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Title: 2014 Fall Assessment Conference Assessment Program Update 2014-2015 August 25, 2014 (Part 1), 1:00-3:00 PM September 9, 2014 (Part 2), 1:00-3:00 PM


1
2014 Fall Assessment ConferenceAssessment
Program Update 2014-2015 August 25, 2014 (Part
1), 100-300 PM September 9, 2014 (Part 2),
100-300 PM
2
2014 Fall Assessment Conference Sessions
August 1, 2014 Test Administration/General Session Recording https//sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suidM.DC2C4EA888A377BD873895F475CED3sid2012003
August 5, 2014 Test Administration/General Session (Live repeat of Aug. 1) Recording https//sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suidM.007B8E44C6500D7C4FB0A124F3F415sid2012003
August 25, 2014 Assessment Program Updates 2014-2015 Georgia Milestones (Pt. 1) Live Session  https//sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid2012003passwordM.3ADE93EA6A4F1C2C725DE7FFAF7A17 Recording  https//sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suidM.0022562966FC107A2B357D4658DE06sid2012003 100 pm - 300 pm
September 9, 2014 Assessment Program Updates 2014-2015 Georgia Milestones (Pt. 2) Live Session  https//sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid2012003passwordM.7E90A7502592AF8BEDBA1D67C66843 Recording  https//sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suidM.4472ECC921A30BB376F44AD2E2715Dsid2012003 100 pm - 300 pm
September 18, 2014 Student Assessment Handbook (SAH) Overview Live Session  https//sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid2012003passwordM.DE678C71061B6F2DFFAA261A665B6A Recording  https//sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suidM.4665CAC9999C53E977E9CA9822217Csid2012003 900 am - 1200 pm


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Georgia Milestones
  • Comprehensive
  • single program, not series of tests (e.g., CRCT
    EOCT WA) formative assessment tools to
    complement summative
  • Coherent
  • consistent expectations and sufficient challenge
    to position Georgia students to compete with
    peers nationally and internationally
  • consistent signal about student preparedness for
    the next level, be it the next grade, course, or
    college/career
  • consistent signal about student achievement both
    within system (across grades and courses) and
    with external measures (NAEP PSAT SAT ACT)
  • Consolidated
  • combine reading, language arts, and writing into
    a single measure to align to the standards

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Georgia Milestones
  • Guiding principles stipulate that Georgia
    Milestones
  • be sufficiently challenging to ensure Georgia
    students are well positioned to compete with
    other students across the United States and
    internationally
  • be intentionally designed across grade levels to
    send a clear signal of student progress/growth
    and preparedness for the next level, be it the
    next grade level, course, or college or career
  • be accessible to all students, including those
    with disabilities or limited English proficiency,
    at all achievement levels
  • support and inform educator effectiveness
    initiatives, ensuring items and forms are
    appropriately sensitive to quality instructional
    practices and
  • accelerate the transition to online
    administration, allowing over time for the
    inclusion of innovative technology-enhanced items.

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Georgia Milestones
  • Grades 3 8
  • End of Grade (EOG) in language arts, mathematics,
    science, social studies
  • High School
  • End of Course (EOC) in 9th Grade Literature
    Composition, American Literature Composition,
    Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Physical
    Science, Biology, US History, and Economics

6
State Board Meeting Follow-Up
  • The State Board of Education took action on two
    items at its August meeting that relate to
    Georgias Student Assessment Program.
  • Rule Amendment 160-3-1-.07 Testing Programs
    Student Assessment
  • This rule was amended in the following manner
  • general clean-up and streamlining of definitions
  • removal of references to the former testing
    programs such as the Criterion-Referenced
    Competency Tests (CRCT), the Criterion-Referenced
    Competency Tests Modified (CRCT-M), the End of
    Course Tests (EOCT), and the Writing Assessments
    in grades 3, 5, and 8
  • inclusion of information about the Georgia
    Milestones Assessment System
  • clarifications about the assessment of students
    with disabilities and English learners and
  • inclusion of language to phase-out the
    requirement for the Georgia High School Writing
    Test (GHSWT) beginning in 2015-2016.

