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2011-2012 State Assessment Updates Lisa Kirby ESC-20, Educational Specialist Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org 210-370-5469 Kelly Woodiel ESC-20, Educational Specialist Kelly.email@example.com 210-370-5432 Cindy Miller ESC-20, Educational Specialist Cindy.firstname.lastname@example.org 210-370-5628
Critical Information About Accommodations for Students With Disabilities
CRITICAL INFORMATION ABOUT ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Applies to: STAAR STAAR Modified STAAR L TELPAS A disability limits a student’s activity or restricts a student’s participation during classroom instruction and testing
Students who need accommodations due to a disability include: A student with an identified disability who receives special education services A student with an identified disability who receives Section 504 services A student with a disabling condition who does not receive special education or Section 504 services but who meets established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations
Routinely, Independently, and Effectively Routinely Used often enough that student is familiar and comfortable using accommodation on a statewide assessment Not necessarily used every day Independently Only applicable to some accommodations (e.g., applies to use of a calculator but not to an oral administration) Effectively Accommodation meets student needs as evidenced by scores and observations with or without accommodation use
Type 1 Accommodations Type 2 Accommodations Type 3 Accommodations (ARF Needed) Levels of Accommodations More Inclusive Less Inclusive
The Accommodation Triangle 1 2 3 Related Testing Procedures
The Accommodation Triangle Organizes accommodations for students with disabilities in accordance with: the specificity of the eligibility criteria and the need for TEA approval (Accommodation Request Form) before the accommodation can be used on a statewide assessment. No longer categorized by Presentation, Response, Setting, or Timing/Scheduling
Related Testing Procedures Available to any student who routinely uses them in both instruction and testing (not necessarily limited to Special Ed or Section 504) No longer considered an “accommodation” Treated just like highlighters have been in previous years Will not be collected on the answer document Related Testing Procedures
Individual administration Small-group administration Reading test aloud to self Preferential seating Magnifying devices Overlays (colored or magnifying) Highlighters Clock, watch, or timer Place markers (Potentially more to come…) Related Testing Procedures EXAMPLES:
Type 1 Accommodations Available for students who have: a specific need and who meet this one eligibility criterion: Student must routinely, independently (when applicable), and effectively use the accommodation during classroom instruction and testing. No Accommodation Request Form should be submitted to TEA for Type 1 Accommodations 1
Some examples of Type 1 accommodations: Individual or Small-Group Administration Reading Test Aloud to Self Magnifying or Projection Devices Amplification Devices (Potentially more to come…)
Type 2 Accommodations Available for students who have: a specific need and who meet two or more eligibility criteria. No Accommodation Request Form should be submitted to TEA for Type 2 Accommodations 2
Some examples of Type 2 accommodations: Large Print Braille Calculation Devices Dictionary Oral/Signed Administration Supplemental Aids Manipulating Test Materials
Type 3 Accommodations Available for students who meet all of the eligibility criteria and, if so, an Accommodation Request Form is submitted to TEA. Any accommodation that requires the submission and approval of an Accommodation Request Form must be documented in the student’s paperwork as "pending TEA approval." 3
Type 3 Accommodations Some examples of Type 3 accommodations: Photocopy Extra Day Also includes accommodations that are listed as “Other” in the Accommodation Triangle. An Accommodation Request Form must be submitted to TEA. The request must be approved by TEA before a student can use the accommodation on the statewide assessment.
The triangle will be updated. Check the STAAR Accommodations Webpage!
This type of document opens when the link to an accommodation in the triangle is clicked.
This section provides a general description of the accommodation and who may need it. The statewide assessments that the accommodation may be used on are listed in this section. This section lists the criteria that a student must meet to use the accommodation. The checkboxes are provided for possible record-keeping.
This section lists the campus personnel and the required documentation necessary for making accommodation decisions. This section also explains what to record on the student answer document. This section states if an Accommodation Request Form is/is not required. This section lists examples and types of the accommodation that may be used on a statewide assessment. Accommodation Request Form required.
