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Spring 2009 Elementary AIMS & Terra Nova Pre-Test Training

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Spring 2009 Elementary AIMS & Terra Nova Pre-Test Training

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  1. Spring 2009 Elementary AIMS &Terra Nova Pre-Test Training PRESENTED BY Cindy Hurley District Testing Coordinator Tucson Unified School District 225-5418

  2. Agenda Introductions Part 1 – District Test Coordinator Responsibilities Part 2– Receiving Materials Part 3 – Test Administration Part 4 - Returning Materials

  3. Test Coordinator Packet

  4. Critical Dates for Spring 2009 • A copy of the critical dates is in your testing packet • Dates for each test administration • AIMS DPA Writing / Reading/Math • Terra Nova • AIMS Science - 4th grade • Mathematics Field Test – grades 3 – 5 • Make note of and plan for all critical dates • Due to our Spring Break---we have less time than ever to return and check-in materials. We all have to pull together on this!

  5. Critical Dates for Elementary Schools AIMS DPA, TerraNova, Science & Math Field Test • AIMS DPA Materials Delivery Mar. 9-12 • Materials Delivery to Sites Mar. 19 – 20 • Short-Add Window Closes Mar. 23 4:00 pm • AIMS DPA Writing Mar. 31 • AIMS DPA Reading/Math Part 1 Apr. 1 * • Terra Nova Grade 2 Apr. 1 • AIMS DPA Reading/Math Part 2 Apr. 2 • Terra Nova Grade 2 Apr. 2 • AIMS DPA Reading/Math Part 3 Apr. 3 • AIMS Science – 4th Grade Apr. 7 (no make-up) • AIMS Math Field Test – Gr. 3-8 Mar. 30 – Apr.16 (no make-up) • AIMS Check-In of Materials Apr. 15 – Apr. 21 * Please note, April 1, Wednesday , is a regular length school day (A copy of this is in your test packet)

  6. Who Tests? Terra Nova • Students in grade 2 AIMS DPA • Students in Grades 3 – 5 AIMS Science • Students in Grade 4 AIMS Math Field Test • Students in Grade 3 – 5 Remember: All Students Test in grades 3 – 8 test on AIMS They either take AIMS or AIMS-A

  7. Additional Students Who May Test • Non-enrolled students may participate in AIMS testing: • Private schooled students • Home schooled students • Non-enrolled students many not participate in the field test Part 3 - Test Administration

  8. District Test CoordinatorResponsibilities Part 1 - Test Coordinator Responsibilities

  9. Test Coordinator Responsibilities Part 1 - Test Coordinator Responsibilities Train school test coordinators, test administrators, and test proctors Order, coordinate, distribute, and collect all test materials for you school Act as liaison between your school and the District Testing Coordinator Assume responsibility for all testing at your site

  10. Provide Training Part 1 - Test Coordinator Responsibilities All test administrators and proctors throughout state are required to attend a pre-test training through their district/charter before each test administration Any person administering AIMS or TerraNova tests is required to attend Every adult in a test room must have received training in the correct test administration procedures

  11. Receiving Materials

  12. Material Delivery Window March 9 – 12 • AIMS DPA, AIMS Science, Mathematics Field Test, and TerraNova delivered to testing warehouse March 19 – 20 • Materials delivered to sites Part 2 - Receiving Materials

  13. Receiving Materials • Each shipment that is received must be inventoried • Packing list is in box 1 • Verify all materials have been received • Verify that the number of materials received is sufficient for the number of students testing • If additional materials are needed, they must be ordered immediately (see short-add deadlines). • Email Cindy Hurley how many you need for each content area Part 2 - Receiving Materials

  14. Elementary School Test Materials Test Books • Grade 2 • TerraNova – consumable scorable test book • Grade 3 • AIMS DPA W/R/M consumable scorable test book • Math Field Test consumable scorable test book • 1 nonscorable writing draft booklet Part 2 - Receiving Materials

  15. Elementary School Test Materials Test Books AIMS DPA and Field Test - Grades 4 - 5 • 2 test books • Combination Writing, Reading, Mathematics • Mathematics Field Test • 1 scorable answer document • Writing, Reading, Mathematics, Mathematics Field Test • Students must bubble the Field Test form code on answer document Science - Grade 4 • 1 test book • 1 scorable answer document Part 2 - Receiving Materials

