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1 It is the policy of Region 10 Education Service Center not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Region 10 Education Service Center will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs and services.

2 Sound Check! Type in and let me know if you can hear me!

3 Sound Check Complete!  Things are working on our end!  If you can’t hear me, check your speakers and system.  If you still can’t hear, call in to the phone number in the link you received for the webinar and you can listen through your phone.

4 Date Change for Next Webinar!  November 6, Thursday at 10am

5 Today’s Agenda!  TSNAP TETN Update with some Clarifications Smorgasbord!  2015 Accountability  ELL Safeguard Tidbit  8 th Grade Math Scenario  Spanish STAAR

6 TSNAP TETN Update  Assessment Issues: Not enough computers to test all students on the same day? ○ Look at Security Supplement for Rules on Flexible Scheduling Make good decisions! Testing one day is best, but you can move students to a different day if you don’t have enough Maintain the schedule as best as possible Not because you don’t like tests on a Monday ○ NO FLEXIBILITY FOR WRITING OR ENG I/II TESTS

7 TSNAP TETN Update  Fall Incident Audit They will sample and review incident reports They’ll contact you if they think your action plan wasn’t sufficient (phase 1) Phase 2 is to follow up with districts to see if they implemented it Testing personnel need to locate incident plans from last year

8 EOC Test Results  Data files and rosters for online testers will be posted one week after the end of the online testing window for Algebra 1, Biology, and US History  The rest of the results will be posted one week later

9 ELL Progress Measure  ELL progress measure will be in the 2015 data file format Will it be in accountability file? Yes Can plan be in sirs file?Not yet Pearson is going to check on getting plan for us since it can be calculated from the student data file

10 Chromebooks for Online Testing?  Yes, they are compatible with Test Nav.  UPDATE: They don’t run Java!!! See webinar dated 11/6 for more details!

11 TAKS Next Week  No accommodations for Out of School Testers, even if they receive accommodations in an institution of higher learning Accommodations are based on instruction, secondary education assessment  Be prepared for OOS testers who must test online

12 SSI Brochures and STAAR A  New manuals with updated information coming soon

13 Accountability for 2015???

14 To Be Determined…  Policy decisions  Statutory requirements are that assessments be included in the system. We probably won’t see exclusions in Index 1. Index 2-4 are difficult if not impossible in some cases.

15 Index 2  High Schools: GAME ON!!!!  3-8: No Math Progress Measure Reading Writing (Grade 7) Math ONLY FOR ELL PROGRESS MEASURE!  Plan on teaching and doing a great job regardless of the status of this index

16 2015 Index 3,4  Not seeing changes in Index 3  Statutory requirements call for additional indicators in Index 4 CTE Certifications Foundation Plan Grads  Final Level 2 will stay in Index 4 (2+ tests)

17 STAAR A/ALT 2 And Accountability  STAAR A does NOT count towards a 2% cap 2% cap is GONE  No Progress Measure this year for those who took STAAR M last year  STAAR Alternate 2 Falls Under 1% Cap Failure to stay in the 1% cap will result in an N on Federal Safeguards Students above the 1% cap will not count as artificial failures

18 STAAR Alt 2 Score Codes  Score Code N: Counts as a participant, excluded from performance. Score Code M: Excluded from participation AND performance. Score Code O or A: Counts as a non- participant, excluded from performance.  If you can’t finish assessment in window due to disability, contact TEA If you just run out of time, no extension

19 Participation Rates and PBMAS  All 3 Administrations Included  Looking for missing testers? Check Summer 2013 ○ There was an A code on the answer document  Sped Arded Out of Retesting Prior to December and Voided??? No ARD Exempt bubble on December test in 2013 I’ve contacted TEA  Let me know others you’ve run into!

20 ELL and Safeguards?  District Calls to say, “Why does our Safeguard Report say we missed 0 Safeguards, but our Data Tables show that we missed some for ELL?”  Answer: The ELL used for safeguard performance includes monitored as well as current ELL. Apparently those additional students did well enough to raise the performance to 55% or above. The column labeled “Current & Monitored ELL” is the one used in that section.

21 8 th Grade Math Student Scenario  Q: What would we do if we have acquired a student that was enrolled in PAP math 7 in another district, but took math 8 STAAR and passed? Typically not a problem, however, this student is enrolled in 8 th grade math here. Are we to give 8 th grade STAAR again this spring even though she passed as a 7 th grader?  A: Yes. Based on the information you provided, this student would take the 8 th grade math assessment this year.

22 Who Can Take Spanish STAAR?  Today, the very first consideration for any ELL is whether Spanish is the most appropriate measure of their progress. If yes, then we must choose a Spanish assessment. The language of instruction or language of previous assessments are no longer to be considered. If there is a Spanish assessment and it is the most appropriate way to access their knowledge and ability, then we choose Spanish. Students who are “parent denials” are never able to assess with the Spanish STAAR—just a note!  Lee Ann Valerio has more documents and information!

23 Spanish STAAR, Continued

24 Region 10 Resources  Special Education Google Site TETN video links and Powerpoints from Sped hip/state-assessment hip/state-assessment

25 Accountability Website  Big Changes Coming Soon!

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