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2010 Spring Regional Meeting Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Test Security TCA 49-1-607 TN Test Security Law Any person found not to have followed test security guidelines… immediate suspension grounds for dismissal, including tenured employees revocation of state license
Test Audits State Test Security Measure: Conduct random visits during testing to ensure test security and consistency of administration. Random audits may take place during any test administration. Test auditors show up unannounced. Assessment Audit Checklist AER Tools & Resources page http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/tools_resources.shtml
Testing Code of Ethics School Systems must adopt a locally monitored test security policy that incorporates the State Test Security Guidelines and includes a Testing Code of Ethics for personnel to sign and leave at the district office for documentation. Example now available online For system use AER Tools & Resources page http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/tools_resources.shtml TN Test Security
www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/tseoctoolresource.shtml AER Website on Tools & Resources page Acknowledgement of Test Security Policy For school/system use All personnel involved in the testing process must be trained. Training documentation should be retained for system records.
TN Test Security All TCAP Achievement Tests must be administered within a specified testing window. All students in a grade level within a school must adhere to the same test schedule with the exception of students who are taking makeup tests or require special accommodations (same subject at the same time on the same day).
Test Security All test materials must be secured before and after the test administration. Test materials should be stored in a locked room that is not accessible to unauthorized persons. Handling of test materials must be restricted to authorized personnel at all times. Test materials should be picked up immediately prior to and returned immediately after each test session.
www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/tseoctoolresource.shtml AER Website on Tools & Resources page Test Materials Quantity Verification All test materials must be kept secure by implementing check-in, check-out and quantity verification procedures for all test materials at the system level, at the school level, and for each test session.
Test Security Standard copyright laws must be maintained at all times. Test items may not be reproduced or distributed in any way, for any reason, by any person. Test content may not be paraphrased for use directly in instructional activities, study guides, or classroom resources.
Test Security Test materials should not be read, reviewed, or analyzed before, during, or after test administration unless indicated in test instructions or special accommodations. Discussion of test content or specific test items with students, parents, or professional colleagues is prohibited to protect the validity of the test.
Test Security A secure environment must be ensured during testing. Turn off all communication devices during each test session. Maintain confidentiality of student specific accountability demographic information and test results at all times.
Test Security 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 Maps Charts Charts Posters Posters Student Work Student Work Bulletin Board Items Bulletin Board Items Writing Formulas Writing Formulas Word Lists Word Lists Parts of Speech Parts of Speech Graphic Organizers Graphic Organizers Number Lines Number Lines Definitions Definitions Word Walls Word Walls Displays Displays Models Models
Secure Testing Environment Just because a manipulative has been used all year DOES NOT mean that it can be used on the test.
Test Security Carefully adhere to all test directions and accommodation instructions. Make sure all students receive the correct test materials. Follow all time limits outlined in the test directions. Follow all schedules set by the school/system. Remain with students and be observant and non-disruptive throughout the testing session.
Test Security Ensure that students respond to test without assistance from anyone. Test administrators must ensure appropriate monitoring that does not include coaching or illegal assistance. Test administrators must not read test items or passages to students unless indicated in instructions or accommodations.
Test Security 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. A list of prohibited calculator functions can be found in the TAM. May not be used on K-2 test. Electronic translators not allowed for any students.
www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/tseoctoolresource.shtml Dont forget to complete Report of Irregularity. Breach of Testing Security Report Immediately report any test security concerns to building/system testing coordinator.
Breach of Testing Security Procedures All Test Administration Manuals contain a flowchart provided for guidance in handling potential breach of testing security concerns.
All Questions about SAT 10 (K-2) should be directed to: Sandra G. Cagle Pearson SAT 10 Consultant Phone: 615.567.6312 Mobile: 615.483.3512 firstname.lastname@example.org SAT 10 (K-2)
Why So Many Changes? New Curriculum NAEP Report TN Diploma Project New ACH Contract ETS & Pearson MAAS & ELSA New Achievement Levels Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic
New Curriculum http://www.state.tn.us/education/curriculum.shtml Social Studies did not change!
