End-of-Course Assessments by 7akgJz52

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End-of-Course Assessments
        CURRENT STATUS
       AS OF JANUARY 2010
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Required Tests

 English II
 Algebra I
 Biology
 Government
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Optional Tests

English I
Algebra II
Geometry
American History
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Testing windows

 Three large testing windows per year

  Fall         10/13/2009 – 1/29/2010
  Spring       03/01/2010 – 5/28/2010
  Summer       06/16/2010 – 8/31/2010
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Phase I Assessments

 Include: English II, Algebra I, and Biology


 Were the first group of EOC tests created


 Became operational in Spring 2009


 Required for AYP, APR and/or NCLB
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All Phase I Assessments

 Have two sessions:


   Session   I – Selected Response Items

   Session   II – Performance Events (PE) or
                   Writing Prompts (WP)
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Phase I, Session I Assessments

 Have 47 selected response (multiple choice) items


 Present students with a question followed by four
 response options

 Are worth 35 points total
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Phase I, Session II Assessments

Require students to work through more complicated
 items

Make allowances for more than one approach to a
 correct answer

Allow insight into a student’s ability to apply
 knowledge and understanding to real-life situations
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Phase I, Session II Assessments

 Points are not the same for each content area

    English II writing prompt is worth 4 points.


    Algebra I PE is worth 4 points.


    Biology PE is worth 20 points.
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Phase II Assessments

 Include:    English I, Algebra II, Geometry,
              American History, and Government

 Were second group of EOC tests created


 Became operational October 13, 2009
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Phase II Assessments

 Government is the only required Phase II
 Assessment.

 Government is required for APR.
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Online or Paper/Pencil Versions

All Phase I and Phase II Assessments are available in
 both versions.
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Cost to districts

 All Phase I Assessments are $1.80 each.


 All Phase II Assessments are free, including
 Government.
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Cost to districts

The districts are charged for each Phase I test
 ordered.

Additional Material Orders (AMOs) also require a
 purchase order number.

Districts are not charged for the 5% overage shipped
 to buildings.
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Phase II Assessments

Have selected response (SR) items only


English I has 52 items – 7 passages with 6 or 8 items
 each.

All other Phase II Assessments have 50 items each.


All are worth 40 points
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Phase III Assessments

 All decisions about development of Phase III
 Assessments have been suspended at this time due to
 budgetary constraints.
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Scoring EOC

 SR Items for both Phase I and Phase II Assessments
 are officially scored by Riverside Publishing
 immediately after testing.

 Official SR scores are returned to the district within
 about 5 business days from receipt of tests.
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Scoring EOC

 WPs and PEs are officially scored by the Assessment
 Resource Center (ARC) at a later time.

 Unscored WP and PE items are scanned and electronic
 copies are returned to the district for local scoring
 about 5 business days from receipt of tests.
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Scoring EOC

 Session I official scores and locally scored Session II
 results can be included in a student’s final grade.

 DESE highly recommends that EOC Assessments be
 used as 10-25% of the students’ final grades.

 The percentage is a district-level decision.
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Scoring EOC

 Riverside Publishing sends two e-mails with
 attachments to the DTC – one for training and one for
 scoring.

 Task Scoring Workshop and Teacher Interface have
 URLs, user names, and passwords.
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Scoring EOC

 User names and passwords for Task Scoring Workshop and
 Teacher Interface allow teachers access to secure materials.


 For security reasons, do NOT forward these e-mails to
 the STC or teachers until district testing is complete.
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Task Scoring Workshop

 Web-based training material to help prepare teachers
 for the Teacher Interface scoring process

 Includes anchor papers, training papers, and scoring
 rubrics

 Password protected and available for a limited period
 of time
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Teacher Interface

 Web-based software that contains official SR scores
 and unscored scanned copies of the PEs and WPs

 Password protected and available for a limited period
 of time
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Group Information Sheets (GIS) for
 Phase I Assessments

 Session  I – A GIS accompanies answer sheets,
  which are shipped to Riverside Publishing for
  scoring.

 Session  II – A GIS accompanies the test books
  for the Performance Events (PE) or Writing
  Prompts (WP), which are shipped to Assessment
  Resource Center (ARC).
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Group Information Sheets (GIS) for
 Phase I Assessments

   The GIS for Session I and Session II MUST match
    exactly.

