Missouri Assessment Program Examiner’s Manual Training Spring 2009 Produced by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in collaboration with CTB/McGraw-Hill . Overview.
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Missouri Assessment Program Examiner’s Manual Training Spring 2009Produced by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in collaboration with CTB/McGraw-Hill
Communication Arts: Grades 3-8
Mathematics: Grades 3-8
Science: Grades 5 and 8
Students’ content knowledge is measured using
three types of test items:
is constructed so that an Examiner can administer more than one content area in a grade level using one manual.
Steps 1-4: Contain the same information in all content areas
Step 5: Contains test administration directions specific to Communication Arts, Mathematics, and Science for relevant grade level
Steps 6-8: Contain the same information in all content areas
Step 1: Preparing for Testing and Testing Schedule
Step 2 Organize Your Classroom
Step 3 Check Your Testing Materials
Step 4 Before Testing
Step 5 Administer the Test
Step 6 Invalidations and Make-ups
Step 7 After Testing: Student Status Coding
Step 8 Assemble Materials for Return
Plan and organize for:
FOUR DO’S FOR EXAMINERS
Do eliminate noise distractions
Do prepare students the day
before the test to get a good night’s sleep
Do remind students to use
ONLY No. 2 non-mechanical pencils
to bubble in their answers
FOUR DON’TS FOR EXAMINERS
Don’t correct answers that are wrong
Don’t return books to students
to have them revise or complete answers
Students will be provided with a standard set of manipulatives for use during the test. No other classroom sets of manipulatives will be allowed.
Grades 3 through 7are provided all necessary formulas and conversions
with the items. No separate reference sheet will be provided.
Grades 8 will be provided with a reference sheet that contains formulas and conversions.
Grades 3 through 5 are not allowed to use calculators during any session of the test.
Grade 3: A standard dictionary and extra paper for writing first drafts may be used only during Session 2.
Grades 7: A standard dictionary, thesaurus, grammar handbook, and extra paper for first drafts may be during Session 2.
Grades 4, 5, 6, 8: No tools may be used for any sessions of the test.
Grade 5:willnot be provided a reference sheet. Necessary formulas and conversions will be included with the item
Grades 8:will beprovided with a reference sheet that contains formulas and conversions when required by particular items
Grade 5 and 8:will not be allowed to use calculators during anysession of the test
When all information
on the student
pre-code roster is correct
Affix the barcode label
Do not complete the SIS
Do not use the barcode label
Bubble in ALL info on SIS
Student Name, Birth Date, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, MOSIS State ID
Place one blank label
over the incorrect label
Then affix correct label
Wrong student label
Label attached with error in
Student Name, Birth Date,
MOSIS State ID
Place 2 blank labels over
Bubble in all info on SIS
No student barcode
Enroll/submit to core data
Leave barcode area blank
Bubble in all info on SIS
Six categories for test invalidation:
Students who are absent during one or more sessions of testing should make-up the sessions If a student cannot participate in make-up testing sessions, follow the procedures in the Examiner’s Manual listed in Step 6
Checklist after testing:
Organize materials as shown on picture of envelope
NOTE: Do not seal the envelopes. The DTC will verify the contents before sealing them.
Regional Instructional Facilitator for Math
Regional Instructional Facilitator for Communication Arts
Regional Instructional Facilitator for Science