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1
Education Service Center TRAINING
December 2006
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
2
Thursday, November 30
TRAINING
Education Service Center
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Changes to Coordinator Manual
  • Assessment of Special Education Students
  • Online Testing
  • Test Materials
  • Test Security

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
3
Friday, December 1
TRAINING
Education Service Center
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Assessment of English Language Learners
  • Dyslexia Bundled Accommodations
  • Reporting Systems Update
  • Closing and Evaluation

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
4
Please Note This Training Does NOT Take the
Place of Reading the Appropriate Manuals.
TRAINING
Education Service Center
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
5
Changes to Coordinator Manual
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
6
New information in the District and Campus
Coordinator Manual for 2007
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Active monitoring
  • Oral administration vs. reading assistance
  • Braille ordering
  • Revised oaths
  • REMINDER TAKS October exit level retest
    information no longer included in the manual.

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
7
Policy changes for 2007
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Dyslexia accommodations at grades 68(p. 4345)
  • LDAA data (p. 264)
  • Assessing recent immigrants (p. 4)
  • Documenting TOP rating validity and
    reliability(p. 366)
  • Copies of compositions/open-ended responses for
    TAKS grade 10 ELA make-up test (p. 162)
  • Reading the TAKS writing prompt (p. 34)

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
8
Revised TAKS Math Charts
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Minor revisions of TAKS mathematics charts for
    grades 610 and exit level due to TEKS
    refinements adopted by the State Board of
    Education
  • Will appear in TAKS test booklets starting with
    the April 2007 administrations of these grades
  • Will be shipped to districts in the April 2007
    nonsecure shipment
  • Revised version has TAKS logo in top left-hand
    corner of chart

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
9
Useful documents on Student Assessment Website
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • FAQs
  • Accommodation Request Form
  • Alternate Test Date Request Form
  • Incident Report Form
  • Studenta e-mail

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
10
Assessment of Students with Disabilities
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
11
Highlights of 2007 Changes
December2006
  • Students served by Special Education services
    have 5 assessment options in spring 2007
  • TAKS (with or without accommodations)
  • SDAA II
  • TAKS-Inclusive (TAKS-I)
  • TAKS-Alternate (TAKS-Alt) Field Test
  • TEKS-based LDAA

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
12
Highlights of 2007 Changes
December2006
  • Oral Administration vs. Reading Assistance
  • Allowable accommodation on TAKS, TAKS-I, and SDAA
    II
  • Oral Administration includes different levels of
    reading support
  • Reading only a few words or phrases
  • Reading any number of sentences
  • Reading the test in its entirety (questions
    answer choices)
  • Document oral administration on answer documents
    for all levels of support

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
13
Highlights of 2007 Changes
December2006
  • Oral Administration vs. Reading Assistance
  • ARD committee, 504 committee, Committee of
    Knowledgeable Persons make determinations
  • Students must meet eligibility criteria
  • Students may request a change in the level of
    support at any time during the test
  • Oral Administration allowed in mathematics,
    science, and social studies not allowed for the
    reading, writing, or English language arts (ELA)
    tests
  • Reading Assistance is for TAKS Grade 3
    mathematics only (any student)

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
14
Highlights of 2007 Changes
December2006
  • Braille Contracted and Uncontracted
  • Braille tests available in both formats
  • Braille orders placed using a combined order form
    for all 2007 administrations
  • Updates to orders can be made online
  • Reminder e-mails will be sent to district testing
    coordinators prior to each administration
    deadline

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
15
Highlights of 2007 Changes
December2006
  • Braille Contracted and Uncontracted
  • Uncontracted braille tests can be ordered only
    for students who use uncontracted braille
    materials routinely in classroom instruction
  • Uncontracted braille must be ordered at least 90
    days prior to each test administration

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
16
SDAA II
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • State-Developed Alternative Assessment II
  • No changes from last year
  • Final administration in spring 2007