This section provides detailed information that is integral to the appropriate use of each accommodation. For instance, the section may include test administration instructions, security precautions, and training requirements. The intent of this section is to assist districts in making accommodation decisions. It will be updated as needed based on educator feedback. This section will not be included on all accommodations.
The new Related Testing Procedures will have their own descriptions that will include some examples and special considerations. They will NOT be documented as an accommodation on the answer documents. Related Testing Procedures
Large Print Type 2 accommodation Applies only to STAAR STAAR Modified STAAR L 2
Any student may use this accommodation if he or she: routinely and effectively uses large-print materials, including text books, worksheets, etc., during classroom instruction and testing meets at least one of the following: has an impairment in vision has a disability that affects accuracy in tracking letter to letter, word to word, and/or line to line has a physical disability which necessitates the use of large-print materials to accurately indicate responses
Use caution when ordering large-print tests; new tracking system to alert TEA to over-ordering. Point Size and Font Matrix document on Accommodations Resources webpage will be updated to include STAAR. For students who need a larger print size than offered in the large-print test refer to the Photocopy accommodation policy (posted at a later date). For TELPAS reading tests, technology-based accommodations enable most students who need a large- print accommodation to test online. In rare cases in which technology-based accommodations are not appropriate, large-print TELPAS reading paper booklets can be ordered through a special request process (more information posted at a later date).
Dictionary Type 2 accommodation Applies only to grades 3–5 STAAR reading tests grades 3–5 STAAR Modified reading tests 2
A student may use this accommodation if he or she receives Section 504 or special education services routinely, independently, and effectively use this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing Examples of dictionaries that can be used as an accommodation standard bound dictionary (not subject-specific) electronic dictionary (no Internet access) ESL dictionary picture dictionary sign language dictionary
Calculation Devices Type 2 accommodation Applies only to STAAR grades 3-8 mathematics tests and STAAR grades 5 and 8 science tests STAAR Modified grades 3-8 mathematics tests and STAAR Modified grades 5 and 8 science tests STAAR L grades 3-8 mathematics tests and STAAR L grades 5 and 8 science tests 2
A student may use this accommodation if he or she: receives Section 504 or special education services, routinely, independently, and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and meets one of the following for the applicable grade.
Grades 3 and 4 The student has a physical disability that prevents him or her from independently writing the numbers required for computations and cannot effectively use other allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g., whiteboards, graph paper). The student has an impairment in vision that prevents him or her from seeing the numbers they have written during computations and cannot effectively use other allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g., CCTV, magnifier).
Grades 5 through 8 The student has a physical disability that prevents him or her from independently writing the numbers required for computations and cannot effectively use other allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g., whiteboard, graph paper). The student has an impairment in vision that prevents him or him or her from seeing the numbers they have written during computations and cannot effectively use other allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g. CCTV, magnifier. The student has a disability that affects mathematics calculations. Even after intensive instruction and remediation is consistently unable to memorize basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts or perform the steps in an algorithm correctly when solving problems.
Large-key calculator Abacus or Cranmer modified abacus Speech-output calculator
Dyslexia Updates The Bundle Name no longer exits Dyslexia accommodations are for: Students who receive 504 or Special ED services (may qualify for accommodations) Extended Time will only be for one day Must complete an ARF if student needs two days Oral administration for math, science, and social studies Oral administration for reading is questions only
2011–2012 Accommodations Manual Will be on the TEA web site in parts http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/ http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/ Will address grades 3–8 and EOC Current discussions on accommodation policy regarding: Calculators Dictionaries Supplemental Aids— SPECIFICS COMING SOON! Oral Administration – SPECIFICS COMING SOON! Electronic Devices— SPECIFICS COMING SOON! Dyslexia Accommodations– SPECIFICS COMING SOON! Photocopying— SPECIFICS COMING SOON! Extended Time for Testing— SPECIFICS COMING SOON!
TEA Accommodations Web site http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/
TEA Accommodations Web site http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147485434&menu_id=692&m enu_id2=796&cid=2147483661
Special Education STAAR Team Kimberly Baumgardner email@example.com (210) 370-5431 Lisa Kirby firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 370-5469 Cindy Miller email@example.com (210) 370-5628 Kelly Woodiel firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 370-5432