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1 1 Delaware Student Testing Program Guidelines for Inclusion English Language Learners September 2, 3, 4, and 29, 2009 Lisa Alexander Helen Dennis Adrian Peoples Margie Loveland

2 2 Part 1 Database Training

3 3 5/27/09 DELSIS Accommodations database was taken off-line 6/1/09 DSTP Accommodations went live –Most accommodations were rolled up to –School and district staff need to perform some quality control steps to ensure correctness of accommodations We will provided a list of steps and tell you which students to check

4 4 New DSTPA Home Page New look More adaptive to changing policies and regulations More intuitive data entry Cleaner user interface Things to note Accommodations are no longer attached to a season Accommodations are automatically rolled over from year to year

5 5 DSTPA Menu System About-Us Access to Guidelines for Inclusion FAQs Forms Search DSTPA home page Search for students in order to view/add/edit/delete DSTP accommodations Secured to allow for searching only within your authority Lists Print student lists of accommodations by one of several criteria Admin DOE administrative functions SSO Home Return to your DDOE Single Sign-On list of applications

6 6 New Feature: View Past Accommodations View DSTP accommodations from the school year to the present Print past accommodations Show SWD accommodations only ELL accommodations only Both SWD and ELL accommodations

7 7 New Feature: History Keeps track of all additions and deletions of accommodations for a given student in a given year Helps users determine how a student received his/her final accommodations list Helps users determine if an accommodation was removed, when, and by whom

8 8 New Feature: Streamlined Data Entry Between July 1 and December 31 you add accommodations for the current year Between January 1 and June 30 you may add accommodations for both the current and next school year System automatically adds dependent accommodations System lists all accommodations added To delete, click the trash can icon to the right of the accommodation

9 9 Updated Feature: Print Accommodations electronically entered are displayed within the appropriately formatted form for printing Form automatically changes based upon the school year being printed

10 10 Updated Feature: Lists Allows you to generate student lists of accommodations based on one or more criteria Sends list immediately to Microsoft Excel

11 11 Part 2 Guidelines Training

12 12 Who qualifies for English Language Learner Accommodations? Students who are officially identified as English Language Learners If student is still in process of being evaluated, student is not officially identified and does not qualify Parent withdrawals DO qualify Transitioned students DO NOT qualify

13 13 In Which Grades do Students Accommodations have to be entered into DSTP Accommodations? Students in grades 2-11 must have accommodations in DSTP Accommodations For K, 1, and 12 no accommodations need to be entered. At the end of grade 1, the grade 2 accommodations could be entered as part of the planning process for the coming year. After grade 11 tests are completed, no accommodations need to be entered.

14 14 Regulations on Instructional and Testing Accommodations. ESEA grants states the responsibility to identify which accommodations will be permitted on the state test. States are required to select accommodations that do not change the construct of the test. Instructors have the responsibility to select instructional and test accommodations for a student, but the testing accommodations must be selected from the states list of allowable testing accommodations.

15 15 Changes to Guidelines for Inclusion

16 16 New Categories Direct Linguistic Support –In English –In Native Language Indirect Linguistic Support

17 17 No Writing test in March 2010 In ANY grade. No Stand-Alone writing prompt No Text-Based writing prompt

18 18 Accommodation 82 has been split into four accommodations: –601 - Simplifying or paraphrasing in English the test directions ONLY. –602 - Simplifying or paraphrasing writing prompts and test questions (including multiple-choice options) in English. –705 - Simplifying or paraphrasing in native language the test directions ONLY. –706 - Simplifying or paraphrasing writing prompts and test questions (including multiple-choice options) in native language.

19 19 Accommodation 94 has been split into four accommodations: Reading, re-reading in ENGLISH the test questions, including multiple-choice options. Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies ONLY Reading, re-reading, clarifying in ENGLISH the test directions ONLY Reading, re-reading, in SPANISH the test questions, including multiple-choice options. Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies ONLY Reading, re-reading, clarifying in SPANISH the test directions ONLY.

20 20 #68 and #85 #68: Using an electronic or written bilingual dictionary for test. (Word for word translation only) –This accommodation will be rolled up to accommodation 700 (printed dictionary) –School/district must manually change to 701 (electronic dictionary) if desired. #85 – translate directions, questions, writing prompts only (not passages) –This accommodation will be rolled up to 708, translates directions only –School/district must manually enter accommodation 709 translate writing prompts and test questions if desired.

21 21 Decision Tree, page 41

22 22 Improved Guidance on How to Administer Accommodations Guidance on how to administer certain accommodations. Clarifications regarding eligibility May change the way these accommodations are administered, May change to whom these accommodations are administered. Appendix H: Protocol for Simplifying Language/ Paraphrasing Appendix I: Protocol for Reading Aloud the DSTP Appendix J: Protocol for Native Language Interpreter/ Sight Translator

23 23 A New Resource, Published Spring 2009

24 24 Further Guidance on How to Administer Accommodations A Guide To Selecting, Administering, And Evaluating The Use Of Accommodations For Instruction And Assessment Of English Language Learners (Including Fact Sheets And Teacher Tools) – DSTP Facts Sheet for Accommodations – DSTP Teacher Tools for Accommodations /Special_Populations.shtml

25 25 Unique Accommodations Submit unique accommodations requests online in DOESSO/Incidents, Exemptions, and Unique Accommodations. (NOT in DSTPA). You may want to include additional information about your request. Remember to –fill out the entire application –describe thoroughly the accommodation you are proposing.

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29 29 DSTP IEA vs DSTP Accommodations DSTP Accommodations Unique Accommodations -

30 30 Word-for-Word Glossaries Many available on the internet: l/pdf/Dictionary.pdfhttp://sde.state.ok.us/Curriculum/Bilingua l/pdf/Dictionary.pdf mlhttp://www.word2word.com/dictionary.ht ml OK as long as they have no definitions

31 31 Timeline This new database went online on June 1, Accommodations from school year were rolled up to school year. Now thru October 18: make sure grade 4 and 6 ELL student accommodations are correct October 19: October testing window for grade 4 and 6 science and social studies starts November 09 thru March 9, 2010: Update all students, grades 2-10, accommodations in reading and mathematics (no writing) March 10, 2010: Mathematics and Reading testing begins

32 32 Quality control steps Upcoming Testing –Grades 4 and 6 Science and Social: October 2009 –Grades 2-10 Reading and Math (no writing): March 2010 –Grade * and 11 Science and Social: May 2011 Accommodation 82 was not rolled up. You need to go in and enter the correct accommodation(s) (601, 602, 705, or 706) Accom 68 was rolled up to accommodation 700 (printed dictionary). School/district must manually change to 701 (electronic dictionary) if desired. Accommodation 94 was not rolled up: You need to go in and enter the correct accommodation(s) (603, 604, 711, 712) Accommodation 85 was rolled up to 708. You must enter accommodation 709 if it is also needed. See the memo dated May 15, 2009, available on the DSTP Website under Special Populations

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