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
17
SDAA II
December2006
State-Developed Alternative Assessment II
These students are receiving instruction in
the TEKS at Instructional Levels K9 in reading,
K10 in mathematics, K/18/9 in writing, and 10
in ELA. SDAA II is administered for Enrolled
Grades 39 reading Enrolled Grades 310
mathematics Enrolled Grades 4 and 7
writing Enrolled Grade 10 ELA
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
18
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Alternate assessment based on grade-level
    achievement standards
  • Measures the academic progress of students
    receiving special education services for whom
    TAKS, even with allowable accommodations, is not
    an appropriate measure of academic progress
  • Administered to students receiving special
    education services in the TEKS curriculum on or
    near grade level in
  • Exit level mathematics
  • Exit level ELA
  • Grades 5, 8, 10, and exit level science
  • Grades 5 Spanish science
  • Grades 8, 10, and exit level social studies

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
19
TAKS-Inclusive (TAKS-I)
December2006
  • Taken only at enrolled grade level on the same
    day that TAKS is given
  • Same test content as TAKS with the omission of
    field-test items, and the addition of larger font
    size and fewer items per page
  • SDAA II-like allowable accommodations
  • Expanded accommodations considered through
    Accommodation Request Form

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
20
TAKS-Inclusive (TAKS-I)
December2006
  • No expected achievement levels will need to be
    set by ARD committees uses TAKS performance
    standards
  • TAKS-I will not be used in the accountability
    system in 2007
  • No retest administrations in 2007

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
21
TEKS-based LDAA
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Locally Determined Alternate Assessment (LDAA)
  • A TEKS-based locally determined alternate
    assessment (LDAA) measures the learning of a
    student receiving special education services when
    TAKS, TAKS-I, SDAA II, and TAKS-Alt are all not
    appropriatemost often because the student
    requires nonallowable accommodations or does not
    meet the TAKS-Alt criteria.
  • When other assessments are not appropriate,
    TEKS-based LDAAs may be administered to students
    receiving special education services.

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
22
LDAA Logistics
December2006
TEKS-based LDAA information continues to be
reported on SDAA II and TAKS-I answer documents
at the applicable grades and subjects
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
23
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Alternate assessment based on alternate
    achievement standards
  • Students with significant cognitive disabilities
  • Online observation/documentation instrument
  • Universal field test administration spring 2007
  • Operational administration spring 2008
  • 4 online training modules

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
24
TAKS-Alt Field Test
December2006
  • Field test window January 8 April 13, 2007
  • Submission window April 2 13, 2007
  • Module 4 Training TAKS-Alt Online Instrument
    available online beginning in January 2007

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
25
TAKS-Alt Field Test
December2006
  • Essence Statements
  • 2 state-required 2 teacher-selected
  • Operational test will be 3 state-required 3
    teacher-selected
  • No more than one essence statement per objective
  • exception is Grade 9 reading where there are only
    3 objectives

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
26
TAKS-Alt Field Test
December2006
  • Districts will be able to upload student data
    files to Schoolhouse website if desired
  • Student information can also be hand-entered
  • Administrators will be able to access the system
    to view progress of students and teachers (no
    activity/scoring level access)
  • Documentation forms will be pre-populated once
    student information is entered in the system
  • Usability improvements since pilot

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
27
TAKS-Alt Field Test
December2006
  • Validity and reliability measures
  • State will audit 10 of submissions to confirm
    ratings
  • Inter-rater reliability study requires second
    rater
  • Districts will be contacted in early January
  • From campuses selected,only one teacher will
    participate in the study
  • Second rater can be other teachers, assessment
    staff, counselors, therapists, paraprofessionals,
    etc.
  • All raters need training on the 4 TAKS-Alt
    training modules

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
28
Future of Special Education Assessments
December2006
On-going work to meet the USDE requirements
regarding NCLB compliancePending final
regulations on options for students assessed with
modified achievement standards (2) expecting
final regulations and guidance in January 2007
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
29
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
Assessment of Students with Disabilities
(2007-2008)
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
30
Online Testing
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
31
Planning and Preparing for Online
Administrations
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Evaluate resources to determine capacity
  • Consider both personnel and infrastructure

