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WCSD Department of Assessment                                                              February 2021

                        NEVADA
           STUDENT ASSESSMENTS
                   SPRING 2021
             Science, Summative Smarter Balanced, and
                        Alternate Assessments
                                    Department of Assessment

                         https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/1248

          PARTICIPATION IN TRAINING
        1. Each individual must acknowledge in writing
           or electronically that they have participated
           in the annual and/or refresher training and
           that they have been informed of and
           understand procedures, and the potential
           consequences for non-adherence.
        2. School Principal: Ensure all personnel
           assisting with assessment-related activities
           receive a refresher training prior to testing.
         ‐‐Training records/acknowledgements containing dates and signatures of all
         participants must be retained for three consecutive school years.
         ‐‐Proof of training may be requested as part of an investigative process.
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          NEVADA READY ASSESSMENTS 2021
          STATE CRITERION-REFERENCED TEST (CRT)
          o The State is required to annually measure academic achievement at
            specified grade levels of all students enrolled in public/charter schools.
          o Nevada students participate in either the general assessment or
            alternate assessment.
          o The Nevada CRT includes:
            • Grades 3‐8 – Summative Smarter Balanced assessments in English
              Language Arts/ELA and Mathematics (online)
            • Grades 5, 8, and High School (gr 9 or 10): Science assessment (online)
            • Grades 3‐8, and High School (gr 11): NAA/Alternate assessment in ELA and
              Mathematics (paper administration; responses submitted online)
            • Grades 5, 8, and High School (gr 11): NAA/Alternate assessment in Science
              (paper administration; responses submitted online)
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WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                     February 2021

           PARTICIPATION ≥ 95%
           --All Students Participate in State Assessments
                Grades 3-8: Summative (Smarter Balanced) ELA &
                 Math OR Alternate (NAA) ELA & Math
                Grades 5 & 8: Science OR NAA Science
                Grade 11: ACT ELA (English + Reading + Writing)
                 & Math OR Alternate (NAA) ELA & Math
                HS: Science (gr 9 or 10) OR NAA Science (gr 11)
         REQUIREMENT: Annually measure the achievement of not less than 95 percent
         of all students, and 95 percent of all students in each subgroup of students
         who are enrolled during the testing window.
         OUTCOME: Ensure fair accountability determinations based on meaningful
         data about school performance.
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                                  https://doe.nv.gov/Accountability/NSPF/

           ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
           --Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF)
                                                Elementary Schools
                                                • % Pooled Proficiency: ELA,
                                                   Mathematics and Science (20 pts)
                                                • % Grade 3 ELA Proficiency (5 pts)
                                                 Middle Schools
                                                 • % Pooled Proficiency: ELA,
                                                   Mathematics and Science (25 pts)
                                                High Schools
         *High school: ELA & mathematics
                                                • % ELA Proficiency (10 pts)
        proficiency calculated from grade 11    • % Mathematics Proficiency (10 pts)
        cohort; Science calculated from CRT
          grade 10 cohort & NAA grade 11
                                                • % Science Proficiency (5 pts)
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           WCSD B.I.G. REPORT:
           “NSPF ASSESSMENT PARTICIPATION”
           • Monitoring tool created to help principals and test coordinators identify
             currently enrolled students who have/have not participated in each
             content area assessment.
           • Starts up in March; available for Elementary/Middle grades (Gr 3-8).
           • Broken down by reporting categories used for the Nevada School
             Performance Framework (NSPF).
                Assessment Participation Summary (sample view)

                TIP: Report shows participation status as defined for the NSPF, it does not
                show test completion status.
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                          2
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                   February 2021

                 ELA & MATH: SUMMATIVE                                   Grades 3-8
                     SMARTER BALANCED
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          GRADES 3-8: SUMMATIVE (SBAC)
          ASSESSMENTS IN ELA AND MATHEMATICS
         Content provided by Smarter Balanced.
         View test blueprints for Summative Smarter Balanced assessments:
            https://contentexplorer.smarterbalanced.org/test‐development#blueprints
         Each student participates in four “test sessions” (2 ELA, 2 Math):
               ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) – may be given over multiple days
               ELA Performance Task (PT, 2 parts) –2 testing periods
               Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) – may be given over multiple days
               Math Performance Task (PT, 1 part) – 1 testing period
         Students receive 1 test ticket for each session (4 total for Summative).
         Test coordinators schedule the order of administration within the school.
          Sessions and parts may be administered in any order.

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          SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT:
          QUESTION TYPES
         o Multiple-choice response: four response options with only one correct answer.
         o Multiple-select response: multiple-response options with one or more correct
           answers. The test question may not always tell how many options should be
           chosen (this is an item design feature that provides information for scoring).
         o Technology enhanced: questions that may include drag-and-drop, graphing,
           drop-down menus, and matching.
         o Written-response questions (short, 1-2 sentences): questions require the
           student to answer by typing a response in the space given.
         o ELA only
            Listening: students will listen to a passage and then respond to questions about
             the passage; ELA CAT only, all students require headphones.
            Extended written-response, PT part 2 “writing” (limit 10K characters): students
             will read 2-4 sources (repeated from part 1 “reading”) and write to one of
             three tasks (narrative, opinion/argumentative, or informational/explanatory.
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                        3
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                                      February 2021

             ELA CAT: LISTENING ITEMS
                                                                                 D/HH Accessibility Options
                                                                                 1. Video Sign Language (VSL)
                                                                                    with Closed Captioning (CC)
                                                                                    for listening items
                                                                                       (choose option 1 OR 2)
                                                                                 2. Human Reader – Requires
                                                                                    paper administration for all
                                                                                    sessions & parts of the ELA
                                                                                    test, both CAT & PT

