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1 Test Security See SB TAM pp for more detailed information HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org

2 Test Security ENSURING TEST SECURITY All summative test items and test materials are secure and must be appropriately handled. Security of the Test Environment Security requirements for the test environment before, during, and after testing includes all aspects of the testing situation while students are testing. If you have witnessed, been informed of or suspect a Test Security Incident, follow the steps outlined in section Responding to Testing Improprieties, Irregularities, and Breaches in this manual on pages HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

3 Definitions of Test Security (Impropriety) Definitions for Test Security Incidents Impropriety (Low Severity) Has a low impact on the individual or group of students who are testing and has a low risk of potentially affecting student preformance. Examples Student(s) making distracting gestures/sounds or talking during the test session that creates a disruption in the test session for other students. Student(s) leave the test room without authorization. Administrator or Coordinator leaving related instructional materials on the walls in the testing room. HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 3 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

4 Definitions of Test Security (Irregularity) Definitions for Test Security Incidents (Continued) Irregularity (Medium Severity) Impacts an individual or group of students who are testing and may potentially affect student performance. Examples Student(s) cheating or providing answers to each other, including passing notes, giving help to other students during testing, or using hand-held electronic devices to exchange information. Student(s) accessing the Internet or any unauthorized software or applications during a testing event. Student(s) accessing or using unauthorized electronic equipment (e.g., cell phones, PDAs, ipods, or electronic translators) during testing. HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 4 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

5 Definition of Test Security (Breach) Definitions for Test Security Incidents (Continued) Breach (High Severity) Poses a threat to the validity of the test. Examples may include such situations as a release of secure materials or a security/system risk. HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 5 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

6 Consequences of a Test Security Breach Due to the importance of test security for all of the statewide assessments, any school that has a student or staff member who which results in a breach of a test item will be subject to the following actions/consequences: 1. Involved student s incomplete test or complete test that has been scored will be invalidated. 2. Retrain the staff 3. Retake the Test Administrator Certification Course. 4. Required to have a second adult present in the testing room. 5. The school will be required to pay for the cost of each test item that was posted on a social networking site. 6. Must submit its detailed testing schedule that includes the date, time, and student seating chart for each test session for all statewide assessments administered. 7. Unannounced site monitoring. HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 6 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

7 How to Enter a Testing Incident in TIDE Click on the TIDE icon: Once in TIDE, click Test Impropriety: Then click on Create Test Impropriety: HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 7 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

8 How to Enter a Testing Incident in TIDE (cont.) Step 1: Select a category Step 2: Select a Search HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 8 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

9 How to Enter a Testing Incident in TIDE (cont.) Step 3: Enter ID# Then click Search Student Results Next type in a Reason and then, click Create HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

10 Test Security Activity Let s check our understanding of the new Smarter Balanced test security requirements. What is the severity level of actual testing incidents that occurred in some of our schools during the last two school years? Impropriety (Low Severity) Irregularity (Medium Severity) Breach (High Severity) HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 10 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

11 Test Security Activity 1. A test administrator helped Special Education students by pointing to the correct answers on their computer screens. Severity Level? 2. The teachers decided to post instructional strategies charts in each of their testing rooms on the morning of a test session and instruct students to use the strategies while answering questions. Severity Level? 3. A test administrator directed some students to sit next to smarter students and discuss answers to online questions before selecting responses. Severity Level? 4. A teacher used her own money to pay each student $5 if he/she passed the test. Severity Level? HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 11 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

12 Test Security Activity (Cont.) 5. A student was singing loudly during a test session about how dumb the test was and would not stop singing when told to do so three times. Severity Level? 6. A student used a camera phone to take screen shots of questions in a paper/pencil test booklet and posted them on Instagram. The student s friends at other schools saw the questions when they were at school or at home and informed their teachers or parents. The principals at the schools of the student s friends were informed. Severity Level? 7. Three students who were friends used sign language in the testing room to give each other answers to different questions that were displayed on each student's computer screen. By leaning far to the right or left in the computer lab, they could see the questions on each others' screens. They kept their hands in their laps while forming the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the answer to multiple-choice questions. Severity Level? HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 12 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

13 Accessibility and Accommodations HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org 13

14 Accessibility and Accommodations Positive and productive assessment experience Results that are fair and accurate HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org 14

15 Accessibility and Accommodations Validity depends on students having appropriate : universal tools designated supports accommodations when needed HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org 15

16 Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org 16

17 Six Categories 17

18 Embedded Provided as digitally-delivered components of the test delivery system Non-Embedded Provided separately from the computerized system Two Important Terms HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 18 HawaiiPublicSchools.org

19 Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines Summary of the 49 Smarter Balanced Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations Universal Tools Designated Supports Accommodations Embedded Breaks Calculators Digital Notepad English Glossary English Dictionary/Thesaurus Expandable Passages Global Notes Highlighter Keyboard Navigation Mark for Review Math Tools Spell Check Strikethrough Writing Tools Zoom Color Contrast Masking Text-to-Speech Translated Test Directions Translations (Glossary) Translations (Stacked) Turn off Any Universal Tools American Sign Language Braille Closed Captioning Streamline Text-to-Speech Non-embedded Breaks English Dictionary Scratch Paper Thesaurus Bilingual Dictionary Color Contrast Color Overlay Magnification Read Aloud Scribe Separate Setting Translated Test Directions Translations (Glossary) Abacus Alternated Response Options Calculator Multiplication Table Noise Buffers Print on Demand Speech-to-Text Read Aloud Scribe HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org 19

