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1 Campus Testing Coordinator Spring 2015 3-5 STAAR Training

2 2015 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 2

3 NOT This training does NOT take the place of reading and the appropriate manuals NISD 3-5 STAAR Training3 2015

4 Early April Administration Monday March 30 Tuesday March 31 Wednesday April 1 Thursday April 2 Friday April 3 Elementary (3-5) 4 th Writing Day 1 4 th Writing Day 2 5 th Reading Make- Ups Return Materials (make-ups allowed if needed) Warehouse staff will pick up Non- Scorables the week after testing Student Holiday/ Staff Developme nt NISD 3-5 STAAR Training4 INCLUDES ALL TEST VERSIONS – STAAR (English & Spanish) STAAR SOA, STAAR A, STAAR L (on-line) 2015

5 Late April Administration NISD 3-5 STAAR Training5 INCLUDES ALL TEST VERSIONS – STAAR (English & Spanish) STAAR SOA, STAAR A & STAAR L (on-line) Monday April 20 Tuesday April 21 Wednesday April 22 Thursday April 23 Friday April 24 Elementary (3-5) 5 th Math 3 rd Math 4 th Math 3 rd Reading 4 th Reading 5 th Science Make-Ups Return Materials Warehouse staff will pick up Non- Scorables the week after testing 2015

6 May Retest (Reading Only) NISD 3-5 STAAR Training6 Monday May 12 Tuesday May 13 Wednesday May 14 Thursday May 15 Friday May 16 Elementary NO TESTS 5 th Reading Make-Ups Return ALL Materials INCLUDES ALL TEST VERSIONS – STAAR (English & Spanish) STAAR A (on-line) 2015

7 June Retest (Reading Only) NISD 3-5 STAAR Training7 Monday June 22 Tuesday June 23 Wednesday June 24 Thursday June 25 Friday June 26 ElementaryNO TESTS5 th ReadingMake-Ups Return ALL Materials INCLUDES ALL TEST VERSIONS – STAAR (English & Spanish) STAAR A (on-line) 2015

8 Policy & Procedure Highlights

9  Raw score information provided in spring 2015  New performance standards will be available summer 2015  No SSI for May or June retests Math The purposes for writing have now been assigned to a particular day for grade 4. Day 1: Personal Narrative Day 2:Expository Writing NISD 3-5 STAAR Training9 2015

10 Policy & Procedure Highlights  Online accommodated version of STAAR.  TEA does not refer to this test as STAAR “Accommodated” because it is not a different test version. STAAR A is exactly the same test as STAAR, but has embedded accommodations such as:  visual aids,  graphic organizers,  clarification of construct-irrelevant terms  text-to-speech functionality. STAAR A NISD 3-5 STAAR Training10 2015

11 Online Testing

12 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training12 2015


14 Standardized Oral Administration (SOA)  For regular STAAR test  Can independently select and change his/ her level of reading support during the test administration.  Administered to an eligible student for whom the appropriateness of this type of oral administration has been discussed and documented.  It is advised that students complete the STAAR SOA online tutorial (SOA webpage) prior to test administration. This tutorial allows students to become familiar with the tools available to them during the online SOA test session. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training14 2015

15  Text-to-speech panel that students can use to hear selected text: test questions answer choices graphics as allowed in a traditional oral administration of a paper assessment  Available in the following grades and subjects for students eligible for an Oral Administration: grade 4 reading and mathematics grade 5 science NISD 3-5 STAAR Training15 Standardized Oral Administration (SOA) 2015

16 Standardized Oral Administration (SOA) Resources  Information and student tutorials are available at: / / NISD 3-5 STAAR Training16 2015


18  Accommodated online version of STAAR for students who meet eligibility requirements  Available for all grade 3-8 and EOC test  Administered for the first time in spring 2015  Offered ONLY in English (No Braille or Spanish) NISD 3-5 STAAR Training18 Similarities to STAARDifferences in STAAR A passing standardsno field test questions time limits assessedonline administration curriculum test blueprint embedded accommodations and accessibility features progress measures STAAR A 2015

