Tony Thacker Assistant State Superintendent Office of Evaluation, Accountability and Support NAEP Alabama State Department of Education
On December 3, 2018, the sections of Prepare for Assessment on MyNAEP will be available to schools. At that time schools can begin to complete the preassessment tasks by selecting the Prepare for Assessment link. A NAEP representative will call the school coordinator in early December. During the phone call, the representative will discuss how to complete the activities in the Prepare
for Assessment section. Alabama State Department of Education 4 The template for the Parent Notification Letter is on MyNAEP. Everything in RED should be customized to that particular school.
Your child (will/may) take an assessment in mathematics or reading. If a school coordinator wants to send out Parent Notification Letters early, before the actual list of students being assessed is posted, he can do so as long as the school coordinator selects may instead of will in the letter. If a school chooses this option, every student in the NAEP-sampled
grade would need to get a letter. Parents must be notified about NAEP in writing. Alabama State Department of Education 5 The state uploads a master-list of all students currently enrolled at
the NAEP-sampled grade in the Fall. This generates the list of students selected for NAEP. In January, MyNAEP requires school coordinators to upload a current student list of EVERY student in the NAEP-sampled grade, to make sure each student in that grade has a chance to be selected. This will open on January 1, and it must reflect January enrollment
at each school. MyNAEP has a tutorial to help school coordinators with this task. Alabama State Department of Education 6
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) periodically surveys the curricula being implemented in our nation's high schools and the course taking patterns of high school students through the High School Transcript Study (HSTS).
It provides information about the types of courses that graduates take, how many credits they earn, their grade point averages, and the relationship between course taking patterns and graduates' achievement based on their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 12th grade.
HSTS was most recently conducted in 2009. Previous studies were collected in 2005, 2000, 1998, 1994, 1990, and 1987. https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/hsts/ Alabama State Department of Education
ACT with Writing Alabama State Department of Education Spring 2019
Alabama State Department of Education ACT Resources Full-length Practice ACT Test Online Practice Test
www.act.org/aap/alabama Alabama State Department of Education ACT Resources www.act.org/aap/alabama
Alabama State Department of Education ACT Resources ACT Academy is a free online learning tool and test practice program
designed to help students get the best score possible on the ACT test. ACT Academy features: Personalized resources Accessible anytime/anywhere there is an internet connection
Both a full length ACT test option as well as ACT test sections Educational games to drive mastery of content Alabama State Department of Education ACT Work Keys Alabama State Department of Education
Alabama State Department of Education ACT WorkKeys Resources ACT WorkKeys Curriculum helps students build the essential career-relevant skills needed for learning,
personal development, and effective job performance. Applied Math Builds the ability to apply mathematic principles to problems encountered in the workplace. Graphic Literacy Builds the ability to find, analyze and apply information presented in workplace graphics.
Workplace Documents Builds the ability to understand and apply written information presented in the workplace. Alabama State Department of Education ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate
ACCESS for ELLs Alabama State Department of Education All systems will administer ACCESS FOR ELLS online. This decision was made for the following reasons: Eliminates teacher scoring of the Speaking test (a requirement for paper tests). This scoring
process resulted in a mode effect between the paper test and the online test. ACCESS for ELLs was designed to be an adaptive online test that provides a number of accommodation and accessibility features to fit individual students needs, allows for increased student engagement, and can be administered to groups of students. Ensures standardized, reliable scoring by trained raters. NOTE:
The Kindergarten test and the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs test is a paper based test and is not available online. Exceptions will be made for students whose IEP/504 dictates the students take all classroom work and tests on paper, and for students who have arrived within a few days of testing and are not comfortable on the computer/keyboard.