The GHSWT must be administered as scheduled
during the 2014-2015 SY. Students must earn a
passing score to earn their diploma.
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State Board Meeting Follow-Up
  • Rule Waiver 160-4-2-.11 Promotion, Placement,
    and Retention sections (3)(a), (3)(b), (3)(c)
    and
  • 160-4-2-.13 Statewide Passing Score sections
    (2)(d), (2)(e), (2)(f)
  • Based upon the delay of scores in this first year
    of Georgia Milestones due to the necessary and
    required technical work involved, including
    setting achievement expectations (i.e., cut
    scores), specific provisions of these two Board
    Rules were waived for the 2014-2015 school year
    through July 31, 2015.
  • Promotion in grades 3, 5, and 8 may occur based
    upon local discretion/policy.
  • Local systems should develop policies related to
    the calculation of final course grades for
    courses requiring a Georgia Milestones end of
    course assessment during 2014-2015.
  • Additional guidance regarding other purposes and
    uses of the end of course assessments, such as
    test-outs, retests, etc., will be forthcoming
    for the 2014-2015 school year.

Scores will be issues in Fall 2015, after
achievement expectations have been set.
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High School Course Enrollments/Completions in
Fall 2014
  • Students who enroll in a course associated with
    an EOC during Fall 2014 must participate in the
    Winter 2014 Georgia Milestones EOC Main
    Administration.
  • This includes those students enrolled in a
    9-week/short-duration course in Fall 2014 (for
    example, a course ending in October 2014). They,
    too, must participate in the associated Georgia
    Milestones EOC in Winter 2014.
  • Given the waiver of State Board Rule 106-4-2-.13
    (Statewide Passing Score), the following
    conditions apply.
  • These students should NOT participate in the Fall
    2014 Legacy End of Course Tests (EOCT)
    Mid-Month Administration upon course completion.
  • Local systems may determine their policy to award
    final course grades.

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  • Georgia MilestonesUnique Features

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Georgia Milestones Unique Features
  • Features include
  • inclusion of constructed-response items in ELA
    and mathematics, in addition to selected-response
    items
  • inclusion of a writing component (in response to
    text) at every grade level and course within the
    ELA assessment
  • inclusion of norm-referenced items in every grade
    and content area to complement the
    criterion-referenced information and to provide a
    national comparison and
  • transition to online administration over time,
    with online administration considered the primary
    mode of administration and paper-pencil back-up
    until transition is completed.

Addition of technology-enhanced items beginning
in 2016-2017.
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Georgia Milestones Unique Features
  • Blended Criterion-Referenced and
    Norm-Referenced
  • Georgia Milestones will provide
  • criterion-referenced performance information in
    the form of four performance levels, depicting
    students mastery of state standards
  • norm-referenced performance information in the
    form of national percentiles, depicting how
    students achievement compares to peers
    nationally

Note To provide norm-referenced information,
some norm-referenced items may not align to
Georgias content standards. Only aligned NRT
items will contribute to proficiency designations.
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Georgia Milestones Embedded NRT
  • Each content area/course test will contain 20
    norm-referenced items.
  • The 20 NRT items will provide a national
    percentile score to provide a barometer of
    national comparison.
  • Approximately 10 of these items have been
    reviewed by Georgia educators for alignment to
    the grade level/course content standards.
  • Only those NRT items judged to be aligned by
    Georgia educators will contribute to the
    criterion-referenced proficiency designations of
    students.
  • The remaining 10 or so items, while not
    necessarily aligned to the grade level/course
    content standards, will not contribute to the
    proficiency designation.

The NRT items were selected to reflect the full
TerraNova subtest for each content area.
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Supported uses of NRT Scores
  • Supported uses
  • General comparison of Georgia to the TerraNova
    2011 nationally representative sample
  • Should only be used for lower stakes information
  • For example,
  • to garner information about how Georgia students
    are achieving relative to their peers nationally
  • to evaluate general trends over years at an
    aggregate level (i.e., school, district, state)

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Non-supported uses of NRT Scores
  • Given the NRT scores serve to provide barometer
    of national comparison only, they should not be
    used to
  • count towards course credits
  • to decide whether or not a student is gifted
  • rank students, teachers, schools, or districts
    or
  • to evaluate educators.

