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					2010 Spring
 Office of Assessment,
Evaluation, and Research
          Test Security
            TCA 49-1-607
         TN Test Security Law

Any person found not to have followed test
          security guidelines…
 immediate suspension
 grounds for dismissal, including tenured
 revocation of state license
                      Test Audits
      State Test Security Measure:
 Conduct random visits during testing to
 ensure test security and consistency of
Random audits may take place during any test
Test auditors show up unannounced.
Assessment Audit Checklist

           AER Tools & Resources page
             TN Test Security
              Testing Code of Ethics
  School Systems must adopt a locally monitored
test security policy that incorporates the State Test
 Security Guidelines and includes a Testing Code
  of Ethics for personnel to sign and leave at the
          district office for documentation.
•Example now available online
•For system use
•AER Tools & Resources page
 of Test Security

For school/system use

 All personnel involved
                                AER Website on
 in the testing process        Tools & Resources
     must be trained.
Training documentation               page
 should be retained for
     system records.

          TN Test Security
        All TCAP Achievement Tests
        must be administered within
         a specified testing window.
All students in a grade level within a school
must adhere to the same test schedule with
the exception of students who are taking
makeup tests or require special
accommodations (same subject at the same
time on the same day).
           Test Security
All test materials must be secured before
     and after the test administration.
Test materials should be stored in a
locked room that is not accessible to
unauthorized persons.
Handling of test materials must be
restricted to authorized personnel at all
Test materials should be picked up
immediately prior to and returned
immediately after each test session.
   Test Materials

 All test materials must         AER Website on
   be kept secure by            Tools & Resources
implementing check-in,
check-out and quantity                page
verification procedures
 for all test materials at
the system level, at the
  school level, and for
   each test session.
            Test Security
    Standard copyright laws must be
          maintained at all times.
Test items may not be reproduced or
 distributed in any way, for any reason,
 by any person.
Test content may not be paraphrased for
 use directly in instructional activities,
 study guides, or classroom resources.
             Test Security
Test materials should not be read, reviewed,
 or analyzed before, during, or after test
 administration unless indicated in test
 instructions or special accommodations.
Discussion of test content or specific test
 items with students, parents, or professional
 colleagues is prohibited to protect the
 validity of the test.
            Test Security
A secure environment must be ensured
 during testing.
Turn off all communication devices during
 each test session.
Maintain confidentiality of student specific
 accountability demographic information and
 test results at all times.
              Test Security
 Any information regarding the content
  being measured on the test must be
concealed during the test administration.
Including but not limited to the following:
Maps                   Parts of Speech
Charts                 Graphic Organizers
Posters                Number Lines
Student Work           Definitions
Bulletin Board Items   Word Walls
Writing Formulas       Displays
Word Lists             Models
  Secure Testing Environment

Just because a manipulative has been used all
 year DOES NOT mean that it can be used on
                  the test.
              Test Security
   Carefully adhere to all test directions and
          accommodation instructions.
Make sure all students receive the correct test
Follow all time limits outlined in the test
Follow all schedules set by the school/system.
Remain with students and be observant and
 non-disruptive throughout the testing session.
             Test Security
   Ensure that students respond to test
     without assistance from anyone.
Test administrators must ensure appropriate
 monitoring that does not include coaching or
 illegal assistance.
Test administrators must not read test items
 or passages to students unless indicated in
 instructions or accommodations.
                Test Security
Ensure proper calculator use as outlined in the
         Test Administration Manual.
 Calculators must be cleared before and after each
  test administration.
 Sharing calculators during testing is not permitted.
 Students may not use the following types of
  calculators: pocket organizers, cell phones, PSPs
  and IPODS, electronic writing pads, or input devices.
 A list of prohibited calculator functions can be found
  in the TAM.
 May not be used on K-2 test.
 Electronic translators not allowed for any students.
    Breach of
 Immediately report
  any test security
    concerns to
testing coordinator.

  Breach of
      All Test
Manuals contain a
flowchart provided
  for guidance in
 handling potential
 breach of testing
security concerns.
       SAT 10 (K-2)
All Questions about SAT 10 (K-2)
     should be directed to:

       Sandra G. Cagle
  Pearson SAT 10 Consultant
     Phone: 615.567.6312
     Mobile: 615.483.3512
Why So Many Changes?
New Curriculum
•   NAEP Report
•   TN Diploma Project
New ACH Contract
•   ETS & Pearson
New Achievement Levels
•   Advanced      •Basic
•   Proficient    •Below Basic
         New Curriculum

                               Social Studies did
                                  not change!

