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Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Pre-Test Workshop 2013. February 6, 2013; 8:00-11:00 am; IMC-7 February 6, 2013; 1:00-4:00 pm; IMC-7 February 14, 2013; 8:00-11:00 am; IMC-7 February 14, 2013; 1:00-4:00 pm; IMC-7. Cin Rogers, Ed.D. STAR District Coordinator 457-3828

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standardized testing and reporting star program pre test workshop 2013

Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Pre-Test Workshop2013

February 6, 2013; 8:00-11:00 am; IMC-7

February 6, 2013; 1:00-4:00 pm; IMC-7

February 14, 2013; 8:00-11:00 am; IMC-7

February 14, 2013; 1:00-4:00 pm; IMC-7

Cin Rogers, Ed.D.

STAR District Coordinator


[email protected]

physical fitness
Physical Fitness
  • Required in Grades 5, 7, and 9
    • Grade 9 by Graduation Requirement Year 2016
  • Test Window February 1 to April 26, 2013
  • Need date PE testing began.
  • All schools MUST administer the test, including Alternative and Charters.
  • All students in grades 5, 7, and 9 take the tests whether or not they are enrolled in a PE class.
  • Individual results are to be given to each student after testing.
  • Return completed scanners to REA ATTN: Tami Whaley by April 30.

STAR coordinators will:

Follow current STAR procedures properly.

Ensure all materials are handled securely and appropriately.

Train site examiners to conduct testing consistently.

  • Test Dates and Scheduling
  • New for STAR 2013
  • STAR Test Site Coordinator responsibilities
  • Writing tests
  • Multiple-choice tests
  • California Standards Tests (CSTs)
  • Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests
  • California Modified Assessment (CMA)
  • Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)
  • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
  • After testing
  • Expedited return of results
testing dates
Testing Dates
  • STAR Writing Grades 4 & 7:March 5 (6 – makeup)
  • EAP Essay (Grade 11): March 4-29
  • High Schools and Charters:
    • CST/CMA/CAPA/STS April 22 – May 10
    • Elementary and Middle Schools:
      • CST/CMA/CAPA/STS April 29 – May 17
    • Exception: Dailey Charter
scheduling testing at school sites
Scheduling Testing at School Sites
  • Test Schedule options available in STAR Pre-test Workshop materials
  • Schedules meet the following guidelines:
    • Each subject and part administered to the same grade level on the same day at the same time
    • Each subject administered in consecutive order of its parts
  • You will need to include at least two make up days that are scheduled within the test window
test schedules
Test Schedules
  • Must be approved by STAR District Coordinator.
  • Test schedules are due March 11.
  • All school test examiners must follow the established school schedule.
email test schedule choice to cin rogers@fresnounified org
Email Test Schedule Choice to [email protected]

Name of School and Test Schedule Option in Subject line

Answer three questions:

Test schedule option?

Make up days?

Administer CMA?

