Assessment Administration

 
Overview

Pre-Test Level A - Instructions

Post-Test Level A - Instructions

Pre-Test Level B - Instructions

Post-Test Level B - Instructions

Pre-Test Level C - Instructions

Post-Test Level C - Instructions

Pre-Test Level D - Instructions

Post-Test Level D - Instructions

 

Pre and Post test Checklists are available per request

 Diane Whitley dwhitley@ksbor.org  

Technology Assessment Procedures
 
 
 

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Overview:

Performance-based assessments are used to measure technology proficiency for Technology Levels A, B, C and D.  The Technology Competency Checklists, both the pre- and posttest checklists, are used for recording observed learner performance. 

Learners enrolled in technology-specific instruction must complete all competencies within a level and any prerequisites to the level in order to be considered to have completed that level and before continuing to the next higher technology level.  The Technology Competency Checklists must be completed in sequential order. (i.e. a learner must posttest and successfully demonstrate each competency in Technology Level  A before beginning work in Technology Level B).  

In order to achieve a standardized pre- and posttest format, the Technology Competency Checklist posttest procedures should mirror as closely as possible the Technology Competency Checklist pretest procedures. 

The Technology Competency Checklists, both the pre- and posttest, should be kept in secured storage, available only to individuals involved in test administration.  The checklists should not be used as teaching tools nor should they be given to the learner or filed in the learner’s work/portfolio file.    

Pre- and posttest checklists and documentation of learner competence should be filed in the learner’s permanent file with other CASAS assessments.  In accordance with the Kansas 4-Year State Plan, the checklists must be retained for five years.  

General Test Administration Procedures 

  1. Assure the learner that the purpose of the pretest is to help the teacher develop an instruction plan by identifying learner’s strengths and weaknesses.  The purpose of the posttest is to certify that the learner has mastered all of the competencies within a level.  

  1. Explain that this is an individual effort. 

  1. Explain that this is not a timed assessment.

    4.    Keep the atmosphere positive.

 

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Tech Level A – Pretest

 

The teacher or staff member completes the administrative information on the checklist.

 

The Tech Level A pretest is administered verbally by the teacher/test administrator one-on-one at a computer by asking the learner to identify components or demonstrate competencies as required. 

 

For example:  Teacher/test administrator says:  “Show me the mouse.”  (Learner points to the mouse.)    “Show me two ways to open a program.”  (Learner uses program icon and the Start menu to open a program.) 

 

If the learner correctly identifies computer components or correctly demonstrates proficiency, the teacher/test administrator checks the Yes box.

If the learner does not correctly identify one or more computer components or correctly demonstrate one or more procedures, the teacher/test administrator checks the No box and provides comments.  Comments become the basis for instruction.

The learner does not have physical access to either the pre- or posttest at any time. 

 

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Tech Level A – Posttest

 

In order to achieve a standardized pre- and posttest format, the Technology Competency Checklist Level A posttest procedures should mirror as closely as possible the Technology Competency Checklist Level A pretest procedures.

 

The Tech Level A posttest is administered verbally by the teacher/test administrator one-on-one at a computer by asking the learner to identify components or demonstrate competencies as required. 

 

The Tech Level A posttest is not timed, however, it must be administered in its entirety (i.e. all competencies attempted within a testing period). 

 

The learner must correctly identify or demonstrate each of the competencies (the teacher/test administrator checks the Yes boxes) in order to successfully complete Technology Level A and continue on to Technology Level B. 

 

If the learner successfully identifies or demonstrates all of the competencies, the teacher/test administrator will date and initial each competency as well as the administrative section in the top right hand corner of the posttest.  The posttest is then filed in the learner’s permanent folder.

 

If the learner does not demonstrate proficiency on one or more of the competencies and corresponding tasks within the competencies, instruction on the Technology Level A competencies should continue.  (The unsuccessful posttest should be filed in the learner’s permanent file.)   After instruction and when the teacher believes the learner is prepared for the posttest, the same procedures as previously outlined should take place (i.e. the posttest administered in its entirety). 

 

When the learner successfully identifies or demonstrates proficiency in all of the competencies, the teacher/test administrator will date and initial each competency and complete the administrative section in the top right hand corner of the posttest.  The posttest is then filed in the learner’s permanent folder.

  

Once the learner has successfully demonstrated proficiency in all competencies, he/she will be considered as having completed Technology Level A and may begin instruction in Technology Level B competencies.  

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Tech Level B – Pretest  


The teacher or staff member completes the administrative information on the checklist.

 

The teacher/test administrator verbally administers the Tech Level B pretest by asking the learner(s) to demonstrate competencies as required.  

