All schools need designated staff to assist with the digital test administration. Roles include test coordinator, technology coordinator, SSD coordinators, proctors, and monitors.
Each school needs a designated test coordinator. As with paper testing, this person is responsible for managing the test administration, recruiting staff, and making sure test materials and equipment are secure at all times.
Digital Testing Responsibilities
With digital testing, the test coordinator makes sure that facilities and technology meet the requirements outlined in the technical specifications. They also work with the technology coordinator to assist with the technical aspects of testing.
We ask test coordinators to reserve about 8–12 hours of their time in the 4 weeks leading up to (and including) test day. This includes time for training, test setup, administering the test, and all pre- and posttest responsibilities.
The technology coordinator is responsible for making sure the school’s hardware, software, and network bandwidth meet requirements. They need to be familiar with setting up networks and configuring browsers and operating systems. Learn more about digital preparedness.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinator
In addition to requesting accommodations approval from College Board through SSD Online, the SSD coordinator oversees all aspects of testing students with disabilities.
This includes determining how many rooms and staff members a school needs to test these students. They also use TIDE to manage accommodations settings and tools so students testing with accommodations have what they need when they take the test. Learn more about accommodations and digital testing.
Proctors assist the test coordinator in running a successful test administration. They make sure test materials are secure, conduct the testing, and monitor students. For digital test administrations, proctors administer the tests to students using the TA Interface.
Hall and room monitors help test coordinators and proctors with their duties. They don't administer the test, but they do help set up the testing area, monitor students while they take the test, and keep an eye on hallway activity during testing.