Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Pre-Test Workshop2013 February 6, 2013; 8:00-11:00 am; IMC-7 February 6, 2013; 1:00-4:00 pm; IMC-7 February 14, 2013; 8:00-11:00 am; IMC-7 February 14, 2013; 1:00-4:00 pm; IMC-7 Cin Rogers, Ed.D. STAR District Coordinator 457-3828 email@example.com
Physical Fitness • Required in Grades 5, 7, and 9 • Grade 9 by Graduation Requirement Year 2016 • Test Window February 1 to April 26, 2013 • Need date PE testing began. • All schools MUST administer the test, including Alternative and Charters. • All students in grades 5, 7, and 9 take the tests whether or not they are enrolled in a PE class. • Individual results are to be given to each student after testing. • Return completed scanners to REA ATTN: Tami Whaley by April 30.
Objectives STAR coordinators will: Follow current STAR procedures properly. Ensure all materials are handled securely and appropriately. Train site examiners to conduct testing consistently.
Agenda • Test Dates and Scheduling • New for STAR 2013 • STAR Test Site Coordinator responsibilities • Writing tests • Multiple-choice tests • California Standards Tests (CSTs) • Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests • California Modified Assessment (CMA) • Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) • After testing • Expedited return of results
Testing Dates • STAR Writing Grades 4 & 7:March 5 (6 – makeup) • EAP Essay (Grade 11): March 4-29 • High Schools and Charters: • CST/CMA/CAPA/STS April 22 – May 10 • Elementary and Middle Schools: • CST/CMA/CAPA/STS April 29 – May 17 • Exception: Dailey Charter
Scheduling Testing at School Sites • Test Schedule options available in STAR Pre-test Workshop materials • Schedules meet the following guidelines: • Each subject and part administered to the same grade level on the same day at the same time • Each subject administered in consecutive order of its parts • You will need to include at least two make up days that are scheduled within the test window
Test Schedules • Must be approved by STAR District Coordinator. • Test schedules are due March 11. • All school test examiners must follow the established school schedule.
Email Test Schedule Choice to Cin.Rogers@fresnounified.org Name of School and Test Schedule Option in Subject line Answer three questions: Test schedule option? Make up days? Administer CMA?
New for STAR 2013 • Emphasis on heightened security • New security affidavit • New and updated videos • Answer docs: • No CBEDS (Box 14), collected in CALPADS • No ASAM • No SEID • English-learner program participation (Box 17) definitions changes • CAPA Section A1 added • STS for dual immersion • Expedited return of results
#1 Responsibility—Security • No unauthorized electronic devices used in classroom during testing • For testing purposes, any electronic device that is not specifically designated as an accommodation or modification in the student’s IEP or Section 504 plan is unauthorized. • Security audits to occur
Security Audits • At randomly selected schools and district offices • Before, during, or after testing • Are materials secure, accounted for, and locked up when not in use? • Are correct administrative procedures being followed? For example: • Instructional materials have been removed or covered. • Students are not being coached through the exams. • Only appropriate accommodations and/or modifications are being provided, et. al. • No unauthorized electronic devices are being used.
#2 Responsibility – Train Test Examiners • Emphasis on heightened security • New and updated videos • Additions to DFAs • Room sign with reminder of no electronic devices • To be posted in clear view of students • Included in District Coordinator kit • Available on startest.org • Can be photocopied
Video • Site Coordinator video, General, first part about security only
STAR TSC Responsibilities • READ TSC Manual • Inform parents (Parent Q & A) • Train examiners (use Video links) • Ensure examiners read and sign affidavits. • Send copies to REA ATTN: Tami Whaley • Secure test materials. • Plan for accommodations and modifications
STAR TSC: Late Labels • To assist schools REA will: • Send a set of labeled booklets for new students since Pre-ID. • For students whose demographics have changed since Pre-ID an electronic update to the pre-ID will be done by REA. • School will: • Pull all “moved” students’ answer docs • Mark moved students’ answer docs “VOID – moved” and put in non-scorable.
STAR TSC: Train Examiners • READ and sign affidavits • send copies to REA ATTN: Tami Whaley. • Emphasize NO unauthorized electronic devices. • MAKE SURE CORRECT TESTS ARE GIVEN. • Students who are not testing may not stay in the classroom where a test is being administered. • If students need to be taken to another room to finish testing, BE SURE THEY ARE ESCORTED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF. Do not allow students to walk to another room with test materials by themselves.
STAR TSC: Reminders • Examiners CANNOT: • Review test questions before, during, or after testing. • Check students’ answers including (but not limited to): • Advise students of wrong answer or to check an answer; or • Withhold answer docs until students demonstrate they have the right answers.
After TestingAnswer Documents • Train examiners to: • Erase NOTHING in answer circles.
After TestingAnswer Documents (cont.) • Avoid teaching students in second and third grade to mark through answer circles to eliminate answers. Such marks CANNOT be erased by adults.
STAR TSC Examiners shall monitor students throughout testing to make sure students are: • On correct part • Not going on to other parts or back to a previously completed part • Not skipping a question on their answer document (so that they are off by one or more) • Not using unauthorized electronic devices during testing session
STAR TSC Examiners shall ensure there is enough time to complete a part before beginning the part. Examiners must follow the approved test schedule.
Instruction Between Test Parts • NO instruction in content area between test parts administered in the same day • For example, no language arts instruction can occur between CST ELA Part 1 and CST ELA Part 2 if they are administered in the same day.
