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1IDEA® English Language Proficiency Tests (IPT) North Carolina Policy and Procedural InformationFall 2005 Administrations
2NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure The new IPT will be administered in grades 2-12 for the school year.
3NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure The new IPT for kindergarten and grade 1 students will be available during the spring 2006 annual testing window.For fall 2005 initially enrolled kindergarten and grade 1 students will be administered the green IPT K-6 Oral test (Form F).
4NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Kindergarten and grade 1 students are the ONLY students who will be administered the old version of the IPT during fall 2005 test administrations.
5NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure For Kindergarten and grade 1 test administrations use the-purple North Carolina Test Administrator’s Guide (TAG) published July 2004-purple student scannable sheet (used spring 2005)
6NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Answer Documents for Grades 2-12Answer documents for the new grade 2 IPT test will be in the form of a booklet. For fall 2005, the answer sheet, however, can be pre-coded.The grades 3-12 answer sheets may be pre-coded
7NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Answer Documents for Grades 2-12Page 1 request student demographic information.Page 2 is the answer sheet for the listening, speaking, reading, and writing conventions portions of the test.Pages 3 and 4 provide space for the student to complete the writing test.
8NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Answer Documents for Grades 2-12A NCDPI processing guide has been made available to assist test administrators in the completion of the answer documents for fall 2005 test administrations.
9NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Examiner Manuals for Grades 2-12North Carolina test administration policy and procedure information has been incorporated into each of the four grade-span IPT Examiner’s Manuals.
10NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Examiner Manuals for Grades 2-12Test administrator’s MUST use the grades 6-8 IPT Examiner’s Manual when administering the new test to students in the sixth grade.
11NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Initial Testing – RemindersAccording to federal and state policy the home language survey (HLS) must be administered to all students upon initial enrollment.All language-minority students in grades 2-12 must be administered all four subtests of the new IPT.
12NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Initial Testing – RemindersAll language minority kindergarten and grade 1 students must be administered the Oral test of the IPT within the first 30 days of enrollment for the fall 2005.
13NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Reminder:A student must score Superior on all four subtests of the IPT during the same test administration to exit LEP identification.
14NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingThe North Carolina cut score chart for the IPT (State Board of Education (SBE) policy HSP-A-011) has been updated to include score information for the new tests.
15NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingIf the home language survey is completed and any question is answered “other than English” the student is considered a language minority student.
16NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingSchool systems will be provided information for securely recycling the old versions of the IPT with the exception of the following four items:1. The green K-6 oral test (Form F – the administration form for kindergarten and first grade students for the fall 2005),2. The green K-6 oral test (Form E the misadministration form for kindergarten and first grade students for the fall 2005),
17NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Recycle Exceptions (continued)3. The purple IPT North Carolina Test Administrator’s Guide (TAG) (published July 2004), and4. Purple scannable sheets used for the administration of the test to kindergarten and first grade students.
18NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingThe green IPT K-6 Oral test (Form F) will be used for kindergarten and grade 1 students.Neither the old or new IPT can be used for any other purpose including the retesting of students for diagnostic purposes in determining continued placement, level of services, or instruction.
19NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingAccording to state policy school systems are reminded that students and parents/guardians must be advised of district-wide and state-mandated tests (including the IPT) that the student is required to take during the school year.
20NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingSchool personnel are reminded thatTEST SECURITY must be maintained at all times.All individuals who administer the test must read the Testing Code of Ethics located in the Examiner’s Manual prior to the test administration.
21NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingContinued cooperation and collaboration between testing personnel and LEP/ESL personnel is essential to the success of the new IPT in North Carolina.
22NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingTest coordinators should provide notification to students and parents/guardians of testing.LEP coordinators should coordinate the identification of language-minority students.Test coordinators and LEP coordinators should work collaboratively to ensure appropriate staff are trained on the new IPT.
23NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingTest administrators must follow the grade appropriate/designated Examiner’s Manual as it is written for each grade span test.Sixth grade students in NC will take the grades 6-8 tests.
24NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for Testing - ProctorsInitial TestingA proctor is required in the administration of the reading, writing, and listening subtests for five or more students.
25NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for Testing - ProctorsAnnual TestingA proctor is required in the administration of ALL reading, writing, and listening subtests.A proctor is not required for the Speaking subtest administration.
26NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for Testing - ProctorsA proctor is NOT required during the administration of the green IPT K-6 Oral test (Form F).
27NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingIf student social security numbers are used, the school system test coordinator must establish policies to ensure that these numbers are kept confidential.
28NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingIf a student does not participate in the IPT, the parent/guardian must be notified.If the parent/guardian refuses to allow his or her child to be assessed on the IPT the decision must be documented.Refusal of the IPT means refusal of ESL services, testing accommodations, and participation in the alternate assessment unless the student is identified with a disability and has appropriate documentation.
29NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for Testing – Transfer StudentsIPT scores must be transferred with the student’s cumulative records.The new school has up to 30 days to obtain initial scores on the IPT for testing decisions.If scores are not received and the HLS indicates that the student is language-minority the school system must determine if the administration of the IPT is necessary.
30NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for Testing – Transfer Students (continued)If scores are sent, the receiving school must use the scores received to determine the student’s LEP status.
31NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingForm A must be used again in the event of a misadministration of the new IPT because it is the only new form of the test that is currently available for grades 2-12.
32NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Updates for TestingForm E must be used in the event of a misadministration of the green IPT K-6 Oral test.
33NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Designated Test Forms for the Fall 2005 AdministrationGrades FormsK F (old test)A (new test)
34NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: How many students can be tested during the group administrations of the IPT?A: The recommendation by both the publisher and NCDPI is 30 students. NCDPI understands that some LEAs are larger and will need to test larger groups. Guidelines must be followed for a proper administration.
35NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: What if an LEA needs to order additional forms of the old green K-6 Oral test?A: LEAs may order additional copies of these test materials through the TOPS Ordering System.
36NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: What if a test administrator needs access to the IPT test materials prior to giving the test to practice administering the test?A: For the fall administration LEA test coordinators may allow test administrators ample time to review test materials (to practice pausing the CDs, work with picture books, etc.) under SECURE conditions.
37NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: Should I use the raw score conversion chart for determining a student’s proficiency level?A: Yes. The raw score conversion chart has been updated and should be used in determining a student’s proficiency level. This is the same chart that was passed by the SBE, only the SBE chart shows scale scores.
38NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: Can a teacher administering the Speaking subtest create a checklist or audio recording of the student during the administration?A: No. A checklist or recording cannot be generated.
39NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: What happens if a student is unable to understand the directions for a part of the test?A: The student should sit quietly until the other students are ready to move on to the next part of the test if this occurs during any group administered subtest. Once the group is ready to move on, encourage the student to try to answer questions in the next part of the test.
40NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: What if the student’s English proficiency is so low that he or she cannot understand the test administrator’s instructions?A: The test administrator may ask the student in whichever language he or she understands whether he or she wants to stop working on the test. If the student wants to stop collect all test materials from the student.
41NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: May a student use blank paper for outlining during the writing portion of the test?A: Yes. The student may use blank paper during the writing subtest for outlining/planning but the students final writing responses must be written on the answer sheet. Students are not to double stack their responses. Only responses written on the answer sheet will be scored.Additional information may be forthcoming.
42NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: Which form of the test is given to a student who enrolls after January 1?A: The initial form, Form A. This will serve as both the initial and annual administration.
43NC IPT Testing Policy and Procedure Q: Does NCDPI suggest an order for which the IPT subtests are administered?A: For the fall administration LEAs may administer the IPT subtests in any order. However, it should be kept in mind that students who are administered the Speaking subtest first will later have access to those responses. For the annual administration the Writing subtest must be given first.