                 Student readiness check! Explore item types and navigation tools
                 through the OTT (Online Tools Training) practice and training tests.
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             ELA PERFORMANCE TASK (PT):
             PART 1-READING, PART 2-WRITING
            Students read multiple sources
            Same texts repeated in parts 1&2
            Part 1 “Reading”
            • Presents scenario (purpose,
              context) for reading
            • Task includes 2 or 3 items
            Part 2 “Writing”
             • Write to one of three tasks (randomly distributed)
                   o Gr 3-5: narrative, opinion, OR informational
                   o Gr 6-8: narrative, argumentative, OR explanatory
             • “On-demand” writing experience
                   o 10,000 character limit including spaces (≈3.5 pages or 1600 words)
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             ELA PT: EXTENDED WRITTEN-RESPONSE
             EMBEDDED (ONLINE) WRITING TOOLS
        Dictionary and Thesaurus Tool

                              Spellcheck Tool
        *Students taking the same test on paper should be provided with a paper dictionary and thesaurus.
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                                           4
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                            February 2021

           ELA EXTENDED WRITING PRACTICE

            Access a sample item for practice using the embedded
            online tools for the Extended Writing item:
            1. Launch DRC INSIGHT browser application
            2. Select: Summative > Practice Tests
            3. Choose: English Language Arts > select grade level > login
            4. Select test link: Grade X – ELA Performance Task
            5. Begin test skip to Question 4

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                                                         *PAPER test versions only:

           MATHEMATICS 6-8 (ONLINE)                       Provide student with the
                                                        grade appropriate (basic or

           EMBEDDED CALCULATORS                        scientific) handheld calculator
                                                        for use on calculator items.

                              Basic Calculator         Scientific Calculator
       Calculator Tool      Grade 6 Mathematics            Grades 7 & 8
                                                           Mathematics

         Calculators powered by Desmos
         https://calculator.smarterbalanced.org
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           SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT:
           COMPUTER ADAPTIVE TESTS (CAT)
          – Better at pinpointing student performance and areas of
            strength and weakness.
          – Personalized to the individual student taking the test.
          – Delivery of questions based on the student’s response to
            the previous item—correct or incorrect.
          – Question difficulty may increase or decrease as the
            student progresses through the items.
          – Number of items for an individual student will vary.
            Students typically respond to 40–44 items on each CAT.
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                 5
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                         February 2021

         CAT: NAVIGATION RULES & ENDING TEST
         Students must answer an item before moving to the next question.
         Students cannot go back to previous test questions or skip questions.
         After completing the last question and clicking on the “next” button,
          the CAT automatically ends and students are presented with a
          “Congratulations” screen and button to exit the test.

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         CAT: TESTING TIME
         o The estimated testing time for each CAT session (ELA, Math) is
           2 hours.
         o Administration of a CAT session may be completed over
           multiple days.
         o If the scheduled testing period ends before a student finishes,
           direct student to click Pause and then click Exit Test. Note on
           the testing roster which students need more time.
         o Paused tests may be resumed on a subsequent day. The
           student will use their original test ticket and the test will start
           at the next item.
         o Students working productively must be given time to complete
           the test.
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         SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT:
         PERFORMANCE TASKS (PT)
         o Performance Tasks are “fixed form” tests. Once started, the task
           (or task part) must be completed and submitted within a single
           supervised testing period.
          The ELA Performance Task is split into two parts (one test ticket).
            Part 1 (“reading”) contains a multiple text sources (passages)
             and 2 or 3 test questions.
            Part 2 (“writing”) contains the same multiple text sources
             (passages) and an extended written response item.
          The Mathematics Performance Task has only one part.
         o PT item sets are randomized and students may not receive the
           same questions/tasks within the same testing group.
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                              6
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                     February 2021

                                                   Tip: DON’T schedule a
                                                   Performance Task to

          PT: TESTING TIME                         start late in the day!

        o PT = “fixed-form”, once started, each PT part must be completed in a
          single supervised testing period; cannot return to test after
          unsupervised break.
        o Plan accordingly to ensure students will have sufficient time to
          complete the the PT part before the end of the school day.
        o Estimated testing time for EACH PT PART is 1.5-2 hours
        o ELA PT there should be a distinct break in testing between part 1
          and part 2.
           Part 1 – students read multiple text sources and respond to 2 or 3 items.
           Part 2 – students should be able to use “skim & scan” to read the same text
            sources, and then will respond to one on-demand writing task.
           Parts 1 and 2 may be given on the same day or on separate days.
           Do not permit students to start the next part without permission.
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                                                 SCIENCE               Grades 5 & 8
                                                                       High School (gr 9 or 10)

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          GRADES 5, 8, & HS: SCIENCE ASSESSMENT
          Test content was developed specifically for Nevada and is
          aligned with the Nevada Academic Content Standards for
          Science (NVACSS), based on the Next Generation Science
          Standards (NGSS).
           Grade 5 test items align to grade 5 standards
           Grade 8 test items align to grades 6-8 banded standards
           Grade HS (taken during 9th or 10th) test items align to Life
            Science/Biology standards
          NDE Assessment Information:
          https://doe.nv.gov/Assessments/Science/

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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                          7
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                   February 2021

           SCIENCE ASSESSMENT:
           QUESTION TYPES

           o Multiple-choice response: four response options with only one
             correct answer.
           o Multiple-select response: multiple-response options with one or more
             correct answers. Note: The test question may not indicate how many
             options should be chosen; this is an item design feature that provides
             information for scoring.
           o Technology enhanced: questions that may include drag-and-drop,
             graphing, drop-down menus, and matching.
           o Grades 5 & 8 only – Written-response questions (short, 1-2
             sentences): questions require the student to answer multiple parts by
             typing responses in the space(s) given.
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                                                                *PAPER test versions only:

           SCIENCE (ONLINE)                                      Provide student with the
                                                               grade appropriate (basic or

           EMBEDDED CALCULATORS                               scientific) handheld calculator
                                                               for use on calculator items.