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
32
2007 Online Testing Schedule
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
33
Spring 2007 TAKS Online Administrations
December2006
Grade 7 mathematics and reading tests will be
offered in both paper and online formats. Grade
8 mathematics, reading, science, and social
studies tests will again be offered in both paper
and online formats. Grade 9 reading and
mathematics tests will again be offered in both
paper and online formats. Grade 10 English
language arts, mathematics, science, and social
studies tests will be offered in both paper and
online formats. In July 2007 the exit level
English language arts, mathematics, science, and
social studies retests will be offered in both
paper and online formats.
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
34
Spring 2007 TAKS Online Administrations
December2006
Districts may choose to test students in any
combination of online and paper testing that best
meets the needs of students and the
district.Districts may administer online tests
in one or more of the TAKS subject areas on any
day during a testing window.Districts will
continue to receive paper test booklets and
precoded answer documents for all students that
test online. All eligible students will be
enrolled into the online system, so it will not
be necessary for districts to submit an
additional student data file to participate
online.Results for students who test online in
any TAKS subject area will serve as their TAKS
results for those subject areas. All results for
students taking TAKS online will be merged and
reported with paper testing results.Statistical
analyses will be used to ensure that testing
online does not advantage or disadvantage
students.
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
35
Spring 2007 TAKS Online Administrations
December2006
Testing DatesFebruary and July administrations
will occur on the same day as the paper
tests.April administrations will occur during
the week prior to the paper tests.
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
36
End-of-Course Exams
December2006
Algebra I End-of-Course Exam The optional
Algebra I end-of-course exam will be offered
again in an online-only format. This exam is
scheduled during a May 725, 2007, testing
window. Geometry End-of-Course Field Test A
window for the Geometry end-of-course field test
is scheduled for April 23May 18, 2007. Biology
End-of-Course Field Test A window for the
Biology end-of-course field test is scheduled
forApril 23May 18, 2007.
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
37
Reading Proficiency Tests in English
December2006
Mark your calendars! It is anticipated that
RPTE II, which will be administered to limited
English proficient students in grades 212, will
be implemented in an online-only format beginning
in spring 2009.
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
38
Test Materials and Shipping Update
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
39
Test Materials and Shipping Update
December2006
  • Test Materials and Shipping Update Overview
  • Test Materials
  • Materials Distribution
  • Test Materials Highlights
  • Shipping Update
  • Returning Test Materials
  • Shipping Update

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
40
Test Materials
December2006
S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
41
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools Available
  • Precoding
  • Additional Orders

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
42
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools
  • Advance Letters/Materials List
  • New for 2007
  • Available online only through the Online Data
    Management tab at http//k12testing.tx.ncspearson.
    com
  • E-mails will be sent to district testing
    coordinators as soon as the documents are posted
    to the website above

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
43
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools, Cont.
  • Advance Letters/Materials List, Cont.
  • New for 2007, Cont.
  • Instructions for accessing can be found in the
    District Testing Coordinator Users Guide for
    Online Data Management located in the District
    Correspondence tab at http//k12testing.tx.ncspear
    son.com

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
44
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools, Cont.
  • Advance Letters/Materials List, Cont.
  • District Level
  • Available approximately one month before each
    test administration
  • Quantities listed show district totals including
    district overage
  • Numbers are based directly on the enrollment
    figures submitted during the fall and January
    enrollment periods

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
45
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools, Cont.
  • Advance Letters/Materials List, Cont.
  • Campus Level
  • Quantities show number of materials being shipped
    for individual campuses
  • Numbers are based directly on the enrollment
    figures submitted during the fall and January
    enrollment periods

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
46
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools, Cont.
  • Advance Letters/Materials List, Cont.
  • Campus Level, Cont.
  • Can be downloaded individually by campus and
    forwarded electronically
  • Or
  • Can be printed and distributed by campus
  • Use to compile list of additional materials
    needed for each campus and the entire district

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
47
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools, Cont.
  • White Boxes
  • First box in shipment will always be white
  • Easy to find
  • Contains packing lists
  • Contains District Coordinator Packets if
    applicable to that shipment

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
48
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools, Cont.
  • Schools Boxed Separately
  • Schools will always be boxed separately from one
    another
  • No need to open at district office
  • Forward directly to school to inventory