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Georgia Milestones
  • It is important to remember that Georgia
    Milestones is primarily a criterion-referenced
    test, reflecting the content standards for each
    grade and course
  • teachers should teach the Georgia state-adopted
    content standards and not to the NRT standards

Remember All important uses of the test results
for both students and educators will be
based on the criterion-referenced scores and
proficiency determinations.
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Georgia Milestones Unique Features
  • Item Types
  • Selected-Response aka, multiple-choice
  • all content areas
  • evidence-based selected response in ELA
  • Constructed-Response
  • ELA and mathematics
  • Extended-Response
  • ELA and mathematics
  • Technology Enhanced
  • to begin in 2016-2017

Constructed response is a general term for
assessment items that require the student to
generate a response as opposed to selecting a
response. Extended-response items require more
elaborate answers and explanations of reasoning.
They allow for multiple correct answers and/or
varying methods of arriving at the correct
answer. Writing prompts and performance tasks
are examples of extended-response items.
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Examining Georgia Milestones Item Types
  • Example Grade 3 Mathematics Fractions

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Multiple Choice
  • Which fraction is largest?

 
A
B
C
D
The content and presentation of these items are
for illustrative purposes only.
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Constructed Response
  • George and Ana each had a 12-inch pizza. Both
    pizzas were split into 8 equal pieces. The shaded
    pieces are the portion of their pizzas that
    George and Ana ate.
  • Express in fractions how much pizza George and
    Ana ate. Use the symbol lt, , or gt to show who
    ate more pizza.

George Ana
George Ana
 
 
gt
The content and presentation of these items are
for illustrative purposes only.
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Constructed Response
  •  

George
Ana
12 inches
9 inches
 

George
Carlos
12 inches
12 inches
The content and presentation of these items are
for illustrative purposes only.

 
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Technology Enhanced
  •  

 
 
gt
The content and presentation of these items are
for illustrative purposes only.
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  • Georgia Milestones
  • General Test Parameters

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Georgia Milestones
  • General Test Parameters
  • ELA will consists of 3 sections, 1 of which will
    focus mainly on writing
  • Mathematics will consist of 2 sections
  • Science will consist of 2 sections
  • Social Studies will consist of 2 sections

Each section will be approximately 70 minutes.
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Georgia Milestones
  • General Test Parameters ELA
  • Criterion-Referenced
  • Total Number of Items 44 / Total Number of
    Points 55
  • Breakdown by Item Type
  • 40 Selected Response (worth 1 point each 10 of
    which are aligned NRT)
  • 2 Constructed Response (2 points each)
  • 1 Constructed Response (worth 4 points)
  • 1 Extended Response (worth 7 points)
  • Norm-Referenced
  • Total Number of Items 20 (10 of which
    contribute to CR score)
  • Embedded Field Test
  • Total field test items 6

Total number of items taken by each student 60
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Georgia Milestones
  • Writing at Every Grade
  • All students will encounter a constructed-response
    item allowing for narrative prose, in response
    to text, within first or second section of the
    test.
  • Within the writing section of the test, students
    will read a pair of passages and complete a
    series of warm-up items
  • 3 selected-response items asking about the
    salient features of each passage and
    comparing/contrasting between the two passages
  • 1 constructed-response item requiring linking the
    two passages
  • 1 writing prompt in which students must cite
    evidence to support their conclusions, claims,
    etc.

