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Before we begin, please make yourself comfortable and complete the STAR Pre-Test Quiz. Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Pre-Test Workshop. January 2011. Objectives. STAR coordinators will: Follow correct, current, STAR procedures

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objectives
Objectives

STAR coordinators will:

Follow correct, current, STAR procedures

Ensure all materials are handled securely and appropriately

Provide training and monitoring

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 3

agenda
Agenda
  • Registration and take quiz
  • Introductions
  • Objectives and agenda
  • New for STAR 2011
  • STAR coordinator responsibilities
  • Writing tests
  • California Standards Tests (CSTs)
  • California Modified Assessment (CMA)
  • Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS)
  • Multiple-choice tests
  • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
  • After Testing
  • Summary
  • Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 4

new for star 2011 overview
New for STAR 2011Overview

Coordinator Manual (M) Page 2

  • CST and CMA writing test in grade 4
  • New CMA tests
    • CMA for English–Language Arts (ELA) in grade 10
    • CMA for English–Language Arts (ELA) in grade 11
    • CMA for Geometry in grades 8–11
  • Answer documents: A3a and A3b

Q 1

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star district coordinator responsibilities
STAR District CoordinatorResponsibilities

M 9

  • Handle testing materials
    • Ensure test security
    • Receive, inventory, store, distribute, track, collect, and return materials
  • Coordinate testing schedule
  • Coordinate collection of demographic data
    • Pre-ID (preferred)
    • Or hand-mark answer documents
    • Complete the Demographic Fields Form (if needed)
  • Train and oversee site coordinators
    • Train examiners

Q 2

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star site coordinator responsibilities
STAR Site Coordinator Responsibilities

M 54

  • Prevent errors
  • Keep secure
  • Verify materials are markedcorrectly to ensure correctstudent scores
  • Guarantee correct enrollment counts
  • Return materials promptly

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writing tests
Writing Tests

M 31, 52

  • CST and CMA
  • Grades 4 and 7
  • Give correct test (CST or CMA)See bottom of responsebooklet and DFA

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writing tests9
Writing Tests

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  • When?
    • March 1(makeup March 2)
    • May 3 (makeup May 4)Only if not in session March 1
after writing testing
After Writing Testing

M 34, 55

  • 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 processed
    • Place print-out inside Writing Response Booklet
  • Return all materials with either the scorables (student was given test) or nonscorables
  • Return by
    • Sites: one day after testing
    • Districts: two days after testing

Q 3

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star program multiple choice tests
STAR ProgramMultiple-Choice Tests

M 3, 36

  • CSTs
    • Most students take CSTs
    • Grades 2–11 unless taking CMA or CAPA
  • CMA
    • Grades 3–11; varies by grade and content area
    • Must have IEP and meet eligibility criteria
  • STS
    • For Spanish-speaking English learners
    • Grades 2–11
    • Must also take CST and/or CMA

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california standards tests csts
California Standards Tests (CSTs)

M 36, 82

  • Grades 2–11
  • Unless taking CMA or CAPA
  • Subjects tested:
    • English–Language Arts (ELA): all gradeswriting for grades 4 and 7
    • Mathematics: grades 2–7 and end-of-course (EOC) 7–11
    • Science: grades 5, 8, 10, and EOC 9–11
    • History–Social Science: grades 8, 11, and EOC 9–11

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who takes which cst for mathematics
Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics?

M 15, 81

  • Grades 2–6: Grade-level test required
  • Grade 7: Grade 7 math test or Algebra I required
  • Grades 8–9: One of the following is required:
    • EOC mathematics CST; or
    • CST for Summative High School Mathematics (grade 9 only); or
    • CST for General Mathematics (if no math course or completing a course for which there is not an EOC mathematics CST)
  • Grades 10–11: One of the following is required:
    • EOC mathematics CST; or
    • CST for Summative High School Mathematics
    • No assessment required if not taking a mathematics course

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summative high school mathematics
Summative High School Mathematics

Students in grades 9–11 will take the CST for Summative High School Mathematics if:

Previously completed Algebra I and Algebra II and Geometry courses, and completing an advanced mathematics course this year; or

Previously completed a course aligned with the Integrated Mathematics 3 test blueprint, and completing an advanced mathematics course this year; or

Previously completed Algebra I and Algebra II and Geometry courses and are taking no mathematics course this year; or

Previously completed a course aligned with the Integrated Mathematics 3 test blueprint and are taking no mathematics course this year.

Previously took the CST for Summative High School Mathematics.

M 15, 81

Q 4

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mark correct mathematics test taken
Mark Correct Mathematics Test Taken

Or student will not receive a SCORE.

