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1 1 Testing Accommodations: What Are They and How Are They Implemented? Pam Biggs NCDPI Division of Accountability Services Accountability Conference February 17, 2006

2 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 2 What are Assessment Accommodations? Changes in the administration of an assessment, such as setting, scheduling, timing, presentation format, response mode, or others Valid accommodations do not change the construct intended to be measured by the assessment or the meaning of the resulting scores Accommodations are used for equity, not advantage, and serve to level the playing field

3 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 3 What are Assessment Accommodations? To be appropriate, assessment accommodations must be identified in the students Individualized Education Program (IEP), Section 504 plan, or LEP documentation and used regularly during instruction and similar classroom assessments Assessment accommodations must also be used in instruction, but not all instructional accommodations are appropriate assessment accommodations

4 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 4 Instructional vs. Testing Accommodations Mark in Book Extended Time Large Print Testing in Separate Room Graphic Organizers Scaffolding Peer Tutor INSTRUCTIONAL TESTING Teacher Notes

5 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 5 Who is Eligible for Accommodations? A student with disabilities who has a current: Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plan A student identified as LEP who has scored below Superior in Reading on the most recent administration of the IPT (for writing assessment, student must have scored below Superior in Writing on the IPT)

6 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 6 Who Determines Accommodations? For a student with disabilities: IEP Team Section 504 Committee For a student identified as limited English proficient: School-based team/committee

7 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 7 Examples of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and Students Identified as LEP STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Assistive Technology Braille Edition Dictation to a Scribe Large Print Edition Sign Language Interpreter Dictionary/ Electronic Translator Read Aloud (Math) Multiple Test Sessions Extended Time Separate Room Read Aloud to Self STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS LEP

8 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 8 Types of Accommodations Modified Test Formats Assistive Technology (AT) Devices and Special Arrangements Special Test Environments

9 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 9 Modified Test Formats Accommodation Students with Disabilities Students Identified as LEP Braille Edition Large Print Edition One Item Per Page Edition

10 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 10 AT Devices and Special Arrangements Accommodation Students with Disabilities Students Identified as LEP AT Devices Dictation to a Scribe English/Native Language Dictionary or Electronic Translator Interpreter/Transliterator Signs/Cues Test Student Marks Answers in Test Book Student Reads Test Aloud to Self Test Administrator Reads Test Aloud

11 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 11 Special Test Environments Accommodation Students with Disabilities Students Identified as LEP Hospital/Home Testing Multiple Testing Sessions Scheduled Extended Time Testing in a Separate Room

12 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 12 Top 5 Most Frequently Used Accommodations on EOG 1. Scheduled Extended Time 2. Testing in a Separate Room 3. Test Administrator Reads Test Aloud (Math) 4. Student Marks Answers in Test Book 5. Multiple Testing Sessions Based on Green Book data from

13 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 13 Most Frequently Used Accommodations - EOG Grades 3, 5, and 8 based on Green Book data from Grade 10 based on data.

14 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 14 Documentation of Accommodations All testing accommodations must be documented in: – IEP; – 504 Plan; or – LEP documentation Whatever is documented must be used on day of test Helpful to provide school TC with copy of documentation form

15 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 15 Documentation Forms Sample EC documentation forms may be found on the web: Forms available in Excel and PDF formats LEP documentation forms are created by LEA

16 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 16 NCTP Table 2 Grades 3-8 and 10 Tests Space to List Accommodation Specifics Complete for those tests required at that grade level Blacked out spaces indicate accommodation would invalidate the test results or that a particular alternate assessment is unavailable for that test

17 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 17 NCTP Table 3 End-of-Course Tests

18 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 18 NCTP Table 1 Tests Required for Graduation

19 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 19 Scheduled Extended Time The students IEP, Section 504 Plan, or appropriate LEP documentation should specify an estimated amount of extra time the student will require Breaks at standard intervals specified in Test Administrators Manual unless student also has Multiple Testing Sessions Student must be allowed bathroom and lunch breaks If testing continues past lunch, student must not communicate with other students during lunch ECLEP BOTH

20 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 20 Scheduled Extended Time If student does not also have Testing in a Separate Room as an accommodation, he/she would begin the test in his/her appropriate testing location If test is not complete after standard test administration time, student should be moved to different location to complete test

21 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 21 Scheduled Extended Time If students estimated time is over, but is working diligently, let him/her continue Must complete in one day if used without Multiple Testing Sessions Testing must be complete prior to normal afternoon dismissal Documentation may be written in terms of minutes (extra 30 minutes) or as multiple of test time (1.5 x)

22 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 22 Testing in a Separate Room One-on-one or Small Group Must be designated on documentation MUST be used if students receive one or more of the following accommodations: – Assistive Technology that reads test aloud (without use of headphones) – Student Reads Test Aloud to Self – Test Administrator Reads Test Aloud ECLEP BOTH

