Presentation on theme: "T RAINING M ODULE II Administering the Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) to Fulfill the Graduation Assessment Requirements."— Presentation transcript:
T RAINING M ODULE II Administering the Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) to Fulfill the Graduation Assessment Requirements
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Transcript and Procedures Manual A transcript of this presentation is available on the Minnesota Assessments portal under Resources > Training > Minnesota Department of Education. The Procedures Manual for the Minnesota Assessments is available on the Minnesota Assessments portal under Resources > General Resources.
Meeting Graduation Assessment Requirements for Students First Enrolled in Grade 8 through 2011–2012
Organization Chart for GRAD Retests
Written Composition GRAD Retests Essay written to a provided prompt Paper administration mode only Passing score is 3 or higher
Written Composition GRAD Retests (continued) 2013–2014 retest opportunities: – November – April State-assigned test dates
Written Composition GRAD Retest Accommodated Test Materials 24-point font writing prompt folder Braille writing prompt folder
Minnesota Alternate Assessment: Writing Given to some Special Education students Form available on the MDE website
Initial Administration of Reading to Meet GRAD Requirements Proficiency on grade 10 Reading MCA Proficiency on grade 10 Reading MCA-Modified Proficiency on grade 10 Reading MTAS
Initial Administration of Mathematics to Meet GRAD Requirements Proficiency on grade 11 Mathematics MCA Proficiency on grade 11 Mathematics MCA-Modified Proficiency on grade 11 Mathematics MTAS
Reading and Mathematics GRAD Retests Online administration mode only
Reading and Mathematics GRAD Schedule Monthly testing window – Optional for districts – No retests available in September and January – First Tuesday through Wednesday of the following week – Students are eligible to test every month retests are offered
Reading and Mathematics GRAD Administration Details Multiple-choice items Text-to-speech available in all mathematics forms – Text-to-speech is student initiated – Students must have headphones in order to listen to the text-to-speech
Accommodations Mathematics script 12-point font test book Large print test book Braille test book Accommodated text-to-speech
Organizational Chart for Additional Routes to Meeting GRAD Requirements
Additional Routes to Meeting GRAD Requirements Alternate pathway for mathematics (students first enrolled in grade 8 through 2009–2010) Individual passing score set by IEP or 504 team English Language Learner (ELL) exemption Reciprocity
Additional Routes to Meeting GRAD Requirements (continued) Alternate pathway for mathematics Individual passing score set by IEP or 504 team English Language Learner (ELL) exemption Reciprocity
Additional Routes to Meeting GRAD Requirements (continued 2) Alternate pathway for mathematics Individual passing score set by IEP or 504 team English Language Learner (ELL) exemption Reciprocity
Additional Routes to Meeting GRAD Requirements (continued 3) Alternate pathway for mathematics Individual passing score set by IEP or 504 team English Language Learner (ELL) exemption Reciprocity
Online Systems Organization Chart
Test WES Precode Student Eligibility – Check eligibility – Add students who are not enrolled in your district
Test WES (continued) Precode Student Eligibility – Should not be used in place of MARSS submissions – Used to add students in these situations: Students not enrolled in the district Dual-enrolled students
Test WES (continued 2) Student precode file available for GRAD retests Students are eligible to retest if they: – Have not passed the assessment – Have not met the requirements through another route indicated in the GRR system
MDE Secured Reports Graduation Data List – Provides previous GRAD retest history – Contains students enrolled in the district in MARSS – Includes additional GRAD routes indicated in the Graduation Requirements Records (GRR) system Located in the Data Center under Data Reports and Analytics > MDE Secured Reports
TIDE, Online Testing System, and Data Entry Interface View eligible students loaded into TIDE Set up and manage online administration in the Online Testing System Enter student responses from paper accommodated test materials in the Data Entry Interface
Early Reports in the Online Reporting System Grade 10 Reading only for 2013–2014 Provided to districts for remediation, instruction, and graduation decisions Online reports available in the Online Reporting System: – Student results – Graduation letters – Rosters
Reports for GRAD Retests Online reports available in the Online Reporting System: – Immediate results for Reading and Mathematics GRAD – Rosters – Student essays for Written Composition GRAD Final reports shipped to district: – Individual Student Reports (ISR) – Student results labels Electronic data files under MDE Secured Reports: – District and School Student Results (DSR and SSR) files
Recordkeeping for Graduation Assessment Requirements Graduation Requirements Records (GRR) system Additional documentation
Resources Organization Chart
MDE Assessment Contacts and Resources Area CodeNamePhone 218 Julie Nielsen-Fuhrmann , 507 Lisa Grasdalen Jennifer Burton , 763, 952 Tracy Cerda Not applicable Additional Resources: Linda Sams General Program Questions: Fax:
AIR Contacts and Resources Minnesota Assessments Help Desk Phone: Press 1 (AIR): Information regarding online testing set up and administration Press 2 (DRC): Information regarding test materials including paper test books and shipping procedures Hours of Operation Mon. – Fri. (September – May): 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri. (June – August): 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sat. (During GRAD retest window): 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Website: