Frequently Asked Questions about Test Administrator Training
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Frequently Asked Questions about Test Administrator Training

Is the Test Administrator training for summative HSA-Alt assessments mandatory for all HSA-Alt Test Administrators? Do Test Coordinators need to attend this training session?

All new HSA-Alt Test Administrators are required to attend a test administrator training session in January 2023, and complete the online TA Certification course.

 

The online TA Certification Course is required for new and returning Alt Test Administrators in order to access the TA Live Site for summative test administration. The online TA Certification Course will be available beginning September 30, 2022.

 

Test Coordinators do not need to attend the summative assessments training for HSA-Alt Test Administrators or complete the online TA Certification course.

When will the summative assessments training for HSA-Alt Test Administrators take place?

The summative assessments training sessions for HSA-Alt Test Administrators will be held in January 2023.  The summative assessments training will be held in person. Materials from the training sessions will be made available on the alohahsap.org portal after the training sessions have been completed.

The online TA Certification Course is required for new and returning Alt Test Administrators in order to access the TA Live Site for summative test administration. The online TA Certification Course will be available beginning September 30, 2022.

 

Is the Test Administrator training for the HSA-Alt Classroom Embedded Assessments (CEAs) mandatory for all HSA-Alt Test Administrators? Do Test Coordinators need to attend this training session?

The virtual CEAs training session is recommended only for HSA-Alt Test Administrators who intend to administer the new HSA-Alt CEAs to their grade 5, 6, 8 or 11 student(s) this school year. Test Coordinators do not need to attend the virtual CEAs training session for HSA-Alt Test Administrators.

When will the Classroom Embedded Assessments (CEAs)  training for HSA-Alt Test Administrators take place?

The virtual CEAs training for HSA-Alt Test Administrators who intend to administer the assessment to their students in Grades 5, 6, 8 or 11 will be held on October 13, 2022. The CEAs training will be held virtually, recorded, and made available on the alohahsap.org portal after the training.

The online TA Certification Course is required for new and returning Alt Test Administrators in order to access the TA Live Site for CEAs test administration. The online TA Certification Course will be available beginning September 30, 2022.

 

If I cannot attend the HSA-Alt training session for either the summative assessments or Classroom Embedded Assessments (CEAs), how can I get certified?

Test Administrators should contact Hwahee Sohn at the HIDOE Assessment Section at 808-307-3636 for information on how to become certified to administer the summative HSA-Alt Assessments in spring 2023 and/or the HSA-Alt CEAs in SY 2022-2023.