English Linguistically Simplified Assessment (ELSA) Modified Academic Achievement Standards (MAAS) Assessment New Achievement Tests
Use ACH answer document Bubble ELSA Bubble Same accommodations available T1 & T2 students cannot take ELSA Simplified language New AYP for ELL students English Linguistically Simplified Assessment (ELSA)
ELSA Bubble on ACH Answer Document Students may take ELSA at the same time and same setting as ACH if there are no Read-Aloud Accommodations.
MAAS Answer Document Only three answer choices!
Fill in only one of the corresponding circles based upon the students anticipated availability for instruction/enrollment/attendance. This is not an indication of the number of days present when the test is taken. Instructional Availability/ Class Attendance
For Traditional schedules, select from among the following: 150 days or more 75-149 days 74 days or fewer For Modified schedules, select from among the following: 75 days or more 38-74 days 37 days or fewer Instructional Availability/ Class Attendance
To be announced via listserv message Accurately completing the Instructional Availability Bubble will make the process faster and easier Instructional availability information cannot be corrected in SDDV after testing. It must be corrected in the FSD application in RANDA. Faculty Student Data (FSD) Window
Consumable (students can write in books) New practice tests will be sent each year Grade 5 practice test misprints RLA Key (ELSA & ACH) Disregard Mathematics Item #44 New Full-length ACH Practice Tests ACH Practice Tests are now being shipped ACH Practice Tests ELSA Practice Tests MAAS Practice Tests
Book Covers – ELSA, MAAS, & ACH Carefully check Test Book Covers
Practice Answer Document http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/tools_resources.shtml
Review your shipping addresses in RANDA immediately to ensure receipt of secure test materials (ACH and EOC). Contact the Office of Assessment ASAP if there are changes to shipping addresses. Notify us in writing of any shipping problems with R & L. Very Important: Shipping Addresses
Late orders or changes can be made by email to: email@example.com Double check your Braille and LP orders immediately! Late Achievement Orders
Achievement Website Item Samplers & Practice Tests Test Administration Manual (TAM) Subtests Times and Item Charts Teacher Directions Reporting Categories State Performance Indicators (SPIs) Number of items per Reporting Category http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/achievement.shtml
ACH Testing Window 2009-2010 March 22 - April 23, 2010 Systems select no more than six consecutive school days (Do not have to use 6 days). Systems do not have to use six days. Good Friday may interrupt the test window. Spring Break may not interrupt the test window.
All schools within a system must follow the system testing window. All students in a grade level within a school must adhere to the same test schedule (SPED, ELL, & make-up testing). ELL and Special Education students may not be tested outside of the system or state testing window. ACH Testing Window 2009-2010
Must notify Assessment Office if you need to change your ACH Testing Window. Office of Assessment MUST approve new window. White boxes MUST be sent back within 3 days after testing is complete. ACH Testing Window 2009-2010
ACH Testing Schedule 2009-2010 All students in a grades 3 – 8 must adhere to the following test schedule: Day 1 – Reading/Language Arts (Parts 1 & 2) Day 2 – Mathematics (Parts 1 & 2) Day 3 – Science (Parts 1 & 2) Day 4 – Social Studies (Parts 1 & 2) Exceptions: SPED, ELL, & make-up testing
GIS Guidelines Must use valid teacher name & license number. No made up names Read Birds. No more than 50 students under one GIS. Re-rostering will allow schools to create reports with alphabetical list of students by grade.
Revised Group Information Sheet (GIS) Must use valid Teacher name Must use valid license number 0
Teacher Licensure Numbers Use new number from the look-up site. It is not the social security number! https://www.k-12.state.tn.us/tcertinf Must have login & password.
Alternative School Students Must be coded back to the Remanding School. Do NOT complete a GIS for an alternative school. Systems/schools will not be able to complete an SGL for Alternative School Students.
