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Title: ALTERNATIVE STANDARDIZED READING ASSESSMENT


1
ALTERNATIVE STANDARDIZED READING
ASSESSMENT
  • Spring 2010 Screencast Training Session

Program Guide http//oada.dadeschools.net/TestCha
irInfo/InfoForTestChair.asp
2
What is the Alternative Standardized Reading
Assessment (ASRA)?
  • An assessment that complies with the established
    criteria of the Floridas public school student
    progression law.
  • Students must demonstrate reading proficiency as
    required by Section 1008.25, Florida Statute.
  • Students may take the ASRA only one time during
    this administration window.
  • Offered the last two weeks of school.

Pgs. 1 and 3
3
Ways to Demonstrate Reading Mastery for Grade 3
Promotion
  • March 2010 FCAT Reading test
  • or,
  • Spring 2010 Grade 3 Portfolio
  • or,
  • Spring 2010 Alternative Standardized Reading
    Assessment
  • or,
  • Summer 2010 Alternative Assessment for Grade 3
    Promotion
  • or,
  • Fall 2010 Grade 3 Mid-Year Promotion

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4
Students To Be Tested
  • Students who scored in Level 1 on the Grade 3
    Spring 2010 FCAT SSS Reading test.
  • Students who are new to M-DCPS or did not
    participate in the Grade 3 Spring 2010 FCAT
    Reading test.
  • Students who have not met any of the states
    other good cause criteria.
  • Students recommended for promotion based on the
    Grade 3 Reading Student Portfolio may test,
    pending final approval.

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5
Schedule of Activities
  • May 13-19 Delivery of ASRA materials to
    schools.
  • May 16-20 View screencast training for
    test chairpersons.
  • May 20 Fax Screencast Verification Form
    to Student Assessment Educational
    Testing at 305-995-7522.
  • May 21 Distribute parent letters as
    soon as eligible students are
    identified.
  • May 24-June 8 Administration of the ASRA to
    eligible Grade 3 students.
  • Scan via Edusoft and print student
    list.

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6
Schedule of Activities, Contd
  • June 10 Schools hand deliver all
    test materials to TDC.
  • Fax a written account of any
    security issue to SAET at
  • 305-995-7522.
  • Schools update ISIS to
    reflect approved promotions.

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7
Accommodations
  • Accommodations must be provided to
  • Students with disabilities (SWD) who have current
    IEPs
  • Students with current Section 504 plans
  • English language learners (ELLs), Levels 1-4
  • Test MUST NOT be read to students

Pgs. 3 - 5
8
Accommodations Students with Disabilities and
Section 504
  • Flexible Setting
  • Flexible Timing
  • Recording of Answers
  • Flexible Presentation
  • Revised Format (call TDC to request)

Pgs. 4 - 5
9
Accommodations English Language Learners
(ELLs)
  • Flexible Setting
  • Flexible Timing
  • Assistance in Heritage Language
  • Dictionary

Pgs. 3 - 4
10
Receiving and Preparing Materials for Testing
  • All schools will receive one Directions For
    Administration (DFA) for every 20 test booklets.
  • Verify counts of testing materials received using
    the Packing Slip and Return Form located in Box
    1.
  • Report missing materials immediately to TDC at
    305-995-3743.
  • Contact TDC for additional materials, if needed.
  • Securely store all test materials.
  • Keep this form and use to return materials.

