ISTEP+ Online - Merrillville Community School

Report
ISTEP+ Pretest Workshop
Spring 2013
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Agenda
• Operational ISTEP+
– Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Pilot and Validation Sites
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil
ISTEP+ Online
Return of Results
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ISTAR Assessment
IMAST Assessment
LEP Students
Ethical Testing Practices
Questions & Answers
– Online Reporting
– Parent Network
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Test Windows
• March 4 – 13
 ISTEP+ Applied Skills (Paper/Pencil and Online)
• April 29 – May 8
 ISTEP+ Multiple-Choice Paper/Pencil
 IMAST
• April 29 – May 10
 ISTEP+ Multiple-Choice Online
• May 6 – 17
 CoreLink Online
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Operational ISTEP+
Multiple-Choice:
Online, Paper/Pencil
Applied Skills:
Online, Paper/Pencil
Applied Skills Online:
• Online ELA and SS ONLY
• Math and Science – custom
“partial” paper/pencil booklet
Applied Skills Paper/Pencil:
• Gr. 3-8: one single student test
booklet
• Students MUST use the same
correct book for ALL sessions
 What if two books are used
(TCM)
 Avoid Undetermined test
results!
Multiple-Choice Online:
• ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies
Multiple-Choice Paper/Pencil:
Insufficient Technology /
Accommodation ONLY
• Gr. 3 one single test booklet
• Gr. 4-8 two booklets
 Test booklet
 Answer booklet
• Students MUST use the same answer
book for ALL sessions
 Avoid Undetermined test results!
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Gridded Responses / Calculator Usage
begins in Grade 6
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All Students, Grades 3-8
• Same rules apply
– Who participates, accommodations, security
– IMAST participation (April/May window)
 Critical – do not take ISTEP+ in IMAST content area(s)
(Applied Skills and Multiple-Choice Assessments)
 Avoid Undetermined test results!
• Results have consequences for students, schools, and
corporations
– Remediation, accountability
• Science and Social Studies required
• Applied Skills images and Applied Skills items released
via the web
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Student Test Number (STN)
• Every test MUST have an STN
• STN is critical for matching students across test windows
(AS, MC)
– Undetermined and accountability concerns
• Results are dependent on matching student records (AS, M/C)
– If you do not have a barcode label for paper/pencil, bubble!
 One STN per student (stays with student)
 Schools required to supply missing STNs
– Used to calculate participation rate
• Every Undetermined score will count as a “Not Participating”
student
• Schools must account for every student not tested—keep records now
to prepare for the DOE-NT collection.
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Book II (Pilot) and Validation Sites
• Book II Sites (Pilot)
– Applied Skills window ONLY; Paper/Pencil ONLY
– Selected schools; required participation
– Early pickup of test materials (by school)
 March 15
 GREEN label
• Validation Sites
– Multiple-Choice window ONLY; Online and Paper/Pencil
– Critical to verifying the equating process
• Selected schools; required participation
– Early pickup of paper/pencil test materials (by school)
 May 10
 TAN label
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DOE-TL Barcode File: Paper/Pencil and
Online
• Period 1 Barcode file submitted Dec. 10 – Jan. 16
– Labels delivered Feb. 15-19 in Applied Skills TC Kits
• Period 2 Barcode file submission Feb. 25 – March 8
– Via STN site
– Any students who were not submitted in Period 1, including:
 Students new to the school
 Additional IMAST students, based on Case Conference Committee
decisions for students that were not submitted in Period 1
– Labels delivered April 15-16 in Multiple-Choice TC Kits
 Paper/Pencil (due to insufficient technology/accommodation)
 IMAST
• Barcode files used to “populate” ISTEP+ Online (AS, MC)
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ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Barcode Labels
• Review Barcode Label “rules” in the Test Coordinator’s
Manual (TCM)
 SIQ #3 - #8
• Not all data on the label; see the roster for details
• Bubble for all “new” students without labels
• Use ONLY labels for the Spring 2013 test administrations
 Destroy all unused labels after Multiple-Choice test (May)
 Students’ names MUST also be on the tests
written in the students’ own handwriting!
