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. 65 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) 69 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 • • • • 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!