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					California High School
  Exit Examination
       (CAHSEE)


California Department of Education
Standards and Assessment Division


  Sacramento — February 5, 2004
   Burbank — February 10, 2004
     Purpose


        To significantly improve pupil achievement
         in public high schools
        To ensure that pupils who graduate from public
         high schools can demonstrate grade-level
         competency in the state’s academic content
         standards for reading, writing, and mathematics
        To provide state and federal accountability data




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     General Information

        Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, each
         pupil completing grade 12 in California is
         required to successfully pass the CAHSEE as a
         condition of receiving a diploma of graduation or
         a condition of graduation from high school.
        All students graduating in the 2005-06 school
         year will have to satisfy the CAHSEE
         requirement.
        The class of 2006 will test for the first time in
         February and March 2004 as tenth graders.

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     General Information                                    (continued)



        The first opportunity students have to take the
         CAHSEE is in grade 10.
        Students have up to 5 additional opportunities
         throughout high school to pass the CAHSEE.
        Students may only retake the portion(s) of the
         exam not previously passed.
        There are no exemptions or opt-outs.




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     Class of 2004 or 2005

        In July 2003, SBE delayed consequence date of
         exam to the 2005-2006 school year
        Students in the classes of 2004 and 2005 who
         do not graduate before July 1, 2005, have
         received ―adequate notice‖ and must complete
         the CAHSEE requirement to receive a high
         school diploma in the 2005-06 school year




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     Class of 2004 or 2005
     (continued)

        Districts may administer the Disclosed Test
         Form to students in the classes of 2004 and
         2005 who have not passed both parts of the
         CAHSEE
        Districts may provide the Certificate of
         Accomplishment and/or CAHSEE seal for
         students in the classes of 2004 and 2005 who
         have passed both parts of the CAHSEE



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     Changes in 2004

        The following are changes to the CAHSEE:
         •   A reduction in the length of the exam
         •   A reduction in the testing time
         •   Revisions to the exam blueprints
         •   All July testing cancelled




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     Revised English-Language
     Arts (ELA) Blueprint
        80 test questions (reduced total number)
         • 72 operational multiple-choice items (80%)
         • 1 operational writing task (20%)
         • 7 field-test multiple-choice items
        6 strands
         •   Word analysis (reduced from 10 to 7 questions)
         •   Reading comprehension (reduced from 24 to 18)
         •   Literary response and analysis (reduced from 24 to 20)
         •   Writing strategies (increased from 11 to 12)
         •   Writing conventions (increased from 13 to 15)
         •   Writing applications (reduced from 2 to 1)
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     Revised Math Blueprint

        80 operational and 12 field-test questions
         (no change in total)

        Changes at strand level
          • Statistics, data analysis, and probability
              – Grade 6 Standard 1.1 (increased from 1 to 3)
              – Grade 7 Standard 1.3 (reduced from 2 to 0)
          • Mathematical reasoning
              – Grade 7 Standard 2.1 (increased from 1 to 2)
              – Grade 7 Standard 3.1 (reduced from 1 to 0)


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     Test Opportunities

        Grade 10 Census:
         • February or March with either March or May as
           grade 10 makeup for students absent during
           Census administration
        Repeat test takers:
         • See Testing Dates and Scheduling Guidelines on
           the CDE Web site for CAHSEE and refer to
           ―Administration Guidelines for Grades 11 and 12
           Students‖


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     Designated CAHSEE Testing Dates

                   Designated CAHSEE Testing Dates
              English-language arts        Mathematics
                  Tuesday          2003-04     Wednesday
                February 3, 2004            February 4, 2004
                  March 16, 2004              March 17, 2004
                   May 11, 2004                May 12, 2004
                   Tuesday         2004-05       Wednesday
              September 21, 2004          September 22, 2004
              November 16, 2004           November 17, 2004
                February 8, 2005            February 9, 2005
                  March 15, 2005              March 16, 2005
                   May 10, 2005                May 11, 2005
                   Tuesday         2005-06       Wednesday
              September 13, 2005          September 14, 2005
               November 1, 2005            November 2, 2005
                February 7, 2006            February 8, 2006
                  March 14, 2006              March 15, 2006
                    May 9, 2006                May 10, 2006



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     Apportionment Change

        Grade 10 answer documents with completed
         demographics will be used to determine
         apportionment
        Full Payment: $3.00 for each student tested and
         answer document returned with complete
         demographics
        Partial Payment: $0.32 for each answer
         document submitted with complete
         demographics for students not tested

