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Training Module I

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  1. Training Module I Title I Assessments

  2. Transcript • A transcript of this presentation is available on the Minnesota Assessments portal under Resources > Training > Minnesota Department of Education.

  3. Minnesota Assessments • Title I • Title III • Diploma

  4. Every student needs to test, but not every student tests in the same way.

  5. Title I Assessments • MCA • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments • MCA-Modified • Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-Modified • MTAS • Minnesota Test of Academic Skills

  6. Reading New-to-Country Exemption • New-to-Country English learners may, but are not required to, take a Title I reading assessment • Reading is the only Title I subject for which there is a New-to-Country exemption available

  7. Reading MCA

  8. Reading MCA Administration Details (Grades 3–8 and 10) • Districts choose administration mode by school • Indicate administration mode during Pretest Editing

  9. Reading MCA • Online Administration Details (Grades 3–8 and 10)

  10. Reading MCA Scheduling • Eight-week online testing window • One testing opportunity per student • District-assigned testing dates

  11. Reading MCA Online Test Administration • Students will be instructed to complete all items in a passage before pausing • Previously completed passages not accessible after pausing longer than 20 minutes

  12. Reading MCA ItemTypes • Multiple choice • Technology enhanced

  13. Reading MCA Online Tools • Highlighter • Strikethrough • Zoom • Notepad • Reading passage expansion

  14. Reading MCA Accommodations • Accommodated test materials • 12-point regular print test books • Large print test books • Braille test books

  15. Reading MCA • Paper Administration Details • (Grades 3–8 and 10)

  16. Reading MCA Scheduling (Grades 3–8) • Three-week testing window for paper administration • District-assigned testing dates

  17. Reading MCA Scheduling (Grade 10) • State-assigned testing dates for paper administration • State-assigned make-up dates for paper administration

  18. Reading MCA Format for Paper Administrations • Four segments in each test book • Multiple choice items only

  19. Reading MCA Accommodated Test Materials • Large print test books • Braille test books

  20. Mathematics MCA

  21. Mathematics MCA Administration Details (Grades 3 through 8) • Districts choose administration mode by school • Indicate administration mode during Pretest Editing • Administration mode selected last year is the default

  22. Mathematics MCA • Online Administration Details (Grades 3–8)

  23. Mathematics MCA Scheduling • Nine-week online testing window • One testing opportunity per student • District-assigned testing dates

  24. Mathematics MCA Online Test Administration • Students can pause and resume at any point during the test • Previously completed items not accessible after pausing longer than 20 minutes

  25. Mathematics MCA Text-to-Speech • Available in all Mathematics MCA forms • Student initiated • Students must have headphones in order to listen to text-to-speech

  26. Mathematics MCA Item Types • Multiple choice • Technology enhanced

  27. Mathematics MCA Online Tools • Calculator • Formula Sheet • Highlighter • Strikethrough • Zoom

  28. Mathematics MCA Accommodations • Accommodated test materials • Mathematics scripts • 12-point regular print test books • Large print test books • Braille test books • Accommodated text-to-speech

  29. Mathematics MCA • Paper Administration Details • (Grades 3–8 and 11)

  30. Mathematics MCA Scheduling (Grades 3–8) • Three-week testing window for paper administration mode • District-assigned testing dates

  31. Mathematics MCA Format for Paper Administrations(Grades 3–8) • Four segments in each test book

  32. Mathematics MCAScheduling (Grade 11) • State-assigned testing dates • State-assigned make-up dates

  33. Mathematics MCA Format (Grade 11) • Paper administration mode only • Four segments in each test book

  34. Mathematics MCA Item Types • Multiple choice • Gridded Response (grades 5–8 and 11)

  35. Mathematics MCA Accommodated Test Materials • Mathematics scripts • Mathematics CDs • Large print test books • Braille test books

  36. MCA-Modified • Reading • MCA-Modified • Mathematics • MCA-Modified

  37. MCA-Modified • Alternate assessment based on modified achievement standards • Reading and mathematics • Available in grades 5–8, 10, and 11 • Students may take in place of the MCA

  38. MCA-Modified Eligibility Requirements • For special education students with an IEP • Meet specific requirements in the Alternate Assessment Eligibility Requirements • Persistently low performance on MCA/MTELL

  39. Administration of MCA and MCA-Modified • Can administer MCA-Modified and MCA together • Same Test Monitor Directions

  40. MCA-Modified Item Types

  41. MCA-Modified Graduation Requirements • No GRAD items embedded in MCA-Modified in grades 10 and 11 • Fulfilling the graduation requirement with the MCA-Modified • Proficiency on MCA-Modified • IEP team sets an individual passing score • Pass GRAD retest