December 2009 TDOE uploaded student demographic data to Pearson Access from EIS: Last name, First name Student USID number DOB & Grade Gender & Ethnicity System & School PearsonAccess (PEMSolutions)
Pre-ID/PearsonAccess Changes made in PearsonAccess from December 8 th – February 5 th will be printed on the answer documents. Systems & Schools may still clean data until March 19, 2010 but changes will not be printed on the answer document. Pre-ID answer documents will be sent directly from Pearson to LEAs. No machine pre-slugging allowed for Achievement.
Do NOT bubble the following on Pre-ID Answer Documents: +Name+DOB +Ethnicity +USID+Gender Pre-ID Answer Documents
If a student has changed schools, even within your own school system, use a blank answer document. School systems were to unregister portfolio students. Before distributing materials to teachers, make sure all portfolio students have been removed. Pre-ID Answer Documents
Place unused pre- ID answer documents under this form and return to the state in the brown boxes: Portfolio students Students who have moved
Other fields need to be bubbled if they have NOT been uploaded to PearsonAccess by March 19, 2010 (e.g., accommodations, SPED hrs, ELL, ELL Excluded, Title I). Achievement Pre-ID Process
Absent bubble Do not bubble if the student takes any part of the test. Version bubble Cannot be uploaded; must be completed on the answer document Important ACH Bubbles
Student Demographic Data Verification (SDDV). Window to be announced via listserv message. After SDDV, defaults will be applied when required fields are left blank (e.g., Membership, Code A & B). First in/First out. PearsonAccess SDDV Window
Recorded webinar available by March 19, 2010. You may not need to participate in live webinars if you view the recorded webinar. Live webinars will include question and answers via chat feature. PearsonAccess SDDV Webinar
View Student Demographic Data View Reports Support & FAQs Training webinars Dynamic Rostering (re-rostering) EDvantage TN Reminder: Class selection in PearsonAccess is for packaging only (not FSD). Improved PearsonAccess (PEMSolutions)
Helpdesk number: 888/817-8658 Unlock Account Upload Assistance SDDV Help Do not call the help desk to set up new users. STCs must assign users (system & school) State must assign STCs PearsonAccess Helpdesk (PEMSolutions)
Improved PearsonAccess www.pearsonaccess.com Select TN from the pull down menu.
One Step Removal Its now easier to remove students from your list of registered students. You will not have to remove the students test assignment, remove their class, and then unregister the student. You will now be able to do these three steps with ONE click. PearsonAccess Improvements One Test Assignment per student This year, each student will be assigned ONE test instead of four. One test assignment will reduce work throughout the entire process.
Header included with Reverse SDU File This year when you request a registration file to make student demographic updates, your file will include the header row in Row 1. NEW Student Wizard When adding a new student to PearsonAccess, the Student Wizard will walk you through the steps, screen by screen. PearsonAccess Improvements
Organization Tab Organization information has been moved to the front on its own tab. You will be able to easily access your organization information and update contact information for report delivery. PearsonAccess Improvements Planned for SDDV Alerts vs. Warnings Both alerts and warnings will require your attention; alerts will affect your AYP reporting if not corrected. Warnings will also need attention Your alerts and warnings will be more descriptive.
All Data Errors listed If you have a student that is in alert or warning status, you will see a list of data errors for quick resolution. One test/One resolution Since students will have just one test assignment in 2010 (rather than four), you will have a single resolution on an alert or warning rather than FOUR! Pearson Access Improvements Planned for SDDV
New Cut Scores Cut scores will not be available until after testing Standards Setting to be held in late June 2010 Committees will recommend cuts The State Board of Education will have to approve the cut scores Delayed Reporting (Fall 2010?)
