Test Security & Assessment Monitoring

Each district test coordinator, building test coordinator, test administrator, and test proctor is responsible for all secure test materials received and for returning all secure test materials (See Section 210:10-13-4 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code). Violation of regulations may result in revocation of a person’s teaching, counseling, administrative, and/or other certificates.

**Update to Test Proctor Requirement for 2021 Test Administration**

In light of the U.S. Department's recent communication and the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Education has expanded flexibility for the Oklahoma School Testing Program test proctor requirements:

For the 2021 test administration, each school site is required to utilize at least one (1) trained roving proctor (test monitor) for OSTP assessments grades 3-8 and 11.

Academic Assessment Monitoring Program

Test Security Requirements

  • The tests and the materials associated with them are secure at all times. Students cannot be provided with access to materials before the administration of the tests. Prior exposure to the tests would result in invalidation of the student's test scores.

  • Materials associated with the tests cannot be photocopied or reproduced in any fashion, including paraphrasing--to do so is in violation of copyright law.

  • Testing materials can only be provided to the trained individuals conducting the testing process or the students' testing.

  • Test questions cannot be taught in part or in whole before, during, or after testing. Answers to questions cannot be provided to students in any fashion. Student answers can only be erased or altered by the student during the course of taking the test, changing student answers by someone other than the student testing or changing student answers after the test session has concluded is strictly prohibited.

  • For paper testing:

    • Test documents (test booklets and writing answer documents) cannot be opened before the test session by anyone. 

    • The seal on the testing document can only be broken by the student testing at the beginning of the test session.

    • The student testing is the only person allowed to view the materials inside the testing documents during the test administration. The only exception to this rule is in the case of a test administrator who must provide certain testing accommodation(s). 

  • For computer testing:

    • Student test tickets and access codes must remain secure at all times.  Immediately following testing, test administrators and/or test proctors should collect all test tickets prior to students leaving the testing environment.

    • Only students are authorized to access the online test with their student access codes at all times. Accessing student tests before or after the testing window are strictly prohibited.

      • District personnel needing to verify system functionality may do so by creating students and student test sessions in the Online Assessment System Practice Test environment.

  • Test administrators cannot leave testing materials in open or unattended areas.

  • Parent, student, and teacher guides (PSTGs) and the test administration manual should be distributed prior to testing so that test administrators may become familiar with these directions before testing begins. No other materials are to be removed from the school building except under special conditions outlined in the test administration manual.

  • Each district test coordinator, building principal, and test administrator will be required to sign and date an appropriate security form once all testing is completed.

  • Requirement changes starting 2019-20:

    • Test proctors are no longer required to complete a DocuSign form, but they must complete an Observation Log for every test session proctored. By signing the Observation Log, test proctors acknowledge and certify that they will not divulge any contents of the test. 

    • Test administrators will list all test proctors and the range of dates they administered tests with them on their security form prior to signing it. Each form will contain space for up to 10 different proctors to be listed.

For questions concerning Test Security and/or Monitoring, click here.

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Last updated on December 6, 2021