 

For example:  The teacher/test administrator will say:  “Write 2-3 sentences about your friend or family.” (Learner will type 2 to 3 sentences.)  The teacher/test administrator might then say:  “Delete your last sentence.”   (Teacher/test administrator observes the learner either using the backspace key or highlighting the sentence and pressing delete key.) 

 

Unlike the Tech Level A pre- and posttest, the Tech Level B pretest may be administered to small groups of learners.  However, each learner should be seated at his/her own dedicated computer.  In addition, the teacher/test administrator must insure that each learner is performing the competency on his/her own without assistance from other learners. 

 

If the learner successfully demonstrates proficiency, the teacher/test administrator checks the Yes box.

 

If the learner does not demonstrate proficiency on one or more of the competencies and corresponding tasks within the competencies, the teacher/test administrator checks the No box and provides comments.  Comments become the basis for instruction. The learner does not have physical access to either the pre- or posttest at any time. 

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Tech Level B – Posttest


In order to achieve a standardized pre- and posttest format, the Technology Competency Checklist Level B posttest procedures should mirror as closely as possible the Technology Competency Checklist Level B pretest procedures.

 

The teacher/test administrator verbally administers the Tech Level B posttest by asking the learner(s) to demonstrate competencies as required.   The Tech Level B posttest may be administered with a small group of learners.  However, each learner must be seated at his/her own dedicated computer.  The teacher/test administrator must insure that each learner is performing the competency on his/her own without assistance from other learners. 

 

The Tech Level B posttest is not timed, however, it must be administered in its entirety (i.e. all competencies attempted within a testing period). 

 

The learner must demonstrate each of the competencies (the teacher/test administrator checks the Yes boxes) in order to successfully complete Technology Level B and continue on to Technology Level C 

 

If the learner successfully demonstrates proficiency on all of the competencies, the teacher/test administrator will date and initial each competency as well as the administrative section in the top right hand corner of the posttest.  The following documentation of learner competency must be stapled to the posttest:

 

o       Copy of the simple text document

 

The posttest is then filed in the learner’s permanent folder and is subject to monitoring.

 

If the learner does not demonstrate proficiency on one or more of the competencies and corresponding tasks within the competencies, instruction on the Technology Level B competencies should continue.  (The unsuccessful posttest should be filed in the learner’s permanent file.)  After instruction and when the teacher believes the learner is prepared for another posttest, the same procedures as previously outlined should take place (i.e. the posttest administered in its entirety). 

 

When the learner successfully demonstrates all of the competencies, the teacher/test administrator will initial next to each competency, place the date in the administrative section in the top right hand corner of the posttest, staple documentation of learner competence and file in the learner’s permanent folder.

 

Once the learner has successfully demonstrated proficiency in all competencies, he/she will be considered as having completed Technology Level B and may begin instruction in Technology Level C competencies. 

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Tech Level C – Pretest

 

The teacher or staff member completes the administrative information on the checklist.

 

The teacher/test administrator verbally administers the Tech Level C pretest by asking the learner(s) to demonstrate competencies as required.  

 

For example:  The teacher/test administrator will say:  “Retrieve the simple document you created when working in Tech Level B.” (Teacher/test administrator observes learner locating the appropriate drive and opening the correct file.)  The teacher/test administrator might then say:  “Change the top and bottom margins to .5”.”   (Teacher/test administrator observes learner opening page setup from file menu and changing top and bottom margins to .5”.)

 

The Tech Level C pretest may be administered with a small group of learners.  However, each learner should be seated at his/her own dedicated computer.  In addition, the teacher/test administrator must insure that each learner is performing the competency on his/her own without assistance from other learners. 

 

If the learner demonstrates proficiency, the teacher/test administrator checks the Yes box.

o       Copy of the edited document

o       Copy of the simple table

o       Copy of the FAX cover sheet

 

If the learner does not demonstrate proficiency on one or more of the competencies and corresponding tasks within the competencies, the teacher/test administrator checks the No box and provides comments.  Comments become the basis for instruction.

 

 

The learner does not have physical access to either the pre- or posttest at any time.  

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Tech Level C – Posttest

 

In order to achieve a standardized pre- and posttest format, the Technology Competency Checklist Level C Posttest procedures should mirror as closely as possible the Technology Competency Checklist Level C pretest procedures.

 

The teacher/test administrator verbally administers the Tech Level C posttest by asking the learner(s) to demonstrate competencies as required.   The Tech Level C posttest may be administered with a small group of learners.  However, each learner must be seated at his/her own dedicated computer.  The teacher/test administrator must insure that each learner is performing the competency on his/her own without assistance from other learners. 

 

The Tech Level C posttest is not timed and it may be administered over more than one testing session.  The intent, however, is to teach the entire curriculum for Tech Level C before administering the posttest.  