Genres Writing prompts will be informative/explana
tory or opinion/argumentative depending on the
grade level. Students could encounter either
genre.
Warning Students who simply rewrite excerpts
from the passage(s) to illustrate their point(s)
will not receive favorable scores.
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Georgia Milestones
  • General Test Parameters Mathematics
  • Criterion-Referenced
  • Total Number of Items 53 / Total Number of
    Points 58
  • Breakdown by Item Type
  • 50 Selected Response (worth 1 point each 10 of
    which are aligned NRT)
  • 2 Constructed Response (worth 2 points each)
  • 1 Constructed Response (worth 4 points)
  • Norm-Referenced
  • Total Number of Items 20 (10 of which
    contribute to CR score)
  • Embedded Field Test
  • Total field test items 10

Total number of items taken by each student 73
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Georgia Milestones
  • General Test Parameters Science
  • Criterion-Referenced
  • Total Number of Items 55 / Total Number of
    Points 55
  • Breakdown by Item Type
  • 55 Selected Response (worth 1 point each
    approximately 10 of which are aligned NRT)
  • Norm-Referenced
  • Total Number of Items 20 (approximately 10 of
    which contribute to CR score)
  • Embedded Field Test
  • Total field test items 10

Total number of items taken by each student 75
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Georgia Milestones
  • General Test Parameters Social Studies
  • Criterion-Referenced
  • Total Number of Items 55 / Total Number of
    Points 55
  • Breakdown by Item Type
  • 55 Selected Response (worth 1 point each
    approximately 10 of which are aligned NRT)
  • Norm-Referenced
  • Total Number of Items 20 (approximately 10 of
    which contribute to CR score)
  • Embedded Field Test
  • Total field test items 10

Total number of items taken by each student 75
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Georgia Milestones Rubrics
  • Rubrics are item specific and therefore cannot be
    released.
  • Generally speaking, rubrics outline the
    expectations for the answer(s) along with
    sufficient justification/explanation
  • Student cites evidence from the text to support
    answer in ELA
  • Student explains reasoning or approach to problem
    solving in mathematics
  • Student answers all portions of the item
  • Remember the OAS includes rubrics and student
    exemplars for all formative open-ended items.
  • The extended-response analytic writing rubric
    will be released. Students will be scored on two
    features
  • Idea Development, Organization, Coherence
  • Language Usage Conventions

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  • Resources

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Transition to Georgia MilestonesResources
Available NOW
  • Content standards
  • frameworks, formative lessons, PARCC evidence
    statements
  • Sample items
  • formative items/benchmarks via Georgia OAS?GOFAR
  • released items via PARCC, SBAC, other states (KY,
    NY), NAEP
  • parents guide to Georgias new assessment
    developed by the National PTA http//www.pta.org
    /advocacy/content.cfm?ItemNumber3816
  • CRCT Readiness Indicators
  • Lexiles (as one indicator of text complexity)
  • Technology Specifications
  • Eliciting Evidence of Student Learning Modules

Focus on teaching and learning eliciting
evidence of student learning during instruction
and adjusting as needed.
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Lexiles with CRCT Readiness Indicators
Lexiles Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Common Core Stretch Text Lower Limit 520 740 830 925 970 1010
Common Core Stretch Text Upper Limit 820 940 1010 1070 1120 1185
On Track 625 775 845 930 970 1070
Commendable 890 990 1085 1155 1210 1265
Meets 410 570 650 685 800 805
Exceeds 790 915 1040 1120 1210 1265
US Typical Reader Lower Limit 330 445 565 665 735 805
US Typical Reader Upper Limit 700 810 910 1000 1065 1100
Georgia 2013 Median 790 860 940 1070 1095 1210
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Formative Assessment InitiativesBringing a
Balanced Assessment Focus to the Classroom
1600 new items loaded 1140 science and social
studies items will be loaded in fall 2014
Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) 7
foundational modules launched in summer 2013
Additional 12 modules that expand upon the
foundation
Coming soon items for grades 1 2 and
additional writing prompts
24 Benchmarks developed
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Overall ELA Pilot Summary Data
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Overall Math Pilot Summary Data
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Key Findings From Pilots of Formative Open-Ended
Items
  • Overall performance shortfalls
  • Students were not familiar with these types of
    items
  • Many responded dnk as in do not know
  • Students did not show their work, detail their
    thoughts, rationales, cite evidence to support
    their answer or claim
  • Tendency was to cite answer only as if a
    multiple-choice item
  • Students did not read carefully and answer all
    parts of the question/item

