CMAS - Online Assessment

Report
CMAS PARCC
Accommodations
SAL Training 2014
Today’s Agenda
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
1. CMAS PARCC Overview
2. CMAS PARCC Testing Windows
3. Resources: Accommodations Manuals
4. State Policy for Accommodations
5. CMAS PARCC – Science, SS, ELA/L, Math
• Accessibility Features
• Accommodations
6. English Language Learners
7. Next Steps
With new standards come new assessments….
Denver Public Schools has implemented the Colorado Academic and
Common Core State Standards to ensure students are prepared for
college and career in the 21st century.
CMAS
PARCC
Overview
The new standards are clear and consistent expectations of what all
students need to learn at every grade level—serving as a roadmap to
high-quality education.
As part of this transition, there are new assessments aligned to these
new standards. The assessments are known as CMAS (Colorado
Measures of Academic Success).
• Assessments in Science, Social Studies, Math and English Language
•
Arts/Literacy.
Assessments are completed online
CMAS Science & Social Studies
New state science and social studies assessments measuring the
Colorado Academic Standards were administered online in Colorado
for the first time in the Spring of 2014.
CMAS
Science
Social Studies
Overview
• Colorado-developed assessments
Administered to the following grades in 2014-15:
• Science: 5th, 8th, and 12th
• Social Studies: 4th, 7th, and 12th
CMAS PARCC ELA/L & Math
CMAS
PARCC
ELA/L
Math
Overview
CMAS PARCC replaces TCAP in Reading, Writing and Math
• Developed by PARCC (Partnership for Readiness of College & Career)
• Reading/Writing are now combined into English Language Arts/Literacy
assessments, referred to as ELA/L.
• Grades 3-11
CMAS PARCC ELA/L & Math occurs in 2 parts:
• Part I: Performance Based Assessment (PBA)
• March 9-March 27
• Part II: End of Year Assessment (EOY)
• April 27-May 22
The results of Part I & Part II will be combined to produce a student’s
total assessment score.
CMAS PARCC Testing Windows 2014-15
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Name
Content
Grade
Testing Window
CMAS Science &
Social Studies
Science & Social
Studies
12th
Nov. 3-21, 2014
CMAS PARCC: PBA
(Performance Based
Assessment)
ELA/L & Math
3rd – 11th
Mar. 9-27, 2015
CMAS Science &
Social Studies
Science
Social Studies
4th, 7th
5th, 8th
Apr. 14-May 1, 2015
CMAS PARCC: EOY
(End of Year
Assessment)
ELA/L & Math
3rd – 11th
Apr. 27-May 22, 2015
Content-Specific:
• CMAS Science &Social Studies
• CMAS PARCC ELA/L & Math
Assessment Participation
CMAS
PARCC
POLICY
All students enrolled in a Colorado Public School in the
grades assessed must be accounted for in either the
general summative assessment or the alternate summative
assessment.
CMAS PARCC Accommodation Manuals
Colorado Instructional Accommodations Manual
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/Accommodations
CMAS Accommodations Supplement
http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/cmasaccoms
PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual*
http://parcconline.org/sites/parcc/files/PARCCAccessibilityFeaturesandAccommodationsManu
alNovember2013.pdf
*an updated manual will be published in Nov.2014
Posted on www.
onlineassesment.
dpsk12.org
Accessibility Manual for the Dynamic Learning Maps™ Alternate Assessment 2014-15
http://dynamiclearningmaps.org/sites/default/files/accessiblity_manual.pdf
Colorado Alternate Assessment Examiner’s Manual
http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/2014coaltexamman
Moving Target!
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
As we receive new or updated
information from the state we
will let you know!
What are accommodations?
• Accommodations are practices and procedures that provide
CMAS PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Policy
equitable access during instruction and assessment for students who
have a documented need, including students with a disability.
• Accommodations are intended to remove barriers that may exist due
to a student’s disability or level of English proficiency.
• Accommodations must be listed in the student’s approved IEP or 504
Plan. However, there are new “Accessibility Features” available to all
that do not require documentation.
Students who receive Accommodations
1. Students with disabilities who have an Individualized Education
CMAS PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Policy
Program (IEP);
2. Students with a Section 504 plan who have a physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits one or more major life
activity;
3. Students who are English learners; and
4. Students who are English learners and with disabilities who have
an IEP or 504 plan. These students are eligible for both
accommodations for students with disabilities and English
learners.