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
49
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Aids/Tools, Cont.
  • Packing Lists
  • Packing lists indicate materials in each box
  • Detailed materials descriptions
  • Pallet Detail Report indicates box numbers and
    the number of boxes for each campus

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
50
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Precoding
  • Districts will receive a separate shipment of
    precoded materials for most test administrations
  • Districts will receive multiple shipments of
    precoded materials for a few administrations
  • Precoded materials may arrive three to four weeks
    prior to date listed on the calendar

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
51
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Precoding
  • Precoded materials for all retest administrations
    will arrive in the shipment of testing materials,
    not as a separate shipment
  • Important Reminder
  • Precoding files have no impact or connection to
    the quantity of materials shipped to a district
    or campus. Distribution numbers are based
    directly on the enrollment figures submitted
    during the fall and January enrollment periods

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
52
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders
  • Must be submitted via the online system
  • Access through the Online Data Management tab at
    http//k12testing.tx.ncspearson.com
  • Instructions for accessing the system can be
    found in the District Testing Coordinator Users
    Guide for Additional Orders located in the
    District Correspondence tab of the above website

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
53
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • Many items will be available in packages
  • Read order form carefully to ensure ordering the
    right amount of material
  • Online system allows districts to view the orders
    placed and the current status of each order

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
54
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • E-mails containing shipping information will
    continue to be sent out the day after the order
    leaves PEM
  • Back-order capability for items temporarily
    out-of-stock

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
55
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • TAAS orders
  • Must be submitted online
  • Access through the Forms tab at
    http//k12testing.tx.ncspearson.com

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
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Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • Braille orders
  • New process for 2007
  • Broadcast e-mail sent October 23, 2006
  • One order form per testing program (TAKS, SDAA
    II, TAAS) rather than one order form per test
    administration
  • Deadline to submit initial orders for February
    and April administrations was November 12, 2006

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
57
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • Braille orders. Cont.
  • Districts will have an opportunity to change
    braille order information during an update period
  • Update period for February administrations is
    currently active
  • Reminder e-mail was sent out on November 16, 2006
  • Deadline for updating orders for uncontracted
    braille was November 22, 2006
  • Deadline for updating orders for contracted
    braille is February 13, 2007

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
58
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • When To Order
  • As early as possible
  • Review the Advance Letter and Materials List as
    soon as it is available
  • Distribute Campus Materials Lists to individual
    campuses for their review
  • Fill shortages from district overage materials
    first

S T U D E N T A S S E S S M E N T D I V I S I
O N ? T E X A S E D U C A T I O N A G E N
C Y
59
Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • When To Order, Cont.
  • Compile additional district needs and submit one
    order per test administration
  • Do NOT wait until the materials have arrived and
    been inventoried to submit additional order
  • If materials are missing from a shipment, submit
    a separate order form

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Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • When To Order, Cont.
  • Consult Calendar of Events for deadlines for
    ordering.
  • Delivery of test materials orders placed after
    the published deadline cannot be guaranteed

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Materials Distribution
December2006
  • Additional Orders, Cont.
  • How to Avoid Last Minute Orders
  • Provide accurate counts during fall enrollment
    period
  • Provide updated information during the January
    enrollment update period
  • Review counts of materials being shipped as soon
    as they are available

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Testing Materials
December2006
  • Field-Test Materials Highlights
  • Large print is not available
  • Braille is not available
  • Separate test books
  • Separate answer documents

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Testing Materials
December2006
  • Make-up Test Materials Highlights
  • Large print is available for all eligible TAKS
    and SDAA II grades/levels/subjects
  • Braille is available for all eligible TAKS
    subjects
  • Braille is available for all eligible SDAA II
    levels/subjects except
  • Reading at Levels K and 1

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Testing Materials
December2006
  • Make-up Test Materials Highlights, Cont.
  • TAKS Grade 10 ELA
  • Separate test form
  • Same answer document
  • Make-up bubble on answer document

