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1 ___________________________ NCDPI Division of Accountability Services/North Carolina Testing Program North Carolina Alternate Assessment Academic Inventory (NCAAAI) EC Overview Performance Assessment Summer Institute Summer 2004 Pam Biggs NCDPI Division of Accountability Services

2 North Carolina Testing Program Standard Test Administration without Accommodations Alternate Assessment Portfolio (NCAAP) Alternate Assessment Academic Inventory (NCAAAI) Standard Test Administration with Accommodations

3 What is the NCAAAI? A checklist of objectives on the NC Standard Course of Study that are assessed by the statewide test administrations Teacher judgment Descriptions of student performance at the beginning and end of the year

4 Who can take the NCAAAI? Students with disabilities who have IEPs Students with limited English proficiency WHO MEET SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

5 Students with Disabilities (EC)

6 Eligible Students Students with disabilities are eligible if they: Have a current IEP; and Are assigned to grades 3-8 or 10 or enrolled in a course the requires an end-of-course test for credit; and Access the NCSCS Competency Goals at or below assigned grade level

7 Eligible Students (contd) Are unable to access statewide testing with or without the use of accommodations that do not invalidate the test results It is an individual IEP team decision **Additional guidelines can be found in the Test Administrators Guide**

8 Assessed Grade Level Students with disabilities may be assessed using the NCAAAI: On grade level Below grade level (not available for writing and EOC)

9 Assigned Grade Level Determined by School Principal What student is listed as in student management system (Ex. SIMS,NCWISE) Assessed Grade Level Determined by IEP Team The grade level at which the student is being assessed on the competency goals May be below assigned grade level for reading and math (EC only) Must be at assigned grade level for writing Assigned vs. Assessed

10 Assigned Grade Level Assessed Grade Level Front of Inventory Folder Reading, Math, and Writing Inventories

11 Subject Area Being Assessed Front of Inventory Folder End-of- Course Inventories

12 What should I do first? If not currently in IEP: With IEP team, decide what assessment is most appropriate for the student If decision is AAAI for one or more content areas, decide assessed grade-level (may be different for each content area) Document decision on IEP including NCTP Table 2 (for grades 3-8 and 10) Notify school test coordinator of decision

13 Documentation of Assessed Grade Level NCTP Table 2

14 What should I do first? If AAAI is documented in current IEP: Let school test coordinator know what content areas and grade levels are needed Must begin within 30 calendar days of school beginning (yearlong schedule)

15 The Process

16 Materials You Need NCAAAI Test Administrators Guide AAAI folder for specific content area and assessed grade level Baseline student profile (2-sided) Final student profile Vinyl envelope Scannable student information sheet General purpose header sheet (1 per assessor)

17 When do I need to start? Baseline has to be completed within 30 days of beginning of school if already in IEP OR within 30 days of IEP team decision to place student on AAAI For semester schedules, baseline has to be completed within 15 days.

18 How do I get my materials? Notify school test coordinator He/she will notify LEA test coordinator LEA test coordinator will order appropriate inventory through an online system (TNN) LEA test coordinator can download forms to use temporarily until folders are shipped

19 What do I do after I receive the materials? Verify that you have received the proper grade levels and content areas Complete the students identifying information on the front of the folder Begin the Baseline

20 Identifying Information EC/LEP Designation Assigned Grade Level Front of Folder

21 Baseline Scoring Period Complete baseline within 30 calendar days of student participation (15 for semester schedules) Score each objective based on how the student is performing (0-8) Score each goal based on the objectives within that goal (0-8)

22 Baseline Scoring Objective Scores Goal or Category Score

23 Baseline Scoring (contd) Date when Baseline scores were completed (back of folder) Complete Baseline Student Profile Begin collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.

24 Baseline Student Profile

25 Interim Scoring Period Complete interim at a midpoint in student participation Score each objective based on how the student is performing (0-8) Score each goal based on the objectives within that goal (0-8)

26 Interim Scoring

27 Interim Scoring (contd) Date when Interim scores were completed (back of folder) Continue collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.

28 Final Scoring Period Complete final within 30 calendar days prior to LEA due date Score each objective based on how the student is performing (1-8) Score of 0 not permitted for final scores Score each goal based on the objectives within that goal (1-8)

29 Final Scoring

30 Final Scoring Period (contd) Transfer goal/category scores to the Summary of Final Scores table Did the student achieve growth? Assign the Overall Score (Refer to EOG percentages) Assessor and Principal Signatures

31 Back of Folder Summary of Final Scores EOG Percentages Did the student achieve growth? Signatures at End-of-Year Overall Score

32 Final Scoring Period (contd) Complete Final Student Profile Finish collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.

33 Final Student Profile

34 After Completing Final Complete a scannable student information sheet for every student on the AAAI Complete requested information and transfer scores from Summary of Final Scores table Follow directions in NCAAAI Test Administrators Guide

35 Frequently Asked Questions

36 What is meant by first 30 days of student participation? If documented on IEP when student enters school, the first 30 calendar days from start of school If not documented on IEP, first 30 days from IEP team decision to place student on AAAI

37 Can the ASSESSED grade level be changed? Yes - Once the students participation in the NCAAAI has begun, you have 30 calendar days to make a change If a change is decided upon, notify the school test coordinator Once new inventory or downloaded forms are received, begin immediately

38 Are grades K, 1, and 2 on the same inventory? No, each is on its own folder.

39 Can a student assessed below grade level get scores above 4? Yes – The full range of the 1-8 scale is available to all students. The scores should be assigned based on how the student performs on the competency goals at the ASSESSED grade level

40 Can EC students score Proficient on the inventory? NCAAAI Score On Grade Level IIIIIIIV 1-2 Grade Levels Below III 3 or More Grade Levels Below* IIIIIIIV * Who have significant cognitive disabilities

41 Can a student be switched to the EOG during the year? Yes – If the IEP team feels the student should take the EOG IEP team decision, documented in IEP Notify school and LEA test coordinators immediately The inventory must be complete up to that point Code a student information sheet with proper reason code

42 What if a student transfers? If transferring to another school in NC, new school system test coordinator (TC) requests inventory from original school system Original school completes information in transfer section of the inventory folder Inventory must be complete up to that point in time Original school returns inventory to its school system TC Original school system TC sends inventory to new school/school system

43 More Questions? If you have questions related to: How to fill out the folder What has to be done at one of the scoring periods When does baseline have to be done How to complete the student information sheet Check the Test Administrators Guide Ask your school test coordinator If the school test coordinator doesnt know the answer, he/she should check the LEA test coordinator

44 More Questions? If you have questions related to: How to teach specific objectives What resources are there on the curriculum Types of classroom assessment for a content area What grade level work looks like for a specific grade Ask your principal Check with your LEA curriculum specialists Contact a DPI curriculum consultant


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