Alternate Assessment Participation
Colorado
Alternate
Assessment
Participation
It is the existence of the
significant cognitive disability,
regardless of special
education eligibility category,
that allows the IEP Team to
consider the option of
alternate standards and
assessment.
POLICY
Only a small number of students who have a significant cognitive
disability meet the participation guidelines to receive instruction
based on the EEOs and take alternate district/state assessments
based on alternate academic achievement standards.
CDE Alternate Assessments Eligibility
CMAS CoAlt:
Science
Social Studies
DLM :
ELA/L
Math
ARE Contact:
Karen Lutz
CMAS Science & Social Studies
Alternate Assessment (CoAlt):
• Testing Windows: April 13May 1
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
is the ELA/Math Alternate
Assessment:
• Testing Window: April 13May 15
http://testing.dpsk12.org/resources/csapa/EligibilityCriteriaWorksheet_AlternateAssessment-1.pdf
Assessment accommodations must be:
CMAS PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Policy
In use at least 90 days prior to testing
• Used regularly and with fidelity during classroom instruction
Based on a documented educational need
• Individual, not based on program or teaching style
Documented in an IEP/504 plan and/or an ELL student within
the 3 year window of continuous enrollment
• Team includes educators, parents and student
• Parent signatures
Accommodation must NOT be used only for
assessments.
Exceptions to the 90-day rule
New Student to the District:
CMAS PARCC
• Contact the student’s former school for all relevant documentation (IEP,504,or
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
• If no documentation can be obtained, consult the student and parent to discuss
Policy
Unforeseeable Circumstances:
ELP)
any accommodations that have been provided over the past three months
• Student may have access to accessibility features or accommodations listed in
their IEP, 504 plan or ELL plan
• If a student suffers from an unforeseeable (not predicted or scheduled)
circumstance less than three months prior to the start of testing and requires an
accommodation to access the state test, he/she may be provided with it
• Example: Student with a concussion needs breaks
Accessibility Features
and Accommodations
CMAS PARCC
Accessibility Features and Accommodations
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Accessibility Features for ALL
students: Embedded features
available within the test itself
Accessibility Features for SOME
students: Embedded features that
must be requested ahead of time.
Additional embedded and nonembedded accommodations
available to students consistent
with their IEP, 504, or English
Learner plans
Accessibility Features for All
All students have access to these features
Accessibility Features and Accommodations
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Accessibility Features for ALL
students: Embedded features
available within the test itself
Accessibility Features for SOME
students: Embedded features that
must be requested ahead of time.
Additional embedded and nonembedded accommodations
available to students consistent
with their IEP, 504, or English
Learner plans
Accessibility Features for All Students
 Navigation
•
forward, back
•
flag for review
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
 Highlighter
 Blank Paper
• Up to 2 sheets per
•
section
Must be treated as
secure test materials
 Enlargement
 Audio Amplification
•
 Headphones / Noise
Magnifier, Zoom
 Ruler
 Redirect Students to Test
 Periodic Table
 Writing Tools
 Eliminate answer choices  Keyboard shortcut keys
 Teacher Read Directions  Extended Time
available
 Line Reader
 Answer Masking
buffers
 Calculator
 Notepad may be
CMAS PARCC ONLY
 Setting Considerations
These tools are
embedded in
TestNav8 so
students can access
them at any time
during the test
(content specific)
Accessibility Features for ALL Students
Support
Audio Amplification
The student raises or lowers the volume control, as needed,
using headphones. Student must be tested in a separate setting
if unable to wear headphones
Background/Font Color*
The student changes the onscreen background and/or font color
based on need or preference.
Blank Paper (provided by
test administrator)
The student may be provided with one blank sheet of paper on
which to plan or organize item responses. An additional sheet
may be offered if the student raises his/her hand during testing.
Eliminate Answer Choices
The student “crosses out” possible answer choices (for multiple
choice items only).
Flag Items for Review
The student highlights items to review later.
CMAS
PARCC
Science
SS
ELA/L
Math
Description
General Administration
The test administrator repeats general administration
Directions Clarified (by test instructions only. No part of the test may be clarified, nor may
administrator)
any assistance be provided to the student during testing.
