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New Hanover County Schools


2014 Test Administration Training

CTE Assessments

Online Assessments: EOC/EXTEND2 EOC

CTE – Tested Courses

BA 10 Accounting 1 BP10 Computer Programming 1 BF05 Personal Finance BF10 Principles of Business and Finance (ME/BE) ME11 Entrepreneurship 1 (BE/ME) MU92 Strategic Marketing

Anticipated Grade

• Simply is “best estimate” of student grade before the post-assessment • Must be submitted to Cathy Ferguson by August 1, 2014

Before Administration

• Read Administration Manual and sign Accountability Form on page 37 (Documentation required and due at time of materials pickup) • Submit anticipated course grade to Cathy Ferguson by August 1 • Prohibited items in testing room – Cell phones – Textbooks – Food/drink – Instructional displays of course materials – Formula sheets • Calculators are allowed if memory is cleared before and after exam

During Administration

Timing = 120 minutes minimum 4 Hours maximum

IEP & 504 accommodation of “extended time” overrides this time limit.

Paper/Pencil Instructions to students on Pages 52-54 of manual

Students may write in the test book

Problem with test, have student write down nature of problem on NC CTE Secure Assessment Irregularity form (Page 34). Students may not copy questions word for word.

Statement of Accountability p.32

• • Attests to knowledge of “


” Attests to knowledge of

Testing Code of Ethics

• • Provides documentation of return of materials Provides documentation of proper testing procedures for test administrations •

Must include proper signatures! Check this!

After Administration

 Return materials to Cathy Ferguson Spencer Building Office 101 254-4141  Score reports will be password protected and sent via e-mail Password will be ctesummer14

Performance Levels:

0-76 = Not Proficient Level 1

77-100 = Proficient Level 2

93 plus B in Class for Articulated Credit

Medical Exemption Form

Must be submitted to CTE Office by August 4

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Page 40 in administration manual Request an electronic copy from [email protected]

EOC Training


Eligible Students

(page 1)

 Students who are enrolled for credit in a course for which an EOC assessment is required (EOC/EXTEND2) 

Students Repeating an Entire Course for Credit or Taking a Credit Recovery Course

 NCVPS EOC Courses

Eligible Students (Special Situations) (pages 1-2)

Advanced Placement Courses

: Student must take the EOC test the first time the student takes the course. Students enrolled in AP courses who have previously received credit for a non-AP course of the same subject are not eligible to take the EOC test.

Students Identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP):

Students identified as LEP scoring below Level 4.0 Expanding on the state identified English language proficiency reading placement test and are in their first year in U.S. schools are not eligible to be assessed on the English II end-of-course test.

Estimated Administration Time

(ONLINE EOC pages 2-4; NCEXTEND2 pages 4-5)

• Biology/English II 150 minutes; Math I 180 min; Math I NCEXTEND2 150 min – Biology 75 items (EXTEND2 59) – English II 68 items (EXTEND2 48) – Math I 60 items (EXTEND2 50) • 2 two-minute breaks • Allow ample opportunity to complete the test. • As long as students are engaged and working and the maximum time allowed (4 hours*) has not been reached, they must be given time to complete the test.

* Except for students with documented accommodations for extra time

Test Administrators

• Local Requirement: Test administrators must be certified staff. – Teachers – Social workers – Counselors – Retired teachers – Teacher assistants who are certified teachers

Before Testing

(ONLINE EOC pages 6-22;NCEXTEND2 pages 6-22)

• Prepare Training • Read Testing Code of Ethics (Appendix E) • Complete Electronic Testing Plan Google Docs (By August 7; day beofre for early testers) • Train Proctors and Teachers – NHCS will NOT use roving proctors for EOCs (page 9) – Conduct special training for testing students with accommodations.