Contact Susan Beard for additional information. Alabama State Department of Education Educators who will serve as Test Administrators are completing/reviewing any online training requirements in preparation for test day. Technology Coordinators are completing any training requirements (videos, webinars,
checklists etc.), and making sure their systems are ready to go for test day. The ordering window for test materials opens November 12th and closes December 7th. System Test Coordinators are currently collecting orders from their schools. Information Systems at the Alabama State Department of Education is currently working with the Pre-ID file that will be used to produce the labels that will be placed on test booklets. The Pre-ID label pull will take place on November 16th. Schools are currently checking iNOW/Chalkable to ensure that all English Learner (EL)
information is current and accurate. Grade, DOB, name (check those hyphens!!). TESTING : JANUARY 22 MARCH 22, 2019 Alabama State Department of Education A new requirement for states English language proficiency assessments is Peer Review. As a result, ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs
will have to be monitored in the same manner as the other state assessments. Schools should be reminded of this in order to be prepared and to provide an appropriate testing environment for students who are testing: Bells and intercom announcements must be restricted during testing. Trained hall monitors must be placed in the hallways to assist students who may change classes during testing. It will be necessary for schools to develop schedules to be submitted to the
Student Assessment Office. Alabama State Department of Education Alabama Alternate Assessment (AAA) Alabama State Department of Education
Enrollment (ordering materials) window for Spring 2019 administration November 12-27, 2018.
Administration window is March 4-April 12, 2019. Reading and mathematics (grades 3-8 and 10) and science (grades 5, 7, and 10).
Resources: Student Assessment Webpage under AAA Sample Test Items Administration guidance
Participation guidance Achievement Level Descriptors PowerPoints Alabama State Department of Education Alabama State Department of Education
Alabama State Department of Education Alabama State Department of Education AAA 1% CAP The total number of students assessed using the alternate
assessment may not exceed 1% of the total number of students in the state who are assessed in a subject. States must:
Not prohibit an LEA from assessing more than 1% with an alternate assessment. Require that an LEA submit information justifying the need of the LEA to assess more than 1% of its assessed students with an alternate assessment. Provide appropriate oversight, as determined by the State, of an LEA that is required to submit information to the State.
Alabama State Department of Education In Alabama the definition of a student with significant cognitive disabilities is a student with an intelligence quotient (IQ) of three standard deviations below the mean, which is an IQ of 55 or below. IEP teams should use this definition as a guideline when determining if a
student should participate in an alternate assessment. A student with an IQ of 55 or below and receiving instruction on the Alabama Extended Standards, an extension of the grade-level state content standards, is eligible for the AAA as determined by the students IEP. Questions- contact Nannette Pence, Student Assessment @ 334.694.4817 or email [email protected]
Alabama State Department of Education Scantron Alabama State Department of Education Summative Assessment for 2018-2019
Three Test Windows Fall: August 6 September 28 (required) Winter: December 3 February 22 Spring: April 8 May 3 (required) Formative Assessment 2019 thru 2021 Performance and Achievement Series and Analytics
Alabama State Department of Education Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) Alabama State Department of Education
ELA passage review committee met October 24-25. Item Writing committee begins tomorrow (November 13-16)65 Alabama educators have confirmed attendance. One hundred ninety-two Alabama educators were nominated and agreed to serve on an assessment development committee, representing each of the 8 State Board of Education Districts.
Sampling/Volunteers for field test Alabama State Department of Education During development years, we will be engaging Alabama
Educators to participate in assessment development activities. We need specialized educators in special education, ELL, and visually- and hearing-impaired, as well as regular education subject-matter experts. The next opportunity to participate: Item, Content, and Bias Review Committee, February 4-8, 2019. We need nominees for developing both the Summative and the
Alternate assessments. Alabama State Department of Education DRCs online tools training (OTT) is available using the link below: https://drcbeacon.com/online-tools-training/
Alabama State Department of Education Alabama Department of Education Student Assessment 334-694-4817 Maggie Hicks, CoordinatorACT with Writing, ACT WorkKeys and PreACT
Susan Beard, Education SpecialistACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Kathy Padgett, Education SpecialistScantron and New Summative Assessment Nannette Pence, Education SpecialistAlabama Alternate Assessment (AAA), Specialized Treatment Centers and Special Populations Chasidy White, Education SpecialistNational Assessment of Educational
Progress (NAEP) Alabama State Department of Education Sample Technology Enhanced Items Alabama Summative Assessments
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