Accommodations for AI and VI Students

Report
STAAR Assessment
Accommodations for AI
and VI Students
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Attendance and Handouts
Credit for Attendance
Access to Handouts
• Your district site manager
should provide you with a
sign-in sheet
• Please be sure that all
participants who want credit
for attendance sign-in
• Coordinate with the site
manager to return the signin sheet to ESC Region 11
• Handouts are available
online on the ESC Region 11
website at
http://www.esc11.net/Page/
4830
• Click on “STAAR Assessment
Accommodations AI and VI
Students” on the left side
menu
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After today, this session will be
available for viewing via the VBrick
system at http://vbrick.esc11.net
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Questions
During or after today’s session
Post questions and comments on Today’s Meet
https://todaysmeet.com/ai-vi
Or, email questions to one of the presenters
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ESC Region 11
Today’s Presenters
Sharon Rutherford
Special Education Assessments
[email protected]
817-740-7574
Susie Tiggs
Stephanie Isbell
Auditory Impairments
[email protected]
817-740-7574
Visual Impairments
[email protected]
817-740-7594
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Objectives for this training
• Review responsibilities of ARD Committees and
district/campus testing coordinators regarding
assessment accommodations
• Review allowable assessment accommodations and
accommodations resources for
• Students with auditory impairments
• Students with visual impairments
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Student Assessment Division
Assessment Resources
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/
• Resource pages
• STAAR
• STAAR Modified
• STAAR Alternate
• STAAR L
• TELPAS
• TAKS
• TAKS Modified
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• Student Assessment
Resources
• A-Z Directory
• Subscribe to the Student
Assessment Mailing List
• What’s New in Student
Assessment
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Accommodations Resources
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/
accommodations/
• STAAR and TELPAS Accommodations
• Accommodations for Students with Disabilities taking
STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L, STAAR Modified, and
TELPAS
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommod
ations/staar-telpas/
• TAKS Accommodations
• Related Resources
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State Assessment Options
STAAR
General assessment for grades 3-8 and EOC
STAAR L
ELL’s who meet participation requirements
STAAR Spanish (Gr.3-5)
STAAR Modified
Will not be available
after 2013-2014
STAAR Alternate
TAKS Exit Level
TAKS (Accommodated)
LPAC and ARD must collaborate for ELL students who are also
receiving special education services.
Students with disabilities who meet participation
requirements for assessment based on modified
academic achievement standards
Students with significant cognitive disabilities who meet
participation requirements for assessment based on
alternate achievement standards
General assessments for students entering grade 9 prior
to 2011-2012
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STAAR End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)
Based on COURSE enrollment
English
English I
Math
Algebra I
Science
Social Studies
Biology
U.S.
History
English II
Geometry
Chemistry
World
History
English III
Algebra II
Physics
World
Geography
Includes modified and alternate assessments
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Accommodations for
Students with Disabilities
• Students with an identified disability who
meet established eligibility criteria for certain
accommodations
• Students who receive special education services
• Students who receive Section 504 services
• Students with a disabling condition who do not
receive special education or Section 504 services
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Routinely, Independently, and
Effectively
Type 1
Local decision
Type 2
TEA Approval
Requires “ARF”
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READ every page of each document
Description of accommodation
Assessments
Student Eligibility Criteria
Authority for Decision and
Required Documentation
Examples/Types
Special Instructions/
Considerations
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Policies vs. Accommodations
Policies for
ALL Students
Accommodations for Students
with Disabilities
Calculators
• STAAR Math
• STAAR Science
Calculation
Devices
Accommodations
Triangle
Dictionary
• STAAR Reading
Grades 3-8
• STAAR Writing
• STAAR English I, II,
and III
Dictionary
Accommodations
Triangle
“Allowable Test Administration
Procedures and Materials” in the
2014 District and Campus
Coordinator Manual
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Critical Information about
Accommodations for Students with
Disabilities
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Recording Accommodations on the
Student’s Answer Document
• GA = general
accommodation
• BR = Braille administration
• LP = large print
administration
• OA = oral administration
• XD = extra day
• LA = linguistic
accommodation
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Use of Electronic Devices
• Districts are required to have procedures in place to
prevent the use of cell phones and personal electronic
devices during test administrations.
