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					                       Test Facilitation
State and National Assessments
•   Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)
•   Linguistically Accommodated Testing (LAT)
•   Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
•   TAKS-Modified (TAKS-M))
•   TAKS-Accommodated (TAKS-A)
•   TAKS-Alternative (TAKS-Alt)
•   National Comparative Data Study
•   National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
•   End of Course On-line Field Tests and other State-Mandated Field Tests
•   Norm-referenced Assessment for LEP using Stanford 10 Abbreviated
•   Assessment of Course Performance (ACP) Make-ups
•   Homestudy or Nonaccredited Schools Credit Verification (CBEwACP)
•   Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI) and
•   El Inventario de Lectura en Español de Tejas (Tejas LEE)
•   Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS),
•   Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED), and Logramos
•   Reading First ITBS/Logramos and TPRI/Tejas LEE
•   Magnet School Testing
•   Woodcock Muñoz Language Survey (WMLS-R) Score Processing

•   State and National Assessments                              (972) 925-6410 FAX (972) 794-3541
•   State and National Assessments Distribution Center          (972) 925-4840 FAX (972) 925-4841
              Test Facilitation
Local Assessment
• Assessments of Course Performance (ACP)
• ACP for Reconnection Centers
• ACP Special Administrations
• Benchmark Assessments
• Credit by Examination (CBE) with prior instruction
• Credit by Examination for Acceleration (CEFA) without prior
  instruction
• Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning (DIAL-3)
• Orleans-Hanna
• TAKS Diagnostics
• Development of Benchmarks and ACPs

Local Assessment at Service Center I
972-925-4430, FAX 972-925-4440
        Test Facilitation
Margaret and Gilbert Herrera Intake
  Center Language Proficiency Office
  (972) 749-5772
• Woodcock Muñoz Language Survey
  (WMLS-R) Test Administration
Local Assessment
Changes and Continuances
                   Changes
 October    Benchmark Test Date
     Oct. 6-10 -- Grades 1-12


Early Release Day – October 17

 Writing   Benchmarks Nov. 4-5
     Grades 3,4,6,7,9,10,11 (scoring at the
      school)
                  Changes
 January Benchmarks: Grades K-6 given
  January 12-16 (2nd week back from break).
 ACPs: Grades 7-12 are given the same
  week (January 13-16).
 Scanning:
     ACPs will be scanned Jan. 13-16
     Benchmarks will be scanned Jan. 20-21
 Early   Release Jan. 30
               Changes
 2nd Semester ACPs will be given May 29
  to June 3.
 ACPs are for Grades 7-12 only.
               Continuances
 Benchmarks  and ACPs are a collaborative
 process with Teaching and Learning. Key
 places that T&L contributes with the tests.
     T&L provides the blueprints
     T&L identifies test writers
     T&L staff examine all exams for content and
      alignment with the taught curriculum
     T&L content heads approve all exams
               Continuances
 Benchmark      Ancillaries
     Blueprints – Blueprints for each test are
      currently available on MyDataPortal and on
      benchmark.dallasisd.org
     CPG alignment pages – Every item is
      associated with a page in the CPGs. These
      will be available on benchmark.dallasisd.org
      on Oct. 6. (Need to be a test coordinator to
      log in and get them.)
     CPG Alignment Page
                       CPG Alignment
                    Grade 6 Science, 0306811
                 October Benchmark, 2008- 2009


                                CPG Page(s) by Six Weeks
Item   TEKs/SE
                          1st
                                                2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th
 1      6.7A              6                     --    --    --    --    --
 2      6.7A              6                     --    --    --    --    --
 3      6.4A              4                     --    --    --    --    --
 4      6.7B              5                     --    --    --    --    --
 5      6.1A        1 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
 6      6.1A        1 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
 7      6.1A        1 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
 8      6.2A        3 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
 9      6.2C        2 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
10      6.2C        2 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
11      6.2C        2 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
12      6.4A              4                     --    --    --    --    --
13      6.4A              4                     --    --    --    --    --
14      6.2E        2 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
15      6.7A              6                     --    --    --    --    --
16      6.7B              5                     --    --    --    --    --
17      6.7A              6                     --    --    --    --    --
18      6.7B              5                     --    --    --    --    --
19      6.7B              5                     --    --    --    --    --
20      6.7B              5                     --    --    --    --    --
21      6.2E        2 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
22      6.2E        2 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
23      6.2A        3 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
24      6.2A        3 Process Skill             --    --    --    --    --
25      6.7A              6                     --    --    --    --    --
   Calibrating the Benchmarks
 Grading   Policy Clarification
     The benchmarks are not to be graded.
     No such thing as a passing score.


 Interpreting   the Benchmark Tests
     Best way is by SE
     55-70-85 Rule of Thumb
                         Grading Policy
   From the Desk of Denise Collier:
   We have been getting calls about the use of benchmark tests as one of the graded
    tests that can be counted in a six weeks. As you know, benchmark tests have never
    been graded tests and this practice will continue this school year. We have corrected
    the regulation to reflect the following language:

   District benchmarks are not graded but may be counted as ungraded tests in
    order to meet the number of required tests in a six weeks.

   Hopefully, this correction will clarify any confusion that was in the regulation sent to
    schools last week. Please inform your principals of the revisions. They can print a
    copy of the revised regulation from the DISD web page. As the school year
    progresses, we will be getting feedback from principals, teachers, and the EIA
    committee members regarding the implementation for the regulation guidelines. At
    the end of the semester, we will review all comments and make adjustments (if
    needed) to the regulation prior to the second semester.

   Thank you and your principals for your support in this process.
          Calibrating the Benchmark
            October 2007 Grade 3 Reading
                            % College       %
Score on        % Passing   Ready on    Commended
Benchmark         TAKs       TAKS        on TAKS

55 (58)           72.9        32.5         5.5

70 (74)           90.7        61.6         18.1

85 (89)           98.7        87.5         46.4
          Calibrating the Benchmark
            October 2007 Grade 8 Science
                            % College       %
Score on        % Passing   Ready on    Commended
Benchmark         TAKs       TAKS        on TAKS

55 (58)           50.7        22.3         3.0

70 (71)           76.1        48.9         15.8

85 (88)           95.8        86.5         60.2
Calibrating the Benchmarks
55-70-85 Rule of Thumb.

55 on Benchmark usually means good chance
 of passing TAKS
70 on Benchmark usually means good chance
 of being college ready on TAKS
85 on Benchmark usually means good chance
 of being commended on TAKS
      Calibrating the TAKS
 Pre-AP  and AP courses are more difficult
 to interpret. Students are generally
 selected by ability. Most kids pass the
 TAKS no matter benchmark scores,
 however, the commended is often still well
 predicted.
          Calibrating the Benchmark
           October 2007 Geometry Pre-AP
                           % College       %
Score on       % Passing   Ready on    Commended
Benchmark        TAKs       TAKS        on TAKS

55 (55)          97.3        86.0         52.2

70 (70)          100         93.3         74.7

85 (85)          100         100          100
         The Future is Coming!
 On-line    Answer Sheeting
     Pilot testing for Grades K-2 this October
       • May go live in January
     Pilot testing for Grades 3-6 this January


 Downloadable        Item Bank
     We are building an on-line bank of items for
      teacher download and use.

				
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