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Test Security Policy 2013-2014. EBRPSS Accountability, Assessment and Evaluation Liz Frischhertz, District Test Coordinator Ruth Bennett, Back-up District Test Coordinator Cynthia Sampey, Back-up District Test Coordinator http://accountability.ebrschools.org 225-226-7625.

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Test Security Policy

2013-2014

EBRPSS Accountability, Assessment and Evaluation

Liz Frischhertz, District Test Coordinator

Ruth Bennett, Back-up District Test Coordinator

Cynthia Sampey, Back-up District Test Coordinator

http://accountability.ebrschools.org

225-226-7625

test security sign in
Test Security Sign-In
  • You received a copy of Test Security Policy.
  • You understand and will abide by this Test Security Policy.
  • For administrators and test coordinators: You can re-deliver Test Security Policy

*New* Questions to answer in small groups or individually

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Page 1, Paragraph 2

Any teacher or other personnel who allows or breaches test security, including unauthorized access to electronic data, shall be disciplined in accordance with statutory provisions, policy, and regulations adopted by BESE and the School Board, and any and all laws that may be enacted by the state. Disciplinary actions include: - termination - denial, suspension, or revocation of a Louisiana certificate - conference with supervisor and employee - letter in personnel file

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Page 1, Paragraph 3

No public school administrator or member of a School Board shall retaliate against an employee who in good faith participates in an investigation of testing administration improprieties or irregularities. Retaliation shall include discharging, demoting, suspending, threatening, harassing, or discriminating of an employee who in good faith reports testing administration improprieties or irregularities. Disciplinary actions may include a $500 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

Legislative Act 534 in 2010

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Louisiana Educational Assessment Program

February 3 – March 14, 2014

February 3 – March 14, 2014

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Page 1, Section I

I. Participation

  • All Persons involved in assessment programs
  • All assessments administered according to the state testing schedule.
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Page 1, Section II

II. Definitions

  • Access
  • Secure Materials
    • Test booklets and answer documents
    • *New* Student log-in information (EOC, PARCC…)
    • Material containing items or responses
  • Testing Irregularities
read and answer questions 1 3
Read and answer questions 1 – 3.

1. East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) Test Security policy applies to

A. all employees of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

B. only test administrators

C. only classroom teachers in testing grades or subjects

D. only school staff with access to test materials

question 2
Question 2

2. Results of an investigation into a breach in test security by an employee may include:

A. letter in EBRPSS personnel file

B. disciplinary action including termination

C. suspension or revocation of certification

D. all of the above

question 3
Question 3

3. Which of these is NOT considered secure test material?

A. student answer document

B. student test booklet

C. student math reference sheet

D. student log-in information for online testing

correct answer is a
Correct Answer is A
  • East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) Test Security policy applies to:

A. all employees of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

B. only test administrators

C. only classroom teachers in testing grades or subjects

  • only school staff with access to test materials
the correct answer is d
The correct answer is D.

2. Results of an investigation into a breach in test security by an employee may include:

A. letter in EBRPSS personnel file

B. disciplinary action including termination

C. suspension or revocation of certification

D. all of the above

the correct answer is c
The correct answer is C.

3. Which of these is NOT considered secure test material?

A. student answer document

B. student test booklet

C. student math reference sheet

D. student log-in for online testing

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Pages 1 and 2

Section III – A – 3

  • It shall be a violation of security …
  • Administer tests in a manner that is inconsistent
  • Give examinees access
  • Examine any test item
  • Copy, reproduce, record, store electronically, discuss
  • Coach examinees
  • Provide answers to students in any manner
  • Administer published, parallel, previously administered or current forms of any statewide assessment
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Page 2

  • Section III – A – 3
  • Fail to follow security regulations for distribution and return
  • Conduct testing in environments that differ
  • Fail to report any testing irregularities to the District Test Coordinator
  • Participate in, direct, aid, counsel
question 4
Question 4

4. True or False

The test administration manual is considered secure and should be distributed only on the morning of the test.

question 5
Question 5

5. Which of these is considered a violation of EBRPSS test security policy?

A. waking a student who falls asleep during the EOC test

B. discussing difficulty level of specific grade 7 iLEAP questions with a colleague

C. writing the starting time on the chalk board

D. sending for staff to remove a student who becomes ill

the correct answer is false
The correct answer is false.

4. True or False

The test administration manual is considered secure and should be distributed only on the morning of the test.

the correct answer is b
The correct answer is B.

5. Which of these is considered a violation of EBRPSS test security policy?

A. waking a student who falls asleep during the EOC test

B. discussing difficulty level of specific grade 7 iLEAP questions with a colleague

C. writing the starting time on the chalk board

D. sending for staff to remove a student who becomes ill

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Pages 2 – 3

Pages 2 – 3 outline investigation and testing procedures.

9. *NEW* Seating Charts are required.

page 3
Page 3

10. e. Only personnel trained in test security and administration shall have access or administer assessments.

10. g. Testing shall be done in class-sized groups.

K – 3 is twenty-six students.

4 – 12 is thirty-three students.

Small group accommodation

is eight students.

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Page4

11 Why does the state void tests?

    • Improbable gains
    • Collaboration
    • Missing materials
    • Erasure analysis
    • Plagiarism
  • Programmatic, evaluative, or graduation criteria is not met if there is

a breach of test security.

