PARCC in District 102

Test Administrator Training

This presentation

2018 PARCC Training

What is New for 2018 Spring Administration

The English Language Arts/Literacy unit testing time adjusted

(Section 2.4)

Pearson PARCC YouTube Videos are now available for training

https://parcc.pearson.com/training modules.

Roles

  • Local Education Agency (LEA) Test Coordinator (LTC) - Linda McShane
  • School Test Coordinator (STC) - Building Principal & Helper
  • Test Administrator (TA) - Classroom Teachers
  • Technology Coordinator - Al Kirkus (tech aides at each building)
  • Proctor - Helper to Test Administrator
  • Accommodations Coordinator: Accommodations will be determined by Special Education staff, with PNPs collected by Lead Resource Teacher at each building. Special Education questions can be directed to the Special Education Department.

Make Up Testing

  • Arrangements for make-up testing will be handled by the Test Coordinator (building principal and helper). Make-ups should happen as soon as possible.
  • Returning students should continue testing with their class and make-up missed units or tests later.
  • Teachers control the units (sections) available to students within a test using the “lock/unlock” functionality.

Testing Materials (Grades 3-5)

School Test Coordinator (Principal & Helper) will collect materials from Test Administrators (Teachers) each day.

Materials must be stored in locked closets or drawers before or after the day of test administration.

Materials include:

Student Testing Tickets

No. 2 Pencils

Blank Scratch Paper (no need to put name on paper)

Calculators (GR 3-5 allowed for accommodations only - only 4 function, sqrt, and % allowed)

(see manual page 15 and 16 for details)

Headphones/Earbuds

Timing Devices

Testing Signs (Do Not Disturb)

Testing Materials (Grades 6-8)

School Test Coordinator (Principal & Helper) will collect materials from Test Administrators (Teachers) each day.

Materials must be stored in locked closets or drawers before or after the day of test administration.

Materials include:

Student Testing Tickets

No. 2 Pencils

Blank Scratch Paper

Calculators (GR 6-7 only 4 function, sqrt, and % allowed; GR 8 scientific calculators only. Allowed only on calc sections unless accommodation)

(see manual page 15 and 16 for details)

Headphones/Earbuds

Timing Devices

Testing Signs (Do Not Disturb)

  • Test Security forms will be distributed at each building for any person involved with the PARCC test; sign the PARCC security agreement.
  • Read “Test Administrator Manual” for your grade level
  • Find and review the correct scripts in the manual before the tests.
  • Review all security breaches and irregularities in manuals, and be sure to report any security breaches or testing irregularities to building principal.

Security Notes and General Preparation

Materials Specifically Prohibited

  • All personal electronic equipment not related to testing (e.g., cell phones, iPods) ,
  • personal document scanners, eBooks, electronic pens, smart watches; refer to Section 2.2.1 for one exception)
  • Any resource (e.g., books, posters, models, displays, teaching aids) that defines, explains, illustrates terminology or concepts, or otherwise provides unauthorized assistance during testing. Refer to the Accommodations Manual for additional information on approved resources for a student with a disability or an English Learner.
  • Mathematical formulas, number lines, and conversion tables other than the grade- or course- specific, PARCC-provided mathematics reference sheets
  • Any manipulative not approved through a unique accommodation request prior to testing (refer to your School Test Coordinator for more information)

*** When unsure: Follow the general rule that if the item in question may help the student answer or find an answer, post or copy materials, it is not allowed.

Important

Teachers may not provide answers, influence responses, paraphrase a test question or provide any assistance that could impact an answer.

Teachers may not look at, take pictures of, or discuss any items on the test.

Teachers should... “continually monitor the testing process by moving unobtrusively about the room It would be considered a test irregularity to engage in activities (e.g., grading papers, reading a book, newspaper or magazine) that prevents proper student supervision at all times while secure test materials are still distributed or while students are testing.

SAFETY - In case of tornado, fire or other safety threat - do not concern yourself with PARCC materials or testing in any way - immediately have students take proper steps. We will make adjustments later.

Additional Notes

Restroom or water break for individual students - If a student must leave the room for a restroom break or for a drink of water, you do not add additional minutes on to his/her testing or adjust the testing in any way.

Snacks - No food or drink is allowed during the testing until all students in a room are finished with the testing session and all computers have been collected. Food and beverages should be kept on a counter or other area away from the students until all are finished (exception for students with medical issues requiring food and water).

Materials for after test - students may bring recreational books or homework for after testing not related to the testing subject.

Headphones (Earbuds)

  • Needed for ELA/Literacy PBA Units

(but not everyone will see questions that require them)

  • Needed for Text to Speech accommodations for ELA/Literacy
  • Needed for Accessibility features in Math
  • Schools were given spare earbuds; check with tech aide for details

PARCC LIVE and TRAINING sites

  • 2 Sites : Live (Blue)/Training (Brown)
  • Can both be accessed from: http://parcc.pearson.com (click PearsonAccess next menu, then select Illinois).

Accessing Pearson Access Next (PAN)

From our Website

Live Site / Training Site

Username Password

Your username is your email address: kirkusal@dist102.k12.il.us

Passwords were individually set using the link in the welcome email you received.

Test Administrator Role in a Nutshell

Manage daily testing process

  • Procure materials (Computers, Headphones, Session Names, Student Testing Tickets)
  • Start testing session(s) - prepare, if not already prepared
  • Distribute materials
  • Unlock Section
  • Read instructions (scripts are in the Test Administrator manual)
  • Manage and supervise the testing sessions
  • Teachers must actively supervise test administration
  • Handle issues / resume tests as needed / report testing irregularities
  • Lock section

Session Names

Sessions have been created for each teacher in the training system. Training session names look like this:

CO TRAINING BELCHAK ELA05

CP TRAINING ELZY ELA04

FR TRAINING KEAN ELA04

OG TRAINING SCHROEDER ELA03

Grades may not match teachers properly.

Sessions will have limited students assigned.

Live side session names will be formatted like this: CP-5-MTH-CPTEACHER

Tasks in PAN

21-29

Print Testing Tickets 1

Print Tickets 2 : Find your Session

Print Tickets 3 : Select your session

Print Tickets 4 : View Tickets

Print Tickets 5 : Select format and Print

4 Per Page is the suggested layout

“Prepare Sessions”

  • Normally done by building School Test Coordinator (principal) once session roster is finalized.
  • Must be done before you can start a session.
  • Done from the “Students in Sessions” screen.

Start Testing Session

Unlock the unit (section) to be tested

Resuming Tests

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