new for star 2013
New for STAR 2013
  • Emphasis on heightened security
    • New security affidavit
  • New and updated videos
  • Answer docs:
    • No CBEDS (Box 14), collected in CALPADS
    • No ASAM
    • No SEID
    • English-learner program participation (Box 17) definitions changes
    • CAPA Section A1 added
  • STS for dual immersion
  • Expedited return of results
1 responsibility security
#1 Responsibility—Security
  • No unauthorized electronic devices used in classroom during testing
    • For testing purposes, any electronic device that is not specifically designated as an accommodation or modification in the student’s IEP or Section 504 plan is unauthorized.
  • Security audits to occur
security audits
Security Audits
  • At randomly selected schools and district offices
  • Before, during, or after testing
  • Are materials secure, accounted for, and locked up when not in use?
  • Are correct administrative procedures being followed? For example:
    • Instructional materials have been removed or covered.
    • Students are not being coached through the exams.
    • Only appropriate accommodations and/or modifications are being provided, et. al.
    • No unauthorized electronic devices are being used.
2 responsibility train test examiners
#2 Responsibility – Train Test Examiners
  • Emphasis on heightened security
  • New and updated videos
  • Additions to DFAs
  • Room sign with reminder of no electronic devices
    • To be posted in clear view of students
    • Included in District Coordinator kit
    • Available on
    • Can be photocopied
  • Site Coordinator video, General, first part about security only
star tsc responsibilities
STAR TSC Responsibilities
  • READ TSC Manual
  • Inform parents (Parent Q & A)
  • Train examiners (use Video links)
  • Ensure examiners read and sign affidavits.
    • Send copies to REA ATTN: Tami Whaley
  • Secure test materials.
  • Plan for accommodations and modifications
star tsc late labels
STAR TSC: Late Labels
  • To assist schools REA will:
    • Send a set of labeled booklets for new students since Pre-ID.
    • For students whose demographics have changed since Pre-ID an electronic update to the pre-ID will be done by REA.
  • School will:
    • Pull all “moved” students’ answer docs
    • Mark moved students’ answer docs “VOID – moved” and put in non-scorable.
star tsc train examiners
STAR TSC: Train Examiners
  • READ and sign affidavits
    • send copies to REA ATTN: Tami Whaley.
  • Emphasize NO unauthorized electronic devices.
  • Students who are not testing may not stay in the classroom where a test is being administered.
  • If students need to be taken to another room to finish testing, BE SURE THEY ARE ESCORTED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF. Do not allow students to walk to another room with test materials by themselves.
star tsc reminders
STAR TSC: Reminders
  • Examiners CANNOT:
    • Review test questions before, during, or after testing.
    • Check students’ answers including (but not limited to):
      • Advise students of wrong answer or to check an answer; or
      • Withhold answer docs until students demonstrate they have the right answers.
after testing answer documents
After TestingAnswer Documents
  • Train examiners to:
    • Erase NOTHING in answer circles.
after testing answer documents cont
After TestingAnswer Documents (cont.)
  • Avoid teaching students in second and third grade to mark through answer circles to eliminate answers. Such marks CANNOT be erased by adults.
star tsc

Examiners shall monitor students throughout testing to make sure students are:

  • On correct part
  • Not going on to other parts or back to a previously completed part
  • Not skipping a question on their answer document (so that they are off by one or more)
  • Not using unauthorized electronic devices during testing session
star tsc1

Examiners shall ensure there is enough time to complete a part before beginning the part.

Examiners must follow the approved test schedule.

instruction between test parts
Instruction Between Test Parts
  • NO instruction in content area between test parts administered in the same day
  • For example, no language arts instruction can occur between CST ELA Part 1 and CST ELA Part 2 if they are administered in the same day.
parent guardian exemptions
Parent/Guardian Exemptions
  • Students whose parents/guardians submit written requests may be exempted from:
    • All tests
    • Specific tests or content areas
  • Tests taken before a parent/guardian exemption request is received will be scored and reported.
  • No separate messages to parents of selected groups of students
  • Count against participation for AYP
  • Do not change what is being tested
  • Only for students with IEPs or 504 Plans
  • Corresponds to what student receives in daily classroom instruction
  • Examples for Multiple-Choice:
    • Dictated responses to a scribe
    • Assistive device that does not interfere with independent work of student
  • Mark only what student actually uses
  • Does change what is being tested
  • Only for students with IEPs or 504 Plans
  • Corresponds to what student receives in daily classroom instruction
  • Examples for Multiple-Choice:
    • Reading passages read or signed to student
    • Calculator for math test
    • Assistive device that does interfere with independent work of student
  • Mark only what student actually uses
accommodations allowed for cma
Accommodations Allowed for CMA
  • See Testing Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications matrix in workshop materials
    • Test questions read aloud to student
    • Calculator on the grade 5 math test
    • Math manipulatives on the math or science tests
no modifications for cma
No Modifications for CMA
  • Modifications are not allowed for use on the CMA; the CMA is a modified test. If the IEP team feels further modifications are necessary the IEP team should consider that the student participate in the STAR Program by taking the CSTs with modifications.
english learner testing variations
English Learner Testing Variations
  • ELs are allowed only the following testing variations (inside back cover of DFA):
    • Hearing test directions marked with T in SAY boxes
    • The test examiner is not to translate any oral or written test questions or directions students are to read to themselves.
    • Tested separately with other EL students by school employee. Use only if this is normal procedure for these students.
    • Having access to translation glossaries/word lists (English to primary language) with NO definitions (for CST Math, Science and History-Social Science ONLY – NOT for ELA CST).
writing tests1
Writing Tests
  • Writing tests are required.
    • CST and CMA
    • Grades 4 and 7
  • Examiners need to ensurecorrect test (CST or CMA) given.
    • Check IEPs to determine whether CST or CMA.
    • See bottom of response booklet and DFA.
writing tests2
Writing Tests
  • When in 2013?
    • March 5(makeup March 6)
  • Approximately 60-75 minutes including passing out materials and reading directions.
  • Must be completed in one sitting with no breaks (unless in IEP).
before writing essay section 1
Before Writing Essay:Section 1
  • All students must complete even if Pre-ID was used.
after writing test
After Writing Test

