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CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS 125 S. CLARK STREET, 11th FLOOR ∙ CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60603 STUDENT ASSESSMENT (773) 553-2430 Department of Student Assessment (DoSA) Assessment Overview September 9 and 10, 2009 Assessment Strategy for 2009-2010 2009-2010 Online Assessment Overview

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department of student assessment dosa assessment overview september 9 and 10 2009

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

125 S. CLARK STREET, 11th FLOOR ∙ CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60603

STUDENT ASSESSMENT (773) 553-2430

Department of Student Assessment (DoSA)Assessment OverviewSeptember 9 and 10, 2009

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ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ROLLOUT FOR 2009-2010

SPRING TESTING WINDOW

FALL

TESTING WINDOW

WINTER TESTING WINDOW

2009

2010

Oct

Nov

Jan

Feb

March

April

June

Sept

Aug

GO LIVE

Schools in Areas 6,7,9,11,15,16 that did not have sufficient technology in the fall will be offered Scantron for spring testing window in addition to benchmark assessments for spring testing window

  • Schools in Areas1,2,4,18,10 that did not have sufficient technology in the fall will be offered Scantron for winter testing window in addition to benchmark assessments for winter testing window

Areas 3,13,14,17 plus any of additional 116 elementary with sufficient technology (see list) offered Scantron computer adaptive assessment in addition to benchmark assessments for fall testing window

Complete high school technology rollout (areas 19,21,23,24,25,26)

Complete elementary rollout (area 27, 28, 29 and 51)

All schools prepared for online assessment for 2010-11 academic year

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ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2009-2010

Please note that schools in particular programs (e.g. Reading First ) may be required to do specific or other assessments (e.g. DIBELS). Please review the assessment calendar at http://research.cps.k12.il.us for all assessment dates.

*Charters and contract schools may opt in to these assessments (contract schools must participate in District-Wide Writing Assessment and Summer School Testing (SAT10)).

**CAO may approve opt-out of district-provided choices. To do so, schools must have alternate assessments in place for which data can be captured and aggregated at the area and district level; see “Guidelines for Assessment Decisions”; AMPS out schools will implement the NWEA Computer Adaptive Assessment.

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ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2010-2011

Please note that schools in particular programs (e.g. Reading First ) may be required to do specific or other assessments (e.g. DIBELS). Please review the assessment calendar at http://research.cps.k12.il.us for all assessment dates.

*Charters and contract schools may opt in to these assessments (contract schools must participate in District-Wide Writing Assessment and Summer School Testing (SAT10)).

**CAO may approve opt-out of district-provided choices. To do so, schools must have alternate assessments in place for which data can be captured and aggregated at the area and district level; see “Guidelines for Assessment Decisions”; AMPS out schools will implement the NWEA Computer Adaptive Assessment.

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state testing for 2009 2010
State Testing for 2009-2010
  • Required state tests are ISAT, IAA, PSAE, and ACCESS
    • Every student at the appropriate grade level MUST take one of the academic achievement tests (ISAT, PSAE, IAA)
    • ELL students must also take ACCESS, the state’s English language proficiency exam, in addition to the appropriate academic achievement test
    • For ACCESS, a certified professional must administer the test
  • IMPACT SIM data MUST be accurate – for instance, scores ARE invalidated if student grade level is incorrect
  • 9-digit state ID numbers required
  • If you have any questions, please contact DoSA (773) 553-2430
special education students and state testing
Special Education Students and State Testing
  • Students MUST take either IAA or ISAT/PSAE
  • ELL students in a special education program MUST also take ACCESS; there is no exemption or alternate test for students with severe and cognitive disabilities
  • Work with case managers or others now to check IEPs and ensure appropriate accommodations are selected (e.g. audio of a reading test or reading aloud a reading test will NOT be allowed)
  • Ensure information is accurate in Specialized Services Management (SSM) - this is how students are flagged for IAA
  • Ensure only students with significant cognitive disabilities are identified for IAA (refer to Illinois State Board of Education website for definitions and criteria or call DoSA or Office of Specialized Services)
  • IAA scores MUST be entered online
  • We do not know when/if ISBE plans to provide other alternate assessment options for students with IEPs
ells and state testing
ELLs and State Testing
  • ELLs are required once again to take ACCESS in addition to the ISAT/PSAE or IAA.
  • Data MUST be correct in IMPACT for correct ELL identification:
    • Home Language Survey (HLS)
    • Screener Scores
    • Student Reclassification Request (SRR)
  • Work with your bilingual lead teacher or test coordinator NOW to ensure they know what accommodations are available and that they present these accommodations to students early on in the year (see next slide and check ISBE website).
  • Test coordinators are responsible for ensuring that all students, including ELLs, are tested appropriately.
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CPS - IMPACT

