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Copy of Copy of STAAR Admin Training

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Read the test administrator manual thoroughly.
Any questions?
All test administrators, monitors, and school administrators must complete online training .
3 Certificates should be printed and turned in to Mrs. Hotman (due March 31st)
Online Training
STAAR Test Administrator's
Training
March 19, 2014

Let's take a closer look.
Manuals and
Testing dates
3-5 & 6-8 STAAR/STAAR-M/STAAR L
April 22nd - 6th & 4th Math
April 23rd - 6th & 4th Reading
April 24th - 5th Science
April 1st & 2nd -
4th Writing
April 1st - 5th Math
April 2nd - 5th Reading
Keep manuals for all testing administrations.
Security
Security Plan
Active Monitoring
Administrator's Oath
Seating Charts
District on-site monitoring
Web based training modules
Only authorized personnel have access to secure test materials.
All testing administrators must be trained.
A test administrator must be present in the testing room at all times.
Each test administrator will maintain and preserve the security and confidential integrity of the test.
This includes accounting for all test materials before, during, and after each test administration.
Keep test materials in locked storage or with T.A. when not in use.
No viewing of test booklets or answer documents before, during or after testing.
No authorized viewing, discussion or scoring is allowed.
No duplication of test materials.
Break the subject area seals during each testing session as instructed.
Administer tests according to instruction manual.
Do not reveal or answer any questions related to content at any time.
Do not review student responses, change responses, or instruct a student to do so.
Preparing for Test
Administration
Pitfalls to avoid:
Do Not allow untrained staff to administer and/or monitor tests.
Do have sufficient test booklets
Do account for all test booklets and answer documents EACH DAY.
After Test Administration:
No unauthorized viewing
No scoring of student responses.
No discussion of confidential student information.
No erasing stray marks or darkening response ovals
Account for all test materials each day.
Test Administrator is not allowed to:
Translate test questions/prompts
Rephrase or add information
Discuss test questions with anyone before, during or after the test.
During testing administration:
Ensure each student receives the correct assessment and testing materials.
Actively Monitor
Testing personnel may NOT:
provide assistance
view the tests without authorization
discuss confidential student information
check for strategies
More Pitfalls....
DO administer the correct assessment, with appropriate accommodations when assigned.
DO actively monitor at all times.
DO remind students to record their responses and verify that students have bubbled their answers.
NEVER leave secure materials unattended.
Testing Irregularities
Procedural
and
Serious
Irregularities
Procedural Irregularities:
Reflect minor errors
Are less severe and more common
Results in minor deviations in testing procedures
Procedural Irreg. continued:
Require an online incident report
DO require an accurate summary
Must be submitted within 10 working days
Do NOT require supporting documenation
.
Serious Irregularities:
Severe violations of test security and/or confidentiality
Can result in the individual(s) responsible being referred to TEA for consideration of disciplinary actions.
Serious Irregularities:
Must be reported to TEA
Failure to cooperate with TEA in an investigation or to properly report irregularities is a test violation.
More Examples:
Viewing secure content before, during, or after the test without authorization.
Discussing secure test content, student responses or student performance
Score student tests
Duplicating, recording or capturing electronically secure test content.
More Examples:
Testing personnel were not trained
T.A. did not administer the correct materials
T.A. left the testing room or materials unattended.
Examples:
Directly or indirectly assisting a student with test questions
Tampering with student responses
Falsifying TELPAS holistic ratings
Examples:
Wrong test administered
Wrong test form issued
Eligible student not tested
Documented accommodations not provided.
Answer Documents
Type 1, 2 or 3 accommodations
BR = Braille
LP = Large Print
OA = Oral Administration
XT = Extra Time (end of day)
IMPORTANT!