Accessibility Features for ALL Students (cont.)
CMAS
PARCC
Science
SS
ELA/L
Math
Support
Description
General Administrations Read
Aloud and Repeated as Needed
(by test administrator)
The student clicks a button to read aloud or repeat instructions.
Student must be tested in separate setting, if unable to wear
headphones.
General Masking*
The student creates a custom “mask” to electronically cover
portions of the test items, including passages, as needed
Text Highlighter Tool
The student highlights text as needed to recall and/or
emphasize.
Headphones or Noise Buffers
The student uses headphones or noise buffers to minimize
distractions, access embedded text-to-speech, or filter external
noise during testing (in addition to required headphone for use
of English Language Arts/Literacy assessment).
Line Reader Tool
The students use onscreen tool to assist in reading by raising
and lowering the tool for each line of text onscreen.
Magnification/Enlargement
Device
The student enlarges text and graphics onscreen, up to 400%
(while preserving clarity, contrast, and color).
Accessibility Features for ALL Students (cont.)
CMAS
PARCC
Science
SS
ELA/L
Math
Features +
Descriptions
Support
Pop-Up Glossary
Description
The student is able to view definitions of pre-selected,
construct-irrelevant words by selecting a hyperlink onscreen via
a pop-up text box.
Redirect Student to the
The test administrator redirects the student’s attention to the
Test (by test administrator) test without coaching or assisting the student in any way.
Writing Tools
The student uses writing process tools for written responses,
including cut and paste, copy, underline, bold, and insert bullets.
Test out the accessibility
features!
CMAS & PARCC ePAT Practice Tests
Practice Testing Environments (ePATs)
• Expose students and staff
to the content and format
of the test
CMAS
Science
Social
Studies
• Familiarize students with
online test engine,
TestNav 8, and embedded
supports
• Available on
PearsonAccess.com
www.pearsonaccess.com/co
 click on “ePAT”
Practice Testing
Environments
(ePATs)
•
CMAS
PARCC
ELA/L
Math
Expose students
and staff to the
content and
format of the test
• Familiarize
students with
online test engine
and embedded
supports
• Available through
PARCC
http://practice.parcc.t
estnav.com/#
 click on Practice
Tests
Accessibility Features for Some
Assigned to Individual Students
Accessibility Features and Accommodations
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Accessibility Features for ALL
students: Embedded features
available within the test itself
Accessibility Features for SOME
students: Embedded features that
must be requested ahead of time.
Additional embedded and nonembedded accommodations
available to students consistent
with their IEP, 504, or English
Learner plans
Accessibility Features: Text-to-Speech
• Embedded within
CMAS
PARCC
Science
SS
ELA/L
Math
TestNav8 are
accessibility features
available to a student
who needs it to access
the test.
• These are unique test
forms that are assigned
to a student prior to
testing.
Selected by Form (CBT)
Text-to-Speech
Spanish Audio
Color Contrast
Text-to-Speech with color contrast
Spanish Audio with color contrast
Oral Script
TTS is the only accessibility feature that is
embedded; all others embedded features
are accommodations
Who can receive Text-to-Speech?
CMAS
PARCC
Text-to-Speech takes the place of an oral script read by the Test
Administrator for most students who under TCAP relied on oral
scripts.
Science
Social Studies
Math
It is an accessibility feature that does not require an IEP or 504 for
Science, Social Studies and Math:
• Text-to-Speech in English is available to students who receive audio/oral
presentation of text during instruction and classroom-based assessment.
Not ELA/L
• Text-to-Speech in Spanish is available to students who receive instruction in
Spanish and meet the continuous enrollment guidelines of 3 years or less.
ELA/L: Text-to-Speech is considered an accommodations and is not available without an IEP
or 504….More to come in upcoming slides
Text-to-Speech
CMAS
PARCC
While Text-to-Speech (TTS) is available to all students, it may not be
appropriate for all students.
• Student should be using similar access strategies during
instruction.
Science
Social Studies
Math
• Generally speaking, students who used an Oral Script on TCAP
NOT ELA/L
• It is strongly encouraged that students using text-to-speech as an
should be considered for Text-to-Speech on computer based
assessments
accessibility feature access it in the ePAT environment to ensure
they are familiar with it, and that they will use it.
