Weekly Update: Tulsa Testing

12/15/2015

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5th Grade Writing Test <Action Required 12/18>

Thank you to the schools who have sent in their OAAP students! If you haven't done this yet, please take some time to mark it off your list before Friday!


We will take care of certifying the students for the 5th grade writing test. However, in order to do this, we need each site to please submit a list of all 5th graders who will be assessed on the OAAP platform on Dynamic Learning Maps. Students who are identified on the pre-code as being OAAP will not receive a test label, making things MUCH easier on you!


Please use the form available on the PD360, Tulsa Public Schools BTCs, located under Resources. Complete the form and email it to Erin by December 18, 2015. If you do not have any 5th graders who will be assessed on the OAAP test, please email Erin to let her know.


If you have any questions, please contact Erin.

MAP and MPG January Class Updates

MAP and MPG will be down the first week we come back from winter break in order to update all the classes and roster students and teachers for winter. We appreciate your patience as we make these updates! Student MAP and MPG scores can still be viewed on Student Stat!
**Don't forget to read the information for ALL BTCs at the bottom of this newsletter!**
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8th Grade Writing Test <Action Required 12/18>

Thank you to the schools who have sent in their OAAP students! If you haven't done this yet, please take some time to mark it off your list before Friday!


We will take care of certifying the students for the 8th grade writing test. However, in order to do this, we need each site to please submit a list of all 8th graders who will be assessed on the OAAP platform on Dynamic Learning Maps. Students who are identified on the pre-code as being OAAP will not receive a test label, making things MUCH easier on you!


Please use the form available on the PD360, Tulsa Public Schools BTCs, located under Resources. Complete the form and email it to Erin by December 18, 2015. If you do not have any 8th graders who will be assessed on the OAAP test, please email Erin to let her know.


If you have any questions, please contact Erin.

Info for 8th Grade Science Test-- Share with Teachers!

This year marks the first year that all of the 8th grade assessments administered in April will be provided to students online. The Science test will contain a number of technology enhanced items, including drop downs, hot spots, drag & drop, etc. In order to better prepare students for success in this experience, it is strongly encouraged that the students take full advantage of the online practice test. The online practice tests will be available sometime after winter break. Updates will be shared as information is available on the release of the practice test.
**Don't forget to read the information for ALL BTCs at the bottom of this newsletter!**
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Measured Progress Info

Please check out the Measured Progress winter/trimester testing calendar with important dates for reporting!

March 29 ACT for Juniors

Good news for sites participating in paper/pencil administration of the ACT-- there are no looming deadlines until February!


Don't forget about the Late Accommodations Window for late consideration of ACT testing accommodations (Dec. 14-Feb. 24). This applies to:


  1. Examinees who are newly enrolled at the school or newly classified as an eligible grade level.
  2. Examinees who have a newly identified disability.
  3. Examinees with previously approved ACT-approved accommodations.
  4. Examinees with medical emergencies or sudden onset of a medical condition.


Sites participating in online ACT testing will need to verify online testing enrollment (January 5-12) and complete checkpoint #2 by January 29.

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Non-Standard Accommodations

Non-Standard Accommodation requests are due to the Office of Accountability, Assessment with all required documentation by Tuesday, January 18 at 4:00pm. Submissions will be reviewed by Assessment and Special Education prior to the OSDE submission deadline.


If you have questions regarding the qualifying criteria and required documentation for this accommodation, please contact Erin Lester or Kay Sandschaper.

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DLM Rosters for Spring <Action Required 1/15>

Spring rosters for DLM testing should be submitted to Becky Baker by January 15.


  • Use the DLM template on PD360 under our BTC group
  • Save it as SCHOOLNAME_TEACHERNAME_DLM2016
  • Example: AndersonES_Lester_DLM2016
  • Email completed template to Becky Baker at bakerre@tulsaschools.org
  • State Testing Numbers are on your students’ DEMOGRAPHICS page in PowerSchool
  • List every test on a separate line
  • Your teacher number is your STATE TEACHER CERTIFICATE number, NOT your TPS ID number. You can find this on Powerschool, on your certificate, on the State Department Single Sign On, or by contacting Human Capital.

DLM Training Opportunity- New Teachers

Teachers who have not particiapted in DLM testing are welcome to attend one of two training sessions held at Hale HS on January 15. Katherine Hurst (Special Education Department) and Becky Baker will take you through all 6 of the training modules. Please sign up through My Learning Plan, January 15th activities, Dynamic Learning Maps training at Hale HS.

DLM Resources

**Please share this information with your SPED teachers administering the OAAP assessments**


The Dynamic Learning Maps Resource page has several useful tools for educators. This includes:


  • Familiar texts used on the assessment, by grade level, avalable for classroom instruction.
  • A comprehensive list of materials often used in assessing ELA and Math testlets, arranged by grade level.
  • Videos to walk teachers through an ELA, Writing, or Math assessment, demonstrating how to administer the testlet.

DLM Teacher Training Certification

Once your Special Education teachers who will be administering the DLM OAAP tests have completed their DLM training, please have them forward a copy of their training certificate to Becky.

Important Dates

Nov 30- Jan 8 EOI Online Test Window


Dec 18 List of 5th/8th OAAP testers due to Erin


Jan 15 DLM Student/Teacher rosters due to Becky


Jan 18 Non-Standard Accommodation requests for state testing due to Erin


Feb 16 Writing Test Training for 5th and 8th grade (Time and Location TBD)

Helpful Documents

STATE LINKS:

IEP/504 Accommodation Manual

ELL Accommodation Manual

SDE Non-Standard Accommodations

MP Help Website

SDE Test Preparation Manual

State Testing FAQs


TPS LINKS:

2015-16 District Testing Calendar

PD360 Website

TPS Assessment Website

Archived Newsletters

Afraid you missed something? Check out these past newsletters!


October 7, 2015

October 20, 2015

October 26, 2015

November 10, 2015

December 1, 2015

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