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					2009-10




          January, 2010 Revision
Kansas State Department of Education
120 SE 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-3201


The following people participated in the creation of the Examiner’s Manual.
• Dr. Cherie Randall, KSDE Assessment Coordinator
• David Bowman, KSDE Assessment Consultant
• David Barnes, KSDE Math/Science Program Consultant
• Sid Cooley, KSDE Math Program Consultant
• Matt Copeland, KSDE Language Arts and Literacy Consultant
• Phyllis Farrar, KSDE World Languages and ELL Program Consultant
• Beth Fultz, KSDE NAEP Consultant
• Melanie Manares, KSDE ESOL/Bilingual Program Consultant
• Kris Shaw, KSDE Language Arts and Literacy Consultant and KSDE Interim History-
   Government Program Consultant
• Ronda Consolver, CETE
• Rebecca Finney, CETE
• Amy Tackkett, CETE
• Bob Winkler, CETE
• Mary Cooper, Shawnee Mission Public Schools
• Members of the Kansas Assessment Advisory Council
                                                                                                                                 Table of Contents



TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1: KS ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW........................................................................... 1
   Purpose of the Kansas Assessment......................................................................................................... 1
   Test Administration Modes ....................................................................................................................... 1
   Assessed Students ................................................................................................................................... 1
   Number of Test Parts................................................................................................................................ 1
   Contact Information .................................................................................................................................. 1

SECTION 2: TEST COORDINATORS ...................................................................................... 4
   TEST SECURITY & ADMINISTRATION .................................................................................................. 4
     Test Security Plan ................................................................................................................................ 4
     Test Security Guidelines....................................................................................................................... 4
     Test Administration ............................................................................................................................... 5
   REGISTERING STUDENTS FOR TESTING ........................................................................................... 5
     Register Students with the Proper Test Type....................................................................................... 5
     Register Students for the Paper / Pencil Accommodation ................................................................... 5
     Register Students for the Read-Aloud Accommodation ....................................................................... 6
     Student Test-Registration Summary .................................................................................................... 7
     Accommodation Coding Notes ............................................................................................................. 7
   TEST W INDOW S ..................................................................................................................................... 8
     Fall OTL Test W indows ........................................................................................................................ 8
     Spring Test W indows ............................................................................................................................ 8
     Alternate Assessment W indows ........................................................................................................... 8
   SUBMITTING RECORDS TO KIDS ......................................................................................................... 9
     Timeline for Submission of “TEST” Records to the Kids Database ..................................................... 9
     Submit TEST Records Early! ................................................................................................................ 9
     Audits of KIDS Database ...................................................................................................................... 9
     Submission of Test Types .................................................................................................................... 9
     Guidelines for Submitting EXIT Records .............................................................................................. 9
   OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN (OTL) ........................................................................................................ 10
     Overview of OTL................................................................................................................................. 10
     OTL Scoring for Mathematics and Reading ....................................................................................... 10
   ELL STUDENTS ..................................................................................................................................... 11
     Mathematics and Science Testing of ELL Students ........................................................................... 11
     Reading Testing of ELL Students ....................................................................................................... 11
     KELPA Testing of ELL Students ........................................................................................................ 11
   SC CODES ............................................................................................................................................. 12
     Special Coding (SC) Circumstances .................................................................................................. 12
     Table of SC Codes ............................................................................................................................. 12

SECTION 3: ACCOMMODATIONS .........................................................................................17
   OVERVIEW AND GENERAL GUIDELINES........................................................................................... 17
     Accommodations Overview ................................................................................................................ 17
     Accommodations Prohibited for All Students ..................................................................................... 17
     Accommodations for ELL Students .................................................................................................... 18
     Recording Accommodations .............................................................................................................. 18
   READ-ALOUD ACCOMMODATION / KCA AUDIO VOICE ................................................................... 19
     Read-Aloud Accommodation Polic y ................................................................................................... 19
     Reading Assessment Questions and Answer Choices to Students ................................................... 20

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     Read-aloud Accommodation and Scripts ........................................................................................... 20
     Options for Administering the Read-Aloud Accommodation to Individuals ........................................ 20
     Options for Administering the Read-Aloud Accommodation to Groups ............................................. 20
   PAPER / PENCIL ACCOMMODATION.................................................................................................. 21
     Paper / Pencil Accommodation Policy for the Kansas General and KAMM Assessments ................ 21
   OBTAINING AND DISTRIBUTING SCRIPTS AND TESTS ................................................................... 22
     Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 22
     Downloading Read-aloud Scripts and Paper / Pencil Accommodation Test Forms .......................... 23
   OBTAINING AND USING THE KCA AUDIO VOICE ............................................................................. 25
     Obtaining the KCA Audio Voice ......................................................................................................... 25
     Using the KCA Audio Voice ................................................................................................................ 26
     Enabling the Speech Feature ............................................................................................................. 26
   SUBMITTING SPECIAL ACTION REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS.......................................... 27
     Accessing the Special Action Request (SAR) W ebpage ................................................................... 27
     Special Action Requests for the Paper / Pencil Accommodation ....................................................... 27
     Special Action Requests for the Read-aloud Accommodation for a Group of Students .................... 28
   2009-2010 ACCOMMODATION CODES ............................................................................................... 29
     Accommodation Coding Notes ........................................................................................................... 29

SECTION 4: TEACHERS ........................................................................................................30
   SCHEDULING AND TIME LIMITS ......................................................................................................... 30
     Number of Test Sessions Needed for Each Subject .......................................................................... 30
     Time Limits ......................................................................................................................................... 30
     Scheduling Test Sessions .................................................................................................................. 30
   GUIDELINES .......................................................................................................................................... 31
     Test Security and Administration ........................................................................................................ 31
     Guidelines for Students ...................................................................................................................... 31
     Ethical Issues ..................................................................................................................................... 32
   CALCULATORS ..................................................................................................................................... 32
     Calculators on the Mathematics Assessment .................................................................................... 32
     Calculators on the Science Assessment ............................................................................................ 32
   MANIPULATIVES ................................................................................................................................... 33
     Approved Manipulatives for the Mathematics and Science Assessments ......................................... 33
     Examples of Manipulatives Appropriate for the Mathematics and Science Assessments ................. 33
   AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY GUIDELINES .......................................................................................... 34

SECTION 5: KCA DIRECTIONS – PART 1 .............................................................................35
   PREPARING FOR THE ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................ 35
     General Directions to Teachers .......................................................................................................... 35
     Script in the Manual ............................................................................................................................ 35
     Preparing Students for KCA ............................................................................................................... 35
     Room / Lab Preparation ..................................................................................................................... 35
     Materials Needed for Testing ............................................................................................................. 35
     Materials Checklist ............................................................................................................................. 35
     Beginning the Test Session ................................................................................................................ 36
     Note about High School Science Assessments ................................................................................. 36
     Notes about the KIDS Database ........................................................................................................ 36
   DIRECTIONS READ TO STUDENTS .................................................................................................... 36
     General Test Directions ...................................................................................................................... 36
   STUDENTS TAKE THE ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................ 39


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      Have Students Log on to KCA ........................................................................................................... 39
      Students Begin the Assessment ........................................................................................................ 39
      During the Test ................................................................................................................................... 40
      W hen Students Have Completed the Test ......................................................................................... 40
      Monitoring and Reactivating the Testing Status of KCA Students ..................................................... 40
      Viewing KCA Results.......................................................................................................................... 40

SECTION 6: KCA DIRECTIONS – PART 2 .............................................................................41
   STUDENTS LOG ON TO KCA ............................................................................................................... 41
     Have Students Log on to KCA ........................................................................................................... 41
     General Test Directions ...................................................................................................................... 41
   STUDENTS TAKE THE ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................ 42
     During the Test ................................................................................................................................... 42
     W hen Students Have Completed the Test ......................................................................................... 42

SECTION 7: KCA DIRECTIONS – PART 3 .............................................................................43
   STUDENTS LOG ON TO KCA ............................................................................................................... 43
     Mathematics Assessment Note .......................................................................................................... 43
     Have Students Log on to KCA ........................................................................................................... 43
     General Test Directions ...................................................................................................................... 43
   STUDENTS TAKE THE ASSESSMENT ................................................................................................ 44
     During the Test ................................................................................................................................... 44
     W hen Students Have Completed the Test ......................................................................................... 44

SECTION 8: GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSING STUDENTS WITH
EXCEPTIONALITIES................................................................................................................45
   STUDENT GUIDELINES ........................................................................................................................ 45
     Gifted Students ................................................................................................................................... 45
     Students with a 504 Plan .................................................................................................................... 45
     Students with Disabilities with an IEP ................................................................................................ 45
   TEST TYPES AND ACCOMMODATIONS ............................................................................................... 45
     KAMM Information .............................................................................................................................. 45
     Alternate Assessment Information ..................................................................................................... 45
     Contact Information ............................................................................................................................ 45
     KAMM and Alternate Assessment Participation ................................................................................. 46
     Accommodations ................................................................................................................................ 46

SECTION 9: KCA/CETE REFERENCE GUIDE .......................................................................47
   SOFTW ARE AND CETE ACCOUNTS ................................................................................................... 47
     Installing KCA Software ...................................................................................................................... 47
     Acquiring an Account at CETE ........................................................................................................... 47
   PRINTING TEST TICKETS .................................................................................................................... 48
     Overview of Printing Test Tickets ....................................................................................................... 48
     Printing Tickets for All Students in a Grade Level .............................................................................. 48
     Printing Tickets for Specific Students ................................................................................................. 48
     Printing Tickets for Grouped Students ............................................................................................... 49
     Ticket Format ...................................................................................................................................... 49
   MONITORING STUDENT STATUS ....................................................................................................... 49
     Monitoring Student Status Features ................................................................................................... 49
     Viewing Student Status ...................................................................................................................... 49
   REACTIVATING STUDENT TEST SESSIONS ..................................................................................... 50
     Overview of Reactivation .................................................................................................................... 50

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     To Reactivate a Student’s Test Part ................................................................................................... 50
   MARKING A STUDENT’S TEST PART AS COMPLETE....................................................................... 51
     Reasons for Marking a Test Part as Complete .................................................................................. 51
     To Mark a Test Part as Complete ...................................................................................................... 51
   VIEW ING RESULTS............................................................................................................................... 51
     Viewing Results Online....................................................................................................................... 51
     Viewing Results in a pdf File .............................................................................................................. 51
   STUDENT EDITOR ................................................................................................................................ 52
     Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 52
     Accessing the Student Editor ............................................................................................................. 52
     Submitting Accommodation Codes .................................................................................................... 52
     Submitting SC Codes ......................................................................................................................... 52
   AUDIT SPREADSHEET ......................................................................................................................... 53

SECTION 10: APPENDIX ........................................................................................................54
   AYP ANNUAL TARGETS ....................................................................................................................... 54
   QPA ANNUAL TARGETS....................................................................................................................... 54
   CUT SCORES ........................................................................................................................................ 55
     General Assessment Cut Scores (percent correct) ............................................................................ 55
     KAMM Cut Scores (percent correct) .................................................................................................. 56
     Alternate Assessment Cut Scores (average rating) ........................................................................... 56
   2009 STATE RESULTS.......................................................................................................................... 57
     MATHEMATICS – 2009 State Results by Grade Level ..................................................................... 57
     READING – 2009 State Results by Grade Level ............................................................................... 57
     SCIENCE – 2009 State Results by Grade Level ............................................................................... 57
     2009 State Results by Subgroup by Content Area ............................................................................ 58
   FACT SHEETS ....................................................................................................................................... 59
     Appropriate Testing Practices ............................................................................................................ 59
     History-Government ........................................................................................................................... 60
     Mathematics ....................................................................................................................................... 61
     Reading .............................................................................................................................................. 62
     Science ............................................................................................................................................... 63
     W riting................................................................................................................................................. 64
     KELPA ................................................................................................................................................ 65
     OTL and Second Opportunity ............................................................................................................. 66
     NAEP .................................................................................................................................................. 67

GLOSSARY ..............................................................................................................................68
INDEX .......................................................................................................................................69




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                                                                                              Overview



  SECTION 1: KS ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW

Purpose of the Kansas Assessment                         Assessed Students
The Kansas Assessment is a program of                    •   The       reading    and    mathematics
the Kansas State Board of Education and                      assessments are given in grades 3-8
mandated by the Kansas State Legislature.                    and once in high school. The cohort
In addition, the reading, mathematics, and                   year for high schools is grade 11.
science assessments are a part of the                    •   The science assessments are given in
federal No Child Left Behind legislation.                    grades 4, 7, and once in high school.
The assessment program is designed to:                       The cohort year for high schools is
• Measure specific indicators within the                     grade 11.
    Kansas Curricular Standards.                         •   All students are tested.        See the
• Provide a building total score that is                     guidelines for testing students with
    used to measure adequate yearly                          disabilities (pg. 45) and ELL students
    progress (AYP) and used to provide                       (pg.18) for more detailed information.
    information for quality performance
    accreditation (QPA).
• Report individual student scores along
    with the student’s performance level.
                                                         Number of Test Parts
• Provide subscale and total scores that                 •   Mathematics – 3
    can be used in conjunction with local                •   Reading – 3
    assessment scores to assist in                       •   Science – 2
    improving a building or district’s
    reading, mathematics, science, history /             Note: History / Government and
    government, and writing programs.                    Writing assessments are not
                                                         available for the 2009-10 school year.


Test Administration Modes                                Contact Information
The Kansas Assessment is administered                    CETE
by using the online assessment (KCA)                     Phone: 785.864.3537
available at the CETE website. See pages                 Email: cete@ku.edu
47 through 51 for details about KCA
testing. A paper / pencil copy of the
                                                         KSDE Assessment Coordinator
assessment is available only as an
accommodation. See page 21 for details                   Dr. Cherie Randall
about testing with paper copies of the tests.            Phone: 785.296.3996
                                                         Email: crandall@ksde.org

                                                         KSDE Assessment Consultant
                                                         David Bowman
                                                         Phone: 785.296.4349
                                                         Email: dbowman@ksde.org




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Overview



                                        2009-2010 Kansas Assessment Overview
                                                            Elementary and Middle (K-8)
         2010                   Mathematics                        Reading                        Science                        KELPA                          Alternate
     Grade Levels                   3,4,5,6,7,8                    3,4,5,6,7,8                         4,7                          K-8               Grades same as in content areas.
                                General / KAMM /                                              General / KAMM /           Same for all students at a       All students have portfolio
   Testing Options                                              General / KAMM
                                  Gen Spanish                                                   Gen Spanish                    grade level                       assessment.
                                                                                                                           Opens September 1.
                                                                                                                                                            Opens September 1.
                              Opens September 1.             Opens September 1.              Opens September 1.          Deadline is one week prior
 “TEST” Submission                                                                                                                                        Deadline is December 31.
                              Deadline is one week        Deadline is one week prior to      Deadline is one week               to start of test.
     Deadline*                                                                                                                                         Submit early to access indicators
                                prior to start of test.             start of test.             prior to start of test.    Preslugging deadline is
                                                                                                                                                         and tools online: www.cete.us
                                                                                                                                   January 8.
   Testing Window            February 17 to April 13         February 17 to April 13          March 17 to May 7            February 5 to April 30             Dec. 31 to April 13
                             Students entering on or      Students entering on or after     Students entering on or                                   Students entering a different (new)
“Need Not Test” Date             after February 12           February 12 need not be           after March 12 need                  N/A                  on or after Dec. 31 are exempt
                                need not be tested.                   tested.                      not be tested.                                              need not be tested.
                                                                                                                                                        Scoring should be entered by
 Answer Sheets Due                       N/A                           N/A                            N/A                         May 15
                                                                                                                                                                  April 30.
                              N/A—No exemption in                                            N/A—No exemption in
                               math, all are tested.       Arrived on or after 2/17/09 –    science, all are tested.
 “Recently Arrived in                                         need not take reading
                                Arrived on or after                                            Arrived on or after        Required for all students      Follow rules for content area
   U.S.” Exemption                                        assessment but may. Counts
                                2/17/09 counts for                                             3/17/09 counts for         receiving ELL Services                assessments.
        Date**                                             for participation only. Must
                             participation only. Must              take KELPA.              participation only. Must
                                   take KELPA.                                                    take KELPA.
      Test Format                Multiple Choice                 Multiple Choice                Multiple Choice          Performance Assessment             Portfolio Assessment
     Test Sessions                        3                             3                               2                          Varies                           Varies
    Session Length           Suggested: 45-60 min.           Suggested: 45-60 min.          Suggested: 45-60 min.                  Varies                            N/A
   # Indicators on
                                       12 to 15                     11 to 16                         22, 30                         N/A                              N/A
  Gen. Assessment
# Questions/ Indicator
                                        4 to 8                        4 to 8                            2                           N/A                              N/A
 on Gen. Assessment
* Consider early “TEST” submission for accessing Alternate indicators and tools: www.cete.us
** First entry by the student in a U.S. school.

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                                        2009-2010 Kansas Assessment Overview
                                                                         Secondary (9-12)
         2010                   Mathematics                        Reading                        Science                        KELPA                          Alternate
     Grade Levels                    OTL                              OTL                          OTL                              9-12              Grades same as in content areas.
                                General / KAMM /                                              General / KAMM /           Same for all students at a      All students have portfolio
   Testing Options                                              General / KAMM
                                  Gen Spanish                                                   Gen Spanish                     grade level                     assessment.
                                                                                                                           Opens September 1.
                                                                                                                                                            Opens September 1.
                              Opens September 1.             Opens September 1.              Opens September 1.          Deadline is one week prior
 “TEST” Submission                                                                                                                                        Deadline is December 31.
                              Deadline is one week        Deadline is one week prior to      Deadline is one week               to start of test.
     Deadline*                                                                                                                                         Submit early to access indicators
                                prior to start of test.             start of test.             prior to start of test.    Preslugging deadline is
                                                                                                                                                         and tools online: www.cete.us
                                                                                                                                   January 8.
                                Fall: 10/5 to 1/15             Fall: 10/5 to 1/15             Fall: 10/5/ to 1/15          February 5 to April 30         December 31 to April 13
                               Spring: 2/17 to 4/13           Spring: 2/17 to 4/13            Spring: 3/17 to 5/7                                      Students enrolling in a different
   Testing Window
                              (Open to 5/13 for 9th        (Open to 5/13 for 9th and         (Open to 5/13 for 9th                                          (new) school on or after
                                   and 10th only)                    10th only)                   and 10th only)                                           December 31 are exempt.
                             Students entering on or      Students entering on or after     Students entering on or                                   Students entering a different (new)
“Need Not Test” Date              after February 12          February 12 need not be           after March 12 need                  N/A                  on or after Dec. 31 are exempt
                                 need not be tested.                  tested.                      not be tested.                                              need not be tested.
                                                                                                                                                        Scoring should be entered by
 Answer Sheets Due                       N/A                           N/A                            N/A                         May 15
                                                                                                                                                                     April 30.
                              N/A—No exemption in                                            N/A—No exemption in
                                                           Arrived on or after 2/17/09 –
                               math, all are tested.                                        science, all are tested.
 “Recently Arrived in                                         need not take reading
                                Arrived on or after                                            Arrived on or after        Required for all students      Follow rules for content area
   U.S.” Exemption                                        assessment but may. Counts
                                2/17/09 counts for                                             3/17/09 counts for         receiving ELL Services                assessments.
        Date**                                             for participation only. Must
                             participation only. Must                                       participation only. Must
                                                                   take KELPA.
                                   take KELPA.                                                    take KELPA.
     Test Format                 Multiple Choice                Multiple Choice                 Multiple Choice          Performance Assessment             Portfolio Assessment
    Test Sessions                        3                             3                                2                        Varies                             Varies
   Session Length            Suggested: 45-60 min.           Suggested: 45-60 min.          Suggested: 45-60 min.                Varies                               N/A
    # Indicators on
                                         15                            16                            15, 15                         N/A                              N/A
  Gen. Assessment
# Questions/ Indicator
                                        4 to 8                        4 to 8                            2                           N/A                              N/A
 on Gen. Assessment
                                                                                                                                                         Follow rules for content area
     Cohort Group                      Grade 11                     Grade 11                       Grade 11                         N/A
                                                                                                                                                                assessments.
* Consider early “TEST” submission for accessing Alternate indicators and tools: www.cete.us
** First entry by the student in a U.S. school.

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           SECTION 2: TEST COORDINATORS
Building and district test coordinators                         will visit 5-10% of Kansas schools
should read this section.                                       during test administration.
                                                            •   KSDE will use an adaption of the NAEP
                                                                checklist when evaluating testing
TEST SECURITY &                                                 sessions.
ADMINISTRATION                                              Test Security Guidelines
                                                            •   Report any breach of test security, loss
                                                                of materials, or any other deviation to
Test Security Plan                                              your district coordinator who will contact
•   All district coordinators will be trained by                Dr. Cherie Randall at KSDE.
    KSDE in test security procedures. Each                  •   A designated person either (1) at each
    coordinator is required to attend one                       school or (2) at each district should be
    session.        The sessions will be                        responsible for distributing all the testing
    conducted at:                                               materials and KCA tickets.
     Fall Assessment Conference (two                       •   Store test materials (paper copies of the
         sessions)                                              assessments and tickets) in a secure,
     At least four statewide sessions                          locked area (before, between and after
         between September and November.                        testing).
•   District test coordinators will train                   •   Read-aloud scripts are not to be
    building-level personnel before local                       distributed to readers more than 24
    testing.                                                    hours prior to the assessments. The
                                                                read-aloud scripts should never be
•   Local personnel will sign an agreement                      taken out of the building.
    to abide by state ethical testing
    practices. The Agreement to Abide by                    •   Distribute test materials to teachers
    Guidelines on page 34 may be used for                       immediately before the testing session.
    this purpose.                                           •   Instruct teachers not to open paper
                                                                copies of test booklets prior to
•   Best practice is to have buildings submit
                                                                administration.
    testing schedules to district coordinators
    (although this is NOT a requirement this                •   The classroom teacher is responsible
    year).      Schools / districts that will                   for collecting and destroying student
    receive a monitoring visit will be                          notes, scratch paper, and drawings, etc.
    contacted directly by phone for specific                    at the end of each testing session (burn
    scheduling information.                                     or shred).
•   District test coordinators must keep on                 •   All paper copies of the tests must be
    file documentation of the need for each                     destroyed (burn or shred) after testing.
    paper/pencil and each read-aloud                            The district test coordinator must
    accommodation. This can be done with                        establish the procedures to be used.
    a form similar to the sample form used                  •   No one, including test coordinators,
    in the Test Security Training sessions.                     principals, and teachers, may review
    It is not necessary or desirable to send                    tests or analyze test items before,
    copies of IEP, 504, or SIT plans to the                     during, or after the assessment is
    District Test Coordinator.                                  administered.
•   KSDE staff and the members of the                       •   Test materials may not be copied,
    Kansas Assessment Advisory Council                          reproduced, or paraphrased.

