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ISTEP+ Pretest Workshop Spring 2013. Agenda. Operational ISTEP+ Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Pilot and Validation Sites ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil ISTEP+ Online Return of Results Online Reporting Parent Network ISTAR Assessment IMAST Assessment LEP Students Ethical Testing Practices

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agenda
Agenda
  • Operational ISTEP+
    • Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Pilot and Validation Sites
  • ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil
  • ISTEP+ Online
  • Return of Results
    • Online Reporting
    • Parent Network
  • ISTAR Assessment
  • IMAST Assessment
  • LEP Students
  • Ethical Testing Practices
  • Questions & Answers
test windows
Test Windows
  • March 4 – 13
    • ISTEP+ Applied Skills (Paper/Pencil and Online)
  • April 29 – May 8
    • ISTEP+ Multiple-Choice Paper/Pencil
    • IMAST
  • April 29 – May 10
    • ISTEP+ Multiple-Choice Online
  • May 6 – 17
    • CoreLink Online
operational istep
Applied Skills:

Online, Paper/Pencil

Applied Skills Online:

Online ELA and SS ONLY

Math and Science – custom “partial” paper/pencil booklet

Applied Skills Paper/Pencil:

Gr. 3-8: one single student test booklet

Students MUST use the same correct book for ALL sessions

What if two books are used (TCM)

Avoid Undetermined test results!

Multiple-Choice:

Online, Paper/Pencil

Multiple-Choice Online:

ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Multiple-Choice Paper/Pencil: Insufficient Technology / Accommodation ONLY

Gr. 3 one single test booklet

Gr. 4-8 two booklets

Test booklet

Answer booklet

Students MUST use the same answer book for ALL sessions

Avoid Undetermined test results!

Gridded Responses / Calculator Usage begins in Grade 6

Operational ISTEP+
all students grades 3 8
All Students, Grades 3-8
  • Same rules apply
    • Who participates, accommodations, security
    • IMAST participation (April/May window)
      • Critical – do not take ISTEP+ in IMAST content area(s)

(Applied Skills and Multiple-Choice Assessments)

      • Avoid Undetermined test results!
  • Results have consequences for students, schools, and corporations
    • Remediation, accountability
  • Science and Social Studies required
  • Applied Skills images and Applied Skills items released via the web
student test number stn
Student Test Number (STN)
  • Every test MUST have an STN
  • STN is critical for matching students across test windows (AS, MC)
    • Undetermined and accountability concerns
  • Results are dependent on matching student records (AS, M/C)
    • If you do not have a barcode label for paper/pencil, bubble!
      • One STN per student (stays with student)
      • Schools required to supply missing STNs
    • Used to calculate participation rate
  • Every Undetermined score will count as a “Not Participating” student
  • Schools must account for every student not tested—keep records now to prepare for the DOE-NT collection.
book ii pilot and validation sites
Book II (Pilot) and Validation Sites
  • Book II Sites (Pilot)
    • Applied Skills window ONLY; Paper/Pencil ONLY
    • Selected schools; required participation
    • Early pickup of test materials (by school)
      • March 15
      • GREEN label
  • Validation Sites
    • Multiple-Choice window ONLY; Online and Paper/Pencil
    • Critical to verifying the equating process
      • Selected schools; required participation
    • Early pickup of paper/pencil test materials (by school)
      • May 10
      • TAN label
doe tl barcode file paper pencil and online
DOE-TL Barcode File: Paper/Pencil and Online
  • Period 1 Barcode file submitted Dec. 10 – Jan. 16
    • Labels delivered Feb. 15-19 in Applied Skills TC Kits
  • Period 2 Barcode file submission Feb. 25 – March 8
    • Via STN site
    • Any students who were not submitted in Period 1, including:
      • Students new to the school
      • Additional IMAST students, based on Case Conference Committee decisions for students that were not submitted in Period 1
    • Labels delivered April 15-16 in Multiple-Choice TC Kits
      • Paper/Pencil (due to insufficient technology/accommodation)
      • IMAST
  • Barcode files used to “populate” ISTEP+ Online (AS, MC)
istep paper pencil barcode labels
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Barcode Labels
  • Review Barcode Label “rules” in the Test Coordinator’s Manual (TCM)
    • SIQ #3 - #8
  • Not all data on the label; see the roster for details
  • Bubble for all “new” students without labels
  • Use ONLY labels for the Spring 2013 test administrations
    • Destroy all unused labels after Multiple-Choice test (May)
    • Students’ names MUST also be on the tests

written in the students’ own handwriting!

istep paper pencil calendar
Applied Skills

Dec. 10 – Jan. 16 Period 1 Barcode File

Feb. 11-15 Test Materials Delivery

Feb. 15-19 Test Coordinator Kits

(include Period 1 Barcode Labels)