Text-to-Speech with Caution
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
Issues to consider before assigning TTS:
1. Training: Students must know how to use it before testing
2. Security: There is only one form for text-to-speech
3. Network Performance: File sizes for items with TTS are 4-10 times larger
than regular item files. Network and computer performance estimates are
based on the standard file size
*Students using TTS in a group setting must use headphones
Not ELA/L
Text-to-Speech (cont.)
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
Not ELA/L
Accommodations
Accessibility Features and Accommodations
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Accessibility Features for ALL
students: Embedded features
available within the test itself
Accessibility Features for SOME
students: Embedded features that
must be requested ahead of time.
Additional embedded and nonembedded accommodations
available to students consistent
with their IEP, 504, or English
Learner plans
Accommodations
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Assessment accommodations are about accessing the
assessment without changing the construct.
• Accommodations must be based
on an individual student’s
academic need documented in the
student’s approved IEP, 504, or
ELP.
• Accommodations are available for
computer-based and paper-based
administration.
Accommodation Resources
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
CMAS
Accommodations
Guide – a 1-page
overview of all
available
accommodations
Available at
onlineassessment.
dpsk12.org
Accommodation Resources
CMAS Accommodations
Supplement is available on
the CDE Website:
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
http://cde.state.co.us/assessmen
t/cmasaccoms
PARCC Accessibility
Features and
Accommodation Manual is
available on the PARCC
website:
http://parcconline.org/sites/parc
c/files/PARCCAccessibilityFeatur
esandAccommodationsManualN
ovember2013.pdf
Both manuals are also
posted on:
www.onlineassessment.dpsk12.
org
Quick Glance at Accommodations for
Computer-Based Administration
CMAS ACCOMMODATIONS (CBT)
PRESENTATION
RESPONSE
SETTING
TIMING
English Oral Script
Assistive Technology**
Small Group
Extended Time
Spanish Audio
Speech to Text
Individual
Time of Day
Spanish Oral Script*
Word Prediction
Noise Buffers
Multiple Breaks
Color Contrast
Written Responses in Spanish
External cover overlays
Scribe – English, Other
Word to Word Dictionary
Speech to Text
Assistive Technology**
*It is recommended that Oral Script for Social Studies is provided 1:1
**Compatibility must be established for all AT devices: www.pearsononlinetesting.com/at
Quick Glance at Accommodations for
Paper-Based Administration
CMAS ACCOMMODATIONS (PBT)
PRESENTATION
RESPONSE
SETTING
TIMING
Braille w/ tactile graphics
Assistive Technology devices (word
prediction
Small Group
Extended Time
Large Print (CBT has zoom & magnifier)
Speech to Text
Individual
Time of Day
External cover overlays
Scribe – English, Other (also CBT)
Noise Buffers
Multiple Breaks
English oral script (TTS is CBT)
• On-site ASL presentation
• On-site translation
Braille note-taker
(same as CBT)
(same as CBT)
Spanish Oral Script (also CBT)
Word to Word Dictionary
*It is recommended that Oral Script for Social Studies is provided 1:1
**Compatibility must be established for all AT devices: www.pearsononlinetesting.com/at
Presentation Accommodation
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
ELA/L
1. Paper-based Administration
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
ELA/L
The paper-based versions of the CMAS assessments are considered accommodated
forms available for a small number of students with disabilities and/or English learners.
Use of the paper-based assessments is only available to a student with specific needs
or conditions.
• A student is unable to use a computer due to the impact of his or her disability.
• A student with a disability who cannot participate in the online assessment due to a healthrelated disability, neurological disorder, or other complex disability, and/or cannot meet the
demands of a computer-based test administration;
• student with an emotional, behavioral, or other disability who is unable to maintain
sufficient concentration to participate in a computer-based test administration, even with
test accommodations;
• The assistive technology required by the student is not compatible with the testing
•
platform.
Writes responses in a language other than English or Spanish
3. Color Contrast
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
ELA/L
Embedded color contrast
• Check with vision specialist/SPED team
• Must indicate color contrast form prior to testing
• When the color contrast setting is selected only the background
and text are adjusted
• Graphics are presented in full color on a white background
External color overlays
• May be used on paper or computer
6. Oral Presentation
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
ELA/L
Oral Presentation allows students to hear all test questions,
passages/sources, and answer choices aloud.