STUDENTS should not bubble anything on the front of the answer document.
If a student writes any information on the answer document that is not read in the directions - HAVE THE STUDENT ERASE THE INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY.
Score Codes:
It's imperative that a score code be marked for each test administered. Select only one score code option for each subject area.
S = Score
A = Absent
O = Other
Test Material Distribution
REMEMBER!
Keep test materials in locked storage or with T.A. at all times when not in use.
When returning booklets, Mrs. Hotman will initial the "in" box on the Materials Control Form to indicate that you have returned all of the test booklets checked out to you that day.
Prior to testing day, you will be provided with pencils, highlighters, snacks, water, and other requested items.
Return bin after testing.
ACTIVELY MONITOR
- keep an eye on students at all times
- move around the room
(Are students working on correct section of test; marking answers on answer document; not cheating; not talking or communicating with other students?)
Seating Chart Rule
- Record the test booklet # for each student
-Relief personnel must sign in & out
- If students are regrouped, a new seating chart is needed.
- Record the "official" start/stop time at the top of the seating chart
- Record individual "end time"

The day of the test:
Preparing the Testing
Environment
Quiet
Well ventilated
Comfortable
Displays covered or removed
Computers turned OFF
Cell Phones:
REMEMBER to have all necessary information readily available and handy.
I will be making rounds frequently.
Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
The room should be:
The room should have:
a "TESTING--DO NOT DISTURB" sign posted
a trained test administrator present at all times.
have enough space for each student to work.
Conducting Test
Administration



To Do or Not to Do
Do:
allow students to make notes or work problems in test booklet.
allow students to use approved optional test materials - do NOT tell them that they are required.
complete seating charts provided with testing materials.
allow students to work at their own pace
follow time limit requirements.
make sure students are aware of time remaining on test.
STAAR Time Limit Policy:
4 hours
use classroom clock or timer
student responses must be recorded before 4 hour time period ends
record stop and start time on seating chart.
announcement of time left
"Say" directions not included in the 4 hour time limit
Breaks -

what's included (not allowed to stop clock):
water breaks, restroom breaks, snack breaks, short physical and mental breaks

what's not (required to stop time clock):
supervised lunch
medical breaks to the nurse
consolidation and movement of students to another testing area.
DO NOT:
allow students to work on a test selection that has not been administered.
allow students to return to a previous test.
require students to mark answers in book then use answer document.
allow students to talk to each other while test booklets are open.
allow students to wander about the room while others are testing.
Returning Test
Materials
Remove answer documents from test booklets.
Have students erase any stray marks from answer document.
Verify the student data information and double check all score codes
Complete and shade in bubbles for form number.
Verify that all test booklets are accounted for.
Alphabetize
all answer documents.
Put test booklets in
numerical
order.
Gather all scratch paper.
Return ALL materials to Mrs. Hotman
Security Oath:
CIS Phone number: 361-275-1900 ext 4
County/district/school number: 062-901-042
http://texas.testsecuritytraining.com/
Bubbles will be filled with:
All cell phones must be turned off and put away
Security Oath Information:
RJHS Phone Number: 281-934-2255
County Number: 237-905
Any Questions?
Answer Documents (continued)
Answer Documents (continued)

For each subject area tested, only ONE
bubble, if applicable, should be gridded in
the TEST TAKEN INFO field to show which
assessment the student was administered.

Follow the same steps to grid the TEST TAKEN
INFO field even if the student is absent from
the test or illness/test irregularity occurs during testing
Answer Documents (continued)

An “*” score code is present on all STAAR and STAAR Modified answer documents that have two subject areas tested (except STAAR Modified English I and II).

NOTE: For each subject area, only ONE score code should be gridded.
Answer Documents

Less score codes in STAAR!

“S” – tested
“A” – absent
“O” – other (illness, testing irregularity, EOC/above grade level, etc.)
“*” – paper/online or STAAR/STAAR Modified
SSI score codes – “P,” “R,” “PW”

