TABE Level L Training (Updated to Forms 9/10) <ul><li>Developed by ACLS & SABES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 2010 </li>...
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: <ul><li>understand the basics of standardized assessment </li></ul><ul>...
Agenda for Today <ul><li>Overview of assessment basics </li></ul><ul><li>Where We Stand with GLE 0–1.9 Assessment </li></u...
Status of 0-1.9 GLE Assessment <ul><li>Level 1 ELA Curriculum Frameworks Reading Standards are being developed. </li></ul>...
TABE Forms 9/10 Overview:  <ul><li>Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Locator Test </li></ul><ul><li>“ Complete Battery” required...
TABE Complete Battery GLE Levels (9/10) <ul><li>Test Level </li></ul><ul><li>L (literacy) </li></ul><ul><li>E (easy) </li>...
Level L Reading Test Materials <ul><li>TABE 9/10 Complete Battery Test Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Level L Complete Batte...
STEPS to administering the TABE Literacy Test If  student reads  3 words wrong  in a row or  5 wrong altogether 2.  Then  ...
Word List IS Are When City Do Like Know Only Be Have Some Best Of  What Could Also My Said About Give Can Two There Food F...
Purposes of the Word List <ul><li>The Word List acts as a “locator” to determine whether to: </li></ul><ul><li>Administer ...
Word List Administration <ul><li>Please turn to p. 17 of the Complete Battery Test Directions and briefly read through it....
The Two Tests: Pre-Reading Skills <ul><li>Sections   Items </li></ul><ul><li>Matching Letters    6 </li></ul><ul><li>Recog...
The Two Tests:  Reading Skills <ul><li>Sections     Items </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing Signs    4 </li></ul><ul><li>Word ...
Level L Benefits <ul><li>The Level L can help programs screen for: </li></ul><ul><li>visual and reversal problems </li></u...
Administration: Quick Overview <ul><li>The Pre-Reading and Reading Tests are: </li></ul><ul><li>group administered </li></...
Before Administering the TABE Level L <ul><li>Read the Test Directions booklet pp. 1-5,  </li></ul><ul><li>10-13, and 15-1...
<ul><li>Tests must be administered as directed in the Tests Directions booklet. </li></ul><ul><li>Test Administrators must...
Administration: Procedure <ul><li>Step One:  Word List </li></ul><ul><li>Step Two:  Literacy Test (2 Parts) </li></ul><ul>...
Suggested Testing Time <ul><li>There are no fixed times… </li></ul><ul><li>Word List 15 Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Read...
Administration Walk-Through: Word List <ul><li>Pick a partner to “assess” with.  </li></ul><ul><li>Choose who will be the ...
Administration Walk-Through: Pre-Reading & Reading Skills <ul><li>Reverse roles. </li></ul><ul><li>Examiner: Turn to Page ...
Scoring:  Activity One <ul><li>Only the Reading Skills test results are used in determining Scale Scores (SSs), but both P...
Scoring:  Activity Two <ul><li>If a student’s NC is 29, what is his/her SS? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Standard Error o...
Sample Two: Challenges   <ul><li>Have learners experienced the gap between TABE 7/8 Level L and the MAPT for reading Level...
Sample Two: Options <ul><li>The goal is to have 2 tests in either TABE Level L or MAPT per FY </li></ul><ul><li>Test Admin...
Tabs for TABE Test Directions <ul><li>PAGES CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>16-18 Administering & Scoring the Word List </li></u...
Sample Two: Options (cont’d) <ul><li>Test administrators may opt to give both tests and list one in the Primary Assessment...
Re-Testing: learner’s goals <ul><li>If you decide to re-test, your options are based on learner’s primary goal: </li></ul>...
Assessment Policies <ul><li>Minimum 1 staff per program must attend SABES-led training </li></ul><ul><li>Staff administeri...
Assessment Policies (cont’d) <ul><li>No certification/recertification </li></ul><ul><li>Level L may be given at intake. </...
Pre- and Post-Testing   Policies <ul><li>Pre-test within the first 2-4 weeks of class </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended to pos...
“ Meaningful” Educational Gain <ul><li>Scale score points will be determined in  </li></ul><ul><li>the Fall of 2011, after...