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Transition to Georgia MilestonesResources
Available Soon
  • Sample items specific to Georgia Milestones
  • Ancillary support resources, such as
  • Assessment Guides
  • Student Study Guides
  • Accommodations Guidelines
  • Informational videos parents public
    /educators
  • Online Practice Center (to aid students in
    gaining familiarity for CTBs online test
    administration system)

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  • Online Testing Transition Technology
    Specifications

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Transition to Online Testing
  • Transition to Online
  • Online administration will be the primary mode of
    administration for Georgia Milestones, with
    paper/pencil serving as back-up
  • transition will occur over time
  • Administration procedures will change
  • Online practice center will be available for
    students
  • A demo of CTBs online platform can be accessed
    at this link
  •  http//learnoas.ctb.com/GA/
  • Click on any one of the tests to open the Sample
    Test Page
  • Click on Start the test at the top of the web
    page
  • Click on Login, no credentials are required
  • Note this demo was designed for the CRCT Retest
    in mind so the tests that you will see are for
    Grades 3, 5 8, Reading Math.

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Transition to Online Testing
  • Technology Specifications posted at
    http//www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-As
    sessment/Assessment/Pages/Information-For-Educator
    s.aspx
  • Tablets supported beginning with Spring 2015 main
    administrations.
  • iPads supported beginning Winter 2014 EOC
  • Transition to Online
  • Year 1 minimum of 30 online across the
    district, grades 3-12
  • Year 3 minimum of 80 online across the
    district, grades 3-12
  • Year 5 minimum of 100 online across the
    district, grades 3-12
  • All schools in all district are expected to
    conduct some degree of testing online in
    2014-2015 . . . and of course, subsequent years.

Paper/pencil versions will be available through
all years of the transition for the small number
of students who cannot interact with computer due
to their disability. Braille forms will be
available as well.
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Online Testing Considerations
  • Online testing requires different thinking
    relative to logistics . . .
  • For many systems (if not all), many lessons have
    been learned over time through use of the EOCT
    online in Main, Mid-Month, and Retest
    administrations and through the CRCT Retest
    online.
  • Technology hardware, peripherals, requirements,
    support needs, capacity
  • More than one session per day (AM and PM for
    instance) and testing on Mondays and Fridays
    (which are days of the week many systems have
    tried to avoid in the past)
  • Cycling students through test settings where
    technology is housed
  • The number of students a school can test online
    given the bullets noted above
  • Seating/space considerations
  • Securing log-ins, passwords, etc.
  • Experience of staff and students with technology
  • Contingency planning for both expected and
    unexpected events such as power outages (incl.
    weather related), Internet service interruptions,
    construction in or near a school, local
    downtime/upgrades to technology, etc.

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  • Scheduling and Administration Guidelines 2014-2015

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End of Course (EOC) Assessments Specified high school courses End of Course (EOC) Assessments Specified high school courses End of Grade (EOG) Assessments Grades 3-8
State Testing Windows Main Administrations Winter 2014 12/01 - 01/09 Spring 2015 04/27 - 06/05 Summer 2015 06/15 - 07/17 Mid-Month Administrations 01/20 01/30 02/09 02/20 03/02 03/13 Main Administration March 30 May 1, 2015
Local Testing Window Can span the entire EOC State Testing Window Can span the entire EOC State Testing Window Nine day window within the EOG State Testing Window
Structure Paper/Pencil and online administration modes available for all content For paper/pencil administrations an individual test booklet will be provided for each of the 8 EOCs Section 3 will assess writing through an extended constructed-response Paper/Pencil and online administration modes available for all content For paper/pencil administrations an individual test booklet will be provided for each of the 8 EOCs Section 3 will assess writing through an extended constructed-response Paper/Pencil and online administration modes available for all content For paper/pencil administration there will be one test booklet by grade containing all 4 EOG content areas Section 3 will assess writing through an extended constructed-response
Order Determined by School District Determined by School District English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
Content Sections Minutes Per Section
Ninth and American Literature and Composition 3 70
Coordinate Algebra and Analytical Geometry 2 70
Biology and Physical Science 2 70
United States History and Economics 2 70
Content Sections Minutes per Section
English Language Arts 3 70
Mathematics 2 70
Science 2 70
Social Studies 2 70
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General Scheduling and Administration Guidelines
  • Target for online testing in Year 1 of Georgia
    Milestones is a minimum of 30 of students
    district-wide across Grades 3 12.
  • Each school within a district must conduct some
    degree of online testing.
  • For the EOG, students who are tested online must
    engage in online testing in all content areas.
  • In other words, a student who takes the Grade 5
    ELA assessment online must also test online in
    Math, Science, and Social Studies.
  • The scheduled start date for an EOG grade-level
    content area or EOC content area must be
    consistent district-wide regardless of
    administration mode.
  • Each grade-level content area (EOG) or course
    area (EOC) should be scheduled for completion
    during the same week as its start date. The
    exception is ELA Section 3 (writing).

