Title: Assessment/Teaching
1Assessment/Teaching Learning WebinarEnd-of-Cou
rse Math ExamsCredit Requirements in Mathematics
- OSPI-sponsored Webinar, Sept. 30, 2010
- Joe Willhoft, Assessment Student Information
- Greta Bornemann, Teaching and Learning
- Chris Barron, Assessment Communications
- Christopher Hanczrik, Assessment Operations
2Agenda for Todays Webinar, Sept. 30
- TODAYS WEBINAR
- Math Credits and Recent Rule Revisions
- Greta Bornemann, OSPI
- End-of-Course Math Exams
- Joe Willhoft, OSPI
- Graduation Requirements
- Chris Barron, OSPI
- Math EOC Logistics
- Christopher Hanczrik, OSPI
3On the Web/Contacts
- TODAYS WEBINAR
- Frequently Asked Questions and PPT are posted
atwww.k12.wa.us/Mathematics - Todays Webinar (audio and PPT) will be posted
later this week at www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics and
www.k12.wa.us/TestAdministration/Trainings - QUESTIONS?
- End-of-Course Exams StateTesting_at_k12.wa.us
- Math Credits Greta.Bornemann_at_k12.wa.us
- Grad Requirements GradReq_at_k12.wa.us
4High School MathematicsCredits Requirements
for Class of 2013and BeyondGreta Bornemann,
OSPI
5Class of 2013 and Beyond Math Credit Requirements
- At the request of the Legislature, the State
Board of Education amended the graduation
requirements rule (WAC 180-51-066) to add a third
credit of math and to prescribe the content of
those credits. The rule was adopted in July 2008
and is in effect for the graduating Class of
2013. - WAC 180.51.066- new revision
- The State Board of Education recently adopted
newly revised language for this rule during their
September 2010 board meeting. Rule language will
be available from the Code Reviser on October 22,
2010.
6Class of 2013 Math Graduation CREDIT
Requirements
- The three mathematics credits required under this
section must include the following mathematics
courses - Algebra 1/Integrated Mathematics 1
- Geometry/Integrated Mathematics 2
- Algebra II/Integrated Mathematics 3 OR a third
mathematics credit elected per the students
educational and career goals as expressed in the
High School and Beyond Plan - CTE-equivalent courses may be used for any of the
math credits.
7Class of 2013 Math Graduation CREDIT
Requirements Recent Changes to Rule
- The State Board of Education made changes to the
math rule at their September 2010 meeting to - Permit students to take two required math courses
at the same time (e.g., algebra 1 and geometry) - Clarify the expected sequence of classes
- Permit students not to take a required course as
long as they earn three math credits in high
school AND take algebra II/integrated mathematics
3
8Third credit of Mathematics option
- If students have a clearly defined career path,
they will have the opportunity to substitute
another high school math course for Algebra
II/Integrated 3, but must obtain parent/guardian
and high school approval. - Students may also earn mathematics credits in the
relevant career and technical education, or CTE,
equivalent courses.
9 FREQUENTLY ASKED Questions www.k12.wa.us/mathema
tics
10FAQs Mathematics Credits
- Are there specific math credits students have to
earn for the first two credits? - Yes. Students must earn 1 credit in algebra
1/integrated math I, and a second credit in
geometry/integrated math 2, or earn credits in
the relevant career and technical education
(CTE)-equivalent courses. - Can students take two of the required courses at
the same time? - Yes, per the rule change effective October 22,
2010.
11FAQs Mathematics Credits
- What courses may students take for the third math
credit? - Students may take algebra II, integrated math 3,
or a rigorous, high school level math course that
meets the students education and career goals
identified in the students high school and
beyond plan. Courses in which the majority of the
math is at a K-8 level would not qualify for the
third credit. - The intent of the third credit is to enrich and
build upon the experiences of Algebra/integrated
math I and geometry/integrated mathematics 2.
Traditional math examples may include, but are
not limited to statistics, discrete math, linear
algebra, and mathematical modeling.
12FAQs Mathematics Credits
- If students want to take a course other than
algebra 2 or integrated math III for their third
math credit, what do they have to do? - Choose a course that is based on a
career-oriented program of study identified in
their high school and beyond plan - Meet with a high school representative and their
parent/guardian to discuss their goals and the
admission requirements of two and four-year
colleges - Sign a form, along with the high school
representative and parent/guardian, to
acknowledge that 1) the meeting was held, 2) the
required information was discussed, and 3) all
parties agree that the course is more appropriate
for the students education and career goals.