                                 Basic Calculator             Scientific Calculator
        Calculator Tool          Grade 5 Science             Grades 8 & HS Science

          Calculators powered by Desmos
          https://calculator.smarterbalanced.org
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           SCIENCE GRADES 5 & 8
           REFERENCES TOOL FOR WRITTEN-RESPONSE

       References
          Tool

                                                                  Grade 8
                                 Grade 5
                                                       Written-Response Rubric Guide
                        Written-Response Checklist
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                        8
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                         February 2021

         SCIENCE: TESTING TIME
                                                    Tip: Be conscientious about scheduling.
                                                    Don’t start the test late in the afternoon!

         o Two parts – test parts may be administered on the same day,
           separate days, and in any order.
         o “Fixed-form” – once started, each part must be completed in a
           single supervised testing period.
         o Students cannot return to a test part after an unsupervised break.
         o Plan 1 hour for each part; total testing time estimate≈2 hours.
         o Do not allow students to start the next part without permission.
         o Single-testing period: Before starting next part, determine if
           student will have enough time to complete test, then, distribute same
           test ticket.
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                                                                        DRC INSIGHT Navigation
                           PREPARE STUDENTS                             Training Tests
                                                                        Practice Tests (ELA & Math)

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         REQUIRED EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS
         Content Area                    Required Equipment & Materials
                           Headphones are required for      Scratch paper* (and writing
             ELA           ALL students during the ELA      utensil) required for all grades;
                           CAT session.                     scratch paper may be plain
                                                            unlined, lined, or grid‐only
                           Graph (or grid‐only) paper*      (unlabeled) graphing paper.
                           is required for the              *See UAAG p.7 for
         Mathematics       mathematics CAT & PT             accommodations.
                           sessions in grades 6, 7, & 8.
                                                            Headphones required for any
                                                            student with embedded text‐
           Science
                                                            to‐speech enabled.

         *Monitor and track use of scratch paper and materials for accommodations or
         designated supports. Collect used scratch paper and clear AT devices.
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                              9
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                              February 2021

           PREPARE STUDENTS
           FOR SUCCESS
         Online Tools Training (Science, Summative)
           • Training tests with sample questions showing different item types.
           • Select “Audio” version to practice using embedded text-to-speech (TTS).
           • Explore embedded tools, features, and practice online test navigation.

         Practice Tests (Summative Smarter Balanced – ELA & Math)
           • Grade level specific, separate “CAT” (non-adaptive) and Performance
             Task practice tests.
           • Practice item types including: listening (ELA), multiple-choice, short
             answer, technology enabled, and performance tasks.

         Tutorials
           • Video tutorials with voice-over and CC.
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           HOW TO ACCESS TUTORIALS, OTT, AND
           PRACTICE TESTS
                                 Online Tools Training (OTT) & Practice Tests
                                 o Access through DRC INSIGHT secure browser
                                   installed on student testing devices.

       o Publicly accessible versions of the Online Tools Training (OTT)
          training tests, Practice Tests (Summative administration), and Tutorials
          are available via the WBTE portal.

            TIP: Google Chrome is the supported browser for the publicly
             accessible version of the DRC INSIGHT portal.

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           ONLINE TOOLS AND NAVIGATION

                                                       BEFORE TESTING, provide
                                                       students opportunities to
                                                       practice in DRC INSIGHT:
                                                       o Online Tools Training (OTT)
                                                       o Practice Tests (Summative)
                                                       o Tutorials

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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                  10
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                            February 2021

                                                                             Universal Tools
                                        ACCESSIBILITY                        Designated Supports
                                                                             Accommodations

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                                https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/3568

            USABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, &
            ACCOMMODATIONS
                                          Usability, Accessibility, & Accommodations Guide (UAAG)

           The UAAG outlines the                       UNIVERSAL TOOLS
           categories and
           available accessibility
                                                       DESIGNATED SUPPORTS
           features for the Spring
           2021 assessments.                           ACCOMMODATIONS

          New accommodations or changes to an accommodation must be made to a student’s
           IEP or Section 504 Accommodation Plan 30 days prior to the start of testing.
          Designated supports and accommodations for use during testing should be regularly
           used by the student during classroom instruction and assessments for at least 5
           weeks prior to using the support/accommodation on state/district assessments.
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           ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES
           --Designated Supports and Accommodations for Testing
             UNIVERSAL TOOLS (Step 1)
                         DESIGNATED SUPPORTS (Step 2)
                                     ACCOMMODATIONS (Step 3)

         Step 1—Universal Tools: Available to all students, self-selected during test.
          Determine if student can access test with UT only. For more support, go to step 2.
             Step 2—Designated Supports: Selected by Educator-Parent-Student team for
               students who regularly benefit from use during instruction. IEP/504, go to step 3.
                  Step 3—Accommodations: Match to regularly used and beneficial
                    instructional and classroom assessment accommodations specified in
                    IEP/504 Plan, appropriate/allowed for the tested content and grade level.
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                                11
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                    February 2021