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     Changes to Answer Document

        Score Code (deleted P)
        School Mobility only (revised)
        School and District CBEDS (revised)
        EL and RFEP – asks for year (new)
        CAPA designation for Adequate Yearly
         Progress (AYP) (new)
        Accommodations/Modifications (revised)


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     Score Code on Answer
     Document

         • S - score
         • A - absent
         • I – invalidated
         • Z – ETS use only




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     NCLB and AYP

        CAHSEE is the NCLB high school test of core
         knowledge for math and ELA
        To assess AYP for high schools, all students in
         Grade 10 are required to be tested
        Demographic data for all significant subgroups
         is necessary for AYP




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     NCLB and AYP                            (continued)



        CAHSEE and the 95% Participation Rate for AYP
         • Submit an answer document for all grade 10 students
           enrolled in February/March
         • Provide makeup opportunity for absent students in
           March/May
        AYP Calculation for the 95% Participation Rate
         • Numerator – number of grade 10 students tested in
           February and/or March and May; includes S-coded
           (score) or I-coded (invalidated), but not A-coded
           (absent) answer documents
         • Denominator – number of answer documents
           submitted in February and /or March with completed
           demographic information for all grade 10 students
           enrolled during the census administration
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     Data Correction Opportunities
     for 2004

        Data correction online after each test administration
         (February/March 2004)
        Data correction window for Feb./March/May 2004
         demographic information (late Aug./early Sept.)
        Statewide results released on the CDE Web site at
         http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest (Oct. 2004)
        Data correction window reopened for
         Feb./March/May 2004 demographic information
         (mid-Oct. 2004)
        Final data file to CDE for AYP calculations (mid-Nov.
         2004)
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     Coding for students who
     “did not attempt”


        If a student answers fewer than 5 questions
         on either portion of the CAHSEE:
         • Grid ―S‖ for score in the Score Code field on
           page 1 of the answer document
         • Answer document still is scanned and scored
         • Score report shows not attempted
         • Score is not counted in the tally of CAHSEE
           pass/not pass scores
         • Score is counted for AYP purposes

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     Students with Exceptional
     Needs

        Students with disabilities must be allowed to
         take the CAHSEE with any accommodations or
         modifications specified in their IEP or Section
         504 plan for use on the exam, in standardized
         testing, or during classroom instruction and
         assessment.
        The CAPA will not satisfy the CAHSEE
         requirement for purposes of obtaining a high
         school diploma. A CAHSEE answer document
         must be submitted for all grade 10 students
         assessed with CAPA for AYP participation.

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     Students with Exceptional
     Needs (continued)

            English Learners shall have testing
             variations if regularly used in the
             classroom
            The matrix for the Special Education
             Accommodations/Modifications for
             California Statewide Assessments on the
             CDE Web site is currently being reviewed
             and updated




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     Senate Bill 964 Study

        This study will:
          • Assess options for alternatives to the
            CAHSEE for students with exceptional needs
            to be eligible for a high school diploma
          • Make recommendations about graduation
            requirements and assessments
        The study, by an independent consultant, must
         be completed by May 1, 2005.


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     Senate Bill 964                         (continued)



        The SB 964 report must:
         • Recommend options for graduation requirements
           and assessments, if any, for students with an
           Individualized Education Program (IEP) or
           Section 504 Plan;
         • Identify provisions of state and federal laws and
           regulations that are relevant to graduation
           requirements and assessments for students with
           an IEP or Section 504 Plan; and
         • Recommend steps, to the extent necessary, to
           bring California into compliance with state and
           federal laws and regulations.
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     CAHSEE Resources

        Exam Blueprints
        Teacher Guides
        Released Test Questions
        Study Guides
        Notifying Parents/Guardians for the 2003-04
         School Year: Assistance Packet




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     For General CAHSEE
     Information

        CAHSEE Office at CDE
         • Telephone: 916-445-9449
         • Fax: 916-319-0969
        Internet: http://www.cde.ca.gov/statetests/cahsee




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     CAHSEE Resources on ETS
     Web site (http://www.ets.org/cahsee)
        Project Calendar
        CAHSEE Online
          • Access to secure site
          • Enter user name and password
          • Access to system services
        Pre-ID Service
        Document Library
          • Directions for Administration
          • Coordinator’s Manuals
        Other Links

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     For Other Test
     Administration Information

        ETS CAHSEE Customer Service
          • Email: CAHSEE-support@ets.org
          • Toll Free: 800-241-5687
        Internet: http://www.ets.org/cahsee




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