Manuals are used to assist in planning, administering, and completing the CMAS assessments, including CoAlt science and social studies. They contain administration policies, procedures, forms, and scripts.
CMAS and CoAlt Procedures Manual
The Procedures Manual provides instructions for coordination of the CMAS and CoAlt assessment administrations. Instructions include protocols all district and school staff must follow related to test security and administration and procedural steps that must be taken before, during, and after testing. Refer to Section 6.0 for information regarding accommodations and Appendix K for data.
CMAS Test Administrator Manuals and Spanish Scripts
The CMAS Test Administrator Manuals (TAMs) provide instructions necessary for computer-based (CBT) and paper-based (PBT) testing. The TAMs contain test security and administration protocols for Test Administrators to follow before, during, and after testing. The administration scripts (SAY directions) that are read aloud to students from the TAM are also available in Spanish.
CoAlt Test Examiner Manual
The CoAlt Test Examiner Manual provides instructions for administering the CoAlt science and social studies assessments, including scoring procedures and before, during, and after testing tasks for the Test Examiner.
PearsonAccessnext Online User Guide
The online user guides provides instructions for test administration duties, from ordering materials and submitting student data to setting up online tests and viewing student results.PearsonAccessnext Online User Guide