WELCOME! STAR Coordinators’ Test Administration Workshop February 22, 2013
Today’s Agenda • Welcome, Introductions, Security Agreements! • STARs: CST, CMA, CAPA, STS • What’s New for 2013 • Before Testing • During Testing • After Testing • Navigating Resources http://web1.dsusd.k12.ca.us/EducationalServices/Curriculum/TestingCoord/Pages/default.aspx • Looking forward to a future assessment system
Coordinator Manual (M) Pages 2, 116 New for STAR 2013 H • Emphasis on heightened security • New security affidavit • New and updated videos • Answer docs: • No CBEDS (section 14), collected in CALPADS • No ASAM • No SEID • English-learner program participation (section 17) definitions changes • Expedited return of results
Expedited Return of CST & CMA Results • Results available within 2–3 weeks of receipt of materials at scoring center • QC process for early tests before results release. • Scorable materials must be complete and include all information, including accurate SGID. • Downloadable file from STAR Management System: • File will include only a subset of fields. • Use with caution: final results subject to change.
STAR and CAPA video access Web page at & Examiner Segments General Responsibilities Grade Span or Level CST CMA Grades 4 & 7 Writing STS CAPA (no updates for 2013) Updated STAR Video Segments for 2013 http://www.startest.org/training/index.html Test Site Coordinators
Supporting Accurate Accountability • Prepare • Precoding • Lists, lists, lists – Check, research, REPORT • Restore • Data Corrections prior to first day of testing • Late labels reflective of new students between precode and 1st day; change in assessment • Prevent • Document review after testing H
Administration: Train Examiners Appropriate Classroom Preparation • Remove/Cover instructional materials directly related to the content of the tests including, but not limited to: • Tables of mathematical facts or formulas • Vocabulary or spelling lists • Writing materials such as charts that show capitalization, punctuation, or grammar rules • Phonics charts • Inappropriate history and science materials (for example, maps, timelines, periodic table of elements, formulas)
Administration: Train Examiners • Distribute test materials to correct students • Be very careful with similar names – Check date of birth • Make sure students code correct EOC math or science test taken • Make sure students code correct test version number • Follow Directions For Administration (DFA) • Read “Say” boxes exactly as written • Students cannot go back to previous part of test
H At Start of Testing: Section 1 • All students must complete, even if Pre-ID was used. • At start of end-of-course testing, mark EOC test name:
Administration: Train Examiners • During testing • Proctoring is continuous monitoring • Tracking and reporting absences • Recording special circumstances and/or variations on AD • Monitoring to make sure students are not using unauthorized electronic devices during tests session • After testing • Daily return and inventory of test materials • Assuring that tests are complete and ready to be submitted for scoring H
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
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). Examiners shall ensure there is enough time to complete a part before beginning the part
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. Site Coordinators Train Examiners (Cont.)
What’s the difference? Test Administration Incident Testing Irregularity
Security Audits At randomly-selected schools and district offices Before, during, or after testing Are materials secure, accounted for, and locked-up when not in use? 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. No unauthorized electronic devices are being used
M 10, 30 • #1 Responsibility—Security • No unauthorized electronic devices used in classroom during testing • For testing purposes, any electronic device that is not specifically designated as an accommodation or modification in the student’s IEP or Section 504 plan is unauthorized.
General Responsibilities Grade Span or Level CST CMA Grades 4 & 7 Writing STS CAPA (no updates for 2013) Updated STAR Examiner Segments for 2013 Examiner General Training
California Standards Tests (CSTs) • Grades 2–11 • Unless taking CMA or CAPA • Subjects tested: • English–Language Arts (ELA): all gradeswriting for grades 4 and 7 • Mathematics: grades 2–7 and end-of-course (EOC) 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 M 37, 84 (Appendix D)
Who Takes Which CST for Mathematics? • Grade 8: One of the following is required: • EOC mathematics CST or • CST for General Mathematics (if no math course or completing a course for which there is not an EOC mathematics CST) M 16, 84 (Appendix D)
Mark Correct Mathematics Test Taken H . . . or student will not receive a SCORE. Also include correct version number.
M 50 During Multiple-Choice Testing • Give correct test booklets and answer documents to students (e.g. grade 7 math or Algebra I to grade 7) • Give breaks only at end of part • Answer documents • Correctly mark test • Correctly mark version #
M 74 Appendix A 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 and subject(s) • No modifications; if needed, take the CST H
CMA Tests for 2013 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 REMINDER – still time to amend as appropriate if CMA ELA or math eligibility should include CMA Science (as aligned with IEP goals) H
H • 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
M 37–39 2013 CMA Materials for Grades 3−7 H • 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.
M 20–21, 37–39 2013 CMA Materials for Grades 8−11 • Answer docs separate from CSTs • 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. • Return only used answer documents for scoring. • If NOT Pre-ID’d: • Answer documents sent based on test booklets ordered.
Standards-basedTest in SpanishCheck current list for accuracy Check again as window opens • STS for Reading/Language Arts (RLA) in grades 2–11 • STS for Mathematics in grades 2–7 • STS for Algebra I (EOC for grades 7–11) • If Algebra I course completed in 2012−13 school year • STS for Geometry (EOC for grades 8–11) • If Geometry course completed in 2012−13 school year Students in grades 8 and 9 who are not taking Algebra I or Geometry courses take NO STS math, but do take CST math. M 3, 14 • Rulers for only grades 2 and 5 STS
M 3, 14 Who Takes the STS? • Required for Spanish-speaking English learners (EL), grades 2–11, who either: • Receive instruction in Spanish; or • Have been enrolled in a school in the U.S. less than 12 cumulative months. • All students must also take CSTs or the CMA • Students who take CAPA do NOT take STS
What’s the difference? Test Variation Accommodation Modification
A2 Special Conditions: Incident Statement Required for C, F, Y, Z Bubble each test for each condition individually Alphabetical order “X” if accommodations or modifications offered, but not used A3 Accommodations and Modifications Bubble each test for each condition individually A4 Variations for ELs Code Back of Answer Documents H M 117-119 Appendix K Grade 11 Example
Train Correct CodingAccommodations, Modifications, & Variations • Accommodations • Change conditions, but not measurement • Score counted as is • Modifications • Change conditions and measurement • Score counted as far below basic for state accountability • Score not counted as participating for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) • Variations for EL do not need IEP • Regularly used in the classroom • Score counted as is
M 32–36, 53–58 Writing Tests • 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. H 3
Before Writing Essay:Section 1 • All students must complete, even if Pre-ID was used.
M 35–36, 57–58 After Writing Test If the student used a word processor: • Mark Section A3 • Print out pages and write name of student, school, and district on back of each page. • Place print-out inside Writing Response Booklet. • Return with scorables. If a student with an accommodation, wrote response on loose-leaf paper or in large print: • Essay must be transcribed into Writing Response booklet or it will not be scored. • Mark A3, Accommodations. H 3
Delivery Schedule Inventory • District delivers to test sites 5–10 days before 1st testing day • Site distributes to examiners • Non-secure DFAs ~ prior to testing • CAPA ~ as soon as possible (at least 5 days before testing) • Student Test Materials for CST, Writing, CMA, STS ~ day of test only
School Site Data Collection Form Complete, sign and retain copy for your site records Row “A” enrollment numbers will be provided; form sent to sites after STAR window has opened Pre-printed Completed by site H
School Site Data Collection Form • Parent exempt letter must be on file at District • Send prior to grades 4 & 7 writing, if applicable • Retain copy at site for your record