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1 ACCOMMODATIONS Update October 26, 2011 Lisa Kirby ESC-20, Educational Specialist lisa.kirby@esc20.net 210-370-5469 Kimberly Baumgardner ESC-20, Educational Specialist kimberly.baumgardner@esc20.net 210-370-5431 Updates taken from October 13 th TETN #10416

2 http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.asse ssment/accommodations/staar-telpas/

3 Using Accommodations During Classroom Instruction and Testing Using Accommodations on Statewide Assessments Optional Test Administration Procedures and Materials Testing Accommodations TELPAS Accommodations Planning for Accommodation Use Accommodation Use in Unexpected Situations Recording Accommodation Use on the Student’s Answer Document Critical Information about Accommodations for Students with Disabilities NEW!

4 Critical Information about Accommodations for Students with Disabilities This critical information outlines the purpose and appropriate use of accommodations for students with disabilities. For the purposes of statewide testing, students needing accommodations due to a disability include: A student with an identified disability who receives special education services and meets established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations A student with an identified disability who receives Section 504 services and meets established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations A student with a disabling condition who does not receive special education or Section 504 services but meets established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations No Change

5 Critical Information about Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Who makes decisions about accommodation use during statewide assessments for students with disabilities and where should the decisions be documented? Special education services: the ARD committee; IEP Section 504 services: the 504 placement committee; IAP No special education or Section 504 services: the appropriate team of people at the campus level; documentation determined at local level Response to Intervention (RTI) team and student assistance team are just examples This applies to a small group of students No Change

6 No longer called Related Testing Procedures! Descriptions included on separate web link titled, “Optional Test Administration Procedures and Materials” Optional Test Administration Procedures and Materials NEW!

7 Optional Test Administration Procedures and Materials Includes some procedures and materials that have been called testing accommodations in previous years Related to best practices for instruction Available to any student who needs them Use of these procedures or materials is not recorded on the student’s answer document Authority for decision is the same as for accommodations; there must be a body of people in place to make decisions The campus testing coordinator will need to know in order to plan for test days Descriptions and guidelines for use included in document on Accommodations for SWD webpage and in test administrator manuals NEW!

8 Optional Test Administration Procedures and Materials A student may use the following procedures and materials during the statewide assessments: 1. Procedures or materials to minimize distractions (e.g., stress ball, noise-reducing headphones) 2. Reading test aloud to self (e.g., reading into a voice- feedback device or voice recorder) 3. Signing or translating test administration directions 4. Reading assistance on grade 3 mathematics If distracting to other students, an individual administration may be required. 5. Individual or small-group testing 6. Colored overlays 7. Magnifying devices 8. Place markers 9. Highlighters or colored pencils 10. Preferential seating 11. Scratch paper / other workspace

9 What’s Different? Clock, watch or timer—no longer an option What’s New? Signing test administration directions for a student who is deaf or hard of hearing or translating test administration directions into the native language of an English language learner Minimize distractions—stress ball, noise-reducing headphones, instrumental music (for individual student, not whole class) Reading assistance on the grade 3 mathematics test— available upon request for all students Scratch paper or other workspace Scratch paper can include: graph paper, grid paper, colored paper, lined paper, blank paper, chalkboard, or a dry-erase board; Does NOT include a word processor! NEW!

10 The Accommodation Triangle

11 Type 1 accommodations are for a larger number of students. As the triangle narrows, the policies become more restrictive, addressing fewer students who have these specific needs. Type 3 accommodations are intended for a small number of students. Type 1 Accommodation: for students with a specific need who routinely, independently, and effectively use it during classroom instruction and testing; no ARF Type 2 Accommodation: Type 1 requirements plus additional specific eligibility criteria; no ARF Type 3 Accommodation: appropriate team of people at campus level determines eligibility for listed accommodations or “other” accommodations not listed in the triangle AND submits an ARF to TEA No Change

12 Type 1 Accommodations

13 Projection Devices This accommodation allows for enlarging text, graphics, or the display on a computer screen for a student who has an impairment in vision. Examples/Types: This accommodation may include but is not limited to Closed-circuit television (CCTV) Document camera Eligibility Criteria: routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing STAAR STAAR Spanish STAAR Modified STAAR L TELPAS grades 2-12 reading tests

14 Amplification Devices This accommodation reduces the interference of background noise and the effect of distance between a speaker and a student for a student who has difficulty hearing or maintaining focus in large-group settings. Examples/Types: This accommodation may include but is not limited to speakers frequency-modulated (FM) system STAAR STAAR Spanish STAAR Modified STAAR L TELPAS grades 2-12 reading tests Eligibility Criteria: routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing

15 Type 2 Accommodations

16 Examples/Types: This accommodation may include but is not limited to turning test booklet pages positioning the ruler using the mouse to navigate an online administration operating technology STAAR STAAR Spanish STAAR Modified STAAR L TELPAS grades 2-12 reading tests Manipulating Test Materials This accommodation allows the test administrator to physically manipulate materials and equipment for a student who is unable to do so independently. Eligibility Criteria: routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and has a disabling condition that interferes with the physical manipulation of test materials

17 Oral/Signed Administration This accommodation allows a test administrator to provide reading support, through speech or signing, to a student with a disability.

