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Alaska Assessment Whats New in 2006. Alaska Assessment - Spring 2006 2 Presentation Outline Length of Assessment Format of Assessment Quality of Assessment.

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1 Alaska Assessment Whats New in 2006

2 Alaska Assessment - Spring Presentation Outline Length of Assessment Format of Assessment Quality of Assessment Administration of Assessment 10 th Grade Assessment –Grade 10 SBA combined with HSGQE

3 Alaska Assessment - Spring Length of Assessment Changes in 2006 –Eliminate field test writing prompt reduces test time by approximately 30 minutes –Eliminate one field test reading passage reduces test time by approximately 20 minutes –Increase number of field test forms from 10 to 14 decreases length of all content areas by reducing the number of field test items on each form

4 Length of Assessment Constructed Response Constructed Response Fewer ItemsComparableMore Items Reading (compared to 18 states) 1 state5 states12 states Writing (compared to 4 states) 2 statesAK and RI (6 CRs) Mathematics (compared to 15 states) 2 states 11 states

5 Alaska Assessment - Spring Length of Assessment Multiple Choice & Field Test Items

6 Alaska Assessment - Spring Format of Assessment Combined test/answer document –3 rd grade, 4 th grade, and HSGQE Retest One reading document One combined writing/mathematics document –reduces size of book and eliminates binding concerns Separate test book/separate answer booklet –5 th through 9 th grade –One test book for RWM –One answer booklet for RWM

7 Alaska Assessment - Spring Quality of Assessment Format –Answer document has been formatted to prevent unnecessary pencil marks from transferring from one answer section to another –Reduction of gray pages Gray pages only at end of sessions –Orientation of test and answer documents are uniform; form numbers are in a uniform location on both documentsform numbers are in a uniform location on both documents

8 Alaska Assessment - Spring Quality of Assessment Content –Each item is written explicitly for Alaska, based on Alaska standards, and reviewed by Alaska teachers –Alaska teachers participated in item writer workshops (April 2004 & October 2005) –Each item is OWNED by the state of Alaska –Assessment MUST demonstrate alignment through an INDEPENDENT alignment study

9 Alaska Assessment - Spring Items Written Internal DRC Content Review Alaska Bias Sensitivity Review Alaska Content Review Alaska Field Test Psychometric Data Review Alaska Data Review Operational Test Item Item Writer Training Study of Alaska Standards Quality of Assessment

10 Alaska Assessment - Spring Quality of Assessment Quality Assurance –Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) has increased quality assurance steps Additional external editors Built in additional internal quality checks –EED has reviewed all items that have been placed in the forms, including field test items Each form reviewed by at least two people at EED –Test follows Universal Design providing the greatest access to students (see handout)(see handout)

11 Alaska Assessment - Spring Administration of Assessment Test window –Grade 10 SBA-HSGQE and HSGQE Retest (11+) same 3 days statewide April 4 reading April 5 writing April 6 mathematics

12 Alaska Assessment - Spring Administration of Assessment Item Samplers/Practice Tests –Mirror format of operational test books and answer booklets

13 Administration of Assessment

14 Alaska Assessment - Spring Administration of Assessment District Test Coordinator Training –Overall training closer to spring assessment window single fall training is too far away from spring administration TADs not finalized in fall for spring administration –September training only for NEW DTCs for fall HSGQE and Terra Nova

15 Alaska Assessment - Spring Administration of Assessment Test Administration Directions –Approximated time test will take TAD page 6 –Guidelines for students testing (making progress) TAD page 7

16 Alaska Assessment - Spring Administration of Assessment Test Administration Directions –More explicit directions on matching test and answer document Page 16 TAD –Guidelines for supervised lunch(SBAs) vs. monitored lunch (HSGQE)(SBAs) vs. monitored lunch (HSGQE) 3-9 Page 6 TAD ; Grade 10-HSGQE page 5 TAD

17 Alaska Assessment - Spring Administration of Assessment Security Tracking –District may choose to track by total test count by building OR by individual serial number in grades 3-9 –Security Checklist in TADTAD –Electronic Security ChecklistElectronic Security Checklist Will be posted to online reporting system district sites on March 2, 2006 Spiral plan change (number of different field test forms a school works with) (14 different forms) 1.47 (small) districts will get the same form 2.7 (largest enrollment) districts will have a common form for read aloud accommodation ordered through the Online Enrollment System

18 Alaska Assessment - Spring th Grade Assessment Unique HSGQE ItemsDouble Coded ItemsUnique GLE Items Grade 10 SBA-HSGQE HSGQE Retest High School Exam Change in 2006 –Accountability – grade level assessment –HSGQE statute – essential skills –One exam, two purposes at 10 th grade Reduces overall length of exam at 10 th grade Increased instructional value for schools –HSGQE Retest includes HSGQE items only

19 Alaska Assessment - Spring For Additional Information Visit Or contact

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21 Sample Test and Answer Book

22 Alaska Assessment - Spring Supervised vs. Monitored Supervised Lunch Having an adult in attendance with groups of students. Monitored Lunch Proctors ensure that students do not visit lockers, access instructional or resource materials, discuss the exam, use electronic devices (including cell phones and Internet/ devices), or leave campus. Restroom trips must also be monitored. Student monitoring should ensure that students do not exchange information with those students continuing the test as well as those who have already completed the test.

23 Security Checklist

24 Electronic Security Checklist


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