NOTE: For each subject area, only ONE score code should be gridded.
After the Test and Returning Materials
The test administrator must account for all secure material.
Test booklet#, Test Taken Info, Form#, and Score Code must be completed on every used answer document.
Turn in all test booklets in ascending numerical order (number side up).
Turn in all answer documents in alphabetical order.
Turn in a completed Test Administrator Checklist.
Turn in a completed seating chart.
Turn in the cell phone/electronic device contract.
Turn in highlighters, pencils, erasers, timers, and dictionaries.
Turn in all instructions, forms, signs, etc. (see red folder).
Turn in the Test Administrator Manual.
During the Test Con’t
Do not erase anything, including stray marks (only students may do so).
Mark (S) in the SCORE CODE section for each test the student completes.
DO NOT mark (A) for ABSENT. CTC will mark (A) after all testing is completed.
CTC is the only person authorized to mark (O).
Mark the TEST TAKEN INFO field (including the FORM#, if applicable).
Students may read a book or lay their head down when finished testing.
Before the Test
Preparing the Testing Environment
Testing rooms should be well lighted, well ventilated, quiet, and comfortable.
Each student must have enough space in which to work, and no characteristics of the room’s environment should hinder any student’s test performance.
Each student should be sufficiently separated from other students to work without distraction.
Bulletin boards and instructional displays that might be a source of direct answers must be covered or removed.
Students must turn off and turn in cell phone/electronic devices.
All students must sign the cell phone/electronic device contract, whether they have a cell phone or not.
Test administrators must completely and correctly complete the seating chart.
All computers in the room must be off during the duration of the testing.
A “Testing – Do Not Disturb” sign should be posted outside of the testing room.
Test administrators must follow specific procedures when conducting an oral administration.
The test administrator may read aloud any word, phrase, or sentence in the test questions and answer choices as many times as needed.
At the end of the test, the test administrator may go back to reread a question and it’s answer choices at a student’s request.
Test administrator’s must be familiar with content specific terms and symbols associated with the subject area tests.
Test administrator must not rephrase, clarify, or interpret any test content.
Test administrator must keep their voice inflection neutral; however, words that are boldfaced, italicized, or printed entirely in capital letters must be emphasized.
Unauthorized verbal and nonverbal assistance may not be provided to students.
Test administrators must be aware of the different levels of reading support that can be provided during an oral administration. Must know if student can change the level of reading support during testing based on their IEP’s.
Oral Administration Con’t
Ensure That the Same Test Form is Used

When conducting an oral administration of a paper assessment in which the test
administrator reads all test questions and answer choices throughout the test, the test
administrator MUST have a test booklet with the same form number as the
student(s).

For STAAR, Form 01 is the overage in all shipments. This will likely be the form that is
used for oral administration groupings of STAAR.

For STAAR Modified, only one form of each assessment is included in each campus
shipment. Therefore, the test administrator and the students should automatically
have the same form.

When giving an oral administration of a paper assessment in which the test
administrator reads parts of test questions and/or answer choices at a student’s
request, it is acceptable to read over the student’s shoulder.
Oral Administration Con’t
Social Studies (grade 8)
Test questions and answer choices may be read aloud to student

STAAR and STAAR Modified
Writing (grade 7)
Required reference materials may be read aloud to a student
Revising and editing passages, test questions, and answer choices may NEVER be read aloud to a student
Oral Administration Con’t
A Test may be orally administered to a small group provided every
Student in the small group is eligible for an oral administration.


STAAR, and STAAR Modified
Reading (grades 3-8)
Test questions, answer choices, and required reference material (as
applicable) may be read aloud to a student.
The test question and answer choices must be read aloud in the order
they are presented.
Reading selections may NEVER be read aloud to a student.


STAAR, STAAR L and STAAR MODIFIED
Mathematics (grades 3-8, Algebra 1)
Test questions, answer choices, and required reference materials
may be read aloud to a student
Science (grades 5 and 8)
Test questions, answer choices, and required reference material
(as applicable) may be read aloud to the student
Oral Administration Con’t
Oral Administration is a testing accommodation in which a test
administrator provides reading support through speech and/or signing
to a student who meets the eligibility criteria.

During an oral administration, the test administrator may read aloud all
or only certain parts of a state assessment.

