November 6 Accountability Webinar Kim Gilson Sr Consultant Data and Accountability Region 10 ESC [email protected] 972-348-1480 It is the policy of Region 10 Education Service Center not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Region 10 Education Service Center will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs and services. Sound Check Can You Hear Me? Sound Check Complete! • If you can’t hear me… • Check the volume on your speakers • Call the number in your GoTo Webinar email and listen from a phone Housekeeping • Email me at [email protected] to be added to my listserv • “Waitlisted” for a webinar? • Don’t worry. You can still watch it live. Grad Rates on Reports Index 4 Vs Distinction • Index 4 uses the 4- or 5-year grad rate, whichever is higher • The Post-Secondary Distinction uses the 4-year rate Index 2 Information No Growth Measure for Eng 1 (Except for ELL Progress Measure) Elementary and Middle Schools Index 2 • Due to New Math TEKS, You Are Left With: • 3-8 Reading • And ELL Progress Measure • 3-8 Math • ELL Progress Measure Only • 7th Grade Writing • Because of this, your Index 2 Status for 2015 is TBD ELL Progress Measure Basic Definition • Considering that mastery of Reading and Mathematics curriculum is more challenging for an English Language Learner, the ELL Progress Measure was created. • This measure builds in a level of grace (adjusted standard) for each student who meets eligibility requirements as determined by the LPAC committee. • The amount of grace allowed for each student is based on his/her Years in US Schools and Telpas Composite Rating • That information places them at a stage on a plan. Each stage has an adjusted passing standard. ELL Progress Measure • Students either qualify for the Student Progress Measure OR the ELL Progress Measure. Even if an ELL student met the “regular” progress measure he would only be evaluated on the ELL Progress Measure. • Students are only placed on the plan one time, and are not reevaluated in subsequent years. • New students this year will be placed on a plan. • YEARS IN US SCHOOLS DATA MUST BE ACCURATE! STAAR A STAAR A TETN Tutorials • They are live! • http://texasassessment.com/administrations/STAAR-A/resources/#tutorials • Your technology must meet minimum system requirements to run them. • https://www.pearsonaccess.com/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Texas%2FtxPALPPAL ayout&cid=1175826685632&p=1175826685632&pagename=txPALPWrapper&resourcecate gory=Technology+Information&testingprogram=All Chromebooks and Tutorials (or any online testing!) • Online testing, including STAAR A tutorials, cannot run on Chromebooks without a virtualization installed. • http://testnavqualified.com/ • Virtualizations are not free, and can be expensive. • If Pearson wins the contract for testing when it is up for bid again, we will update to TestNav 8.0, which will run on Chromebooks WITHOUT the virtualization for the 2015-2016 testing season. STAAR A And The Triangle • Q: Can a STAAR A student also use a calculator as an accommodation? • Educators should refer to the 2015 accommodation policy documents in the Accommodations Triangle at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2576981 6003&menu_id=793. Once you open an accommodation document, the second section titled “Assessments” lists those assessments that the accommodation can be used on. For instance, if you open Oral Administration, you will see that this accommodation does NOT apply to STAAR A. If you open Calculation Devices, you will see that STAAR A is listed as an assessment that a calculation device can be used on. –Student Assessment STAAR A and December EOC • Is STAAR A available for the December EOC? • No. • What if a student is a first-time tester in December, but the ARD committee determines the he meets STAAR A eligibility requirements? • The ARD committee can decide that he will wait until the spring to test. • However, students could benefit from the exposure to the test in the non-accommodated format. Non-STAAR A and December EOC • Q: We have students who failed an EOC course last year and are retaking the course. They really didn’t master second semester material, and we think they should wait until the spring to test. Can we decide not to test them? • A: District and schools are required to provide a student with every testing opportunity he/she is eligible for. • • Sec. 39.025. SECONDARY-LEVEL PERFORMANCE REQUIRED. • (a)The commissioner shall adopt rules requiring a student in the foundation high school program under Section 28.025 to be administered each end-of-course assessment instrument listed in Section 39.023(c). A student is required to achieve a scale score that indicates satisfactory performance, as determined by the commissioner under Section 39.0241(a), on each end-of-course assessment instrument listed under Section 39.023(c). For each scale score required under this subsection that is not based on a 100-point scale scoring system, the commissioner shall provide for conversion, in accordance with commissioner rule, of the scale score to an equivalent score based on a 100-point scale scoring system. A student may not receive