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Module 2 TAKS05

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Published on June 19, 2007

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TAKS Campus Coordinator and Test Administrator Training for 2005 :  TAKS Campus Coordinator and Test Administrator Training for 2005 A Road Map for Success 2005 Developed through the collaborative efforts of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Statewide Network of Assessment Professionals (T-SNAP), and Pearson Educational Measurement (PEM) to provide a uniform training protocol for district- and campus-level coordinators to use with the Texas Assessment Program:  Developed through the collaborative efforts of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Statewide Network of Assessment Professionals (T-SNAP), and Pearson Educational Measurement (PEM) to provide a uniform training protocol for district- and campus-level coordinators to use with the Texas Assessment Program 2005 Agenda:  Agenda Purpose of the Training TAKS Program Overview Accommodations Critical Accountability Issues Prepare for Test Administration Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials 2005 Purpose of the Training :  Purpose of the Training TAKS 2005 Purpose of the Training :  Purpose of the Training To help district and campus testing coordinators prepare for staff training To ensure consistent and uniform statewide training in the use of key information from the 2005 District and Campus Coordinator Manual To include practical advice from experienced district-level users To help identify critical information To provide training to accompany written materials and updates that districts have received To motivate district and campus staff to produce sound and accurate data for district and campus accountability at both the state and federal levels 2005 TAKS Program Overview:  TAKS Program Overview TAKS 2005 Program Overview:  Program Overview The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) assesses the statewide curriculum, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). TAKS assesses students in ways that closely reflect sound classroom instruction. 2005 Program Overview (Cont.):  Program Overview (Cont.) 2005 Student Success Initiative (SSI):  Student Success Initiative (SSI) Grade 3 Reading Grade 5 Reading and Mathematics – begins this Spring Grade 8 Reading and Mathematics – coming in Spring 2008 2005 Make-up Testing:  Make-up Testing Grade 3 – reading (February and April administrations only) and mathematics Grade 3 Spanish – reading (February and April administrations only) and mathematics Grade 4 – mathematics and reading only; no writing Grade 4 Spanish – mathematics and reading only; no writing Grade 5 – reading (February and April administrations only) and mathematics (April and May administrations only); no science Grade 5 Spanish – reading (February and April administrations only) and mathematics (April and May administrations only); no science Grade 6 – mathematics and reading Grade 6 Spanish – mathematics and reading 2005 Make-up Testing (cont.):  Grade 7 – mathematics and reading only; no writing Grade 8 – mathematics and reading only; no social studies Grade 9 – No make-up testing Grade 10 – English language arts and mathematics only; no science or social studies No make-up testing for Exit Level Implementation of make-up testing is a local district decision Make-up Testing (cont.) 2005 Program Overview (Cont.):  Program Overview (Cont.) 2005 Program Overview (Cont.):  2005 Program Overview (Cont.) Program Overview (Cont.):  2005 Program Overview (Cont.) Accommodations:  Accommodations TAKS 2005 Accommodations:  Accommodations What is an accommodation? A change to the environment to assist a student with instruction and/or assessment in order to level the playing field for students who have special needs 2005 Allowable Accommodations :  Allowable Accommodations Signing/translating oral instructions Signing writing prompt Colored transparency/place marker/magnifying device Small-group/individual administration Large print/braille Methods of response Tape-recorded written composition and responses to open-ended items Typed written composition and responses to open-ended items 2005 Nonallowable Accommodations :  Nonallowable Accommodations Reading assistance, except for Grade 3 mathematics Foreign-language reference materials Using calculators on Grades 3–8 mathematics or Grade 5 science tests Translating test items, including reading and writing passages Rephrasing/clarifying test questions, answer choices, passages, and writing prompts 2005 Requesting Accommodations Not Listed in the Manual:  Requesting Accommodations Not Listed in the Manual Accommodation Request Form in Appendix B of Coordinator Manual Do not use request form for accommodations listed in the manual as allowable Request as soon as possible Request form must be signed by district coordinator Coordinator will receive approval/denial When in doubt, call TEA Student Assessment Division 2005 Who Qualifies? :  Who Qualifies? Based on The needs of an individual student and Whether the student routinely receives the accommodation in classroom instruction Students receiving special education services must have accommodations documented in their IEP 2005 Who Decides?:  Who Decides? Team approach is used Team may include administrators, special education professionals, bilingual educators, classroom teachers, or other specialists 2005 Oral Administration :  Oral Administration Definition: Test administrator reads aloud or signs test questions and answer choices for the mathematics, social studies, and/or