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1 1. New EOCT tests 2. Assessment transition 3. On Demand Class Rosters 4. Retest Administrations (*) 5. System Readiness Tools.

2  Beginning in Winter 2011, two new EOCTs will be administered:  GPS Algebra  Students enrolled in discrete GPS Algebra courses  GPS Geometry  Students enrolled in discrete GPS Geometry courses

3 Available for online testing only A preliminary report for online testing that can be requested at any time by a test administrator during the testing administration once a student/class completes testing Includes the same data fields as the Preliminary Class Rosters: Student Name, DOB, GTID, Grade Level and Grade Conversion Generated at the class level

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5  The purpose of the EOCT is to assess student achievement of the state adopted curriculum in core courses and to provide diagnostic data in support of improved student achievement.  Beginning in 2011 – 2012, the EOCT will become Georgia’s high school accountability assessment. Purpose

6  Ninth Grade Literature and Composition  American Literature and Composition  Biology  Physical Science  U. S. History  Economics/Business/Free Enterprise  GPS Algebra  GPS Geometry  Mathematics I: Algebra/Geometry/Statistics  Mathematics II: Geometry/Algebra II/Statistics

7  Each test booklet is divided into two sections.  Students may complete Sections I and II in day one or Section I in day one and Section II in day two.  Students may not complete a portion of a section and then complete the remainder of the section later in the day or the next day.  This will result in an invalidation of the test.  For example, if a student becomes ill during Section I and does not complete that section, the student may not complete the remainder of the Section I upon return to school.

8 Course IDCourse NameCorresponding EOCT th Literature and Comp9thLit Am Literature and CompAMELit AP Language Comp (American Lit Comp)AMELit IB English SL (Am Lit)AMELit Biology IBIO Advanced Biology (AP)BIO IB Biology SLBIO IB Biology HLBIO General EconomicsECO AP MacroECO AP MicroECO IB Economics SLECO Mathematics IMATH Accelerated Mathematics IMATH Mathematics IIMATH Accelerated Mathematics IIMATH Physical SciencePHY General US HistoryUSH AP US HistoryUSH IB History of Americas SLUSH GPS Algebra GPS Geometry Accelerated GPS Algebra/GeometryGPS Algebra Accelerated GPS Geometry/Advanced AlgebraGPS Geometry

9  End-of-Course Tests may be administered via paper and pencil or online.  Paper/ pencil assessments available during the winter, spring and summer administrations.  Online assessments are available for all administrations (including the new retest administrations).

10  Calculators are allowed for Mathematics I, Mathematics II, GPS Algebra, GPS Geometry, Physical Science and Economics.  Calculators that store text or graphing calculators cannot be used.  Examiners should verify appropriate calculator use prior to the beginning of testing.  Electronic testing format provides “4-function” calculators.  Students are allowed to use their own calculators when testing online. Use of Calculators

11  Diligent attention must be given to the development of a schedule that protects the security and integrity of the test administration.  EOCT may be scheduled at any time during the state testing window.  Schools may elect a one-day or a two-day administration; however, all schools in the system should follow the same schedule as closely as possible.  Individual subject areas should be administered on the same or consecutive days within the school.  At no time should some students complete a test one week and another group of students complete the same test the following week.  For scheduling examples, please refer to Page 66 of the Student Assessment Handbook. *Allowing flexibility in the scheduling of the EOCT, to meet the variety of school schedules that exist, is dependent upon everyone involved in the administration protecting the integrity of the program.

12  Schools must adhere to the testing times prescribed in the Examiner’s Manuals.  Total administration time for the tests is minutes.  Additional time is required for disseminating materials, completing forms, and other test protocols.  Allowing too much or too little time may result in an invalidation.  When scheduling tests, consider the optimum time to administer the tests.  Consider logistics, including time and staffing.  During one-day test administrations, lunch should not serve as the break between sections I and II. To do so, would allow for potential breaches of test security.

13  The purpose of the make-up days is to administer the tests to students who are unexpectedly absent during the regularly scheduled administration.  Include sick days, verified court dates, etc.  Does not include personal vacations, school field trips.  When in doubt, contact system test coordinator.  Make-ups must only be administered during the district’s window  Permission to test outside district window may be granted on case- by-case basis and must be pre-approved by GaDOE.

