Presentation on theme: "CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction California High School Exit Examination Program Update Bilingual."— Presentation transcript:
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction California High School Exit Examination Program Update Bilingual Coordinators Network Meeting March 17, 2011
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 222222 Presentation Overview \ Requirements & Content Administration Dates Test Variations Exemption Updates Regarding Alternative Means to the CAHSEE Additional Resources
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 3333 CAHSEE REQUIREMENT All California public school students, except eligible students with disabilities (SWDs), must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements, to receive a high school diploma. The CAHSEE requirement can be satisfied by passing the examination, or for SWDs, meeting the exemption requirements pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 60852.3, or receiving a local waiver pursuant to EC Section 60851(c).
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 4444 Meeting the CAHSEE Requirement All students must take the CAHSEE in grade 10. Students must receive a score of 350 or higher on each part of the examination. Students who do not pass one or both parts will have additional opportunities to test in grades 11 and 12 and as an adult, if needed.
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 55 The CAHSEE Consists of Two Parts 1.English-language arts: Content standards through grade 10 79 questions and 1 essay 2. Mathematics: Content standards for grades six, seven, and Algebra I 92 questions
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 66666 ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ARTS MATHEMATICS TuesdayWednesday July 26, 2011July 27, 2011 October 4, 2011October 5, 2011 November 1, 2011November 2, 2011 December 3, 2011 (Saturday administration) December 4, 2011 (Saturday administration) February 7, 2012February 8, 2012 March 13, 2012March 14, 2012 May 8, 2012May 9, 2012 CAHSEE Administration Dates for the 2011−12 School Year
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 77777 Options to Participate in CAHSEE Administrations July 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2 Saturdays 2011 February 2012 March 2012 May 2012 Grade 10 (Census) Grade 10 (Census or Make up) Grade 10 (Make up) Grade 11 Grade 11 Grade 11 Grade 12 Grade 12 Grade 12 Adult For 2011−12 testing schedules: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/admin.asp
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 88 Test Variations for English Learners Hear the test directions and ask clarifying questions in the student’s primary language Have additional supervised breaks within a testing day Be tested separately with other English learners Have access to translation glossaries/word lists (English-to-primary language) *These variations are allowable if used regularly in the student’s classroom.
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 99999 CAHSEE Exemption California Education Code (EC) Section 60852.3 The current exemption began with the 2009−10 school year. An eligible SWD is not required to pass the CAHSEE as a condition to receive a high school diploma. An eligible SWD must have an individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan that indicates he or she is scheduled to receive a diploma and has or will satisfy all state and local requirements.
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 10 CAHSEE Exemption cont’d Local Education Agencies shall not implement an IEP or Section 504 Plan for the sole purpose of exempting a student from passing the CAHSEE. All students, including students with disabilities, must take the CAHSEE in grade ten for federal accountability purposes. 10
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 11 Recommendation for Alternative Means The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Advisory Commission on Special Education recommend a two-tier pilot study for SWDs, which will allow them to demonstrate the same level of academic achievement as the CAHSEE.
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 12 Proposed Pilot Study for Alternative Means to the CAHSEE A Two Tier Process: Tier I : Student’s California Standards Test (CST) or California Modified Assessment (CMA) scores are reviewed to determine equivalency of passing score to the CAHSEE.
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 13 Proposed Pilot Study (Con’t) Tier II: Students not satisfying Tier I may enter Tier II. Tier II consists of preparing a collection of evidence (work samples) that demonstrates the same level of academic achievement required for passing the CAHSEE.
14 Alternative Means to the California High School Exit Examination for Eligible Students with Disabilities: Proposed Pilot Study Flow Chart Alternative Means (Pilot Study) Student’s California Standards Test (CST) and/or California Modified Assessment (CMA) ELA and/or mathematics scale scores are equivalent to a passing score on the CAHSEE Student’s evidence includes standardized work samples that demonstrate the same level of academic achievement required for passage of the CAHSEE Student Enters Tier II Satisfied CAHSEE Requirement Student met Tier II criteria? Student may resubmit or appeal to state Satisfied CAHSEE Requirement Student met Tier I criteria? Tier I Criteria No Yes Tier II Criteria NoYes CAHSEE scale score less than 350 for either ELA or mathematics portion Individualized Education Program (IEP)–Section 504 plan team identifies eligible students with disabilities Has not passed English-language arts (ELA) and/or mathematics portion of the CAHSEE Has or will satisfy all other state and local graduation requirements Has an IEP or Section 504 plan Attempted the CAHSEE twice after grade ten, including once in grade twelve with accommodations and/or modifications specified in IEP or Section 504 plan
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 15 Mathematics Study Guide Practice Test Number Sense Statistics, Data Analysis, & Probability Algebra and Functions Measurement & Geometry Mathematical Reasoning Algebra 1 CAHSEE Sample Questions Content Standards Available Online: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/mathguide.asp
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 16 English-Language Arts Study Guide Content standards Practice Test Word Analysis Reading Comprehension Literary Response & Analysis Writing Strategies English Language Conventions Writing Application (writing task) CAHSEE Sample Questions Available Online: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/elaguide.asp
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 17 STUDY GUIDES WITH SPANISH TRANSLATION ELA and Mathematics Study Guides are translated into Spanish in these areas: - Letter from State Superintendent of Public Instruction - Frequently asked questions and answers - Directions for each section - Content standards, scoring guide and commentary about writing task
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 18 CAHSEE Internet Resources CDE CAHSEE Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/ http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/faq.asp (Questions and Answers about the CAHSEE) http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/updates.asp (CAHSEE Notes, Legal Updates, and Memorandums) http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/resources.asp (Exam Blueprints, Released Test Questions, Study Guides, Teacher Guides, Assistance Packets for Local Education Agencies, Technical Reports) http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/admin.asp (Exam Administration Dates and Guidelines, Regulations, Intensive Instruction Funding, and Apportionment Process) http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/accmod.asp (Request for Test Variations, Test Matrices, Scribe and Sign Language Guidelines, and Questions and Answers Regarding Test Variations, including waiver process)
TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction 19 Contact Information CDE / CAHSEE Web Page http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs Contact CAHSEE by Phone 916-445-9449 Contact CAHSEE by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org