Unpacking ILEARN

Assessing Student Readiness

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ILEARN uses Computer Adaptive/Assessment Content

  • Math and ELA are adaptive
  • Students see different items, but are measured on same grade-level content with same number of questions
  • (Grade 4 Science is fixed)
  • Unique student experience that always meets the blueprint
  • Adapts on difficulty, is on grade level unless content aligns at multiple grade levels
  • Uses Performance Tasks
  • Uses New Test Blueprints
  • Listening, Computer Science, Media Literacy and Content Literacy Standards assessed

Improved Testing Times*

  • Single testing window at the end of the year
  • Decreased test length (average 2 hours shorter total at each grade level)
  • Untimed sessions

*These times will begin in 2020 due to setting cut scores in Summer 2019.

Improved Reporting Structures

  • Individual student results in 12 days**
  • Final results by July 1**
  • More detailed student reports for computer adaptive tests
  • Revised cut scores and proficiency levels

**Final reporting will be available August 15 for 2019 due to setting cut scores in Summer 2019

Technology Setup and Requirements***

  • No test tickets or seal codes
  • Testing managed from examiner/teacher device
  • Headphones/Earbuds needed for ELA

***Session management policy and procedures will be available by Oct 1, 2018.

ILEARN ACCESSIBILITY FRAMEWORK

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Indiana has designed an inclusive assessment system by considering accessibility from initial design for all students. Although accommodations may still be needed to assist some students with disabilities in demonstrating what they know and can do, the computer-embedded accessibility features should minimize the need for accommodations during testing and ensure the inclusive, accessible, and fair testing of the diverse students being assessed.

UNIVERSAL FEATURES are available to all students as supports.

DESIGNATED FEATURES may be provided to any student where a need is determined. ACCOMODATIONS are available to those students with IEPS, Section 504 Plans, or nonpublic service plans.

Several of these supports are new for ILEARN.

Universal Features-Embedded/Online: Available to ALL Students

  • Answer Eliminator
  • Dictionary (Writing) NEW
  • English Glossary for pre-selected construct-irrelevant terms (all content areas) NEW
  • Notepad NEW
  • Highlighter
  • Line Reader
  • Mark for Review
  • Mathematics Tools (e.g.ruler)
  • Thesaurus (Writing) NEW
  • Tutorial NEW
  • Writing Tools (e.g. rich text, spell check) NEW
  • Zoom

UNIVERSAL FEATURES-NON-EMBEDDED: AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS

  • English Dictionary (Writing) NEW
  • Headphones or Noise Buffers to block out distractions
  • Low-tech Assistive Writing Instrument
  • Preferential Seating
  • Scratch/blank Paper including lined or graph paper
  • Small Group
  • Thesaurus (Writing) NEW

DESIGNATED FEATURES-EMBEDDED/ONLINE: AVAILABLE TO ANY STUDENT WITH A NEED DETERMINED BY EDUCATORS

  • Color Contrast
  • Translation Glossary (for pre-selected construct-irrelevant term in Spanish, Burmese, Arabic, Mandarin, Vietnamese for all mathematics, social studies, and science) NEW
  • Masking
  • Mouse Pointer (size and color) NEW
  • Print Size (zoom in and out) NEW
  • Translation (intended for English Learners)-Spanish (Stacked) for Mathematics, Science and Social Studies NEW

DESIGNATED FEATURES-NON-EMBEDDED: AVAILABLE TO ANY STUDENT WITH A NEED DETERMINED BY EDUCATORS

  • Assistive Technology to magnify/enlarge
  • Color Overlay
  • Sound Amplification System
  • Special Furniture or Equipment for viewing test
  • Special Lighting Conditions
  • Time of Day for testing altered

ACCOMODATIONS: AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WITH AN ILP (ENGLISH LEARNERS)

  • EMBEDDED
  • Text to Speech (except for items testing comprehension)
  • NON-EMBEDDED
  • Extra Time
  • Read Aloud to Self
  • Test Individually
  • Approved Bilingual Word-to-Word Dictionary