Reading & Mathematics Grades 3–8 Science Grades 5 & 8 2013 Testing Schedule • Testing English Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics must occur on consecutive school days. • The administration of the English Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics assessments does not have to occur during the same week and/or consecutive school days with end-of-grade Science assessment at grades 5 and 8. • Testing two subjects on one day is prohibited. • EOG assessments should be administered as early in the school day as the school schedule permits. • All students at the same grade level within a school must be administered the appropriate end-of-grade assessment at the same time on the same school day. • Students at different grade levels cannot be administered assessments in the same classroom Testing Schedule: Grades 3–8 Reading, Math, and Science Materials Pickup and Return Schedule EOG Grades 3–8 Reading, Math, and Science (Beige) EOG 3-8 (Traditional) May 1 May 15 EOG Training Pick up EOG Test Booklets (Select a sign up time) NC Extend 1 & 2 May 1 May 7 May 14 (YRE) May 9-16 Extend 1 & 2 Training Pick up Extend 1 & 2 materials (9am-12am) Pick up Extend 1 & 2 materials (9am-12am) NC Extend 1 & 2 Reading, Math & Science Tests May 17 Grade 5 Science Test Scan on same day May 20-23 EOG Reading & Math Tests; Grade 8 Science Grades 3-5 scan 22; Middle scan 23 June 11 Traditional Return Test Materials (Select a sign up time) May 23-24 Make ups June 17 Year Round Return Test Materials (9-12) June 11th Return Test Materials (Select a sign up time) (Testlets, scrap paper, gridded response for MIB & all manuals) Scanning EXTEND2 Friday, May 17 EOG 3-5 (Year round) May 1 EOG Training May 22 Pick up EOG Test Booklets (9-12) May 24 Grade 5 Science Test Scan on same day May 29-30 EOG Reading & Math Tests Scan 30 May 31-June 3 Make ups June 17th Return Test Materials (9-12) (Testlets, scrap paper, gridded response for MIB & all manuals) Testing Plans due to Jacqueline Swartwout by May 7 (EXTEND 1/2); May 15 EOG Test booklets cannot be picked up until plans are submitted. Test Administrators: Local procedures • Test administrators must by certified staff. – Teachers – Social workers – Counselors – Retired teachers – Teacher assistants who are certified teachers Eligibility EOGs p. 1 • All students in membership at grades 3-8 (according to NC WISE), including students who have been retained at grades 3-8, are expected to participate with or without accommodations in the standard administration of the end-of-grade assessments in English Language Arts/Reading and Mathematics. • All students in membership at grades 5 and 8 (according to NC WISE), including students who have been retained at grades 5 and 8, are expected to participate with or without accommodations in the standard administration of the end-of-grade assessment in Science. EOG Eligible Students- Exceptions • Exceptions include: o Students participating in the NCEXTEND1 o Students participating in the NCEXTEND2 English Language Arts/Reading, NCEXTEND2 Mathematics and/or NCEXTEND2 Science assessments o LEP students scoring below Level 4.0 Expanding on the W-APT are not required to participate in the English Language Arts/Reading assessment, but are required to participate in Mathematics and Science assessments o Students deemed medically fragile because of a significant medical emergency and/or condition Eligibility NCEXTEND2 p.1 All students in membership at grades 3–8 for reading and math and at grades 5 and 8 for science whose IEPs designate the use of NCEXTEND2 for reading comprehension and/or mathematics and/or science for testing purposes Exceptions: • Students with current IEPs identified as LEP scoring below Level 4.0 Expanding on the state-identified English language proficiency reading placement test and are in their first year in U.S. schools are not required to be assessed on the reading part of the NCEXTEND2. Students are required to participate in the mathematics and science tests • Students granted a medical exception To be Eligible for NCEXTEND2: • Must have current IEP • Does not have only a current 504 Plan • If LEP, must also have a current IEP • Is not identified as having a significant cognitive disability • Is not receiving instruction in the NCSCS through the Extended Content Standards • Is not likely to achieve grade-level proficiency within the school year covered by the IEP Schedule: EOG p. 2 • • • • EOG tests should be administered as early in the school day as the school schedule permits. All students at the same grade level within a school must be administered the appropriate EOG at the same time on the same day. • Students who are provided the Scheduled