1 End-of-Course Assessments CURRENT STATUS AS OF JANUARY 2010 End-of-Course Assessments 2 Required Tests English II Algebra I Biology Government End-of-Course Assessments 3 Optional Tests English I Algebra II Geometry American History End-of-Course Assessments 4 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 End-of-Course Assessments 5 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 End-of-Course Assessments 6 All Phase I Assessments Have two sessions: Session I – Selected Response Items Session II – Performance Events (PE) or Writing Prompts (WP) End-of-Course Assessments 7 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 End-of-Course Assessments 8 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 End-of-Course Assessments 9 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. End-of-Course Assessments 10 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 End-of-Course Assessments 11 Phase II Assessments Government is the only required Phase II Assessment. Government is required for APR. End-of-Course Assessments 12 Online or Paper/Pencil Versions All Phase I and Phase II Assessments are available in both versions. End-of-Course Assessments 13 Cost to districts All Phase I Assessments are $1.80 each. All Phase II Assessments are free, including Government. End-of-Course Assessments 14 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. End-of-Course Assessments 15 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 End-of-Course Assessments 16 Phase III Assessments All decisions about development of Phase III Assessments have been suspended at this time due to budgetary constraints. End-of-Course Assessments 17 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. End-of-Course Assessments 18 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. End-of-Course Assessments 19 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. End-of-Course Assessments 20 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. End-of-Course Assessments 21 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. End-of-Course Assessments 22 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 End-of-Course Assessments 23 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 End-of-Course Assessments 24 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). End-of-Course Assessments 25 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. End-of-Course Assessments 26 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. End-of-Course Assessments 27 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 End-of-Course Assessments 28 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. End-of-Course Assessments 29 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. End-of-Course Assessments 30 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. End-of-Course Assessments 31 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. End-of-Course Assessments 32 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 End-of-Course Assessments 33 Individualized Education Program (IEP) Students who have an IEP with accommodations can be accommodated during testing. End-of-Course Assessments 34 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. End-of-Course Assessments 35 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 End-of-Course Assessments 36 Changes and Updates Linking barcode labels Packaged with the scenario-specific instructions End-of-Course Assessments 37 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 End-of-Course Assessments 38 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 End-of-Course Assessments 39 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. End-of-Course Assessments 40 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. End-of-Course Assessments 41 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. End-of-Course Assessments 42 Changes and Updates Instead of FORM numbers on each test, this year the tests have FORM letters. End-of-Course Assessments 43 Overages for EOC Assessments A 5% overage is sent to the buildings only and not to the district office. End-of-Course Assessments 44 Released Items Released test items can be found on the DESE website under the EOC Assessments.
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