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California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) Program Update Bilingual Coordinators Network Meeting November 20, 2008. Presentation Objectives. Overview of CAHSEE Requirement Upcoming Test Dates Bias and Sensitivity and Content Review Program Resources Study Guides and Teacher Guides

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  1. California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)Program UpdateBilingual Coordinators Network MeetingNovember 20, 2008

  2. Presentation Objectives • Overview of CAHSEE Requirement • Upcoming Test Dates • Bias and Sensitivity and Content Review • Program Resources • Study Guides and Teacher Guides • Released Test Questions • Guidelines for Academic Preparation • New Translations of District Packets • Variations for English Learners • Intensive Instruction Update • Questions/For Further Information

  3. CAHSEE Requirement • All students must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements to receive a California public high school diploma. • The CAHSEE requirement can be satisfied by passing the exam or, for students with disabilities, receiving a local waiver. Education Code Section 60851(c).

  4. Upcoming2008-09 Test Dates • December 6 & 13, 2008 (Saturdays) • December 8-12, 2008 (ELA writing prompt field test) • February 3-4, 2009 • March 17-18, 2009 • May 12-13, 2009 • Testing calendars and guidelines can be found at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/admin.asp

  5. CAHSEE Review Panels Bias and Sensitivity Review panelists look for: • Language or graphics that may create a negative emotional response that interferes with a test taker’s ability to perform • Language or content that may not be accessible to some populations (idiomatic language is an example)

  6. CAHSEE Review Panels (continued) ELA and Math Content Review panelists check items for: • Grade-level appropriateness • Alignment to standards • Validity of test items • Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

  7. CAHSEE Review Panel Dates • Bias and Sensitivity Review • March 9-10, 2009 • March 23-24, 2009 • April 6-7, 2009 • Content Review • March 11-13, 2009 • March 25-27, 2009 • April 8-10, 2009 For more information or to apply, contact Usha Altieri at ETS (916-402-2406 or ualtieri@ets.org)

  8. Program Resources Program Resources Web page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/resources.asp. • Study guides, teacher guides, and released test questions are newly revised. • Study guides will not be produced or distributed to schools in the 2008-09 school year; districts may download and photocopy as needed. • Resource page also includes CAHSEE blueprints; school, district, and county assistance packets; and technical reports.

  9. Program Resources (continued) • Released Test Questions (RTQs) • As a historical document • Note the year item was used • As a classroom tool • Be sure to use RTQs as recommended in the Guidelines on Academic Preparation for State Assessments: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/documents/academicprep.pdf

  10. Program Resources (continued) • District Packets for Parents of Middle School and High School Students • Spanish translations available for most documents • Other translations are coming soon • Packets can be found at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/resources.asp

  11. Variations for English Learners • Hearing the test directions translated and having test directions clarified in the student’s primary language • Additional supervised breaks • The opportunity to test separately • Access to translation glossaries (word-to-word only) The Matrix of Test Variations for English learners can be found at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/documents/matrix1007el.doc.

  12. Intensive Instruction Funds Update • Provides funding for intensive instruction and services for students who have taken but not passed one or both parts of the exam • Scheduled to be distributed early December 2008 • For 2008-09, districts were awarded $520 for each eligible grade twelve student and $142.71 for each eligible grade eleven student

  13. Questions? CAHSEE policy and general exam information CDE California High School Exit Exam Office 916-445-9449 or cahsee@cde.ca.gov http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/ State and federal accountability information CDE Academic Accountability Unit 916-319-0863 or aau@cde.ca.gov http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ Test material ordering and logistics ETS CAHSEE Support 800-241-5687or cahsee-support@ets.org http://www.ets.org/cahsee/

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