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1 February 2009STAR Writing STAR CST and CMA English–Language Arts Writing Tests – Grades 4 and 7 February 25, 2009 START TIME 9:00 a.m. Presenters: Mary Anne Arcilla and Mark Hansen

2 February 2009STAR Writing 2 Agenda CST / CMA Writing Test Reminders Questions

3 February 2009STAR Writing 3 STAR 2009 CST / CMA Writing Tests

4 February 2009STAR Writing 4 Administration Dates March 3 if school is in session  Makeup day March 4 May 5 if school is not in session on March 3  Makeup day May 6

5 February 2009STAR Writing 5 Who Takes a Writing Test? All grade 4 students Except  Grade 4 students taking the CAPA  Grade 4 students with a parent/guardian exemption All grade 7 students Except  Grade 7 students taking the CAPA  Grade 7 students with a parent/guardian exemption

6 February 2009STAR Writing 6 Which Test to Give — CST or CMA? Students who take the CST for ELA multiple- choice (MC) test take the CST Writing test Students who take the CMA for ELA MC test take the CMA Writing test No mixing between CST and CMA  The CST Writing test will NOT be matched to the CMA MC test.  The CMA Writing test will NOT be matched to the CST MC test.

7 February 2009STAR Writing 7 What Happens If a Student’s CMA Eligibility Changes Between Administration of Writing and MC Tests? Administer the most appropriate test for the student. The writing score will not be matched to the MC score if the student tested in different programs. Scores will still be reported for ELA even if the writing score is not matched.

8 February 2009STAR Writing 8 Similarities and Differences Between the CST and CMA Writing Tests Similarities Students respond to a given prompt in a response booklet Tests administered on the SAME dates Generally the same administration procedures Part of student’s overall ELA score Differences CMA text in larger font size CMA line spacing wider; more pages CMA has a graphic organizer in addition to a pre-writing page Different prompts Different DFAs

9 February 2009STAR Writing 9 Read-aloud Writing Prompts New, beginning in 2009: Reading aloud of the writing prompt and associated passage is an ACCOMMODATION if allowed in a student’s IEP or Section 504 plan Use of the CST for Writing audio CD is an ACCOMMODATION CMA for Writing audio CD not available for 2009 Mark the appropriate circle(s) in Section A3 on the response booklet

10 February 2009STAR Writing 10 Important Dates for March Administration Last day to order Pre-ID labels is February 24. Materials are delivered to the district between February 17 and February 24.  Check “Order Status” for tracking details District delivers materials to test sites 2–6 days prior to test date, between February 23 and February 27. Test site coordinator delivers materials to examiners on day of testing only. Test site returns materials to the district the day after the makeup test date, March 5. District returns materials for scoring on March 9.

11 February 2009STAR Writing 11 Important Dates for May Administration Last day to order Pre-ID labels is April 28. Materials are delivered to the district between April 21 and April 28.  Check “Order Status” for tracking details District delivers materials to test sites 2–6 days prior to test date, between April 27 and May 1. Test site coordinator delivers materials to examiners on day of testing only. Test site returns materials to the district the day after the makeup test date, May 7. District returns materials for scoring on May 11.

12 February 2009STAR Writing 12 Materials Writing Prompt and Response Booklets and Directions for Administration (DFAs) are SECURE materials. District and Test Site Coordinator Manual  For districts: Chapter II.2 Writing Test, page 31  For test sites: Chapter III.2 Writing Test, page 49

13 February 2009STAR Writing 13 Pre-ID Still not too late for the May administration!  Last day to provide data for the March administration was approximately February 24,  Last day to provide data for the May administration will be approximately April 28, Provide minimal demographic data  Upload file Excel spreadsheet (.xls) Comma-separated (.csv) Text (.txt)  Enter student data by using data entry screen “Add Student”

14 February 2009STAR Writing 14 Writing Administration Demographic Pages Minimal demographic data required: 1 – Name, school, etc. 3 – Date of birth 5 – Student name 6 – Gender 7 – Grade 11 – Student ID (if applicable) 12 – SSID 13 – NPS school code (if applicable) 14 – CMA (pos. 218) if needed

15 February 2009STAR Writing 15 Returning Writing Materials BLUEScorables packaged by grade, BLUE labels  SGID Sheet Mark grade, number of documents Do not mark group name  Writing Prompt and Response Booklets only for students who tested REDNonscorables, RED labels  Unused test materials  DFAs

16 February 2009STAR Writing 16 Scoring and Reporting CST scored on 1–4 rubric  See the CDE Web site for rubrics.  Score is doubled—maximum score is 8. CMA scored on 1–4 rubric  See the CDE Web site for rubrics.  Score is not doubled—maximum score is 4. Part of English–language arts score  Reporting Cluster 6 If unable to match writing test with multiple- choice test:  Student will receive two reports if both tests are taken.  ELA scale score will be adjusted to avoid penalizing student for not having a matching writing test.

17 February 2009STAR Writing 17 Questions

18 February 2009STAR Writing 18 More Questions? STAR TAC— CDE—

19 February 2009STAR Writing 19 Next STAR Webcast March 25, 2008 Next STAR Webcast March 25, 2008 Extended Data Corrections


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