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1 Welcome to the District Testing Coordinator’s Advisory Meeting Presented by Lindy Avila March 20, 2014

2 Agenda Introduction Special Education Updates House Bill 5 Accountability Updates Looking forward…

3 Special Education Assessment Updates Transition of STAAR-Modified Redesign of STAAR-Alternate

4 Special Education Assessment Updates Discussion: 1.What are you currently doing in your district to prepare for next year when the modified assessment option for students receiving special education is no longer available? 2.What are you currently doing in your district to prepare for the redesign of STAAR-Alt?

5 House Bill 5 Update Discussion: How does House Bill 5 impact our students and the assessment program?

6 House Bill 5 - Statutory Requirements A principal of a high school shall designate a school counselor or school administrator to review personal graduation plan options with each student entering grade nine together with that student’s parent or guardian.” “A school district shall ensure that each student, on entering ninth grade, indicates in writing an endorsement that the student intends to earn. A district shall permit a student to choose, at any time, to earn an endorsement other than the endorsement the student previously indicated.”

7 House Bill 5 - Statutory Requirements “A personal graduation plan must identify a program of study that: promotes college and workforce readiness; and career placement and advancement; and facilitates the students’ transition from secondary to postsecondary education.” “The SBOE by rule shall provide students with multiple options for earning each endorsement, including, to the greatest extent possible, coherent sequences of courses.”

8 House Bill 5 - Statutory Requirements The Commissioner has adopted a transition plan to replace the MHSP, RHSP, and DAP with the Foundation High School Program beginning with the 2014-2015 school year The Commissioner has adopted rules to allow fourth year seniors who are unable to complete the requirements of one of the current graduation programs to graduate foundation only in spring 2014. http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch074bb.html Students who are in grade 9, 10, or 11 in the 2013-2014 school year must be given a choice to graduation the MHSP, RHSP, DAP, or Foundation High School Program.

9 Foundation Requirements English Language Arts Four credits English I English II English III Advanced English Course Mathematics Three credits Algebra I Geometry Advanced Mathematics Course Science Three credits Biology IPC or Advanced Science Course Advanced Science Course

10 Foundation Requirements Social Studies Three credits U.S. History U.S. Government (one-half credit) Economics (one-half credit) World Geography or World History or Combined World History/World Geography (course not developed yet) Physical Education One credit Languages Other Than English Two credits in the same language or Computer programming language Fine Arts One credit Electives Five credits

11 Endorsements - Statutory Requirements A student may earn an endorsement by successfully completing: Curriculum requirements for the endorsement, Four credits in mathematics, Four credits in science, and Two additional elective credits.

12 STEM Endorsement A student may earn a STEM endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements including Algebra II, chemistry, and physics and:  Option 1:A coherent sequence of courses for four credits in CTE (Chapters 127 or 130). Two courses must be in the same career cluster and one advanced CTE course, which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The final CTE course in the sequence must be selected from the STEM career cluster, or  Option 2:A coherent sequence of four credits in Computer Science selected from the following:  Fundamentals of Computer Science  Computer Science I, II, III  AP Computer Science  IB Computer Science, Standard Level or Higher Level  Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science  Digital Forensics  Game Programming & Design  Mobile Application Development  Robotics Programming & Design  Independent Studies of Technology Applications

13 STEM Endorsement A student may earn a STEM endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements including Algebra II, chemistry, and physics and:  Option 3:A total of five credits in mathematics by successfully completing Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and two additional mathematics courses for which Algebra II is a prerequisite, or  Option 4: A total of five credits in science by successfully completing biology, chemistry, physics, and two additional science courses, or  Option 5:In addition to Algebra II, chemistry, and physics, a coherent sequence of three additional credits from no more than two of the areas listed in (Option 1), (Option 2), (Option 3), and (Option 4).

