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1 ASIST Assigning Students with IEPs to State Tests PSSA-M GUIDELINES FOR IEP TEAMS Spring 2010 Administration Facilitated by: Amanda Kloo, PhD, University of Pittsburgh PA Department of Education Bureau of Special Education Bureau of Assessment and Accountability

2 ASIST Document  Finalized August 2009  Guides IEP teams in making appropriate decisions about the participation of individual students with disabilities in Pennsylvania State Assessments  Introduction of Spring 2010 PSSA-Modified Participation Guidelines  Reiteration of PASA Participation Guidelines 2ASIST Guidelines

3 The ASIST Framework Introduction  Rationale for the participation of SWD in PA state tests 1. Is required by law 2. Results in improved instruction 3. Promotes “shared” responsibility of and resources for SWD 3ASIST Guidelines

4 5 Options for Test Participation in PA 1. The PSSA 2. The PSSA with accommodations 3. The PSSA-Modified (Spring 2010 Math ONLY; Grades 4-8, 11) 4. The PSSA-Modified with accommodations (Spring 2010 Math ONLY; Grades 4-8, 11) 5. The PASA The ASIST Framework Continued 4ASIST Guidelines

5 5 Important Considerations for Test Assignment 1. These decisions ONLY apply to SWD who require SDI 2. MOST students with IEPs should aim for taking the PSSA with or without accommodations 3. The PSSA-M is a GRADE LEVEL test of GRADE LEVEL skills 4. The PSSA-M is subject specific 5. Assignment recommendations/decisions occur every year The ASIST Framework Continued

6 Spot Check… 1. Name one reason why SWD are required to participate in state accountability tests. 2. Tell a partner 2 options for SWD’s test participation in the PA. 3. Are the following considerations about PSSA-M true or false… 1. The PSSA-M is an out-of-grade-level test. 2. A student may be assigned to the PSSA-M Math test with accommodations but also to the PSSA Reading test without accommodations. 3. Most students with disabilities should be assigned to either the PSSA-M or the PASA ASIST Guidelines6

7 7 Consequences of test assignment decisions  NO consequences for the student  None with respect to … 1. Test score due to accommodations 2. High school graduation 3. Eligibility for post-secondary education 4. Grade promotion or retention 5. Rewards for Proficient or Advance performance The ASIST Framework Continued

8 ASIST Guidelines8 Consequences of test assignment decisions  SOME consequences for the school or district  With respect to … 1. PSSA-M: Only 2% of students assessed at a grade span may be counted as PROFICIENT in the calculation of AYP 2. PASA: ONLY 1% of students assessed at a grade span may be counted as PROFICIENT in the calculation of AYP 3. Over assigning students to alternate assessments may actually result in fewer students who are counted as proficient The ASIST Framework Continued

9 Spot Check 1. Are there any consequences of test assignment decisions to students? a) Check ( ) two of the points listed that you think are particularly important for educators, parents, etc. to remember. 2. Are there any consequences of test assignment to schools or districts? a) Check ( ) the point that you think is particularly important for educators, parents, etc. to remember. ASIST Guidelines9

10 2010 PSSA-M Participation Decision-Making Guidelines  If considering PSSA-M assignment for a student, the IEP team must account for the following: 1. Opportunity to learn Grade Level Content 2. Academic Achievement and Progress ASIST Guidelines10 The ASIST Framework Continued

11 Opportunity to Learn Grade Level Content  Potential Evidence: 1. attendance data (the student must have been present for instruction); 2. grade-level standards-aligned IEP goals; 3. instructional accommodations and/or modifications; 4. intensive research-based interventions ASIST Guidelines11 The ASIST Framework Continued

12 Academic Achievement and Progress  Potential Evidence: 1. past state test data; 2. PVAAS data; 3. Norm-referenced test data; 4. grade-level standards-aligned IEPs; 5. classroom achievement data; 6. CBM/CBA data ASIST Guidelines12 The ASIST Framework Continued

