Presentation on theme: "Kim Gilson Senior Consultant, Data and Accountability Region 10 ESC 972-348-1480 It is the policy of Region 10 Education Service."— Presentation transcript:
Kim Gilson Senior Consultant, Data and Accountability Region 10 ESC Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org 972-348-1480 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.
1. Visual for new phase-ins 2. The Test Formerly Known as STAAR M 3. New Math TEKS and CSR’s 4. Writing Prompt on December Retests? 5. EOC’s for Out of State Kids 6. CBE’s 7. SOA 8. SSI Math Schedule 9. January DTC Trainings 10. ATAC/APAC Committee 11. Seeking Focus Group Volunteers
Advanced Level III: No Changes STAAR Standards Phase-in Old to New Unchanged Decrease Increase
For students receiving special education services and have failed an EOC assessment: STAAR EOC An ARD committee may determine that the student should continue testing until he/she passes the assessment OR they can determine no further testing is necessary based on the instruction the student is receiving. If a student meets curriculum requirements and passes all 5 STAAR EOC assessments, he/she can graduate on the DAP, RHSP, or the MHSP. If a student does not pass a STAAR EOC assessments, he/she will only be able to graduate on the MHSP.
For students receiving special education services and have failed an EOC assessment: STAAR Modified EOC A student will not have another opportunity to take a STAAR Modified EOC assessment if he/she failed or was absent during testing. However, according to federal and state regulations, students who take a modified assessment are not held to the same graduation requirements as students who take the general assessment. Meeting the passing standard on a STAAR Modified EOC assessment is not a graduation requirement, so participating in additional testing opportunities was never necessary. A student will graduate on the MHSP if he/she took at least one STAAR Modified EOC assessment.
The U.S. Department of Education informed states that assessments based on modified standards for students served by special education cannot be used for accountability purposes after the 2013-2014 school year. STAAR Modified will be administered for the last time in 2014. Spring 2015 will be the first administration of STAAR A, the accommodated version of STAAR.
Online accommodated version of STAAR ◦ Check technology for lower grades! embedded supports include visual aids, graphic organizers, clarifications of construct-irrelevant terms, and text-to-speech functionality Dyslexic Students??? TETN 33017 Sept 24, 9:00-12:30 ◦ ”Student Assessment 2014-2015 Accommodations Training and STAAR A Overview” ◦ Notify Kim Gilson at Region 10 if you need this broadcast to your TETN site
a standardized item-based assessment administered to students in a one-on-one setting. Participating students will respond to questions provided in a test booklet, and answers will be submitted by the test administrator in an online form. Scores will be reported in Spring 2015 February 2015 TETN #33018 Sept 25, 9:00-12:30 ◦ Student Assessment 2014–2015 STAAR Alternate Overview ◦ Notify Kim Gilson at Region 10 if you need this broadcast to your TETN site
Raw scores will be printed on the CSR’s with a brief explanation New CSR’s will be printed in August with standards
TEA includes field test prompts, short answers and multiple-choice questions only on the primary administrations of the STAAR tests. For English I and II, this means that field test items are included on only the April administration of the test. Field-test prompts will not be included on this spring’s administration. The spring administrations are the time that most students take the tests; therefore, we include the field test items on these administrations because we can get the most representative sample, and the data are the most stable. The July and December administrations will not include field test items. We do not include field-test items on these administrations because, for the most part, the students who take these administrations are retesters and do not represent the entire population of students who will take the test.
If this student completed the course credit in another state and the district accepts full transcript credit for this course upon transfer from a school that is not a Texas public school, then this student is not required to take the EOC assessment. If this student completed the course in a Texas public school, then the student would have to take the EOC assessment. Currently, students who receive full transcript credit for coursework for which there is an EOC assessment completed prior to transferring into a Texas public school do not need to take the EOC assessments for those courses completed prior to September 1, 2014. Of course, they would need to take any EOC assessments for such coursework completed during their enrollment in a Texas school after the transfer. (Changed through Commissioner’s Rule last spring) For specific information, please refer to §101.3021 (e) in the rules at the following link: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter101/ch101cc.html http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter101/ch101cc.html
(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 2011- 2012 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.
November Administration ◦ Many questions! CBE’s for EOC’s must be externally validated by a 3 rd party ◦ UT currently is not offering any ◦ Texas Tech is offering them, but they are only good for credit recovery, and not acceleration, per email with Texas Tech Are not validated, working on it, but no time table Elementary Math (still available for acceleration) ◦ No external validation required ◦ UT still has old TEKS Still working on new ◦ TT has some for new TEKS Sample questions available on the study guides
Have technological issues experienced last year been resolved? ◦ Districts who experienced technical issues with SOA last year need to contact Pearson to discuss those issues
Answer is NO. From Julie Guthrie at TEA: · The primary reason for maintaining the traditional test schedule is the reliability and validity of the test data. Moving the administration later in the school year to allow for additional instruction time could have an effect on the data gathered for the test questions as well as the student performance data. The potential impact could not only skew the data gathered for this year but will affect the reliability and validity of the future test administrations when the tests move back to the traditional time frame.
I received the date for the state training this week, and it’s later than in the past Currently scheduled dates will need to be adjusted Stay Tuned!
Follow their meeting agendas and notes for updates on current thinking and discussions for 2015 Accountability on the 2015 Accountability Webpage (which doesn’t exist yet) Region 10 has 2 representatives!
PEIMS Accountability (including DVM and PBMAS) Assessment