   New Achievement Tests

• English Linguistically Simplified
  Assessment (ELSA)
• Modified Academic Achievement
  Standards (MAAS) Assessment
English Linguistically Simplified
      Assessment (ELSA)
 • Use ACH answer document
 • Bubble ELSA Bubble
 • Same accommodations available
 • T1 & T2 students cannot take ELSA
 • Simplified language
 • New AYP for ELL students
Achievement Answer Document

     ELSA Bubble
 ELSA Bubble on ACH Answer

Students may take ELSA at the same
time and same setting as ACH if there
are no Read-Aloud Accommodations.
MAAS Answer Document

Only three answer choices!
    Instructional Availability/
        Class Attendance

•Fill in only one of the corresponding
circles based upon the student’s
anticipated availability for

•This is not an indication of the number
of days present when the test is taken.
Instructional Availability/
    Class Attendance
      Instructional Availability/
          Class Attendance
For Traditional schedules, select from
among the following:
         • 150 days or more
         • 75-149 days
         • 74 days or fewer
For Modified schedules, select from
among the following:
          • 75 days or more
          • 38-74 days
          • 37 days or fewer
 Faculty Student Data (FSD)
• To be announced via listserv message
• Accurately completing the Instructional
 Availability Bubble will make the
 process faster and easier
• Instructional availability information
 cannot be corrected in SDDV after
 testing. It must be corrected in the FSD
 application in RANDA.
New Full-length ACH Practice Tests
• Consumable (students can write in books)
• New practice tests will be sent each year
• Grade 5 practice test misprints
   RLA Key (ELSA & ACH)
   Disregard Mathematics Item #44
• ACH Practice Tests are now being shipped
   ACH Practice Tests
   ELSA Practice Tests
   MAAS Practice Tests
Book Covers – ELSA, MAAS, & ACH

 Carefully check Test Book Covers
       Practice Answer Document

Very Important: Shipping Addresses

• Review your shipping addresses in
  RANDA immediately to ensure receipt of
  secure test materials (ACH and EOC).
• Contact the Office of Assessment ASAP if
  there are changes to shipping addresses.
• Notify us in writing of any shipping
  problems with R & L.
   Late Achievement Orders
• Late orders or changes can be made
  by email to:

• Double check your Braille and LP
  orders immediately!
          Achievement Website
  • Item Samplers & Practice Tests
  • Test Administration Manual (TAM)
  • Subtests Times and Item Charts
  • Teacher Directions
  • Reporting Categories
     State Performance Indicators (SPIs)
     Number of items per Reporting Category

      ACH Testing Window
• March 22 - April 23, 2010
• Systems select no more than six consecutive
  school days (Do not have to use 6 days).
• Systems do not have to use six days.
• Good Friday may interrupt the test window.
• Spring Break may not interrupt the test
       ACH Testing Window
• All schools within a system must follow the
  system testing window.
• All students in a grade level within a school
  must adhere to the same test schedule
  (SPED, ELL, & make-up testing).
• ELL and Special Education students may not
  be tested outside of the system or state
  testing window.
      ACH Testing Window
• Must notify Assessment Office if you need to
 change your ACH Testing Window.
• Office of Assessment MUST approve new
• White boxes MUST be sent back within 3
 days after testing is complete.
ACH Testing Schedule 2009-2010

All students in a grades 3 – 8 must adhere to
  the following test schedule:
• Day 1 – Reading/Language Arts (Parts 1 & 2)
• Day 2 – Mathematics (Parts 1 & 2)
• Day 3 – Science (Parts 1 & 2)
• Day 4 – Social Studies (Parts 1 & 2)
Exceptions: SPED, ELL, & make-up testing
             GIS Guidelines

• Must use valid teacher name & license
• No made up names “Read Birds.”
• No more than 50 students under one GIS.
• Re-rostering will allow schools to create
  reports with alphabetical list of students by
Group Information Sheet (GIS)
                            Must use
                           valid license
                       0     number

      Must use valid
      Teacher name
  Teacher Licensure Numbers
Must have login &

    Use “new” number from the look-up site.
      It is not the social security number!
   Alternative School Students

