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Assessment/Teaching & Learning WebinarEnd-of-Course Math ExamsCredit Requirements in Mathematics

OSPI-sponsored Webinar, Sept. 30, 2010

Joe Willhoft, Assessment & Student Information

Greta Bornemann, Teaching and Learning

Chris Barron, Assessment Communications

Christopher Hanczrik, Assessment Operations

TODAY’S WEBINAR

- Math Credits and Recent Rule Revisions
- Greta Bornemann, OSPI

- End-of-Course Math Exams
- Joe Willhoft, OSPI

- Graduation Requirements
- Chris Barron, OSPI

- Math EOC Logistics
- Christopher Hanczrik, OSPI

TODAY’S WEBINAR

- Frequently Asked Questions and PPT are posted at:www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics
- Today’s Webinar (audio and PPT) will be posted later this week at www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics and www.k12.wa.us/TestAdministration/Trainings
QUESTIONS?

- End-of-Course Exams: [email protected]
- Math Credits: [email protected]
- Grad Requirements: [email protected]

- At the request of the Legislature, the State Board of Education amended the graduation requirements rule (WAC 180-51-066) to add a third credit of math and to prescribe the content of those credits. The rule was adopted in July 2008 and is in effect for the graduating Class of 2013.
- WAC 180.51.066- new revision
The State Board of Education recently adopted newly revised language for this rule during their September 2010 board meeting. Rule language will be available from the Code Reviser on October 22, 2010.

- The three mathematics credits required under this section must include the following mathematics courses:
- Algebra 1/Integrated Mathematics I
- Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II
- Algebra 2/Integrated Mathematics III OR a third mathematics credit elected per the student’s educational and career goals as expressed in the High School and Beyond Plan

- CTE-equivalent courses may be used for any of the math credits.

- The State Board of Education made changes to the math rule at their September 2010 meeting to:
- Permit students to take two required math courses at the same time (e.g., algebra 1 and geometry)
- Clarify the expected sequence of classes
- Permit students not to take a required course as long as they earn three math credits in high school AND take algebra 2/integrated mathematics III

- If students have a clearly defined career path, they will have the opportunity to substitute another high school math course for algebra 2/Integrated III, but must obtain parent/guardian and high school approval.
- Students may also earn mathematics credits in the relevant career and technical education, or CTE, equivalent courses.

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Questions

www.k12.wa.us/mathematics

- Are there specific math credits students have to earn for the first two credits?
- Yes. Students must earn 1 credit in algebra 1/integrated math 1, and a second credit in geometry/integrated math II, or earn credits in the relevant career and technical education (CTE)-equivalent courses.

- Can students take two of the required courses at the same time?
- Yes, per the rule change effective October 22, 2010.

- What courses may students take for the third math credit?
- Students may take algebra 2, integrated math III, or a rigorous, high school level math course that meets the student’s education and career goals identified in the student’s high school and beyond plan. Courses in which the majority of the math is at a K-8 level would not qualify for the third credit.
- The intent of the third credit is to enrich and build upon the experiences of algebra/integrated math I and geometry/integrated math II. Traditional math examples may include, but are not limited to: statistics, discrete math, linear algebra and mathematical modeling.

- If students want to take a course other than algebra 2 or integrated math III for their third math credit, what do they have to do?
- Choose a course that is based on a career-oriented program of study identified in their high school and beyond plan
- Meet with a high school representative and their parent/guardian to discuss their goals and the admission requirements of two and four-year colleges
- Sign a form, along with the high school representative and parent/guardian, to acknowledge that: 1) the meeting was held, 2) the required information was discussed, and 3) all parties agree that the course is more appropriate for the student’s education and career goals.

FAQs: Mathematics Credits

- Would career and technical education (CTE) mathematics courses satisfy the third credit of mathematics?
- Yes. If the majority of the course is high school level math, the title of the class is immaterial. CTE math examples might include, but are not limited to OSPI-approved frameworks in: robotics, engineering design I and II, drafting for civil and architectural engineering, construction math, applied mathematics, business economics math, financial literacy, and business statistics.

FAQs: Mathematics Credits

- Can physics count as the third credit of math?
- If the majority of the course is high school level math, the title of the class is immaterial. Students will need to earn the minimum state-required credits, as well as any local credits, to satisfy graduation requirements. In other words, if physics counts as the third math credit, the student will still need, under current rules, to earn separately the state-required 2.0 credits of science.

FAQs: Mathematics Credits

- Can a support class in conjunction with algebra work for the third credit?
- No. The support class may count as an elective credit, but it cannot satisfy the third credit of math. Algebra 1/integrated math II and geometry/integrated mathematics II or their equivalent CTE courses form the basis of a student’s mathematical experiences. The intent of the third credit is to enrich and build upon those experiences.

