Lessons Learned: Looking Forward to the 2013-2014 Administration of the GAA Session 8 Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.55294A4CD55F975F046488C006FB28&sid=2012003 . Georgia Alternate Assessment. Welcome to Session 8 Looking Forward to 2013-2014.
Lessons Learned: Looking Forward to the 2013-2014 Administration of the GAASession 8Recording:https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.55294A4CD55F975F046488C006FB28&sid=2012003
Georgia Alternate Assessment
This session will begin at 2:30 p.m.
The power point is located in the GAA Presentations Portlet at this location:
This presentation will cover the following topics:
General Information about the 2013-2014 GAA
Lessons Learned from the 2012-2013 administration of the GAA
Portfolio Test Security, Validation, and Ethics
Portfolio Peer Review
It is designed to inform:
All teachers who administer the GAA,
Peer Reviewers and designated trainers,
Special Education Directors,
Test Coordinators, and
Additional sessions will be available for more in-depth training on topics that will assist test administrators.
All presentations will be posted on the GaDOE websiteat:
Key Dates for the 2013-2014 GAA
Key Dates for 2013-2014 High School Retest GAA
The student’s IEP Team determines how the student shall participate in Georgia’s student assessment program.
The student may be considered for participation in the GAA only if:
all participation criteria have been met, and
the IEP team determines that a student cannot meaningfully access the general statewide assessments, even with maximum appropriate accommodations.
Lessons Learned from the 2012-2013 Administration
10,278 portfolios were submitted in 2012-2013 as compared to 9,779 submitted in 2011-2012. This table provides a breakdown, by grade, including the total number of entries for both 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
One example can be found with the spike in nonscorable frequency in Grade 6 Math, Entry 2
What we learned:
drop-down box to choose entry #
By choosing the Grade, Subject, and Entry #, only those strands and standards eligible for assessment for that entry will be available in the drop-down menu as per the GAA Blueprint.
more strengths, but continues to improve
through ongoing evaluation.
The GAA Validation Formwas provided in the portfolio binder to verify that all requirements and procedures have been followed and that the contents are the work of the student being assessed.
Portfolio Review Process
A great deal of time and effort has gone into compiling the portfolio of student work that showcases the progress a student has made in knowledge and skills in the academic content standards and elements.
Portfolio reviewers provide an invaluable service as they work to support teachers before final submission of GAA portfolios by making sure that all requirements have been met.
Portfolio review by the teacher should be an ongoing process throughout evidence collection.
Who should conduct the portfolio review?
When should the review be conducted?
Steps to complete a peer review of the portfolio:
2.Consider all aspects of the evidence requirements
3. Review documentation to ensure that all necessary annotation has been provided somewhere within the evidence
Have opportunities for teaching and learning, aligned to the assessed content, been provided?
When reviewing evidence documentation, the teacher and portfolio reviewer must ask him or herself the following questions:
If irregularities are discovered, addressed, and corrected prior to portfolio submission, it would be unnecessary to report it to the state as long as it is dealt with at the school/system level.
Questions About Test Administration
Call:GaDOE Assessment Administration Division
Toll free (800) 634-4106
Contact: Deborah Houston, Assessment Specialist (404) 657-0251
For information about access to the state-mandated content standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities
Division for Special Education Services
Questions About Materials, Distribution, or Collection
Call:Questar’s GAA Customer Service Toll free (866) 997-0698
Email:Questar’s GAA Customer Service GA@QuestarAI.com