Presentation on theme: "Plan/ACT/WorkKeys TESTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY DEPARTMENT"— Presentation transcript:
1 Plan/ACT/WorkKeys TESTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY DEPARTMENT New Hanover County SchoolsSeptember 2014
2 OutcomesProvide information to administrators to assist in the successful planning & administration of the PLAN, ACT, and WorkKeys.Review decisions/activities school principals and appointed testing staff need to know to complete the “Establishment Process” for ACT testing.Review accommodations application process for ACT PLAN, ACT, WorkKeys testing.
3 ACT Series in NC EXPLORE PLAN ACT WorkKeys Grade 8 Grade 10 Grade 11 FormativeFormativeAccountability:College ReadyAccountability:Career Ready
4 What is the PLAN?Serves as the entry measure of academic progress toward college and career readiness when used with the PLAN (Grade 10) and the ACT (Grade 11).Curriculum-based achievement test that measures college readiness and assesses academic progress.English -15Math - 19Reading - 18Science - 20Non-cognitive section provides vital planning informationCareer Interest Inventory and educational/career plans collectedNeeds Assessment - students indicate areas in which they need helpDemographic Information
5 Target StudentsAll 10th grade students (Except for students on the EXTEND1 assessment)College and Career Readiness Alternate Assessment at Grade 10Accommodations must be providedNo Review of Accommodations Forms
6 2 Day AdministrationNon-cognitive student information components of the test are administered on Day 1 (October 1).Academic tests administered on Day 2 (October 2)Plan at least 3 hours for regular administrationDevelop a plan for lunch for students with accommodationsDevelop a plan for the break between tests 2 and 3Non-cognitive components MUST be administered prior to academic tests even in make-up situations
7 PLAN Details Non cognitive student information (Oct. 1) 60-75 minCollege readiness perceptionCareer interestsCognitive section (Oct. 2)English - 50 questions - (30 min)Math - 40 questions - (40 min)Break (10 minutes – develop a school plan)Reading - 25 questions - (20 min)Science - 30 questions - (25 min)
8 Materials Received Supervisor’s Manual “Why Take PLAN” handouts English and SpanishParent letter on Testing Department Website“Instructions for Completing Your Answer Folder”Test bookletsAnswer foldersSchool headersReturn envelopesSchool poster
9 Test Coordinator Training Before testing - Standard procedures (p. 6)Inform parents – letter on websiteDistribute copies of Why Take PLAN? to studentsTrain test administrators (MUST be certified staff)Provide accommodations for those with IEP, 504, LEP (page 14-15)Notify Testing of the number of additional Supervisor’s Manuals needed by October 16Train Proctors (p.4)
10 Test Coordinator Training Before testing - Standard procedures (p. 6)Plan room assignments including separate settingsAll desks/students face the same way3 foot ruleBulletin boards with content must be coveredCount and clear calculatorsPrepare test materialsStudent - Test booklet (paper and pencil), # 2 pencil w/eraser, calculator (must be cleared)Teacher - Door sign, absentee form, accommodations
11 Test Coordinator Training Before Testing: Pre ID Bar Code LabelsPre ID labels save administration time and ensure accuracyPre-ID labels will be shipped separately from test materials.Apply to page 1 of the answer folder prior to test day.Make certain pre-ID barcode label corresponds to correct student (e.g., double-check labels for twins, students with the same/similar first and last names).
