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1 November 6 Accountability Webinar Kim Gilson Sr Consultant Data and Accountability Region 10 ESC 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 Can You Hear Me?

3 Sound Check Complete! If you can’t hear me… Check the volume on your speakers Call the number in your GoTo Webinar and listen from a phone

4 Housekeeping me at to be added to my “Waitlisted” for a webinar? Don’t worry. You can still watch it live.

5 Grad Rates on Reports

6 Index 4 Vs Distinction Index 4 uses the 4- or 5-year grad rate, whichever is higher The Post-Secondary Distinction uses the 4-year rate

7 Index 2 Information

8 No Growth Measure for Eng 1 (Except for ELL Progress Measure)

9 Elementary and Middle Schools Index 2 Due to New Math TEKS, You Are Left With: 3-8 Reading And ELL Progress Measure 3-8 Math ELL Progress Measure Only 7 th Grade Writing Because of this, your Index 2 Status for 2015 is TBD

10 ELL Progress Measure

11 Basic Definition Considering that mastery of Reading and Mathematics curriculum is more challenging for an English Language Learner, the ELL Progress Measure was created. This measure builds in a level of grace (adjusted standard) for each student who meets eligibility requirements as determined by the LPAC committee. The amount of grace allowed for each student is based on his/her Years in US Schools and Telpas Composite Rating That information places them at a stage on a plan. Each stage has an adjusted passing standard.

12 ELL Progress Measure Students either qualify for the Student Progress Measure OR the ELL Progress Measure. Even if an ELL student met the “regular” progress measure he would only be evaluated on the ELL Progress Measure. Students are only placed on the plan one time, and are not reevaluated in subsequent years. New students this year will be placed on a plan. YEARS IN US SCHOOLS DATA MUST BE ACCURATE!

13 STAAR A

14 STAAR A TETN

15 Tutorials They are live! Your technology must meet minimum system requirements to run them. https://www.pearsonaccess.com/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Texas%2FtxPALPPAL ayout&cid= &p= &pagename=txPALPWrapper&resourcecate gory=Technology+Information&testingprogram=All https://www.pearsonaccess.com/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Texas%2FtxPALPPAL ayout&cid= &p= &pagename=txPALPWrapper&resourcecate gory=Technology+Information&testingprogram=All

16 Chromebooks and Tutorials (or any online testing!) Online testing, including STAAR A tutorials, cannot run on Chromebooks without a virtualization installed. Virtualizations are not free, and can be expensive. If Pearson wins the contract for testing when it is up for bid again, we will update to TestNav 8.0, which will run on Chromebooks WITHOUT the virtualization for the testing season.

17 STAAR A And The Triangle Q: Can a STAAR A student also use a calculator as an accommodation? Educators should refer to the 2015 accommodation policy documents in the Accommodations Triangle at 6003&menu_id=793. Once you open an accommodation document, the second section titled “Assessments” lists those assessments that the accommodation can be used on. For instance, if you open Oral Administration, you will see that this accommodation does NOT apply to STAAR A. If you open Calculation Devices, you will see that STAAR A is listed as an assessment that a calculation device can be used on. –Student Assessment 6003&menu_id=793

18 STAAR A and December EOC Is STAAR A available for the December EOC? No. What if a student is a first-time tester in December, but the ARD committee determines the he meets STAAR A eligibility requirements? The ARD committee can decide that he will wait until the spring to test. However, students could benefit from the exposure to the test in the non-accommodated format.