13FAQs Mathematics Credits
- Would career and technical education (CTE)
mathematics courses satisfy the third credit of
mathematics? - Yes. If the majority of the course is high school
level math, the title of the class is immaterial.
CTE math examples might include, but are not
limited to OSPI-approved frameworks in robotics,
engineering design I and II, drafting for civil
and architectural engineering, construction math,
applied mathematics, business economics math,
financial literacy, and business statistics.
14FAQs Mathematics Credits
- Can physics count as the third credit of math?
- If the majority of the course is high school
level math, the title of the class is
immaterial. Students will need to earn the
minimum state-required credits, as well as any
local credits, to satisfy graduation
requirements. In other words, if physics counts
as the third math credit, the student will still
need, under current rules, to earn separately the
state-required 2.0 credits of science.
15FAQs Mathematics Credits
- Can a support class in conjunction with algebra
work for the third credit? - No. The support class may count as an elective
credit, but it cannot satisfy the third credit of
math. Algebra 1/integrated math 2 and
geometry/integrated mathematics II or their
equivalent CTE courses form the basis of a
students mathematical experiences. The intent of
the third credit is to enrich and build upon
those experiences.
16FAQs Mathematics Credits
- Can students take algebra 1 for two periods and
count it as the first and third credit of math? - No. Students have the flexibility of taking
- algebra 1/integrated math I and
geometry/integrated mathematics II concurrently
OR - geometry/integrated math 2 and the third
credit of math concurrently - However, they do not have the flexibility of
taking the first and third credits at the same
time. Equivalent CTE courses may be substituted
for all of the courses listed above
17FAQs Mathematics Credits
- We plan to offer a math class designed for those
students who havent passed one or more of the
end-of-course assessments, but have earned the
first two credits of math in the designated
classes. Could this class count as the third
credit of math? - Yes, if the following conditions are met
- students earned credit in Algebra 1/Integrated
math I and Geometry/Integrated math 2), or in
the relevant career and technical education
(CTE)-equivalent courses, even though they did
not pass one or both of the end-of-course
assessments, and - the math class is rigorous, high school level
math that helps the students meet his or her
education and career goals, and - the math class is not the same as the original
Algebra 1/Integrated math I and/or
Geometry/Integrated 2 classes.
18FAQs Mathematics Credits
- Can students begin earning the three credits with
a more advanced math class than algebra 1? - Yes, per the rule change effective October 22,
2010. Based on written district policy, students
may enroll in higher level classes that meet
their high school and beyond plan in effect,
they can skip over one or more lower level
classes. Students would still need to earn three
math credits toward high school graduation. If
skipping over Algebra 1, students will need to
obtain credits in Geometry, Algebra II and a
third credit that is consistent with the
students educational and career goals.
19Questions And discussion
20End-of-Course Testsin MathematicsSpring 2011
Administration Joe Willhoft, OSPI
21ESSB 5414 codified as RCW 28A.655.066
- Section (1)(a)
- The assessments shall be implemented statewide in
the 2010-11 school year. - Section (1)(b)
- The superintendent shall develop end-of-course
assessments for the first year of high school
mathematics that include the standards common to
algebra I and integrated mathematics I and for
the second year of high school mathematics that
include the standards common to geometry and
integrated mathematics 2. - The assessments under this subsection (1)(b)
shall be used to demonstrate that a student meets
the state standard on the mathematics content
area of the high school Washington assessment of
student learning for purposes of RCW 28A.655.061.
22ESSB 5414 codified as RCW 28A.655.066
- Section (2)
- For the graduating classes of 2013 and 2014 and
for purposes of the certificate of academic
achievement under RCW 28A.655.061, a student may
use (a) Results from the end-of-course
assessment for the first year of high school
mathematics plus the results from the
end-of-course assessment for the second year of
high school mathematics or (b) results from the
comprehensive mathematics assessment to
demonstrate that a student meets the state
standard on the mathematics content area of the
high school Washington assessment of student
learning. - Funding was not provided for production and
scoring of the comprehensive mathematics
assessment a supplemental budget request is
being moved forward.
23What Does ...implemented statewide in 2010-11
Mean?