14 Business & Industry Endorsement A student may earn a Business & Industry endorsement completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:  Option 1:A coherent sequence of courses for four credits in CTE (Chapters 127 or 130). Two courses must be in the same career cluster and one advanced CTE course, which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The final CTE course in the sequence must be selected from one of the following career clusters:  Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources  Architecture & Construction  Arts, AV Technology & Communication  Business Management & Administration  Finance  Hospitality & Tourism  Information Technology  Manufacturing  Marketing  Transportation, Distribution & Logistics, or

15 Business & Industry Endorsement A student may earn a Business & Industry endorsement completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:  Option 2:Four English elective credits (Chapter 110) by selecting three levels in one of the following areas:  Advanced Broadcast: Journalism  Advanced Journalism: Newspaper  Public Speaking  Debate  Advanced Journalism: Yearbook, or  Option 3:Four Technology Applications elective credits, or  Digital Design & Media Production  Digital Art & Animation  3-D Modeling & Animation  Digital Communications in the 21 st Century  Digital Video & Audio Design  Web Communications  Web Design  Web Game Development  Independent Study in Evolving/Emerging Technologies, or  Option 4:A coherent sequence of four credits from (Option 1), (Option 2), or (Option 3).

16 Public Service Endorsement A student may earn a Public Services endorsement completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:  Option 1:A coherent sequence of four credits in CTE (Chapters 127 or 130). Two courses must be in the same career cluster and one advanced CTE course, which includes any course that is the third or higher course in a sequence. The final CTE course in the sequence must be selected from one of the following career clusters:  Education & Training  Government & Public Administration  Health Science  Human Services  Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security  Option 2:Four courses in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (JROTC).

17 Arts & Humanities Endorsement A student may earn an Arts & Humanities endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:  Option 1:A total of five social studies courses (Chapter 113 or Chapter 118), or  Option 2:Four levels of the same language other then English (Chapter 114), or  Option 3:Two levels of the same language other than English and two levels of a different language other than English, or  Option 4: Four levels of American sign language (Chapter 114), or

18 Arts & Humanities Endorsement A student may earn an Arts & Humanities endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:  Option 5:A coherent sequence of four credits from one or two disciplines in Fine Arts (Chapter 117), or  Option 6:Four English elective credits by selecting from the following:  English IV  Independent Study in English  Literary Genres  Creative Writing  Research & Technical Writing  Humanities  Advanced Placement English Literature & Composition; or IB Language Studies A1 Higher Level; or  Communications Applications

19 Multidisciplinary Endorsement A student may earn a multidisciplinary studies endorsement by completing foundation and general endorsement requirements and:  Option 1: Four advanced courses that prepare a student to enter the workforce successfully or postsecondary education without remediation from within one endorsement area or among endorsement areas that are not in a coherent sequence, or  Option 2:Four credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English IV and chemistry and/or physics, or  Option 3:Four credits in advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, or dual credit selected from English, mathematics, science, social studies, economics, languages other than English, or fine arts.

20 Distinguished Level of Achievement A student may earn a distinguished level of achievement by successfully completing:  a total of four credits in mathematics, which must include Algebra II,  A total of four credits in science,  The remaining curriculum requirements,  The curriculum requirements for at least one endorsement.

21 Performance Acknowledgements A student may earn a performance acknowledgement for:  Outstanding performance  In a dual credit course  In bilingualism and biliteracy  On an AP test or IB exam  On the PSAT, the ACT/PLAN, the SAT, or the ACT, or  Earning a nationally or internationally recognized business or industry certification or license

22 State and Federal Accountability Update  What is the difference between a Priority school and a Focus school?  Does this label impact assessment? Discussion: How will the changes to the Accountability System change what you do in Assessment?

23 Looking Ahead… Mark your calendar TETNS Meeting dates 2015 Testing Calendar Needs Assessment

24 See you in District Testing Coordinator’s Advisory Committee Meeting June 6, 2014 9:00-12:00


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