Parent/Guardian Exemptions • Students whose parents/guardians submit written requests may be exempted from: • All tests • Specific tests or content areas • Tests taken before a parent/guardian exemption request is received will be scored and reported. • No separate messages to parents of selected groups of students • Count against participation for AYP
Accommodations • Do not change what is being tested • Only for students with IEPs or 504 Plans • Corresponds to what student receives in daily classroom instruction • Examples for Multiple-Choice: • Dictated responses to a scribe • Assistive device that does not interfere with independent work of student • Mark only what student actually uses
Modifications • Does change what is being tested • Only for students with IEPs or 504 Plans • Corresponds to what student receives in daily classroom instruction • Examples for Multiple-Choice: • Reading passages read or signed to student • Calculator for math test • Assistive device that does interfere with independent work of student • Mark only what student actually uses
Accommodations Allowed for CMA • See Testing Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications matrix in workshop materials • Test questions read aloud to student • Calculator on the grade 5 math test • Math manipulatives on the math or science tests
No Modifications for CMA • Modifications are not allowed for use on the CMA; the CMA is a modified test. If the IEP team feels further modifications are necessary the IEP team should consider that the student participate in the STAR Program by taking the CSTs with modifications.
English Learner Testing Variations • ELs are allowed only the following testing variations (inside back cover of DFA): • Hearing test directions marked with T in SAY boxes • The test examiner is not to translate any oral or written test questions or directions students are to read to themselves. • Tested separately with other EL students by school employee. Use only if this is normal procedure for these students. • Having access to translation glossaries/word lists (English to primary language) with NO definitions (for CST Math, Science and History-Social Science ONLY – NOT for ELA CST).
Writing Tests • Writing tests are required. • CST and CMA • Grades 4 and 7 • Examiners need to ensurecorrect test (CST or CMA) given. • Check IEPs to determine whether CST or CMA. • See bottom of response booklet and DFA.
Writing Tests • When in 2013? • March 5(makeup March 6) • Approximately 60-75 minutes including passing out materials and reading directions. • Must be completed in one sitting with no breaks (unless in IEP).
Before Writing Essay:Section 1 • All students must complete even if Pre-ID was used.
After Writing Test If the student used a word processor: • Mark Section A3, “Accommodations and Modifications,” D or T. • If A3 is not marked, the test will not be scored • Print out pages and write name of student, school, and district on back of each page. • Place print-out inside Writing Response Booklet. • Return with scorables.
After Writing Test If a student with an accommodation, wrote response on loose-leaf paper or in large print or in Braille document: • Essay must be transcribed into Writing Response booklet or it will not be scored. • Mark A3, Accommodations. • B if student wrote on separate paper • G if student used braille • H if student used large print
After Writing Test • Return all materials with either the scorables (if student given test) or nonscorables (if student not given test). • REA picks up materials on March 7
STAR Program Multiple-Choice Tests • CSTs • All students take CSTs unless taking CMA or CAPA • Grades 2–11 • CMA • Grades 3–11; varies by grade and content area • Must have IEP and meet eligibility criteria • STS • For Spanish-speaking English-learners and for English-speaking Spanish-learners (purchased separately) • Grades 2–11 • MUST also take CST and/or CMA
Before Multiple-Choice Testing • Receive boxes: • All boxes come in single delivery. • Before signing receipt, check number of boxes. • Compare box contents to packing list within 24 hours. Report discrepancies to REA. • Prep answer documents: • 2013 only • No copying of answer documents
Before Multiple-Choice Testing • Confirm which tests each student takes. • Confirm any accommodations or modifications students will use and where they will be tested. • Prepare materials: • Test booklets • No. 2 pencils • Scratch paper • Rulers, if required (used with regular-print booklets only) • Signs
At Start of Testing • All students must complete Section 1 even if Pre-ID was used. • At start of end-of-course testing, mark EOC test name:
During Multiple-Choice Testing • Use Directions for Administration (DFAs) correctly. • Read ALL “SAY” boxes exactly as written. • Be sure to read and complete“First Day of Testing” section with students. • ONLY translate boxes with “T” (NO CST/CMA/STS questions, prompts, or passages may be translated). • Grades 9−11 are in single DFAfor each test: CST, CMA, STS.
During Multiple-Choice Testing • Monitor for use of unauthorized electronic devices. • Give correct test booklets and answer documents to students whose names are on answer documents. • Make sure students are taking the correct test and marking answers in the correct section of the answer document. • Ensure students complete all parts of each test.
During Multiple-Choice Testing • Give breaks only at end of a part as indicated by stop sign. • Mark answer documents: • Correctly mark test name • Note: if the test name is not marked, the test will not be scored. • Correctly mark version # • Version #
During Multiple-Choice Testing • Schedule breaks • Ensure there is enough time to complete a part before beginning the part. • See DFA for more information on breaks.
California Standards Tests (CSTs) • Grades 2–11 • Unless taking CMA or CAPA • Subjects tested: • English–Language Arts (ELA): all grades;writing for grades 4 and 7 • Mathematics: grades 2–7 and end-of-course (EOC) grades 7–11 Note: Rulers used for grade 2 CST only • Science: grades 5, 8, 10, and EOC 9–11 • History–Social Science: grades 8, 11, and EOC 9–11
Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics? • Grades 2–6: Grade-level test required Note: Rulers used for grade 2 CST ONLY • Grade 7: Grade-level mathematics test or Algebra I required
Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics? • Grade 8: One of the following is required: • CST for General Mathematics (if no math course or completing a course for which there is not an EOC mathematics CST); or • Algebra I; or • Geometry; or • Algebra II; or • Integrated Math 1, 2, or 3