• Must be coded back to the Remanding
• Do NOT complete a GIS for an alternative
• Systems/schools will not be able to complete
 an SGL for Alternative School Students.
December 2009 TDOE uploaded student
demographic data to Pearson Access from
   • Last name, First name
   • Student USID number
   • DOB & Grade
   • Gender & Ethnicity
   • System & School
• Changes made in PearsonAccess from
 December 8th – February 5th will be printed
 on the answer documents .
• Systems & Schools may still clean data
 until March 19, 2010 but changes will not
 be printed on the answer document.
• Pre-ID answer documents will be sent
 directly from Pearson to LEAs.
• No machine pre-slugging allowed for
Pre-ID Answer Documents
   Pre-ID Answer Documents

Do NOT bubble the following on Pre-ID
Answer Documents:
    +Name     +DOB        +Ethnicity
    +USID     +Gender
  Pre-ID Answer Documents

• If a student has changed schools, even
 within your own school system, use a
 “blank” answer document.
• School systems were to “unregister”
 portfolio students.
• Before distributing materials to teachers,
 make sure all portfolio students have
 been removed.
Place unused pre-
ID answer
documents under
this form and return
to the state in the
brown boxes:
• Portfolio students
• Students who
have moved
Achievement Pre-ID Process

• Other fields need to be bubbled if
 they have NOT been uploaded to
 PearsonAccess by March 19, 2010
 (e.g., accommodations, SPED hrs,
 ELL, ELL Excluded, Title I).
    Important ACH Bubbles
              Absent bubble
• Do not bubble if the student takes any
 part of the test.
              Version bubble
• Cannot be uploaded; must be
 completed on the answer document
PearsonAccess SDDV Window
• Student Demographic Data Verification
• Window to be announced via listserv
• After SDDV, defaults will be applied
 when required fields are left blank (e.g.,
 Membership, Code A & B).
• First in/First out.
PearsonAccess SDDV
   Live Webinars
 Friday March 26, 2010
    7:30 – 9:30 CST
   10:00 – 12:00 CST
     1:30-3:30 CST

 Monday March 29, 2010
    7:30 – 9:30 CST
   10:00 – 12:00 CST
     1:30-3:30 CST
PearsonAccess SDDV Webinar
• Recorded webinar available by March 19,
• You may not need to participate in live
 webinars if you view the recorded
• Live webinars will include question and
 answers via “chat” feature.
     Improved PearsonAccess

•   View Student Demographic Data
•   View Reports
•   Support & FAQs
•   Training webinars
•   Dynamic Rostering (re-rostering)
•   EDvantage TN
Class selection in PearsonAccess is for
 packaging only (not FSD).
    PearsonAccess Helpdesk

• Helpdesk number: 888/817-8658
• Unlock Account
• Upload Assistance
• SDDV Help
• Do not call the help desk to set up new
• STCs must assign users (system & school)
• State must assign STCs
Improved PearsonAccess

 Select TN from the pull down menu.
Improved PearsonAccess
Improved PearsonAccess
  PearsonAccess Improvements
One Step Removal
• It’s now easier to remove students from your list of
  registered students.
• You will not have to remove the student’s test
  assignment, remove their class, and then unregister the
• You will now be able to do these three steps with ONE

One Test Assignment per student
• This year, each student will be assigned ONE test
  instead of four.
• One test assignment will reduce work throughout the
  entire process.
  PearsonAccess Improvements
Header included with Reverse SDU File
• This year when you request a registration file
  to make student demographic updates, your
  file will include the header row in Row 1.

NEW Student Wizard
• When adding a new student to
  PearsonAccess, the Student Wizard will walk
  you through the steps, screen by screen.
    PearsonAccess Improvements
Organization Tab
• Organization information has been moved to the front on
  its own tab.
• You will be able to easily access your organization
  information and update contact information for report

                   Planned for SDDV
Alerts vs. Warnings
•Both alerts and warnings will require your attention;
 alerts will affect your AYP reporting if not corrected.
•Warnings will also need attention
•Your alerts and warnings will be more descriptive.
     Pearson Access Improvements
           Planned for SDDV
All Data Errors listed
• If you have a student that is in alert or warning
  status, you will see a list of data errors for quick
One test/One resolution
• Since students will have just one test
  assignment in 2010 (rather than four), you will
  have a single resolution on an alert or warning
  rather than FOUR!
Pearson Access Support
            New Cut Scores

