Spring Test Administration Training Session February 2013 Includes information on MCAS, MCAS-Alt, and ACCESS for ELLs Presenters Dan Wiener Administrator of Inclusive Assessment Jodie Zalk Coordinator of MCAS Test Administration Bob Lee MCAS Chief Data Analyst 2 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Today’s Agenda Review materials in folders Updates for 2013 Test security and test administration protocols MCAS and ACCESS for ELLs participation requirements Students with disabilities ELL students Reporting Schedules Edwin Analytics Historically anchored growth percentiles Additional information and orientation for new principals Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 3 Updates for 2013 MA Secretary of Education — Matthew Malone Changes in reporting growth Updates for high school principals March retest questions will not be released. Adams requirement will include STE for grade 9 students. ACCESS for ELLs implementation Communication with schools and districts Student Assessment Updates email Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 4 Test Security Why Is MCAS Security Important? To protect the validity and integrity of test results “When MCAS scores are invalidated, parents, students, educators, and the community are deprived of important information about student achievement...” --Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester, Spring 2012 6 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Invalidations of MCAS Results Year # of Student Score Invalidations Because of Student Cheating, Accommodation(s) Given to Ineligible Students, Teacher Coaching 2009 2010 598 1,350 2011 2012 354 300* * Of these students, 103 had results invalidated because they used electronic devices, including cell phones. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 7 Top 10 Types of Security Violations in Spring 2012 1. Cell phone 2. Improper use of the read-aloud accommodation 3. Improper calculator use 4. Passing notes 5. Improper assistance from test administrator 6. 7. 8. 9. Cheat sheet MP3 player Tweeting Working in wrong session 10.Posting to Facebook Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 8 Importance of Leadership Superintendents must review their principals’ test security plans. Superintendent’s Assurance of Proper Test Administration (optional) — PAM page 116 Principals must maintain the security of the testing environment and test materials. PCPA certification — PAM pages 114–115 Train test administrators and others, and ensure they comply with requirements. Meet with students. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 9 A Secure Testing Environment Do NOT schedule breaks mid-session Plan for appropriate testing spaces students who may need more time lunch, recess, restrooms Cover/remove prohibited classroom displays PAM page 23 No visitors 10 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Security Requirements for Test Materials Store all test materials in a central location each day. Locked when tests are not being administered Restricted access Maintain chain of custody of materials during test administration. Do not remove test materials from school. Do not leave test materials unattended. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 11 Confidentiality of Booklets Do NOT … review test booklets or answer booklets before, during, or after testing exceptions for certain accommodations provide students access to tests before testing duplicate test materials retain, recycle, remove, or destroy test materials 12 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Case Study #1 The test coordinator prepares crates of testing materials for all the test administrators. She counts the number of booklets twice and matches the number to each room roster. The test administrators pick up their crates and take them to their classrooms. Is this sufficient? 13 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Is this sufficient? A. Yes. Materials were counted twice and quantities were matched to room rosters. B. No. Test administrators should also have counted materials (in addition to the test coordinator). Also, tracking forms should have been used. 14 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Train Test Administrators and Others All individuals involved in test administration must participate in training. See topics in PAM — pages 26–28 Forms requiring signoff by test administrators Participated in training Received their TAMs — see PAM page 121 Signed a nondisclosure agreement if providing certain accommodations — see PAM page 119 15 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Test Administrator Responsibilities 1. Follow directions in TAMs and read scripts verbatim. 2. Supervise students at all times to prevent cheating. 3. Prevent use of prohibited materials (e.g., cell phones). 4. Focus full attention on the testing room. 5. Do not coach students or alter responses. 16 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Case Study #2 During Session B of the Composition, some students turn in their completed booklets. While the remaining students continue working, the test administrator reads some of the compositions to see how well the students used the writing techniques they were taught. Is this permitted? Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 17 Is this permitted? A. No. Test administrators cannot look at student responses or secure test content. B. Yes. One of the purposes of MCAS is to inform instruction. The test administrator acted appropriately. 18 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provide Clear Expectations to Students Students must not preview test materials copy others’ work accept any coaching or let someone else answer for them use materials that are prohibited during testing TAMs instruct students to work until end of session (and only in that session) to answer all questions in the session Also instruct students to try their best respond directly to the MCAS ELA Composition prompt Sample form in PAM (page 122) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 19 Results will be invalidated for students who use cell phones or other electronic devices at any time during a session, including after a student turns in his or her test materials, during a break, or during the transition to a test completion area. 20 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Case Study #3 A test administrator notices a student has finished working but hasn’t turned in her test materials. The test administrator notices that the student has her phone out. The test administrator confiscates the phone, collects the student’s test materials, and sends the student to the principal’s office. Upon questioning, the student admits that she took a photo of a drawing she had made in her test booklet, and posted the photo to Facebook. What should the principal do? Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 21 What should the principal do? Print a copy of the photo. Have the student delete the photo from Facebook and from the phone. Determine whether the photo was disseminated in another way (e.g., email, texting). Call the Department immediately. 22 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education How to Avoid This Situation Inform students about the cell phone policy. Inform students of appropriate activities at the end of a session (read a book). Have test administrators collect test materials when students are no longer working. Schedule sessions for appropriate lengths of time. 23 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Tips to Maintain Security (Recommended) Use seating charts. Have an empty seat between students. Have test administrators proctor other teachers’ classes. Have two test administrators in each room. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 24 Please contact the Department at 781-338-3625 IMMEDIATELY to report testing irregularities. See PAM page 7 for more information about reporting testing irregularities. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 25 Test Administration Protocols Before Materials Arrive Determine logistics. Security plan Testing dates and deadlines Testing locations and staffing plan (including special populations) Prepare record of test administrators and students Check the Department’s website. Practice tests Read the PAM. 27 Student participation guidelines Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Review Data for March SIMS Students’ names changes Demographic information first-year LEP, IEP, and 504 status Grade levels Students will be reported as absent if they are enrolled but not tested. 28 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Order June STE Materials: March 11–15 at www.mcasservicecenter.com 29 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Receive Test Materials Complete forms. Internal tracking forms (sample – PAM pages 117–118) Materials Summary Principal’s Certification of Proper Test Administration (PCPA) – www.mcasservicecenter.com Order additional materials if necessary. Deadlines listed on PAM pages iii–v Prepare materials for distribution. Affix Student ID Labels to answer booklets. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 30 Be Sure to… Distribute and track test materials. Monitor and coordinate test administration. Securely store materials between sessions and after each day of testing. Remind test administrators to read scripts verbatim. Keep a log of test administrators and students. 31 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Prepare Materials for School Files Retain your school’s test administration files for three years. Records may be requested in the event of an investigation. Lists of materials to retain: PAM pages 50–51, 68–69 32 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Test Administration Updates Students write the test administrator’s name on the answer booklet cover – not on the test booklet Exception: Test booklet for ELA Composition Session A Principals keep reason for change of enrollment status on file – not reported on the answer booklet Non-grade-10 status reported in SIMS – not on the answer booklet Updates to scripts in TAMs Cell phones Testing time 33 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Prepare the Scorable Shipment Assign an answer booklet for students who participated in ANY part of testing students who were absent with medical documentation first-year ELLs Transcribe responses if necessary Prepare envelopes Return, Special Handling, Void Packing diagrams and instructions in PAM ELA: PAM pages 46–47 Math and STE: PAM pages 64–65 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 34 Complete Forms after Testing Internal tracking forms Materials Summary PCPA Signature must match the name of the principal in School/District Profiles (http://profiles.doe.mass.edu). 