19 ToolsEmbedded Accommodations Accessibility Features Answer EliminatorPop-upsText-to-Speech HighlighterRolloversZoom EraserBlank Graphic OrganizersColor and Contrast PencilWriting ChecklistsPlace Marker Notepad Dot Tool* Line Tool* Ruler* Calculator* Reference Materials* How does STAAR A make test content accessible? * These tools are subject specific, and only appear in applicable tests. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training19 2015

20 Summarize Eligible Text-to-Speech  YES – TTS Provided and TA can read Pop- Ups and Rollovers  Math Q & A  Science Q & A  Reading – Pre- reading Text  Reading Q & A  Writing Revising Selections  Writing Revising Q & A  Writing Prompt (at student’s request)  NO – TTS NOT Provided; TAs Must NOT read Pop-Ups and Rollovers  Reading Test – Reading passages/selections  Writing test – Editing Selections  Writing test – Editing Q & A 2015 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 20

21 STAAR A- Key Points  Reference materials available online can also be printed for students – use non-ruler version. Students must use the online ruler tool.  Students NOT required to be eligible for Oral Administration  Text to speech is available for the entire Math, Science, and Social Studies tests, as well as the Pre-reading text, Revising selections, and the Revising test questions for Reading and Writing.  Text-to-speech does NOT read aloud pop-ups or rollovers, but the TA may read aloud these imbedded accommodations (at the student’s request) on the portions of the test that allow text-to-speech  TAs are NOT allowed to read aloud any text in reading selections, editing selections, and editing items. This is indicated by a DO NOT READ icon at the beginning of these sections. It does not appear on every page (screen), but it applies to every screen displaying these portions of the test. Pop-ups and Rollovers associated with these pages my NOT be read aloud either. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training21 2015

22 STAAR A Key Points  Online tests – students will need headphones; available for paper testing with TEA permission  Provide students who are eligible for Supplemental aids those materials – all aids are not imbedded in STAAR A  ELLs taking STAAR A are allowed to receive linguistic accommodations if LPAC determines it is necessary (clarification in English, Bilingual Dictionary, Extra Time)  STAAR A Writing Test is 2 days – students submit test on Day 1, but will need authorization codes to login for Day 2 testing – save those or print 2 sets  At any point during the session, the TA can assist students (who request help) having trouble navigating through the assessment or managing the tools  Character count for Writing compositions is 1,750 characters. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training22 2015

23  For the 2015 administration of STAAR A, it is not necessary for students taking 4 th grade STAAR A writing to meet the eligibility criteria for Basic Transcribing. This specific group of students may have their writing compositions transcribed into the online form in TestNav in accordance with guidelines listed in the accommodations triangle document for Basic Transcribing. O Note: This is not a requirement of the administration and decisions regarding this provision must be based on individual student need. TEA will review this policy for subsequent administration years. O Students in all other grades and subjects must meet the eligibility requirements for Basic Transcribing as described in the corresponding document found in the accommodations triangle. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training23 2015

24 STAAR A Resources  TEA webpage:  STAAR A Student Tutorials: A/resources/#tutorials A/resources/#tutorials NISD 3-5 STAAR Training24 2015


26  ELLs may take STAAR L if: Student has not yet attained Advanced High TELPAS Reading rating Student is within first 3 years in U.S. schools (unless unschooled asylee/refugee, then first 5 years)  STAAR L is for students who require moderate to substantial linguistic accommodation to understand the English used on STAAR mathematics, science, and social studies assessments. STAAR L STAAR L is not for ELLs for whom a bilingual dictionary and/or extra time would suffice. STAAR allows these linguistic accommodations.