23 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 23 Testing in a Separate Room: One-on-One Really 2:1 Test administrator and proctor for each student Only one student per testing location All standard testing procedures must be followed MUST be used if student uses the following: – Assistive Technology that reads test aloud (without use of headphones) – Dictation to a Scribe – Student Reads Test Aloud to Self accommodation

24 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 24 Testing in a Separate Room: Small Group IEP or Section 504 Plan may designate maximum group size NCDPI does not mandate a maximum group size – HOWEVER, it is a SMALL group Test administrator and proctor required Test administrators and proctors must follow same guidelines/procedures as standard administration

25 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 25 Test Administrator Reads Test Aloud Valid accommodation for tests that do not measure reading comprehension Each students IEP/504 Plan/LEP documentation must state how test is to be read aloud For example: Everything By student request Everything but numbers ECLEP BOTH

26 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 26 Administrative Procedures Students should be in test groups based on how test is to be read Must be in small group or one-on-one administrations (this must also be in documentation) – One-on-One suggested for Online Test of Computer Skills

27 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 27 Administrative Procedures Test administrator must have a copy of the test to read from May repeat instructions and test questions as many times as needed Test items and answer choices must be read in a consistent manner

28 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 28 Administrative Procedures Fractions, greater/less than signs, equal signs, exponents, etc. should be read in same manner as routinely used in classroom EXCEPT if reading it that way provides the student with the answer

29 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 29 Example 1 The students count 149 balls in the gym. What is another way of writing the number of balls in the gym? A fourteen nine B one forty-nine C one hundred forty-nine D one hundred fourteen nine Grade 3 Math Sample Test Item

30 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 30 Example 1 Should be read as: The students count one-four-nine balls in the gym. What is another way of writing the number of balls in the gym? A fourteen nine B one forty-nine C one hundred forty-nine D one hundred fourteen nine Grade 3 Math Sample Test Item

31 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 31 Example 2 What is the standard form of 7, ? A7,285 B 7,825 C 7,852 D 7,528 Grade 3 Math Sample Test Item

32 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 32 Example 2 Should be read as: What is the standard form of seven-comma- zero-zero-zero plus eight-zero-zero plus two- zero plus five? Aseven-comma-two-eight-five B seven-comma-eight-two-five C seven-comma-eight-five-two D seven-comma-five-two-eight Grade 3 Math Sample Test Item

33 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 33 Student Marks Answers in Test Book Students full name and second identifier (e.g., student ID or date of birth) must be legible on cover of test book Student should not have answer sheet during actual testing If all students in group have this accommodation, omit directions on filling in answer choices on answer sheet ECLEP BOTH

34 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 34 Student Marks Answers in Test Book After completion of testing Staff member must transfer students answers to multiple-choice test questions to the appropriate answer sheet 2 nd staff member must check the transcription to verify accuracy Both people must sign outside of test book

35 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 35 Multiple Testing Sessions How test administration is to be divided must be documented – More frequent breaks – Over multiple days If student does not also have Scheduled Extended Time, total administration time should be limited to that in TAM.

36 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 36 Multiple Testing Sessions Example 1 John can complete a test in the standard administration time. However, he needs breaks more frequently than those designated in the Test Administrators Manual. ECLEP BOTH

37 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 37 Multiple Testing Sessions Example 1 Standard Test Administration John Time on test90 Days of testing11 Frequency of breaks After 45 minutesEvery 20 minutes Number of breaks14

38 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 38 Multiple Testing Sessions Example 2 Sasha requires the test to be divided over two days. She will need additional time beyond that allowed in a standard test administration. Her LEP documentation lists the following accommodations: Testing in a Separate Room, Scheduled Extended Time (Extra 20 minutes), and Multiple Testing Sessions (2 days). ECLEP BOTH

39 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 39 Multiple Testing Sessions Example 2 Standard Test Administration Sasha Days of testing 12 Day 1Day 2 Time on test9055 Frequency of breaks After 45 minutes Number of breaks 111

40 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 40 Student Reads Test Aloud to Self Accommodation New for school year Use of whisper-phone is included in this accommodation and must follow the same guidelines ECLEP BOTH

41 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 41 Student Reads Test Aloud to Self Accommodation Requires one-on-one administration – Test administrator & proctor per student – No other students in room If student misreads part of reading comprehension test, test administrator or proctor may NOT correct student

42 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 42 Other Accommodations: Students with Disabilities IEP team/Section 504 committee determines appropriate accommodations Check to see if on approved list (pg. D of Testing Students with Disabilities) If not on list (and for AT devices not specifically described in document) Accommodation Notification Form must be completed Discuss with RAC

43 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 43 Other Accommodations: Students with Disabilities TC will receive response stating whether use of accommodation invalidates the test results If accommodation is used during testing, Accommodation Notification Form bubble must be coded on students answer sheet

44 NCDPI Division of Accountability Services 44 Questions? Teacher School Test Coordinator LEA Test Coordinator RAC NCDPI


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