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1 PRESENTED BY: STEPHANIE E. HASKINS NOVEMBER 13, 2013 Fall 2013 Non-Writing SOL Training

2 Training Agenda Fall 2013 Non-Writing Timeline Testing and Curriculum Resources Test Security Role of Examiners Special Test Accommodations Reminders for Testing Coordinators Questions - 2 -

3 Testing Timeline DateEvent Week of Nov 4Non-secure Testing Materials Arrive November 25Data Upload File Due to DDOT; High school secure material delivery (if applicable) Week of Dec 2Term Grad Testing Week of Dec 16 (Lee High/ Genesis) Dec 16: Literacy and Numeracy Dec 17: Reading Dec 18: Geometry & Algebra I Dec 19: Algebra II Week of Jan 6Jan 6: VA & US History Jan 7: World History II, US History I (Genesis only) Jan 8: World History I, US History II (Genesis only) Jan 9: Biology, Chemistry, Civics (Genesis only) Jan 10: Earth Science Week of Jan 13Jan 13: Reading Retests, Math Retests, Writing Term Grad Attempt 2** Jan 14: History Retests, Science Retests, Writing Term Grad Attempt 2** Jan 15: Make-ups Jan 16: Make-ups (**Term Grad only; NOT Expedited Retake) January 17Last day to return materials

4 Testing Upload Group Name: Consider how you want score reports to be organized. Group code: Will NOT appear on printed reports; allows for data sorts; Max 10 characters Test code: MUST double-check at high school. (EOC112-online; EOC002-paper) Ethnicity/ Race: Hispanic; 32 categories ELL information: Test tier, composite, literacy, SOA-LEP, AYP-D SOA Transfer: Enrolled after 20 th day – Sept 19 th or after AYP: If a student began school ANY day AFTER the first day AND was NOT in our division last year, can be coded as AYP. May disregard reference to “September 30”.  A: within division  B: outside division/ within Virginia  C: outside Virginia Term grad: Assigns equated forms first Project Graduation: High school only – Refer to definition in TIMS RP-Code: Genesis Retest: High school only – if retaking test Recovery: Reading or Math only D-Code: High school only – if pursuing modified standard diploma (needs literacy/ numeracy requirements) Online Test: Students NOT marked as online should have documented need Additions in RED andDeletions in RED

5 Form Matrices 1 Main vs. 2 Expedited Retake/Alternate vs. 3 Third Attempt A maximum of three attempts are available during the fall and summer Non- Writing test administrations. Students must receive remediation prior to being administered a third or fourth test attempt. Only Term Graduates and Project Graduation students should be tested using the Term Graduate forms.

6 High School Only: Substitute Tests: If a student is enrolled for the first time in a course that requires an EOC test and has taken or will take an approved substitute test in place of the EOC tests, include in upload and select Testing Status code 10. If a student has failed an EOC test and takes an approved substitute test as a retest in an attempt to earn a verified credit, complete Testing Status code 10 AND set Retest flag to Y. Read-aloud/Audio for Reading: Under certain circumstances an LEP student or a student with a disability may receive the read-aloud or the audio accommodation on the EOC Reading test even though the student has not been determined as eligible based on criteria for read-aloud tests

7 Resources School Test Coordinator Handbook Student Data Upload File Requirements Test Implementation Manual Supplement to Test Implementation Manual Examiner’s Manual Pearson Access User’s Guide for the Virginia Assessment Program Virginia Standards of Learning Assessments Guidelines for Administering the Read-Aloud Accommodation

8 PearsonAccess™ Enhancements The Unlock User link has been added to the login screen. Unlock User allows a user to unlock their account and reset their password if they accidently locked it with three invalid login attempts. Note: The Unlock User link will not unlock accounts that were manually locked by another user; expired; or deleted. 8

