I hope this puts your anxiety at ease:
We do the same thing! A team of teachers (mostly coordinators
and part time staff) go through each test book to make sure
that there are no stray marks, the bubbles are dark enough,
etc. Sometimes our administrator was there, sometimes not.
We've been doing this for years...I've done it for at least 4
now. I wish we couldn't, it takes a lot of time to go through
2 test books for each of our 750+ students, plus the science
ones for 8th graders...to think what I could've been doing
for students! Obviously we weren't allowed to change answers
or copy test items!
On 3/22/11, A certain Teacher wrote:
> As a CSAP proctor, I was instructed to look through the
> completed tests, and erase any stray marks that I saw. I was
> also to look for any place that the students wrote outside
> the lines, and tell them to fix it.
> I was also informed at a staff meeting that a team of
> teachers went over the completed exams with pencils and
> erasers darkening any bubbles that looked too light, and
> presumably cleaning up incomplete erasures.
> This seems a little improper to me, and when I asked the
> CDE, they told me that they couldn't answer the question
> because protocol requires that I go to my school's test
> administrator if I have any questions. Can anyone comment on
> this? Here is what the CDE said to me:
> It would be best for you to direct your questions/concerns
> to your District Assessment Coordinator (DAC). You can find
> the contact information for your DAC on the CDE website at
> the following link:
> Our communication protocol is that proctors direct their
> questions to their School Assessment Coordinator (SAC), if
> SACs have a question they address them to their DAC, and if
> DACs have questions about policies or procedures, DACs
> address their questions to CDE. This ensures that questions
> are answered by those with specific knowledge and
> understanding of the particular issue.
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