  16. Test Coordinator Kit Contents of Test Coordinator Kit • Test Coordinator’s Manual • Packing List box 1 • Student Bar Code Labels, Instructions, and Reference List Part 2 - Receiving Materials

  17. Short-Add Window Critical Information Must order any test shortages by March 23, at 4:00 pm for: AIMS DPA Writing, Reading & Math Mathematics, AIMS Science There is no short-add for Mathematics Field Test Part 2 - Receiving Materials

  18. Test Administration Part 3 - Test Administration

  19. Test Administrators are required to: • Attend training scheduled by the Site Test Coordinator • Read and sign a security agreement • Adhere to all test administration security procedures • Follow test administration directions exactly as stated in the Test Administration Directions • Read the test administration script aloud to the student exactly as stated in the Test Administration Directions

  20. Test Security Part 3 - Test Administration • It is unethical and will be viewed as a violation of test security for any person to: • Examine content of any portion of test • Disclose or allow to be disclosed the content of any portion of test or any test item before, during, or after test administration • Influence students’ answers by offering assistance of any kind • Change or review students’ answer choices, including the writing rough draft and writing final copy

  21. Test Security Part 3 - Test Administration • It is unethical and will be viewed as a violation of test security for any person to: • Photocopy, transcribe, or in any way duplicate any part of AIMS test books • Fail to return all test materials, including unused documents • Participate in, direct, aid, counsel, assist in, encourage, or fail to report any violations of these test administration security procedures • Allow students to have access to test questions, writing prompts or share information prior or during test administration • Use scratch paper

  22. Test Security Part 3 - Test Administration • All adults involved in testing must read and signthe Security Agreement Spring 2009 • Review security procedures in Test Administration Directions on page 3 • Security agreements must be retained at district or school for a minimum of 6 years • Return principal’s security agreement to District Test Coordinator

  23. Prior to Testing Part 3 - Test Administration • Prepare the Testing Room • Cover or remove all visual aids • Lighting and ventilation should be good • Free from distractions and interruptions • Arrange seating appropriate for testing Refer to the Test Administration Directions p. 2-3 and Test Coordinator’s Manual p. 6 for further instructions

  24. TerraNova Grade 2 10

  25. TN Test Dates • TerraNova given over two days - April 1 - April 2 • Make-up Window ends April 17 • Three sections to be administered • Reading • Language Arts • Mathematics

  26. Approximate TerraNova Times It is permissible to change the order of the tests. 26

  27. TerraNova Student Demographics • Most students will have a precoded Student Information Sheet (SIF) – no demographics need to be filled in. This SIF must be placed behind the front cover of the test book when the tests are returned. Do not remove them. • If there is no precoded SIF for a student, then student-identifying information will need to be filled in by school personnel. Follow the directions on pgs. 6-7 of the Test Directions to enter the information in by hand. • If a student has used an accommodation, then boxes AA must befilled in on their answer document – see slides 28 & 29.

  28. X BB (no longer valid) AA 28

  29. Filling in Sections AA and BB on TerraNova Answer Document BB No Longer Valid Note: This information can only be found in the Test Coordinator Manual – Pg. 12. 29

  30. Mathematics Field Test NEW The field test is necessary to prepare for the redesigned Spring 2010 AIMS Mathematics test that will be aligned to the newly adopted Arizona Mathematics Standards Administration will follow the same procedures as the AIMS DPA Math Every student enrolled in a district school or who tests on AIMS will participate in the field test Part 3 - Test Administration

  31. Mathematics Field Test NEW Grades 3 – 5 • 18 items • Estimated times 45 – 60 minutes • Scheduling is flexible within test window • Students should receive same accommodations as on AIMS DPA Mathematics Part 3 - Test Administration

  32. Mathematics Field Test NEW • Teacher Directions for the field test will be included in the Test Administration Directions • Test materials will be provided based on online ordering for AIMS DPA • No make-up for Mathematics Field Test Part 3 - Test Administration

  33. Timing for AIMS AIMS tests are untimed. These are estimated times necessary for the vast majority of students to complete the test For students who are not finished in the allotted time, arrangements must be made to allow them to finish testing NO AIMS testing session may carry over to the next school day Part 3 - Test Administration

