OEAA Assessment Integrity and Security Practices
Based upon the Assessment Security Goals listed above, the OEAA has developed an assessment security system that focuses on the following areas:
Prevention - standards and best practices for the test integrity and security aspects of the design, development, operation, and administration of state assessments, both paper/pencil and online test administrations, to prevent irregularities from occurring
Detection - guidelines for assessment monitoring, reporting, and working with the OEAA when irregularities are found
Investigations - guidelines for the state and local educational agency working together to investigate irregularities
Remediation - guidelines for working with the OEAA to resolve irregularities and to ensure valid results for all students
Assessment Security and Test Administration Monoitoring
Each year test administrators are monitored by the OEAA to help protect the integrity of state assessments. The types of monitoring conducted include:
- Allegation Report Monitoring
- Data Forensic Analysis
- Incident Report Monitoring
- Missing Material Monitoring
- Off-site Test Administration Monitoring
- Social Media Monitoring
- Supports and Accommodations Usage
- Test Administration Observations
Descriptions of each type of Monitoring can be found with the Assessment Integrity Guide.
Assessment Security Documents
- Assessment Integrity Guide - guidelines to be followed to assist school staff to securely administer state assessments and have a common understanding of appropriate practices
- Security Compliance Form - required to be signed each year by all staff participating in test administration of any and all state assessments.The completed forms must be retained by the building/district for 3 years
Assessment Security Planning Documents
- Testing Schedule Template - Use this template to create and document your testing schedules. Testing Schedules must be documented each year.
- Material Storage and Chain of Custody Form - Use this form to document your internal material storage procedures as well as the chain of custody process you will use before, during, and after testing.
- Supports and Accommodations Plans and Procedure - Use this form to document your district/building plans and procedures around providing needed supports and accommodations for students on the State assessments.
- Incident Reporting Plans and Procedure - Use this form to document your district/building plans and procedures for filing incident reports to report irregularities before, during, and after testing.
- Testing Staff and Verification of Training - Use this form to document the test administration and test security training that staff receive before administering the assessments.
- Observation Checklist - Use this observation checklist to complete your internal monitoring of test administration observations.
Assessment Security Training
- Assessment Security Training Modules Information
- Assessment Security Training Modules
- Refresher Course Process
All staff members who participate in the administration of a state assessment must be fully trained in assessment security each year.
Allegation Reporting Resources
- Report cheating and unethical behavior by a district or school regarding state assessments call 877-560-8378, select option 1 or complete the online Complaint or Allegation of Misadministration form
- Districts or schools wishing to report a testing irregularity or misadministration involving M-STEP, WIDA Access for ELLs, MI-Access, and Early Literacy and Mathematics (K-2) must complete the Incident Report on the OEAA Secure Site