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•   Accessibility to pdf copies of the test for
    the paper / pencil accommodation and                   REGISTERING
    to   read-aloud      scripts   must     be
    determined by the district office. No                  STUDENTS FOR
    more than one person per school may
    have access to the CETE site that                      TESTING
    houses scripts and pdf files.
                                                           Register Students with the Proper
                                                           Test Type
Test Administration                                        •   Districts must first register all eligible
•   Distribute the Examiner's Manual and                       students via a TEST record submission
    have teachers read pages 30 to 34 in                       for the appropriate test type (General,
    the Examiner’s Manual prior to test                        KAMM or Alternate) in each tested
    administration.                                            content area.
•   Have teachers remove or cover (with                    •   Refer to page 9 for a complete listing of
    opaque material) bulletin board displays,                  the codes used to select the test type
    charts, and other instructional material                   with a TEST record submission.
    which may give assistance or advantage
    during testing.
                                                           Register Students for the Paper /
•   The Kansas Assessments are untimed.                    Pencil Accommodation
    Students should be given as much time
    as needed to complete each test part.                  •   It is expected that all students will take
                                                               the assessment via KCA. However, in
•   It is recommended that a maximum of                        some rare cases students will need to
    two test parts be completed on any one                     take the assessment with the paper /
    day.                                                       pencil accommodation. These students
•   In general, the entire part of an                          will use a paper copy of the assessment
    assessment should be completed in one                      and two adults will later enter their
    sitting. However, in grades three and                      answers into KCA.
    four and for selected students with                    •   After students have been registered with
    disabilities and ELL students, each test                   the appropriate test type, submit a
    part may be administered over two                          Special Action Request (SAR) for a
    separate test sessions.                                    paper / pencil accommodation at the
•   Set up a procedure for reactivating                        CETE website.
    students for the KCA. Some districts                   •   Students who are receiving the read-
    allow building test coordinators or                        aloud accommodation in a group with
    principals to do this. Others only allow                   paper copies of the test must have a
    the district office to reactivate.                         SAR submitted for a paper / pencil
•   Do not allow teachers to conduct                           accommodation.
    comprehensive reviews or drills of                     •   If the Special Action Request is
    tested indicators the day of a test or                     approved, a pdf copy of the assessment
    during the local testing window.                           will be available to district test
•   Students cannot be required to use                         coordinators. The district coordinator
    scratch paper, to show their work, or to                   will download the pdf file and print paper
    use the online tools (e.g. the                             copies and distribute them to the
    highlighter).                                              approved students.
•   Students cannot be required to use                     •   Refer to page 21 for more details about
    specific test-taking strategies.                           the paper / pencil accommodation and
•   Teachers may not grade scratch paper.                      to pages 27-28 for details about
                                                               submitting Special Action Requests.

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Register Students for the Read-Aloud
Accommodation
•   In some rare cases students will need to
    take the assessment with the read-aloud
    accommodation.          The read-aloud
    accommodation may be delivered via
    KCA, by an adult reading to an
    individual student, or by an adult reading
    to a group of two or three students.
•   For most students, the KCA audio voice
    will   be     used     to    deliver   the
    accommodation. To select the KCA
    audio voice for the accommodation,
    submit a TEST record with code “A” (for
    the General) or code “K” (for the KAMM)
    as the test type in the appropriate field.
    No other action is required.
•   In a few cases, an adult reader will read
    the question stems and answer choices
    to an individual student. To select the
    read-aloud accommodation to be
    delivered by an adult to an individual
    student, submit a TEST record with
    code “R” (for the General) or code “I”
    (for the KAMM) as the test type in the
    appropriate field. No other action is
    required.
•   In some rare cases, an adult reader will
    read the question stems and answer
    choices to a group of two or three
    students.     To select the read-aloud
    accommodation to be delivered by an
    adult to a group of students, submit a
    TEST record with code “R” (for the
    General) or code “I” (for the KAMM) as
    the test type in the appropriate field. A
    Special Action Request for use of the
    group read-aloud accommodation must
    also be submitted at the CETE website.
•   Refer to pages 27-28 for more details
    regarding the submission of Special
    Action Requests and to pages 19-26 for
    more details about the read-aloud
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Student Test-Registration Summary                                  KAMM
                                                                   Testing Situation        Actions Needed
Alternate Assessment                                                                        • Submit a TEST record with a
                                                                   KAMM
                                                                                              value of “5” as the test type.
Testing Situation      Actions Needed
                                                                                            • Submit a TEST record with a
                       • Submit a TEST record with a               KAMM
Alternate                                                                                     value of “5” as the test type.
                         value of “3” as the test type.            • Paper / pencil
                                                                                            • Submit SAR for paper/pencil
                                                                     accommodation
                                                                                              accommodation at CETE.

General Assessment                                                 KAMM
                                                                   • Individual read-
Testing Situation      Actions Needed                                                       • Submit a TEST record with a
                                                                     aloud
                                                                                              value of “I” as the test type.
                       • Submit a TEST record with a                 accommodation
General assessment
                         value of “2” as the test type.            • Adult reader
                       • Submit a TEST record with a               KAMM
General assessment
                         value of “2” as the test type.
• Paper / pencil                                                   • Individual read-
                       • Submit SAR for paper/pencil                                        • Submit a TEST record with a
  accommodation                                                      aloud
                         accommodation at CETE.                                               value of “K” as the test type.
                                                                     accommodation
General assessment                                                 •   KCA audio voice
• Individual read-                                                 KAMM
                       • Submit a TEST record with a
  aloud
                         value of “R” as the test type.            • Individual read-
  accommodation                                                                             • Submit a TEST record with a
                                                                     aloud
• Adult reader                                                                                value of “I” as the test type.
                                                                     accommodation
                                                                                            • Submit SAR for paper/pencil
General assessment                                                 • Adult reader
                                                                                              accommodation at CETE.
• Individual read-                                                 • Paper / pencil
                       • Submit a TEST record with a                 accommodation
  aloud
                         value of “A” as the test type.
  accommodation
                                                                   KAMM                     • Submit a TEST record with a
• KCA audio voice                                                                             value of “I” as the test type.
                                                                   • Group read-aloud
General assessment                                                   accommodation          • Submit a SAR for the read-
                                                                                              aloud accommodation for a
• Individual read-     • Submit a TEST record with a               • Adult reader
                                                                                              group with paper / pencil
  aloud                  value of “R” as the test type.            • Paper / pencil           accommodation at the CETE
  accommodation        • Submit a SAR for the paper /                accommodation            website.
• Adult reader           pencil accommodation at the
                         CETE website.                             KAMM                     • Submit a TEST record with a
•    Paper / pencil
    accommodation                                                  • Group read-aloud         value of “I” as the test type.
                                                                     accommodation          • Submit a SAR for the read-
General assessment     • Submit a TEST record with a
                                                                   • Adult reader             aloud accommodation for a
                         value of “R” as the test type.
• Group read-aloud                                                 •    KCA                   group via KCA at the CETE
  accommodation        • Submit a SAR for the read-                                           website.
                                                                       administration
                         aloud accommodation for a
• Adult reader
                         group with paper / pencil
• Paper / pencil         accommodation at the CETE
  accommodation          website.
                                                                   Accommodation Coding Notes
General assessment     • Submit a TEST record with a
• Group read-aloud       value of “R” as the test type.            •     The accommodation codes for individual
  accommodation        • Submit a SAR for the read-                      read-aloud, group read-aloud, and
• Adult reader           aloud accommodation for a                       paper / pencil are automatically
•    KCA                 group via KCA at the CETE                       populated at the CETE website by the
    administration       website.
                                                                         TEST record submission.
                                                                   •     District and / or building coordinators do
                                                                         NOT       have     to     record     those
                                                                         accommodations via the student editor
                                                                         at the CETE website.




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                                                                   Alternate Assessment Windows
TEST WINDOWS
                                                                                 Grade
                                                                   Test                             Test Window
                                                                                 Levels
Fall OTL Test Windows
                                                                                  3 – 8,
                        Grade                                      Math                            Dec. 31 – Apr. 13
Test          Mode                     Test Window
                        Levels                                                  OTL at HS

KELPA          NA          NA                NA                                   3 – 8,
                                                                   Reading                         Dec. 31 – Apr. 13
              KCA         HS                                                    OTL at HS
Math                                   Oct. 5 – Jan. 15
              Only*       OTL
              KCA         HS                                                       4, 7,
Reading                                Oct. 5 – Jan. 15            Science                         Dec. 31 – Apr. 13
              Only*       OTL                                                   OTL at HS
              KCA         HS
Science                                Oct. 5 – Jan. 15
              Only*       OTL                                      History /
                                                                                   NA                     NA
                                                                   Govt.
History /
               NA*         NA                NA
Govt.
                                                                   Writing         NA                     NA
Writing        NA*         NA                NA
                                                                   •   The deadline for entering scores at CETE is
*Paper-and-pencil answer sheets are no longer used.                    April 30, 2010.
All student answers must be entered online.
                                                                   •   OTL (Opportunity to Learn) testing in the fall is
                                                                       NOT available for the alternate assessment.
Spring Test Windows                                                •   Additional details regarding the Alternate
                        Grade                                          Assessment        may        be      found  at
Test         Mode                      Test Window                     http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2384
                        Levels
KELPA*       P&P**      K – 12         Feb. 5 – Apr. 30
                          3-8      Feb. 17 – Apr. 13               Notes / Explanations
              KCA
Math
             Only***
                         9-10      Feb. 17 – May 13                •   KCA = Kansas Computerized Assessment
                          11       Feb. 17 – Apr. 13               •   P&P = paper and pencil
                                                                   •   OTL = Opportunity to Learn: Students in high
                          3-8      Feb. 17 – Apr. 13                   school may be tested after they have completed
              KCA                                                      the coursework needed to prepare them for the
Reading                  9-10      Feb. 17 – May 13
             Only***                                                   assessment.
                          11       Feb. 17 – Apr. 13
                                                                   •   History / Government and Writing tests are not a
                          4, 7         Mar. 17 – May 7                 part of NCLB legislation. These tests are not
              KCA                                                      available for the 2009-2010 school year.
Science                  9, 10     Mar. 17 – May 13
             Only***
                          11           Mar. 17 – May 7
History /
               NA         NA                 NA
Govt.
Writing        NA         NA                 NA
The general assessment and KAMM are both
available for spring testing.
*See the KELPA Administration Manual for specific
instructions.
**All KELPA answer sheets must be submitted to
CETE by May 15, 2010.
***Paper-and-pencil answer sheets are no longer
used. All student answers must be entered online.



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                                                            Blank = No test in this content area
SUBMITTING                                                  2 = General – English/KCA
RECORDS TO KIDS                                             3 = Alternate
                                                            5 = KAMM – English/KCA
                                                            7 = General – Spanish/KCA (math and
                                                                science only)
Timeline for Submission of “TEST”
                                                            8 = Braille – English/General
Records to the Kids Database
                                                            9 = Braille – English/KAMM
In order for a student to test via KCA or to
                                                            L = Large Print – English/General
receive a preslugged answer sheet for the
KELPA, the information must be submitted                    A = KCA – Audio/General
to the KIDS database via a TEST record                      K = KCA – Audio/KAMM
(see your KIDS coordinator for details).                    I = Read Aloud / KAMM
• Window for submitting TEST records                        R = Read Aloud / General
    opens – September 1                                     C = Clear test subject indicator
• Last day to submit TEST records for
    preslugged answer sheets:                           Guidelines for Submitting EXIT
     KELPA – January 8                                 Records
• Deadline for submitting TEST records                  •   Schools must submit an EXIT record for
    for fall OTL testing – One week prior to                any student who stops attending the
    testing                                                 school within two weeks of the student’s
                                                            last day of enrollment.
Submit TEST Records Early!                              •   Submit EXIT records immediately when
                                                            students exit and are known not to be
In many cases it is beneficial and
                                                            returning.
necessary to submit TEST records early
in the year. A TEST record must be                      •   If a student is absent from school for ten
submitted before                                            days or more, submit an EXIT record if
                                                            the student is not known to be returning.
• a student can participate in fall OTL
   testing.                                             •   If a student is exited through KIDS and
                                                            returns before ten school days have
• the selection of alternate assessment
                                                            lapsed, it is necessary for the school to
   indicators.
                                                            resubmit the EXIT record. Use exit
• the population of the OTL reports.                        code “99” in these cases. Refer to the
                                                            Truancy and Enrollment category in the
                                                            Table of SC Codes on pages 12-13.
Audits of KIDS Database
                                                        •   If a student transfers to a different
•   KSDE will conduct daily audits of                       school within the same district, sending
    submissions to the KIDS database.                       an EXIT record is required to guard
•   The audits will examine the accuracy                    against unresolved exits on the Dropout
    and timeliness of the records submitted.                / Graduation Summary Report.
                                                        •   If an EXIT record was accidentally
                                                            submitted for a student who did not
Submission of Test Types
                                                            actually leave, submit an EXIT record
The proper test type and mode of testing                    with the same State Student Identifier,
must be submitted via a TEST record. The                    AYP School, and Exit Date with a code
codes to be used in fields D74 through D78                  of “99” in field D28 to “undo” the
are listed in the next column.                              previous EXIT record in KIDS.


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                                                   •   The building where a student scores
OPPORTUNITY TO                                         proficient retains the score even if the
                                                       student moves.
LEARN (OTL)                                        •   Once a student scores non-proficient
                                                       twice in a given school, the student is
                                                       “complete” and is not eligible for
Overview of OTL                                        additional opportunities regardless of
                                                       whether the student remains enrolled in
Opportunity To Learn (OTL) provides high
                                                       that school or moves to another
schools with flexibility in determining when
                                                       building.
to assess students in math, reading,
science, writing and history-government.           •   The building where a student scores non-
The intent of this regulation is that students         proficient twice retains the non-proficient
will be tested after they have completed the           score even if the student moves.
coursework needed to prepare them for the          •   When a student has a banked non-
assessment.                                            proficient score and moves to another
                                                       building, the score will not be used in
Students must be assessed by the end of a              first building’s AYP calculation (unless
specific grade level for a cohort year (this           the student has been tested twice at the
varies by content area) when the scores are            building).
reported either for AYP or QPA purposes.
                                                   •   When a student has a banked non-
For mathematics and reading, students who              proficient score and moves to another
score less than proficient may be retested             building, the score is dropped and the
under certain conditions (refer to OTL                 receiving school inherits two new
Scoring for Mathematics and Reading in the             opportunities to test. If the student is an
section below for details).      For the               11th grader and is not tested in the
history/government, science, and writing               receiving school, it will count against
assessments, retesting of students is not              their participation rate.
allowed.                                           •   The above OTL scoring procedures
More details regarding OTL and second                  negate the need for Special Coding
opportunity testing may be found on pg. 66.            Circumstances (SC codes) for 9th and
                                                       10th grade students.
                                                   •   When a student with a banked non-
OTL Scoring for Mathematics and                        proficient score remains in the original
Reading                                                building and is not tested a second time,
•   AYP will be calculated on student                  the banked score is counted for both
    scores at the end of the 11th grade year           AYP and participation.
    for the cohort group.                          •   When an exited student returns to the
•   Schools have two opportunities to                  original building after 9/20 and has a non-
    assess students on NCLB assessments                proficient banked score, the non-proficient
    in reading and mathematics.                        score counts for participation only.
•   Schools may assess a student no more           •   Once a student has been reported in an
    than once in a given semester.                     AYP cohort as an 11th grader, the
                                                       student is regarded as “complete” and is
•   Students taking an NCLB assessment
                                                       not eligible for second testing. As a
    as a 9th or 10th grader will have their
                                                       result, students with one non-proficient
    scores banked until they become 11th
                                                       test who are reclassified as 11th graders
    graders.
                                                       the year after being reported in an AYP
•   Once a student scores proficient, the              cohort cannot be retested.
    student is “complete” and is not eligible
    for a second test.

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ELL STUDENTS                                         Mathematics and Science Testing of
                                                     ELL Students
                                                     Group        Policy
Testing ELL Students
•   Recent Arrivals to the United States                          •    Must take the assessment.
                                                     Recent
    (formerly known as newcomers) are                Arrivals     •    Results count only for
    defined as ELL students who have                                   participation.
    attended any US school for less than                          •    Must take the assessment.
    one calendar year from the date the                           •    Results count for participation
    assessment window opens.                         Non-recent        and are included in AYP
                                                     Arrivals          (Mathematics) / QPA (science)
•   For the 2009-2010 testing year, ELL                                calculations for percent at
    students who first attended school in the                          Meets Standard or above.
    US on or after February 17, 2009 are
    defined     as     recent    arrivals   for
    mathematics and reading. ELL students            Reading Testing of ELL Students
    who first attended school in the US on
    or after March 17, 2009 are defined as           Group        Policy
    recent arrivals for science.
                                                                  •    Not required to take the
                                                     Recent
•   The first date of education in the US is a       Arrivals
                                                                       assessment only if the student
    data element submitted to the KIDS                                 takes the KELPA.
    database by the local school or district.                     •    Must take the assessment.
•   ELL     students      should     take    all     Non-recent   •    Results count for participation
    assessments on grade level.           Any        Arrivals          and are included in AYP
    student who is tested off grade level will                         calculations for percent at
                                                                       Meets Standard or above.
    be counted as “not tested”.
•   Refer to Accommodations for ELL
    Students on page 18 for a list of ELL
    accommodations.                                  KELPA Testing of ELL Students
                                                     Group        Policy

                                                                  •    Must take the KELPA.
                                                     Recent
                                                     Arrivals     •    KELPA is used for participation
                                                                       calculations in reading
                                                                  •    Must take the KELPA
                                                                       assessment until they score
                                                     Non-recent        proficient two consecutive times
                                                     Arrivals          on the composite score as well
                                                                       as on all subtests of the
                                                                       KELPA.




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SC CODES
Special Coding (SC) Circumstances                                 •    SC codes are submitted via the online
                                                                       student editor at the CETE website.
•    Special coding must be                 used      to
     document certain situations.                                 •    SC codes are not used with 9th and
                                                                       10th graders.
•    In some cases the coding may
     document why a student did poorly (e.g.
     SC-07 chronic absence) but will not
     exclude the student from AYP
     calculations. In others it will exclude the
     student from AYP calculations (e.g. SC-
     01 long-term suspension of a general
     education student).
Table of SC Codes
                                                                          Testing Requirements,                        SC
 Category           Situation             Description
                                                                         AYP Implications, Notes                      Code
                                       Grades 3-8: Student is
                                       suspended for more
                                       than four weeks and
                                       the suspension
                Long-term
                                       overlaps the testing      • Student need not be tested.
                suspension of a
                general education
                                       window.                   • Does not count against building for                SC-01
                student.                                           participation.
                                       Grade 11: Student is
                                       suspended for greater
                                       than four weeks during
                                       the second semester.
Suspension      Short-term                                       • Student is required to be tested.
                                       Student is suspended
                suspension of a
                                       for less than four        • If the student is not assessed, the student will   SC-02
                general education                                  be counted as not tested and will count
                                       weeks.
                student                                            against the school for participation.
                                                                 • Student is required to be tested since the
                                                                   school is responsible for providing services
                Suspension of a                                    that allow progress in the general education
                                       Student is suspended
                student with a                                     curriculum.                                        SC-03
                                       for more than 10 days.
                disability                                       • If the student is not assessed, the student will
                                                                   be counted as not tested and will count
                                                                   against the school for participation.
                Student is truant at   Papers have been          • Student need not be tested.
                the beginning of       filed for Child in Need   • Does not count against building for                SC-04
                the local testing      of Care.                    participation.
                window and has
                unexcused                                        • Student is required to be tested.
                absences for greater   No truancy
                                       paperwork filed with      • If the student is not assessed, the student will   SC-05
                than 2 consecutive                                 be counted as not tested and will count
                weeks at the time of   county attorney
                                                                   against the school for participation.
    Truancy     testing.
                                                                 • Student is required to be tested.
                                                                 • If the student is not assessed, the student will
                                       Student returns to
                                                                   be counted as not tested and will count
                                       school from a truancy
                                                                   against the school for participation.
                Earlier truancy        situation by February                                                          SC-06
                                       12 for Reading/Math or    • To prevent this, drop truant students after
                                       March 12 for Science        two weeks of consecutive absences. An
                                                                   EXIT record should be submitted to the
                                                                   KIDS database.




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Table of SC Codes
                                                                         Testing Requirements,                        SC
 Category           Situation              Description
                                                                        AYP Implications, Notes                      Code
                                       Excessive and            • Student is required to be tested.
                Chronic absences
                                       intermittent absences    • If the student is not assessed, the student will   SC-07
                                       throughout the state       be counted as not tested and will count
                                       testing window.            against the school for participation.
                                                                • Student is required to be tested.
                                                                • If student is not assessed, the student will be
                Student is out-of-
                                                                  counted as not tested and will count against
                town, out-of-state,    This is considered the
                                                                  the school for participation.
 Absences       or out-of-country      same as a chronic                                                             SC-07
                during the local       absence.                 • To prevent this, drop students who are out
                testing window.                                   of town after two weeks of consecutive
                                                                  absences. An EXIT record should be
                                                                  submitted to KIDS.
                                                                • Student need not be tested.
                                       Student has been         • Does not count against the school for
                Catastrophic
                                       seriously disabled by      participation.                                     SC-08
                illness or accident
                                       accident or illness.     • Can only be coded by KSDE. Email details to
                                                                  Cherie Randall.
                                                                • Student cannot be tested.
                                                                • Does not count against the school for
   Death        Death of student       Student has died                                                              None
                                                                  participation.
                                                                • Send EXIT code “10” to KIDS.
                                                                • Student cannot be tested.
                                       Student dropped out of
                                                                • Does not count against the school for
                Student dropped        school before the end
                                                                  participation.                                     None
                out of school          of the state testing
                                       window.                  • Must be coded through KIDS. Submit
                                                                  appropriate EXIT code.
                                                                • Student cannot be tested.
                                       Student was expelled
                Student was                                     • Does not count against the school for
                                       before the end of the                                                         None
                expelled                                          participation.
                                       state testing window.
                                                                • Send EXIT code “12” to KIDS.
                                                                • Student cannot be tested.
                                       Refer to pg. 16 for
                Student moved                                   • Does not count against the school for
                                       students who moved                                                            None
                before testing                                    participation.
                                       during testing.
                                                                • Send appropriate EXIT code to KIDS.

                                                                • Student is required to be tested.
                                                                • If student’s enrollment lapsed for less than
                                       If the student
                                                                  two weeks, student will be counted for both
                Student was            reenrolled by Feb. 12
                                                                  participation and as part of AYP calculations.
                dropped from the       for Reading / Math or
                school enrollment      March 12 for Science,    • If the student’s enrollment lapsed for more        None
Enrollment      but reenrolled.        the student must be        than two weeks, student will be counted for
                                       tested.                    participation, but not as a part of AYP
                                                                  calculations.
                                                                • Send appropriate EXIT code to KIDS.
                                                                • Student must be tested and will be counted
                                       Student enrolled
                                                                  for participation, but not as a part of AYP
                Student enrolled       9/21/2009 through                                                             None
                                                                  calculations.
                late                   2/12/2010
                                                                • Submit accurate entrance date on TEST record.
                Reading                                         • Student need not be tested and does not
                Mathematics            Student enrolled after
                                                                  count against the school for participation.        None
                                       2/12/2010
                                                                • Submit accurate entrance date on TEST record.