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ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Calendar
Applied Skills
Multiple-Choice
• Dec. 10 – Jan. 16 Period 1 Barcode
File
• Feb. 25 – Mar. 8 Period 2 Barcode File
 Via STN site
 Include any new students and additional
IMAST students
• Feb. 11-15 Test Materials Delivery
• Feb. 15-19 Test Coordinator Kits
(include Period 1 Barcode Labels)
• April 3-12 Test Materials Delivery
• April 15-16 Test Coordinator Kits
(Per. 1 & 2: ISTEP+ and IMAST Barcode Labels)
• Feb. 27 Last day to report shortages
(TMA opens 2/15)
 www.ctb.com/
• March 15 Mandatory pickup date
for ALL Book II schools; GREEN
label
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March 18-26 Scheduled pickups for
corporations and nonpublic schools;
YELLOW and BLUE labels
• April 23 Last day to report shortages
 www.ctb.com/ (TMA opens 4/11)
• May 10 Mandatory pickup date for
ALL Validation schools; TAN label
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May 13-15 Scheduled pickups for corporations
and nonpublic schools; PURPLE and BLUE
labels
(very tight schedule—no
extensions!)
February 15 – Predetermined Pickup Schedule posted: IDOE-TCC and www.ctb.com/istep
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ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Large Print & Braille
• Shipped directly to TC
• Know how to process documents
– See Appendices in TCM
– Avoid Undetermined results!
• Non-Standard Responses (NSR)
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Use pastel paper (computer-generated)
Insert document(s) in front of the back cover
Keep a copy in a secure location (principal’s office)
Documentation
 At top of CG response and on School/Group List
 CGR bubble on front of test booklet
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ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Materials Return
• SAVE YOUR BOXES!! (ISTEP+ and IREAD-3)
– Return in correct boxes - do not mix (Blue; Gold)
• Please read directions!  (TCM and posters)
• “Things To Remember” (TCM)
• How will you account for every test document?
– ALL student test documents must be returned
• Teacher names must match exactly on:
– Group Information Sheet (GIS) and
– School/Group List (SGL)
• All three counts must match (GIS, SGL, actual documents)
This is a critical issue with regard to turnaround time for results!
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ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Packing & Shipping
• ISTEP+: Use “Stack Cover Cards” and Paper
Bands
– Please read directions, TCM
• IREAD-3: Use envelopes
• Unique Barcode Shipping Labels (by school)
• Be sure to use the correct shipping labels
and boxes for each test!! (ISTEP+, IREAD-3)
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IREAD-3:
Gold-and-white
box
Blue-and-white box used for paper/pencil tests:
• Applied Skills
• Multiple-Choice (Insufficient Technology / Accommodation only)
• IMAST
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ISTEP+ Online: Calendar
Applied Skills
Multiple-Choice
• Dec. 10 – Jan. 16 Period 1 Barcode
File
• Feb. 25 – Mar. 8 Period 2 Barcode File
• Feb. 15 AS Online Examiner’s
Manual Delivery
• March 8 MC Online Examiner’s
Manual Delivery
• March 15 MC Content Release and
Pre-assigned Practice Tests
• March 18 – May 10 MC Online
Practice Test Window
• April 1 MC Pre-assigned
Operational Tests
• April 15-16 Test Coordinator Kits
• Feb. 15-19 Test Coordinator Kits
(include Period 1 Barcode Labels)
• Feb. 18 AS Content Release and
Pre-assigned Practice and
Operational Tests
• Feb. 25 – March 13 AS Online
Practice Test Window
Test Administration System (TAS) Trainings
• February 20 – April 16
• 5 Regional (onsite sessions) & 15 Webinars
• Optional 7 Pre-Administration Q&A
Sessions
 Include any new students and additional
IMAST students
(IMAST and ISTEP+ P/P Barcode Labels)
CoreLink:
•Early April – Content Release and Pre-assigned
Practice/Operational Tests
• April 15-16 Online Examiner’s Manual Delivery
• May 6-17 CoreLink Test Window
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ISTEP+ Online: Overview
• Applied Skills: ELA and Social Studies ONLY
• Multiple-Choice: Extended window (April 29 – May 10)
• List of schools with testing online status posted
www.ctb.com/istep
