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___________________________ NCDPI Division of Accountability Services/North Carolina Testing Program North Carolina Alternate Assessment Academic Inventory (NCAAAI) For End-of-Course Performance Assessment Summer Institute Summer 2004 Pam Biggs NCDPI Division of Accountability Services
North Carolina Testing Program End-of-Course Test without Accommodations Alternate Assessment Academic Inventory (NCAAAI) End-of-Course Test with Accommodations
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 course
Who can take the NCAAAI? Students with limited English proficiency Students with disabilities who have IEPs WHO MEET SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Eligible Students Must be enrolled in a course requiring an end-of-course test for credit Must be enrolled in U.S. schools for less than 24 months Scored below Intermediate High on reading English language proficiency test (IPT)
Cut Score Chart Reading Writing Oral
Decision to Participate Made on an individual basis! Must be documented!
Students with Disabilities (EC)
Eligible Students Students with disabilities are eligible if they: Have a current IEP; and Are enrolled in a course that requires an end- of-course test; and The IEP team determines that the student is unable to take the standard test administration with or without accommodations that do not invalidate the test results
Eligible Students (contd) Some examples of EC students for whom the AAAI for EOC might be appropriate for Newly blind student who does not know Braille and cannot access the test; and Student who would require accommodations that would invalidate the test results to access the standard administration
Assessed Level There is no off-level AAAI for EOCs All students assessed on course objectives and standards
What should I do first? If not currently in IEP: With IEP team, decide what assessment is most appropriate for the student Document decision on IEP Notify school test coordinator of decision
What should I do first? If AAAI is documented in current IEP: Let school test coordinator know what subjects are needed Must complete baseline within 30 calendar days of beginning of course for yearlong courses; 15 days for semester courses
Materials You Need NCAAAI Test Administrators Guide for EOC AAAI folder for specific EOC subject Baseline student profile (2-sided) Final student profile Vinyl envelope Scannable student information sheet General purpose header sheet (1 per assessor)
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
When do I need to start? For YEARLONG courses: Baseline has to be completed within 30 days of beginning of course if already in documentation OR within 30 days of IEP team decision to place student on AAAI OR within 30 days of decision to place LEP student on AAAI (ex. 30 days after initial IPT)
When do I need to start? For SEMESTER courses: Baseline has to be completed within 15 days of beginning of course if already in documentation OR within 15 days of IEP team decision to place student on AAAI OR within 15 days of decision to place LEP student on AAAI (ex. 15 days after initial IPT)
What do I do after I receive the materials? Verify that you have received the proper number of folders for each subject Complete the students identifying information on the front of the folder Begin the Baseline
Identifying Information EC/LEP Designation Test Cycle Front of Folder
Baseline Scoring Period Complete baseline within 30 calendar days of student participation for yearlong courses; 15 days for semester courses Score each objective based on how the student is performing (0-8) Score each goal based on the objectives within that goal (0-8)
Baseline Scoring Objective Scores Goal or Category Score
Baseline Scoring (contd) Date when Baseline scores were completed (back of folder) Complete Baseline Student Profile Begin collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.
Baseline Student Profile
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)
Interim Scoring (contd) Date when Interim scores were completed (back of folder) Continue collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.
Final Scoring Period Complete final within 30 calendar days prior to LEA due date for yearlong courses; 15 days for semester courses 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)
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 EOC percentages) Assessor and Principal Signatures
Back of Folder Summary of Final Scores EOC Percentages Did the student achieve growth? Signatures at End-of-Year Overall Score
Final Scoring Period (contd) Complete Final Student Profile Finish collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.
Final Student Profile
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 for End-of- Course Test Administrators Guide
Can accommodations be used? Yes – Instructional modifications/accommodations should be used as documented in the students LEP documentation or IEP Scores are assigned based on what is observed in the classroom Use of basic accommodations should not lower the score
Will the EOC AAAI be operational next year? YES It was a pilot this year and will be operational next year
How are they audited? On-site audits Schools across the state Will look at Inventories Documentation (LEP or IEP) Cumulative folders Student work folders
NO – This only applies to EOG and HSCT. All students in courses requiring an EOC test must be assessed to receive credit I heard that first year LEP students did not have to test in reading. Does this apply to English I?
Can students be considered proficient? Yes – Scores must be assigned based on how the student is performing in the classroom Student must be successful/proficient on course material according to the course standards Basic accommodations should not limit the student to nonproficient scores
What if the course is part of a series? If the course is divided into a series (Ex. Algebra IA and IB): Complete Baseline scores and Student Profile during first 30 days of the first course in the series Complete Interim at halfway through the series Complete Final at end of the series Complete and scan student information sheet at completion of series
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
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 particular subject Ask your principal Check with your LEA curriculum specialists Contact a DPI curriculum consultant