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CST HS video through math only

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cst for science
CST for Science

M 17, 82

  • Required grade-level science
    • Grades 5, 8, 10: all students take the grade-level test
  • Grades 9–11 EOC
    • Based on standards-based science course completed during the school year or the previous summer, whichever is more recent
    • If more than one standards-based science course will be completed during the school year, the district must determine which test will be taken
    • Mark correct EOC test and version number on the answer document

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cma tests for 2011
CMA Tests for 2011

M 3, 13, 72

Q 1

  • CMA for ELA in grades 3–11 (added grades 10, 11 in 2011)
    • CMA for Writing in grades 4 and 7
  • CMA for Mathematics in grades 3–7
  • CMA for Algebra I (EOC for grades 7–11)
  • CMA for Geometry (EOC for grades 8–11) (new in 2011)
  • CMA for Science in grades 5 and 8
  • CMA for Life Science in grade 10

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who takes the cma
Who Takes the CMA?

Students:

Have an IEP

Meet the SBE-adopted eligibility criteria

Enrolled in grades 3–11

May take the CMA for some subjects, CST for other subjects

Must take grade-level CSTs when a CMA is not offered

May have previously taken the CMA, regardless of score

Not eligible to take the CAPA

IEP specifies the CMA and subject(s)

No modifications; if needed, take the CST

M 16, 72, 83

Q 5

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cma materials 2011
CMA Materials 2011
  • CMA booklets for grade 3
    • Separate scorable test booklet
    • If no CST taken, return CST test booklet with non-scorables
  • CMA for Grades 4–7
      • CST and CMA in same answer document
  • If both CST and CMA taken, must mark Section 7c for CMA tests taken on CST answer documents

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cma materials for 2011
CMA Materials for 2011
  • CMA for Grades 8–11
    • Separate answer documents and test booklets
    • Must return CST answer document only if CST taken
      • Return a CST answer document for every CMA tester who takes a required grade-level history–social science CST (grades 8 and 11), an EOC science CST (grades 9–11), and/or an EOC history–social science CST (grades 9–11).
    • If no CST taken, return CST test booklet with non-scorables
    • Single DFA used for 9–11

Q 6

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CST/CMA Answer Document

Right side of inside of answer doc grades 4−7

  • CMA section has:
  • Different subject icons from CST
  • Alternate row shading for the response bubbles
  • Three answer choices
  • Fewer number of questions

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cma grade 7 answer document mathematics section
CMA Grade 7 Answer DocumentMathematics Section

Grade 7 mathematics and Algebra I have different numbers of questions

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break
Break

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STS

STS for Reading/Language Arts (RLA) in grades 2–11

STS for Mathematics in grades 2–7

STS for Algebra I (EOC for grades 7–11)

If Algebra I course completed in 2010−11 school year

STS for Geometry (EOC for grades 8–11)

If Geometry course completed in 2010−11 school year

Students in grades 8 and 9 who are not taking Algebra I or Geometry courses take NO STS math, but do take CST math.

M 3, 14, 17

Q 7

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who takes the sts
Who Takes the STS?

M 3, 14

  • Required for Spanish-speaking English learners (EL), grades 2–11, who either:
    • Receive instruction in Spanish; or
    • Have been enrolled in a school in the U.S. less than 12 cumulative months.
  • Districts may also administer to other Spanish-speaking ELs in grades 2–11
  • Not to be administered to English-only, I-FEP, or R-FEP students
  • All students must also take CSTs or the CMA
  • Students who take CAPA do NOT take STS

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 26

slide27

Video: STS Elementary

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multiple choice tests
Multiple-Choice Tests

Pre-ID early

Receive deliveryDistrict 10–20 days before testing

School 5–10 days before testing

Train

Inventory

Distribute and track materials

Prepare materials

Ensure correct Master File and SGID

Test

Pack with complete labels

Return for scoring

District 5 days after testing

School 2 days after testing

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 28

multiple choice tests29
Multiple-Choice Tests

Pre-ID early

Receive deliveryDistrict 10–20 days before testing

School 5–10 days before testing

Train

Inventory

Receive boxes

Count before signing receipt: not all boxes may come in single delivery

Distribute and track materials

Prepare materials

Ensure correct Master File and SGID

Test

Pack with complete labels

Return for scoring

District 5 days after testing

School 2 days after testing

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 29

multiple choice tests30
Multiple-Choice Tests

Pre-ID early

Receive deliveryDistrict 10–20 days before testing

School 5–10 days before testing

Train

Inventory

Distribute and track materials

Prepare materials

  • Prep answer documents
  • 2011 only
  • No copying
  • Correct NPS code

Ensure correct Master File and SGID

Test

Pack with complete labels

Return for scoring

District 5 days after testing

School 2 days after testing

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 30

multiple choice tests31
Multiple-Choice Tests

Pre-ID early

Receive deliveryDistrict 10–20 days before testing

School 5–10 days before testing

Train

Inventory

Distribute and track materials

Prepare materials

Ensure correct Master File and SGID

Test

  • Give correct test to student
  • Give breaks only at end of part
  • Mark correct math test, version
  • DFA: translate only “T”