 

The learner must demonstrate each of the competencies (the teacher/test administrator checks the Yes boxes) in order to successfully complete Technology Level C and continue on to Technology Level D. 

 

If the learner successfully demonstrates proficiency on all of the competencies, the teacher/test administrator will date and initial each competency as well as the administrative box in the top right hand corner of the posttest (enter the date the entire Tech Level C is completed).  The following documentation of learner competency must be stapled to the posttest:

 

o       Copy of the edited document

o       Copy of the simple table

o       Copy of the FAX cover sheet

 

The posttest is then filed in the learner’s permanent folder and is subject to monitoring.

 

If the learner does not demonstrate proficiency on one or more of the competencies and corresponding tasks within the competencies, instruction on the Technology Level C competencies should continue.  (The unsuccessful posttest should be filed in the learner’s permanent file.)  After additional instruction and when the teacher believes the learner is prepared for another posttest, the same procedures as previously outlined should take place.

 

When the learner successfully demonstrates all of the competencies, the teacher/test administrator will initial next to each competency, place the date in the administrative section in the top right hand corner of the posttest, staple documentation of learner competence and file in the learner’s permanent folder. 

 

Once the learner has successfully demonstrated proficiency on all competencies, he/she will be considered as having completed Technology Level C and may begin instruction in Technology Level D competencies.  

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Tech Level D – Pretest

 

The teacher or staff member completes the administrative information on the checklist.

 

The teacher/test administrator verbally administers the Tech Level D pretest by asking the learner(s) to demonstrate competencies as required. 

 

For example:  The teacher/test administrator will say:  “Show me how to open your email.” (Teacher/test administrator observes learner opening his/her email account).  The teacher/test administrator might then say:  “Compose an email message, attach the document you edited in Tech Level C, and send to my address.”  (Teacher/test administrator observes learner composing email message, attaching document and sending the email.)

 

The Tech Level D pretest may be administered with a small group of learners.   However, each learner should be seated at his/her own dedicated computer.  In addition, the teacher/test administrator must insure that each learner is performing the competency on his/her own without assistance from other learners. 

 

The documents in Tech Level D may take the learner a significant amount of time to create. Therefore, the pretest may be administered over more than one testing session.   Instruction may not begin until the entire pretest is completed or the learner has attempted to complete the competencies.

 

If the learner demonstrates proficiency, the teacher/test administrator checks the Yes box.

o       Copy of the business letter

o       Two selected document templates

o       One page research assignment

o       Received email message

o       Three slide PowerPoint presentation

 

If the learner does not demonstrate proficiency on one or more of the competencies and corresponding tasks within the competencies, the teacher/test administrator checks the No box and provides comments.  Comments become the basis for instruction.

 

The learner does not have physical access to either the pre- or posttest at any time. 

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Tech Level D – Posttest

 

In order to achieve a standardized pre- and posttest format, the Technology Competency Checklist Level D Posttest procedures should mirror as closely as possible the Technology Competency Checklist Level D pretest procedures.

 

The teacher/test administrator verbally administers the Tech Level D posttest by asking the learner(s) to demonstrate competencies as required.   The Tech Level D posttest may be administered with a small group of learners.  However, each learner must be seated at his/her own dedicated computer.  The teacher/test administrator must insure that each learner is performing the competency on his/her own without assistance from other learners. 

 

The Tech Level D posttest is not timed and it may be administered over more than one testing session.  The intent, however, is to teach the entire curriculum for Tech Level D before administering the posttest.  

 

The learner must demonstrate each of the competencies (the teacher/test administrator checks the Yes boxes) in order to successfully complete Technology Level D. 

 

If the learner successfully demonstrates proficiency on all of the competencies, the teacher/test administrator will date and initial each competency as well as the administrative section in the top right hand corner of the posttest (enter the date the entire Tech Level D is completed).  The following documentation of learner competency must be stapled to the posttest:

 

o       Copy of the business letter

o       Two selected document templates

o       One page research assignment

o       Received email message

o       Three slide PowerPoint presentation

 

The posttest is then filed in the learner’s permanent folder and is subject to monitoring.

 

If the learner does not demonstrate proficiency on one or more of the competencies and corresponding tasks within the competencies, instruction on the Technology Level D competencies should continue.  (The unsuccessful posttest should be filed in the learner’s permanent file.)  After additional instruction and when the teacher believes the learner is prepared for another posttest, the same procedures as previously outlined should take place.

 

When the learner successfully demonstrates proficiency in all of the competencies, the teacher/test administrator will initial next to each competency, place the date in the administrative section in the top right hand corner of the posttest, staple documentation of learner competence and file in the learner’s permanent folder. 

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