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1 2006 Spring Pretest Workshop Preparing for PACT Testing

2 22 Testing Schedule DTCS & TAM inside front cover

3 33 PACT Operational

4 44 Program Highlights Sample Items available online documents/PACTSampleItemsandGuides.htm Form A answer documents produced for science and social studies Multiple-choice questions only for science and social studies New rulers Comments collected online Go PACT!

5 55 Receive Materials District Test Coordinators Supplements (DTCSs) and Test Administration Manuals (TAMs) (already received) PACT Operational, customized, and Field Test materials By April 21 PACT labels and Field Test Participation List By April 21 I will call you when the materials arrive. Please come ASAP to pickup your materials. DRC

6 66 Inventory Materials Verify boxes against the School Box Range Sheet Review packing lists Verify security ranges against the security checklist Record ANY missing materials Note on security checklist Fax or discrepancy to DRC Retain original shipping boxes TAM pg 29

7 77 Additional Material Requests Administrative Additional Materials Order Form Student/Teacher-Level Additional Materials Order Form Indicate grade-level, form type, material type, and quantity Include student name for all orders Record materials on District and School Security Checklists

8 88 Additional Material Requests Districts will not be charged for materials: For new students enrolled after precode is submitted Ordered due to packaging errors Ordered to replace damaged materials Districts will be charged for materials: Not ordered via precode or online enrollment for existing students (includes IEP or 504 plan changes) Additional Materials

9 99 Manuals District Test Coordinators Supplement Intra-District Transfer Form Additional Materials Request Forms PACT Test Administration Manual Test Security (forms in Appendix E) Procedures for STCs and TAs Administration Directions Appendix C Appendix D – Field Test Information Appendix F – Monitors Section District Test Test Administration Manual

10 10 Form A Test Booklets For ELA and math, students mark answers for all questions in test booklets Multiple-choice Constructed-response Extended writing For science and social studies, students mark answers for all questions in answer documents Multiple-choice only Test booklets and answer documents are secure Test booklet and answer document security numbers do not correspond Students may mark or write in the test booklets

11 11 Form A Answer Documents Secure documents ALL GRADES 3-8 Scannable documents produced for form A science and social studies only Mark answers on back of answer document Sample provided at STC meeting Also available on web site TAM pgs B9-B12

12 12 Customized Test Booklets Large-print Loose-leaf Braille Form H TAM Appendix C Refer to Appendix C in the TAM Customized test booklets will automatically be sent for new students appearing on the March update precode file requiring customized materials.

13 13 Customized Test Booklets Large-Print (Form A) Large-print math package includes: Ruler for grades 1-8 Protractor for grades 5-8 Reference sheet for grades 6-8 Students mark answers in the test booklet TAM Appendix C 9 inches 12 inches

14 14 Customized Test Booklets Loose-Leaf (Form A) Packaged in 3-hole punch binder; single-sided pages may be taken out of book Math, science, social studies tests have one question per page Students mark answers in the test booklet TAM Appendix C

15 15 Customized Test Booklets Form H Students mark answers in the form H test booklet American Sign Language videotapes TAM Appendix C ASL

16 16 Customized Test Booklets Braille Braille package includes: Print version test booklet Braille test booklet TA notes Ruler (math) Protractor (provided by district/school) Students answer items using braillewriter or other method; contractor transcribes into print version TAM Appendix C

17 17 Secure Administration Manuals (SAM s ) Produced for form A, Braille, and form H ELA grades 1-2 Math grades 1-3 Science grade 3 Social studies grade 3 Updated covers SAM Test Administrator

18 18 Administration Scripts Oral Administration Scripts (OAS) Produced for all subjects and grades for form A and Braille Audio CD-ROMs Produced for all subjects grades 5-8 for form A Must be used with a personal computer Expires day after scheduled administration; may not be used for make-up tests Form H Signed Administration Scripts (SAS) Used for Pidgin Signed English and Signed Exact English administrations New! PACT

19 19 SAM and Script Covers

20 20 Labeling Test Booklets and Answer Documents Identify test booklets and answer documents by student name before they are given to students Preprinted (precoded) New student precode label sheet Customized precode label sheet Override linking label sheet Any test booklet or answer document that is not pre-printed or does not have a label properly applied will NOT be scored TAM Appendix A

21 21 New Student Precode Label Sheet Produced for new students using form A materials who appeared on the March update file Not entered on January precode Information preprinted on label Lilac-striped One sheet of labels per student Use all labels to link all five tests Delivered separately TAM pg A3

22 22 Customized Precode Label Sheet Produced for students using customized test booklets who appeared on the January precode or March update file Information preprinted on label Yellow-striped One sheet of labels per student Use all labels to link all five tests, if applicable Delivered separately TAM pg A4

23 23 Override Linking Label Sheet For students who do not have pre-printed test booklets and answer documents or received ones with incorrect information One sheet of labels per student Use all labels to link all five tests Handcoding is required on the cover for all 4 subjects and page 2 of the ELA test booklet Home school version (DTC use only) TAM pg A5

24 24 Do Not Score Labels Apply to preprinted, used, or mislabeled test booklets and answer documents that DRC should NOT scoreno handwritten notes Salmon8 labels per sheet Unused overage test booklets and answer documents do NOT require a label Do not open unused, shrinkwrapped packages TAM pg A6 Do Not Score

25 25 Coding Test Booklets and Answer Documents Unique ten-digit number assigned to each student when they enroll or transfer into a school Handcode on page 2 New!

