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					         2011 TAKS
         General Test
         Administration &
         Procedural
         Training
Reading TAKS Training - February 15, 2011
Math TAKS Training - April 12, 2011
          Test Security and
    Confidentiality Requirements
 All testing personnel must be trained and sign an oath before
  handling secure test materials.
 All tests must be administered in strict accordance with the
  instructions contained in the test administration materials.
 No person may view, reveal, or discuss the contents of a test or
  answer document before, during, or after a test administration.
 Secure test material may not be duplicated.
 No person providing an oral administration of a test may record
  confidential test content, write notes, perform calculations or solve
  test items, or place any other marks in a test booklet. It is
  prohibited to respond to test items, record the information they
  see, or discuss the content of the test at any time.
         Test Security and
    Confidentially Requirements
   Test administrators who give an oral administration of a test
    are required to sign a separate section of the test
    administrator’s administration-specific oath.
   A copy of each student’s TAKS, including TAKS-A.
    composition and / or open-ended reading responses for
    assessments administered in March 2011, except TAKS-M
    tests may be retained. (making copies of field-test
    compositions or field-test open-ended responses is
    prohibited)
   No person may answer verbally or nonverbally any question
    that relates to the contents of a test before, during, or after a
    test administration.
    A new administration
    specific oath general must
    be signed for each test
    administration.

 Sign Section 1 after your
  training.
 Sign Section 2 after you
  complete administering the
  test.
 Sign Section 3 if you
  conducted an oral
  administration. If you did
  not conduct an oral
  administration then leave
  blank.
    A new administration
    specific oath for TAKS-M
    must be signed for each test
    administration.

 Sign Section 1 after your
  training.
 Sign Section 2 after you
  complete administering the
  test.
 Sign Section 3 if you
  conducted an oral
  administration. If you did
  not conduct an oral
  administration then leave
  blank.
           Test Security and
      Confidentially Requirements
   No person may review or discuss student responses during or
    after a test administration.
   No person may change or amend any response recorded by a
    student or instruct a student to do so.
   All campus personnel who participate or handle secure test
    materials must be trained and sign a security oath.

             A certified staff member will be directly responsible for
          supervising certified or noncertified paraprofessionals during
          the administration of state assessments. If a violation of test
          security or confidentiality occurs under this circumstance, the
            supervising certified professional is subject to penalties.
             Test Security and
         Procedural Requirements
Preparing for Test Administrations
   Test administrators must initial the “Out” box of the 2011 TAKS
    Materials Control Form after verifying they have received the exact
    number of test booklets and checked to ensure the security
    numbers match those recorded.
   Test administrators must be present in the testing room at all times
    during testing.
   Ensure that the seating chart has been completely filled out,
    including the names of students testing and the students’ locations
    in the room. Also include the names of all test administrators /
    monitors involved in the session. (If students are moved to another
    testing location an additional seating chart must be completed)
   ALL bulletin boards and instructional displays must be covered or
    removed during testing.
   A “Testing--Do Not Disturb” sign must be posted outside the testing
    room.
               Test Security and
           Procedural Requirements
   No element of the testing room’s environment should hinder
    any student’s performance. The testing room should be
    quiet, well-lighted, well ventilated, and comfortable. (Each
    student should have enough space in which to work.)
   Students arriving late will be administered the test directions
    in the library then walked to their perspective testing room.
   Test administrators must actively monitor the testing room.
      The test administrator:
          should confirm students are working independently
          must not allow students access to nonallowable
            material
          should periodically remind students to record their
            responses on their scorable documents
             Test Security and
         Procedural Requirements
 Reinforcing, reviewing for, and / or distributing testing
  strategies during an assessment is strictly prohibited.
 Students must remain seated during testing, except
  when they are acquiring or returning authorized
  reference material or calculators.
 Students are not allowed to talk to one another while
  test booklets are open.
 Students must be allowed to have as much time as
  necessary to respond to every test item. (Districts are
  not required to test beyond the regular school hours,
  but they are free to do so if they choose.) San Benito
  CISD will test beyond the school hours.
            Test Security and
        Procedural Requirements
 Students must be allowed to
  work at his or her individual
  speed. (Students may NOT be
  directed to speed up or slow
  down.)
 Only students are allowed to
  erase their stray marks or
  darken answer-choice circles,
  and only during the scheduled
  test session.
               Testing Irregularities

