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WFGMS STAAR TRAINING 2015
Transcript of WFGMS STAAR TRAINING 2015
7th grade Writing
8th grade Math
8th grade Reading
Our Security Plan
All testing administrators must be trained.
A trained 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.
Preparing for Test Administration
More DO's and DON'T's:
monitor at all times. Make sure students are bubbling in the correct subject area of their answer document.
DO remind students to record their responses and verify that students have bubbled their answers
DO NOT leave secure materials unattended.
DO NOT allow students to transport testing materials
Ensure each student receives the
correct assessment and testing materials.
Ensure students receive appropriate accommodations
Testing personnel may NOT:
view the test without authorization
discuss confidential student information
check for or encourage strategies
PLEASE READ the test administrator's manual thoroughly.
Test administrators are not allowed to:
translate test questions or prompts.
rephrase or add information.
discuss test questions with anyone
before, during, or after the test.
The Do's and Don'ts:
DO NOT allow untrained staff to administer and/or monitor tests.
DO account for all test booklets and answer documents .
DO administer the correct assessment
with appropriate accommodations as assigned.
Keep test materials with you at all times when not in use.
No unauthorized viewing, discussion or scoring is allowed.
No duplication of test materials.
Students may only break the subject area seal for the correct test session.
Administer all tests according to the instruction manual.
Do not reveal or answer any questions related to content at any time. If a student asks a question that you are not permitted to answer, you respond,
"I can't answer that for you; just do the best you can."
Do not review student responses, change responses, or instruct a student to do so.
After test administration:
No unauthorized viewing.
No scoring of student responses.
No discussion of confidential student information.
No erasing of stray marks or darkening response bubbles.
Account for all test materials.
Testing Material Distribution
~On the day of the TEST~
You will be provided with two sharpened pencils for each student.
will print their first and last name in the space marked "STUDENT NAME" at the top of the test booklet.
On the back of each booklet, there is a printed number. Each booklet has a different number. This number has nine digits followed by a hyphen and then another digit. The students will copy ONLY the nine digits onto their answer document where it says "TEST BOOKLET #"
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 required by the directions - HAVE THE STUDENTS ERASE THE IMFORMATION IMMEDIATELY.
Test administrators should quickly scan the answer documents as they are turned in only to verify that all responses are marked. You are allowed to
say the following if the student has not filled in all the bubbles:
"YOU HAVE NOT RECORDED ALL YOUR RESPONSES ON THE
ANSWER DOCUMENT. PLEASE GO BACK AND MARK
YOUR ANSWERS ON IT NOW."
Test Booklets &
The ROOM should be:
Testing Day Reminders :
Please monitor your students in the hallways. We will have small groups throughout the building. Please keep them as quiet as possible.
NO library, learning lab, or ISS on testing days.
6th graders, please use the outside entrance to the cafeteria instead of walking through the building.
When you are testing please have your door unlocked and the window on your door uncovered (curtain pulled back).
8th Graphing Calculators
This Training DOES NOT take the place of reading your Test Administrator Manual!!!
6th & 7th Math
8th Math retest
6th and 7th Reading
8th Reading Retest
8th Grade Science
8th Social Studies
Only authorized personnel have access to secure test materials.
Investigating and reporting irregularities:
Each person participating in the Texas student assessment program is responsible for reporting any suspected violation of test security or confidentiality.
Incidents that result in a deviation from documented testing procedures are defined as testing irregularities and fall into one of two categories - Procedural or serious. Almost 5,000 reports were made last year!!!
A test amdinistrator failed to issue the correct materials or students were provided nonallowable materials
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.
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 nonallowable accommodation
Examples of Monitoring Errors:
A test administrator left a room unmonitored while students were testing
A test administrator left secure materials unattended or secure online assessments open and visible.
A test administrator accepted a blank answer document from an examiner.
Monitoring Irregularities continued:
Students who had not finished testing were not properly monitored during a break
A test administrator failed to properly monitor a test session and did not ensure that students worked independently and/or did not notice that an examinee placed or received a cell phone call or text message during a test administration
A student was allowed to remove secure materials from the testing area
Investigating and reporting irregularities:
All incidents both Procedural and Serious must be investigated immediately to gather all necessary evidence.
All incidents must be reported to TEA
You will be given only one set of
test materials for each student.
If you are administering an oral test, you will receive a test booklet to read from.
You may begin picking up test materials at 7:15 a.m. Carefully count tests & answer documents and sign the Materials Control Form.
Day 2 of testing....make sure each student gets their test booklet.
Your testing material should never be out of your sight once you pick it up from me on the day of the test.
Well lit, quite, and comfortable
Testing signs should be posted
Clock or stop-watch must be available to monitor the 4 hour time limit
Displays covered or removed
Computers can be on only if using to keep up with the time. - Teachers should not turn on their computer until the 4 hour time limit is up.
Desk and work areas should be suffiently separated
Students should not have access to nonallowable materials.
Please make sure at least the day before the test, that you have scratch paper, dictionaries, calculators, etc...
