Presentation on theme: "AA-AAS Whats Up, Whats Down and Whats Next in South Dakota Linda Turner Special Education Programs SD Dept of Education."— Presentation transcript:
AA-AAS Whats Up, Whats Down and Whats Next in South Dakota Linda Turner Special Education Programs SD Dept of Education
Alternate Assessment Design Rating Form with Supporting Evidence –Rater 1 (special ed teacher) collects and documents supporting evidence to support rating 5 in reading, one for each indicator 5 in math, one for each strand –Rater 1 and Rater 2 rate all skills on rating form using a rubric Ratings are independent utilizing supporting evidence, observation, and professional judgment –Assessment then scored by vendor with a third rater rating items with supporting evidence for reliability
Positive Aspects Teacher choice Can be integrated with daily instruction Encourages standards-based IEPs
Considerations for Future Development Provide feedback to teachers –Effectiveness of administration –Areas of strengths and needs of student Define skills more clearly or develop more scripted items –Improve consistency between instruction and measurement across the state Professional development on standards- based instruction 4
Next Steps for South Dakota Take advantage of work that may be done in conjunction with Common Core –Learning progressions Instructional lessons –Consortium for common alternate assessment Provide easily accessible professional development –Include pieces for general education and parents Work with higher education on teacher preparation 5
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