The Nut’s and Bolts of the Mathematics and Science COE’s. WERA Conference December 2013 Kim Andersen and Amanda Mount, OSPI. Overview of today’s Presentation. Calendar 2013-2014 Guidelines & policy Compilation & submission updates Biology & math webpages Biology & math m oodles
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The Nut’s and Bolts of the Mathematics and Science COE’s
WERA Conference December 2013
Kim Andersenand Amanda Mount, OSPI
Guidelines & policy
Compilation & submission updates
Biology & math webpages
Biology & math moodles
Review of learning from first year of math
Students in the class of 2015 (current juniors) and beyond must pass the state high school science assessment or an approved alternative to be eligible to graduate from high school.
Any student in the class of 2015 and beyond who is currently in, or has previously taken, a biology course may begin working on a biology COE.
Students in the class of 2015 and beyond who have attempted the Biology End of Course exam two times may submit a biology COE.
Districts and schools have options including:
Enroll all biology students in a biology COE group when they take their high school biology class.
Offer separate classes for students who did not meet standard on the biology end-of-course exam during the school day, before, or after school.
Any student in the class of 2013 and beyond who is currently in or has previously taken the appropriate math course may begin working on a math COE.
Students in the class of 2013 and beyond who have attempted the Year 1 and/or Year 2 end-of-course exams for a total of two times may submit a math COE.
Districts and schools have options including:
Enroll all students in a year 1 math COE group while they are taking the year 1 class: algebra or integrated I
Enroll all students in a year 2 math COE group while they are taking a year 2 class: geometry or integrated II
Students may be enrolled in a separate year 1 or year 2 math COE class during the school day, before, or after school.
Policy & guidelines are found on the COE Website.
Check out the COE Webpages at www.coe.k12.wa.us
Policies are listed under the guideline’s tab at http://www.coe.k12.wa.us/Page/124
and guidelines are found on the content pages.
The biology collection must include:
At least six and no more than eight work samples (completed tasks). These tasks must be chosen from the biology inclusion tasks.
Each collection must represent the ecosystems strand (LS2) at least four times and the other strands at least three times.
At least two on-demand work samples.
All work samples must be written in English.
Every work sample, whether performed as an extended task or on-demand, is the independent work of the student.
The biology COE tasks are completed online with the exception of any optional labeled diagrams.
There are currently 17 inclusion bank tasks.
Original Labeled Diagram forms must be mailed, with tracking, to ESD #113 when collection is submitted. Make and keep a copy before mailing of biology diagrams before mailing.
The collection must include:
At least six and no more than eight separate tasks selected from the inclusion bank
Each collection must have each strand represented at least twice with at least two different PE’s.
There must be at least two tasks which are on-demand.
All work whether on-demand or extended time must be the independent work of the student.
All COE tasks must be completed in English.
The math collection of evidence is paper based. Educators fill out and sign off on an electronic matrix which is electronically submitted to the ESD #113 while the papers are copied and then sent to the ESD with tracking on or before the deadline.
For 2013-14 there are approximately 20 tasks in each inclusion bank, Year 1 and Year 2.
Room preparation: Remove or cover any aids or prompts that might potentially assist students in answering questions on an inclusion bank task.
Materials preparation: The only materials allowed are the task, pencil, protractor, calculator (in test mode), math EOC formula sheet for math.
Proctors: All students are proctored by district staff for all on-demand and extended response COE assessments.
Assessment Materials: COE inclusion bank tasks are secure state test materials. These are never left unattended by district staff. As the COE allows for multiple opportunities to test (unlike the EOC) these materials must be kept in a secure location between administration sessions.
All student work on the Biology COE is done online, with the exception of the optional diagrams.
There is no teacher assistance on the COE tasks. These are state assessments measuring whether students have met proficiency as measured against the state standard for that content area.
Teachers teach to the standards in their content areas. When students are ready to assess they administer the COE tasks as extended response or on-demand in a proctored testing environment.
Teacher assistance while a student is working on a COE task must be reported as an irregularity.
Year 1: 24 out of 32 points with an augmentation band of 22-23.
Year 2: 14 out of 24 points with an augmentation band of 13-14.
Cut Score and augmentation band will be determined afterStandard Setting in August 2014.
Work with your building administration and district assessment coordinator to enroll students in the Biology or Math COE assessment.
Contact the ESD #113 to get students into groups and working on a COE.
View the Webinar posted on the COE Training page
Lessons Learned Mathematics COE February Submission 2013
The following is a compilation of lessons learned from our first Mathematics COE range finding, scoring, and standard setting where many of our educators from across the state were able to participate in and view hundreds of student tasks. The COE Assessment Team would like to share observations gathered at these events about students’ responses and areas where students appear to be struggling. This Lessons Learned document lists actions students could take to improve their ability to demonstrate their mathematics understanding on the COE tasks
Instruct students to:
Fully answer each question.
Explain their work in the context of the question.
Avoid rounding until the last step, if at all. Instruct students to carefully show their work step by step or instruct students as to critical numbers.
Label answers as appropriate to the math in context.
Teach the standards in a variety of differing scenarios or contexts.
Teach the academic & general vocabulary associated with the standards and tasks.
Help students to develop conceptual frameworks
Use a variety of classroom practices, classroom assessments, and other activities to assess and reteach standards before administering tasks.
‘What’s New’ – contains a link connecting to in- depth information on new topics
COE guidelines and policies:
Can be found on the COE webpage at: http://www.coe.k12.wa.us/domain/22
There are two ways to sign-up to receive electronic updates:
E-alerts are archived for your reference at: http://www.coe.k12.wa.us/Page/309
All COE forms should have DAC approval prior to being submitted to OSPI.
The forms should be submitted in accordance with the district policy for student confidentiality.
OSPI student confidentiality policy:
Allows for student demographic information to be emailed, such as: name, SSID, school and district.
Does not allow for student program and performance information to be sent via email.
All COE forms will have changes to the instructions for forms to be submitted to OSPI via fax or Voltage (encrypted email).
Forms can be found at: http://www.coe.k12.wa.us/Page/109
12th grade students only
A separate form must be submitted for each student.
Please be specific as to why the student did not show up for the testing opportunities.
The DAC must sign the form.
January 22, 2014
Submissions CLOSE at 5:00 pm on January 22, 2014
December 20, 2013
All eligible students should appear as eligible at this time
If a student should be eligible but is not, please investigate why ASAP.
District Assessment Coordinators can access the COE system by obtaining a log-in and password from the District Security Manager for two roles:
District Assessment Coordinator
By signing up for both roles DACs can then review participation and submission of COEs by district and school.
Once the log-in is obtained the DAC may view the status summary for all collections, by school and group.
If the summary indicates “Principal Review” the collection has NOT been submitted.
DACs may choose to click the submit button for the principal.
Step 1-Make sure the electronic portion of the COE is submitted (principal must click submission button).
Step 2- Make a copy of the paper-based portion of the collection for retention at the district.
Step 3 – Ship via a carrier of your choice. Use a tracking method to assure safe delivery. Ship before 5:00 pm January 22, 2014.
April 30, 2014
June 11, 2014 is the submission date
Amanda Mount, OSPI
Operations COE Specialist
Kim Andersen, OSPI
Science & Mathematics COE Specialist