Form 05-20-009 "Level 1 & 2 Test Security Agreement" - Alaska

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Test Security Agreement Levels 1 & 2
2019-2020
Level 1-2 Testing Personnel: District Test Coordinators, Technology Directors,
Lead Coordinators
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 06.761(c); 4 AAC 06.765(f)(1).
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.
• Level 1 and Level 2 Test Security Agreements are due to DEED by the deadline of November
15, 2019.: TSAs should be submitted to: Rachel Schweissing via email
(rachel.schweissing@alaska.gov) or fax (907.465.4156).
Form #05-20-009
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Levels 1-2
Test Security Agreement Levels 1 & 2
2019-2020
Level 1-2 Testing Personnel: District Test Coordinators, Technology Directors,
Lead Coordinators
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 06.761(c); 4 AAC 06.765(f)(1).
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.
• Level 1 and Level 2 Test Security Agreements are due to DEED by the deadline of November
15, 2019.: TSAs should be submitted to: Rachel Schweissing via email
(rachel.schweissing@alaska.gov) or fax (907.465.4156).
Form #05-20-009
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Levels 1-2
Identification
Name (Last, First): ______________________________________________________________
District: ______________________________________________________________________
Responsibility Level
Testing Role (check all that apply)
Level 1: District
____District Test Coordinator (DTC)
Level 2: District
____English Language Proficiency Assessments (ACCESS for ELLs and
DTCs may designate lead
Alternate ACCESS) Lead Coordinator
coordinators for the assessments
listed. The DTC oversees actions
____Alternate Assessment (DLM) Coordinator or Lead Coordinator
of the lead coordinators.
____Developmental Profile Lead Coordinator
____Technology Director/Coordinator
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.
Testing Schedule and Location – Completion of this section is required for all roles
____A district shall administer an assessment only in a designated school test center. 4 AAC 06.761(b)
____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, proctors, or test administrators
may be in the test center rooms at the time of testing students. 4 AAC 06.761(b)
____State assessments must be given only on school days in session as described in AS 14.03.040.
____State assessments must be given only during the dates and times specified by the assessment window
established by the department. 4 AAC 06.765(b)(1)
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)
____School and district personnel responsible for test administration shall provide training in test procedures
to all district staff involved in testing as directed by the department, and ensure that employees complete
the training. 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 control the storage, distribution,
administration, and collection of tests at all times and in all locations. 4 AAC 06.765(c)(2-4)
____School and district personnel responsible for test administration shall code the tests according to test
administration directions before testing. 4 AAC 06.765(d)(1)
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Levels 1-2
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
____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 06.765(c)(5)
____School and district personnel responsible for test administration shall inventory and track materials,
securely store materials, and 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.
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 following types of computer-based assessment
materials: assessments stored on a local caching server, student login information and test tickets.
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)
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)
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Levels 1-2
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.
Secure Testing Practices, cont. – Completion of this section is required for all roles
____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)
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 accommodations 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
who are English learners to determine the necessary accommodations for English learners 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)
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Levels 1-2
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.
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment – Completion of this section is required for DTCs
and ELP Leads. All other roles, please put N/A.
____All test administrators for the ACCESS for ELLs and the Alternate ACCESS assessments must successfully
complete the online certification training provided by WIDA prior to administering the assessments. 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 or Alternate ACCESS
assessments. 4 AAC 06.775(a); Participation Guidelines for Inclusion of Alaska Students in State
Assessments
Alternate Assessment – Completion of this section is required for DTCs and Alternate Assessment
Leads. All other roles, please put N/A.
____All Test Administrators for the alternate assessment must successfully complete either the online
certification training provided by DLM or a district-facilitated training prior to administering the
assessments. 4 AAC 06.765(f)(2)(3)
The alternate assessment design requires testing personnel to perform tasks that are considered test
security breaches for all other assessments. DTCs and 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
assessments. 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)
Form #05-20-009
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Test Security Agreement Levels 1-2