Pack with complete labels

Return for scoring

Dist. 5 days after testing

School 2 days after testing

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 31

during multiple choice testing
During Multiple-Choice Testing

M 50

  • Use Directions for Administration (DFAs) correctly
    • Read “SAY” boxes exactly as written
    • Translate boxes with “T” ONLY (NO questions, prompts, or passages)

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during multiple choice testing33
During Multiple-Choice Testing

M 50

  • Give correct test booklets and answer documents to students (e.g. grade 7 math or Algebra I to grade 7)
  • Give breaks only at end of part
  • Answer documents
    • Correctly mark test
    • Correctly mark version #

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 33

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CAPA

M 13−14

  • Performance-based, one-on-one test
  • Student must have an IEP
  • IEP specifies CAPA and level
  • For students with significant cognitive disabilities unable to take the CSTs even with accommodations and/or modifications or the CMA with accommodations
  • Do not take STS
  • Answer document:
    • Use only 2011 answer document
    • Ensure correct CAPA Levelis marked in 7a

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capa observers
CAPA Observers

M 48−49

  • Districts must double-rate at a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the CAPA students per level, per site
  • Double ratings are randomly selected
  • Observers must markObserverand sign the answer document

Q 8

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observers must mark sections
Observers must mark sections

Preparing To Administer the CAPA

1 - Name, etc.

3 - Date of Birth

5 - Name

6 - Gender

7a - CAPA Level

7b - Grade

11 - Student ID

12 - SSID

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 36

slide37

CAPA video

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 37

slide38

Receive deliveryDistrict 10–20 days before testing

School 5–10 days before testing

Pre-IDTrain

Inventory

Distribute and track materials

Prepare materials

Ensure correct Master File and SGID

  • Paperwork
  • Back of answer document
  • Void, transcribe
  • SGID
  • Master File
  • Pack: scorables vs. nonscorables
  • Attach correct labels

Test

Pack with complete labels

Return for scoring

District 5 days after testing

School 2 days after testing

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after testing complete back of answer document
After TestingComplete Back of Answer Document
  • A1
    • DO NOT complete without CDE notification
  • A2 Special Conditions
  • A3 Accommodations and Modifications
    • Part a: mark “IEP” and/or “Section 504 plan” to indicate what plan(s) student has. Required to take CMA
    • Part b, mark codes for all accommodations student used as specified in IEP and/or 504 plan
  • A4 English Learner Test Variations
    • For each test, what was actually used

M 34, 63

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disability code 16a
Disability Code, 16a

M 113, 118−119

  • If not in Pre-ID, mark after testing
  • Required
    • 000 if no IEP
    • Valid code if IEP
    • For CMA and CAPA
    • 000 not valid for CMA or CAPA
  • If 16a is not marked or marked 000 and IEP (A3a) is marked, district data file defaults to 999, unknown disability and must be corrected

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after testing
After Testing

M 40, 63

  • Transcribe braille and large print (or not processed)
  • Write VOID on any answer document(s), with marks,not to be scored; return with nonscorables

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school grade identification sheet sgid
School Grade Identification SheetSGID

M 24

  • Complete for each set of answer documents or test booklets
  • Place on answer documents for correct
    • Grade
    • School (school code machine-marked)

Pre-printed

Q 9

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after testing master file sheets
After TestingMaster File Sheets

M 65, 92

  • Return with each school and district
  • Required if materials were ordered:
    • Write “0” (zero), no blanks
    • If not tested, note that school did not test

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 43

after testing pack and return
After TestingPack and Return

M 40, 66

  • Return all documents within an administration in same shipment
  • Separate scorables (with SGID) from nonscorables: make sure grade on answer documents matches grade on SGID.
  • Ensure correct school code correct (not correctable later)
  • NPS documents
    • Under SGID with 0000001 code
    • With district materials
  • Return Home/Hospital with student’s school NOT NPS

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 44

complete labels correctly
Complete Labels Correctly

Both district and school counts required

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 45

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Multiple-choice video if there’s time.

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 46

summary
Summary
  • What’s New?
  • Responsibilities, including training
  • Writing tests
  • CSTs
  • CMA
  • STS
  • Multiple-choice tests
  • CAPA
  • After Testing

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questions quiz answers
1. B

2. D

3. A

4. C

5. A

6. C

7. A

8. D

9. B

10. B

Questions Quiz Answers

2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 48

for more information go to

For more information, go to:

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

http://www.startest.org/

Or call the STAR Technical Assistance Center

800-955-2954

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