A. The DTC shall attend all trainings indicated as mandatory by the department in their entirety. DTC attendance at mandatory trainings shall be subject to verification.
B. Once trained, the DTC shall provide training for all secondary test coordinators, school test coordinators, and all personnel involved in test administration, preparation, and security.
C. The DTC shall provide principals the same training as test administrators as well as additional training in the storing, handling, destruction, and administration of standardized test material. Assistant principals shall, at a minimum, be knowledgeable of the requirements for the administration of standardized tests set forth in Subsection C of NMAC.
D. The DTC shall inform all teachers, educational assistants, substitutes, volunteers, licensed and unlicensed office staff, and anyone else who is likely to come into contact with standardized testing material of the need to maintain strict standardized test security by:
(1) developing and disseminating handouts to these individuals;
(2) providing training to these individuals; and
(3) posting conspicuous signs near school copy machines prior to and during a standardized test that warn of department rules prohibiting the copying of any portion of a standardized test, including student responses and any other standardized testing material.
E. The DTC shall provide training participants with copies of the following:
(1) this rule and any other relevant statute or regulation, if necessary;
(2) written district or charter school guidance documents;
(3) testing schedules;
(4) test administration manuals; and
(5) the department shall inform DTCs of the test administration windows in writing at least annually. DTCs shall ensure that all required training, including online testing and test security training, is administered prior to the fall and spring test administration windows.
F. In the absence of a written district or charter policy that includes the procedures outlined in NMAC, the DTC shall develop checklists and written procedures for internal use to ensure compliance with this rule.
G. The DTC shall, in accordance with department rules and standards:
(1) ensure all procedures for standardized testing comply with NMAC;
(2) collaborate with appropriately licensed personnel to ensure appropriate test assignment for all students, and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities and English learners; and
(3) carry out infrastructure trials, as necessary, and online testing preparations.


N.M. Code R. § NMAC - N, 09-28-01; A, 11-13-09; A, 03-15-12, 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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