Welcome to PARCC Field Test Training! Presented by the PARCC Field Test Team Outline 1. Overview – Participating schools – Paper and online – Grades and test sessions 2. Proctoring the test – Calculator – Testing accommodations – Testing Protocols 3. Preparing your school – Resources – The PearsonAccess website – Sample Test Items for students 1. Overview • This year, we are running a Field Test of the PARCC exam, to prepare us for full-scale testing in the future. – Approximately 11% of our students will be tested. – 47 schools will be doing online testing. – 17 schools will be doing paper testing. – Students nor schools will receive scores. – Purposes of field test: • To test the reliability of the items. • To test readiness and help prepare for future online testing on a mass scale. Overview: Schedule and Subjects • Schools testing PBA (Performance-Based Assessment) will test: – March 24 – April 25 • Schools testing EOY (End of Year) will test – May 5 – May 21 • Schools who are testing both PBA and EOY Assessments. – PBA Assessment is March 24 – April 11 – EOY Assessment is May 5 – May 21 • The tested subjects are Math and/or English Language Arts (ELA). Overview: Roles • There is one Test Coordinator per school. • That person oversees the Test Administrators. – There should be one Test Administrator per test session. • A Test Administrator may be assisted by Proctors. • All Test Administrators and Proctors must be trained prior to administering or monitoring a testing session. • See the Test Coordinator manuals on PearsonAccess for more detailed definitions and descriptions of who may serve in those roles. Key Responsibilities of Field Test Coordinator • Be familiar with relevant manuals • Establish and communicate test schedule • Develop Security Plan, including Chain-of-Custody documentation • Develop Training Plan • Plan ahead to provide accommodations for those who are permitted to use them • Meet with Test Administrators & meet with students • Confirm necessary test materials are available • Securely destroy test materials as detailed in Coordinator’s manual Overview: Test sessions • Each participating class will need to take the test over two or three Sessions per subject. – A single session will have a total time of 60 to 120 minutes depending on the class and session. – Extended time beyond the allotted session time is permitted for students with that accommodation. – Allow for • Each session must be done within one day. – Two sessions of a test may be done within one day, but not three in one day. • All students within the same grade level and subject must test on the same day. Overview: Test sessions • Example: The third grade ELA test has three PBA sessions and two EOY sessions. – See the Test Coordinator Manual for Paper-based Testing for all grades. – The amount of time allotted for each test session consists of Session Time and Additional Time Allowed. – The total Field Test time includes any individual interruptions (e.g., bathroom breaks). Guidelines for Session Times 9 2. Proctoring the test. • • • • Calculators Testing accommodations Security Protocols Testing Protocols Calculators • Tests for grades 3-5 do not involve use of a calculator. • All other grades have a “calculator part” of the math test, in which a calculator may be used. – Grades 6, 7: Four-function calculator with square root – Grade 8: Scientific calculator – High school: Graphing calculator consistent with the TI-84. Calculators and accommodations Accommodations • Accommodations on IEP’s, 504’s, and ELL’s require selection during student test registration. • Appendix G of the Coordinator’s manual, and Appendix D of the Administrator’s manual list accessibility features and accommodations and content area and tests permitted. • Accommodations that have been used must be indicated on the student registration record. Read-Aloud • Is an Accessibility Feature for math. • Or Accommodation for ELA/Literacy Assessment. • A test administrator giving a Read-Aloud will need a Proctor Authorization Ticket in order to access the test administrator copy of the test. Accommodations Documentation • There is much information on accessibility and accommodations in the manuals and training modules at PearsonAccess. – Test Coordinator Manual, Appendix G – Test Administrator Manual, Appendix D – www.parcconline.org/parcc-accessibility-featuresand-accommodations-manual – Accessibility Features and Accommodations Training Module Security Protocols • All staff involved in testing must sign security agreement and kept for 3 years. • Distribute and collect materials from Test Administrators. • Implement a Chain-of-Custody plan which ensures that test materials are accounted for before, during, and after the test administration. Paper-Based Test Materials • • • • Test Booklets Answer Documents (grades 4–high school) Vendor-supplied Rulers and Protractors Vendor-supplied Mathematics Reference Sheets • Scratch Paper • Calculators – where permitted in Math tests Contaminated/Damaged Materials Testing Protocols • Sessions must be administered in order. • Schedule sessions for entire allotted time. • Students who finish early may read or do classwork that is unrelated to test content. • Student may not leave test room if finish early. • Bathroom breaks permitted, one at a time. • At discretion of test administrator, permitted ONE class break up to 3 minutes. • No student may go onto next session before all students in session have completed the session. • Test protocol breaches are reported to the test coordinator, who then contacts Cindy. More Testing Protocols • Test Administrator must actively proctor at all times • Prohibited Materials during testing: – Materials that define, explain, or illustrate terms in the subject area tested – Graphic organizers – Word lists – Number lines – Math charts, including those with formulas (a math reference sheet is supplied with the test) – Definitions – Cell phones or music devices Post-test protocols • ID Labels • etc. Field Test Survey • ID Labels • etc. 3. Preparing Your School • Training of your Test Administrators should consist of: – Their reading of the Test Administrator manual (online or paper). – Viewing the relevant training sessions on the PearsonAccess website. – Having their students go through sample items. Resources/Manuals • Relevant documentation can be found at the PearsonAccess Website using the Support Tab: – Pearson Access User Guide – Test Coordinator Manual for Paper-Based Testing – Test Administrator Manual for Paper-Based Testing – Accessibility Features and Accommodations Training Module The PearsonAccess Website – Go to www.pearson.access.com, and choose PARCC in the dropdown menu. The PearsonAccess Website – For documentation and training, use the relevant links in the Support tab, The PearsonAccess Website • The PearsonAccess website has two sections for which you need distinct accounts to enter. – Training site: Here is where you set up an Infrastructure Trial. – Home: Also called the Live, or Development site. Here is where you register Field Test. The PearsonAccess Website – To run an infrastructure trial, you need an account on the Training side of the website. The PearsonAccess Website – To run the Field Test, you need an account on the Live, or Development side of the website. Sample Test Items • It is recommended that each school allow participating students to become familiar with the nature of the test by viewing Sample Items. – If done, must be done at least one day before the test. • These are available at http://parcconline.org/samples/math • Follow the links to the relevant grade level and subject. Sample Test Items • If you show students the sample items, you may help a student see how answers are written. • During the test, you will not be allowed to help a student enter answers. 4. Any questions? • Thanks for being here, and for your past, present, and future work!