Feb. 27 Last day to report shortages (TMA opens 2/15)

www.ctb.com/

March 15 Mandatory pickup date for ALL Book II schools; GREEN label

March 18-26 Scheduled pickups for corporations and nonpublic schools; YELLOW and BLUE labels

Multiple-Choice

Feb. 25 – Mar. 8 Period 2 Barcode File

Via STN site

Include any new students and additional IMAST students

April 3-12 Test Materials Delivery

April 15-16 Test Coordinator Kits

(Per. 1 & 2: ISTEP+ and IMAST Barcode Labels)

April 23 Last day to report shortages

www.ctb.com/(TMA opens 4/11)

May 10 Mandatory pickup date for ALL Validation schools; TAN label

May 13-15 Scheduled pickups for corporations and nonpublic schools; PURPLE and BLUE labels (very tight schedule—no extensions!)

ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Calendar

February 15 – Predetermined Pickup Schedule posted: IDOE-TCC and www.ctb.com/istep

istep paper pencil large print braille
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Large Print & Braille
  • Shipped directly to TC
  • Know how to process documents
    • See Appendices in TCM
    • Avoid Undetermined results!
  • Non-Standard Responses (NSR)
    • Use pastel paper (computer-generated)
    • Insert document(s) in front of the back cover
    • Keep a copy in a secure location (principal’s office)
    • Documentation
      • At top of CG response and on School/Group List
      • CGR bubble on front of test booklet
istep paper pencil materials return
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Materials Return
  • SAVE YOUR BOXES!! (ISTEP+ and IREAD-3)
    • Return in correct boxes - do not mix (Blue; Gold)
  • Please read directions!  (TCM and posters)
  • “Things To Remember” (TCM)
  • How will you account for every test document?
    • ALL student test documents must be returned
  • Teacher names must match exactlyon:
    • Group Information Sheet (GIS) and
    • School/Group List (SGL)
  • All three counts must match (GIS, SGL, actual documents)

This is a critical issue with regard to turnaround time for results!

istep paper pencil packing shipping
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Packing & Shipping
  • ISTEP+: Use “Stack Cover Cards” and Paper Bands
    • Please read directions, TCM
  • IREAD-3: Use envelopes
  • Unique Barcode Shipping Labels (by school)
  • Be sure to use the correct shipping labels and boxes for each test!! (ISTEP+, IREAD-3)
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IREAD-3:

Gold-and-white

box

  • Blue-and-white box used for paper/pencil tests:
  • Applied Skills
  • Multiple-Choice (Insufficient Technology / Accommodation only)
  • IMAST
istep online calendar
Applied Skills

Dec. 10 – Jan. 16 Period 1 Barcode File

Feb. 15 AS Online Examiner’s Manual Delivery

Feb. 15-19 Test Coordinator Kits

(include Period 1 Barcode Labels)

Feb. 18 AS Content Release and Pre-assigned Practice and Operational Tests

Feb. 25 – March 13 AS Online Practice Test Window

Multiple-Choice

Feb. 25 – Mar. 8 Period 2 Barcode File

Include any new students and additional IMAST students

March 8 MC Online Examiner’s Manual Delivery

March 15 MC Content Release and Pre-assigned Practice Tests

March 18 – May 10 MC Online Practice Test Window

April 1 MC Pre-assigned Operational Tests

April 15-16 Test Coordinator Kits

(IMAST and ISTEP+ P/P Barcode Labels)

ISTEP+ Online: Calendar
  • Test Administration System (TAS) Trainings
  • February 20 – April 16
  • 5 Regional (onsite sessions) & 15 Webinars
  • Optional 7 Pre-Administration Q&A
  • Sessions
  • CoreLink:
  • Early April – Content Release and Pre-assigned
  • Practice/Operational Tests
  • April 15-16 Online Examiner’s Manual Delivery
  • May 6-17 CoreLink Test Window
istep online overview
ISTEP+ Online: Overview
  • Applied Skills: ELA and Social Studies ONLY
  • Multiple-Choice: Extended window (April 29 – May 10)
  • List of schools with testing online status posted www.ctb.com/istep
  • Test Administration Trainings (TAS)
    • Train-the-Trainer: February 20 – April 16
    • Required Session: Regional (onsite) or Webinar
    • Optional: Pre-Administration Q&A Sessions
  • Practice Test Required
    • 2 opportunities scheduled per student; at least 1 required
istep online ipads
ISTEP+ Online: iPads
  • iPads for Multiple-Choice Online (and CoreLink) only
    • iPad 2 or later
    • iOS 6 or later
    • iTunes Store “OAS IN”
      • Expected availability week of February 11
      • Watch for more information from CTB
    • “Guided Access” MUST be enabled
    • Android tablets supported next year
      • (10-inch class)
  • More info & WebEx posted www.ctb.com/istep
istep online details
ISTEP+ Online: Details
  • Accommodations must be assigned
  • Scheduling
    • All students in a class complete test session on the same day
  • Critical changes for 2013
    • Display of “Not Testing”
    • Confirmation of “Do Not Score”
      • EVERY one of these must be documented!!!
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Oklahoma Online Program Overview