a high school diploma until the student has performed satisfactorily on end-of-course assessment instruments in the manner provided under this subsection. This subsection does not require a student to demonstrate readiness to enroll in an institution of higher education. -TEA At-Risk and Assessment Scenario: A student fails a state assessment and is labelled “At-Risk.” A. He passes the retest, but not at 110% or B. The test he failed no longer exists (Chemistry EOC) How/When Does He Come off the At-Risk List? Answer: He will remain on the list for the following school year because of the assessment issue. Data Files PEIMS Snapshot or Data File Upload? • Best Practice is Data File Upload • Too many changes from October to Spring Testing • If you do Snapshot Upload, you can still load a data file SSI Anomaly Current 8th Graders • 5th Graders in 2012 • First Year of STAAR • No SSI in Reading or Math • 8th Graders in 2015 • First Year of New Math TEKS • No SSI in Math Accelerated Instruction Q: Are We Supposed to Provide AI for Non-SSI Grades? • Sec. 28.0211. SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE ON ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS REQUIRED; ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b) or (e), a student may not be promoted to: • (1) the sixth grade program to which the student would otherwise be assigned if the student does not perform satisfactorily on the fifth grade mathematics and reading assessment instruments under Section 39.023; or • (2) the ninth grade program to which the student would otherwise be assigned if the student does not perform satisfactorily on the eighth grade mathematics and reading assessment instruments under Section 39.023. • (a-1) Each time a student fails to perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Section 39.023(a) in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, the school district in which the student attends school shall provide to the student accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area. Accelerated instruction may require participation of the student before or after normal school hours and may include participation at times of the year outside normal school operations. What About EOC’s? • Sec. 28.0217. ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. Each time a student fails to perform satisfactorily on an assessment instrument administered under Section 39.023(c), the school district in which the student attends school shall provide to the student accelerated instruction in the applicable subject area, using funds appropriated for accelerated instruction under Section 28.0211. Accelerated instruction may require participation of the student before or after normal school hours and may include participation at times of the year outside normal school operations STAAR Alt 2 and A STAAR Alt 2 and STAAR A • TAA Letter Dated October 27 reminds everyone of eligibility requirements. • STAAR Alt 2 participation should not increase because STAAR M no longer exists • Students must meet applicable qualifications for STAAR A STAAR Alt 2 Extensions • From a district: • TEA is denying ALL requests for extra time for the ALT test. Even though we will be out of school for a bad weather day during the window, they are not going to grant any requests until the window actually opens and we see that additional time is definitely needed. We are to call TEA if we see that schools are unable to finish testing. TAC 101.3021 The Sept 1, 2014 EOC Rule • TAC 101.3021 • (e) If a student earned high school credit for a course for which there is an EOC assessment as listed in the TEC, §39.023(c), prior to enrollment in a Texas public school district and the credit has been accepted by a Texas public school district, or a student completed a course for Texas high school credit in a course for which there is an EOC assessment prior to the 2011-2012 spring administration, the student is not required to take the corresponding EOC assessment as listed in the TEC, §39.023(c). This subsection applies only to: • (1) students who will graduate under the minimum, recommended, or distinguished high school programs as those programs existed before the adoption of House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013; or • (2) courses for which credit was earned prior to September 1, 2014, by students who will graduate under the foundation high school program. Where Could They Come From? • • • • Private School Home School Out of State Some Virtual Schools • Is the school based in Texas? • Is it a private or public school? • TXVSN are PUBLIC schools, and their students already are required to take EOC • Texas Tech • Their students take EOC’s TXVSN December EOC • Region 10 will administer December EOC’s to students not enrolled on a campus in your district (such as virtual school or Texas Tech students) • They will be required to register beforehand • December 1, 2, and 3 Pearson Avocet Pearson Avocet • http://avocet.pearson.com/TX/Home • Repository for assessment information • Interactive calendar of events that you can sync with your calendars Accountability Website www.region10.org/accountability Questions?