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California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Test Administration Training 2009-10 for District Coordinators June 19, 2009-Sacramento June 26, 2009-Santa Clara June 30, 2009-WebCast July 22, 2009-Los Angeles August 5, 2009-Madera August 6, 2009-Monterey September 29, 2009-San Diego.

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California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

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  1. California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) Test Administration Training 2009-10 for District Coordinators June 19, 2009-Sacramento June 26, 2009-Santa Clara June 30, 2009-WebCast July 22, 2009-Los Angeles August 5, 2009-Madera August 6, 2009-Monterey September 29, 2009-San Diego

  2. Presenters • Mao Vang, CAHSEE Project Manager, Educational Testing Service (ETS) • Rebecca Rabin-Reed, Product Administrator for Customer Services, ETS • Bonnie Galloway, Consultant, California Department of Education

  3. Presentation Objectives • What’s New • Overview of CAHSEE • Maintaining Test Security • District Coordinator, Test Site Coordinator, Test Examiner, and Proctor Responsibilities • Demographic Data Corrections • Resources • Questions and Answers

  4. What’s New • Answer document changes: • Page 1 • Box 6 – grid “Yes” if Hispanic or Latino • Box 7 – grid all race/ethnicity that are applicable • “Decline to state” option is no longer available. • New Federal Standards for Collecting and Reporting Race and Ethnicity Categories may be found at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/td/lo/refaq.asp#q14 • Page 2 • Position of some boxes changed, but required data and numbering remains the same. • Page 12 • Box 24 – American Indian Education has been deleted.

  5. What’s New (Continued) • Box 13 • Directions revised

  6. What’s New (Continued) • One set of manuals for entire year (July 2009–May 2010) • District and Test Site Coordinator’s Manual • Directions for Administration • Directions for Administration — Special Test Versions

  7. Overview of CAHSEE

  8. CAHSEE Purpose • Improve student achievement in public high schools and ensure that students who graduate from public high schools can demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and mathematics

  9. CAHSEE Content • The CAHSEE has two parts: • English-language arts (ELA) • State standards up to grade ten • Mathematics • State standards in grades six, seven, and Algebra I

  10. CAHSEE Requirement • All students must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements, to receive a California public high school diploma. • The CAHSEE requirement can be satisfied by passing the examination or, for students with disabilities, receiving a local waiver according to California Education Code Section 60851(c).

  11. Options to Participate in CAHSEE Administrations 2009-10 For testing schedules, go to: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/admin.asp

  12. CAHSEE Testing Opportunities • Grade ten: one time (February, March, or May) • Grade eleven: *two times • Grade twelve: *at least three, but up to five times • Adult students: *three times * May participate in successive administrations.

  13. Approximate Testing Times

  14. Maintaining Test Security

  15. Maintaining Test Security • To ensure test security, district coordinators must: • Read, agree, sign, and return the Test Security Agreement (TSA) to ETS • Ensure all test site coordinators read and sign the TSA and all who have access to secure test materials read, sign and agree to the Test Security Affidavit

  16. Maintaining Test Security (Continued)

  17. Maintaining Test Security (Continued)

  18. Maintaining Test Security (Continued) • Keep materials in a secure, locked storage • Establish and maintain procedures that will prevent cheating

  19. Maintaining Test Security (Continued) • Handle potential testing irregularities. Call ETS and CDE to report security breaches or test administration incidents • Cooperate with Global Compliance Services when they conduct audits • Before-testing • During-testing • After-testing

  20. District Coordinator Responsibilities DC

  21. Before Testing DC • Attend training • Send signed Test Security Agreement to ETS • Read the District and Test Site Coordinator’s Manual (DTSCM)

  22. DC Before Testing (Continued) • Go to http://www.ets.org/cahsee/ • to obtain information and documents regarding the coordination of CAHSEE administrations

  23. DC Before Testing (Continued) • Refer to CAHSEE Project Calendar

  24. Before Testing (Continued) DC • November 2009 CAHSEE Project Calendar Sample

  25. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Manuals are posted for reference.

  26. Before Testing (Continued) DC Go to the secure CAHSEE Web site by clicking on CAHSEE Online from the ETS CAHSEE Web page or https://cahsee.ets.org/

  27. DC Before Testing (Continued) • To obtain a username and password for CAHSEE Online,Contact ETS CAHSEE Support at 800-241-5687.

  28. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Use CAHSEE Online athttps://cahsee.ets.org to do the following: • Update your district contact information • Order test materials • Order supplemental shipments • Submit a Pre-ID file • Review/update an order • Make student demographic corrections • Download student results, roster reports, and summary reports

  29. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Select the appropriate date option.Enter your Username and Password. Select the LOGIN button.

  30. CAHSEE Online main page Before Testing (Continued) DC Update District Information and Testing Schedule

  31. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Schedule and set up test administrations • Notify parents of district’s testing schedule

  32. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Prepare to order materials • CAHSEE Test Books and Special Versions

  33. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Prevent excessive materials ordering • “Excessive materials” is the difference between the sum of the number of tests scored and 80 percent of the tests ordered by the school district for the entire school year. The difference must be greater than 100 to be “excessive materials.”

  34. Excessive Orders Examples Before Testing (Continued) DC

  35. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Order materials and select option to pre-ID

  36. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Materials order and option to pre-ID warnings

  37. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Materials order confirmation

  38. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Go to “Pre-ID services” tab to obtain file layout

  39. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Prepare data file according to pre-ID file layout Upload pre-ID file

  40. Before Testing (Continued) DC • If submitting Pre-ID file, fill out the List of Demographic Fields Required to be Hand-gridded for Schools Participating in the Pre-ID Service. • Provide the list as a handout for test site coordinators during training • A Late pre-ID label service is available for a fee. • You must have submitted a pre-ID file by the deadline to use this additional service.

  41. Before Testing (Continued) DC 41

  42. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Designate and train test site coordinators • Emphasize the following in training: • Maintaining test security • Reading Test Site Coordinator Responsibilities Section of manual • Hand-gridding fields not Pre-IDed • Accommodations/Modifications/EL Variations • Signature in Box 13 • Checking in/out test materials • Providing handout of important dates

  43. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Identify and coordinate the testing of students placed in nonpublic schools • Go to California School Directory http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/sd/to obtain NPS school code. Enter onto Box 12c.

  44. Before Testing (Continued) DC • Receive test materials (starting about 2 weeks before test administration) • Shipment 1: nonsecure testing materials • Shipment 2: secure testing materials • Shipment 3A: (optional) Pre-ID answer documents • Shipment 3B: (optional) late Pre-ID labels

  45. Before Testing (Continued) Upon receipt of shipments, open boxes and conduct inventory DC 45

  46. DC Before Testing (Continued)

  47. Before Testing (Continued) DC • If more test materials are needed, contact the CAHSEE Support Center or go to CAHSEE Online to place supplemental orders • Distribute test materials to sites

  48. During Testing DC • Be the liaison between test sites, CDE, and ETS • Problem solve • Notify both CDE and ETS of potential testing irregularities • Complete the Test Security Breach Report Form, if applicable

  49. During Testing (Continued) DC

  50. After Testing DC • Receive and inventory test materials from sites • Account for all test booklets and CDs • Complete District Packing List and Security Tracking • Ensure all answer documents are batched by grade with School and Grade Identification (SGID) Sheet and packed in scorable boxes

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