Day 1_6_CELDT LILYROBERTS

Report
Future of English Language
Development Testing in
California
Bilingual Coordinators
Network
Thursday, March 21, 2013
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Presentation Overview
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
• Integrating the 2012 English Language
Development (ELD) Standards into the
California Public Education System
• Assessment Development Process
• California English Language Development
Test (CELDT) Transition Activities
• English Language Proficiency Assessments
for California (ELPAC)
• Developing the ELPAC
• Proposed ELPAC Timeline
• Key Considerations for the Future
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Integrating the 2012 ELD
Standards into the California
Public Education System
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
• New ELD standards (2012)
• ELD standards implementation plan (2013)
• ELD professional development materials
(2013–14)
• English–language arts (ELA)/ELD curriculum
Framework (2014–15)
• Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
operational tests (2014–15)
• New ELD assessment system (2015–16)
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Test Development
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
Contractor (in
consultation with
CDE and experts)
develops blueprints
and test
specifications
Contractor
prepares item
development
plan
Contractor
Contractor trains
trains item
item writers
writers
Subject-matter
experts conduct
content review
CDE and
contractor review
and revise items
Contractor
receives newly
written items
Subject-matter
Subject-matter
experts
expertsconduct
conduct
and
BiasBias
and Sensitivity
Sensitivity
Review
Review
CDE
and contractor
contractor
agree
agree
on
on changes and
changes/deletions
deletions
CDE and
On
Field
On To
to Field
Test
Test
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Field Test
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
CDE
and
CDE and
contractor
select
contractor
select
items
to
items to be field
be field
tested
tested
Contractor
embeds
embeds
field
field
test
(FT)
test
items
items
inin
test
test
forms
forms
Contractor
assembles test
forms
Test Examiners
administer test
forms
Contractor
Contractor
distributes field
distributes FT
test forms to
forms to sample of
sample
school
school of
districts
districts
Contractor
develops
Examiner’s
Manuals
On to
to
On
Operational
Operational
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Operational
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
Contractor/CDE
Contractor
analyzes
analyzes
field
FTtest
items
Statistically
Statistically
acceptable field
acceptable FT
test items
items become
become
operational
operational
Operational
administration
Results used
for AMAOs*
Student results
results
reported
*AMAOs: Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives
Student
reported
CELDT Transition Activities
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
• The CDE plans to replace the CELDT with the
English Language Proficiency Assessments for
California (ELPAC) system by 2015–16.
• The ELPAC will be developed to be aligned to
the 2012 English Language Development (ELD)
Standards. The CELDT was based on the 1999
ELD Standards.
• The 2012 ELD Standards are aligned to the
California Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts.
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CELDT Transition Activities
(cont.)
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
• The 2012 ELD Standards have three
proficiency levels (Emerging, Expanding,
Bridging) whereas the 1999 ELD Standards
had five (Beginning to Advanced).
• If additional funding is approved, the ELPAC
will include an initial (diagnostic) screener to
serve the initial identification test purpose.
• The annual summative test will be moved to
the spring. It will be used to measure the level
of English proficiency and progress in learning
English.
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Developing the ELPAC
Considerations
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
• Grade/grade spans
• Annual testing window
• Performance levels
• Purpose and use of test results
– Diagnostic Screener
– Summative Assessment
• Test delivery method
– Paper/Pencil
– Computer based
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Proposed ELPAC Timeline
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
• Analyze item database (Spring 2013)
• Develop new test blueprints (Summer 2013)
• Select a vendor to develop/customize
ELPAC diagnostic screener (Fall 2013)
• Field test ELPAC diagnostic screener
(Fall 2014)
• Field test ELPAC summative (Spring 2015)
• Operational ELPAC diagnostic screener
(2015–16)
• Operational ELPAC summative
(Spring 2016)
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Key Considerations for
the Future
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
• Valid, reliable, and fair assessments
• Age- and developmentally appropriate
• Cost containment for state and local
educational agencies
• Appropriateness for accountability system
• Minimize testing burden
• Maximize test information on language
development to support access to the
Common Core State Standards
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Contact Information
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
CELDT Program/ELPAC System
Lily Roberts, Ph.D., Administrator
English Language Proficiency Assessments Office
Phone: 916-319-0784
E-mail: [email protected]
Web page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/el/
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