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  1. STAAR Assessment Accommodations for AI and VI Students ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  2. RETN Etiquette Please turn OFF cell phones If you must take a call, please take it outside Be sure your microphones are muted. Remember… You may be seen or heard by other sites at any time, even if you are not speaking to the presenter. Candid Camera ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  3. Attendance and Handouts Credit for Attendance Access to Handouts Handouts are available online on the ESC Region 11 website at http://www.esc11.net/Page/4830 Click on “STAAR Assessment Accommodations AI and VI Students” on the left side menu • Your district site manager should provide you with a sign-in sheet • Please be sure that all participants who want credit for attendance sign-in • Coordinate with the site manager to return the sign-in sheet to ESC Region 11 ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  4. After today, this session will be available for viewing via the VBrick system at http://vbrick.esc11.net ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  5. Questions During or after today’s session Post questions and comments on Today’s Meet https://todaysmeet.com/ai-vi Or, email questions to one of the presenters ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  6. ESC Region 11 Today’s Presenters Sharon Rutherford Special Education Assessments srutherford@esc11.net 817-740-7574 Susie Tiggs Auditory Impairments stiggs@esc11.net 817-740-7574 Stephanie Isbell Visual Impairments sisbell@esc11.net 817-740-7594 ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  7. Objectives for this training • Review responsibilities of ARD Committees and district/campus testing coordinators regarding assessment accommodations • Review allowable assessment accommodations and accommodations resources for • Students with auditory impairments • Students with visual impairments ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  8. Student Assessment Division Assessment Resources http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ • Resource pages • STAAR • STAAR Modified • STAAR Alternate • STAAR L • TELPAS • TAKS • TAKS Modified • Student Assessment Resources • A-Z Directory • Subscribe to the Student Assessment Mailing List • What’s New in Student Assessment ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  9. Accommodations Resourceshttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/ • STAAR and TELPAS Accommodations • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities taking STAAR, STAAR Spanish, STAAR L, STAAR Modified, and TELPAS http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/ • TAKS Accommodations • Related Resources ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  10. State Assessment Options ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  11. STAAR End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)Based on COURSE enrollment NEW Includes modified and alternate assessments ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  12. Accommodations for Students with Disabilities • Students with an identified disability who meet established eligibility criteria for certain accommodations • Students who receive special education services • Students who receive Section 504 services • Students with a disabling condition who do not receive special education or Section 504 services ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  13. Routinely, Independently, and Effectively Type 1 Local decision Type 2 TEA Approval Requires “ARF” ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  14. READ every page of each document Description of accommodation Assessments Student Eligibility Criteria Authority for Decision and Required Documentation Examples/Types Special Instructions/ Considerations ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  15. Policies vs. Accommodations ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  16. Recording Accommodations on the Student’s Answer Document • GA = general accommodation • BR = Braille administration • LP = large print administration • OA = oral administration • XD = extra day • LA = linguistic accommodation ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  17. Use of Electronic Devices • Districts are required to have procedures in place to prevent the use of cell phones and personal electronic devices during test administrations. • Electronic devices can disrupt the testing environment and compromise the security and confidentiality of the test. • When using technology-based accommodations, students are NOT permitted Internet access during testing. Electronic devices with Internet or photographic capabilities are not allowable. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  18. Type 1 AccommodationsLocal Decision Type 1 ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  19. Amplification Devices Type 1 • This accommodation is for students whose disability affects hearing or focus and can include (but is not limited to) • speakers • frequency-modulated (FM) system • Any student can receive this accommodation if he/she meets the eligibility criteria. • Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  20. Oral/Signed Administration Type 1 • This accommodation allows for reading support on certain state assessments via • Oral administration • Signing • Online standardized oral administration Applies to • The entire mathematics, science, and social studies tests • The reading questions on all reading/English tests • Any resource materials or allowable accommodations NEVER applies to • Reading passages • Writing passages • Writing multiple-choice test questions ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  21. Oral/Signed Administration Type 1 • Any student can receive this accommodation if he/she meets the eligibility criteria. • Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and • Meets one of the following: • Receives special education services and is identified with dyslexia or has evidence of reading difficulties. • Receives Section 504 services and is identified with dyslexia or has evidence of reading difficulties. • Does not receive special education or Section 504 services (i.e., general education) but is identified with dyslexia. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  22. Oral/Signed Administration Type 1 • Levels of reading support • Read parts of the test questions and/or answer choices at student request • Read all test questions and answer choices throughout the test • The appropriate committee (ARD, 504, RTI team) documents the level of reading support the student needs in the appropriate student paperwork. • A student can request a change to the level of reading support provided during testing only if this option is documented. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  23. Standardized Oral Administration (SOA) • For 2014, the following assessments are offered statewide as an online option for oral administration • grade 4 reading and mathematics • grade 7 reading and mathematics • grade 8 science and social studies • All guidelines for oral administration apply to SOA. • Allows a student to independently select and change his or her level of reading support during the test administration. • SOA should only be administered to an eligible student for whom the appropriateness of this type of oral administration has been discussed and documented. Type 1 Online tutorial http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/SOA/ ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  24. Oral/Signed Administration Type 1 • Special considerations • It is the responsibility of the district/ campus to determine the most appropriate way to group students in order to provide a proper test administration. • Plan for mixtures of support level and pace • Consider students’ level of reading support, pace at which students work, and number of students one test administrator can handle • Move around room and read aloud to students individually or to small groups of students working at a similar pace ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  25. Oral/Signed Administration Type 1 • Grade 3 reading assistance on the mathematics test is an allowable test administration procedure and not considered an accommodation (2014 District and Campus Coordinator Manual) • If a student needs the entire mathematics test read aloud, this is an Oral Administration accommodation for eligible students. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  26. Oral/Signed Administration Type 1 • Special considerations • Most of the information related to test administration procedures has been deleted from the accommodation document. • Ensure that test administrators are trained in the procedures specific to an oral administration. These can be found in the Oral/Signed Administration appendix of the appropriate test administrator manuals. • For signed administrations, test administrators should also read the specific guidelines for signing test content included in the document titled “General Instructions for Administering State Assessments to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,” located on the Accommodation for Students with Disabilities webpage. • Test administrators must sign the “Oath of Test Security,” including the bottom section. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  27. General Instructions for Administering State Assessments to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing • Districts should plan accordingly to ensure that those who are administering a test to a student who is deaf or hard of hearing receive training to prepare for this type of test administration. • Test Administrators • Professionals who hold valid education credentials • Professionals who are under the supervision of professionals who hold such credentials • Certified sign language interpreters who are employees of the school district and hold valid education credentials or who are under the supervision professionals who hold such credentials • Certified sign language interpreters who are not employees of the district may NOT administer tests, but may only facilitate communication between the test administrator and student. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/ ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  28. General Instructions for Administering State Assessments to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing • Test Administration Directions: Signing, Projecting, Photocopying, or Amplifying • Signing test administration directions is allowed (2014 District and Campus Coordinator Manual). These may be further clarified or interpreted as long as the substance of the directions is not changed. • Test administration directions do not contain secure information, and therefore may be projected or photocopied for students who want to read the print directions as the test administrator signs them. This is not an accommodation and an Accommodation Request Form is not required. • A student who is identified as having a hearing impairment may use an amplification device, such as a frequency modulated (FM) system, as a Type 1 accommodation. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  29. General Instructions for Administering State Assessments to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing • Test Content : Signing, Projecting, Photocopying, or Amplifying • For students who are eligible for an oral/signed administration, the test administrator should employ the sign language that the student routinely uses as part of daily instruction. Refer to the section of this document titled “Procedures Specific to Signing Test Content.” • If the test content is to be projected onto a screen so that the student can access the test in both print and sign, projection devices that do not involve the photocopying of secure test content are allowed as a Type 1 accommodation. It is a local responsibility to ensure that devices with recording capabilities have that capability disabled. