2009 Campus Test Coordinator Training. February 11-12, 2009 Trainer – Peggy Bradfield Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. TAKS Training Requirements (Page 50 in Coordinator Manual). What’s New for 2009?. Not Much!
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February 11-12, 2009
Trainer – Peggy Bradfield
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District
The high school honor statement has been expanded to include high school TAKS-M testing.
Read the coordinator’s manual, the coordinator supplement(eoc), the accommodations manual, and the test security supplement.
Test Security involves accounting for all secure materials before, during, and after each test administration.
All testing personnel must be trained and sign an oath before handling secure test materials.
Secure materials (test booklets and LAT simplification guides) may not be duplicated without specific prior approval from TEA.
Watching students during testing. The focus of the teacher’s attention is on the students and not elsewhere.
Seating Charts are required for all test administrations. Seating Charts must include:
Students in grades 9-12 will be asked to sign an honor statement immediately prior to taking TAKS and TAKS-M assessments. The language will appear on the answer document. Sign it in pencil.
By signing my name, I agree that I will not give or receive unauthorized assistance during the test. I understand that giving or receiving unauthorized assistance during the test is cheating and may result in the invalidation of my test results.
Incidents resulting in a deviation from documented testing procedures are defined as testing irregularities.
Testing irregularities that constitute a disclosure of secure testing materials or altering student results either directly or indirectly are considered serious and may result in actions being taken against a teaching certificate or the filing of criminal charges for tampering.
Districts are required to maintain the following documentation for a period of five years.
TEA will again be conducting on-site visits to districts and campuses throughout the 2009 testing year.
When materials arrive on your campus, open the boxes and do an inventory check to make sure that you have everything on your packing list. If anything is missing then immediately notify the district testing coordinator.
Secure testing materials must be kept under lock and key in a secure location.
There are two answer documents that are used for all TAKS, TAKS (Accommodated), TAKS-M, and LAT testing.
See page 161-162. Note: There are 6 different math and 6 different reading answer keys for this answer document.
Note the minor change in the language taken abbreviations on the answer document this year.
Mark ONE score code for each test that is included on the answer document. (Note the “*” score code means “did not test on this answer document” for the subject indicated. For example the student split testing between TAKS and TAKS-M.)
If you fail to mark a test taken information code the system will default to TAKS English, which would certainly fail the student unless they took the TAKS English test.
Everything is important since it affects something in one of the three accountability systems.
(You will receive a precoded TAKS-M label for every student that is special education even if they will not be taking TAKS-M)Precode Answer Documents & Labels
* Precoded labels can be used on either English or Spanish scorable documents.
All precoded answer documents if not used must be returned under a VOID header with scorable materials.
Since 2009 is a designated TAKS release year, districts may retain a copy of each student’s TAKS, TAKS Accommodated, and TAKS-M compositions and/or open-ended responses for assessments administered during the 2008-2009 testing cycle (October 2008-July 2009).
(Handout: See TEA update & place in DCCM on pg. 179)
TAKS Testing Procedures are listed in Campus Coordinator Activity 11 on pages 173-182 of the Coordinator Manual.
This PowerPoint is not a substitute for reading the appropriate sections of the 2009 Coordinator’s Manual.
Provide dictionaries (English) for grade 7 writing, 9th grade reading, and grade 10-11 ELA. At least 1 for every 5 students. May provide ESL dictionaries for LEP students.
Test administrators are not allowed to answer any question relating to the content of the test itself.
No scratch paper for any TAKS testing (except as an accommodation or for an online test).
All TAKS tests are untimed. Each student must be allowed to have as much time as necessary to respond to every test item.
Accommodations are practices and procedures that provide equitable access during instruction and assessments for students with special needs.
Contains information about accommodations for TAKS, TAKS (Accommodated), TAKS-M, LAT, and TELPAS Reading tests.
TEA has re-written the accommodations manual giving more direction about allowable accommodations and requiring fewer Accommodation Request Forms (ARFs) be submitted for approval.
Available for eligible students in grades 3-8 on TAKS and TAK-A, but not TAKS-M.
Available for eligible special education students on TAKS, TAKS Accommodated, and TAKS-M.
Available for students who have a recent immigrant LEP exemption from taking TAKS or TAKS-M in reading, math, and science.
Make-up testing sessions are permitted only for the tests in grades and subjects that are used by NCLB to determine AYP ratings.
Every student gets a TAKS or TAKS-M answer document for the primary administration of all tests, even if they do not take a test, including LAT testers. (For example, SSI reading grades 3, 5, & 8 will require an answer document coded “L” even though they will not take the LAT reading test until April.)
What goes in here and how?
Verify that no answer documents have inadvertently been left in test booklets.
Verify that all test booklets and answer documents are accounted for.
There is only one Campus & Group ID sheet and only one Class ID sheet for TAKS, TAKS-A, and TAKS-M.
Follow the packing charts in the coordinator’s manual to pack materials for return (pages 188-198).