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  1. Before we begin, please make yourself comfortable and complete the STAR Pre-Test Quiz

  2. Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Pre-Test Workshop January 2012

  3. Objectives STAR coordinators will: Follow correct, current, STAR procedures Ensure all materials are handled securely and appropriately Provide training and monitoring Handout (H) Page 1 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 3

  4. Agenda • Registration and take quiz • Introductions • Objectives and agenda • New for STAR 2012 • STAR coordinator responsibilities • Writing tests • California Standards Tests (CSTs) • California Modified Assessment (CMA) • Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) • Multiple-choice tests • California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) • After testing • Summary • Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests H 1 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 4

  5. New for STAR 2012 Coordinator Manual (M) Pages 2−3 • Testing window: 25 days • Answer documents • Front: SEID added • Back: NPS moved • CAPA (shading of “5”) for Level I ONLY • Writing tests • Reading aloud prompt now accommodation • Writing test can only be given in 1 day • CMA • Braille for all • Grades 8–11 if Pre-ID, receive both CST and CMA Pre-ID answer documents H 1 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 5

  6. New for 2012 • District home, hospital, independent study has a school code • If district has a program • Use new district CDS code http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sp/cl/documents/ calpadsupdflash41.doc • Security Audits • Mark Discrimination Analysis 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 6

  7. District STAR CoordinatorResponsibilities Quiz (Q) 1 M 10, 13, 30−32 • Handle testing materials • Ensure test security • Receive, inventory, store, distribute, track, collect, and return materials • Coordinate testing schedule • Coordinate collection of demographic data • Pre-ID (preferred) • Or hand-mark answer documents • Complete the Demographic Fields Form (if needed) • Train and oversee site coordinators • Ensure examiners are trained H 2 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 7

  8. 1. Which of these is a district STAR coordinator’s most important responsibility? A. Inventorying Directions For Administrations (DFAs) B. Contacting the STAR Technical Assistant Center (TAC) C. Training CAPA Examiners D. Keeping materials secure 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 8

  9. Which of these is a district STAR coordinator’s most important responsibility? D. Keeping materials secure 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 9

  10. STAR Site Coordinator Responsibilities M 10 H 2 • Train Examiners • Ensure examiners sign affidavits • Prevent errors • Keep secure • Verify materials are markedcorrectly to ensure correctstudent scores • Guarantee correct enrollment counts • Return materials promptly 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 10

  11. Site Coordinators Train Examiners • Read and sign affidavits • MAKE SURE CORRECT TESTS ARE GIVEN • CST and/or CMA • STS • Correct math test for grade 7 if Algebra • Correct EOC for grades 8−11 • CAPA • Students who are not testing may not stay in the classroom where a test is being administered • If students need to be taken to another room to finish testing, BE SURE THEY ARE ESCORTED BY AN ADULT. Do not allow students to walk to another room with test materials by themselves. 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 11

  12. Site Coordinators Train Examiners (Cont.) • Examiners CANNOT: • Review test questions before, during, or after testing • Check students’ answers including (among others): • Advise students of wrong answer or to check an answer; or • Withhold answer docs until students demonstrate they have the right answers 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 12

  13. Site Coordinators Train Examiners (Cont.) Examiners shall monitor students during testing to make sure students are • On correct part • Do not go on to other parts or back to a previously completed part • Do not skip a question on their answer document (so that they are off by one or more). 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 13

  14. Site Coordinators Train Examiners (Cont.) Examiners shall ensure there is enough time to complete a part before beginning the part 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 14

  15. Security Audits • At randomly-selected schools and district offices • Before, during, or after testing • Are materials secure, accounted for, and when not in use locked-up • Are correct administrative procedures being followed: • Materials have been removed or covered • Students are not being coached through the exams • Only appropriate accommodations and or modifications are being provided, et. al. 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 15

  16. Site Coordinator video, General, first part about security only 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 16

  17. Writing Tests M 33–37, 54–59 H 3 • Writing tests are required • CST and CMA • Grades 4 and 7 • Examiners need to ensurecorrect test (CST or CMA) given • Check IEPs to determine whether CST or CMA • See bottom of response booklet and DFA 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 17

  18. Writing Tests H 3 • When? • March 6(makeup March 7) • May 1 (makeup May 2)Only if not in session March 6 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 18

  19. Writing Tests • Prompt and passage may be read aloud • If specified in IEP or Section 504 plan • As an accommodation if regularly during classroom instruction and assessments • Mark Z on back of answer document • Accommodation of extended time is limited to 1 day only • No additional pages may be inserted 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 19

