ADMINISTERING THE SBAC FIELD TEST An Overview for Teachers SBAC FIELD TEST Purpose Ensure validity, reliability and fairness Accuracy of test questions Effectiveness of test questions Set preliminary standards Establish scoring and reporting scales Provide students a practice opportunity BEFORE it is high-stakes Test the online system Test administration logistics Work out the bugs BEFORE it is high-stakes TEST ORGANIZATION Two Content Areas English Language Arts Mathematics Three Parts Non-performance (multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, etc.) Computer Aided Technology adjusts question difficulty Classroom Activity (teacher led – script provided by SBAC) Performance (following classroom activity, students research and apply knowledge) Administration Delivered via SBAC secure browser Untimed TIME TO TEST Content Area Grades NonPerformance Total Performance Task Task items In-Class Activity Total 1:30 2:00 3:30 :30 4:00 1:30 2:00 3:30 :30 4:00 2:00 2:00 4:00 :30 4:30 Mathematics 3-5 1:30 1:00 2:30 :30 3:00 6-8 2:00 1:00 3:00 :30 3:30 9-11 2:00 1:30 3:30 :30 4:00 3-5 3:00 3:00 6:00 1:00 7:00 6-8 3:30 3:00 6:30 1:00 7:30 9-11 4:00 3:30 7:30 1:00 8:30 English 3-5 Language Arts/Literacy 6-8 9-11 Both SCHEDULING Testing window April 1 – May 16 School schedule Your school information School coordinator Your school coordinator Your school coordinator contact information TEST ADMINISTRATORS Complete Test Administrator Training Today’s training Test Administrator Videos Test Administrator Checklist Review student information prior to testing to ensure the right student is being given the right test and any specified accommodations Administer the assessment Report all potential test security incidents to the School Coordinator PREPARING TO TEST D91 Smarter Balanced Assessment Training Resources http://www.d91.k12.id.us/sbac-training Testing Administrators watch TA Interface Video Student Interface Video Students watch What is a Field Test? Let’s Talk Universal Tools! Students practice Training tests PREPARING TO ADMINISTER THE CLASSROOM ACTIVITY Classroom Activity Administration Guidelines Link to D91 Classroom Activities School specific plan RULES FOR TESTING Test Security Review Spring 2014 Security Agreement Sign and return the agreement to the school coordinator. Testing Environment Quiet, free from distractions No access to cell phones, iPods, cameras, etc. Students will use headsets or ear buds. Information on the walls must be covered Arranged appropriately to discourage “copying” Students are actively supervised. Printing Only to meet accommodations Securing materials Under lock and key Scratch paper etc.- shredded Computers – Secure Browser Close external applications No testing with dual monitors THE SECURE BROWSER Desktop application used to “take the test” All other applications must be closed Error messages Secure Browser Not Detected Unable to Establish a Connection with the Test Delivery System STUDENT LOG-IN INFORMATION Confirmation Code Student’s first name Student EDUID ID- _ _ _ _ _ Session ID Generated the morning of the testing session PROBLEMS LOGGING IN TESTING IMPROPRIETIES, IRREGULARITIES & BREACHES Impropriety – low risk of impacting student performance or test security A student logs in with another student’s EDUID The teacher answers a student’s question about a test item during the test The teacher leaves the testing room or puts a student in charge Irregularity – potentially affects student performance or test security Failure to monitor student behavior – teacher is reading email or doing other “teacher” work Failure to remove or cover classroom displays that provide information regarding the content being tested Paraphrasing, omitting, revising or rewriting the script of directions contained in the test administrator’s manual TESTING IMPROPRIETIES, IRREGULARITIES & BREACHES Breach – poses a threat to the validity of the test Test materials are stolen or missing Improprieties and Irregularities must be reported to your school coordinator within 24 hours Breaches must be reported to your school coordinator IMMEDIATELY QUESTIONS?