ISBE

SCORES

SIM

SIS

Scores

Preprint

Testing

ISBE/CPS

Matching

CPS enrollment from last day of testing

Assessment

Correction

Results

where to find test results
Where to Find Test Results
  • REA Principal Login site

http://research.cps.k12.il.us/

  • IMPACT CIM

https://cim.cps.k12.il.us/

  • IMPACT Report Portal

https://impact.cps.k12.il.us/

  • The Dashboard

https://dashboard.cps.k12.il.us/.

dosa info
DoSA Info
  • Website: http://research.cps.k12.il.us/cps/accountweb/Assessment
  • listserve: http://research.cps.k12.il.us/cps/accountweb/ENews
  • Phone: (773) 553-2430; Fax: (773) 553-2421
  • Staff:
    • Mariann Lemke, Director, mlemke@cps.k12.il.us
    • Linda Abdul, Assessment Specialist, lmabdul@cps.k12.il.us
    • Peg Bartz, Assessment Specialist, mbartz@cps.k12.il.us
    • Randi Forrest, Assessment Specialist, rvforrest@cps.k12.il.us
    • Sherese Johnson, Assessment Consultant, sjohnson104@cps.k12.il.us
    • Sherri Lee, Administrative Assistant, smlee@cps.k12.il.us
    • Carrie Lynch, Assessment Specialist, cclynch@cps.k12.il.us
    • Julie Robbins, Assessment Specialist, jarobbins@cps.k12.il.us
    • April Stevens, Assessment Specialist, astevens1@cps.k12.il.us
upcoming events
Upcoming Events
  • ISAT & IAA
    • Detailed information about ordering materials for ISAT and IAA from Pearson
    • One representative from each school should attend
  • ACT Online
    • Detailed information on importing student rosters into ACT database
    • At least one representative from each high school should attend
  • EXPLORE
    • November 2009: In-service on reading and interpreting EXPLORE reports
  • ACCESS
    • Preliminary student rosters will be posted to REA Principal login site in October for school review.
    • Schools will have approximately 1 week to request changes through OLCE
break out into groups
Break out into groups
  • Elementary School Staff
    • Remain seated
  • High School Staff
    • September 9: Proceed to room 1207
    • September 10: Proceed to room 113
elementary assessments
Elementary Assessments
  • DIBELS/ISEL/STEP
  • Reading Benchmark Assessment
  • Math Benchmark Assessment
  • District–Wide Writing Assessment
  • EXPLORE
  • Limited October Testing
2009 2010 elementary early literacy assessments
2009-2010 Elementary Early Literacy Assessments

3 options available for early literacy assessments

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reading 3d dibels trc
Reading 3D: DIBELS + TRC
  • Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy + Text Reading and Comprehension
  • Individually-administered, developmental reading assessment (screener and diagnostic) to identify which students may need additional support and to identify specific learning needs
  • Administered three times per year via PDA
  • Estimated administration time is 10 minutes per student

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ISEL
  • Illinois Snapshots of Early Literacy
  • Individually-administered, developmental reading assessment (screener and diagnostic) to identify which students may need additional support and to identify specific learning needs
  • Administered three times per year via PDA
  • Estimated administration time is 20-25 minutes per student

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STEP
  • Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress
  • Individually-administered, developmental reading assessment (screener and diagnostic) to identify which students may need additional support and to identify specific learning needs
  • Administered three times per year
  • Estimated administration time is 20 minutes per student
  • Administered/scored on paper and data entered manually into online system

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math and reading benchmark assessments
Math and Reading Benchmark Assessments
  • Purpose
  • New this year
  • What are the Math and Reading Benchmarks
  • Who should take the Math and Reading Benchmarks
  • When are the Math and Reading Benchmarks administered
  • Materials
  • Results
purpose of math benchmark
Purpose of Math Benchmark

Provide school personnel with timely and instructionally useful data.