18 Eligibility Criteria: routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and Meets at least one of the following: The student receives special education services and is identified with dyslexia or has evidence of reading difficulties; The student receives Section 504 services and is identified with dyslexia or has evidence of reading difficulties; The student does not receive special education or Section 504 services but is identified with dyslexia.

19 Oral Administration Examples/Types TWO levels of reading support: ◦ Reading parts of the test questions and/or answer choices at student request ◦ Reading all test questions and answer choices throughout the test Removed the level of “reading the test in its entirety” because reading selections can never be read aloud For other subjects, all words in the test questions and answer choices can be read aloud (includes tables, graphs, etc.) NEW!

20 Special Instructions/Considerations Provides Guidelines for Oral/Signed Administration Provides Test Administrator Responsibilities

21 Mathematics Manipulatives Manipulatives are concrete objects or pictures of concrete objects for a student to move and touch in order to visualize abstract concepts.

22 Eligibility Criteria: receives special education services, routinely, independently, and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and has a disability that affects memory retrieval, focus, or organization and is severe enough to prevent him or her from learning and retaining information as effectively as non-disabled peers despite multiple opportunities to learn, varied instructional strategies, and high-quality instruction. NEW!

23 Math Manipulatives Examples/Types This accommodation may ONLY include ◦ Real or play money ◦ Clocks (instructional clocks, not a wall clock) ◦ with or without numbers shown on clock face ◦ Base-ten blocks ◦ Counters ◦ Algebra tiles ◦ the tiles should never contain words, labels, pictures, acronyms, mnemonics, numbers, symbols, or variables ◦ Fraction pieces (fraction bars or circles) ◦ the fraction pieces may be labeled to show each individual fraction, but they should never show equivalencies (e.g., ½ = 2/4 = 0.5 = 50%) or the cumulative sequences (e.g., ¼,2/4, ¾, 4/4) ◦ Geometric figures (grade appropriate) ◦ figures should never contain words, labels, pictures, acronyms, mnemonics, numbers, symbols, or variables This is an exhaustive list. No other manipulatives are allowed. NEW!

24 Calculation Devices This accommodation provides an alternate method of computation for a student who is unable to effectively use paper-and-pencil methods.

25 Calculation Devices Reminder Required for STAAR, STAAR Modified, and STAAR L Algebra I, geometry, biology; STAAR and STAAR L Algebra II, chemistry, physics Not an accommodation for these tests

26 Calculation Devices This accommodation provides an alternate method of computation for a student who is unable to effectively use paper-and-pencil methods. Eligibility Criteria: receives special education or Section 504 services, routinely, independently, and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and meets at least one of the following for the applicable grade.

27 Grades 3 and 4 The student has a physical disability that prevents him or her from independently writing the numbers required for computations and cannot effectively use other allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g., whiteboards, graph paper). The student has an impairment in vision that prevents him or her from seeing the numbers they have written during computations and cannot effectively use other allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g., CCTV, magnifier). No Change

28 Grades 5 through 8 The student has a physical disability that prevents him or her from independently writing the numbers required for computations and cannot effectively use other allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g., whiteboard, graph paper). The student has an impairment in vision that prevents him or him or her from seeing the numbers they have written during computations and cannot effectively use other allowable accommodations to address this need (e.g. CCTV, magnifier. The student has a disability that affects mathematics calculations. Even after intensive instruction and remediation is consistently unable to memorize basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts or perform the steps in an algorithm correctly when solving problems. No Change

29 Calculation Devices Examples/Types This accommodation may ONLY include ◦ Four-function calculator ◦ Scientific calculator ◦ Graphing calculator ◦ Large-key calculator ◦ Abacus or Cranmer modified abacus ◦ Audio-graphing calculator ◦ Speech output calculator This is an exhaustive list. No other calculators are allowed.

30 Student Scenarios The student scenarios are intended to clarify who is eligible to use a calculation device as an accommodation on applicable statewide assessments. These scenarios do not address every situation in which a student may or may not use a calculation device as a testing accommodation. NEW!

31 Large Print This accommodation provides a student with enlarged test materials when he or she has a disabling condition that limits the ability to effectively access test materials in standard print size. STAAR STAAR Spanish STAAR Modified STAAR L Eligibility Criteria: routinely and effectively uses large-print materials, including text books, worksheets, etc., during classroom instruction and testing, and meets at least one of the following: the student has an impairment in vision (e.g., uncorrected vision, nystagmus, qualifies for special education services with a Visual Impairment [VI]); the student has a disability that affects his or her accuracy in tracking letter to letter, word to word, and/or line to line; the student has a physical disability which necessitates the use of large-print materials.