27  STAAR L is for Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies only, not Reading and Writing  No field test items embedded in STAAR L  STAAR L is online and each student will need headphones  Offered online – can request permission for a student to test on paper. (TEA approval process) STAAR L Eligibility Criteria

28 Online interface provided certain linguistic accommodations for qualifying LEP students: Clarification in English at the word or phrase level for pre-determined words or phrases Words read aloud at the word-by-word level Available for mathematics, science, and social studies in all applicable grades No test administrator-provided accommodations Students will need headphones Tutorials should be used to familiarize students with clarification and read aloud accommodations and standard TestNav tools. STAAR L Online Tests

29  Linguistic accommodations to be recorded along with other applicable accommodations on the Student Test Details screen in the Assessment Management System.  STAAR test administrator manuals include instructions for how to record this in the online system.  Can only be recorded after student has completed test. STAAR L Online Tests Enter Accommodations Information

30 STAAR L Resources NISD 3-5 STAAR Training30  TEA webpage:  STAAR L Student Tutorials: AAR-L/tutorials/ AAR-L/tutorials/  STAAR L Practice Sets: AAR-L/practice/ AAR-L/practice/ 2015

31 Things to Remember about Online Testing

32 Remember: Students are NOT permitted Internet access during testing. Also, electronic devices with Internet or photographic capabilities are NOT allowable. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training32 2015

33  Schedule and organize testing sessions  Access TAMS to place students in testing sessions, confirm demographics  Prepare for other accommodations and materials  Work with Technology Staff to prepare computers  Students may be grouped across grade levels and subject-area tests for STAAR A, STAAR L or SOA  May need a more isolated setting for certain types of accommodations  Make certain TAs and students practice with the online tutorials for STAAR A, STAAR L and SOA Campus Logistics NISD 3-5 STAAR Training33 2015 Warning: You can combine, but directions are different!

34  Ensure student records are verified and score codes and demographics entered in TAMS for STAAR A, STAAR L or SOA administrations  Collect and destroy Student and TA Authorization forms (secure documents)  Collect and destroy any graph paper, scratch paper, or reference materials on which a student has written Campus Logistics NISD 3-5 STAAR Training34 2015

35 STAAR Policies

36 Allowable Test Administration Procedures and Materials, DCCM Pg.O12 O Are allowed for any student who uses them Regularly, Independently, and Effectively (RIE). Examples are: O Signing test administration directions for students who are deaf or hard of hearing O Translating test administration directions into the native language of a student O Allowing student to read the test aloud to themselves O Reading aloud or signing the Writing prompt for any student who requests it O General reminders to stay on task NISD 3-5 STAAR Training36 2015

37 ATAPMS, Continued O Providing the following assistive tools: O Scratch paper, extra graphing paper O Blank place markers O Colored Overlays O Magnifying devices O Highlighters, colored pencils O Tools to minimize distractions (Stress balls or noise-reducing headphones O Preferential seating O Small group or individual administrations NISD 3-5 STAAR Training37 2015

38 Start and Stop Times, DCCM, pg. S-5 O Students provided 4 hours for each test (3-5) NISD 3-5 STAAR Training38 2015

39 Late Arriving Students, DCCM, p. S5  These students will have a later start and stop time  You may test late arriving students if:  they will have the full four/five hours to test  If they have been given Extended Time, you must decide if they will have enough time to test that day or should test on a make-up day  Testing may start or end before the regularly scheduled school day but should take no longer than approximately 7 HOURS for those with extra time (same day) 39 2015 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training

40 Breaks, DCCM, p. S6  Allowable, but do NOT stop the clock for:  Water breaks  Bathroom breaks  Snack breaks or  Short mental or physical breaks  Allowable, and you must STOP THE CLOCK for:  Lunch  Emergency situations  Consolidation or movement of students to another testing area  Medical breaks START AND STOP TIMES FOR THE SESSION MUST BE RECORDED ON THE SEATING CHART 40 2015 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training

41 Dictionary Policy, DCCM, pg. S-8 Calculator Policy, DCCM, pg. S-9  Dictionary/Thesaurus is not allowable for grades 3-5 and is considered an accommodation if used.  Calculators are not allowable for grades 3-5 unless the student qualifies for the accommodation. 41 2015 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training


43 Accommodations NISD 3-5 STAAR Training43 Local Decision 2015

44 Type 1 Accommodations  Meet one eligibility criterion AND  Student must routinely, independently (where applicable), and effectively (RIE) use during classroom instruction and testing  No Accommodation Request to TEA required  Routinely - used often enough to be familiar  Independently - only applicable to some accommodations  Effectively - meets student ‘s needs as evidenced by scores and observations with and without accommodation use 44 2015 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training

