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