12 Test Administrator Training Suggested Training Session Outline (p. 4)Roster for TrainingRoom Supervisor Responsibilities (p. 3)Proctor Responsibilities (p. 4)
13 Test Administrator Training Test Administration Policies (p. 18)Breaks – develop a planLeaving the Room – test administrators and proctors MUST remain in the roomElectronic Devices – applies to students and adultsIrregularities – call the testing office ASAPProhibited Behavior (p. 21)
14 PLAN – During Testing During testing - Standard procedures Display testing door sign.Display start/stop times.Provide test accommodations.Generate a plan for emergencies.Develop a plan for make-up testing on October 3-8.Components needed for PLANCertified Test AdministratorProctorIrregularities – Contact Testing Office
15 PLAN – After Testing Plan for make-ups to be completed by October 8 Mark accommodations codes (p 43)Complete Special Status CodesX – STAE studentY – student living in the Youth Enrichment Zone (YEZ)Complete School Header (p 45)Materials must be shipped by October 16Pack student answer sheets and header per instructions on page 47Schools ship directly to ACTUPS
16 PLAN – After TestingStore used student test booklets and use with teachers/students/parents once scores arrive.Estimated arrival time – JanuaryReturn Test Supervisor manuals, unused test booklets and unused answer documents to the Testing Office on October 16.
17 Accommodations Read Aloud All Read Aloud By Request Work with CRT to ensure DVDs work in all testing locations using this accommodation prior to test dateSecure headphones/ear budsEnsure those reading aloud have a reader’s scriptRead Aloud By RequestMarks Answers in BookSeparate SettingExtended TimeMultiple SessionsLunch Plan
18 Important Dates September 17 – School test coordinator training September 26 – Testing plan & request for additional administration guides due to testing officeTBD by schools – Test administrator trainingTBD by schools – Test proctor trainingOctober 1 – Non-cognitive sections administeredOctober 2 – Academic tests administeredOctober 3-8 – Make-up sessions administeredOctober 16– Deadline to ship materialsCheck school calendar for conflicts and reschedule
19 NC Career and College Readiness Assessment Grade 10
20 Eligibility Criteria p.1 The student:Is enrolled in grade 10 according to PowerSchool (first time only)Must have a current IEP (includes limited English proficient (LEP))Does not have only a current Section 504 PlanIs following a course of study that, upon completion of high school, may not lead to admission into a college-level course of study resulting in a college degreeIs not receiving instruction in the North Carolina Extended Common Core and Essential StandardsMeets the criteria above AND has a written parental request for an alternate assessment**Permission process will become part of annual review.
21 Testing Window and Important Dates p. 2 Testing Date: October 2Testing Plan due: Sept 26thPick up materials: Monday, September 29th.Materials must be returned on Tuesday, October 7th .
22 Estimated Test Administration Time p. 3 150 minutes (Does not include time for general instructions and breaks)Must be administered in one school day.Students must not stop when they complete the questions for a subject area section; students must continue working on the test questions until the test is completed or until time is called
23 CCRAA Times, Number of Items and Scores p.3 Students will receive a single score based on how many questions they answer correctly.These scores will be included in the school accountability reports for participation.
24 Before Test Day pp. 5-5 TC Trains assessors and proctors. Develops a testing plan.AssessorsRead Assessment Guide thoroughly.Read and study the Testing Code of Ethics.Read and Follow test security procedures.Materials handlingDisplaysTesting environmentProctors - required
25 Before Test Day pp. 9-12 Prepare the testing environment. Prepare students for testing.Prohibited itemsUnderstanding limitations on assisting students during testing
26 Before Test Day pp. 12-13 Misadministrations School TC and Principal must have current NCIDSamples of testing violations/irregularitiesMisalignment During TestingTest administrator may notify student.Constructed response must be on answer sheet.
27 Before Test Day pp. 14-17 Student emergencies and restroom breaks. Students with Disabilities and testing accommodationsTransitory ImpairmentsTC completes Review of Accommodations forms
28 Approved Accommodations Appendix A TA MUST have copy of assessment from which to read
30 Answer Sheets, Lunch Breaks and After Testing pp. 18-20 Testing Department will precode.Paperclips for lunch breaksKnow procedures for students who finish early.Collect materialsStudents may read novel or other nontextbook.Know local procedures
32 On Test Day p.21-22 TA verifies and signs for test materials Follow a uniform process for test administration.Students must have access to, at minimum, a four-function calculator with memory key during the math portion of the assessment.Appendix D has additional information regarding calculator use.The students should be familiar with the calculator.
