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    1. How to use this PowerPoint This PowerPoint is intended as a template for DACs, SACs, and Trainers of TCAP Test Proctors. Schools are not required to use this PowerPoint for their training. Rather it is intended as a resource to be used, modified or serve as a checklist of district or school created training materials. This PowerPoint does not contain all required training information. All training that is required and generalizable to all Colorado public schools is contained in this PowerPoint, but certain required information is site-specific and is not contained in this PowerPoint. Trainers should remove this slide before actual training presentations. This training template references the CDE Procedures Manual (available at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/documents/csap/manuals/2011/2011_2012_Procedures_Manual.pdf ) and the TCAP Proctors Manuals (available at http://www.ctb.com/netcaster/categoryIndex.html?directoryId=6207&categoryId=6217 ) Trainers should remove this slide before actual training presentations. This training template references the CDE Procedures Manual (available at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/documents/csap/manuals/2011/2011_2012_Procedures_Manual.pdf ) and the TCAP Proctors Manuals (available at http://www.ctb.com/netcaster/categoryIndex.html?directoryId=6207&categoryId=6217 )

    2. How to use this PowerPoint All red font indicates slides or bullets that may require modification by trainers. The reason for the red font in a slide will be indicated in bold type in the notes on that slide. Some red font slides, such as these introductory slides, should be or may be discarded by trainers during actual presentations Slide backgrounds, themes, and many potential images have been omitted from this PowerPoint to facilitate the ease of modification. Trainers should apply backgrounds, themes and images to enhance the visual presentation of this PowerPoint as they see fit. Trainers should remove this slide before actual training presentations.Trainers should remove this slide before actual training presentations.

    3. Section 1: 2012 TCAP Overview New for the 2012 TCAP What is on the 2012 TCAP Who must take the 2012 TCAP When the 2012 TCAP will be administered Chain of Communication Standardization and the TCAP Section 2: TCAP Test Security The nature of secure test materials Communication and secure test materials Chain of custody Section 3: Administration of the TCAP Ensure a Standardized Testing Environment Roles of Test Proctors Housekeeping and Paperwork Accommodations Section 4: Misadministrations and Unusual Circumstances Ensure a Standardized Testing Environment Roles of Test Proctors Housekeeping and Paperwork Accommodations This slide shows the outline of this training and is intended for reference and planning purposes only. Trainers should remove this slide before actual training presentations. To reduce the file size, section title slides and section overview slides have not been included in this PowerPoint, but Dacs, SACs, or trainers may wish to add such slides before presenting.This slide shows the outline of this training and is intended for reference and planning purposes only. Trainers should remove this slide before actual training presentations. To reduce the file size, section title slides and section overview slides have not been included in this PowerPoint, but Dacs, SACs, or trainers may wish to add such slides before presenting.

    4. TCAP Test Proctor Training 2011-2012 This is the Colorado Department of Educations TCAP Test Proctor Training Template. It was compiled based on requirements in the Procedures Manual, with feedback from the field and utilizing example test proctor training materials from various Colorado school districts. This is the Colorado Department of Educations TCAP Test Proctor Training Template. It was compiled based on requirements in the Procedures Manual, with feedback from the field and utilizing example test proctor training materials from various Colorado school districts.

    5. Required Training All persons proctoring TCAP must have comprehensive and interactive training each year by the DAC or SAC. All TCAP proctors must sign a document verifying completion of training and a confidentiality agreement for school/district files. DACs must complete one Verification of District Training form and submit it to the Office of Student Assessment for CDE files. Trainers may wish to include site/district specific information about confidentiality and training completion document requirements. Procedures Manual, Section 7.7, Page 34 Sample forms can be found in Procedures Manual, Appendix B, Page 107 Once the DAC has received confirmation from each SAC that all potential proctors have been trained, the DAC needs to submit the Verification of District Training Form (Procedures Manual p. 108) to the Unit of Student Assessment. Trainers may wish to include site/district specific information about confidentiality and training completion document requirements. Procedures Manual, Section 7.7, Page 34 Sample forms can be found in Procedures Manual, Appendix B, Page 107 Once the DAC has received confirmation from each SAC that all potential proctors have been trained, the DAC needs to submit the Verification of District Training Form (Procedures Manual p. 108) to the Unit of Student Assessment.