• Electronic devices can disrupt the testing environment
and compromise the security and confidentiality of the
test.
• When using technology-based accommodations, students
are NOT permitted Internet access during testing.
Electronic devices with Internet or
photographic capabilities are not allowable.
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Type
1
Type 1
Accommodations
Local Decision
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Amplification Devices
Type
1
• This accommodation is for students whose
disability affects hearing or focus and can include
(but is not limited to)
• speakers
• frequency-modulated (FM) system
• Any student can receive this accommodation if
he/she meets the eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation
during classroom instruction and testing.
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Oral/Signed Administration
Type
1
• This accommodation allows for reading support on
certain state assessments via
• Oral administration
• Signing
• Online standardized oral administration
Applies to
NEVER applies to
• The entire mathematics, science,
and social studies tests
• Reading passages
• Writing passages
• Writing multiple-choice test
questions
• The reading questions on all
reading/English tests
• Any resource materials or allowable
accommodations
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Oral/Signed Administration
Type
1
• Any student can receive this accommodation if he/she
meets the eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during
classroom instruction and testing, and
• Meets one of the following:
• Receives special education services and is identified with
dyslexia or has evidence of reading difficulties.
• Receives Section 504 services and is identified with
dyslexia or has evidence of reading difficulties.
• Does not receive special education or Section 504
services (i.e., general education) but is identified with
dyslexia.
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Oral/Signed Administration
Type
1
• Levels of reading support
• Read parts of the test questions and/or answer choices at
student request
• Read all test questions and answer choices throughout the
test
• The appropriate committee (ARD, 504, RTI team)
documents the level of reading support the student
needs in the appropriate student paperwork.
• A student can request a change to the level of reading
support provided during testing only if this option is
documented.
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Standardized Oral Administration (SOA)
• For 2014, the following assessments are offered statewide as an
online option for oral administration
• grade 4 reading and mathematics
• grade 7 reading and mathematics
• grade 8 science and social studies
Type
1
• All guidelines for oral administration apply to SOA.
• Allows a student to independently select and change his or her level
of reading support during the test administration.
• SOA should only be administered to an eligible student for whom the
appropriateness of this type of oral administration has been discussed
and documented.
Online tutorial
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/SOA/
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Oral/Signed Administration
Type
1
• Special considerations
• It is the responsibility of the district/ campus to
determine the most appropriate way to group students
in order to provide a proper test administration.
• Plan for mixtures of support level and pace
• Consider students’ level of reading support, pace at
which students work, and number of students one
test administrator can handle
• Move around room and read aloud to students
individually or to small groups of students working at
a similar pace
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Oral/Signed Administration
Type
1
• Grade 3 reading assistance on the mathematics test is
an allowable test administration procedure and not
considered an accommodation (2014 District and
Campus Coordinator Manual)
• If a student needs the entire mathematics test read
aloud, this is an Oral Administration accommodation
for eligible students.
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Oral/Signed Administration
Type
1
• Special considerations
• Most of the information related to test administration procedures has
been deleted from the accommodation document.
• Ensure that test administrators are trained in the procedures specific
to an oral administration. These can be found in the Oral/Signed
Administration appendix of the appropriate test administrator
manuals.
• For signed administrations, test administrators should also read the
specific guidelines for signing test content included in the document
titled “General Instructions for Administering State Assessments to
Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,” located on the
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities webpage.
• Test administrators must sign the “Oath of Test Security,” including the
bottom section.
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General Instructions for Administering State Assessments
to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
• Districts should plan accordingly to ensure that those who are
administering a test to a student who is deaf or hard of hearing
receive training to prepare for this type of test administration.
• Test Administrators
• Professionals who hold valid education credentials
• Professionals who are under the supervision of professionals who hold
such credentials
• Certified sign language interpreters who are employees of the school
district and hold valid education credentials or who are under the
supervision professionals who hold such credentials
• Certified sign language interpreters who are not employees of the
district may NOT administer tests, but may only facilitate
communication between the test administrator and student.
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/
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General Instructions for Administering State Assessments
to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
• Test Administration Directions: Signing, Projecting,
Photocopying, or Amplifying
• Signing test administration directions is allowed (2014 District
and Campus Coordinator Manual). These may be further clarified
or interpreted as long as the substance of the directions is not
changed.
