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Old 03-02-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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I was asked by a teacher to be a proctor for the 4th grade state test math part. I subbed for her teacher partner and enjoyed both classes, even had lunch with her and had a nice chat. She knows Iím a retired teacher.
Have any of you done this? Do you get paid? Itís for 2 days in May.
I donít mind doing it and have flattered that she asked me
Your thoughts on this ??


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In my district, subs are not allowed to proctor state tests. You know, b/c we really canít be trusted w/ such sensitive material.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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I thought it was strange and didnít think subs could do that
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No, our state tests are off limits to substitutes. There is training, but that's for staff. I think districts worry we won't be able to control the class and cheating will occur.
It's ironic because we had a big cheating scandal here and the culprits were admins and teachers, both of whom I'm sure received extensive training.
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One district has substitutes help with the state assessments. I'm scheduled for one day of training (an online class that takes about an hour to complete) and then Iíll spend the rest of that day sharpening pencils and assembling the ďkitsĒ of supplies for each teacher. The principal and guidance counselor will assemble and double check the testing materials.

On the testing days I will be a second person in the room, there are multiple subs hired for the state testing, to watch the students and escort them to the rest room. These are not days to sit and read as the state auditors may show up at anytime and they lack a sense of humor so they tend to be very boring but an easy day.

We get hired for a whole day but testing is only in the morning. Some teachers take a half personal day and we teach their class or we assist in classrooms in the afternoon, sometime we are sent to other schools. In this district it is considered an ďhonorĒ to sub for state testing and it is only offered to the ďbetterĒ subs. At least thatís what they told me. Iíve done it for several years now.


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Old 03-03-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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I did it once for four days for 4th grade. Testing did not take the entire day and the district did not want any other education activities to take place on those days. I was the only person in the classroom for the testing and we would combine classes to watch a movie or do some activity after the testing was over. It was not a fun experience. There were a lot of rules to follow. I spent a lot of time reading the same instructions numerous times. Some of the 4th graders had already figured out that the test did not make any difference to them personally.

Some districts in PA are begging subs to take these jobs.
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Same as Subman...
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Iíve done it for a few years now and will do it agaain this year. I often proctor the library when the students who donít finish their tests are sent. I deliver test and packets, carry tests back to a central location once they are completed. I probably walk 10,000 steps by lunch. I go through mandatory training every year.
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:43 AM
 
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While not specific to testing, I would just add "be very careful about working 'off the clock' if you are a sub." I do a lot of volunteer work in addition to subbing and need to pay close attention to it... for example, I shouldn't be left alone with the kids when volunteering.
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