2011 Campus Test Coordinator Training Test Security January 26, 2011 Freeport Intermediate school
Active Monitoring • Monitoring during test administrations is the responsibility of the test administrator, the campus test coordinator, the campus principal, and the district test coordinator. • Teachers are required to actively monitor students during testing. • Principals and Campus Test Coordinators are required to actively monitor testing sessions at their campus. • The district testing coordinator is required to ensure that testing sessions at all campuses within the district are monitored. • A team of central office personnel trained to monitor testing sessions will be used to assist the district testing coordinator in monitoring campus testing sessions. Every testing session will be actively monitored.
What Is Active Monitoring? Watching students during testing. The focus of the teacher’s attention is on the students and not elsewhere. • Walking around to better observe what students are doing. (Are students; working on correct section of test, marking answers on the answer document, not cheating, not using cell phones, not talking or communicating with other students, etc.?)
What is NOT Active Monitoring? • Anything that takes the test administrator’s attention away from the students during testing. Examples include; • Working on the computer or doing email. • Reading a book, magazine, or newspaper. • Grading papers or doing lesson planning. • Leaving the room without another trained test administrator in the room. • Leaving students unattended during lunch or breaks. • Be sure to not read the test content over a student’s shoulder and do not examine specific student responses during testing, since doing these will be a test security violation committed while active monitoring.
Online Training Modules • http://texas.testsecuritytraining.com/TestAdministratorTraining.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 • You will have to turn off your pop-up blocker • to run the training modules. • Open website • Go to Tools • Pop-up Blocker • Turn off Pop-up Blocker • Turn off pop-up blockers PRIOR to choosing • INDIVIDUAL TRAINING and entering your • identification information or you will have to enter it twice.
Online Test Administrator Training Modules • Individual • Required to enter information • Certificate will print out for each module • Turn in copies of certificate to Harding • Group • Groups of 2 or more • One person logs on as an individual • Group participates while going through the module and taking the quiz • Individual logged in will print one certificate per module • All members in the group will sign the certificate • Honor System: if you sign the certificate, you are responsible for knowing and following guidelines • DUE DATE for Completion and all certificates turned in: Friday, February 11, 2011 by 4:00 pm.
Online Test Administrator Training Modules • Designed to supplement mandatory annual training in test security and test administration procedures • Target audience = test administrators • Designed to be taken in either a group or individual setting (certificates w/individual only) • Modules include • Active Monitoring • Distribution of Test Materials • Proper Handling of Secure Materials • Each module contains a knowledge check (5 Questions) • One Certificate per Module (3 total certificates)
Module 1: Active Monitoring Goals of the module: • Understand how to correctly implement active monitoring • Know how to differentiate between what is considered active monitoring and unauthorized viewing • Be aware of the more common errors made by students during testing • Understand what TEA considers a blank answer document and how to properly address a student who turns in an answer document or scorable test booklet with responses left blank
Module 1: Active Monitoring Outline: • What is active monitoring? • Importance of active monitoring • Monitoring expectations for test administrators • Monitoring outside of the classroom • Improper monitoring • Detecting improper student behavior • Risk factors associated with improper student behavior • What constitutes a blank answer document? • Blank answer document implications
Module 2: Distribution of Test Materials Goals of the module: • Know the more common errors that occur when assigning or distributing tests to students • Be better prepared to prevent mistakes that might occur while distributing materials to students • Know strategies to use when preparing for a test administration • Be more familiar with the implications of improper distribution of test materials
Module 2: Distribution of Test Materials Outline: • Preparation Strategies • Know your materials • Know how to report problems • Use student rosters • Common Materials Distribution Errors • Not confirming student identities • Not following the roster • Not issuing appropriate materials • Not properly implementing accommodations
Module 3: Proper Handling of Secure Materials • Goals of the module: • Understand the expectations for protecting the security and confidentiality of secure materials • Be aware of the common errors made in the handling of secure materials • Understand the importance of following secure materials accounting procedures • Be aware of the risks and consequences of not properly accounting for all materials
Module 3: Proper Handling of Secure Materials • Outline: • Preparation strategies • Inventory control • Common inventory control errors • Properly securing materials • Not securing materials during disruptions in testing • Leaving materials unattended • Allowing untrained staff to handle secure materials • Allowing students to handle secure materials • Risks and implications • Risks associated with improper handling of secure materials
Successful Testing Begins and Ends with Good Training, Test Security and Confidential Integrity Questions About Test Security? All three module certificates are due by Friday, February 11th.