Q&A and  Your Feedback! <ul><li>Let’s take some questions! </li></ul>
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Tabe level l training ppt (fy11 final)[1]

  1. 1. TABE Level L Training (Updated to Forms 9/10) <ul><li>Developed by ACLS & SABES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: <ul><li>understand the basics of standardized assessment </li></ul><ul><li>administer the TABE Level L assessment appropriately and consistently </li></ul><ul><li>score examinee booklets and interpret results with accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>determine whether re-testing with a different assessment is warranted. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda for Today <ul><li>Overview of assessment basics </li></ul><ul><li>Where We Stand with GLE 0–1.9 Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of TABE Complete Battery </li></ul><ul><li>Examination of TABE Level L Sections </li></ul><ul><li>Administration Walk-Through </li></ul><ul><li>Scoring Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & (Hopefully) Answers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Status of 0-1.9 GLE Assessment <ul><li>Level 1 ELA Curriculum Frameworks Reading Standards are being developed. </li></ul><ul><li>For now, we must use TABE Level L to report learner gain. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using the Diagnostic Assessment of Reading (DAR)— not required. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yields more diagnostic information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information more closely aligned with CFs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. TABE Forms 9/10 Overview: <ul><li>Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Locator Test </li></ul><ul><li>“ Complete Battery” required sub-tests: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applied Mathematics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Math Computation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language (grammar) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Five Levels for each test Equivalent Forms 9/10 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>L (Literacy) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E (Easy) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>M (Medium) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D (Difficult) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A (Advanced) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. TABE Complete Battery GLE Levels (9/10) <ul><li>Test Level </li></ul><ul><li>L (literacy) </li></ul><ul><li>E (easy) </li></ul><ul><li>M (medium) </li></ul><ul><li>D (difficult) </li></ul><ul><li>A (advanced) </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Range </li></ul><ul><li>0 - 1.9 </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 - 3.9 </li></ul><ul><li>4.0 - 5.9 </li></ul><ul><li>6.0 - 8.9 </li></ul><ul><li>9.0 - 12.9 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Level L Reading Test Materials <ul><li>TABE 9/10 Complete Battery Test Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Level L Complete Battery Test Booklet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Reading Skills (18 items) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Skills (32 items) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Word List (40 items) </li></ul><ul><li>Norms Book </li></ul><ul><li>Examinee Record Book (Optional) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word List score sheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Diagnostic Profile </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. STEPS to administering the TABE Literacy Test If student reads 3 words wrong in a row or 5 wrong altogether 2. Then give student LITERACY Level of the TABE (Both the Pre-reading and Reading Sections) If student reads word list correctly (<5 words wrong altogether) 2. Then give student the MAPT -Level 2 in Reading OR The TABE LOCATOR , if your program doesn’t use MAPT
  9. 9. Word List IS Are When City Do Like Know Only Be Have Some Best Of What Could Also My Said About Give Can Two There Food For Eat Would Again All Hot Other Money The One People Phone Out New Any Because
  10. 10. Purposes of the Word List <ul><li>The Word List acts as a “locator” to determine whether to: </li></ul><ul><li>Administer the Level L </li></ul><ul><li>Use MAPT instead (for reading & math </li></ul><ul><li>primary assessment areas) </li></ul><ul><li>Use TABE Language Subtest - Level E </li></ul><ul><li>(writing assessment area) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Word List Administration <ul><li>Please turn to p. 17 of the Complete Battery Test Directions and briefly read through it. </li></ul><ul><li>Would someone please summarize how this </li></ul><ul><li>List is administered? </li></ul><ul><li>And would someone please summarize the </li></ul><ul><li>scoring and interpreting results section on </li></ul><ul><li>p.18? </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Two Tests: Pre-Reading Skills <ul><li>Sections Items </li></ul><ul><li>Matching Letters 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing Letters 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning Sounds 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Ending Sounds 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Sounds 4 </li></ul><ul><li>All testing is entirely ‘scripted’ in Complete Battery Test Directions and must not be changed/adapted </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Two Tests: Reading Skills <ul><li>Sections Items </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing Signs 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Word Meaning 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing Words 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Context Meaning 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase/Sentence Meaning 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Passage Meaning 12 </li></ul><ul><li>There are Forms 9 & 10, for pre- and post-testing. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Level L Benefits <ul><li>The Level L can help programs screen for: </li></ul><ul><li>visual and reversal problems </li></ul><ul><li>abilty to recognize letters </li></ul><ul><li>auditory and sound discrimination skills </li></ul><ul><li>beginning comprehension skills (listening, retention, word understanding, interpretation) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Administration: Quick Overview <ul><li>The Pre-Reading and Reading Tests are: </li></ul><ul><li>group administered </li></ul><ul><li>hand-scorable </li></ul><ul><li>administered orally by examiner while examinee chooses answers from a printed test booklet. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Before Administering the TABE Level L <ul><li>Read the Test Directions booklet pp. 1-5, </li></ul><ul><li>10-13, and 15-16 for Guidance on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Materials Needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning the Testing Schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing the Testing Area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Standard Testing Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodations </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Tests must be administered as directed in the Tests Directions booklet. </li></ul><ul><li>Test Administrators must read scripts exactly as provided in the Test Directions booklet. </li></ul><ul><li>The ultimate responsibility for appropriate test use and interpretation rests with you. </li></ul>Before Administering, cont’d.