Extended Time accommodation may not begin the test administration sooner than the school’s schedule for the regular test administration. • Multiple Testing Sessions must begin on the same day as the general test administration but may continue beyond the school’s schedule for the regular test administration if the IEP or Section 504 Plan designates the sessions are to stretch across multiple days. Testing grade levels in two subjects (e.g., Mathematics and Science) on the same day is prohibited. Students at different grade levels cannot be administered tests in the same classroom. Schedule NCEXTEND2 p.3 • • • • NCEXTEND2 tests should be administered as early in the school day as the school schedule permits. All students at the same grade level within a school must be administered the appropriate EOG at the same time on the same day. • Students who are provided the Scheduled Extended Time accommodation may not begin the test administration sooner than the school’s schedule for the regular test administration. • Multiple Testing Sessions must begin on the same day as the general test administration but may continue beyond the school’s schedule for the regular test administration if the IEP designates the sessions are to stretch across multiple days. Testing grade levels in two subjects (e.g., Mathematics and Science) on the same day is prohibited. Students at different grade levels cannot be administered tests in the same classroom. Administration Time NCEXTEND2 p.5 EOG p.3 Subject Est. Time Max Time # Items Subject Est. Time # Items Reading Reading 3-5 180 min 240 52 3-5 180 46 6-8 180 min 240 56 6-8 180 48 3-5 180 48 6-8 180 50 5 180 56 8 180 59 Math Math 3-5 180 min 240 54 6-8 180 min 240 60 Science Grades 5 and 8 180 240 75 After est. time, give students a 3-minute break every 60 minutes. Science No max. time. After est. time, give students a 3-minute break every 30 minutes. Maximum time does not include time for breaks or general instructions. Types of Assessment Items (paper/pencil) • The English Language Arts/Reading and Science assessments include all multiple-choice items. • The Mathematics assessments include multiplechoice and gridded-response items. – Mathematics gridded-response items are found at grades 5 – 8 – Gridded response items are on the first part/the calculator inactive part of the test. Before Test Day pp. 6-19 (EOG); pp. 6-18 (EXTEND2) • Prepare for and attend training. – Read Assessment Guide (formerly known as Test Administrator Manual) thoroughly. • Read and study the Testing Code of Ethics (purple sheet). • Complete and submit REQUIRED Testing Plan (yellow sheet). • Read and follow test security procedures. – Copying secure materials (including gridded response charts for MIB) – Accounting for and storing materials • Only TC and backup TC may have access to secure materials. • Materials must be returned and accounted for daily. • Train proctors – Proctors may not – be alone with test materials; – pick up or return materials; – be relatives; and – paper clip mathematics calculator inactive section. Before Test Day pp. 6-19 (EOG); pp. 6-18 (EXTEND2) • • Prepare the testing environment. – Cover/remove instructional materials – Post “Testing Do Not Disturb” sign. – Seating arrangement has adequate spacing. Prepare students for testing. – Inform parents. • • • • – Test taking strategies – Gridded response practice www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing – Released items www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/releasedforms Prohibited items Monitor students during testing – Test administrators are expected to be unencumbered. • No email; cell phone; testing; engaging in conversations with proctors Misadministrations/irregularities: Call Karen Greene 254.4355 Misalignment during testing p.13 (EOG/EXTEND2) Before Test Day pp. 6-19 (EOG); pp. 6-18 (EXTEND2) • Student emergencies and restroom breaks • LEP students /Students with Disabilities and testing accommodations – The accommodations must be routinely used – Test administrators conducting test administration must be trained on specific testing accommodation. – TC/Assessor collaborate with EC Chair/504 Chair to complete Review of Accommodations form (blue form) • Students with Transitory Impairments and Section 504 (EOG only) – Contact Karen Greene. – Documentation must be maintained at school and in Testing Department. – Document in NCWISE. • Recognize testing violations and irregularities. pp. 17-19 (EOG); pp. 16-17 Irregularities • School TC and Principal must have current NCID – When a misadministration is declared for the general EOG, the affected student(s) must be re-administered another secure form of the assessment. – When a