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  1. 2009 STARCST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 STAR Test Materials Reminders Webcast April 29, 2009 START TIME: 9:00 a.m. Presenters: Mary Anne Arcilla and Michael McDaniel CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  2. Objectives • District STAR coordinators will understand the following about the fall field tests: • The grades and subjects to be field tested • The dates of the fall field tests for the California Standards Test (CST) and the California Modified Assessment (CMA) • Which students are eligible to participate in the CST and CMA fall field tests • District STAR coordinators will understand the following about STAR 2009 post-test activities: • How to properly package operational test materials for return • How to properly return operational test materials CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  3. Agenda • 2009 fall field testing • CST Writing field tests • CMA multiple-choice field tests • CMA Writing field tests • Returning 2009 STAR test materials • Overview • Preparation • Collection • Return CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  4. 2009 Fall Field Testing CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  5. 2009 Fall Field Testing • Why participate in a STAR field test? • Ensure that ETS can gather sufficient data to construct operational tests • Ensure the development of reliable and valid tests that will help your students to best demonstrate what they have learned • It is important to have as many students as possible participate in the field tests even if you have only a few eligible students CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  6. 2009 CMA Fall Field Testing • Multiple choice • Window • September 14–18, 2009 • English–language arts field test for grades nine and ten administered to students in grades ten and eleven • Life Science field test for grade ten administered to students in grade eleven • Algebra I field test administered to students in grades nine, ten, and eleven; students in grade eight will not take the Algebra I field test CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  7. 2009 CST Fall Field Testing • CST Writing field tests • Window • September 14–18, 2009 • Field test for grade four administered to students in grade five • Field test for grade seven administered to students in grade eight CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  8. 2009 CMA Fall Field Testing • CMA Writing field tests • Window • September 14–18, 2009 • Field test administered to students in grade five • Field test administered to students in grade eight CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  9. 2009 Fall Field Testing • Who is eligible to take the CST Writing field test? • Any public school student in grade five or eight • Who is eligible to take the CMA Writing field test? • Students are eligible if they: • Have an IEP; • Scored below basic or far below basic on a previous CST for any subject; and • Are not eligible to take the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) • See the CDE Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/participcriteria.asp for further details CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  10. Questions? CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  11. Returning 2009 STAR Test Materials CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  12. Returning 2009 STAR Test Materials • Collect and process test materials • Consult the STAR Management System for your materials return date • Verify that all test materials have been returned from test sites • Separate materials by test • Separate CST/CMA materials by grade level • Separate CAPA materials • Separate Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) materials by grade • Separate scorable and nonscorable materials CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  13. Scorable materials include (but are not limited to) the following: Used answer documents for the CSTs/CMA, CAPA, and STS Used test booklets for the following: CST for Grade 2 CST for Grade 3 CMA for Grade 3 STS for Grade 2 STS for Grade 3 Used School and Grade Identification (SGID) sheets What is Scorable? See the list of scorable materials on page 62 of the District and Test Site Coordinator Manual. CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  14. What is Nonscorable? • Nonscorable materials include (but are not limited to) the following: • Directions for Administration (DFAs) for the following tests: • CST for Grade 2 • STS for Grade 2 • CAPA Examiner’s Manuals • Unused, damaged, or voided (used) test booklets for the following tests: • CST for Grade 2 • CST for Grade 3 • CMA for Grade 3 • STS for Grade 2 • STS for Grade 3 • All used and unused test booklets, all tests, for grades four through eleven • Damaged or voided (used) answer documents • Audio CDs • Transparencies • Used and unused large-print and braille • Additional SGIDs • Unused paper bands • Unused Pre-ID labels CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  15. Additional Guidelines for Nonscorables • Practice tests for grades two through four may be returned or discarded. Extras do not need to be returned. • See the “Guidelines for Handling Nonscorable Materials” on page 64 of the District and Test Site Coordinator Manual for more information on nonscorable materials, including: • Materials that must be securely destroyed • Materials to be marked as “Void” • Materials that you may discard CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  16. Returning 2009 STAR Test Materials • Work with one grade level at a time • Are CAPA answer documents signed? • Verify that all demographic information that was to be hand-marked is complete • Carefully review answer document sections A2, A3, and A4 • Are accommodations and modifications properly marked in section A3? • Review after-testing procedures on pages 61–64 of the District and Test Site Coordinator Manual CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  17. Returning 2009 STAR Test Materials • Correctly package scorable materials • Complete an SGID sheet for CST/CMA • Pack the CST for Grade 3 test booklets on top of the CMA for Grade 3 test booklets • Complete an SGID for the CAPA • Complete an SGID for the STS • Band an SGID sheet and answer documents for each grade and test • Complete the Master File Sheet • Pack banded sets of documents and the master file sheet in the original cartons • Complete colored address labels for each carton • Test site leaves district counts blank • District counts consolidated shipment CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  18. Returning 2009 STAR Test Materials CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  19. Returning 2009 STAR Test Materials CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  20. Returning 2009 STAR Test Materials • Correctly package nonscorable materials • Separate all nonscorable materials by grade • Use a black pen to mark all voided answer documents • Box nonscorable CST, CMA, CAPA, and STS test materials by subject and grade • Complete an address label for each carton CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  21. Returning 2009 STAR Test Materials • Make sure to properly label each box • Standardized packing helps speed up the scoring process • Fill out the shipping label correctly, listing the boxes from each school and the total district count • Fill out the Master File Sheet completely; include grades that did not test • Follow the packing outline on page 62 of the District and Test Site Coordinator Manual • Return all materials on time • Site: Return to district no more than two days after testing is completed • District: Return to ETS/Pearson no more than five days after testing is completed for each administration period CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  22. Live Demonstration: How to Properly Pack Test Materials CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  23. Questions? CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  24. More Questions? For STAR technical questions:STAR TAC—800-955-2954 For STAR policies: CDE—916-445-8765 For accountability questions: CDE Academic Accountability Unit—916-319-0863 CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials

  25. Next STAR Webcast:May 27, 2009How to Read Your STAR Student CD CST/CMA Fall Field Test andReturning 2009 Test Materials