• The online version of oral presentation is called Text-To-Speech (computer reader).
• The paper/pencil version of oral presentation is called Oral Script (human reader).
Availability is dependent on the content being tested:
• Text-To-Speech is an accessibility feature available for Math, Science and Social Studies.
• Oral Script is an accommodation available for Math, Science and Social Studies
• Oral Presentation/Text-To-Speech is not an available accommodation for ELA/L
(reading/writing) except in unique situations
This is a change from TCAP, which allowed oral presentation for writing, but not
reading.
6. Oral Presentation – Unique Circumstance
CMAS
PARCC
ELA/L ONLY
Appendix D is posted
to
onlineassessment.dpsk
12.org
Only students with a unique
accommodation will receive a
Text-to-Speech accommodation
on the ELA/L assessment.
Refer to Appendix D for
guidelines on who can receive
this accommodation.
Complete the form in Appendix
D to request an Oral
Presentation accommodation on
ELA/L. Scan and email to ARE at
[email protected]
by December 15th!
Oral Presentation on ELA/L
CMAS
PARCC
ELA/L ONLY
Colorado guidance/clarification:
 Students must be at the basal/foundational reading level
AND
 Students must receive printed instructional materials fro all
subjects in an audio format the majority of instructional time.
Appendix D is posted to
onlineassessment.dpsk
12.org
Basal/foundational readers are:
• At the beginning stages of sound/symbol relationship,
• Able to decode consonant-vowel-consonant words, as well as some highfrequency words.
Oral Presentation on ELA/L
CMAS
PARCC
ELA/L ONLY
For students using an Oral Presentation on the ELA assessment, a
notation will be provided on all confidential score reports to the
school and to parents stating that the student was given a reading
access accommodation on the PARCC ELA/Literacy assessment and
therefore, no claims should be inferred regarding the student’s ability
to demonstrate foundational reading skills (i.e., decoding and
fluency).
Response Accommodations
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Assistive Technology
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Assistive technology includes but is not limited to:
• Computers
• Keyboards
• Communication devices
• Adaptive computer input/output devices
Check for compatibility: www.pearsononlinetesting.com/at
Speech – to – Text
• Separate Machine
• Printed and transcribed into test
Word Prediction
• Separate Machine
• Printed and transcribed into test
Assistive Technology (cont.)
CMAS
PARCC
Additional considerations for test security must be applied when
students are using assistive technology, including speech-to-text and
word prediction software.
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
• Students must be seated in such a manner that they cannot see
other students’ screens.
• Students must not retrieve or access work from another student.
• Students must not be able to access additional programs or the
Internet while in the testing environment.
• Student must not be able to access any previously saved data
while in the testing environment.
• Extra time may not be given for “lost” work.
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Assistive Technology (cont.)
• Students may not have access to assistive technology devices that
contain secure materials until all secure materials have been
removed from the device.
• Devices that still contain secure materials must be secured with
testing materials.
• Answers must be transcribed for scoring.
Scribe
CMAS PARCC
Scribing allows students to give their test responses to a test
administrator who writes or types the responses directly onto the
actual assessment for the student.
Science
Social Studies
Math
ELA/L
Students receiving the scribe accommodation may respond to
assessment items either:
• verbally
• using a speech-to-text device or other augmentative/assistive
communication device (e.g., picture/word board)
• signing (e.g., American Sign Language, signed English, Cued Speech)
Refer to Appendix C of the PARCC Accommodations Manual: Protocol
for the Use of the Scribe Accommodation - Know the Protocol!
Accommodation: Timing
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
ELA/L
• Additional Time is an accessibility feature available for ALL
students
• Length of additional time will vary by content and test
section!
• Extended Time (time beyond additional time) is for students with
a noted accommodation for extended time.
 Refer to Appendix E in the PARCC Accommodations Manual for guidance on
selecting and administering the ET Accommodation.
