The K-12 Lockbox
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Special Edition
March 2018


Special Edition
March 2018
Dear Colleague,
Welcome to this special edition of the Caveon Lockbox. In this electronic-magazine, we have gathered together a set of resources that identify the basic challenges to test security and how to protect against them. If you are new to your position, we hope that these articles will provide a quick reference to get you started as you plan for your state’s high stakes test administrations. If you have been serving for some time, we welcome your views on the value of these materials compared to others that you have used. If we have missed publications that you have found valuable, please let us know what they are and how they can be accessed by your state testing colleagues. We’ve included information and references on identifying test security threats as well as procedures related to the prevention, deterrence, and detection of testing irregularities. For some threats, your state may already have policies, procedures, and materials in place, and you may be considering others.  There are many security professionals who are willing to guide you and advise as part of a professional organizations and conferences. The Conference on Test Security in Park City, Utah ( for example, is an excellent venue for conversations about test security. If you are new in your position, contact me for information about a complimentary registration. I sincerely hope you you enjoy this electronic magazine.

Warm Regards, John Fremer
President, Caveon Consulting Services Caveon, LLC 
(215) 805-3007 
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Here at Caveon, we understand that testing programs are facing unprecedented and ever-changing attacks to their security. Our cutting-edge, comprehensive security solutions will protect your program from whatever threats it might face.
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