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California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Administration Workshops and Web Cast November - December 2007 Sacramento, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Fresno, Riverside, and San Diego. Presentation Objectives. Provide information on CAHSEE topics: Overview and Update

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California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

Administration Workshops

and Web Cast

November - December 2007

Sacramento, Los Angeles, Santa Clara,

Fresno, Riverside, and San Diego


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Presentation Objectives

  • Provide information on CAHSEE topics:

    • Overview and Update

    • Test Dates and Scheduling Guidelines

    • Apportionments and Student Records

    • Test Variations, Local Waiver, and Exemption

    • Preparation and Remediation

    • Resources

  • Respond to audience questions

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Overview and Update

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CAHSEE Requirement

  • All California public school students must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements, to receive a public high school diploma.

  • The CAHSEE requirement can be satisfied by passing the exam or, for students with disabilities, receiving a local waiver pursuant to Education Code Section 60851(c), or receiving an exemption pursuant to Education Code Section 60852.4 through December 31, 2007.

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Pending Regulations Changes

Regulations anticipated to become effective January 2008 -

  • Require district and test site coordinators to sign security agreements stating coordinators will ensure that all test examiners are trained to administer the examination in compliance with the test administration manuals

  • Permit grade eleven students to take the CAHSEE in successive administrations

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Pending Regulations Changes (continued)

  • Require school districts to provide grade twelve and adult education students at least three opportunities per school year to take sections of CAHSEE not yet passed

  • Allow English learners to have access to translation glossaries (English to primary language and/or primary language to English) if used in classroom

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Pending Regulations Changes (continued)

  • Prior to using unlisted test variations districts must receive CDE approval

  • By December 31 of each year, LEAs must report to CDE data regarding the local waivers granted pursuant to Education Code Section 60851(c)

  • By February 1, 2008, LEAs must submit to CDE data regarding the exemptions granted pursuant to Education Code Section 60852.4

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Pending Regulations Changes(continued)

  • Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) responsible for the cost of excessive orders

    • Order must exceed 20% of usage

    • Only excess over 100 booklets count

    • Automatic overage is not counted

      • 10% overage to district

      • 5% overage to schools

    • Calculated annually, covering all administrations

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Excessive Orders Example

([80% ordered] - # scored) x cost

Ordered 20,000 x .80 = 16,000

Used -10,000 6,000

x $1.08 $6,480

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Legislative Update

  • Passage of AB 347

    • Notify in writing all eligible students or students’ parent or guardian if student is under the age of 18 about availability of services at the end of each school term

    • Intensive instruction to students for up to 2 years after completion of grade 12 for the parts of the CAHSEE not yet passed

    • For English learners, the instruction must also include services to improve English proficiency

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Legislative Update(continued)

  • Veto of SB 123

    • Standardized evidence-based assessment

    • One-year extension of exemption

  • AB 1503

    • Proposes modifications to local waiver process

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Cumulative Results for the Classes of 2008 and 2009 Through May 2007

  • First Time Test Takers in the Class of 2009

    • 77% passed English-language arts (ELA)

    • 76% passed Math

  • Estimated Cumulative Passing Rate for the Class of 2008

    • 89% passed ELA by end of grade 11

    • 87% passed Math by end of grade 11

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Statewide Student Identification Numbers (SSID)

  • SSID numbers are required for Pre-ID for grades 10, 11, and 12.

  • Although SSID numbers are not required for adult students, if an adult student has SSID please complete SSID demographic field.

  • Districts are encouraged to obtain SSIDs for those Adult Education students who are taking CAHSEE and do not have an SSID.

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Test Dates and

Scheduling Guidelines

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2007-08 Test Dates

The CAHSEE administrations for the remainder of the 2007-08 school year are:

  • December 1 and 8, 2007 (Saturdays)

  • February 5-6, 2008

  • March 11-12, 2008

  • May 6-7, 2008

CAHSEE administrations through the 2009-10 school year can be found at the following CDE Web site: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/adminschedule08.asp

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Test Scheduling Guidelines

  • Whenever possible, districts should begin testing between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on the day of testing to ensure test security.

  • Students on non-traditional school day schedules and the Saturday administrations may begin later if test security can be ensured.

  • District coordinator must e-mail ETS CAHSEE Support prior to administration to inform of irregular test schedule.

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Test Scheduling Guidelines (continued)

  • Districts determine their own criteria for classifying students in a particular grade.

  • Students who are repeating a grade should be provided as many opportunities to test as all other students in that grade.

  • The July administration is restricted to grade 12 and adult students.

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Test Scheduling Guidelines (continued)

  • The December administration is to be given on consecutive Saturdays with ELA on December 1 and math on December 8. Do not administer both parts on the same day.

  • The December administration can be used for eligible grade 11, 12, and adult students.

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2007-08 Scheduling Guidelines for Grade 10 Students

  • Grade 10 students must take the CAHSEE only one time per school year.

    • Census: February or March

    • Make-up: March or May

  • An answer document must be submitted for every grade 10 student enrolled at the time of the census administration.

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2007-08 Scheduling Guidelines for Grade 11 Students

  • May take the exam up to two times per school year.

