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ISTEP+ Pretest Workshop Spring 2013. Agenda. Operational ISTEP+ Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Pilot and Validation Sites ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil ISTEP+ Online Return of Results Online Reporting Parent Network ISTAR Assessment IMAST Assessment LEP Students Ethical Testing Practices

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Agenda
Agenda

  • Operational ISTEP+

    • Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

  • Pilot and Validation Sites

  • ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil

  • ISTEP+ Online

  • Return of Results

    • Online Reporting

    • Parent Network

  • ISTAR Assessment

  • IMAST Assessment

  • LEP Students

  • Ethical Testing Practices

  • Questions & Answers


Test windows
Test Windows

  • March 4 – 13

    • ISTEP+ Applied Skills (Paper/Pencil and Online)

  • April 29 – May 8

    • ISTEP+ Multiple-Choice Paper/Pencil

    • IMAST

  • April 29 – May 10

    • ISTEP+ Multiple-Choice Online

  • May 6 – 17

    • CoreLink Online


Operational istep

Applied Skills:

Online, Paper/Pencil

Applied Skills Online:

Online ELA and SS ONLY

Math and Science – custom “partial” paper/pencil booklet

Applied Skills Paper/Pencil:

Gr. 3-8: one single student test booklet

Students MUST use the same correct book for ALL sessions

What if two books are used (TCM)

Avoid Undetermined test results!

Multiple-Choice:

Online, Paper/Pencil

Multiple-Choice Online:

ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

Multiple-Choice Paper/Pencil: Insufficient Technology / Accommodation ONLY

Gr. 3 one single test booklet

Gr. 4-8 two booklets

Test booklet

Answer booklet

Students MUST use the same answer book for ALL sessions

Avoid Undetermined test results!

Gridded Responses / Calculator Usage begins in Grade 6

Operational ISTEP+


All students grades 3 8
All Students, Grades 3-8

  • Same rules apply

    • Who participates, accommodations, security

    • IMAST participation (April/May window)

      • Critical – do not take ISTEP+ in IMAST content area(s)

        (Applied Skills and Multiple-Choice Assessments)

      • Avoid Undetermined test results!

  • Results have consequences for students, schools, and corporations

    • Remediation, accountability

  • Science and Social Studies required

  • Applied Skills images and Applied Skills items released via the web


Student test number stn
Student Test Number (STN)

  • Every test MUST have an STN

  • STN is critical for matching students across test windows (AS, MC)

    • Undetermined and accountability concerns

  • Results are dependent on matching student records (AS, M/C)

    • If you do not have a barcode label for paper/pencil, bubble!

      • One STN per student (stays with student)

      • Schools required to supply missing STNs

    • Used to calculate participation rate

  • Every Undetermined score will count as a “Not Participating” student

  • Schools must account for every student not tested—keep records now to prepare for the DOE-NT collection.


Book ii pilot and validation sites
Book II (Pilot) and Validation Sites

  • Book II Sites (Pilot)

    • Applied Skills window ONLY; Paper/Pencil ONLY

    • Selected schools; required participation

    • Early pickup of test materials (by school)

      • March 15

      • GREEN label

  • Validation Sites

    • Multiple-Choice window ONLY; Online and Paper/Pencil

    • Critical to verifying the equating process

      • Selected schools; required participation

    • Early pickup of paper/pencil test materials (by school)

      • May 10

      • TAN label


Doe tl barcode file paper pencil and online
DOE-TL Barcode File: Paper/Pencil and Online

  • Period 1 Barcode file submitted Dec. 10 – Jan. 16

    • Labels delivered Feb. 15-19 in Applied Skills TC Kits

  • Period 2 Barcode file submission Feb. 25 – March 8

    • Via STN site

    • Any students who were not submitted in Period 1, including:

      • Students new to the school

      • Additional IMAST students, based on Case Conference Committee decisions for students that were not submitted in Period 1