• Cut scores will not be available until after
• Standards Setting to be held in late June
• Committees will recommend cuts
• The State Board of Education will have to
  approve the cut scores
• Delayed Reporting (Fall 2010?)
         Standards Setting
  Panels of educators & other stakeholders
• Math, Reading/Language Arts, & Science
• Teachers (grade/content specialists)
• Principals
• Supervisors
• Directors of Schools
       New Achievement Levels

 Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, the
TCAP results will be reported based on these four
  achievement levels for RLA, Math, & Science
 New Composite Scores
• Available for Spring 2010 Achievement
• Separate Reading Composite Score
 Provided (FYI only)
• Separate Language Arts Composite
 Score Provided (FYI)
• The Reading/Language Arts Scale
 Score will still be the “reported” score
 End of Course Assessments

The “NEW” High School Transition Policy
  requires students to be assessed in the
  following end of course assessments:
  Algebra I, Biology I, English I,
  English II, and US History
Future Assessments:
 Algebra II, English III, Geometry
 Chemistry, and Physics
      End of Course Assessments
•   2009-10 and thereafter…
    – Student examination requirement based on
    – The “new” curriculum with “new” instruction requires a
       “new” assessment for all students in the class.
       • All students enrolled in Alg I, Eng II, and Bio I
          classes will take the new EOC tests in 2009-10.
          This is regardless of grade and graduation
          requirement differences.
End of Course Assessments
   Entering Freshmen 2008-09 and before…
      • Curriculum drives instruction, test aligned to
        curriculum “old” curriculum – “old” test
      • GWY/EOC test as % of student grade and
        must pass the three GWY assessments as
        additional diploma requirement
   Entering Freshmen 2009-10 and thereafter…
       • Curriculum drives instruction, test aligned to
         curriculum “new” curriculum and instruction –
         “new” test (EOC)
       • “new” EOC test as % of student grade
       • No additional assessment diploma
         requirement (No GWY)
End of Course Assessments:
 2009-10 English II, Algebra I, Biology I classes
    (enrolled for credit)
     New Curriculum Standards and New EOC
     Mix of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students
     Mix of graduation requirements: 9th new EOC,
        *9th – 12th old GWY
        • All take the new EOC tests
        • All (9-12) assigned EOC grade to be used
           in course %
        • *9th – 12th must have additional Met/Not Met
           diploma information
 *Entering 9th grade in or prior to 2008-09 school year
 End of Course Assessments
AYP EOC Assessments
 (administered during set window)
      Spring 2010: May 4-7
 – Algebra I
 – English II            EOC Assessments
                            (administered last 10 days of
 – Biology I                instruction)
 (55 items, untimed)         – English I
                                • (55 items, timed)
                             – US History (unchanged)
                                • (50 items, timed)
           2009-10 End of Course
• Quick Score Reporting Continues: Numeric grade, Met/Not
  Met Diploma Requirement
   – No Performance Levels in Fall or Spring
   – Performance Levels will be established during the June
     2010 Standard Setting
• ELSA – ELL simplified language form (Operational Fall 2010)
• 2%: MAAS (Field Test Spring 2011 or later)
• Future Assessments
   – Algebra II – Field Test Spring 2010
   – English III – Field Test Spring 2011
   – Geometry, Chemistry, Physics
       Algebra II Field Test

 All students currently enrolled in Algebra
  II must participate in the field test.
 Modified Versions: Only Large Print will
  be available for the field test; there will be
  no Braille version.
 Test Administration Date:
       May 2010
 Operational: Fall 2010
Gateway Assessments

 • Mathematics
 • Language Arts
 • Science

 There are three administrations per
  year: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Gateway…2009 and thereafter

Gateway Diploma Requirement
  – Gateway Math, Language Arts, Science
     • For students entering high school 2008-
       09 and before not enrolled and have
       earned course credit in Algebra I, English
       II, and Biology I but still need to pass the
       Gateway test to meet their “diploma”
Gateway…2009 and thereafter

Gateway Diploma Requirement
  – Gateway Math, Language Arts, Science
    • Interventions still required
    • May retake this assessment as many times as
    • Testing now online (required)
  – Quick Score: Met/Not Met Diploma
  – Individual Student Report
    Gateway Online Testing
• Beginning Spring 2010
• Gateway Online Testing is NOT optional.
• Gateway Online Testing Administration Window:
  April 27-May 21, 2010
• Gateway Modified Tests (Large Print and Braille)
  must still be administered via paper/pencil
  (Window: May 4-7, 2010)
• Gateway Online Testing will feature options for
  Special Education testers, including the read aloud
• Webinars and demos will be available in the weeks
  to come.
      Gateway and End of Course