If the student used a word processor:

  • Mark Section A3, “Accommodations and Modifications,” D or T.
    • If A3 is not marked, the test will not be scored
  • Print out pages and write name of student, school, and district on back of each page.
  • Place print-out inside Writing Response Booklet.
  • Return with scorables.
after writing test1
After Writing Test

If a student with an accommodation, wrote response on loose-leaf paper or in large print or in Braille document:

  • Essay must be transcribed into Writing Response booklet or it will not be scored.
  • Mark A3, Accommodations.
    • B if student wrote on separate paper
    • G if student used braille
    • H if student used large print
after writing test2
After Writing Test
  • Return all materials with either the scorables (if student given test) or nonscorables (if student not given test).
  • REA picks up materials on March 7
star program multiple choice tests
STAR Program Multiple-Choice Tests
  • CSTs
    • All students take CSTs unless taking CMA or CAPA
    • Grades 2–11
  • CMA
    • Grades 3–11; varies by grade and content area
    • Must have IEP and meet eligibility criteria
  • STS
    • For Spanish-speaking English-learners and for English-speaking Spanish-learners (purchased separately)
    • Grades 2–11
    • MUST also take CST and/or CMA
before multiple choice testing
Before Multiple-Choice Testing
  • Receive boxes:
    • All boxes come in single delivery.
    • Before signing receipt, check number of boxes.
    • Compare box contents to packing list within 24 hours. Report discrepancies to REA.
  • Prep answer documents:
    • 2013 only
    • No copying of answer documents
before multiple choice testing1
Before Multiple-Choice Testing
  • Confirm which tests each student takes.
  • Confirm any accommodations or modifications students will use and where they will be tested.
  • Prepare materials:
    • Test booklets
    • No. 2 pencils
    • Scratch paper
    • Rulers, if required (used with regular-print booklets only)
    • Signs
at start of testing
At Start of Testing
  • All students must complete Section 1 even if Pre-ID was used.
  • At start of end-of-course testing,

mark EOC test name:

during multiple choice testing
During Multiple-Choice Testing
  • Use Directions for Administration (DFAs) correctly.
    • Read ALL “SAY” boxes exactly as written.
    • Be sure to read and complete“First Day of Testing” section with students.
    • ONLY translate boxes with “T” (NO CST/CMA/STS questions, prompts, or passages may be translated).
    • Grades 9−11 are in single DFAfor each test: CST, CMA, STS.
during multiple choice testing1
During Multiple-Choice Testing
  • Monitor for use of unauthorized electronic devices.
  • Give correct test booklets and answer documents to students whose names are on answer documents.
  • Make sure students are taking the correct test and marking answers in the correct section of the answer document.
  • Ensure students complete all parts of each test.
during multiple choice testing2
During Multiple-Choice Testing
  • Give breaks only at end of a part as indicated by stop sign.
  • Mark answer documents:
    • Correctly mark test name
      • Note: if the test name is not marked, the test will not be scored.
    • Correctly mark version #
    • Version #
during multiple choice testing3
During Multiple-Choice Testing
  • Schedule breaks
    • Ensure there is enough time to complete a part before beginning the part.
    • See DFA for more information on breaks.
california standards tests csts
California Standards Tests (CSTs)
  • Grades 2–11
  • Unless taking CMA or CAPA
  • Subjects tested:
    • English–Language Arts (ELA): all grades;writing for grades 4 and 7
    • Mathematics: grades 2–7 and end-of-course (EOC) grades 7–11 Note: Rulers used for grade 2 CST only
    • Science: grades 5, 8, 10, and EOC 9–11
    • History–Social Science: grades 8, 11, and EOC 9–11
who takes which cst for mathematics
Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics?
  • Grades 2–6: Grade-level test required

