OSSE provides test security guidelines and resources to ensure that schools and LEAs deliver uniform and equitable testing programs. For assessments to yield fair and accurate results, the assessments are to be administered in consistent and standardized conditions. The best way for us to support schools and LEAs in administering quality assessments is to ensure educators understand and recognize acceptable and unacceptable assessment practices.
To read more about the importance of test security, please refer to the June 2011 letter from the US Department of Education addressed to the Chief State School Officers.
Test Security Guidelines and Forms for the 2022-23 Assessment Administrations
- Test Integrity Act 2013
- 2022-23 District of Columbia Test Security Guidelines
- 2022-23 Test Integrity and Test Security Notification Statement
- 2022-23 Test Security and Test Integrity Affidavit
- 2022-23 Test Security Training Attendance Template
- 2022-23 District of Columbia Assessment Chain of Custody Form
- 2022-23 Test Security File Document Checklist
- 2022-23 School Year Statewide Assessments Participation and Performance Policy
Incident Reporting for the 2022-23 Assessment Administration
School Test Security Plans for 2022-2023 Assessment Administration
- 2022-23 School Test Security Plan Instructions
- 2022-23 School Test Security Plan Exemplar
- 2022-23 Test Security Authorized Personnel (template)
- 2022-23 Test Security Test Schedule (template)
- 2022-23 Plan to Improve Test Security School Policies and Procedures
- 2022-23 Test Security Fact-Finding Inquiry
Test Security Training for 2022-23 Assessment Administrations
OSSE’s Office of Assessments has developed a series of seven training modules to prepare for the 2022-23 administration of the statewide assessments. These training modules will cover test security and test integrity information as well as an overview of the school test security plans. The complete viewing of the modules is required for all LEA Assessment Managers (LEA Test Coordinators/Test Integrity Coordinators) and Nonpublic School Test Coordinators, including those responsible for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS, MSAA, DLM, DC Science Assessment, and PARCC.
LEA Test Coordinators/Test Integrity Coordinators and Nonpublic School Test Coordinators who are new to the role this year are required to participate in one of the live Test Security Training sessions, either in-person or virtually, and may use these modules as an ongoing resource for reference.
Returning coordinators may complete the modules and quiz asynchronously, or they can attend one of the live Test Security Training sessions.
All are required to complete the 2023 Test Security Training Module Series and certification form and successfully pass the 2023 Test Security Training Quiz. A score 80% or higher (out of 120 points) on the quiz will serve as the official attendance and completion of the 2022-23 Test Security Training.
While these required test security training modules are intended for assessment points of contact at the LEA level, the resources and information provided in these modules can be adapted by LEAs to train authorized personnel at the school level, inserting LEA- or school-specific policies as applicable.
Note: School test security plans will not be approved if the LEA Assessment Manager or LEA Test Coordinator listed in the plan has not completed the training and passed the quiz.
- Module 0: Assessment Training Module Overview
- Module 1: Test Integrity & Assessment Overview
- Module 2: Preparing for Administration, Part 1
- Module 3: Preparing for Administration, Part 2
- Module 4: Test Administration - Setup and Monitoring
- Module 5: Test Administration - Prohibited Actions & Incident Reporting
- Module 6: Administration Closeout & Reporting
Full written transcripts will become available with all modules.
Request Forms for 2022-23 Assessment Administration
- 2022 – 23 Statewide Assessments Unique Accommodation Request Form
- 2022 – 23 Statewide Assessments Emergency Accommodation Request Form
- 2022-23 Medical Exemption Request Form
Statewide Assessment Monitoring Checklists for the 2022-2023 Assessment Administration
- ACCESS and Alternate Access for ELLS Monitoring Checklist
- MSAA Monitoring Checklist
- DLM Monitoring Checklist | Computer Administered | Teacher Administered
- PARCC Monitoring Checklist
- DC Science Monitoring Checklist
Ensuring the Integrity of DC Statewide Testing
- LEA-led Investigations of Test Integrity Violations (coming soon)
- DC Statewide Test Integrity Investigations (coming soon)
Parent Notification Letters for Assessment Administration
View the Parent Letter templates for the 2022-23 assessment administrations.
- Parent Letter Template - English
- Parent Letter Template – Amharic
- Parent Letter Template – Chinese
- Parent Letter Template – French
- Parent Letter Template – Korean
- Parent Letter Template – Vietnamese
- Parent Letter Template – Spanish
Test Security and Incident Forms Archive
About State Assessments
The District of Columbia administers multiple assessments annually in accordance with DC and federal law. These districtwide assessments are an important source of data on students’ progress and proficiency relative to DC’s educational standards. DC’s system of Next Generation Assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and DC Standards. These assessments are also technology and computer enhanced.
We value the use of comparable student performance data, and our statewide assessment systems provide us with critical information on academic performance across the city. We are committed to working with our stakeholders to be able to provide information that is meaningful and useful in improving programs and supports for all students and schools.