          EMBEDDED FEATURES & TEST VERSIONS
          LISTED ON STUDENT’S TEST TICKET
        Designated            TTS – Text-to-Speech for all grades, all content areas; test
        Support (online):     directions, test questions, and answer options; no ELA passages
        Accommodation         TTSPASSAGE – Summative ELA gr 6-8; test directions, test
        – IEP/504 only        questions, answer options, and ELA passages
        (online):             CC, VSL – Closed Caption & Video Sign Language, both VSL
                              and CC will be activated (Summative ELA)
                              VSL – Video Sign Language (Summative Math and Science)

        Paper                 BRAILLE – Braille print version
        administration:       LP – Large Print version (22-point font)
        Student responses     POD – Print-on-Demand version, standard-font (Summative)
        must be transcribed
        into DRC INSIGHT.     PAPER – Paper version, standard font (Science)

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          ACCOMMODATION:
          SPEECH-TO-TEXT/STT
         Speaking/Speech Recognition Software
         o Students with a documented accommodation allowing speech-to-text
           will use their own assistive technology devices.
         o Disable internet, other applications, and grammar tools. Enable spell
           check. Word prediction feature is permissible.
         o Speech-to-text must be documented on the NDE testing
           accommodations form for IEP and 504 and must be flagged in DRC
           INSIGHT portal (contact Assessment Support).
         o Student responses must be transcribed verbatim into the DRC INSGHT
           test engine by the test administrator or school test coordinator.
         o Pre-authorization from district/state required for non-IEP/504 students
           to use STT software for testing (emergency situations).

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          BEFORE TESTING: DRC INSIGHT Portal
          REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION (“FLAG”)
         Required for state data collection and to enable correct test version or
         embedded features. Inform Assessment Support (district) of the needed test
         features for students.
         ► Must be flagged in DRC INSIGHT BEFORE printing/using test tickets:
           Braille (BRAILLE) or Large Print (LP), accommodation for VI
           Print‐on‐Demand (POD) or Paper (PAPER) for “Judicially Adjudicated”
           Print‐on‐Demand (POD) or Paper (PAPER), accommodation for D/HH, medical or
            home/hospital
           *Speech‐to‐Text/STT, accommodation (does not change version or show on ticket)
           Text‐to‐Speech (TTS) for ELA directions & items, math or science (all content)
           Text‐to‐Speech Passages (TTSPASSAGES), accommodation for ELA items & passages
           Video Sign‐Language (VSL), accommodation for math or science (all content)
           VSL with Closed‐Captioning (VSL, CC), accommodation for ELA listening passages
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                        12
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                              February 2021

          COLOR CHOICES/CONTRASTING COLOR
        o Color Choices and Contrasting
          Color are available as an
          embedded Universal Tool.
        o Test Administrators may assist
          individual students in setting
          these options.
        o Use the “Options” button to
          access color features and the
          masking tool.
        o All other embedded Universal
          Tools are accessed from the
          tool bar.
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                       TEST ADMINISTRATOR                         Protocols & Procedures
                                                                  Test Security
                              PREPARATION                         Test Administration

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          FORMS & PROTOCOLS
          FOR TEST ADMINISTRATORS
         o Test Administrators must be licensed Nevada educators, trained in
           Nevada test security and test administration procedures.
             If test administration requires exposure (viewed/heard) to test
              content or student responses, the confidentiality agreement must be
              signed and returned to the school test coordinator prior to testing.
             Follow procedures provided in the Test Administrator’s Manual, and
              the Read Aloud, Scribing, or Transcribing Protocol(s).

         o A confidentiality agreement must be signed by D/HH interpreters and
           medical caregivers authorized to be in the testing room.

          Test Session Forms and Resources > https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/3568
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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                  13
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                          February 2021

          ADMINISTRATION MATERIALS:
          PREPARE FOR TESTING
        Test administrators should scan the room and student workstations before
        starting to ensure no materials were left behind by a previous class.
        1. Test Administrator’s Manual with read aloud script
        2. Test Session Roster for documenting attendance, test completion status
        3. Test Session Log Sheet (use new log for each test session); must be
             signed by every adult assigned to the testing room, and every adult or
             student entering/exiting the room throughout the testing period
        4. Test Tickets for students included on roster; remember to collect tickets
             immediately after students log in to their test
        5. List of students receiving designated supports or accommodations,
             embedded and non-embedded
        6. Permissible materials and authorized support/accommodation materials
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          DRC INSIGHT
          DESKTOP ICON & LANDING PAGE

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          TEST TICKETS CONTAIN LOG IN DETAILS
                                                                  Test Name
                                                                  Student Name/ID
                                                                  Login Details
                                                                  Accommodation(s)

         o Verify individual tickets indicate embedded accommodations/DS.
         o DO NOT allow a student to test if their test ticket does not list the
           required embedded accommodation or DS/designated support.
         o Incorrect ticket? Notify test coordinator; TC contact Assessment Support

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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                              14
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                                 February 2021

          DRC INSIGHT: TEST LOG IN SCREEN
                                                                                 Sample Test Ticket
                                                                                Science Assessment
                                                                             *with TTS designated support

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          DRC INSIGHT: CONFIRMATION SCREEN
                                                                Welcome (confirmation) screen. TAM
                                                                script directs students to check the
                                                                following facts:
                                                                 First name, middle initial, and last name
                                                                 Test name
                                                                 Test session name
                                                                 School name
                                                                 State student ID (10-digit)
                                                                 Local student ID (7-digit)

                                                                Verify students have logged into the
                                                                correct test, under the correct name.
                                                                Collect test tickets after student’s
                                                                have logged in to their test.

