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Posttest Editing in Test WES. Jennifer Burton and Tracy Cerda May 2013. Posttest Editing Overview. Verify or correct assessment records for accurate reporting and AYP, MMR, and AMAO calculations Goal is to have all MARSS enrollment records accurately linked to assessment records

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    1. Posttest Editing inTest WES Jennifer Burton and Tracy Cerda May 2013 “Leading for educational excellence and equity. Every day for every one.”

    2. Posttest Editing Overview education.state.mn.us Verify or correct assessment records for accurate reporting and AYP, MMR, and AMAO calculations Goal is to have all MARSS enrollment records accurately linked to assessment records Attempt status (e.g., valid score, not complete) provided but student scores are not available

    3. Posttest Editing Overview education.state.mn.us • Available for: • Reading and Mathematics: MCA, MCA-Modified, MTAS • Science: MCA and MTAS • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs • Grade 9 Written Composition GRAD and Alternate Assessment: Writing

    4. Posttest Editing Overview education.state.mn.us

    5. Posttest Editing Overview education.state.mn.us MARSS enrollment records without matching assessments count against AYP participation calculations Assessment records without matching enrollment records do not count against AYP participation

    6. Posttest Editing Overview education.state.mn.us • Collaboration required to resolve discrepancies • District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) • MARSS Coordinator • Student Identity Validation Interface Coordinator • School-level access available for School Assessment Coordinators

    7. Important Dates education.state.mn.us

    8. Posttest Editing education.state.mn.us

    9. Test WES education.state.mn.us

    10. Test WES Dashboard education.state.mn.us

    11. Test WES Dashboard – Bottom of Page education.state.mn.us

    12. Posttest Edit Discrepancies education.state.mn.us

    13. Test WES Dashboard – Bottom of Page education.state.mn.us

    14. Test WES Dashboard – Top of Page education.state.mn.us

    15. Search Discrepancies education.state.mn.us Three discrepancy search options Selecting third option opens categories on right Search discrepancies that may not be highlighted on Dashboard

    16. Search Discrepancies – Example education.state.mn.us • “Assessment records with data that will be automatically updated to match MARSS data” • Green notification symbol • Not required to fix since they will automatically be updated to match MARSS

    17. Search Student education.state.mn.us Use to search for a specific student or groups of students

    18. Interim District and School Student Results (DSR and SSR) Files education.state.mn.us • Download abbreviated version of DSR or SSR in Excel or text formats • Information provided is limited • Used to analyze records for possible edits, like accommodation codes • Does not include score information or MARSS demographic flags • Final DSR and SSR files are provided in MDE Secured Reports

    19. Interim District and School Student Results (DSR and SSR) Files Page education.state.mn.us

    20. View/Print Reports education.state.mn.us View reports related to Posttest Editing for reference in resolving discrepancies

    21. Search Page General Information education.state.mn.us

    22. Search Results Display education.state.mn.us

    23. Search Results Display education.state.mn.us

    24. Posttest Edit Discrepancy Examples education.state.mn.us

    25. Assessment Errors education.state.mn.us • Information validated against Student Identity Validation Interface • Missing or incomplete data on assessment record will prevent match with enrollment record

    26. Assessment Errors – Search Results education.state.mn.us

    27. Assessment Errors - Example education.state.mn.us

    28. Confirm Changes Screen education.state.mn.us All changes made in Test WES must be confirmed Verify changes and select “Yes, Make This Change”

    29. Likely Matches education.state.mn.us Enrollment record appears to be a match for the assessment record but MARSS number does not match Must be confirmed

    30. Likely Matches – Search Results education.state.mn.us Select “Accept MARSS Data” if correct in MARSS OR Submit updated MARSS data

    31. Other Warnings and Alerts education.state.mn.us Assessment records discrepant with MARSS enrollment records Assessment records matched with MARSS outside my district

    32. Assessment Records Discrepant with MARSS Enrollment Records – Example 1 education.state.mn.us Edit assessment to change school OR select “Accept MARSS data”

    33. Assessment Records Discrepant with MARSS Enrollment Records – Example 2 education.state.mn.us • Discrepancies with demographic codes, like New-to-Country, that are discrepant with MARSS • Submit updated MARSS if applicable • Discrepancies with persistently low performance for MCA-Modified cannot be resolved • Test will be invalidated

    34. Assessment Records Matched with MARSS Enrollments Outside My District education.state.mn.us Submit updated MARSS to indicate student was enrolled OR Contact MDE to change the district if student was not enrolled

    35. Assessment Matching Issue Examples education.state.mn.us

    36. Unmatched Assessment Records education.state.mn.us Students who have an assessment record but are not matched to a MARSS enrollment record

    37. Unmatched Assessment Records – Search Results education.state.mn.us

    38. Unmatched Assessment Records – Example education.state.mn.us

    39. Unmatched Assessment Records – Example education.state.mn.us

    40. Missing Prior Year Valid Scores education.state.mn.us • Test WES looks for valid scores from prior years • Not applicable for science or written composition • Only one prior year for ACCESS for ELLs • For reading and mathematics • No prior year valid scores for grade 3 or grade 11 • Only looking at one year ago for grade 4 • Only looking at two years ago for grade 10

    41. Missing Prior Year Valid Scores education.state.mn.us • Validation only looks for records when the student was enrolled with you in the prior years • You cannot search for records in other districts

    42. Missing Prior Year Valid Scores – Search Results education.state.mn.us

    43. Missing Prior Year Valid Scores – Example education.state.mn.us • Select the applicable tab based on which year(s) are missing scores • Search 2012 Assessments • Search 2011 Assessments

    44. Update Counts on Dashboard education.state.mn.us

    45. AYP MARSS Enrollments Matching Issues Examples education.state.mn.us

    46. AYP MARSS Enrollments Matching Issues education.state.mn.us • All students enrolled during the accountability window should be linked to assessment records • Enrollment records without matching assessment records will affect AYP participation calculations • This discrepancy count is updated nightly

    47. AYP MARSS Enrollments Matching Issues – Search Results education.state.mn.us

    48. AYP MARSS Enrollments Matching Issues – Example education.state.mn.us Default search is for Unmatched Assessments Use caution when searching all assessments

    49. Science and ACCESS Enrollment Matching Issues education.state.mn.us Counts not displayed on Dashboard Select “Search Discrepancies” from left Dashboard menu and second discrepancy option on search screen

    50. AYP Participation Projection education.state.mn.us • Shows if your district and schools are anticipated to meet the 95 percent AYP participation • Select link from Dashboard • Use reports under “View/Print Reports” on Dashboard to see AYP information by student