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State Testing Collinsville Public Schools
Testing Overview All public school districts shall administer the state mandated academic achievement tests of the OSTP to all students enrolled in the designated grades. Who Participates? Every student enrolled in a tested grade level in an Oklahoma public school must participate in testing. All students will be administered either: An OCCT general assessment with or without accommodations or An Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP or Portfolio).
Testing Contractors CTB/McGraw-Hill will serve as Oklahoma’s testing contractor for the 2013 – 2014 school year for the following grade levels. OCCT Grades 3 – 8 and EOI OMAAP EOI (for 2 nd Time Testers with a previous score) Pearson will continue to serve as the contractor for the OAAP Grades 3 – 8 and EOI administered through the Office of Special Education.
Grades and Subjects Tested Testing Window: April 10-May 2 3 rd – Reading and Math 4 th – Reading and Math 5 th – Writing (February) Math Reading Science SS 6 th - Math and Reading 7 th - Math Reading Geography(not tested this spring) 8 th – Writing (February) Math Reading Science US History EOI – Algebra I Algebra II Geometry English II English III Biology I US History *Any additional time is available as an immediate extension of the testing session.
Online Testing 6 th Math Reading 7 th Math Reading Geography 8 th Math Reading Algebra I (1200 computer tests) Algebra I and II Geometry English II and III Biology I US History
Paper Pencil Testing 3 rd – Reading Math 4 th - Reading Math 5 th - Reading Math SS Science Writing 8 th - Writing Science SS
Collinsville Public Schools Opt Out Policy The district is required to test a minimum of 95% of enrolled students or face sanctions from OSDE. The OSDE does not recognize the legal right of any parent/guardian or student to opt out of the district’s standardized testing program. As a result the OSDE requires that all students be provided with appropriate tests pursuant to the district’s testing program. Any documentation of opting out or refusal to test will be kept by the district. The district had 17 opt outs for the OCCT/EOI tests.
Field Testing May 5 th – May 7 th Oklahoma will be trying out items this Spring aligned to the new standards for College and Career Readiness for Math, Reading, and Writing. Items will be presented in a stand-alone format with students participating in one section of either Reading or Math items or a Writing sample. Students will NOT participate in more than one subject area per grade and then respond only to a limited number of items or a writing prompt.
Field Testing – May 5 th - May 7 th 3 rd – Reading - 45 minutes 4 th – Math - 45 minutes 5 th – Reading – 45 minutes 6 th – Math – 60 minutes 7 th – Reading – 90 minutes 8 th – Writing - 60 minutes Eng II – 90 minutes Eng III – 90 minutes
Field Testing – From the OSDE Why is an item tryout important? Newly-developed items must be piloted before they can be used on a future test in order to ensure quality items that are valid and reliable. Items being piloted are usually embedded within an operational test, but they can also be administered in a stand-alone test format when standards have changed significantly. Oklahoma owns all of its test items, so piloting/trying out of items is a necessary and standard practice to keep a healthy pool of new items which will be used to build future assessments for Oklahoma students.
Field Testing Opt Out The OSDE does not recognize the legal right of any parent/guardian or student to opt out of the district’s standardized testing program. As a result the OSDE requires that all students be provided with appropriate tests pursuant to the district’s testing program. If you choose to Opt your child out of field testing please go to your child’s school and fill out the Opt Out Form by May 2.
Transitioning to College and Career Readiness Standards (Common Core) The district has been transitioning to CC for the last 3 years. We were required to submit a 3 year transition plan to the SDE letting the state know what steps we would be taking to assure we would be completely transitioned by the school year. Currently we do not know what the school year will bring.
Transitioning to College and Career Readiness Standards (Common Core) - From the SDE The 2013 – 2014 school year will be the final year to test the current Oklahoma Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, and Math. Beginning in 2014 – 2015, Oklahoma will begin accessing the new standards for College and Career Readiness in Grades 3 – 8 for English/language arts (Reading and Writing) and Math. Science and Social Studies standards will continue to be assessed under the current OAS standards.
Reading Requirements for Driver’s License Persons under 18 applying for a license or permit must demonstrate a Proficient reading ability at the eighth grade level. Only students currently enrolled in eighth grade can take the OCCT Grade 8 Reading test. HS will administer alternative test 4 times per year to students who do not pass OCCT
EOI Testing Overview Oklahoma law requires that students demonstrate mastery of the state academic content standards in selected subjects in order to graduate from high school with a standard diploma. Students must demonstrate mastery in Algebra I and English II, plus 2 the following: Algebra II, Biology I, English III, Geometry, and/or US History. Students may satisfy this requirement by attaining a proficient or higher score on a state criterion referenced test (offered to district students at the conclusion of the corresponding course). Students may not satisfy these graduation requirements through other means unless:
EOI Testing Overview The student previously attempted the test but did not obtain the required score (applies to Algebra I, English II and Biology I only); or The student scored 10% above the cut scores approved by OSDE for the ACT, SAT, ACT Plan or PSAT/NMSQT alternative tests, or scored equal to or above the cut scores approved by OSDE for AP course exams, ACT Workkeys job skills assessment, CLEP or IB alternate tests (applies to Algebra II, English III, Geometry and US History only). Summary - They have to pass 4 out of 7 If you have questions contact Ginger Limbocker at the HS
Grade 3 Retention Law In 2011, Oklahoma amended the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA) to require schools to retain students who do not pass a Reading test and do not meet other criteria for exemptions by the end of the third grade. The first group of students affected by this policy will complete the third grade in SDE is requesting that schools complete Grade 3 Reading no later than April 23 and ship these tests immediately to CTB. Student Roster Reports for Grade 3 Reading will begin posting as tests are processed. RSA Questions contact Cheryl Hunt at Wilson Elementary
FYI We had 17 people OPT out of the OCCT/EOI operational test – We will meet our 95% Field Testing is not connected to the A-F Report Card 18 of our students qualified for the EOI exemption Parent Right to View
State Department Web Site Click on Services Click on Accountability and Assessment Test Preparation In-service Presentation Test Administrator and Test Monitor Presentation Test/Item Specifications (with sample items) Blueprints Released Test Items Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Information Office of Accountability and Assessments (405) ACE Counseling Melissa White (405)