• Test administration directions do not contain secure information,
and therefore may be projected or photocopied for students who
want to read the print directions as the test administrator signs
them. This is not an accommodation and an Accommodation
Request Form is not required.
• A student who is identified as having a hearing impairment may
use an amplification device, such as a frequency modulated (FM)
system, as a Type 1 accommodation.
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General Instructions for Administering State Assessments
to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
• Test Content : Signing, Projecting, Photocopying, or
Amplifying
• For students who are eligible for an oral/signed administration,
the test administrator should employ the sign language that the
student routinely uses as part of daily instruction. Refer to the
section of this document titled “Procedures Specific to Signing
Test Content.”
• If the test content is to be projected onto a screen so that the
student can access the test in both print and sign, projection
devices that do not involve the photocopying of secure test
content are allowed as a Type 1 accommodation. It is a local
responsibility to ensure that devices with recording capabilities
have that capability disabled.
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General Instructions for Administering State Assessments
to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
• Test Content : Signing, Projecting, Photocopying, or
Amplifying
• If test content needs to be photocopied in order to use the
projection device, an Accommodation Request Form will
need to be submitted. Refer to the Photocopying Test
Materials accommodation policy for STAAR.
• A student who is identified as having a hearing impairment
may use an amplification device, such as an FM system, as a
Type 1 accommodation. The student may need to test in a
separate setting to eliminate distractions to other students
and to ensure the confidentiality of the test.
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Basic Transcribing
Type
1
• This accommodation allows a test administrator to transfer
student responses to the answer document. ONLY the
following types of student responses may be used.
• Student writes, circles, or points to responses in the test booklet
for multiple-choice and/or griddable questions
• Student dictates or signs responses for multiple-choice questions,
griddable questions, and/or short-answer reading questions
• Student writes responses on scratch paper or another workspace
or types responses on a word processor for multiple-choice
questions, griddable questions, short-answer reading questions,
and/or the writing prompts
• Student uses speech-to-text software to indicate responses for
multiple-choice questions, griddable questions, short-answer
reading questions, and/or the writing prompts
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Basic Transcribing
Type
1
• Any student can receive this accommodation if
he/she meets the eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation
during classroom instruction and testing, and
• Meets one of the following:
• Has an impairment in vision that necessitates the use
of Braille or large print test materials
• Has a disabling condition that prevents him or her
from independently and effectively recording
responses on the answer document
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Basic Transcribing
• Special Considerations
Electronic devices
with internet or
photographic
capabilities are not
allowable.
Type
1
• Test administrators should be trained in all transcription
procedures located in this accommodation policy document
and understand the boundaries of the assistance being
provided.
• Test administrators must sign the “Oath of Test Security,”
including the bottom section.
• Secure test materials and associated student responses
cannot be photocopied, scanned, or saved in order to use
this accommodation.
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Basic Transcribing
Type
1
• Special Considerations
• Refer to the Other accommodation policy if a student needs the
test administrator to write for other reasons (e.g., make notes in
the test booklet).
• Refer to the Complex Transcribing accommodation policy for
information about the test administrator transcribing a student’s
dictated or signed responses to the writing prompts (grades 4
and 7, English I and II only).
• Refer to the Mathematics Scribe accommodation policy for
information about the test administrator recording a student’s
dictated math scratch work.
• Refer to the Spelling Assistance accommodation policy if a
student needs access to spell check, word predictor, or other
special features.
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Extra Time (Same Day)
Type
1
• This accommodation allows for extra time to test within the
same school day (beyond the established time limit).
• 4 hour tests
• 5 hour tests
• Extra time testing sessions for grades 3–8 and EOC should
start at the beginning of the school day and may go until the
end of the regularly scheduled school day.
• Extra time testing sessions must never extend beyond a
typical 7-hour school day for any one student. Schools that
do not have typical 7-hour schedules should contact TEA for
guidance.