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11
Testing Materials
  • Test Booklet
  • The Complete Battery, which contains the Reading
    Comprehension subtest.
  • Test Booklets are consumable, so students will
    marks answers directly in the booklets.
  • Edusoft Answer Sheet
  • Print answer sheets for eligible students.
  • The 7 digit M-DCPS student ID must be hand
    gridded
  • Student name must be written at the top of the
    answer sheet.
  • Transcribe student responses once the assessment
    is complete

Pgs. 5 - 8
12
Sample Edusoft Answer Sheet
Student Name
Student ID
Begin here
13
Training School Test Administrators and Proctors
  • Carefully select test administrators/proctors
  • Training should include
  • Students to be tested
  • Schools testing schedule
  • Adhering to the Directions For Administration
    (DFA)
  • Test Timing and subtest to administer
  • Providing accommodations
  • Ensuring optimal testing conditions
  • Test invalidations

Pgs. 7 - 8
14
Distribution Tracking of Materials
  • Test booklets and Directions for Administration
    (DFA) are secure materials but do not include
    security numbers.
  • Inventory materials on receipt and report
    discrepancies immediately to the Test
    Distribution Center at 305-995-3743.
  • Use Teacher Count Sheets to account for test
    materials distributed to test administrators.
  • Test administrators must report discrepancies in
    counts to test chairperson.
  • Monitor to ensure procedures are being followed
    in each testing room.

Pgs. 7 and 22
15
Administering the Test
  • Maintain security procedures.
  • Morning administration is recommended.
  • If a test is invalidated, there is no other
    opportunity or test that can be given in place of
    this assessment.

Pgs. 8 - 9
16
Important ASRA Test Administration Information
Reading Comprehension Time Limits Test Book Pages Item Numbers
Part 1 25 Minutes Pages 7-13 Items 1-17
Part 2 30 Minutes Pages 14-19 Items 18-37
Both parts must be completed to receive a score.
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17
Absences and Invalidations
  • Record student name on Record of Absences,
    Exemptions, and Invalidations Form.
  • Make-up sessions can be given any day during the
    testing window.
  • In the event of an invalidation of a group of
    students, call SAET, at 305-995-7520,
    immediately.

Pgs. 9 - 10 and 21
18
Damaged Test Booklet or Answer Sheet Procedures
  • Transfer all student identification information
    and student responses onto a new answer sheet and
    shred the damaged document.
  • Verify that all transferred information has been
    correctly gridded and process for scoring.
  • Test booklets that become soiled due to illness
    should be reported to SAET at 305-995-7520 and
    securely destroyed at the school site.
  • Write DAMAGED across the front of a test
    booklet which is torn or written on and return it
    to the TDC as directed.
  •  

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Scanning Answer Sheets and Printing Results
  • Answer sheets will be scanned via Edusoft.
  • Only the ASRA designee will have access to the
    ASRA Edusoft folder.
  • Print a student list from each scanning session,
    showing each students number correct score (raw
    score).
  • A student must obtain a raw score of 22 or higher
    in order to be considered for promotion.
  • At the end of the testing window, the District
    will provide a listing of student results to each
    school. Please, verify that all students tested
    at your school are included.

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Returning Testing Materials
  • Place the originals of the following completed
    forms in a return envelope, in Box 1 and retain
    copies for your records.
  • TDC Packing Slip and Return Form
  • All Record of Absences, Exemptions, and
    Invalidations forms
  • All Teacher Count Sheets
  • School Procedural Checklist

Pgs. 11 and 23
21
Sample TDC Packing Slip and Return Form
Complete this portion to return materials.
22
REMINDERS
  • Complete the ASRA Screencast Verification Form
    and fax to SAET at 305-995-7522 for training
    validation.

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23
Sources of Information
  • Administration of the ASRA
  • Ms. Mayda Cabeza, Director I
  • mcabeza_at_dadeschools.net, or
  • Ms. Mara Ugando, Staff Specialist
  • mugando_at_dadeschools.net
  • 305-995-7520
  • Request materials/Return materials
  • Ms. Magaly Hernandez, Supervisor I
  • 305-995-3743
  • Edusoft
  • Ms. Thomasena Johnson-Hudson (Edusoft)
    305-995-2438
  • Thomasenajohnsonhudson_at_hmco.com
  • Ms. Michelle Cole (Edusoft) 305-995-1915
  • MichelleCole_at_hmco.com
  • Ms. Linda Trupia, District Supervisor
    (M-DCPS) 305-995-3061
  • ltrupia_at_dadeschools.net

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