science tests Authority for Decision Student’s ARD committee Student’s 504 committee Eligibility Only students served by special education or Section 504 Student having a documented disability that affects reading Student who is deaf or hard-of-hearing and whose IEP requires signing of daily instruction 2005 Grade 3 Mathematics Reading Assistance:  Grade 3 Mathematics Reading Assistance Available to any student Test Administrator may Upon request from a student, read a word, phrase, or sentence in a test question Provide assistance on an individual basis Separate students who need assistance into groups Not provide reading assistance for answer choices 2005 Linguistically Accommodated Testing — LAT:  Linguistically Accommodated Testing — LAT Available only to LEP-exempt students in Grades 3–8 or 10 Available for mathematics tests only Students will take the secure mathematics tests with linguistic accommodations, not a released test First implemented in spring 2005 2005 Critical Accountability Issues:  Critical Accountability Issues TAKS 2005 Critical Accountability Issues:  Critical Accountability Issues To comply with the requirements of SSI, NCLB, AYP, and accountability, proper coding of the demographic data and score codes is CRUCIAL. Once the documents are received at Pearson, no changes for purposes of accountability are allowed. The accuracy of all federal and state accountability academic measures is based on proper coding. 2005 Slide27:  Coding Answer Documents Properly Precoded answer sheets/labels Critical to check accuracy of all demographic and program information Critical to assign the correct score code Hand-gridded answer documents Critical to accurately grid all demographic and program information Critical to assign the correct score code 2005 Demographic Coding:  Demographic Coding Student data elements Student identification section 'For School Use Only' section 2005 Score Code Field:  Score Code Field Indicates whether a student’s test should be scored Failure to grid correctly may result in a score of zero TAKS score codes and description Examples of score code fields 2005 Collection of LDAA Data:  Collection of LDAA Data SDAA II answer sheets – if ARD exempt LDAA fields on TAKS answer document eliminate the need to submit the data separately to the TEA Special Education Division LDAA – TEKS-Based or Functional LDAA – Met Criteria: Yes or No 2005 Prepare for Test Administration:  Prepare for Test Administration TAKS 2005 Materials That Need to Be Provided for Testing:  Materials That Need to Be Provided for Testing 'Do Not Disturb' sign Answer document for each enrolled student At least one dictionary or dictionary/thesaurus per five students at allowable grades Grade 7 writing Grade 9 reading Grade 10 English language arts Exit Level English language arts 2005 Materials That Need to Be Provided for Testing (Cont.):  Materials That Need to Be Provided for Testing (Cont.) Calculators Math test administrations graphing calculator for each student Grade 9 math Grade 10 math Exit Level math Science test administrations 4-function, scientific, or graphing One per five students Grade 10 science Exit Level science 2005 Materials That Need to Be Provided for Testing (Cont.):  Materials That Need to Be Provided for Testing (Cont.) State-supplied mathematics charts all grades State-supplied science rulers Grade 5 science State-supplied science chart with ruler Grade 10 science Exit Level science 2005 Additional Materials That May Be Provided for Testing:  Additional Materials That May Be Provided for Testing Highlighters and colored pencils Allowed in nonscorable test booklets NOT allowed in TAKS scorable booklets (Grade 3) 2005 Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials:  Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials TAKS 2005 Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials:  Test administrators must Verify that no answer documents have inadvertently been left in a test booklet Prepare the Grade 3 scorable test booklets that are to be scanned or scored by removing the PULL tab from the vinyl seal Verify that student information on answer documents or scorable test booklets is accurate Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials 2005 Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials (Cont.):  Test administrators must If applicable: Transcribe the information from a voided scorable test booklet or answer document onto the document on which the student continued the test Transcribe onto a scorable test booklet or answer document the responses of any student who tested with a braille or large-print test booklet Verify that all test booklets and answer documents are accounted for Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials (Cont.) 2005 Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials (Cont.):  Return all test materials to the campus coordinator, including Answer documents to be scored or scanned for demographic data Scorable test booklets to be scored or scanned for demographic data Voided answer documents Voided Grade 3 scorable test booklets Unused answer documents Test Administrator Instructions for the Return of Materials (Cont.) 2005 Slide40:  Unused Grade 3 scorable test booklets Used and unused nonscorable test booklets Braille and large-print test booklets Test administrator manuals Signed security oath Voided and/or unused precoded labels, if applicable Typed or tape-recorded materials Return all test materials to the campus coordinator (cont.) 2005 New testing adventures waitover the horizon.:  New testing adventures wait over the horizon. 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