Provide a link between the mathematics curriculum being implemented in schools and the state and district-wide goals for mathematics learning

Provide students with exposure to multiple assessments that are aligned to Illinois Learning Standards.

Create opportunities for schools and Areas to engage in conversations around student work (constructed response).

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purpose of reading benchmark
Purpose of Reading Benchmark
  • Provide school personnel with timely and instructionally useful data.
  • Provide students with exposure to multiple assessments that are aligned to Illinois Learning Standards.
  • Create opportunities for schools and Areas to engage in conversations around student work (extended response).
new for reading and math benchmarks in 2009 2010
New for Reading and Math Benchmarks in 2009-2010

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-Online Reading and Math Benchmarks available for Winter 2010 and Spring 2010 administrations

-Data CD containing PDF reports and Excel item analysis no longer available. All data available in new and improved CIM/IMPACT and REA Principal Log-In Site.

-The Benchmark Assessments will be managed by the Department of Student Assessment (DoSA) in 2009-2010. Please contact Randi Forrest (rvforrest@cps.k12.il.us) for information on the Math Benchmark Assessment and/or April Stevens (astevens1@cps.k12.il.us) for information on the Reading Benchmark Assessment.

-There will be three administrations of the Benchmark Assessments in 2009-2010.

-For school with branches/annexes/satellite buildings, test materials for all buildings will be sent to the main school building. Please ensure arrangements are made to transfer test materials for students in other buildings.

-CPS six-digit school ID numbers replace four-digit unit numbers on all Benchmark documents, including answer sheets and headers.

what is the math benchmark
What is the Math Benchmark?
  • Test organized to map to pacing of 4 district-supported mathematics curricula
    • Grades 3-5: Math Trailblazers and Everyday Math
    • Grades 6-8: Math Thematics and Connected Math
    • 45 multiple choice questions per grade, plus short answer and extended response (as tear-off sheets)
what is the reading benchmark
What is the Reading Benchmark?
  • Assessment developed by ETS
      • 45 multiple choice item assessment
      • Reading passages cover the following genres: literary, poetry, informational, and functional
      • Extended response prompt per grade incorporated as perforated pages
  • Built around the comprehension standard (1C) and sub-standards/benchmarks for all grades rather than just the frameworks
  • Distractor analysis added
  • Incorporates District Writing Prompts as perforated pages for grade 7-8
who should take the math and reading benchmark assessments
Who should take the Math andReading Benchmark Assessments?
  • All students in grades 3 through 8 who will participate in the ISAT.
    • In general, all English Language Learners (ELL) who will take the ISAT should take the benchmark assessments.
    • Office of Language and Cultural Education (OLCE) recommends students in PY 2+ participate.
    • All students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) who will take the ISAT should take the benchmark assessments.
  • As with the ISAT, all students should take the assessment at the grade level in which they are enrolled.
benchmark assessment accommodations for students with ieps
Benchmark Assessment Accommodations for Students with IEPs
  • These students should be allowed the same accommodations specified in theirIEPs that are permitted on the ISAT (for example, extended time and individual/small-group testing).
  • Teachers may also assist students with the reading and oral interpretation of questions (not reading passages).
  • Large-print test formats must be requested via the online ordering system.
benchmark assessment accommodations for students based on ell status
Benchmark Assessment Accommodations for Students Based on ELL Status
  • ELL students are eligible for the following accommodations based on their ELL status:
    • extended time
    • large print test format
    • translated instructions
    • instructions and questions (but not reading passages) in the Reading Benchmark Assessment read aloud in English by school personnel
    • instructions, questions, and answer choices in the Mathematics Benchmark Assessment read aloud in English by school personnel
    • written response to constructed-response items in the students’ native language (as long as teacher can score responses in that language)
    • oral English and Spanish responses to constructed-response items dictated by student to a live scribe
benchmark assessments administration window
Benchmark Assessments Administration Window
  • Assessments are intended to be untimed. However, 1-2 class periods for each assessment is recommended to cover both multiple choice and extended response questions (65-90 minutes)
math and reading benchmark materials
Math and Reading Benchmark Materials

Materials will be delivered to schools via mail run the week prior to the assessment window. These will include:

Separate Math and Reading Test Booklets

Answer Sheets (one for both math and reading)

Pre-Identification Labels

Test Coordinator Manual (TCM)

Directions for Administration (DFA)

3rd grade & 4th-8th grade rulers

School & Grade Headers Sheets

Request for Additional Materials Order Form

Returning Materials to ETS instructions

Pre-paid UPS Pak for returning answer documents

Extended response and short answer questions included in test booklets. Scoring materials (rubrics, sample student work), Distractor Analysis, Alignments, Answer Keys, and Goals and Standards to be provided separately online at DoSA website and CIM.

