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___________________________ NCDPI Division of Accountability Services/North Carolina Testing Program North Carolina Alternate Assessment Academic Inventory (NCAAAI) LEP Overview Performance Assessment Summer Institute Summer 2004 Pam Biggs NCDPI Division of Accountability Services
North Carolina Testing Program Standard Test Administration without Accommodations Alternate Assessment Academic Inventory (NCAAAI) Standard Test Administration with Accommodations
What is the NCAAAI? A checklist of objectives on the NC Standard Course of Study that are assessed by the statewide test administrations Teacher judgment Descriptions of student performance at the beginning and end of the year
Who can take the NCAAAI? Students with disabilities who have IEPs Students with limited English proficiency WHO MEET SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
Eligible Students Must be assigned to grades 3-8 or 10 or enrolled in a course requiring an end-of- course test for credit Must be enrolled in U.S. schools for less than 24 months
Eligible Students (contd) Scored below Intermediate High on reading English language proficiency test (IPT) Reading AAAI Mathematics AAAI End-of-Course AAAI Scored below Superior on writing English language proficiency test (IPT) Writing AAAI
Cut Score Chart Reading Writing Oral
Decision to Participate Made on an individual basis! Must be documented!
First Year in U.S. Schools March 2004 ruling by the State Board of Education in response to information from the US Department of Education (USED) First year = first school year ever enrolled in a U.S. school Student must score below Intermediate High on IPT to be eligible
First Year in U.S. Schools Qualifying students may not be required to be assessed in reading Must be assessed in mathematics – will not count towards AYP or ABCs Writing and EOC tests/assessments not affected
Assessed Grade Level All LEP students must be assessed on grade level
Assigned vs. Assessed Assigned Grade Level Determined by School Principal What student is listed as in student management system (Ex. SIMS,NCWISE) Assessed Grade Level SAME AS ASSIGNED FOR LEP STUDENTS
Assigned Grade Level Assessed Grade Level
Materials You Need NCAAAI Test Administrators Guide AAAI folder for specific content area and assessed grade level Baseline student profile (2-sided) Final student profile Vinyl envelope Scannable student information sheet General purpose header sheet (1 per assessor)
When do I need to start? Baseline has to be completed within 30 calendar days of beginning of school if already in documentation OR within 30 calendar days of decision to place LEP student on AAAI (ex. 30 days after initial IPT) Semester schedules have 15 days to complete baseline
How do I get my materials? Notify school test coordinator He/she will notify LEA test coordinator LEA test coordinator will order appropriate inventory through an online system (TNN) LEA test coordinator can download forms to use temporarily until folders are shipped
What do I do after I receive the materials? Verify that you have received the proper grade levels and content areas Complete the students identifying information on the front of the folder Begin the Baseline
Baseline Scoring Period Complete baseline within 30 calendar days of student participation Score each objective based on how the student is performing (0-8) Score each goal based on the objectives within that goal (0-8)
Identifying Information EC/LEP Designation Assigned Grade Level Front of Folder
Baseline Scoring (contd) Date when Baseline scores were completed (back of folder) Complete Baseline Student Profile Begin collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.
Baseline Student Profile
Interim Scoring Period Complete interim at a midpoint in student participation Score each objective based on how the student is performing (0-8) Score each goal based on the objectives within that goal (0-8)
Interim Scoring (contd) Date when Interim scores were completed (back of folder) Continue collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.
Final Scoring Period Complete final within 30 calendar days prior to LEA due date Score each objective based on how the student is performing (1-8) Score of 0 not permitted for final scores Score each goal based on the objectives within that goal (1-8)
Final Scoring Period (contd) Transfer goal/category scores to the Summary of Final Scores table Did the student achieve growth? Assign the Overall Score (Refer to EOG percentages) Assessor and Principal Signatures
Back of Folder Summary of Final Scores EOG Percentages Did the student achieve growth? Signatures at End-of-Year Overall Score
Final Scoring Period (contd) Complete Final Student Profile Finish collecting student work, teacher observations, etc.
Final Student Profile
After Completing Final Complete a scannable student information sheet for every student on the AAAI Complete requested information and transfer scores from Summary of Final Scores table Follow directions in NCAAAI Test Administrators Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
What if a student is LEP and EC? EC designation takes precedence IEP team determines how the student will participate in the NC Testing Program
Can accommodations be used? Yes – Instructional modifications/accommodations should be used as documented in the students LEP documentation or IEP Scores are assigned based on what is observed in the classroom Use of basic accommodations should not lower the score
Can LEP students score Proficient? NCAAAI Score 12345678 Achievement Level IIIIIIIV YES
What if a student transfers? If transferring to another school in NC, new school system test coordinator (TC) requests inventory from original school system Original school completes information in transfer section of the inventory folder Inventory must be complete up to that point in time Original school returns inventory to its school system TC Original school system TC sends inventory to new school/school system
How will the AAAIs be audited? On-site audits Schools across the state Will look at Inventories Documentation (LEP or IEP) Cumulative folders Student work folders
Questions? If you have questions related to: How to fill out the folder What has to be done at one of the scoring periods When does baseline have to be done How to complete the student information sheet Check the Test Administrators Guide Ask your school test coordinator If the school test coordinator doesnt know the answer, he/she should check the LEA test coordinator
Questions? If you have questions related to: How to teach specific objectives What resources are there on the curriculum Types of classroom assessment for a content area What grade level work looks like for a specific grade Ask your principal Check with your LEA curriculum specialists Contact a DPI curriculum consultant
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