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  30. General Instructions for Administering State Assessments to Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing • Test Content : Signing, Projecting, Photocopying, or Amplifying • If test content needs to be photocopied in order to use the projection device, an Accommodation Request Form will need to be submitted. Refer to the Photocopying Test Materials accommodation policy for STAAR. • A student who is identified as having a hearing impairment may use an amplification device, such as an FM system, as a Type 1 accommodation. The student may need to test in a separate setting to eliminate distractions to other students and to ensure the confidentiality of the test. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  31. Basic Transcribing Type 1 • This accommodation allows a test administrator to transfer student responses to the answer document. ONLY the following types of student responses may be used. • Student writes, circles, or points to responses in the test booklet for multiple-choice and/or griddable questions • Student dictates or signs responses for multiple-choice questions, griddable questions, and/or short-answer reading questions • Student writes responses on scratch paper or another workspace or types responses on a word processor for multiple-choice questions, griddable questions, short-answer reading questions, and/or the writing prompts • Student uses speech-to-text software to indicate responses for multiple-choice questions, griddable questions, short-answer reading questions, and/or the writing prompts ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  32. Basic Transcribing Type 1 • Any student can receive this accommodation if he/she meets the eligibility criteria. • Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and • Meets one of the following: • Has an impairment in vision that necessitates the use of Braille or large print test materials • Has a disabling condition that prevents him or her from independently and effectively recording responses on the answer document ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  33. Basic Transcribing Electronic devices with internet or photographic capabilities are not allowable. Type 1 • Special Considerations • Test administrators should be trained in all transcription procedures located in this accommodation policy document and understand the boundaries of the assistance being provided. • Test administrators must sign the “Oath of Test Security,” including the bottom section. • Secure test materials and associated student responses cannot be photocopied, scanned, or saved in order to use this accommodation. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  34. Basic Transcribing Type 1 • Special Considerations • Refer to the Other accommodation policy if a student needs the test administrator to write for other reasons (e.g., make notes in the test booklet). • Refer to the Complex Transcribing accommodation policy for information about the test administrator transcribing a student’s dictated or signed responses to the writing prompts (grades 4 and 7, English I and II only). • Refer to the Mathematics Scribe accommodation policy for information about the test administrator recording a student’s dictated math scratch work. • Refer to the Spelling Assistance accommodation policy if a student needs access to spell check, word predictor, or other special features. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  35. Extra Time (Same Day) Type 1 • This accommodation allows for extra time to test within the same school day (beyond the established time limit). • 4 hour tests • 5 hour tests • Extra time testing sessions for grades 3–8 and EOC should start at the beginning of the school day and may go until the end of the regularly scheduled school day. • Extra time testing sessions must never extend beyond a typical 7-hour school day for any one student. Schools that do not have typical 7-hour schedules should contact TEA for guidance. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  36. Extra Time (Same Day) Type 1 • Any student can receive this accommodation if he/she meets the eligibility criteria. • Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and • Is unable to effectively use other accommodations or any allowable test administration procedures or materials (2014 District and Campus Coordinator Manual) to address this need, and… ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  37. Extra Time (Same Day) Type 1 • Meets one of the following: • Has an impairment in vision (e.g., uncorrected vision, nystagmus, qualifies for special education services with a Visual Impairment [VI]).identified with dyslexia • Is receiving special education services and has evidence of reading difficulties… • Has a behavioral or emotional disabling condition that affects attention and/or focus • Has a physical disability or medical condition that requires a significant amount of time for treatment and/or recovery • Is identified with an autism spectrum disorder and requires the entire school day to complete testing in order to maintain as much of his or her typical structure and routine as possible ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  38. Projection Devices Type 1 • This accommodation allows for enlarging text and graphics and can include (but is not limited to) • closed-circuit television (CCTV) • LCD projector (for tests administered online) • Any student can receive this accommodation if he/she meets the eligibility criteria. • Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  39. Projection Devices Type 1 • Special considerations • Secure test materials cannot be saved in any way. • It is a local responsibility to ensure that devices with recording capabilities have that capability disabled. • If secure test materials must be photocopied in order to use this accommodation, refer to the Photocopy accommodation policy. