Form 05-19-020 "Test Security Agreement Level 4" - Alaska

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Test Security Agreement Level 4
2018-2019
Level 4 Test Administration Personnel: test administrators and room supervisors
School and district personnel responsible for test administration shall read and sign a Test Security
Agreement (TSA), on a form provided by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development,
affirming that they will follow the test administration procedures required by the Alaska Department of
Education & Early Development and the test publisher, if applicable.
 Test security regulations apply to all statewide assessments required by the Statewide Student
Assessment System 4 AAC 06.710.
 All district employees involved in testing must read and follow all testing procedures and
manuals published by the test publisher per regulation 4 AAC 06.765(f)(3).
 These regulations apply to both paper-based assessments and computer-based assessments; all
testing personnel are required to maintain the same standards of security for both modes of
assessment.
 This form must be signed annually and must be on file prior to receiving any test materials
and/or administering any tests. 4 AAC 06.765(f)(1); 4 AAC 06.761(c).
Directions:
 Please fill out the identification section accurately, indicating all applicable roles.
 Read each statement carefully and initial each line to indicate that you agree to follow these
procedures in the context of your role(s).
 Please sign your full name and date the form.
 Submit this completed TSA to the District Test Coordinator or other designated district employee
Form # 05-19-020
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Level 4
Test Security Agreement Level 4
2018-2019
Level 4 Test Administration Personnel: test administrators and room supervisors
School and district personnel responsible for test administration shall read and sign a Test Security
Agreement (TSA), on a form provided by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development,
affirming that they will follow the test administration procedures required by the Alaska Department of
Education & Early Development and the test publisher, if applicable.
 Test security regulations apply to all statewide assessments required by the Statewide Student
Assessment System 4 AAC 06.710.
 All district employees involved in testing must read and follow all testing procedures and
manuals published by the test publisher per regulation 4 AAC 06.765(f)(3).
 These regulations apply to both paper-based assessments and computer-based assessments; all
testing personnel are required to maintain the same standards of security for both modes of
assessment.
 This form must be signed annually and must be on file prior to receiving any test materials
and/or administering any tests. 4 AAC 06.765(f)(1); 4 AAC 06.761(c).
Directions:
 Please fill out the identification section accurately, indicating all applicable roles.
 Read each statement carefully and initial each line to indicate that you agree to follow these
procedures in the context of your role(s).
 Please sign your full name and date the form.
 Submit this completed TSA to the District Test Coordinator or other designated district employee
Form # 05-19-020
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Level 4
Identification
Name (Last, First MI):
District:
School/Site:
Responsibility Level
Testing Role (check all that apply)
Level 4: Classroom
English Language Proficiency (ACCESS for ELLs) Assessment Test
The district test coordinator or
Administrator
associate test coordinator shall
Alternate Assessment (DLM) Test Administrator
assign as many test
administrators or proctors to
PEAKS and Alaska Science Assessment Test Administrator
each school test center as
necessary to ensure adequate
supervision or monitoring of
students taking the assessment.
Note: If a district employee has a signed Level 1-3 TSA on file it is not necessary to sign a Level 4 TSA.
Read and initial each line below. By initialing I am verifying that I agree to follow these procedures as they apply
to my district testing personnel duties.
Testing Location – Completion of this section is required for all roles
Each school test center must be secure, free of disruptions, have an established seating arrangement,
and be well lighted. 4 AAC 06.761(b)
Only designated district test coordinators, associate test coordinators, or test administrators may be in
the test center rooms at the time of testing students. 4 AAC 06.761(b)
Training for Testing Personnel – Completion of this section is required for all roles
Only trained employees of the school district may participate in test administration. 4 AAC 06.761, 4 AAC
06.765(f)(2)
All staff participating in statewide assessment administration will attend district training and complete
all required activities. 4 AAC 06.765(f)(2)
Test Materials Security – Completion of this section is required for all roles
School and district personnel responsible for test administration shall inventory and track materials,
securely store materials, maintain control over the materials from the time the materials arrive at the
district office or school until the time the materials are returned to the test publisher. 4 AAC 06.765(c)(1)-
(d)(4)
This includes:
upon arrival in the district,
when transferred from district to site(s),
when distributed to test administrators within the sites,
when distributed to students within rooms,
when collected at the end of each session,
when collected within a site,
when transferred from site(s) to district office, and
when returned to the test publisher.
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Level 4
Read and initial each line below. By initialing I am verifying that I have read and agree to follow these procedures
as they apply to my district testing personnel duties.
Test Materials Security, cont. – Completion of this section is required for all roles
NOTE: Application of these regulations to computer-based assessments includes, but is not limited to, the
following examples:
“Controlling the storing, distribution, administration, and collection of tests” includes, but is not limited
to, secure storing of the assessment on a local caching server, secure use of student login information,
ensuring students are not able to easily view others’ device screens, checking student devices to ensure
that the test engine is operating properly.
“Materials” includes, but is not limited to, the follow types of computer-based assessment materials:
assessments stored on a local caching server, student login information, and directions and access
information for re-activating an assessment.
