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  1. District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) Tamara Reavis Director of Standards, Assessment, and Accountability June 20,2011 www.osse.dc.gov Vincent C. Gray, Mayor of the District of Columbia

  2. Overview • Given in grades 3 – 8 and 10 for reading and math, 4, 7, and 10 for composition, and 5, 8, and biology for science • Became operational for reading and math in 2007 and for composition and science in 2008 • For reading, math and science, between 2 and 4 forms have been developed each year using both selected and constructed response items. • Composition has only one form per year

  3. Challenges • 2009 breach • Missing materials • Data abnormalities • Culture

  4. Process • Detection • Self reporting • Monitoring • Data analysis • Investigations • LEAs conduct • SEA provides template

  5. Moving Forward • Solutions • Test Security Guidelines • State training • State monitoring • Security seals • Tracking process • Data analysis

  6. Moving Forward • Lessons learned • Guidelines • Sanctions • Communications • Technology • Innovative items