                                                                • Student must be tested and will be counted
                                       Student enrolled
                                                                  for participation but not as a part of AYP
                Student enrolled       9/21/2009 through                                                             None
                                                                  calculations.
                late                   3/12/2009
                                                                • Submit accurate entrance date on TEST record.
                Science                                         • Student need not be tested and does not
                                       Student enrolled after
                                                                  count against the school for participation.        None
                                       3/12/2009
                                                                • Submit accurate entrance date on TEST record.


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Table of SC Codes
                                                                           Testing Requirements,                        SC
 Category           Situation              Description
                                                                          AYP Implications, Notes                      Code
                                                                  • Student need not be tested.
                                                                  • Does not count against building for
                Student is a                                        participation.
                                       Homeschooler is not
  Home          homeschooler who
                                       instructed in public       • A value of “0002” must be submitted for field
                attends public                                      D2 in KIDS (home-schooled in all assessed          SC-16
 Schooler                              school on subjects that
                school for subjects                                 content areas).
                                       are tested.
                not assessed.                                     • Use SC 16 if the student needs to be
                                                                    assessed in one content area but not in the
                                                                    others.
                                                                  • Do not test student at the wrong grade level.
                                                                    Assess the student at the correct grade level.
   Wrong        Student is listed in   Incorrect student grade
                                                                  • Grade level must be corrected in KIDS              None
   Grade        wrong grade.           level on a KCA ticket.
                                                                    (field D10).
                                                                  • A new ticket must be printed for KCA.

 Previously     Student took this      A retained student in      • Student is required to be tested.
  tested at     grade level            grades 3-8 took the
                                                                  • Test counts for participation.                     SC-20
 this grade     assessment last        same grade-level
                year (grades 3-8).     assessment last year.      • Score will not be included in AYP calculations.
    level

                                                                  • Student need not be tested in reading, but
                                       The student’s first          must take the KELPA.
                                       education in the US        • KELPA is used for participation calculations.
                Reading                                                                                                None
                                       occurred on or after       • Code information in field D40 (first entry date
                                       2/17/2009.                   into a US school) for records submitted to
                                                                    KIDS.
   Recent
Arrival to US                                                     • Student is required to be tested in math.
                                       The student’s first
                                                                  • Counts only for participation.
                                       education in the US
(formerly ELL   Mathematics
                                       occurred on or after       • Code information in field D40 (first entry date    None
 Newcomers)                            2/17/2009.                   into a US school) for records submitted to
                                                                    KIDS.
                                                                  • Student is required to be tested in science.
                                       The student’s first
                                                                  • Counts only for participation.
                                       education in the US
                Science
                                       occurred on or after       • Code information in field D40 (first entry date    None
                                       3/17/2009.                   into a US school) for records submitted to
                                                                    KIDS.
                Nontraditional                                    • Student need not be tested.
                student over 18 in     Student is past Kansas
19 years of                                                       • This does not count against the school for
                general education or   age limit for state                                                             None
age or older    over 21 if student     assessments.
                                                                    participation.
                has an IEP.                                       • Age is coded through KIDS (field D09).
                                       If a student is
                                       incarcerated in an adult   • Student need not be tested.
                Incarceration in an
                adult facility.
                                       facility, the USDOE        • This does not count against the school for         SC-24
                                       says the student need        participation.
                                       not be tested.
                Student is in a
  In jail or    special treatment      Student is in a            • Student must be tested.
   special      center or              substance abuse,           • If the student is not assessed, the student will   SC-25
   center       residential care       mental, or behavioral        be counted as not tested and will count
                center (long-term      treatment center.            against the school for participation.
                placement).
                Student is in a
                                       Student is in a            • Student need not be tested.
                special detention
                center (short-term
                                       nonaccredited juvenile     • This does not count against the school for         SC-26
                                       detention center.            participation.
                placement facility).
                                                                  • Student must be tested.
                                       Parent refuses to allow
   Parent
                Parent refusal         student to be              • If the student is not assessed, the student will   SC-27
   refusal                             assessed.                    be counted as not tested and will count
                                                                    against the school for participation.


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Table of SC Codes
                                                                           Testing Requirements,                         SC
 Category           Situation              Description
                                                                          AYP Implications, Notes                       Code
                                                                  • Notify your district test coordinator who will
                                       Student is observed to       check with Cherie Randall about possibly
                                       be engaged in some           giving another form of the test.
 Cheating       Student is cheating.
                                       inappropriate testing      • Test is invalid and the student is counted as       SC-28
                                       practice.                    not tested.
                                                                  • Student counts against the school for
                                                                    participation.

                                                                  • If there are circumstances that do not allow
                                       Psychological factors        the collection of valid assessment data, notify
                                       or emotional trauma          your district test coordinator who will contact
                                       may exist and                Cherie Randall. This may only be coded by
                Psychological
 Emotional                             invalidate a test score.     KSDE.
                factors or emotional                                                                                    SC-29
  Trauma                               This includes any
                trauma                                            • Student must be tested.
                                       serious disruption
                                       during the test            • If the student is not assessed, the student will
                                       administration.              be counted as not tested and will count
                                                                    against the school for participation.

                                                                  • If there are circumstances that do not allow
                                                                    the collection of valid assessment data, notify
                                       Student may be               your district test coordinator who will contact
                Student is not
                                       inattentive, quick to        Cherie Randall. This may only be coded by
                showing adequate
  No effort     effort on the
                                       finish, or shows             KSDE.                                               SC-30
                                       obvious signs of giving
                assessment.                                       • Test is invalid.
                                       no effort.
                                                                  • Student counts against the school for
                                                                    participation.

                                                                  • Student must be tested.
                Student is receiving   General education or
Homebound       homebound              IEP student is receiving   • If the student is not assessed, the student will    SC-31
                instruction.           homebound services.          be counted as not tested and will count
                                                                    against the school for participation.

                                                                  • Student must be tested.
  Foreign                                                         • If the student is not assessed, the student will
                Foreign exchange       Student is required to       be counted as not tested and will count
 exchange       student                be tested.
                                                                                                                        SC-32
                                                                    against the school for participation.
  student
                                                                  • The score will not be included in AYP
                                                                    calculations.

                                                                  • If there are circumstances that do not allow
                                                                    the collection of valid assessment data, notify
                                                                    your district test coordinator who will contact
                                                                    Cherie Randall. This may only be coded by
  Student       Student refuses to     All students are             KSDE.                                               SC-33
  refusal       be tested.             required to be tested.
                                                                  • Student must be tested.
                                                                  • If the student is not assessed, the student will
                                                                    be counted as not tested and will count
                                                                    against the school for participation.

                                                                  • Student counts as not tested.
                                       Reading assessment
                Reading                PASSAGE was read to        • If this is discovered before the test window        SC-34
                                       student.                     closes, notify your district test coordinator who
                                                                    will notify Cherie Randall

                                       Student used a             • Student counts as not tested.
 Prohibited                            calculator on the non-     • If this is discovered before the test window
 practices                                                                                                              SC-36
                                       calculator portions of       closes, notify your district test coordinator who
                                       the assessment.              will notify Cherie Randall
                Mathematics
                                       Student used either a      • Student counts as not tested.
                                       teacher-generated or a     • If this is discovered before the test window        SC-37
                                       student-generated            closes, notify your district test coordinator who
                                       math journal.                will notify Cherie Randall


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Table of SC Codes
                                                                            Testing Requirements,                         SC
 Category           Situation               Description
                                                                           AYP Implications, Notes                       Code
                                        Contact your district
                                                                   • Student need not be tested and does not
                Other reason for        test coordinator who
   Other        ineligibility.          will notify Cherie
                                                                     count against the school for participation.          SC-39
                                        Randall.                   • This may only be coded by KSDE.

                                                                   • Student is not tested this year on this
                                                                     assessment at this school.
                                        The student took one
                                                                   • This does not count against this school for
                Student took one full   assessment at the
                                                                     participation.
                test and then moved     school and then moved                                                             SC-41
                during testing.         before taking all of the   • Should be used if this is not the student’s AYP
                                        required assessments.        school for this assessment.
   Moved                                                           • Code SC-41 for whichever test the student did
                                                                     not take at this school.
   during
   testing                                                         • If a student completed less than one-third of
                                                                     the test, send an EXIT record to KIDS before
                                        The student began an         the testing window closes.
                Student started an
                                        assessment and                                                                     Call
                assessment but did                                 • If a student completed more than one-third of
                                        moved before finishing                                                            KSDE
                not complete it.                                     the test, it counts as a completed test for AYP
                                        it.
                                                                     purposes.
                                                                   • Call Cherie Randall at KSDE.

                                        Student is cross-          • Student is not tested this year on this
                                        enrolled in two schools      assessment at this school.
                Student took one of
                                        and is taking one of the
Took one of     the assessments this                               • This does not count against this school for
                                        assessments this year
the tests at    year at another                                      participation.
                                        at the other school.                                                              SC-42
  another       school where
                                        This is not the            • Should be used if this is not the student’s AYP
  school.       student was cross-                                   school for this assessment.
                                        student’s AYP school
                enrolled.
                                        for one of the state       • Code SC-42 for whichever test the student did
                                        assessments.                 not take at this school.




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SECTION 3: ACCOMMODATIONS
Test coordinators and teachers who                •   To use an accommodation other than
have students using accommodations                    one listed, contact your district test
should read this section.                             coordinator who will send the request to
                                                      Cherie Randall at KSDE.                 If the
                                                      accommodation changes the construct
OVERVIEW AND                                          being tested, the student will count as
                                                      not tested.
GENERAL                                           •   For      additional     information       about
                                                      accommodations or for guidelines about
GUIDELINES                                            the read-aloud accommodation, go to
                                                      the assessment page at the KSDE
                                                      website
Accommodations Overview                               (http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420).
•   IEP and 504 students may only use
    accommodations documented on IEP              Accommodations Prohibited for All
    and 504 plans.                                Students
•   General education students may only
                                                  •   Reading to students any text
    use accommodations permitted by
                                                      (including isolated words) in the
    KSDE.
                                                      reading passage on the reading test
•   Accommodations should not be used on              is prohibited. Violations will result in
    the state assessments if they have not            the     student   being   counted     as
    been a regular part of instruction.               “not tested.”
•   Refer to page 29 for a list of                •   Use of a calculator or a fact table on
    accommodation        codes.         Some          the non-calculator portion of the
    accommodations          are      recorded         mathematics         assessment         is
    automatically by the TEST record                  prohibited. This prohibition applies to
    submission. Others must be entered via            all students including 504 and IEP
    the student editor at the CETE website.           students. If a student uses a calculator
    Refer to pg. 18 for more details.                 on the non-calculator portion of the
•   All students (including students with             assessment, the test will be invalid and
    disabilities) using the paper / pencil            the student will be counted as “not
    accommodation            must        have         tested.”
    accommodation code 13 entered.                •   Use of teacher-generated or student-
•   In order to use the KCA audio voice,              generated journals, notes, logs, etc.
    the read-aloud accommodation with                 is prohibited. Refer to page 33 for a
    individual students or the read-aloud             list of approved materials that may be
    accommodation with a group of two                 used by students.
    or three students, the proper test            •   Use of commercially-made, teacher-
    type must be supplied in a TEST                   made, or teacher-generated graphic
    record submission at least two (2)                organizers is prohibited.
    weeks prior to administering the
    assessment. Refer to page 5 for a
    listing of test type codes.




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Accommodations for ELL Students                    Recording Accommodations
•   Directions may be read to the student in       •   Testing accommodations may only be
    English or explained in the student’s              recorded via the student editor at the
    native language.                                   CETE website.
•   Reading passages, the test questions,          •   CETE will pilot the pre-populating of the
    answer choices, labels, graph titles, etc.         following accommodations in the CETE
    may NOT be translated into the                     Student Editor in order to decrease the
    student’s native language.                         amount of hand coding and to increase
•   Electronic translators and bilingual               accuracy:
    dictionaries may be used to read                    2 - Braille edition
    directions, test questions and answer               3 - Large print edition
    choices. They cannot be used on the                 6 - KCA audio voice or individual
    reading passage of the Kansas Reading                   received read-aloud accommodation
    Assessment.
                                                        8 - Group read-aloud accommodation
•   The assessment may be given in small
                                                        13 - Paper / pencil accommodation
    groups.
                                                        16 - Spanish math or Spanish
•   The entire mathematics or science
                                                            science translation of the assessment
    assessment, either English or Spanish
    version, may be read to students, but          •   For fall OTL testing, the accommodation
    the reader is not allowed to translate.            fields list above will be populated from
•   A Spanish version of the Mathematics               TEST record submissions and / or
    Assessment and Science Assessment                  SARs. Districts will NOT be able to edit
    are available via the KCA.                         fall OTL accommodation codes after
                                                       January 22, 2010.                Fall OTL
•   To request the Spanish version of the              accommodation codes must be entered
    mathematics assessment, submit a                   via the CETE student editor prior to that
    TEST record with a value of “7” as the             date.
    student’s mathematics test type.               •   During the spring semester, the
•   To request the Spanish version of the              accommodation fields listed above will
    science assessment, submit a TEST                  be populated from TEST record
    record with a value of “7” as the                  submissions and / or SARs. To correct
    student’s science test type.                       errors in accommodation codes, submit
•   If a student needs a paper copy of the             a corrected TEST record and / or SAR.
    Spanish version, order a pdf copy from         •   Buildings / districts will continue to code
    CETE via a Special Action Request.                 the following accommodations in the
    The procedures for using the paper /               CETE student editor:
    pencil accommodation should be                      0 - Separate setting
    followed (refer to page 21).                        1 - Frequent breaks,
•   Students who need access to both                    4 - Visual magnification
    Spanish and English version at the                  5 - Scribe
    same time should take the Spanish                   7 - Communication device
    version online and be provided with the
    English-language paper form (pdf copy).             9 - Other
    Submit a Special Action Request at                  10 - Directions signed
    CETE to order an English-language                   11 - Signed responses
    paper form.                                         12 - Braille writer/slate
                                                        14 - Reading to tape recorder
                                                        15 - Translation dictionary

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                                                      Read-Aloud for Groups of Students
READ-ALOUD                                            1. Best practice is to provide the read-
ACCOMMODATION /                                          aloud accommodation to individual
                                                         students. However, it is possible to
KCA AUDIO VOICE                                          provide the read-aloud accommodation
                                                         to small groups of two or three students.
                                                      2. A group is defined as two or three
                                                         students who receive exactly the same
Read-Aloud Accommodation Policy                          read-aloud accommodation at the same
Student Need                                             time. The students will all have the
1. A student who needs a read-aloud                      same form, and the reading will be
   accommodation is one whose ability to                 directed to all of these students at the
   convey knowledge of the subject /                     same time and in the same place using
   content area is severely limited by                   KSDE prepared scripts.
   his/her inability to read the assessment           3. A group is NOT a number of students in
   materials.                                            a particular room who are taking
2. A student’s need for the read-aloud                   different forms of the assessment and
   accommodation must be documented                      who are raising their hands at various
   on one of the following plans:                        times to have a word in a distracter
   a. Pre-intervention        plan      (student         pronounced or an item stem read.
       improvement plan)
   b. ELL plan                                        The Reading Assessment
   c. 504 plan                                        1. Absolutely nothing from a reading
   d. IEP                                                passage may be read or pronounced,
                                                         including single words.       If reading
3. The read-aloud accommodation is for a                 passages to a student on the state
   student      who     needs       the    entire        reading assessment is allowed on the
   assessment       (except      the     reading         student’s plan, the student will then be
   passage) read to him. The read-aloud                  counted as not participating.
   accommodation does not refer to an
   adult reading a single word, a single
   distracter, a single stem, or a single             Allowable Practices
   question to the student.                           Practices such as pronouncing a single
                                                      word, a single distracter, a single stem, or a
4. In order to use the read-aloud
                                                      single question should be considered
   accommodation          on       the      state
                                                      acceptable assessment practice requiring
   assessment, the student must have the
                                                      no special documentation and no special
   read-aloud accommodation provided in
                                                      coding of the answer sheet. The teacher
   the classroom on a regular basis (i.e.,
                                                      should use professional discretion regarding
   as an on-going practice), for both
                                                      the number of times a student may request
   instructional          material           and
                                                      assistance.
   assessments/tests.
5. Readers administering the read-aloud
   accommodation must be provided
   training at the local building/district level.
   ..




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Reading Assessment Questions and                          •   Scripts for the general assessment as
Answer Choices to Students                                    well as for the KAMM have been
There are two options for students who                        prepared for readers to follow for the
need to have extensive portions of the tests                  mathematics, reading, and science
read    to   them:       the     read-aloud                   assessments. They include all text and
accommodation using readers or using the                      labels that may be read aloud.
KCA audio voice software. To use either                   •   The scripts must be used for the read-
the KCA audio voice or the read-aloud                         aloud accommodation.
accommodation, the proper test type must
be submitted via a TEST record submission                 •   Scripts are not to be distributed to
to KIDS.       To use the read-aloud                          readers more than 24 hours prior to the
accommodation with a group of two or three                    assessments. The read-aloud scripts
students, the proper test type must be                        should never be taken out of the
coded in KIDS, and a special action request                   building.
must be submitted at the CETE website.                    •   Scripts will be available in Spring, 2010.
KSDE will approve or disapprove all                           No scripts will be available for Fall OTL
requests.    Refer to the section titled                      testing.
Register Students for the Read-Aloud
Accommodation on pages 6-7.
                                                          Options for Administering the Read-
                                                          Aloud Accommodation to Individuals
Readers administering the read-aloud
accommodation must be provided                            There are three options for administering
training at the local building/district                   the read-aloud accommodation to an
level. Training documents are available on                individual:
the Testing/Assessment page on the KSDE                   • KCA administration, KCA audio voice
website: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420.      • KCA administration, adult reader
.A script will be available and must be used
(refer to the section below titled Read-Aloud             • Paper / pencil accommodation, adult
Accommodation and Scripts for more                            reader
details). Information for obtaining and using             A student may take the test via KCA and
the KCA audio voice may be found in the                   have an adult reader if the reader uses the
section titled Obtaining the KCA Audio                    prepared read-aloud script.
Voice on page 20.

                                                          Options for Administering the Read-
Read-aloud           Accommodation            and         Aloud Accommodation to Groups
Scripts                                                   There are two options for administering the
•   Guidelines   for    the   read-aloud                  read-aloud accommodation to a group of
    accommodation may be found on the                     students
    assessment page at the KSDE website                   • KCA administration, adult reader
    (http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420).
                                                          • Paper / pencil accommodation, adult
•   For the Reading Assessment, the
                                                              reader
    reading passage may not be read to the
    students. Only the question stems and
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                                                     d. Evidence documenting the need for
PAPER / PENCIL                                           the paper / pencil accommodation,
                                                         including, but not necessarily limited
ACCOMMODATION                                            to:
Paper / Pencil Accommodation Policy                      • Progress monitoring data
for the Kansas General and KAMM                          • Reading level of instructional
Assessments                                                  materials used in classroom
1. All students will take the state                      • Documentation that the paper /
   assessment by computer except in very                     pencil accommodation is used in
   unusual circumstances.                                    the classroom setting for both
2. The paper / pencil accommodation is an                    instructional    materials     and
   individual accommodation. It may NOT                      assessments.       The date of
   be requested for entire classes.                          implementation        of        the
                                                             accommodation in the classroom
3. This accommodation must routinely                         must be listed.
   be used in the classroom when other
   students are using the computer.                      • Signatures of the team members
                                                             involved in the decision to
4. Questions to ask about the child when
                                                             recommend the paper / pencil
   considering      a     paper   /    pencil
                                                             accommodation including the
   accommodation:
                                                             student’s teacher and the
   a. Has the student used the computer                      building administrator.
       for the formative assessment(s)?
                                                         • No answer sheets may be
   b. Does the student have barriers to                      generated by the school or
       using the computer in individual or                   district.  Students must mark
       group instructional settings that                     their answers on the paper copy
       require    alternative assignments                    of the assessment.
       when the class is using the
       computer?                                         • District        or     building-level
                                                             personnel will work in pairs to
5. A student’s need for the paper / pencil                   enter student answer choices on
   accommodation must be documented                          to KCA.
   on one of the following plans:
                                                  7. Building or district personnel must
   a. Pre-intervention       plan   (student         submit a Special Action Request for the
       improvement plan)                             paper / pencil accommodation.
   b. ELL plan                                    8. Documentation of the need for
   c. 504 plan                                       paper/pencil accommodations must be
   d. IEP                                            kept on file by the district test
6. Student improvement plans must                    coordinator. KSDE staff will monitor 5-
   include the following:                            10% of all test administration sessions
                                                     and will ask at each monitoring visit to
   a. Student name                                   see documentation of paper/pencil and
   b. Student grade                                  read-aloud accommodations.
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                                                            Delete from any computer the pdf
OBTAINING AND                                                 file used to create the paper copies.
                                                            Deliver the read-aloud scripts to
DISTRIBUTING                                                  appropriate          building     test
                                                              coordinators.
SCRIPTS AND                                                 Make sure that buildings are aware
TESTS                                                         that student responses on paper /
                                                              pencil accommodation test forms
Overview                                                      must be entered into KCA by pairs of
                                                              district or building personnel working
•   As a result of Title I monitoring and US
                                                              together.
    Department of Education Peer Review
    findings, additional security measures                  Shred all paper copies of the read-
    around access to paper/pencil and read-                   aloud scripts after they have been
    aloud scripts have been implemented.                      used. No copies may be retained at
    Only designated individuals at the                        the district or building level.
    district and/or building level will have                Maintain documentation of test
    access to the download page at CETE.                      security.
    These individuals are responsible for the          •   The building test coordinator (when
    security of         all downloads (i.e.,               designated) will do the following:
    distributing, collecting, and destroying of
                                                            Maintain security of the read-aloud
    all downloaded materials).
                                                              scripts by not delivering the copies
•   Access to pdf copies of the read-aloud                    to the readers more than 24 hours
    scripts and paper / pencil test forms can                 before the tests are to be
    be gained in one of two ways:                             administered. The scripts may not
     Districts may choose for only the                       be copied nor taken out of the
         district test coordinator or the district            building.
         superintendent to be able to manage                Return the read-aloud scripts to the
         pdf copies of scripts and test forms.               district test coordinator immediately
     In addition to the district-level                      after the assessment has been
         personnel given access to the                       completed.
         scripts and test forms, districts may              Maintain documentation of test
         choose not more than one person                     security.
         per building to be able to manage
         pdf copies of tests.
•   During the testing window, a pdf copy of
    the read-aloud scripts and test forms will
    be available at the CETE website.
•   The district test coordinator or the
    building       test    coordinator     (when
    designated) will do the following:
     Download the pdf file from the CETE
         website (refer to the next section
         titled “Download Read-aloud Scripts
         and Paper / Pencil Accommodation
         Test Forms” for details).
     Make paper copies of read-aloud
         script for buildings by printing the pdf
         file.


