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1 TCAP April 14- 18, 2008 Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

2 Test Security 2

3 It is each school districts responsibility to develop and implement clear policies to detect educator and student cheating. District and state policies and procedures should take place if a breach of testing security is found to have occurred. Test Security 3

4 Test Administration Manual: State of Tennessee Test Security Law T.C.A. 49-1-607 State Test Security Measures Test Security Guidelines for Systems Breach of Test Security Procedures Breach of Testing Security Report Test Security 4

5 Any information regarding the content being measured on the test MUST be concealed during the test administration. Including but not limited to the following: Maps Charts Posters Student Work Bulletin Board Items Writing Formulas Word Lists Parts of Speech Test Security Graphic Organizers Number Lines Definitions Word Walls Displays Models Secure Testing Environment 5

6 Appropriate Calculator Use Ensure proper calculator use as outlined in the Test Administration Manual. Calculators must be cleared before and after each test administration. Sharing calculators during testing is not permitted. Students may not use the following types of calculators: pocket organizers cell phones, PSPs and IPODS electronic writing pads or input devices Test Security 6

7 Breach of Test Security Procedures All Test Administration Manuals contain a flowchart provided for guidance in handling potential breach of testing security concerns. Test Security 7

8 Breach of Testing Security Report Test Security 8

9 April 14-18, 2008 TCAP Achievement K-8 9

10 All schools and districts are required to strictly adhere to the policy of administering the Achievement test in five consecutive business days during the three week testing window. TCAP Achievement 10

11 It is strongly recommended that an entire content area is tested in the same day due to potential student absences. Do not fill in the absent bubble if the student takes or makes up any part of the test. TCAP Achievement 10

12 New Time Limits TCAP S Spring 2008 Administration TCA code 49-1-610.NEW New Test to Be Used. Grade 3 SUBTEST TEST ITEMS TIME LIMIT Science, Part 13955 Science, Part 23855 Social Studies, Part 1 3955 Social Studies, Part 2 3855

13 Grades 4-8 SUBTEST TEST ITEMS TIME LIMIT Science, Part 13950 Science, Part 23850 Social Studies, Part 1 3949 Social Studies, Part 2 3848 New Time Limits TCAP S Spring 2008 Administration TCA code 49-1-610.NEW New Test to Be Used. 11

14 Test Versions As in the past, there are seven versions of each grade level test. Due to a printing error, the colored bar on the spine of each test booklet is in the same position. 12

15 Test Versions The version number printed on the cover of each test booklet is accurate. Please be sure to use the version number printed on the front cover of the test booklet to code the separate answer document. 12

16 New Answer Document This year, Page 1 of the 3-8 answer document (student demographic information) has been adjusted to more closely match the Gateway/End of Course answer document.

17 New Answer Document With the exception of a few minor differences, the 3-8 answer document now mirrors the Gateway/End of Course answer document in size and position of bubbles. This has been done in an effort to help those districts who pre- code their answer documents.

18 3rd Grade Answer Document Pilot About half of all 3rd graders in the state are participating in 3 rd grade answer document pilot. 13

19 Practice Answer Document Available online at: http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/doc /Grade3_Ansdoc.pdf 14

20 Appropriate calculators may be used on both mathematics subtests of the 3-8 Achievement Test as per system policy. Calculator use is an allowable accommodation if the system allows all 3-8 students to use a calculator on the mathematics subtests. Calculators

21 Page 28 of the TAM, The following types of calculators/devices may NOT be used during the test: Pocket organizers Electronic writing pads or input devices Calculators that can communicate (transfer data or information) wirelessly with other calculators/devices Calculators with symbolic algebra capabilities (e.g., multiply or factor polynomials) Examples of prohibited calculators include: a. Casio models CFX-9970G and Algebra FX 2.0 b. Hewlett-Packard models HP-40G and HP-49G c. Texas Instruments models TI-89, TI-92, and Voyage 200 Students may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator that does not have any of the above features. The Test Administrator should verify that calculators used by the students do not have prohibited functions.Calculators

22 Unique Adaptive Accommodation Request forms can be found in the 2006–07 TCAP Accommodations Addenda located at: www.state.tn.us/education/spece d/doc/tcap_acco_agenda06- 07.pdf Unique Adaptive Accommodations 17

23 Submit these forms to the Terry Wallis with the Special Education Division of the Department of Education no later than one month prior to the assessment to which they apply. Reading Aloud - Reading Aloud Internal Test Items to measure reading/language arts does not extend to students with 504 Service Plans. Unique Adaptive Accommodations 17

