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					North Carolina Alternate
 Assessment Academic
    Inventory (NCAAAI)
                             For End-of-Course
        Performance Assessment Summer Institute
                     Summer 2004


                        Pam Biggs
          NCDPI Division of Accountability Services
___________________________
      NCDPI Division of Accountability Services/North Carolina Testing Program
                  End-of-Course Test without
                      Accommodations




North Carolina     End-of-Course Test with
   Testing            Accommodations
  Program



                 Alternate Assessment Academic
                       Inventory (NCAAAI)
What is the NCAAAI?
l   A checklist of objectives on the NC Standard
    Course of Study that are assessed by the
    statewide test administrations

l   Teacher judgment

l   Descriptions of student performance at the
    beginning and end of the course
Who can take the NCAAAI?
l   Students with limited English proficiency

l   Students with disabilities who have IEPs

WHO MEET SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Students with Limited English
     Proficiency (LEP)
Eligible Students
l   Must be enrolled in a course requiring an end
    -of-course test for credit

l   Must be enrolled in U.S. schools for less than
    24 months

l   Scored below “Intermediate High” on reading
    English language proficiency test (IPT)
Reading   Writing   Oral
                           Cut Score Chart
Decision to Participate


l   Made on an individual basis!

l   Must be documented!
Students with Disabilities
          (EC)
Eligible Students
Students with disabilities are eligible if they:
l Have a current IEP; and
l Are enrolled in a course that requires an end-
  of-course test; and
l The IEP team determines that the student is
  unable to take the standard test
  administration with or without
  accommodations that do not invalidate the
  test results
Eligible Students (cont’d)
Some examples of EC students for whom the AAAI for
  EOC might be appropriate for
l Newly blind student who does not know Braille and
  cannot access the test; and
l Student who would require accommodations that
  would invalidate the test results to access the
  standard administration
Assessed Level
l   There is no off-level AAAI for EOCs

l   All students assessed on course objectives
    and standards
What should I do first?
If not currently in IEP:
l With IEP team, decide what assessment is
   most appropriate for the student
l Document decision on IEP

l Notify school test coordinator of decision
What should I do first?
If AAAI is documented in current IEP:
l Let school test coordinator know what
   subjects are needed
l Must complete baseline within 30 calendar
   days of beginning of course for yearlong
   courses; 15 days for semester courses
The Process
Materials You Need
l   NCAAAI Test Administrator’s Guide for EOC
l   AAAI folder for specific EOC subject
l   Baseline student profile (2-sided)
l   Final student profile
l   Vinyl envelope
l   Scannable student information sheet
l   General purpose header sheet (1 per
    assessor)
How do I get my materials?
l   Notify school test coordinator
l   He/she will notify LEA test coordinator
l   LEA test coordinator will order appropriate
    inventory through an online system (TNN)
l   LEA test coordinator can download forms to
    use temporarily until folders are shipped
When do I need to start?
For YEARLONG courses:
Baseline has to be completed
l within 30 days of beginning of course if already
  in documentation
OR
l within 30 days of IEP team decision to place
  student on AAAI
OR
l within 30 days of decision to place LEP
  student on AAAI (ex. 30 days after initial IPT)
When do I need to start?
For SEMESTER courses:
Baseline has to be completed
l within 15 days of beginning of course if already
  in documentation
OR
l within 15 days of IEP team decision to place
  student on AAAI
OR
l within 15 days of decision to place LEP
  student on AAAI (ex. 15 days after initial IPT)
What do I do after I receive the
materials?
l   Verify that you have received the proper
    number of folders for each subject

l   Complete the student’s identifying
    information on the front of the folder

l   Begin the Baseline
              Front of Folder
Identifying
Information

EC/LEP
Designation


 Test Cycle
Baseline Scoring Period
l   Complete baseline within 30 calendar days of
    student participation for yearlong courses; 15
    days for semester courses

l   Score each objective based on how the
    student is performing (0-8)

l   Score each goal based on the objectives
    within that goal (0-8)
Baseline
Scoring




