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2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Pre-Test Workshop for Test Examiners. California Writing Standards Test Grades 4 and 7 California Modified Writing Standards Test Grades 4 and 7. Presented by :. Agenda. Introductions Key Dates Ensuring Test Security

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2012 standardized testing and reporting star program pre test workshop for test examiners

2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Pre-Test Workshop for Test Examiners

California Writing Standards Test Grades 4 and 7

California Modified Writing Standards Test Grades 4 and 7

Presented by:


Agenda

Agenda

  • Introductions

  • Key Dates

  • Ensuring Test Security

  • Writing Tests Overview

  • Test Examiner Responsibilities

  • Resources

  • Questions


Key dates

Key Dates

  • March 7: Makeup testing for students absent on March 6 only

  • No schools in SCUSD will take the May 1 writing test administration.

Test materials must be ready for pick-up by 8:00 AM on the specific date(s) for pick-up depending on your school’s Warehouse delivery schedule for the week.


Ensure test security

Ensure Test Security

  • Keep the tests secure at all times

  • Test materials available only the testing period

  • Collect and account for all response booklets BEFORE dismissing students

  • Return all test materials to the STAR test site coordinator upon completion of testing

  • Administer the test in accordance with the directions for administration (DFA)


Test security affidavit

Test Security Affidavit

Send copies of signed Test Security Affidavits to [email protected]

Box 780

by March 2, 2012

Sign by all others having access to STAR Tests


Writing tests

Writing Tests

  • Writing tests are required

  • CST and CMA

  • Grades 4 and 7

  • Examiners need to ensurecorrect test (CST or CMA) given

    • Check IEPs to determine whether CST or CMA

    • See bottom of response booklet and DFA


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Writing Tests

  • For students with disabilities:

    • Prompt and passage may be read aloud

      • If specified in IEP or Section 504 plan

      • As an accommodation if regularly during classroom instruction and assessments

      • Mark Z on back of answer document

    • Accommodation of extended time is limited to 1 day only

    • No additional pages may be inserted


Test administration time

Test Administration Time

  • Writing tests are not timed. However, the tests must be administered:

    • Only on the day specified on the cover of the Writing Prompt and Response Booklet or the following day if administering a makeup test.

    • Only at the time specified in the school’s testing schedule.

    • In one sitting, with no breaks, unless the student has an IEP that allows the student to take breaks during testing or the student is an English learner who is eligible to take additional supervised breaks as an allowable test variation.

  • CST-Writing Test (About 75 minutes)

  • CMA-Writing Test (About 70 minutes)


Test materials needed

Test Materials Needed

  • Test Examiner Materials

    • California Writing Standards Test OR California Modified Writing Standards Test Directions for Administration

    • Corresponding Grade 7 Writing Prompt and Response Booklet for demonstration

    • “Testing—Do Not Disturb” signs for doors

  • Student Materials

    • Grade 7 Writing Prompt and Response Booklet (blank or Pre-ID)

    • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers (plus extras)


Student roster

Student Roster

  • Provide a student roster to examiners (Could be class roster from Zangle)

A “Yes” in the CMA ELA column means the student has been identified to take CMA Writing Test according to IEP


Test examiner responsibilities before testing

Test Examiner Responsibilities–Before Testing

  • Attend training and sign test security affidavit

  • Read Directions for Administration (DFA) and flag where to begin, available at:

    • http://www.scusd.edu/training-resources-test-site-coordinators

  • Make sure physical conditions of testing rooms are satisfactory

  • Make sure instructional materials directly related to the content of the test are not visible to students

  • Post “Testing-Do Not Disturb” sign on door on day of testing

  • Write name of test examiner, school, and district on board


Test examiner responsibilities during testing

Test Examiner Responsibilities–During Testing

  • Verify that all test materials are ready

  • Have students clear desks

  • Distribute response booklets to only students whose names are on them and give blank response booklets to students with no Pre-ID documents

  • Read “SAY” boxes exactly as they are written

  • Check periodically that students are following directions and writing their responses on the lined pages to be scored


Pre id answer documents ad

Pre-ID Answer Documents (AD)

Pre-ID Barcode:

Check student name and give to correct student

All students must complete Section 1: Write Student Name, Test Examiner, School, and District


Test examiner responsibilities during testing cheating

Test Examiner Responsibilities–During Testing: Cheating

  • If the test examiner or proctor observed a student cheating, e.g., using unauthorized materials, copying, or helping another student, he or she must stop the cheating.

  • After testing, the examiner must mark C in Section A2, Special Conditions, on the student’s response booklet and notify the STAR test site coordinator.


Test examiner responsibilities after testing

Test Examiner Responsibilities – After Testing

  • Verify that all test materials are collected

  • Check that students filled out Section 1

  • Hand-grid all demographic information for all students without pre-ID documents

  • Code answer documents as necessary for

    • A2: Special testing conditions

    • A3: Accommodations and modifications

    • A4: EL test variations

  • Return all testing materials to test site coordinator in Room #


Test examiner responsibilities after testing cont coding back page of ad

Test Examiner Responsibilities–After Testing Cont. Coding Back Page of AD

Code as necessary:

A2: Special testing conditions

A3: Accommodations and modifications

A4: EL test variations


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Test Examiner Responsibilities–After Testing Cont.Coding Back Page of AD

  • If the student used a computer or other assistive device on:

    • CST Writing Test:

      • Mark A3b, “Accommodations and Modifications,” D, F, T or V

    • CMA Writing Test:

      • Mark A3b, “Accommodations” D or F

    • Write student’s name, school, and district on back of each typed page

    • Insert pages inside response booklet

    • If A3b is not marked, the test will not be processed


Test examiner responsibilities after testing cont

Test Examiner Responsibilities – After Testing Cont.

  • Transcribe braille and large print (or not processed)

  • Write VOID on any answer document(s), with marks, not to be scored; return with nonscorables


View training video

View Training Video

  • Examiner Segment

    • CST Writing Tests

    • CMA Writing Tests

    • Refer to Site Coordinator Updates for 2012 Handout


Resources contact information

Resources & Contact Information

All training materials and updates are posted on the district’s website:

http://scusd.s468.sureserver.com/training-resources-test-site-coordinators

  • Test Site Coordinator Contact Information

  • Name:

  • Phone:

  • Email:

  • Room#:


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