Testing Irregularity

Report
Test
Coordinator
Training
Fall 2013
Test Security
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The 4 S’s
Protect:
Students
Staff
Self
Standards
Based Assessments
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Standardization
• Equity, access, and
validity of results
• Standardization
maintained through
ADMINISTRATION
• TAs read DFA 2
weeks BEFORE
testing
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Standardization
• TAs adhere to ALL directions and
instructions in DFA
• During testing, TAs read scripts from DFA
EXACTLY as written
Prohibited Practices
• Photocopying or reproducing test materials
• Paraphrasing test questions or directions
• Coaching or assisting students with items
before, during, or after the assessment
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Prohibited
Practices
• Leaving test materials unattended in
unlocked room
• Taking test materials off campus (unless
authorized by PED)
Prohibited Practices
• Diminishing the significance or importance
of the tests
• Having a cell phone, smart phone, e-reader,
or tablet on person during testing (staff or
students)
• Stray-mark clean-up is STRICTLY
PROHIBITED
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Prohibited Practices
STRAY MARK CLEAN-UP
School staff MAY alter biogrid information ONLY
Staff may not erase or change any other marks on the
answer document
Answer documents with concerns may be returned in
the Special Handling Envelope with an explanatory note
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Electronic Devices
New PED Policy
Follow required steps.
School/district determines student/staff
discipline.
Goal: to maintain test security
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Electronic Devices
Legal Counsel
“You are grounded in federal and state case law permitting
school searches when (1) there is individualized suspicion that a
student is breaking a law or school rule or (2) a safety concern
that overrides the individual student’s expectation of privacy.
State v. Gage R. 149 N.M. 14, 243 P.3d 453 (Ct. App. 2010).
School officials would have individualized suspicion if a student
brought a cell phone into the test arena, so long as the school
announces clearly that bringing the electronic device into the
testing arena constitutes a violation of this policy AND a
violation of this policy is grounds for a search of the device.”
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Electronic Devices
Legal Counsel - Summary
Search Permitted if:
•
School has clearly stated
1) NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES DURING TESTING and
2) VIOLATION RESULTS IN CONFISCATION AND SEARCH
OF DEVICE.
•
Student is caught with device during testing.
Case Law:
State v. Gage R. 149 N.M. 14, 243 P.3d 453 (Ct. App. 2010).
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Forms—Keep for 5 Years
All staff and proctors must sign the Staff
Confidentiality Agreement
Students testing outside the regular
schedule (make-ups, special pull-outs)
must sign the Student Confidentiality
Agreement
Principal’s and Superintendent’s
Verification Forms
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Storage of Test Materials
LOCKED storage with limited
access
Account for all materials DAILY
with details check-in and checkout forms
Staff should not leave test
materials in unattended
classrooms
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Materials Chain of Custody
Count each booklet every time
it changes location
Sign in/out all materials
Check sheets should indicate
movement of materials for extended
time, make-ups, accommodations, etc.
Immediately report missing materials
to STC, DTC, and PED
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Testing Irregularity
Any circumstance within or beyond the
control of a school district that in the opinion
of the PED or a school district, raises doubts
about the propriety of standardized testing
procedures, preparation of materials,
standardized test administration, standardized
testing security, student scores attained from
standardized testing, or teacher or student
conduct observed during standardized testing.
(6.10.7.7-A NMAC)
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Testing Irregularity
If a testing irregularity occurs:
1. TA reports to STC
2. STC reports to DTC
3. DTC and STC conduct
internal investigation
4. DTC fills out Testing
Irregularities Reporting
Form and sends it to the
PED
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Testing Irregularity
Results of Testing Irregularities:
Implementation of procedures to
prevent similar irregularities in
future
Possible invalidation of student
scores if test is not a valid exhibit
of student abilities
Possible reprimand of staff
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Testing Irregularity
Most common Testing
Irregularity:
Students continue past current
session.
TAs MUST CIRCULATE ROOM
AND ENSURE THAT STUDENTS
DO NOT PROCEED BEYOND
CURRENT SESSION.
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Session Symbols
At top of test
booklet
pages
Session 1: Circles
Session 2: Triangles
Session 3: Squares
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Questions?
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