33 Student Directions pp. 25-33 Directions are to be read exactly as written.
34 After Testing pp. 35-41 Return all test materials. TC must verify each with a separate signature.Another administrator may assistTeachers may NOT handle materials.Clear calculator memoryComplete Review of Accommodations form.Code student answer sheetsComplete the Header Sheet
36 OTISS – System for Reporting Test Irregularities Account set up (NC ID)Approval procedureTraining/manualTC responsibilitiesAdd Student tab
37 WorkKeys TESTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY DEPARTMENT New Hanover County SchoolsSeptember 2014
38 WorkKeys: What structures are in place to monitor?
39 WorkKeys Dates Early graduates: December 1-5 Spring 2015 all other qualifying seniors: February 11thParticipation ReflectionMid-year (January) schedule changesNew enrolleesWorkKeys Curriculum Mapping Project
41 ACT TESTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY DEPARTMENT New Hanover County Schools September 2014
42 ACT ACT – March 3 All 11th grade students: English (45 min), Mathematics (60 min), 15 min Break; Reading (35 min), Science (35 min), 5 min Break; and Writing (30 min)Snack after 2nd testNo breaks for lunchTotal for tests, break, administrative – 5 hoursAccommodations must be approved prior to testing
43 ACT Test Dates Initial Standard Time Test Day – March 3 Makeup Standard Time Test Day – March 17Accommodations Testing WindowMarch 3 – March 17 for both ACT-Approved and State-Allowed AccommodationsThe test is a five-hour test.Deadline for ordering make up materials March 3-4.If the student misses on standard and make-up day there is no additional make up day.
44 2014-15 State Testing Program Overview Administration must meet Standard Testing RequirementsNC Accountability ModelACT is used for accountability inParticipation for all student groups a target area for improvementScores from ACT-Approved accommodationsCollege-reportable scores accepted by all colleges and universities inthe U.S.Scores from State-Allowed Accommodations are available to state andschools only (these are NOT college-reportable)NCAA accepts for initial eligibilityCoaches may not administer/proctor for the ACT
45 Key School Personnel Test Supervisor (TS) Back-up test Supervisor (BU) Recommend current test coordinatorMust be available to receive test materialsMay not be a coachBack-up test Supervisor (BU)Cannot be same person as TSShould have previous test coordinator experienceTest Accommodations CoordinatorRecommend EC/School-based ChairCollaborate with school personnel to determine which students need to test with accommodationsAll must be staff members and may not serve at more than one school.
46 ACT Immediate Critical Dates Sept 29 - Oct 3:ACT test Coordinator receives “Establishment” informationOct 6: Accommodationswebcast availableOct 6-17:Complete Establishment ProfileOct 22:Test administrationQ and ANov 21: Deadline for ACTto receive ACT-approved TestAccommodations withaccompanying documentation.Nov 3:Webcast for test administration becomes availableTS – Test Supervisor (recommend usual test coordinator)BU – Back up Test Supervisor (cannot be the TS)TAC – Test Accommodations Coordinator (recommend EC Chair)
47 Test Site Establishment Test site – Regular classroom administrationNo more than students in a roomFollow ACTs rule for proctors.Each test administrator must have a copy of Supervisor’s ManualTest administrators/proctors may not serve in rooms where relatives are participating in the ACT.Discuss district’s expectation regarding number of students testing because ACT allows, but does not recommend, large group test administration.
48 AccommodationsACT provides accommodations in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Professionally diagnosed disabilityMust have a current IEP or 504 PlanCurrent IEP or 504 Plan must document requested accommodationsState-approved accommodationsWill be used for state assessment purposesWill not be reported to colleges, scholarship agenciesIf diagnosed prior to Sept 2009, reconfirmation is required during the past 3 yearsReview of Accommodations Used During Testing form must be completed