FAQs: Mathematics Credits

- Can students take algebra 1 for two periods and count it as the first and third credit of math?
- No. Students have the flexibility of taking:
• algebra 1/integrated math I and geometry/integrated math II concurrently OR

• geometry/integrated math II and the third credit of math concurrently

- However, they do not have the flexibility of taking the first and third credits at the same time. Equivalent CTE courses may be substituted for all of the courses listed above

- No. Students have the flexibility of taking:

FAQs: Mathematics Credits

- We plan to offer a math class designed for those students who haven’t passed one or more of the end-of-course assessments, but have earned the first two credits of math in the designated classes. Could this class count as the third credit of math?
- Yes, if the following conditions are met:
- students earned credit in algebra 1/integrated math I and geometry/integrated math II), or in the relevant career and technical education (CTE)-equivalent courses, even though they did not pass one or both of the end-of-course assessments, and
- the math class is rigorous, high school level math that helps the students meet his or her education and career goals, and
- the math class is not the same as the original algebra 1/integrated math I and/or geometry/integrated II classes.

- Yes, if the following conditions are met:

- Can students begin earning the three credits with a more advanced math class than algebra 1?
- Yes, per the rule change effective October 22, 2010. Based on written district policy, students may enroll in higher level classes that meet their high school and beyond plan; in effect, they can “skip over” one or more lower level classes. Students would still need to earn three math credits toward high school graduation. If “skipping over” Algebra 1, students will need to obtain credits in geometry, algebra 2 and a third credit that is consistent with the student’s educational and career goals.

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- Section (1)(a)
The assessments shall be implemented statewide in the 2010-11 school year.

- Section (1)(b)
The superintendent shall develop end-of-course assessments for the first year of high school mathematics that include the standards common to algebra 1 and integrated mathematics I and for the second year of high school mathematics that include the standards common to geometry and integrated mathematics II.

The assessments under this subsection (1)(b) shall be used to demonstrate that a student meets the state standard on the mathematics content area of the high school Washington assessment of student learning for purposes of RCW 28A.655.061.

- Section (2)
For the graduating classes of 2013 and 2014 and for purposes of the certificate of academic achievement under RCW 28A.655.061, a student may use: (a) Results from the end-of-course assessment for the first year of high school mathematics plus the results from the end-of-course assessment for the second year of high school mathematics; or (b) results from the comprehensive mathematics assessment to demonstrate that a student meets the state standard on the mathematics content area of the high school Washington assessment of student learning.

- Funding was not provided for production and scoring of the “comprehensive mathematics assessment”; a supplemental budget request is being moved forward.

- In spring 2011, students enrolled in a class that the district uses to grant credit for a first or second year of math must take the end-of-course test, regardless of grade level. These classes include:
Algebra 1Integrated Math 1

GeometryIntegrated Math II

- OSPI will use math “State Course Codes” reported through CEDARS to determine which students need to be tested with math EOCs in spring 2011.
- District Assessment Coordinators: Be sure your district is reporting State Course Codes to OSPI through CEDARS

- Students enrolled in an end-of-course class in spring 2011 must take the end-of-course test, regardless of grade level.
- OSPI and US Dept of Education are developing a plan for which math EOC is to be used for high school AYP. Scores will be “banked” for students taking EOC before the year required for high school AYP.
- Students taking an EOC class in grades 7 or 8 will need to take the EOC and (per NCLB) their grade-level MSP

- EOCs must assess what is common to:
Algebra 1/Integrated Math I and to Geometry/Integrated Math II

- Performance Expectations (PEs) required for graduation are the overlap of algebra 1 with integrated math 1 and of geometry with integrated math II

- EOCs must also have subtests of standards unique to Algebra 1, Geometry, Integrated Math 1 and Integrated Math 2
- Unique standards are the “off-diagonal” standards
- Subtest strength/weakness scores will be reported at the student, teacher, school, district and state levels

- Four EOC tests: Two 1st Year math & two 2nd Year math

FIRST-YEAR MATH TESTS

Integrated Math 1 test

Algebra 1 test

SECOND-YEAR MATH TESTS

Integrated Math II test

Geometry test

- “Crosswalk” documents are posted at:www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics/Crosswalks.aspx

FIRST-YEAR MATH TESTS

Integrated Math 1 test

Algebra 1 test

SECOND-YEAR MATH TESTS

Integrated Math II test

Geometry test

- OSPI is developing two makeup exams:
- EOC Makeup (Year 1), aligned to first-year PEs that are common to algebra 1 and integrated math 1
- EOC Makeup (Year 2), aligned to second-year PEs that are common to geometry and integrated math II