misadministration is declared for the NCEXTEND2, the affected students must be re-administered the secure form of the assessment no earlier than five consecutive calendar days following the conclusion of the prior administration. On Test Day pp. 20-24 (EOG); 19-23 (EXTEND2) • Verify materials • Follow a uniform process of administration. – Post “Testing Do Not Disturb” sign. – Ensure testing area is clear of clutter • All test administrators MUST review procedures on pp. 22-23 (EOG); 21-22 (EXTEND2) on THE TEST DAY. Test Materials p. 20 (EOG); p.19 (EXTEND2) EOG & NCEXTEND2: Reading, Math, and Science • • • • • • • • Assessment Guide test books answer sheets general purpose header sheets bags for repackaging No. 2 pencils blank paper accurate timing device • • • • NCDPI graph paper (math only) calculators (math only) Paper clips a supply of the NCDPI periodic tables (grade 8 science only) • Secure gridded response samples for MIB Optional: highlighters and color acetate overlays NO STUDENT SURVEYS THIS YEAR!!! Calculators for Math: EOG p. 20 & NCEXTEND2 p. 20 Students should use the calculator with which they are most familiar. Grades 3–5: Four-function calculator with memory key Grades 6–8: Any four-function calculator with a square root function; yx ; (pi); and algebraic logic Test Day p. 24 (EOG); 19-23 (EXTEND2) On Test Day pp. 20-23 (EOG); 19-23 EXTEND2 • School TC manages distribution and collection of materials. – Materials must be turned in DAILY for students who receive multiple test session accommodation over multiple days. 21 After Testing pp. 54-77 (EOG); 51-72 EXTEND2 • Clear calculator memory. • Record students’ provided and used accommodations. – Review of Accommodations forms must be housed with IEP. • Count and return all testing materials. • Code student answer sheets. • Proctors complete Proctor Statement of Accountability form (pink) After Testing pp. 54-77 (EOG); 51-72 EXTEND2 • Schools are required to provide additional coding on the answer sheet in cases where students will not receive a general endof-grade test score. These include students who fall into the following four categories: o Students with disabilities who used an alternate assessment for English Language Arts/Reading and/or Mathematics and/or Science o Students not required to participate in the English Language Arts/Reading assessment because they are identified as LEP scoring below Level 4.0 Expanding on the reading subtest of the W-APT and in their first year in U.S. schools o Students absent from makeup o Transfer students Special Codes NEW pp. 54-77 (EOG); 51-72 EXTEND2 o Reasons the student is not participating in the standard administration; Participation/Reason for Blank Score (Column A) o Codes are in columns instead of front of bubble sheet. o Transfer Students (Column B) o Math score predictions o Anticipated Mathematics Grade (Column C) o Achievement Levels for Mathematics (Column D) o English Language Arts predictions o Achievement Levels for English Language Arts/Reading (Column E) o Anticipated English Language Arts/Reading Grade (Column F) o Student participated in makeup test (Column G) Special Codes (continued) o Accommodations Not Permitted (Column H) o Misadministration (Column I) o For Local Use (Column L) o STAE : 0 o Youth Enrichment Zone: 1 o SES Tutoring: 2 o Science Answer Sheet o Achievement Levels for Science (Column J) o Anticipated Science Grade (Column K) DRAFT Achievement Level Descriptors • DRAFT achievement level descriptors are available for the 2012-13 school year for test administrators to use in the Special Codes section of the answer sheet. • These descriptors are printed in the Assessment Guide. OTISS – System for Reporting Test Irregularities • Account set up (NC ID) – Approval procedure – Training/manual • TC responsibilities – TC submits irregularity Header Sheet EOG p.72; EXTEND 2 p.68 • Code and return as a cover sheet for each class. • Answer Key Codes EOG R & M EXT2 R & M Grade Code Grade Code 3 EOG3 3 EXT3 4 EOG4 4 EXT4 5 EOG5 5 EXT5 6 EOG6 6 EXT6 7 EOG7 7 EXT7 8 EOG8 8 EXT8 Science EXT2 Science Grade Code Grade Code 5 SCI5 5 X2S5 8 SCI8 8 X2S8 Transcriptions • One individual transcribes the student’s responses. • One individual verifies the transcription. • One individual observes the process. • All 3 sign the outside cover of the test book. • Separate the books when you return them to the Testing Department. After Testing - Packaging and Returning Materials • Return all materials to the Testing Department – – – – – Traditional June 11; YRE June 17 All test booklets Unused answer sheets and header sheets Scrap paper Graph paper • File completed Review of Accommodations Used During Testing forms at the school with the IEP.