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Test Security and Incident Forms

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 letter from the US Department of Education addressed to the Chief State School Officers.

    Test Security Guidelines and Forms for 2020-21 Assessment Administration

    Incident Reporting for 2020-21 Assessment Administration

    School Test Plans for 2020-21

    Test Security Training for 2020-21 Assessment Administration

    New for 2021: In lieu of the annual in-person Test Security Training, OSSE will release seven pre-recorded Test Security Modules to serve as the official Test Security Training for LEA and Nonpublic Coordinators. These training modules will cover test security information for both in-person and remote administration. The complete viewing of the modules is required for all LEA Assessment Coordinators, including those responsible for ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS, MSAA, and PARCC. Upon completion of the modules, LEA coordinators are required to complete a quiz and certification form, verifying that they have viewed all content. A score of 80 pecent or higher on the quiz will serve as the official attendance and completion of 2021 Test Security Training.

    OSSE advises that users use the video and PowerPoint presentations together, as any links or folders mentioned in the video can be accessed using the hyperlinks in the PowerPoint presentation.

    Request Forms for 2020-21 Assessment Administration

    Ensuring the Integrity of DC Statewide Testing

    Parent Notification Letters for Assessment Administration

    Service Contact: 
    Chanon Bell
    Contact Email: 
    Contact Phone: 
    (202) 316-6500
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    Fourth Floor
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    Monday to Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Service Location: 

    1050 First Street, NE

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