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Agenda RAC Meeting 08/10/11 hlung 1 CDM: Credit by Demonstrated Mastery PLAN and CCRAA Grade 10 (Alt PLAN) ACTWorkKeys
New Hanover County Schools Test Administration Training Credit by Demonstrated Mastery O nline EOC Assessments http://cdm.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ http://cdm.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/
CDM Eligibility In 2013, GCS-M-001 Policy Defining “Course for Credit,” was approved by the State Board of Education (SBE). Within this policy are guidelines for offering Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) to North Carolina (NC) students. CDM is the process in which local education agencies (LEAs) employ a body-of-evidence to award a student credit in a particular course without requiring the student to complete classroom instruction for a certain amount of seat time. The CDM process is open to all NC public school students in grades 9–12 in high School courses and in grades 6–8 for high school courses offered in middle school. Exception: English II in middle school
CDM Test Administration Students must obtain a Level 5 on the EOC to move on to Phase II of the CDM process All student attempts will be documented with the CDM Student RecordCDM Student Record –Fill out student information in full at the top –Circle met/not met for test result (DPI will only share the scale score obtained IF the student achieves a Level 5) –Generate two copies: send one to parent/family, place one in the Cumulative Record (Module Two).
Estimated Administration Time (ONLINE EOC pages 2-4) Biology/English II 150 minutes; Math I 180 min; Math I NCEXTEND2 150 min –Biology 75 items –English II 68 items –Math I 60 items 2 two-minute breaks Allow ample opportunity to complete the test. As long as students are engaged and working and the maximum time allowed (4 hours*) has not been reached, they must be given time to complete the test. * Except for students with documented accommodations for extra time
Test Administrators Local Requirement: Test administrators must by certified staff. –Teachers –Social workers –Counselors –Retired teachers –Teacher assistants who are certified teachers
Before Testing (ONLINE EOC pages 6-22) Prepare Training Read Testing Code of Ethics (Appendix E) Complete Electronic Testing Plan and submit to Testing Department via Google Docs (Due September 22) Train Proctors and Teachers (Training roster required- Scan and email to Melissa Lewis) –NHCS will NOT use roving proctors for EOCs (page 9) –Conduct special training for testing students with accommodations. Prepare Testing environment and students for testing (page 10) Complete the online assessment tutorial on scheduled computers (p. 11) (script – white handout) Prohibited items in testing room (page 12) –Cell phones for students and teachers/proctors –Textbooks –Food/drink
Review Monitoring Students During Testing pages 13-14 Walk frequently and quietly throughout the room. –Position self to have an unobstructed view of and easy access to students. Do not read test questions from screen. Do not indicate answers to students. Some examples include but are not limited to: –telling students to “look at the question again” or offering similar advice; –making a facial expression, hand gesture, or utterance (e.g., coughing, clearing throat) to indicate approval or disapproval of the student’s response; and –standing beside the desk, reading a question, looking at the student’s response, and then pointing to the correct answer or pointing to the question as if to indicate “read the question again because you have bubbled the wrong answer.” Test administrators and proctors (see proctor statement) cannot help students: –by explaining the directions in their own words; –by explaining the meaning of any word in the directions, test questions, or answer choices; –by rephrasing test questions; –by translating a word or phrase into another language; or –by providing synonyms for unknown words.
Review Monitoring Students During Testing pages 14-19 Misadministrations – OTISS Student Emergencies (including fire drill): Two adults must be in the room at all times –Student should click on PAUSE button before leaving. –Student should click on CONTINUE button upon return and when prompted by TA Students with Accommodations –Test administrators complete Review of Accommodations forms. –Review Testing Students with Disabilities document Check the Student Interface Questions (SIQs) online to ensure that students with accommodations have the correct accommodations. Recognize and report testing violations.
Procedures for Students When Complete (pages 19-20) Students who complete the test before the scheduled time is over are allowed to read novels or other nontextbooks (e.g., magazines) while other students continue to work during the scheduled time. Before students who have completed the test may read, the test administrator must –Ensure student clicked the End Test button to close the test; (Once students have clicked the End Test button, they will not be able to return to the test items. A STOP sign will appear on students’ monitors after the End Test button has been clicked and the test has been closed.) –Collect all ancillary materials (e.g., calculators, used blank paper, and used graph paper); and ensure the student’s reading material is a novel or other nontextbook, such as a magazine.
Checklist: BEFORE Test Day for Online Assessments (pages 21-22)
On Test Day: Test Materials page 23-24 Assessment Guide Computer with an up-to-date applications Training Notes: –Review technical requirements: http://go.ncsu.edu/ncthttp://go.ncsu.edu/nct –Personal computers and personal learning devices must not be used at this time. Supply of blank paper –Used must be collected after calculator inactive section DPI issued/approved graph paper (Math I) –Used must be collected after calculator inactive section Extra sharpened No. 2 pencils Graphing calculators for Math I “calculator active” section Accurate timing device that does not make noise
On Test Day (pages 24-26) Follow a uniform process for administration (pages 24-25) Complete BEFORE students enter room (p. 26) –School test coordinator or test administrator: Turn on computers and log into the computer using the special testing login (sticker inside packet) –Approx 30-40 minutes BEFORE students enter, launch NCTest Secure Browser –Select assessment name. –Enter your NCEducation username and password. –Select student name –Ensure the screen is set to the START page, but DO NOT click start.
On Test Day p. 27 Complete AS students enter room. –Instruct student to sit at assigned seat. –Instruct student NOT to begin assessment until prompted. Complete AFTER students enter room. –Circulate to confirm student is seated at correct computer. –Confirm START button is on screen.
Reminders for Math 1 p. 40 Transition from Calculator Inactive to Active –Test administrator MUST collect all used graph paper and scrap paper before distributing calculators. –Additional scrap/graph paper will be distributed.
After Testing (pages 49-52) Clear calculator memory (Math I) Test Administrators complete the Review of Accommodations forms –NOTE: One additional step for online testing (p.51 online) Daily scanning lists for Testing Department –Absentees
OTISS – System for Reporting Test Irregularities Account set up (NC ID) –Approval procedure –Training/manual TC responsibilities –TC submits irregularity –Add student(s) name, ID and test form
After Testing - Packaging and Returning Materials Return all materials to the Testing Department. –Scrap paper –Graph paper –Assessment Guides (AG) File completed Review of Accommodations Used During Testing forms in student PLANS.
Before Testing: Online Instructions 1. Log into NC Education and select assessment.
2. Note that each course has two main features. Lists all enrolled students. Select this first to verify enrollment. Test Session management
3. Select ENROLLED STUDENTS to verify enrollment.
4. Select NC Test Admin to set up testing session. Lists all enrolled students. Select this first to verify enrollment. Test Session management
5. Set up a testing session for each course for each day. (Include make up days).
6. COMPLETE Student Interface Questions (SIQ) for students with accommodations Select to check accommodations Select to add an accommodation.