- The EOC Makeup 1 and 2 tests …
- Will be shorter than the EOCs (no pilot items, no “off diagonal” items)
- Will be taken in a single HSPE-like setting
- Can be used in 2011 by students who have passed an EOC course before the EOCs were available

- What test(s) do they take this year?
- Most students who took algebra 1 (or integrated math 1) last year are probably now in geometry (or integrated math 2).
- This spring, they will take the appropriate EOC that aligns with their current course. They will also be scheduled to take the EOC Makeup I test that covers the content from algebra 1/integrated math 1.

- Will this cause a conflict with test schedules?
- The EOCs and the Makeup tests will be scheduled to avoid conflicts for students needing to take a combination of tests in 2011. OSPI has developed several test schedules that district assessment coordinators can use as models.

- OSPI Mathematics Page
http://www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics

- Movers and Shakers listserv
- High School Item Specifications
http://www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics/TestItemSpec.aspx#EOCAssess

- End of Course Crosswalk Documents
http://www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics/Crosswalks.aspx

- Changes to 2011 – coming soon
- EOC Webinar on teacher supports – November 8th
- Workspace for teachers to share resources

Superintendent Randy Dorn will be in discussion with key legislators to consider various options, including consideration of:

- Allowing students in the classes of 2013 and 2014 to meet the math graduation requirement by passing one EOC or one EOC Makeup
- Delaying the science graduation requirement by at least two years, possibly until 2017
- Evaluating ways to deliver math and science Collections of Evidence that support this alternative and that are cost-effective

Under current rules, students in the classes of 2011 and 2012 can meet the math graduation requirement by:

- Having already passed either the WASL or HSPE Math tests
- Earning two credits of math after 10th grade*
- Must increase math proficiency
- Courses must meet/exceed 9th and 10th grade math standards

- Passing an EOC or EOC Makeup 1 or 2
- Important: Results not available until August

- Passing a HSPE-like “Comprehensive” exam
- Important: This option has not been funded
- Meeting comparison scores on the SAT, ACT and AP exams
- Six SAT/ACT testing opportunities before June

- GPA Comparison

* Option not available for the Class of 2013 and beyond

Under current rules, students in the classes of 2013 and beyond can meet the math graduation requirement by:

- Passing two End-of-Course exams in algebra 1 and geometry, or integrated math equivalents
- Passing EOC Makeups 1 and/or 2
- Passing a HSPE-like “Comprehensive” exam for Class of 2013 and 2014 (This option has not been funded)
- Meeting comparison scores on the SAT, ACT or AP exams
- Scores won’t be set until 2011-12 school year

- Passing a math Collection of Evidence
- Not currently funded and not available until the 2011-12 school year

- GPA Comparison

Under current rules, students in the classes of 2013 and beyond can meet the science graduation requirement by:

- Passing the science HSPE in spring and/or summer 2011
- Ninth graders not eligible to take science HSPE

- Passing the biology EOC (or Biology Make-up)
- Begins in spring 2012; scores available August 2012

- Meeting comparison scores on the SAT 2 or ACT
- Scores won’t be set until 2012-13 school year

- Passing a science Collection of Evidence
- Not available until the 2011-12 school year

- When can students access the alternative options?
- Class of 2013 and beyond can use an approved alternative after attempting both the Year 1 and the Year 2 EOC exams.

- What alternatives will be available?
- HSPE-like “Comprehensive” exam for c/o 2013 & 2014 (not yet funded)
- Course grades equivalency (GPA Comparison)
- SAT/ACT/AP alternative (scores not yet set by State Board)
- Collection of Evidence (design not yet approved by State Board)
- Options for students with IEPs (being defined; similar to current options, consistent with relevant regulations and RCWs)

- What about two math credits after 10th grade option?
- This option expires with the Class of 2012.