• Test Administration Trainings (TAS)
 Train-the-Trainer: February 20 – April 16
 Required Session: Regional (onsite) or Webinar
 Optional: Pre-Administration Q&A Sessions
• Practice Test Required
 2 opportunities scheduled per student; at least 1 required
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ISTEP+ Online: iPads
• iPads for Multiple-Choice Online (and CoreLink) only
– iPad 2 or later
– iOS 6 or later
– iTunes Store “OAS IN”
• Expected availability week of February 11
• Watch for more information from CTB
– “Guided Access” MUST be enabled
– Android tablets supported next year
 (10-inch class)
• More info & WebEx posted www.ctb.com/istep
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ISTEP+ Online: Details
• Accommodations must be assigned
• Scheduling
– All students in a class complete test session
on the same day
• Critical changes for 2013
– Display of “Not Testing”
– Confirmation of “Do Not Score”
• EVERY one of these must be documented!!!
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ISTEP+ Online: CTB Web Portal
www.ctb.com/istep
a Test and Technology
b Coordinator Support
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Materials
c General information about
e the tests
d Single Sign-on Access
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f Demo TAS Website Access
g Report testing problems
to CTB
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h News and Information
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Community forum access
Contact details to reach
the Help Desk
k Scrolling News Ticker
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ISTEP+ Online: Enhancements
Test Administration System (TAS) Enhancements
• Display students “Not Testing” on student panel
• “Do Not Score” status change confirmation
• Class name included on student and summary test tickets
• Test ticket student credentials printed in lowercase
• Corporation or school name visible after login without having
to click double arrow button
• Ability to view up to 500 students in test session status from
single screen
ISTEP+ Online: Student Testing Tools
Blocking Ruler NEW!
Eraser
Highlighter
Manipulative (protractor, ruler, calculator)
Mark for Later Review
Option (Answer choice) Eliminator
Reference card (grade 8)
ISTEP+ Online: Student Testing Accommodations
Accommodations
available for
students with an
IEP, Section 504
Plan, ILP include:
• Screen reader / Text-to-speech (TTS)
• Variable Font Size, Font Color
• Variable Screen Background Color
ISTEP+ Online: Pre-Assigned Test Sessions
CTB
• Create and pre-assign students to all
test sessions using Barcode data by
February 19:
• Two practice test sessions created
and students assigned
• Operational test sessions created
and students assigned
Corps/Schools
• Prior to Testing:
• Add new students to system and
assign to test sessions
• Assign online testing
accommodations (font, screen
reader)
• Move students to different classes
(reporting)
ISTEP+ Applied Skills and IREAD-3 Spring
ISTEP+ Online: Pre-Assigned Test Sessions
CTB
• Create and pre-assign students to all
test sessions using Barcode data by
April 1:
• Two practice test sessions created
and students assigned
• Operational test sessions created
and students assigned
Corps/Schools
• On or before March 25:
• Add new students to system for
CTB to create and assign
• Assign online testing
accommodations (font, screen
reader)
• Move students to different classes
(reporting)
• After April 1:
• Add new students to system;
assign new students to sessions
ISTEP+ Multiple-Choice
ISTEP+: Experience Online Testing , Practice Test
Experience Online Testing
(Optional)
Practice Test
(Required)
Access at IDOE Website
Create Test Session in TAS
Internet Simulation of Test
Delivery Client
Assign Students in TAS
Open Access – No Login
Credentials Required
Requires Test Tickets and Access
Codes
No Software or Content to
Download or Install
Requires use of WorkstationInstalled Test Delivery Client
Available 24/7
One Practice Test per Student
Required by IDOE
Can be Taken at Home
Must Be Taken at School
URL: http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment/
ISTEP+ Online: Marking a Test Session
“Do Not Score”
Click the Toggle DNS (Do Not Score) button,
which is activated after highlighting the
student record.