  • Must be provided at least two opportunities to test per school year.

  • May not retake any portion of the exam previously passed.

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2007-08 Scheduling Guidelines for Grade 12 Students

  • May take the test up to five times.

  • Must be provided at least three opportunities to test.

  • May test in successive administrations.

  • May not retake any portion of the exam previously passed.

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2007-08 Scheduling Guidelines for Adult Students

  • May take the test up to three times per school year.

  • Must be provided at least three opportunities to test per school year.

  • May test in successive administrations.

  • May not retake any portion of the exam previously passed.

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Scheduling Guidelines for Grade 12 and Adult Students

Disadvantages of successive administrations:

  • Results not back from previous administration

  • No opportunity for remediation

    Note: May 2008 exam results will not be back in time for June graduations! School districts will be required to acknowledge this prior to ordering test materials for the May 2008 administration.

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Apportionments and Student Records

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2006–07 Apportionments

School districts will receive:

  • $3.00 for each student tested on one or both parts of the CAHSEE.

  • $0.32 for each answer document with completed demographic information submitted for grade 10 students who were absent during the February or March census administrations.

  • The 2006-07 Apportionment Information Reports were mailed in September 2007.

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Apportionment Process

  • CDE sends Apportionment Information Reports to District Superintendents and independent Charter School Administrators.

  • Each must certify the accuracy of the Apportionment Information Report by signing and returning to CDE.

  • Certified reports must be postmarked by December 31, 2007.

  • If postmarked after this date, the reports must be accompanied by a waiver request as provided by Education Code Section 33050.

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Student Results Retention Requirements

  • Districts must maintain in each student’s permanent record the following information:

    • The date(s) the student took the CAHSEE.

    • Whether the student satisfied the CAHSEE requirement for each section of the exam.

  • Must be entered in the student’s permanent record within 60 days of receiving data files from test contractor.

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Student Results Retention Requirements (continued)

  • Districts are required to provide the student’s permanent record to student’s new district if student moves, even if student owes fee. Education Code, Section 49068 and California Code of Regulations 438.

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Test Variations,

Local Waiver, and Exemption

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Test Variations

  • CAHSEE Regulations identify:

    • Variations for all students

    • Variations for English learners

    • Accommodations for special education students

    • Modifications for special education students

  • Unlisted Variations

    • After the December 2007 administration, LEAs will need to seek CDE approval at least 30 days prior to administration.

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Test Variations (continued)

  • Students with disabilities must be allowed to take the CAHSEE with any accommodations or modifications specified in their IEP or Section 504 Plan.

  • English learners must be provided with certain test variations if regularly provided in the classroom or used for assessment.

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Local Waiver Process

  • Education Code Section 60851(c) explains the waiver process in detail.

  • At the request of the student’s parent or guardian, a school principal must submit to the local school board a request for a waiver of the requirement to pass the part(s) of the CAHSEE on which a modification was used and the equivalent of a passing score was earned.

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Local Waiver Process(continued)

For the local board to waive the CAHSEE requirement, the principal must certify the pupil has:

(1) An IEP or Section 504 Plan that requires the modifications to be provided to the pupil when taking the CAHSEE.

(2) Completion, or in the process of completion, of high school-level coursework sufficient to have attained the skills and knowledge otherwise needed to pass the CAHSEE.

(3) A score report showing that the student received the equivalent of a passing score on the CAHSEE while using a modification.

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Exemption for Certain Students with Disabilities

  • Education Code Section 60852.4 provides an exemption of the CAHSEE requirement to certain students with disabilities scheduled to receive a diploma in 2007.

  • Eligibility Verification Forms should be used to document student eligibility for this exemption.

  • This law is in effect through December 31, 2007.

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Test Variations, Local Waiver, and Exemption forAdult Students with Disabilities

  • Adult students with disabilities are eligible for test variations, including accommodations and modifications, as well as the local waiver request process and exemption.

  • Adult students with disabilities can receive the above services under a Section 504 Plan or, until age 22, under an IEP.

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Remediation and Resources

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Remediation

  • Education Code Section 37252 - Districts must provide remediation to students in grades 7 through 12 who do not show sufficient progress toward passing the CAHSEE.

  • Education Code Section 37254 (Intensive Instruction and Services Grant):

    • $72.7 million statewide.

    • All LEAs that applied will receive funding.

    • LEAs will receive up to $520 for each grade 12 student who has not passed one or both parts of the CAHSEE.

    • Any remaining funds will be distributed to LEAs for grade 11 students.

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Resources

  • Released Test Questions

  • Student Study Guides

  • Teacher Guides

  • Compendium of Remediation Models

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Special Education Resources

  • Matrix of Test Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications for Administration of California Statewide Assessments

  • Q & A about Test Variations

  • Scribe Guidelines (for scribe and sign language use)

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For More Information

For CAHSEE policy and general exam information

CDE High School Exit Exam Office

1-916-445-9449

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs

For state and federal accountability information

CDE Academic Accountability Unit

1-916-319-0863

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac

For test material ordering and logistics

ETS CAHSEE Support

1-800-241-5687

http://www.ets.org/cahsee

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