19 Non-STAAR A and December EOC Q: We have students who failed an EOC course last year and are retaking the course. They really didn’t master second semester material, and we think they should wait until the spring to test. Can we decide not to test them? A: District and schools are required to provide a student with every testing opportunity he/she is eligible for. Sec SECONDARY-LEVEL PERFORMANCE REQUIRED. (a)The commissioner shall adopt rules requiring a student in the foundation high school program under Section to be administered each end-of-course assessment instrument listed in Section (c). A student is required to achieve a scale score that indicates satisfactory performance, as determined by the commissioner under Section (a), on each end-of-course assessment instrument listed under Section (c). For each scale score required under this subsection that is not based on a 100-point scale scoring system, the commissioner shall provide for conversion, in accordance with commissioner rule, of the scale score to an equivalent score based on a 100-point scale scoring system. A student may not receive a high school diploma until the student has performed satisfactorily on end-of-course assessment instruments in the manner provided under this subsection. This subsection does not require a student to demonstrate readiness to enroll in an institution of higher education. -TEA

20 At-Risk and Assessment

21 Scenario: A student fails a state assessment and is labelled “At-Risk.” A. He passes the retest, but not at 110% or B. The test he failed no longer exists (Chemistry EOC) How/When Does He Come off the At-Risk List? Answer: He will remain on the list for the following school year because of the assessment issue.

22 Data Files

23 PEIMS Snapshot or Data File Upload? Best Practice is Data File Upload Too many changes from October to Spring Testing If you do Snapshot Upload, you can still load a data file

24 SSI Anomaly

25 Current 8 th Graders 5 th Graders in 2012 First Year of STAAR No SSI in Reading or Math 8 th Graders in 2015 First Year of New Math TEKS No SSI in Math

26 Accelerated Instruction

27 Q: Are We Supposed to Provide AI for Non-SSI Grades? Sec SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE ON ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS REQUIRED; ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b) or (e), a student may not be promoted to: (1) the sixth grade program to which the student would otherwise be assigned if the student does not perform satisfactorily on the fifth grade mathematics and reading assessment instruments under Section ; or (2) the ninth grade program to which the student would otherwise be assigned if the student does not perform satisfactorily on the eighth grade mathematics and reading assessment instruments under Section (a-1) Each time a student fails to perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Section (a) in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, the school district in which the student attends school shall provide to the student accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area. Accelerated instruction may require participation of the student before or after normal school hours and may include participation at times of the year outside normal school operations

28 What About EOC’s? Sec ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. Each time a student fails to perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Section (c), the school district in which the student attends school shall provide to the student accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area, using funds appropriated for accelerated instruction under Section Accelerated instruction may require participation of the student before or after normal school hours and may include participation at times of the year outside normal school operations

29 STAAR Alt 2 and A

30 STAAR Alt 2 and STAAR A TAA Letter Dated October 27 reminds everyone of eligibility requirements. STAAR Alt 2 participation should not increase because STAAR M no longer exists Students must meet applicable qualifications for STAAR A

31 STAAR Alt 2 Extensions From a district: TEA is denying ALL requests for extra time for the ALT test. Even though we will be out of school for a bad weather day during the window, they are not going to grant any requests until the window actually opens and we see that additional time is definitely needed. We are to call TEA if we see that schools are unable to finish testing.

32 TAC

33 The Sept 1, 2014 EOC Rule TAC (e) If a student earned high school credit for a course for which there is an EOC assessment as listed in the TEC, §39.023(c), prior to enrollment in a Texas public school district and the credit has been accepted by a Texas public school district, or a student completed a course for Texas high school credit in a course for which there is an EOC assessment prior to the spring administration, the student is not required to take the corresponding EOC assessment as listed in the TEC, §39.023(c). This subsection applies only to: (1) students who will graduate under the minimum, recommended, or distinguished high school programs as those programs existed before the adoption of House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013; or (2) courses for which credit was earned prior to September 1, 2014, by students who will graduate under the foundation high school program.

34 Where Could They Come From? Private School Home School Out of State Some Virtual Schools Is the school based in Texas? Is it a private or public school? TXVSN are PUBLIC schools, and their students already are required to take EOC Texas Tech Their students take EOC’s

35 TXVSN

36 December EOC Region 10 will administer December EOC’s to students not enrolled on a campus in your district (such as virtual school or Texas Tech students) They will be required to register beforehand December 1, 2, and 3

37 Pearson Avocet

38 Repository for assessment information Interactive calendar of events that you can sync with your calendars

39 Accountability Website

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41 Questions?


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