STAAR Alternate

Report
STAAR Alternate
State of Texas Assessments of Academic
Readiness – Alternate
Updates for 2013-2014
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RETN Etiquette
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Attendance and Handouts
Credit for Attendance
Access to Handouts
• Your district site manager
should provide you with a
sign-in sheet
• Please be sure that all
participants who want
credit for attendance signin
• Coordinate with the site
manager to return the signin sheet to ESC Region XI
• Handouts are available
online on the ESC Region
XI website at
http://www.esc11.net/P
age/3791
• Click on “STAAR
Alternate Training
Resources” on the left
side menu
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After today, this session will be available for
viewing via the VBrick system at
http://vbrick.esc11.net
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Questions???
Opportunities to ask
questions will be
provided throughout the
training.
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Objectives for this training
• Review current STAAR Assessments
• Review changes to STAAR Alternate for
2013-2014
• Understand district and campus
responsibilities relative to STAAR Alternate
• Review future plans for STAAR Alternate
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Let’s Review
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Student Assessment Division
• Assessment Resources
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assess
ment/
• Resource pages
• STAAR
• STAAR Modified
• Student Assessment
Resources
• A-Z Directory
• Subscribe to the Student
Assessment Mailing List
• STAAR Alternate
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STAAR L
TELPAS
TAKS
TAKS Modified
• What’s New in Student
Assessment
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STAAR Grades 3 – 8
Based on GRADE enrollment
Subjects/Grades
3
4
5
6
7
8
Reading
Mathematics
Writing
Science
Social Studies
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Includes modified and alternate assessments
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STAAR End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)
Based on COURSE enrollment
English
English I
Math
Algebra I
Science
Social Studies
Biology
U.S.
History
English II
Geometry
Chemistry
English III
Algebra II
Physics
World
History
World
Geography
Includes modified and alternate assessments
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Which test do students take?
Students in grades 3–8 and students who entered grade 9
in 2011–2012 and thereafter
STAAR
General assessment for all students receiving grade
level instruction
STAAR L
ELL’s who meet participation requirements
STAAR Spanish (Gr. 3-5)
STAAR Modified
Students with disabilities who meet participation
requirements for an alternate assessment based on
modified achievement standards
Students in grades 3 and above with significant cognitive disabilities
STAAR Alternate
Must meet participation requirements for an
alternate assessment based on alternate
achievement standards
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Who takes STAAR Alternate?
• Students receiving special education services who:
• Have a significant cognitive disability
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Access TEKS through prerequisite skills
Require supports throughout the day for nonacademic tasks
Need specialized instruction in the natural environment
Are routinely assessed through performance tasks
• There are no limits on the number of students who
can take a STAAR Alternate assessment, however…
• Up to 1% of the tested population can be counted as
proficient for AYP when tested with STAAR Alternate.
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Changes to STAAR
Alternate for 2013-2014
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Updates to the
Information
Presented in the
STAAR Alternate
Modules/
Transcripts
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Changes to the Modules
• Only NEW test administrators are required
to view the modules and pass the
qualifications this year.
• Any modules that have not been passed
previously must be taken again before the
test administrator can be given access to
the Assessment Management System.
• No changes were made to the modules or
the transcripts.
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Changes to the Modules
• Many of the screenshots in the modules
show old resources.
• Teachers should use the STAAR Alternate
Resources webpage to ensure that the
most current document is being used.
• The screenshots for the Assessment
Management system in Module 4 have last
year’s date; however, the information
provided is still accurate.
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Changes to the Modules
• The “List of
Resources” provided
at the end of each
module is incorrect.
• An updated resources
list is available on the
STAAR Alternate
Resources webpage.
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Changes
to the
ARD
Process
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Changes to the ARD Process
• Only ARD committees can select the
complexity level or levels for each subject.
• The teacher can no longer select the
complexity level and must abide by the ARD
committee decision.
• If the teacher feels that the selected
complexity level no longer reflects the
student’s performance, the ARD committee
must reconvene to evaluate the previous
decision.
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Changes to the ARD Process
• The 2013-2014 Participation Requirements, in
both Spanish and English, have been posted.
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Changes to the ARD Process
Note the date on the form
• STAAR Alternate Participation Requirements
• State-required documentation form
• Must be completed and retained by the district when
eligibility for an alternate assessment is confirmed
• MUST be included in the IEP
Provided by ESC Region XI (Source: TEA Student Assessment Division)
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Changes to the ARD Process
Determine who is responsible for
verifying the information.
• The district personnel who completes these forms
should be a member of the ARD committee who can
verify the information on the form
• These forms should be completed during the ARD
committee meeting when assessment decisions are
made.
Provided by ESC Region XI (Source: TEA Student Assessment Division)
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Changes to the ARD Process
• All previous PowerPoint presentations regarding
selecting the complexity levels for STAAR
Alternate have been combined into the ARD
Committee Training for the 2013-2014 Texas
Assessment Program PowerPoint.