    6. Whats New for the 2012 TCAP? Whats the Same? Testing sessions and administration time Item format and reporting categories Standardization and testing environment Based on the Model Content Standards. TCAP will not assess new standards from the Colorado Academic Standards Whats Different? Schools and districts must not erase stray marks in test booklets. All accommodations must be bubbled in on student data grid Script for a 10-minute warning was added throughout the Proctor Manuals. Most Model Content Standards assessment objectives that do not overlap with the CAS [[ will not be directly assessed have been removed.]] The TCAP will be very familiar for those who have administered the CSAP in the past. The key similarities are shown in the left hand column. But there are some important changes that test proctors should note. Schools may no longer erase stray marks in the test booklet and permission to erase stray marks has been removed from the Procedures Manual. Improved optical scanning technology and erasure analysis allows us to forgo the need to erase stray marks, which improves test security and reduces the workload on schools. Another important change in assessment administrations is for accommodations. Starting this year, all accommodations given to a student must be bubbled in on the answer document, not just the primary accommodation. And last, although there is a change in the content being assessed from the CSAP to the TCAP, this change does not affect test administration in any way.The TCAP will be very familiar for those who have administered the CSAP in the past. The key similarities are shown in the left hand column. But there are some important changes that test proctors should note. Schools may no longer erase stray marks in the test booklet and permission to erase stray marks has been removed from the Procedures Manual. Improved optical scanning technology and erasure analysis allows us to forgo the need to erase stray marks, which improves test security and reduces the workload on schools. Another important change in assessment administrations is for accommodations. Starting this year, all accommodations given to a student must be bubbled in on the answer document, not just the primary accommodation. And last, although there is a change in the content being assessed from the CSAP to the TCAP, this change does not affect test administration in any way.

    7. What is on the 2012 TCAP? For information about which standards will be assessed on TCAP, refer to the TCAP Assessment Frameworks, available at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/documents/csap/csap_frameworks.html. The TCAP is intended to assess student achievement in relation to the Model Content Standards Most of the standards that will be assessed also align to the new, Colorado Academic Standards. Some Model Content Standards that do not share an alignment to the new standards will continue to be assessed in order to maintain the test blueprint and comparability with CSAP. The TCAP will not assess Colorado Academic Standards that do not align with the Model Content Standard. In 2011, Colorado adopted new academic standards called the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS). The TCAP was designed to allow schools to develop and implement new curriculum aligned with the CAS at a pace that is appropriate to individual school and district settings. The TCAP is scheduled to be replaced by a new assessment aligned solely with the new Colorado Academic Standards beginning in 2014. In 2011, Colorado adopted new academic standards called the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS). The TCAP was designed to allow schools to develop and implement new curriculum aligned with the CAS at a pace that is appropriate to individual school and district settings. The TCAP is scheduled to be replaced by a new assessment aligned solely with the new Colorado Academic Standards beginning in 2014.

    8. Who must take the 2012 TCAP? As per Colorado Revised Statutes [22-7-409(1.2.a.1.d.I)] , all 3-10th grade students enrolled in a Colorado public school who are not also dually enrolled in a private school or a home school program must take either the TCAP or CoAlt. All students enrolled in a Colorado public school must take the TCAP (Procedures Manual, section 3.1, page 14). Students who are enrolled part-time must be tested. However, this does not apply to students who are also home-schooled or students who are dually enrolled in a private school (Procedures Manual, section 12.11, page 57). IMPORTANT: If a student is enrolling or switching schools within the same district during the TCAP testing window, refer to the Procedures Manual, section 13, pages 61-63, to determine which assessments should be administered to the student. Section 12 of the Procedures Manual on Special Circumstances can provide guidance on how to determine which assessments a particular student must take. If parents, despite legal requirements, keep their children out of school to avoid testing, then the SAC or DAC should note this by filling in the Parent Refusal bubble. Students who do not test will be counted in the denominator, but not the numerator, in the calculation for the testing participation requirement of 95% under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) law. Schools are not required to provide alternative activities for students not taking the assessments. All students enrolled in a Colorado public school must take the TCAP (Procedures Manual, section 3.1, page 14). Students who are enrolled part-time must be tested. However, this does not apply to students who are also home-schooled or students who are dually enrolled in a private school (Procedures Manual, section 12.11, page 57). IMPORTANT: If a student is enrolling or switching schools within the same district during the TCAP testing window, refer to the Procedures Manual, section 13, pages 61-63, to determine which assessments should be administered to the student. Section 12 of the Procedures Manual on Special Circumstances can provide guidance on how to determine which assessments a particular student must take. If parents, despite legal requirements, keep their children out of school to avoid testing, then the SAC or DAC should note this by filling in the Parent Refusal bubble. Students who do not test will be counted in the denominator, but not the numerator, in the calculation for the testing participation requirement of 95% under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) law. Schools are not required to provide alternative activities for students not taking the assessments.

    9. When the 2012 TCAP will be administered Districts should use this slide, or add other slides showing the district and schools assessment schedule. It is recommended that the schedule you provide also include information about when specific sessions will be administered. For more information about how to schedule TCAP in your district, including session lengths and a sample schedule, consult the Procedures Manual, section 5.1, Pages 25-27Districts should use this slide, or add other slides showing the district and schools assessment schedule. It is recommended that the schedule you provide also include information about when specific sessions will be administered. For more information about how to schedule TCAP in your district, including session lengths and a sample schedule, consult the Procedures Manual, section 5.1, Pages 25-27

    10. When will the 2012 TCAP be administered?