45 Oral Administration O Who is eligible for an Oral Administration? NISD 3-5 STAAR Training45 2015

46 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training46 Reminders for Oral Administration 2015

47 Evidence of Reading Difficulties  As defined by TEA, for students receiving special education or Section 504 services, what does the eligibility criteria “evidence of reading difficulties” mean?  A problem with reading O The problem could be caused by a learning disability in reading. O The problem could be caused by other conditions, for example: ADHD Emotional or behavioral disability Processing or memory issue  The ARD or Section 504 committee decides if the student exhibits evidence of a reading difficulty. (Note the student must be receiving some type of services if s/he does not have dyslexia or a related disorder) NISD 3-5 STAAR Training47 2015

48 Types of Oral Administration  Guidelines for oral admins apply to paper tests and braille tests.  Reminder – all guidelines for oral admins apply to SOA  Test Administrators must be trained in specific procedures for oral admins – use the “Oral/Signed Administration” materials in Appendix C of TA manual  Must use same test form for students and TA’s test booklet (district overage for gr. 3-5 is always Form 01)  Includes different levels of reading support  Parts of the test questions and answer choices at student request  All test questions and answer choices throughout the test  Test Administrators must be told which level of support each student is to receive NISD 3-5 STAAR Training48 2015

49 Grouping for Oral Administrations O Consider O level of reading support O pace at which students work O number of students one Test Administrator can handle O the environment and how distractible are individual students O Plan for mixtures of support level and pace O know what level of support each student receives O remember the four-hour time limit O move around the room and read aloud to students individually or to small groups of students working at a similar pace NISD 3-5 STAAR Training49 2015

50 Extra Time (Same Day) (Type 1) vs. Extra Day (Type 2) Accommodations, DCCM, p. S7  Extra Time (same day) is for eligible students with disabilities and ELL students  Extra Day is a rare accommodation  Applies to students that cannot test for 4 hours at a time  Must be submitted for approval through an Accommodation Request Form (ARF)  Specific criterion must be met  One extra day is allowed for a one-day or two-day test  Planning how to implement this accommodation within the testing window for multiple test subjects is essential NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 50 2015


52 ELLs with Parental Denials TAC §101.1005 (f) Reminder: These students are not eligible for special ELL assessment, accommodation, or accountability provisions O No testing in Spanish O No linguistic accommodations during testing ELLs with parental denials may, however, use bilingual, ESL, or other allowable dictionaries as part of dictionary policy for STAAR reading and writing tests in grade 6 and up; under this policy, use of dictionaries not considered linguistic accommodation NISD 3-5 STAAR Training52 2015

53 ELL Participation in General STAAR Assessment Remember: O STAAR L on-line is for mathematics, science, and social studies. No STAAR L version for reading and writing O STAAR Spanish is for grades 3–5 only O Linguistic Accommodations are NOT permitted for STAAR Spanish O ELLs taking general STAAR assessments are permitted some linguistic accommodations NISD 3-5 STAAR Training53 2015

54 Ell Reminders O All ELLs participate in STAAR assessments; no exemptions from testing O Exception: ONLY Asylee/Refugee students who meet criteria are exempt from STAAR Assessments for 1 year. O “Linguistic Accommodations for ELLs Participating in the STAAR Program” available at /student.assessment/accommod ations/ Linguistic Accommodation policies differ by the type of test /student.assessment/accommod ations/ O ELL test participation information can be found at: STAAR TELPAS NISD 3-5 STAAR Training54 2015

55 Helping ELLs Understand Test Directions  For all tests, ELLs may be helped to understand “SAY” directions and test booklet directions that introduce test sections or item formats. TA is allowed to:  Paraphrase administration directions,  Translate administration directions,  Repeat administration directions, or  Read directions aloud  TA is not allowed to add directions that are substantively different (no pointers, no test- taking strategies, etc.)  Content may not be translated for any other version of the STAAR test 55 2015 NISD 3-5 STAAR Training