Note: Rulers used for grade 2 CST ONLY

  • Grade 7: Grade-level mathematics test or Algebra I required
who takes which cst for mathematics1
Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics?
  • Grade 8: One of the following is required:
    • CST for General Mathematics (if no math course or completing a course for which there is not an EOC mathematics CST); or
    • Algebra I; or
    • Geometry; or
    • Algebra II; or
    • Integrated Math 1, 2, or 3
who takes which cst for mathematics2
Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics?
  • Grade 9: One of the following is required:
    • CST for General Mathematics (if no math course or completing a course for which there is not an EOC mathematics CST); or
    • EOC mathematics CST; or
    • CST for Summative High School Mathematics
  • Grades 10–11: One of the following is required:
    • EOC mathematics CST; or
    • CST for Summative High School Mathematics
    • No assessment required if not taking a mathematics course UNLESS eligible to take Summative High School Mathematics
summative high school mathematics
Summative High School Mathematics
  • Students in grades 9–11 will take the CST for Summative High School Mathematics based on:
    • Completion of Algebra I, Geometry, AND Algebra II courses in previous years; or
    • Completion of course aligned with Integrated Math 3 blueprint in a previous year; or
    • Previously took the CST for Summative High School Mathematics.
mark correct mathematics test taken
Mark Correct Mathematics Test Taken . . .

. . . or student will not receive a SCORE.

Also include correct version number.

cst for science
CST for Science
  • Required grade-level science
    • Grades 5, 8, 10: all students shall take the grade-level test.
      • Found in grade-level test booklets: no need to order separately.
    • Students in grade 10 shall also take an end-of-course science test:
      • If enrolled in standards-based science course
      • EOC test booklets must be ordered separately
cst for science1
CST for Science
  • Grades 9–11 EOC
    • Completed an applicable science course in the 2012 summer session or will complete it during 2012–13 school year:
      • Review state blueprints.
      • Review curriculum.
      • Determine which, if any, EOC science CST students in each course will take.
    • Mark correct EOC test and version number on the answer document.
cst for history social science
CST for History-Social Science
  • Grades 8, 11 required
  • EOC World History, grades 9−11
    • Students in grade 11 who are completing a world history course will take BOTH the U.S. History test AND the EOC CST for World History.
  • Security is Important
    • Only staff administering the tests should have access to them.
    • Students must return all essay topic booklets and they must be returned.
    • No electronic devices during testing
early assessment program eap
Early Assessment Program (EAP)
  • Grade 11 only
  • To receive status of ELA, students must complete:
    • Writing essay in March; and
    • CST multiple choice questions; and
    • Additional EAP multiple choice questions on CST.
    • For mathematics, students must complete additional questions on the EOC Algebra II or Summative High School Mathematics
    • Students must mark ONLY ONE bubble—REA will not bubble for student
cma participation criteria
CMA Participation Criteria
  • Have an IEP
  • Meet the SBE-adopted eligibility criteria
  • Previously took CST and scored below basic or far below basic
  • Previously took CAPA and scored proficient or advanced in previous 2 years
  • See full participation criteria:
    • STAR District and Test Site Coordinator Manual
cma participation criteria1
CMA Participation Criteria
  • ANNUALLY, IEP specifies:
    • Whether the student takes the CMA or the CST with appropriate accommodations and/or modifications, regardless of previous CMA performance levels
    • CMA subject(s)
    • Variations and/or accommodations
  • Check the student’s IEP to see whether and which CMA test the student should take.
cma participation
CMA Participation
  • No additional modifications are allowed.
    • If modifications needed, student should take CST with modifications.
  • Enrolled in grades 3–11.
  • May take the CMA for some subjects, CST for other subjects.
  • Must take grade-level CSTs when a CMA is not offered.
cma tests for 2013
CMA Tests for 2013
  • CMA for ELA in grades 3–11
    • CMA for Writing in grades 4 and 7
  • CMA for Mathematics in grades 3–7
  • CMA for Algebra I (EOC for grades 7–11)
  • CMA for Geometry (EOC for grades 8–11)
    • Note: If CMA students in grades 8 or 9 are NOT taking Algebra I or Geometry, the IEP should designate the appropriate CST math test accordingly. There is no CMA for General Mathematics.
  • CMA for Science in grades 5 and 8
  • CMA for Life Science in grade 10

