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2012 February DAC Meeting


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Title: 2012 February DAC Meeting

2012 February DAC Meeting
Key Assessment Themes
  • TEST SECURITYaddition of new checks and
    processes to monitor appropriate administration
    of state-required tests
  • DATA QUALITYcollaborative process between OAA
    and school/district staff to ensure accurate
    reporting of test results

Test Security
  • Recent loss of certification for Kentucky
    educators emphasizes a serious issue.
  • Senate Bill 64 (2012 Kentucky General Assembly)
    an ACT relating to assessment ethics has been
  • authorize prosecution of violations (a
    prosecuting attorney and the Attorney General may
    investigate allegations of violations and
    prosecute violations)
  • require the Office of Education Accountability to
    periodically review assessment results and
    anomalies and provide for fine upon conviction
    of not more than 1,000 and disciplinary action
    by the Education Professional Standards Board.

Test Security
  • Senate Bill 64 requirements
  • unlawful for any school district employee to
    allow examinees to view assessment questions in
    advance, copy test booklet contents, provide
    guidance to assist examinees to arrive at correct
    answers, change student responses, make answer
    keys available
  • fail to follow test security protocol, fail to
    report violations, or follow any rules
    established by the Kentucky Board of Education
  • require superintendent and principal to enforce
  • require the KBE to adopt statistical guidelines
    for determining testing irregularities

Test Security Required Activities
  • Appropriate training for Administration Code and
    Inclusion rules
  • Signatures on Appropriate Practices Form and
    Administration Code
  • Seating charts that reflect everyone in each
    testing room (adults and students)
  • Bubbling of testing room location codes by
    content area tests on student response booklets
  • DACs collect BAC certification and KDE collects
    DAC certification form (provided by KDE, not

Test Security Required Activities
  • Certification Form DACs and BACs
  • E-mail from KDE/OAA and copy in DAC/BAC manual
  • Completed at end of year to reflect all testing
  • Certification form similar to prior years

Test Security State Monitoring
  • Test window visits
  • Review of seating charts
  • Collection of DAC certification forms
  • Review/audit of randomly collected AAA Folders
    for alternate assessment students
  • Analysis of outlier test results by Office of
    Education Accountability
  • Analysis by vendors (i.e., erasure and others)

Test Security State Monitoring
  • Analysis by vendor can produce multiple types of
    information/reports at room, school or district
  • Large score changes for a student
  • Large mean score increases
  • Probability of matched response analysis
  • Previous years distribution around scores
  • Pattern analysis
  • Comparison of individual student scores by item

Test SecurityReporting of Allegations
  • Get the facts straight.
  • Record the date and time of the incident.
  • List all involved (i.e., staff, volunteers,
  • Identify content area and test parts impacted.
  • Identify specific content question(s), if
  • Record what you learn.
  • Report the incident.

Test SecurityReporting of Allegations
  • Support Documents
  • Testing Allegation Reporting Form
  • Notarized Statements written and signed by each
    individual involved (teacher, proctor, BAC,
    principal and/or others). One statement signed
    by multiple individuals is not acceptable.
  • Testing Schedule
  • Seating Chart

Test SecurityReporting of Allegations
  • Support Documents
  • Verification of Administration Code Training
  • Verify/Proctor Signature Sheet
  • Non-disclosure Agreement (classified/volunteers)
  • Student Name SSID
  • For an allegation involving special education
  • verification of student test accommodation(s).
  • verification of Inclusion of Special Populations
  • a signed copy of the Code of Ethics, record of
    testing room and test administrator for
    allegations regarding alternate assessment.

Data Accuracy
  • Correctness must happen first in Infinite Campus
  • KDE/OAA Student Data Review and Reporting (SDRR)
    Application will be used for two critical data
    accuracy functions
  • Rosters
  • Required by regulation
  • Record of accountability for all grades 3-12
  • Testing information for some tests
  • Data Review (cleanup before reporting)

Accountability Rule forNext-Generation Learners
  • Students enrolled a full academic year, any 100
    instructional days, shall be included in
    calculations for Achievement, Gap, Growth and
    College/Career Readiness.
  • Graduation Rate calculations shall include both
    students enrolled and students earning diplomas.

