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  1. TCAP 101 TCAP? A general overview of the assessment umbrella and how it relates to Special Education.

  2. TCAP • TCAP=Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program • TCAP includes: • General Assessments • Alternate Assessments • Diagnostic Assessments

  3. General Assessments • Achievement grades 3-8 • End of Course • Gateway • Writing

  4. Alternate Assessments • Modified based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards • Portfolio based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards

  5. Diagnostic Assessments • Diagnostic grades grades 5, 8, 11 • Constructed Response grades 3, 7 • ELDA

  6. General Assessments • Achievement grades 3-8 http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/achievement.shtml • Based on TN curriculum standards http://state.tn.us/education/curriculum.shtml • Allowable Accommodations • Special Accommodations http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/accommodations.shtml

  7. General Assessments • End of Course http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/secondary.shtml • Based on TN curriculum standards http://state.tn.us/education/curriculum.shtml • Currently have 5 operational tests • Algebra I (AYP) • Biology I (AYP) • English I English II (AYP) • US History • Algebra II field tested Fall 2010 • Algebra II Braille will not be available until Spring 2011 • Allowable Accommodations • Special Accommodations http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/accommodations.shtml

  8. General Assessment • Gateway • Based on Old TN curriculum standards • On-Line Assessment • Algebra I • Biology I • English II • Accommodations are imbedded

  9. General Assessments • Writing http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/writing.shtml • Based on TN curriculum standards http://state.tn.us/education/curriculum.shtml • Given in grades 5, 8, 11 • Allowable Accommodations • Special Accommodations • Scribe http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/accommodations.shtml

  10. Alternate Assessmentshttp://state.tn.us/education/assessment/alt_TCAP.shtml • MAAS • Modified Assessment based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/alt_MAAS.shtml • Portfolio • Alternate Assessment based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/alt_PA.shtml

  11. Alternate Assessments • MAAS (Just call it Modified) • Grades 3-8 • Developing MAAS for AYP EOC • Algebra I • Biology I • English II • Field test Spring 2011 • Based on grade level curriculum standards • Allowable Accommodations • Special Accommodations

  12. Alternate Assessments • Modified • Eligibility • IEP Team decision • On Grade Level Standards Based IEP • Non-Proficient on General Assessment • Multiple Data Sources (TVAAS) • Instructional Program needs a lot of modifications and accommodations

  13. Alternate Assessments • Modified • 2% Cap • System Calculation • All students in grades 3-8 are included in the 2% calculation • 2% is the number of proficient scores to be counted towards AYP • It is not a cap on the number of students who can be assessed

  14. Alternate Assessments • Modified • Accommodations • Allowable • Special • No further accommodations needed is an option • Can have all accommodations that are needed

  15. Alternate Assessments • Portfolio • Grades 3-12 • Based on alternate academic curriculum standards • Forms will change for 2010 • Training • In Person • Web-Ex

  16. Alternate Assessments • Portfolio • From Scoring: • Participation Guidelines • Only use EasyIEP • Do NOT use page protectors • Identification Numbers • Student State ID • School Number • System Number • Litho Codes must match between binder sticker and student demographic sheet

  17. Diagnostic Assessment • Constructed Response • Field Tested Fall 2010 • Grades 3 and 7 • Explore/Plan/Act or SAT College Board • Have different accommodation rules • For ACT accommodations student must apply directly to ACT

  18. Accommodations • Allowable Accommodations • Special Accommodations • Based on Individual Student need • May need to schedule with Building Testing Coordinator

  19. Allowable Accommodations • Based on individual student need • May be used by General or Special Education students • Must be used consistently over the year • Information is located in Test Administration Manual

  20. Allowable Accommodations • Information also located on websites: • Special Education Site: http://state.tn.us/education/speced/assessment.shtml#tcap • Testing and Evaluation Site: http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/accommodations.shtml

  21. Allowable Accommodation Chart

  22. Allowable Accommodations • Braille/Large Print • Allowable for all assessments • Extended time requires an IEP or 504 Plan • Achievement Braille has audio tapes • Have to specifically order Braille or Large Print per grade

  23. Allowable Accommodations • Braille and Large Print • What can be used to enlarge print? • Any device that does not “save” the test • What about scanning the test into a device? • The test may not be saved to any type of device

  24. Allowable Accommodations • Sign/Re-sign Instructions Verbatim • Directions normally read aloud to students may be signed verbatim and re-signed if needed by student • Only spoken directions may be signed verbatim • Directions may not be clarified in any way

  25. Allowable Accommodations • Calculators/Mathematics Tables/Ach • Allowable-UNLESS system prohibits use • The following types of calculators/devices may NOT be used during the test: • pocket organizers • electronic writing pads or input devices • calculators that can communicate (transfer data or information) wirelessly with other student calculators/devices • calculators with symbolic algebra capabilities (e.g., multiply or factor polynomials) • cell phones, PSPs, and/or iPods Some examples of prohibited calculators are: • Casio models: CFX-9970G, Algebra FX 2.0 • Hewlett-Packard models: HP-40G, HP-49G • Texas Instruments models: TI-89, TI-92, Voyage 200, TI- NSPIRE - the CAS version (The non-CAS version of TI-NSPIRE is allowable.)