56 56 Linguistic Accommodation Summary 2015

57 Planning for STAAR L  Ensure that there is one pair of headphones per student for administrations of STAAR L in which multiple students are tested in the same room (STAAR L online interface allows students to hear words read aloud)  Keep in mind that students taking STAAR L online may be eligible to use a bilingual dictionary and/or receive extra time  STAAR L is not available for Reading or Writing NISD 3-5 STAAR Training57 2015

58  Students must complete STAAR L tutorials prior to the test administration (link to Tutorials is found on Testing Website)  Student Authorization Letters are secure documents NISD 3-5 STAAR Training58 Planning for STAAR L 2015


60 Principal Responsibilities  If your Principal is not a Campus Testing Coordinator, they are still required to be involved in test administration  Minimize interruptions for CTCs during test preparation  Attend trainings and sign oath  Support attendance at campus training sessions  Ensure security and confidentiality of the test materials  Approve Test Administrators, campus plans, and schedules for testing days  Walk the building and evaluate test locations  Assist with First Hour Checks NISD 3-5 STAAR Training60 Student Assessment 201569 2015

61 CTC Responsibilities  Contact person for all test-related communication on your campus  Required to read TA manuals  Responsible for:  planning, training, and execution of testing  test security on your campus  verifying precoded test material  supervise and actively monitor testing  accountability of all test material and for the accurate completion of all answer documents  reporting any suspected testing irregularities and/or security violations immediately to the District Test Coordinator All of this is done with the support of your Principal NISD 3-5 STAAR Training61 2015

62 Preparing your TA NISD 3-5 STAAR Training62  Allow enough time for your TAs to READ the Test Administrator Manual between training and test administration  Ensure that TAs observe all rules regarding test security and confidential integrity of the state testing system  Administer the tests in strict compliance with the directions in the TA Manual  Remind them the importance of supervising and actively monitoring testing  Review and walk your building to ensure all inappropriate material has been removed  Student seating areas are arranged appropriately  Make sure that all desks are cleared of books and other materials that are not required or allowed for the test 2015


64 CTC Procedures  Testing materials: open boxes carefully from the top do not write on the top of the boxes (flaps without labels) verify secure test booklet counts in Test Hound within 48 hrs of receipt discrepancies must be reported to Jodi Pafford immediately order additional materials with using the Google Doc as soon as you know you need materials pre-code labels / answer documents  Placed in locked secure area when not in use NISD 3-5 STAAR Training64 2015

65  Provide proper testing supplies to TAs: Test booklets and answer documents No. 2 pencils Dictionary (if applicable)  Have available supplies: High lighters (per student’s request) Extra scratch/graph paper (per student’s request)  Secure test materials when: Going to lunch Moving to another room (make new seating chart) NISD 3-5 STAAR Training65 2015 CTC Procedures

66  Have a plan in place to: ensure ACTIVE Monitoring will take place monitor students during lunch and restroom breaks students remain seated during testing collect cell phones or other personal electronic devices students are working only on the subject-area test being administered that day explain attendance procedures provide a clock for all testing areas NISD 3-5 STAAR Training66 2015 CTC Procedures

67  Due Diligence:  Call students who are absent – Document:  Reason Absent  Attempt to contact  For every testing day  Keep all copies and supporting documentation for 5 years in case of TEA audit Student Absentees NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 67 Student Absence Documentation 2015

68 Other CTC Procedures O Time Policy O Breaks O Lunch O Attendance Procedures O Dictionary Policy NISD 3-5 STAAR Training68 How do you handle these procedures on your campus? 2015

69  Scripts cover multiple subjects and programs, TAs must mark the pages needed  To accommodate some differences in programs, the scripts use call-out boxes  Wider boxes with bold print have specific instructions to be read to students  Narrow boxes with italicized print have procedural instructions for TAs. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 69 2015 Test Manuals

70 Test Administration Directions  All test administration directions must be read aloud verbatim to students and followed exactly. This includes having the student write their name on the line at the top of their test booklet  Before the day of testing make sure your TAs mark (flag) their Test Administrator Manual with the correct call-out boxes  Confirm that TAs have the correct manual. You can request they show it to you before issuing their testing materials NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 70 2015