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online math and reading benchmark administration results

Online Math and Reading Benchmark Administration Results

Immediate results for multiple-choice items

Math short answer and constructed-response questions are to be scored by teachers. Scores are entered by teachers directly into CIM/IMPACT.

Electronic ISAT Prediction Reports in CIM/IMPACT approximately one week later.

Paper Parent Reports available one month later.

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ordering additional and or accommodation materials
Ordering Additional and/or Accommodation Materials
  • The link to our online ordering site can be found on the Mathematics or Reading Benchmark pages of the DoSA website at http://research.cps.k12.il.us/cps/accountweb/Assessment/.
  • Orders placed by 3 p.m. on the Friday before the test window are available to be sent via GSR. Any orders placed after 3 p.m. on that Friday must be picked up at the CPS Test Intake Center by school personnel.
  • Please allow 48 hours to process requests and deliver materials through the mail run; allow up to 24 hours to process requests for warehouse pick-up by school personnel.
for questions or more information
For Questions or More Information:
  • For general Benchmark Assessment questions, contact the Benchmark Assessment team at (773) 553-5060.
  • For Mathematics Benchmark Assessment resources, visit http://research.cps.k12.il.us/cps/accountweb/Assessment/Mathematics_Benchmark_Assessment.
  • For Reading Benchmark Assessment resources, visit http://research.cps.k12.il.us/cps/accountweb/Assessment/BenchmarkAssessment/.
  • For questions regarding IMPACT CIM training, email Impact@cps.k12.il.us
district wide writing assessment
District-Wide Writing Assessment
  • Purpose and uses of the DWWA for CPS
  • What is assessed and components of the program
  • Who is assessed
  • When and how long is assessment
  • Materials
  • Results
  • Upcoming events and more information
purpose and use of the dwwa
Purpose and Use of the DWWA
  • CPS Promotion Policy that went into effect in 08-09 requires that 8th grade students demonstrate proficiency in writing as a condition for promotion.
  • 8th grade promotion in writing based on two criteria:
      • A final grade of C or better in Writing

or

2. A passing score on the Spring District Wide Writing Assessment (DWWA)

  • If a student does not meet EITHER of the criteria, student would be required to attend summer school Writing workshops

- Workshops to be part of the Step Up to High School program

purpose and use of dwwa cont
Purpose and Use of DWWA (cont)
  • In order to be promoted, students must satisfactorily complete workshops (satisfactory completion determined by passing grade achieved at the end of the workshops).
  • It is possible for a student to be required to attend both Summer Bridge (for Reading and Math) and the Writing Workshops before being promoted.
what is the dwwa
What is the DWWA?

Four writing prompts during the course of the year

Three are incorporated into Reading Benchmark as perforated sheets (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and administered during Benchmark Assessment window. Prompts are scored by the teacher.

One is administered in a separate test window and externally scored (used for promotion policy). This is a secure test.

Similar to ISAT, the externally scored assessment will be either a narrative or persuasive prompt.

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who takes the dwwa
Who Takes the DWWA?

Students in grade 7 and 8 take prompts throughout the year

Grade 8 students who take the ISAT take the externally scored spring prompt

- Promotion policy not applicable to English Language Learners (ELL) PY0-5.

- Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who take ISAT should also take the DWWA (should be allowed the same accommodations permitted on ISAT).