24 Student Demographic Information Please carefully follow the coding instructions for the student demographic information located in the Test Administration Manual. Incorrect, incomplete, or illegible information will result in inaccurate student data, will delay test processing and may have a negative impact on final reports. 18

25 Student Demographic Information Use no. 2 pencil only and erase changes completely. Check for extraneous marks on answer documents. The test administrators name must be written on answer document EXACTLY as it appears on Group Information Sheet (GIS). The same name must be entered on online SGL. 19

26 Test Processing First in, first out. Materials are processed in the order they are received. Scanner stops for: Last name missing First name missing Social Security number incomplete or missing Birth date incomplete or missing Missing version number Letters double bubbled 20

27 Test Processing First in, first out. Materials are processed in the order they are received. Scanner stops for: Absent bubbled with answers Scratch paper left in 3rd grade scannable booklets Torn pages and answer sheets Post it notes Gum, candy, etc. 20

28 Alternative identification numbers must be used when student social security numbers are not available. Alternative Identification Numbers 9 + 3 digit system # + 00001 to 99999 This is the same format as stated in the Student Membership and Attendance Accountability Procedures Manual. http://www.tennessee.gov/education/schap proval/ attendancemanual/ 20

29 A4 Exiting SPED since June 1, 2007 and prior to participation in the 2008 Achievement Test. B1 Homebound Grades 3-8 B4 Exiting SPED since June 1, 2006 and prior to participation in the 2008 Achievement Test. C2 Functionally Delayed C4 DO NOT USE (vendor use only) State Use Only Box For Spring 2008 Administrations: 20

30 State Use Only Box For Spring 2008 Administrations: Do not code for Katrina and Rita Disaster student evacuees. Homebound Students: Bubble B1 in the State Use Only Box. The homebound student is coded at his/her school or record/enrollment. 20

31 State Use Only Box Clarification for grades 3–8 Special Education Clarification for grades 3–8 Special Education: Bubble A4 in the State Use Only Box for any student who has exited the Special Education Program since June 1, 2007 and prior to participation in the 2008 Achievement Test. Bubble B4 in the State Use Only Box for any student who has exited the Special Education Program since June 1, 2006 and prior to participation in the 2008 Achievement Test. 20

32 State Use Only Box Functionally Delayed: Functionally Delayed: Functionally Delayed is not an IDEA recognized category. Functionally Delayed students are not counted as Special Education for AYP. Do not identify Functionally Delayed students as special education students. Special Accommodations may be coded but do not mark any bubbles in the Special Education box. 20

33 State Use Only Box Functionally Delayed: Functionally Delayed: Grades 3-8: Bubble C2 for any student identified as Functionally Delayed. Fill in the circle in the box entitled Special Accommodations to indicate if one or more special accommodations have been used with Functionally Delayed students. Do NOT fill in any bubbles in the Special Education box. 20

34 Laura Darby ELL 9

35 Use ELL Bubble for ELL students enrolled in school for subsequent years (after the first calendar year in an American school). English Language Learners (ELL) ELL Bubble: 20

36 In the first calendar year (less than 365 days) an ESL student is enrolled in a US school, he/she may be excluded from participation in the following portions of the TCAP Achievement Test: Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies. Beginning in 2007-2008, a recently arrived ELL student must also participate in the State's science assessments. All ELL students must participate in math and science this year. English Language Learners (ELL) ELL/LEP Update: 20

37 ELL students may have their Mathematics Achievement Test score excluded from AYP calculations if they: are identified on the Home Language Survey as having a home language other than English, and score limited English proficient on the Tennessee ESL Assessment (ELDA), and are in their first year of enrollment in a U.S. school. English Language Learners (ELL) ELL Excluded Bubble: 20

38 Transitional ELL students are non-English language background students who were classified as ELL based on the Test of English Fluency and who have scored fluent English proficient or above on all subtests of the Test of English Fluency. The test of English Fluency is now called the ELDA.Use the T1 Bubble for Transitional 1 the first year after scoring proficient. Use the T2 Bubble for Transitional 2 the second year after scoring proficient. English Language Learners (ELL) Transitional Bubbles (T1 and T2):

39 On page 44 of the 2008 Test Administration Manual, under English Language Learner ELL Accommodations and Exclusions… Current Test Administration Manual lists: http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/do c/2008_ELL_Accom.pdf The correct web address is: http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/do c/2007_ELL_Accom.pdf Questions regarding ELL Accommodations should be referred to Jan Lanier (615) 741-3262 or Paula Gaddis (615) 741-3262. English Language Learners (ELL) ELL Accommodations Website Correction: 20

