Presentation on theme: "2014 - 2015. Content standards are no longer referred to as just Alternate K-PREP Standards. Now referred to as Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards."— Presentation transcript:
Content standards are no longer referred to as just Alternate K-PREP Standards. Now referred to as Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards (aligned to Kentucky Core Academic Standards [KCAS]). Same content material provided; this nomenclature recognizes the content provided as part of KCAS, but made specific to students participating in Kentucky’s Alternate Assessment. 2
3 ALTERNATE K-PREP ALIGNED TO KCAS FOR SCIENCE The Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) has worked with the Division of Next-Generation Learners, science consultants from the Division of Program Standards, Low Incidence Consultants (LIC) and teachers from each region to gather and confirm the selections for the new aligned science standards. In late July, the last step was to complete what is called a standards vetting process; that helped reduce the depth and complexity of the standards while maintaining alignment to the content in the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science.
4 ALTERNATE K-PREP SCIENCE ASSESSMENT PLANS FOR 2014-15 For the general education population, the science assessment at grades 4 and 7 will use a Norm Referenced Test (NRT) for the 2014-15 school year. Th e NRT at grades 4 and 7 will not be part of accountability. At high school an End of Course (EOC) Biology assessment will continue and be part of accountability. Since Alternate K-PREP does not use an NRT or EOC assessment, the following assessment plan will be used for Alternate K-PREP in 2014-15. Grades 4 and 7 Administer an attainment task (12 questions total, based on new aligned science standards) Test only during the second testing window (April 20-May 22, 2015) Provide one work sample per standard to be included in the AAAF for the new standards Teach the new science standards in any order this year ASSESSMENT AT 4 AND 7 WILL BE FOR PARTICIPATION ONLY, NOT PART OF ACCOUNTABILITY.
5 Grade 11 Administer an attainment task (12 questions total, based on new aligned science standards) Test only during the second testing window (April 20-May 22, 2015) Provide one work sample per standard to be included in the AAAF for the new standards Teach the new science standards in any order this year QUESTIONS REGARDING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GRADE 11 ARE STILL BEING DISCUSSED.
6 As this transition to the new standards takes place, KDE would like to emphasize that this process should occur in steps. It is recommended that the following steps be taken. Step 1 : Upon reviewing the new standards discuss them internally with general education classroom teachers to assist in making determinations on how the content can be implemented. It will be a local decision to determine in what order you wish to teach the content this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss with your general education science teachers their intentions for teaching the curriculum. Step 2 : In coming months, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) plans to release additional instructional materials that will serve useful to assist in this transition. The Division of Learning Services, along with assistance from the Division of Support and Research, Division of Program Standards and low incidence consultants will work together to create materials to share. To reiterate, for the upcoming school year the focus is science instruction. We encourage teachers to become familiar with the standards and to work with their general education teachers to develop how they will implement the new science standards in the classroom.
DATEEVENT August 18Alternate Assessment Overview/Attainment Task Combined Training Released September 15Transition Attainment Record (TAR) Training Released TAR Administration Begins October 17Alternate Assessment Overview/Attainment Task Combined Training Closes November 3Attainment Task Test Window 1 Begins Student Registration Database (SRD) Opens for Score Entry December 12Attainment Task Test Window 1 Closes Last day to enter scores in SRD for AT Test Window 1 (TAR and LCI will remain open) December 15 – 18Check-in AT Binders and Seating Charts to the Testing Unit April 20AT Test Window 2 Begins Student Registration Database (SRD) Opens for Score Entry May 22AT Test Window 2 Closes and TAR Administration Closes Last Day to enter scores in SRD (AT Test Window 2, TAR and LCI) May 26 – 28Check-in Alternate Assessment Accountability Folders (AAAF), AT Binders and Seating Charts to the Testing Unit 7
