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1 Georgia Milestones System Test Coordinator Lunch & Learn 1

2 Sessions will include information and updates from GaDOE and time of questions from districts – Informal opportunity for discussion Sessions will be limited to one hour in length Standard day/time of day: Fridays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Future sessions – October 31 – November 14 2 STC Lunch & Learn Norms

3 Today’s Agenda 1.General Assessment Updates 2.Georgia Milestones Updates – Conditional Accommodations – Calculator Policy – Scratch Paper – Administration Times – Online Testing Important Dates: Winter EOC 3.Questions & Answers 3

4 General Assessment Updates In September, the State Board of Education initiated amendments to two Board Rules: : Promotion, Placement & Retention – Removed references to CRCT; general clean up : Statewide Passing Score – Removed references to EOCT; general clean up Note: These amendments do not impact the waiver granted by the State Board of Education in August for the school year. 4 To review these amendments, use this link: Policy/State-Board-of-Education/Pages/Proposed- Rulemakings.aspx Policy/State-Board-of-Education/Pages/Proposed- Rulemakings.aspx

5 Conditional Accommodations State Board Rule stipulates that only a small percentage of students (3%) may participate using conditional accommodations. Clarification: The 3% will be calculated using the enrollment of ALL students in the tested grades at the DISTRICT level. 5

6 Calculator Policy For the school year, students who test online may use a hand-held calculator, in addition to the calculator provided online. It is imperative that only approved calculators be allowed into the testing environment and that, for those approved calculators that store text, the memory is cleared both BEFORE and AFTER testing. – Failure to clear memory both BEFORE and AFTER will result in an automatic invalidation. 6 See pages of the Student Assessment Handbook.

7 Scratch Paper EOG Blank scratch paper (including notebook paper) should be provided to students taking the following EOGs regardless of administration mode: Mathematics EOC Blank scratch paper (including notebook paper) should be provided to students taking the following EOCs regardless of administration mode: Ninth Grade Literature: Section 3 only American Literature: Section 3 only Coordinate Algebra* Analytic Geometry* Physical Science Economics 7 * ¼” graphing paper may be provided only in the indicated courses.

8 Administration Times Content Area/CourseTest Section(s) Minimum Time Per Section(s) Maximum Time Per Section(s) English Language Arts1 and English Language Arts37090 Mathematics1 and Science1 and Social Studies1 and A section may not be stopped until the minimum allotment of time has expired. If students are still productively engaged with the test content, the maximum amount of time, per section, may be given in 10 minute increments. Note: These time limits do not apply to those students who have the accommodation of extended time.

9 Online Testing Preparations/Important Dates Winter 2014 End of Course (EOC) October 13 – 24, 2014: Fall 2014 (Legacy) EOCT Mid-Month Window (Complete all remaining Fall Mid-Months during this window if possible due to update to TDC on Nov. 4, Using TDC Version 15.0) October 15, 2014: Winter EOC Registration and Technology Survey (RTS) Opens October 28 – 30, 2014: Winter EOC Pre-Administration Webinars November 03, 2014: Technical Set-up Webinar Training #1 (Repeated on Nov. 10) November 04, 2014: Test Delivery Client (TDC) Available (Version 15.1) November 07, 2014 : Test Administration System (TAS) Training Session #1 (Repeated on Nov. 13). 9

10 Online Testing Preparations/Important Dates Winter 2014 End of Course (EOC) November 10 – 14, 2014: Winter EOC Online Pre-Code Window Open November 10 – 21, 2014: Fall 2014 (Legacy) EOCT Mid-Month Window (Version 15.0 is strongly suggested for use with Mid-Month; Not the Winter TDC Version 15.1) November 12, 2014: Test Administration System (TAS) Available December 1, 2014 – January 9, 2015: Winter End of Course (EOC) State Testing Window 10

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