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  40. Large Print Type 1 • This accommodation allows for state-provided large-print test materials. • Any student can receive this accommodation if he/she meets the eligibility criteria. • Routinely and effectively uses this accommodation during classroom instruction and testing, and • Meets one of the following: • Has an impairment in vision (e.g., uncorrected vision, nystagmus, qualifies for special education services with a Visual Impairment [VI]). • Has a disability that affects his or her accuracy in tracking letter to letter, word to word, and/or line to line. • Has a physical disability which necessitates the use of large-print materials. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  41. Large Print Type 1 • Special Considerations • The ordering process of large-print materials will be closely monitored to ensure districts are ordering only for those students who meet the eligibility criteria. • Student responses must be transcribed onto an answer document according to the procedures outlined in the Basic Transcribing and/or Complex Transcribing accommodation policies. If this is not done, the student’s test cannot be scored. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  42. Large Print Type 1 • Special Considerations • Helpful resources to refer to: • General Instructions for Administering Large-Print State Assessments • Font and Point Sizes Matrices • 2014 District and Campus Coordinator Manual for more information about the special request process for a paper administration of TELPAS. • If a student needs a test booklet in a larger print size than offered in the large-print test materials provided by the state, refer to the Photocopying Test Materials accommodation policy. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  43. General Instructions for Administering Large-Print State Assessments • This training document has been updated and is located on the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities website. • Formerly known as “General Instructions for Administering Braille and Large-Print Assessments” • Training • Test administrators MUST receive training in the procedures and special instruction in this document prior to testing. • It is important that test administrators be given their test administration materials in time to prepare for testing, especially if additional accommodations are needed. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/ ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  44. General Instructions for Administering Large-Print State Assessments • Transcribing • Student responses must be transferred to the student’s answer document. If this is not done, the student’s test cannot be scored. • Transcribing Griddable Questions (mathematics and science assessments) • The “Transcribing Griddable Questions” student document MUST be provided to each student who does not use his or her answer document so that the student is aware of the maximum number of boxes available for an answer to a griddable question. • Refer to the accommodation policies that address Basic Transcribing and/or Complex Transcribing (for STAAR and TELPAS) or Other Methods of Response/Transcribing (for TAKS). ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  45. General Instructions for Administering Large-Print State Assessments • If a student has a visual impairment and needs printed materials in a size larger than the state-supplied large-print materials, refer to the Photocopying Test Materials accommodation policy. • Font and Point Size Matrices for all testing programs located on Accommodations Resources webpage ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  46. Braille Type 1 • This accommodation allows for state-provided Brailled test materials (STAAR and STAAR Modified only) for a student receiving special education services as a student with a Visual Impairment and who routinely uses Braille materials in the classroom. • Contracted Braille test materials • UncontractedBraille test materials ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  47. Braille Type 1 • Special Considerations • Student responses on Braille tests must be transcribed onto an answer document according to the procedures outlined in the Basic Transcribing and/or Complex Transcribing accommodation policies. If this is not done, the student’s test cannot be scored. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  48. Braille Type 1 • Helpful resource: General Instructions for Administering Braille State Assessments • Specific Braille Instructions (SBI) supplement the test administrator manuals. They are shipped with the individual Braille kits and posted online at http://www.TexasAssessment.com. • Test administrators must review the SBIs prior to test day to ensure that the test is administered properly. Testing irregularities could result if the SBIs are not used. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  49. General Instructions for Administering Braille State Assessments Type 1 • This training document has been updated and is located on the Accommodations for Students with Disabilities website. • Formerly known as “General Instructions for Administering Braille and Large-Print Assessments” • Training • Test administrators MUST receive training prior to testing. • It is important that test administrators be given their test administration materials, including the Specific Braille Instructions (SBIs), in time to prepare for testing. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/accommodations/staar-telpas/ ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)

  50. General Instructions for Administering Braille State Assessments Type 1 • Specific Braille Instructions (SBIs): • Braille tests are shipped with this special set of SECURE instructions. • Also available two weeks prior to testing on Pearson website: http://www.texasassessment.com/Braille/sbi/ • After the Braille shipment arrives, but prior to the day of testing, test administrators  MUST read the SBIs to determine which materials or procedures a student may need for testing. ESC Region 11 (Source: TEA Student Assessment)