N.M. Code R. § 6.10.7.7 - DEFINITIONS

A. "District or charter test coordinator" or "DTC" means the licensed school instructor, counselor, student success advisor, or administrator in a school district, charter school, virtual program, state educational institution, or bureau of Indian education school (BIE) designated by the district superintendent, charter administrator, or governing authority of a state educational institution or BIE school with the overall responsibility for:
(1) handling, storing, and distributing standardized tests and test material, including student test tickets for online tests;
(2) recording standardized test distribution by booklet or answer sheet number;
(3) collecting and administering standardized tests;
(4) training school personnel in test security matters; and
(5) following proper test administration procedures.
B. "Instructional support provider" means a licensed educational diagnostician, interpreter for the deaf, rehabilitation counselor, school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, or speech language pathologist.
C. "New Mexico statewide assessment program" or "NMSAP" means the assessment program that is approved by the department and designates the required standardized tests to be administered in New Mexico public school districts, charter schools, state educational institutions, and BIE education schools.
D. "Proctor" means a designated, trained person who assists the test administrator during the time of testing.
E. "School test coordinator" means the licensed school instructor, counselor, student success advisor, administrator, or instructional support provider responsible for:
(1) handling, storing, and distributing standardized tests for administration to test administrators;
(2) recording standardized test distribution by booklet or answer sheet number;
(3) collecting and administering standardized tests;
(4) training school personnel in test security matters; and
(5) following proper test administration procedures within the school site.
F. "Standardized test" means any nationally norm-referenced assessment, state or national performance assessment, or state or national criterion-referenced assessment.
G. "Standardized test material" means a standardized test or any related items for paper-based or online testing such as examiner guides, preparation materials, student test tickets, test security guides, answer sheets or booklets, and any student notes, answers, or essays generated during the administration of a standardized test.
H. "Test administrator" means the licensed school instructor, counselor, student success advisor, administrator, or instructional support provider in a school district, charter school, state educational institution, or BIE education school with the responsibility of administering tests under the guidelines outlined in 6.10.7 NMAC.
I. "Test administration window" means a specified period of time, as designated by the department assessment bureau, during which statewide tests shall be administered.
J. "Testing irregularity" means any circumstance within or beyond the control of a school district or charter that raises doubts with the department, district, or charter about the propriety of standardized testing procedures, preparation materials, standardized testing administration, standardized testing security, student scores attained from standardized testing, or educators' or individuals' conduct observed during standardized test administration.
K. "Virtual program" means an educational program conducted via computers online, either entirely or as a hybrid virtual program in combination with in-person educational programming.

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N.M. Code R. § 6.10.7.7
6.10.7.7 NMAC - N, 09-28-01; A, 11-13-09, Adopted by New Mexico Register, Volume XXIX, Issue 24, December 27, 2018, eff. 12/27/2018, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXIV, Issue 15, August 15, 2023, eff. 8/15/2023

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