Standards Setting Committees Panels of educators & other stakeholders Math, Reading/Language Arts, & Science Teachers (grade/content specialists) Principals Supervisors Directors of Schools
Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, the TCAP results will be reported based on these four achievement levels for RLA, Math, & Science New Achievement Levels Not SS
Available for Spring 2010 Achievement Test Separate Reading Composite Score Provided (FYI only) Separate Language Arts Composite Score Provided (FYI) The Reading/Language Arts Scale Score will still be the reported score New Composite Scores
End of Course Assessments The NEW High School Transition Policy requires students to be assessed in the following end of course assessments: Algebra I, Biology I, English I, English II, and US History Future Assessments: Algebra II, English III, Geometry Chemistry, and Physics
End of Course Assessments 2009-10 and thereafter… –Student examination requirement based on curriculum… –The new curriculum with new instruction requires a new assessment for all students in the class. All students enrolled in Alg I, Eng II, and Bio I classes will take the new EOC tests in 2009-10. This is regardless of grade and graduation requirement differences.
Entering Freshmen 2008-09 and before… Curriculum drives instruction, test aligned to curriculum old curriculum – old test (GWY/EOC) GWY/EOC test as % of student grade and must pass the three GWY assessments as additional diploma requirement Entering Freshmen 2009-10 and thereafter… Curriculum drives instruction, test aligned to curriculum new curriculum and instruction – new test (EOC) new EOC test as % of student grade No additional assessment diploma requirement (No GWY) Gateway Gateway NOTGateway End of Course Assessments
End of Course Assessments: Curriculum/Class 2009-10 English II, Algebra I, Biology I classes (enrolled for credit) New Curriculum Standards and New EOC assessment Mix of 9 th, 10 th, 11 th, and 12 th grade students Mix of graduation requirements: 9 th new EOC, *9 th – 12 th old GWY All take the new EOC tests All (9-12) assigned EOC grade to be used in course % *9 th – 12 th must have additional Met/Not Met diploma information *Entering 9 th grade in or prior to 2008-09 school year Which Test Do They Take? End of Course
End of Course Assessments AYP EOC Assessments (administered during set window) Spring 2010: May 4-7 –Algebra I –English II –Biology I (55 items, untimed) EOC Assessments (administered last 10 days of instruction) –English I (55 items, timed) –US History (unchanged) (50 items, timed)
2009-10 End of Course Assessments Quick Score Reporting Continues: Numeric grade, Met/Not Met Diploma Requirement –No Performance Levels in Fall or Spring –Performance Levels will be established during the June 2010 Standard Setting ELSA – ELL simplified language form (Operational Fall 2010) 2%: MAAS (Field Test Spring 2011 or later) Future Assessments –Algebra II – Field Test Spring 2010 –English III – Field Test Spring 2011 –Geometry, Chemistry, Physics
Algebra II Field Test All students currently enrolled in Algebra II must participate in the field test. Modified Versions: Only Large Print will be available for the field test; there will be no Braille version. Test Administration Date: May 2010 Operational: Fall 2010
Mathematics Language Arts Science There are three administrations per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer Gateway Assessments
Gateway…2009 and thereafter Gateway Diploma Requirement –Gateway Math, Language Arts, Science For students entering high school 2008- 09 and before not enrolled and have earned course credit in Algebra I, English II, and Biology I but still need to pass the Gateway test to meet their diploma requirement…
Gateway Diploma Requirement –Gateway Math, Language Arts, Science Interventions still required May retake this assessment as many times as necessary Testing now online (required) –Quick Score: Met/Not Met Diploma Requirement –Individual Student Report Gateway…2009 and thereafter
Gateway Online Testing Beginning Spring 2010 Gateway Online Testing is NOT optional. Gateway Online Testing Administration Window: April 27-May 21, 2010 Gateway Modified Tests (Large Print and Braille) must still be administered via paper/pencil (Window: May 4-7, 2010) Gateway Online Testing will feature options for Special Education testers, including the read aloud accommodation. Webinars and demos will be available in the weeks to come.
Gateway and End of Course Assessments Gateway –untimed but must be completed within the same day AYP End of Course –untimed but must be completed within the same day End of Course –timed and must be completed within the same day Currently, results of both AYP End of Course and End of Course assessments must count 20% of the second semester course grade.