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Extra Time (Same Day)
Type
1
• Any student can receive this accommodation
if he/she meets the eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation
during classroom instruction and testing, and
• Is unable to effectively use other accommodations
or any allowable test administration procedures
or materials (2014 District and Campus
Coordinator Manual) to address this need, and…
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Extra Time (Same Day)
Type
1
• Meets one of the following:
• Has an impairment in vision (e.g., uncorrected vision, nystagmus,
qualifies for special education services with a Visual Impairment
[VI]).identified with dyslexia
• Is receiving special education services and has evidence of
reading difficulties…
• Has a behavioral or emotional disabling condition that affects
attention and/or focus
• Has a physical disability or medical condition that requires a
significant amount of time for treatment and/or recovery
• Is identified with an autism spectrum disorder and requires the
entire school day to complete testing in order to maintain as
much of his or her typical structure and routine as possible
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Projection Devices
Type
1
• This accommodation allows for enlarging text
and graphics and can include (but is not
limited to)
• closed-circuit television (CCTV)
• LCD projector (for tests administered online)
• Any student can receive this accommodation if
he/she meets the eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation
during classroom instruction and testing.
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Projection Devices
Type
1
• Special considerations
• Secure test materials cannot be saved in any way.
• It is a local responsibility to ensure that devices
with recording capabilities have that capability
disabled.
• If secure test materials must be photocopied in
order to use this accommodation, refer to the
Photocopy accommodation policy.
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Large Print
Type
1
• This accommodation allows for state-provided large-print test
materials.
• Any student can receive this accommodation if he/she meets the
eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom
instruction and testing, and
• Meets one of the following:
• Has an impairment in vision (e.g., uncorrected vision, nystagmus,
qualifies for special education services with a Visual Impairment [VI]).
• Has a disability that affects his or her accuracy in tracking letter to
letter, word to word, and/or line to line.
• Has a physical disability which necessitates the use of large-print
materials.
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Large Print
Type
1
• Special Considerations
• The ordering process of large-print materials will be
closely monitored to ensure districts are ordering
only for those students who meet the eligibility
criteria.
• Student responses must be transcribed onto an
answer document according to the procedures
outlined in the Basic Transcribing and/or Complex
Transcribing accommodation policies. If this is not
done, the student’s test cannot be scored.
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Large Print
Type
1
• Special Considerations
• Helpful resources to refer to:
• General Instructions for Administering Large-Print State
Assessments
• Font and Point Sizes Matrices
• 2014 District and Campus Coordinator Manual for more
information about the special request process for a paper
administration of TELPAS.
• If a student needs a test booklet in a larger print size than
offered in the large-print test materials provided by the
state, refer to the Photocopying Test Materials
accommodation policy.
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General Instructions for Administering
Large-Print State Assessments
• This training document has been updated and is located
on the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
website.
• Formerly known as “General Instructions for Administering
Braille and Large-Print Assessments”
• Training
• Test administrators MUST receive training in the procedures
and special instruction in this document prior to testing.
• It is important that test administrators be given their test
administration materials in time to prepare for testing,
especially if additional accommodations are needed.
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/
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General Instructions for Administering
Large-Print State Assessments
• Transcribing
• Student responses must be transferred to the student’s answer
document. If this is not done, the student’s test cannot be scored.
• Transcribing Griddable Questions (mathematics and science
assessments)
• The “Transcribing Griddable Questions” student document
MUST be provided to each student who does not use his or her
answer document so that the student is aware of the
maximum number of boxes available for an answer to a
griddable question.
• Refer to the accommodation policies that address Basic
Transcribing and/or Complex Transcribing (for STAAR and TELPAS)
or Other Methods of Response/Transcribing (for TAKS).
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General Instructions for Administering
Large-Print State Assessments
• If a student has a visual impairment and needs
printed materials in a size larger than the
state-supplied large-print materials, refer to
the Photocopying Test Materials
accommodation policy.
• Font and Point Size Matrices for all testing
programs located on Accommodations Resources
webpage
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Braille
Type
1
• This accommodation allows for state-provided
Brailled test materials (STAAR and STAAR
Modified only) for a student receiving special
education services as a student with a Visual
Impairment and who routinely uses Braille
materials in the classroom.
• Contracted Braille test materials
• Uncontracted Braille test materials
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Braille
Type
1
• Special Considerations
• Student responses on Braille tests must be
transcribed onto an answer document according to
the procedures outlined in the Basic Transcribing
and/or Complex Transcribing accommodation
policies. If this is not done, the student’s test
cannot be scored.