32 Special Instructions/Considerations NEW! Large-print test materials should only be ordered for a student with an impairment in vision. The ordering process will be closely monitored. Student responses on large-print tests must be transcribed to an answer document according to the procedures outlined in the Transcribing accommodation policy. Specific information about large-print test materials is available in the document titled, “General Instructions for Administering Braille and Large-Print Assessments,” located on the Accommodations webpage. {coming soon} If a student needs a test booklet in a larger print size than offered in the large-print test materials, refer to the Photocopy accommodation policy. Technology-based accommodations for a student taking an online test enable most students who require large-print test materials to test online. Large-print tests can be ordered for a student for whom technology-based accommodations are not appropriate. TELPAS reading tests for grades 2-12: in rare instances in which the use of an accommodation is not feasible or appropriate for an online TELPAS reading administration, or if the administration of an online test is inappropriate due to a student’s particular disability, a special request may be made to TEA for approval.

33 Dictionary This accommodation facilitates comprehension of unfamiliar words for a student with a disability. STAAR grades 3-5 reading tests STAAR Spanish grades 3-5 reading tests STAAR Modified grades 3-5 reading tests Eligibility Criteria: receives special education or Section 504 services, routinely, independently, and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and has a disability that affects memory retrieval and/or decoding skills. No Change

34 Dictionary Reminder Required for STAAR and STAAR Modified grade 6-8 reading, grade 7 writing, English I & II; STAAR English III; not an accommodation

35 Dictionary Examples/Types This accommodation may ONLY include ◦ Standard/general dictionary in English (or Spanish) ◦ Dictionary/thesaurus combo ◦ Electronic dictionary (no Internet access) ◦ Bilingual dictionary ◦ ESL dictionary ◦ Picture dictionary ◦ Sign language dictionary This is an exhaustive list. No other dictionaries are allowed.

36 Supplemental Aids Supplemental aids are paper-based resources that assist a student in recalling information. STAAR STAAR Spanish STAAR Modified STAAR L Eligibility Criteria: receives special education services, routinely, independently, and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and has a disability that affects memory retrieval, focus, or organization and is severe enough to prevent him or her from learning and retaining information as effectively as non-disabled peers despite multiple opportunities to learn, varied instructional strategies, and high-quality instruction. NEW!

37 Mnemonic Devices Blank Graphic Organizers Math Charts Math Graphics & Pictorial Models Grammar & Mechanics Rules Science Graphics Social Studies Graphics Supplemental Aid Examples/Types

38 Mnemonic Devices ALL SUBJECTS PEMDAS and/or Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally DMSB and/or Dad Mother Sister Brother

39 Mnemonic Devices ALL SUBJECTS

40 Blank Graphic Organizers ALL SUBJECTS Blank graphic organizers NEVER contain titles, words, labels, pictures, acronyms, mnemonics, numbers, symbols, variables, arrows, or fill-in-the-blank spaces. Graphic Organizers for Reading must be BLANK!

41 Math Charts Graphics & Pictorial Models Mathematics Examples/Types

42 Math Charts Addition Charts Multiplication Charts 100 Chart Place Value Chart

43 Addition Charts The addition chart must be a grid used to find answers, not a list of addition facts. Each axis may be numbered up to 9, but no higher than 9. Highlighting or any other indication of special numbers (e.g., even numbers) in the body of the chart is not allowed. 1 + 1 = 2 2 + 2 = 4 3 + 3 = 6 4 + 4 = 8 5 + 5 = 10 6 + 6 = 12 7 + 7 = 14 8 + 8 = 16 9 + 9 = 18 10 + 10 = 20

44 Multiplication Charts The multiplication chart must be a grid used to find the product, not a list of multiplication facts. Each axis may be numbered up to 12, but no higher than 12. Highlighting or any other indication of special numbers (e.g., perfect squares) in the body of the chart is not allowed. 1 x 0 = 0 2 x 0 = 0 1 x 1 = 1 2 x 1 = 2 1 x 2 = 2 2 x 2 = 4 1 x 3 = 3 2 x 3 = 6 1 x 4 = 4 2 x 4 = 8 1 x 5 = 5 2 x 5 = 10 1 x 6 = 6 2 x 6 = 12 1 x 7 = 7 2 x 7 = 14 1 x 8 = 8 2 x 8 = 16 1 x 9 = 9 2 x 9 = 18

45 100 Chart Highlighting or any other indication of special numbers (e.g., prime numbers) in the body of the chart is not allowed.

