STAR Training For Site Coordinators v2

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STAR Training For Site Coordinators v2

  1. 1. STAR Training for Site Coordinators February 23, 2010
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>What is STAR? </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>STAR Resources (Trudy) </li></ul><ul><li>Required Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Security Requirements (Video) </li></ul><ul><li>Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications </li></ul><ul><li>Document Coding </li></ul><ul><li>Testing Sites and Proctors </li></ul><ul><li>Site Trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Testing Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>What if … ? </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging and Returning Items (Trudy) </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is STAR? <ul><li>Standardized Testing and Reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes a number of tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>California Standards Test (CST) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>California Alternative Performance Assessment (CAPA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Early Assessment Program (EAP) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also CAHSEE, CELDT, CMA, STS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Basis of Federal and State Accountability Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Performance Index (API; California) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP; Federal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AYP scores for all schools, grade spans, and districts are reported </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sanctions only exist for Title I schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buena Vista </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calavera Hills Elementary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jefferson </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magnolia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poinsettia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calavera Hills Middle </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Valley </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carlsbad Village Academy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of the STAR Program <ul><li>Provide standardized testing and test reports for all students, schools, districts, and counties </li></ul><ul><li>Provide schools and districts with information that can be used with other achievement data to make decisions about improving instructional programs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information to community members and government officials about the effectiveness of California’s education system </li></ul>
  5. 5. Roles and Responsibilities <ul><li>The principal is the coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some secondary schools may identify a lead administrator other than principal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office Assistants and Guidance Technicians have been identified as key support staff </li></ul><ul><li>All staff have some level of responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>We must work as teams to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Specific task lists are in STAR District and Test Site Coordinator Manual (p. 48-51) </li></ul>
  6. 6. New for 2010 <ul><li>Elimination of the writing task as a part of the CST and CMA grade four English–language arts assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of the development of an assessment for the fundamentals of algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of future Web postings of released test questions </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of the number of test forms </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of the distribution of administration videos/DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of the production and distribution of audio CDs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of the number of pre-test workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of post-test workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of the STAR Teacher Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of annual analysis of mark discriminations </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of the use of security seals on directions for administration </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of interpretive support materials in languages other than English </li></ul><ul><li>The 2010 STAR Program will include the following CMA tests ( AOE Only ): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CMA for English–language Arts in grades three through nine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMA for Writing in grade seven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMA for Mathematics in grades three through seven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMA for Algebra I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMA for Science in grades five and eight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMA for Life Science in grade 10 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. New Website
  8. 8. STAR Resources <ul><li>Binder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Packets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STAR Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.startest.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinator’s Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survival Kit </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. STAR Video
  10. 10. STAR Videos
  11. 11. Required Tests <ul><li>Grades 2-7 typically take grade level tests </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 8-11 mix grade level and end-of-course tests </li></ul><ul><li>All students should take required tests unless Parent/Guardian Exemption Request has been submitted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Adverse consequences may occur if we do not make test participation targets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See handout for specific details </li></ul>
  12. 12. Unique & Important <ul><li>Grade 7 Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to District Office by March 4 th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grade 11 EAP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CHS March 29 th -30 th and CVA on March 25 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to District on March 31 st </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See list </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice Tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only grades 2-4 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Enrollment Counts must be faxed to Instructional Services in March (grades 7) and April/May (Grades 2-11) </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 2-11 CST due to District by May 27 th </li></ul>
  13. 13. Standards-based Test in Spanish (STS) <ul><li>Coordinated through Claudia Harris (Magnolia) </li></ul><ul><li>STS documents will be handled by the Language Assessment Center and returned to the respective sites after testing. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Security Requirements <ul><li>Inventory all materials received </li></ul><ul><li>Receive and file STAR Security Affadavits from all test examiners </li></ul><ul><li>Identify a secure, lockable area for testing materials and notify others of the location </li></ul><ul><li>Secure all materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory Control Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make-up Tracking </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Variations, Accommodations, and Modifications <ul><li>Levels of “severity” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variations are lowest level changes, often available to all students, available to any students if the practice is regularly used in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodations are mid-level changes only available to students with specific language in 504 Plans and/or IEPs that are regularly used in instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modifications are the most significant changes only available to students with specific language in 504 Plans and/or IEPs. Students that have test modifications are automatically scored as Far Below Basic and are not counted in participation rates for AYP. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See chart for examples </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Document Coding <ul><li>Pre-ID Document Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Check Pre-ID SGID Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Report all shortages to Trudy </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to code T if directions have been signed or translated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonsecure DFAs are available at www.startest.org under “documents” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students may take notes in test booklets but they must be erased before scoring (grades 2-3) </li></ul><ul><li>No highlighters may be used due to potential scanning issues </li></ul><ul><li>Matching Multiple Choice & Writing Tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary Demographics: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SSID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name (Last, First, and Middle) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Birth Date </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School District </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See p. 32 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Hand Bubble Procedures <ul><li>Jan Tokorcheck’s Handout </li></ul><ul><li>See screen shots </li></ul>
  18. 18. Testing Sites and Proctors <ul><li>Set up separate testing rooms and assign examiners for students with an IEP or 504 Plan (if needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange for supervision of students who are not being tested </li></ul><ul><li>Identify a quiet room to which students who need more time will be escorted. Identify the adults who will accompany students to that room. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the testing room is appropriately prepared (see p. 58) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also Handout “Testing Room Environment” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to inform landscape/maintenance of testing schedule </li></ul>
  19. 19. Site Trainings <ul><li>Use STAR Video </li></ul><ul><li>Security Affadavits </li></ul><ul><li>Testing Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Room Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Test Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where to check out/in materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Test Booklets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Test Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Special Testing Conditions, Accommodations, and Modifications </li></ul><ul><li>See p. 48-51 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Testing Schedule
  21. 21. What if … ? <ul><li>Absence Tracking Forms (p. 79) </li></ul><ul><li>Irregularity Report Form and Test Administration Incident Form (p. 80) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to call Trudy! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defective Test Booklets (p. 55, call Trudy) </li></ul><ul><li>Significant Medical Emergencies (call Bruce) </li></ul><ul><li>Hand or Arm Injuries (p. 53, call Bruce Kramer) </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Situations (p. 62, call Trudy) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Packaging and Returning Items <ul><li>See Manual for instructions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Box Numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copy of Completed Master File Sheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing and Multiple Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copy of Inventory Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of Student Exemption List w/ copies of parent letters </li></ul><ul><li>STAR Test Security Agreements and Affadavits </li></ul><ul><li>Completed and signed original of the CDE Apportionment Form </li></ul>
  23. 23. Budget Numbers <ul><li>Certificated Substitutes for Make-Up Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send info to Erin Adams for SBA/EWA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personnel Requisitions & Sub Numbers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites to submit needs to Erin Adams by March 5 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How many additional hours assigned to Office Assistant/Guidance Tech? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How many substitutes days for Office Assistant/Guidance Tech? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ballpark: $750 per site </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approximate Hourly Cost: $20 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approximate Sub Hourly Cost: $11 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Internet Resources <ul><li>http://www.startest.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/resources.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://star.cde.ca.gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.starsamplequestions.org/ </li></ul>
  25. 25. Q & A

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