Available at www.k12.wa.us/Resources

- Graduation in Washington Toolkit
- Earning a Diploma
- State Testing 2011

- Must be given within the district’s last 3 weeks of school; test schedules set by district assessment coordinator
- Materials delivered in-district two weeks prior to the district’s 3-week test window
- Choose one of two delivery dates
- EOC booklets will be pre-ID’d
- EOC booklets will be packaged by classroom, Makeup 1 and 2 packaged by school or other group assigned by district assessment coordinator
- One single booklet per exam (algebra 1, integrated I, geometry, integrated II, EOC Makeup 1, EOC Makeup 2)

- Example administrations for standard schedule
- Note that for test security, the EOC exam administration must start before the respective Makeup 1 and 2 exams
Example Schedule 1

Example Schedule 2

Example Schedule 3 (Week 1)

Example Schedule 3 (Week 2)

- Return all test booklets according to OSPI calendar
- Return schedule ‘expedited’, similar to statistical sample school schedule used with MSP

Answering a FEW

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ASKED

Questionswww.k12.wa.us/mathematics

- When is the testing window for EOCs?
- Each district will set a common schedule for its high school(s) within the last three weeks of the district’s school year.
- The EOCs will be paper/pencil booklets, designed to be administered in intact classrooms at the end of the course.
- OSPI will use student class rosters provided through CEDARS to pre-print booklets by district/school/teacher/class-period.

- How long will the EOCs take?
- The EOCs will be designed to take 2½ 50-minute class periods: half a class period for instructions; 2½ periods for the tests.

- Will there be an August EOC?
- State funding limits the EOCs to two administrations each year. One will be in late May/June. To accommodate block-scheduled courses, the other will be in late January/Feb (starting in the 2011-12 school year).
- The EOC Makeup 1 and 2 tests will be included in this schedule, and will be available as re-take opportunities.

- When will results be available?
- In this first year, standards (passing scores) need to be set. That means the spring 2011 scores will be available in August 2011. In subsequent administrations, results will be available 6-8 weeks after testing.

- Who Is Included in the “Class of 2013”?
- Students in the Class of 2013 are defined as students who first entered 9th grade in the 2009-10 school year (this year’s 10th graders)

- What Do Students in Class of 2013 Need to Pass?
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in both the first and second year of high school math:
Algebra1 EOC or Integrated Math 1 EOC or EOC Makeup 1

and

Geometry EOC or Integrated Math II EOC or EOC Makeup 2

or

Legislatively-approved alternatives (e.g., SAT, ACT, COE)

- Students must demonstrate proficiency in both the first and second year of high school math:

- How do students in special education programs meet math graduation and other course requirements?
- For the Classes of 2013 and beyond, eligible students must earn either a Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or a Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA), as one of the requirements for earning a high school diploma.
- To earn a CAA, an eligible student takes all required course work and earns a proficient score for math EOC’s, required science (EOC), and HSPE in reading and writing.
- To be eligible for a CIA, IEP teams for students with significant cognitive disabilities may determine that it is appropriate for a student to take the state alternate assessment using the WAAS-Portfolio.

- CIA requirements for students eligible for special education … (continued)
- For student’s who will not be assessed using the WAAS-Portfolio, the students must take the high school assessments required for AYP, either with or without accommodations.
- For math, it is anticipated that the EOC for Algebra 1 will be approved by the US Department of Education as the high school exam for math.
- If students do not meet proficiency, IEP teams may consider whether it is appropriate for the student to continue to take high school assessments to meet proficiency or whether, because of the student’s disability, the student may earn a CIA by using other measures.

- CIA requirements for students eligible for special education (continued) …
- Other measures for earning a CIA include:
- Achieving a score of Basic (Level 2) on the HSPE for reading and writing, the EOC exam for algebra 1/integrated I (if Basic cut score for EOC is approved by the state board), and science;
- Taking and passing a Developmentally Appropriate Proficiency Exam (DAPE) at the elementary or middle school level, in one or more areas;
- Use of the locally determined assessment (LDA) options in one or more areas; or
- Use of the WAAS-Portfolio

- Other measures for earning a CIA include:

- What if the high school course requirements are not appropriate for a student, because of limitations of the student as a result of his or her disability.
- The state board regulation at WAC 180-51-115 allows districts to adopt policies and develop procedures that would allow for special accommodations for individual students, exemption from any course or graduation requirement if the requirement impedes the student's progress toward graduation and there is a direct relationship between the failure to meet the requirement and the student's limitation.
- Teams may also determine that it is appropriate for the student to attend school up to age 21.

- What if a the high school course requirements are not appropriate for a student, because of limitations of the student as a result of his or her disability (continued) …
- Districts may not waive the requirement that a student earn a CIA or CAA.
- Exemptions from courses or requirements must be in accordance with district policies and procedures, and students should still be working towards goals appropriate for the student in content areas.
- It is important to ensure that students transition needs are met, in addition to meeting graduation requirements.

TODAY’S WEBINAR

- Frequently Asked Questions and PPT are posted at:www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics
- Today’s Webinar (audio and PPT) will be posted later this week at www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics and www.k12.wa.us/TestAdministration/Trainings
QUESTIONS?

- End-of-Course Exams: [email protected]
- Third math credit: [email protected]
- Grad Requirements: [email protected]