Sonoma County Office of Education

Test Administrator Support

Test Administrators are designated school staff trained to use the Test Administration tools. Tests can only be administered by individuals certified as test proctors. Eligible individuals include state-certified educators, paraprofessionals closely supervised by a state-certified educator, and substitute teachers.

Resources for Test Administrators/Proctors
Directions for SBAC Test Administration, including Proctor Script (pdf)
Keyboard Commands for Students (pdf)
Online Test Administration Manual (pdf)
Overview of Universal Access Features (Palo Alto Unified video)
Performance Task Overview
Student Login Tutorial for the 2015 SBAC (Palo Alto Unified video)
Test Administration Workshop (Archive Webcast)
Test Administrator Checklist (pdf)
Test Administrator Reference Guide (pdf)
Test Security Affidavit (pdf)
Test Settings User Guide (pdf)

Helpful Preparation Checklists
District Coordinator Checklist (pdf)
Site Coordinator Checklist (pdf)
Test Administrator Checklist (pdf)

Helping Students Understand SBAC Testing – Videos
Elementary and Middle School Students – English
Elementary and Middle School Students – Spanish
High School Students – English
High School Students – Spanish

Additional Training & Support Resources
Test Operations Management System (TOMS)
Adding & Managing Users in TOMS
TOMS Administration Setup for District Assessment Coordinators

Understanding Elements of the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessments
Accessibility & Accommodations for 2014–15: An Overview
Embedded Universal Tools & Access Options
Performance Task Overview
Using the Online Practice & Training Tests
What is Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)?


  • Rick Phelan, Director, Technology for Learners


Questions may be directed to:

  • Rick Phelan, Director, Technology for Learners
Susan Takami, NCSOE Program Coordinator
"From intern to credentialed teacher, mentors and aspiring administrators, the North Coast team supports the development of educators at all stages of their professional journey." - Susan Takami, NCSOE Program Coordinator