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Braille
Type
1
• Helpful resource: General Instructions for
Administering Braille State Assessments
• Specific Braille Instructions (SBI) supplement the test
administrator manuals. They are shipped with the
individual Braille kits and posted online at
http://www.TexasAssessment.com.
• Test administrators must review the SBIs prior to test
day to ensure that the test is administered properly.
Testing irregularities could result if the SBIs are not
used.
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General Instructions for Administering
Braille State Assessments
Type
1
• This training document has been updated and is
located on the Accommodations for Students with
Disabilities website.
• Formerly known as “General Instructions for
Administering Braille and Large-Print Assessments”
• Training
• Test administrators MUST receive training prior to
testing.
• It is important that test administrators be given their
test administration materials, including the Specific
Braille Instructions (SBIs), in time to prepare for testing.
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/
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General Instructions for Administering
Braille State Assessments
Type
1
• Specific Braille Instructions (SBIs):
• Braille tests are shipped with this special set of
SECURE instructions.
• Also available two weeks prior to testing on
Pearson website:
http://www.texasassessment.com/Braille/sbi/
• After the Braille shipment arrives, but prior to the
day of testing, test administrators MUST read the
SBIs to determine which materials or procedures a
student may need for testing.
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General Instructions for Administering
Braille State Assessments
Type
1
• SBIs provide test administrators with the following type of
information
• Which test questions have been altered, replaced, or omitted
• Copies of replacement questions to be read aloud if student is receiving
an Oral Administration
• Picture descriptions of graphics that can be read aloud if student
requests
• Directions on which information to read aloud to students
• Example: Whether special symbols or Braille codes are used on test
• List of manipulatives student will need during test
• Examples: Braille ruler, three-dimensional geometric figures
• Instructions on how to transcribe the student’s responses onto the
answer document
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General Instructions for Administering
Braille State Assessments
Type
1
• Transcribing (Braille)
• Student responses must be transferred to the student’s answer
document. If this is not done, the student’s test cannot be scored.
• The tests administrator must indicate to the student the space allotted
for his/her written composition (26 lines) and/or short answer reading
responses (10 lines).
• 26 lines of handwritten text = ~ 1,750 typed characters (including
spaces) = ~ 3 or 4 Braille pages (depending on the size of Braille
paper)
• 10 lines of handwritten text = ~675 typed characters (including
spaces) = ~2-3 Braille pages (depending on the size of Braille paper)
• Refer to Basic Transcribing and/or Complex Transcribing (for STAAR) or
Other Methods of Response/Transcribing (for TAKS).
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Type
2
Type 2
Accommodations
TEA Approval (ARF)
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Complex Transcribing
• Applies ONLY to
•
•
•
•
Grade 4 written composition
Grade 7 written composition
English I written composition
English II written composition
Type
2
Any other type of
transcribing is
Basic
Transcribing!
• This accommodation allows a test administrator to
record onto an answer document a student’s dictated
or signed responses to the writing prompts when a
student with a disability is unable to accomplish this
task independently.
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Complex Transcribing
Type
2
• An Accommodation Request Form may be submitted to TEA
(with an attached student writing sample if appropriate) if
the student meets the following eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during
classroom instruction and testing, and
• Is unable to effectively use Basic Transcribing to address this
need, and
• Meets one of the following:
• Has an impairment in vision that necessitates the use of Braille
or large-print test materials
• Has a physically disabling condition that prevents him or her
from independently and effectively recording responses…
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Complex Transcribing
Type
2
• Special Considerations
• Complex Transcribing is intended for students who are physically
unable to produce a written response. This accommodation is not
intended for students who have spelling deficits or poor
handwriting.
• Approved Accommodation Request Forms are returned to the
district with very specific guidelines about how to transcribe the
student’s responses to the writing prompts, including how to
indicate the student’s spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. A
test administrator who transcribes for a student must be trained
in these guidelines so that he or she understands the boundaries
of the assistance being provided.
• Test administrators must sign the “Oath of Test Security,”
including the bottom section.
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Math Scribe
Type
2
• Applies ONLY to mathematics and science tests
• This accommodation allows a test administrator to
record a student’s dictated scratch work and
computations when a disabling condition prevents the
student from accomplishing this task independently.