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                                                          The Superintendent must select a
Downloading Read-aloud Scripts and                           District Test Coordinator (this person
Paper / Pencil Accommodation Test                            must have a district level account type
Forms                                                        listed under the “Building” heading).
Step 1: Determine which district (or                      To select the district test coordinator
building) personnel will have the right to                   click on the [Test Coordinator] link
download scripts and test forms.                             next to the person’s name in the
• Each        district   Superintendent       in             column titled Possible Assignments.
   collaboration with the district test                   Selected roles will appear under the
   coordinator must determine who will                       “Current” heading.          Note: The
   have the responsibility for accessing the                 Superintendent may also be the
   CETE download page.                                       District Test Coordinator.
    Some districts will choose to                   •   Once a Superintendent or a District Test
       designate only the district test                  Coordinator have been assigned the
       coordinator who will be responsible               role of “test coordinator,” either of them
       for        downloading,          copying,         can designate the right to download
       distributing,       collecting,      and          scripts and test forms to building
       destroying all assessment material                principals or building test coordinators
       for all buildings in the district.                (where desired).
    Some districts will choose to                   Step 3: Assign the right to download
       designate        building-level      test     scripts and test forms to building-level
       coordinators who will be responsible          personnel if desired.
       for           downloading,       copying,
                                                     • There can only be one Superintendent,
       distributing,       collecting,      and
                                                        and one District Test Coordinator for a
       destroying all assessment material
                                                        district.    There can only be one
       for a specific building.
                                                        Principal/Building Administrator, and one
    Some districts will choose to                      Building Test Coordinator per building.
       designate a combination of the two
       (i.e., designate a district test              • A Principal for each building must be
       coordinator for all elementary                   designated (to be used for mailings and
       schools and middle schools in the                as an administrative contact).
       district and a building-level test            • Only one person at each building may be
       coordinator for the High School.                 given the right to download scripts and
                                                        test forms. If the principal is designated
Step 2: Assign the right to download
                                                        as the test coordinator, then no other
scripts and test forms to a district test               person may be assigned this right.
coordinator.
                                                         To       select   the    building    test
• Superintendents      have been       pre-                 coordinator click on the [Test
   populated by KSDE – verify for accuracy                  Coordinator] link next to the
   under the Assigned Roles heading. Call                   person’s name in the column titled
   the KSDE Assessment Help Desk (785-                      Possible Assignments.
   296-2261) if not correct or not pre-
   populated.                                        • For additional information on this
                                                        topic see the Role Assignment
• The district Superintendent must login to             document and the Downloading PDFs
   the CETE web site, www.cete.us, click                document posted on the CETE web
   on the Administrative Tool menu, and                 site >Library >CETE Document
   choose the Assign Roles link.                        Library >2010.
    Scroll down to the Available                    • The illustration on the next page shows
       Accounts heading.                                how one district assigned roles.

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•   B. Brown is the superintendent but
    does not have download rights.
                                                   Step 4: Download the Scripts or Test
    Brown’s building is “District” and has the
                                                   Forms
    position of “Superintendent” in the
    Current column. However, Brown does            • Personnel who have been assigned the
    not have position of “Test Coordinator”           right to download scripts and test forms
    in the Current column.                            should log on to the CETE website at
                                                      www.cete.us.
•   C. Dodd is the district test
    coordinator and has download rights.           • In the left-hand column click on
    Dodd’s building is “District” and has the         Administrative Tools.
    position of “Test Coordinator” in the          • Click on Test/Script Download.
    Current column.                                • A new window will open.
•   J. Albert is district-level person, but        • Under the heading titled “Test / Script
    does not have download rights.                    Download”, there are two links (see
    Albert’s building is “District” and does          below).
    not have any position listed in the
    Current column.                                • Clicking on the link titled Item Counts
                                                      downloads a file containing the total
•   R. Edds is the principal of building              number of copies needed for each test
    2020 but does not have download                   form and script.
    rights. Edds’ KSDE building number is
    2020 and has the position of “Principal”       • Clicking on the link titled Student
    in the Current column.                            Distribution downloads a file containing
                                                      the names of all students needing a test
•   A. Fell is the building test coordinator          or script as well as the specific
    for building 2020 and has download                document needed for the student.
    rights. Fell’s KSDE building number is
    2020 and has the position of “Building
    Test Coordinator” in the Current column.       Test/Script Download
                                                   Item Counts — Download the counts of all items to distribute.
•   E. Gibbs is the principal of building          Student Distribution — Download the individual student test
    3030 and has download rights. Gibbs’           distribution list.
    KSDE building number is 3030 and has
    the positions of “Principal” and “Test
    Coordinator” in the Current column.




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•     District-level users will see a list of every
      building that will need a read-aloud
                                                                      OBTAINING AND
      script or paper / pencil test form.
      Building-level users will see only the
                                                                      USING THE KCA
•
      name of their school.
      Clicking on the building name will
                                                                      AUDIO VOICE
      restrict the scripts / tests listed to those                    Obtaining the KCA Audio Voice
      requested for that building only.                               •   The cost of the license is $7.50 per
•     Under the heading “Test items required”                             computer. Multiple students can use the
      will be a list of all scripts / tests                               same license as long as they use the
      requested. (see the example below).                                 same computer. A license will need to
•     For each document, the grade level,                                 be requested and purchased for each
      subject, item, and amount are shown.                                computer that will have the voice
      Data in the column titled “Amount” show                             downloaded on it.
      the number of copies needed for that                            •   A license is purchased only once. It
      item. While the number of test forms to                             will remain installed on the computer
      be copied will be exact, it should be                               and can be used each year only by KCA
      noted that the number of read-aloud                                 software.
      scripts may NOT be exact due to read-                           •   To obtain the KCA audio voice, do the
      aloud accommodations given in a group                               following.
      setting.                                                             Go to the CETE main page and click
Test items required                                                            on the link for Registration.
All                                                                       Click on the link titled KCA Audio
    Gra d e   S u b je c t        Ite m                Am o u n t              Order Form.
 3           Reading                 KAMM Script          2
 5           Reading                 General Script       6
                                                                           Fill in the number of licenses needed
 6           Mathematics             KAMM Script          3                   by 2/10/2010. Order one license for
 HS          HS Science - Physical   General Script       1                   each computer that will need the
                                                                               audio software (the KCA audio
                                                                               voice).
•     To download all items click on the box                               Fill in the contact and billing
      titled ALL.       Then, click on the                                     information.
      Download button.                                                •   On 2/11/2010 the contact person will
•     To download only selected documents,                                receive an invoice from CETE for the
      click on the boxes to the left of the                               audio licenses and email with a link to a
      items for the documents desired. Then,                              web page that will have instructions for
      click on the Download button.                                       downloading the software.
•     After clicking on the “Download” button,
      follow the on-screen instructions to print
      the materials.




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Using the KCA Audio Voice                           Enabling the Speech Feature
•   The contact person will need to notify          •   PC users go to the Start Menu and
    building     test    coordinators     which         choose All Programs. MAC users go
    computer stations have the audio                    to the Applications Menu.
    software installed on them.
                                                    •   Click on the KS Assessment folder.
•   In order for a student(s) to use the KCA
                                                    •   In the KS Assessment folder click on
    audio voice, the proper test type must
                                                        Preferences.
    have been submitted to KIDS via a
    TEST record submission.            Refer to
    pages 5-7 for details.
•   The Speech Feature must be enabled
    on the specific computer where the
    student will take the assessment (refer
    to the section below titled Enabling the
    Speech Feature).
•   The student activates the voice by              •   Click on the tab titled Speech Feature.
    clicking on the tab on the bottom of            •   Click on the box titled Enable Speech
    the screen titled “Speak.”                          Feature so that a checkmark appears in
•   The KCA audio voice will read the entire            the box.
    text of the questions and answer                •   Click on OK. A message stating “Your
    choices to the student. Students will               changes       to      the     CETE-KCA
    NOT be able to highlight a part of a                Configuration Settings have been
    question and have just the selected                 saved” will be displayed. Click on OK.
    section read by the software.
•   An icon button that resembles a pair
    of headphones may be clicked to
    adjust the volume and rate of speech.
•   The student will receive an error
    message or no audio for one of the
    following reasons:
     The computer was not one that was
         enabled for KCA voice.
     The student did not enable the audio
         on the computer in the KCA
         Preferences box.
     The school did not submit a Special
         Action Request for the student to
         trigger the accommodation flag and
         obtain the correct test form.




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SUBMITTING                                             Special Action Requests for the
                                                       Paper / Pencil Accommodation
SPECIAL ACTION                                         For students needing the paper / pencil
                                                       accommodation do the following.
REQUESTS FOR                                           • Fill in the information for your name,
                                                          email, and phone number.
ACCOMMODATIONS                                         • Enter ten zeroes “0000000000” in the
Note: A Special Action Request (SAR) is                   State Student ID box.
NOT needed to use the KCA audio voice for              • Enter “See below” in the Student
the read-aloud accommodation or to have                   Name box.
an adult reader give the read-aloud                    • From the drop down boxes, select the
accommodation to an individual student.                   Student Building, Student Grade, and
Those options are obtained by using the                   Test Subject.
proper test type code in a TEST record
submission. Refer to pages 5-7 for details.            • From the pull-down menu, select the
                                                          Request type. e. g. “Paper / pencil
                                                          accommodation”
Accessing   the   Special                   Action     • In the Action / Outcome Desired box,
Request (SAR) Webpage                                     list the state ID number and the names
•   Log on to the CETE website at                         of the students who need the paper /
    www.cete.us                                           pencil accommodation (see below).
•   In the left-hand column click on KCA                       7852953089 Renee Sampson
    Main Page                                                  7852953107 Amanda Station
                                                               7852953086 Chuck Steele
•   A sub-menu will open. Click on Special
    Action Request                                     • One Special Action Request may be
                                                          used to list all students in a building who
                                                          are in the same grade level and are
                                                          taking the same subject test.
                                                       • Leave the Reason box blank. CETE
                                                          will make available the pdf file to the
                                                          district-level test coordinator who will
                                                          distribute the paper copies of the
                                                          assessment.
                                                       • Click on the Continue.




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Special Action Requests for the
Read-aloud Accommodation for a
Group of Students
To request the read-aloud accommodation
for a group of two or three students, do the
following.
• Fill in the information for your name,
     email, and phone number.
• Enter ten zeroes “0000000000” in the
     State Student ID box.
• Enter “See below” in the Student
     Name box.
• From the drop down boxes, select the
     Student Building, Student Grade, and
     Test Subject.
• From the pull-down menu, select the
     Request type. e. g. “Group Read-aloud
     Accommodation”
• In the Action / Outcome Desired box,
     list the students who have a reader in
     the particular groups where they will be
     tested. If students are not listed in
     groups, the request will be automatically
     disapproved (see below).
          Group #1
          9132394623 Elizabeth Parker
          9139938669 Dan Grooming
          9137808162 Mary Matheson
          Group #2
          7852357514 Hana Dryer
          7852357612 Brady Diemer
          Group#3
          7852953026 Kayla Cartier
          7852357182 Jackie Stencil
• One Special Action Request may be
     used to list all students in a building who
     are in the same grade level and are
     taking the same subject test.
• Leave the Reason box blank.
• Click on the Continue.




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2009-2010 ACCOMMODATION CODES
0       Separate, quiet, or individual setting is provided. (Setting)
1       Frequent breaks during the assessment are provided. (Setting)
2*      A Braille edition of the assessment is provided. (Presentation)
3*      A large print edition of the assessment is provided. (Presentation)
4       Student used visual magnification. (Presentation)
5       Student dictated his/her answers to a scribe. (Response)
6*      Student used the KCA audio voice or received read-aloud accommodation
        individually for the assessment items and answer choices. Refer to the section titled
        Reading Assessment Questions and Answer Choices to Students on page 19.
        (Presentation)
7       Student used a communication device. (Assistive Devices)
8*      Student received read-aloud accommodation in a group for the assessment items and
        answer choices. Refer to the section titled Reading Assessment Questions and Answer
        Choices to Students on page 19. (Presentation)
`9      Some other accommodation was used.
10      Directions were signed to the student. (Presentation)
11      Student signed responses. (Response)
12      Student used a Braille writer or slate and stylus. (Response)
13*     Student used paper copy of the assessment. (Presentation)
14      Student read the assessment to a tape recorder and played it back to himself.


15      Student used a translation dictionary.
16*     Student used a Spanish translation of the assessment (available only for math and
        science).
*Accommodation is automatically recorded at the CETE website, no hand entry is required.

Accommodation Coding Notes
•     Accommodation codes marked with an asterisk are recorded at the CETE website by the
      TEST record submission. District and / or building coordinators do NOT have to record
      those accommodations.
•     All other accommodations must be recorded via the online student editor at the CETE
      website.
•     The accommodation code for “extra time” is no longer used.




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SECTION 4: TEACHERS
Teachers who administer the state                          Scheduling Test Sessions
assessments should read this section.
                                                           •   It is recommended that the test parts be
                                                               given in order beginning with Part I.
SCHEDULING AND                                             •   It is recommended that a maximum of
                                                               two test parts be completed on any one
TIME LIMITS                                                •
                                                               day.
                                                               In general, the entire part of the test
                                                               should be completed in one sitting.
Number of Test Sessions Needed for                             However, in grades three and four and
                                                               for selected IEP students, each test part
Each Subject
                                                               may be administered over two separate
Subject
                             Test      Items per               test sessions.
                           Sessions       Test*
                                                           •   It is recommended that testing be done
Reading                         3           57-84              on consecutive days.
Mathematics                     3           70-85
Science (4, 7)                  2           42, 60
HS Life Science                 1             30
HS Physical Science             1             30
*The number of items per test varies by
grade level.

Time Limits
•   All assessments are untimed. Each
    student must be allowed as much time
    as is necessary and reasonable to
    complete each test part in one sitting.
    Typically, students can complete a test
    part in 45 to 60 minutes.
•   If a student does not complete a test
    part within the time given to the class,
    the student may be allowed more time
    provided that:
     the student makes a serious attempt
        to complete the test,
     AND the student is provided
        additional time immediately following
        the unfinished session.         If the
        session is the last period of the day,
        the student may finish after school or
        the next school day.
•   The accommodation code for extra time
    is no longer used.


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                                                  •   Do not copy, reproduce, or paraphrase
GUIDELINES                                            test materials. Parallel questions or
                                                      cloned    questions    may      not be
                                                      constructed from actual test items.
Test Security and Administration
•   Teachers must be trained in test              Guidelines for Students
    security procedures.
                                                  •   Students may write on the paper copies
•   KSDE employees and the members of                 of the tests.
    the Kansas Assessment Advisory
    Council will visit 5-10% of schools           •   Students may use blank paper to show
    administering state assessments.                  and check their work. This work must
                                                      be collected and destroyed upon
•   KSDE will use an adaption of the NAEP             completion of the test session.
    checklist when evaluating testing
    sessions.                                     •   Once finished, students may not return
                                                      to previously-completed test parts
•   Teachers must read aloud the scripted             unless items have been skipped or
    passages and follow all directions in the         omitted. If a student is allowed to return
    Examiner’s Manual when administering              to a previously-competed test part, only
    the assessment.                                   the skipped or omitted items may be
•   Immediately report any breach of test             answered.
    security, or loss of materials to your        •   Students may create graphic organizers
    building or district test coordinator.            on a blank sheet of paper at the time of
•   Teachers are responsible for the                  the test. Graphic organizers created
    security of test materials. Paper copies          prior to the test session by either the
    of test booklets and tickets should be            teacher or student may not be used.
    kept in a secure, locked area before,         •   With the exception of calculators, the
    between, and after testing.                       use of electronic devices (including cell
•   The teacher is responsible for collecting         phones, PDA’s, and similar devices) is
    and destroying (shredding) student                not allowed on any part of the
    notes, scratch paper, and drawings, etc.          assessment.
    at the end of each testing session.           •   Students are allowed to use scratch
•   Teachers may not review tests or                  paper, graph paper, and manipulatives
    analyze test items before, during, or             on the Mathematics and Science
    after the assessment is administered.             assessments.       However, textbooks,
•   No copies of paper copies of the tests            dictionaries (with the exception of bi-
    may be retained by teachers or                    lingual translation dictionaries for ELL
    administrators.                                   students), and other curricular materials
                                                      or computers are not to be used during
•   Read-aloud scripts are not to be                  testing.
    distributed to readers more than 24
    hours prior to the assessments. The           •   Students should make up any test
    read-aloud scripts should never be                session that occurred when the student
    taken out of the building.                        was absent.
•   Do not discuss any specific test items
    on the test with students before, during,
    or after the administration of the
    assessment.




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Ethical Issues
•   Teachers may not respond to questions          CALCULATORS
    during testing that would help the
    student to understand the question, aid
    the student in responding to an item, or       Calculators on the Mathematics
    advise/encourage the student to edit or        Assessment
    change a response.                             •   Calculators may only be used on Parts 1
•   Teachers may not direct or prompt                  and 2 of the mathematics assessment.
    students to use certain strategies at the          For KCA testing, an on-screen
    beginning of the test session or during            calculator is available for Parts 1 and 2,
    the test. It is appropriate to remind              or students may use their own
    students about strategies the day before           calculators.
    the assessment.                                •   Students are NOT permitted use of a
•   Review sessions on content and test-               calculator on any portion of Part 3 of the
    taking strategies must be completed by             Mathematics Assessment.
    the day before the test.                       •   IEP students may not use calculators on
•   Teachers may not coach or cue                      the non-calculator parts.
    students in any way during test                •   Graphing calculators are permitted in
    administration. This includes gestures             grade 8 and in high school. .
    and facial expressions.
                                                   •   Any calculator with memory / storage
•   Teachers may not say nor do anything               capabilities should be cleared prior to
    that would let a student know whether              leaving the testing room.
    an answer is correct.
•   Teachers may not ask students how
    they got an answer.                            Calculators on the Science
•   Teachers may not tell students to redo
                                                   Assessment
    or review any part of the test.                •   Calculators may be used on any part of
•   Teachers may not give the meaning of               the science assessment. However, they
    words in the text or in questions.                 are not required. For KCA testing, an
                                                       on-screen calculator is available for
•   With the exception of the reading passage          grade 7 and high school. The on-screen
    on the reading test, teachers may                  calculator is NOT available for grade 4.
    pronounce isolated words, phrases, or
    sentences when requested by a student.         •   Any calculator with memory / storage
                                                       capabilities should be cleared prior to
•   Once testing in a content area has                 leaving the testing room.
    begun, no reviews, teaching, or
    practicing of tested indicators may be
    conducted.
•   Do not construct answer keys.
    Assessments may not be scored locally.
•   Students cannot be required to use
    scratch paper, to show their work, or to
    use the online tools (e.g. the highlighter
    tool).
•   Teachers may not grade scratch paper.




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MANIPULATIVES                                     Examples of Manipulatives
                                                  Appropriate for the Mathematics and
                                                  Science Assessments
Approved Manipulatives for the                    •   Base 10 blocks
Mathematics and Science                           •   Chips, two-color counters, two-sided
Assessments                                           counters
•   Manipulatives that are routinely used in      •   Clock or clock face
    the classroom may be used by the              •   Color tiles (squares)
    student on the Kansas Assessments.
                                                  •   Cubes: multilink, connecting, color,
•   The manipulative MUST be chosen by                wooden, unifix, multilink cubes
    the student. The teacher may neither
    suggest a particular manipulative nor         •   Cuisenaire rods
    insist that a manipulative be used.           •   Geoboards
•   If you have a question about whether a        •   Geometric solids
    particular manipulative is allowed,
                                                  •   Graph paper
    please e-mail Sid Cooley (mathematics)
    at scooley@ksde.org or David Barnes           •   Hundreds chart
    (science) at dbarnes@ksde.org.                •   Integer number line
•   Students are allowed to use graph             •   Money
    paper, blank paper, and other materials.      •   Number cubes
•   Textbooks, dictionaries, and other            •   Pattern blocks
    instructional/curricular materials are
    NOT to be used during testing. This           •   Rulers*, meter sticks*, protractors*,
    includes classroom posters, teacher or            compass*
    student-generated journals, and other         •   Snap blocks
    instructional materials that may have         •   Spinners
    been used during the course of
    instruction and/or permitted during           •   Transparent mirror or mira
    previous years’ testing.
                                                  *On the Science Assessment, measurement
•   Graphic organizers that are generated
                                                  tools cannot be labeled to indicate what
    solely by the student on blank paper
                                                  they measure. For instance, a meter stick
    during the assessment are allowed.
                                                  may have “cm” labeled on it, but the stick
•   Calculators     are     not    considered
                                                  may not be labeled that it “measures
    manipulatives.      Calculators are not
                                                  length.”
    allowed on Part 3 of the mathematics
    assessment.
•   Computation tables or fact tables are
    considered equivalent to a calculator
    and may be used on any test part that
    allows a calculator.

Not all of the manipulatives in the following
list will be found in every classroom.
Manipulatives will not be useful on the
assessment if they have not been used
regularly during the year.           Use of
manipulatives is optional.



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AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY GUIDELINES
[The following is a sample agreement to abide by the guidelines in the Examiner’s Manual. To
use this agreement, make a copy of this page for the appropriate staff members. Districts may
modify the sample or use a district developed agreement.]


I have read and understand the information in this document and
agree to abide by the guidelines set forth.