ISTEP+ Online: Mark a Student as
“Moved/Not Testing”
Indicating students who
will not test
Results: Online Reports
• All reports via Indiana Online Reporting System (INORS)
 Corporation- and school-level
 Secure site with unique passwords
 Contains FERPA-protected data! (Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act)
 Teacher Access
• Determined by GIS and SPN/Online teacher groups
 Available 24/7
• Student-level data, end of May
• Summary-level data, June
• One paper copy of Student Report and Label (June)
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Results: Details
ELA, Math, Social
Studies:
Grades 3-8 ELA, Math
Grades 5, 7 Social Studies
• End of May: INORS
Reports and Applied Skills
Images available
• June 7: Student Reports
and Labels delivered
• End of May/mid-June:
Rescore Window
• Late July/Early August:
Rescore reports arrive
Science:
Grades 4, 6
• Late June: ISTEP+ and
IMAST Science Cut
Score Setting
• Late August: INORS
Reports and Applied Skills
Images available
• Late August: Student
Reports and Labels
delivered
• Late September: Rescore
Window
• October: Rescore reports
arrive
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Results: Parent Network
• Online parent access
• Parents can see test results “over time” (multiple years)
• Invitation Codes sent to May “testing schools”
– Distribute upon receipt
• Applied Skills Images linked to results in PN
– Parent review of student response
• Parent Request Required for Rescore
– Parent / school staff collaborate
– School to document and submit rescore request
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Parent Network
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ISTAR: Indiana’s Alternate Assessment
• Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting
• ISTEP+ or ISTAR
– All students must participate in assessment; Case Conference
Committee decision to use ISTAR
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Referenced to Indiana Standards; will NOT lead to diploma
March 1 – April 30 window; Web-based system
Requires use of STN
Teacher ratings; cut scores (Pass+, Pass, Did Not Pass)
– Federal Regulation
 Sets a 1% limit for corporations & state on students who can be
“proficient on Alternate Standards” for accountability
 No limit on the number of students who can participate
in ISTAR
It is important for each student to participate in the most appropriate assessment for that student.
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IMAST: Indiana’s Modified Assessment
• Indiana Modified Achievement Standards Test
– Grades 3-8; E/LA, Math, Science, Social Studies
– Students on-track to receive a diploma
• Eligibility criteria
– Case Conference Committee decision by February 28
• Collecting student counts (no survey this year)
– Include students in DOE-TL Barcode submissions
• Multiple-Choice Format – April/May window ONLY
– Critical – do not take ISTEP+ in IMAST content area(s) (AS, M/C)
– Avoid Undetermined test results!
• No limit on the number of students taking IMAST
It is important for each student to participate in the most appropriate assessment for that student.
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English Learners/LEP Students
• All EL students MUST take ISTEP+
– Except those enrolled in US schools < 1 year
Enrolled after March 1, 2012 to be <1 year
MAY substitute LAS Links for ISTEP+ E/LA
 Corporation-wide decision!
Must take Math and
 Science (4 & 6)
 Social Studies (5 & 7)
– Accommodations (refer to Appendix C)
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Accommodations for
Special Education and LEP students
• Appendix C in the Indiana Assessment Program Manual
– Outlines the standard accommodations for students with an IEP,
Section 504 Plan, ILP or Nonpublic Service Plan
• Non-Standard Assessment Accommodation
– One NOT identified in the Indiana Assessment Program Manual
– Deadline to submit based on dates listed on the Request for
Non-Standard Assessment Accommodation form
– Must be approved by the Office of Student Assessment
– Note: Request for paper test during Online administration = non-standard
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Ethical Testing Practices:
Overview/Highlights
• Indiana Assessment Program Manual – Chapter 10
– The basis for local training
– Test security and integrity training prior to actual test window
represents a review; highlight areas of critical importance.
