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1 1 District and State Test Coordinator Training Introduction Spring 2014

2 2 Joslyn Overby Education Administrator Assessment and Evaluation Assessment Policies Testing Irregularities Graduation Requirements End-of-Course Exams Interim Assessments

3 3 Gabe Martinez Assessment Coordinator Assessment and Evaluation Assessment Policies SBA/HSGA Questions

4 4 Michelle Osowski Assessment Coordinator Assessment and Evaluation Assessment Reviews Statistical Analyses

5 5 Lynn Vasquez PARCC Manager PARCC Transition to CBT

6 6 Stephanie Gardner NM State Coordinator NAEP NAEP Instructional Materials

7 7 Measured Progress (MP) Diana Ward Liz Garcia Program Managers Mara and Samantha - Helpdesk SBA Ordering Returning Reports

8 8 Fran Lucero Staff Manager Assessment and Accountability General Information Appointments

9 9 Dr. Pete Goldschmidt Assistant Secretary Assessment and Accountability

10 10 Dr. Cindy Gregory Chief Statistician School Grading Accountability

11 11 Matt Montaño Director Educator Quality Educator Effectiveness System

12 12 Information Technology IT Staff STARS Help Desk

13 13 Data Analysts SOAP Help Desk

14 14 Lisa Salazar NM State Manager GED Testing Program GED

15 15 New Mexico Legislature Read state statute Find legislators Follow bill and votes

16 16 NMSAP Components SBA/HSGA: Standards Based Assessment/High School Graduation Assessment NMHSCE: New Mexico High School Competency Exam NMAPA: New Mexico Alternate Performance Assessment AAHSG: Alternate Assessment for High School Graduation ACCESS for ELLs: ELL language proficiency assessment W-APT: ELL placement test Alt ACCESS for ELLs: Alternate ELL language proficiency assessment Interim Assessments: Four PED-Funded Programs EoCs: End-of-Course Assessments

17 17 NMSAP Vendors VendorTest(s)Help Desk Help Desk Phone Measured Progress SBA HSGA HSCE gress.org American Institutes for Research (AIR) NMAPA AAHSG WIDA W-APT ACCESS Metritech ACCESS ordering

18 18 Approved Interim Assessments VendorContact Phone DiscoverySusanne Thompson Houghton- Mifflin: Riverside Heather Pillman hco.com NWEABrenda Hein org Renaissance Learning Tracy Daw com ext. 1073

19 19 NMSAP Manuals and Rules Procedures Manual: Outlines all procedures, regulations, and special circumstances with regard to all statewide assessments Accommodations Manual: Provides details about allowable accommodations and coding for tests ADC Manual: Gives options for students to meet graduation requirements through Alternative Demonstrations of Competency EoC DFA: Provides information about End-of-Course Exams (including background and administration information) NMAC: State rules for Test Security & Administration

20 20 Assessment-Specific Manuals SBA/HSGA and NMHSCE TCM: Test Coordinator’s Manual DFA: Directions for Administering NMAPA/AAHSG DTC: District Test Coordinator Manual TAM: Test Administrator’s Manual ACCESS and W-APT Manuals at

21 21 Training Requirements SBA/HSGA DTC/STC attends PED trainings 2x annually. TAs must be trained by DTC/STC 2x annually. NMAPA/AAHSG TAs must attend training once every 3 years. ACCESS and W-APT Training modules online at DTCs can track TA progress in online training and quizzes.

22 22 SBA Test Window Districts and charters may create their own schedule within allowed testing window, 3/10-4/4. Extended 2014 for CBT only (3/3 – 4/4) with waiver. Schedule must follow 11 requirements outlined in Secretary Skandera’s memo dated May 2012.

23 23 About SBA Testing Schedules 1.Test within PED-designated window. 2.No testing on materials-packaging day. 3.All materials must be returned on designated shipping day. (Call MP for exceptions.)

24 24 About SBA Testing Schedules 4.Make-up testing must occur during testing window. 5.Test sessions must follow order in test booklet. (Make-ups may have exceptions.) 6.All schools in district must follow same schedule. *Exception for CBT*

25 25 About SBA Testing Schedules 7.No breaks during a session. 8.Grades 5-8 writing sessions must be administered consecutively—only a short stretch/bathroom break in between.

26 26 About SBA Testing Schedules 9.Test on any school day, Monday to Friday. 10. Test in mornings, afternoons, or both. 11. Schedule up to three (3) sessions per day.

27 27 WITHIN A SCHOOL All students in a grade level must test either PBT or CBT. You may not split PBT/CBT within a grade level (exception: students with accommodations). CBT testers may use the week of 3/3 to test. PBT testers may only start testing 3/10 (see H2/H3 exception below). H2 and H3 must test simultaneously. If one is CBT, the other grade may test PBT during the 3/3 week. CBT testers must complete a particular session during 1 day. Student groups must not interact until all students have tested.

28 28 WITHIN A DISTRICT All PBT students within a grade must test simultaneously (ex: All PBT 4 th graders must complete Reading Session 1 at the same time on the same day). CBT students may have different schedules across the district (ex: CBT 4 th graders at School A may do Reading Session 1 on 3/3 and CBT 4 th graders at School B may do Reading Session 1 on 3/6).

29 29 SBA Participation All public school students must participate in an assessment: Grades 3 − 8, H2, and H3 (H4 optional). Students on the ability pathway (with severe cognitive disabilities) take the NMAPA. Students on the career and standard pathways take the SBA. Accommodations are allowed for students with IEPs. BIE schools may use SBA for federal accountability.

30 30 SBA Participation: H4+ High school students have a maximum number of attempts to pass the HSGA to meet graduation requirements: READING: 3 administrations MATH: 3 administrations SCIENCE: 2 administrations

31 31 SBA Participation: H4/H4+ H4 and H4+ students must meet ALL four of the following criteria to test on the spring HSGA: 1. They will not meet graduation requirements by May, They plan to graduate before August 1, They have NOT completed all allowable administrations. 4. They need to pass one or more of the required subjects (Reading, Math, and Science) to meet graduation requirements.

32 32 Questions?


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