The Alternate Assessment aligns with grade level content standards assessed in grades 3 - 8 as well as high school. Kentucky is required by federal law to assess all students using these content standards; however the Alternate Assessment addresses the standards in a format that is modified based on the severity of students’ needs. 8 Grade Level/ Content Area KCAS Standard Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards Grade 3 Reading R-3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers. READING STANDARDS FOR LITERATURE Answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text. R-3.2 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic. READING STANDARDS FOR INFORMATIONAL TEXT Compare and contrast the most important points in two texts on the same topic. Order of Instruction
9 GRADECONTENT AREASSTANDARDS ASSESSED ATTAINMENT TASKS (AT) 3 Reading and Mathematics Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards (Reading and Mathematics) 4 Reading, Mathematics, Science and Writing Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards(Reading, Mathematics, Writing and Science) 5 Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies and Writing Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards(Reading, Mathematics, Writing) Core Content 4.1 (AA Social Studies)
10 GRADECONTENT AREASSTANDARDS ASSESSED ATTAINMENT TASKS (AT) TRANSITION ATTAINMENT RECORD (TAR) 6 Reading, Mathematics and Writing Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards (Reading, Mathematics and Writing) 7 Reading, Mathematics and Science Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards (Reading, Mathematics, Writing and Science) 8 Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies and Writing Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards (Reading, Mathematics and Writing) Core Content 4.1 (AA Social Studies) Alternate for EXPLORE
11 GRADE CONTENT AREAS STANDARDS ASSESSED ATTAINMENT TASKS (AT) TRANSITION ATTAINMENT RECORD (TAR) 9 ReadingAlternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards for Reading 10 Mathematics and Writing Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards for Mathematics and Writing Alternate for Plan 11 Science and Writing Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards for Writing and Science Alternate for ACT 12 Social StudiesCore Content 4.1 (AA Social Studies)
Same layout used last year (combination of tasks from years 1 and 2) Scripted test; read by test administrator Adaptable materials that can be simplified based on the individual student needs Dimension A students will have 4 choices (pictures) and Dimension B will have 3 AT Binders will be sent to the BAC’s by Signature Pony 1 week prior to the testing window. 12
TEST WINDOW ITEMS TESTED PER CONTENT AREA READING, MATHEMATICS AND WRITING SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES November 3- December 12, 2014 15 Items Standards 1 - 3 No Fall Testing Standards 1 - 2 April 20- May 22, 2015 15 Items Standards 4 - 6 Standards 1-6 (Only 12 Items) Standards 3 - 4 13
Released in September; will remain open until May 22. Assessed at grades 8, 10 and 11 (Alternate for Explore at grade 8, Plan at grade 10, and ACT at grade 11). TAR is also available for reading and mathematics at grades 12 and 14 for CCR requirements. One member from the Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) or the Transition Team must be trained to complete the TAR. TAR will be provided (online) after the quiz has been completed. Teacher may print TAR and share with members. TAR scores are submitted online. 14
All trainings will be web-based trainings; they will follow the same format as last year. Overview and AT trainings are combined as one training/quiz. A certification quiz will be required for the training. Please request to see this certificate before administering Attainment Tasks. 15
16 Overview/AT Training August 18 – October 17, 2014 Transition Attainment Record Training September 15, 2014 – May 22, 2015
There is now an Alternate K-PREP Systems homepage which links to both the Online Training System (OTS) and the Student Registration Database (SRD). Houses student scores from both the Attainment Tasks and the Transition Attainment Record (TAR). Tracks communication progress for students through the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI). More information, including a manual, will be available later this fall. 17
8 pocket folder with labels Cover label Student Information IEP Accommodations Documentation Check list Delivered to Schools by Pony on September 5, 2014 18
Verify the following: Completed training on Administration Code and Inclusion of Special Populations training provided by BAC All required training completed Overview/Attainment Task Transition Attainment Record Code of Ethics signed Student assessment occurred one to one Appropriate accommodations were provided Work samples for each standard 19
Important Points to address during Training Test Security – double locked One to One Administration Complete online training and qualification quiz Untimed tasks 20
Teacher Trainings September 16, 2014 – CBY Bldg. 1 Conference A & B New Teacher School Visits E-Mails 21 Middle/High Elementary
Jessica Lyons – Data Management Research Technician Data Management, Planning & Program Evaluation/Testing Unit 485-3388 firstname.lastname@example.org Jina Gibson-Hurst – Specialist II ECE Department 485-3280 email@example.com 22