented accommodation to an individual or student group. Allow an additional 10 minutes to fill in student-identifying information for those students who do not have precode labels and are using district/school labels. Test Administrator

9 9 Use Standardized Administration Procedures One test administrator per 30 students is suggested for the SBAs. Follow the instructions in the Tests Administration Directions exactly to ensure similar testing conditions in all classrooms. Read all text preceded by the Say bubble exactly as written. SAY: Test Administrator

10 10 Organize Your School Test Center Cover or remove instructional materials. (The district must determine what items can be SAFELY removed or covered.) Plan extra time for distribution and collection of test materials. Plan seating arrangements. Make sure there is proper lighting. Eliminate distractions. Use a Do Not Disturb sign. Create a seating chart (suggested) Test Administrator

11 11 Grades 3-9 RWM SBA Materials Grades 3 & 4 Reading Form B Test Book Writing/Mathematics Form B Test Book Grades 5-9 Reading/Writing/Mathematics Form B Test Book Reading/Writing/Mathematics Form B Answer Booklet The number and letter in the upper right corner of the test book and the answer booklet MUST match. The number MUST correlate to student grade level. Test Book Answer Book Test Administrator

12 12 Science (Grades 4, 8, & 10) SBA Materials Grade 4 Form A Test Book (4SA) Grade 8 Form A Test Book (8SA) Grade 10 Form A Test Book (10SA) Make sure students are given correct forms in accordance with their grade level. Precode labels should have correct info. Double check bubbled information for students without precode labels. Test Administrator

13 13 NEW THIS YEAR: Science Accommodations Page The inside cover (page 2) of the science test books must be completed for any student who actually uses an accommodation during testing. The inside cover should be completed by the test administrator or paraprofessional (NOT by the student) AFTER the student has completed the assessment. Multiple accommodations may be marked. Please select Other indicating other accommodations were used but not listed.

14 14 RWM SBA (Grades 3-9) Accommodated Materials Large Print Test Books (separate by subject) Braille Test Books (separate by subject) {Transcribers will be required to transcribe students responses into a provided Form B standard test book/answer booklet.} NEW THIS YEAR: Accommodated Rulers and Protractors are included within the shrink-wrapped packages of Large Print & Braille mathematics Test Administrator

15 15 Science SBA (Grades 4, 8, & 10) Accommodated Materials Large Print Test Books Braille Test Books {Transcribers will be required to transcribe students responses into a provided Form A standard test book.} Test Administrator

16 16 SBA Accommodated Materials Test Administration Instructions for the large print and Braille sample questions are not included in the Test Administration Directions. The sample items are the same as in the regular test books/answer booklets; however, page numbers may differ. Students are encouraged to follow along with the provided standard test book/answer booklet when using a large print or Braille book. Math items may be adjusted to accommodate the large print and Braille rulers. Test Administrator

17 17 All SBA Accommodated Materials If a student uses a Large Print or Braille, test book, or has keyboarded his/her responses, school staff must transcribe verbatim the students responses into a provided standard test book/answer booklet. Test books/answer booklets must bear the signature(s) of the transcriber(s) and the transcription date on the inside front cover. Its NOT permissible to insert, adhere, staple, or clip a keyboarded response into a test book. Test Administrator

18 18 RWM SBA (Grades 3-9) Labeling Test Books/Answer Booklets Two sets of precode labels are produced for students in grades 3 and 4. One should be placed on the reading test book, and the other should be placed on the writing/mathematics test book. There is a test book and answer booklet for grades 5-9. One precode label is produced and should be placed on the answer booklet. All test books/answer booklets must have a label applied before the test books are used by students. Test books/answer booklets that do not have a precode label or district/school label will be considered unused and will NOT be scored. Test Administrator

19 19 RWM SBA (Grades 3-9) Labels Tan horizontal bar. One precode label for grades 5-9; two precode labels for grades 3-4. Do not fill in bubbles on test book cover. Verify the precode labels for accuracy. Use a district/school label if you notice an error on the precode label. Tan District/School label. Bubbles on the front cover of the test book must be filled in. Place a district/school label over top of an already applied precode label if any information is incorrect on the precode label. Tan vertical bar. Apply to test books DRC should not score or report on. Do NOT use if there are any bubbles filled in the Teacher Use Only box on the front cover of the book. PRECODE LABEL DISTRICT/SCHOOL LABEL DO NOT SCORE LABEL Test Administrator

20 20 Science SBA (Grades 4, 8, & 10) Labels Pink horizontal bar One precode label for all grades. Do not fill in bubbles on test book cover. Verify the precode labels for accuracy. Use a district/school label if you notice an error on the precode label. Pink District/school label. Bubbles on the front cover of the test book must be filled in. Place a district/school label over top of an already applied precode label if any information is incorrect on the precode label. Pink vertical bar. Apply to test books DRC should not score or report on. Do NOT use if there are any bubbles filled in the Teacher Use Only box on the front cover of the book. PRECODE LABELDISTRICT/SCHOOL LABELDO NOT SCORE LABEL Test Administrator

21 21 SBA Tracking Materials You may use the security checklists provided by DRC for the SBAs. If using DRCs security checklists, check out the secure materials needed for the day of testing. Immediately after testing, check in all secure test materials. Classroom Daily Check In-Check Out Worksheet must be used to monitor materials as they are disseminated to and returned from students. Test Administrator

22 22 Return Materials A precode label or district/school label is applied to all test books that are to be scored. The label corresponds with the district, school, and test to which the scores should be attributed. The Teachers Use Only field is filled in with any applicable codes. NOTE: Modified tests are not scored. Check with your DTC BEFORE you fill in this bubble. Mathematics and science reference sheets (if applicable) have been removed. All loose paper has been removed from the test books. After testing is complete, check the following: Test Administrator


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