California Assessment of Student
Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
Accessibility and Accommodations,
Adding Student Test Settings to TIDE,
and Administering Practice and
Training Tests
March 6, 2014
1–3 p.m.
Shobhana Rishi, CDE
Michael McDaniel, ETS
Dan Stanley, ETS
Will Piferrer, AIR
TOM TORLAKSON
State Superintendent
of Public Instruction
Agenda
• Introductions
• Accessibility and Accommodations for the
Smarter Balanced Field Test
• Adding student designated supports and
accommodations to the Test Information
Distribution Engine (TIDE)
• Using the Test Administrator (TA) Practice and
Training Site
• Directions for Administration
• Resources
• Questions
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Accessibility and Accommodations
for the Field Test
• What needs to be in place and why
• Where to find the information and
resources
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Overview
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Purpose and importance of accessibility
Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility,
and Accommodations Guidelines
Recommended seven-step process for
schools
Local educational agency (LEA) support
for schools
Available resources for LEAs and schools
Questions and answers
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Purpose and Importance of
Assessment Accessibility
• Accuracy and validity of test results
• Equal opportunity to demonstrate learning
– Access to assessments
• Field Test and operational test
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Purpose and Importance:
Validity
Standardization and consistency of test
administration procedures across Consortium
states through:
• Alignment with Smarter Balanced
policies
• Alignment with California laws and
regulations
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines
• New assessments, new access demands
• Available accessibility resources:
– Universal tools
– Designated supports
– Accommodations
• Practice and training tests
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
• Embedded: Digitally delivered in online
testing platform
• Non-embedded: Furnished by local school
staff
• Total of 6 categories
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
• General guidelines for use of all
accessibility features:
– Student is familiar with them
– Same or similar to those used for
instruction
– Opportunities for student to practice in
test environment
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
Universal Tools
• Available to all students based on
student preference and selection
• May need to be turned off to meet some
students’ access needs (designated
supports option)
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
Designated Supports
• Available to all students who can benefit
from them, including English learners
(ELs), struggling readers, and students
with attention issues
• Require recommendation from teacher(s)
knowledgeable about student
• Systematic method for identification
recommended
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
Designated supports for ELs:
• Stacked translations
– Spanish
– Mathematics items
• For students who are used to using dual
language supports
– Additional reading load
– Additional cognitive load
– Additional time required
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
Designated supports for ELs, cont.:
• Embedded glossaries
– Mathematics items
– Languages/dialects
o
o
o
o
o
Spanish
Vietnamese
Arabic
Tagalog
Cantonese
o
o
o
o
o
Mandarin
Punjabi
Korean
Russian
Ukrainian
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
Stacked Translations
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
Designated supports for ELs, cont.:
Language Glossaries
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
Accommodations
• Available to students with an individualized
education program (IEP) or a Section 504
plan that specifies the need for such an
accommodation
• Examples:
Closed captioning; braille; calculator (nonembedded); scribe; ASL
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Smarter Balanced
Usability, Accessibility, and
Accommodations Guidelines (cont.)
• Smarter Balanced has developed frequently
asked questions (FAQs) to support the
information provided in its Usability,
Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines.
– http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/access.asp
• LEAs can use the FAQs to ensure
understanding among staff and parents
regarding the universal tools, designated
supports, and accommodations available for
the Smarter Balanced assessments.
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Training Test Overview
• 6−9 items per grade band per content area
• Contains non–performance task items only
• Includes new item types:
– Matching tables (ELA and mathematics)
– Fill-in tables (mathematics)
– Evidence-based selected response (ELA)
• Includes all universal tools, designated
supports, and accommodations
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Included Designated Supports
and Accommodations
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Feature1
Training Test
Current Practice Test
Masking
Yes
Yes
Streamlining
Yes
Yes
Spanish full
Translation
Yes
No
Spanish glossaries
Yes
Yes
Glossaries:
Arabic, Cantonese,
Filipino, Korean,
Mandarin, Punjabi,
Russian, Ukrainian,
Vietnamese,
English
Yes
No
ASL videos
Yes
Yes
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process
1. Designate key staff for roles and
responsibilities in test administration
related to student accessibility.
2. Provide information and training to all
staff as appropriate for role in test
administration.
3. Identify students who will benefit from
designated supports and will need
accommodations per IEP and Section
504 plans.