26 26 Coding Test Booklets and Answer Documents Preprinted & Precoded Handcoding optional Must be hand- coded, if needed TAM pgs 51-53

27 27 Coding Test Booklets and Answer Documents Preprinted & Precoded TAM pgs Must be handcoded

28 28 Coding Test Booklets and Answer Documents Non-Precoded Must be hand- coded, if needed TAM pgs 51-52, Handcoding mandatory

29 29 Coding Test Booklets and Answer Documents Non-Precoded TAM pgs 51-52, Must be handcoded Must be hand- coded on ELA test booklet Only has to be done on ELA booklet

30 30 Class Sheets (These were to have been ordered on the DRC site) Four-digit class sheet number MUST be coded (including leading zeros) on the student test booklet or answer document Cannot mix grades; can mix subjects Class level reports produced only for classes of 6 or more Class level reports NOT produced for students with modifications Class Sheet Test Booklet TAM pgs 26-27, 31

31 31 School/Grade Header Sheets (fall assignment) Complete one header sheet for each grade Fall assign reports to another school Use last 3 digits of BEDS code District overage provided School/Grade Header Sheet Test Booklet or Answer Document (for exceptions) New! TAM pg 32

32 32 Test Administration SAMs Administration directions for all other grades and subjects in TAM Testing irregularities information in TAM TAM pgs 14, 59-85

33 33 STC Return Procedures Typed responses and responses written on bold-line paper Loose-leaf (3-hole punch; insert in front) Large-print (staple inside front cover) Form H (staple inside front cover) Form A (place in inside front cover – no staples or clips) Special Handling Response Envelope For form A only Hot pink label Return shipment 2 New ! TAM pgs C23, 39

34 34 STC Return Procedures Place all Braille materials into the plastic bag: Braille booklet Print version TA notes SAM (if applicable) Use one bag per student per subject TAM pg C24

35 35 STC Return Procedures Check labeling Verify every test booklet and answer document to be scored is identified with preprinting or a label especially customized materials Check test booklet/answer document coding Apply school specific lilac or gray return shipping label Fill in the blanks at the bottom of the labelSTC: Box ___ of ___ being returned to the DTC at this time line TAM pgs 36-37

36 36 STC Return Procedures Return Shipment 1 – May 12 Return scorable completed ELA and math test booklets If an incomplete ELA test booklet is returned, contact DRC immediately. Provide the student name, school name, and security number of the incomplete booklet. Grades and subjects may be mixed within the boxes Do not return class sheets in this shipment Save rulers, protractors, and reference sheets for Field Test, if applicable TAM pgs 37-38

37 37 STC Return Procedures Return Shipment 2 – May 23 Call Beth on May 22 by 11:00 a.m. with # of boxes and color Give to DTC: Envelope with school/grade header sheets and class sheets Envelope(s) with white copy of School Security Checklist Home school test booklets/answer documents Pink copy of School Security Checklist Pack in Box 1: Envelope(s) with rough drafts and graphic organizers Special handling response envelope In Boxes: All remaining secure materials Grades, subjects, nonscorable, and make-up test booklets may be mixed within the boxes Field Test should not be mixed with Operational TAM pgs Box 1

38 38 PACT Comments comments Open from May 8 through May 31 TAM pgs 41,50

39 39 Reporting Dates Preliminary Below Basic Reports Delivered by fall assignment school in mid-June through July Paper and online District Data CD-ROMs Delivered June and July by grade sets Final Data and Index CD-ROMs delivered by July 31 ISRs, Student Labels, and Score Reports (if ordered) Delivered via paper August 23 DTCS & TAM inside back cover

40 40 PACT Operational Questions/Answers

41 41 PACT Field Test

42 42 Participation All students are expected to participate in the Field Test ESOL/LEP students, students with disabilities, and students who used accommodations and modifications will participate Students who tested off-grade-level for PACT Operational will test on-grade-level for Field Test Exceptions: Those who require Braille or large-print materials Those who are homebound, homebased, or home schooled Those who are incarcerated, suspended, or expelled TAM pg D1

43 43 Materials All materials are secure Forms B,C,D,E produced for all subjects grades 3-8 No writing forms No grades 1 and 2 forms Answer documents produced for science and social studies Customized materials not produced Re-use rulers, protractors, and reference sheets from PACT Operational administration TAM pgs D2-D3

44 44 Test Administration Secure Administration Manuals (SAMs) produced for grade 3 math, science, and social studies Some schools will not use a SAM to administer the Field Test; use TAM administration directions starting on page D-16. Administration directions for all other grades and subjects are in Appendix D of the TAM TAM pgs D7-D26

45 45 Labeling Test Booklets & Answer Documents Precoded Labels Precoded Field Test Labels TAM pg D4

46 46 Labeling Test Booklets & Answer Documents New Student Precode Label Sheet TAM pg D4

47 47 Labeling Test Booklets & Answer Documents Customized Precode Label Sheet TAM pg D4

48 48 Labeling Test Booklets & Answer Documents Override Linking Label Sheet TAM pg D4

49 49 Labeling Test Booklets & Answer Documents Do Not Score Labels Apply to used or mislabeled test booklets and answer documents that DRC should NOT scoreno handwritten notes Blue8 labels per sheet TAM pg D4 Do Not Score

50 50 Return Procedures Field Test booklets and answer documents - all subjects all grades - returned with PACT return shipment 2 (May 23) Field Test materials should not be mixed with PACT Operational materials Apply school-specific ivory return shipping labels Fill in the STC: Box ___ of ___ being returned to the DTC at this time line TAM pgs D5-D6

51 51 PACT Field Test Questions/Answers

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