- In spring 2011, students enrolled in a class that
the district uses to grant credit for a first or
second year of math must take the end-of-course
test, regardless of grade level. These classes
include - Algebra 1 Integrated Math 1
- Geometry Integrated Math 2
- OSPI will use math State Course Codes reported
through CEDARS to determine which students need
to be tested with math EOCs in spring 2011. - District Assessment Coordinators Be sure your
district is reporting State Course Codes to OSPI
through CEDARS
24How do EOCs fit with No Child Left Behind?
- Students enrolled in an end-of-course class in
spring 2011 must take the end-of-course test,
regardless of grade level. - OSPI and US Dept of Education are developing a
plan for which math EOC is to be used for high
school AYP. Scores will be banked for students
taking EOC before the year required for high
school AYP. - Students taking an EOC class in grades 7 or 8
will need to take the EOC and (per NCLB) their
grade-level MSP
25What Will the Tests Look Like?
- EOCs must assess what is common to
- Algebra 1/Integrated Math I and to
Geometry/Integrated Math 2 - Performance Expectations (PEs) required for
graduation are the overlap of algebra 1 with
integrated math 1 and of geometry with integrated
math 2
26What Will the Tests Look Like? (cont.)
- EOCs must also have subtests of standards unique
to Algebra 1, Geometry, Integrated Math 1 and
Integrated Math 2 - Unique standards are the off-diagonal standards
- Subtest strength/weakness scores will be reported
at the student, teacher, school, district and
state levels
27What Will the Tests Look Like? (cont.)
- Four EOC tests Two 1st Year math two 2nd Year
math
FIRST-YEAR MATH TESTS
Integrated Math 1 test
Algebra 1 test
SECOND-YEAR MATH TESTS
Integrated Math II test
Geometry test
28Can I See Which P.E.s are on Which Test?
- Crosswalk documents are posted at
www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics/Crosswalks.aspx
FIRST-YEAR MATH TESTS
Algebra 1 test
Integrated Math 1 test
SECOND-YEAR MATH TESTS
Integrated Math II test
Geometry test
29Meeting Graduation Requirements with Makeup
Tests
- OSPI is developing two makeup exams
- EOC Makeup (Year 1), aligned to first-year PEs
that are common to Algebra 1 and Integrated Math
1 - EOC Makeup (Year 2), aligned to second-year PEs
that are common to Geometry and Integrated Math 2 - The EOC Makeup 1 and 2 tests
- Will be shorter than the EOCs (no pilot items,
no off diagonal items) - Will be taken in a single HSPE-like setting
- Can be used in 2011 by students who have passed
an EOC course before the EOCs were available
30FAQ What About Students Who Took Algebra I (or
Integrated Math I) Last Year?
- What test(s) do they take this year?
- Most students who took Algebra 1 (or Integrated
Math 1) last year are probably now in Geometry
(or Integrated Math 2). - This spring, they will take the appropriate EOC
that aligns with their current course. They will
also be scheduled to take the EOC Makeup I test
that covers the content from Algebra 1/Integrated
Math 1. - Will this cause a conflict with test schedules?
- The EOCs and the Makeup tests will be scheduled
to avoid conflicts for students needing to take a
combination of tests in 2011. OSPI has developed
several test schedules that district assessment
coordinators can use as models.
