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Test security

  1. 1. Why we talk Test Security ! <ul><li>By…Rick Flanagan </li></ul>
  2. 2. State and county policies require… <ul><li>Security of Materials at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Proper administration of tests </li></ul><ul><li>Training of personnel in test administration </li></ul>(2004). U.S. Capitol . [Image].  Available from
  3. 3. Code of Ethics <ul><li>It is a breach of professional ethics for school personnel to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Provide verbal and/or non-verbal clues or answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Teach items on the test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Coach, hint, or in any way influence a student ’s performance   </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. BEWARE! <ul><li>There are consequences! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invalidation of test scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personnel sanctions SUCH AS LOSS OF PAY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revoking of Admin/Teaching Credentials </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Security on your site . . . <ul><li>Keep all Test Materials under lock and key </li></ul><ul><li>Place materials in a secured location </li></ul><ul><li>When training test examiners, keep all materials in the review room </li></ul><ul><li>Account for all materials at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain signatures on certification of training forms </li></ul>
  6. 6. Certification of Training Form <ul><li>Must be signed by: </li></ul><ul><li>School Test Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers serving as Test Examiners </li></ul><ul><li>Proctors </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone else with access to test </li></ul>(2005). British certificate identifying explorers, 1877. . [Image].  Available from
  7. 7. Accountability The Paper Trail <ul><li>A testing folder must be maintained with all signed forms (and more) for each test administration, for instance… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign-in sheet </li></ul></ul>