46 Place Value Chart Words for place value labels and a decimal point are allowed only if they are grade-appropriate. For example, the word “hundredths” may be used at grade 4 and above, but the fraction “1/100” cannot be included. Including numbers as specific examples is never allowed. 71.23 7123

47 Graphics & Pictorial Models Fraction bars or circles One-, two-, and three-dimensional figures

48 Pictorial Models The models may be labeled to show each individual fraction, but they should never show equivalencies (e.g., ½ = 2/4 = 0.5 = 50%) or a cumulative sequence (e.g., ¼, 2/4, ¾, 4/4).

49 Pictorial Models Pictorial models of one-, two- and three-dimensional geometric figures may be used; however, the figures must be grade-appropriate. The figures may never contain titles, words, labels, acronyms, mnemonics, numbers, symbols, variables, arrows, or fill-in-the blank spaces.

50 Grammar & Mechanics Rules Written Composition Examples/Types (grades 4 and 7 and English I, II, and III)

51 Grammar & Mechanics Rules A list of grade-appropriate grammar and mechanics rules may be used. This list may never contain any specific examples.

52 Graphics of scientific concepts Formula triangles representing relationships between variables Science Examples/Types

53 Graphics Graphics of scientific concepts may be used. The graphics should never contain titles, words, labels, acronyms, mnemonics, numbers, symbols, variables, arrows, or fill-in-the-blank spaces. 53

54 Formula Triangles Formula triangles representing relationships between variables may be used. Only formulas that appear on the appropriate state-supplied reference materials may be represented. The triangles may only include variables; for example, a triangle showing the relationship between mass, density, and volume can only contain the variables m, D, and V. Symbols for mathematical operations (e.g. ÷, ×) 54

55 http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/science/

56 Blank Maps Timelines Social Studies Examples/Types

57 Labeling or numbering of any features on the map is never allowed. In addition, maps that represent historic events but contain no text or numbering may be used (e.g., an unlabeled map that represents the stages of U.S. territorial expansion). A student could use both physical and political world or U.S. maps. Blank Maps

58 Timelines may be used if they contain only dates. Labeling of events connected with those dates, whether represented by text or pictures, is never allowed. Timelines

59 Want additional supplemental aids? For the 2011-2012 school year, these lists represent what eligible students can use. TEA will not accept ARFs for additional supplemental aids. TEA encourages feedback from educators about additional supplemental aids that can be added to the lists for future years. This will be requested after spring testing. NEW!

60 Dyslexia Accommodations The Dyslexia Bundled Accommodations were part of the TAKS program for reading grades 3 through 8. The bundle of 3 accommodations does not exist for the STAAR program. However, there are several accommodations that could be useful for a student with dyslexia. Oral administration will now be expanded to include allowing the test administrator to read aloud the questions and answer choices from the reading tests to students who meet the eligibility criteria; the test administrator can never read aloud the reading selections. No Change NEW!

61 Dyslexia Accommodations Extra time to complete the test (until the end of the published school day) may be allowed if the student meets the eligibility criteria. Students identified with dyslexia will most likely be included in the eligibility criteria. However, this policy has not yet been finalized or posted. Having an extra day to complete the test is reserved for students with serious medical conditions or other unique and severe situations. Students identified with dyslexia will most likely NOT be included in the eligibility criteria. However, this policy has not yet been finalized or posted. NEW!

62 What’s Left to Finalize and Post? Transcribing by Test Administrator Spelling Assistance Braille Extra Time Extra Day(s) Photocopy “Other” Accommodations Point Size and Font Matrices Braille / Large Print Appendix Deaf / Hard of Hearing Appendix Accommodation Request Form Process Guidelines for Recording Accommodation Use on the Answer Document

63 What else is new? STAAR Modified Resources http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/special-ed/staarm/

64 STAAR Modified Griddable Questions for Mathematics STAAR Modified mathematics assessments will include 1 to 2 griddable questions. The correct answer will be a positive number. Extra zeros may be filled in (either before or after the answer) as long as their placement does not affect the value of the answer. Practice grids and directions will be provided with each griddable question in the test booklets at grades 3 through 8 for students to practice if they choose. Practice grids will not be provided in Algebra I or geometry test booklets. Grades 4-8 Fixed decimal point Digits for each answer must be entered in correct columns with respect to the fixed decimal point. Grades 3 No decimal point Algebra I & Geometry Floating decimal point If the answer has a decimal, students must enter a decimal point. The answer can be placed in any set of consecutive boxes. It is not necessary to fill all of the boxes.

65 STAAR (Q & As) from August 26, 2011

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67 Special Education STAAR Team Kimberly Baumgardner kimberly.baumgardner@esc20.net (210) 370-5431 Lisa Kirby lisa.kirby@esc20.net (210) 370-5469 Cindy Miller cindy.miller@esc20.net (210) 370-5628 Kelly Woodiel kelly.woodiel@esc20.net (210) 370-5432


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