Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards

Report
2014 - 2015
 Content standards are no longer referred to as just Alternate
K-PREP Standards.
 Now referred to as Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content Standards
(aligned to Kentucky Core Academic Standards [KCAS]).
 Same content material provided; this nomenclature recognizes
the content provided as part of KCAS, but made specific to
students participating in Kentucky’s Alternate Assessment.
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 ALTERNATE K-PREP ALIGNED TO KCAS FOR SCIENCE
 The Office of Assessment and Accountability (OAA) has worked with
the Division of Next-Generation Learners, science consultants from
the Division of Program Standards, Low Incidence Consultants
(LIC) and teachers from each region to gather and confirm the
selections for the new aligned science standards. In late July, the
last step was to complete what is called a standards vetting
process; that helped reduce the depth and complexity of the
standards while maintaining alignment to the content in the
Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science.
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 ALTERNATE K-PREP SCIENCE ASSESSMENT PLANS FOR 2014-15
 For the general education population, the science assessment at grades 4 and 7 will use a
Norm Referenced Test (NRT) for the 2014-15 school year. The NRT at grades 4 and 7 will
not be part of accountability. At high school an End of Course (EOC) Biology assessment
will continue and be part of accountability.
 Since Alternate K-PREP does not use an NRT or EOC assessment, the following assessment
plan will be used for Alternate K-PREP in 2014-15.
 Grades 4 and 7
 Administer an attainment task (12 questions total, based on new aligned science standards)
 Test only during the second testing window (April 20-May 22, 2015)
 Provide one work sample per standard to be included in the AAAF for the new standards
 Teach the new science standards in any order this year
 ASSESSMENT AT 4 AND 7 WILL BE FOR PARTICIPATION ONLY, NOT PART OF
ACCOUNTABILITY.
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 Grade 11
 Administer an attainment task (12 questions total, based on new aligned science
standards)
 Test only during the second testing window (April 20-May 22, 2015)
 Provide one work sample per standard to be included in the AAAF for the new standards
 Teach the new science standards in any order this year
 QUESTIONS REGARDING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GRADE 11 ARE STILL BEING
DISCUSSED.
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 As this transition to the new standards takes place, KDE would like to emphasize that this process
should occur in steps. It is recommended that the following steps be taken.
 Step 1: Upon reviewing the new standards discuss them internally with general education
classroom teachers to assist in making determinations on how the content can be implemented. It
will be a local decision to determine in what order you wish to teach the content this year. This is
a wonderful opportunity to discuss with your general education science teachers their intentions
for teaching the curriculum.
 Step 2: In coming months, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) plans to release
additional instructional materials that will serve useful to assist in this transition. The Division of
Learning Services, along with assistance from the Division of Support and Research, Division of
Program Standards and low incidence consultants will work together to create materials to share.
 To reiterate, for the upcoming school year the focus is science instruction. We encourage
teachers to become familiar with the standards and to work with their general education
teachers to develop how they will implement the new science standards in the classroom.
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DATE
EVENT
August 18
Alternate Assessment Overview/Attainment Task Combined Training Released
September 15
Transition Attainment Record (TAR) Training Released
TAR Administration Begins
Alternate Assessment Overview/Attainment Task Combined Training Closes
Attainment Task Test Window 1 Begins
Student Registration Database (SRD) Opens for Score Entry
Attainment Task Test Window 1 Closes
Last day to enter scores in SRD for AT Test Window 1
(TAR and LCI will remain open)
Check-in AT Binders and Seating Charts to the Testing Unit
October 17
November 3
December 12
December 15 – 18
April 20
May 22
May 26 – 28
AT Test Window 2 Begins
Student Registration Database (SRD) Opens for Score Entry
AT Test Window 2 Closes and TAR Administration Closes
Last Day to enter scores in SRD (AT Test Window 2, TAR and LCI)
Check-in Alternate Assessment Accountability Folders (AAAF), AT Binders and
Seating Charts to the Testing Unit
NOTE: The above dates are different from the dates found on the KDE website. Some dates
may change due to situations beyond the control of JCPS.
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 The Alternate Assessment aligns with grade level content standards assessed in
grades 3 - 8 as well as high school.
 Kentucky is required by federal law to assess all students using these content
standards; however the Alternate Assessment addresses the standards in a format
that is modified based on the severity of students’ needs.
Grade Level/
Content Area
Grade 3 Reading
R-3.1
R-3.2
Order of
Instruction
KCAS Standard
Alternate K-PREP Aligned
Content Standards
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate
understanding of a text, referring explicitly
to the text as a basis for the answers.
READING STANDARDS FOR LITERATURE
Answer questions to
demonstrate understanding of a
text.
Compare and contrast the most important
points and key details presented in two
texts on the same topic.
READING STANDARDS FOR
INFORMATIONAL TEXT
Compare and contrast the most
important points in two texts on
the same topic.
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GRADE
3
4
5
CONTENT AREAS
STANDARDS ASSESSED
Reading and
Mathematics
Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content
Standards (Reading and
Mathematics)
Reading,
Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content
Mathematics,
Standards(Reading, Mathematics,
Science and Writing Writing and Science)
Reading,
Alternate K-PREP Aligned Content
Mathematics, Social Standards(Reading, Mathematics,
Studies and Writing Writing)
Core Content 4.1 (AA Social Studies)
ATTAINMENT
TASKS (AT)