*Required History–Social Science for grades 8 and 11 MUST be taken with CST.

2013 cma materials for grades 3 7
2013 CMA Materials for Grades 3−7
  • CMA booklets for grade 3:
    • Separate scorable test booklet
    • If no CST taken, return CST test booklet with nonscorables.
  • CMA for grades 4–7:
    • CST and CMA in same answer document
    • Grade 5 ONLY allows calculator(if written into the IEP).
  • If both CST and CMA taken, must mark Section 7c for CMA tests taken.
2013 cma materials for grades 8 11
2013 CMA Materials for Grades 8−11
  • CMA for grades 8 and 11
    • Ordered both CST and CMA grade-level test booklets for each student taking one or more CMA exams.
      • All students MUST take the CST History–Social Science in grade 8 and U.S. History in grade 11.
  • CMA for grades 9 and 10
    • Ordered the grade-level CMA test booklets for only the CMA tests to be administered.
      • Order CST only if needed.
      • Students in grades 9 and 10 may take only CMA (ELA, Algebra I, Geometry, grade 10 Life Science).
2013 cma materials for grades 8 111
2013 CMA Materials for Grades 8−11
  • Answer docs separate from CSTs
  • If Pre-ID’d:
    • For grades 8–11, if at least one CMA test is pre-identified for a student, the student will receive both the CMA and the CST pre-identified answer documents.
    • Return only used answer documents for scoring.
  • If NOT Pre-ID’d:
    • Answer documents sent based on test booklets ordered.
CST/CMA Answer Document

Right side of inside of answer doc grades 4−7

  • CMA section has:
  • Different subject icons from CST
  • Alternate row shading for the response bubbles
  • Three options choices
  • Fewer number of questions
cma grade 7 answer document mathematics section
CMA Grade 7 Answer DocumentMathematics Section
  • Grade 7 mathematics and Algebra I have different numbers of questions
who takes the sts
Who Takes the STS?
  • Required for Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs), grades 2–11, who either:
    • Receive instruction in Spanish regardless of the length of time they have been enrolled in schools in the U.S. or one of its territories; or
    • Have been enrolled in a school in the U.S. or one of its territories less than 12 cumulative months.
other sts stipulations
Other STS Stipulations
  • Students taking the STS must also take CSTs or the CMA.
  • Students who take CAPA do NOT take STS.
2013 sts materials
2013 STS Materials
  • STS for Reading/Language Arts (RLA) in grades 2–11
  • STS for Mathematics in grades 2–7
    • Rulers for grades 2 and 5
  • STS for Algebra I (EOC for grades 7–11)
  • STS for Geometry (EOC for grades 8–11)

Students in grades 8 and 9 who are not taking Algebra I or Geometry courses take NO STS mathematics, but do take the appropriate CST end-of-course mathematics test.

