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1 GAA High School Retest Georgia Alternate Assessment GPS and CCGPS Retesting Retest Opportunities and Procedures Materials for Retesters Session 2 Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.68C84B3E 84A3006CFBC658AF02B439&sid=

2 Welcome to Session 2 The GAA HS Retest Training This session will begin at 2:30 p.m. The power point is located in the GAA Presentations Portlet at this location: Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Presentations.aspx Webinar Etiquette: o Please use the Audio Setup Wizard in the Tools Menu to configure and test your audio settings before the presentation begins. o To eliminate interference from background noise in your area, please leave the Talk Button on mute if you are not speaking. o Due to the number of participants, we request that questions be submitted via Chat. o You will receive a prompt to download this PowerPoint. You can also go to Window, File Transfer to download any files sent through this webinar. o Please log-in with your name and the name of your district beside it (e. g., Joni Smith–Henry County). If you have already logged-in, please place your name and district in the chat box. 2

3 GAA The series of webinars (Sessions 1-8) serve as introductory components for informing and training system staff in the planning, implementation, and submission of the GAA portfolios. Reading and understanding the GAA Examiner’s Manual and the materials provided through the webinar trainings are necessary to understand the policies and procedures required for the administration of the GAA. 3

4 Overview of This Presentation This presentation will cover the following topics:  Access to training and support before administering the Retest  GPS vs. CCGPS  Retest opportunities  Materials  Procedures It is designed to inform:  High School teachers who administer the GAA HS Retest,  Peer Reviewers and designated trainers,  Special Education Directors,  Test Coordinators, and  Building Administrators. 4

5 GAA Additional sessions will be available for more in-depth training on topics that will assist test administrators. All presentations will be posted on the GaDOE website at: Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Presentations.aspx 5

6 General Information Key Dates for High School Retest GAA 6

7 Retest 2012 Entries2013 Entries NonScore CodeFrequencyPercentFrequencyPercent ES00.00%10.38% IE %62.27% IS21.33%114.17% IT32.00%114.17% ME % % NA % % OG00.00%0 Total NS Entries % % Total Scorable % % Total Entries Retest Portfolios Submitted and Scored in Spring 2013! 7

8 The GAA High School Retest Students pursuing a regular education diploma, who are assessed on the GAA and do not achieve a proficient score in one or more content areas, will be offered retest opportunities. Only students who were enrolled in the ninth grade during the 2008–2009 school year and beyond and who are seeking a regular education diploma may exercise the option to retest. Students seeking a special education diploma are not required to retest. 8

9 Training before the Retest It is crucial that teachers administering the retest are provided training and remediation before beginning the assessment. Training should begin with a review of the Individual Student Report (ISR) to ensure that the teacher is aware of the content area(s) requiring retest as well as the reasons the student was not proficient initially. 9

10 Training Before the Retest Training on the State level will be provided via webinar sessions with topics specific to various target groups.  Teachers may log-on to participate in any or all of these sessions. Training at the local level (system and/or school) should utilize the information and materials provided by the state located on the GAA Presentations portlet.  Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Presentations.aspx Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Presentations.aspx 10

11 Retest Opportunities for the High School GAA Opportunities to administer and submit the retest will be available at three different times throughout the administration window. It is a local decision as to which retest window is chosen to administer the retest.  This decision should be based on the unique needs of the student and the available resources.  The student may retest twice in the same administration year. Training must be provided to teachers before the retest is administered. 11

12 Retest Opportunities for the High School GAA Retest Option 1:  Administration begins on 9/3/13; High School portfolios are returned to Questar by 11/8/13. Systems will receive scores the week of 1/13/2014. Retest Option 2:  Administration begins on 9/3/13; High School portfolios are returned to Questar by 3/28/14. Systems will receive scores the week of 6/2/14. Retest Option 3:  Administration begins on 1/6/14; High School portfolios are returned to Questar by 3/28/14. Systems will receive scores the week of 6/2/14. 12

13 Retest Opportunities for the High School GAA Retesting is required only in the content area(s) for which the student achieved a proficiency level of Emerging Progress (not proficient).  For each content area requiring a retest, both entries for the content area must be submitted. If the student was not proficient due to receiving a “1” in Generalization, the student must be retested in all 4 content areas. 13

14 Materials for High School Retest Retest materials will be provided to systems in Shipment 1: August 27–29, 2013  Black Portfolio Binders  Student Demographic Information Forms (SDIF) for High School Retest (blue)  Retest Return Kits GAA High School Retest materials for all administration options will be included in Shipment 1  Materials for the Option 3 administration (beginning 1/6/14) will also be received by the System Test Coordinator in the August shipment. 14

15 Retest Materials Systems with students who did not pass one or more content areas on the High School GAA will automatically receive retest materials.  System Test Coordinators will disseminate all materials to the School Test Coordinator.  Teachers administering the retest will request materials from the School Test Coordinator.  Additional materials can be requested by submitting an AMO (Additional Materials Order). 15

16 Retest Materials You must utilize the BLACK PORTFOLIO BINDERS when administering the High School Retest.  There will be a label on the front of the binder identifying it for use for the High School Retest. Be certain to use the blue Student Demographic Information Form designated High School Retest. 16

17 SDIF for the High School Retest Student pre-ID Labels are NOT provided for the High School Retest form. All fields (Boxes A–M, and N–O as applicable) MUST be completed by the test administrator. 17

18 SDIF for High School Retest Note: Pre-ID labels are NOT provided for the High School Retest form. Page 1 Blue Form 18

19 Retest for Students First Assessed on the High School GAA Prior to Students who participated in the High School GAA in years prior to were instructed and assessed on the GPS. Therefore, they will continue to be assessed on the GPS in all content areas in which they have not achieved a proficient performance level. 19

20 The GAA Blueprint for High School Retesters–GPS ONLY, has been provided on the GaDOE website: Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Resources.aspx Students who were assessed for the first time on the High School GAA prior to , will ALWAYS use this GPS- based blueprint regardless of what year they take the retest. The GAA Blueprint for these students is not in the GAA Examiner’s Manual Retest for Students First Assessed in the High School GAA Prior to

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22 High School Retest GPS Only 22

23 SDIF for High School Retest Page 2 Math GPS ELA GPS Assess EITHER Integrated OR Discrete Mathematics 23

24 Students who participated in the High School GAA for the first time in were assessed on ELA CCGPS and thus must be retested on those specific standards. This group of Retesters will be assessed on the CCGPS for ELA, the GPS Integrated or Discrete Courses in Mathematics, and the GPS in Science and Social Studies for the Retest options (as applicable). A Blueprint for this group of retest students is available in the GAA Examiner’s Manual (pp.193 &194). Retest for Students First Assessed on the High School GAA in

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26 Entry Sheet for High School Retesters (CCGPS) Note: This includes retesters 26

27 SDIF for High School Retesters CCGPS Page 2 Math GPS ELA CCGPS Assess EITHER Integrated OR Discrete Mathematics 27

28 Contact Information Questions About Test Administration  Call:GaDOE Assessment Administration Division Toll free (800)  Contact: Deborah Houston, Assessment Specialist (404)  28

29 Contact Information For information about access to the state’s content standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities  Contact: Kayse Harshaw Division for Special Education Services  Call: (404)  29

30 Contact Information Questions About Materials, Distribution, or Collection  Call:Questar’s GAA Customer Service Toll free (866)  Questar’s GAA Customer Service 30


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