School and district personnel responsible for test administration shall ensure that no test or test
question is copied in any manner, whether on paper or by electronic means. 4 AAC 06.76(c)(5)
Secure Testing Practices – Completion of this section is required for all roles
School personnel at a school test center shall ensure that no individual receives a copy of the test, or
learns of a specific test question or item, before the test date and time set by the commissioner, unless
knowledge of the question or item is necessary for delivery of accommodations under 4 AAC 06.775. 4
AAC 06.765(d)(7)
School personnel at a school test center shall ensure that no test or test question is copied, or
reproduced in any manner, by an examinee or anyone else. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(5)
School and district personnel responsible for test administration shall ensure that all district staff
involved in testing read and follow all testing procedures and manuals published by the test publisher,
unless instructed otherwise by the department. 4 AAC 06.765(f)(3)
School personnel at a school test center shall ensure that examinees use only those reference materials
allowed by the test publisher's testing procedures. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(6)
School personnel at a school test center shall ensure that no examinee is assisted in responding to or
review of specific test questions or items before, during, or after a test session. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(10)
Test questions may be disclosed to a student on the date/time specified by the commissioner, testing
personnel in the course of fulfilling their duties, and a test administrator if necessary to fulfill duties
regarding the delivery of accommodation. 4 AAC 06.765 Note: Testing personnel may not read test
items aloud or silently to themselves or to another individual unless specifically required to provide an
accommodation to an individual or student group.
School personnel at a school test center shall ensure that no test or test question is paraphrased in any
manner by an examinee or anyone else. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(5)
School personnel at a school test center shall ensure that examinees do not exchange information during
a test, except when the test procedure so specifies. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(8)
School personnel at a school test center shall ensure that an examinee's answer is not altered after
testing is completed. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(9)
Data and Test Results – Completion of this section is required for all roles
All school and district personnel shall maintain the security and confidentiality of electronic test data
files, individual student reports, and other testing reports designated as secure. 4 AAC 06.765(g)
Form # 05-19-020
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Level 4
Read and initial each line below. By initialing I am verifying that I have read and agree to follow these procedures
as they apply to my district testing personnel duties.
Accommodations – Completion of this section is required for all roles
A student with a disability must take all regular statewide assessments required under 4 AAC 06.710,
with or without accommodations, at the student’s assigned grade level. A district and a student's IEP or
section 504 team shall follow the Participation Guidelines for Inclusion of Alaska Students in State
Assessments when making decisions regarding accommodations for a student, and a district shall provide
the accommodations requested by the student's IEP or section 504 team. 4 AAC 06.775(c), Participation
Guidelines for Inclusion of Alaska Students in State Assessments
Any district staff tasked with administering accommodation to any student must read the Participation
Guidelines for Inclusion of Alaska Students in State Assessments prior to administering the assessment to
a student. 4 AAC 06.765(f)(3)
If a student's IEP requires a modification that violates test security, the modification will be provided only
if it does not affect test security for any students other than the student who requires the modification. A
modification that violates test security results in an invalid assessment and the assessment will not be
scored. 4 AAC 06.765(h)
A district shall appoint a team that includes, if practicable, a teacher with experience in teaching students
with limited English proficiency to determine the necessary accommodations for students with limited
English proficiency under the department's Participation Guidelines for Inclusion of Alaska Students in
State Assessments, adopted by reference in 4 AAC 06.775(a). The team shall document the
accommodation decision and may not provide a modification. 4 AAC 06.776(b) Note: Students with
Limited English Proficiency are now called English Learners.
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Level 4
Read and initial each line below. By initialing I am verifying that I have read and agree to follow these procedures
Completion of these sections is only required for roles
as they apply to my district testing personnel duties.
pertaining to the ELP and alternate assessments, all other roles, please put N/A
English Language Proficiency Assessment – Completion of this section is only required for roles
pertaining to the ELP Assessment, all other roles, please put N/A
All test administrators for the ACCESS for ELLs assessment must successfully complete the online
certification training provided by WIDA prior to administering the assessment. 4 AAC 06.765(f)(2)
District and school personnel will ensure that students identified as an English Learner (EL) do not receive
direct or indirect linguistic support accommodations while taking the ACCESS for ELLs assessment. 4 AAC
06.775(a); Participation Guidelines for Inclusion of Alaska Students in State Assessments
Alternate Assessment – Completion of this section is only required for roles pertaining to the
Alternate Assessment, all other roles, please put N/A
All Test Administrators for the alternate assessment must successfully complete the online certification
training provided by DLM prior to administering the assessment. 4 AAC 06.765(f)(2)
The alternate assessment design requires testing personnel to perform tasks that are considered test
security breaches for all other assessments. All testing personnel administering the alternate assessment
must read and sign the exceptions to regulations listed below to indicate that they understand
(a) that these exceptions apply only to the alternate assessment, and
(b) that the alternate assessment relies upon these actions being carried out according to vendor directions.
Secure Testing Practices: Alternate Assessment
Test Administrators may have access to some test items on the alternate assessments prior to test
administration for the purpose of providing direct student supports as documented in the IEP. Related
Regulation: School personnel at a school test center shall ensure that no individual receives a copy of the
test, or learns of a specific test question or item, before the test date and time set by the commissioner,
unless knowledge of the question or item is necessary for delivery of accommodations under 4 AAC
06.775. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(7)
Test Administrators may read aloud test items to the student following the guidelines provided in the
assessment. Related Regulation: Testing personnel shall NOT read test items aloud, silently, or to another
individual, unless specified in the test administration directions or specifically required to provide an
accommodation to an individual or student group. 4 AAC 06.765(b)
Any hard copies of test materials prepared for administration of an alternate assessment must be kept
securely. Within one week of the test window closure, these materials must be securely destroyed,
including deletion of files from computers. Related Regulation: School personnel at a school test center
shall ensure that no test or test question is copied, or reproduced in any manner by an examinee or
anyone else. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(5)
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
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