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ACT Q UALITYCORE WINTER/SPRING TRAINING 2014. Agenda. Test Windows and Sessions Current Status Target Dates and Deadlines Responsibilities Accommodations Linking Scores to Student Grades Resources. Testing Windows. Four remaining EOC test windows: December 2- January 17

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ACT QUALITYCORE WINTER/SPRING TRAINING 2014


Agenda

  • Test Windows and Sessions

  • Current Status

  • Target Dates and Deadlines

  • Responsibilities

  • Accommodations

  • Linking Scores to Student Grades

  • Resources


Testing Windows

  • Four remaining EOC test windows:

    • December 2- January 17

    • February 3- March 14

    • April 1- June 13

    • June 16- July 15 (CBT only)

  • Within each window, schools choose a 10-day window (consecutive days) to complete the four tests, including make-up sessions.

  • Within the 10-day window, schools choose 1 day per subject

    Note: MC1 and MC2 must be given in order on the same day.

    • May schedule multiple content tests on same day.


  • Two Sessions

    • Two separate EOC sessions

      • Multiple Choice 1 (Paper or Computer)

      • Multiple Choice 2 (Paper or Computer)

  • Sessions are 45 minutes each

    • Paper sessions are timed by the test administrator.

    • Computer sessions are timed automatically by the computer.


  • Current Status

    • Student Record Update

    • Removal of graduates from Vantage (2012 and 2013)

    • KDE/ACT upload/update of student accounts

    • Inactivate duplicate student accounts

    • Bulk Student Roster Upload Function

    • State Course Codes

    • Online Testing


    Student Record Update Deadlines

    Update for April 1- June 13 Test Window

    • 1/14/14- Deadline to update student records in IC

    • Late January- Student records are updated in the ACT QualityCore online system. This will ensure student records are complete and accurate prior to April testing.

      Update for June 16- July 15 (CBT only)Test Window

    • 4/3/14- Deadline to update student records in IC

    • Late April- Student records are updated in the ACT QualityCore online system. This will ensure student records are complete and accurate prior to June testing.


    Removal of Graduates from Vantage

    • New Policy: Graduates from previous years will be deactivated as part of the student record updates. Students graduating this year will be deactivated early next year

    • Allows school staff time to print Individual Student Reports.


    Duplicate Student Accounts

    • KDE and ACT are working collaboratively to purge the system of duplicate accounts.

    • Duplicate accounts have been deactivated

    • Student names should be listed just one time when you add students to test rosters.


    KDE State Course Codes

    Biology

    English II

    Algebra II

    U.S. History


    Steps for Ordering

    • Confirm Unit Usage (DACs/Designee)

    • Create/Upload Users & Teachers (DACs/Designee)

    • Create/Upload Students (KDE/ACT, Local)

    • Create Class Test Rosters (Local)

    • Finalize Class Rosters (Local)

      Note: Valuable Resources are located at: www.act.org/stateservices/kentucky


    Responsibilities

    • District or School Administrator:

      • Conduct Administration Code and Inclusion Training

      • Confirm Unit Usage per school

        • Determine Paper or Computer Testing

        • Estimate Number of Students Testing

          • No automatic overage. DAC/BAC should order additional tests per school.

        • Determine Testing Dates


    Responsibilities

    • School Administrator:

      • Options for Creating Class Rosters:

        • Name by school, course, teacher, period

          • i.e., CCHS, Algebra II, C. Greer, period 5

        • Name by school, course, teacher

          • i.e., CCHS, Algebra II, C. Greer

        • Name by school, course

          • i.e., CCHS, Algebra II

        • Note: Separate class roster for extended time for computer based (specific timing).


    Upload Class Test Rosters

    • Function allows users to add multiple student records to roster(s) via upload.

    • Detailed instructions are posted to ACT’s Kentucky State Services website.

    • Ad Hoc currently in Infinite Campus for each course

      • EOC Bulk Roster Registration Algebra II

      • EOC Bulk Roster Registration Biology

      • EOC Bulk Roster Registration English II

      • EOC Bulk Roster Registration U. S. History


    Responsibilities

    • School Administrator or Teacher:

      • Finalize Class Rosters

        • Verify all students to be tested are on roster.

        • No roster in SDRR at this time.

        • Print or save electronic copy to use as a reference for accountability in SDRR at the end of school year.

        • Create seating chart.


    Online Stress Test

    • Online Stress Test for November 20 was cancelled

    • Upgrades for large-scale users are impossible by the spring of 2014

    • Current system is ultimately not designed to support a large number of concurrent users

    • ACT has plans for:

      • Managed online scheduling system

      • Faster return of paper results


    CBT Scheduling Tool

    • Tool will be available in early February

    • Requires users to schedule specific test dates and times

    • Initial e-mail will be sent to DACs


    Changes to Paper and Pencil processing

    • Expedited return shipping for answer documents

    • Expedited score reporting

    • Additional materials will be included in shipments to ensure sites can return documents for scoring as testing is completed.


    Target Dates

    *Finalize Class Rosters must be completed four (4) weeks and one day prior to testing. Other dates are targets for workload management.


    Target Dates

    *Finalize Class Rosters must be completed four (4) weeks and one day prior to testing. Other dates are targets for workload management.


    Target Dates

    *Finalize Class Rosters must be completed four (4) weeks and one day prior to testing. Other dates are targets for workload management.


    Training Test Administrators

    • Review Manuals

    • Watch videos on QualityCore website


    Accommodated Testing

    Paper Only

    Paper and Computer

    • R = Reader

    • A = Audio

    • B = Braille

    • LP = Large Print

    • Scribe

    • Extended Time

    • Paraphrasing

    • Manipulatives

    • Prompting/Cueing

    • Behavior Modification

    • Interpreter (sign language)


    Ordering Accommodated Test Materials Order Deadlines


    Seating Chart—Large group


    Seating Chart—Small group & individualstudents


    Materials

    Computer

    PAPER/PENCIL

    Prohibited

    • Notes

    • Foreign language or English dictionary

      Allowed

    • Scratch Paper – Please collect and destroy securely.

    • Calculators (Algebra II)

    • Reference Sheets (Algebra II)

    Prohibited

    • Scratch paper

    • Notes

    • Foreign language or English dictionary

      Allowed

    • Scratch work is to be done in the test booklet.

    • Calculators

    • Reference Sheets (Algebra II)


    Linking Scores to Letter Grades

    • KDE recommended letter grades unchanged

    • Updated document now available on the KDE website, http://education.ky.gov/AA/distsupp/Pages/EOC.aspx


    Score Cuts for Performance Levels


    Linking End-of-Course Test Scores to Classroom Letter Grades


    Test Security

    • The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) along with the testing contractor will be doing analysis of student responses and data to determine if possible inappropriate practices have occurred.

    • All instances of impropriety should be reported

      • Student

      • Testing staff


    Resources

    • Kentucky ACT QualityCore Websitewww.act.org/stateservices/kentucky

    • Kentucky Department of Educationhttp://education.ky.gov/AA/distsupp/Pages/EOC.aspx

    • ACT QualityCore websitehttp://www.act.org/qualitycore/qcresources.html

    • ACT Test Security

      www.act.ethicspoint.com


    Contact Information

    ACT

    KDE

    ACT Customer Services:

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Phone: (866) 764-7228

    • Assessment Support and Research:

    • E-mail: [email protected]

    • Phone: (502) 564-4394

    • Jennifer Stafford

      E-mail: [email protected]

    • Paul Shoemaker

      E-mail:[email protected]


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