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Testing Materials
December2006
  • Make-up Test Materials Highlights, Cont.
  • All other eligible grades/levels/subjects
  • Same test book
  • Same answer document
  • Grid Agency Use field
  • Mathematics grid 9 in column D
  • Reading grid 9 in column E
  • SDAA II IL10 ELA grid 9 in column E

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Testing Materials
December2006
  • Dyslexia Bundled Accommodation Materials
    Highlights
  • No separate dyslexia form but must use Form 1
  • Use TAKS answer documents
  • Proper nouns list
  • Blackline master
  • OK to copy

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Testing Materials
December2006
  • TAKS-Inclusive (TAKS-I) Materials Highlights
  • Large print available
  • Braille version available via TAKS
  • Separate test books
  • Separate answer documents
  • Separate headers

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Testing Materials
December2006
  • LAT-Mathematics Materials Highlights
  • Large print is available
  • Braille is not available
  • Linguistic Simplification Guide (secure)
  • Separate test form
  • Use TAKS answer documents

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Testing Materials
December2006
  • TAAS Materials Highlights
  • Changes for 2007
  • Districts will receive only one shipment of
    materials
  • Nonmaster materials and Out-of-School/District
    materials will be sent in the same shipment

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Shipping Update
December2006
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Returning Test Materials
December2006
  • Schedules
  • Calendar of Events
  • Each column a separate test administration
  • Distributed separately
  • Returned separately
  • Chart of Return Dates

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Returning Test Materials
December2006
  • Return Instructions Highlights
  • Field-Test Administrations
  • Use field-test headers
  • Use field-test ADPLs

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Returning Test Materials
December2006
  • Return Instructions Highlights, Cont.
  • Make-up Test Materials
  • Return with other materials for that test
    administration
  • Do NOT return separately
  • Include counts on appropriate ADPL

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Returning Test Materials
December2006
  • Return Instructions Highlights, Cont.
  • Dyslexia Bundled Accommodations
  • Return with other materials for that test
    administration
  • Use TAKS headers
  • Include counts on TAKS ADPL

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Returning Test Materials
December2006
  • Return Instructions Highlights, Cont.
  • TAKS-Inclusive (TAKS-I)
  • Return with TAKS materials
  • Use separate (TAKS-I) headers
  • Include counts on TAKS-I ADPL

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Returning Test Materials
December2006
  • Return Instructions Highlights, Cont.
  • LAT Mathematics
  • Return with TAKS materials
  • Use TAKS headers
  • Include counts on TAKS ADPL
  • LAT Reading

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx is the new PEM primary carrier
  • FedEx Express will replace DHL Overnight and UPS
    Next Day
  • FedEx Ground will replace UPS Ground
  • Motor freight carriers will continue to be used
    for large shipments

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx Express Scorable Materials
  • To schedule pickup
  • Call 1-800-GO-FEDEX (1-800-463-3339)
  • Press O
  • Request an EXPRESS pickup
  • Advise agent you have preprinted Return Manager
    labels for each box
  • An account number is not needed to schedule an
    Express pickup

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx Express Scorable Materials, Cont.
  • To schedule pickup, cont.
  • Provide the following information to agent
  • District address
  • Phone number of contact person
  • Number of boxes/envelopes being returned
  • Average box weight (can estimate 10 pounds per
    box)
  • Average box dimension
  • Agent will provide confirmation number for pickup
    and date of the pickup

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx Express Scorable Materials, Cont.
  • To schedule pickup, cont.
  • Important Note
  • Calls to FedEx must be placed one working day
    prior to requested pickup date

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx Ground Nonscorable Materials
  • To schedule pickup
  • Call 1-800-GO-FEDEX (1-800-463-3339)
  • Press O
  • Request a GROUND pickup
  • Advise agent you have preprinted Return Manager
    labels for each box

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx Ground Nonscorable Materials, Cont.
  • To schedule pickup, cont.
  • Provide the following information to agent
  • PEM account number
  • Printed at bottom of Return Manager label
  • District address
  • Phone number of contact person
  • Number of boxes/envelopes being returned
  • Average box weight (can estimate 10 pounds per
    box)
  • Average box dimension