  26. Allowable Accommodations • Calculator Use: Basic Points • Sharing isn’t permitted • Test administrator is responsible for clearing calculator memory • Any four function or graphing calculator is permitted IF not on previous list • Only on Math content area

  27. Allowable Accommodations • Calculators/Mathematics Tables/Ach • Math content area only • Allowable Math Charts/Ach./MAAS • Multiplication • Division • Subtraction • Addition

  28. Allowable Accommodations • Calculators/Mathematics Tables/EOC and Gateway • Algebra I (EOC or Gateway) only • All basic points from Ach./MAAS apply • All prohibited devices from Ach./MAAS apply

  29. Allowable Accommodations • Calculators/Mathematics Tables/EOC and Gateway • Algebra I only • Allowable Math Charts/EOC or Gateway • Multiplication • Division • Subtraction • Division • Square Root Table

  30. Allowable Accommodations • Square Root Table: http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/doc/Square_Root_Chart.pdf

  31. Allowable Accommodations • Flexible Setting • Students may take an assessment in a setting other than the classroom • Prior arrangements must be made with building test coordinator

  32. Allowable Accommodations • Visual and Tactile Aids • May include magnifying devices, use of templates, masks, pointers • If using magnifying device, device may not save test information • Examples: • Color transparency overlay • Mask to cover all information on page except small amounts of text at a time

  33. Allowable Accommodations • Auditory Aids • Amplification devices as well as noise buffers • Examples: • White noise machines • Headphones to mask sound • Hearing Aid • Whisper Phones that do not record

  34. Allowable Accommodations • Multiple Testing Sessions • Within one school day • Content Area must be given in one school day • Must follow content area test schedule • Time allotted for content area must be followed • EOC AYP assessments are untimed (Algebra I, English II, Biology I)

  35. Allowable Accommodations • Flexible Scheduling • Content areas may be given at a different time for individual students • Content areas must be given in one school day

  36. Allowable Accommodations • Scribe • Allowable for EOC, Gateway, Ach., MAAS • May answer in test booklet or a modified answer document • Special Accommodation for Writing • Based on individual student need • Requires special packing • Contact Building Testing Coordinator

  37. Allowable Accommodations • Marking in Test Booklet • Allowable for all assessments grades 3-12 • Includes highlighting and/or underlining • Answers must be recorded on answer document

  38. Allowable Accommodations • Student Reads Aloud to Self • Must be individual setting • May include Whisper Phone • If device records student voice, this accommodation would fall under Special Accommodation F

  39. Special Accommodations • Have to have IEP or 504 plan • Accommodation decisions made by IEP or 504 plan team • Must be determined per assessment • Bubble Special Education hours, Functionally Delayed, 504 plan, or Gifted before accommodations may be bubbled • Ensure the accommodations bubbled were actually used

  40. Special Accommodations • More information: • Special Education Site: http://state.tn.us/education/speced/assessment.shtml#tcap • Testing and Evaluation: http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/accommodations.shtml

  41. Special Accommodations

  42. Special Accommodations • A. Extended Time • Time determined by IEP or 504 plan • EOC AYP tests are untimed (Algebra I, English II, Biology I) • All content must be completed within one school day

  43. Special Accommodations • Read Aloud Accommodations • Internal Test Instructions • Internal Test Items • Electronic Readers • Device must not save test content • Human Readers • Need content area vocabulary knowledge • Development of Teacher Guide for 2010 Spring Administration

  44. Special Accommodations • B. Read Aloud Internal Test Instructions • All content areas • May be entire content area or specific content areas • Students should read as independently as possible

  45. Special Accommodations • Examples of Internal Test Instructions: • Directions: Jesse wrote a report about his favorite food. His report contains mistakes. Read it and answer Numbers 1 through 8. • Directions: A student wrote the following report. It contains mistakes. Read the report and answer Numbers 13 through 19. (Above Examples taken from MAAS Item Sampler) http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/alt_MAAS.shtml

  46. Special Accommodations • C. Read Aloud Internal Test Items • IEP: All content areas • 504 Plan: Any assessment content area that does not measure Reading/Language Arts

  47. Special Accommodations • Read Aloud Internal Test Items Example: Taken from MAAS Item Sampler: http://state.tn.us/education/assessment/doc/MAAS_G3_ItemSampler.pdf 12. What is the value of the 4 in the number below? 6,402 F 4,000 G 400 H 40 Read: “What is the value of the 4 in the number below? 6, comma, 4, 0, 2 F. four thousand G. four hundred H. forty

  48. Special Accommodations • D. Prompting upon Request • IEP: All content areas • 504 Plan: All content areas except for those measuring Reading/Language Arts • Good alternative to Read Aloud Internal Test Items • Student needs certain words or sentences read aloud; not entire test • Administrator must read words/phrases exactly as they appear

  49. Special Accommodations • E. Interpreter Signs/Cues • Only for a student with Hearing Impairment or Deafness documented in IEP • For Internal Test Items • Are further instruction in the TCAP Accommodations manual

  50. Special Accommodations • F. Student Reads into Auditory Recorder/Plays Back Immediately for Comprehension • Problem last year: Accommodation F was bubbled on the answer doc. and TDOE did not receive any student tapes • Student either did not receive the accommodation or tapes were not sent