   Ifthe match isn’t exact, the data returned to the
    districts will be significantly impacted in both
    Teacher Interface and the paper reports.
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EOC score results

 Official scores for PEs and WPs arrive in the district in
 August.

 Both Session I & II are combined into a Scale Score for
 Student Reports.

 Official state scores will be used for AYP and APR.
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EOC score results




                 Advanced          Proficient           Basic          Below Basic
            Raw   Cut   Raw   Cut   Raw   Cut   Raw   Cut
   Subject Score Score Score Score Score Score Score Score

   Algebra I    31-39   225-250   22-30   200-224    13-21   177-199   0-12   100-176


   Biology      45-55   225-250   32-44   200-224    18-31   177-199   0-17   100-176


   English II   33-39   225-250   24-32   200-224    15-23   180-199   0-14   100-179
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EOC score results

 Crystal Reports have breakdown of Session I and
 Session II scores.

 Teachers will be able to compare their scored Session
 II assessments to the official state-scored Session II.
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EOC score results

 For more understanding or questions about score
 results, appeals, interpreting AYP, APR, Title III
 Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs),
 please contact the Accountability, Data, and
 Accreditation Unit.
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Level Not Determined (LND)

For EOC Assessments, a district will receive a Level
 Not Determined (LND) for a student only if that
 student NEVER participates in a required EOC
 Assessment before they graduate.

EOC Assessments are not a graduation requirement.


The requirement begins with the graduating class of
 2011.
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Lowest Obtainable Scale Score (LOSS)

 Students who participate in an EOC Assessment
 receive scores.

 A student receives the Lowest Obtainable Scale Score
 (LOSS) if a student’s test is invalidated for cheating
 or paraphrasing in any content area because they
 have participated in the test.
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Lowest Obtainable Scale Score (LOSS)

 Additional LOSS Circumstances are described in the
 Accommodations chart found both in the Test
 Coordinator Manual and the Test Examiners Manuals
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Individualized Education Program (IEP)

 Students who have an IEP with accommodations can
 be accommodated during testing.
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Changes and Updates

 The “Not Enrolled” bubble is used for a student who
 begins any session of an EOC Assessment and moves
 either out of the district or from building to building
 within a district before finishing the entire assessment.

 The sending school should keep documentation on file
 about the student’s move.
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Changes and Updates

Linking barcode labels

    Used when precoded student barcode labels contain any
     incorrect information or no barcode label was provided

    Used for Phase I Assessments only so that Session I and
     Session II are linked together to the appropriate student
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Changes and Updates

Linking barcode labels

    Packaged with the scenario-specific instructions
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Changes and Updates

 In the manuals and materials, EOC Assessments will
 be categorized as Phase I and Phase II.

 Task Scoring Workshop and Teacher Interface
 information included in TCM
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Changes and Updates

 The Test Examiner’s Manuals will be combined into
 two manuals

 Phase I Test Examiner’s Manual


 Phase II Test Examiner’s Manual
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Changes and Updates



 Specific instructions are found in the middle of the
 Test Examiner’s Manual.

 Dictionaries, thesauruses, and grammar handbooks can be
 used with the writing prompt for English II Session II. This
 includes a bilingual dictionary.
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Changes and Updates
 Regarding the use of a calculator:

 If the IEP says the student will use a graphing calculator
 or any other specific type of calculator, then the IEP
 must be followed.

 For general education students, the district should
 follow the district, school, and/or class general
 education calculator usage policy that is in place for
 quizzes, benchmark tests, common assessments,
 chapter/unit tests, and/or finals on End-of-Course
 Assessments.
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Changes and Updates

 When students are taking the online version of the test,
  do not mark a student as absent until the END of the
  district’s testing window.

 English II will not have a stand alone field test this
  year. However, the Phase II GIS has a bubble for an
  English II field test. Please disregard.
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Changes and Updates

 Instead of FORM numbers on each test, this year the
 tests have FORM letters.
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Overages for EOC Assessments

 A 5% overage is sent to the buildings only and not to
 the district office.
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Released Items

 Released test items can be found on the DESE website
 under the EOC Assessments.

								
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