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1 CAPA California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) Presented by Contra Costa SELPA with information provided by California Department of Education

2 CAPA California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) Developed by California Department of Education (CDE) and Educational Testing Services (ETS) Component of STAR: –Statewide Testing and Reporting

3 CAPA Agenda What is the CAPA? Training California Content Standards Preparing Administering CAPA Scoring CAPA After-Test Procedures

4 CAPA Why You Are Here? Training in administering the CAPA is required ANNUALLY

5 CAPA Rationale for Assessment Access to the general education curriculum through a subset of state content standards Accountability Provide parents with information about student progress Provide teachers with data about student progress Provide IEP teams with data about student progress for program consideration

6 CAPA What is CAPA? A performance-based assessment –On-demand-a moment in time –Examiner cues student to perform a task –Observed behavior is scored –Results compare student against self Based on a subtest of tasks from California’s standards

7 CAPA California Content Standards Basis of instruction and testing 2006 State Board of Education adopted new blueprints for CAPA Levels II–V linked to grade level, grades 2– 11, of California content standards (federal requirement) Level I linked to grades K–1 of California content standards; science includes Grade 2 content standards.

8 CAPA Intended Population For students with disabilities who cannot participate in the CST even with accommodations and modifications Small percentage of the special education population with significant cognitive disabilities Enrolled in grades 2-11

9 CAPA Preparing Are Correct Students Selected for CAPA? Significant cognitive disabilities Served under IDEA IEP team determines if CAPA is applicable and if the student should take Level I Eligibility guidelines –CAPA Examiner’s Manual – Appendix A

10 CAPA The IEP Team… Determines the CAPA level for appropriate student participation –Level I for students with most significant cognitive disabilities in grades 2-11

11 CAPA The IEP Team… Determines the CAPA level for appropriate student participation –Level II Grades 2, 3 –Level III Grades 4, 5 –Level IV Grades 6, 7, 8 –Level V Grades 9, 10, 11 –No out of level testing allowed

12 CAPA Preparing: Do You Have Correct Qualifications? Licensed or certificated Experienced working with tested student Trained – Live session or DVD Signed security affidavit

13 CAPA Administration of CAPA Certificated staff –Knows the student well –Preferably the student’s teacher Trained in CAPA Signed security affidavit –Follow guidelines

14 CAPA Preparation Training CAPA Examiner’s Manual –http://www.startest.org/capa.html (non-secure manual)http://www.startest.org/capa.html Practice Manipulatives Stimulus Cards Accommodations/Core Adaptations –http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/coreadaptations.asp

15 CAPA Preparing Materials Gather manipulatives Cut stimulus cards and have them available in correct order Have an answer document for every student If no Pre-ID, demographics should be hand- marked Cue/directions –Must be read exactly as printed

16 CAPA Follow Test Schedule Plan for classroom coverage if needed Allow enough time for testing and second rater observation Work testing into daily activities Review the test manual as early as possible

17 CAPA Item and Time Chart based on information from 2007 CAPA Content AreaItemsTime English- Language Arts 1245 minutes Mathematics1245 minutes Science Level I, III, IV, V Grades 5, 8, minutes

18 CAPA CAPA Test Security Examiner’s manual includes test items Examiner’s receive test materials at least one week prior to testing period Store in locked cabinet when not in use for preparation or test administration Not secure: manipulatives, stimulus cards

19 CAPA How to Give CAPA Task Preparation –Setting up the task Cue/Direction –See BOLD –Use exact wording Scoring Rubric

20 CAPA Cue/Directions Levels II–V Cue/direction –Wait minimum 5 seconds for verbal response; Wait minimum 7 seconds for physical response –If student responds (correct or not), STOP. If the student does not respond Repeat cue/direction –Wait minimum 5 seconds for verbal response; Wait minimum 7 seconds for physical response STOP

21 CAPA What Can Examiner Say? Can Say –Student Name –Encouragement Can’t Say –That’s right –That’s wrong

22 CAPA Scoring: Rubrics Scoring points Levels II–V: Based on number of correct responses –Score 1–4 –Red-line score of 5 on answer document

23 CAPA Scoring Rubrics Level II-V 4. Completes task with 100% accuracy 3. Partially completes task (see scoring criteria) 2. Minimally completes task (see scoring criteria) 1.Attempts task NR No response

24 CAPA Scoring: Purpose of Double-Raters Increase objectivity Data used to document inter-rater reliability Provide credibility/confidence to scores

25 CAPA Double Rating Choose students randomly at each site –10% per CAPA level per site –At least 1 student per site at each level tested –Selected students should be double rated in all content areas tested Observe at same time as examiner scores Observers must score independently of examiner Observer must be certified and trained

26 CAPA Observers must mark sections 1 - Name, etc. 3 - Date of Birth 5 - Name 6 - Gender 7a - CAPA Level 7b - Grade 11 - Student ID 12 - SSID

27 CAPA Practice CAPA Level V Using the video clip, Danny, science –Plan a practice session on scoring –Give directions for the practice to a partner –Give feedback to how the partner scored Danny

28 CAPA After-test Procedures Complete Sections A2 and A4 if appropriate Section A2 – Special Conditions

29 CAPA Questions???????

30 CAPA Website Resources CDE Website: ETS Website:


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