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx Ground Nonscorable Materials, Cont.
  • To schedule pickup, cont.
  • Agent will provide confirmation number for pickup
    and date of the pickup
  • FedEx Ground pickups are automatically scheduled
    for the next business day at the earliest
  • Some remote locations may require an additional
    day
  • Pearson recommends calling at least 48 hours in
    advance for ground pickups

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx Shipping Important Notes
  • It is critical to request the proper type of
    pickup needed (Express or Ground)
  • FedEx Express drivers can not pick up ground
    shipments
  • FedEx Ground drivers can not pick up express
    shipments
  • If you have difficulty scheduling a pickup
    (express or ground)
  • Call Pearson at 1-800-252-9186
  • Or
  • E-mail AOCAnswers_at_pearson.com

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Shipping Update
December2006
  • FedEx Shipping Important Notes, Cont.
  • If you do not have enough FedEx labels (one per
    box)
  • Do NOT photocopy the labels
  • Call Pearson at 1-800-252-9186
  • Or
  • E-mail AOCAnswers_at_pearson.com

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Test Security
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General Security Related Information
December2006
  • Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 39,
    Subchapter B
  • Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 19 Subchapter
    101, Assessment
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
    (FERPA)
  • Texas Penal Code 37.10 - Tampering

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Test Security
December2006
  • Before Test Administration
  • Emphasize importance of training
  • Account for all test materials
  • Ensure proper storage of materials
  • Verify demographic information

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Test Security Before the Administration
December2006
  • Common errors to avoid
  • Assigning untrained staff to be test
    administrators or monitors
  • Having insufficient test booklets and/or test
    administrator manuals
  • Failing to account for secure materials or not
    keeping materials in locked storage
  • Assigning a student the incorrect assessment or
    incorrect accommodation
  • Not identifying eligible/exempt students

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Test Security
December2006
  • During Test Administration
  • Emphasize and verify active monitoring
  • Ensure everyone understands that they may NOT
  • provide assistance
  • view the tests without authorization
  • discuss confidential student information
  • check for strategies

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Test Security During the Administration
December2006
  • Common errors to avoid
  • Not testing an eligible student or testing an
    exempt student
  • Failure to provide appropriate accommodation(s)
  • Improper (or nonexistent) monitoring includes
    during breaks and lunch
  • Failure to remind students to record their
    responses and/or failure to check if students
    have bubbled their answers as instructed
  • Leaving secure materials unattended
  • Use of untrained test administrators or monitors

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Test Security
December2006
  • After Test Administration
  • No unauthorized viewing or scoring student
    responses
  • No discussion of confidential student information
  • Account for all test materials

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Test Security After the Administration
December2006
  • Common errors to avoid
  • Inability to account for all secure test
    materials
  • Improper boxing and labeling of test materials
    for return
  • Late return of test materials

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Common Testing Irregularities
December2006
Individualized Education Program (IEP) Errors
  • Wrong instructional level
  • Wrong assessment

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Common Testing Irregularities
December2006
Procedural/Monitoring Errors
  • Improper distribution handling of test
    materials
  • Use of untrained test administrators or monitors
  • Improper/incomplete transcribing
  • Use of cell phones during testing

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Common Testing Irregularities
December2006
Eligibility Errors
  • Eligible students not tested
  • Students tested with incorrect assessment
  • LEP exempt or foreign exchange students tested

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Common Testing Irregularities
December2006
Missing/Late Return of Secure Materials
  • Misplaced or lost answer documents
  • Misplaced or lost test booklets
  • Late return of secure materials

REMINDER Ensuring the return of secure
materials by published deadlines will be a
continued focus for TEA. For more information,
see the Secure Materials Supplement, available
at www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/admin/s
ecurity/.
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Common Testing Irregularities
December2006
Oral Administration Errors
  • Failure to administer test orally to eligible
    students
  • Orally administering reading or writing tests
  • Failure to use matching forms (Form 1)

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Violations Resulting in Referrals to Educator
Certification and Standards
December2006
  • Viewing a test before, during, or after an
    assessment
  • Scoring students tests
  • Discussing secure test content or student
    responses
  • Duplicating secure material without TEA
    authorization

REMINDER These incidents must be reported to
TEA immediately.
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Violations Resulting in Referrals to Educator
Certification and Standards
December2006
  • Any action that directly or indirectly assists
    students with responses
  • Clarifying or translating writing prompt or test
    items
  • Gesturing, pointing, or demonstrating correct
    responses
  • Changing student responses
  • Providing answers to test questions

REMINDER However well intentioned, these
actions are never allowable or appropriate.
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Reporting Irregularities
December2006
  • Gather the facts
  • What happened?
  • Who was involved?
  • When and where did the incident occur?