Signature                                                Date




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     SECTION 5: KCA DIRECTIONS – PART 1
                                                     Room / Lab Preparation
PREPARING FOR                                        •   Remove or cover (with opaque material)
THE ASSESSMENT                                           bulletin board displays, fact tables,
                                                         charts and diagrams, and other
                                                         instructional materials that may give
                                                         assistance or advantage during testing.
General Directions to Teachers
                                                     •   Have       appropriate     manipulatives
•   The directions for administering all tests           available for the mathematics and
    as described in this manual must be                  science assessments (see page 33 for a
    followed to ensure uniform testing                   list). Use of manipulatives is optional; a
    conditions.                                          teacher may not require the use of
•   These are secure test materials. Test                manipulatives.
    questions are not to be used for the
    development of instructional materials or
    to build sample tests. No other use of           Materials Needed for Testing
    these materials is permitted.                    •   Obtain the KCA test tickets from your
•   Teachers are to read and abide by the                building test coordinator.
    testing practices found on pages 30-34.          •   The grade, subject, test form, student
•   Conduct testing sessions in a serious                name, username, password, and
    manner that encourages and motivates                 session ID are printed on each ticket.
    students to do their best.                       •   Make certain there is a ticket for each
                                                         student and the appropriate test type
                                                         is printed on the ticket. Do not allow a
Script in the Manual                                     student to take the wrong test type (e.g.
•   A script for teachers has been provided              general assessment instead of the
    in this manual (scripted words are                   KAMM) or to use another student’s test
    bolded and in quotes). They must be                  ticket.
    used with all students testing via KCA.          •   Obtain the materials listed in the
    For students with disabilities, the                  following checklist.
    directions     may     be     clarified   or
    paraphrased.
                                                     Materials Checklist
•   You may not give instructions in addition
    to those in the manual.                          •   KCA tickets
•   If the directions apply only to a particular     •   Pencils for each student to work out
    subject, those directions will be in a box.          problems on scratch paper
                                                     •   Blank scratch paper
Preparing Students for KCA                           •   Manipulatives for the mathematics and
                                                         science assessments
•   Before taking the assessment via KCA,
    teachers and students should have used           •   A clock that is visible to students
    at least one of the following:                   •   Bilingual dictionaries for ELL students
    o An online formative test
    o The KCA practice test
    o The KCA tutorial


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Beginning the Test Session
•   Arrange students so that they are not          DIRECTIONS READ
    sitting next to someone with the same
    test form.                                     TO STUDENTS
•   For students who have difficulty logging
    on to KCA, teachers may prepare the            Students should have their test tickets at
    student’s computer in advance by               this time, but should not be logged onto
    activating the KCA program and by              KCA.
    logging on to KCA using the information
    on the student’s test ticket. Do not allow
    students with the same test form               General Test Directions
    number to sit next to each other.              Say: “You are about to take the Kansas
•   Do not let a student take the wrong test       _________ (say appropriate subject test
    type for any reason (e.g., taking the          name) Assessment. The purpose of this
    KAMM       instead     of   the    general     test is to find out if you have mastered
    assessment).                                   certain concepts and skills in _________
                                                   (say appropriate subject test name). Take
•   Do not let a student use another
                                                   your time and do your very best work.”
    student’s test ticket (e.g. a student who
    moved).                                        Say: “Try to answer all questions, even
•   Tell students what they should do if they      if you have to guess. If you are not sure
    finish the assessment early. The testing       about the correct answer, you may use
    environment must not be disrupted by           the online tool to cross out any answers
    students who finish before others.             that you think are not correct. Choose
                                                   the answer that you think is best. It is
                                                   important to answer all questions. Does
                                                   anyone need scratch paper?”
Note about High School Science
Assessments
•   Schools giving the science tests should
    use the directions for Part 1 for both
    parts of the tests.



Notes about the KIDS Database
•   Information regarding the student’s
    name, building, state ID, and test type
    for KCA tickets is submitted to the KIDS
    database by local school districts.
•   Contact your district test coordinator to
    find out the procedures used for
    correcting errors in the KIDS database.




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                                                                           KCA Part 1 Directions

At this point, the directions for students
vary by subject. Read the directions
from the appropriate box.


MATHEMATICS TEST ONLY                             READING TEST ONLY

   Say: “This math test is in three                   Say: “This reading test is in
   parts: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.”                three parts: Part 1, Part 2, and
                                                      Part 3.”
   Say: “You are to complete the
   questions in each part as                          Say: “You are to complete the
   directed. When you have                            questions in each part as
   answered the last question, click                  directed. When you have
   on the Review/End button. A                        answered the last question, click
   summary screen will appear.                        on the Review/End button. A
   Raise your hand, and I will verify                 summary screen will appear.
   that all of the questions have                     Raise your hand, and I will verify
   been answered.”                                    that all of the questions have
                                                      been answered.”
   Say: “The questions in this test
   are multiple-choice. There is one                  Say: “The questions in this test
   correct or best answer to each                     are multiple-choice. There is one
   question.”                                         correct or best answer to each
                                                      question. Read each passage
   Say: “Carefully read the                           carefully before answering the
   question. Work the problem.                        questions.”
   You may use scratch paper or
   the online tools provided. Decide                  Say: “You may use scratch
   which answer is correct or                         paper or the online tools
   clearly better than the other                      provided. Decide which answer
   choices. For the answer you                        is correct or clearly better than
   choose, click on the circle button                 the other choices. For the
   beside the answer you have                         answer you choose, click on the
   chosen. When you see that the                      circle button beside the answer
   circle has been selected, go on to                 you have chosen. When you see
   the next question.”                                that the circle has been selected,
                                                      go on to the next question.”
   Say: “You may use the online
   calculator tool on this part of the
   test.”




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SCIENCE (Grades 4 ) ONLY                          SCIENCE (Grades 7) ONLY

   Say: “This test is in two parts:                   Say: “This test is in two parts:
   Part 1 and Part 2.”                                Part 1 and Part 2.”

   Say: “You are to complete the                      Say: “You are to complete the
   questions in each part as                          questions in each part as
   directed. When you have                            directed. When you have
   answered the last question, click                  answered the last question, click
   on the Review/End button. A                        on the Review/End button. A
   summary screen will appear.                        summary screen will appear.
   Raise your hand, and I will verify                 Raise your hand, and I will verify
   that all of the questions have                     that all of the questions have
   been answered.”                                    been answered.”

   Say: “The questions in this test                   Say: “The questions in this test
   are multiple-choice. There is one                  are multiple-choice. There is one
   correct or best answer to each                     correct or best answer to each
   question. Carefully read the                       question. Carefully read the
   question, then, choose the best                    question, then, choose the best
   answer.”                                           answer.”

   Say: “You may use scratch                          Say: “You may use scratch
   paper or the online tools                          paper or the online tools
   provided. Decide which answer                      provided. Decide which answer
   is correct or clearly better than                  is correct or clearly better than
   the other choices. For the                         the other choices. For the
   answer you choose, click on the                    answer you choose, click on the
   circle button beside the answer                    circle button beside the answer
   you have chosen. When you see                      you have chosen. When you see
   that the circle has been selected,                 that the circle has been selected,
   go on to the next question.”                       go on to the next question.”

   Say: “You may use your own                         Say: “You may use the online
   calculator on this part of the test.               calculator tool on this part of the
   An online calculator tool is not                   test.”
   available.”




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                                                  STUDENTS TAKE
HS PHYSICAL SCIENCE and
HS LIFE SCIENCE ONLY                              THE ASSESSMENT
   Say: “You are to complete the
                                                  Have Students Log on to KCA
   questions on this test as                      •   Pass out the KCA tickets to students.
   directed. When you have                        •   Do not allow students with the same test
   answered the last question, click                  form number to sit next to each other.
   on the Review/End button. A
                                                  •   Tell students to do the following:
   summary screen will appear.
   Raise your hand, and I will verify                  Click on the KCA icon on the
   that all of the questions have                         desktop.      In approximately 30
   been answered.”                                        seconds the main menu will appear.
                                                       Click     on     “Take      the  NCLB
   Say: “The questions in this test                       Assessment.”
   are multiple-choice. There is one                   Use the information on the ticket to
   correct or best answer to each                         enter their user name, password,
   question. Carefully read the                           and session ID.
   question, then, choose the best
   answer.”                                            Walk around the room to verify
                                                          students have logged on properly.
   Say: “You may use scratch                      •   Students should be on the general
   paper or the online tools                          directions page. This page gives the
   provided. Decide which answer                      Grade, Content Area, and Test Part.
   is correct or clearly better than
   the other choices. For the
   answer you choose, click on the                Say: “We are now ready to work on the
   circle button beside the answer                test.” (Pause.) “Silently read the
   you have chosen. When you see                  directions on your screen. Let me know
   that the circle has been selected,             if you have any questions or do not
   go on to the next question.”                   understand the directions”
                                                  Wait a period of time until students have
   Say: “You may use the online
                                                  read the directions. Provide assistance as
   calculator tool on this test.”
                                                  needed.


                                                  Students Begin the Assessment
                                                  Say: “At ______ (insert time agreed upon
                                                  with test coordinator) I will stop the testing
                                                  session. Most of you will be finished,
                                                  but some of you may need more time. If
                                                  you need more time, I will tell you how to
                                                  continue testing after this session. Does
                                                  anyone have any questions? (Pause.)
                                                  When you have finished this part and are
                                                  on the review / end screen, raise your
                                                  hand and I will look at your computer
                                                  screen. You may begin this part of the
                                                  assessment.”

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During the Test                                     Monitoring and Reactivating the
•   Move quietly around the room.                   Testing Status of KCA Students
•   The student’s name will appear at the           •   The test coordinator has the ability to
    top, left-hand corner of each screen.               monitor who has finished testing, who
    Make certain that each student is taking            has sessions to finish, and who stopped
    the assessment assigned.                            in the middle of a test.
•   Make certain that students are following        •   If a student’s session is ended before
    instructions and are on task.                       the student is finished, the student may
•   Regularly check to see that students are            use the original password and session
    indicating their answers properly.                  ID if it occurs within 90 minutes of the
•   Give assistance to any student having               original login. After 90 minutes have
    problems following instructions.                    passed, the student’s test session must
                                                        be “reactivated” for the password and
•   Periodically remind students of the time            session ID to work.
    remaining for the test session.
                                                    •   If there is a need to reactivate a test
                                                        session for a student, contact your
When Students Have Completed the                        district or building test coordinator and
Test                                                    give them the student’s name, grade
                                                        level, subject, and the reason for the
•   Teachers must verify the End Review
                                                        reactivation.
    Screen to see that all test questions
    have been answered before a student
    exits the test. A student’s test session        Viewing KCA Results
    may be reactivated if items have been
    skipped or omitted.                             •   KCA results are usually available as
                                                        soon as the student has finished all test
•   When students have completed Part 1                 parts.
    of the assessment collect all materials
    and test tickets.                               •   Teachers with a CETE account may
                                                        access results online at the CETE
•   Scratch paper (also graph paper if used)            website. Teachers without accounts
    must be collected and destroyed.                    should contact the building or district
•   The high school physical science test               test coordinator about viewing test
    and the high school life science test only          results.
    have one part. Teachers who gave a
    high school science test will need to
    notify the building test coordinator of any
    accommodations that were given on the
    high school science tests.              The
    coordinator will need to record this
    information at CETE. See page 29 in
    this manual for a complete list of
    accommodation codes.




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                                                                           KCA Part 2 Directions



     SECTION 6: KCA DIRECTIONS – PART 2

STUDENTS LOG ON                                   Say: “When you have answered the last
                                                  question, click on the Review/End
TO KCA                                            button. A summary screen will appear.
                                                  Raise your hand, and I will verify that all
                                                  of the questions have been answered.”
Have Students Log on to KCA                       Say: “We are now ready to work on the
•   Pass out the KCA tickets to students.         test.”   (Pause.)    “Silently read the
•   Do not allow students with the same test      directions on your screen. Let me know
    form number to sit next to each other.        if you have any questions or do not
                                                  understand the directions”
•   Tell students to do the following:
     Click on the KCA icon on the                Wait a period of time until students have
        desktop.      In approximately 30         read the directions. Provide assistance as
        seconds the main menu will appear.        needed.
     Click     on     “Take      the  NCLB
        Assessment.”
     Use the information on the ticket to        MATHEMATICS TEST ONLY
        enter their user name, password,
        and session ID.
     Walk around the room to verify                  Say: “You may use the online
        students have logged on properly.             calculator tool on this part of the
                                                      test.”
•   Students should be on the general
    directions page. This page gives the
    Grade, Content Area, and Test Part.

                                                  SCIENCE (Grade 4) ONLY
General Test Directions
Say: “Today, we will work on Part 2 of
the _________ (say appropriate subject test           Say: “You may use your own
name) Assessment. Does anyone need                    calculator on this part of the test.
scratch paper?”                                       An online calculator tool is not
                                                      available.”
Say: “Take your time and do your very
best work. Try to answer all questions,
even if you have to guess. If you are not
sure about the correct answer, you may
use the online tool to cross out any              SCIENCE (Grade 7) ONLY
answers that you think are not correct.
Choose the answer that you think is
best.    It is important to answer all                Say: “You may use the online
questions.”                                           calculator tool on this part of the
                                                      test.”




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Say: “At _________ (insert time agreed
upon with test coordinator) I will stop the
                                                  When Students Have Completed the
testing session. Most of you will be              Test
finished, but some of you may need                •   When students have completed Part 2
more time. If you need more time, I will              of the assessment collect all materials
tell you how to continue testing after this           and test tickets.
session. When you have finished this              •   Scratch paper (also graph paper if used)
part and are on the review / end screen,              must be collected and destroyed.
raise your hand and I will look at your
                                                  •   Part 2 is the last test part for science
computer screen. Does anyone have
                                                      tests for grades four and seven.
any questions?” (Answer any questions.)
                                                      Teachers who gave a school science
Say: “If there are no questions, you may              test in either grade four or grade seven
begin Part 2 of the assessment.”                      will need to notify the building test
                                                      coordinator of any accommodations that
                                                      were given on the tests.             The
                                                      coordinator will need to record this
                                                      information at CETE. See page 29 in
STUDENTS TAKE                                         this manual for a complete list of
                                                      accommodation codes.
THE ASSESSMENT
During the Test
•   Move quietly around the room.
•   The student’s name will appear at the
    top, left-hand corner of each screen.
    Make certain that each student is taking
    the assessment assigned.
•   Make certain that students are following
    instructions and are on task.
•   Regularly check to see that students are
    indicating their answers properly.
•   Give assistance to any student having
    problems following instructions.
•   Periodically remind students of the time
    remaining for the test session.




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                                                                            KCA Part 3 Directions



     SECTION 7: KCA DIRECTIONS – PART 3

STUDENTS LOG ON                                   Say: “Choose the answer that you think
                                                  is best. It is important to answer all
TO KCA                                            questions. Does anyone need scratch
                                                  paper?”
                                                  Say: “When you have answered the last
Mathematics Assessment Note                       question, click on the Review/End
•   The online calculator tool is NOT             button. A summary screen will appear.
    available for students (including all IEP     Raise your hand, and I will verify that all
    students) on this part of the math            of the questions have been answered.”
    assessment.
                                                  Say: “We are now ready to work on the
                                                  test.”   (Pause.)    “Silently read the
Have Students Log on to KCA                       directions on your screen. Let me know
•   Pass out the KCA tickets to students.         if you have any questions or do not
                                                  understand the directions”
•   Do not allow students with the same test
    form number to sit next to each other.        Wait a period of time until students have
•   Tell students to do the following:            read the directions. Provide assistance as
                                                  needed.
     Click on the KCA icon on the
        desktop.      In approximately 30
        seconds the main menu will appear.        MATHEMATICS TEST ONLY
     Click     on     “Take      the  NCLB
        Assessment.”                                  Say: “The online calculator tool will
     Use the information on the ticket to            NOT be available on this part of the
        enter their user name, password,              test. Personal calculators may NOT
        and session ID.                               be used as well.”
     Walk around the room to verify
        students have logged on properly.
•   Students should be on the general             Say: “At _________ (insert time agreed
    directions page. This page gives the          upon with test coordinator) I will stop the
    Grade, Content Area, and Test Part.           testing session. Most of you will be
                                                  finished, but some of you may need
                                                  more time. If you need more time, I will
General Test Directions
                                                  tell you how to continue testing after this
Say: “Today, we will work on Part 3 of            session. When you have finished this
the _________ (say appropriate subject test       part and are on the review / end screen,
name) Assessment.”                                raise your hand and I will look at your
                                                  computer screen. Does anyone have
Say: “Take your time and do your very
                                                  any questions?” (Answer any questions.)
best work. Try to answer all questions,
even if you have to guess. If you are not         Say: “If there are no questions, you may
sure about the correct answer, you may            begin Part 3 of the assessment.”
use the online tool to cross out any
answers that you think are not correct.”



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STUDENTS TAKE
THE ASSESSMENT
During the Test
•   Move quietly around the room.
•   The student’s name will appear at the
    top, left-hand corner of each screen.
    Make certain that each student is taking
    the assessment assigned.
•   Make certain that students are following
    instructions and are on task.
•   Regularly check to see that students are
    indicating their answers properly.
•   Give assistance to any student having
    problems following instructions.
•   Periodically remind students of the time
    remaining for the test session.


When Students Have Completed the
Test
•   When students have completed Part 3
    of the assessment collect all materials
    and test tickets.
•   Scratch paper (also graph paper if used)
    must be collected and destroyed.
•   Part 3 is the last test part for the reading
    and mathematics tests. Teachers who
    gave a reading or mathematics test will
    need to notify the building test
    coordinator of any accommodations that
    were given on the tests.                The
    coordinator will need to record this
    information at CETE. See page 29 in
    this manual for a complete list of
    accommodation codes.




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                                                           Assessing Students With Exceptionalities




    SECTION 8: GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR
        ASSESSING STUDENTS WITH
             EXCEPTIONALITIES
STUDENT                                             TEST TYPES AND
GUIDELINES                                          ACCOMMODATIONS
Gifted Students                                     KAMM Information
Gifted students are to be assessed with the         The KAMM (Kansas Assessment of
general assessment at the grade level in            Modified Measures) is a state assessment
which they are enrolled.                            with modified achievement standards based
                                                    on grade level content standards. The
                                                    current KAMM format is a modified version
Students with a 504 Plan                            of the general assessment consisting of
Students with a 504 plan are to be                  multiple-choice items. More information on
assessed with the general assessment.               the KAMM, including specific content
Accommodations contained in their plan              indicators to be assessed, can be found at
should be applied when taking the test.             http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2371
Allowable accommodations on state
assessments can be found on page 17.
                                                    Alternate Assessment Information
                                                    The Kansas Alternate Assessment (KAA)
Students with Disabilities with an IEP              consists of a collection of data (i.e. data
Students who have been identified as                folio) of an individual student’s performance
having a disability and who have an                 of skills and content outlined in the Kansas
Individualized Education Program (IEP) will         Extended Standards. For each content
participate in state assessments.        All        area, the IEP team decides on the five most
students are expected to be tested.                 appropriate extended indicators (at least
Students with an IEP may be tested using            one from each Extended Standard) that
one of the following assessment options:            reflect the student’s specially designed
• General            assessment        with         instruction. The process for selection of
    accommodations as appropriate                   indicators, data collection, and scoring can
                                                    be found in the KS Alternate Assessment
• KAMM (Kansas Assessment of Modified
                                                    Teachers Guide. The Teachers Guide and
    Measures) with accommodations as
                                                    Extended Standards can be found at
    appropriate                                     http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2384.
• Kansas Alternate Assessment
                                                    Contact Information
It is the responsibility of the IEP team to
determine which assessment is appropriate           District coordinators may contact Deb
for the individual student. Guidance for IEP        Matthews at 785.296.3743 with questions
teams on determining the appropriate                about the KAMM or Kansas Alternate
assessment for a student can be found at:           Assessment.
http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2371

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KAMM and Alternate Assessment                         For a list of accommodation codes to be
Participation                                         used with the online student editor at
As many eligible students as appropriate              CETE, refer to page 17.
may participate in either the KAMM or
alternate assessments.          There is no
limitation on participation in any assessment
type for students with IEPs.

All students who take the KAMM and
alternate assessment will count toward
participation.    A federal cap has been
established on the number of students that
can be counted as proficient when
calculating AYP. For KAMM, the cap is 2%
of the district’s testing pool. For alternate
assessments, the cap is 1% of the district’s
testing pool. In cases where a district
exceeds these federal caps, the percent of
students exceeding the cap will be
reclassified as not proficient when
calculating AYP.

If less than 1% of district students are
proficient on the alternate assessment,
proficient scores on KAMM can be included
to fill out the 1% (in addition to the 2%
normally allowed for the KAMM).        The
reverse is not allowable.

Accommodations
Guidance on accommodations can be found
in the Kansas State Department of
Education Accommodations Manual on the
KSDE website.       The manual includes
information on the use of accommodations
in instruction and classroom assessments
as well as information on allowable
accommodations on state assessments.

Information about accommodations and
guidelines    for     the     read-aloud
accommodation     are   found   on   the
assessment page at the KSDE website
(http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420).




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                                                                    KCA / CETE Reference Guide



SECTION 9: KCA/CETE REFERENCE GUIDE
                                                   •
SOFTWARE AND                                           Choose the account type. The following
                                                       list details the account types.
CETE ACCOUNTS                                           Alternate entry – used for the entry
                                                            of alternate assessment ratings
                                                        Alternate assessment building –
Installing KCA Software                                     used for selecting indicators for
                                                            students in the building
•   KCA software must be installed on                   Alternate assessment district –
    every station to be used for online                     used for selecting indicators for
    testing.                                                students in the district
•   The software can be downloaded from                 Teacher – gives access to printing
    http://www.kca.cete.us/downloads/.                      test tickets and viewing results for
•   The KCA tutorials will need to have                     one subject at one grade level
    Flash v7r63 as a minimum to run the                     (multiple accounts are required for
    tutorials.                                              access to multiple subjects or grade
                                                            levels)
•   Upgrade to this Flash version by going
                                                        Building – gives access to printing
    to http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash/.
                                                            tickets and viewing results for all
•   Contact the technology specialist in your               subjects and all grade levels in the
    district if you are unsure how to do this.              building
                                                        District – gives access to printing
                                                            tickets and viewing results for all
Acquiring an Account at CETE                                subjects and all grade levels in the
•   A CETE account is required to print                     district
    tickets, view results, or to use the           •   Fill in the required information. Use an
    student editor at the CETE website. A              account name that can be easily
    CETE account is different than a                   remembered.
    formative Test Builder account.
                                                   •   Passwords cannot be accessed or
•   To acquire an account do the following:            retrieved by CETE or district personnel.
•   Go to www.cete.us                                  Store usernames and passwords in a
•   Click on the link titled Need a new                secure location
    account?                                       •   The building principal or district
                                                       superintendent must approve the
                                                       application. After the account has been
                                                       approved, an email will be sent.




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                                                   Printing Tickets for All Students in a
PRINTING TEST                                      Grade Level
TICKETS                                            •   Click on the link titled Download All
                                                       Tickets.
                                                   •   A pdf file will open in Adobe Acrobat
Overview of Printing Test Tickets                      Reader.
Student test tickets need to be printed in         •   From the File menu, choose Print. The
advance for each test part. The student                printer icon on the Adobe Acrobat
name and session ID do not change for a                Reader may also be used to print
subject. However, for each test part a new             tickets.
password is used. To print tickets for KCA
testing do the following:
                                                   Printing Tickets for Specific Students
•   Log on to the CETE website at                  •   Click on the link titled Download
    www.cete.us.                                       Tickets for Specific Students.
•   In the left-hand column click on the link      •   A list of all students in the grade level
    titled KCA Main Page.                              will be available.
•   Depending on the time of year, click on        •   Click on the box to the left of the
    the link titled Fall 2009 OTL Testing or           student’s name to select students.
    Spring 2010 NCLB (the "REAL" test.).           •   Use the Next and Previous buttons to
•   Click on the link titled Print Tickets.            navigate between pages.
•   On the next screens click on the links for     •   To quickly find a student, enter the
    the grade level and subject.                       student’s last name in the box next to
                                                       Find students by any part of their
•   There are three options for printing               name and then click on Find.
    tickets.
                                                   •   After all students have been selected,
     Download All Tickets – Downloads                 click on the button titled Generate
         all tickets for every student in the          Tickets.
         grade level
                                                   •   A pdf file will open in Adobe Acrobat
     Download Tickets for Specific                    Reader.
         Students – Downloads tickets for
         the specific students that are            •   From the File menu, choose Print. The
         selected                                      printer icon on the Adobe Acrobat
                                                       Reader may also be used to print
     Download tickets by grouping
                                                       tickets.
         information – Downloads tickets for
         students who have been grouped
         together through a submission to the
         KIDS database.