    • Labels delivered April 15-16 in Multiple-Choice TC Kits

      • Paper/Pencil (due to insufficient technology/accommodation)

      • IMAST

  • Barcode files used to “populate” ISTEP+ Online (AS, MC)


Istep paper pencil barcode labels
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Barcode Labels

  • Review Barcode Label “rules” in the Test Coordinator’s Manual (TCM)

    • SIQ #3 - #8

  • Not all data on the label; see the roster for details

  • Bubble for all “new” students without labels

  • Use ONLY labels for the Spring 2013 test administrations

    • Destroy all unused labels after Multiple-Choice test (May)

    • Students’ names MUST also be on the tests

      written in the students’ own handwriting!


Istep paper pencil calendar

Applied Skills

Dec. 10 – Jan. 16 Period 1 Barcode File

Feb. 11-15 Test Materials Delivery

Feb. 15-19 Test Coordinator Kits

(include Period 1 Barcode Labels)

Feb. 27 Last day to report shortages (TMA opens 2/15)

www.ctb.com/

March 15 Mandatory pickup date for ALL Book II schools; GREEN label

March 18-26 Scheduled pickups for corporations and nonpublic schools; YELLOW and BLUE labels

Multiple-Choice

Feb. 25 – Mar. 8 Period 2 Barcode File

Via STN site

Include any new students and additional IMAST students

April 3-12 Test Materials Delivery

April 15-16 Test Coordinator Kits

(Per. 1 & 2: ISTEP+ and IMAST Barcode Labels)

April 23 Last day to report shortages

www.ctb.com/(TMA opens 4/11)

May 10 Mandatory pickup date for ALL Validation schools; TAN label

May 13-15 Scheduled pickups for corporations and nonpublic schools; PURPLE and BLUE labels (very tight schedule—no extensions!)

ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Calendar

February 15 – Predetermined Pickup Schedule posted: IDOE-TCC and www.ctb.com/istep


Istep paper pencil large print braille
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Large Print & Braille

  • Shipped directly to TC

  • Know how to process documents

    • See Appendices in TCM

    • Avoid Undetermined results!

  • Non-Standard Responses (NSR)

    • Use pastel paper (computer-generated)

    • Insert document(s) in front of the back cover

    • Keep a copy in a secure location (principal’s office)

    • Documentation

      • At top of CG response and on School/Group List

      • CGR bubble on front of test booklet


Istep paper pencil materials return
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Materials Return

  • SAVE YOUR BOXES!! (ISTEP+ and IREAD-3)

    • Return in correct boxes - do not mix (Blue; Gold)

  • Please read directions!  (TCM and posters)

  • “Things To Remember” (TCM)

  • How will you account for every test document?

    • ALL student test documents must be returned

  • Teacher names must match exactlyon:

    • Group Information Sheet (GIS) and

    • School/Group List (SGL)

  • All three counts must match (GIS, SGL, actual documents)

    This is a critical issue with regard to turnaround time for results!


Istep paper pencil packing shipping
ISTEP+ Paper/Pencil: Packing & Shipping

  • ISTEP+: Use “Stack Cover Cards” and Paper Bands

    • Please read directions, TCM

  • IREAD-3: Use envelopes

  • Unique Barcode Shipping Labels (by school)

  • Be sure to use the correct shipping labels and boxes for each test!! (ISTEP+, IREAD-3)


Istep pretest workshop spring 2013

IREAD-3:

Gold-and-white

box

  • Blue-and-white box used for paper/pencil tests:

  • Applied Skills

  • Multiple-Choice (Insufficient Technology / Accommodation only)

  • IMAST


Istep online calendar

Applied Skills

Dec. 10 – Jan. 16 Period 1 Barcode File

Feb. 15 AS Online Examiner’s Manual Delivery

Feb. 15-19 Test Coordinator Kits

(include Period 1 Barcode Labels)