13 ASIST Guidelines13 After thoughtfully reviewing the aforementioned considerations, consequences, and data sources for EACH student with an IEP, IEP teams should sequentially and systematically work through the PSSA-M Participation Decision Framework to recommend the appropriate 2010 state Math test assignment. The ASIST Framework Continued

14 Spot Check  Fill in the blank… 1. A student being considered for PSSA-M participation must have had adequate opportunity to learn _______ _______ _________. 2. Multiple sources of evidence show that a target student’s disability hinders his ability to achieve grade level proficiency despite ____________ interventions that are ___________-_______________. 3. Multiple sources of evidence show that a target student is unlikely to achieve grade level proficiency within one year EVEN IF ______________ growth occurs. ASIST Guidelines14

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16 Preparation for using the Guidelines  IEP teams should… 1. Keep in mind that test assignment recommendations are individualized and made by IEP team 2. Become familiar with the decision-making checklists for both the PSSA-M and PASA (including each criteria, guideline, and guiding question) to efficiently and appropriately recommend test assignment 3. Review the “Potential Evidence” column and gather relevant evidence sources of the target student’s academic achievement and opportunity to learn ASIST Guidelines16

17 Using the Guidelines  Step 1:  Read and consider the 3 explanatory bullet statements proceeding the checklist ASIST Guidelines17 Students must meet 4 out of 4 criteria in order for an IEP team to recommend participation in the PSSA-Modified by subject area. If a student does not meet 4 out of 4 criteria by subject area, IEP teams may consider recommending participation in the PSSA with accommodations. Potential Evidence may include what is listed below but is not limited to those listed.

18 ASIST Guidelines18 Using the Guidelines  Step 2: For each subject area (2010 Math ONLY):  Read and consider eligibility Criteria 1 and participation Guideline 1 CriteriaGuideline 1. Ineligible for the PASAStudents considered for the PSSA-M do not have significant cognitive disabilities and should not be held to alternate achievement standards

19 ASIST Guidelines19 Using the Guidelines  Step 3:  Read and consider what types of Potential Evidence may be necessary to determine whether or not the student satisfies Criteria 1 Potential Evidence IEP PASA Guidelines for Participation  Check ( ) “Yes” if the student meets Criteria 1; Check ( ) “No” if the student does not meet Criteria 1

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21 ASIST Guidelines21 Using the Guidelines  Step 4:  Read and consider eligibility Criteria 2 and participation Guideline 2 CriteriaGuideline 2. Standards-Aligned Grade Level Instruction All students considered for the PSSA-M must have a grade level standards-aligned IEP that clearly documents that the student requires significant instructional accommodations and/or modifications to successfully access grade level content

22 ASIST Guidelines22 Using the Guidelines  Step 5:  Read and consider what types of Potential Evidence may be necessary to determine whether or not the student satisfies Criteria 2 Potential Evidence In applicable subject area: Standards-aligned IEP Goals SDI documentation Present levels documentation Instructional accommodations and modification documentation/ evidence  Check ( ) “Yes” if the student meets Criteria 2; Check ( ) “No” if the student does not meet Criteria 2

23 ASIST Guidelines23 Using the Guidelines  Step 6:  Read and consider eligibility Criteria 3 and participation Guideline 3 CriteriaGuideline 3. Persistent academic difficulties Students considered for the PSSA-M have persistent academic difficulties despite having received intensive research-based interventions

24 ASIST Guidelines24 Using the Guidelines  Step 7:  Read and consider what types of Potential Evidence may be necessary to determine whether or not the student satisfies Criteria 3 Potential Evidence In applicable subject area: Progress monitoring data (CBM, CBA) Intervention documentation  Check ( ) “Yes” if the student meets Criteria 3; Check ( ) “No” if the student does not meet Criteria 3