           If information is NOT CORRECT, immediately “Exit.” When exited
           at this point, test will not be started. Verify test ticket for student.
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          DRC INSIGHT: TEST SECURITY
        Prepare students in advance; Review test security expectations
         In order for the results to be valid, you must not
          give or receive help.
          view another student’s computer screen for answers or allow
            another student to view yours.
          use your cell phone or other electronic devices or take pictures
            or screenshots.
          cause a disturbance of any kind.
          remove test tickets and scratch paper from the room.
          discuss the test with anyone.

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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                                     15
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                            February 2021

            DRC INSIGHT: TEST DIRECTIONS
        Before viewing any
         test items, students
            are directed
          through multiple
             screens with
         instructions on test
        security, navigation,
          and online tools.

                                    For each assessment, the TAM provides scripted
                                      Read-Aloud Instructions prefaced by “SAY:”
                                       **Follow the script in the TAM verbatim.**
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            PT & SCIENCE: NAVIGATION RULES
            (FIXED FORM)
            o Within a test part, students may navigate forward through test questions or
              go back to review/change answers.
            o Students may skip to the next question without answering the current question.

                                                         End of Each Test Part: Review Screen
                                                         o     Review Screen shows which
                                                               questions have not been answered.
                                                         o     Students may navigate back to items
                                                               to change/provide answers.
                                                         o     When finished, student must click on
                                                               “End Test” to submit for scoring.

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            PT & SCIENCE: END TEST & SUBMIT
            (FIXED FORM)
                                                    o A pop-up box will ask the student to
                                                       confirm they have completed the test by
                                                       clicking on the “Submit Test” button.
                                                    o After a test is submitted, the student will
                                                       be locked out of the test.

       “Are you done…? Be sure you have
         answered all of the questions.”

                          “You have answered all questions.”
                             (All boxes will be checked)

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AssessmentSupport@WashoeSchools.net                                                                                16
WCSD Department of Assessment                                                                                            February 2021

           PAUSING THE TEST
           FOR SUPERVISED BREAKS
        o To pause a test for a supervised break, the student
          will click on the Pause button. This will hide the
          student’s test screen and start a 20 minute timer.
        o If the student returns to the test within 20 minutes,
          he/she will click on Resume to continue testing.
        o If a student does not return to testing within the set
          20 minute Pause break, the test will automatically
          exit and the student will need their test ticket to log
          back in and continue testing.
        o Students and testing devices must be monitored
          during any pause break during testing.
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           PAUSING THE TEST
           EXCEEDING THE “20-MINUTE RULE”
        o Students must request permission to use the pause feature and the
          student must be supervised during the pause/break.
        o After the 20 minute mark, a paused test will automatically exit, but
          not end/submit. Status will show “In Progress.”
        o If the student was supervised during a break that exceeded 20
          minutes, the Test Administrator may allow the student to resume
          testing by providing the student’s test ticket with login information.
        o If the student was not supervised for ANY AMOUNT OF TIME
          during a break in testing, the student should not be allowed to
          resume that test session or test part.
           *If the session times‐out, all submitted test responses (answered items) will be stored; progress is saved.
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           EXITING THE TEST
           (ON PURPOSE, BEFORE COMPLETING)
         A test may need to be exited for the following reasons:
          Taking the CAT (ELA, Math) over multiple days
                                                                                                        DO NOT
          Moving a student; changing computers (allow 15                                               “End” or
           minutes before logging in on different device)                                            “Submit” a test
                                                                                                      prematurely.
          Testing irregularity (e.g. emergency evacuation,
           student illness, disruption)
                                                    To exit the test:
                                                    1) click “Pause,” 2) then,
                                                    click “Exit” from the
                                                    Pause/timer screen, 3) next
                                                    screen click, “Yes, Exit.”
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          ASSISTING STUDENTS
           Students may not receive assistance beyond making certain they
           understand test directions.
           School officials/personnel who offer/provide inappropriate
           assistance to students can face severe consequences including
           suspension or revocation of teaching licenses. (NRS 391.330)

                        TIP: BEFORE the first day of testing, review instructions and ensure
                         students are comfortable with the testing platform, navigation, and
                         online tools using the OTT (Online Tools Training). In the OTT, show
                         students how to use the “Help” screens ON THEIR OWN during testing.

                        TIP: PRIOR to the test date, provide instruction and translation of test
                         directions in another language for EL students. During testing all
                         instructions must be given in ENGLISH only.
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          TEST ITEM CONCERN
          (STUDENT SUSPECTS ITEM ISSUE)
        Procedure – Student reports suspected item issue:
                                                                                       DO NOT
        1. For each testing period, the Test Administrator/Proctor             examine or record
           should document suspected item issues reported by                   details about test
           students.                                                           item content.