Feb. 18 AS Content Release and Pre-assigned Practice and Operational Tests

Feb. 25 – March 13 AS Online Practice Test Window

Multiple-Choice

Feb. 25 – Mar. 8 Period 2 Barcode File

Include any new students and additional IMAST students

March 8 MC Online Examiner’s Manual Delivery

March 15 MC Content Release and Pre-assigned Practice Tests

March 18 – May 10 MC Online Practice Test Window

April 1 MC Pre-assigned Operational Tests

April 15-16 Test Coordinator Kits

(IMAST and ISTEP+ P/P Barcode Labels)

ISTEP+ Online: Calendar

  • Test Administration System (TAS) Trainings

  • February 20 – April 16

  • 5 Regional (onsite sessions) & 15 Webinars

  • Optional 7 Pre-Administration Q&A

  • Sessions

  • CoreLink:

  • Early April – Content Release and Pre-assigned

  • Practice/Operational Tests

  • April 15-16 Online Examiner’s Manual Delivery

  • May 6-17 CoreLink Test Window


Istep online overview
ISTEP+ Online: Overview

  • Applied Skills: ELA and Social Studies ONLY

  • Multiple-Choice: Extended window (April 29 – May 10)

  • List of schools with testing online status posted www.ctb.com/istep

  • Test Administration Trainings (TAS)

    • Train-the-Trainer: February 20 – April 16

    • Required Session: Regional (onsite) or Webinar

    • Optional: Pre-Administration Q&A Sessions

  • Practice Test Required

    • 2 opportunities scheduled per student; at least 1 required


Istep online ipads
ISTEP+ Online: iPads

  • iPads for Multiple-Choice Online (and CoreLink) only

    • iPad 2 or later

    • iOS 6 or later

    • iTunes Store “OAS IN”

      • Expected availability week of February 11

      • Watch for more information from CTB

    • “Guided Access” MUST be enabled

    • Android tablets supported next year

      • (10-inch class)

  • More info & WebEx posted www.ctb.com/istep


Istep online details
ISTEP+ Online: Details

  • Accommodations must be assigned

  • Scheduling

    • All students in a class complete test session on the same day

  • Critical changes for 2013

    • Display of “Not Testing”

    • Confirmation of “Do Not Score”

      • EVERY one of these must be documented!!!


Oklahoma online program overview
Oklahoma Online Program Overview

ISTEP+ Online: CTB Web Portal

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Test and Technology Coordinator Support Materials

General information about the tests

Single Sign-on Access

Demo TAS Website Access

Report testing problems

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News and Information

Community forum access

Contact details to reach

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Looking ahead c3
Looking Ahead C3

ISTEP+ Online: Enhancements




Istep pretest workshop spring 2013

ISTEP+ Online: Pre-Assigned Test Sessions

ISTEP+ Applied Skills and IREAD-3 Spring



Istep pretest workshop spring 2013

ISTEP+: Experience Online Testing , Practice Test

  • URL: http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment/


Istep pretest workshop spring 2013

ISTEP+ Online: Marking a Test Session

“Do Not Score”

Click the Toggle DNS (Do Not Score) button, which is activated after highlighting the student record.


Istep pretest workshop spring 2013

ISTEP+ Online: Mark a Student as

“Moved/Not Testing”

Indicating students who will not test


Results online reports
Results: Online Reports

  • All reports via Indiana Online Reporting System (INORS)

    • Corporation- and school-level

    • Secure site with unique passwords

    • Contains FERPA-protected data! (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

    • Teacher Access

      • Determined by GIS and SPN/Online teacher groups

    • Available 24/7

      • Student-level data, end of May

      • Summary-level data, June

  • One paper copy of Student Report and Label (June)


Results details
Results: Details

  • Science: Grades 4, 6

    • Late June: ISTEP+ and IMAST Science Cut Score Setting

    • Late August: INORS Reports and Applied Skills Images available

    • Late August: Student Reports and Labels delivered

    • Late September: Rescore Window

    • October: Rescore reports arrive

ELA, Math, Social Studies:

