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1 Georgia Alternate Assessment Overview of High School Mathematics in Part 1 Session 5 Recording: C18 A937D386A54504C02E7&sid= C18 A937D386A54504C02E7&sid=

2 Welcome to Session 5 High School Mathematics: Part One This session will begin at 1:00 p.m. The PowerPoint is located in the GAA Presentations Portlet at this location: Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Presentations.aspx Webinar Etiquette: o Please use the Audio Setup Wizard in the Tools Menu to configure and test your audio settings before the presentation begins. o To eliminate interference from background noise in your area, please leave the Talk Button on mute if you are not speaking. o Due to the number of participants, we request that questions be submitted via Chat Box. o As a participant on this Blackboard Collaborate webinar you will receive a prompt to download this PowerPoint. You can also go to Window, File Transfer to download any files sent through this webinar. o Please log-in with your name and the name of your district beside it (e. g., Joni Smith–Henry County). If you have already logged-in, please place your name and district in the chat box. 2

3 GAA The series of webinars (Sessions 1-8) serve as introductory components for informing and training system staff in the planning, implementation, and submission of the GAA portfolios. Reading the GAA Examiner’s Manual and the materials provided through the webinar training is necessary to understand the policies and procedures required for the administration of the GAA. 3

4 GAA Additional sessions will be available for more in-depth training on topics that will assist test administrators. All presentations will be posted on the GaDOE website at: Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA- Presentations.aspx Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA- Presentations.aspx 4

5 5 Presentations Portlet on GaDOE website Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA.aspx

6 Overview of this Presentation This presentation will cover the following topics:  Administration and overview of new standards  Coordinate Algebra and Analytic Geometry  Score Interpretation and understanding Stages of Progress It is designed to inform:  High School teachers who administer the GAA  Peer Reviewers and Designated Trainers  Special Education Directors  Test Coordinators  Building Administrators 6

7 Requirements 7 States must ensure that all students, including students with significant cognitive disabilities, have access to challenging academic standards. The GAA ensures that all students have the opportunity to learn.

8 Requirements The GAA, designed with the assistance of Georgia general and special educators, is a portfolio of original student work that allows participants to showcase the achievements and progress they have made in skills aligned to the Georgia content standards. To document that progress, teachers collect student work samples during two collection periods. The first collection period provides evidence of the student’s entry-level performance (initial/baseline performance of the skill). The second collection period provides evidence of the student’s achievement/progress to date. 8

9 Requirements Georgia’s graduation rule (State Board Rule ) permits students with significant cognitive disabilities to earn a regular education diploma once specific requirements are met.  One requirement is achieving a score of Established Progress or Extending Progress on all sections of the High School GAA. The instructional program for students with significant cognitive disabilities includes access courses that are aligned to the general education courses associated with the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT).  In this manner, the High School GAA serves as the alternate assessment for the High School assessment program.  The assessment shall be administered for the first time in grade 11 and submitted for scoring in March. A total of eight entries are required in High School: two for English Language Arts, two for Mathematics, two for Science, and two for Social Studies. 9

10 Requirements In 2012–2013, Georgia began implementing the current state-mandated content standards. The State Board of Education adopted these standards in July of The GAA has reflected the current state-mandated content standards since the fall of Georgia school systems transitioned to these content standards in English Language Arts (ELA) in Kindergarten through grade 12, and in Mathematics in Kindergarten through grade 9. 10

11 Requirements In 2013–2014, schools expanded the transition in Mathematics through grade 10. In 2014–2015, the expansion will continue to grade 11. The content standards selected for assessment on the GAA in 2014–2015 have been reviewed and approved by a committee of Georgia educators. The high school Mathematics content standards have been implemented by cohort, beginning with students who were in 9th grade during the 2012– 2013 school year. 11

12 Requirements In 2014–2015, the GAA Blueprint in High School Mathematics includes the current content standards, as students will be assessed on these standards for the first time. The content standards for Science and Social Studies will remain unchanged for the 2014–2015 school year. A Blueprint for the current state-mandated content standards is available both on the GaDOE Web site ( Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Resources.aspx) and in Appendix D of this manual. Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Resources.aspx For more information on GaDOE’s transition to the current state- mandated content standards, go to: 12

13 GAA Blueprint and Portfolio Components 13

14 GAA High School Mathematics Blueprint The Blueprint outlines the requirements of the GAA for High School math. The Blueprint identifies the content standards that are required and eligible for assessment on the GAA. The Blueprint, by grade, can be found in Appendix D of the GAA Examiner’s Manual, The Blueprint for High School retesters who are to be assessed on the ELA and Math GPS can be found at: Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GAA-Resources.aspx Note: Do not use Blueprints from previous years! 14

15 The state’s content standards are the goals for instruction, learning, and assessment in each of the content areas. Elements/indicators are the specific concepts and skills that make up the state’s content standards. The content standard and element/indicator descriptions, by grade, can be found in Appendix E of the GAA Examiner’s Manual, Content Standards and Elements/Indicators

16 Blueprint GAA Blueprint, cover page

17 Blueprint High School Blueprint, Math

18 Blueprint GAA Standards, cover page

19 Standards GAA Standards, Coordinate Algebra

20 Standards GAA Standards, Analytic Geometry

21 Standards GAA Standards, Analytic Geometry - continued

22 Coordinate Algebra Algebra and Functions clusters  Create equations that describe numbers or relationships.  Solve equations and inequalities in one variable.  Understand the concept of a function and use function notation.  Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context.  Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities. 22

23 Coordinate Algebra Algebra Connections to Geometry cluster  Experiment with transformations in the plane. Algebra Connections to Statistics and Probability clusters  Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.  Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables. 23

24 Analytic Geometry Geometry clusters  Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions.  Make geometric constructions.  Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations.  Understand and apply theorems about circles.  Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems. 24

25 Analytic Geometry Expressions, Equations, and Functions clusters  Solve equations and inequalities in one variable.  Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of the context. Statistics and Probability clusters  Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data.  Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model. 25

26 Score Interpretation 26

27 Score Interpretation (Grades K, 3-8) 27

28 Score Interpretation (High School) 28

29 Score Interpretation (High School) 29

30 Determining Stages of Progress 30

31 Contact Information Questions About Test Administration  Call:GaDOE Assessment Administration Division Toll free (800)  Contact: Deborah Houston, Assessment Specialist (404)  31

32 Contact Information For information about access to the state-mandated content standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities  Contact: Kayse Harshaw Division for Special Education Services  Call: (404)  32

33 Contact Information Questions About Materials, Distribution, or Collection  Call:Questar’s GAA Customer Service Toll free (866)  Questar’s GAA Customer Service 33

34 Questions & Answers Fall Training Q&A Session: Sessions 5–6 Please use the link below to submit any questions you may have related to Sessions 5 and 6.

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