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Test Administrators Required Annual Training Last updated: 08/20/09 Test Administrators Contacts Technical support: Matt Hayes, hayes_ma@4j.lane.edu , 790-7560 or ODE Regional Support (Douglas ESD) Kristine Keizer, 1-877-373-3684 (toll free)

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contacts

Test Administrators

Contacts
  • Technical support:

Matt Hayes, hayes_ma@4j.lane.edu , 790-7560

or

ODE Regional Support (Douglas ESD)

Kristine Keizer, 1-877-373-3684 (toll free)

asmtsupport@douglasesd.k12.or.us

  • Security or Test Administration issues:

Jim Conaghan, 790-7561, conaghan_j@4j.lane.edu

  • OAKS Testing Resources and Information, http://www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/testing

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big picture objectives
Big Picture Objectives

Test Administrators

  • Be aware of what’s new this year in OAKS
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of test administrators
  • Understand how to use valid test administration practices
  • Learn where to find test administration resources and tools
  • To ensure consistent statewide test administration and valid test results.

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what s new

Test Administrators

What’s new

OAKS Online

  • Single central login for OAKS Portal
  • OAKS Test Administrator Interface enhanced
  • ELPA will be integrated into OAKS Online (will continue to be administered by ELL teachers)
  • Districts and schools will be able to restrict access to OAKS online for students by content area (this will primarily be done by district office for students taking Extended Assessments). Test Coordinators can unrestrict access if needed.

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what s new cont

Test Administrators

What’s new (cont.)

OAKS in general

  • Implementation of Math core content standards. (Science maybe implemented after an item review is completed in the Fall.)
    • Field testing items for new math standards.
    • Achievement Standards will be set in Fall 2010, adopted by the Board in December of 2010. Tests administered in October, November and December of 2010 will be scored against the December 2010 achievement standards (even if the new achievement standard is higher than the achievement standard at the time the test was administered).

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required testing environment

Test Administrators

Required Testing Environment
  • Trained test administrator
  • Quiet environment void of distractions
  • Only allowable resources made available to students upon request
  • Limited interaction with students
    • Read student directions
    • Administer accommodations appropriately
    • No coaching

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dos and dont s

Test Administrators

Dos and Dont’s

Dos

  • TAs must read the 2009-10 Test Administration Manual (Parts I – V and Appendices A & R), receive annual test administration and security training, and sign an Assurance of Test Security form before administering state tests.
  • TAs may only provide upon request students with allowable resources listed by content area in the 2009-10 Test Administration Manual.
  • TAs may only provide the version of allowable resources provided by ODE.
  • TAs must read verbatim the student directions provided by content area in the 2009-10 Test Administration Manual.
  • Test Administration Manual and all forms found at:

http://www.4j.lane.edu/instruction/testing

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Test Administrators

Dos and Dont’s

Dos

  • TAs must ensure that students use the correct SSID and take the correct test.
  • TAs must securely shred test materials such as reading passages, scratch paper, or other paper hand-outs written on by students after each testing event
  • Test materials must be securely stored at all times
  • Test improprieties must be reported to District Test Coordinator within 1 day of learning of them and the investigation must be completed within 30 days.

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dos and dont s cont

Test Administrators

Dos and Dont’s (cont)

Dont’s

  • TAs may not allow untrained aides, volunteers, or substitutes to assist with test administration.
  • TAs may not coach students (including requiring students to show their work).
  • Students may not access non-allowable resources such as textbooks, class notes, or other materials not listed in Allowable Resources. No cell phones, iPods, emails.
  • Students must not talk to or help other students during testing.

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Test Administrators

Dos and Dont’s (cont)

Dont’s

  • TAs must not review or analyze secure test items
  • Students must not remove test materials from the test environment
  • TAs must not copy or retain any test materials, including secure test booklets, writing prompts, or reading passages
  • DTCs, STCs, and TAs must not share their log-in information with anyone (even other authorized users)

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Test Administrators

In a Nutshell

  • TAs must receive training each year
  • TAs enforce valid test environment for students
  • When in doubt about a particular testing practice:
    • Check the Manual
    • Check your training notes
    • Ask your School Test Coordinator
    • If all else fails, assume the answer is “no”

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