Extended Time
CMAS
Science
Social Studies
For CMAS Science & Social Studies, all students may access the
additional time allowed in the timing structure of a test section
• Time + Additional Time = Extended Time
For students with an IEP/504 plan or ELL
• Follow time indicated in plan
• Time and a half is presumed if it is not specifically listed
• Time + Additional Time + 10 minutes = Time and a Half
Extended Time
CMAS
PARCC
ELA/L
Math
For CMAS PARCC, all students may access the additional time
allowed in the timing structure of a test section
• Time + Additional Time = Extended Time
For students with an IEP/504 plan or ELL
• Time and a half is presumed if it is not specifically listed
• If specified in plan for more than time and a half, extended time is
considered one school day
PARCC just released the timing of all ELA/L & Math assessment:
http://parcconline.org/update-session-times
Setting Considerations for All
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Small Group
Frequent Break
• Does not stop the testing clock
• May not access internet, text books, friends,
etc.
Time of Day
• Consider test security
Separate/Alternate Location
Specified Testing Area or Seating
Specialized Equipment or Furniture
Emergency Accommodations
CMAS
PARCC
If a student requires an emergency accommodation prior to or during
testing, a student emergency accommodation form must be
completed.
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
This will occur only in extremely rare circumstances where an IEP or
504 Plan is not available (ie. an unexpected injury, such as a broken
arm or concussion).
 You will find the form in Appendix G, posted to
onlineassessment.dpsk12.org
 SALs may wish to call the ARE Hotline if this occurs: (720) 4233736
“Unique” Accommodations
CMAS
PARCC
Formerly known as “Non-Standard” accommodations
Historically less than .01% of students
Science
Social Studies
ELA/L
Math
Examples from CDE are:
• Record answers into a tape recorder and play back to type
• Picture cues to stay on task
• Magazines to tear when frustrated
• Student given “Skittles” at specific intervals for time on task
 Deadline to submit to CDE (via ARE) is DECEMBER 15, 2014
 You will find the form in Appendix F, posted to onlineassessment.dpsk12.org
 Scan/Email form to ARE at [email protected]
Accommodations for
English Learners
Proposed Guidance on Selecting Accommodations for
English Learners
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
ELA/L
When selecting accommodations for English learners, consider the
student’s:
1. Level of English language proficiency (ELP) on the state ELP test
o Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced
2. Literacy development in the native language
o Native language literacy
o Interrupted schooling/literacy background
3. Background factors that impact effective accommodations use
ELLs
o Grade/age
o Affective filter (i.e., level of student anxiety/comfort with English)
o Time in U. S. schools
Written Response Options
CMAS
PARCC
Science
Social Studies
Math
Students may write in English or Spanish on the
CMAS: Science and Social Studies assessment
• Students who write in a language other than English or Spanish
will need their answers translated and transcribed
CMAS PARCC Math assessment
ELA/L
ELLs
• Students who write in a language other than English or Spanish
will need their answers translated and transcribed
Students must write in English on the CMAS: PARCC ELA/L
assessment
Oral Presentation Options
CMAS
Science
Social Studies
ELLs
Students can receive:
• Embedded Spanish Audio
• Translated English Oral Script
English oral script for computer is used for:
• On-site translations into other languages
• On-site sign language presentation
Grouping Considerations (for Oral Script/Translated Oral Script)
• Recommend group size of 3 or less for Science
• Recommend group size of 1 for Social Studies
Oral Presentation Options
CMAS
PARCC
Math
ELLs
Math ONLY:
• Spanish Translation – the test is available in Spanish
• Text-to-Speech in English
• Response: English or Spanish
• ASL Video
• Screen-reader compatible for 3 systems
• Refreshable Braille
Accommodations for ELLs
CMAS
PARCC
Accommodations available on ELA/L assessment:
ELA/L
• Word-to-Word dictionaries (English/Native Language)
• Extended Time
• General Administration Directions Clarified in Student’s Native Language (by test
administrator)*
• General Administration Directions Read Aloud and Repeated as Needed in Student’s
ELLs
Native Language (by test administrator)*
• Scribe or Speech-to-Text: Responses Dictated for Mathematics Assessment in English
*General directions are provided in a downloadable PDF in 10 languages – for both Math & ELA/L
Note: PARCC will not provide paper oral scripts -- If a student requires an Oral or translated Oral Script,
SALs and Test Administrators must thoroughly review Appendices I & J, located in the PARCC
accommodations manual, for detailed instructions on how to deliver an oral script accommodation.