Oral administration can include different levels of reading support for
each eligible student. The test administrator may:

*Read parts of the test questions and/or answer choices at student’s
request
*Read all test questions and answer choices throughout the test
* It is important to understand that any part of the test question and answer choice may be read aloud, this applies to words in the question and the answer choices, including words in graphics (e.g., table, graph, grid, diagram, map, photograph, cartoon, or picture).
Oral Administration
Accommodations
Special Education and 504
Must be documented
Must be used on a regular basis
Not “one size fits all”
Linguistic for ELLs
Must be documented
Must be used on a regular basis
Online –Require additional training
Reading assistance on the
grade 3 mathematics test

Scratch paper or other material to use as workspace

Minimizing distractions

Colored overlays

Magnifying devices

Blank place markers

Highlighters, colored pencils, or crayons
Preferential seating

Special lighting conditions

Signing or translating test administration directions

Reading the test aloud to self to facilitate comprehension

Reading aloud or signing the personal narrative, expository, literary, or persuasive writing prompt
Optional test administration procedures and materials available to ALL students?
Math and Science:
Reference material and graph paper are located in your test booklet, you may use them to solve problems. The reference material is perforated and may be torn out of your test booklet.
You may work problems in the blank spaces in your test booklet.
Griddable questions, write your answers in the boxes and then fill in the corresponding circles below.
Some answers require you to fill in all of the boxes, while other answers require you to fill in only some of the boxes. You do not need to fill in circles below boxes that you do not use.

Reading:
You may use a dictionary.
STAAR & STAAR M for Math, Science, and STAAR Reading
Written Composition 2:
A row of squares will be above the title of Composition 2
The same row of squares will appear at the top of the answer document where you will write your second composition.
The remaining bullets for composition 1 can also be used for composition 2.

Revising and Editing (Day 1 and 2):
In each passage, there is a number before each sentence, these numbers will help you find the sentence or sentences you will need in order to answer the questions that follow.
Answer Document, Page 2, you will mark your answers for the revising and editing section. Only one answer per question.

You may work on the test in any order that you choose.
STAAR-M Writing – 7th Grade
Day 1 consist of :
One written composition (Writing Day 1)
Revising and editing section

Day 2 consist of :
One written composition (Writing Day 2)
Revising and editing section

Written Composition 1 (Day 1):
A row of triangles will be above the title
The same row of triangles will appear at the top of the answer document where you will write your first composition.
Blank pages may be used for planning, rough draft,
If you write a rough draft, you MUST rewrite the composition on the correct lined page in your answer document (with the triangles).
Composition does not have to fill entire page
It cannot be longer than one page
You cannot write outside the lined page
You cannot add lines to your written composition
You may write only on the page for Composition 1
You may use a dictionary for both parts
Blank pages may be used for planning, rough draft
STAAR-M Writing – 7th Grade
Day 2 consist of :
Two written composition (Writing Day 2)

Written Composition(s) (Day 2):

Composition Two:
A row of squares will be above the title for Composition 2
The same row of squares will appear at the top of the answer document where you will write your second composition.
Blank pages may be used for planning, rough draft,
If you write a rough draft, you MUST rewrite the composition on the correct lined page in your answer document (with the squares).
Composition does not have to fill entire page
It cannot be longer than one page
You cannot write outside the lined page
You cannot add lines to your written composition
You may write only on the page for Composition 2
You may use a dictionary

Composition Three:
A row of diamonds will be above the title of Composition 3
The same row of diamonds will appear at the top of the answer document where you will write your third composition.
The remaining bullets for composition 2 can also be used for composition 3.
STAAR Writing – 7th Grade
Day 1 consist of :
One written composition (Writing Day 1)
Revising and editing section

Written Composition (Day 1):
A row of triangles will be above the title
The same row of triangles will appear at the top of the answer document where you will write your first composition.
Blank pages may be used for planning, rough draft,
If you write a rough draft, you MUST rewrite the composition on the correct lined page in your answer document (with the triangles).
Composition does not have to fill entire page
It cannot be longer than one page
You cannot write outside the lined page
You cannot add lines to your written composition
You may write only on the page for Composition 1
You may use a dictionary for both parts
Blank pages may be used for planning, rough draft
STAAR Writing – 7th Grade
Calculators must be provided to students taking:

STAAR Algebra I (including STAAR L and STAAR Modified)

While students are working through these assessments, they must have a calculator to use throughout the entire test.