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dwwa for schools that opt out of benchmark assessments
DWWA for Schools that Opt Out of Benchmark Assessments

Grade 8 students must still participate in all four DWWA administrations

Optional for grade 7 students to participate in three practice prompts (Fall, Winter, and Spring)

Prompts must be administered during specified test windows

Sufficient Fall prompt test materials for all grade 7 and 8 students and Directions for Administration will automatically be sent to schools the week prior to testing

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dwwa administration timing
DWWA Administration Timing
  • Students should be allowed 45 minutes, plus up to 10 additional minutes if students are still engaged.
  • This does not include the time necessary for test instructions.
upcoming dwwa events
Upcoming DWWA Events
  • Professional Development: Fall 09, Winter 10, Spring 10
    • Office of Reading and Language Arts and Literacy Coaches will work with 7th and 8th grade teachers on scoring of the 3 centrally-developed and locally administered prompts
    • CPS will work with external vendor on validation of teacher scores using the ISAT rubric
    • Sessions will immediately follow each administration of the Benchmark Assessment. Exact dates will follow.
  • For more information, please contact the Department of Student Assessment at (773) 553-2430.
explore
EXPLORE
  • Purpose and uses of EXPLORE
  • When to administer EXPLORE
  • New with EXPLORE in 2009-2010
  • Who takes EXPLORE
  • Accommodations
  • EXPLORE times for components and sessions
  • Materials
  • Testing Procedures
  • Test Security and Ordering Test Materials
  • Results
purpose and use of explore
Purpose and Use of EXPLORE
  • EXPLORE provides baseline information at 8th and 9th grade about student readiness for college and to assist students in educational and career planning.
  • Assists in developing a high school course work plan
  • May be used for course placement
  • Predictor of how students will perform on PLAN in grade 10 and the ACT portion of the PSAE in grade 11
2009 2010 explore test administration window
2009-2010 EXPLORE Test Administration Window
  • All EXPLORE makeup tests should be completed during this same window.
  • Two options for returning scorable answer documents (grade 8 only):

1. Send scorable materials directly to ACT (EXPLORE Scoring Service, 2727 Scott Blvd., Iowa City, IA 52243) using a traceable method

2. Hand deliver scorable materials to CPS Test Intake Center (3532 W. 47th Place, 2nd floor)

  • Grade 9 scorable answer documents MUST be hand delivered to the CPS Intake Center.
new with explore in 2009 2010
New with EXPLORE in 2009-2010

Use of 9-digit state student state ID numbers

Contract/cycle codes:

Grade 8: Code is 114

Grade 9: Code is 214

New Materials

FORM 03B Standard Test Booklets (do NOT use 03A test booklets)

FORM 03A Accommodated Test Booklets

BLUE Answer Folders

GREENClass/Group Headers

BROWN School Headers

Online ordering of additional and accommodation materials

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where to find important explore information for documentation
Where to Find Important EXPLORE Information for Documentation
  • Student State ID Numbers: Run roster on IMPACT SIM by grade level or division
  • 8-digit EXPLORE Site Code: Located on EXPLORE packing slip; list available on DoSA website prior to testing window
  • Cycle/contract Code: In previous slide; also located on EXPLORE packing slip

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who takes explore
Who Takes EXPLORE?
  • All 8th grade students take EXPLORE. Charter and contract schools may participate but are not required.
  • ELL students in PY5 and above should take EXPLORE. Students in PY1-4 may participate at school discretion (note that these students are required take ISAT). Students in PY0 are exempt.
  • Students with IEPs who participate in ISAT testing should take EXPLORE.
available accommodations for students with ieps
Available Accommodations for Students with IEPs

Accommodation should be based on IEP or 504 plan on file.

  • Extended time
  • Alternate test formats include the following:
    • Braille
    • Large print
    • CD
    • Audio cassette
    • Reader’s script
  • Students testing with different accommodations should test in different rooms.
available accommodations for students based on ell status
Available Accommodations for Students Based on ELL Status
  • Extended time
  • Use of a translator to translate instructions into the student’s native language (test questions or answers cannot be translated as an accommodation).
  • Alternate test formats include the following:
    • CD
    • Audiocassette
    • Reader’s script
    • Please note that all accommodations materials are only available in English – they have not been translated into other languages.
  • Students testing with different accommodations should test in different rooms.
students testing with explore alternate test formats
Students Testing with EXPLORE Alternate Test Formats
  • Alternate test formats must be requested via the DoSA online ordering system.
  • Each alternate test format should be administered in different room.
  • If students use a large-type answer folder or write responses in the test booklet as their accommodation, the answers MUST be transferred to a standard answer folder by Room Supervisor before returning for scoring.
  • Primary accommodation MUST be marked AFTER testing in the appropriate block at the top of page 2 on students’ answer folders.
explore materials shipment
EXPLORE Materials Shipment

Materials will be delivered to schools in two shipments.