Spanish Literacy Assessment: 3rd/4th Grades
CMAS
PARCC
Qualifications:
ELA/L
1. The student has been enrolled in a Colorado public school less than
three years starting in first grade.
2. The student has been receiving native language instruction within
ELLs
the last year.
Reports in School Folders to help identify students:
• Language of Assessment report (TNLI schools only)
• Continuous Enrollment Report (all schools)
Spanish Literacy Assessment will replace the CMAS PARCC ELA/L
portion of the state assessment. Only available for 3rd and 4th grades.
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Next Steps
Next Steps at your school
 Train your staff CMAS PARCC Accommodations by Dec. 9th
 Have accommodation documentation in place by Dec. 9th (90
days before testing)
Next Steps
 Review the CMAS and PARCC Accommodations Manuals
 Provide opportunities to get your students on the ePAT practice
test items
January/Feb 2015:
1. SAL training
2. PearsonAccess training
Accommodation Worksheet
• Ask your school’s Case
Manager, SPED staffing
chair, interventionists and
teachers to provide a list of
students who need
assessment
accommodations, including
Text To Speech and Spanish
Audio.
**Make note of auxiliary devices needed for each accommodation!
• Use a spreadsheet (sample
shown) to maintain a list of
students until we are ready
to order materials in early
Feb.2015
Modifications = Misadministration
• Requiring a student to be assessed on less content matter than other students
because he has been taught less material
• Reducing the scope of assessments so a student needs to complete only a limited
number of problems or items
Caution
• Modifying the complexity of assessments to make them easier
• Giving hints, clues, or other coaching that directs the student to correct responses
on assignments and tests
• Adults defining vocabulary on the test or explaining test items
• Allowing the student to complete an assessment of English language arts in a
language other than English
• Using dictionaries that provide definitions (rather than acceptable word-to-word
dual-language dictionary)
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Planning Tips for Accommodations
 Review each student’s approved IEP or 504 Plan before 12/9
Planning Tips
for
Accommodations
 Prepare a list showing each student and his/her specific
accommodation(s)
 Indicate whether a specific test setting, Test Administrator or
testing devices is required
 Train all Test Administrators (including substitutes) on
accommodations and accessibility features
 Ensure each student knows how to use accessibility features and
accommodations prior to testing
Logistics Plan for Accommodations
Plan ahead to provide “accessibility features” for all students and accommodations for
ELL/LEP students and students with disabilities on test day by:
 Document all accommodations properly in
formal, written educational plans.
To Do List
at your
School
 Be sure that documentation is specific (ex:
content area, length of extended time, etc.).
 Check all IEP, 504, and ELL plans NOW to make
sure that all accommodations listed are currently
in use in classroom instruction and assessments.
 If a teacher is consistently providing a nondocumented individual accommodation for a
student that would be appropriate for use on
CMAS, convene a formal meeting conducted by
an educational team (includes parent) to evaluate
and properly document the accommodation.
 Involve parents and students in accommodations
decisions and evaluate to make sure they are
useful and purposeful.
 If an accommodation is no longer needed or being
used, revise the document and remove the
 Remember that accommodations must be
accommodation. (IEP Additional Meeting – Case
regularly used for at least 90 days prior to CMAS
Manager, Parent, General Ed Teacher; 504 –
in order to be allowed.
Counselor, Parent).
 Provide time for students to practice
accommodations in the online test environment
(ePAT).
Contacts & Resources
Who are my Contacts for CMAS PARCC
Accommodations?
Contact the ARE Department for CMAS administration, training, and
procedures questions:
Contact
Information
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CMAS PARCC website: www.onlineassessment.dpsk12.org
CMAS PARCC Email: [email protected]
ARE Hotline: (720) 423.3736
Coordinator: Kelly Gilmore
 Email: [email protected]
 Phone: (720) 423-3827
#1: Contact your SPED network partner with questions about specific
accommodations and eligibility.
#2: Contact ARE for assessment accommodation questions.
Resources
Online
Resources
Where do I locate
my CMAS PARCC
Accommodations
Resources and
Training Materials?
www.
onlineassessment.
dpsk12.org
Thank You!

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