ISTEP+ Online: CTB Web Portal

www.ctb.com/istep

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Test and Technology Coordinator Support Materials

General information about the tests

Single Sign-on Access

Demo TAS Website Access

Report testing problems

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News and Information

Community forum access

Contact details to reach

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Looking Ahead C3

ISTEP+ Online: Enhancements

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ISTEP+ Online: Pre-Assigned Test Sessions

ISTEP+ Applied Skills and IREAD-3 Spring

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ISTEP+: Experience Online Testing , Practice Test

  • URL: http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment/
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ISTEP+ Online: Marking a Test Session

“Do Not Score”

Click the Toggle DNS (Do Not Score) button, which is activated after highlighting the student record.

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ISTEP+ Online: Mark a Student as

“Moved/Not Testing”

Indicating students who will not test

results online reports
Results: Online Reports
  • All reports via Indiana Online Reporting System (INORS)
    • Corporation- and school-level
    • Secure site with unique passwords
    • Contains FERPA-protected data! (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
    • Teacher Access
      • Determined by GIS and SPN/Online teacher groups
    • Available 24/7
      • Student-level data, end of May
      • Summary-level data, June
  • One paper copy of Student Report and Label (June)
results details
Results: Details
  • Science: Grades 4, 6
    • Late June: ISTEP+ and IMAST Science Cut Score Setting
    • Late August: INORS Reports and Applied Skills Images available
    • Late August: Student Reports and Labels delivered
    • Late September: Rescore Window
    • October: Rescore reports arrive

ELA, Math, Social Studies:

Grades 3-8 ELA, Math

Grades 5, 7 Social Studies

  • End of May: INORS Reports and Applied Skills Images available
  • June 7: Student Reports and Labels delivered
  • End of May/mid-June: Rescore Window
  • Late July/Early August: Rescore reports arrive
results parent network
Results: Parent Network
  • Online parent access
  • Parents can see test results “over time” (multiple years)
  • Invitation Codes sent to May “testing schools”
    • Distribute upon receipt
  • Applied Skills Images linked to results in PN
    • Parent review of student response
  • Parent RequestRequiredfor Rescore
    • Parent / school staff collaborate
    • School to document and submit rescore request
istar indiana s alternate assessment
ISTAR: Indiana’s Alternate Assessment
  • Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting
  • ISTEP+ or ISTAR
    • All students must participate in assessment; Case Conference Committee decision to use ISTAR
      • Referenced to Indiana Standards; will NOT lead to diploma
      • March 1 – April 30 window; Web-based system
      • Requires use of STN
      • Teacher ratings; cut scores (Pass+, Pass, Did Not Pass)
    • Federal Regulation
      • Sets a 1% limit for corporations & state on students who can be “proficienton Alternate Standards” for accountability
      • No limiton the number of students who canparticipatein ISTAR

It is important for each student to participate in the most appropriate assessment for that student.

imast indiana s modified assessment
IMAST: Indiana’s Modified Assessment
  • Indiana Modified Achievement Standards Test
    • Grades 3-8; E/LA, Math, Science, Social Studies
    • Students on-track to receive a diploma
  • Eligibility criteria
    • Case Conference Committee decision by February 28
  • Collecting student counts (no survey this year)
    • Include students in DOE-TL Barcode submissions
  • Multiple-Choice Format – April/May window ONLY
    • Critical – do not take ISTEP+ in IMAST content area(s) (AS, M/C)
    • Avoid Undetermined test results!
  • No limiton the number of students taking IMAST

It is important for each student to participate in the most appropriate assessment for that student.