14  Any student, regardless of grade-level, enrolled in an EOCT course must take the appropriate EOCT.  For example, if a student is taking a course to complete the state requirement for Mathematics I, that student must take the Mathematics I EOCT, regardless of the course title assigned by the local system.

15  Students who are:  taking a block-scheduled course who complete the full year course in one semester will be tested at the end of that semester.  following a traditionally scheduled (36-week) course will be tested at the end of the second semester of the course.  completing a course at the end of one semester (typically Economics) will be tested at the completion of the course.

16  Students enrolled (or dually enrolled) in:  alternative schools.  credit recovery or “make-up” courses.  college courses, online courses, or correspondence classes and are receiving credit towards graduation for an EOCT course.  Note: High schools are responsible for determining that post- secondary courses meet the criteria for dual enrollment. Scores will be counted as follows: 1) The college instructor must issue a numeric grade for the student. A letter grade may also be issued, but the high school must receive a numeric score for the course. 2) For high school credit, the course grade will be determined using the State Board approved calculation.

17  Middle School students enrolled in an EOCT course, whether or not they receive HS credit for the class.  These students are also required to take the appropriate CRCT.  Students with disabilities and English Language Learners (ELL) who are enrolled in EOCT courses for credit.  Students who receive accommodations for instructional and classroom assessment purposes may also be eligible for accommodations during the administration of End-of-Course Tests.  Accommodations provided for statewide assessment must be listed on IEP, IAP, or ELL TPC and should be consistent with the student’s instructional program.

18  Students who wish to transfer credit in an EOCT course completed at an accredited institution.  Note: Students who enroll in coursework at another accredited institution while also enrolled in a public school are considered “dually enrolled.”  Students who have previously taken an EOCT course, took the accompanying EOCT and received credit for the course.  For example, if a student is completing an AP or IB course as an “elective”, after having already taken the course and the EOCT previously for core credit, the student would not be required to take the EOCT a second time.

19 Accommodations provided for statewide assessment must be listed on IEP, IAP, or ELL TPC and should be consistent with the student’s instructional program. To avoid an irregularity, please ensure that students who should receive accommodations are properly identified prior to testing.

20 Cohort 1 Students who enter grade 9 for the first time in SY or after EOCT counts as 20% of course grade Cohort 2 Students who entered grade 9 for the first time between July 2008 and June 2011 EOCT counts as 15% of course grade The percentages for these two cohorts are defined by State Board of Education rule (STATEWIDE PASSING SCORE)

21  Students must earn a 70 or higher final course grade to pass the course and earn credit for graduation.  If your school awards 1.0 credit upon completion of a year long course, the EOCT should count as either 15% or 20% of that final grade.  If your school awards 0.5 credit at the end of the first semester, and 0.5 credit at the end of the second semester, the EOCT should count as either 15% or 20% of the final second semester course grade.

22  If a student is absent on the day of the test and misses all make-up opportunities,  the student may receive an Incomplete and take the EOCT during the next available testing window.  A school may not issue a “zero” for an EOCT grade in lieu of a test administration.  If you feel that a student is intentionally “absent” on all testing/make-up days, document all testing opportunities made available to the student and contact parent. After sufficient attempts have been made, a school can issue a zero for the EOCT portion of the course grade, or an Incomplete.

23  Documentation of attendance building level (include agenda and materials used).  Ensure examiners have an opportunity to review examiner manual prior to testing date (in a secure environment).  Examiners should be clear on logistical procedures in place for security of materials.

24  All EOCT’s must be administered and supervised by a Georgia-certified educator.  Students and teachers need to understand test protocols and the ramifications of not following testing procedures.  Violations may result in invalidation of students’ tests and/or referral of a teacher/examiner to the Professional Standards Commission for disciplinary action.

25 Test Coordinators and/or Examiners should keep a record of all students tested for each EOCT administration. In addition to student’s name and EOCT administered, please remember to include form numbers for each student in your documentation. Refer to the Student Assessment Handbook for additional security information.

