End of Course Exams A Review of Spring 2014 Guide Elementary Principals Please share with Fine Arts and PE teachers Guide Developed on Best Information The guide is designed to cover the following areas: Courses and Content Participants Students with Disabilities ELL Students Students with 504 All others Opt Out Administration times and schedules Accommodations Test Materials Scoring Passing Scores Using the EoC as a Grade EoCs Available from PED EoCs Administered in APS PED has developed EoCs that are listed on their site as designed for grades 4-5: Art Music PE We are testing only the 5th grade Art and Music course And 4th grade PE course PE End of Course Exam – 4th Grade Only 15 multiple choice items on the exam 3 performance tasks on which the teacher rates each student Rubric is 0-3 points for each task Teachers will administer the multiple choice items and students will use the answer document to respond Then each student will have three additional items on the document The teacher will rate the student on each task and complete the answer document with the rubric rating. Do not scan the answer documents until the performance tasks are completed on the last three items. Art End of Course Exam – 5th Grade Only 10 multiple choice items Items 11 and 14 are a no point value item Items 12-13 and 15-16 are performance tasks; Students are asked to sketch according to directions No Rubric is available (as of 4/2/14) Teachers will administer the multiple choice items and students will use the answer document to respond Then each student will have 4 additional items on the document The teacher will rate the student on each task and complete the answer document with the rubric rating. Do not scan the answer documents until the performance tasks are completed on the last three items. Music End of Course Exam – 5th Grade Only 14 multiple choice items Teachers will administer the multiple choice items and students will use the answer document to respond Then each student will be scored on a 0-2 point rubric based on their performance; students may perform in small groups The teacher will rate the student on each of 5 areas: Appropriate singing voice Correct rhythm Clear diction Correct posture Correct pitch Do not scan the answer documents until the performance tasks are completed on the last three items. Administration and Times for Testing EoCs are designed for about 60 minutes. Extra time rule of thumb from PARCC ½ again as much time as estimated 60 + 30 BUT NOT TIMED. Students may not have unsupervised breaks while they are completing a test. Students may take tests via Data Director on line or paper/pencil except for the performance assessments Do not start students with extra time accommodations in the afternoon if there are not 1 ½ to 2 hours after lunch. Materials Class sets of 40 will be provided to each teacher Counts are being run from SchooloMax Counts to the School Test Coordinator who will review with principal Additional booklets can be ordered through Testing Services Center Answer documents are printed at Testing Services Center both scannable and write in documents. DFA and Rubrics will be distributed with booklets For music MP3 files are available on RDA behind the log on site. (Luis is selecting additional songs as those provided by PED have issues). Participants EoCs are designed for all students who are enrolled in the courses associated with the exam Students English in with disabilities may participate Language Learners – English or in Spanish Students with 504 Accommodation Plans Exceptions Students who Opt Out Students with severe disabilities may consider the NMAPA as the alternate as PED has not provided an alternative EoC Students with severe disabilities who are enrolled in a content course for socialization or for goals other than the content use NMAPA Students in adaptive PE would not participate in the standard PED unless the PE class in which they participate covers the same standards as the general Ed. PE. Accommodations Most common ones are Read aloud, More time, scribe, and/or assistive devices Students with IEPs or 504s are afforded the same accommodations as they have for the same content in SBA (math, science, writing) ELL students may use word-word dictionaries or translators (headphones) Other students for whom you provide accommodations may have them as this EoC was developed as a class final Opt Out (Participants, Scoring) Parents may opt out their students from any or all of the EoCs Must provide the signed form Mark the EoCs on the reverse side that their student will not take Provide the student with reasonable educational activities Must not adversely affect student’s grade or any other activities Can’t remove student from a pizza party or field trip for participants Exception: if the student fails to do their assigned work If teachers give an extra credit grade for students taking the EoC, then students who opt out earn that grade if they participate in the assigned work. Passing and Grades Passing scores for new fall EoCs will be available in April. Data Director will score to the key but will not provide a pass/fail until we have the scores from PED. Do not use the EoC as a class final exam grade. May use PARTICIPATION in the EoC or alternative assignment as an extra credit grade ONLY True or False: Cite Evidence from the Text Students with accommodations of read aloud for math may not have the same accommodation for Art or Music The NM PED created EoCs for 4th and 5th graders in PE, Art and Music APS will use all three EoCs in all grades for which they are designed. Teachers must use the music provided by the PED for the performance tasks. Teachers should score the tests and give students a passing score as soon as the tests are finished. Students in adaptive PE should participate in the 4th grade PE EoC. True or False - continued Student who are not special education or ELL or have a 504 Plan may have accommodations. If true, why? As soon as you scan the EoCs you will be able to report pass/fail status to each student. Students who opt out may be given work that is graded for a classwork or assignment grade. After passing scores are obtained from PED the EoC may be used as a class final grade.