  20. After Writing Testing Q 2 M 36–37, 57–59 ? H 3 • If the student used a word processor: • Mark Section A3, “Accommodations and Modifications,” D or T • If A3 is not marked, the test will not be scored • Place print-out inside Writing Response Booklet • Return all materials with either the scorables (student was given test) or nonscorables • Return by • Sites: one day after testing • Districts: two days after testing 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 20

  21. 2. What happens if Mike types his response to a writing test and nothing is marked in Section A3, “Accommodations and Modifications,” on his writing response booklet? A. Scoring Center will not process the writing test B. Scoring Center will process the writing test C. Scoring Center will return the test to school district D. Scoring Center will mark Section A3 on the writing response booklet 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 21

  22. What happens if Mike types his response to a writing test and nothing is marked in Section A3, “Accommodations and Modifications,” on his writing response booklet? A. Scoring Center will not process the writing test 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 22

  23. STAR ProgramMultiple-Choice Tests M 4 • CSTs • Most students take CSTs • Grades 2–11 unless taking CMA or CAPA • CMA • Grades 3–11; varies by grade and content area • Must have IEP and meet eligibility criteria • STS • For Spanish-speaking English learners • Grades 2–11 • Must also take CST and/or CMA 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 23

  24. California Standards Tests (CSTs) M 38–40, 60–62 H 4 • Grades 2–11 • Unless taking CMA or CAPA • Subjects tested: • English–Language Arts (ELA): all grades;writing for grades 4 and 7 • Mathematics: grades 2–7 and end-of-course (EOC) grades 7–11; Note: Rulers used for Grade 2 CST only • Science: grades 5, 8, 10, and EOC 9–11 • History–Social Science: grades 8, 11, and EOC 9–11 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 24

  25. Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics? M 16–17, 85 • Grades 2–6: Grade-level test requiredNote: Rulers used for grade 2 CST ONLY • Grade 7: Grade-Level mathematics test or Algebra I required H 4 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 25

  26. Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics? Q 6 M 16–17, 85 • Grades 8: One of the following is required: • Algebra I; or • Geometry; or • CST for General Mathematics (if no math course or completing a course for which there is not an EOC mathematics CST) H 4 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 26

  27. Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics? Q 3 M 16–17, 85 • Grades 9: One of the following is required: • CST for General Mathematics (if no math course or completing a course for which there is not an EOC mathematics CST); or • EOC mathematics CST; or • CST for Summative High School Mathematics • Grades 10–11: One of the following is required: • EOC mathematics CST; or • CST for Summative High School Mathematics • No assessment required if not taking a mathematics course unless eligible to take Summative High School Mathematics H 4 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 27

  28. Summative High School Mathematics Students in grades 9–11 will take the CST for Summative High School Mathematics based on: Math courses taken last summer; or Math courses to be completed in 2012; or Previously took the CST for Summative High School Mathematics. Q 3 M 16−17 ? H 4 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 28

  29. 3. Last school year, Pat, who is in the tenth grade, took the Summative High School Mathematics test. This year Pat is taking no mathematics classes. What test should Pat take? A. General Mathematics B. Algebra II C. Summative High School Mathematics D. No mathematics test 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 29

  30. Last school year, Pat, who is in the tenth grade, took the Summative High School Mathematics test. This year Pat is taking no mathematics classes. What test should Pat take? C. Summative High School Mathematics 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 30

  31. Mark Correct Mathematics Test Taken . . . . . . or student will not receive a SCORE. Also include correct version number. H 4 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 31

  32. Site Coordinator video, CST HS video through math only 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 32

  33. CST for Science M 16, 18–19 • Required grade-level science • Grades 5, 8, 10: all students shall take the grade-level test • Found in grade-level test booklets: no need to order separately • Students in grade 10 shall also take an end-of-course science • If enrolled in standards-based science course • EOC test booklets must be ordered separately H 4 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 33

  34. CST for Science H 4 • Grades 9–11 EOC • Completed a California standards-aligned science course in the 2011 summer session or will complete it during 2011–12 school year • Review state blueprints • Review curriculum • Determine which, if any, EOC science CST students in each course will take • Mark correct EOC test and version number on the answer document 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 34

  35. Who Takes the CMA? Students: Have an IEP Meet the SBE-adopted eligibility criteria Enrolled in grades 3–11 May take the CMA for some subjects, CST for other subjects Must take grade-level CSTs when a CMA is not offered May have previously taken the CMA, regardless of score Not eligible to take the CAPA IEP specifies the CMA, subject(s), and variations and/or accommodations No additional modifications are allowed Examiners should check the student’s IEPs to see whether and which CMA test the student should take M 14 H 5 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 35