31Mathematical Resources for Educators
- OSPI Mathematics Page
- http//www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics
- Movers and Shakers listserv
- High School Item Specifications
- http//www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics/TestItemSpec.aspx
EOCAssess - End of Course Crosswalk Documents
- http//www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics/Crosswalks.aspx
- Changes to 2011 coming soon
- EOC Webinar on teacher supports November 8th
- Workspace for teachers to share resources
32Math Graduation RequirementsFor the classes of
2011 2012For the classes of 2013 and beyond
33Superintendent Dorn Working with Legislature on
Math Options
- Superintendent Randy Dorn will be in discussion
with key legislators to consider various options,
including consideration of - Allowing students in the classes of 2013 and 2014
to meet the math graduation requirement by
passing one EOC or one EOC Makeup - Delaying the science graduation requirement by at
least two years, possibly until 2017 - Evaluating ways to deliver math and science
Collections of Evidence that support this
alternative and that are cost-effective
34Math Graduation Requirement Classes of 2011
and 2012
- Under current rules, students in the classes of
2011 and 2012 can meet the math graduation
requirement by - Having already passed either the WASL or HSPE
Math tests - Earning two credits of math after 10th grade
- Must increase math proficiency
- Courses must meet/exceed 9th and 10th grade math
standards - Passing an EOC or EOC Makeup 1 or 2
- Important Results not available until August
- Passing a HSPE-like Comprehensive exam
- Important This option has not been funded
- Meeting comparison scores on the SAT, ACT and AP
exams - Six SAT/ACT testing opportunities before June
- GPA Comparison
Option not available for the Class of 2013 and
beyond
35Math Graduation Requirement Classes of 2013
and Beyond
- Under current rules, students in the classes of
2013 and beyond can meet the math graduation
requirement by - Passing two End-of-Course exams in algebra I and
geometry, or integrated math equivalents - Passing EOC Makeups 1 and/or 2
- Passing a HSPE-like Comprehensive exam for
Class of 2013 and 2014 (This option has not been
funded) - Meeting comparison scores on the SAT, ACT or AP
exams - Scores wont be set until 2011-12 school year
- Passing a math Collection of Evidence
- Not currently funded and not available until the
2011-12 school year - GPA Comparison
36Science Graduation Requirement Classes of
2013 and Beyond
- Under current rules, students in the classes of
2013 and beyond can meet the science graduation
requirement by - Passing the science HSPE in spring and/or summer
2011 - Ninth graders not eligible to take science HSPE
- Passing the biology EOC (or Biology Make-up)
- Begins in spring 2012 scores available August
2012 - Meeting comparison scores on the SAT 2 or ACT
- Scores wont be set until 2012-13 school year
- Passing a science Collection of Evidence
- Not available until the 2011-12 school year
37FAQ What are the Approved Alternatives for the
Class of 2013?
- When can students access the alternative options?
- Class of 2013 and beyond can use an approved
alternative after attempting both the Year 1 and
the Year 2 EOC exams. - What alternatives will be available?
- HSPE-like Comprehensive exam for c/o 2013
2014 (not yet funded) - Course grades equivalency (GPA Comparison)
- SAT/ACT/AP alternative (scores not yet set by
State Board) - Collection of Evidence (design not yet approved
by State Board) - Options for students with IEPs (being defined
similar to current options, consistent with
relevant regulations and RCWs) - What about two math credits after 10th grade
option? - This option expires with the Class of 2012.
38State Testing and Graduation Resources
- Available at www.k12.wa.us/Resources
- Graduation in Washington Toolkit
- Earning a Diploma
- State Testing 2011
39End-of-Course Exam LogisticsSpring 2011
Administration Christopher Hanczrik, OSPI
40End-of-Course Exam Logistics
- Must be given within the districts last 3 weeks
of school test schedules set by district
assessment coordinator - Materials delivered in-district two weeks prior
to the districts 3-week test window - Choose one of two delivery dates
- EOC booklets will be pre-IDd
- EOC booklets will be packaged by classroom,
Makeup 1 and 2 packaged by school or other group
assigned by district assessment coordinator - One single booklet per exam (Algebra I,
integrated 1, geometry, integrated 2, EOC Makeup
1, EOC Makeup 2)
41End-of-Course Exam Logistics
- Example administrations for standard schedule
- Note that for test security, the EOC exam
administration must start before the respective
Makeup 1 and 2 exams -
Example Schedule 1
42End-of-Course Exam Logistics
43End-of-Course Exam Logistics
- Example Schedule 3 (Week 1)
Example Schedule 3 (Week 2)
44End-of-Course Exam Logistics
- Return all test booklets according to OSPI
calendar - Return schedule expedited, similar to
statistical sample school schedule used with MSP
45Answering a FEW FREQUENTLY ASKED Questionswww.k1
2.wa.us/mathematics
46FAQs Test Schedules
- When is the testing window for EOCs?
- Each district will set a common schedule for its
high school(s) within the last three weeks of the
districts school year. - The EOCs will be paper/pencil booklets, designed
to be administered in intact classrooms at the
end of the course. - OSPI will use student class rosters provided
through CEDARS to pre-print booklets by
district/school/teacher/class-period. - How long will the EOCs take?
- The EOCs will be designed to take 2½ 50-minute
class periods half a class period for
instructions 2½ periods for the tests.
