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Testing Updates. LEP Coordinators Training September 18, 2013 Presented by: Carrie Perkis. Information from this presentation is located in:. Guidelines for Testing Students Identified as Limited English Proficient publication (August 2013) Testing Students Identified as LEP Website :

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Testing updates

Testing Updates

LEP Coordinators Training

September 18, 2013

Presented by: Carrie Perkis


Information from this presentation is located in
Information from this presentation is located in:

Guidelines for Testing Students Identified as Limited English Proficient publication

(August 2013)

Testing Students Identified as LEP Website:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/policies/slep/

Testing Accommodations

Website:

www.ncpublicschools.org/

accountability/policies/accom/



  • W-APT – initial screener

  • ACCESS for ELLs – annual LEP assessment

    • February 3 – March 14, 2014

  • Alternate ACCESS for ELLs – required beginning 2013-14 school year (was an option in 2012-13)

    • February 3 – March 14, 2014


Alternate access eligibility
Alternate ACCESS Eligibility

  • Current IEP

  • Instructed on Extended Content Standards

  • Significant cognitive disability

  • Prior year ACCESS score yielded NA across any and/or all domains or yielded a composite score of less than 2.0

  • If student doesn’t have prior ACCESS testing, W-APT results have proficiency level of 1 in all applicable domains


Alternate access
Alternate ACCESS

  • Must be documented in student’s IEP

  • Alternate ACCESS has max composite score of 2.0 – student cannot exit on the alternate, but can show growth



Online vs paper pencil assessments
Online vs. Paper-Pencil Assessments

  • EOG ELA/Reading and Mathematics (3-8)

    • Paper-and-pencil only

  • EOG Science (5 & 8)

    • Online, paper-and-pencil option

  • EOC English II, Math I, Biology

    • Online, paper-and-pencil option


Testing accommodations
Testing Accommodations

  • LEP students must meet eligibility criteria for accommodations

    • Score below level 5.0 Bridging on reading subtest of W-APT/ACCESS

    • Eligible for accommodations on all state-developed tests

  • LEP students have

    access to 7 testing

    accommodations


Accommodations for lep students
Accommodations for LEP Students

  • Word-to-Word Bilingual Dictionary/Electronic Translator

  • Multiple Testing Sessions

  • Scheduled Extended Time

  • Student Reads Test Aloud to Self

  • Test Administrator Reads Test Aloud (In English)

  • Computer Reads Test Aloud – Student Controlled

  • Testing in a Separate Room


Computer reads test aloud student controlled
Computer Reads Test Aloud – Student Controlled

  • Available for online math and science tests

  • Must be enabled in student interface questions (SIQ) before testing

  • Separate room (one-on-one) required unless headphones are used

  • Student clicks on speaker icon next to text to activate read aloud option

  • Consider bandwidth when scheduling


Computer reads test aloud student controlled cont d
Computer Reads Test Aloud – Student Controlled (cont’d)

  • Limitation: only item stems and answer choices read by computer

  • Human Vocalization

  • Set volume before testing – secure browser

  • For an online assessment, student may have the test read aloud by:

    • Test administrator reads aloud

    • Computer reads aloud – student controlled

    • Combination of the two methods


Questions comments concerns
Questions?Comments?Concerns?


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