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2018 Dates and Deadlines

2018 e-Direct User Guide

2018 Science Test Coordinator's Manual

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Test Invalidation and Non-Participation Reporting

Procedure for Test Invalidation Reporting

An Invalidation Application is appropriate only for a situation in which a student had the opportunity and had begun the assessment, but was unable to finish. Invalidation is generally due to a medical condition, illness or if it was determined that the student cheated on the assessment. If it is necessary and appropriate to invalidate the Science content area test for a student's North Dakota State Assessment, the District Test Coordinator will oversee the invalidation process. The invalidation process is as follows:

School districts are to report all requests for test invalidation on the Science Non-Participation/Invalidation Report within the State Automated Reporting System (STARS), under "Other" reports. A more detailed help document for completing this report may be found at: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/STARS/reports. The district testing coordinator or the district administrator/superintendent is responsible for submitting the Invalidation Report for their district.

The Department of Public Instruction will review all requests to determine whether criteria for invalidation have been met. As necessary, the Department will contact the District Test Coordinator for clarification prior to making a decision. If criteria for invalidation are met, the Department will direct DRC to invalidate the content area test(s). Reports returned to the schools will indicate a student's test was invalidated. If criteria for invalidation are not met, the student's test will be valid.

Procedure for Non-Participation Reporting

The Non-Participation Report is used to identify students who were on the enrollment records of a school district during the test window, but did not take the NDSA Science Assessment or the Alternate Assessment. The reasons for non-participation are identified in the report. The invalidation process is as follows:

School districts are to report all non-participants on the Science Non-Participation/Invalidation Report within the State Automated Reporting System (STARS), under "Other" reports. A more detailed help document for completing this report may be found at: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/data/STARS/reports. The district testing coordinator or the district administrator/superintendent is responsible for submitting the Non-Participation Report for their district.

  
 
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