english learners lep students
English Learners/LEP Students
  • All EL students MUST take ISTEP+
    • Except those enrolled in US schools < 1 year
      • Enrolled after March 1, 2012 to be <1 year
      • MAY substitute LAS Links for ISTEP+ E/LA
        • Corporation-wide decision!
      • Must take Math and
        • Science (4 & 6)
        • Social Studies (5 & 7)
    • Accommodations (refer to Appendix C)
accommodations for special education and lep students
Accommodations for Special Education and LEP students
  • Appendix C in the Indiana Assessment Program Manual
    • Outlines the standard accommodations for students with an IEP, Section 504 Plan, ILP or Nonpublic Service Plan
  • Non-Standard Assessment Accommodation
    • One NOT identified in the Indiana Assessment Program Manual
    • Deadline to submit based on dates listed on the Request for Non-Standard Assessment Accommodation form
    • Must be approved by the Office of Student Assessment
    • Note:Request for paper test during Online administration = non-standard
ethical testing practices overview highlights
Ethical Testing Practices: Overview/Highlights
  • Indiana Assessment Program Manual – Chapter 10
    • The basis for local training
    • Test security and integrity training prior to actual test window represents a review; highlight areas of critical importance.
  • Formal Training for Staff
    • To administer the assessment, staff MUST have
      • participated in security training (at the beginning of the school year).
      • signed the Indiana Testing Security and Integrity Agreement.
      • received training regarding specifics of test administration (mechanics).
  • Policy requirement
    • Every school corporation and school (public, charter, nonpublic, and Choice) MUST have a test security policy.
ethical testing practices preparing for the test
Ethical Testing Practices: Preparing for the Test
  • Review and approve materials used to prepare students
  • Provide training for staff (classroom practices, test administration)
    • Acceptable teacher practices: prior to, during, and after the test
    • Appropriate test administration policies/practices (mechanics)
    • Specifics regarding test security and integrity
  • Assign test examiners and proctors
    • Review examiner qualifications
ethical testing practices ensuring examiner readiness
Ethical Testing Practices: Ensuring Examiner Readiness
  • Examiner’s Manual: secure document
  • Access to Examiner’s Manual (EM)
    • Staff may retain EM in a secure location after orientation session
  • Access to assessment books (student documents)
    • NOadvance access to actual student test documents
  • Usernames, passwords and access codes
    • Same level of security as test books
ethical testing practices administering the test
Ethical Testing Practices: Administering the Test
  • Administer test sessions in order
  • Examiners/Proctors must monitor test sessions
    • Reminder: no cell phones (students and adults)
  • Examiners/Proctors should not use a student’s keyboard except in the case of a scribe.
  • If a concern arises regarding an item….
    • Refer to the item by content area, test session, and item number
    • NEVER make a copy or email the item (even to IDOE)!
  • Unannounced security audits (IDOE due diligence)
ethical testing practices materials security
Ethical Testing Practices: Materials Security
  • CTCs and STCs MUST:
    • Control secure storage, distribution, administration, and collection of test documents/materials
      • Inventory and track materials, including Test Tickets
      • Critical:Daily sign-in/sign-out system for paper tests
    • Ensure that no test items are copied from a computer screen or by using a copy machine
    • Return all used and unused test materials
ethical testing practices security violations part 1
Ethical Testing Practices: Security Violations – Part 1
  • Communicate security policy, ethical practices, consequences
  • Provide a way for students and staff to report concerns and insure rights of those involved
  • Establish a process to investigate irregularities, concerns, complaints
  • Report security violations to the Assessment Office
    • Appendix B:Testing Irregularity Report form (send via fax)
    • Note: “Testing Concerns & Security Violations Report” designed for use by parents or other concerned individuals
ethical testing practices security violations part 2
Ethical Testing Practices: Security Violations – Part 2
  • It is a violation of test security to:
    • Give students access to test questions in advance
    • Coach students in any way during the test
    • Copy, reproduce, or use in any manner any portion of a secure test document for any reason
    • Alter answer documents during or after testing
    • Score student responses on the assessment

Refer to Chapter 10 of the Indiana Assessment Program Manual for more details.

what if
What if…
  • If in doubt call the ISTEP+ office! (317-232-9050)
    • A number of events can occur; time is of the essence!
    • Document (Write it down at the time!)
    • Sample issues/concerns:
        • Test material issues
        • Test irregularities
        • Student or adult cheating
        • Student illness
        • Interruption to testing
        • Exposure of items
        • Acts of nature
        • Inappropriate testing practices
assessment resources
Assessment Resources
  • Visit www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment
    • ISTEP+ Blueprints; Item Samplers; Instructional/Assessment Guidance
    • Diagnostic Assessments
    • And more!
  • Test Coordinator Corner (TCC)
    • Information specific to TCs
      • Electronic copies of TCM and other resources
    • Located in Learning Connection community
      • IDOE - Test Coordinator Corner
      • For CTCs and nonpublic/charter/Choice STCs
contact information
Contact Information
  • ISTEP+ Office
    • Telephone 317-232-9050; Toll Free 888-544-7837
    • Fax 317-233-2196
    • Web site www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment
    • Email [email protected]
    • Karen Stein, Spec. Programs Asmt. Specialist [email protected]
  • CTB / Indiana Help Desk
    • Telephone 800-282-1132
      • ISTEP+ Online – Option 2
    • Fax 800-282-0266
    • Email [email protected]
    • CTB ISTEP+ Web Portal www.ctb.com/istep
  • ISTAR – Office of Special Education 317-232-0570
  • EL/LEP – Office of English Learners 317-232-0555
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