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Printing Tickets for Grouped
Students                                          MONITORING
Districts that have submitted grouping
information to the KIDS database may also
                                                  STUDENT STATUS
print tickets by the grouping information.
Typically, the name of the student’s teacher
is submitted to the KIDS database. Contact        Monitoring Student Status Features
your district’s KIDS database administrator       This feature allows the user to see:
if you have questions about this feature.         • which students have completed testing.
                                                  • the amount of time students have spent
If grouping information has been submitted           testing.
to KIDS, a link will appear for every group       • which students are currently testing.
that has been submitted. To print tickets for
every student in the group do the following:      • the beginning and ending date and time
                                                     of the test.
• Click on the link for the group’s name
• A pdf file will open in Adobe Acrobat
    Reader.                                       Viewing Student Status
• From the File menu, choose Print. The           To monitor the student status, do the
    printer icon on the Adobe Acrobat             following:
    Reader may also be used to print              • Log on to the CETE website at
    tickets.                                           www.cete.us
                                                  • In the left-hand column click on the link
Ticket Format                                          titled KCA Main Page
Test tickets downloaded using the pdf             • Depending on the time of year, click on
option will include the following:                     the link titled Fall 2009 OTL or Spring
                                                       2010 NCLB (the "REAL" test”).
• A page detailing information about the
    tickets and their use.                        • Click on the link titled Monitor Status.
• A roster of students with their                 • On the next screens select the school,
    passwords, session ID, and user                    grade level, and subject to be
    names.                                             monitored by clicking on the appropriate
                                                       links.
• Student test tickets (12 to a page) that
    may be cut apart and distributed to           • Specific students may be viewed by
    students. Tickets are grouped by test              entering any part of their name in the
    part.                                              box titled “Find students by any part of
                                                       their name:” and clicking the Find
                                                       button.
Test tickets downloaded using the Excel
                                                  • If grouping information has been
option will generate a spreadsheet file that
                                                       provided, students may be selected by
includes the student names, passwords,
                                                       entering the group name in the box titled
session ID, and user names. Some schools
                                                       “School-provided Group Name:” and
use this option to print tickets in other
                                                       clicking on Find.
formats (e.g. The information for each
student is printed on a single page of paper      • A spreadsheet containing student status
that also serves as scratch paper for the              may be downloaded from this page by
test part.).                                           clicking on the link titled “Student Status
                                                       Spreadsheet.”



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A new window will open. Beside every
student’s name an icon will appear for each
assessment part. Information regarding the
                                                  REACTIVATING
testing status, amount of time logged into
the test, and the beginning and ending
                                                  STUDENT TEST
dates / times will be displayed.                  SESSIONS
                                                  Overview of Reactivation
                                                  In some rare circumstances it is necessary
                                                  to reactivate a student’s session due to a
                                                  student not completing an entire test part
                                                  due to a power failure, loss of internet
                                                  connection, or not finishing in one sitting.

                                                  A student may use the same password if
                                                  the student logs on again to KCA within 90
                                                  minutes of the time that the test session
                                                  was started. If the interruption is longer
                                                  than 90 minutes, the student’s test part
                                                  must be reactivated.

                                                  To Reactivate a Student’s Test Part
A key to the student status is provided           NOTE: Reactivation requires a District or
below.                                            Building level account
                                                  • Follow the same procedure for
                                                      monitoring student status.
                                                  • Go to the row with the student’s name.
                                                  • Click on the small box beside the
                                                      appropriate test part to select the part.
                                                      More than one student or part may be
                                                      selected.
                                                  • Click on the button at the bottom of the
                                                      screen titled Reactivate Selected
                                                      Student(s)




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MARKING A                                          VIEWING RESULTS
STUDENT’S TEST
                                                   Viewing Results Online
PART AS                                            This function allows one to view student
COMPLETE                                           results. The results are listed by student
                                                   and include the student scores and indicator
                                                   reports for the building.

Reasons for Marking a Test Part as                 To access the results, do the following:
Complete                                           • Log on to the CETE website at
Sometimes a student will complete a test              www.cete.us
part but will not log out properly. In other
                                                   • In the left-hand column click on the link
cases a loss of the internet connection, a
                                                      titled KCA Main Page
power failure, or problem with the operating
system will occur before the student had a         • Depending on the time of year, click on
chance to log out. In these cases, the                the link titled Fall 2009 OTL or Spring
student’s test status will be shown as                2010 NCLB (the "REAL" test.”)
Section is being taken (even though the            • Click on the link titled View Results.
student is not currently logged on to KCA).        • Select the subject and grade level.
If the student has answered all of the             • Select all students in a grade level or
questions, the student’s test part will need          grouped students.
to be marked as complete. If the student           • Select whether you want the results in a
has NOT answered all of the questions, the            pdf file or an Excel spreadsheet. Most
student’s test part should be reactivated.            users select the pdf file.

To Mark a Test Part as Complete                    Viewing Results in a pdf File
NOTE:     Marking a student test part(s)           The pdf file will contain the following:
complete requires a District or Building level
account.                                           • A student score listing in alphabetical
                                                      order (only students who have
• Follow the same procedure for
                                                      completed testing are listed)
   monitoring student status.
• Go to the row with the student’s name.           • For reading, mathematics, and science
• Click on the small box beside the                   (grades 4 and 7 only), a report
   appropriate test part to select the part.          detailing the percent correct by
   More than one student or part may be               indicator for each student
   selected.                                       • For reading, mathematics, and science
• Click on the button at the bottom of the            (grades 4 and 7 only) a summary sheet
   screen titled Mark Selected Part(s) as             is provided for the group,
   Complete.
                                                   It should be noted that student score listings
                                                   for HS Life Science and HS Physical
                                                   Science do NOT include the performance
                                                   category.




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                                                  •   In the center on the next screen, click on
STUDENT EDITOR                                        the link titled Accommodations.


Overview
This function allows one to view student
information submitted to KIDS including           •   Find the name of the student. Use the
demographic data, attendance, building,               navigation links above the student
accommodations, grouping information,                 names to view different pages. The
ESOL status, SPED status, and test type.              links are labeled <<First, <Prev, Next>,
In addition the student editor is used to             Last>>.
record accommodation codes, Special
Circumstances (SC) codes, and local               •   Check the Edit box next to the
special codes. Only building-level and                student’s name.
district-level accounts may access the            •   Check the boxes that correspond to
student editor.                                       the accommodations given to the
                                                      student.
Accessing the Student Editor
To access the Student Editor, do the
following:
• Log on to the CETE website at
     www.cete.us
• In the left-hand column click on the link
     titled Data Tools
• Depending on the time of year, click on
     the link titled 2009 Student Editor or       •   Click on Save Changes.
     2010 Student Editor.
                                                  Submitting SC Codes
Submitting Accommodation Codes                    To submit an SC code via the Student
Some          accommodation     codes     are     Editor, do the following:
automatically recorded by a TEST record           • Fill in the information on the Student
submission. Refer to page 18 or page 29               Editor Filter page. A subject, building,
for details. To submit an accommodation               and grade must be selected to proceed.
code via the Student Editor, do the
                                                  • Additional optional filters include number
following:
                                                      of students displayed per page, data
• Fill in the information on the Student              filters, student name, state student ID,
     Editor Filter page. A subject, building,         local student ID, sort, and EXIT status
     and grade must be selected to proceed.           may be used to select specific students.
• Additional optional filters include number      • Click on the Continue button.
     of students displayed per page, data
                                                  • In the center on the next screen, click on
     filters, student name, state student ID,
                                                      the link titled Testing.
     local student ID, sort, and EXIT status
     may be used to select specific students.
• Click on the Continue button.




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•   Find the name of the student Use the
    navigation links above the student
                                                  AUDIT
    names to view different pages. The
    links are labeled <<First, <Prev, Next>,
                                                  SPREADSHEET
    Last>>.
•   Check the Edit box next to the                The audit spreadsheet is an Excel
    student’s name.                               spreadsheet     that    provides     detailed
•   Click on the box in the column titled         information regarding testing results. The
    Special Circumstances.                        results include the score, performance
                                                  category (except for the high school science
                                                  and history / government tests), test type,
                                                  KCA test parts taken, number of omitted
                                                  items, and selected information submitted to
•   A drop-down box will open.                    the KIDS database (including exit status).
•   Select the proper SC code in the drop-        The spreadsheet is updated nightly.
    down box.
                                                  To access the audit spreadsheet, do the
                                                  following:
                                                  • Log on to the CETE website at
                                                       www.cete.us
                                                  • In the left-hand column click on the link
                                                       titled KCA Main Page
                                                  • Depending on the time of year, click on
                                                       the link titled Fall 2009 OTL Testing or
                                                       Spring 2010 NCLB (the "REAL" test.”)
                                                  • Click on the link titled Audit
                                                       Spreadsheet.
                                                  • From the File Menu, select Save as.
                                                  • In the dialogue box titled Save as type,
                                                       Excel worksheet or Excel workbook.

                                                  The audit spreadsheet contains information
                                                  only from the current testing window. No
•   Click on Save Changes.
                                                  previous OTL results are included.         In
                                                  addition, all students are listed in the file
                                                  including students who have not been
                                                  tested and students who have OTL results
                                                  from a different test window (the previous
                                                  OTL results are not shown).




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                          SECTION 10: APPENDIX

AYP ANNUAL TARGETS
                              K-8 Schools                             9-12 Schools
    Year
                    Reading                 Mathematics         Reading          Mathematics
    2009             79.7%                    77.8%              76.7%                70.5%
    2010             83.7%                    82.3%              81.3%                76.4%
    2011             87.8%                    86.7%              86.0%                82.3%
    2012             91.9%                    91.1%              90.7%                88.2%
    2013             95.9%                    95.6%              95.3%                94.1%
    2014            100.0%                    100.0%            100.0%               100.0%
•    Targets are the percentage of students scoring at Meets Standard and above.




QPA ANNUAL TARGETS
Grade Level           History / Government                  Science               Writing

        4                                                   73.0%
        5                                                                          67.0%
        6                         70.0%
        7                                                   71.0%
        8                         70.0%                                            73.0%
       HS                         68.0%                     69.0%                  76.0%
•    Targets are the percentage of students scoring at Meets Standard and above.
•    Note: QPA targets remain constant and do not change over time.




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CUT SCORES
General Assessment Cut Scores (percent correct)
                            Academic        Approaches      Meets      Exceeds
Subject        Grade                                                                   Exemplary
                             Warning         Standard      Standard    Standard

                   3            0-54          55-66         67-79        80-88           89-100
                   4            0-56          57-67         68-80        81-88           89-100
                   5            0-56          57-67         68-79        80-87           88-100
Reading            6            0-51          52-63         64-78        79-87           88-100
                   7            0-49          50-62         63-76        77-86           87-100
                   8            0-49          50-63         64-78        79-88           89-100
                 HS             0-53          54-67         68-80        81-88           89-100
                   3            0-57          58-69         70-84        85-92           93-100
                   4            0-53          54-62         63-79        80-88           89-100
                   5            0-53          54-61         62-77        78-87           88-100
Math               6            0-52          53-62         63-78        79-89           90-100
                   7            0-43          44-55         56-70        71-83           84-100
                   8            0-44          45-57         58-72        73-85           86-100
                 HS             0-37          38-49         50-67        68-81           82-100
                   4            0-31          32-50         51-73        74-88           89-100
Science            7            0-30          31-45         46-66        67-81           82-100
                 HS             0-25          26-39         40-65        66-80           81-100
                   6            0-27          28-45         46-64        65-79           80-100
History /
                   8            0-26          27-41         42-66        67-79           80-100
Govt.
                 HS             0-27          28-43         44-66        67-80           81-100




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KAMM Cut Scores (percent correct)
                            Academic        Approaches       Meets         Exceeds
Subject        Grade                                                                       Exemplary
                             Warning         Standard       Standard       Standard

                   3            0-39          40-57           58-88          89-93           94-100
                   4            0-38          39-54           55-84          85-90           91-100
                   5            0-37          38-51           52-82          83-90           91-100
Reading            6            0-38          39-47           48-75          76-83           84-100
                   7            0-34          35-40           41-71          72-82           83-100
                   8            0-35          36-46           47-76          77-85           86-100
                 HS             0-37          38-48           49-81          82-87           88-100
                   3            0-34          35-56           57-81          82-94           95-100
                   4            0-34          35-54           55-81          82-94           95-100
                   5            0-34          35-56           57-81          82-91           92-100
Math               6            0-34          35-54           55-79          80-91           92-100
                   7            0-34          35-51           52-74          75-86           87-100
                   8            0-34          35-49           50-74          75-84           85-100
                 HS             0-31          32-44           45-64          65-79           80-100
                   4            0-40          41-62           63-79          80-90           91-100
Science            7            0-30          31-43           44-55          56-67           68-100
                 HS             0-27          28-40           41-53          54-65           66-100
                   6            0-33          34-43           44-57          58-71           72-100
History /
                   8            0-29          30-39           40-55          56-67           68-100
Govt.
                 HS             0-34          35-42           43-59          60-72           73-100


Alternate Assessment Cut Scores (average rating)
                            Academic        Approaches       Meets         Exceeds
Subject        Grade                                                                       Exemplary
                             Warning         Standard       Standard       Standard

Reading          ALL           0-2.99       3.00 – 3.74     3.75 – 4.24   4.25 – 4.79      4.80 – 5.00
Math             ALL           0-2.99       3.00 – 3.74     3.75 – 4.24   4.25 – 4.79      4.80 – 5.00
Science          ALL           0-2.99       3.00 – 3.74     3.75 – 4.24   4.25 – 4.79      4.80 – 5.00
History /
                 ALL           0-2.99       3.00 – 3.74     3.75 – 4.24   4.25 – 4.79      4.80 – 5.00
Govt.
Writing          ALL           0-2.99       3.00 – 3.74     3.75 – 4.24   4.25 – 4.79      4.80 – 5.00



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2009 STATE RESULTS
MATHEMATICS – 2009 State Results by Grade Level

                                 % of Students Scoring at Performance Level
Grade
                  AW                   AS     MS          ES           EX         Proficient
    3              4.9                 6.8    26.1       29.7         32.6            88.3
    4              5.2                 7.8    28.3       26.4         32.3            87.0
    5              5.1                 7.7    26.9       27.8         32.6            87.3
    6              7.3                 9.3    23.9       28.3         31.2            83.4
    7              6.8                 12.6   26.3       27.6         26.7            80.6
    8              8.5                 13.3   25.4       26.7         26.2            78.3
   11              8.8                 11.9   35.8       23.7         19.8            79.3
   All             6.6                 9.9    27.5       27.2         28.8            83.5


READING – 2009 State Results by Grade Level

                                 % of Students Scoring at Performance Level
Grade
                  AW                   AS     MS          ES           EX         Proficient
    3              4.7                 10.2   25.9       29.8         29.4            85.1
    4              4.9                 7.8    25.8       29.5         32.0            87.3
    5              5.6                 9.9    23.9       25.6         34.9            84.5
    6              5.2                 8.5    23.1       29.5         33.7            86.3
    7              3.8                 8.4    21.3       31.9         34.7            87.9
    8              5.6                 9.3    23.7       28.8         32.6            85.1
   11              4.4                 11.0   33.4       28.9         22.4            84.7
   All             4.9                 9.3    25.3       29.1         31.4            85.8


SCIENCE – 2009 State Results by Grade Level

                                 % of Students Scoring at Performance Level
Grade
                  AW                   AS     MS          ES           EX         Proficient
    4              0.6                 7.5    32.2       38.9         20.8            91.9
    7              2.5                 13.9   36.9       29.9         16.9            83.6
   11              2.0                 13.7   52.4       23.5          8.1            84.0
   All             1.7                 11.6   40.2       31.0         15.5            86.6



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2009 State Results by Subgroup by Content Area

                                                   % of Students Scoring Proficient
Group
                                       Mathematics       Reading      Science           Writing
All Students                                83.5             85.8       86.6              73.9
Free and Reduced Lunch                      74.3             76.5       77.2              62.0
Students with Disabilities                  67.2             69.4       71.4              51.3
ELL Students                                69.9             65.5       65.5              52.2
African-American Students                   63.8             68.3       64.9              57.3
Hispanic                                    72.4             71.9       70.6              60.8
White                                       87.7             90.4       91.6              77.9
Asian & Pacific                             89.5             86.8       88.5              79.5
American Indian                             76.7             80.7       83.2              66.3
Multi-Ethnic                                80.5             83.6       84.6              70.6




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                                                Kansas Appropriate Testing Practices
                                                      Fact Sheet 2009 – 2010

Test Security                                                              Unacceptable Test Preparation Practices
• Do not review tests or analyze test items before, during or after the    • Do not use actual or altered test questions (clone, parallel) for
  assessment is administered.                                                practice or instruction.
• Do not discuss any specific test items on the test with students         • Do not conduct comprehensive reviews or drills the day of the test
  before, during or after the administration of the assessment.              or between testing sessions.
• Do not construct answer keys so that an assessment may be                • Teachers may not require students to show work or use scratch
  scored locally.                                                            paper. Scratch paper may not be graded.
• Do not reproduce or rewrite test materials.
• Report any breach of test security, loss of materials, failure to        Test Administration
  account for materials, or any other deviation to Dr. Cherie Randall,
  Assessment Coordinator, KSDE, 785.296.3996.                              Before
                                                                           • Download/distribute and read the Examiner’s Manual prior to test
District Test Coordinator’s Responsibilities
                                                                             administration and follow the instructions during administration.
• Oversee test security for the entire district and order the materials
                                                                           • Remove or cover (with opaque material) bulletin board displays,
  necessary for test administration for each building in the district.
                                                                             charts and diagrams, and other instructional material which may
• Destroy (burn or shred) test materials upon completion of testing.         give assistance or advantage during testing.
Building-Level Person’s Responsibilities                                   During
• Count test materials upon arrival, between each session, and after       • Actively monitor the testing session. Moving around the room
  testing.                                                                   encourages students to focus on their own work.
• Distribute test materials to teachers immediately before the testing     • Verify that students are on the correct item and are following
  session (*see Read Aloud Accommodation).                                   general testing procedures.
• Instruct teachers not to open test booklets prior to administration      • Students may use blank paper to show and check their work. This
  (*see Read Aloud Accommodation).                                           work must be collected and destroyed upon completion of the
• Store test materials (booklets, tickets) in a secure, locked area          entire test.
  before and between each session(s) and after testing.                    • Do not coach or cue students in any way during test administration.
• The building test coordinator is responsible for test security when        This includes gestures and facial expressions.
  booklets are available to teachers for the read aloud                    • Do not respond to questions during testing that would help the
  accommodation before the assessment is given.                              students to understand the question, aid them in responding to an
Classroom Teacher’s Responsibilities                                         item, or advise/encourage them to edit or change a response.
• Collect and destroy (shred) student notes, scratch paper, and            • Readers may not clarify, elaborate, or provide assistance to
  drawings, etc. upon completion of the entire test.                         students in any way. When reading test items aloud, readers must
*Read-Aloud Accommodation – The reader providing the read-aloud              be careful not to give clues that indicate the correct answer or help
  accommodation may have access to the test materials for a very             eliminate some answer choices. The reader must avoid cueing the
  limited time before the test. The testing materials may not be taken       student by using voice inflection or by providing information that is
  out of the building.                                                       not in the test.
                                                                           After
Acceptable Test Preparation Practices                                      • For students taking the KCA, the teacher may verify the End
• Provide students with the opportunity to learn the content and              Review Screen to see that all test questions have been answered
  vocabulary by integrating state curriculum standards, benchmarks            before a student exits the test.
  and indicators with instruction.                                         • For students using the paper / pencil accommodation, teachers
• Integrate teaching of test taking skills with regular classroom             may verify that the student has circled all answer choices in the
  instruction and assessment.                                                 student booklet. If an answer has not been marked, students may
• Assure students have had prior experience with the paper/pencil or          be directed to go back to that question. Teachers may not make
  computer testing format being used.                                         changes to student answers.
• Use formative assessments (whiteboards, observations,
  questioning, pre-tests, classroom / local assessments) to inform         Contact for Information
  instruction.
                                                                           Dr. Cherie Randall, Assessment Coordinator,
                                                                           crandall@ksde.org, 785.296.3996
                                                                           David Bowman, Assessment Consultant,
                                                                           dbowman@ksde.org, 785.296.4349




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                          Kansas History-Government (H.G.) Assessment
                                     Fact Sheet 2009 – 2010

General Information                                                         Alternate Assessment
The H.G. assessment is NOT available for the 09-10 school year.             NOT necessary for H.G. during the 09-10 school year. For years
For years when it is available:                                             when it is necessary:
• Assessed grades 6, 8 and two part high school with OTL                    • OTL Available to eligible students in HS
• High school OTL is available in two parts: World Focus and U.S.           • Five indicators determined by the IEP team are assessed
  Focus see: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420                     • Only 1% of district students may be classified as “Meets Standards”
• Grades 6 & 8 not required for 2008-09 school year                           or higher using an alternate assessment
• Results used to calculate QPA, not AYP
                                                                            Formative Assessment
Standards and Supporting Materials                                          • CETE – KCA Test Builder http://www.kca.cete.us/kca_testbuilder.htm
• Assessed indicators: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=161
• KSDE Hist./Gov. web page: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1715     QPA Target
• Flip charts with item specifications:
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=161                                       Grade 6               Grade 8            HS & Districts
                                                                                     70%                   70%                     68%
Assessment Format
• Grades 6 and 8: two untimed sessions, approximately 45 to 60              Performance Levels, Cut Scores, and SOE
  minute test sessions                                                      • Five levels: Exemplary, Exceeds Standards, Meets Standards,
• High school: one untimed session, approximately 45 to 60 minute             Approaches Standards, Academic Warning.
  session per part                                                          • Performance Level Descriptors:
• Grade 6 has 24 indicators @ 2 questions per indicator for a                 http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=161
  maximum of 48 items on the test                                           • Cut scores as approved by the State Board of Education:
• Grade 8 has 30 indicators @ 2 questions per indicator for a                 http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=SqUGcvNjowE%3d&t
  maximum of 60 items on the test                                             abid=420&mid=5207
• High school opportunity to learn assessment is available in two           • Criteria for Standard of Excellence:
  parts: World Focus (includes world history, global economics, and           http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2379
  world geography) & U.S. Focus (includes U.S. and Kansas history,
  civics-government, and U.S. related economics)                            Scores Reported
• Each part has 15 indicators @ 2 questions per indicator for a
                                                                            • There will be no scores reported in 2009- 2010.
  maximum of 30 items per part
• All multiple-choice questions
• Link to accommodations allowed:                                           KCA Testing Window
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2372                               NOT available for the 09-10 school year.
                                                                             Type                   Grades     Modes        Opens        Closes
Testing Modes                                                                 Spring Testing        6, 8, HS
The H.G. assessment is NOT available for the 09-10 school year                OTL –Fall                HS
• KCA is required for H.S., OTL, General Assessment, and KAMM                 OTL –Spring              HS
• Paper and pencil is available for H.S., KAMM, OTL only as an
                                                                              Alternate             6, 8, HS
  accommodation