        2. On the testing period roster or session log sheet, record the       Tell student
           following: Administration (Summative, Science), Test Name           to continue
           & Test Part (if applicable), Session Name, Grade Level,             working and
                                                                               answer the item.
           Student Name, State ID, Question Number
                                                                               Assure student
        3. Documented item concerns are returned with secure test              that the item will
           materials to School Test Coordinator who will contact NV            be looked at by
                                                                               the test provider.
           Help Desk (DRC) to report information (1-866-588-4978).
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          GRADES 3-8 & 11:
          ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT
          o The Nevada Alternate Assessment (NAA) is an alternate assessment for
            students with significant cognitive disabilities to demonstrate knowledge
            in each content area. Only students who meet the eligibility
            requirements should participate in the NAA.
          o Participation in the NAA during high school (grade 11) is a requirement
            for the alternative diploma.
          o The NAA is administered on paper but all student responses must be
            entered into DRC INSIGHT to be scored.
          o The NAA test is administered to each student one-on-one and video
            recorded.
          o Students may take as much time as needed to complete the assessment.
            Breaks should be given based on the student’s individual needs.
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          PAPER ADMINISTRATION:
          NAA & PAPER FORMS OF ONLINE TESTS
        Alternate (NAA) – all tests,         1. Test Administrator & Student
        paper administration only                o Secure materials: manual with script, test
                                                   booklet, response collection sheet, other
        General: ELA, Math, Science                permissible materials.
        • BRAILLE – Braille print                o Student responses recorded on separate
        • LP – Large Print; 22‐point               collection sheet.
          or larger, locally prepared        2. Test Administrator (or Test Coordinator),
        • POD – Print‐on‐Demand;             computer with DRC INSIGHT secure browser
          standard‐sized font for                o Secure materials: student’s test ticket,
          Summative ELA or Math                    student’s response collection sheet.
        • PAPER – Paper; standard‐               o Responses transcribed from collection
          sized font for Science                   sheet into DRC INSIGHT. Test(s) submitted.
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          PAPER ADMINISTRATION:
          TRANSCRIBE RESPONSES INTO DRC INSIGHT
         Student responses must be transcribed into DRC INSIGHT test engine
          AFTER a test is completed, and no later than May 19, 2021.
                               •    Verify student name and grade level are correct and match the
                                    assessment completed by the student.
                               •    Make sure the answer sheet you are transcribing is for that student!

                           •   If required, select the correct content area, test session or part.
                           •   Once a content area, session, or part is submitted, you will no
                               longer be able to select that test.

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          PAPER ADMINISTRATION:
          ONLINE DIRECTIONS FOR TRANSCRIBING

                                           – DO NOT MODIFY student responses.
                                           – Enter student responses EXACTLY as
                                             recorded on the response collection
                                             sheet or by the student.
                                           – ACCURATELY transcribe each student
                                             response into the appropriate
                                             response space that corresponds to
                                             the item number on the student’s
                                             response collection sheet.
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           PAPER ADMINISTRATION:
           SAMPLE ITEM IN DRC INSIGHT
                                                                   • If you must
                                                                     temporarily stop
                                                                     transcribing before
                                                                     finishing, select
                                                                     “Pause”, and “Exit”
                                                                     the test.
                                                                   • Do not leave an
                                                                     active test
                                                                     unsupervised.
         • Review/End Test – skip to the end to review your progress
         • Pause – temporarily stop and exit test; log back in with test ticket
         • Flag – to mark an item for review later and before submitting
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           PAPER ADMINISTRATION:
           REVIEW & SUBMIT AFTER TRANSCRIBING

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                                                                          Test Security

                             TEST COORDINATOR                             Staff Training, Assignments
                                                                          Test Management
                                                                          Monitoring & Reporting

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            DRC INSIGHT PORTAL – NEVADA

                                      https://nv.drcedirect.com

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            USER HINT
            o Remember to select the appropriate administration when
              you begin working in an application.

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            ACCOMMODATIONS FLAGS
          BEFORE printing test tickets, verify
          correct accommodations (and DS)
          have been assigned under Student
          Management. Embedded
          accommodations, including test
          version (for paper administration)
          are noted on the test ticket.

          “Edit
        Student”
         pop-up
         screen
           

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                                                                                      Here to Help!
                                                                                        Contact
                                                                                      Assessment
          PRINT TEST TICKETS – 2 WAYS                                                   Support

         FIRST, log in to DRC INSIGHT Portal; Select: Test Management
         application > Manage Test Sessions; Select: Administration (2021)
            Method 1: PDF – All students in a test session
             1. Apply desired filters
             2. Click button: Show Sessions
             3. Choose the action: Print All Tickets

            Method 2: Customize Test Tickets – sort before printing; add details
             1. Click button: Show Sessions
             2. Click button: Export Student Details (bottom of screen); a CSV file will
                download, then save file as an Excel Workbook (*.xlsx)
             3. Use a mail merge (with Word) to generate customized tickets that include
                student ID and other details
             4. Optional: Combine data from Infinite Campus to match teacher and class
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          TEST TICKET SECURITY
        o Test tickets are secure materials.
           DO NOT share login credentials electronically (i.e. do
            not email).
           SIGN OUT/IN test tickets each day. Return all used
            and unused test tickets to test coordinator as directed
            and before the end of the school day.
           TA must COLLECT test tickets after students successfully
            login to each test/test part.
           TA must ACCOUNT FOR every test ticket prior to
            dismissing students from testing room.
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          NON-PARTICIPATING OR NOT TESTED
        o All students
          enrolled in a test
          administration in
          DRC INSIGHT
          Portal must be
          assigned to all
          available test
          sessions for their
          grade level.

        o Students not participating in the assessment are assigned to “DO NOT USE” sessions.
        o Testing codes indicate the reason a student is not participating in the test.
        o Do not print or distribute test tickets from “Do Not Use” sessions. Contact
          Assessment Support if a student should be changed to a “live” session.
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           NOT TESTED CODES
            A “Reason Not Tested” code must be applied to every non-
             participating student in DRC INSIGHT Portal. Students cannot be
             deleted from the system.
            Assessment Support will manually code not tested students based
             on information provided by schools and in Infinite Campus.
            Reason Not Tested codes include: Absent, Not Enrolled, NAA,
             Other, Home School, Out of State, and Special Circumstance.
            Parent/guardian requests to refuse/decline testing must be
             documented; student coded “Other” for reason not tested and
             counted as non-participant for school accountability ratings.