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GRADE
CONTENT AREAS
STANDARDS ASSESSED
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Reading,
Mathematics and
Writing
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Reading,
Mathematics and
Science
Alternate K-PREP Aligned
Content Standards
(Reading, Mathematics and
Writing)
Alternate K-PREP Aligned
Content Standards
(Reading, Mathematics,
Writing and Science)
Alternate K-PREP Aligned
Content Standards
(Reading, Mathematics and
Writing) Core Content 4.1
(AA Social Studies)
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Reading,
Mathematics,
Social Studies and
Writing
TRANSITION
ATTAINMENT
ATTAINMENT
TASKS (AT)
RECORD (TAR)

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
Alternate for
EXPLORE

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GRADE
CONTENT
AREAS
STANDARDS ASSESSED
Reading
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10
11
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TRANSITION
ATTAINMENT
ATTAINMENT
TASKS (AT)
RECORD (TAR)
Alternate K-PREP Aligned
Content Standards for
Reading
Mathematics and Alternate K-PREP Aligned
Writing
Content Standards for
Mathematics and Writing

Science and
Writing

Social Studies
Alternate K-PREP Aligned
Content Standards for
Writing and
Science
Core Content 4.1 (AA
Social Studies)

Alternate for Plan

Alternate for ACT

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 Same layout used last year (combination of tasks from years 1 and 2)
 Scripted test; read by test administrator
 Adaptable materials that can be simplified based on the individual
student needs
 Dimension A students will have 4 choices (pictures) and Dimension B
will have 3
 AT Binders will be sent to the BAC’s by Signature Pony 1 week prior
to the testing window.
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ITEMS TESTED
READING,
TEST WINDOW PER CONTENT MATHEMATICS
AREA
AND WRITING
November 3December 12,
2014
April 20May 22, 2015
SCIENCE
SOCIAL
STUDIES
15 Items
Standards
1-3
No Fall Testing
Standards
1-2
15 Items
Standards
4-6
Standards
1-6
(Only 12 Items)
Standards
3-4
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 Released in September; will remain open until May 22.
 Assessed at grades 8, 10 and 11 (Alternate for Explore at grade 8,
Plan at grade 10, and ACT at grade 11).
 TAR is also available for reading and mathematics at grades 12 and 14
for CCR requirements.
 One member from the Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) or
the Transition Team must be trained to complete the TAR.
 TAR will be provided (online) after the quiz has been completed.
Teacher may print TAR and share with members.
 TAR scores are submitted online.
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 All trainings will be web-based trainings; they will follow the
same format as last year.
 Overview and AT trainings are combined as one training/quiz.
 A certification quiz will be required for the training. Please
request to see this certificate before administering Attainment
Tasks.
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Overview/AT
Training
• August 18 – October 17, 2014
Transition
Attainment
Record
Training
• September 15, 2014 –
May 22, 2015
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 There is now an Alternate K-PREP Systems homepage which
links to both the Online Training System (OTS) and the
Student Registration Database (SRD).
 Houses student scores from both the Attainment Tasks and the
Transition Attainment Record (TAR).
 Tracks communication progress for students through the Learner
Characteristics Inventory (LCI).
 More information, including a manual, will be available later this
fall.
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8 pocket folder with
labels
Cover label
• Student
Information
• IEP
Accommodations
• Documentation
Check list
Delivered to
Schools by Pony
on September 5,
2014
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 Verify the following:
 Completed training on Administration Code and Inclusion of Special
Populations training provided by BAC
 All required training completed
 Overview/Attainment Task
 Transition Attainment Record
 Code of Ethics signed
 Student assessment occurred one to one
 Appropriate accommodations were provided
 Work samples for each standard
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Important Points to address during Training
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Test Security – double locked
One to One Administration
Complete online training and qualification quiz
Untimed tasks
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 Teacher Trainings
 September 16, 2014 – CBY Bldg. 1 Conference A & B
Middle/High
Elementary
 New Teacher School Visits
 E-Mails
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Jessica Lyons – Data Management Research Technician
Data Management, Planning & Program Evaluation/Testing Unit
485-3388
[email protected]
Jina Gibson-Hurst – Specialist II
ECE Department
485-3280
[email protected]
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