PARCC Assessment Design - miltonps.org

PARCC Assessment Design - miltonps.org

Preparing for the PARCC Field Test: Training for Test Administrators Volume 1 Computer-Based Testing Purpose By the end of this training module, you will have a general understanding of your role and responsibilities as a Test Administrator, including: security policies and protocols tasks before, during and after testing general information about accessibility features and accommodations 2

PARCC Acronyms Acronym CBT CCR CCSS ELA ELA/L EOY LEA Name Acronym Name Computer Based Test PBA Performance Based Assessment

College and Career Ready PBT Paper Based Test Common Core State Standards SDU Student Data Upload English Language Arts TAM Test Administrator Manual English Language Arts/Literacy TCM Test Coordinator Manual End of Year STC School Test Coordinator Local Education Agency TA Test Administrator

Partnership for Assessment of PARCC Readiness for College and Careers 3 Agenda 4 Roles and responsibilities

Field Test schedule and testing times Tasks to complete before, during, and after testing Additional information Agenda 5

Roles and responsibilities Field Test schedule and testing times Tasks to complete before, during, and after testing Additional information

Roles & Responsibilities PARCC Goal - Develop and Implement a High Quality Assessment System 6 Roles & Responsibilities Field Test Purpose The field tests are designed to generate data to evaluate the quality of the test questions They will also provide an opportunity for a number of important research studies But are not designed to yield individual student, school,

or district results 7 Refer to p. 1 in the CBT TAM Roles & Responsibilities Roles School Test Coordinator individual at the school level responsible for the overall coordination of the test administration Test Administrator individual at the school ultimately responsible for administering the assessment Proctor individual who may be called on to help a Test Administrator monitor a testing session

Refer to Appendix E in the TAM for your state-specific Refer to pp. 2-3 in policy the CBT TAM 8 Roles & Responsibilities Test Administrator Primary Responsibilities Complete necessary training Understand all test administration protocols Prepare and distribute testing materials Ensure appropriate implementation and documentation of testing accommodations, when applicable Read scripts as written and keep accurate time

Actively supervise students at all times Maintain security and ensure collection of test materials 9 Agenda 10 Roles and responsibilities Field Test schedule and testing times

Tasks to complete before, during, and after testing Additional information Field Test Schedule Testing Windows Component Performance-Based Assessment Administration Dates

March 24 to April 11, 2014 *The prescribed testing dates for your state may slightly dates. End-of-Year May differ 5 to from Junethese 6, 2014 Please contact your School Test Coordinator if you have any questions about your testing dates. 11

Refer to p. ii in the CBT TAM Field Test Schedule Make-Up Testing For students who are absent, become ill during original test sessions, and are affected by technology failures or interruptions Students are not allowed to return to any session of the test they have already completed Test security and administration protocols apply The School Test Coordinator will establish the make-up testing schedule for your school 12

Refer to p. 4 in the CBT TAM Field Test Schedule Guidelines for Testing Time Total Field Test Administration Time = Session Time + Additional Time Example: Grade 3 ELA/Literacy PBA Literary Analysis Session Session Time = 60 min Additional Time = 30 min Total Field Test Administration Time = 60 min + 30 min = 90 min 13

Refer to pp. 4-8 in the CBT TAM Field Test Schedule Guidelines for Testing Time (continued) If all students have completed testing at the end of the session time, the session may end Once the Total Field Test Administration Time has been reached, the test session must end A student may be allowed extended time accommodations only if listed in his or her IEP or 504 Plan (or EL Plan, if required) Refer to Appendix E in either TAM for your statespecific policy 14

Refer to pp. 4-8 in the CBT TAM Field Test Schedule Breaks Between test sessions, scheduled breaks should occur Example: Grade 3 ELA/Literacy Performance Based Assessment 8:00am 10:00am Literary Analysis Session

10:00am 10:15am Scheduled Break 10:15am 12:15pm Research Simulation Session During a test session, short breaks may be permitted at the discretion of the Test Refer to pp. 5-6, Administrator 15 24 in the CBT TAM Agenda 16

Roles and responsibilities Field Test schedule and testing times Tasks to complete before, during, and after testing Additional information

Before Testing 17 Before Testing PREPARE FOR FIELD TEST ADMINISTRATION 1) Prepare for Test Administrator Responsibilities 2) Prepare students 3) Prepare the testing environment 4) Obtain test materials 18

Before Testing 1) Prepare for Test Administrator Responsibilities Review the CBT Test Administrator Manual: www.parcc.pearson.com/support Complete training with your School Test Coordinator Review additional training modules including Computer-Based Testing Test Administration Sign the Security Agreement 19 Refer to p. 19 in the CBT TAM Before Testing

2) Prepare Students Administer Sample Items and Tutorial Inform students about prohibited materials Encourage students to do their best 20 Refer to pp. 19-20, 32 in the CBT TAM Before Testing

3) Prepare the Testing Environment Arrange students seating configuration: Seat students in every other seat Arrange monitors back-to-back Seat students back-to-back Seat students in a semicircle Seat students in widely spaced rows or in every other row Cardboard, plastic, and other types of partitions may

be used to prevent students from viewing other monitors Refer to p. 13, 20, 21 22 in the CBT TAM Before Testing 3) Prepare the Testing Environment (continued) Cover or remove prohibited materials from the testing room

Posters, maps, charts, displays and graphic organizers Mathematical formulas and theorems Number lines, multiplication tables and 100s charts Word lists, definitions and writing formulas Any manipulative not approved for use prior to testing It is not necessary to cover calendars, posters displaying the alphabet or consonant blends, or posters displaying the Pledge of Allegiance 22 Refer to pp. 15-17 22 in the CBT TAM