Grades 3-8 ELA, Math

Grades 5, 7 Social Studies

  • End of May: INORS Reports and Applied Skills Images available

  • June 7: Student Reports and Labels delivered

  • End of May/mid-June: Rescore Window

  • Late July/Early August: Rescore reports arrive


Results parent network
Results: Parent Network

  • Online parent access

  • Parents can see test results “over time” (multiple years)

  • Invitation Codes sent to May “testing schools”

    • Distribute upon receipt

  • Applied Skills Images linked to results in PN

    • Parent review of student response

  • Parent RequestRequiredfor Rescore

    • Parent / school staff collaborate

    • School to document and submit rescore request



Istar indiana s alternate assessment
ISTAR: Indiana’s Alternate Assessment

  • Indiana Standards Tool for Alternate Reporting

  • ISTEP+ or ISTAR

    • All students must participate in assessment; Case Conference Committee decision to use ISTAR

      • Referenced to Indiana Standards; will NOT lead to diploma

      • March 1 – April 30 window; Web-based system

      • Requires use of STN

      • Teacher ratings; cut scores (Pass+, Pass, Did Not Pass)

    • Federal Regulation

      • Sets a 1% limit for corporations & state on students who can be “proficienton Alternate Standards” for accountability

      • No limiton the number of students who canparticipatein ISTAR

It is important for each student to participate in the most appropriate assessment for that student.


Imast indiana s modified assessment
IMAST: Indiana’s Modified Assessment

  • Indiana Modified Achievement Standards Test

    • Grades 3-8; E/LA, Math, Science, Social Studies

    • Students on-track to receive a diploma

  • Eligibility criteria

    • Case Conference Committee decision by February 28

  • Collecting student counts (no survey this year)

    • Include students in DOE-TL Barcode submissions

  • Multiple-Choice Format – April/May window ONLY

    • Critical – do not take ISTEP+ in IMAST content area(s) (AS, M/C)

    • Avoid Undetermined test results!

  • No limiton the number of students taking IMAST

It is important for each student to participate in the most appropriate assessment for that student.


English learners lep students
English Learners/LEP Students

  • All EL students MUST take ISTEP+

    • Except those enrolled in US schools < 1 year

      • Enrolled after March 1, 2012 to be <1 year

      • MAY substitute LAS Links for ISTEP+ E/LA

        • Corporation-wide decision!

      • Must take Math and

        • Science (4 & 6)

        • Social Studies (5 & 7)

    • Accommodations (refer to Appendix C)


Accommodations for special education and lep students
Accommodations for Special Education and LEP students

  • Appendix C in the Indiana Assessment Program Manual

    • Outlines the standard accommodations for students with an IEP, Section 504 Plan, ILP or Nonpublic Service Plan

  • Non-Standard Assessment Accommodation

    • One NOT identified in the Indiana Assessment Program Manual

    • Deadline to submit based on dates listed on the Request for Non-Standard Assessment Accommodation form

    • Must be approved by the Office of Student Assessment

    • Note:Request for paper test during Online administration = non-standard


Ethical testing practices overview highlights
Ethical Testing Practices: Overview/Highlights

  • Indiana Assessment Program Manual – Chapter 10

    • The basis for local training

    • Test security and integrity training prior to actual test window represents a review; highlight areas of critical importance.

  • Formal Training for Staff

    • To administer the assessment, staff MUST have

      • participated in security training (at the beginning of the school year).

      • signed the Indiana Testing Security and Integrity Agreement.

      • received training regarding specifics of test administration (mechanics).

  • Policy requirement

    • Every school corporation and school (public, charter, nonpublic, and Choice) MUST have a test security policy.