  34. Spring 2009 - AIMS DPA Test Schedule 34

  35. AIMS Breaks Stretch breaks: • Writing – between rough draft and final draft Significant breaks: • Reading / Mathematics – each day between administration of Reading test and administration of Math test • Science – Grade between session 1 and 2

  36. Acceptable AIMS Resources • AIMS Writing • Commercially published English dictionary • Commercially published English thesaurus • Several copies must of these must be available in each testing room during the writing test • AIMS Writing/Reading/Math • Translation dictionaries for ELL students Part 3 - Test Administration

  37. Unacceptable Resources for AIMS Items that may not be used for any portion of AIMS: • Math manipulatives: • charts, and aids, including but not limited to a ruler, number line, compass, and an abacus • Electronic devices including but not limited to: • Computers, calculators, cell phones, digital watches, personal digital assistants, and portable music players • Scratch Paper Part 3 - Test Administration

  38. Use of Unacceptable Resources Test Administrators who observe students using unacceptable resources are to remove the item as soon as possible Student must be allowed to continue testing After investigating situation thoroughly, notify Cindy Hurley (225-5418) You may be requested to fill out an incident report (see copy in test coordinator packet) Part 3 - Test Administration

  39. Use of Scratch Paper • Can not use any scratch paper for any portion of the AIMS test. Students may write inside test books. • Can use scratch paper for TerraNova,

  40. If A Test Needs To Be Invalidated • Only The Arizona Department of Education can make the determination to invalidate a test • When a testing issue occurs notify Cindy Hurley (225-5418) as soon as possible and then she will get guidance from ADE • The Arizona Department of Education recommends that the student’s parents or guardians receive written notification of the incident and its consequences

  41. Handling Materials Keep answer documents intact Use only pencil on answer documents For AIMS Writing, only responses that are handwritten in pencil on the pages designated “Final Copy” will be scored Be sure any large print and Braille have been transferred to a regular answer document Part 3 - Test Administration

  42. Students Who Leave Room During Testing • Students are to remain into the testing room during the entire scheduled testing session • Students are allowed to go to the restroom • Only one student may leave at a time • Students must turn in test materials before they leave the room and give back when they return Part 3 - Test Administration

  43. Students Who Leave School During Testing • Students who leave school before completing a particular test session are ineligible to continue the test for that session • This includes students who leave because of illness. • High School students are not eligible to participate in the make-up test for this content area • Answer document will be sent in for scoring even if student did not finish testing • ADE recommends documenting time student left and reason for leaving early Part 3 - Test Administration

  44. Disruptive Students Students who disrupt testing, refuse to participate, receive help from others, or otherwise engage in behavior not consistent with a acceptable classroom behavior should be subject to disciplinary procedures established by the school Students should be allowed to continue testing in a different location so that other students may test undisturbed Incident report must be completed and submitted to ADE for all possible cheating situations Part 3 - Test Administration

  45. Monitoring Testing Move about room unobtrusively Make sure students are progressing through the test Allow students to work at their own pace Supervise room at all times Answer students questions that pertain only to clarification of test directions Verify students are marking answers in proper locations Part 3 - Test Administration

  46. As Students Finish Testing Collect student test book and answer document – make sure student has written name in top corner Check answer document to verify student has completed proper sections of test and have not used ink Check inside test books to make sure no answer documents are tucked inside Part 3 - Test Administration

  47. AIMS Bar Codes Use correct bar code for correct test • Grade 3 • 1 set for AIMS DPA • 1 set for Mathematics Field Test • Grade 4 • 1 set for Combined AIMS DPA/Field Test • 1 set for AIMS Science • Grade 5 • 1 set for Combined AIMS DPA/Field Test Part 3 - Test Administration

  48. AIMS Bar Codes Part 3 - Test Administration

  49. AIMS Bar Codes Master Label Bar CodeLabel Extra Bar Code Part 3 - Test Administration

  50. Student Identification Information - AIMS • Per instructions in Test Administration Directions student identification located on the front covers of the test books and answer documents, MUST be completed by the student prior to testing • Student name • Teacher • School • District Part 3 - Test Administration