Test administrator Training grades 3–9 reading, writing, & Mathematics Sbagrades 4, 8, & 10 science sba Spring Administration 2012
Test Administration Directions • The Test Administration Directions (TAD) will assist with all testing procedures. • You will receive 1 TAD per grade and assessment. • If you did not receive a copy, download one from EED’s website. • It is important to read it carefully prior to testing. • The TAD combines the associate test coordinator’s tasks along with the administrator’s.
Test Security Agreement • Test Security Agreement is provided by the district or may be downloaded from the EED website http://www.eed.alaska.gov/forms/home.cfm • Review carefully and initial each indicator • Ask for clarification before final signature • Once you sign the agreement, you are responsible for all test security in your classroom. • You are acknowledging that you will follow all guidance, regulation, and instructions associated with all spring assessments. • Return the signed copy as directed by your district • No one can sign for you
Checklist Before Testing • Carefully read the Test Administration Directions in advance. • Prepare students: • Announce testing dates with start times • All SBA tests must be administered on the dates set by your district. SBA test dates are as follows: April 2–16, 2012. • The test order is: reading, writing, mathematics, then science. • Students who are not able to take the SBAs on the district's designated test days may take the SBAs on any of the days that follow within the test window. • Explain the purpose of the test to the students. • Outline cell phone and other technology limitations/consequences.
Before Testing • Prepare the classroom: • Remove any displayed instructional material • Check and locate all necessary testing materials • Familiarize yourself with the School/Classroom Daily Check In-Check Out Worksheet in the TAD (or the like) • Ensure the testing environment is free of disruption Provided by DRC: Provided by District: • Test Administration Directions Manuals • Test books • Precode labels and/or district/school labels • Rulers and protractors • “Do Not Score” Labels • Classroom Daily Check In-Check Out Worksheet • Sharpened No. 2 pencils with eraser (not mechanical) • Extra erasers • Scratch paper for reading, writing, and mathematics tests • “Do Not Disturb” sign(s) • Seating Chart (suggested) • List of students and subtests to be taken • List of students requiring accommodations/modifications
Before Testing • Materials for students receiving accommodations may be included: • Large Print – per grade and subject • Braille – per grade and subject • These materials can also be requested through the DTC. • Braille and Large Print accommodated materials require transcription of responses into a Form D Standard Test Book or answer booklet for the reading, writing, and mathematics SBAs and Form SD for the science SBA (procedures for transcription are in the Test Administration Directions). • Reference the Test Administration Directions for administering tests to students with accommodations.
Checklist During Testing • Clarify expectations of electronic devices with all students • Four subtests administered in this order • Reading • Writing • Mathematics • Science (grades 4, 8, & 10 only) • Distribute, collect, and inventory testing materials using the Check In-Check Out Worksheet (or the like) • Students are not permitted to work on previous or subsequent day’s test
During Testing – RWM SBAs • All test books or answer booklets must have either a precode label or a district/school label. Precode Label District/School Label • Tan labels are to be used only for grades 3–9 reading, writing, and mathematics test books and answer booklets. • Test books/answer booklets returned without a label will be considered unused and WILL NOT BE SCORED.
During Testing – RWM SBAs • Grades 3–9 Form D • Grades 3 & 4 • Two test books: 1 containing reading and 1 containing writing and mathematics • Grades 5–9 • 1 test book and 1 answer booklet containing all 3 subjects • Apply a label to the front covers (precode or district/school) • Two precode labels are produced for grades 3 & 4 students: 1 for the reading test book and 1 for the writing/math test book. • When using district/school labels, bubble in all applicable student information (see TAD for details).
During Testing – Science SBA Precode Label District/School Label • Pink labels are to be used only for grades 4, 8, & 10 science SBA test books. • Test books returned without a label will be considered unused and WILL NOT BE SCORED.
During Testing • The precode label saves administrators time and eliminates errors caused by hand-bubbling • If a precode label is used, the bubbles on the front cover of the test remain blank. • In cases where students fill in bubbles, the label overrides any marks (no need to erase the bubbles).
During Testing • Administrators must follow the instructions exactly to ensure similar testing conditions in all classrooms. • All text preceded by the “say” bubble must be read exactly as written. • If a student asks for help, say, “I cannot help you with that. Please do the best you can.” • Consistently monitor student progress while testing: • Cheating • Random marking of answers • Guessing • Correct subtest (reading, writing, mathematics) • Proper bubbling
During Testing • Are you prepared to handle the following during testing: • Bloody nose • Student illness • Student violence or destruction of test • Student disruption • Unscheduled parent visit • Earthquake
Checklist After Testing • When a student turns in the test book, note the time on the worksheet, and ask, “Have you checked to make sure you have answered all the questions?” • Do not flip through the test book/answer booklet to check for completion. • After testing is complete, inventory student test books/answer booklets and ensure the following: • All test book/answer booklets are counted and the Check In-Check Out Worksheet is accurate • Document the accommodations that were actually used during testing on the inside cover of the answer document. • Reference sheets are removed • Each test book/answer booklet to be scored has a label • “Teacher use only” field is complete where applicable (consult DTC before invalidating) • Braille and Large Print accommodated tests have been transcribed (under no circumstances may keyboarded responses be sent as a separate piece of paper or attached to the test book) • Document any testing irregularity (e.g., fire alarm, student sick)
Checklist After Testing • Grades 3–10 reading, writing, & mathematics SBAs, as well as the science SBAs, collect student accommodations actually used at testing via the inside front cover of the test book/answer booklet. • Large Print and Braille bubbles have been moved to the inside cover under Question 1. • This page should be completed after the student has finished testing (reference the grade-specific Test Administration Directions manual for accommodation collection instructions).
After Testing • Use “Do Not Score” labels under the following circumstances: • A label is not positioned correctly on the test book/answer booklet (redo with another test book/answer booklet and district/school label) • A precode label was placed on the test book/answer booklet but the student did not show up for testing. • An inappropriate label was placed on the test book/answer booklet (may need to transcribe student answers) • Test should not be scored Avoid usinga “Do Not Score” label if there is a bubble correctly marked in the “Teacher Use Only” field on the front cover
After Testing • Based on the associate test coordinator’s directions, return all test materials to a secure environment • Do not store tests in the classroom • Secure materials must be tracked, inventoried, and stored when testing is complete • Report any test irregularities to the associate test coordinator • Report any damaged materials to the associate test coordinator
Quiz Time • I must agree and sign a _______________ before testing to ensure I know the expectations. • Once testing starts, no tester can leave before ______. • A list of accommodations for students can be obtained from _______. • The first day of testing is the __________ subtest, day two is the _________ subtest, and the last test is __________. • All used test books must have a __________. • The _______ Form ensures security of test materials and that no materials are lost during testing as students submit completed tests. • I must walk around the room to monitor testing, and I must ______ leave the room during testing. • I contact __________ when a testing irregularity occurs. • A “Do Not Score” label should not be applied if there is a bubble marked in the ______ field on the front cover of the test book/answer booklet. • At the end of testing, I bubble in the accommodations _________ used during testing. • If a student is concerned about a test item, I report the test item number to the associate test coordinator and never _________ the test.