Shipment 1 contains the following:

  • Student pre-ID labels, sorted by homeroom (if available) and student alphabetical last name
  • There are no pre-ID labels for students without state ID numbers at the time of printing
explore materials shipment cont
EXPLORE Materials Shipment (cont)

Shipment 2 includes the following:

EXPLORE administration materials

  • Administration bulletin
  • School header – two per school
  • Class/group headers – 1 per 25 students on pre-enrollment file
  • Room Supervisor’s Manual – one per 20 students
  • Test Supervisor’s Packet

Student materials (including automatic 10% overage)

  • Standard time student test booklets
  • Standard time answer folders
  • Instructions for Completing Your Answer Folder – one per student
  • Why Take EXPLORE? – pretest info for students and parents
explore test security
EXPLORE Test Security
  • Inventory all items immediately upon receipt.
  • Store in a locked room or cabinet.
  • Limit access to the test supervisor and/or school administrator.
  • Give materials to room supervisors personally rather than leave in an unattended room for pick up.
  • Collect all items from room supervisors at the end of each day.
ordering supplemental explore test materials
Ordering Supplemental EXPLORE Test Materials
  • Additional materials and accommodation materials can be ordered via the DoSA online ordering site.
  • Students need one of each of the four student materials.
  • Need your 8-digit EXPLORE site code.
  • Caps on number of materials.
explore times for components and sessions
EXPLORE Times for Components and Sessions
  • Pre-test activities (65-75 minutes)
  • Must be completed PRIOR to testing. Recommendation is to administer over a two-day period (Day 1: Pre-test session; Day 2: Academic tests)
  • Components required to be completed PRIOR to testing
    • Plans and Background [Block J] (Instructions for Completing your Answer Folder, pages 4, 5, and 6)
    • Needs Assessment [Block L] (Instructions for Completing your Answer Folder, page 5)
    • Interest Inventory (Instructions for Completing your Answer Folder, page 7)
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EXPLORE Academic Achievement Tests