• Formal Training for Staff
– To administer the assessment, staff MUST have
• participated in security training (at the beginning of the school year).
• signed the Indiana Testing Security and Integrity Agreement.
• received training regarding specifics of test administration (mechanics).
• Policy requirement
– Every school corporation and school (public, charter, nonpublic, and Choice)
MUST have a test security policy.
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Ethical Testing Practices:
Preparing for the Test
• Review and approve materials used to prepare
students
• Provide training for staff (classroom practices, test administration)
– Acceptable teacher practices: prior to, during, and after the test
– Appropriate test administration policies/practices (mechanics)
– Specifics regarding test security and integrity
• Assign test examiners and proctors
– Review examiner qualifications
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Ethical Testing Practices:
Ensuring Examiner Readiness
• Examiner’s Manual: secure document
• Access to Examiner’s Manual (EM)
– Staff may retain EM in a secure location after
orientation session
• Access to assessment books (student documents)
– NO advance access to actual student test
documents
• Usernames, passwords and access codes
– Same level of security as test books
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Ethical Testing Practices:
Administering the Test
• Administer test sessions in order
• Examiners/Proctors must monitor test sessions
– Reminder: no cell phones
(students and adults)
• Examiners/Proctors should not use a student’s keyboard
except in the case of a scribe.
• If a concern arises regarding an item….
– Refer to the item by content area, test session, and
item number
– NEVER make a copy or email the item (even to IDOE)!
• Unannounced security audits (IDOE due diligence)
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Ethical Testing Practices:
Materials Security
• CTCs and STCs MUST:
– Control secure storage, distribution, administration,
and collection of test documents/materials
 Inventory and track materials, including Test Tickets
 Critical: Daily sign-in/sign-out system for paper tests
– Ensure that no test items are copied from a computer
screen or by using a copy machine
– Return all used and unused test materials
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Ethical Testing Practices:
Security Violations – Part 1
• Communicate security policy, ethical practices,
consequences
• Provide a way for students and staff to report
concerns and insure rights of those involved
• Establish a process to investigate irregularities,
concerns, complaints
• Report security violations to the Assessment Office
– Appendix B: Testing Irregularity Report form (send via fax)
– Note: “Testing Concerns & Security Violations Report” designed
for use by parents or other concerned individuals
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Ethical Testing Practices:
Security Violations – Part 2
• It is a violation of test security to:
– Give students access to test questions in advance
– Coach students in any way during the test
– Copy, reproduce, or use in any manner any portion
of a secure test document for any reason
– Alter answer documents during or after testing
– Score student responses on the assessment
Refer to Chapter 10 of the Indiana Assessment Program Manual for more details.
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What if…
• If in doubt call the ISTEP+ office! (317-232-9050)
– A number of events can occur; time is of the essence!
– Document (Write it down at the time!)
– Sample issues/concerns:
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Test material issues
Test irregularities
Student or adult cheating
Student illness
Interruption to testing
Exposure of items
Acts of nature
Inappropriate testing practices
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Assessment Resources
• Visit www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment
– ISTEP+ Blueprints; Item Samplers; Instructional/Assessment
Guidance
– Diagnostic Assessments
– And more!
• Test Coordinator Corner (TCC)
– Information specific to TCs
 Electronic copies of TCM and other resources
– Located in Learning Connection community
 IDOE - Test Coordinator Corner
 For CTCs and nonpublic/charter/Choice STCs
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Contact Information
• ISTEP+ Office
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Telephone 317-232-9050; Toll Free 888-544-7837
Fax 317-233-2196
Web site www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment
Email [email protected]
Karen Stein, Spec. Programs Asmt. Specialist [email protected]
• CTB / Indiana Help Desk
 Telephone 800-282-1132
 ISTEP+ Online – Option 2
 Fax 800-282-0266
 Email [email protected]
 CTB ISTEP+ Web Portal www.ctb.com/istep
• ISTAR – Office of Special Education 317-232-0570
• EL/LEP – Office of English Learners 317-232-0555
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Questions?
Thank you for
participating!
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