Ordering Tests Tests must be ordered for each school via an order entry system. The on-line orders activate and populate all other databases. After Wednesday, February 10, 2010, email late orders to Barry.Britt@tn.gov. Notify Assessment when a test is used for a school without a test order. Gateway and End of Course Assessments
Preparing for Testing The answer document is the beginning of all student data resulting from the test, so accuracy is of the utmost importance. The EOC answer document has been revised. Gateway and End of Course Assessments
End of Course Assessments Answer Document Changes Unique Student ID: EIS-Generated Unique Student IDs will be captured; Social Security Numbers will no longer be recorded. Private entities will not have EIS-generated numbers. Testing Status: First Time Taker or Repeat Taker Only First Time Taker = Enrolled in Course for the First Time Instructional Availability: Options have been further delineated. A1 Bubble: The A1 bubble will be used to identify EOC testers for whom a passing score will be used to satisfy the Gateway diploma requirement (only pertinent to students who entered high school prior to the 2009-10 school year). The A1 bubble will enable the reporting of met/not met status. Title I Section: Poverty levels will no longer be captured. Title I TAS (Direct Service) has been deleted.
Gateway and End of Course Assessments Group Information Sheet The Group Information Sheet (GIS) is a scannable form which identifies a set of answer documents by system, school, and teacher name. The teacher licensure number will be collected. One GIS must be used for each teacher per class. (Class PERIOD must be coded.) RETESTERRETESTER
Test Administration Manual The Test Administration Manual (TAM) contains sample forms and instructions pertaining to ordering tests, preparing scannable documents, administering the tests, preparing materials for test processing, and preparing to return test materials. There will be a separate TAM for Gateway Online Testing. Gateway and End of Course Assessments
After Testing Answer documents must be taken to the Field Service Center in that region for scanning. Prior to scanning, an appointment date and time must be scheduled. A student roster with ID numbers and a list of verified absences should be taken to the scan site. Gateway and End of Course Assessments
Release of Quick Scores Prior to the release/posting of Quick Scores, two on-line procedures must be completed. Student Group List (SGL) –Teacher name and number of students Report of Irregularity (RI) –Must be completed even when no irregularities took place. Gateway and End of Course Assessments
Medical Exemption Requests If an exemption is being requested for medical reasons, it must be entered via the RI, with hard copies of medical documentation to be sent to the Office of Assessment. Be sure to complete and scan an answer doc (bubbled absent) for each of these students. End of Course Assessments NOTGateway
Adequate Yearly Progress Demographic Review An AYP form must be completed for each system, verifying that there were or were not any irregularities during that test administration. This form may be faxed or mailed. End of Course Assessments NOTGateway
Student Demographic Data Verification (SDDV) Some time after testing, systems will go online and make a preliminary examination of the scanned student demographic data and make corrections. There is a specified window for this verification process. End of Course Assessments NOTGateway Faculty Student Data A bit later, systems (teachers) will be required to again go online and claim their students to generate teacher effect. This, too, must be done within a specified process.
Item Samplers and Practice Tests now available End of Course Assessments http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/sec_samplers.shtml
Secondary Diagnostic Assessments Secondary Diagnostic Assessments Enabling legislation enacted May 2007 Public Chapter No. 273: –SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49- 6-6001(b), is amended by deleting the existing language and by substituting instead the following: As a strategy for assessing student readiness to enter and succeed in postsecondary training, every public school student shall take a series of three (3) examinations, one (1) administered at grade eight (8), one (1) administered at grade ten (10), and one (1) at grade eleven (11). These assessments shall be approved by the Commissioner of Education and provide educators with diagnostic information to assist in developing interventions for the purpose of increasing high school graduation rates and improving student preparation for postsecondary achievement. Each year, the results of such examinations shall be analyzed and reported by the Commissioner of Education to the Select Oversight Committee on Education. –SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2007, the public welfare requiring it.