   Incidents resulting in a deviation
    from documented testing
    procedures are defined as testing
    irregularities.
   Each person participating in the
    testing program is responsible for
    reporting immediately to Mrs. N.
    L. Espinoza, campus testing
    coordinator, any violation or
    suspected violation of test security
    or confidentiality, including all
    testing irregularities.
       Penalties for Prohibited Conduct
In accordance with 19 TAC, Chapter 101, any person who violates,
assists in the violation of, or solicits another to violate or assist is the
violation of test security or confidentiality, and any person who fails to
report such a violation, may be penalized through
    placement of restrictions on the issuance, renewal, or holding of a Texas
     educator certificate, either indefinitely or for a set term;
    issuance of an inscribed or non-inscribed reprimand;
    suspension of a Texas educator certificate for a set term; or
    revocation or cancellation of a Texas educator certificate without opportunity
     for reapplication for a set term or permanently


    Additionally, irregularities in test security or confidentiality may result in the
                        invalidation of students’ assessments.
                Testing Irregularities
Eligibility Error                        Improper Accounted for Secure
   Eligible students were not tested    Materials
   Ineligible students were tested         Secure materials were not returned,
                                             checked in, and accounted for at
IEP Implementation Issue                     the end of the testing day.
   A student receiving special             A test administrator, campus /
    education services was provided an       district testing coordinator lost or
    unapproved or undocumented               misplaced completed answer
    accommodation or was not                 document(s), test booklet(s), or
    provided a prescribed                    other secure materials.
    accommodation.                          Secure materials were not returned
   A student receiving special              to the testing contractor by
    education services was                   published date.
    administered the wrong test.
                Testing Irregularities
Monitoring Error
   A test administrator left a room unattended when students or secure materials
    were present
   Secure materials were left unattended during a short break taken in the
    testing room, or restroom / lunch breaks.
   Testing personnel did not monitor students during a break.
   A test administrator did not ensure students were working independently
    (for example, examinees were not prevented from gaining an unfair advantage
    through the use of cell phones, text messages, or other means).
   A test administrator did not verify that a student filled in his or her responses
    on the answer document.
   A student was allowed to remove secure materials from the testing area /
    room.
What is NOT Active Monitoring?
   Working on the computer or checking
    email.
   Reading a book, magazine, or
    newspaper.
   Grading papers or working on lesson
    planning.
   Leaving the room without a trained
    substitute test administrator in the room.
   Leaving students unattended during
    breaks.
   Reading the test over a student’s
    shoulder.
   Checking student responses during
    testing.
              Testing Irregularities
Procedural Error
 An unauthorized individual (for example, a student or untrained
  personnel) was permitted to transport secure test materials.
 A test administrator failed to issue the correct materials (for example,
  charts, rulers, #2 pencils, dictionaries, calculators), or students were
  provided nonallowable materials.
 Testing personnel who were not properly trained were allowed to
  administer tests or handle secure materials.
 A test administrator failed to use the test administration materials or
  failed to read aloud the bolded, scripted test administration directions
  verbatim as outlined in the test administration materials.
 A student was provided a nonallowable accommodation.
 A test administrator failed to remove or cover ALL instructional
  displays.
 Potential Referral to the Educator
Certification and Standards Division
  The kinds of behaviors described below constitute serious violations
  of test security or confidentiality. Disciplinary action at both the local
  and state levels may be taken against the test administrator, including
  suspension or termination of educator certification credentials.
   Testing Personnel:
      viewed a test before, during or after an assessment
      scored student tests, either formally or informally
      discussed secure test content, student responses / performance
      made a copy of secure materials test without permission from TEA
      directly or indirectly assisted students with responses to test
       questions
      tampered with student responses
 Reporting of Disciplinary Actions
Taken Against Students for cheating
       on State Assessments
   If testing personnel suspect an examinee has cheated on a state
    assessment, they must immediately report to Mrs. N. L. Espinoza.
   The district may elect to invalidate the student’s test.
   Additional disciplinary actions may be taken at the local level in
    accordance with district policy.
   Any locally-determined disciplinary actions stemming from the
    cheating must be submitted to TEA via the online reporting form.
   A separate online incident report form and documentation are
    necessary only if the district determines that testing personnel
    contributed to, caused, or did not detect the cheating due to
    inadequate monitoring or another error.
                     Cell Phone Use