  • Academic tests be administered in one session.
  • Plan for a estimated total time of 3 hours over two days of testing for the non-test session and academic tests.
materials for school to provide in explore testing
Materials for School to Provide in EXPLORE Testing
  • Two pieces of scratch paper per student
  • Pencil sharpener in each test room
  • Supply of No. 2 pencils
  • Supply of calculators for the Mathematics Test (if desired)
  • Reliable stopwatch or interval timer
explore testing procedures before testing test supervisor
EXPLORE Testing ProceduresBefore Testing – Test Supervisor
  • Immediately inventory and secure all test materials
  • Thoroughly read Test Supervisor’s Manual, Room Supervisor’s Manual, and CPS EXPLORE Bulletin
  • Order additional and/or accommodation materials ASAP
  • Select and schedule test days during testing window
  • Assign proctors to rooms with more than 25 students
  • Select and in-service all room supervisors and proctors. Review EXPLORE Procedures Checklist on back cover of Room Supervisor’s Manual with staff.
explore testing procedures before testing test supervisor69
EXPLORE Testing ProceduresBefore Testing – Test Supervisor
  • Select and reserve testing rooms that allow for appropriate seating arrangements, including sufficient rooms for students testing with various accommodations (pg. 2-3 in RSM)
  • Apply pre-ID labels to upper left-hand corner of student answer folders BEFORE testing. Hand bubble information for students without pre-ID labels
  • Assemble and count all required and additional materials for each test room. Include extra answer folders and test booklets
  • Print out rosters of students names and state ID numbers for room supervisors.
  • Ensure all pre-test activities are completed PRIOR to testing
explore testing procedures before testing room supervisor
EXPLORE Testing ProceduresBefore Testing – Room Supervisor
  • Thoroughly read the Room Supervisor’s Manual
  • Distribute and review with students Why Take EXPLORE?
  • Distribute to students the Instructions for Completing Your Answer Folder for pre-test session
  • Distribute student state ID numbers to students.
  • Direct students to confirm all information on pre-ID label is correct.
  • Tell students to ignore Blocks M, R, and S
  • Arrange test room
  • Make sure each student has appropriate materials
  • Ensure student’s write name on test booklets and answer folders
explore testing procedures during testing room supervisor
EXPLORE Testing Procedures During Testing – Room Supervisor
  • Read instructions verbatim.
  • Ensure students write their name on test booklet.
  • Administer test sessions in order, allowing the appropriate time for each test.
  • Post start, stop, 5-minutes-remaining times on the board. Write times in manual.
  • Check to see that students are recording answers in the appropriate area.
  • Document any testing irregularities.
explore testing procedures after testing room supervisor
EXPLORE Testing ProceduresAfter Testing – Room Supervisor
  • Collect answer folders first and then test booklets from each student before they leave the room.
  • Verify counts of test materials before students are dismissed.
  • Check each answer folder for a Pre-ID label or that hand gridded student information is accurate and complete. Check for no stray marks or doodles and answer choices are darkly marked with pencil, not pen.
  • Check the correct test form is marked in section K (Form 03B for standard time; Form 03A for accommodation).
  • Ignore special status codes on page 23 of the Room Supervisor’s Manual (RSM).
  • Mark accommodation codes for students who received special accommodations (RSM page 10).
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EXPLORE Testing ProceduresAfter Testing – Room Supervisor (cont)
  • Fill out EXPLORE Class/Group Headerand place one on top of your class/group’s answer folders.
  • Transfer any student responses from large print answer documents to standard answer folder.
  • Use Testing Irregularity Report to describe any unusual circumstances that may affect students’ scores found on page 25 in the EXPLORE Room Supervisor’s Manual.
  • Return all materials (except used scratch paper) to the Test Supervisor
explore testing procedures after testing test supervisor
EXPLORE Testing ProceduresAfter Testing – Test Supervisor
  • Ensure there is a correctly completed EXPLORE Class/Group Headerreturned from the Room Supervisor for each class/group.
  • Flip through answer folders to make sure correct test form code is in block K at bottom of page 1 (Form 03B for standard time; Form 03A for accommodation).
  • Complete one EXPLORE School Header and place on the very top of all answer folders to be scored. If you have grade 8 and 9, do one for each grade level. (Need EXPLORE site code and contract/cycle code for this).
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EXPLORE Testing ProceduresAfter Testing – Test Supervisor
  • Return scorable materials to CPS Test Distribution Center or (if grade 8) directly to ACT by specified deadline
  • If bringing to CPS Test Distribution Center, bring materials and UNSEALED return envelopes
  • Disregard scoring and reporting deadline in Test Supervisor manual – not applicable to CPS
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EXPLORE Class/Group Headers
  • Class/group headers green
  • Enter teacher name or initials for Class/Group Name
  • 1 completed by each room supervisor
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EXPLORE School Headers
  • School headers are brown
  • One for each grade (8 and 9)
  • Blocks C & D determine national norm group
  • Block G – Organize student reports
  • Block H – School or class/group rosters
  • Block I – Bubble NO
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EXPLORE Answer Folders
  • Answer folders are blue
  • Ignore blocks B-I ONLYIF pre-ID label is used
  • Ignore special status codes on page 1
  • Ignore M-S (student addresses are not needed; local items are not used)
  • Do NOT forget accommodation codes next to block M on page 2
  • Ignore scoring codes on page 2
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EXPLORE Test Irregularities

Listed on page 6 of Room Supervisor’s Manual

  • Student becomes ill or leaves room during testing
  • Student fails to follow instructions (marks responses randomly, refuses to mark responses)
  • Exhibited behavior that disrupts other students
  • Student is observed reading ahead, working ahead or behind
  • Student is observed giving assistance or filing in ovals after time is called
  • Student is observed using unauthorized testing aids
  • A test is mistimed
  • A disturbance/distraction occurs that could affect one or more students’ scores
  • Student has a defective test booklet or answer folder

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Reporting EXPLORE Test Irregularities

Test irregularities should be reported on the Testing Irregularity Report included page 25 of the Room Supervisor’s Manual.

Fax to DoSA at (773) 553-2421 before sending to ACT with scorable materials.

Do NOT complete “Scoring Codes” on page 2 of student(s) answer folder to void individual academic tests.