26  Signs of any testing irregularity must be dealt with immediately.  Test Examiner > School Test Coordinator > System Test Coordinator

27  On answer documents, you must:  Fill-in the appropriate irregularity or invalidation bubble.  Grid the 5-digit SDU B code.  Failure to grid both the correct SDU-B code and fill-in the correct corresponding bubble will result in the delayed and/or inaccurate reporting of scores.

28  For online students, follow these steps in PearsonAccess:  Test Management Overview/Register Students (find & select student)/Assigned Tests (Choose the subject)/Edit  Select ‘yes’ using drop down options for either the Irregularity, Invalidation or PIV box.  Enter the 5-digit SDU B code.  Failure to select ‘yes’ for the correct indicator (Irregularity/Invalidation/PIV) and/or failure to enter the correct corresponding SDU-B code will result in the delayed and/or inaccurate reporting of scores.

29 Student Authorization Ticket To avoid a student testing under another student’s GTID, you must : print ALL Student Authorization Tickets have students verify AND sign their names BEFORE testing begins Students must verify and sign their names Allb Allcorrect

30  System Test Coordinators must:  Will ensure sufficient quantities of materials are provided for each school.  School Test Coordinators should sign for materials and verify counts.  Upon receipt use security checklist (found in shipment) to inventory all materials. Please document any instances of missing test books in the portal.  Test Examiners should sign for materials and verify counts.

31 Answer Documents Complete the following sections with or without Pre-ID labels Place Pre-ID Label here Retest administration 12 letters (vs. 10)

32  Please place Pre-ID Labels in box located at the bottom left hand corner of answer document.  Please do not submit documents with labels placed incorrectly on answer document; this may delay scoring.  For students without Pre-ID Labels, all demographic information must be bubbled (in addition to aforementioned information). Answer Documents

33 Complete Following Sections Only if Applicable  SRC must be coded for students with IEP, ELL/TPC, or 504 IAP, with or without accommodations  Types of accommodations:  S – Setting  P – Presentation  R – Response  SC – Scheduling  Identify basis of accommodations:  IEP, ELL/TPC, or 504 IAP  Only complete this section if an accommodation was actually given. Answer Documents FOR TEACHER USE ONLY

34 Important Note for Math I, Math II, GPS Algebra, and GPS Geometry scores for Winter 2011:  The State Board of Education must approve standards for this year’s two new math EOCTs, GPS Algebra and GPS Geometry.  Scores for the four EOCT math tests will not be available until after this occurs.  Updates on the availability of mathematics scores will be communicated by during the Winter 2011 administration.

35 Systems will receive a full set of reports for each main administration. These reports include: Preliminary Class Roster (electronic only-PearsonAccess) with the 5-day turnaround (Rapid Scoring).  GPS Algebra and GPS Geometry will not be provided.  Includes Student Name, DOB, GTID, Grade Level and Grade Conversion.  Posted electronically to the “View Published Reports” section of the Test Results tab on PearsonAccess within 5 days from the date answer documents are received for scoring.  Class Rosters will be posted once a representative sample has been received. Once Class Rosters are available, Preliminary Class Roster Reports will be removed from PearsonAccess.

36 Preliminary On-Demand Class Roster (electronic only- PearsonAccess).  For online testers only.  Includes the same data fields as the Preliminary Class Roster Report.  Requested by a test administrator once a student/class submits their online test.  To request the report, go to the “On Demand Reports” section of the Test Results tab on PearsonAccess. The report will post electronically to the same location.  Contains student level data for a “class.”  Each time the report is requested, it is refreshed with the most current testing information for a particular class.  Preliminary Class Rosters will still be produced.  Available starting the week of 12/12/2011

37  Class Roster Reports (electronic only- PearsonAccess) will post once a representative sample of subject areas have been received.  Once Class Rosters are posted, Preliminary Reports will be removed from PearsonAccess.  Includes Scale Score, Performance Level, Grade Conversion score, and domain level information for each student in a specific class.  Individual Student Reports (electronic or paper if requested)  Includes Scale Score, Performance Level, and a Grade Conversion score.

