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END OF COURSE (EOC) SPRING 2013. END-OF-COURSE OVERVIEW EOC assessments establish a common rigor for core courses. Current EOC assessments are for courses.

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1 END OF COURSE (EOC) SPRING 2013

2 END-OF-COURSE OVERVIEW EOC assessments establish a common rigor for core courses. Current EOC assessments are for courses which are high school graduation requirements. ALG II, Biology, ENG II, U.S. History 2

3 CHANGES TO EOC - REPORTS Score reports may be created in one PDF for all students or one student report at a time. 3 To view ALL STUDENTS To view INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS

4 CHANGES TO EOC – CR 4 EOC constructed response (CR) items moved to local administration (instead of state) in February EOC testing was the first time Kentucky has tried to blend a state accountability model with a local school grading model. The results of the test must support both grading and accountability. The CR items did not provide feedback and instructional information. EOC CRs did not support local grading due to the amount of time required to score. JCPS issued a District approach to maintain use of the CRs in instruction and formative assessment. ·

5 5 CRs may be administered at a different time than the required multiple-choice sessions. Mid-term exam, final exam, proficiency exams The Kentucky Board of Education may decide in the future to develop regulatory language to require the inclusion of CRs. CHANGES TO EOC - CR

6 CHANGES TO EOC – CR 6 · KDE will be monitoring inclusion of CRs in its annual EOC survey.

7 CHANGES TO EOC WINDOW #6 - SUMMER SCHOOL 7 Computer based administration for ALL students ONLY exception is for accommodations Paper/Pencil ONLY R = Reader A = Audio B = Braille LP = Large Print Scribe Computer Based Extended Time Paraphrasing Manipulatives Prompting/Cueing Behavior Modification Interpreter (sign language) Dictionaries/Thesauri

8 CHANGES TO EOC WINDOW #6 - SUMMER SCHOOL 8 Digital Technology will be working with schools testing in EOC #6 to ensure all machines are ready for computer based testing. Digital Technology and the Testing Unit will provide support throughout the test window.

9 CHANGES TO EOC PRE-PRINTED MATERIALS Pre-printed books will now be used Answer documents will be perforated pages within the test book BE CAREFUL - If an answer document is torn while being removed from the test book, you will need to VOID it and bubble a blank answer document. (Voided materials MUST be listed on an Irregularity Report) Algebra reference sheets will be perforated pages within the test book Errors on pre-printed student information Do not edit Make corrections online within QualityCore roster No pre-printed book Add new students to the QualityCore roster Bubble demographics into a blank book 9

10 CHANGES TO EOC PRE-PRINTED MATERIALS Headers Pre-printed School Header Pre-printed Group Headers Headers will come with information pre-printed but NOT bubbled You DO NOT need to bubble the pre-printed information You WILL need to bubble in the: Test dates (BOTH) Quality Core bubble Answer Document count If you use a blank header: You WILL need to bubble ALL information 10 IMPORTANT Not on your handout

11 CHANGES TO EOC PRE-PRINTED MATERIALS If you move a student from one roster to another after the materials have been printed you will NOT be able to use the pre-printed materials. Materials are printed with roster information connected to the barcode. Moving a student and using the pre-printed materials WILL delay scoring. If you need to move a student to a different roster DO NOT use the pre-printed book, instead you will need to bubble the students demographics on a blank book. 11

12 CHANGES TO EOC PRE-PRINTED MATERIALS Unused pre-printed materials NO LONGER need to be voided NO LONGER need to be listed on an Irregularity Report Leave the answer document inside the pre-printed book Remove the student from the QualityCore roster Return the unused book with nonscorable materials in your content boxes BE SURE THAT SCORABLE ANSWER DOCUMENTS DO NOT ACCIDENTALLY GET MIXED IN WITH NONSCORABLES AS THIS WILL DELAY SCORING 12

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14 EOC SCORES TO LETTER GRADES A psychometric study linking QualityCore® results (scale scores) of multiple- choice scores to student class grades was developed using Kentucky scores. JCPS used the same grading scale as last year. 14 STATE-REQUIRED END-OF-COURSE EXAMS JCPS EOC CLASSROOM LETTER GRADES FOR (Based on Multiple-Choice Sections ONLY) Subject ABCDF CPE-linked College Readiness Benchmark English II below 154 Algebra II below 148 Biology below 154 U.S. History below 147

15 EOC PROFICIENCY SCORES A performance level score (N, A, P or D) will be assigned for accountability purposes. The NAPD scale will not be connected to the letter grade. 15

16 TRADITIONAL VS. NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

17 TRADITIONAL VS. NON-TRADITIONAL SETTINGS 10 Day Traditional 10 consecutive testing days Each content area MUST be completed in 1 day. All materials shipped to ACT on same day. Flexible (Non-Traditional) May test at any time during the larger window. Each content area must be completed in 1 day per student. Materials shipped as students complete tests. Contact JCPS Testing Unit for additional shipping materials. 17