47FAQs Test Schedules
- Will there be an August EOC?
- State funding limits the EOCs to two
administrations each year. One will be in late
May/June. To accommodate block-scheduled
courses, the other will be in late January/Feb
(starting in the 2011-12 school year). - The EOC Makeup 1 and 2 tests will be included in
this schedule, and will be available as re-take
opportunities. - When will results be available?
- In this first year, standards (passing scores)
need to be set. That means the spring 2011
scores will be available in August 2011. In
subsequent administrations, results will be
available 6-8 weeks after testing. -
48FAQs Who Has to Pass the EOCs?
- Who Is Included in the Class of 2013?
- Students in the Class of 2013 are defined as
students who first entered 9th grade in the
2009-10 school year (this years 10th graders) - What Do Students in Class of 2013 Need to Pass?
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in both the
first and second year of high school math - Algebra1 EOC or Integrated Math 1 EOC or EOC
Makeup 1 - and
- Geometry EOC or Integrated Math 2 EOC or EOC
Makeup 2 - or
- Legislatively-approved alternatives (e.g., SAT,
ACT, COE)
49FAQs What About Students With IEPs?
- How do students in special education programs
meet math graduation and other course
requirements? - For the Classes of 2013 and beyond, eligible
students must earn either a Certificate of
Academic Achievement (CAA) or a Certificate of
Individual Achievement (CIA), as one of the
requirements for earning a high school diploma. - To earn a CAA, an eligible student takes all
required course work and earns a proficient score
for math EOCs, required science (EOC), and HSPE
in reading and writing. - To be eligible for a CIA, IEP teams for students
with significant cognitive disabilities may
determine that it is appropriate for a student to
take the state alternate assessment using the
WAAS-Portfolio in one or more areas of
assessment. -
50FAQs What About Students With IEPs?
- CIA requirements for students eligible for
special education (continued) - For students who will not be assessed using the
WAAS-Portfolio, the students must take the high
school assessments required for AYP, either with
or without accommodations. - For math, it is anticipated that the EOC for
Algebra 1 will be approved by the US Department
of Education as the high school exam for math. - If students do not meet proficiency, IEP teams
may consider whether it is appropriate for the
student to continue to take high school
assessments to meet proficiency or whether,
because of the students disability, the student
may earn a CIA by using other measures.
51FAQs What About Students With IEPs?
- CIA requirements for students eligible for
special education (continued) - Other measures for earning a CIA include
- Achieving a score of Basic (Level 2) on the HSPE
for reading and writing, the EOC exam for algebra
I/integrated 1 (if Basic cut score for EOC is
approved by the state board), and science - Taking and passing a Developmentally Appropriate
Proficiency Exam (DAPE) at the elementary or
middle school level, in one or more areas - Use of the locally determined assessment (LDA)
options in one or more areas or - Use of the WAAS-Portfolio
52FAQs What About Students With IEPs?
- What if the high school course requirements are
not appropriate for a student, because of
limitations of the student as a result of his or
her disability. - The state board regulation at WAC 180-51-115
allows districts to adopt policies and develop
procedures that would allow for special
accommodations for individual students, exemption
from any course or graduation requirement if the
requirement impedes the student's progress toward
graduation and there is a direct relationship
between the failure to meet the requirement and
the student's limitation. - Teams may also determine that it is appropriate
for the student to attend school up to age 21.
53FAQs What About Students With IEPs?
- What if a the high school course requirements are
not appropriate for a student, because of
limitations of the student as a result of his or
her disability (continued) - Districts may not waive the requirement that a
student earn a CIA or CAA. - Exemptions from courses or requirements must be
in accordance with district policies and
procedures, and students should still be working
towards goals appropriate for the student in
content areas. - It is important to ensure that students
transition needs are met, in addition to meeting
graduation requirements.
54On the Web/Contacts
- TODAYS WEBINAR
- Frequently Asked Questions and PPT are posted
atwww.k12.wa.us/Mathematics - Todays Webinar (audio and PPT) will be posted
later this week at www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics and
www.k12.wa.us/TestAdministration/Trainings - QUESTIONS?
- End-of-Course Exams StateTesting_at_k12.wa.us
- Third math credit Greta.Bornemann_at_k12.wa.us
- Grad Requirements GradReq_at_k12.wa.us