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  1. Administering the sbac Field Test An Overview for Teachers

  2. SBAC Field test • Purpose • Ensure validity, reliability and fairness • Accuracy of test questions • Effectiveness of test questions • Set preliminary standards • Establish scoring and reporting scales • Provide students a practice opportunity BEFORE itis high-stakes • Test the online system • Test administration logistics • Work out the bugs BEFORE itis high-stakes

  3. Test organization • Two Content Areas • English Language Arts • Mathematics • Three Parts • Non-performance (multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, etc.) • Computer Aided Technology adjusts question difficulty • Classroom Activity (teacher led – script provided by SBAC) • Performance (following classroom activity, students research and apply knowledge) • Administration • Delivered via SBAC secure browser • Untimed

  4. Time to Test

  5. Scheduling • Testing window • April 1 – May 16 • School schedule • Your school information • School coordinator • Your school coordinator • Your school coordinator contact information

  6. Test Administrators • Complete Test Administrator Training • Today’s training • Test Administrator Videos • Test Administrator Checklist • Review student information prior to testing to ensure the right student is being given the right test and any specified accommodations • Administer the assessment • Report all potential test security incidents to the School Coordinator

  7. Preparing to Test • D91 Smarter Balanced Assessment Training Resources • http://www.d91.k12.id.us/sbac-training • Testing Administrators watch • TA Interface Video • Student Interface Video • Students watch • What is a Field Test? • Let’s Talk Universal Tools! • Students practice • Training tests

  8. Preparing To administer the classroom activity • Classroom Activity Administration Guidelines • Link to D91 Classroom Activities • School specific plan

  9. Rules for testing • Test Security • Review Spring 2014 Security Agreement • Sign and return the agreement to the school coordinator. • Testing Environment • Quiet, free from distractions • No access to cell phones, iPods, cameras, etc. • Students will use headsets or ear buds. • Information on the walls must be covered • Arranged appropriately to discourage “copying” • Students are actively supervised. • Printing • Only to meet accommodations • Securing materials • Under lock and key • Scratch paper etc.- shredded • Computers – Secure Browser • Close external applications • No testing with dual monitors

  10. The Secure Browser • Desktop application used to “take the test” • All other applications must be closed • Error messages • Secure Browser Not Detected • Unable to Establish a Connection with the Test Delivery System

  11. Student Log-In Information • Confirmation Code • Student’s first name • Student EDUID • ID- _ _ _ _ _ • Session ID • Generated the morning of the testing session

  12. Problems logging in

  13. Testing Improprieties, irregularities & Breaches • Impropriety – low risk of impacting student performance or test security • A student logs in with another student’s EDUID • The teacher answers a student’s question about a test item during the test • The teacher leaves the testing room or puts a student in charge • Irregularity – potentially affects student performance or test security • Failure to monitor student behavior – teacher is reading email or doing other “teacher” work • Failure to remove or cover classroom displays that provide information regarding the content being tested • Paraphrasing, omitting, revising or rewriting the script of directions contained in the test administrator’s manual

  14. Testing Improprieties, irregularities & Breaches • Breach – poses a threat to the validity of the test • Test materials are stolen or missing • Improprieties and Irregularities must be reported to your school coordinator within 24 hours • Breaches must be reported to your school coordinator IMMEDIATELY

  15. Questions?