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  1. Test Security Policy 2013-2014 EBRPSS Accountability, Assessment and Evaluation Liz Frischhertz, District Test Coordinator Ruth Bennett, Back-up District Test Coordinator Cynthia Sampey, Back-up District Test Coordinator http://accountability.ebrschools.org 225-226-7625

  2. Test Security Sign-In • You received a copy of Test Security Policy. • You understand and will abide by this Test Security Policy. • For administrators and test coordinators: You can re-deliver Test Security Policy *New* Questions to answer in small groups or individually

  3. Page 1, Paragraph 2 Any teacher or other personnel who allows or breaches test security, including unauthorized access to electronic data, shall be disciplined in accordance with statutory provisions, policy, and regulations adopted by BESE and the School Board, and any and all laws that may be enacted by the state. Disciplinary actions include: - termination - denial, suspension, or revocation of a Louisiana certificate - conference with supervisor and employee - letter in personnel file

  4. Page 1, Paragraph 3 No public school administrator or member of a School Board shall retaliate against an employee who in good faith participates in an investigation of testing administration improprieties or irregularities. Retaliation shall include discharging, demoting, suspending, threatening, harassing, or discriminating of an employee who in good faith reports testing administration improprieties or irregularities. Disciplinary actions may include a $500 and/or 6 months imprisonment. Legislative Act 534 in 2010

  5. Louisiana Educational Assessment Program February 3 – March 14, 2014 February 3 – March 14, 2014

  6. Page 1, Section I I. Participation • All Persons involved in assessment programs • All assessments administered according to the state testing schedule.

  7. Page 1, Section II II. Definitions • Access • Secure Materials • Test booklets and answer documents • *New* Student log-in information (EOC, PARCC…) • Material containing items or responses • Testing Irregularities

  8. Read and answer questions 1 – 3. 1. East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) Test Security policy applies to A. all employees of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools B. only test administrators C. only classroom teachers in testing grades or subjects D. only school staff with access to test materials

  9. Question 2 2. Results of an investigation into a breach in test security by an employee may include: A. letter in EBRPSS personnel file B. disciplinary action including termination C. suspension or revocation of certification D. all of the above

  10. Question 3 3. Which of these is NOT considered secure test material? A. student answer document B. student test booklet C. student math reference sheet D. student log-in information for online testing

  11. Correct Answer is A • East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) Test Security policy applies to: A. all employees of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools B. only test administrators C. only classroom teachers in testing grades or subjects • only school staff with access to test materials

  12. The correct answer is D. 2. Results of an investigation into a breach in test security by an employee may include: A. letter in EBRPSS personnel file B. disciplinary action including termination C. suspension or revocation of certification D. all of the above

  13. The correct answer is C. 3. Which of these is NOT considered secure test material? A. student answer document B. student test booklet C. student math reference sheet D. student log-in for online testing

  14. Pages 1 and 2 Section III – A – 3 • It shall be a violation of security … • Administer tests in a manner that is inconsistent • Give examinees access • Examine any test item • Copy, reproduce, record, store electronically, discuss • Coach examinees • Provide answers to students in any manner • Administer published, parallel, previously administered or current forms of any statewide assessment

  15. Page 2 • Section III – A – 3 • Fail to follow security regulations for distribution and return • Conduct testing in environments that differ • Fail to report any testing irregularities to the District Test Coordinator • Participate in, direct, aid, counsel

  16. Question 4 4. True or False The test administration manual is considered secure and should be distributed only on the morning of the test.

  17. Question 5 5. Which of these is considered a violation of EBRPSS test security policy? A. waking a student who falls asleep during the EOC test B. discussing difficulty level of specific grade 7 iLEAP questions with a colleague C. writing the starting time on the chalk board D. sending for staff to remove a student who becomes ill

  18. The correct answer is false. 4. True or False The test administration manual is considered secure and should be distributed only on the morning of the test.

  19. The correct answer is B. 5. Which of these is considered a violation of EBRPSS test security policy? A. waking a student who falls asleep during the EOC test B. discussing difficulty level of specific grade 7 iLEAP questions with a colleague C. writing the starting time on the chalk board D. sending for staff to remove a student who becomes ill

  20. Pages 2 – 3 Pages 2 – 3 outline investigation and testing procedures. 9. *NEW* Seating Charts are required.

  21. Page 3 10. e. Only personnel trained in test security and administration shall have access or administer assessments. 10. g. Testing shall be done in class-sized groups. K – 3 is twenty-six students. 4 – 12 is thirty-three students. Small group accommodation is eight students.

  22. Page4 11 Why does the state void tests? • Improbable gains • Collaboration • Missing materials • Erasure analysis • Plagiarism • … • Programmatic, evaluative, or graduation criteria is not met if there is a breach of test security.

