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Syllabus

Course Title: Testing Coordinators Using Technology to Create a Reduced Paper Testing
Environment.

Course Description: This learning module will introduce testing coordinators to using
technology to create online examiner training sessions, online training verification, online
materials checkout and reduced paper security and testing logs. Testing coordinators will
also be introduced to data collection and storage practices to analyze and organize strand
data to improve course content delivery and increase student mastery. Testing coordinators
will be introduced to repository practices to distribute key testing information to examiners.

Course Learning Objectives:


At the

conclusion of this module, testing coordinators will be able to:


create an asynchronous training presentation for examiners.
allow examiners to verify training through a digital verification checkoff form.
allow materials to be checked out through a digital check out form.
create a materials return system that reduces paper in the secure testing log.
create a system of data collection and storage for use in course content analysis.
create a central repository for materials and information relating to testing such as
proctor schedules, testing schedules, testing locations, formula sheets, etc.

Professional Standards
ITSE Standards for Administrators
4. Systemic improvement Educational Administrators provide digital age leadership and
management to continuously improve the organization through the effective use of
information and technology resources.
a. Lead purposeful change to maximize the achievement of learning goals through the
appropriate use of technology and media-rich resources b. Collaborate to establish metrics,
collect and analyze data, interpret results, and share findings to improve staff performance
and student learning c. Recruit and retain highly competent personnel who use technology
creatively and proficiently to advance academic and operational goals d. Establish and
leverage strategic partnerships to support systemic improvement e. Establish and maintain
a robust infrastructure for technology including integrated, interoperable technology
systems to support management, operations, teaching, and learning.

Module Activities
1. Use a presentation application such as PowerPoint, GoAnimate, PowToons or Video to
outline the parameters, security procedures, expectations and rules to a standardized
testing session such as the Georgia Milestones EOC or EOG for examiner training.

2. Use a synchronous delivery tool such as Adobe Connect or Blackboard Collaborate to


host the test examiner training session.
3. Use an online form such as Google Forms to create a legal digital signature for
examiner training verification.
4. Use an online form such as Google Forms to create a legal digital check out of testing
materials.
5. Use a central spreadsheet created by the responses to the Google Form (#4) to
check materials back in. Print the form for verification in the testing log as well as
save to the digital notebook.
6. Use a digital notebook (secured based on the policies within the district) such as
OneNote to house and organize strand data for the standardized testing session.
7. Use a collaborative site for hosting testing general information such as proctor
schedules, testing schedules, testing locations, formula sheets, etc.

Course Assignments
1. Determine the presentation tool for your comfort level and audience. (GoAnimate will
be demonstrated)
i.
View the video of the GoAnimate product
(https://goanimate4schools.com/public_index?signup=1&returnto=
%2Fteacher)
ii.
View the video of PowToons (http://www.powtoon.com/)
iii.
Have participants determine the tool they prefer to use for creation of an
online examiner training.
2. Determine the method of delivery- Synchronous or Asynchronous
i.
Adobe Connect and Blackboard Collaborate will be introduced for synchronous
collaboration.
ii.
Discussion board or email may be used for asynchronous collaboration.
3. Creation of Google Forms for Legal Digital Signatures.
i.
Training verification
ii.
Materials Checkout
4. Identify the secure digital notebook site for use with strand data analysis (One Note
will be utilized)
i.
Google Spreadsheets can be used, however, all data will need to be coded
without the use of student name or student numbers.
5. Create a repository for all materials relating to a testing session such as schedules,
locations, companion documents and formula sheets.
i.
D2L Module within the Teacher Resource Center will be utilized.

Course Evaluation:
Learners will be given a meets or does not meet for the successful completion of each
activity numbers 1-5. Successful completion of this module will be indicated by a meets
rank on all 5 learning activities.

Instructor and Learner Expectations:


Instructor will provide concise and targeted instruction to respect participant time and
maximize successful completion of each activity.
Instructor will provide feedback and guidance on best practices when utilizing each tool.
Instructor will provide clear directions on each activity.
Learners will complete each activity in a timely fashion.
Learners will be mindful of all legal considerations when utilizing technology as it relates to
student privacy and testing best practices.
Learners will collaborate with their peers to maximize benefit of the use of technology in
local school testing environments.

Learner Guidance and Relevant Resources


http://www.powtoon.com/
https://goanimate4schools.com/public_index?signup=1&returnto=%2Fteacher
https://www.onenote.com/
https://www.google.com/forms/about/
http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
http://www.blackboard.com/online-collaborative-learning/index.aspx

Academic Honesty
The expectation of this course will be to create digital solutions to be used in the testing
environment. Learner work should be created by the learner. Work modified through peer
collaboration should list all authors. All products used will be cited appropriately when
necessary.

Instructor Contact Information:


Christy Gray
cg05134@georgiasouthern.edu
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.