35 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Options for Returning Materials (March–April and May) Complete Early Shipment • Early pickup of all scorable and nonscorable materials Partial Early Shipment • Early pickup of used answer booklets for students who tested by certain dates AND Regular Shipment • Pickup of all scorable and nonscorable materials as soon as testing has been completed (by deadline) • Pickup of remaining scorable and nonscorable materials by deadline Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 36 Schedule Your School’s Pickup Two methods: Schedule online at mcasservicecenter.com. One day prior, and by 3:00 p.m. OR Give cartons to your regular UPS driver. Call to inform the MCAS Service Center (800-737-5103). Grade 10: Call the Service Center to cancel early pickup if using regular return. Do not take materials to UPS. Do not leave materials unattended. Use UPS labels specific for each administration. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 37 Questions & Answers Short Break MCAS and ACCESS for ELLs Participation Requirements for Students with Disabilities Eligibility for Test Accommodations for Students with Disabilities IEP or 504 plan must specify the accommodations to be used for testing. Accommodations may not be provided if IEP has not yet been signed by the student’s parent/guardian. Accommodations may be provided if a 504 plan is being developed for a student. 40 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Prohibitions for Test Accommodations Providing student with unapproved accommodations or those not listed in the PAM Allowing student to take a different grade-level test Violating test security Providing student with an altered or photocopied test Coaching or providing clues or other assistance (e.g., defining words, sending student back to write more) Allowing prohibited materials (e.g., dictionary on ELA Reading Comprehension test) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 41 Plan Ahead to Provide Accommodations on Test Day Review IEPs, 504 plans, and PAM Appendix B ahead of time. Prepare accommodations spreadsheet: Who? Which accommodation(s)? Where? Ensure sufficient quantities of special test editions (large-print, Braille, Kurzweil, ASL DVD). Provide only Department-approved ELA graphic organizers and individualized mathematics reference sheets. Train all test administrators who will provide 42 accommodations, including substitutes. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Invalidating MCAS Test Results for Inappropriate Accommodation Use Test results may be invalidated if a student is provided with an accommodation not listed in his or her IEP or 504 plan. Cautions Accommodation 16 vs. 26 (read aloud) Accommodation 20 (approved graphic organizer or mathematics reference sheet) Accommodation 30 (calculator) Dictionaries only permitted for the ELA Composition Refer to last approved IEP or 504 plan. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 43 If a Student Refuses an Accommodation Document refusal in student’s file. Do not ask the student to sign a statement. Continue to make accommodation available for remainder of test administration. Amend IEP/504 plan for future testing. It may be appropriate to list the accommodation in the IEP/504 plan “as requested by student” or remove it. Do not fill in circles on the student’s answer booklet (back cover) for accommodations that were refused. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 44 Nonstandard Accommodations (NSAs) NSAs may be provided only if student is virtually unable to decode, calculate, write, or spell; AND receives ongoing intervention in this area. NSAs may not be provided if student is simply performing “below grade level.” Score may be invalidated if ineligible student was provided an NSA. Use of NSAs reported on Parent/Guardian Reports and school and district rosters Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 45 Data Collection for Students with Disabilities 504 information is collected through SIMS, instead of on the answer booklet. Answer booklets: Fill in only those accommodations that were used. Accommodations that are not applicable for a specific test are not listed on the answer booklet for that test. e.g., accommodation 30 (calculator) is not listed for ELA tests Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 46 MCAS-Alt General Information IEP/504 teams annually designate students for MCAS-Alt (decision made in each subject). Encourage teachers to review the Educator’s Manual and attend Department training. Consider flexible scheduling and classroom coverage to allow teachers to work on portfolios. 