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					Standardized Testing and Reporting Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) Invitation to Participate in Standard Setting
You are invited to apply to participate in a California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program standard setting process for the Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) for grades two, three, and four. A standard setting determines the cut scores for reporting performance levels (advanced, proficient, basic, below basic, and far below basic). Participants in the STS standard setting panel must meet one of the following sets of criteria. For teachers of grades one through five  Be bilingual and biliterate in Spanish  Have at least three years of experience in grades one through five teaching in bilingualeducation classrooms for Spanish-speaking students OR teaching courses in reading/ language arts or mathematics  Have a bachelor’s or higher degree in the subject areas of reading/language arts, mathematics, and/or Spanish  Have knowledge of, and experience with, the California content standards and the capabilities of the students taking the STS For county, district, or university content specialists  Be bilingual and biliterate in Spanish  Have at least three years of experience as a district or county content specialist or university instructor for courses in areas related to reading/language arts, mathematics, or bilingual education  Have a bachelor’s or higher degree in the subject areas of reading/language arts, mathematics, and/or Spanish  Have knowledge of, and experience with, the California content standards and familiarity with the capabilities of the students taking the STS Standard setting for reading/language arts is scheduled for February 4–6, 2009, in Sacramento. Standard setting for mathematics is scheduled for February 9–11, 2009, in Sacramento. ETS will pay for all travel expenses and will reimburse your school or district for a substitute teacher; however, no stipends for your time are available. If you are interested in participating in the STS standard setting process, please complete the following application as soon as possible and fax or email to: Email: Dan Stanley dstanley@ets.org Fax: 916-403-2462

NOTE: Submission of this application does not constitute appointment as a panelist. Your application will be evaluated by the California Department of Education (CDE) to determine whether you meet the program requirements. If your application is approved, you will be invited to participate as a panelist. If your application is not approved, you will be notified.

1600 K Street, Suite 4A  Sacramento, CA 95814  Fax: 800-541-8455 or 916-403-2462

11/2008

Standardized Testing and Reporting Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) Standard Setting Application
Application Form
Personal Information Name: E-mail address(es): Work: Preferred: Home address:
Preferred mailing address? Y N

Work address:

Preferred mailing address?

Y

N

Contact numbers: Home: Work: Background Current position: Include current student grade level Cell: Fax:

Current employer: School:

Current school district type: Urban Suburban Rural

District: Other: Familiarity with California content standards (enter a number on the line): Not at all familiar 1 2 3 4 5 Very familiar Reading/language arts Familiarity: Are you bilingual/biliterate? Yes No For how many years? Mathematics

Teaching experience: Subject

Enter grade(s) 1–5 or “U” for university in the Level column. Level From–To (e.g. 03–08)

On which standard setting panel would you prefer to serve? Reading/language arts No preference Degree(s) obtained: Title Enter “B.A.,” “M.S.,” etc. in the Title column. Major (Please be specific.) Year Mathematics

Have you taught English learners? Yes No For how many years?

Have you taught in bilingual/waiver classrooms? Yes No

Have you taught students with disabilities? Yes No

Have you taught students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds? Yes No

Have you taught students with diverse cultural backgrounds? Yes No

1600 K Street, Suite 4A  Sacramento, CA 95814  Fax: 800-541-8455 or 916-403-2462

11/2008

Standardized Testing and Reporting Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) Standard Setting Application
Teaching Credential(s) held: Enter “E” for elementary, “S” for secondary, or “SE” for special education in the Type column. Type Subject(s)

Professional Experience Please provide any further information about your professional background relating to reading or mathematics curricular experience (for example, programs implemented, training received, train-the-trainer courses developed or presented, etc.)

Professional Organizations Organizations: Please list professional organizations to which you belong that are relevant to the work of the panel. Please do not use initialisms or acronyms.                

Demographic Data (Optional, but useful to ensure the representativeness of the panel) Ethnic background: Gender: Black or African American Hispanic or Latino White Asian Other Male Female

Please complete this form as soon as possible and email to Dan Stanley dstanley@ets.org or fax to 916-403-2462. Questions? Call Dan at 916-403-2428.

1600 K Street, Suite 4A  Sacramento, CA 95814  Fax: 800-541-8455 or 916-403-2462

11/2008


				
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