• The test administrator may write the student’s dictated
scratch work and computations onto
•
•
•
•
scratch paper
chalkboard
white board
student’s test booklet
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Math Scribe
Type
2
• An Accommodation Request Form may be submitted to TEA (with
an attached student writing sample if appropriate) if the student
meets the following eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom
instruction and testing, and
• Is unable to effectively use test administration procedures or materials
allowed for any student (e.g., various sizes or types of scratch
paper/another workspace) or other accommodations (e.g., calculator)
to address this need, and
• Meets one of the following:
• Has an impairment in vision that necessitates the use of Braille or
large-print test materials
• Has a physically disabling condition that prevents him or her from
independently and effectively recording scratch work/computations…
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Math Scribe
Type
2
• Special Considerations
• Allowable test administration procedures and materials
referred to in the "Student Eligibility Criteria" section of this
document can be found in the 2014 District and Campus
Coordinator Manual.
• Approved Accommodation Request Forms are returned to
the district with very specific guidelines about how to carry
out this accommodation. A test administrator who serves as
a Math Scribe must be trained in these guidelines so that he
or she understands the boundaries of the assistance being
provided.
• Test administrators must sign the “Oath of Test Security,”
including the bottom section.
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Photocopy
Type
2
• This accommodation allows for test materials to be
photocopied for eligible students by a trained test
administrator who has signed the “Oath of Test
Security,” including the bottom section.
• Photocopying may be done in the following ways
ONLY.
• enlarging the printed test materials to a size larger
than the state-supplied, large-print test materials
• photocopying the double-sided test material into
single-sided sheets
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Photocopy
Type
2
• An Accommodation Request Form may be submitted to TEA if the
student receives special education services and meets the following
eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom
instruction and testing, and
• Is unable to effectively use other accommodations or any allowable
test administration procedures or materials (2014 District and Campus
Coordinator Manual) to address this need, and
• Meets one of the following:
• Has an impairment in vision and requires test materials in a size
larger than the state-supplied large-print test materials
• Has a physical disability that prevents him or her from effectively
manipulating test materials printed on both sides of the paper
and/or turning the pages in a test booklet
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Photocopy
Type
2
• Special Considerations
• The test booklet may not be taken apart for
photocopying and the memory on the copier must
be deleted or cleared afterwards.
• Refer to the 2014 District and Campus Coordinator
Manual for more information about the special
request process for a paper administration of
TELPAS.
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Documents that can be Photocopied
without an Accommodation Request
• If needed by the student…
•
•
•
•
test administration directions
blank answer documents
state-supplied mathematics graph paper
state-supplied reference materials for grade 8
science and Algebra I
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Extra Day
Type
2
• This accommodation allows for one extra day
to test.
• Each day of testing must not extend beyond 7
hours.
• TEA will provide additional procedures specific
to the requested accommodation with any
approved Accommodation Request Form.
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Extra Day
Type
2
• An Accommodation Request Form may be
submitted to TEA if the student meets the
following eligibility criteria.
• Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation
during classroom instruction and testing, and
• Is unable to effectively use other accommodations
or any allowable test administration procedures
or materials (2014 District and Campus
Coordinator Manual) to address this need, and
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Extra Day
Type
2
• Meets one of the following
• Has a severe impairment in vision…including students who take
the Braille test and require an extra day
• Has a severe behavioral or emotional disabling condition… unable
to continue working for a prolonged period of time or during
certain times of the day
• Has a severe physical disability or medical condition that limits
the amount of time the student is able to continue working due
to severe fatigue or decreased energy and stamina
• Is identified with an autism spectrum disorder… unable to
complete the assessment in one day due to severe behavioral
and/or emotional reactions that cannot be appropriately
managed without an additional day of testing
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Other
Type
2
• Accommodations that fall into this category are only for
students with disabilities who have unique needs that are
not specifically addressed in the Accommodation Triangle.
• Not intended
• to provide additional supplemental aids not listed as allowable
• for students who fail to meet established eligibility criteria
Standard
accommodations
Do not invalidate test
results
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Nonstandard
accommodations
Invalidate what is being
assessed
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Other
Type
2
• An Accommodation Request Form may be submitted to
TEA if the student meets the following eligibility
criteria.