Kansas Assessment of Modified Measures (KAMM)                               English Language Learner (ELL) Students
                                                                            NOT available for the 09-10 school year. For years when available:
NOT available for the 09-10 school year. For years when available:
                                                                            • ELL students, grade 6 & 8 history-government not required
• Administered biennially to students identified as eligible by their IEP
  Team                                                                      • ELL, H.S., OTL students taking the history-government assessment
                                                                              may use translation dictionaries
• Grades 6 & 8: two 45 to 60 minute test sessions
                                                                            • Spanish version is not available
• High school: one 45 to 60 minute session per part
• All grades assessed have one to two questions per indicator
• High school has twenty-seven indicators assessed for a maximum            Contact for Information
  of 30 item of US Focus and 22 items on World Focus                        Kris Shaw, Interim History-Gov Program Consultant,
• The sum of KAMM and Alternate students classified as “Meets               kshaw@ksde.org, 785.296.4926
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                                          Kansas Mathematics Assessment
                                              Fact Sheet 2009 – 2010

General Information                                                            Formative Assessment
•   Grades assessed: 3-8 and OTL at high school                                • CETE – KCA Test Builder http://www.kca.cete.us/kca_testbuilder.htm
•   Link to OTL: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420
•   Annually tested                                                            AYP Targets
•   Results used for AYP and QPA calculations                                  • Link to AYP targets: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=403
                                                                               • % of students needed at Meets Standards or above for 2010:
Standards and Supporting Materials                                                 o 3-8 schools = 82.3%
• Assessed indicators and item specifications:                                     o High schools and Districts = 76.4%
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=156
• KSDE Mathematics web page:                                                   Performance Levels, Cut Scores, and SOE
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1719
                                                                               • Five levels: Exemplary, Exceeds Standards, Meets Standards,
• Flip charts: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=156                        Approaches Standards, Academic Warning
                                                                               • Performance level descriptors:
Assessment Format                                                                http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2377
• Three test sessions, two allowing a calculator and one not allowing          • Cut scores as approved by the State Board of Education:
  a calculator (all grade levels)                                                http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2377
• Three untimed sessions approximately 45-60 minutes each                      • Criteria for SOE: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2379
• Number of questions and indicators assessed:
        Grade           3      4       5    6    7           8      HS         Scores Reported
    # Indicators       12     14      15   14   15           15      15        • Student performance levels
    # Questions        70     73      73   86   84           86      84        • Student percent correct
•   Four to eight items per indicator                                          • Results by indicator for student, building, district, and state
•   All multiple-choice questions
•   Universal design guidelines followed                                       KCA Testing Window
•   Link to list of accommodations allowed:                                      Type                 Grades          Modes       Opens        Closes
    http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2372
                                                                                 OTL-Fall               9-11           KCA        Oct. 5       Jan. 15
Testing Modes                                                                    OTL-Spring              11            KCA        Feb. 17      Apr. 13
• KCA is the mode for all assessments                                            OTL-Spring             9-10           KCA        Feb. 17      May 13
• Paper and pencil is available only as an accommodation                         Alternate        3-8, OTL at HS      Online     Dec. 31      April 13*
• A Spanish version of the general assessment is available on the                Spring                 3-8            KCA        Feb.17       Apr. 13
  KCA
                                                                               • The General and KAMM test windows are the same
                                                                               • Alternate scores must be entered by Apr. 30, 2010
Kansas Assessment of Modified Measures (KAMM)
• Administered annually to students identified as eligible by their IEP team
                                                                               English Language Learner (ELL) Students
• Three test sessions, two allowing a calculator and one not allowing
  a calculator (all grade levels)                                              • All ELL students must take the math assessment
• Ten indicators assessed per grade level                                      • ELL students whose first education in the United Sates occurred on
                                                                                 or after Feb. 17, 2009 are not included in AYP calculations other
• Forty questions per grade level
                                                                                 than participation
• The sum of KAMM and Alternate students classified as “Meets
                                                                               • ELL students may use translation dictionaries
  Standards” or above at the district level must not exceed 3%
                                                                               • Spanish version is available via KCA
• Link to KAMM web page: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2371

                                                                               Contact for Information
Alternate Assessment
                                                                               Sid Cooley, Math Program Consultant,
• Administered annually to students identified as eligible by their IEP Team
• Five indicators determined by the IEP team are assessed                      scooley@ksde.org, 785.296.3486
• Only 1% of district students may be classified as “Meets Standards”          David Barnes, Math/Science Program Consultant,
  or higher using an alternate assessment                                      dbarnes@ksde.org, 785.296.2091
• Link to Alternate Assessment web page:
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2384

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                                               Kansas Reading Assessment
                                                 Fact Sheet 2009 – 2010

General Information                                                       Formative Assessment
• Grades assessed: 3-8 and OTL at high school                             • CETE – KCA Test Builder http://www.kca.cete.us/kca_testbuilder.htm
     o Results used for AYP and QPA calculations
• Early Reading Assessment a locally-selected diagnostic reading          AYP Targets
  test administered at one grade level at K-2
                                                                          • Link to AYP targets: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=159
• Link to OTL: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420
                                                                          • % of students needed at Meets Standards or above for 2010:
• Annually tested
                                                                              o K-8 schools = 83.7%
                                                                              o High schools and Districts = 81.3%
Standards and Supporting Materials
• Link to standards: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=142           Performance Levels, Cut Scores, and SOE
• Assessed indicators and item specifications:
                                                                          • Five levels: Exemplary, Exceeds Standards, Meets Standards,
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=159
                                                                            Approaches Standards, Academic Warning.
• Flip charts: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=159
                                                                          • Perf. level descriptors: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=159
                                                                          • Cut scores as approved by the State Board of Education:
NCLB Assessment Format                                                      http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2377
• Three test sessions for all grade levels                                • Criteria for SOE: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420
• Untimed sessions, 45 minutes per session is recommended as a
  guide                                                                   Scores Reported
• Eleven to sixteen indicators assessed per grade level
                                                                          • Student performance levels
• Number of questions: varies from 58 (grade 3) to 84 (grade 7)
                                                                          • Student percent correct
• Four to six items per indicator
                                                                          • Results by standard for student, building, district, and state.
• All multiple-choice questions
• Universal design guidelines followed
• Accommodation Manual found at:
                                                                          KCA Testing Window
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2372                               Type                 Grades         Modes       Opens       Closes
                                                                            OTL-Fall              9-11           KCA         Oct. 5     Jan. 15
Testing Modes                                                               OTL-Spring            9-10           KCA        Feb. 17     May 13
• KCA for General Assessment and KAMM                                       OTL-Spring             11            KCA        Feb. 17     Apr. 13
• Paper and pencil are available as an accommodation for General            Alternate        3-8, OTL at HS     Online      Dec. 31     April 13*
  and KAMM Assessment                                                       Spring              3-8           KCA        Feb.17          Apr. 13
                                                                          • The General and KAMM test windows are the same
Kansas Assessment of Modified Measures (KAMM)                             • Alternate scores must be entered by Apr. 30, 2010
• Administered annually to students identified as eligible by their IEP
  Team                                                                    English Language Learner (ELL) Students
• Three test sessions for all grade levels                                • All ELL students will take the Kansas English Language Proficiency
• Eleven to sixteen indicators assessed per grade level                     Assessment (KELPA).
• Number of questions varies from 30 (gr. 3) to 49 (HS)                   • If a student enrolled in a U.S. school on or after Feb. 17, 2009 that
• The sum of KAMM and Alternate students classified as “Meets               student does not have to take the Reading Assessment but does
  Standards” or above at the district level must not exceed 3%              take the KELPA.
                                                                          • Confirm that TEST submission has been made to KIDS system by
Alternate Assessment                                                        district test coordinator before Jan. 8
                                                                          • ELL students may have the instructions of the reading test read to
• Administered annually to identified students in grades 3-8 and HS
                                                                            them, but not the text passages.
• Five indicators determined by the IEP team are assessed
                                                                          • Electronic translators and bilingual dictionaries are allowed if
• Only 1% of district students may be classified as “Meets Standards”       accustomed to their use during instruction.
  or higher using an alternate assessment

                                                                          Contact for Information
                                                                          Kris Shaw, Language Arts and Literacy Consultant,
                                                                          kshaw@ksde.org, 785.296.4926


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                                                 Kansas Science Assessment
                                                   Fact Sheet 2009 – 2010

General Information                                                     Alternate Assessment
• Grades 4, 7, and two part high school with OTL                        • Administered annually to eligible students as identified by their IEP
• High school students tested in both parts by the end of 11th grade      team in grades 4, 7, and high school
  year                                                                  • Five indicators determined by the IEP team are assessed
• Annually tested                                                       • Only 1% of district students may be classified as “Meets Standards”
• Results used for QPA                                                    or higher using an alternate assessment


Standards and Supporting Materials                                      QPA Target
• Assessed indicators and item specifications:                                  Grade 4                 Grade 7              High School
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=163                                     73%                     71%                     69%
• KSDE Science Standards web page:
    http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=144
• Flip charts: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=163
                                                                        Performance Levels, Cut Scores, and SOE
                                                                        • Five performance levels: Exemplary, Exceeds Standards, Meets
                                                                          Standards, Approaches Standards, Academic Warning
Assessment Format
                                                                        • Performance Level Descriptors:
• Grades 4 and 7- two untimed sessions, approx.45-60 minutes each         http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=163
• High school- untimed, approx. 45-60 minutes per part                  • Cut scores as approved by the State Board of Education:
• Two items per tested indicator at all levels                            http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=SqUGcvNjowE%3d&t
• Grade 4- 22 tested indicators assessed / 44 items total                 abid=420&mid=5207
• Grade 7- 30 tested indicators assessed / 60 items total               • Criteria for SOE: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2379
• High school under OTL is available in two parts: Physical Science
  and Life Science. Each part has 15 indicators/ 30 items total per     Scores Reported
  part
                                                                        • Student performance levels
• Link to list of accommodations allowed:
                                                                        • Student percent correct
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2372
• All multiple-choice questions                                         • Results by standard for student, building, district, and state


Testing Modes                                                           KCA Testing Window
•   KCA is required for general assessment                                Type                    Grades      Modes       Opens        Closes
•   KCA is required for KAMM                                              Spring Testing          4, 7, 11     KCA       March 17       May 7
•   Paper and pencil is available only as an accommodation.               OTL –Fall                9-11        KCA        Oct. 5       Jan. 15
•   A Spanish version of the general assessment is available on KCA       OTL –Spring              9-10        KCA       March 17      May 13
    only                                                                  Alternate             4,7, HS    Online      Dec. 31         April 13
                                                                        • The General and KAMM test windows are the same
Kansas Assessment of Modified Measures (KAMM)                           • Alternate scores must be entered by Apr. 30, 2010
• Administered annually to eligible students identified by their IEP
  Team                                                                  English Language Learner (ELL) Students
• Grade 4 and 7- two 45-60 minute test sessions
                                                                        • All ELL students must take the science assessment
• High school- one 45-60 minute session per part                        • Recently-arrived ELL students whose first education in the United
• Two items per tested indicator at all levels                            States occurred on or after March 17, 2009, are not included in
• Grade 4- 21 indicators assessed; total of 42 items                      QPA calculations other than participation
• Grade 7- 30 indicators assessed; total of 60 items                    • The exception for “recently-arrived” students at the high school is
• High school-15 indicators assessed on each part with 30 items on        only applied if they are classified as “recently arrived” during their
  the Physical Science and 30 items on the Life Science                   cohort year
• Link to KAMM assessment item specifications:                          • ELL students may use translation dictionaries
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=163                            • Spanish general assessment is available on KCA
• The sum of KAMM and Alternate students classified as “Meets
  Standards” or above at the district level must not exceed 3%
                                                                        Contact for Information
                                                                        David Barnes, Science Program Consultant,
                                                                        dbarnes@ksde.org, 785.296.2091

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                                           Kansas Writing Assessment
                                             Fact Sheet 2009 – 2010

General Information                                                   QPA Targets
The writing assessment is NOT available for the 2009-2010             • Percentage of students needed at Meets Standards or above:
school year.                                                             o 5th Grade = 67%
For years when it is available:                                          o 8th Grade = 73%
• Grades assessed: 5, 8, and OTL at high school                          o High School = 76%
• Results are used to calculate QPA, but not AYP
                                                                      Performance Levels, Cut Scores, and SOE
Standards and Supporting Materials                                    • Five levels: Exemplary, Exceeds Standards, Meets Standards,
• Writing standards and indicators:                                     Approaches Standards, Academic Warning.
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1726                         • Performance. level descriptors:
• Kansas 6-TRAIT rubrics:                                               http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2377
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=165                          • Cut scores as approved by the State Board of Education:
• KSDE Training Manual for 6-TRAIT scoring:                              o Exemplary – 4.40
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=165                             o Exceeds Standard – 3.75
• Suggested Scoring Procedures:                                          o Meets Standard – 3.00
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=165                             o Approaches Standard – 2.30
• Example prompts for classroom use:                                     o Academic Warning – < 2.30
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=165                          • Criteria for SOE: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2379

Assessment Format                                                     Scores Reported
• Four untimed testing sessions, approximately 45-60 minutes each     • Student performance levels
• Link to the Accommodations Manual:                                  • Student 6-TRAIT scores by individual rater
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2372                         • Student average 6-TRAIT scores, composite score, and
                                                                        performance level
Testing Modes
• Students may use a word processing program                          Testing Window
                                                                        Type              Grades         Modes      Opens      Closes
Kansas Assessment of Modified Measures (KAMM)
                                                                        General        5, 8, OTL at HS
NOT available for the 2009-2010 school year
For years when it is available:                                         KAMM           5, 8, OTL at HS
• Administered to students identified as eligible by their IEP team     Alternate      5, 8, OTL at HS
• Modified prompts and 6-TRAIT rubrics are used                       Writing assessments are NOT available for the 09-10 school year.
• Link to modified 6-TRAIT rubrics for KAMM:
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2371                         English Language Learner (ELL) Students
• Only 3% of district students may be classified as Meets Standards
                                                                      • All ELL students must take the Kansas English Language
  or higher using the KAMM and the Alternate assessments
                                                                        Proficiency Assessment (KELPA)
                                                                      • Writing assessment is NOT available for 2009-2010 school
Alternate Assessment                                                    year
NOT necessary for writing during for the 2009-2010 school year        • For years when it is available:
For years when it is necessary:                                          o Recently-arrived students (whose education in the United
• Administered to students identified as eligible by their IEP team           States began less than one calendar year from the date the
• Assesses five indicators determined by IEP team                             local writing assessment window opens) may take the KELPA
• Only 1% of district students may be classified as Meets Standards           in lieu of the Kansas Writing Assessment
  or higher using the alternate assessment                               o ELL students may use translation dictionaries and other tools
                                                                              and resources if accustomed to their use during instruction
• Link to Alternate Assessment web page:
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2384                            o Students must compose in English

                                                                      Contact for Information
                                                                      Matt Copeland, Language Arts and Literacy Consultant,
                                                                      mcopeland@ksde.org, 785.296.5060


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                      Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA)
                                       Fact Sheet 2009 – 2010

General Information                                                         Scores Reported
• Test every English Language Learner (ELL) annually using Kansas           • Student proficiency levels
  English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA).                          • Student percent correct
• Place ELLs on monitored status after achieving ‘fluent’ level in all
  four domains and the composite score for two consecutive years.
                                                                            KELPA Testing Window
• KELPA is optional for ELLs on monitored status.
• Confirm that TEST submission has been made to KIDS system by                Type               Grades     Modes           Opens     Closes
  district test coordinator before Jan. 8.                                    Recently                  KELPA-P*, LAS, Within 2
                                                                              arrived in US       K-12   LAS Links, IPT, weeks of
                                                                              school                         LPTS           arrival
Standards and Supporting Materials
                                                                              Spring KELPA K-12               P&P           Feb. 5    Apr. 30
• ESOL Standards: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=350
                                                                            * KELPA-P available for free download from https://www.cete.us with
• ELL Assessment Handbook and Report Guide:
                                                                            district/building password.
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2450
• ESOL Standards on-line training module: http://www.kerc-ks.org
• KELPA examiner on-line training podcasts: http://title3.greenbush.us
                                                                            Assessing ELLs in Content Areas
                                                                            • ELL students must take the regular content assessments, with
                                                                              exceptions for recently arrived students (entered U.S. school for
Assessment Format                                                             first time less than 12 months prior to testing window).
• Five grade bands: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12                                • Recently arrived students may take KELPA in lieu of Reading,
• Four test parts, one each for listening, reading, writing, and              Social Studies (even-numbered years), and Writing (odd-numbered
  speaking domains                                                            years) assessments, one administration only
• Untimed, approximately 15-45 minutes per part                             • Recently arrived students take the Math and Science assessments;
• Multiple-choice questions for listening, reading, and some writing          scores will not be included in AYP or QPA calculations, but will
• Short essay for writing and constructed response for speaking               count towards participation (AYP Math, QPA Science)
• Universal design guidelines followed                                      • ELL students may use translation dictionaries on content
                                                                              assessments, if accustomed to their use during instruction.
                                                                              Directions, questions, and answer choices may be read to the
Testing Modes                                                                 student; the reader is allowed to translate directions only.
• Paper and pencil                                                          • Spanish versions are available for math and science assessments
• All test parts for K-1 are individually administered                        via KCA. Use only if instruction of content has been in Spanish.
• Speaking parts for all students are individually administered             • Other appropriate accommodations include extended time and small
• Part of the writing (short essay) and the speaking (constructed             group.
  response) are scored locally                                              • Accommodations Manual:
• Rubrics provided for speaking and writing, require self-training            http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2372
  using podcasts http://title3.greenbush.us/
• Testing material mailed from and returned to Center for Educational       AYP Targets
  Testing and Education https://www.cete.us, cete@ku.edu,                   • Thirty (30) ELLs per building, per district constitute a disaggregated
  785.864.3537                                                                group.
                                                                            • Monitored ELLs are included in the ELL subgroup for AYP/QPA
KAMM and Alternate Assessment Students                                        calculations for up to two years.
• An ELL who qualifies for KAMM applies the same accommodations             • Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs)
  listed in the IEP to take the KELPA.                                        1. Making progress – 20% of K-12 ELLs increase total scores
• An ELL who qualifies for alternate state content assessments may                compared to the previous year
  be exempted from the KELPA due to certain circumstances with                2. Attaining proficiency – 15% of K-12 ELLs score “4- Fluent” on
  prior approval. Contact Cheryl Randall crandal@ksde.org or Dave                 the Total Score
  Bowman dbowman@ksde.org                                                     3. 2010 AYP targets - 81.3% in Reading and 76.4% in Math
• There is no special coding for SPED on the student’s KELPA
  answer sheet, as this data is captured in the KIDS data system            Contact for Information
                                                                            Phyllis Farrar, World Languages and ELL Program Consultant,
Performance Levels and Cut Scores                                           pfarrar@ksde.org, 785.296.1891
• Four proficiency levels: beginning (1), intermediate (2),
                                                                            Melanie Manares, ESOL/Bilingual Program Consultant,
  advanced (3), and fluent (4)
• Cut scores for proficiency levels in each grade band are listed in        mmanares@ksde.org, 785.296.7929
  the Report Guide: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2450
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                                Opportunity to Learn (OTL) and Second Opportunity
                                              Fact Sheet 2009 – 2010

OTL                                                                        Second Opportunity for Reading and Math (cont.)
• OTL provides Kansas High Schools with flexibility in determining         • When a former (exited) student returns to the original building as an
  when to assess students in math, reading, science, writing and             11th grader after 9/20 and has a nonproficient banked score, the
  history-government.                                                        nonproficient score counts for participation only.
• The goal of OTL is to allow students to take assessments at the          • When a student is included in an AYP cohort as an 11th grader,
  end of their opportunity to learn the content standards.                   then is reclassified (retained) the following year, the student is
• Students taking math, reading, science and writing assessments as          regarded as complete even though the student tested only once
  a 9th or 10th grader will have their scores banked until they              and did not score proficient.
  become 11th graders (11th grade is the cohort year).                     • Junior students arriving in a building/district after the very late
• Students taking history-government assessments as a 9th or 10th            enrollment date need not test but may, for instructional purposes.
  grader will have their scores banked until they become 12 graders
  (12th grade is the cohort year for history-government).                  Second Opportunity for Science, Writing, and
OTL and Second Opportunity Rules                                           History-Government
• OTL Rules: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=420                    • Second opportunity is not applicable to science, writing, and
                                                                             history-government.

Second Opportunity for Reading and Math
                                                                           OTL Science & History-government – two part
• Second Opportunity applies only to the NCLB math and reading
  assessments.                                                             Mobility
• Schools have a second opportunity to assess students initially           • Student mobility within districts (i.e., intra-district transfers):
  scoring nonproficient on NCLB math and reading assessments.                Students having taken one part of the science or the history-
• Students may be assessed no more than once in a given semester.            government assessment and transferring to another building within
• Once a student scores proficient, the student is “complete” and            the district must take the second part of the assessment in the
  would not be eligible for a second test.                                   receiving building. The receiving building will inherit the part one
• The building in which a student scores proficient retains the score        score and when combined with the part two score will be counted
  even if the student moves.                                                 for both proficiency and participation at the receiving building.
• Once a student scores nonproficient twice in a given school, the         • Student mobility between districts (i.e., inter-district transfers):
  student is “complete” and is not eligible for additional opportunities     Students having taken one part of the science or the history-
  regardless of whether the student remains in that school, or moves         government assessment and transferring to a building in another
  to another school.                                                         district must take the second part of the assessment in the
                                                                             receiving building. The receiving building will inherit the part one
• The building in which a student scores nonproficient twice retains
                                                                             score and when combined with the part two score will be counted
  the nonproficient score even if the student moves. A student can
                                                                             for participation only at the receiving building.
  never test more than twice in a given school even if the student
  moves and returns.                                                       • Science – junior students arriving in a building/district after the very
                                                                             late enrollment date need not test but may, for instructional
• When a student has a single banked nonproficient score and
                                                                             purposes.
  moves to another building, the score will not be used in the first
  building’s AYP calculation.                                              • History-government – senior students arriving in a building/district
                                                                             after the very late enrollment date need not test but may, for
• When a student has a single banked nonproficient score and
                                                                             instructional purposes.
  moves to another building, the score is dropped for the receiving
  school, which inherits two new opportunities to test. If the student
  is an 11th grader and is not tested in the receiving school, it will     Cohort Year
  count against the receiving school’s participation rate.                 • Cohort year: the year the student scores are used in the AYP and
• When a student with a single banked nonproficient score remains            /or the QPA calculation.
  in the original building and is not tested a second time, the banked     • Students must have completed assessments by the end of the
  score is counted for both AYP and participation.                           cohort year (gr.12 for h-g; gr.11 for all others).