  23. Pages 4 - 5 15 – 16. Data access • FERPA • Signed security agreements • Aggregated data of fewer than 10 • Data displays

  24. Page 5 17. State and District Monitors

  25. Question 6 6. Which of these is a new item to state and district test security policy? A. seating charts for all testing groups B. principal designates one person as the school test coordinator C. small group testing is eight students or less D. investigation of suspected cheating by students

  26. ??? Question 7 7. Which of these would be considered an administrative error? A. Student has assistive technology (calculator) on the IAP. The calculator is given to the student for the entire math test. B. Student with an IEP that indicates the accommodations “small group” and “test read aloud” does not want the test read to him. Parent agrees to student’s request. C. During the grade 4 LEAP test, the Test Administrator reads the reading comprehension questions and answer choices aloud. D. Student’s IEP indicates she takes ELA grade 8 LEAP and math grade 8 LAA2.

  27. Question 8 8. Which is considered a violation of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)? A. an article in the school newsletter explaining SPS B. a sign in front of school announcing Honor Roll program C. a newspaper ad with photographs of National Merit Finalists D. a student’s scored written composition and attached rubric posted on bulletin board

  28. The correct answer is A. 6. Which of these is a new item to state and district test security policy? A. seating charts for all testing groups B. principal designates one person as the school test coordinator C. small group testing is eight students or less D. investigation of suspected cheating by students

  29. The correct answer is C. 7. Which of these would be considered an administrative error? A. Student has assistive technology (calculator) on the IAP. The calculator is given to the student for the entire math test. B. Student with an IEP that indicates the accommodations “small group” and “test read aloud” does not want the test read to him. Parent agrees to student’s request. C. During the grade 4 LEAP test, the Test Administrator reads the reading comprehension questions and answer choices aloud. D. Student’s IEP indicates she takes ELA grade 8 LEAP and math grade 8 LAA2.

  30. The correct answer is D. 8. Which is considered a violation of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)? A. an article in the school newsletter explaining SPS B. a sign in front of school announcing Honor Roll program C. a newspaper ad with photographs of National Merit Finalists D. a student’s scored written composition and attached rubric posted on bulletin board

  31. Page 7 - 8 VII. Administrative Errors • Accommodation given or not given • On-level not LAA2 District, state or guardian request a retest Louisiana Department of Education charges a fee for sending an additional test - $350.00 per subject, per test

  32. Page 8 IX. Report Emergencies A. Fire Alarms… B. Online Testing Emergency Plan

  33. Page 8 – 9 *NEW* Procedures No cell phones or electronic devices • Test Voided • Viewed in the presence of the guardian • Disciplinary action required • Liable for test item replacement cost

  34. Question 9 • What is the best way to prevent violations of cell phone and electronic device usage? A. cell phones in the off position B. all cell phones and electronic devices collected prior to test session C. teacher uses her cell phone to call parent of disruptive student D. student signs a statement in test booklet that cell phone was not used

  35. Question 10 • True or False In the event of a testing irregularity, the first call must be to the District Test Coordinator, Liz Frischhertz, or Backups Ruth Bennett and/or Cynthia Sampey.

  36. The correct answer is B. • What is the best way to prevent violations of cell phone and electronic device usage? A. cell phones in the off position B. all cell phones and electronic devices collected prior to test session C. teacher uses her cell phone to call parent of disruptive student D. student signs a statement in test booklet that cell phone was not used

  37. The correct answer is True. • True or False In the event of a testing irregularity, the first call must be to the District Test Coordinator, Liz Frischhertz, or Backups Ruth Bennett and/or Cynthia Sampey.

  38. Question 11 11. CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE (4 points) Using the EBRPSS Test Security Policy just presented, respond to the following items. You may refer to the policy to help form your responses. A. State one policy or procedure that is new to Test Security Policy this year. (1 point) B. Compare how this new policy was done previously with how it will be conducted during 2014 spring testing. (2 points: 1 point for previous action / 1 point for future action) C. Cite 1-2 examples from your past experiences or what you have heard to justify your response. (1 point; point cannot be awarded without specific examples)

  39. Question 11 11. CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE (4 points) Using the EBRPSS Test Security Policy just presented, respond to the following items. You may refer to the policy to help form your responses. A. State one policy or procedure that is new to Test Security Policy this year. (1 point) B. Compare how this new policy was done previously with how it will be conducted during 2014 spring testing. (2 points: 1 point for previous action / 1 point for future action) C. Cite 1-2 examples from your past experiences or what you have heard to justify your response. (1 point; point cannot be awarded without specific examples)

  40. East Baton Rouge Parish School System Accountability& Assessment accountability.ebrschools.org(225) 226 – 7625 Fax (225) 226 – 7605 Louisiana Department of Education www.louisianabelieves.net (225) 342 - 3490 Bulletin 118 http://www.louisianaschools.net/bese/policies.html House Bill 1442, Session 2010 www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=72214 Testing Vendors ACT (Explore, Plan, ACT) http://act.org/aap/louisiana/act.html Data Recognition Corporation (LEAP, iLEAP, ELDA, LAA) https://la.drcedirect.com/ Pacific Metrics (End-of-Course Exams) https://www.louisianaeoc.org/.phpProg/EOC/Login/login.php Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-assessment