WHY A MODIFIED TEST IS IMPORTANT? • Starts with teaching a lesson Study Guide • Student’s self esteem and confidence WHAT A MODIFIED TEST IS NOT… • Marking through one answer choice • More white space • Having test read to them WHAT A MODIFIED TEST IS… Website for Modification Guidelines HTTP://WWW.TEA.STATE.TX.US/STUDENT.ASSESSM ENT/SPECIAL-ED/STAARM/GUIDELINES/ TEST VS MODIFIED TEST SUGGESTIONS FOR MODIFIED TESTS 1. Start with your assessment. Know what specific concepts are tested 2. Teach your lesson making sure tested concepts are included. If applicable make sure students get plenty of in class time to complete example problems or apply new concepts taught. 3. Create your modified test using the TEA Modification Guidelines for STAAR Modified. Modified tests should be clean and formatted as close to regular test as possible Color study guides help tremendously 4. Create a concept specific study guide geared towards the assessment. Include similar worked examples when appropriate. Give to SPED students at least a minimum of 2 class days before assessment. 5. Make time to review as a class. “Pull it all together” one final time. All students will benefit from this: SPED, 504, ESL, unidentified, etc. MODIFYING WITH EDUPHORIA 1. Click on Aware 2. Click on the Test tab Create: Create a new blank test (pick and choose questions) Copy an existing test (one you have already made and would want to modify) Copy an item bank test (tests already been made that you can modify) 3. Next 4. All Shared 5. Grade Level 6. Subject 7. Choose Test 8. Next 9. Finish 10. Now MODIFY!! QUESTIONS!?!