Students should be provided the same type of calculator they routinely use in classroom instruction and testing. Providing an unfamiliar calculator on the day of the state assessment may hinder rather than aid the student.

A graphing calculator must be provided for each student.

All calculator memory must be cleared to factory default both before and after testing. Any programs or applications must be removed or disabled prior to testing.

Calculators must not be provided to a student taking the STAAR in grades 3-8 mathematic assessments or the STAAR grades 5 and 8 science assessments unless the student meets the eligibility criteria for an accommodation. This includes STAAR Spanish, STAAR L and STAAR Modified versions of these assessments.
Calculator Policy
Dictionaries must be made available to all students taking:

STAAR Reading Assessments (including STAAR Modified)
At grades 6 – 8

STAAR Writing Assessments (including STAAR Modified) at grade 7

While students are working through the reading and writing assessments in the
grades listed above, they must have access to a dictionary. The school needs to
have one dictionary for every 5 students testing.

Thesauruses are not required, but they are allowable, either in combination
with a dictionary, or as a separate resource.

Electronic dictionaries are allowed, but must not allow access to the internet.
Dictionary Policy
Four-Hour Time Limits
Test Administrator “SAY” Directions
Distribution of materials and the bolded, scripted test administrator “SAY” directions are not included in the four-hour time limit.

Announcement of Time Left to Test
Communicate orally or in writing time left to test in one hour intervals;
If desired, shorter intervals during last hour.
Start and Stop Times
The four-hour time period will start when the test administrator has read directions and tells students to begin working on their tests.

Start and stop time for the test session must be recorded on the seating chart.
Students must record all responses before the end of the four-hour time period.
Once the four-hour time period has ended, test administrator will instruct any students still testing to put their pencils down and close their test booklets or exit their on-line tests.
STAAR Time Limits Policies and Procedures
Students will be provided four-hours in which to complete STAAR, STAAR L, and STAAR Modified tests.

Students must complete the test within the same school day.

Test administrators should use a clock or a timer to monitor test time.
Reporting of Disciplinary Actions Taken Against Students for Cheating on State Assessments
If a district determines that a student has been involved in an attempt to cheat on a state assessment, the district is required to invalidate the student’s test by marking the score code “O” for “Other” on the student answer document for the corresponding test.

Any additional disciplinary action taken at the local level must be submitted to TEA via the Locally Determined Disciplinary Action Form.

Submission of a separate on-line incident form will be necessary ONLY if the district determines that adult testing personnel contributed to, caused, or did not detect the cheating due to inadequate monitoring.
Testing Procedures
Extended Time Accommodations:
Same Day—This is an accommodation for eligible students with disabilities and ELLs
Extra Day—This accommodation is rare. It is for eligible students with disabilities who have a TEA-approved Accommodation Request Form. Special procedures and guidelines for testing over multiple days will be provided with approved requests.
Testing Procedures
Lunch

Students may stop testing to take a supervised lunch.

The testing time must be stopped for a lunch break and will restart when students resume taking the test.
Stop and restart times must be recorded on the Test Administration Seating Chart.
Students must place their answer documents inside their test booklets so that all secure materials can be collected and placed in locked storage. If students are testing on-line, they must exit the test.
Students must be monitored by trained testing personnel and are not allowed to discuss any test content during lunch.
Testing Procedures
Breaks

Breaks are allowed. Some are included in the time limit; others require the test administrator to stop the testing time for the group or for an individual student.

Breaks included in the 4 hour time limit (not allowed to stop the time clock):
Water breaks
Bathroom breaks
Snack breaks
Short physical or mental breaks

Breaks NOT included in the four-hour time limit (required to stop and restart the time clock):
Lunch
Emergency situations that significantly interrupt testing
Consolidation and movement of students to another testing area
Medical breaks

Test administrators should document stop and restart times when breaks are given.
Reporting Testing Irregularities
Each person participating in the Texas student assessment program is directly responsible for reporting immediately any violation or suspected violation of test security or confidentiality.
Campus staff should notify their campus or district testing coordinator if they witness an irregularity or suspect one has occurred, and district testing coordinators should in turn notify TEA.
The district testing coordinator is directly responsible for reporting to TEA all violations that occur within his or her district.