The use of cell phones and other personal electronic devices
during testing is not permitted.
 Making or receiving calls disrupts the testing environment.
 Making or receiving calls could compromise the confidentiality of the
  test.
 Text messaging, camera features, and Internet capability of cell phones
  could be used to compromise the security and confidentiality of the
  test.
 The use of personal electronic devices, such as MP3 players or
  personal organizers, disrupts the testing environment and might be a
  source of direct answers.
     Dictionary and Thesaurus Use
 In 9th Grade, students must be provided
  appropriate tools during assessments so that
  their performance on the test is a more valid
  and reliable indicator of what they know and
  can do.
 There must be at least one (1) dictionary for
  every five (5) students.
 It is recommended that there be one (1)
  thesaurus for every five (5) students.
 Students may also use a combination
  dictionary / thesaurus.
 The use of foreign-language reference
  material is NOT permitted unless student is
  eligible to use such materials described in the     Teachers are not to
  Accommodations Manual.                            remove any dictionaries
                                                    / thesauruses once they
 Jeanne Johanns will be in charge of ensuring
                                                     are placed in a testing
  all classrooms have dictionaries / thesauruses
                                                             room.
                                   Calculator Use
 In 9th Grade students must be provided appropriate tools during
  assessments so that their performance on the test is a more valid and
  reliable indicator of what they know and can do.
 Graphing calculator without QWERTY keyboard or computer algebra
  system (CAS) required throughout the entire administration.
 Students may use their own calculators instead of the ones provided by
  the district. (students will be provided calculators by the campus) -
  Veronica Ferrer will be in charge of preparing all calculators.
 District / campus personnel are responsible for ensuring that both district
  / student-supplied calculators are cleared before and after testing.
 All types of memory, including standard memory, RAM, ROM, and
  flash ROM, must be cleared to factory default both before and after
  testing.
 Any programs or applications must be removed or disabled prior to
  testing.
                    Mathematics Charts
                       and Rulers
 Students must be provided the tools during assessments so
  that their performance on the test is a more valid and
  reliable indicator of what they know and can do.
 Test administrators must give the appropriate state-
  supplied mathematics chart to each student to use during
  the mathematics tests.
 The mathematics chart is also printed in each test booklet
 Students are NOT allowed to write on the separate
  mathematics chart or ruler.
 Students may make notes or work problems in their test
  booklets.
            Oral Administration
   Available for eligible special education students on
    TAKS, TAKS Accommodated, and TAKS-M.
   Encompasses different levels of reading support - must
    be documented in IEP.
   Form 1 must be used for primary test administrations.
   The test administrator needs a copy of the test booklet.
   Test security requires additional training and additional
    signature on security oath when the teacher is reading
    the test as part of the test administration.
             Answering
             Questions
 Test administrators are NOT allowed to answer any
  questions related to the content of the test itself.
 If a student asked a question, you may respond, “I can’t
  answer that for you, just do the best you can.”
 Test administrators and school personnel are NOT allowed
  to:
    translate test questions or passages;
    rephrase or add information to questions or prompt;
    discuss test questions with anyone before, during, or after
     testing, or
    score test items or discuss with students how they performed.
            Scorable Documents

