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Alternate Assessment Options. School Year 2004 - 2005. Arizona Assessments by Grade Level. Level I – revised Grades 2 – 12 Based on Functional standards new articulated Kindergarten standards. Level II – new! Grades 6 – 12 Based on articulated standards grades 1 – 3.

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Alternate assessment options

Alternate Assessment Options

School Year

2004 - 2005


Arizona assessments by grade level

Arizona Assessmentsby Grade Level


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Level I – revised

Grades 2 – 12

Based on

Functional standards

new articulated Kindergarten standards

Level II – new!

Grades 6 – 12

Based on

articulated standards grades 1 – 3

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Prescribed assessment years

Prescribed Assessment Years

AIMS-A

  • Grades 3 – 8

    • ungraded ages 9 – 14

  • Grades 10 – 12

    • ungraded ages16 – 21 by September 1

ASAT

  • Grades 2 – 9

    • ungraded ages8 – 15


Alternate assessment forms

Level I

ASAT / AIMS-A Form 2 – new!

AIMS-A Form 3 (computer-generated)

AIMS-A Form 4

AIMS-A Forms 5A–D

Data Sheets

Score Sheets

Level II – new!

ASAT Form 2

AIMS-A Forms 3A–D

Data Sheets

Score Sheets

Alternate Assessment Forms

http://ade.az.gov/standards


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Level I

AIMS-A Forms 5A–D

Form 5A School/Vocational Domain

Following a Daily Schedule

Form 5B Recreation/Leisure Domain

Interactive Game

Form 5C Community Activity Domain

Making Purchases

Form 5D Domestic Living Domain

Making a Snack

Data Sheets

start instruction now!

Score Sheets

point-in-time assessment just prior to submission

Level II – new!

AIMS-A Forms 3A–D

Form 3A School/Vocational Domain

Job/Volunteer Activity

Form 3B Recreation/Leisure Domain

Recreation/Leisure Activity

Form 3C Community Domain

Transportation Activity

Form 3D Domestic Living Domain

Entertaining Friends Activity

Data Sheets

start instruction now!

Score Sheets

point-in-time assessment just prior to submission

Alternate Assessment Forms


Alternate assessment eligibility criteria significant cognitive disability definition

Alternate Assessment Eligibility CriteriaSignificant Cognitive Disability Definition

IEP team must determine whether a student meets significant cognitive disability (SCD) definition as the first step of the Form 1 eligibility criteria


Significant cognitive disability definition

Significant Cognitive Disability Definition

  • Empirical evidence of a significant cognitive disability

  • Difficulty acquiring, maintaining, generalizing, and applying academic skills across environments

    • Even with intensive individualized instruction

  • IEP goals focus on progress within functional achievement indicators


Alternate assessment eligibility criteria new

Alternate Assessment Eligibility Criteria New!

  • Articulated kindergarten standards incorporated into Level I eligibility criteria

  • Level II criteria added to Form 1

  • Review eligibility decision of most recent IEP before starting assessment process

    • complete any necessary IEP addendums


Form 1 reading comparison

School year 2003-2004

Read the alphabet.

School year 2004-2005

Segment one-syllable words into phonemes, using manipulatives to mark each phoneme (e.g., dog /d/…/o/…/g/) while student moves a block or tile for each phoneme.

Form 1 Reading Comparison


Form 1 writing comparison

School year 2003-2004

Write one-syllable words without a model.

School year 2004-2005

Use knowledge of letter sound relationship to write simple words with some consonants and few vowels (e.g., I lik t d nts. I like to draw knights).

Form 1 Writing Comparison


Form 1 mathematics comparison

School year 2003-2004

Count out requested number of objects up to 10.

School year 2004-2005

Identify orally a whole number represented by a model with a word name and symbol 0 through 20 (when presented with three objects, say 3, write numeral 3).

Form 1 Mathematics Comparison


The 21 rule for eligible students

The “21” Rule for Eligible Students

  • 21 prior to Sept. 1, 2004 = take assessment

  • 21 on Sept. 1, 2004 = take assessment

  • 21 on or after Sept. 2, 2004 = do not take the assessment ever again


Analytic scoring tool ast

Analytic Scoring Tool (AST)

  • Use same analytic scoring tool to assess student achievement on all alternate assessment items


Data entry system

Data Entry System

  • New! ADE Common Logon web-based system (formerly known as AADSI) will incorporate alternate assessment changes

  • ADE Common Logon alternate assessment application will be the only method of submitting alternate assessment data

    • summary scores from Form 6 (AIMS-A) and Form 8 (ASAT) will no longer be accepted by ADE

  • Anticipated date for data entry is January 5, 2005


Data entry system1

Data Entry System

  • Important! Start using new hard copy forms to begin assessment process for 2004-2005 school year

    • Level I – begin in September

    • Level II – begin in October


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Data Entry System

So, please . . .

Throw away the old forms!

If teachers use the old forms when they start data entry, items

WILL NOT MATCH!


Revised forms

Revised Forms

  • Revised forms available at

    www.ade.az.gov/standards


Data entry system passwords teacher level

Data Entry System – PasswordsTeacher Level

  • Special education director submits list of teachers administering alternate assessments

    • list teacher’s name, phone, school sites by CTDS and name, e-mail contact information, and level of access

    • request access to the alternate assessment application

    • submit to ADE Support Center ([email protected])

    • ADE Support Center will notify teacher of password information by e-mail for access in January (keep in a safe place!)


Data entry system passwords administrator level

Data Entry System - PasswordsAdministrator Level

  • Administrator-level access allows monitoring of teacher progress on web-based alternate assessment data entry

  • Special education director submits list of administrator designee(s), if applicable

    • list administrator designee’s name, phone, PEA CTD and name, e-mail contact information, and level of access

    • request administrator level access to the alternate assessment application

    • submit to ADE Support Center ([email protected])

    • ADE Support Center will notify administrator designee(s) of password information by e-mail for access in January (keep in a safe place!)


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