Ethical testing practices preparing for the test
Ethical Testing Practices: Preparing for the Test

  • Review and approve materials used to prepare students

  • Provide training for staff (classroom practices, test administration)

    • Acceptable teacher practices: prior to, during, and after the test

    • Appropriate test administration policies/practices (mechanics)

    • Specifics regarding test security and integrity

  • Assign test examiners and proctors

    • Review examiner qualifications


Ethical testing practices ensuring examiner readiness
Ethical Testing Practices: Ensuring Examiner Readiness

  • Examiner’s Manual: secure document

  • Access to Examiner’s Manual (EM)

    • Staff may retain EM in a secure location after orientation session

  • Access to assessment books (student documents)

    • NOadvance access to actual student test documents

  • Usernames, passwords and access codes

    • Same level of security as test books


Ethical testing practices administering the test
Ethical Testing Practices: Administering the Test

  • Administer test sessions in order

  • Examiners/Proctors must monitor test sessions

    • Reminder: no cell phones (students and adults)

  • Examiners/Proctors should not use a student’s keyboard except in the case of a scribe.

  • If a concern arises regarding an item….

    • Refer to the item by content area, test session, and item number

    • NEVER make a copy or email the item (even to IDOE)!

  • Unannounced security audits (IDOE due diligence)


Ethical testing practices materials security
Ethical Testing Practices: Materials Security

  • CTCs and STCs MUST:

    • Control secure storage, distribution, administration, and collection of test documents/materials

      • Inventory and track materials, including Test Tickets

      • Critical:Daily sign-in/sign-out system for paper tests

    • Ensure that no test items are copied from a computer screen or by using a copy machine

    • Return all used and unused test materials


Ethical testing practices security violations part 1
Ethical Testing Practices: Security Violations – Part 1

  • Communicate security policy, ethical practices, consequences

  • Provide a way for students and staff to report concerns and insure rights of those involved

  • Establish a process to investigate irregularities, concerns, complaints

  • Report security violations to the Assessment Office

    • Appendix B:Testing Irregularity Report form (send via fax)

    • Note: “Testing Concerns & Security Violations Report” designed for use by parents or other concerned individuals


Ethical testing practices security violations part 2
Ethical Testing Practices: Security Violations – Part 2

  • It is a violation of test security to:

    • Give students access to test questions in advance

    • Coach students in any way during the test

    • Copy, reproduce, or use in any manner any portion of a secure test document for any reason

    • Alter answer documents during or after testing

    • Score student responses on the assessment

Refer to Chapter 10 of the Indiana Assessment Program Manual for more details.


What if
What if…

  • If in doubt call the ISTEP+ office! (317-232-9050)

    • A number of events can occur; time is of the essence!

    • Document (Write it down at the time!)

    • Sample issues/concerns:

      • Test material issues

      • Test irregularities

      • Student or adult cheating

      • Student illness

      • Interruption to testing

      • Exposure of items

      • Acts of nature

      • Inappropriate testing practices


Assessment resources
Assessment Resources

  • Visit www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment

    • ISTEP+ Blueprints; Item Samplers; Instructional/Assessment Guidance

    • Diagnostic Assessments

    • And more!

  • Test Coordinator Corner (TCC)

    • Information specific to TCs

      • Electronic copies of TCM and other resources

    • Located in Learning Connection community

      • IDOE - Test Coordinator Corner

      • For CTCs and nonpublic/charter/Choice STCs


Contact information
Contact Information

  • ISTEP+ Office

    • Telephone 317-232-9050; Toll Free 888-544-7837

    • Fax 317-233-2196

    • Web site www.doe.in.gov/achievement/assessment

    • Email istep@doe.in.gov

    • Karen Stein, Spec. Programs Asmt. Specialist kstein@doe.in.gov

  • CTB / Indiana Help Desk

    • Telephone 800-282-1132

      • ISTEP+ Online – Option 2

    • Fax 800-282-0266

    • Email ctb_istep_helpdesk@ctb.com

    • CTB ISTEP+ Web Portal www.ctb.com/istep

  • ISTAR – Office of Special Education 317-232-0570

  • EL/LEP – Office of English Learners 317-232-0555


Questions thank you for participating
Questions?Thank you for participating! 