• Routinely, independently, and effectively (if applicable)
receives this accommodation during classroom instruction
and testing, and
• Is unable to effectively use other accommodations or any
allowable test administration procedures or materials
(2014 District and Campus Coordinator Manual) to address
this need, and
• The district testing coordinator has been advised by a
member of TEA’s Accommodations Task Force that the
accommodation fits into the category of Other
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Remember…
• It is the responsibility of the campus to
determine whether or not the student using
an accommodation on a state assessment
needs to complete the test in a separate
setting to eliminate distractions to other
students and to ensure the confidentiality of
the test.
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Accommodation Request Process
Type 2 Accommodations
Type
2
• This training document is located on the Accommodations for
Students with Disabilities webpage.
• Only Type 2 accommodations require the submission of an
Accommodation Request Form to TEA.
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Determination of
student eligibility
for Type 2
Accommodation
Completion
and
submission of
the online ARF
TEA review
and decision
Required
communication
within district
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Accommodation Request Process
Type 2 Accommodations
Type
2
• When completing the online Accommodation Request
Form remember…
• Be prepared to provide specific, detailed information about
the reason the student needs the accommodation
• Work samples
• Other accommodations or allowable procedures and
materials that have been tried unsuccessfully
• Evidence indicating requested accommodation is
successful meeting student’s needs
• Specific characteristics/symptoms of student’s condition
and level of severity
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Accommodation Request Process
Type 2 Accommodations
Type
2
• DO NOT include confidential student
information
•
•
•
•
student’s first and last name
Social Security number
pages from an IEP
medical documents
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Accommodation Request Process
Type 2 Accommodations
Type
2
• The District Testing Coordinator is the primary
contact person for schools when questions arise.
• Any educator may fill out the necessary information
(depending on district policy); however, the district testing
coordinator must “sign” the Accommodation Request Form
in order for the request to be reviewed by TEA.
• The district/campus testing coordinator MUST ensure that
the test administrator receives special training to administer
an assessment with an approved accommodation if special
guidelines accompany the approved request.
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Accommodation Request Process
Type 2 Accommodations
Type
2
• Do not submit an Accommodation Request Form if
the student does not meet the specific eligibility
criteria.
• Accommodation requests must be approved by TEA
before a student can use the accommodation on a
state assessment. Documentation in the appropriate
paperwork should be “pending TEA approval.”
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Accommodation Request Process
Type 2 Accommodations
Type
2
• Accommodation Request Forms must be received by
TEA at least one week prior to testing. Late requests
will NOT be processed unless circumstances involving
the student change after the deadline.
• See the 2013–2014 Online Accommodation Request
Submission Deadlines document also located on the
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities website
• As stated in the TEA decision email, the expiration date for
all approved Type 2 accommodations is December 31st of
the year the request was approved.
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Please note that…
The online Accommodation Request
Form opens in January 2014.
You may begin submitting 2014
requests at this time.
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TEA Contact Information and
Resources
Student Assessment Division
assessment.studentswithdisabilitie
[email protected]
Phone: (512) 463-9536
2013-2014 Student
Assessment
TETN Schedule
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.a
ssessment/training/tetn-schedule/
Federal and State Education
Policy (Special Education)
ARD Committee Resources for
the Texas Assessment Program
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.
aspx?id=2147491399
Phone: (512) 463-9414
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index3.as
px?id=3314&menu_id=793
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Education Service Center Region 11
Assessment Contacts
Renee Agent
Coordinator Accountability,
Assessment & Federal Programs
[email protected]
Laura Carson
Coordinator Teaching and Learning
[email protected]
(817) 740-7573
817-740-3658
Peggy DeMoss
Sharon Rutherford
Assessment/School Improvement
Special Education Assessments (STAAR
Modified and STAAR Alternate)
(STAAR, STAAR L, TELPAS, Assessment
Accommodations)
[email protected]
(817) 740-7529
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[email protected]
(817) 740-7574
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Notes for local district training
• These slides may be used for training of local
district personnel
• If any slide is amended or revised for use in
local trainings, please change the footer at the
bottom of the slide and indicate ESC Region 11
as the source
Provided by _______ ISD (Source: ESC Region 11)
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