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EXPLORE In-Service Topics
  • Purpose of EXPLORE
  • Where to place student pre-ID labels (if staff is helping with this task)
  • Testing day schedule (including school plans for makeup testing, timeframe for picking up materials on test day, etc)
  • Student state ID numbers
  • Proper seating arrangements (ex: all students face same direction, etc)
  • Acceptable calculators
  • No cell phones during testing
  • Exact time of each test
  • Requirements for not leaving the room
  • Accommodation codes
  • Testing irregularities
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EXPLORE Results

Results will also be posted to the REA Principal login site and to IMPACT CIM.

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EXPLORE Test Booklets
  • EXPLORE test booklets can be kept at the school and re-distributed to students with their test results for use in examining item analysis with teachers.
  • ISBE requests booklets not be sent home with students until May.
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Limited Fall Testing
  • Purpose and uses of SAT10 test scores
  • Test Security and Ordering Test Materials
  • Who is eligible to participate in this assessment
  • When to administer SAT10
  • Components of SAT10
  • How long does SAT10 take
  • Materials
  • Results
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Purpose and Uses of SAT10 Test Scores
  • Limited Fall testing for eighth-graders is targeted to students without ISAT scores.
  • These scores may be used to determine eligibility for a variety of high school programs or for selective enrollment high school applications.
  • Students will be assessed with Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition (SAT10).
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Limited Fall SAT10 Test Security and Ordering Test Materials
  • The CPS Test Security Guidelines for the Stanford Achievement Test are available at: http://research.cps.k12.il.us/cps/accountweb/Assessment/
  • Online ordering is available at http://itgcenter.cps.k12.il.us/
  • Schools are required complete and submit a School Plan for Test Security . Fax your security plan to (773) 535-4055.
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Who is eligible to participate in Limited Fall SAT10?

A roster of eligible students (only those without ISAT scores) will be available on the REA Principal Login site September 2009.

Please note that it is possible that non-CPS students will contact their neighborhood schools to arrange testing at the school. Schools should accommodate these students, if possible.

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When to Administer Limited Fall SAT10

Testing window: October 26, 2009 through October 30, 2009

Track A: October 13 – 20, 2009

All SAT10 makeup tests must be completed during this same window.

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Components of Limited Fall SAT10
  • Reading Comprehension
    • 54 multiple choice questions
  • Mathematics Problem Solving*
    • 48 multiple choice questions

*Calculators may be used for mathematics (scientific or four-function; no graphing calculators).

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How Long Does the SAT10 Take?

SAT10 is an untimed test. Times are included for planning purposes only.

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Future Assessment Events
  • December 2009 – 2nd Assessment Overview
    • Will cover information on assessments administered Spring semester of 2009-2010 school year
  • CIM led online training for Winter Benchmark Assessments
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Requesting Additional and/or Accommodation Materials
  • Additional and/or accommodation materials for some exams will be ordered online in 2009-2010:
      • W-APT
      • Math and Reading Benchmarks
      • EXPLORE
      • PLAN
      • Limited October Testing
      • IDS Quarterlies
      • ACCESS
      • Summer School Testing
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Online Ordering: STEP 1

Go to http://itgcenter.cps.k12.il.us/

  • Enter Principal CPS username and password
  • NOT the password for REA Principal Login site
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Online Ordering: STEP 2

Create a Request

  • On left hand toolbar, click on “Demand Management”
  • Click on “Create a Request”
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Online Ordering: STEP 3Request Type
  • Under the “Request Type” drop down menu, scroll down and select the DoSA assessment for which you need to order materials.
  • Once selected, press the “Create” button.
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Online Ordering: STEP 4Enter Order Details
  • Principal name and e-mail will pre-populate in “Summary” section.
  • Required fields for submission have a red asterisk.
  • Enter school and Test Coordinator contact info.
  • Automatic e-mail response will be sent to TC and principal
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How to Create Rosters with Student State ID Numbers

Rosters will be genreated by grade level or by homeroom/division:

  • Log into IMPACT and access SIM.
  • In the left-hand menu under “Admin”, click on “Reports”.
  • Under “Student List Reports”, click on “CPS Student Alpha List”.
  • Under “Filters”, search by Grade Level (Active) or Homeroom Active  equals  grade level or homeroom/division number.
  • Click “Run Report”.
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How to Find School Information
  • Go to http://schools.cps.k12.il.us/