Maintaining test security is an important responsibility for all assessment coordinators and assessors. Test security is important for several reasons:
It is important to know that under Pennsylvania School Code, there are consequences if test security procedures are not followed. Additionally, it is the responsibility of district personnel to report violations of test security to the PA Department of Education. Failure to report violations of test security procedures can result in the same consequences as those imposed for violating the security procedures.
As a reminder, all personnel in the room during an assessment MUST have a signed test security agreement. This includes videographers, interpreters, teacher's aides, etc. If an electronic security affidavit has not been signed, print a copy of the agreement, sign it, and return it with your test materials at the end of the testing window.
To report testing irregularities, please contact Lisa Hampe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-425-3000 OR Lynda Lupp at email@example.com.