9 Testing Resources Test Implementation Manual:  Page iii: What’s New?  Page xv: Checklist of STC Responsibilities  Page 8: Applications Available for Test Preparation  Page 17: Test Manipulatives  Appendix A: Test Security  Appendix C: Special Test Accommodations (page 67)  Appendix C: Documentation for Need for Paper/Pencil (page 87)  Appendix D: Table of Testing Accommodations (page 94)*  Appendix H: Online Tools, Icons, Descriptions Examiner’s Manual:  What’s New?  Applications for Test Preparation  Be Familiar with Directions for Administering Test **  Online Tools, Icons, Descriptions  Answering Student Questions  Online: Examiner “language”  Paper/pencil: Examiner “language”  Test security  Special Test Accommodations  Checklist of Examiner Responsibilities

10 Table of Testing Accommodations Code Accommo- dation Student Content Area Description 1 Flexible Schedule SWD LEP HMRS  Testing with breaks requires the test to be completed within one school day;  Multiple test sessions that involve testing over more than one school day—require a paper/pencil test. 10Read-Aloud SWD LEP HMS  Tests are read (in English only) to the student. Must be recorded or proctored. 26 Calculator or Arithmetic Tables SWDM  Gr. 3 Mathematics—for use on the entire test.  Gr. 4, 5, 6, 7 Mathematics—for use on the NON- calculator portion of the test.  Grades 3-7 students must meet eligibility criteria.  Grade 8 and EOC Mathematics—not applicable (see #28). 10

11 Curriculum Resources ~ READING /english/index.shtml /english/index.shtml Standards, Curriculum Framework, Blueprint Sample Lesson Plans Vocabulary Resources Sample Text-Dependent Questions Using Statewide SOL Results to Guide Instruction Frequently Asked Questions Released Tests (NOTE: These do NOT align with 2010 standards. New 2010 tests will not be released until 2015.) Reading SOL Practice Items* Reading VMAST Practice Items Tabbed Reading Passage Demonstration (gr 8 & EOC) Reading Passage Scrolling Demonstration Narrated demonstration of TEI Items Sample Excerpts in Stand-Alone Items

12 Sample Resources ~ READING Suggested Practice for SOL 10.4b, 10.5f, and 11.5d Students need additional practice drawing inferences using implied and explicit information in fiction and nonfiction texts. Before the Arctic surveyors could continue their work, they had to ensure the safety of the dogs and agree to the terms of exploring unknown, possibly dangerous areas of the tundra. Which feelings are conveyed in this excerpt? consideration optimism indifference frightcaution Source: Using Statewide SOL Results to Guide Instruction

13 Sample Resources ~ READING Source: Sample Excerpts in Stand-Alone Items

14 Other READING Testing Updates: NOTE: Updated correlations for grades 3-8 from VDOE.

15 Other READING Testing Updates: Number of passages on reading SOL tests may vary due to length of passages. There will be at least five passages on an SOL test. Tests will continue to have 10 field test items, but some tests may have one passage with 10 items and other tests may have two passages with a total of 10 items split between them. About 15% TEI - technology-enhanced items. These will be more open-ended, and may not require a certain “number” of answers in a response. Example: Which words... ? vs. Which two words... ? One Section Review screen at the end of the test with all the reading passages and questions. NOTE: If TEI questions require a “stated” number of responses and all are not answered, will show as not answered. If TEI items do NOT state a specific number of responses, will show as answered. Tabbed presentation of paired reading passages in middle school and EOC. Grade 3 Reading: The grade 3 Reading test has TWO sections and is administered over TWO days. Be sure to STOP after Section 1!

16 Other READING Instructional Reminders: Transition from “basic comprehension skills” to literary analysis – Use language from text to answer all questions; Examine the author’s style of writing and form reading-writing connections Teach nonfiction – very important, at ALL levels Pair fiction and non-fiction passages Teach roots and affixes – these will be tested as stand-alone AND related to a passage Study vocabulary Pull passages from content texts Ask reading comprehension questions Research (tested in grade 3 reading; tested in writing in all other grades).