20 Resources Different Categories HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org 20

21 Resources Different Categories HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org 21

22 Universal tools are access features that are available to all students based on their preference and selection. Pre-selected in TIDE. Universal Tools 22

23 Universal Tools (embedded) English Dictionary and Thesaurus Dictionary/Thesaurus button

24 Universal Tools (embedded) English Glossary

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29 Universal Tools (non-embedded) Breaks Non-Embedded Universal Tools Smarter Balanced Assessments Number of items per session is flexibly defined based on the student s need English Dictionary Scratch Paper Thesaurus Allowed for ELA-Performance Task full writes Students can make notes, write computations, or record responses. It is collected and securely shredded at the end of each session. Allowed for ELA Performance Task full writes. HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HawaiiPublicSchools.org 29

30 Designated Support These supports are features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator or team of educators with parent/guardian and student input as appropriate, including English Language Learners and students with disabilities. These supports may not be provided for ALL students because they are not universal tools. Students should be familiar with using the designated supports assigned to them. Not pre-selected in TIDE. 30

31 Designated Support (embedded) TEXT-to-SPEECH For ELA Items, ELA PT Stimuli, Math Items and Stimuli (Not Reading Passages)

32 Designated Support (embedded) TEXT-to-SPEECH For ELA Items, ELA PT Stimuli, Math Items and Stimuli (Not Reading Passages)

33 Designated Support (embedded) Translation-Glossary (math only) Student can be assigned: English glossary only (default- Universal Tool) English and one second-language glossary One second-language glossary only No glossary at all (by turning this off in universal tools) 33

34 Designated Support (embedded) Translation-Glossary Glossary Languages (math only) : Spanish Vietnamese Arabic Tagalog Ilokano Cantonese Mandarin Korean Punjabi Russian Ukrainian 34

35 Designated Support (embedded) Translation-Glossary 35

36 Designated Support (embedded) Translation-Glossary 36

37 Designated Support (embedded) Translation-Glossary 37

38 Designated Supports (non-embedded) Bilingual Dictionary Dictionary > Diccionario, colección alfabética de las palabras de una lengua, arte o ciencia, con sus definiciones o explicaciones. 38

39 Designated Supports (non-embedded) Read Aloud For ELA Items, ELA PT Stimuli, Math Items and Stimuli (Not Reading Passages) To create a fraction greater than. 39

40 Designated Supports (non-embedded) Separate Setting 40

41 Accommodations are changes in procedures for materials that increase the equitable access for students who need them and allow them the opportunity to show what they know and can do. Only students who have documented needs in their IDEA-eligible Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or their 504 Plans may use one or more of these accommodations. Students should be familiar with using the accommodations assigned to them. Not pre-selected in TIDE. Accommodations 41

42 American Sign Language (ASL) (for ELA Listening items and Math items) Accommodations (embedded)

43 Braille Accommodations (embedded)

44 Accommodations (embedded) TEXT-to-SPEECH For ELA Reading Passages: Students may have text-to-speech for ELA reading passages as an accommodation for students whose need is documented in an IEP or 504 plan This accommodation is appropriate for a very small number of students Headphones required unless tested in a separate setting

45 Accommodations (non-embedded) 45

46 Accommodations (non-embedded) Read Aloud For ELA Passages To create a fraction greater than. 46

47 The ISAAP Tool Facilitates selection of Designated Supports and Accommodations Should be used in conjunction with the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines Used to create an Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) for all students Important benefit of this optional tool is that a student s information can be referenced when entering into the TIDE system Assessment Section, Assessment & Accountability Branch, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance HAWAI I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 47

48 Accessing the ISAAP Tool sources/ Materials available ISAAP Tool ISAAP Tool Instructions ISAAP Module Assessment Section, Assessment & Accountability Branch, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance HAWAI I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 48

49 ISAAP Tool 49

50 Logging in to TIDE

51 Test Settings in TIDE Click Student Information Select dropdown criteria Click on Search Scroll to find student Click on View 51

52 Test Settings in TIDE Scroll to Accommodation /Designated Support Select 52

53 Upload Student Settings in TIDE Use template to upload Accommodations/Designated Supports 53

54 What would you do? Case Scenarios The parent of a home-schooled child comes to your school and requests that her 12-year-old son be given the 8 th grade Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics assessments. Assessment Section, Assessment & Accountability Branch, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance HAWAI I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 54

55 What would you do? Case Scenarios 1. A mathematics teacher at your school wants the TTS designated support for all her students. 2. The ELL coordinator at your school wants the ELL students to use a bilingual dictionary for the ELA/Literacy and Mathematics assessments. Assessment Section, Assessment & Accountability Branch, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance HAWAI I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 55

56 What would you do? Case Scenarios 3. The SSC at your school wants the TTS accommodation for all SPED students because they are struggling readers. 4. The technology coordinator at your school suggests using the Print on Demand feature for a student who is not allowed to use a computer. Assessment Section, Assessment & Accountability Branch, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance HAWAI I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 56

57 What would you do? Case Scenarios 5. A mathematics teacher at your school wants to use the mathematics table used in class for the mathematics table accommodation for a SPED student. 6. A teacher at your school wants to test SPED students with regular education students in a separate setting. Assessment Section, Assessment & Accountability Branch, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance HAWAI I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 57

58 We will resume in an hour! Assessment Section, Assessment & Accountability Branch, Office of Strategy, Innovation and Performance HAWAI I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 58

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