  18. 18. Administration: Procedure <ul><li>Step One: Word List </li></ul><ul><li>Step Two: Literacy Test (2 Parts) </li></ul><ul><li>Step Three: Scoring </li></ul>
  19. 19. Suggested Testing Time <ul><li>There are no fixed times… </li></ul><ul><li>Word List 15 Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Reading Skills 13 Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Skills 32 Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>From start to finish, approximately one hour. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Administration Walk-Through: Word List <ul><li>Pick a partner to “assess” with. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose who will be the examiner and who the examinee, give card to Examinee. </li></ul><ul><li>Examinee: Look at Word List card. </li></ul><ul><li>Examiner: Turn to Page 5 of the Examinee Record Book and begin administering at the word “Say”. </li></ul><ul><li>Examinee: Pretend to “pass”. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Administration Walk-Through: Pre-Reading & Reading Skills <ul><li>Reverse roles. </li></ul><ul><li>Examiner: Turn to Page 35 of Test Directions . </li></ul><ul><li>Examinee: Have copy of the Test Book ready. </li></ul><ul><li>Examiner: Begin at the first “Say” at top of page. </li></ul><ul><li>Go through Pre-Reading for a few moments. </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse roles and go through Reading for a few moments. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Scoring: Activity One <ul><li>Only the Reading Skills test results are used in determining Scale Scores (SSs), but both Pre-Reading and Reading are required. </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the TABE 9 Complete Battery Level L norms table for Reading. </li></ul><ul><li>If a student’s NC is 17, what is their SS? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Standard Error of Measurement (SEM) for that SS? </li></ul><ul><li>What then are the Grade Level Equivalents (GLEs) for that SS? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Scoring: Activity Two <ul><li>If a student’s NC is 29, what is his/her SS? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Standard Error of Measurement (SEM) for that SS? </li></ul><ul><li>What then is the GLE range for that SS? </li></ul><ul><li>What options would you exercise given a SS and GLE range for this student? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Sample Two: Challenges <ul><li>Have learners experienced the gap between TABE 7/8 Level L and the MAPT for reading Level 2? </li></ul><ul><li>What were some of the challenges? </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for the gap </li></ul><ul><li>Note changes with TABE Level L 9/10 (upper end is GLE 4.9) </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sample Two: Options <ul><li>The goal is to have 2 tests in either TABE Level L or MAPT per FY </li></ul><ul><li>Test Administrators may opt to use Level L for both Pre- and post-testing up to the GLE 4.9+ level </li></ul><ul><li>Or they may opt to retest learners immediately in MAPT Level 2 and select reading as their Primary Assessment Area </li></ul>
  26. 26. Tabs for TABE Test Directions <ul><li>PAGES CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>16-18 Administering & Scoring the Word List </li></ul><ul><li>33-49 Administering Reading Tests, Form 9 </li></ul><ul><li>59-72 Administering Reading Tests, Form 10 </li></ul><ul><li>9 and 93 Norms Book, Level L Forms 9 and 10 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Sample Two: Options (cont’d) <ul><li>Test administrators may opt to give both tests and list one in the Primary Assessment Area and one in the non-Primary Assessment Area (e.g., MAPT) </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to test appropriately—so learners can show what they know </li></ul><ul><li>Learners should not struggle to complete MAPT or take overlong (2+ hours) </li></ul>
  28. 28. Re-Testing: learner’s goals <ul><li>If you decide to re-test, your options are based on learner’s primary goal: </li></ul><ul><li>If goal is Reading, administer MAPT for Reading, R2 Level </li></ul><ul><li>If goal is Math, administer MAPT for Math, M2 Level (“Beginning ABE”) </li></ul><ul><li>If goal is Writing, administer TABE 9/10 Language Arts Test, Level E </li></ul>
  29. 29. Assessment Policies <ul><li>Minimum 1 staff per program must attend SABES-led training </li></ul><ul><li>Staff administering/scoring must be trained first. </li></ul><ul><li>SABES-trained staff may train others </li></ul><ul><li>Programs must maintain 1 SABES-trained staff at all times. </li></ul><ul><li>Trained staff must enter names/email in SMARTT Project Roles Screen </li></ul>
  30. 30. Assessment Policies (cont’d) <ul><li>No certification/recertification </li></ul><ul><li>Level L may be given at intake. </li></ul><ul><li>See accommodations information in policy manual </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers may administer/score their students. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Pre- and Post-Testing Policies <ul><li>Pre-test within the first 2-4 weeks of class </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended to post-test after 4 months or 65 hours of instruction, whichever comes first </li></ul><ul><li>Learners with 65+ attended hours instruction before 2 months may test learners </li></ul><ul><li>May not test learners more than three times </li></ul><ul><li>in a fiscal year </li></ul><ul><li>Level L Reading for the pre-test must remain the same for the post-test; use alternate forms </li></ul>
  32. 32. “ Meaningful” Educational Gain <ul><li>Scale score points will be determined in </li></ul><ul><li>the Fall of 2011, after there is enough test </li></ul><ul><li>data to analyze. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Q&A and Your Feedback! <ul><li>Let’s take some questions! </li></ul>

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