  • Performance-based, one-on-one test
  • For students with significant cognitive disabilities unable to take the CSTs even with accommodations and/or modifications or the CMA with accommodations
  • Student must have an IEP
  • IEP specifies CAPA and level
  • Do not take STS
  • CAPA Training is mandatory.
  • CAPA Test Examiner Training:
    • Regional Instructional Managers (RIM) will train teachers at your site
    • Contact Office of Special Education for questions about training
  • Packed in separate boxes from other STAR materials
  • Distribute CAPA directions to Special Education teachers early to review procedures and instructions
  • All FUSD schools have one CAPA version (so required materials are all the same). FUSD has Version 4 for 2013.
  • 10% are to be double rated at each school and grade.
  • Lists will be sent to schools for double rating.
capa answer document
CAPA Answer Document
  • Use only 2013 answer document.
  • Ensure correct CAPA Levelis marked in 7a.
  • Level I only can have 5 as a score.
capa observers
CAPA Observers
  • Districts must double-rate at a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the CAPA students per level, per site (including NPS).
  • Double ratings are randomly selected.
  • Observers must mark Observer and BOTH examiners and observers must sign their separate answer documents.
Preparing To Administer the CAPAObserver’s Answer Doc

Use blank from overage.Observers must mark sections

1 – Name, etc.

3 – Date of Birth

5 – Name

6 – Gender

7a – CAPA Level

7b – Grade

11 – Student ID

12a – SSID

after testing1
After Testing
  • Paperwork
    • Separate answer docs by grade
    • Alphabetize answer docs by grade
    • Complete back of answer document.
    • Transcribe voided answer documents.
    • Complete First Day List
    • Complete SGID (one per grade).
    • Complete Master File (one per school).
  • Pack: scorables vs. nonscorables
    • Attach correct shipping labels.
after testing complete back of answer document
After TestingComplete Back of Answer Document
  • A1 DO NOT complete without CDE notification
  • A2 Special Conditions
  • A3 Accommodations and Modifications
    • Part a: mark “IEP” and/or “Section 504 plan” to indicate which program/plan student has, whether used accommodations or modifications or not. Note: IEP is required to take CMA, CAPA.
    • Part b, mark codes for all accommodations student used as specified in IEP and/or 504 plan.
  • A4 English Learner Test Variations
    • For each test, what was actually used
After Testing
  • Transcribe
    • Braille and large print
      • Cannot be processed without transcription
      • In Section A3 on the back of the answer document mark “G” or “H.”
    • Damaged answer documents
      • Write VOID onfront of answer document(s) and return with nonscorables.
multiple choice testing answer document
Multiple-choice Testing Answer Document
  • Use 2013 answer documents only
  • Do NOT copy answer documents
  • An answer document must be completed and submitted with each school’s scorable materials for every student enrolled on the first day of multiple-choice testing. This includes students who:
    • Complete CST/CMA or CAPA
    • Are exempted by parent/guardian request
    • Are absent for the school’s entire testing window
what do you hand bubble on a pre id answer document
What do you hand-bubble on a Pre-ID answer document?

Box 7c: Assessed with CMA on the front page

and on the back page
And on the back page...

If Applicable:

Box A2: Special Conditions

Box A3: Accom/Mods

Box A4: EL Test Variations

what do you hand bubble if it is not a pre id answer document
What do you hand-bubble if it is not a Pre-ID answer document?


Box 3: DOB

Box 5: Name

Box 6: Gender

Box 7: Grade

Box 8 & 9: Ethnicity/Race

Box 10: Parent ed Box 11: Stud Id Box 12a: SSID

If applicable:

Box 7c: Assessed with CMA

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And on the back page...

If Applicable:

