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1 Accountability Cleanup - or - How I Learned to Improve My SPS Without Really Trying

2 Contact Information Bob Kaufman, – all topics Kelvin Lacroix, – Iowa Tests Brett Poirrier, – LEAP21 & GEE21 P.O. Box (FedEx & UPS to Suite G224) Baton Rouge, LA 70804

3 PreCode Reports Created to give you advance notice of the students who are precoded for the various assessments. These reports are an opportunity to identify students who need to be excused from a test, moved to another test or have a hand-gridded form prepared. The reports can also be used for Routing School students and PreGED/Skills students to determine the school where there results should be sent back to for accountability.

4 sample precode report

5 Coding on Answer Documents The information your schools provide on the answer documents can have significant affects on their SPS. Especially important is the coding of accountability data, both accountability codes and routing codes (for students at alternative schools). It is also important to properly code student data (id, name, DOB and gender) when hand gridding an answer document. These data are used in matching the student’s test to SIS enrollment.

6 Coding Blocks LEAP21 & GEE21

7 Coding Blocks (con’d) ITBS & ITED

8 Coding Blocks (con’d) ITED only

9 Coding Blocks (con’d) LA Alternate Assessment - B

10 Coding Blocks (con’d) LA Alternate Assessment

11 Accountability Codes

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15 Accountability Cleanup There will be three cleanup reports that each school might have to work. Unlike prior years, this year all cleanup will be done through web-based applications, not paper reports. The Absence/Void Report has been replaced by the Impending Zero Report. The Invalid State Id report has been enhanced to include invalid dates of birth. The Routing reports are pretty much the same as they were in the past.

16 Accountability Cleanup The Impending Zero Report This report contains the names of students for which the precode document was not returned, a document with an unexcused absence was returned or a document with an invalid accountability code was returned. Any of these situations that are not cleaned up will result in a zero being assigned to the school for its SPS.

17 Accountability Cleanup The Invalid State Id or DOB Report This report contains the names of students for which a document with an invalid State Id or Date of Birth (DOB) was returned. These 2 fields (along with the student’s first and last name and gender) are critical for the various matches done by the test vendors and the State. Matching records is very important both for your SPS and for subgroup reporting requirements of NCLB.

18 Accountability Cleanup The Routing Reports These reports contain the names of students whose scores are or should be routed back to a home-based school. Primarily this includes the students at Option 1 (or Routing) Schools, but may also include students in the Options program (PreGED or Skills curriculum). Use this report to verify or correct the site code of the student’s home-based school.

19 Accountability Option 1 Schools Routing Schools (page 1)

20 Accountability Option 1 Schools Routing Schools (page 2)

21 Accountability Cleanup Summary: Web-based this year Dates: LEAP21 & GEE21 – 4/30 to 5/13 ITBS & ITED – 4/30 to 5/22

22 Contact Information Bob Kaufman, – all topics Kelvin Lacroix, – Iowa Tests Brett Poirrier, – LEAP21 & GEE21 P.O. Box (FedEx & UPS to Suite G224) Baton Rouge, LA 70804


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