Presentation on theme: "Assessment Implications of HB 5 William Kelly Coordinator of Assessment and Evaluation."— Presentation transcript:
Assessment Implications of HB 5 William Kelly Coordinator of Assessment and Evaluation
Grades 3-8 Testing will generally continue as is.
Previously 15 EOC tests –English I, II, III – Reading –English I, II, III - Writing –Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II –World Geography, World History, US History –Biology, Chemistry, Physics Cumulative Score Requirement 15% of grade in course
Now Effective Immediately –5 required EOC exams English I & English II –Reading and Writing combined starting in Spring 2014 –5 hour time limit, one day Algebra I U.S. History Biology 4
Continued... Spring 2016 –2 optional EOC exams administered Algebra II English III Applies to students who enter grade 9 in and thereafter TAKS still graduation requirement for students who entered 9 th grade prior to
Transition rule –Transition rule for English I, II Reading/Writing retesters Pass one assessment (either Reading or Writing); Meet at least the minimum score on the other; and Achieve a combined scale score of Applied to Summer and December 2013 only
EOC Scores Effective Eliminates: –Cumulative score –Minimum score –15% rule Disallows use of EOC scores in determining class rank
EOCs as a Graduation Requirement Effective For a student who receives special education services, and is graduating on Minimum Plan, the ARD Committee must determine whether satisfactory performance is required for graduation.
Test Release Effective TEA each year must release the questions and answer keys to each assessment instrument administered (does not apply to retests) State must turn-around scores 21 days after the date the assessment was administered. Teachers must be notified of the results of the students they taught.
Student Population/ Group: STAAR Alternate Must be redeveloped during and the redevelopment cannot require the teacher to prepare tasks or materials STAAR Alternate will stay as is ; and New STAAR Alternate must be administered no later than
Student Population/ Group: STAAR Modified Note: Not part of HB 5 –TEA News Release August 2, will be the last year that STAAR Modified will be administered. More information to be forthcoming from TEA…
Accelerated Instruction Effective Immediately Accelerated instruction: –Must be provided each time any student fails a state assessment; –May require participation of the student at times outside of normal school hours/days; –Must provide transportation if outside the school day; –Must be free; and –Must be administered prior to the next scheduled assessment.
Benchmarks Effective No more than 2 benchmarks can be administered per corresponding state test. –A district benchmark is a district required benchmark assessment instrument designed to prepare students for a corresponding state- administered assessment instrument. –The statue specifically excludes College Prep exams and classrooms teacher exams. –Students with special needs: In accordance with Commissioners Rule, a parent may request additional benchmarks be administered for their child.