Test Coordinator Training

January 28, 2015

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ACCOMMODATIONS

If we do not make AYP, they will ask for documentation of why students got accommodations.
If we need to ask TEA for a Type 2 accommodation, we need to provide work samples to prove that the student need it.

STAAR A

No need to list STAAR A and oral accommodation. Oral is included in STAAR A.
Pop ups and roll overs may be read by teachers if the students ask.
4th writing can be transcribed without permission. Must be completed while student is in the room.

STAAR ALTERNATE 2

You will need to print your own STAAR ALT manuals.
Test dates: between 2/9-2/27

STAAR 3-8

Teacher manuals are available online if you need them. STAAR A is included in the regular STAAR manual.
Field test prompts are gone for 4 & 7 writing tests.
Changes to Grade 8 calculator policies. Are we prepared?
Pass/fail for math will be set in late summer

EOC

Did we figure out the service id's for Linda?

TELPAS

If raters have completed the callibration modules within the past 3 years, they do not need to re-callibrate. Callibration is completed through Texas Training Center.
TELPAS Site Code is telpas2015
Teachers are required to complete all practice sets on TELPAS Callibration. We had one last year...
Students can receive accommodations on TELPAS?
TELPAS Rater Validity
Choose dates

IRREGULARITIES

I only have 10 days to complete the irregularity process, so please be prompt with the information.
Let's look at irregularities from last year. Please look at your irregularities for plan of actions. Make sure you are documenting how you are implementing that plan of action.

ELL

Jan 28 9:00-12:00 TETN on assessing ELL students
Feb 5 9:00-11:00 TELPAS, LPAC, Linguistic Accommodations
New ELL students: you may choose that it's not in the student's best interest to test. The student will receive a 0 and the parents must be notified.

TEST SECURITY

Test security manual will be ready by Feb 22nd.
Test results can be released through TAMS. I will be setting you up to get your own results instead of me having to encrypt them.

DATA FILES WON'T OPEN

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