Any incidents involving alleged or suspected violations that fall under the category of a serious irregularity must be reported to the Student Assessment Division as soon as the district testing coordinator is made aware of the situation.
Examples of Procedural Irregularities Con’t
Procedural Error

A test administrator failed to issue the correct materials (example: No. 2 pencils or dictionaries).
Testing personnel who were not properly trained were allowed to administer tests or handle secure materials.
A student was permitted to test beyond the required four-hour time period or was not provided the full four-hour time period to complete an assessment.
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 an unallowable accommodation.
Examples of Procedural Irregularities Con’t
Monitoring Error
A test administrator left a room unattended when students or secure materials were present or when secure on-line test were open and visible.
Secure materials were left unattended, or secure on-line tests were left open and visible, during a lunch break, a short break taken in the testing room, or restroom breaks.
Testing personnel did not monitor students during a break.
A test administrator did not ensure that students worked independently during testing (example: Students using a cell phone to text messages to each other during testing).
A test administrator did not verify that students filled in their responses on their answer document.
A student was allowed to remove secure materials from the testing area.
Examples of Procedural Irregularities
Eligibility Error
Eligible students were not tested
Ineligible students were tested

IEP Implementation Issue
Student receiving special education services was provided an unapproved or undocumented accommodation.
A student receiving special education services was administered the wrong test.

Improper Accounting for Secure Materials
Secure materials were not returned, checked in, and accounted for at the end of each testing day.
A test administrator, campus testing coordinator, or district testing coordinator lost or misplaced completed answer document(s), test booklet(s), or other secure materials.
Examples of Serious Irregularities
Directly or indirectly assisting students with responses to test questions;
Tampering with student responses;
Viewing secure test content before, during, or after a test administration;
Discussing secure test content, student responses, or student performance;
Scoring student tests, either formerly or informally;
Duplicating, recording, or capturing (electronically or by any other means) confidential test content without permission from TEA.
Testing Irregularities
Are incidents resulting in a deviation from documented testing procedures:

Serious Irregularities – constitute severe violations of test security and/or confidentiality;
Procedural Irregularities – are less severe, more common, and are typically the result of minor deviations in testing procedures.
Confidentiality Requirements
Guidelines to Follow Con’t:

No person may duplicate, print, record, write notes about, or capture (electronically or by any other means) any portion of a secure assessment instrument without prior approval from TEA. Districts may not duplicate and retain student compositions and/or short answer responses;
Test administrators conducting an oral administration must be aware that they are viewing secure content, and that responding to test questions, recording the information they see, scoring the test, or discussing the content of the test at any time is strictly prohibited. Individuals who administer an oral administration are required to sign a separate section of the test administrator’s oath.
No person may review or discuss student responses during or after a test administration unless specifically authorized to do so by the procedures outlined in the test administration materials.
Confidentiality Requirements
Guidelines to Follow:

*Before handling secure test materials, all
testing personnel who meet the requirements
to participate in state testing must undergo
training and sign appropriate security oath
affirming that they understand their
obligations concerning the security and
confidentiality of the state assessments;
*Before accessing on-line administrations,
testing personnel must read and accept a
statement of confidentiality;
*All test 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 booklet or on-line
assessment before, during, or after a test
administration unless specifically authorized
to do so by the procedures outlined in the test
administration materials. If circumstances
necessitate that a test booklet or on-line
assessment be examined, permission MUST
first be obtained from TEA;
Maintaining the confidentiality of the Texas student assessment program involves protecting the contents of all test booklets, on-line assessments, and completed answer documents.
Confidentiality Requirements
Test Security
Test security involves accounting for all secure materials and confidential student information before, during, and after each test administration.