Before Testing 4) Obtain Test Materials Student Authorization Tickets Seal Codes (written on the board) Scratch paper Headphones (ELA/Literacy or students who need them for accessibility or accommodations purposes) Calculators (optional for mathematics sessions) Testing Do Not Disturb sign Additional materials required by students IEPs and/or Refer to pp. 9-10, 14-15, 504 Plans (or EL Plans, if required) 22, 28 in the CBT TAM 23

Before Testing 4) Obtain Test Materials (continued) Plan to administer applicable testing accommodations Check that all necessary materials and equipment are available and in good and working condition 24 Refer to pp. 20-21 in the CBT TAM During Testing

25 During Testing ADMINISTER THE PARCC FIELD TEST 1) Prepare students and the testing room 2) Read the appropriate script 3) Distribute materials 4) Keep time 5) Supervise test administration 6) Maintain test security 7) (Optional) provide breaks 26 During Testing

1) Prepare Students and the Testing Room Verify that all software applications are closed Ensure headphones are plugged into the testing device and the sound is audible (if applicable) Ensure students are not in possession of prohibited materials Seat students and ensure testing areas are cleared Make note of absent students Refer to pp. 15-17, 22, Post a TestingDo Not Disturb sign 27 25-29 in the CBT TAM

During Testing 2) Read the Appropriate Script Read word-for-word all text that is boxed and printed in bold type and preceded by the word Say Use professional judgment Assist students with log-in errors 28 Refer to pp. 22, 25-119 in the CBT TAM

During Testing 3) Distribute Materials Distribute test materials when instructed to do so Instruct students to print their names on each sheet of scratch paper 29 Refer to p. 23 in the CBT TAM

During Testing 4) Keep Time Keep accurate time TestNav will not lock a student out when time is complete Refer to Appendix E in the TAM for your state-specific policy 30 Refer to p. 23 in the CBT TAM During Testing

5) Supervise Test Administration Be an active proctor Redirect a students attention to the test without coaching or assisting the student in any way Clarify general directions, but do not clarify vocabulary words, phrases, and terminology used in test items Dismiss students for misconduct 31 Refer to pp. 17, 20, 23 in the CBT TAM During Testing 6) Maintain Test Security

Adhere to your schools Test Security Protocols Chain-of-custody documentation plan Breaches of test security Testing irregularities Report breaches of test security and testing irregularities immediately Refer to Section 2.13 in the TAM for your state-specific policy 32 Refer to pp. 9-13, 23 in the CBT TAM During Testing

7) Provide Breaks (Optional) Monitor students during breaks Individual restroom breaks Classroom break of up to three minutes Ensure that students do not communicate, do not access cell phones or the internet, and are not able to see content on other students test materials 33 Refer to pp. 5-6, 24 in the CBT TAM

After Testing 34 After Testing ADMINISTER THE PARCC FIELD TEST 1) Return materials 2) Complete Test Administrator Survey 35 After Testing 1) Return Materials to the School Test Coordinator Collect and return the following materials

36 Test Administrator Manual Student Authorization Tickets Printed seal codes Used and unused scratch paper Headphones (if applicable) Calculators (if applicable)

Notify the School Test Coordinator immediately about Refer to p. 120 in any missing test materials the CBT TAM After Testing 2) Complete Test Administrator Survey Access the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3ZJSXH3 Information from the survey will be used to inform future PARCC testing practices 37

Refer to p. 120 in the CBT TAM Agenda 38 Roles and responsibilities Field Test schedule and testing times

Tasks to complete before, during, and after testing Additional information Additional Information Frequently Asked Questions 1. If all students have completed testing at the end of initial Session Time, can the test session end? Yes 2. What if all students complete testing before the end

of initial Session Time can the test session end then? No 3. What if all students complete testing in the middle of Additional Time Allowed can the test session end then? Maybe (refer to Appendix E in the TAM) 39 Additional Information Frequently Asked Questions 4. What are the procedures for severe weather or safety threats? Refer to Section 2.13 in the Test Administrator Manual 5. What happens if the power or Internet go out during the test? Refer to Section 2.13 in the Test

Administrator Manual; prior to testing, consult the TestNav 8 User Guide 40 Additional Information Frequently Asked Questions http://www.parcconline.org/field-test-faqs 41 Additional Information Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual

www.parcconline.org/parcc-accessibility-features -and-accommodations-manual 42 Additional Information Test Administrator Manual For Computer-Based Testing www.parcc.pearson.com/support (Under Manuals and Documents) 43 Additional Information

Additional Training http://www.parcc.pearson.com/tms Computer-Based Testing Test Administration 44 Additional Information Additional Training http://www.parcc.pearson.com/tms Emerging Technologies (iPads and Chromebooks) Accessibility Features and Accommodations with CBT

45 Additional Information Online Support and Resources: http://PARCC.Pearson.com/Support Call Toll Free: 1-888-493-9888 (7:00 am 9:00 pm EST, Mon. Fri.) Email: [email protected] Contact PARCC Support for assistance with: 46 navigating PearsonAccess

accessing resources navigating the Training Center setting up proctor caching managing student data

submitting additional orders setting up test sessions shipment inquiries

managing user IDs and passwords TestNav Additional Information Remember the Following Goals Protect the security of the PARCC Field Test Minimize distractions for students Adhere to the testing times 47 Thank you for your help in

administering the PARCC Field Test! 48

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