           Objective
           Scores

            Goal or
            Category
            Score
Baseline Scoring (cont’d)
l   Date when Baseline scores were completed
    (back of folder)

l   Complete Baseline Student Profile

l   Begin collecting student work, teacher
    observations, etc.
Baseline Student Profile
Interim Scoring Period
l   Complete interim at a midpoint in student
    participation

l   Score each objective based on how the
    student is performing (0-8)

l   Score each goal based on the objectives
    within that goal (0-8)
Interim
Scoring
Interim Scoring (cont’d)
l   Date when Interim scores were completed
    (back of folder)

l   Continue collecting student work, teacher
    observations, etc.
Final Scoring Period
l   Complete final within 30 calendar days prior
    to LEA due date for yearlong courses; 15
    days for semester courses

l   Score each objective based on how the
    student is performing (1-8)
    Score of “0” not permitted for final scores

l   Score each goal based on the objectives
    within that goal (1-8)
Final
Scoring
Final Scoring Period (cont’d)
l   Transfer goal/category scores to the
    Summary of Final Scores table

l   Did the student achieve growth?

l   Assign the Overall Score
    (Refer to EOC percentages)


l   Assessor and Principal Signatures
Back of Folder



                                      Summary of
                                      Final Scores

                                      Overall Score

                                      EOC
                                      Percentages

                                     Did the student
                                     achieve growth?




                 Signatures at End-of-Year
Final Scoring Period (cont’d)
l   Complete Final Student Profile

l   Finish collecting student work, teacher
    observations, etc.
Final Student
Profile
After Completing Final
l   Complete a scannable student information
    sheet for every student on the AAAI

l   Complete requested information and transfer
    scores from Summary of Final Scores table

l   Follow directions in NCAAAI for End-of-
    Course Test Administrator’s Guide
Can accommodations be
used?
l   Yes – Instructional
    modifications/accommodations should be
    used as documented in the student’s LEP
    documentation or IEP
l   Scores are assigned based on what is
    observed in the classroom
l   Use of basic accommodations should not
    lower the score
Will the EOC AAAI be
operational next year?
                       YES

It was a pilot this year and will be operational
   next year
How are they audited?
l   On-site audits
l   Schools across the state
l   Will look at
    l   Inventories
    l   Documentation (LEP or IEP)
    l   Cumulative folders
    l   Student work folders
I heard that first year LEP
students did not have to test in
reading. Does this apply to
English I?
l   NO – This only applies to EOG and HSCT.

l   All students in courses requiring an EOC test
    must be assessed to receive credit
Can students be considered
proficient?
l   Yes – Scores must be assigned based on
    how the student is performing in the
    classroom
l   Student must be successful/proficient on
    course material according to the course
    standards
l   Basic accommodations should not limit the
    student to nonproficient scores
What if the course is part of a
series?
If the course is divided into a series (Ex.
   Algebra IA and IB):
l   Complete Baseline scores and Student Profile
    during first 30 days of the first course in the series
l   Complete Interim at halfway through the series
l   Complete Final at end of the series
l   Complete and scan student information sheet at
    completion of series
More Questions?
If you have questions related to:
    l   How to fill out the folder
    l   What has to be done at one of the scoring periods
    l   When does baseline have to be done
    l   How to complete the student information sheet
l   Check the Test Administrator’s Guide
l   Ask your school test coordinator
l   If the school test coordinator doesn’t know the
    answer, he/she should check the LEA test
    coordinator
More Questions?
If you have questions related to:
    l   How to teach specific objectives
    l   What resources are there on the curriculum
    l   Types of classroom assessment for a particular
        subject
l   Ask your principal
l   Check with your LEA curriculum specialists
l   Contact a DPI curriculum consultant

				
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