Training Overview. Coordinator Procedures Updates for 2010 Before Testing Scheduling Accommodations During Testing After Testing Online Testing (EV, PV, SM, SE). Assessment Coordinators Manual.
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Assessment Coordinators Manual contains critical information for test security and administration of state assessments. District Assessment Coordinators must read and understand parts 1-6 of this manual.
All Students grade 3-8 and high school are required to participate in state testing. Exception Reading & Writing (New Non-English Proficient or students new to country within last year.) Special Education has MSP, MSP w/Accommodations, MSP-BA, and PORT as options for testing.
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Students enrolled before Feb 15.
PRE-ID ADHESIVE LABELS
Students enrolled after Feb 15
New students close to testing. Site Label needed to be placed where a Pre-ID label would go.
The assessments must be administered by a trained staff member of a school district under the general supervision of a certificated employee.
Student teachers and interns have a contractual relationship with the school and may assist in the administration of the assessments.
Volunteers may not administer or assist in the administration of any state assessments. Volunteers may assist in the supervision of students who need a break or have completed testing.
The Assessment Coordinator is responsible for training administrators and test proctors before the test administration and encouraging a positive atmosphere for testing.
There are three fundamental dimensions to the security of state assessments.
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The principal ensures test security within the school building and that assessments are administered according to OSPI guidelines. Specifically, the principal:
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School Assessment Coordinator:
Provide an appropriate testing environment
No. 2 Pencils ONLY
For the Reading, Mathematics and Science Assessments, additional paper of any kind is not permitted.
For the Writing Assessment, students must be provided scratch paper for the prewriting and first drafts of each session. It is suggested that you provide at least 3 sheets of yellow lined letter-size (8 ½” x 11”) scratch paper so that it can be easily identified and removed for shredding.
Word processors must not be used for any portion of the assessment unless specified in an IEP or Section 504 Plan. Students may not use semantic mapping software. Any student responses generated with word processers must be transcribed verbatim into the student booklet.
Use of cell phones during testing will result in an irregularity and possible invalidation.
For Emergencies only (like hospitalization) that prevent the student from testing during the entire testing window.
Contact Brian if you think there is a candidate. Form will need to be completed and sent for Brian to send to OSPI for approval.
Note: This exemption is not intended for students with chronic conditions. Refer to the Assessment Coordinators Manual (page 21) for examples of conditions that may warrant a medical exemption from state testing.
Provide testing breaks as permitted in the Directions for Administration
Earlier Window (May 5 – May 24)
The Checklist for accommodations available for allstudents is available in the Resources section of the Assessment Coordinators Manual.
Scribing should only be used for students who are unable to write their own responses in the test booklet. The need for a scribe must be documented on the students’ IEP or Section 504 Plan.
Classroom Poster Only
This image may be reproduced for classroom posters only. Do not use this document to print copies for individual student use.
Consult your District Assessment Coordinator regarding all irregularities.
All individual and group testing irregularities must be gridded on the back cover (demographic page) of the student(s) test booklet.
Invalidations for individual students will be determined by district and must be approved by your District Assessment Coordinator.
District Assessment Coordinators must consult with the OSPI State Test Coordinator of all irregular administrations that involve staff or student groups. These type of irregularities will be investigated at the district, reported to OSPI, and invalidated as determined by OSPI.
Irregularities must be promptly documented on forms located on the Test Admin Web site: www.k12.wa.us/assessment/TestAdministration.aspx.
Coordinators must submit a list of invalidated student test booklets, including a Testing Irregularity Report, to the District Assessment Coordinator . Invalidated test booklets must be packaged with To-Be-Processed and scored materials.