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PSSA-M Guidelines For IEP Teams Spring 2010 Administration PA Department of Education Bureau of Special Education Bureau of Assessment and Accountability. Edward G. Rendell, Governor. Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak, Secretary of Education. 1. General PSSA for Math, Reading, Science, Writing

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PSSA-M Guidelines For IEP Teams

Spring 2010 Administration

PA Department of Education

Bureau of Special Education

Bureau of Assessment and Accountability

Edward G. Rendell, Governor

Dr. Gerald L. Zahorchak, Secretary of Education

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General PSSA for Math, Reading, Science, Writing

Modified PSSA-M for Math, Reading (field test), Science (field test)

PASA for Math, Reading, Science

ACCESS for English Language Proficiency

NAEP for U.S. History, Civics, Geography, Writing in selected schools

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment for 2010

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Statewide Testing Calendar


MUST have a standards-aligned IEP

Disability precludes achievement of grade-level proficiency within IEP year

even with significant growth

Multiple measurements indicate persistent low performance on valid assessments over time

even with intensive interventions

Grades 4-8 & 11

Not eligible for PASA

PSSA-M Participants

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“Less difficult” PSSA test

Fewer items

Less complexity

Less extraneous language

More white space

Larger font

More hints where appropriate

Simplified graphics

No separate answer sheet

SAME GRADE-LEVEL academic content assessment anchors

PSSA-Modified

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Jim earned $127.59 last month. He

spent about 20% of the money. Which

is the closest estimate of the amount of

money Jim spent?

A 13

B 20

C 26

D 30

Original Item (PSSA Released Item)


Jim has $128.

Jim spends 20% of his money.

Which is closest to the amount Jim spends?

O $13

O $20

O $26

O $108

Modified Item


For whom?

By when?

Using what?

How?

Conceptualizing the IEP Process


Math only for Spring 2010

Grades 4-8 and 11

Following Guidelines for IEP Teams: Assigning Students with IEPs to State Tests (ASIST)

For Whom?


Penn Link—September 3, 2009

School districts should begin to use the revised IEP format as soon as possible, but must use the new format for any IEP developed on or after October 8, 2009. Section IV State and Local Assessment Assessments is the only section of the IEP that has been revised.

By When?


Language is typical for changes to IEP Forms

“As soon as possible” and October 8, 2009 reflects:

Timeliness for IEP Teams to act

Completion of training and expectations to roll out training to educational entities

Penn Link


IEP changes are as follows:

Section IV State and Local Assessments

Available assessment options offered at various grade levels

PSSA-Modified Math

Without accommodations

With accommodations

For the PASA test: Why is the PSSA or PSSA-M not appropriate?

Using What?


View IEP Page


Conceptualize the process

Do NOT stress!

Take one step at a time

Train special education teachers and other relevant staff on the ASIST guidelines

Envision who the students will be

Determine annual IEP vs. revision to the IEP

How?


Use the NEW IEP form for ALL students having annual IEPs written PRIOR to the administration of the state tests.

The Annual IEP


Thinking About the Revision

For ALLOTHER students with annual IEPs written AFTER the assessment window:

Consider the guidelines and which students may be candidates for the PSSA-M Math

Consider participation as part of the IEP Team process

Revision to the IEP


The Revision Process

Revision to the IEP:

Can be a face-to-face IEP Team meeting

Can be a revision via other communication method

Phone conference

Email communications

The process is presented in the two-page reference entitled IEP Revision Process

Administrators are encouraged to use this tool with teachers

Revision to the IEP


Send the Invitation to Participate in an IEP Team Meeting or Other Meeting

Discuss eligibility criteria

Document the decision in Section IV of the new assessment page

Document the revision on page 1 of the IEP

Revising the IEP: Having a Meeting


Discuss eligibility criteria with parents

Document the decision in Section IV of the new assessment page

Document the revision on page 1 of the IEP: The LEA and parent have agreed to make the following changes to the IEP without convening an IEP meeting, as documented by—

Date of Revision, Participation/Roles, IEP Section(s) Amended

Revising the IEP: No Meeting


Questions?


Lynda A. Lupp

Bureau of Special Education

717.783.6913

[email protected]

Diane Simaska

Bureau of Assessment and Accountability

717.705.2343

[email protected]

Contact Information


Bureau of Special Education, John J. Tommasini, Director

Bureau of Assessment and Accountability John Weiss, Director


The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to lead and serve the educational community, to enable each individual to grow into an inspired, productive, fulfilled lifelong learner.

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