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Tuesday, March 13

  1. page Northfield Schools Assessment Framework edited ... Utilizes an array of assessment methods which provide multiple opportunities for students to d…
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    Utilizes an array of assessment methods which provide multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding and knowledge
    In addition to a variety of formal and informal classroom assessments administered by teachers as part of routine instruction, all students participate in the following benchmark assessments:
    Northfield Kindergarten Academic BenchmarksFAST – measures
    The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS): Screens students for reading difficulties, as well as monitors the progress of students who have shown weakness in a specific area of reading.
    The one-minute, nationally normed assessments, given in the fall, winter and spring, measure:
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    Career and College Readiness Tests
    ACT Plus Writing - this assessment provides information to grade 11 students, their parents, and educators regarding the level of preparedness for postsecondary success on a nationally recognized college entrance exam.
    EXPLORE - this assessment provides information to grade 8 students, their parents, and educators about students’ achievement in Reading, English, Mathematics, and Science. The assessment includes a career interest survey.
    Each of the components in the district assessment framework contributes to a more complete understanding of each student and together these assessments help to monitor student progress and guide instruction in every classroom.
    Purpose of the Minnesota Assessment System
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Wednesday, February 7

  1. page Before You Test - MCA Requirements for Proctors edited ... Parents opting their child out of statewide testing must provided with Parent Guide to Statewi…
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    Parents opting their child out of statewide testing must provided with Parent Guide to Statewide Testing and complete the Refusal for Student Participation form:
    {Parent Guardian Guide to Statewide Testing and Refusal to Test Form.pdf}
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    session - herehere. This form will also be included in your proctor folder.
    Student directions are now embedded in the MCA test! Students will automatically watch the directions when they log into their first test.

    Proctor Session ResourcesDoor Sign {MCA Test door sign.docx}
    Cell Phone/Device Guidelines and Room Sign
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    Grades 8 and 11 Math Tutorial
    All Grades Science Tutorial
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    testing session. Students must view Student Direction video below prior to testing. This required direction video is different from the tutorial videos above.
    Test Monitor (Proctor)Directions
    {2018_DirectionsforOnlineAdministrations.pdf}
    Student Directions
    As a reminder, all test proctors must follow the MDE requirements listed below, as well as all security guidelines presented in the security training and listed in the Administration Manual:
    Be trained in test security and test administration policies and procedures through annual district training and complete any test-specific required trainings.
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Tuesday, February 6

  1. page MCA Test Information edited ... {Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 10.45.26 AM.png} 2018 MCA Information - Updated 1/6/18 *All stu…
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    2018 MCA Information - Updated 1/6/18
    *All students must complete the tutorials in their tested subjects prior to taking their MCA test. Item Samplers are optional*
    Test
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    Science
    Open in Safari, Firefox, current Chrome or Internet Explorer
    Start of Test Video - Student Directions - show to students priorStudent directions are now embedded in the MCA test. Students will automatically see these when they log in to their first testing sessiontest.
    The file below contains the script that all test proctors must use during each testing session. Please print as needed. A copy must be available in testing rooms at all times.
    {2017 Test Monitor Directions MCA.pdf}{2018_Overview_of_StudentDirections.pdf}
    {2018_DirectionsforOnlineAdministrations.pdf}

    {2017-18_MDE Procedures_Manual.pdf}
    Approximate Testing Times and Items Per MDE --
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  2. page Before You Test - MCA Requirements for Proctors edited ... TURN OFF OR COVER THE MONITOR OF ANY STUDENT LEAVING THE TESTING AREA TO ENSURE THAT TESTING C…
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    TURN OFF OR COVER THE MONITOR OF ANY STUDENT LEAVING THE TESTING AREA TO ENSURE THAT TESTING CONTENT IS NOT VISIBLE WHILE THE STUDENT IS OUT OF THE ROOM.
    Communicate with your School or District Assessment Coordinator if you have any questions about testing.
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    involved with OLPA and MCA testing
    Pearson Training Management System
    Be sure to choose the CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING link in the upper left corner after you have completed your training video. By completing this step, the system will mark that module as complete in your account. Only modules are marked as complete, items marked as training will not be marked as complete.
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Thursday, February 1

  1. page Before You Test - MCA Requirements for Proctors edited ... Prior to student test sessions, familiarize yourself with the proctor script below and follow …
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    Prior to student test sessions, familiarize yourself with the proctor script below and follow the script as written in each testing session. Students must view Student Direction video below prior to testing. This required direction video is different from the tutorial videos above.
    Test Monitor (Proctor)Directions
    {2018_DirectionsforOnlineAdministrations.pdf}
    Student Directions
    As a reminder, all test proctors must follow the MDE requirements listed below, as well as all security guidelines presented in the security training and listed in the Administration Manual:
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    Be sure to choose the CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE TRAINING link in the upper left corner after you have completed your training video. By completing this step, the system will mark that module as complete in your account. Only modules are marked as complete, items marked as training will not be marked as complete.
    All staff who administer any state tests must have a signed Assurance of Test Security and Non-Disclosure Agreement (ATSNDA) on file with the district. The Minnesota Department of Education requires a new ATSNDA annually, and all signed copies must be retained in the district for 2 years. This document can be signed electronically through the Test Management System above, or on the paper version in the link below. Please turn your signed copy in to your School Test Coordinator.
    {16.17 Non Disclosure Form.pdf}{17-18_AssuranceofTestSecurityandNon-Disclosure.pdf}
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  2. page Northfield Schools Test Security Procedures edited Northfield Public Schools Test Security Procedures {NPS Logo.png} Wondering how to handle a tes…
    Northfield Public Schools Test Security Procedures
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    Wondering how to handle a testing situation?
    Click this link to access the district procedures manual.
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