71 Testing Procedures  Must have a trained TA for every 30 students; must have one in each testing area at all times  Ensure TAs complete seating charts including start and stop times  Utilize a second seating chart when students relocate to another area  Ensure 4-hour time limit is documented on the seating charts and adjust accordingly for any student who starts testing late. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 71 2015

72 Testing Procedures CONTINUED  Ensure TAs are actively monitoring  Arrange lunch schedules and breaks for TAs with trained Relief staff  Arrange for and prepare consolidation rooms  Train and supervise staff to perform 1 st Hour Check (if used-best practice) to ensure students are taking the correct test, have their designated accommodations, are in the correct location, TA Manual is in place and in use, room is arranged correctly, clock is visible, etc. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 72 2015

73 Testing Procedures CONTINUED  Ensure TAs remind students to mark answers on their answer document; answers marked in a test booklet will not be scored  Students may not be required to mark their answers in the test booklet before placing them on their answer document  Students are seated and testing area is quiet NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 73 2015

74 Changing Rooms During Testing, DCCM, p. S42  Students who have extended time can be relocated to a “Consolidation Room”  Trained TAs, additional #2 pencils, Material Control Forms, and seating charts should be there for relocated students. Remove or cover all instructional aids  Students must place their answer document inside their test booklet. TAs or other trained staff escort materials and students to the room. Students are not allowed to transport test materials NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 74 2015

75 Changing Rooms During Testing CONTINUED  Students are NOT allowed to discuss the test at any time when changing testing rooms or going to lunch  When a student indicates s/he is finished, the TA who accepts the document must check to see if responses are marked  Do not assume the previous TA has already done this.  The LAST person to handle a student’s answer document is responsible for checking to make certain responses, including compositions, are recorded NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 75 2015

76 CTC Duties After Testing AFTER TESTING:  Headers – Campus, Group, and VOID  Use clear tape on bands  Tape shut boxes of non secure materials after verified in Test Hound  Review the “Secure Materials Turn-in Checklist”. This tells you what original documents to return to RAAD with your scorable test materials NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 76 Proper Box Label example image 2015


78 Precodes & Data  Review precodes (Precode Verification) Hand bubble a new answer document if you find errors in student name, PEIMS number, and/or date of birth Other errors can be overridden on the answer document (program information: LEP, Ethnicity…) Local IDs: must NOT start with a zero and be entered left justified. Void student answer documents of those who took the STAAR Alternate assessment DO NOT SUBMIT AN ANSWER DOCUMENT DO NOT SUBMIT AN ANSWER DOCUMENT on any student that takes STAAR Alternate NISD 3-5 STAAR Training78 2015

79 Answer Documents  Precoded labels – grade 4 writing  Precoded answer documents – STAAR grades 3-5 Reading, Mathematics, and Science  Score Codes: “A” = absent “O” = other (illness, testing irregularity, EOC/above grade level, etc) “*” = student did not test on the answer document for indicated subject “S” = test to be scored NOTE: 1. For each subject area only ONE score code should be gridded 2. If a student takes only one of the two Writing days of testing and is unable to take a “Make Up” test, the score code is still ” O ”. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training79 2015

80 Submitting Answer Documents  Grade 3-5: submit one answer document for mathematics and reading (With the exception of the date change for 5 th Math)  Grade 4: submit one answer document for writing  Grade 5: submit one answer document for science  STAAR and STAAR Spanish will use the same document for a given grade and subject  If a student is testing in one subject in STAAR or STAAR Spanish and the other subject on STAAR A or STAAR L: submit one answer document for STAAR/STAAR Spanish, and grid the * (asterisk) to indicate that the test was taken somewhere else during the same test administration NISD 3-5 STAAR Training80 2015

81 STAAR NISD 3-5 STAAR Training81 Precode Label 2015

82 Writing Tracking Graphic Sample Booklet Sample of mark for ensuring students are on the correct answer document page NISD 3-5 STAAR Training82 2015