                                                                           Contact for Information
                                                                           Dr. Cherie Randall, Assessment Coordinator,
                                                                           crandall@ksde.org, 785.296.3996
                                                                           David Bowman, Assessment Consultant,
                                                                           dbowman@ksde.org, 785.296.4349


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                                National Assessment of Educational Progress
                                           Fact Sheet2009 – 2010

General Information                                                         Accommodations
•   US History, Geography, Civics, Math, & Writing – grade 4.               • Accommodations are available to students whose IEP or 504 plans
•   US History, Geography, Civics & Math – grade 8.                           specifically require them.
•   Kansas does not participate in grade 12 NAEP.                           • Not all students who have been identified as SD and/or ELL require
•   NAEP does not attempt to assess every 4th and 8th grade student.          test accommodations.
    NAEP uses a representative sample. The students selected                • The person most knowledgeable about how the student is tested
    represent the geographic, racial, ethnic, and socio-economic              on the state assessment should make accommodation decisions
    diversity of America’s student body today.                                for each student individually.
•   Districts Superintendents with schools selected to participate in the
    NAEP 2010 sample were notified in May, 2009.                            Formative Assessments
•   Participation is important because each student’s performance           • NAEP Questions Tool: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/itmris
    represents hundreds of other similar students.
                                                                            • Sample Questions Booklet:
•   NAEP results are published in The Nation’s Report Card.                   http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/booklets.asp
•   The President, Congress, and policymakers use NAEP data when
    they consider ways to improve education.
                                                                            Performance Levels and Scale Scores
                                                                            • Achievement levels reflect what students should know and be able
Standards and Supporting Materials                                            to do.
• NAEP content standards are called “frameworks” and can be found           • NAEP results are reported as percentage of students performing
  at: http://nagb.org, and select “Publications.”                             below the Basic level, at or above the Basic and Proficient levels
• Additional information about NAEP subjects can be found at                  and at the Advanced level.
  http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard and select the subject from the      • Basic denotes partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills
  left-hand list of content areas:                                            that are fundamental for proficient at a given grade.
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1719
                                                                            • Proficient represents solid academic performance. Students
• Link to NAEP on the KSDE website:                                           reaching this level have demonstrated competency over
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1821                                 challenging subject matter.
                                                                            • Advanced represents superior performance.
Assessment Format                                                           • Scale scores report what students know and can do on NAEP
• One 90 minute session.                                                      assessments.
• Teachers do not need to prepare their students to take NAEP.              • NAEP results are generally reported on 0-300 or 0-500 point
• The NAEP assessment is administered uniformly using the same                scales.
  sets of test booklets across the nation.                                  • NAEP results are also reported at five percentiles (10th, 25th, 50th,
• NAEP is a large-group assessment; each student takes only a                 75th, and 90th) to show trends in performance for lower-, middle-,
  small part of the overall assessment.                                       and higher-performing students.
• NAEP assessments include both multiple-choice and open-ended
  questions. Open-ended questions require students to write an              Scores Reported
  answer that, depending on the question, can range from a few              • Score reports disclose state, regional and national level results.
  words to more than a page.                                                • School level and individual student-level results are not available.
• Link to list of accommodations allowed:
  http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1821
                                                                            Testing Window
Testing Modes                                                                 Type       Grades            Modes             Opens        Closes
• Paper and pencil                                                            NAEP        4&8         Paper and pencil      Jan. 25     March 5
• A Spanish version is available and must be requested at the pre-          • NAEP assessment dates were scheduled and participating schools
  assessment visit.                                                           were notified of the assessment date in June 2009.
                                                                            • NAEP contracts field staff to administer the 90 minute test.
Alternate or Modified Assessments
• NAEP does not provide alternate or modified versions of their             Contact for Information
  assessments.
                                                                            Beth Fultz, NAEP Consultant,
                                                                            bfultz@ksde.org, 785.296.2325
                                                                            NAEP Help Desk, 800.283.6273


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GLOSSARY
Accommodations:         Accommodations are tools and                 Manipulatives:   Physical objects used as an aid in
    procedures in the areas of presentation, response,                   understanding abstract concepts.
    setting, and timing/scheduling that provide equitable            NCLB: No Child Left Behind. Federal legislation that
    access during instruction and assessments for all                    mandates state testing and accountability.
    students. Accommodations do not reduce learning
    expectations; they provide access.                               OTL: Opportunity to Learn. Students at the high school
                                                                         level are not required to be tested at any certain grade
Alternate Assessment: A state assessment for a student                   level. They must be tested by the end of a specific
     who is significantly delayed and requires substantial               grade level for a cohort year (this varies by subject).
     adjustment to the general curriculum. A maximum of                  Students are tested after they have completed the
     1% of district students may be counted proficient using             coursework needed to prepare them for the
     the alternate assessment.                                           assessment.
AYP: Adequate Yearly Progress. AYP is a measurement                  P&P: Paper and pencil
    defined by the United States federal No Child Left
    Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of                    QPA: Quality Performance Accreditation. The system used
    Education to determine how every public school and                  by the state of Kansas for accrediting schools.
    school district in the country is performing academically        Reactivation: When a student has exited a test part, the
    in regard to state standards and indicators.                         student is not allowed to go back to that part unless the
CETE: The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation.                 test part has been reactivated.
ENRL records: Records submitted to the KIDS database                 Recent Arrivals: ELL students whose first education in the
   that detail enrollment information about a student.                    United States occurred one year or less before the
                                                                          opening of the testing window. Previously, these
ELL: English Language Learners                                            students were known as Newcomers.
EXIT record: A record submitted to the KIDS database that            SAR: Special Action Request. Requests regarding testing
    indicates that the student is no longer enrolled in the               situations, special accommodations, etc. submitted at
    school or district.                                                   the CETE website.
KAA:     Kansas Alternate Assessment.       See alternate            SC Codes: Special Coding Circumstances. SC codes are
    assessment.                                                           used to document unusual testing circumstances like
KAMM: Kansas Assessment of Modified Measures. The                         truancy or cheating.
   KAMM is a state assessment based on modified                      Test part: One section of the test. Each test part requires
   academic achievement standards for each grade level                    one session of approximately 45 minutes.
   content standard.      It is given to students with
   disabilities. A maximum of 2% of district students may            TEST records:     File records submitted to the KIDS
   be counted proficient using the KAMM.                                database that detail assessment information for
                                                                        students including the test type, testing mode, grade
KCA: Kansas Computerized Assessment                                     level, etc. This record must be submitted before a
KELPA:        Kansas English Language Proficiency                       student can be tested online, be included in OTL
   Assessment. This English, language, proficiency test is              spreadsheets, or have a preslugged answer sheet.
   required for all ELL students until they score proficient         Test session: The time or period set aside for testing.
   two consecutive times on the composite score as well
   as on all subtests.                                               Test type: The type of assessment that a student takes.
                                                                         There are three test types: general assessment,
KIDS ID #: The student’s state student ID number.                        KAMM, and the alternate assessment.
KIDS: Kansas Individual Data on Students. KIDS is a                  Test Window: The beginning and ending dates when
    student-level record system maintained by the Kansas                 assessments may be administered.
    State Department of Education. The database contains
    demographic information as well as data regarding the            Testing Mode: The method used to test students. There
    student’s grade level, district, school, ELL status, etc.             are two modes available: online (KCA) or paper and
                                                                          pencil.
Local testing window: The test window at the building
    level. For instance, a school may decide that it will
    administer the reading assessment from March 1 until
    March 12. This is its local testing window. Local
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INDEX
504 students                                                                                Contact information
    Accommodations .......................................................... 17                Barnes, David ...................................................33, 61, 63
    Guidelines for testing .................................................... 45              Bowman, David...................................................1, 59, 66
    Read-aloud accommodation ......................................... 19                       CETE ............................................................................. 1
Absences – SC code ......................................................... 13                 Cooley, Sid ............................................................ 33, 61
Accommodation codes                                                                             Copeland, Matt ............................................................ 64
                                                                                                Farrar, Phyllis............................................................... 65
    Complete list of............................................................. 29
    Extra time no longer used....................................... 29, 30                     Fultz, Beth ................................................................... 67
    Needed for paper / pencil accommodation.................... 17                              KSDE............................................................................. 1
                                                                                                Manares, Melanie ........................................................ 65
    Read-aloud accommodation code ................................ 29
    Submitting via student editor ........................................ 52                   Matthews, Deb ............................................................. 45
    Summarized for read-aloud and paper / pencil ............... 7                              NAEP........................................................................... 67
                                                                                                Randall, Dr. Cherie .............................................1, 59, 66
Accommodations                                                                                  Shaw, Kris ............................................................. 60, 62
    504 students................................................................. 45
    Accommodation codes ................................................. 29                Cooley, Sid ....................................................................... 61
    Codes populated by TEST submission ............... 7, 18, 29                            Copeland, Matt.................................................................. 64
    ELL students ................................................................ 18        Cut scores..............................................................55, 56, 57
    List of allowable accommodations ................................ 29                    Dropped out – no SC code available ................................. 13
    List of prohibited accommodations ............................... 17
                                                                                            ELL
    Notify test coordinator of ones used ................. 40, 42, 44                           Accommodations ......................................................... 18
    Overview ...................................................................... 17          Guidelines for testing ................................................... 11
    Paper / pencil accommodation ........................... 5, 21, 22
                                                                                                Newcomers – no SC code available............................. 14
    Read-aloud accommodation ............................... 6, 19, 20                          Read-aloud accommodation ........................................ 19
    Receiving permission for an unlisted accommodation... 17
                                                                                                Recent Arrivals – no SC code available ....................... 14
    Spanish version ............................................................ 18             Spanish and English versions at same time ................. 18
    Submitting .................................................................... 18          Spanish versions of science and math tests................. 18
    Translation dictionary ................................................... 29
                                                                                                Translation dictionary accommodation code ................ 29
Agreement to abide by guidelines ...................................... 34                  Enrolled after September 20 – no SC code available ........ 13
Alternate assessment
                                                                                            Ethical issues .................................................................... 32
    1% cap ......................................................................... 46
    Contact information ...................................................... 45           EXIT record
    Deadline for entering scores ........................................... 8                  Code 12 for expulsions ................................................ 13
    Information about at KSDE website .............................. 45                         Correcting record submitted in error ............................... 9
    Not available for History / Government assessment...... 60                                  Death of a student ....................................................... 13
    Not available for writing assessment ............................ 64                        Guidelines for submitting................................................ 9
    Registering students ....................................................... 7              Submission to KIDS ....................................................... 9
                                                                                                Submitting after two weeks of absence ........................ 13
Appropriate test practices fact sheet .................................. 59
                                                                                            Expulsion – no SC code available ..................................... 13
Assessed students .............................................................. 1
                                                                                            Fact sheet
Audit spreadsheet .............................................................. 53             Appropriate test practices ............................................ 59
AYP annual targets ............................................................ 54              History/Government ..................................................... 60
Barnes, David .............................................................. 61, 63             KELPA ......................................................................... 65
Bowman, David ....................................................... 1, 59, 66                 Mathematics ................................................................ 61
Bulletin board displays                                                                         NAEP........................................................................... 67
                                                                                                OTL ............................................................................. 66
    Must be covered ........................................................... 35
                                                                                                Reading ....................................................................... 62
Calculators ........................................................................ 32         Science........................................................................ 63
    Online not available for grade 4 science ....................... 32                         Writing ......................................................................... 64
    Prohibited on non-calculator portion ............................. 17
                                                                                            Fact tables
Catastrophic illness – SC code .......................................... 13                    Prohibited .............................................................. 17, 33
CETE                                                                                        Farrar, Phyllis .................................................................... 65
    Account types............................................................... 47
    Acquiring an account .................................................... 47            Fultz, Beth......................................................................... 67
    Contact information ........................................................ 1          General assessment
    Deadline for entering alternate scores ............................ 8                       Registering students ...................................................... 7
    KELPA answer sheet return deadline ............................. 8                      Gifted students
    Must enter SC codes via student editor ........................ 12                          Guidelines for testing ................................................... 45
    Student editor ............................................................... 52       Graphic organizers .................................................17, 31, 33
    Submitting SAR for groups of students ........................... 6
                                                                                            Graphing calculators ......................................................... 32
    Submitting SAR for paper / pencil accommodation ..... 5, 6
                                                                                            History / Government assessment
Cheating – SC code........................................................... 15                Fact sheet .................................................................... 60
Comprehensive reviews....................................................... 5                  Not available in 2010 ............................................... 8, 60
                                                                                                Tested grade levels........................................................ 8
                                                                                            Home schooler – SC code ................................................ 14

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IEP students                                                                                  Marking a test part as complete ........................................ 51
    Accommodations .......................................................... 17              Materials needed for testing .............................................. 35
    Guidelines for testing .................................................... 45
                                                                                              Mathematics assessment
Installing KCA software ...................................................... 47                Approved list of manipulatives...................................... 33
Jail – SC code ................................................................... 14            Fact sheet .................................................................... 61
KAMM                                                                                             Tested grade levels.................................................. 8, 61
    2% cap ......................................................................... 46       Matthews, Deb .................................................................. 45
    Contact information ...................................................... 45             Monitoring student testing status ....................................... 49
    Not available for History / Government assessment...... 60
                                                                                              Moved before testing – no SC code available.................... 13
    Not available for writing assessment ............................ 64
    Registering students ....................................................... 7            Moved during testing – SC code ....................................... 16
Kansas Assessment                                                                             NAEP
    Purpose.......................................................................... 1          Contact information ...................................................... 67
                                                                                                 Fact sheet .................................................................... 67
KCA                                                                                              Help desk..................................................................... 67
    Acquiring an account at CETE ...................................... 47
    Alternate assessment data entry .................................. 47                     Number of test parts............................................................ 1
    Audit spreadsheet ........................................................ 53             Order of test parts ............................................................. 30
    Building accounts ......................................................... 47            OTL
    Directions for part 1 ...................................................... 35              Deadline for submitting TEST records ............................ 9
    Directions for part 2 ...................................................... 41              Fact sheet .................................................................... 66
    Directions for part 3 ...................................................... 43              KAMM and general assessment test windows ............... 8
    District accounts ........................................................... 47             Overview of .................................................................. 10
    Enabling audio voice .................................................... 26                 Scoring for mathematics and reading ........................... 10
    General directions ........................................................ 35            Paper / pencil accommodation
    General test directions read to students ....................... 36                          Accommodation code .................................................. 29
    HS science note ........................................................... 36               Accommodation must be regularly used....................... 21
    Installing KCA software ................................................ 47                  Assigning access to test forms ..................................... 23
    Logging on to ................................................... 39, 41, 43                 Downloading test forms ......................................... 23, 24
    Marking a test part as complete .................................... 51                      Maximum of one person per school may have access to
    Materials needed for testing ......................................... 35                       pdf file....................................................................... 5
    Monitoring student status ............................................. 49                   Obtaining test forms ..........................................22, 23, 24
    Monitoring the test ........................................................ 40              Overview...................................................................... 21
    On-screen calculator .................................................... 32                 Submitting SAR ........................................................... 27
    Options for audio voice ................................................. 20
                                                                                              Parent refuses testing for student ...................................... 14
    Preparations for ............................................................ 35
    Printing test tickets ................................................. 48, 49            QPA annual targets ........................................................... 54
    Reactivating student test parts ........................... 5, 40, 50                     Randall, Dr. Cherie....................... 1, 4, 13, 15, 17, 59, 66, 67
    Reference guide ........................................................... 47            Reactivating student test parts .................................... 40, 50
    Script in the manual ...................................................... 35            Read-aloud accommodation
    Teacher accounts ......................................................... 47                Accommodation code .................................................. 29
    TEST record submission needed to test ......................... 9                            Adult readers must be trained ................................ 19, 20
    Ticket format ................................................................ 49            Assigning access ......................................................... 23
    Using a reader.............................................................. 20              Downloading scripts ............................................... 23, 24
    Viewing student results................................................. 51                  Groups defined ............................................................ 19
KCA audio voice                                                                                  KSDE policy................................................................. 19
    Cost ............................................................................. 25        Need for documentation ............................................... 19
    Enabling ....................................................................... 26          Obtaining scripts ...............................................22, 23, 24
    Not functioning ............................................................. 26             Options ........................................................................ 20
    Obtaining...................................................................... 26           Overview...................................................................... 20
    Proper test type needed 2 weeks prior to testing .......... 17                               Registering students for ................................................. 6
    Use of........................................................................... 26         Scripts ..........................................................4, 20, 28, 31
KELPA                                                                                            Scripts not available for fall OTL .................................. 20
    Fact sheet .................................................................... 65           Submitting SAR for groups of students .................... 6, 28
    Required for recent arrivals .......................................... 11                Reading assessment
    Test window ............................................................. 8, 65              Fact sheet .................................................................... 62
    Tested grade levels .................................................. 8, 65                 Tested grade levels.................................................. 8, 62
KIDS database                                                                                 Reading questions and answer choices ............................ 20
    Codes for test types ....................................................... 9            Recent Arrivals – no SC code available............................. 14
    Daily audit ...................................................................... 9
    Deadlines for submitting TEST records .......................... 9                        Registering students for testing
    Information for KCA test ticket ...................................... 36                    Summary ....................................................................... 7
    Submitting code for KCA audio voice.................... 6, 7, 26
    Submitting EXIT records................................................. 9
    Submitting EXIT records for truancy ............................. 12
    Submitting EXIT records for two weeks of absence ...... 13
    Submitting TEST records ........................................... 5, 9
Manares, Melanie .............................................................. 65
Manipulatives .............................................................. 33, 35

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SC codes                                                                                     Teachers
   19 years or older – no SC code available ..................... 14                            Agreement to abide by guidelines ................................ 34
   Absences ..................................................................... 13            Ethical issues ............................................................... 32
   Catastrophic illness ...................................................... 13               Reactivating student test parts ..................................... 40
   Cheating....................................................................... 15           Test security ................................................................ 31
   Death of a student ........................................................ 13            Test administration
   Dropped out – no SC code available ............................ 13                           Accommodations for ELL ............................................. 18
   Enrolled after September 20 – no SC code available .... 13                                   Analyzing test questions or content .............................. 31
   Expulsion – no SC code available ................................ 13                         Approved list of manipulatives...................................... 33
   Foreign exchange student ............................................ 15                     Calculators on math assessment ................................. 32
   Home schooler ............................................................. 14               Calculators on science assessment ............................. 32
   Homebound.................................................................. 15               Giving breaks during session ................................... 5, 30
   Jailed student ............................................................... 14            Graphic organizers................................................. 31, 33
   Moved before testing – no SC code available ............... 13                               Graphing calculators permitted .................................... 32
   Moved during testing .................................................... 16                 List of prohibited accommodations ............................... 17
   No effort by student ...................................................... 15               Manipulatives ............................................................... 31
   Not used with 9th and 10th grades ............................... 12                         Modes ............................................................................ 1
   Other ............................................................................ 16        Number of sessions per day .................................... 5, 30
   Out-of-country .............................................................. 13             Order of test parts ........................................................ 30
   Out-of-state .................................................................. 13           Prohibition on conducting reviews ................................ 32
   Out-of-town .................................................................. 13            Prohibition on creating answer keys ............................. 32
   Parent Refusal ............................................................. 14              Scheduling test sessions.............................................. 30
   Prohibited practices ...................................................... 15               Scratch paper .............................................................. 31
   Re-enrollment of student .............................................. 13                   Student guidelines ....................................................... 31
   Special center .............................................................. 14             Time limits ................................................................... 30
   Student refusal ............................................................. 15          Test coordinators
   Submitting via student editor .................................. 52, 53                      EXIT record submission to KIDS .................................... 9
   Suspended students ..................................................... 12                  Test administration......................................................... 5
   Table of .................................................................. 12–16            TEST record submission to KIDS ................................... 9
   Tested last year at this grade ....................................... 14                    Test security .................................................................. 4
   Took a test at another school ....................................... 16                     Test security training ...................................................... 4
   Trauma......................................................................... 15           Test types for KIDS system ............................................ 9
   Treatment center .......................................................... 14               Testing ELL students ................................................... 11
   Truancy ........................................................................ 12
                                                                                             Test security
   Wrong grade level – no SC code available ................... 14                              Destruction of Test Materials ......................................... 4
Science assessment                                                                              Paper / pencil copies.........................................22, 23, 24
   Approved list of manipulatives ...................................... 33                     Teachers...................................................................... 31
   Fact sheet .................................................................... 63           Test coordinators ........................................................... 4
   Spanish version ............................................................ 18
                                                                                             Test security plan ................................................................ 4
   Tested grade levels .................................................. 8, 63
                                                                                             Test sessions
Scratch paper ...................................................... 4, 5, 31, 32               Number per subject...................................................... 30
Shaw, Kris ................................................................... 60, 62           Scheduling ................................................................... 30
Spanish mathematics assessment ..................................... 18                      Test tickets
Spanish science assessment ............................................. 18                     Format ......................................................................... 49
Spanish translation accommodation                                                               Printing .................................................................. 48, 49
   Accommodation code ................................................... 29                 Test windows
   Available only for math and science ....................... 18, 29                           Alternate assessment .................................................... 8
   English paper copy used in conjunction with................. 18                              Fall test window ............................................................. 8
Spanish version ................................................................. 18            KELPA ..................................................................... 8, 65
                                                                                                Spring test window ......................................................... 8
Special action request
   Accessing on CETE website......................................... 27                     Time limits for a test session ............................................. 30
   For paper / pencil accommodation................................ 27                       Took a test at another school – SC code ........................... 16
Special center – SC code .................................................. 14               Training
Student editor                                                                                  Adult readers for read-aloud must be trained ......... 19, 20
   Accessing..................................................................... 52         Translation dictionary
   Must enter SC codes via .............................................. 12                    Accommodation code .................................................. 29
   Submitting accommodation codes ................................ 52                        Trauma – SC code ............................................................ 15
   Submitting SC codes .............................................. 52, 53
                                                                                             Treatment center – SC code ............................................. 14
Student guidelines ............................................................. 31          Truancy – SC codes.......................................................... 12
Students with disabilities                                                                   Writing assessment
   Alternate assessment data entry .................................. 47
                                                                                                Fact sheet .................................................................... 64
   Guidelines for testing .................................................... 45               Not available in 2010 ............................................... 8, 64
   Read-aloud accommodation ......................................... 19                        Tested grade levels.................................................. 8, 64
   Suspension – SC coding .............................................. 12
                                                                                             Wrong grade level – no SC code available ........................ 14
Suspended Students – SC code ........................................ 12




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