38  Summary Reports (system, school and class)  Generated by subject and present summary statistics for a particular group of students.  Content Area Summary Reports (system and school)  Provides information for school, system and state at the Domain Level.  Data File  Now available once class rosters and ISR’s are available.  Posted to the Test Results tab by selecting the “School” radio button  Also posted to GaDOE portal at the time summary reports are posted.  Five day Rapid Scoring and Reporting of Class Rosters/ISR’s  Once we’ve received representative sample:  Dependent upon accuracy of answer documents.  Dependent upon when answer documents are shipped and received.

39 Delays in Scoring and Reporting  Late shipping  Errors in packing documents for return  Errors in coding answer documents  Invalid/incorrect or no form numbers  Labels placed incorrectly on answer document  Bent/folded or torn answer document  Stray marks  Students administered the same test twice Scores and Reports

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41  Student Assessment Handbook  Georgia Assessment Calendar  Test Coordinator’s Manual  Examiner’s Manual/Online Examiner’s Manual  Interpretive Guide  Content Descriptions  Content Weights  Study Guides  Mathematics I, Mathematics II, GPS Algebra, GPS Geometry Formula Sheets  Physical Science Periodic Table  Physical Science Reference Sheet  Online Testing System Readiness Tools  User Guides found on the Support Tab of PearsonAccess 41

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44  Purpose is to further enhance the program and provide an additional opportunity for students to demonstrate their proficiency.  A retest opportunity will be offered in each of the ten (10) EOCTs that comprise the program.  Remember that EOCTs are being implemented in GPS Algebra and GPS Geometry  The retest is optional, not mandated, and does not alter the secondary assessment transition plan that was adopted by the State Board of Education. 44

45  Beginning after the Winter 2011 administration, a single retest opportunity will be available for students who did not meet standard on an EOCT.  Only students who were recently enrolled in the course the previous semester are eligible.  Students may participate in the retest after focused remediation provided by the local district/school. 45

46  Retest opportunities apply to EOCTs taken during the 2011 – 2012 school year and subsequent years.  Retest administrations are not intended for students who participated in EOCTs taken prior to the Winter 2011 administration.  Students who passed the EOCT are not eligible to retest. 46

47 The following students ARE eligible to participate in EOCT retest administrations:  Students who passed the course, but who did not meet the standard on the associated EOCT.  Students who did not pass the course and who also did not meet the standard on the associated EOCT.  Consideration should be given to whether a retest would be in the student’s best interest. 47

48  Eligible students may participate in a retest administration only once for a given semester/year in which the student was enrolled in the associated course; we are unable to provide multiple retest opportunities.  For example, a student who is eligible to retest in Biology as a result of their performance in winter 2011 may retest in any of the retest windows that follow the Winter 2011 administration within the school year. The student is limited to one retest attempt.  If the student fails the Biology course itself and subsequently reenrolls in that course, they would be required to participate in the EOCT again as their final exam at the end of their new Biology course. Because the EOCT serves as the course’s final exam, EOCT scores may not be banked. 48

49 Is it required that eligible students participate in the retest? No. Retests are being offered as an additional opportunity for students who did not meet the standard to demonstrate their proficiency on the EOCT. It is important to note that students are not required to pass the EOCT to earn their diploma. The test serves as the final exam in the course and comprises a percentage of the course grade. When should eligible students take a retest? Students who are eligible to retest should do so only after having completed a targeted period of remediation designed by the school. 49

50  Retest administrations will become part of the mid-month administrations and be administered on-line.  A very limited amount of paper-pencil will be available as an accommodation for students unable to test online.  A specific retest form will be assigned and will differ from traditional mid-month administrations.  Schedule of Mid-month administration windows will be provided prior to main administration. 50

51  Retests should NOT be conducted during the main administration windows (winter or spring).  Grades will be recalculated based on the retest result. 51

52 Students who take an EOCT in 2011 – 2012, and who are eligible for a retest, may participate in the retest windows below:  February 2012 Mid-Month/Retest Administration: February 6 – 17, 2012  Summer Retest Administration: June 18 – July 20, 2012 (Will occur in conjunction with the Summer Main Administration (credit recovery); a specific retest form will be designated and should be bubbled on answer document  September 2012 Mid-Month/Retest Administration: September 17 – 28,


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