SLIP Winter Conference Crowne Plaza Hotel Lansing January 24, 2014 Joanne Winkelman, Office of Special Education Linda Howley, Office of Standards and Assessment Division of Accountability Services
Agenda • IEP Assessment Pages • Social Studies Field Test • Dynamic Learning Maps • Professional Development • Video Contributions Needed • DLM Field Test Schedule • Required Videos in ELA and Mathematics • Data Manager Webinar
Assessment Pages on the Current Model IEP Form • Currently, the state model IEP form contains five pages dedicated to statewide and district-wide assessments. The Michigan Department of Education is in the process of instituting multiple changes to all state-wide assessments which will result in changes to the current assessment pages in the state model IEP form. • Instead of five pages listing all of the assessment choices, the Office of Special Education will replace those pages with the following IEP requirements:
Replacement Language • The IEP must address the assessmentaccommodations that are necessary to measure the academic achievement and functional performance of the student on state and district-wide assessments, and • If the IEP Team determines that the student must take an alternate assessment instead of a particular regular state or district-wide assessment of student achievement, • A statement of why the student cannot participate in the regular assessment and • List the particular alternate assessment selected for the student.
For example . . . If the IEP Team determines the student will take the general education assessment, • It is not necessary to state the name of the general assessment in the IEP, although it’s fine to do so. However, • The accommodationsmust be specified in the IEP, by content area.
For example . . . If the IEP Team determines the student will take an alternate assessment, the IEP must include: • A statement of why the student cannot participate in the general education assessment and • The name of the alternate assessment(s) selected for the student and • The specific assessmentaccommodations required by the student.
Not sure what ELA or mathematics alternate assessment to put on an IEP? • Pick one • MI-Access Participation • MI-Access Supported • MI-Access Functional • Add • Or Dynamic Learning Maps if available
Professional Development for Dynamic Learning Maps • Two ways to obtain professional development • Self-directed modules • 14,750 self-directed modules have been completed to date • http://dynamiclearningmaps.org/unc/modules.html • Facilitated modules • http://dynamiclearningmaps.org/unc/facilitated/index.html
Video Contributions Needed • Dr. Karen Erickson is looking for videos of quality lessons and assessment sessions in all instructional settings related to ELA or mathematics. • Would also like videos of teachers and students as they engage in the upcoming field test events. • Videos can be of any length. • If interested, see Media Release handout on how to contact her at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dynamic Learning Maps Field Tests • Field Test 1: February 10-21, 2014 • Field Test 2: March 17-April 1, 2014 • Field Test 3: May 1 to end of school year, 2014
Videos • These videos are required for teachers who will participate in any of the Field Tests • Videos give an explanation of the different levels embedded in the test • Show released test items
Getting Started for Field Tests • Webinar scheduled next week to assist data managers in uploading files • David Treder, Genesee ISD will provide a brief overview of how to load data successfully • Data managers will be notified by email
Contact Information DLM Related Questions: Joanne Winkelman firstname.lastname@example.org Social Studies Pilot:John Jaquith Jaquithj@michigan.gov Assessment Accessibility: Linda Howley HowleyL@michigan.gov