Presentation on theme: "Hitchcock ISD 2012-2013 TELPAS Training. Rater Credentials Each teacher selected to rate an ELL must 1) have the student in class 2) be knowledgeable."— Presentation transcript:
Rater Credentials Each teacher selected to rate an ELL must 1) have the student in class 2) be knowledgeable about the students ability to use English in instructional and informal settings 3) hold valid education credentials such as a teacher certificate or permit 4) be appropriately trained, as required by TEA
Key dates for holistically assessed components DateActivity 1/14Assembling and Verifying Grades 2–12 Writing Collections Course available 1/30 Online training courses for holistically rated assessments K-1 and 2-12 2/18 Online calibration window 1 st and 2 nd sets 2/18Earliest eligibility date for TELPAS writing samples 2/27Online calibration 3 rd set 3/6Collection of writing samples 3/18–4/10TELPAS assessment window 4/11Rosters and writing samples will be collected
Returning Raters Online Basic Training Course Online Calibration (Sets 1 and 2*) If not calibrated: Supplemental Holistic Rating Training Final Online Calibration (Set 3) Spring TELPAS Administration Procedures Training As a key part of this training, information from the TELPAS Manual for Raters and Test Administrators is reviewed to prepare raters to proceed with online holistic rating training TELPAS RaitingTraining Online Calibration (Sets 1 and 2*) New Raters *Set 2 required only if not successful on Set 1
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Two Types of Training Online basic training course This course is required for new raters. It provides instruction on using the PLD rubrics and gives raters practice rating students in each language domain. There are separate courses for K–1 and 2–12. Online calibration This course is required for all raters. It ensures that all raters are prepared to use the PLDs to accurately and consistently assess students for the spring TELPAS administration.
Why is calibration necessary? Calibration helps ensure that raters have adequate training, including ample practice and feedback, before they assess their students in the spring. Calibration ensures that raters clear their heads and consider only the elements of student performance included in the PLDs. Calibration supports assessment validity and reliability and is an important part of holistically scored assessment processes.
Will raters be able to refer to any resources during calibration activities? Yes, raters should use their TELPAS rubrics (PLDs) and refer to, as needed, information from the: online basic training course holistic rating PowerPoints produced by TEA TELPAS Manual for Raters and Test Administrators Educator Guide to TELPAS
Calibration Process Three opportunities to calibrate on your assigned grade cluster May complete rating activities prior to calibration (see p.16 TELPAS manual) Affirm online that you agree to keep the contents of the online calibration sets secure and confidential. Those who calibrate on set 1 are done Those who dont do set 2 Supplemental support after set 2 Third and final set
Grade Clusters of Training and Calibration Grade Clusters Grades K–1 Grade 2 Grades 3–5 Grades 6–8 Grades 9–12 Raters must know their assigned grade cluster to select the appropriate online training.
When and where do raters take the online training? Raters may either complete training and calibration at school during their conference period, before or after school; at home after school or on weekends. The online training system allows raters to access the training from any computer that meets the minimum system requirements.
Preparing for Calibration Sets New raters must complete the online basic training course before beginning calibration. Returning raters have the option to review the online basic training course (which includes rating activities) before beginning calibration.
Other Things to Know About Calibration Raters affirm online that they will keep the contents of the calibration sets secure and confidential. Calibration activities are taken from a bank and randomized. Trainees will rate different sets of students. Raters can work at their own pace, go back and review students, and change ratings as they work.
Other Things to Know About Calibration Raters can exit and return later to finish. They click a submit button when they are finished with a set. After completing a calibration set, raters immediately see results. Results show the rating assigned by the rater and the correct rating. Raters see annotations explaining the ratings. Raters should use the annotations to go back and review any incorrectly rated students.
Course and Calibration Certificates Raters who take the basic training course get a certificate from the online TrainingCenter after completing the course components. Raters will receive a certificate of successful calibration when they calibrate.
End dates for holistic rating training 12/6/2011 Texas Education Agency16 Hitchcock ISD requires the TELPAS certification to be completed by March 15, 2013.
Important Dates Writing assigned on or after February 18, 2013 may be considered. Writing samples may continue to be gathered until March 6, 2012. Writing samples will be collected on March 7, 2012.
Samples Required At least 5 total samples are required in each collection. In each collection there must be 1 basic descriptive writing on a personal/familiar topic - 1 narrative about a past event - 1 writing sample from math, science, and social studies