Limited Access to Test Material
Be Trained Annually
Sign Appropriate Oath
Preparation is Everything
Test Calendar
April 2nd – 7th Grade Writing (Day 1)
April 2nd - 8th Grade Math – 1st Administration
April 3rd – 7th Grade Writing (Day 2)
April 3rd - 8th Grade Reading – 1st Administration
April 23rd – 6th and 7th Grade Math
April 24th – 6th and 7th Grade Reading
April 24th – 8th Grade Science
April 25th – 8th Grade Social Studies
May 14th – 8th Grade Math – 2nd Administration
May 15th – 8th Grade Reading – 2nd Administration
June 25th – 8th Grade Math – 3rd Administration
June 26th - 8th Grade Reading – 3rd Administration
Please Note
This Training does NOT take the place of reading the appropriate Manuals
We Lead that Team for Our District….
It Takes a Team to Get
The Job Done!
STAAR Video
STAAR Results are In…..
Campus Test Coordinator: Ramona Hotman
District Testing Coordinator: Dr. Pam Longbotham
STAAR Test
Administrator Training
During the Test
Never leave students or secure materials unattended.
ACTIVELY MONITOR
The student’s name must be on the test booklet and the test booklet number must be on the answer document.
Periodically update the time remaining (hourly until last hour, then more often).
Periodically remind students to record their work on the answer document and erase stray marks.
Check that students have recorded their work on the answer document when they turn in their test, if they have not, read the statement from the manual.
Optional Test Administration Procedures and Materials
During state assessments optional test administration procedures and
materials may be provided to ANY student based on his or her needs. They
are available to ANY student but are not intended to be used by ALL
students.

The optional test administration procedures and materials are not considered
testing accommodations and are not recorded on the student’s answer
Document.

Royal ISD will keep documentation on the use of the procedures and
materials. A documentation sheet will be provided to you during testing.

To see what optional procedures and materials are available, please refer to page 14 of your test administrator manual.
Revising and Editing (Day 1):
In each passage, there is a number before each sentence, these numbers will help you find the sentence or sentences you will need in order to answer the questions that follow.
Answer Document, Page 2, you will mark your answers for the revising and editing section. Only one answer per question.

You may work on the test in any order that you choose.
STAAR Writing – 7th Grade
Testing Procedures
Late Arriving Students

If a student arrives after 10 a.m., they will have to test on a make-up day.

Every student will receive four-hours to test. Students who begin testing after others have started will have a later start and stop time, this must be documented on the seating chart.
Late arriving students must be kept aware of the time they have left.
It’s the Law…..
Penalties for Prohibited Conduct
Any person who violates, assists in the violation of, or solicits another to violate or assist in the violation of test security or confidentiality, and any person who fails to report such a violation, may be subject to the following penalties:

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.
Other Steps to Maintain Proper Security:
*Accurately completing any documents used to
account for secure materials;
*Completing seating charts for all test
administrations;
*Placing test booklets and answer documents
in secure, limited access, locked storage when
not in use;
*Collecting and destroying, after each test
administration, any recordings, graph paper,
scratch paper, or state supplied reference
materials that students have written on
*Ensuring when testing has concluded that all
secure materials have been accounted for.
General Information
STAAR – includes writing, reading, math, science, and social studies assessments in grades 3 - 8
STAAR L – This year , STAAR L will be administered on-line. It is a linguistically accommodated English version of STAAR for grades 3 – 8. Eligibility is determined by the LPAC Committee.
STAAR Modified – A modified assessment that is used to assess students receiving special education services who have a disability that significantly affects academic progress in their grade level curriculum.
STAAR Alternate – is an assessment provided to meet the needs of students receiving special education services whom have significant cognitive disabilities.
"They're Here..."
"Round up the usual suspects."
"I want to be alone."
"May the force be with you."
"Hello, gorgeous."
RETURNING TESTING MATERIALS
- put test booklets in numeric order & answer documents in alphabetical order

- verify that no answer document has been inadvertently left in test booklet

- account for all items on the box checklist
"You never know what you are going to get...."
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