Box A2: Special Conditions

Box A3: Accom/Mods

Box A4: EL Test Variations


Box 15: Eng Prof

EL => Box 17 & 24

RFEP => Box 21 & 22

Box 16: Sped Svcs

Box 19: Prim Lang

Box 23: NSLP

16a disability code
16a—Disability Code
  • If not in Pre-ID, mark after testing.
  • For CST and STS:
    • Mark “000” if no IEP; or
    • Disability Code from IEP.
  • For CMA and CAPA:
    • Disability code is REQUIRED.
    • “000” not valid for CMA or CAPA.
    • Also, be sure to mark the “IEP” or “504 Plan” circle in section A3a even if the student does not use any accommodations or modifications.
school and grade identification sheet sgid
School and Grade Identification Sheet (SGID)
  • Complete the front page of SGID (see manual)
    • Information box – district, school grade, dates, test coordinator name
    • CST/CMA orCAPA orSTS
    • Grade
    • Number of Documents
    • Use one for each grade level tested with CST/CMA
    • Use one for all CAPA levels and grades
    • Use one for each grade level tested with STS
master file sheet
Master File Sheet
  • Complete “Number of SGID’s” column for each grade tested
    • Use one SGID (CAPA) for all CAPA
    • Use one SGID per grade tested with CST/CMA
    • Use one SGID per grade tested with STS
  • Complete “Number of Scorable Documents” column for each grade tested
    • If no students tested in grade level, enter “0.”
testing problems
Testing Problems
  • Examples include, but are not limited to:
  • Test Administration Errors
    • Not following directions
    • Randomly distributing Pre-ID test booklets
    • Marking Modifications when they were not used
    • Not marking correct course-specific test code
  • Testing Irregularities
    • Failure to maintain security
    • Allowing students to access electronic equipment
    • Allowing students to take pictures of tests
    • Information on walls or desks
    • “Coaching” students in any way
    • Changing/correcting students’ responses
    • Allowing students additional materials during testing
  • Inform the District Coordinator asap (Cin @ 457-3828)
delivery and pick up of star test materials
Delivery and Pick-up of STAR Test Materials
  • Notify front office staff of expected deliveries and pickups:
    • Have front office staff notify TSC ASAP of deliveries.
    • Tell front office staff where deliveries are to be placed/secured.
    • Tell front office staff where material to be picked up is located.
    • Keep materials secure at all times.
  • See Test Delivery and Pickup Schedule in workshop materials
    • Comprehensive high school material will be delivered by district warehouse on a pallet.
  • On-Site Inspection of STAR Test Materials determines pickup date
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STAR On Site Inspection
  • REA will inspect STAR scorable answer documents at school site.
  • REA will set inspection date and time.
  • Instructions will be sent (red folder).
  • Test Site Coordinator must remain with inspectors during inspection.
  • Inspection MUST be completed by:
    • May 16 for high schools and charters
    • May 23 for elementary and middle
    • REA Inspectors will package Scorable materials
package non scorable materials
Package NON-SCORABLE Materials
  • See complete list of Non-Scorable Handling Guidelines in Manual
  • All test booklets (except grade 2 and 3) submitted in SCORABLE)
  • Voided booklets (grades 2 and 3) or answer documents (if responses) marked VOID and the reason
  • Grade DFAs
  • Unused blank and Pre-ID answer booklets
  • Transcribe Large-print and Braille Booklets
  • Place green labels on NON-SCORABLE boxes
returning star test materials
Returning STAR Test Materials
  • Return address labels are provided for all testing materials.
  • Grades 4 and 7 Writing Test
    • Blue labels for scorable materials
    • Red labels for non-scorable materials
  • Multiple-Choice Answer Documents and CAPA
    • Orange labels for scorable materials
    • Green labels for non-scorable materials
  • EAP Essay
    • Magenta labels for scorable
    • Yellow labels for non-scorable
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Complete Labels Correctly

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How to Get More Test Materials
  • REA Website
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  • Procedures for extra material:
    • Non-secure materials can be sent by intra-district mail
    • Secure material will be delivered within two working days or can be picked up by TSC
expedited return of cst cma results
Expedited Return of CST & CMA Results
  • Results available within 2–3 weeks of receipt of materials at scoring center
    • QC process for early tests before results release.
  • Scorable materials must be complete and include all information, including accurate SGID.
  • Downloadable file from STAR Management System:
    • Receive an e-mail notification of a link to a data file.
    • File will include only a subset of fields.
    • Use with caution: final results subject to change.
questions call the star team
Questions? Call the STAR Team

Cin Rogers 457-3828

Tami Whaley 457-3851

Andy Bride 457-3842

Carlos Ramirez 457-3852; District cell 647-3751