40 Laura Darby Questions? 9

41 After Testing 9

42 Paper-band the answer documents NOT to be scanned to a completed Inactive Test Material (ITM) form. Examples: Unused pre-printed/pre- coded/or hand coded answer documents Damaged answer documents Return Procedures 20

43 Do not erase student information from answer documents submitted with ITM forms. Answer documents of students who refuse to take the test must be placed with the other students answer documents. This situation is not to be handled with an RI or an ITM. Return Procedures 20

44 Bring a copy of: School Group List Report of Irregularity AYP Reports Online Applications 9:00 April 22 @ Tech Center 20

45 https://www.eval.k-12.state.tn.us/ Online Application Website 20

46 https://www.eval.k- 12.state.tn.us/ School/Group List (SGL) Report of Irregularity (RI) Student Demographic Data Verification (SDDV) Faculty Student Data (FSD) TurnLeaf (Achievement Reports) Training Online Application Website Options: 20

47 School Testing Coordinators MUST enter SGL information online prior to returning test materials. Print 3 copies when process is complete. Answer documents cannot be processed without properly completed online SGLs. April 22: School Group List (SGL) 20

48 Achievement: One copy will be placed in the schools first white box. One copy will be kept for your records and one copy kept at the district level. When the box is opened at the warehouse, the School Shipping Order form should be on top with the printed SGL form. April 22: School Group List (SGL) 20

49 RIs must be completed and placed in white boxes sent back to the state. Print 3 copies, one for your records, one for district, one to return with tests documents. The RI form is used to report a serious irregularity during testing. The RI should be used only for the irregularities listed on the RI form. April 22: Report of Irregularity (RI) 20

50 Other circumstances may require completion of only an Inactive Test Material (ITM) form. The sample RI in the TAM is not the latest version. The online version of the RI form has been updated to include a Medical Exemption option. April 22: Report of Irregularity (RI) 20

51 An answer document bubbled absent should be completed with demographic information to be scanned for each student whom you are requesting a medical exemption. The answer document of a student for whom you have requested a medical exemption must be included with the appropriate GIS and SGL in the school s white box. Medical Exemption Request Form 20 NE W

52 Medical Exemption Request Forms should only be used for severe, documented medical circumstances. Medical Exemption Request Form 20 NE W

53 https://www.eval.k-12.state.tn.us/ Step 1 – Complete, review, and sign Medical Exemption Request form. Step 2 – Attach Doctor Documentation to the Medical Exemption Request Form. Step 3 – Copy and retain a record for system use. Step 4 – Enter the information from the Medical Exemption Request on the TCAP online RI form. Medical Exemption Request Form 20

54 https://www.eval.k-12.state.tn.us/ Step 5 – Place the Medical Exemption Request in the Breach Envelope along with Breach forms and System AYP Demographic Review forms. Step 6 – Mail Breach envelope to the state via Priority Mail or FedEx. Each request will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Medical Exemption Request Form 20

55 Student Demographic Data Verification SDDV Online Applications May 5 or 12 20

56 The first window beginning May 5 th will be available for those systems who have all tests and required documentation completely received and processed by April 28 th. Two windows: May 5 and May 12 Achievement (K-8) Student Demographic Data Verification (SDDV) 20

57 SDDV is to verify/correct student demographic data after it has been processed. SDDV is different for each assessment and requires a separate username and password. Achievement Writing Reminder: Cleaner answer documents generate fewer errors. Student Demographic Data Verification (SDDV) 20

58 Faculty Student Data FSD Online Applications May ??? 20

59 Faculty Student Data is the name given for the process of claiming students in order to generate teacher effect. It is required by law. Faculty Student Data (FSD) – Students receiving Special Education services must be excluded from teacher rosters. Students with 504 plans must be included. Achievement Faculty Student Data (FSD) 20

60 Faculty Student Data Online process was put in place to replace a bubble sheet of all the students names for each teacher. Window of time to claim students is limited. Each district will be notified by e-mail when their data is available for claiming students. Achievement Faculty Student Data (FSD) 20

61 Achievement Individual Profile Reports (IPR) and student labels will be printed and shipped to school districts. All other reports are available on TurnLeaf website. https://www.eval.k-12.state.tn.us/ Link to this website available through Online Applications: https://www.eval.k-12.state.tn.us/ Reports 20

62 TurnLeaf (TCAP Achievement Reports): –Requires additional log-in to access –Re-rostering option added –Available mid-June Reports 20

63 Online Resources

64 Questions? 9


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