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           NOT TESTED AND INVALIDATION CODES
           STUDENT MANAGEMENT
        Not Tested codes
        and Invalidation
        flags are visible on
        the Testing Codes
        tab for individual
        students (Edit
        Student screen).

        o Schools will be required to respond to inquiries from Assessment Support and
          provide requested documentation as needed for data validation in DRC
          INSIGHT Portal.
        o Student changes and test codes should be finalized by May 21, 2021.
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                                                                                   TIP: All “Locked”

           DRC PORTAL:                                                             and “In Progress”
                                                                                    tests will submit

           STUDENT/TEST SESSION STATUS                                             for scoring after
                                                                                    the state testing
                                                                                     window ends.
            Student Status tabs – Student progress is reported as:
             Not started – no log in recorded
             In Progress – student logged in, test started, but test session not yet ended
             Locked – test started, but not submitted (fixed-form only; CAT does not lock)
             Complete – student logged in, test was started and ended by submitting OR
              all items were answered and test ended (CAT); the start time, end time, and
              duration of the test session are displayed

            Session Detail – Test session status is reported as:
             Not started – no students in the test session have started testing
             In Progress – at least one student in the test session has started testing
             Complete – all students in the test session have completed testing and
              submitted their tests for scoring
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         DRC PORTAL: STUDENT PROGRESS            TIP: If a student
                                                 does not resume

         VIEW ALL – STUDENT STATUS TAB           an “In Progress”
                                                  test or the test
                                                     cannot be
                                                   resumed, no
                                                 action is needed.

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         DRC PORTAL: STUDENT STATUS
         INDIVIDUAL STUDENT VIEW
                                  Under Manage Students, you
                                    may search for a specific
                                  student and see that student’s
                                     status for all his/her test
                                   sessions (by administration).

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          TEST MATERIALS HANDLING        Paper Test Materials
                                         NAA Materials Return

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          PAPER ADMINISTRATIONS:
          RETURNING TEST MATERIALS TO DRC
          o Make note of the
            UPS tracking number
            for each box
            shipped to DRC.
          o Tip: Take a picture of
            each used shipping
            label and save it
            with your secure
            testing materials for
            2020-2021.

         ALL SECURE TEST MATERIALS RECEIVED FROM DRC, MUST BE RETURNED TO DRC.

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          NAA: HANDLING OF SECURE MATERIALS
         1. Locked, secure storage must be accessible to only the Principal, Test Coordinator, and
            authorized Test Administrator.
         2. Materials may be checked out to test administrators only AFTER they have completed
            the WCSD training.
         3. Early administration or administration of the NAA examination to a person who is not
            eligible is a testing irregularity. Testing window: Feb 18‐May 19, 2021.
         4. The Test Administrator must account for all test materials, including Test Booklets,
            Student Response Booklets, Student Response Collection Sheets, and any other
            materials used for the examination.
         5. Upon completion of testing, Test Administrators must return all test materials to the
            School Test Coordinator in a timely manner, but no later than the end of the testing
            window for the examination.
          Materials to be returned to DRC include Test Booklets, Student Response Booklets,
           any auxiliary materials, Student Response Collection Sheets, and the student video
           file CDs, DVDs, or USB flash drives.
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          NAA: TEST MATERIAL KITS
          o Each grade-specific test kit contains:
             Test Booklet, also known as the Teacher Booklet or Administrator’s
              Guide
             ELA Student Response Booklet
             Math Student Response Booklet
             Science Student Response Booklet (grades 5, 8, & 11 only)
          o Each grade level test kit can be used to test 3* students (in the same
            grade level) who take the NAA. *A separate student response collection
            sheet must be used for each student.

          Order additional kits through DRC INSIGHT Portal: Materials application
          > Additional Materials.

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             NAA:
             STUDENT RESPONSE COLLECTION SHEET
                                                   o Print additional copies of the Student
                                                     Response Collection Sheet (SRCS) from
                                                     DRC INSIGHT Portal.
                                                   o Use SRCS to record student responses
                                                     DURING test administration.
                                                   o AFTER testing is completed in one or all
                Responses entered on the
                                                     content areas, THEN use student’s test
               Student Response Collection
                 Sheet will not be scored.           ticket to login and transcribe responses
                                                     into DRC INSIGHT.
            All student responses must             o Only the teacher who administered the
              be transcribed into DRC
                                                     assessment or the School Test Coordinator
                 INSIGHT by May 15.
                                                     may transcribe responses into INSIGHT.

