Graduation Requirements - New Mexico State Department of

Report
Test
Coordinator
Training
Fall 2013
High School
Graduation
Requirements
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Graduation Requirements
1. Course
Requirements
2. Assessment
Requirements
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Course Requirements
• 4 credits ELA
• 4 credits math including Algebra II or equivalent
• 3.5 credits social studies including US History and
Geography, World History and Geography, Government and
Economics, and 0.5 credit of NM History
• 3 credits science, 2 of which must be lab sciences
• 1 credit physical education
• 1 career cluster course, workplace readiness or non-English
language
• 7.5 elective credits
• 0.5 – 1 credit health (starting with 2017 cohort) HS or MS
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Course Requirements
At least one course must be
Honors (H), Advanced
Placement (AP), Dual Credit
(DC), or Distance Learning
(DL).
Distance Learning is not:
Online Course
Credit Recovery
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Assessment Requirements
Based on Statute
NMSA 22-13-1-1
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NMSA 22-13-1-1-M
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, a
student shall not receive a New Mexico diploma
of excellence if the student has not
demonstrated competence in the subject areas
of mathematics, reading and language arts,
writing, social studies and science, including a
section on the constitution of the United States
and the constitution of New Mexico, based on a
standards-based assessment or assessments or a
portfolio of standards-based indicators
established by the department by rule.
Assessment Requirements
for HS Graduation
Primary Demonstration of
Competency
• Math, Reading, Science: Pass SBA/HSGA
• Writing and Social Studies: Pass 1 EoC
Alternate Demonstration of Competency (ADC)
ADC: Provides additional opportunities for
students to meet assessment
requirements.
ADCs include:
EoCs
CCR Indicators
See Graduation Checklist for options and
CCR cut scores.
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Alternate Demonstration of Competency (ADC)
• If students do not demonstrate
competency initially, they may use cut
scores for one of the following as an ADC:
» ACT
» PLAN
» PSAT
» SAT
» Accuplacer
» COMPASS
» IB Program
» AP
» EoC
EoCs as ADCs for High School Graduation
• ADC for all subjects
• Two chances to pass an ADC
• Two total attempts in math, reading,
science
• Three total attempts in writing and
social studies
• May take during any established testing
windows
EoCs for High School Graduation—ADCs
MATH
Algebra I*
Algebra II
Integrated Math III
Math ADC
SCIENCE
Biology
Chemistry
READING
ELA III Reading
ELA IV Reading
SOCIAL STUDIES
Economics
NM History
U.S. Government
U.S. History
World History and Geog.
WRITING
ELA III Writing
ELA IV Writing
Student must pass Algebra II
course to use Algebra I EoC.
Standard Setting
• NEED DATA TO SET PASSING SCORES
• Will be conducted in spring 2014
– “Proficient”—passing
– “Nearing Proficient”—not passing
• Use “Body of Work Method” for writing.
• Use “Bookmark Method” for all other
subjects.
– Establish Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs)
for Borderline Proficient based on NM Standards
and Benchmarks.
– Define cut score for Proficient based on PLDs.
• Passing rates higher than SBA.
EoCs for High School Graduation—ADCs
2014 Graduates (H4+)
Use Spring 2013 EoCs
(cut scores established)
MATH
Algebra II
IMP III
SCIENCE
Biology
Chemistry
READING
ELA III Reading
SOCIAL STUDIES
U.S. History
WRITING
ELA III Writing
ORIGINAL
EoCs
2015 Cohort and Beyond (H1, H2, H3)
MATH
Algebra I*
Algebra II
IMP III
Math ADC
SCIENCE
Biology
Chemistry
READING
ELA III Reading
ELA IV Reading
SOCIAL STUDIES
Economics
NM History
U.S. Government
U.S. History
World Hist & Geog
WRITING
ELA III Writing
ELA IV Writing
ALL UPDATED
EoCs
District-Developed EoCs
• Districts may develop EoCs for any course for graduation
purposes.
• Follow FULL SET OF Quality Criteria and submit for
approval.
• http://www.ped.state.nm.us/AssessmentAccountability/Assessme
ntEvaluation/EOC/2013/EoC%20Quality%20Criteria%20V.1.1FINA
Lpdf.pdf
District-Developed EoCs
Required with Submission:
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Test
Blueprint (item type by standard and DOK level)
Alignment Analysis
Answer Keys/Rubrics
Quality Review panel results
Bias Review panel results
Translations (if necessary)
Release of Assessment
EoCs for High School Graduation
• There is no composite
math/reading score for EoCs.
• If students do not achieve the
73 composite score on the
SBA, they must take EoCs in
any subject(s) in which they
did not achieve a proficient
score.
Assessment Requirements
A student must attempt ALL
administrations of the
SBA/HSGA (H2, H3, H4 retakes)
before implementing a passing
EoC or other ADC score.
Students may bank passing
scores proactively.
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Requirements, Exceptions, Waivers
for EoCs
• H5 students in the 2013 cohort, 2014
graduates, and beyond must pass
SBA/HSGA (math, reading, science),
writing EoC, and social studies EoC
OR an ADC to graduate.
EXCEPTION: 2014 graduates who
passed U.S. History in 2011‒2012 or
earlier may be waived from the social
studies EoC.
EoCs for ELLs
• PED provides Spanish translations of all
EoCs.
• There is the option to translate into other
native languages on the district level.
• The first three continuous years a student
attends public school in the U.S., the
student may take an EoC in his or her
native language. For the following two
continuous years, the student may test in
his or her native language if he or she still
qualifies for ELL status and has submitted a
waiver. (Same policy as SBA.)
EoCs for ELLs
• English Language Arts assessments
may NOT be translated.
• ELLs with a native language other
than Spanish may demonstrate
competency in writing by passing their
language arts courses and completing
an EoC waiver.
• The EoC waiver is on the PED waiver
website.
Students with
IEPs, 504 Plans, ELL Plans
Standard Pathway: meet all established cut
scores with assessment accommodations.
Career Pathway: IEP team can set cut scores after initial
assessment. Student must meet individualized cut score
on an assessment in each content area.
Ability Pathway: Take NMAPA. IEP team sets cut scores.
Student must meet individualized cut score in each
content area.
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Transfer Students
• Held to same requirements
(course and assessment) as NM
students.
• Passed an exit exam in a
different state  may use
passing scores for all passed
subjects.
• Complete “Graduation Waiver”
and submit to PED.
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Questions?
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