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Changes
to
Resources
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Changes to Resources
• All resources, including the manuals, have
been updated with the most up-to-date
information.
• The new security oath has been posted.
• Documents have been updated to reflect the
EOC courses to be assessed this year:
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Algebra I
English I and English II
Biology
US History
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Changes to Resources
Change in Materials (Task Specific and
Primary to Generalization)
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Changes to Resources
• Assessment tasks and Essence statements are
posted
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Changes to Resources –
Essence Statements
• Three of the
four essence
statements
are new this
year.
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Changes to Resources
• Prerequisite skill targets were added to the
Essence Statement documents that were posted in
March.
• These targets informed teachers as to the gradelevel link for the tasks prior to the posting of the
assessment tasks and prerequisite skills in
September.
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Expansion of Resources –
Assessment Tasks
• All assessment task documents have been
posted and should be used as the main
source for viewing the assessment tasks.
• The documentation forms have the tasks
listed on them, but do not provide the rich
information for teachers that will assist
them in planning the administration of the
state-provided task.
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Expansion of Resources –
Assessment Tasks
• The Definitions and
Examples pages for the
assessment tasks have
been expanded.
• These pages proceed
each essence
statement and provide
valuable information
and ideas for the tasks.
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Changes to Resources –
Documentation Forms
The link to the
documentation
forms will not be
posted until
November 15th.
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Changes to Resources – Archives
• Assessment resources from last year have
been added to a new Archive section at
the bottom of the Resources webpage.
• Assessment tasks
• Curriculum Framework documents
• Performance Level Descriptors for English III,
Geometry, World History, and World
Geography
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STAAR Alternate Responsibilities
Manual for
District/Campus
Testing
Coordinators
<<>>
Local
Administrators and
Supervisors and
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STAAR Alternate
Test Coordinator Checklist
• Conduct and monitor
STAAR Alternate
Training
• Assessment
Management System
• Secure
documentation forms
• Monitor the progress
of assessments
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STAAR Alternate Responsibilities
Oath of Test
Security and
Confidentiality for
STAAR Alternate
Test Administrator
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STAAR Alternate Responsibilities
Manual for STAAR
Alternate Test
Administrators
(Teachers)
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STAAR Alternate Test Administrator
(Teacher) Checklist
• Test Administer
training requirements
• Step 1: Select the
assessment task
• Step 2: Implement the
assessment task
• Step 3: Observe and
document student
performance
• Step 4: Evaluate
student performance
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STAAR Alternate Timelines
• The STAAR
Alternate Timeline
has been posted
and will be updated
periodically as
specific dates for
events have been
determined.
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Important Dates
• 09/03/13–9/29/13
• Districts access the Assessment Management
System to choose a student data upload option
to register students for the 2013-2014 STAAR
Alternate administration. Default requires the
district to register students.
• 09/29/13
• Deadline for entering the student data upload
for registering students.
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Important Dates
• October 7, 2013
• The final attempt for qualification activities can be
accessed by district and campus staff from the Training
Center after receiving the second attempt codes from
testing coordinators.
The Training Center access code for
new personnel is
STAARALT1314
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Important Dates
October 18, 2013
• Testing coordinators can access the Assessment Management
System to make changes to student demographics from last year’s
STAAR Alternate administration or data file submission and set up
alternate assessment teachers and students for the current
administration. This includes:
• assigning students to their appropriate grade levels and courses
for testing
• addressing student changes in campuses (including those
occurring due to promotion)
• registering all students who will be assessed with STAAR
Alternate
• locking/unlocking teacher accounts as qualification activities are
passed
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Important Dates
• November 15, 2013
• Documentation forms posted
• January 6, 2014 – April 18, 2014
• STAAR Alternate Assessment Window
• March 28, 2014
• Transfer cut-off date
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Results from 2012-2013
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Results for the 2012-2013
Administration of STAAR Alternate
2011-2012
2012-2013
86, 963
93, 438
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67
86, 149
92, 313
Partial Score
61
102
No Response Observed
698
956
Complexity Level 3
11%
12%
Complexity Level 2
55%
58%
Complexity Level 1
34%
29%
Number of Assessments
Not Assessed
Complete Score
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Performance Data for 2014
• The adjusted cut score of 48 will be
applied to the 2014 results to comply with
House Bill 906 of the 83rd Legislative
Session.
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Performance Data for 2014
• The student’s Confidential Student Report
will also report growth between 2013 and
2014.
• Growth results will be
calculated using a
stage change table
and reported as Did
Not Meet, Met, or
Exceeded Growth.
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Future Development
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Impact of Recent Legislation
• House Bill 5 of the 83rd Legislative Session called
for a redesign of the State of Texas Assessments
of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Alternate
assessment.