17 Curriculum Resources ~ MATHEMATICS /mathematics/index.shtml /mathematics/index.shtml Standards, Curriculum Framework, Blueprint Sample Lesson Plans Instructional Videos Instructional Resources  Technical Assistance on Selected SOL  Vocabulary Word Wall Cards  Vertical Articulation Using Statewide SOL Results to Guide Instruction Strategies for Minimizing Time & Improving Performance Released Tests (NOTE: These do NOT align with 2009 standards. New tests will be released in March 2014.) ndex.shtml#math ndex.shtml#math Math SOL Practice Items Math VMAST Practice Items Narrated demonstration of TEI Items Mathematics Practice Tool

18 Other MATHEMATICS Testing Updates... Grades 3-5 Mathematics: The grade 3-5 Mathematics test has TWO sections and is administered over TWO days. Be sure to STOP after Section 1! Make sure directions for TWO DAY TESTING are read. Grades 6-7 Mathematics: The grade 6 and 7 Mathematics test has TWO sections. Both sections must be administered on the SAME day. Formula Sheets: Make sure the correct formula sheet is provided to students. With the exception of retesters using 2001 standards, all other students should be using 2009 standards. Students taking an online Mathematics test ARE permitted to use a paper formula sheet in addition to the online version. Seal Code: Seal codes have been added as an option in Pearson Training Center. Grid Paper: Intended for mathematical purposes (i.e. plot, etc.), NOT graphic organizers. Quantiles: All math results will have related quantile score. Plain English Math: “Sample” should be coming in March 2014.

19 Other MATHEMATICS Instructional Reminders...  Grid Paper: Intended for mathematical purposes (i.e. plot, etc.), NOT graphic organizers.  Commas: Students must place commas in correct location within a number in order for answer to be correct.  Mathematics content should support these process standards...  Problem-solving  Communication  Reasoning  Connections  Representation

20 Curriculum Resources ~ SCIENCE s_docs/science/index.shtml s_docs/science/index.shtml Standards, Curriculum Framework, Blueprint Sample Lesson Plans Science Progression Instructional Resources Released Tests (NOTE: These do NOT align with 2010 standards.) items/index.shtml#science items/index.shtml#science Science SOL Practice Items* Narrated demonstration of TEI Items

21 Other SCIENCE Testing Updates... Chemistry: Students taking online Chemistry test MUST use Periodic Table located on the online test’s toolbar (NO paper copy). The table used may be accessed on the VDOE website. Instructional focus should include... THIS...NOT... Planning & conducting experiments Replicating procedure Applying to everyday experiences Performing skills in isolation Unifying themesMissing connections Developing habits of mindGiving information without questions Discovery of natural worldOveremphasizing seatwork, terms, test prep

22 Curriculum Resources ~ HISTORY s_docs/mathematics/index.shtml s_docs/mathematics/index.shtml Standards, Curriculum Framework, Blueprint Sample Lesson Plans SOL Institutes Instructional Resources Released Tests (NOTE: Tests from Spring 2012 ARE aligned with the 2008 standards. An additional “set of test items” will be released in March 2014.)

23 Other Testing Updates... TEI test types: Fill-in-the-blank, Histogram or Bar Graphing, Hot Spot, Number Line, Drag and Drop. Refer to Staunton City Schools website for description. Cut Scores have now been updated. Refer to Staunton City Schools website. Emphasis words such as most, main, and best will no longer be emphasized by italics or capital letters on any new SOL tests. The only exceptions will be the words NOT and EXCEPT, which will continue to be emphasized with capital letters on all SOL tests except for grade 3. The grade 3 tests will not contain test items with the words NOT and except. Continue to maintain focus on rigor of instruction and assessment. Refer to VDOE website.

24 Online SOL Test: A Student’s Perspective TestNav Login Screen

25 Pointer Eliminate Choice Highlighter Pencil Eraser Notepad Ruler Protractor Dot Straightedge Compass Exhibit Calculator Online Tools

26 SOL Practice Items

27 Pearson Training Center

28 ePAT – Electronic Practice Assessment Tool The ePAT tab and all of its contents will be removed from PearsonAccess on December 6, 2013.

29 Test Security Agreement READ all of the Test Security Agreement prior to signing and administering any SOL assessment.

30 Role of Examiners/ Proctors During test administration, Examiners/Proctors must monitor the testing process by moving as unobtrusively as possible about the room. They should ensure that students are working independently and do not have access to unauthorized materials.

31 Answering Student Questions Examiners/ Proctors MAY answer questions regarding technical issues of the assessment. They may NOT answer questions that would provide any hint or clue with regard to the assessment.