18 WHEN STUDENTS ARE TESTED Policy Change: Students are tested at the completion of ALL coursework. No longer calculate if 55% Example 1Example 2Example 3 Student passes semester 1 Student passes trimester 1 Student passes semester 2Student fails semester 2Student fails trimester 2 Student takes examStudent retakes semester 2 and passes Student passes trimester 3 Student takes examStudent retakes trimester 2 and passes Student takes exam

19 Window #5 4/45/13 to 6/15/13 Window #6 6/16/13 to 7/15/13 JCPS Window #5 Option 1 - 4/15/13 to 4/26/13 Option 2 - 5/20/13 to 6/03/13 Window #6 6/16/13 to 7/15/13 WHEN STUDENTS ARE TESTED

20 TEST SESSIONS Computer Based Testing with Paper/Pencil Accommodations Accommodated students using paper/pencil format MUST begin testing at the same time as the first scheduled computer based session in each content area.

21 This timeline was created by ACT and has NO flexibility! TIMELINE

22 RESOURCES/MANUALS 22 ACT KENTUCKY WEBSITE

23 RESOURCES/MANUALS

24 RESOURCES Login Here

25 RESOURCES New BACs MUST watch these videos.

26 RESOURCES Located below the videos are PDF Resources.

27 ACCOMMODATED TESTING R = Reader A = Audio B = Braille LP = Large Print Scribe Extended Time Paraphrasing Manipulatives Prompting/Cueing Behavior Modification Interpreter (sign language) Dictionaries/Thesauri Paper/Pencil Computer Based

28 RECEIVING/STORING MATERIALS Shipment will be identified with course and school name Check shipment contents Content Boxes Test Booklets Miscellaneous Boxes Test Supervisors Manual School Header Group Header Accommodated Boxes All accommodated materials Discrepancies Call the Testing Unit at Items previously packed in the Miscellaneous Box will now be included in Box 1

29 PROHIBITED MATERIALS Computer Prohibited Notes Foreign language or English dictionary Pencil/Paper Prohibited Scratch paper Notes Foreign language or English dictionary Allowed Scratch Paper-Please collect and destroy securely. Calculators Reference Sheets (Algebra II) Allowed Scratch work is to be done in the test booklet. Calculators Reference Sheets (Algebra II)

30 PREPARATION - USER ACCOUNTS Creation of new teacher accounts BACs can add teachers as needed Inactivation of teacher accounts BACs should inactivate staff no longer associated with their school to protect student confidentiality

31 QUALITYCORE ROSTERS BACs Responsible for creating QualityCore rosters : 3 Options for naming Name by school, course, per teacher and period i.e. Eastern, Algebra II, Greer, period 5 Name by school, course, per teacher i.e. EASTERN, Algebra II, Greer Name by school, course i.e. CCHS, Algebra II

32 QUALITYCORE ROSTERS BACs: Finalize Rosters Verify all students to be tested are on roster REMOVE (during test window) students who do not test No roster in SDRR at this time Very important for Data Review - Print or save electronic copy to use as a reference for accountability in SDRR at the end of school year

33 STUDENT TRANSFER FORM Use this form if a student is not visible on Quality Core. If the student has been in any KY high school we may be able to transfer them to your location in Quality Core. If they cannot be transferred we will contact you so that you can add them to Quality Core. If the student is new to KY schools you should add them to Quality Core.

34 INFORMATION FOR GROUP HEADERS 34

35 EXEMPTIONS Medical Exemption choice requires more detailed information, including Date of Diagnosis and Hospitalization. More detailed descriptions are needed for approval. Extraordinary Circumstance – requires approval from the JCPS Testing Unit. All exemption forms are available on the JCPS Testing Unit website. SDRR will be open for exemptions during K-PREP. Enter any EOC exemptions at this time. This includes exemptions for past EOC test windows.

36 IRREGULARITI ES A disturbance or distraction occurs that could affect one or more students scores. A student becomes ill and discontinues testing. A student questions or challenges a test item. A student uses unauthorized testing aids. Complete a Testing Irregularity Report (Test Supervisors and Room Supervisors Manuals) VOIDED materials should be listed on an irregularity report 36

37 IRREGULAR ITY REPORT This form can be found in your Room Supervisors Manual Report any irregularities that are violations of the Administration Code(Allegations) to Erica Thompson.

38 TEST BOOK TRACKING LOG MANDATORY Can be found in your Room Supervisors Manual

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40 EOC CHECK-IN SHEET MANDATOR Y Return to the JCPS Testing Unit with your Administrative Forms Envelope

41 PACKING MATERIALS TYVEK ENVELOPE

42 PACKING MATERIALS POLYMAILER 2 Tyvek envelopes will fit in each polymailer.

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