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Title: NC Final Exam Implementation Plan


1
NC Final Exam Implementation Plan
  • 2015
  • NHCS

2
Rationale
  • The schedule is designed to parallel the secure
    and controlled manner in which end-of-grade
    assessments are delivered.
  • All stakeholders are confident that the data will
    accurately measure student learning.
  • Quality data for the newly-adopted teacher
    effectiveness model is collected.

3
Required Common Exams p 4
  • Math Math II, Math III, CC Geometry, CC Algebra
    II, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Discrete,
    Pre Calculus
  • Science Earth/Environmental Science, Physical
    Science, Chemistry, Physics, Science 4, Science
    6, Science 7
  • English English/Language Arts I,
    English/Language Arts III, English/Language Arts
    IV
  • Social Studies World History, Civics and
    Economics, U.S. History, American History I,
    American History II, Social Studies 4-8
  • Occupational Courses OCS students who are
    enrolled in courses that trigger an NCFE and are
    receiving 100 of their instruction from an
    on-site instructor (face-to-face) must still be
    administered the NCFE.

4
OCS Courses
5
Common Exam Test Administration Manual
  • The same manual is used for all assessments.
  • Pages 1-2 Teacher Evaluation
  • Page 3 General Assessment Information
  • Pages 4-5Eligibility and participation
  • Pages 5-6
  • Administration time/testing schedule
  • Accommodations and Alternate Assessments

6
Common Exam Test Administration Manual
  • Pages 8-9 Testing Materials
  • NEW Each test has multiple forms.
  • Pages 10-11 Calculator Requirements
  • Pages 11-13 Testing Code of Ethics Test
    Administrators and Proctors Test Security
    Student Emergencies Testing irregularities
    Scoring

7
Eligible Students p.5
  • All students enrolled in courses for which NC
    Final Exams are required.
  • NCVPS students are NOT required to be assessed
    UNLESS the student is also being instructed by a
    member of the school faculty.
  • Students, including seniors, who are exempt from
    final exams by local Board of Education policy
    shall not be exempt from NC Final Exams.
  • Students repeating courses
  • LEP students
  • LEP students scoring below 4.0 expanding on the
    reading subtest of the WIDA ACCESS Placement Test
    AND are in first year in US schools are not
    eligible to be assessed on English I, III, IV.
  • Direct LEP teacher to print a report from
    ELLevations.
  • LEP students must participate in other NC Final
    Exams.

8
Schedule p.6 Last five days for semester-long
courses last 10 days for year-long courses
9
Accommodations and Alternate Assessments pages
6-7 and APPENDIX E
  • Students with disabilities, including students
    only receiving services under Section 504, may
    receive testing accommodations for the NC Final
    Exams
  • Students should receive the accommodations they
    use routinely during their instructional programs
    and similar classroom assessments
  • Special print versions are available for order
  • Braille
  • Large Print (LP)
  • One Test Item Per Page Edition (OTIPP)
  • Requests for special print versions other than
    Braille, LP, or OTIPP must be submitted on an
    Accommodation Notification Form
  • Requests for special print versions must be
    placed at least 30 days before the test date
  • Alternate Assessments
  • Not available for the NC Final Exams

10
Accommodations and Alternate Assessments p.6-7
and APPENDIX E
NOTE Review of Accommodations forms are
required Accommodations for NCFINALs may still
be listed in Goalview as LOCAL assessments. -
Local Social Studies Local Science etc Test
administrators who serve in a test
administrators role for students with
accommodations MUST receive special training
for the accommodations prior to test day.
11
Test Formats Multiple Choice (Purple) (pages 7-8)
Bubble sheets are traditional
12
Test Formats English III (Green) (pages 7-8)
Bubble sheets have QR Codes
  • English III Only Answer Sheet
  • The English Language Arts III NCFE consists of
    both multiple-choice and constructed response
    items.

13
Test Formats Multiple Choice and Constructed
Response (blue) (pages 7-8)
Bubble sheets have QR Codes
14
Test Materials p.9
15
Testing Code of Ethics and Security p. 11-13 AND
APPENDIX G
  • Eligibility Issues
  • Accommodations Issues
  • Security Issues
  • Neither students nor teachers may possess cell
    phones.
  • Monitoring Issues
  • Procedural Issues

NOTE Test training MUST include review of the
Testing Code of Ethics
16
Selecting Test Administrators and Proctors p. 13
Options for NC Final Exam Testing
Test admin Teacher from different cluster
Test admin Teacher in same cluster
Test admin Teacher of Record
Full time proctor required
Full time proctor required
Roving proctor (one per 3 close rooms)
  • NOTE
  • Roving proctors will NOT be used in special
    accommodations rooms
  • Parents will NOT serve as proctors in
    accommodations rooms
  • No stadium-type testing permitted

17
Emergencies, Irregularities and
Misadministrations pages. 13-14
  • Emergencies and Breaks
  • Procedures for Students Who Complete the Test
    before the Scheduled Testing Time Is Over
  • Collect materials
  • Students may read non-textbooks
  • Reporting Irregularities School Test
    Coordinator must document in OTISS
  • Misadministrations retesting is required

18
Courses for which grouping for makeup is NOT
allowed
Courses that CANNOT Be Combined for Testing (i.e., these courses must test alone)
English Language Arts III cannot be grouped Grade 8 Social Studies cannot be grouped U.S. History cannot be grouped Physical Science cannot be grouped Earth/Environmental Science cannot be grouped SCS Algebra II cannot be grouped
19
Courses Which Can be Grouped (small groups and
makeups only)
You can group English Language Arts I English Language Arts IV You can group Comm. Core Geometry SCS Geometry
You can group Civics and Economics World History American History I American History II You can group Math II Math III
You can group Chemistry Physics You can group Comm. Core Algebra II Comm. Core Integrated Math III
You can group Advanced Functions and Modeling Discrete Mathematics Precalculus You can group Advanced Functions and Modeling Discrete Mathematics Precalculus
20
After Testing (pages 24-26)
  • Record Students Provided and Used Accommodations
  • The test administrator must use a No. 2 pencil to
    code questions 1 and 2 in the TO BE COMPLETED BY
    THE TEST ADMINISTRATOR OR PRINCIPALS DESIGNEE
    AFTER TESTING section on SIDE 1 of each students
    answer sheet
  • Question 1 The respondent must code the
    appropriate bubble if the student is currently
    (1) identified ONLY under Section 504 (i.e., does
    not have a current IEP) or (2) identified with a
    transitory impairment.
  • Question 2 If the student was provided an
    accommodation during this test administration for
    any reason (i.e., documented in the current IEP,
    Section 504 Plan, limited English proficiency
    documentation, or transitory impairment
    documentation), the appropriate bubble or bubbles
    must be filled. More than one response may be
    filled for this question.
  • Absent for Makeup Test Administration

21
Transcriptions (pages 25-26)
  • One individual transcribes the students
    responses.
  • One individual verifies the transcription.
  • One individual observes the process.
  • All 3 sign the outside cover of the test book.

22
High School Reporting ONLY the 100-point
converted score may be used as the exam score
exam score shall count 25 of students
grade. (Exception OCS Students)
23
Test Codes p. 27 and Appendix A
24
Discussion/Questions
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