  36. CMA Tests for 2012 M 16, 18 H 6 • CMA for ELA in grades 3–11 • CMA for Writing in grades 4 and 7 • CMA for Mathematics in grades 3–7 • CMA for Algebra I (EOC for grades 7–11) • CMA for Geometry (EOC for grades 8–11) Note: If CMA students in grades 8 or 9 are NOT taking Algebra I or Geometry, the IEP should designate the math test accordingly. There is no CMA General Math. • CMA for Science in grades 5 and 8 • CMA for Life Science in grade 10 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 36

  37. CMA Materials 2012 M 21, 39 • CMA booklets for grade 3 • Separate scorable test booklet • If no CST taken, return CST test booklet with nonscorables • CMA for Grades 4–7 • CST and CMA in same answer document • Grade 5 ONLY allows calculator(if written into the IEP) • If both CST and CMA taken, must mark Section 7c for CMA tests taken 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 37

  38. CMA Materials for 2012Grades 8−11 M 21, 39 • If Pre-ID’d: • For grades 8–11 if at least one CMA test is pre-identified for a student, the student will receive both the CMA and the CST pre-identified answer documents • If NOT Pre-ID’d: • Answer documents sent based on test booklets ordered 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 38

  39. CMA Materials for 2012Grades 8−11 ? • CMA for grades 8 and 11 • Must order both CST and CMA grade-level test booklets for each student taking one or more CMA exams • All students must take the CST History/Social Science in grade 8 and U.S. History in grade 11 • CMA for grades 9 and 10 • Order the grade-level CMA test booklets for only the CMA tests to be administered • Order CST only if needed • Students in grades 9 and 10 may take only CMA (ELA, Algebra I, Geometry, grade 10 Life Science) 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 39

  40. Lee, who has an IEP, is in grade nine and takes no mathematics class. The IEP team has decided Lee should take CMA for ELA. Which mathematics test should Lee take? • A. No mathematics test • B. CMA for Mathematics • C. CST for General Mathematics • D. CMA and CST for General Mathematics 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 40

  41. Lee, who has an IEP, is in grade nine and takes no mathematics class. The IEP team has decided Lee should take CMA for ELA. Which mathematics test should Lee take? • C. CST for General Mathematics 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 41

  42. CST/CMA Answer Document Right side of inside of answer doc grades 4−7 M 128 • CMA section has: • Different subject icons from CST • Alternate row shading for the response bubbles • Three options choices • Fewer number of questions H 7 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 42

  43. CMA Grade 7 Answer DocumentMathematics Section Grade 7 mathematics and Algebra I have different numbers of questions 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 43

  44. Break 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 44

  45. STS STS for Reading/Language Arts (RLA) in grades 2–11 STS for Mathematics in grades 2–7 Rulers for grades 2 and 5 STS for Algebra I (EOC for grades 7–11) STS for Geometry (EOC for grades 8–11) Students in grades 8 and 9 who are not taking Algebra I or Geometry courses take NO STS mathematics, but do take CST or CMA mathematics. Q 6 M 16 H 8 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 45

  46. Who Takes the STS? M 15, 16 • Required for Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs), grades 2–11, who either: • Receive instruction in Spanish regardless of the length of time they have been enrolled in the U.S.; or • Have been enrolled in a school in the U.S. less than 12 cumulative months. • Not to be administered to English-only, I-FEP, R-FEP, or dual immersion who do not meet the inclusion criteria stated. H 8 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 46

  47. Who Takes the STS? As an Option - Districts may also test Spanish-speaking ELs in grades 2–11 who are not receiving instruction in Spanish Students taking the STS must also take CSTs or the CMA Students who take CAPA do NOT take STS M 15, 16 H 8 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 47

  48. Site Coordinator video, STS Elementary 2012 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 48

  49. 6. Marta is an English learner in the eighth grade who has been in U.S. schools for 10 months. If she takes no mathematics course, which mathematics test must she take, if any? A. CST for General Mathematics B. CST for General Mathematics and STS for Algebra I C. CST for Algebra I and STS for Algebra I D. No mathematics test(s) 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 49

  50. Marta is an English learner in the eighth grade who has been in U.S. schools for 10 months. If she takes no mathematics course, which mathematics test must she take, if any? A. CST for General Mathematics 2011 STAR Pre-Test Workshop || Slide 50