Be as specific and detailed as possible!
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Reporting Irregularities
December2006
DONT ASSUME Contact Student Assessment if you
have any questions about how to handle an alleged
testing irregularity.
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Reporting Irregularities
December2006
Document the incident
All testing irregularities require the following
documentation be submitted
  • Incident report
  • Statement(s) from individuals involved

The following testing irregularities also require
a Corrective Action Plan to be submitted
  • Loss of secure materials
  • Potential referral to Educator Certification and
    Standards

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Reporting Irregularities
December2006
Submission of Information
  • Access the Incident Report Form located on the
    TEA Student Assessment Division website at
    www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/admin/incid
    ents/.
  • Complete the form.
  • E-mail the form to testsecurity_at_tea.state.tx.us.

Submitting the Incident Report Form via e-mail is
preferred. The form may also be faxed
to 512-463-9302.
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Ensuring Test Security
December2006
  • Prevention Is Key
  • Train staff thoroughly
  • Monitor throughout the testing process
  • Ensure proper inventory control at all levels
  • Be available to answer questions

Refer to the 2007 Test Security Supplement for
more hints on preventing testing irregularities
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Friday, December 1
TRAINING
Education Service Center
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
  • Assessment of English Language Learners
  • Dyslexia Bundled Accommodations
  • Reporting Systems Update
  • Closing and Evaluation

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Assessment of English Language Learners
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Linguistically AccommodatedTesting (LAT)
TRAINING
Education Service Center
D E C E M B E R 2 0 0 6
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LAT Reading
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New Federal Policy Directive
December2006
  • Second and third year recent immigrants in Gr.
    3-8 and 10 who are LEP-exempt in reading or ELA
    under state law will no longer be able to be
    counted in AYP through RPTE.
  • For use in AYP reading accountability, these
    students will need to participate in LAT reading
    administrations of TAKS. If they are LEP-exempt
    from SDAA II, they will be eligible to take a LAT
    reading administration of SDAA II.

Page 4, Nov. 13 letter from TEA
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Requirements Not Affected by Federal Directive
December2006
  • This directive does not affect LEP-exempt
    first-year immigrants. These students will
    continue to be included in AYP through RPTE.
  • This directive does not affect who will take
    RPTE. LEP students will continue to take RPTE as
    long as they are classified as limited English
    proficient in PEIMS.

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TETN Session with Additional Training Information

December2006
  • More complete information about the new LAT test
    administration procedures and accommodations will
    be shared in a TETN videoconference on January
    29, 2007, from 100 to 400 P.M.

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When is LAT math administered?
December2006
  • LAT math examinees may be given make-ups.
  • LAT math examinees are not subject to SSI test
    requirements.

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When is LAT reading administered?
December2006
  • LAT reading examinees may be given make-ups.
  • LAT reading examinees are not subject to SSI
    requirements.
  • If LAT reading examinee is not LEP-exempt in math
    and is scheduled to take TAKS or SDAA II math on
    April 17, call TEA for guidance.

