Powerpoint - Region 10 Education Service Center

Kim Gilson
Senior Consultant, Data and Accountability
Region 10 ESC
[email protected]
It is the policy of Region 10 Education Service Center not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap
in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Region 10 Education Service
Center will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational
programs and services.
1. Visual for new phase-ins
2. The Test Formerly Known as STAAR M
3. New Math TEKS and CSR’s
4. Writing Prompt on December Retests?
5. EOC’s for Out of State Kids
6. CBE’s
7. SOA
8. SSI Math Schedule
9. January DTC Trainings
10. ATAC/APAC Committee
11. Seeking Focus Group Volunteers
STAAR Standards Phase-in Old to
Advanced Level III: No Changes
 For students receiving special education services and
have failed an EOC assessment:
 An ARD committee may determine that the
student should continue testing until he/she
passes the assessment OR they can determine no
further testing is necessary based on the
instruction the student is receiving.
 If a student meets curriculum requirements and
passes all 5 STAAR EOC assessments, he/she can
graduate on the DAP, RHSP, or the MHSP.
 If a student does not pass a STAAR EOC
assessments, he/she will only be able to graduate
on the MHSP.
For students receiving special education services and have
failed an EOC assessment:
• STAAR Modified EOC
 A student will not have another opportunity to take a
STAAR Modified EOC assessment if he/she failed or
was absent during testing. However, according to
federal and state regulations, students who take a
modified assessment are not held to the same
graduation requirements as students who take the
general assessment. Meeting the passing standard on
a STAAR Modified EOC assessment is not a graduation
requirement, so participating in additional testing
opportunities was never necessary.
 A student will graduate on the MHSP if he/she took at
least one STAAR Modified EOC assessment.
 The U.S. Department of Education informed
states that assessments based on modified
standards for students served by special
education cannot be used for accountability
purposes after the 2013-2014 school year.
 STAAR Modified will be administered for the
last time in 2014.
 Spring 2015 will be the first administration of
STAAR A, the accommodated version of
Online accommodated version of STAAR
◦ Check technology for lower grades!
embedded supports include visual aids, graphic
organizers, clarifications of construct-irrelevant
terms, and text-to-speech functionality
Dyslexic Students???
TETN 33017 Sept 24, 9:00-12:30
◦ ”Student Assessment 2014-2015 Accommodations
Training and STAAR A Overview”
◦ Notify Kim Gilson at Region 10 if you need this
broadcast to your TETN site
a standardized item-based assessment
administered to students in a one-on-one
setting. Participating students will respond to
questions provided in a test booklet, and
answers will be submitted by the test
administrator in an online form.
Scores will be reported in Spring 2015
February 2015
TETN #33018 Sept 25, 9:00-12:30
◦ Student Assessment 2014–2015 STAAR Alternate
◦ Notify Kim Gilson at Region 10 if you need this
broadcast to your TETN site
Sept 29
TETN Number 33281
Raw scores will be printed on the CSR’s with a
brief explanation
New CSR’s will be printed in August with
TEA includes field test prompts, short answers and
multiple-choice questions only on the primary
administrations of the STAAR tests. For English I and II,
this means that field test items are included on only the
April administration of the test. Field-test prompts will not
be included on this spring’s administration. The spring
administrations are the time that most students take the
tests; therefore, we include the field test items on these
administrations because we can get the most
representative sample, and the data are the most stable.
The July and December administrations will not include
field test items. We do not include field-test items on
these administrations because, for the most part, the
students who take these administrations are retesters and
do not represent the entire population of students who will
take the test.
If this student completed the course credit in another state and the
district accepts full transcript credit for this course upon transfer
from a school that is not a Texas public school, then this student is
not required to take the EOC assessment. If this student completed
the course in a Texas public school, then the student would have to
take the EOC assessment.
Currently, students who receive full transcript credit for coursework
for which there is an EOC assessment completed prior to
transferring into a Texas public school do not need to take the EOC
assessments for those courses completed prior to September 1,
2014. Of course, they would need to take any EOC assessments for
such coursework completed during their enrollment in a Texas
school after the transfer. (Changed through Commissioner’s Rule
last spring)
For specific information, please refer to §101.3021 (e) in the rules at
the following link:
(e) If a student earned high school credit for a course for which
there is an EOC assessment as listed in the TEC, §39.023(c),
prior to enrollment in a Texas public school district and the
credit has been accepted by a Texas public school district, or a
student completed a course for Texas high school credit in a
course for which there is an EOC assessment prior to the 20112012 spring administration, the student is not required to take
the corresponding EOC assessment as listed in the TEC,
§39.023(c). This subsection applies only to:
(1) students who will graduate under the minimum,
recommended, or distinguished high school programs as those
programs existed before the adoption of House Bill 5, 83rd
Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013; or
(2) courses for which credit was earned prior to September 1,
2014, by students who will graduate under the foundation high
school program.
November Administration
CBE’s for EOC’s must be externally validated by a 3rd
◦ Many questions!
◦ UT currently is not offering any
◦ Texas Tech is offering them, but they are only good for
credit recovery, and not acceleration, per email with Texas
 Are not validated, working on it, but no time table
Elementary Math (still available for acceleration)
◦ No external validation required
◦ UT still has old TEKS
 Still working on new
◦ TT has some for new TEKS
 Sample questions available on the study guides
Have technological issues experienced last
year been resolved?
◦ Districts who experienced technical issues with SOA
last year need to contact Pearson to discuss those
Answer is NO.
From Julie Guthrie at TEA:
The primary reason for maintaining the
traditional test schedule is the reliability and
validity of the test data. Moving the administration
later in the school year to allow for additional
instruction time could have an effect on the data
gathered for the test questions as well as the
student performance data. The potential impact
could not only skew the data gathered for this year
but will affect the reliability and validity of the
future test administrations when the tests move
back to the traditional time frame.
I received the date for the state training this
week, and it’s later than in the past
Currently scheduled dates will need to be
Stay Tuned!
Follow their meeting agendas and notes for
updates on current thinking and discussions
for 2015 Accountability on the 2015
Accountability Webpage (which doesn’t exist
Region 10 has 2 representatives!
DVM and

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