83 Writing Tracking Graphic Sample Answer Document Same as booklet mark NISD 3-5 STAAR Training83 2015

84 STAAR NISD 3-5 STAAR Training84 2015

85 March 2015 STAAR Assessments Answer Documents for Grade 5 Reading – labeled “March 2015 Mathematics and Reading” – contain sections for both mathematics and reading – Make sure students mark their responses to the reading questions on the reading portion of the answer document. – Students should not mark any answers to the reading questions in the mathematics section. – Leave the SCORE CODE and TEST TAKEN INFO for mathematics blank. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training85 2015

86 April 2015 STAAR Assessments Answer Documents – Campus will receive two sets of precoded answer documents for students in grades 5 – one set for the administration of grade 5 mathematics – one set for the administration of grade 5 science – both sets of answer documents precoded with the same student data – Make sure students mark their responses to the reading questions on the reading portion of the answer document. – Students should not mark any answers in the Reading section. – Leave the SCORE CODE and TEST TAKEN INFO for Reading blank. 2015

87 Answer Documents NISD 3-5 STAAR Training87 Program Information – DCCM Appendix A Form Numbers English or Spanish Two Book Numbers 2015

88 Answer Documents NISD 3-5 STAAR Training88 General Accommodation Braille Administration Large print Oral Administration Extra Day Linguistic Accommodation Score code Absent Other (Cheating/Sick) When a student is taking a STAAR and a STAAR L SCORE Test to be scored Linguistic accommodations, as well as Type 1 and Type 2 accommodations are to be marked in this area. Mark the accommodation bubble for each accommodation that is documented and made available to a student, even if the student did not use the accommodation during testing. 2015

89 Note: Small Group and Individual Administration is NOT an Accommodation and does NOT need to be marked on the answer document! Marking Accommodations on Answer Documents NISD 3-5 STAAR Training89 Check the “S” score code GA~ General Accommodations (Type 1) BR~ Braille (Type 1) LP~ Large Print (Type 1) OA~ Oral Administration (Type 1) (no OA on Writing) XD~ Extra Day (Type 2) LA~ Linguistic Accommodations 2015

90 Bubbling for Accommodations  Example 1: O Mark the “GA” bubble to indicate that a Type 1 or Type 2 accommodation not listed in the previous bullets was available to the student  Example 2: O If Oral Administration (for example) is the only accommodation, mark ONLY “OA”. You do not need to mark the “GA” bubble.  Example 3: O Mark the “LA” bubble to indicate that any Linguistic Accommodation was available to a student NISD 3-5 STAAR Training90 2015

91 Students Taking More Than one Test Version  Students taking STAAR and STAAR-L, STAAR A, or STAAR SOA (a combination of paper and online: NISD 3-5 STAAR Training91 2015


93 Return and Check-In  Secure Materials Check-in  See Secure materials turn-in checklist  Answer documents - accounted for on Class ID sheets  Hand gridded Answer Documents must be on top of group  Voids under a Voided Document ID Sheet  Non Secure Materials  Test Booklets– (used and unused) inventoried in Test Hound and placed in boxes in accordance with your Test Hound documentation. NISD 3-5 STAAR Training93 2015

94 Information must be filled in NISD 3-5 STAAR Training94 2015

95 Place on top of answer documents per subject Information must be filled out and bubbled in for each subject test NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 95 2015

96 Void any precoded answer document that was not used County-District Number 061-911 Fill out all information NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 96 2015

97 Preparing Materials for Return  Place Hand-Gridded answer documents on top!!!  Verify that no answer documents have inadvertently been left in test booklets  Verify that all test booklets and answer documents are accounted for  Make sure that any transcribing that is required for special testing situations has been completed and documented  Make sure the correct score code is marked on each answer document  Verify that student information, test taken information, and accommodations coding on answer documents is accurate NISD 3-5 STAAR Training 97 2015

98 Contact Information  Jodi Pafford  817-215-0062 (office)  817-505-6940 (cell)  Melissa DeSimone  817-215-0057  Ronda Cagle  817-215-0083

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