Benefits of Weekday Test Administration Awareness and Exposure among all students Students will test in a familiar environment High Schools and Districts will receive comprehensive reporting Provides the opportunity for students to test with ACT-Approved and State- Allowed Accommodations
ACT for Tennessee Statewide Test Weekday ACT Assessment is invoiced directly to LEAs in Mid June. BEP Formula funds are allocated for ACT Administration. Cost incurred above the BEP Formula allocation are reimbursable as defined by the TN ACT Reimbursement protocol.
ACT Explore/Plan for Tennessee LEA is invoiced by ACT LEA pays ACT for the number of students assessed. LEA sends proof of payment and student roster to TDOE in Assessment and Evaluation LEA is reimbursed by TDOE
ACT College Reportable Scores Students testing Standard Time or with ACT- Approved Accommodations will receive college reportable scores 3-7 weeks following statewide test admin. Scores to be sent to 4 colleges or scholarship agencies at no cost to the student. College Reportable Scores available online 1-2 months after test date
ACT Tennessee Statewide Test Tuesday, March 9, 2011 Make-Up Tuesday, March 23, 2011 http://www.act.org/aap/tennessee 2009-2010 School Year
Step 4: Materials Shipped Test Supervisor will provide ACT with enrollment numbers and shipping information Pretest materials are shipped 5 weeks prior to test date to Test Supervisor Test materials will arrive one week prior to test date Accommodations materials will be sent to Test Accommodations Coordinator
Step 5: Test Administration Schools conduct pretest session prior to test day (Early February- March 8) Test Date - March 9, 2010 Make-Up Date – March 23, 2010 ACT customer service will be available extended hours to answer questions during the test administration Step 6: Materials Returned ACT will arrange for prepaid pick-up of test materials following the assessment. Schools do not need to arrange for shipping.
Reporting Student Score Report High School Profile Report College Readiness Standards Report District High School Profile Report District College Readiness District Student Data File
ACT Tennessee Statewide Test Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Make-Up Tuesday, March 29, 2011 http://www.act.org/aap/tennessee 2010-2011 School Year
Step 1: Establishment Process Step 1: Establishment Process: Establishing your school as a test site for the March 15, Make up March 29, 2011 test administration Timeline Early – Mid AugustEstablishment Packets sent to school principals SeptemberEstablishment Packets due back to ACT October Test Accommodations Information packet and Accommodation forms mailed to Test Accommodations Coordinator http://www.act.org/aap/tennessee/files/ChecklistDates- StandardTimeTesting.pdf
Step 1: Establishment Process School Administration Responsibilities Principal or designee must… Consider staffing requirements and select staff to serve as a Test Supervisor (TS), Back-Up Test Supervisor (BU), and Test Accommodations Coordinator (TAC) Complete and return Establishment Packet Share information in Establishment Packets with assigned staff Beginning planning for testing rooms/facilities with Test Supervisor http://www.act.org/aap/tennessee/
Step 2: Training Workshops All newly appointed Test Supervisors, Back-up Test Supervisors and Test Accommodations Coordinators are required to attend a half day training workshop. Require one person (TS or BU) to re-attend. The workshop address standard testing requirements and the test administration/ test accommodations process. http://www.act.org/aap/tennessee/
Step 2: Training Workshops Appointed staff will sign-up for a workshop online early October http://www.act.org/aap/tennessee/files/WorkshopInvitation.pdf Workshops conducted Mid November
Step 3: Request Accommodations ACT-Approved Accommodations available A DVD provided for the Test Accommodations Coordinator Accommodations procedures and request forms to be mailed to schools in late fall http://www.act.org/aap/tennessee/files/FAQ- AccommTesting.pdf
Questions About ACT for Tennessee Statewide Test: TDOE: 615-741-0720 firstname.lastname@example.org@tn.gov or email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ACT: March 2010 Administration http://www.act.org/aap/tennessee ACT: General Information 800-553-6244 ext. 2800 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Demographic Data Verification 2010 Writing Assessment SDDV March 12th to March 25 th Measurement with send notification to Testing Coordinators via e-mail.
