SMARTER Balance Presentation

Report
Assessment Transitions &
Accommodations
Agenda
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Timeline for Assessments
IEP Form I-7 Updates
Understanding the Language
Assessments:
– WKCE/WAA-SwD
– Smarter Balanced Assessments
– Dynamic Learning Maps
2014-15 Tentative Student Assessment
Schedule
Fall 2014
• PALS 1-2 (Sept15- Oct. 10)
• PALS 4K-K (Oct. 13-Nov. 7)
• Aspire 9/DLM 9* (Oct. 6-24)
• WKCE/WAA SWD Sci and SS
4-8-10 (Oct. 27- Nov. 7)
Winter 2014-2015
• PALS K-2 Optional (Jan.
12-Feb. 20)
• ACCESS ELL (Dec. 1Feb. 6)
• ACCESS ELL 2.0 Field
Test (Jan. 1- 2 weeks
after close of ACCESS
window)
2014-15 Tentative Student Assessment
Schedule
Spring 2015
• ACT 11 (March 3/makeup day March 17)
• WorkKeys 11 (March 4/makeup day March 18)
• ASPIRE 9-10 (April 27-May 22)
• Smarter Balanced 3-8* (March 30-May 22)
• DLM 3-11* (March 30-May 22)
• PALS K-2 (April 27-May 22)
Assessment
Grade Level Assessed
ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate
ACCESS for ELL
ACCESS 2.0 for ELLS
K through 12,
Alt Access 1-12
K-12 (begin 15-16)
ACT Aspire™ Early High
School 9-10
The ACT®
9-10 (begin 14-15)
ACT WorkKeys®
11 (begin 14-15)
PALS
K4, K, 1, and
(begin 14-15) 2
NAEP
4, 8, and 12
11 (begin 14-15)
Assessment
Dynamic Learning Maps
Grade Level
Assessed
Smarter Balanced
3-8 and 11 (begin 14-15)
*We are exploring the ability to
use DLM in grades 9 and 10 as an
alternate to
ACT Aspire™ Early High School
3 through 8 (begin 14-15)
WKCE & WAA-SwD, ELA and
Mathematics
3 through 8 and 10
(ends 14-15)
WKCE & WAA-SwD, Social
Studies and Science
4, 8, and 10
IEP Forms
IEP Form I-7
• Reflect addition of new assessments
• Separate I-7 form for each assessment
o Reflect the language of each assessment
o Stress unique policies for individual assessments
IEP Considerations
• Assessment accommodations and supports
should be reflective of day-to-day instructional
practice.
• There is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Decisions need to be made on an individual
basis.
• Changes/additions/deletions of
accommodations and supports in an IEP can
be made if necessary.
Understanding the
Language
Understanding the Language
• Transitioning from paper-pencil
assessments to online assessments:
• ACT ASPIRE
• Smarter Balanced Assessment
• Dynamic Learning Maps
• ASSETS for ELLs
Understanding the Language
Three Tiered Approach
All Students
Educational
Need
IEP/504
Accommodations
ALL Students
Allowable Test Practices
Universal Features
Local Decisions
Accessibility Tools for ALL Student
• Part of Universal Design
• Allowed for everyone
• Do not change the construct
• Examples:
 Highlighter
 Individual Settings
 Magnification
Universal Design for Learning for ALL
Students
• Multiple means of Representation
Options for perceptions, language, mathematical
expressions and symbols, as well as comprehension
• Multiple means of Action and Expression
Options for action, expression and communication,
and executive functions
• Multiple means of Engagement
Options for recruiting interest, sustaining effort and
persistence, as well as self-regulation
Educational Need
Designated Supports
Open Access Tools
Language Supports
Educational Need
Designated Accommodations
• Available for any student for whom the need has
been indicated
• Do not change the construct
• Examples:
 Color Overlay
 Masking
 Translations
Documented Accommodation
IEP/504
Accommodations
Accommodations
Documented Accommodations
– Available for students for whom there is
documentation of the need (i.e. IEP or 504)
– Do not change the construct
– Examples:
 ASL
 Braille
Modifications
• Changes the construct
• NOT permitted
• Results in an invalid score
WKCE and WAA-SwD
Allowable Test
Practices
ELL Language
Supports
IEP/504
Accommodations
WKCE and WAA-SwD
Allowable Test Practices, Language Supports,
and Accommodations found at:
• http://oea.dpi.wi.gov/oea_accommtrx
Smarter Balanced
Assessment
Universal Tools: Embedded
• Breaks
• Calculator (for calculator
allowed items)
• Digital notepad for taking
notes (item specific)
• Expandable passages
(take up more of the
screen)
• Global notes (to be used
on multiple items)
*Does not include ELL items
• Highlighter
• Mark for review
• Math tools (protractor,
ruler, etc.)
• Spell check (does not give
correct spelling)
• Strikethrough (to
eliminate items)
• Writing tools (bold, italic)
• Zoom
Universal Tools: Non-embedded
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Breaks
Scratch Paper
Thesaurus
Full Dictionary
Designated Supports
• Designated supports for the Smarter Balanced
assessments are those features that are available
for use by any student for whom the need has
been indicated by an educator (or team of
educators with parent/guardian and student).
Designated Supports
Embedded
• Color contrast
• Masking (covering what
is not needed)
• Text-to-Speech (items)
• Translations Supports
• Turn off universal tools
Non embedded
• Color contrast (printed)
• Color overlays (printed)
• Magnification (assisted
tech device)
• Read aloud
• Scribe
• Separate setting
• Translation Supports
Smarter Balanced Translation
Translated glossaries will be available in different
languages and dialects including :
• Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Ilokano,
Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Punjabi, Russian,
and Ukrainian.
Smarter Balanced Translation framework:
(http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wpcontent/uploads/2012/09/Translation- Accommodations-Framework-for-Testing-ELLMath.pdf).
Accommodations
Embedded
• ASL
• Braille
• Closed Captioning
• Text-to-Speech (passages
in grades 6-8)
Non embedded
• Abacus
• Alternate response
options
• Special calculator
• Multiplication Table
• Print on Demand
• Read aloud
• Scribe
• Speech to text
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations
Guidelines :
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wpcontent/uploads/2013/09/SmarterBalanced_Guidelin
es_091113.pdf
Dynamic Learning Maps
Alternate Assessments: Students with
Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Current Field Test Accessibility
Features - Embedded
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Read-aloud with highlighting
Magnification
Reverse contrast
Color contrast
Assistive technology devices, including one or
two switches
Current Field Test Accessibility
Features - Non-Embedded
• Options for test administrator to enter
responses for students
• Use of Manipulatives
• Adaptations regarding presentation and
communications
Future Accessibility Features
• Translation
• ASL
• Braille
Resources
Office of Student Assessment
http://oea.dpi.wi.gov/oea_accommtrx
WKCE and & WAA-SwD
http://oea.dpi.wi.gov/oea_accommtrx
Dynamic Learning Maps
http://dynamiclearningmaps.org/
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/
Questions
Contact
Kristen Burton
[email protected]
(608) 267-3164

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