 All answers must be marked on an answer document with
  a No. 2 pencil.
 Answers marked in a nonscorable test booklet will NOT
  be scored.
 Test administrators are not allowed to require students to
  first mark their answers in the test booklet and then
  transfer them to the answer document.
 Students may be allowed to use highlighters or colored
  pencils in the nonscorable test booklets to emphasize
  important information on a subject-area test.
                     After Testing
 Test administrators must collect a students test material if they finish
  their test earlier than others.
 Test administrators must quickly scan the completed answer document
  only to verify that responses are marked. Test administrators may not
  look at or comment on answers to individual test questions or point
  out individually-skipped test items.
 If the student has not done so, the test administrator must say, “You
  have not recorded responses on the answer document. Please go
  back and mark your answers on it now.”
 Test materials should then be returned to the students so they may fill
  in their answers.
 After test is collected, students may be allowed to quietly read a book.
  These students will not be allowed to do any other activity while
  others are still testing. Absolutely NO talking will be allowed.
 Immediately after each test session, the test administrator must
  return test materials to the POD administrator.
 Test administrators will be required to sign the bottom of their oaths
  after the entire administration has been completed.
    Coding the Answer Documents
   Mark ONE score code (pg. 33) of TAKS General
    Administrator Manual for each test that is included on
    the answer document. Mark the test taken for TAKS
    and TAKS-A on the answer document .
   Accommodation coding will be handled by the campus
    testing coordinator.
TAKS-M General
Preparing Materials for Return
   Verify that no answer documents have been left inside test
    booklets.
   Mark the correct score code (pg. 33) on each answer document
    for every student who completes the test.
   Verify that all test booklets and answer documents are accounted
    for to include voided or unused answer documents:
      Answer documents in alpha order
      Test booklets by security number order
   Seating Chart, Transfer Form, Count Form
   “Do Not Disturb” & “HELP” signs
   Bathroom passes will be picked up at the end of the testing day
   TAKS Manuals
   Signed test administrator oath
    Reading TAKS Administration Timeline
   February 21, 2011 - you will receive testing maps, duties, procedural
    requirements, testing rosters, and a copy of a blank seating chart
    (seating chart must be completely filled out to include test administrator’s /
    monitor’s / student’s name, and their location in the testing room)
   February 22, 2011 - begin covering and/or removing ALL
    instructional displays in hallways and classrooms (classroom windows
    and doors must be clear)
   February 25, 2011 - final administrative check of classrooms &
    hallways
   February 22-25, 2011 - notify students of their testing room
   February 28, 2011 - ensure all students are aware of where to report
    for testing
   March 1, 2011 - 7:15 - 8:00 A.M. - pick up test material and
    procedures in the main building seminar room - (next to library)
   TEST MODE ALL DAY
       Math TAKS Administration Timeline
   April 12, 2011 - Math TAKS Administration & Procedural Training
   April 20, 2011 - you will receive testing maps, duties, procedural
    requirements, testing rosters, and a copy of a blank seating chart
    (seating chart must be completely filled out to include test administrator’s /
    monitor’s / student’s name, and their location in the testing room)
   April 22, 2011 - Easter Holiday
   April 25, 2011 - begin covering and/or removing ALL instructional
    displays in hallways and classrooms (classroom windows and doors must be
    clear)
   April 26, 2011 - final administrative check of classrooms & hallways
   April 22-26, 2011 - notify students of their testing room
   April 27, 2011 - ensure all students are aware of where to report for testing
   April 28, 2011 - 7:15 - 8:00 A.M. - pick up test material and procedures in
    the main building seminar room - (next to library)
   TEST MODE ALL DAY
         Test Administrator
          Responsibilities
 This PowerPoint is not a substitute for reading the
appropriate sections of the 2011 TAKS / TAKS-M /
  TAKS-Alt General Test Administrator Manuals.
These manuals are available online. Enter the VMA
website, click on Testing Information, then click on
               the tab labeled TAKS.


 Web-based Test Administrator Training Modules
http://www.TexasAssessment.com/TAonlinetraining

				
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