47 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education MCAS-Alt Important Dates February 25 Schools receive MCAS-Alt materials March 4, 6–8 “Portfolios-in-Progress” regional review sessions April 1 Deadline for UPS pickup of portfolios Mid-June MCAS-Alt results reported electronically June 28 MCAS-Alt Score Appeal submission deadline MidSeptember Portfolios returned to schools Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 48 Schools’ Retention of Returned Portfolios Portfolios returned to your school become part of the student’s temporary record. Temporary records must be destroyed within 7 years after student transfers or graduates/exits. (Student Record Regulations) However, temporary records may be destroyed when they become outdated or irrelevant. Provided that parent/guardian is notified in writing and given opportunity to receive portfolio prior to its destruction Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 49 Suggested Portfolio Retention Schedule Grades Subject Retention Schedule 3−8 ELA and Mathematics 2 years after return of portfolios to school 5 and 8 STE • grade 5: 3 years after return of portfolios to school • grade 8: 2 years after return of portfolios to school High school ELA, Mathematics, STE 2 years after the student exits public education 50 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education MCAS and ACCESS for ELLs Participation Requirements for ELL Students Accommodations on MCAS Tests for ELL Students Bilingual word-to-word dictionaries authorized for use on MCAS tests May be used by any student who is or was ELL New languages added annually Specialized translations (glossaries) for Math and STE Selected publishers/distributors and online resources included Electronic translators prohibited ELLs with disabilities receive test accommodations per their IEP/504 plan Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 52 Features of ACCESS for ELLs Test Used by 30 states in the WIDA Consortium Assesses WIDA English Language Development Standards Reduction in testing time Fewer test sessions for reading and writing No fall tests for new ELLs Longer testing window than MEPA Earlier testing and release of results To inform decisions on student placement and services “Bridge study” and updated guidance Coming this summer Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 53 ACCESS for ELLs Information Administration highlights A booklet must be returned for every ELL student. Students who exited ELL status after October 2012 SIMS are not required to participate. ELL students who do not take ACCESS for ELLs (if required) will be reported as nonparticipants for MCAS ELA participation calculations. For more info See the ACCESS TAM, MA Supplement, and ELL Assessment Updates at www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/access. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 54 Test Administration for ELLs Assigning Testing Spaces for ELLs Principals may assign students to spaces other than regular classrooms, as long as other conditions and staffing requirements are met. MCAS Policy on “Stop Testing” If an ELL student does not seem to be responding to test questions, the test administrator may ask the student if he or she is finished. 55 If so, collect materials and have the student sit quietly. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Questions & Answers Short Break Reporting Reporting Topics Schedule for reporting MCAS results Discrepancy period Schedule for reporting ACCESS for ELLs results New and redesigned reports in the EDW Introducing “Edwin” Including the EDW and more Growth model Historically anchored growth percentiles 58 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Spring 2013 MCAS Reporting Schedule — March–May (all dates tentative) Access February Biology data files at DropBox Central (rosters available March 20) Access March Retest data files and April 19 rosters at DropBox Central Districts receive February Biology and May 6 March Retest Parent/Guardian Reports Early May Schools and districts receive printed ACCESS for ELLs reports March 22 Results will be available in EDW/Edwin Analytics three days after the DropBox release. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 59 Spring 2013 MCAS Reporting Schedule — Mid-June Districts access preliminary MCAS and MCAS-Alt student results ELA (preliminary results), Math (MC), Grades 5 and 8 STE (MC), MCAS-Alt Districts access MCAS ELA Compositions at www.mcasservicecenter.com Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 60 Spring 2013 MCAS Reporting Schedule — July–August (all dates tentative) July 1–Aug. 2 MCAS discrepancy reporting by phone (800-737-5103) August 7 Districts access preliminary Mathematics and STE MCAS results • Combined with June ELA and absence codes MCAS discrepancy reporting online (mcasservicecenter.com) August 7–13 61 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Spring 2013 MCAS Official Results Reporting Schedule — Mid-September Districts access official MCAS student, school, and district results on the Department’s Security Portal One day later: Districts receive shipment of MCAS and MCAS-Alt Parent/Guardian Reports Public release of official school and district results by the Department 62 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Reporting Notes for High Schools STE scores used for accountability in grade 10 Grade 9 students’ scores held until grade 10 All high school accountability determinations made for grade 10 students New –— Repeating grade 10 students who participate in grade 10 tests will not be included in participation and performance results. Students count once for high school accountability. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 63 Recent Reporting Changes EDW now named Edwin Analytics All current and historical reports available in one location (in Edwin Analytics) Classroom-level reports now available to those with the “Evaluator” role CD status reports now available (updated monthly) Five MCAS reports updated to reflect the adoption of the new standards Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 64 Available for all districts in 2013 • MCAS reports • Student profiles • An early warning indicator system • Dashboards and reports • MCAS released items and other items available for online testing • Competency Tracking System • Aligned to standards • Model curriculum units • Curriculum mapping and lesson planning tools • Aligned to standards • High-quality digital resources to support instruction • Aligned to standards View assessment demo online at http://thinkgate.net/ohma/. 65 Analysis & Reporting Tools (Edwin Analytics) MCAS reports Student profiles An early warning indicator system Dashboards and reports 66 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Other Reports in Edwin Analytics Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) Postsecondary Readiness and Success • Which students in grades 1–12 may be at risk of missing key educational targets? • Based on MCAS, Early Childhood and Care (ECC) data, and other demographics • How did my graduates do in college? • Did my Needs Improvement students require college course remediation? Did they graduate from college? Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 67 Reminder about “Claiming Students” in Edwin Analytics Claim students new to your district or school. Access recent MCAS scores, grades, coursework, discipline, and program data reported to the state. Commonly used by middle schools and high schools to view information about incoming students over the summer Review CD test and retest data. See your district technology coordinator or Data Warehouse contact for help. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 68 Historically Anchored Growth Percentiles Student Growth Percentiles Background As a Result… Since 2008, the Department has calculated growth percentiles for each new class. 50% of students grew at a rate below 50 no matter how much they improved. Each student’s progress compared to students in his or her grade. Half of schools were below average. Norms updated each year Median of 50 each year 20–25 percent of teachers’ growth scores were below 40 each year. 70 However, students are improving at increasing rates. NAEP grade 4 and 8 scores in Massachusetts have risen 3% of a standard deviation per year (1992–2011). TIMSS grade 8 Math scores rose dramatically between 1999 and 2011 (43 points). MCAS proficiency rates rose 4–5 points between 2008 and 2012 (all grades). How do we show this information more clearly? 71 New for 2013 – Historically Anchoring Growth New system: We will calculate growth using historical academic peers. 2013 student gains will be compared to all the MCAS scores between 2008 and 2012. The average student, classroom and district can now show growth above the 50th percentile. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 72 73 Growth in 2013 will be anchored to the three 2008–2012 cohorts. 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Grade 5 Grade 5 Grade 5 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 6 Grade 6 Grade 6 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 7 Grade 7 Grade 7 2013 2013 Contemporary Peers Grade 7 74 Historical academic peers This Means for Your School… As teaching and learning improves, average growth will rise above 50. The same teaching and learning will result in the same growth scores each year. It will be possible to determine the growth needed for a student to be Proficient or Advanced. 75 The Difference Will Likely Be Subtle Growth will still range from 1–99. Higher numbers will still represent more growth and vice versa. Experimental data from 2012 suggests that school and district results will vary 1–6 points. 76 For More Information www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/growth Student Assessment Updates email 77 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Questions & Answers Short Break If you are leaving now, please leave your completed Evaluation Forms at the registration desk. Thank you for coming. Additional Information and Orientation for New Principals Additional Accommodations Information Selecting Appropriate Accommodations for Instruction Adults who work with the student: 1. Gather information on student’s learning style and preferences. 2. Look at student’s classroom performance, not just the type of disability. 3. Try out prospective accommodations during instruction. 4. Evaluate instructional accommodations and modify as needed. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 82 Designate Accommodations for Assessment Team bases selection of test accommodations on those that were used successfully during instruction. For each subject, determine whether the accommodation is appropriate and allowed for MCAS testing. Develop/amend IEP or 504 plan, listing instructional and assessment accommodations separately. Accommodations must be provided/offered if listed in IEP (signed by parent/guardian) or in 504 plan. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 83 Accommodation 20: Organizers and Checklists Use approval cover sheet (all subjects) If not using posted materials (ELA) Not necessary to resubmit if approved in 2012 Mathematics reference sheets Formulas, word banks, memory prompts (e.g., mnemonics) No graphics, definitions, examples, specific steps in solving problems Deadline Test to Submit Feb. 1 ELA tests (all grades) April 5 Mathematics (all grades) and STE tests (gr. 5 & 8) May 3 High school STE tests Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 84 Students with Concussions Per DPH regulations, students must be placed on a “graduated reentry plan.” Terms and conditions for student’s gradual return to academic and extracurricular activities Student may be excused from MCAS testing if participation would impede recovery or endanger health. Student will be reported and included in results as “medically documented absence.” View details and regulations at www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/participation/?section=sped. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 85 Additional Details on Test Administration Additional Information Forms Participation guidelines Return shipping instructions Brockton High School video 87 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education PCPA “Materials Received” Section 89 PCPA “After Testing” Sections 90 Internal Tracking Forms Used to determine chain of custody of materials See samples in PAM (pages 117 and 118) 91 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Highlights of Spring High School Participation Guidelines Administration Who’s eligible? Dates March ELA retest Students who have not earned 240/Proficient on the ELA test (Students may participate for EPP purposes.) February 27– March 1 March Mathematics retest March 4–5 Students who have not earned 220/Needs Improvement on the Mathematics test (Students may not participate for EPP purposes.) EPP/MCAS Mathematics test For students seeking to successfully complete the mathematics assessment portion of their EPPs April 22–May 3 92 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education June High School STE Participation Eligibility Students who … Grade Required to have not yet earned CD in STE participate Gr. 10 (Class of 2015) Eligible are enrolled in STE course who have not yet earned CD in STE New – score will be used to determine Adams Scholarship eligibility Gr. 9 (Class of 2016) have not yet earned CD in STE OR wish to attempt to qualify for Koplik Award Gr. 11 (Class of 2014) have not yet earned CD in STE Gr. 12 (Class of 2013) are attempting to earn CD in STE Adults who exited HS Not eligible have earned their CD in STE and are not All participating for Koplik Award purposes Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 93 Three Envelopes for Answer Booklets Return Envelope Used/assigned standard answer booklets (ABs) Special Handling Envelope Typed Responses inserted in ABs Large-print ABs with transcribed standard AB Void Envelope ABs that were assigned to students that should not be scored Fill in “VOID” circle on back cover 94 Pack Return Shipments Use the diagrams in the PAM to pack scorable and nonscorable shipments. ELA instructions — pages 46–49 Mathematics and STE instructions — pages 64–67 95 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education One School’s Perspective on Test Administration Brockton High School Organizing Test Administration (Courtesy of Brockton High School) 1. Preparation in advance of materials arriving at the school 2. Preparation of test administrators 3. Preparation of students 4. Maintaining security within each testing room 5. Collection and accountability of materials 97 Additional Reporting Information Where do I find my results? ESE Security Portal mcasservicecenter.com Edwin Analytics (formerly the EDW) Ordering MCAS tests DropBox Central Viewing compositions Passwords connected to educator license accounts Filing discrepancies Non-principal access governed by District Administrator Principal passwords mailed early January Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 99 What reports will I find in Edwin Analytics? District, School and Student level reports with MCAS achievement, growth and demographics MCAS results by standard Item-level reports Detailed growth reports Classroom-level reports ACCESS for ELLs reports (and historical MEPA reports) Early Warning Indicator System Reports Post-Secondary Readiness Reports Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 100 What reports will I find in DropBox Central? MCAS and ACCESS for ELLs rosters Student-level data files (Excel) Preliminary accountability reports Multiple-choice interpretive guide for analyzing June preliminary data Data file layouts and legends Other data files Students who were in grade 9 in the previous school year and grade 11 this school year (and are required to participate in the grade 10 tests) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 101 What reports will I find at mcasservicecenter.com? ELA student compositions Discrepancy reporting tool Historical MEPA reports Reporting workshop presentations 102 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Security Portal — www4.doemass.org 103 Select Edwin Analytics Or DropBox Central 104 Inside Edwin Analytics 105 Accessing DropBox Central Select “MCAS 20xx Data” folder. Click Next. Your organization (school or district name) will appear. 106 Click the name of the data file and layout to download. 107 Questions & Answers Please leave your completed Evaluation Forms at the registration desk. Thank you for coming.