“ The agency, in conjunction with appropriate interested
persons, shall redevelop assessment instruments adopted or
developed under Subsection (b) for administration to
significantly cognitively disabled students in a manner
consistent with federal law. An assessment instrument
under this subsection may not require a teacher to prepare
tasks or materials for a student who will be administered
such an assessment instrument.”
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Impact of Recent Legislation
• The bill eliminates portfolio and performancebased assessments used by other states, because
these types of assessments require the
individualization of materials and task
administration.
• Therefore, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is
considering implementing a standardized itembased assessment.
• How this legislation will affect the use of
accommodations to provide accessibility to
students that may need additional materials is still
being determined.
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Development Plans
Focus Group
• No Child Left Behind requires an assessment
for students with significant cognitive
disabilities that can be applied to 1% of the
tested population for AYP purposes.
• The assessment still needs to cover the state
curriculum through prerequisite skills; thus
our Vertical Alignment documents and
Curriculum Framework documents will
continue to be the basis for instruction and
test item development for the new test
design.
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Development Plans
Focus Group
• Focus Group meetings representing all
regions will be held in Austin to review
development plans.
• The Focus Group participants are made up of
teachers, administrators, ESC personnel,
parents, and advocacy groups.
• The Focus Group will advise Pearson and TEA
on the feasibility of the proposed redesign
and other administration issues.
• The Focus Group will be reconvened at
various stages of the development process.
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Development Plans
Cognitive Lab
• TEA and Pearson will be conducting a
cognitive lab study to assist in the
development of a redesign of STAAR
Alternate.
• The purpose of the lab is to observe teachers
and students interacting with sample test
items to determine the quality of the test
administrator instructions, the usability of the
test materials, and the accessibility for the
student to the images and language provided
in the test items.
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Development Plans
Cognitive Lab
• Specifically, the cognitive lab study can help TEA
answer the following research questions:
• Can students respond to items with two-dimensional
graphics?
• Is the range of item complexity too difficult or too easy for
students?
• What accommodations may be needed for student
accessibility to the two-dimensional graphics for the items?
• How long does it take students to respond to the items?
• Teachers will be able to provide feedback and
suggestions through a post-observation interactive
interview of 15 questions.
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Development Plans
Cognitive Lab
• The cognitive lab study will be conducted for
approximately 50 students in ESC regions 6,
12, 13, and 20.
• Subjects to be sampled with redesign items
are Grades 3, 4, and 7 reading; Grades 3, 4,
and 7 math; Grade 7 writing; Grades 5 and 8
science; English I; algebra; and US history.
• Volunteers have been requested in those
regions and many districts have already
volunteered and been contacted.
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Development Plans
Cognitive Lab
• Each teacher will be asked to administer four test
items per subject to one student.
• Districts select the campuses, teachers and
students to participate.
• The cognitive lab will be held from September
19th until November 1st.
• TEA will contact volunteering districts to arrange a
pre-observation meeting with the teachers to
review the items and discuss the observation.
• A team of Pearson and TEA staff will observe the
test administration session and interview the
teacher after the session.
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Development Plans
Pilot Study
• TEA will also be conducting a Pilot Study for STAAR
Alternate during the 2013-2014 school year.
• Both small and large districts are asked to
volunteer.
• Each teacher volunteer will be asked to administer
one assessment, approximately 24 questions, to
one student.
• Subjects in the Pilot Study include Grades 4 and 7
reading, Grades 4 and 7 math, Grade 7 writing,
Grade 5 science, English I, algebra I, and US history.
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Development Plans
Pilot Study
• TEA will contact volunteering districts to
ensure that a variety of students, spanning
all ability levels, is included in the study.
• Districts will select the teachers and the
students.
• More details regarding the length of the
pilot window and the number of teachers
and students requested for a given district
will be provided at a later date.
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Development Plans
Pilot Study
Volunteers needed!
• To volunteer your district, contact a STAAR
Alternate team member at 512-463-9536
or [email protected]
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ARD Committee Decisions
for Next Year
• The new assessment will be an item based
test; There will no complexity levels
• Participation requirements may change
but the test will not be expanded to
include the “modified” assessment
• ARD Committees can only decide if the
student requires an alternate assessment
due to instruction based on alternate
achievement standards
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Anything else?
• Check the STAAR Alternate Resources page
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assess
ment/special-ed/staaralt/
Contact Student
Assessment
512-463-9536
[email protected]
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Education Service Center Region XI
Assessment Contacts
• Laura Carson – Coordinator for Curriculum,
Instruction and Assessment
(817) 740-7573 or [email protected]
• Peggy DeMoss – Federal and State
Assessment
(817) 740-7529 or [email protected]
• Sharon Rutherford – Special Education
Assessment
(817) 740-7574 or [email protected]
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