• Gateway
   – untimed but must be completed within the same day

• AYP End of Course
   – untimed but must be completed within the same day

• End of Course
   – timed and must be completed within the same day

Currently, results of both AYP End of Course and End
  of Course assessments must count 20% of the
  second semester course grade.
       Gateway and End of Course

                  Ordering Tests
• Tests must be ordered for each school via an order
  entry system.
• The on-line orders activate and populate all other
• After Wednesday, February 10, 2010, email late
  orders to Barry.Britt@tn.gov.
• Notify Assessment when a test is used for a school
  without a test order.
   Gateway and End of Course
        Preparing for Testing

• The answer document is the beginning of
  all student data resulting from the test,
  so accuracy is of the utmost importance.

• The EOC answer document has been
End of Course Assessments
   Answer Document
        End of Course Assessments
           Answer Document Changes
 Unique Student ID: EIS-Generated Unique Student IDs will be
  captured; Social Security Numbers will no longer be recorded.
  Private entities will not have EIS-generated numbers.
 Testing Status: First Time Taker or Repeat Taker Only
  First Time Taker = Enrolled in Course for the First Time
 Instructional Availability: Options have been further delineated.
 A1 Bubble: The A1 bubble will be used to identify EOC testers for
  whom a passing score will be used to satisfy the Gateway diploma
  requirement (only pertinent to students who entered high school
  prior to the 2009-10 school year). The A1 bubble will enable the
  reporting of met/not met status.
 Title I Section: Poverty levels will no longer be captured. Title I
  TAS (Direct Service) has been deleted.
    Gateway and End of Course
R        Group Information Sheet
E    • The Group Information Sheet (GIS) is a
T      scannable form which identifies a set
       of answer documents by system,
E      school, and teacher name.
S    • The teacher licensure number will be
T    • One GIS must be used for each
       teacher per class. (Class PERIOD
E      must be coded.)
     Gateway and End of Course

      Test Administration Manual
 The Test Administration Manual (TAM)
  contains sample forms and instructions
  pertaining to ordering tests, preparing
  scannable documents, administering the
  tests, preparing materials for test processing,
  and preparing to return test materials.
 There will be a separate TAM for Gateway
  Online Testing.
    Gateway and End of Course

              After Testing
• Answer documents must be taken to the
  Field Service Center in that region for
• Prior to scanning, an appointment date and
  time must be scheduled.
• A student roster with ID numbers and a list
  of verified absences should be taken to the
  scan site.
   Gateway and End of Course

      Release of Quick Scores
Prior to the release/posting of Quick Scores,
 two on-line procedures must be completed.

• Student Group List (SGL)
  – Teacher name and number of students
• Report of Irregularity (RI)
  – Must be completed even when no irregularities
    took place.
End of Course Assessments
      Medical Exemption Requests
     • If an exemption is being requested
       for medical reasons, it must be
       entered via the RI, with hard
       copies of medical documentation
       to be sent to the Office of
     • Be sure to complete and scan an
       answer doc (bubbled absent) for
       each of these students.
End of Course Assessments
      Adequate Yearly Progress
         Demographic Review
    • An AYP form must be completed for
      each system, verifying that there
      were or were not any irregularities
      during that test administration.
    • This form may be faxed or mailed.
    End of Course Assessments
            Student Demographic Data Verification
       • Some time after testing, systems will go
          online and make a preliminary examination
          of the scanned student demographic data
          and make corrections.
       • There is a specified window for this
          verification process.
                  Faculty Student Data
• A bit later, systems (teachers) will be required to
  again go online and claim their students to
  generate teacher effect. This, too, must be done
  within a specified process.
  End of Course Assessments

Tests now

             Secondary Diagnostic
• Enabling legislation enacted May 2007
• Public Chapter No. 273:
   – SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-
     6-6001(b), is amended by deleting the existing
     language and by substituting instead the following:
      • As a strategy for assessing student readiness to enter and succeed in
        postsecondary training, every public school student shall take a series
        of three (3) examinations, one (1) administered at grade eight (8), one
        (1) administered at grade ten (10), and one (1) at grade eleven (11).
        These assessments shall be approved by the Commissioner of
        Education and provide educators with diagnostic information to assist in
        developing interventions for the purpose of increasing high school
        graduation rates and improving student preparation for postsecondary
        achievement. Each year, the results of such examinations shall be
        analyzed and reported by the Commissioner of Education to the Select
        Oversight Committee on Education.

   – SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2007,
     the public welfare requiring it.
ACT or College Board Products

           ACT – EPAS
–ACT - 11th Grade
–PLAN - 10th Grade
–Explore - 8th Grade

         College Board
–SAT - 11th Grade
–PSAT – 8th /10th Grade
Benefits of   Weekday Test Administration
 • Awareness and Exposure among all
 • Students will test in a familiar environment
 • High Schools and Districts will receive
   comprehensive reporting
 • Provides the opportunity for students to
   test with ACT-Approved and State-
   Allowed Accommodations
ACT for Tennessee Statewide Test

•   Weekday ACT Assessment is invoiced
    directly to LEAs in Mid June.

•   BEP Formula funds are allocated for
    ACT Administration.

•   Cost incurred above the BEP Formula
    allocation are reimbursable as defined by
    the TN ACT Reimbursement protocol.
   ACT Explore/Plan for Tennessee

• LEA is invoiced by ACT
• LEA pays ACT for the number of students
• LEA sends proof of payment and student
  roster to TDOE in Assessment and
• LEA is reimbursed by TDOE
ACT College Reportable Scores
• Students testing Standard Time or with ACT-
  Approved Accommodations will receive college
  reportable scores 3-7 weeks following statewide
  test admin.

• Scores to be sent to 4 colleges or scholarship
  agencies at no cost to the student.

• College Reportable Scores available online 1-2
  months after test date
          2009-2010 School Year

   Tennessee Statewide Test
      Tuesday, March 9, 2011
 Make-Up Tuesday, March 23, 2011

   Step 4: Materials Shipped
• Test Supervisor will provide ACT with enrollment
  numbers and shipping information

• Pretest materials are shipped 5 weeks prior to
  test date to Test Supervisor

• Test materials will arrive one week prior to
  test date

• Accommodations materials will be sent to
  Test Accommodations Coordinator
 Step 5: Test Administration
• Schools conduct pretest session prior to test
  day (Early February- March 8)
• Test Date - March 9, 2010
      Make-Up Date – March 23, 2010
• ACT customer service will be available
  extended hours to answer questions during the
  test administration

  Step 6: Materials Returned
• ACT will arrange for prepaid pick-up of test
  materials following the assessment. Schools
  do not need to arrange for shipping.
•   Student Score Report
•   High School Profile Report
•   College Readiness Standards Report
•   District High School Profile Report
•   District College Readiness
•   District Student Data File
          2010-2011 School Year

 Tennessee Statewide Test
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Make-Up Tuesday, March 29, 2011

        Step 1: Establishment Process:
            Establishing your school as a test site for the
        March 15, Make up March 29, 2011 test administration

  Early – Mid August         Establishment Packets sent to
                             school principals

  September                  Establishment Packets due back to

                             Test Accommodations Information
  October                    packet and Accommodation forms
                             mailed to Test Accommodations
Step 1: Establishment Process
       School Administration Responsibilities
Principal or designee must…
   Consider staffing requirements and select staff to
    serve as a Test Supervisor (TS), Back-Up Test
    Supervisor (BU), and Test Accommodations
    Coordinator (TAC)
   Complete and return Establishment Packet
   Share information in Establishment Packets with
    assigned staff
   Beginning planning for testing rooms/facilities with
    Test Supervisor
   Step 2: Training Workshops
• All newly appointed Test Supervisors, Back-up
  Test Supervisors and Test Accommodations
  Coordinators are required to attend a half day
  training workshop.
• Require one person (TS or BU) to re-attend.
• The workshop address standard testing
  requirements and the test administration/ test
  accommodations process.