Accountability Rule forNext-Generation Learners

Who Takes the Test
  • Every student enrolled on the first day of the
    test window must be tested. (Participation rate
    still reported.)
  • Every student in grades 3-12 must be placed in a
    grade for assessment purposes.
  • Students take the tests associated with the grade
    in which they are enrolled on the first day of
    the test window.
  • Grade 3 students are tested whether or not they
    are exiting primary or moving to grade 4.
  • If a grade 3 student is in grade 3 again next
    year, the student repeats the grade 3 test.
  • If a student skips a grade, the students takes
    only the tests associated with the current grade
    of enrollment.

New Assessment and Accountability Terms for
  • A1 means a school under administrative control
    of a principal and eligible to establish a
    school-based decision-making council.
  • A1 school is not a alternative program operated
    by, or as a part of, another school.
  • Alternative program means all other education
    programs not classified as A1.

Flowchart for Determining Accountability For
Students in A1 Schools for the 2012 Kentucky
Performance Rating for Educational Progress
Student scores will count in states
accountability only.
Every student enrolled on the first day of the
testing window will be tested for participation
rate purposes. Accountability will be
determined by full academic year.
Has this student not been in any one school but
has been enrolled in this district for 100
instructional days this school year?
Has this student been enrolled in a school or
district outside this district for 100
instructional days this school year?
Has this student been enrolled in another
school in this district for 100 instructional
days this school year?
Has this student been enrolled in this school
for 100 instructional days this school year?
Student scores will count in this schools
Student scores will count in districts
Student scores will count in another schools
or districts accountability.
Student scores will count in other schools
Flowchart for Determining Accountability For
Students in Alternative Programs for the 2012
Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational
Progress (K-PREP)
an A1 schools or districts policy?
a governmental agency or the court system?
START Was the student placed in the
alternative program by
Accountable to A1 school and/or district where
student was enrolled a full
academic year or where the student would have
attended if not enrolled in the
alternative program.
Was the student enrolled in an A1 school or
district for a full academic year before placement
in an alternative program?
Was the student enrolled a full academic year
in the A1 and alternative program combined or in
the alternative program only?

Accountable to the state
Heads Up Topics
  • The Kentucky Board of Education approved new
    accommodation rules with revisions to Inclusion
    regulation on February 1, 2012.
  • The new rules will impact the 2012-2013 academic
    year and will impact state-required testing
    beginning in August 2012.

Heads Up Topics
  • All grades (3-8 and HS writing) have separate
    test booklets and student answer booklets.
  • Test booklets are larger.
  • New printing process has increased the size of
    the test booklets (i.e., number of pages), the
    occurrence of blank pages and pages with one
    multiple-choice items.
  • Bigger books mean more boxes in shipment.

Heads Up Topics
  • Tests are timed.
  • Timing chart has been revised and first-year
    transitional buffer has been added.
  • Timing charts display the expected time needed to
    complete each K-PREP test.

Revised Times for 2012
Revised Times for 2012
Transitional Year Time Buffer
  • In spring 2012, any student that does not
    complete Parts B or C in the expected time may
    use up to an additional twenty minutes, for all
    content areas except writing.
  • During the first K-PREP administration, the
    Kentucky Department of Education will study
    completion times for Parts B and C. This
    additional time will be reviewed for its use in

Heads Up Topics
  • Every English Learner (EL) student in grades k-12
    must take an English Language Proficiency (ELP)
    assessment annually.
  • ACCESSELP test for ELs has an Alternate ACCESS
  • Districts determine the most appropriate ELP
    assessment to use (ACCESSgrades k-12 or
    Alternate ACCESSgrades1-12).
  • The Participation Guidelines for Alternate
    Assessment are an important reference.
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