A New Feature for the 2010 Writing Assessment On-line reporting will be offered through Measurement Incorporated this year. Systems will receive one paper Individual Student Report and a cumulative record label in the spring. All other reporting will be on-line. Systems will not receive any CD reports from Measurement this year.
Fall Activities The Writing Assessment will pilot new prompts in the fall of 2010. The new Constructed Response Test is scheduled to be piloted in the fall of 2010. This test is being designed for use in the third and seventh grades.
Portfolio SDDV window is open March -12 –Email sent to STC 2010-2011 Updates –Check Testing and Evaluation Site http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/alt_PA.shtml –Will need contact information for all System Portfolio Coordinators Name, Email Address, Phone Number If STC also needs information, please include
MAAS Eligibility –Grade Level Standards IEP –IEP team decision based on multiple data sources Accommodations –Same as Ach. Practice Tests/Item Samplers 2% Cap –System level number based on total tested Gr.3-8 –Just a limit on number of proficient scores to be counted for AYP –Not a limit on number assessed http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/alt_MAAS.shtml
Achievement Grades 3-8 Answer document reminders: –MAAS/Ach Student assessed in both Ach. and MAAS will have two answer documents –Accommodations Are now content area specific in EasyIEP If an accommodation is used in any content areas, bubble accommodation on answer doc If Accommodation F is bubbled, need tape sent
End of Course Developing three EOC modified assessments –Algebra I –Biology I –English II All three will be field tested Spring 2011 Field Test Algebra II –Spring 2010 –Large Print will be included and available for Fall 2010 –Braille will not be included or available until Spring 2011
Accommodations Consult site for more information http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/accommodations.shtml Allowable Accommodations –Based on individual student need Special Accommodations –Based on individual student need and listed in IEP –Not all Extended Time is created equal –Read Aloud teachers need content area vocabulary knowledge –Unique Adaptive Accommodation Request Form Please email Lori Nixon prior to sending this form
Special Education Accommodations Accommodation C: Mathematics Table/Calculators –If system allows use, do not code Accommodation C. –Achievement/MAAS: Mathematics Tables are Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division –End of Course: Mathematics Tables are Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, and Square Root Chart Square Root Chart may be downloaded from http://www.state.tn.us/education/assessment/secondary.shtml
Who takes the ELDA? ALL ELL students grades K-12 are mandated by the federal government to take the ELDA. T1 and T2 students do Not take ELDA.
Tennessee ELDA 2010 Important Test Dates Tennessee ELDA 2010 Important Test Dates ELDA will start arriving as early as January 8 th and no later than January 25th Monday February 1 – ELDA testing window begins (Grades K- 12) Friday March 12 – ELDA testing window ends (Grades K-12) March 19 – All materials must be picked up by Fed Ex and returned to Measurement Incorporated using the supplied shipping labels May 31 – Assessment results back to districts and TN DOE. September 30 – Deadline for contacting the ELDA Helpline with any reporting errors or missing reports.
Processing > SGL Session Number column added for Achievement assessment
Processing > RI Breach of Security and Medical Exemption Request Forms should be completed online.
Faculty/Student TDOE strongly encourages schools/systems to have teachers do their own claiming in FSD School Admin and STCs should verify accuracy of claimed students Help Manuals will be provided for Teacher Claiming
Faculty/Student A new look for the Claiming section
To Give a Teacher Log In Access for Claiming: If a Group Information Sheet has been turned in for a teacher, they will have already been assigned a Login Name and Password. School Admin or Building Test Coordinator MUST click on Login Enabled check box to ensure that the teacher can access the website. Double check Teacher Licensure # for accuracy. Primary Role should be Teacher (Can Claim) You must do this for each teacher who will be claiming students at your school.
Need Help? New help manuals and webinars posted
2010 Spring Regional Webinar Thursday, March 11 at 12:30 PM CST