32 Examples of Technical Questions Scrolling: “To view all of the reading passage, use the scroll bar to the right of the passage to move the page up and down.” Navigating the test: “To move to the next question click Next”; “To go back to the previous question click Previous”; “To go back to a question from the review screen click on the question’s number”; “To submit your test click the Submit the test button”; “Go back to the test item to make sure the Pointer was used to indicate the answer.” NOTE: Examiners/ Proctors may NOT use the student’s mouse or keyboard to navigate any portion of the test for the student.

33 Guidance for Submitting a Test GRADES 6-8 & EOC: If examiner sees that student has unfinished items, examiner may only tell student to “Read the screen carefully.” 33

34 Paper vs. Online Students who meet one or more of following criteria may be assigned a paper/pencil test: Placement: Special situation school, homebound, Governor’s school Accommodation requires paper/pencil: large-print, Braille, flexible schedule (multiple testing sessions requiring more than one day) Documented medical condition: Exposure to computer will aggravate condition (i.e. seizure disorder, etc.) All other requests must be completed through “Documentation of Need for Paper/Pencil SOL Assessment”

35 Interpreter Accommodation Interpreters... May have access to the SOL or VMAST tests for review purposes 24 hours prior to the administration, as authorized by the DDOT May interpret test directions, sample items, and questions regarding the mechanics of the tests. These questions should be directed to and answered by the test examiner. Must have test sessions proctored or video-taped. Must sign an Interpreter’s Affidavit.

36 STC Reminders... Proctor Authorization Tickets and Student Authorization Tickets – These tickets should be printed no more than 4 days prior to the test window start date and must be stored in a secure location until needed. Start the test session the day of the scheduled session. Use the Examiner’s/ Proctor’s Test Booklet/ Test Ticket Transmittal Form/ Affidavit to distribute and collect test tickets and materials to examiners. Provide Examiners extra copies of the formula sheets and the Periodic Table of the Elements, where applicable. Ensure that all examiners/ proctors have allowable test manipulatives. (Refer to instructions in TIM and Examiner Manual for clearing calculator memory.)

37 More reminders... View the status of each test session through Session Details screen (Ready, Active, Exited, Resumed, Resumed- Upload, Submitted, Processing, Completed, Marked Complete). Add, move, and remove students from test sessions, as needed. Students who are absent on the day of testing must be removed/moved from the session before it can be stopped. Stop all online test sessions at the end of the day. All students must show a Completed status on the Session Details screen. Any students with a Not Started, Exited, or Resume status must be removed/ moved to a make-up or irregularity session before stopping the test session.

38 More reminders... Moving a student: If students are moved to an alternate testing site to complete their tests, their Student Authorization tickets must be collected by the Examiner or Proctor prior to the move and redistributed only after the students are settled in the new location. While in transit, students must not be allowed to discuss the test with anyone or have access to educational materials. Their online test must be Exited prior to being moved to the new location. Before the student can log in (using the same information on the test ticket) to complete their test, the student’s test must be Resumed in Test Session Management.

39 Testing Irregularities Report any irregularities within 24 hours. MOST Common Irregularities: #1 - Student unable to complete test #2 - Accommodation not provided or inappropriate accommodation provided #3 - Test inappropriately marked complete #4 – Wrong test #5 - Inappropriate manipulative

40 Marking Tests Complete Mark test complete guidelines: Every student identified for testing must be accounted for via an online test or a paper document, including students who were not tested because they:  Were exempt due to LEP  Were absent during the entire testing window  Refused or were disruptive  Cheated  Were involved in a medical emergency  Failed the course but passed the test and are retaking the course  Took a substitute test for verified credit Move these students to a new session and the DDOT will mark these tests complete at the conclusion of testing.

41 Other reminders... Testing Accommodations: Add Test-Specific data in PearsonAccess to indicate what accommodations were provided to the student under the Test Details screen of PearsonAccess. (Temporary Accommodations may be handled through the upload or under Student Registration.) Student Alerts: Clear all student alerts for the school, when possible. Ask if there are questions related to alerts. Be sure that the RETEST flag is selected on the Test Assignment screen for every student who is retaking the test for verified credit.

42 Questions?

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