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This page allows the District Testing Coordinator to create and manage test administrations.

Selecting Test Administrations will show a list of test administrations currently entered into TestHound. TEA test administrations will be loaded into TestHound for you. Test administrations that are mandated by TEA will show as “State” under the “Type” column.


Best Practices Note: 

Think of the Test Administrations like a folder.  You want the Test Administration name to be broad and cover ALL tests that would take place in a period of time. Consider the Tests themselves to be the documents in the folder.  The Test names need to be specific.  An example of this naming system would be having a Test Administration with the name October Benchmarks, with Tests named “5th Grade Writing, 3rd Grade Science, 7th Grade Social Studies and Algebra 1. 

The Test Administration names should broadly describe the administration.  It covers all the tests in that period, from Elementary to High School.  This naming system will reduce clutter and provide clarity for all users in the district.  As campus users have the ability to create Test Administrations and Tests, they should also follow this pattern of nomenclature.


As a District User, you have the ability to create district or campus test administrations.  To create a new test administration, click New.

After clicking on New, you will have the ability to create a district or a campus test administration. A district test administration will be viewed by all campus users, whereas a campus test administration is created specifically for one campus and only visible to that campus.

After clicking New, the below screen will appear. To create a district test administration, choose District in the Type drop‐down menu.

You will then need to enter:

  • The title of the test administration ( i.e. PSAT, District Benchmark)
  • Start Date
  • End Date

After entering this information, click Submit to create the test administration.


After clicking New, the following screen will appear. To create a campus test administration, choose Campus in the Type drop‐down menu.

You will then need to:

  • Select the campus
  • The title of the test administration
  • i.e. PSAT, District Benchmark
  • Start Date
  • End Date

After entering this information, click Submit to create the test administration.


To add tests, select the test administration you created by clicking the Title of the test administration.


To create a new test within the test administration, select New.

You will need to complete the following fields on the Tests screen.

  • SELECT ADMIN – choose a test administration the test belongs to
  • TYPE (2 choices)
    • Course OR
    • Grade
  • GRADE - Choose the appropriate course or grade
  • SUBJECT - The subject selected will determine the subject area accommodations pulled
  • TITLE of test
  • TEST DATE

 Once all fields are complete, click Submit.

 Repeat this process to finish creating all tests within the test administration.

 

Repeat the steps above to add all appropriate grade level and subject area tests for the test administration.

When you create an administration at the district level, all campuses with grade levels that correspond to the grade levels set for that administration will be able to see it.  When you create an administration at the campus level, only that campus will be able to see it.


You have the option to change previously set booklet verifications for individual test administrations. To make these changes, click on the Title of the specific test administration. You will see a list of all tests associated with that administration and a blue icon at the top-right of the Tests box.

The icon will prompt a popup where you can add and remove booklet verification options using the box to the left of each booklet type. Click Submit when all necessary options have been selected. 


Note: Booklet verification options can be set for all test administrations through the Booklet Verification option located on the Accommodations tab in your District Management Menu.