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
4. Select the designated supports and
accommodations for all identified
students.
5. Enter designated supports and
accommodations into TIDE.
6. Perform a pre-administration check on
TIDE.
7. Check the TA interface to confirm student
has assigned accessibility support.
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Step One: Designate Key Staff
• Decide who will:
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–
–
–
Provide training at school site.
Handle parent communications.
Identify/update IEPs and Section 504 plans.
Identify/select students who need
designated supports.
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Step One: Designate Key Staff, cont.
– Collect student accommodations
information for TIDE.
– Enter/upload information into TIDE.
– Conduct pre-admin check to ensure
information matches IEP/504 plans.
– Make final check of accommodations
settings in Test Administrator interface in
TIDE.
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Step Two: Inform and Train
• Identify and provide key information and
training for staff according to role.
• Determine communications for parents and
students.
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Step Two: Inform and Train, cont.
• Training should include the following topics
related to accessibility:
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– Process for identifying students for
designated supports
– Security agreements and affidavits
– Request Form
http://californiatac.org/rsc/pdfs/CAASPP.acc
essibility_support_request_form.2014.pdf
– Check for delivery of accessibility support
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Step Three: Identify Students
• Identify students who:
– Will benefit from designated supports
– Have existing IEPs and Section 504
plans that need to be updated
– Need IEPs and Section 504 plans
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Step Four: Select Accessibility Resources
For students with IEPs and 504 plans:
• Determine student accessibility need.
– IEP and Section 504 plan requirements
• Update existing plans.
– New types of accessibility
– New assessment demands
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Step Four: Select Accessibility Resources,
cont.
• For students who will benefit from
designated support, what is the process?
– Who will identify students?
– What criteria will be used to select the
designated support?
– How will the selection be captured and
communicated to TIDE?
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Steps Five and Six: TIDE Entry and
Pre-administration Check
Enter designated supports and
accommodations into TIDE:
– School coordinators upload
accommodations template into TIDE.
– Designated staff perform preadministration check.
– LEA staff provide support to schools as
applicable.
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Smarter Balanced Field Test
Registration Flow
Seven-Step Process, Steps Five and Six, cont.
Student enrollment &
demographic data
LEA
CALPADS
1
3
Designated
supports and
accommodations
2
Student
registration
TIDE
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
Step Seven: Check the TA interface to
confirm student has been assigned
accessibility support.
• Develop procedure
• Provide training to test administrators
and school coordinators
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
For students
who have
IEP and
Section 504
plans
SAME
Teams meet to determine student
needs and select accessibility
resources that match student needs
for use in classroom and for
assessment.
NEW
Online tests have different audio,
visual, motor, and processing
demands that must be considered
in selecting accessibility resources.
NEW
Accessibility resources for the new
Smarter Balanced assessments are
new, and educators will require
training about functionality of the
new accessibility features.
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Recommended
Seven-Step Process (cont.)
For students
who will
benefit from
the use of
designated
supports.
NEW
Process for person deciding which
students will receive designated
supports; a systematic process for
consistency recommended by
Smarter Balanced
To address access needs such as:
• Attention issues
• Struggling readers
• Language supports
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LEA Support
• NEW: Designate key staff; define roles
and responsibilities of staff involved in test
administration, including TIDE user
authorizations.
• NEW: Provide training to LEA and school
site personnel.
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LEA Support (cont.)
• NEW: Develop procedures for identifying
students who may benefit from designated
supports, including language supports for
English learners.
• Work with schools to ensure that
procedures for delivering accessibility
resources are completed in a timely
manner.
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Resources for Field Test
Accessibility and Accommodations
Documents and resources on the California
Field Test Portal at:
http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/field-testca/resources/:
• Modules and videos
• Demonstrations
• Manuals
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Field Test Webcast
Archives and Forms
http://californiatac.org/
•
•
•
•
Webcasts
Forms
Manuals
Links
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Field Test Videos for Students
• February 10 letter from CDE to LEA
superintendents and charter school
administrators announcing videos
http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/el/le/yr14ltr0210.asp
• What is a Field Test? http://smarterbalanced.articulateonline.com/p/7753293910/DocumentViewRouter.ashx?Cust=7
7532&DocumentID=405393dd-a225-4e26-b584e3202b9682bc&Popped=True&v=11&InitialPage=presentation.