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General Scheduling and Administration Guidelines
- continued
  • Breaks provided to students during a test
    administration must conform to directions in the
    Examiners Manual.
  • For instance, a lunch break of 25 minutes does
    not conform to this requirement and presents
    potential test security concerns.
  • Note This does not apply to EOC two-day
    administrations given the nature of that model of
    scheduling.
  • Makeup Days/Sessions
  • Make-up days/sessions must be designated within
    the local testing window.
  • The last day of the local testing window should
    be scheduled as a makeup day to capture any
    remaining students who need to complete testing.
  • In addition to designated makeup days makeup
    sessions can be scheduled, morning or afternoon,
    as time permits on other days during the local
    window.

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Differences in Scheduling Guidelines to Consider
When Scheduling the EOC and EOG
EOC EOG
Administration mode for a student can vary from one content area to another Yes No
Schedule for individual content area administrations can span consecutive school days Yes (for paper and/or online) Online Only
AM and PM sessions of the same content area are permitted Yes Online Only (Paper PM make-ups allowed)
Sections 1 and 2 of a content area can be scheduled on separate consecutive days Yes (2-day administration model) No
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Scheduling for EOG Online
  • In order to maximize online testing capacity in
    grades 3-8, districts may stagger the scheduled
    start date for grade-level content areas provided
    the scheduled start date for each grade level
    content area is consistent district-wide.
  • For instance, Grade 3 ELA can be scheduled to
    start on a Monday and complete with Social
    Studies on Friday of the same week Grade 4 ELA
    can then be scheduled to start on a later day
    that week.
  • Because the scheduled start date for EOG
    grade-level content must be consistent
    system-wide, considerations must be given to the
    various levels of student enrollment (and online
    testing capacity) across schools within a system.
    Larger schools, dependent upon their online
    capacity, would likely take longer to complete a
    grade-level content area than a smaller school.
  • The 9-day window for grades 3-8 remains in place.
    However, GaDOE will be available to talk with
    districts in detail regarding schedules and
    attempts to maximize the implementation of online
    testing.

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Clarifying Scheduling for EOG Paper/Pencil
Administrations
  • EOG Paper/pencil administrations must be
    scheduled, and administered, on a calendar that
    is consistent district-wide.
  • The scheduled start date, by grade level content
    area, must be the same for both paper/pencil and
    online administration modes.
  • For instance, all Grade 3 Math students (both
    paper and online) start testing in mathematics on
    the same day. Should there be a need for online
    test administrations to extend beyond one day in
    Grade 3 Math, paper/pencil administrations cannot
    begin for the next content (Science) until online
    test-takers are complete with Math.
  • Again, the 9-day window remains in place.
    However, GaDOE will be available to talk with
    districts in detail regarding schedules and
    attempts to maximize the implementation of online
    testing.
  • The collection of enrollment counts (including
    paper/pencil and online numbers) will not be
    required until January 2015 . . . So there is
    time to converse and plan for your Spring 2015
    EOG window.

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Considerations for Administering English Language
Arts (ELA)
  • The ELA assessment for the End of Course (EOC)
    and the End of Grade (EOG) consists of 3
    sections.
  • Section 3 (Writing) is comprised of an extended
    constructed-response.
  • Because of the unique characteristics of the
    design of the ELA content area, special
    considerations MUST be considered when scheduling
    for administration (including make-ups).