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             NAA: STUDENT VIDEO ENVELOPES
            Video envelopes provided by DRC for packaging student
             videos for return.
            EACH STUDENT’S VIDEOS SHOULD BE PLACED IN A
             SEPARATE ENVELOPE.
            Use the Pre-Assigned Student Video Envelope that has been
             labeled with a Student Pre-ID Label, OR if an envelope was
             not received for a student, use an Overage Student Video
             Envelope and clearly fill in the student information fields on
             the envelope.
            For students not participating or no longer enrolled, return pre-
             assigned video envelopes empty (do not reuse).
            Test Coordinators may order additional envelopes through DRC
             INSIGHT Portal.
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             NAA: RETURN TEST MATERIALS TO DRC
            TC – Package Student Videos Envelopes and Nonscorable Test Materials
             Place Student Video Envelopes into a DRC return box and seal using heavy-duty
              packing tape ensuring the flaps marked A and B are visible.
               1 box for returning materials – pack all materials together with videos on top
                (and cushioned). Use only the pink DRC label on flap A and a UPS Return
                Service label on flap B.
               2 or more boxes for returning materials – separate videos and nonscorable
                materials (test booklets, etc.). Use the pink DRC label on flap A for video
                returns. Use a white DRC label on flap A for nonscorable materials returns.
                Affix a UPS Return Service label to flap B.
             Use heavy-duty packing tape and “H”-taping method.
             Keep boxes secured until handed off to UPS (May 20-28, 2021).

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                                                                                Schedule
                                                    GET READY                   Train Staff
                                                                                Inform Students & Families

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           RESOURCES AT
           WASHOESCHOOLS.NET

         Departments > Assessment

                 Assessment Support
                    775.348.0248
         AssessmentSupport@washoeschools.net

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           IMPORTANT DATES – SPRING 2021
                Test Setup                   Schedule, Monitor                    Verify Data
                    BEFORE                          DURING                          AFTER
        • Request flagged supports and      • Testing Windows               • All tests lock at the end of
           accommodations (due 2/17)            CRT: 120th day to May 19      day (5pm) on 5/19/2021
        ‐‐request additions and updates         Alternate: Feb 18‐May 19   ‐‐student responses from
        via email or phone BEFORE                                           paper administrations must
                                                Last day: May 19
        printing test tickets for student                                   be transcribed (online)
                                            • Schedule testing: Mon‐Fri,
        • Test Sessions – students                                          ‐‐student responses to NAA
                                               7AM‐4PM (*5PM at latest)
           grouped by grade level only                                      must be transcribed (online)
                                            • CRT start dates:
        • Tickets available for print                                       • Submit copy of non‐
                                            ‐‐Gerlach: February 24             participation/reason not
        ‐‐2/18 – NAA
                                            ‐‐Balanced: February 25            tested tracker to
        ‐‐2/23 – ELA, Math, Science
                                            ‐‐Capital Projects (Virginia       Assessment Support
        *Want to customize tickets?
                                            Palmer): March 4                • 5/19 to 5/21 – data
        Contact Assessment Support for
        help!                               ‐‐Incline: March 16                verification in DRC
                                                                               INSIGHT
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         COMMUNICATE ABOUT TESTING AND
         HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
          Notify parents/guardians and students at least one
           month prior to the first day of testing.
          Share the purpose and expectations for participation in
           the Nevada statewide assessments.
          Explain logistical procedures and protocols to ensure the
           health and safety of students and staff.
          Use multiple modes of communication to make contact
           with every family (e.g. phone, email, newsletter).
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                         https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/12777

         COORDINATE TESTING FOR DISTANCE
         LEARNERS
         School Test Coordinator:
          Contact the parent/guardian of each distance learner
           to schedule participation in testing at the school site.
          Document each contact attempt on the Assessment
           Participation Tracker.
          If a parent/guardian declines to schedule testing for
           their child, document the decision.
          TIP: Keep one list of all students not participating.
           Indicate if student is a distance learner.
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         STAFFING
         Test Administrator (TA): Must be licensed* Nevada educational
         personnel, employed by school
         Proctor: May be licensed or unlicensed, employed by school.
         Unlicensed proctors/staff must not be left alone with testing
         students or secure test materials.
         No Relatives in Testing Room, including school employees.
         Parent/Guardian/Ward/same household adults may NOT be in
         the testing room with their relative. (Rule does not apply to related
         students participating in the same test).
         *Long Term Substitute: Contact Assessment Support for guidance
         --Hired on UHR filling specific vacancy or assigned through AESOP; proctor or TA
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                                   SECURITY &                        School Test Security Plan

                             STANDARDIZATION                         Report Incidents

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          REVIEW SCHOOL TEST SECURITY PLAN
         Topics
         1.   Professional expectations; required training (Primer, NDE video, manuals)
         2.   Test environment; allowed and non-permissible materials; electronics
              policy
         3.   Maintaining security of testing materials
         4.   Compliance with designated supports and accommodations plans for
              testing
         5.   Preparing for online test administration
         6.   Students who require additional time for testing
         7.   Responding to emergencies and disruptions
         8.   Incidents during testing; reporting irregularities; Whistleblower Protection

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          REPORTING TESTING IRREGULARITIES
              https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/1248
                                                        Contact Assessment
                                                         Support to report
                                                         incidents during testing.
                                                        Complete and submit the
                                                         online “Report of
                                                         Testing Irregularity.”
                                                        District will invalidate test
                                                         record(s) for instances of
                                                         student cheating or due
                                                         to other irregularities per
                                                         the NDE.
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              Dr. Sandra Aird, Director of Assessment
                    WCSD Assessment Support Team
                                   Phone: 348-0248
              AssessmentSupport@washoeschools.net
                               Hours: 7:30A – 4:00P

                                             NV DRC Help Desk
                                   Phone Number: 866-588-4978
              Email Address: NVHelpDesk@datarecognitioncorp.com

            CONTACT INFORMATION

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