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1 Assessment Transitions & Accommodations

2 Agenda Timeline for Assessments IEP Form I-7 Updates Understanding the Language Assessments: – WKCE/WAA-SwD – Smarter Balanced Assessments – Dynamic Learning Maps


4 Tentative Student Assessment Schedule F all 2014 PALS 1-2 (Sept15- Oct. 10) PALS 4K-K (Oct. 13-Nov. 7) Aspire 9/DLM 9* (Oct. 6-24) WKCE/WAA SWD Sci and SS (Oct. 27- Nov. 7) Winter PALS K-2 Optional (Jan. 12-Feb. 20) ACCESS ELL (Dec. 1- Feb. 6) ACCESS ELL 2.0 Field Test (Jan weeks after close of ACCESS window)

5 Tentative Student Assessment Schedule Spring 2015 ACT 11 (March 3/makeup day March 17) WorkKeys 11 (March 4/makeup day March 18) ASPIRE 9-10 (April 27-May 22) Smarter Balanced 3-8* (March 30-May 22) DLM 3-11* (March 30-May 22) PALS K-2 (April 27-May 22)

6 AssessmentGrade Level Assessed ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELL K through 12, Alt Access 1-12 ACCESS 2.0 for ELLSK-12 (begin 15-16) ACT Aspire™ Early High School (begin 14-15) The ACT®11 (begin 14-15) ACT WorkKeys®11 (begin 14-15) PALSK4, K, 1, and (begin 14-15) 2 NAEP4, 8, and 12

7 AssessmentGrade Level Assessed Dynamic Learning Maps3-8 and 11 (begin 14-15) *We are exploring the ability to use DLM in grades 9 and 10 as an alternate to ACT Aspire™ Early High School Smarter Balanced3 through 8 (begin 14-15) WKCE & WAA-SwD, ELA and Mathematics 3 through 8 and 10 (ends 14-15) WKCE & WAA-SwD, Social Studies and Science 4, 8, and 10

8 IEP Forms

9 IEP Form I-7 Reflect addition of new assessments Separate I-7 form for each assessment o Reflect the language of each assessment o Stress unique policies for individual assessments

10 IEP Considerations Assessment accommodations and supports should be reflective of day-to-day instructional practice. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Decisions need to be made on an individual basis. Changes/additions/deletions of accommodations and supports in an IEP can be made if necessary.

11 Understanding the Language

12 Transitioning from paper-pencil assessments to online assessments: ACT ASPIRE Smarter Balanced Assessment Dynamic Learning Maps ASSETS for ELLs

13 Understanding the Language

14 Three Tiered Approach All Students Educational Need IEP/504 Accommodations

15 Allowable Test Practices Universal Features Local Decisions ALL Students

16 Accessibility Tools for ALL Student Part of Universal Design Allowed for everyone Do not change the construct Examples:  Highlighter  Individual Settings  Magnification

17 Universal Design for Learning for ALL Students Multiple means of Representation Options for perceptions, language, mathematical expressions and symbols, as well as comprehension Multiple means of Action and Expression Options for action, expression and communication, and executive functions Multiple means of Engagement Options for recruiting interest, sustaining effort and persistence, as well as self-regulation

18 Educational Need Designated Supports Open Access Tools Language Supports

19 Educational Need Designated Accommodations Available for any student for whom the need has been indicated Do not change the construct Examples:  Color Overlay  Masking  Translations

20 IEP/504 Accommodations Documented Accommodation

21 Accommodations Documented Accommodations – Available for students for whom there is documentation of the need (i.e. IEP or 504) – Do not change the construct – Examples:  ASL  Braille

22 Modifications Changes the construct NOT permitted Results in an invalid score

23 WKCE and WAA-SwD

24 Allowable Test Practices ELL Language Supports IEP/504 Accommodations

25 WKCE and WAA-SwD Allowable Test Practices, Language Supports, and Accommodations found at:

26 Smarter Balanced Assessment


28 Universal Tools: Embedded Breaks Calculator (for calculator allowed items) Digital notepad for taking notes (item specific) Expandable passages (take up more of the screen) Global notes (to be used on multiple items) Highlighter Mark for review Math tools (protractor, ruler, etc.) Spell check (does not give correct spelling) Strikethrough (to eliminate items) Writing tools (bold, italic) Zoom *Does not include ELL items

29 Universal Tools: Non-embedded Breaks Scratch Paper Thesaurus Full Dictionary

30 Designated Supports Designated supports for the Smarter Balanced assessments are those features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators with parent/guardian and student).

31 Designated Supports Embedded Color contrast Masking (covering what is not needed) Text-to-Speech (items) Translations Supports Turn off universal tools Non embedded Color contrast (printed) Color overlays (printed) Magnification (assisted tech device) Read aloud Scribe Separate setting Translation Supports

32 Smarter Balanced Translation Translated glossaries will be available in different languages and dialects including : Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Ilokano, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, and Ukrainian. Smarter Balanced Translation framework: ( content/uploads/2012/09/Translation- Accommodations-Framework-for-Testing-ELL- Math.pdf). content/uploads/2012/09/Translation- Accommodations-Framework-for-Testing-ELL- Math.pdf

33 Accommodations Embedded ASL Braille Closed Captioning Text-to-Speech (passages in grades 6-8) Non embedded Abacus Alternate response options Special calculator Multiplication Table Print on Demand Read aloud Scribe Speech to text

34 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium: Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines : content/uploads/2013/09/SmarterBalanced_Guidelin es_ pdf content/uploads/2013/09/SmarterBalanced_Guidelin es_ pdf

35 Dynamic Learning Maps

36 Alternate Assessments: Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

37 Current Field Test Accessibility Features - Embedded Read-aloud with highlighting Magnification Reverse contrast Color contrast Assistive technology devices, including one or two switches

38 Current Field Test Accessibility Features - Non-Embedded Options for test administrator to enter responses for students Use of Manipulatives Adaptations regarding presentation and communications

39 Future Accessibility Features Translation ASL Braille

40 Resources Office of Student Assessment WKCE and & WAA-SwD Dynamic Learning Maps Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

41 Questions

42 Contact Kristen Burton (608)

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