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Administering English Language Arts - continued
  • ELA Section 3 (writing) should be the only
    content on which a student is assessed on the day
    it is scheduled, either as a main or makeup
    administration
  • An exception to this would occur should a student
    need to make up multiple content areas and there
    are not enough days left in the local testing
    window.
  • The administration of ELA Section 3 (writing)
    must be scheduled
  • 1) on a school day that immediately follows the
    scheduled completion of ELA Section 2 and
  • 2) before the administration of a subsequent
    content area (make-ups may be an exception to
    this).

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Administering English Language Arts - continued
  • Under no circumstances (including for make-up
    purposes) should a student take ELA Section 3
    (writing) prior to the completion of ELA Sections
    1 and 2.
  • For EOG, the scheduled main administration start
    date for ELA Section 3 (writing) must be
    consistent district-wide by grade (3-8).
  • For EOC, the scheduled main administration start
    date for ELA Section 3 (writing) must be
    consistent district-wide by course (9th Grade
    Literature, American Literature).

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Final Points of Emphasis
  • For EOG and EOC, ELA Section 3 (writing) should
    be the only content area a student should be
    scheduled to take on a single day. (Note some
    possible exceptions as discussed in previous
    slides . . . Make-ups)
  • For EOG, online only, grade-level content test
    sessions can be scheduled for AM and PM and over
    consecutive school days (if necessary).

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Final Points of Emphasis
  • For EOC, Sections 1 and 2 can be scheduled over 2
    consecutive days. (As has been the case in the
    past for the EOCT through the 2-day
    administration model)
  • For EOG, Sections 1 and 2 must be scheduled on
    the same day.

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  • Key Dates

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Pre-ID Cycles
  • Winter 2014 EOC (and GKIDS, GHSWT Main
    Administration)
  • August 14 26, 2014
  • Spring 2015 EOC and EOG Administrations
  • January 15 February 2, 2015
  • GaDOE Data Collections Pre-ID Webpage
    http//www.gadoe.org/Technology-Services/Data-Coll
    ections/Pages/FY2015-Pre-ID-Labels-Resources.aspx

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Georgia MilestonesKey Dates 2014-2015
  • Pre-ID Cycle I (Winter EOC, GKIDS, and GHSWT)
    August 14-26
  • Winter 2014 EOC Enrollment Counts Collected
    August 18-29
  • Winter 2014 EOC Pre-Administration Webinar
    October 28-30
  • Update available for CTB Test Delivery Client for
    Winter 2014 EOC November 12
  • Winter 2014 EOC Paper Materials Shipment begins
    Nov. 10
  • Winter 2014 EOC Main Administration December
    1-January 9
  • Spring 2015 EOG Enrollment Counts Collected
    January 8-22 (Tentative)
  • Spring 2015 EOC Enrollment Counts Collected
    January 15-29 (Tentative)
  • Pre-ID Cycle (Spring EOC Spring EOG) January
    15-February 2

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Georgia MilestonesKey Dates 2014-2015
  • Spring 2015 EOC Mid-Month Administrations
  • January 20-January 30
  • February 9-20
  • March 2-13
  • Spring EOG Pre-Administration Webinars Week of
    Feb. 2 (Dates TBD)
  • Spring EOG Paper Materials Delivery Begin March
    9-16 (Tentative)
  • Spring Summer EOC Pre-Administration Webinars
    March 10-12 or 17-19
  • Summer EOC Enrollment Counts Collected March
    12-26 (Tentative)
  • Update available for CTB EOG Test Delivery
    Client No later than March 16 (Tentative)

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Georgia MilestonesKey Dates 2014-2015
  • Spring EOG Main Administration March 30-May 1
  • Spring EOC Paper Materials Delivery Begins
    April 13 (Tentative)
  • Update available for CTB EOC Test Delivery
    Client No later than April 13 (Tentative)
  • Spring EOC Main Administration April 27-June 5
  • Summer EOC Paper Materials Delivery Begins May
    26
  • Summer EOC Main Administration June 15-July 17
  • Standard Setting Summer 2015
  • Reports Available Fall 2015

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