25 ASIST Guidelines25 Using the Guidelines  Step 8:  Read and consider eligibility Criteria 4 and participation Guideline 4 CriteriaGuideline 4. Lack of academic progress or growth Students considered for the PSSA-M have established patterns of significantly low performance on multiple valid measures that indicates that even if significant growth occurs, achievement of grade level proficiency is unlikely

26 ASIST Guidelines26 Using the Guidelines  Step 9:  Read and consider what types of Potential Evidence may be necessary to determine whether or not the student satisfies Criteria 4 Evidence In applicable subject area: State level assessment data: Patterns of Below Basic performance on the PSSA PVAAS projection to proficiency of less than 10% District/School level assessment data: Performance well below grade level on a norm-referenced achievement test Grade level assessment data Well below average performance on progress monitoring or other classroom assessment data

27 ASIST Guidelines27 Using the Guidelines  Step 9 continued:  Read and consider what types of Potential Evidence may be necessary to determine whether or not the student satisfies Criteria 4 Evidence In applicable subject area: State level assessment data: Patterns of Below Basic performance on the PSSA PVAAS projection to proficiency of less than 10% District/School level assessment data: Performance well below grade level on a norm-referenced achievement test Grade level assessment data Well below average performance on progress monitoring or other classroom assessment data

28 ASIST Guidelines28 Using the Guidelines  Step 9 continued:  Read and consider what types of Potential Evidence may be necessary to determine whether or not the student satisfies Criteria 4 Evidence In applicable subject area: State level assessment data: Patterns of Below Basic performance on the PSSA PVAAS projection to proficiency of less than 10% District/School level assessment data: Performance well below grade level on a norm-referenced achievement test Grade level assessment data Well below average performance on progress monitoring or other classroom assessment data

29 ASIST Guidelines29 Using the Guidelines  Step 9 Continued:  Check ( ) “Yes” if the student meets Criteria 4; Check ( ) “No” if the student does not meet Criteria 4

30 Spot Check  Phew! Turn to a peer (or a peer group) and 1. Review Criteria 1, the Guideline, Potential Evidence, and our discussion points a) Summarize one key point in your own words 2. Repeat this task for Criterion Questions? Comments? Clarifications? ASIST Guidelines30

31 ASIST Guidelines31 Using the Guidelines  Step 10:  For each subject area (2010 Math ONLY):  Make a recommendation about the student’s participation in the PSSA-M  4/4 Criteria must be met  Determine if the student will participate with or without accommodations  If the IEP does NOT recommend that the student participates in the PSSA-M for a particular subject, indicate which assessment option is most appropriate:  The PSSA  The PSSA with accommodations  The PASA (all subject areas)

32 ASIST Guidelines32 Using the Guidelines  Step 11:  Complete or update the “Participation in State and Local Assessments” page of the student’s IEP”

33 ASIST Guidelines33 Using the Guidelines  Step 12:  Congratulate each other on a job well done and thank each other for your excellent and committed work with exceptional children and their families in Pennsylvania!

34 MIU#4 Insert  How to use PVAAS to find student proficiency projections statistic  See step by step handout ASIST Guidelines34

35 Wrap Up…  Questions?  Resources…  PDE Bureau of Special Education  3&g=214&special_eduNav=|3902|3913|&special_eduNav=|2195|&spec ial_eduNav=|3899| 3&g=214&special_eduNav=|3902|3913|&special_eduNav=|2195|&spec ial_eduNav=|3899|  PDE Bureau of Assessment and Accountability   =|630|&k12Nav=|1141| =|630|&k12Nav=|1141|  PaTTAN  ASIST Guidelines35

36 Wrap Up…  PDE Contacts…  PDE Bureau of Special Education Lynda A. Balmer-Lupp  PDE Bureau of Assessment and Accountability Diane Simaska ASIST Guidelines36

37 Thank You! Again, thank you for all that you do to improve the educational lives of children with disabilities in Pennsylvania! PDE Bureau of Special Education PDE Bureau of Assessment and Accountability PaTTAN PSSA-M GSEG ASIST Guidelines37 Amanda M. Kloo


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