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LAT Reading Test Booklets
December2006
  • Form 1 TAKS for Gr. 4, 6, 7, and 8
  • TAKS SSI retest for Gr. 3 and 5 (There is only
    one form.)
  • TAKS Gr. 10 ELA test (There is only one form.)
  • SDAA II IL K8 reading tests (There is only one
    form.)
  • Needs emphasis in training

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LAT Reading Answer Documents and Score Code
Information
December2006
  • Regular TAKS or SDAA II answer documents will be
    used.
  • To indicate a LAT administration, bubble in L
    for LEP-exempt under reading or ELA in the Score
    Code field
  • Then, in the Agency Use field, bubble in the
    following in Column C
  • ? administered LAT reading or ELA
  • ? incomplete LAT administration
  • ? absent (and no make-up)

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LAT Reading Test Administration Manuals
December2006
  • For this year, test administration materials
    include
  • This PowerPoint for use in December/January
    district coordinator training sessions
  • A LAT reading accommodations PowerPoint from the
    January 29, 2007, TETN for use in campus
    coordinator and LAT test administrator training
    sessions
  • A supplement to the coordinator manual and test
    administrator manuals for use in campus
    coordinator and LAT test administrator training
    sessions

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Who is eligible for a LAT reading administration?
December2006
  • Second and third year recent immigrants enrolled
    in Gr. 38 and 10 who
  • are determined by the LPAC to be LEP-exempt in
    reading under state law, and
  • routinely receive one or more allowable
    linguistic accommodations in classroom
    instruction and testing

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Planning for LAT Reading Administrations
December2006
  • LPAC members will need to collaborate with the
    reading/ELA teacher of each LEP-exempt student
    and the testing coordinator to
  • make and document decisions concerning the
    linguistic accommodations to be provided
  • determine the need for individual versus
    small-group LAT administrations and
  • identify appropriate LAT reading test
    administrators.

Consistent with LAT math procedures
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Planning for LAT Reading Administrations
December2006
  • For LAT reading, a student may use an English
    version or Spanish version TAKS test in Gr. 36,
    but not both.
  • For TAKS, the grade of the test must correspond
    to the students enrolled grade.
  • For SDAA II, the test may be given at the
    students instructional level.
  • LAT examinees enrolled in Gr. 10 will be
    eligible to take only instructional levels K8.
    Note that instructional levels 9 and 10 are not
    available for LAT reading.

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  • To indicate how many LAT reading booklets to
    receive, districts should review their LAT
    enrollments in January and increase them if they
    expect that slightly higher numbers of 2nd and
    3rd year immigrants will be LEP-exempt in reading
    than math.
  • Districts can update the enrollment numbers for
    the April test administrations from 1/2/07
    1/26/07 on the PEM Solutions website at
    http//k12testing.tx.ncspearson.com/. (They will
    click on the Online Data Management tab, log in,
    and follow the procedures to update enrollment
    numbers.)

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LAT enrollment numbers
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  • For the Gr. 3, 5, and 10 tests in February, mark
    the students as LEP-exempt (L) in the Score
    Code field. Precoded answer documents will be
    provided for these students in April to
    accommodate the new LAT reading requirements.
  • Other grades will receive precoded answer
    documents through the normal process.
  • Test booklets and ancillary materials will be
    received with the normal Gr. 3 and 5 reading
    retests and the Gr. 3-10 and exit level materials
    shipments.

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Returning Materials
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  • LAT materials will be shipped back with the
    regular TAKS materials.
  • No separate ID header sheets are needed except
    for the Gr. 10 ELA LAT test. A separate header is
    needed to expedite processing because of the
    short timeline for scoring the written
    composition and open-ended reading questions.

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LAT Reading Accommodations
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Direct Linguistic Support 1. Bilingual
dictionary 2. English dictionary 3. Reading
aloud word or phrase 4. Reading aloud entire
test item 5. Oral translation word or
phrase 6. Clarification word or phrase Note
that the LAT reading accommodations also apply to
the written composition and revising/editing
portions of ELA.
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LAT Reading Accommodations
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  • Indirect Linguistic Support
  • Clarifying directions as needed
  • Breaks at request of student
  • Testing over 2 days

Accommodations 79 apply to all LAT reading
examinees. LPAC decisions and documentation are
not needed for these.
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  • Bilingual dictionary Throughout the test, the
    student may use a bilingual dictionary to find
    the translation of words they do not understand.
    Paper and electronic bilingual dictionaries are
    permitted.

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2. English dictionary Throughout the test, the
student may use an English dictionary, ESL
dictionary, or picture dictionary. (Note that if
the student is taking the Gr.
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