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1 Alaska Developmental Profile Training Presentation
2 Alaska Developmental Profile The Alaska Developmental Profile is required as part of the statewide comprehensive system of student assessments, Sec Information in presentation taken from Alaska Developmental Profile Implementation Guide:
3 Purpose of the DP To identify, record and summarize the skills and behaviors students demonstrate at the beginning of their kindergarten year, based on teacher observations Not intended to be used for the evaluation of individual students to determine their eligibility for any programs, including kindergarten, or for the evaluation of specific learning programs
4 DP Aligned to Early Learning Guidelines State Board approved Early Learning Guidelines (ELGs) June 2006 ELGs contain goals and accompanying indicators that reflect expectations for childrens knowledge and behavior from birth to age five ELGs joint project by EED and the Department of Health and Social Services
5 Use of Data Student scores will be reported with Alaska state student ids Allows EED to disaggregate results by demographic variables to promote comparisons of various groups of kindergarten students across the state
6 Organization of DP DP covers five domains of development: Physical Well-Being, Health, and Motor Development; Social and Emotional Development; Approaches to Learning; Cognition and General Knowledge; and Communication, Language, and Literacy Each domain contains several goal statements Domain and goals taken from ELGs
7 Goals and Indicators Goal statements express a specific expectation of what children should know, understand, and be able to do at kindergarten entry Each goal statement is defined by a set of indicators that describe expected observable behaviors or skills. Each goal on the DP has 3-5 indicators
8 Example of Domain, Goal, and Indicators Physical Health, Well-Being, and Motor Development Demonstrates strength and coordination of large motor muscles Runs with an even gait and with few falls Maintains balance while bending, twisting, or stretching Moves body into position to catch a ball, then throws the ball in the right direction Kicks large ball to a given point with some accuracy Able to alternate weight and feet while skipping or using stairs Domain Goal Indicators
9 Ratings for the DP DP is an observational instrument; teachers are encouraged to make multiple observations of the skills and behaviors on the DP before assigning a rating to the student Every goal statement must be rated on a 3-point scale
10 RatingCategoryDefinition 2Consistently Demonstrates Student demonstrates the indicated skills or behaviors on a consistent basis (80% or more of the time). Students should be given this rating if they are generally able to demonstrate these skills most of the time. Students are not required to successfully demonstrate each skill and behavior all of the time to receive this rating. 1ProgressingStudent demonstrates the indicated skills or behaviors on an inconsistent basis. Students should be given this rating if they demonstrate the indicated skills or behaviors on an inconsistent basis OR if they are unable to consistently demonstrate most of the indicated skills and behaviors (i.e., for students who demonstrate only some of the indicated skills or behaviors consistently). 0Does Not Demonstrate Student does not demonstrate the indicated skills or behaviors (20% or less of the time). Students should be given this rating if they are generally unable to successfully demonstrate these skills most of the time. Rating Scale
11 Notes on Rating Scale Thus, for any goal, if a student consistently demonstrates all of the indicators except one, the student should receive a rating of 2 for that goal Alternatively, if a student is able to successfully demonstrate only one of the set of indicators, the student should receive a 0 for that goal Key points!
12 Structure of Student Observations Teachers encouraged to conduct student observations during first four weeks of the academic year Implementation guide (p ) contain suggested activities for teacher observations associated with each goal
13 Example of Suggested Teacher Observations DomainCognition and General Knowledge GoalSorts, classifies, and organizes objects IndicatorsSorts objects into categories, classifying and comparing according to a characteristic (e.g., size, color) Recognizes, describes, duplicates and extends a two-part pattern (e.g., A/B, circle/square) Describes how and why objects are arranged or sorted the way they are Suggested Activities for Teacher Observations Provide a variety of objects for students to manipulate (e.g., buttons, stones, pine cones) Ask students to look for and describe patterns in the classroom or nature Provide opportunities for students to create his or her own patterns Allow students to arrange collections into groupings using different rules
14 Teacher Records Appendix B in Implementation Guide has form for classroom use 3-page classroom recording form contains all goals, indicators, and rating scale with room to enter scores for each student
15 Data Reporting Period Teachers asked to make observations during first four weeks of school Teachers enter data online after end of observation window (online system available mid-September) Districts must ensure that all DP data is submitted to EED by November 1
16 ELL Students and Students with Disabilities Children with disabilities should be observed using accommodations or adaptations they typically use Student-teacher interactions should be conducted in the students native language whenever possible
17 Who Must Have a Completed DP? All kindergarten students The DP need not be completed for students who enroll after Oct. 1 These late enrollees are considered to have missed the assessment window Only first graders who did NOT attend a public kindergarten (either attended private kindergarten or did not attend kindergarten)
18 How Do Teachers Report Scores? Implementation Guide and online reporting system directions at
19 Online Reporting System Site can be visited multiple times to enter student ratings Site will only save complete records for students Information and ratings can be changed during subsequent visits, if needed
District Log In EED will give districts password and login to DP web site Districts will see number of students each teacher in each school has profiled Districts can track teacher submissions in order to notify EED when all district teachers have submitted DP 20
21 Teacher Log In Screen Select the link to the reporting web site at Follow the instructions on the reporting web site to log into the system You must use the name on your teaching certificate. A link to the Alaska teaching certificate database is provided on the reporting web site so you can double check the name on your certificate.
22 Once logged in, you will choose your school district and school. Then you will be on the Pick Students page. On the Pick Students page, scroll down to see the Available Student List. Note the information on how the list is generated. It may not be a completely up-to-date list of kindergarten students in your school. (For fall of 2012, the date will be students who turn 5 after Sep. 2, 2006.) Students not found on school list can be added.
23 Double clicking on the name of your student in the Available Student List will move the students name to Selected Students. To record ratings for students, select Profile Students. Once on the Profile Students page, select student to record ratings for by clicking once on student name.
24 Enter ratings for selected student.
25 After entering all ratings, select Save Record. Select Profile Students link to continue to record ratings for other students.
Profile Students page will show which students have been profiled.
27 If a student is not on the class list, you can do a search on the Pick Students page and manually add students if they are not found in the search. The search will only find students initially enrolled in your district. If students move to another district after being enrolled in the Alaska Student ID System, they will not show up in the search. You need to know the students date of birth to do a search. The search will look for students up to 7 years of age.
28 If the search does not find a student, you can automatically add the student to the list of selected students. The student will then added to the list of selected students. Note: The DP system will assign an id number instead of using the state student id number. This will be corrected by EED at the end of the data collection period for the DP.