• Prepare Testing environment and students for testing (page 10) • Complete the online assessment tutorial on scheduled computers (p. 11) (script – white handout) • Prohibited items in testing room (page 12) – Cell phones for BOTH students and teachers/proctors – Textbooks – Food/drink

Monitoring Students During Testing pages 13-14

• Walk frequently and quietly throughout the room. – Position self to have an unobstructed view of and easy access to students. • Do not read test questions from screen. • Do not indicate answers to students. Some examples include but are not limited to: – telling students to “look at the question again” or offering similar advice; – making a facial expression, hand gesture, or utterance (e.g., coughing, clearing throat) to indicate approval or disapproval of the student’s response; and – standing beside the desk, reading a question, looking at the student’s response, and then pointing to the correct answer or pointing to the question as if to indicate “read the question again because you have bubbled the wrong answer.” • Test administrators and proctors (see proctor statement) cannot help students: – by explaining the directions in their own words; – by explaining the meaning of any word in the directions, test questions, or answer choices; – by rephrasing test questions; – by translating a word or phrase into another language; or – by providing synonyms for unknown words.

Monitoring Students During Testing pages 14-19

• Misadministrations – OTISS • Student Emergencies (including fire drill): Two adults must be in the room at all times – Student should click on PAUSE button – Student should click on CONTINUE button • Students with Accommodations – Complete

Review of Accommodations

forms – Review

Testing Students with Disabilities

document • Check the Student Interface Questions (SIQs) online to ensure that students with accommodations have the correct accommodations.

• Recognize and report testing violations

Procedures for Students When Complete

(pages 19-20)

• Students who complete the test before the scheduled time is over are allowed to read novels or other nontextbooks (e.g., magazines) while other students continue to work during the scheduled time. • Before students who have completed the test may read, the test administrator must – Ensure student clicked the End Test button to close the test; (Once students have clicked the End Test button, they will not be able to return to the test items. A STOP sign will appear on students’ monitors after the End Test button has been clicked and the test has been closed.) – Collect all ancillary materials (e.g., calculators, used blank paper, and used graph paper); and ensure the student’s reading material is a novel or other nontextbook, such as a magazine.

Checklist: BEFORE Test Day for Online Assessments (pages 21-22)

Checklist: BEFORE Test Day for Online Assessments (pages 21-22)

On Test Day: Test Materials page 23-24

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Assessment Guide (New name)

Computer with an up-to-date applications Training Notes: – Review technical requirements: – Personal computers and personal learning devices must not be used at this time.

Supply of blank paper –

Used must be collected after calculator inactive section

DPI issued/approved graph paper (Math I) –

Used must be collected after calculator inactive section

Extra sharpened No. 2 pencils Graphing calculators for Math I “calculator active” section Accurate timing device that does not make noise

On Test Day (pages 24-26)

• Follow a uniform process for administration (pages 24-25) • Complete BEFORE students enter room (p. 26) – Turn on computers and log into the computer using the special testing login (sticker inside packet) – Approx 30-40 minutes BEFORE students enter, launch

NCTest Secure Browser

– Select assessment name – Enter your NCEducation username and password.

– Select student name – Ensure the screen is set to the START page, but DO NOT click start.

Testing Icon Location

On Test Day p. 27

• Complete AS students enter room – Instruct student to sit at assigned seat – Instruct student NOT to begin assessment until prompted • Complete AFTER students enter room – Circulate to confirm student is seated at correct computer – Confirm START button is on screen

New Instructions Math 1

p. 40

• Transition from Calculator Inactive to Active – Test administrator MUST collect all used graph paper and scrap paper before distributing calculators.

– Additional scrap/graph paper may be distributed.

After Testing

(pages 49-52)

• Clear calculator memory (Math I) • Test Administrators complete the

Review of Accommodations

forms – One additional step for online testing (p.51 online) • Daily scanning lists for Testing Department – Absentees

OTISS – System for Reporting Test Irregularities

• Account set up (NC ID) – Approval procedure – Training/manual • TC responsibilities – TC submits irregularity

After Testing - Packaging and Returning Materials

• Return all materials to the Testing Department – Scrap paper – Graph paper • File completed

Review of Accommodations Used During Testing

forms at the school.

Online Instructions: Log into NC Education and select assessment

Each course has two main features

Lists all enrolled students Test Session management

Verify enrolled students and enroll, if necessary.

Set up a testing session for each course for each day

Verify Student Interface Questions for students with accommodations

Select to add an accommodation.

Select to check accommodations

Complete after testing using data from Review of Accommodations forms


Complete special codes before test day or on test day before 7:00 PM