    Step 2: Training Workshops
          Appointed staff will sign-up for a
           workshop online early October

             Workshops conducted
                Mid November

               Step 3: Request
• ACT-Approved Accommodations available

• A DVD provided for the Test Accommodations

• Accommodations procedures and request forms to
  be mailed to schools in late fall
Questions About ACT for Tennessee
          Statewide Test:
  TDOE: 615-741-0720
     mary.e.taylor@tn.gov or
  ACT: March 2010 Administration
  ACT: General Information
    800-553-6244 ext. 2800
Student Demographic Data
  2010 Writing Assessment SDDV

      March 12th to March 25th

Measurement with send notification to Testing
        Coordinators via e-mail.
    A New Feature for the 2010
       Writing Assessment
• On-line reporting will be offered through
  Measurement Incorporated this year.
• Systems will receive one paper Individual
  Student Report and a cumulative record
  label in the spring. All other reporting will
  be on-line.
• Systems will not receive any CD reports
  from Measurement this year.
             Fall Activities

• The Writing Assessment will pilot new
  prompts in the fall of 2010.
• The new Constructed Response Test is
  scheduled to be piloted in the fall of 2010.
  This test is being designed for use in the
  third and seventh grades.

• SDDV window is open March -12
  – Email sent to STC
• 2010-2011 Updates
  – Check Testing and Evaluation Site
  – Will need contact information for all System
    Portfolio Coordinators
     • Name, Email Address, Phone Number
     • If STC also needs information, please include
• Eligibility
   – Grade Level Standards IEP
   – IEP team decision based on multiple data sources
• Accommodations
   – Same as Ach.
• Practice Tests/Item Samplers
• 2% Cap
   – System level number based on total tested Gr.3-8
   – Just a limit on number of proficient scores to be
      counted for AYP
   – Not a limit on number assessed
     Achievement Grades 3-8
• Answer document reminders:
  – MAAS/Ach
     • Student assessed in both Ach. and MAAS will
       have two answer documents
  – Accommodations
     • Are now content area specific in EasyIEP
     • If an accommodation is used in any content
       areas, bubble accommodation on answer doc
     • If Accommodation F is bubbled, need tape sent
              End of Course
• Developing three EOC modified assessments
   – Algebra I
   – Biology I
   – English II
      • All three will be field tested Spring 2011
• Field Test Algebra II
   – Spring 2010
   – Large Print will be included and available for
     Fall 2010
   – Braille will not be included or available until
     Spring 2011
• Consult site for more information
• Allowable Accommodations
    – Based on individual student need
• Special Accommodations
    – Based on individual student need and listed in IEP
    – Not all Extended Time is created equal
    – Read Aloud teachers need content area vocabulary
    – Unique Adaptive Accommodation Request Form
       • Please email Lori Nixon prior to sending this form
              Special Education
Accommodation C: Mathematics Table/Calculators
–If system allows use, do not code Accommodation C.
–Achievement/MAAS: Mathematics Tables are
 Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
–End of Course: Mathematics Tables are Addition,
 Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, and Square Root
Square Root Chart may be downloaded from
Who takes the ELDA?

ALL ELL students grades K-12 are
 mandated by the federal
 government to take the ELDA.
 T1 and T2 students do Not take
          Tennessee ELDA 2010
          Important Test Dates
 ELDA will start arriving as early as January 8th and no later than
  January 25th
 Monday February 1 – ELDA testing window begins (Grades K-
 Friday March 12 – ELDA testing window ends (Grades K-12)
 March 19 – All materials must be picked up by Fed Ex and
  returned to Measurement Incorporated using the supplied
  shipping labels
 May 31 – Assessment results back to districts and TN DOE.
 September 30 – Deadline for contacting the ELDA Helpline with
  any reporting errors or missing reports.
     RANDA Solutions
         Contact Information

• Contact lists
                  for your system and
• Shipping
  information     its schools
User Management > Add New User

• Set Primary Roles
• Customize Permissions

• Modify
      Processing > SGL

“Session Number” column added for
      Achievement assessment
          Processing > RI

 Breach of Security and Medical Exemption
Request Forms should be completed online.

• TDOE strongly encourages
  schools/systems to have teachers do
  their own claiming in FSD
• School Admin and STCs should verify
  accuracy of claimed students
• Help Manuals will be provided for
  Teacher Claiming

A new look for the Claiming section

A new look for the Claiming section
To Give a Teacher Log In
Access for Claiming:
•If a Group Information Sheet has
been turned in for a teacher, they will
have already been assigned a Login
Name and Password.
•School Admin or Building Test
Coordinator MUST click on “Login
Enabled” check box to ensure that
the teacher can access the website.
•Double check Teacher Licensure #
for accuracy.
•Primary Role should be “Teacher
(Can Claim)”
•You must do this for each teacher
who will be claiming students at your
 Need Help?

• New help
  manuals and
2010 Spring Regional

Thursday, March 11 at
   12:30 PM CST

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