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Guidelines for Test Administration

  1. 1. Test Administration Materials and Equipment Administration 7. Print test booklets and answer sheets 21. ID may be requested for certain tests. “The best test may give unreliable and invalid ahead of time. Check for errors. There 22. Do not admit late examinees to the room. results if it is not well administered. The key to should be one for each student and Redirect them to another room where late successful test administration is careful advance examiner. comers (up to a certain time) can be tested. 8. Number all test materials consecutively. 23. See that desks are cleared. preparation.” ~A. Hughes This offers greater security before, during, 24. Give clear instructions about how to attract and after test administration. proctor attention and what to do if the “If assessments are to have any meaning, they 9. Ensure that answer/scoring keys are free of examinee finishes early. must be gathered under uniform and optimal error. 25. Warn about the consequences of irregular 10. Check that all equipment is in good behavior including cheating. conditions.” ~D. Payne working order. 26. Emphasize the need to maintain silence. 27. Caution examinees not to begin until you Checklist tell them to do so.Subject variables that affect test scores: 28. Distribute test materials individually. Examinees should not be allowed to motivation physical discomfort o test papers o pencils, erasers, distribute materials. fatigue test anxiety o answer sheets sharpeners 29. Instruct examinees to provide required o clock o ________ details/identifying information such asBefore Testing name, exam number and date. 1. Decide the exact time of testing. 30. Read directions exactly as given. Examiners and Proctors NOT during lunch or playground hour. 31. Give signal to start. 11. Prepare detailed directions for NOT immediately after holidays or exciting 32. Time test precisely. administering, covering all eventualities. events. Go through instructions at least one day NOT longer than one hour for young before the test with examiners. children. 12. Examiners should practice directions NOT longer than 90 minutes for secondary which they will have to read out to school children. candidates. 13. Examiners should be familiar with the test, 2. Decide the number of examinees to be and should take the test themselves. tested. 33. Permit no interruptions. 14. Examiners should be familiar with 34. Monitor examinees unobtrusively. equipment operation. a. Make sure students are marking 15. Prepare detailed directions for scoring. answers correctly 16. Examiners who have to read aloud for a b. Make sure there is no copying listening test should practice preferably 35. Allow examinees to leave the room only with a model tape recording. once, ideally with one proctor.Rooms 36. Stop at the proper time. 3. Select a quiet and large enough room that Examinees (Candidates) can accommodate the intended number of 17. Inform examinees when and where the examinees. test will be given. References: 4. Decide the seating arrangements 18. Inform examinees what subject material Hughes, Arthur. (1989). Testing for language teachers. (room layout). There should be sufficient will be covered, what type of test questions Cambridge: Press Syndicate of the University of space between seats. Accommodate for will be asked and how much time will be Cambridge. p.152-154 left-handed examinees. allowed to answer the test. 19. Give full instructions to every examinee Payne, D. A. (2003). Applied educational assessment (2nd ed.). 5. There should be a clock visible to all USA: Wadsworth Group. regarding what to bring, and what to do if candidates. late. Aiken, L. R. (2003). Psychological testing and assessment (11th 6. Check lighting, ventilation, ambient 20. Each examinee should have an ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. noise level, and other sources of examination number. distractions. Prepared by: Susan Anne A. Quirante for EDL 141