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Pages 4 - 5

15 – 16. Data access

  • FERPA
  • Signed security agreements
  • Aggregated data of fewer than 10
  • Data displays
page 5
Page 5

17. State and District Monitors

question 6
Question 6

6. Which of these is a new item to state and district test security policy?

A. seating charts for all testing groups

B. principal designates one person as the school test coordinator

C. small group testing is eight students or less

D. investigation of suspected cheating by students

question 7

???

Question 7

7. Which of these would be considered an administrative error?

A. Student has assistive technology (calculator) on the IAP. The calculator is given to the student for the entire math test.

B. Student with an IEP that indicates the accommodations “small group” and “test read aloud” does not want the test read to him. Parent agrees to student’s request.

C. During the grade 4 LEAP test, the Test Administrator reads the reading comprehension questions and answer choices aloud.

D. Student’s IEP indicates she takes ELA grade 8 LEAP and math grade 8 LAA2.

question 8
Question 8

8. Which is considered a violation of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)?

A. an article in the school newsletter explaining SPS

B. a sign in front of school announcing Honor Roll program

C. a newspaper ad with photographs of National Merit Finalists

D. a student’s scored written composition and attached rubric posted on bulletin board

the correct answer is a
The correct answer is A.

6. Which of these is a new item to state and district test security policy?

A. seating charts for all testing groups

B. principal designates one person as the school test coordinator

C. small group testing is eight students or less

D. investigation of suspected cheating by students

the correct answer is c1
The correct answer is C.

7. Which of these would be considered an administrative error?

A. Student has assistive technology (calculator) on the IAP. The calculator is given to the student for the entire math test.

B. Student with an IEP that indicates the accommodations “small group” and “test read aloud” does not want the test read to him. Parent agrees to student’s request.

C. During the grade 4 LEAP test, the Test Administrator reads the reading comprehension questions and answer choices aloud.

D. Student’s IEP indicates she takes ELA grade 8 LEAP and math grade 8 LAA2.

the correct answer is d1
The correct answer is D.

8. Which is considered a violation of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)?

A. an article in the school newsletter explaining SPS

B. a sign in front of school announcing Honor Roll program

C. a newspaper ad with photographs of National Merit Finalists

D. a student’s scored written composition and attached rubric posted on bulletin board

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Page 7 - 8

VII. Administrative Errors

  • Accommodation given or not given
  • On-level not LAA2

District, state or guardian request a retest

Louisiana Department of Education charges a fee for sending an additional test - $350.00 per subject, per test

page 8
Page 8

IX. Report Emergencies

A. Fire Alarms…

B. Online Testing Emergency Plan

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Page 8 – 9 *NEW* Procedures

No cell phones or electronic devices

  • Test Voided
  • Viewed in the presence of the guardian
  • Disciplinary action required
  • Liable for test item replacement cost
question 9
Question 9
  • What is the best way to prevent violations of cell phone and electronic device usage?

A. cell phones in the off position

B. all cell phones and electronic devices collected prior to test session

C. teacher uses her cell phone to call parent of disruptive student

D. student signs a statement in test booklet that cell phone was not used

question 10
Question 10
  • True or False

In the event of a testing irregularity, the first call must be to the District Test Coordinator, Liz Frischhertz, or Backups Ruth Bennett and/or Cynthia Sampey.

the correct answer is b1
The correct answer is B.
  • What is the best way to prevent violations of cell phone and electronic device usage?

A. cell phones in the off position

B. all cell phones and electronic devices collected prior to test session

C. teacher uses her cell phone to call parent of disruptive student

D. student signs a statement in test booklet that cell phone was not used

the correct answer is true
The correct answer is True.
  • True or False

In the event of a testing irregularity, the first call must be to the District Test Coordinator, Liz Frischhertz, or Backups Ruth Bennett and/or Cynthia Sampey.

question 11
Question 11

11. CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE (4 points)

Using the EBRPSS Test Security Policy just presented, respond to the following items. You may refer to the policy to help form your responses.

A. State one policy or procedure that is new to Test Security Policy this year.

(1 point)

B. Compare how this new policy was done previously with how it will be conducted during 2014 spring testing.

(2 points: 1 point for previous action / 1 point for future action)

C. Cite 1-2 examples from your past experiences or what you have heard to justify your response.

(1 point; point cannot be awarded without specific examples)

question 111
Question 11

11. CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE (4 points)

Using the EBRPSS Test Security Policy just presented, respond to the following items. You may refer to the policy to help form your responses.

A. State one policy or procedure that is new to Test Security Policy this year.

(1 point)

B. Compare how this new policy was done previously with how it will be conducted during 2014 spring testing.

(2 points: 1 point for previous action / 1 point for future action)

C. Cite 1-2 examples from your past experiences or what you have heard to justify your response.

(1 point; point cannot be awarded without specific examples)

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East Baton Rouge Parish School System Accountability& Assessment

accountability.ebrschools.org(225) 226 – 7625 Fax (225) 226 – 7605

Louisiana Department of Education

www.louisianabelieves.net (225) 342 - 3490

Bulletin 118 http://www.louisianaschools.net/bese/policies.html

House Bill 1442, Session 2010 www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=72214

Testing Vendors

ACT (Explore, Plan, ACT)

http://act.org/aap/louisiana/act.html

Data Recognition Corporation (LEAP, iLEAP, ELDA, LAA)

https://la.drcedirect.com/

Pacific Metrics (End-of-Course Exams)

https://www.louisianaeoc.org/.phpProg/EOC/Login/login.php

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-assessment

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