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TEST SECURITY

 


Storage and Access Before Test Administration


All Missouri assessment documents and other standardized test booklets are to be stored, immediately upon receipt, in a secured area.


Only the test coordinator and other designated individuals will have access to test materials.


No teacher shall have access to test booklets or be told what is in them before the test is distributed, except special education teachers in accordance with a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP).


Teachers will have access to the appropriate documents, including the Test Administration Manual.


Test Administration


All standardized and/or statewide tests will be administered in an appropriate manner in compliance with testing guidelines.


All individuals administering tests will strictly follow the procedures outlined in the test administration manual. Test administrators will not leave the testing room the entire time the test is being given.


If a test is to be administered over a series of days, test booklets and answer sheets will be collected each day immediately following testing, counted by the test administrator and stored in a locked facility.


Collection and Storage of Test Materials Following Testing


Test booklets will be collected from test administrators immediately following testing, organized according to instructions, and stored in a secure area.


Test booklets will be re-counted by the test coordinator and these counts will be documented and checked against preadministration counts.


Test booklets will be sorted and packaged, according to directions, by the test coordinator or person who has been designated as responsible and sent for scoring as expediently as possible while allowing for makeups.


Sanctions Against Unfair Practices


The security measures outlined in this document should help prevent unfair practices.


Unfair practices include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

1.       Copying any part of a standardized test booklet for any reason.

 

2.       Removal of a test booklet from the secure storage area except during test administration.

 

3.       Failure to return all test booklets following test administration.

 

4.       Directly teaching any test item included on a standardized test.

 

5.       Altering a student's responses to items on an answer sheet.

 

6.       Indicating to students during testing that they have missed items and need to change them; giving students clues or answers to questions; allowing students to give each other answers to questions or to copy off each other's work; or altering test administration procedures in any other way to give students an unfair advantage.

 

7.       Undue pressure or encouragement on the part of administrators for teachers to engage in any of the aforementioned inappropriate or unfair practices.


If a district staff person is suspected of engaging in any unfair practice, an immediate investigation will occur. If allegations are proven, a report will be forwarded to the superintendent, and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.


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Note:  The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.

 

Adopted:       10/14/1993

 

Revised:        09/10/1998; 10/12/2004


St. Charles R-VI School District, St. Charles, Missouri

 

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