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1/30/2013 5:05:00 PM
Reminder: Approving Student Settings

It is important that test administrators review the name, SSID, grade, test subject and opportunity number, and test settings for each student waiting to begin testing and confirm that all information is correct before approving students to test in the OAKS Online System. This is done through the session monitoring screen of the TA Interface, which identifies every student who logs in to a testing session. Reviewing the list of students and verifying that all student information is correct prior to approving students to test helps TAs to more effectively prevent test improprieties such as:
  • Approving students to test under the wrong SSID (example: a student is given the SSID card of another student with a similar name)
  • Approving students to test in the wrong format (example: the student is assigned to take the Extended Assessment or to take a side-by-side Spanish test)
  • Approving ineligible students to retest (example: the student is in grade 3 - 8, has a passing score, and the district has not received permission from the student's parent to retest)

For instructions on how to review student test settings in the TA Interface, please refer to p. 17 of the OAKS Online TA User Guide PDF or ask your Regional ESD Partner PDF for help.

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