Dictionaries - 6,7,8 Reading and 7th Writing
It is now REQUIRED that we have a procedure in place to prevent the use of cell phones and personal electronic devices!
Teacher's cell phones must be turned
during all testing. Please let your friends and family know that you will not have access to your phone during this 4 hour time period. Please have them call the office if there is an emergency. 592-2196
Take up ALL Cell Phones from Students and make sure they are turned OFF!
Student and Teacher
Cell Phones should be stored safely until
have been turned in.
Even if everyone finishes before the 4 hour time limit,
pass back out the phones.
Have all necessary information readily available and handy. Kim, Michele, and Justa will be making the rounds frequently.
Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
Allowable Test Accommodations:
If a 504/SPED student requires the use of one or more of these tools, it will be noted on the testing roster.
All other students should be familiar with the use of these materials/procedures
Any scratch paper used by students must be collected and turned in to be destroyed.
All STUDENTS can receive the following:
Allowing a student to read aloud to facilitate comprehension
Reading the writing prompt to any student who requests this assistance (Rosters denote students who have this read without requesting it)
The following assistive tools need to be available:
scratch paper, color overlays, blank place markers, magnifying devices, highlighters, colored pencils, or crayons
Procedures to minimize distractions:
stress ball, noise-reducing headphones, etc.)
Reminders to stay on task
Every 8th grader will have a graphing calculator on the math test.
All calculators will be cleared back to factory setting before the test. (2nd + 712)
After using and turned in, I need teachers to set the calcultors back to the factory setting again.
Each bucket will have an extra calculator and extra batteries for back up.
Do Not Reminders...
DO NOT allow students to work on a test section that has not been administered.
DO NOT allow students to return to a previous test section.
DO NOT require students to mark answers in the test booklet and then transfer to the answer document.
DO NOT allow students to talk to each other while test booklets are open or before the 4 hour time limit is over.
DO NOT allow students to be out of their seats while others are still testing or before the 4 hour time limit is over.
There is a four hour time limit
Students with extended time have the entire school day to test
Use a classroom clock or timer to monitor remaining time. Be sure to communicate (orally or in writing) the amount of time left to test in one hour intervals and, if desired, in shorter intervals during the last hour.
Student responses must be recorded before the 4 hour time period ends.
Record start and stop times on seating chart, including breaks
(this is new)
. Teachers will also record testing times and break times on all answer documents
The 4 hour time limit begins after all test directions have been read and the students have been instructed to begin.
If a child comes in late, remember to document his/her start time. He/She will have a different STOP and START time than everyone else in the classroom
STAAR Time Limit Policy:
Penalties for Prohibited Conduct and Testing Irregularities
Placement of restrictions on the Texas Teacher Certificate
Issuance of a reprimand
Suspension of a Texas Teacher Certificate for a set term
Cancellation of Texas Teacher Certificate
What's included in the 4 hour time limit: (not allowed to stop
the clock) :
water breaks, restroom breaks, snack breaks,
short physical and
Stop the clock for
medical breaks to the nurse
consolidation and movement of students to another testing area.
Please follow directions on "Check-Off" Sheet Provided
Remind students to erase any stray marks they might have made. (TEST ADMINISTRATORS are not allowed to erase stray marks)
Check that test security code on answer document matches that on test booklet.
Verify all test booklets are accounted for.
Follow the directions on the check-off sheet in your folder on whether to speparate the booklets and answer documents or not.
Gather ALL scratch paper and turn it in to be shredded.
Return ALL testing materials to Mrs. Rhoades. She will count the test booklets and answer documents and sign the Materials Control Form.
Lunch will be
6th Grade ~ 12:15-12:45
7th Grade ~ 12:45-1:15
8th Grade ~ 1:15-1:45
A huge THANK YOU to everyone! It takes the entire staff to make our STAAR testing days go smoothly. Everyone has worked really hard to make sure that our students at WFGMS are prepared.
A restroom monitor will be assigned to student restrooms. Please allow only one boy and one girl to leave the testing area at a time. Test booklets must be closed with answer documents inside when a student takes a break.
Please keep your manual for all testing administrations!
7th Grade Writing Test:
Only 1 day of writing this year
Administrator Test Instructions:
READ page 41 before you give any test!
6th Math page 53
6th Reading page 53
7th Writing page 45
7th Math page 53
7th Reading page 53
8th Math page 53
8th Reading page 53
8th Science page 53
8th Soc Stud page 53
STAAR A page 59
STAAR L page 59
What can the students do
when they finish their STAAR TEST?
5. Lay their heads down and sleep? - NO!!!!
6. Talk? Sing? Whisper?- NO!!!!!
7. Make paper airplanes? - NO!!!
8. Play on their phones? - NO!!!
9. Draw? Color? Charades? - NO!!!
Answer Doc practice
I NEED HELP!
I NEED A RESTROOM BREAK!
WE ARE ALL FINISHED!
Marking SCORE on each Answer Document:
directly or indirectly assisting students with test questions
tampering with student responses
scoring student test
duplicating, recording, or electroniacally capturing confidential test content
discussing secure test content before, during, or after and administration