html
• Links to YouTube videos:
– High school: http://youtu.be/DXXd451e580
– Middle school: http://youtu.be/YKerb7NsDUE
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Redesigned CDE Web Page for the
Smarter Balanced Field Test
Launched February 19 at
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterfieldtest.asp
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For Further Information
California Assessment of Student Performance and
Progress (CAASPP) Office
[email protected]
916-445-8765
CDE Smarter Balanced Field Test Web Page
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterfieldtest.asp
Smarter Balanced Technology Readiness Tool (TRT)
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/sbac-itr-index.asp
CAASPP Senior Fellows
[email protected]
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Adding Student Test
Settings in TIDE
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What is the Test Information
Distribution Engine (TIDE)?
TIDE is a password-protected Web site that
provides administrators with tools to manage
users and students participating in the California
Smarter Balanced Field Test (FT).
• Repository for student information, including
designated supports and accommodations
• Different levels of user access
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Importance of TIDE
• Local educational agency (LEA) staff must set
designated supports and accommodations for
students in TIDE. Both LEA CAASPP
coordinators and test site coordinators may
do this.
• Demographic data or program participation
cannot be updated in TIDE and must be
entered into CALPADS.
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Accessing TIDE
•
•
•
Users may access a link to the California Smarter
Balanced Portal on the California TAC Web site at
http://californiatac.org.
Direct link to the California Smarter Balanced
Portal is http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/.
To access TIDE, select the [Field Tests] link on the
portal.
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Demonstration: TIDE
1. Setting designated supports and
accommodations for individual
students
2. Setting designated supports and
accommodations for students
through upload
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Using the Test
Administrator Practice and
Training Site
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Test Administrator Practice
and Training Site
•
Practice Tests are available for grades 3–8 and
grade 11 in English language arts/literacy (ELA)
and mathematics.
− Allow students to experience different item types.
•
Training Tests are available by grade band (3–5,
6–8, and high school).
− Allow students to experience interface features and
functionality.
•
Teachers are encouraged to conduct a group walkthrough with students.
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Accessing the Test Administrator
Practice and Training Site
•
California Smarter Balanced Practice and Training
Test Portal: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/practicetest-ca/
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Demonstration: TA
Practice and Training Site
Administering Practice and Training
Tests to a group of students
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Directions for
Administration
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Before Students Enter the Room
•
•
Ensure room has good lighting, ventilation, and
freedom from noise and interruptions.
Cover or remove displayed information (on bulletin
boards, chalkboards or dry-erase boards, etc.) that
might be used by students to help answer questions.
– E.g., rubrics, vocabulary charts, student work,
posters, graphs, charts, etc.
• Place a “TESTING—DO NOT DISTURB” sign on
the door.
• Post an “Unauthorized Electronic Devices May Not
Be Used at Any Time During the Testing Session”
sign so that it is clearly visible to all students.
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Before Students Enter the Room
•
Make appropriate seating arrangements.
– Students should be seated so that they cannot view
the answers of others.
•
Establish procedures to maintain a quiet testing
environment throughout the test session.
• Ensure cell phones or other electronic devices
are not used during testing (i.e., turned off and
put away).
• Launch the secure browser on all testing
devices.
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Once Students Are Seated
•
•
•
•
•
Inform students of their login information.
Have students log into the FT.
Approve students for testing.
Instruct students to begin.
Read the “SAY” scripts in the California Online Field
Test Administration Manual (pages 58–62) exactly
in the appropriate sequential order.
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Monitoring Student Progress
• The “Students in Your Test Session” table
displays students who have logged in and been
approved for testing.
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Monitoring Student Progress
• TAs may pause an individual student’s test on
the Students in Your Test Session page.
− This will not affect other students’ tests.
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Ending a Test Session
• To stop the session (and pause tests for all students in
the session):
–
Select the [Stop Session] button in the upper-left corner
of the screen. An “Important!” box will appear, requesting
verification to end the session and log students out.
–
Select [OK] to continue or [Cancel] to keep the test
session open.
• Collect all secure test materials from students.
• Destroy or store securely.
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Resources
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Resources
•
California Online Field Test Administration Manual
−
•
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
–
•
http://sbac.portal.airast.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/02/CAASPP-Field-TestAdministration-Manual.pdf
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wpcontent/uploads/2013/09/SmarterBalanced_Guidelines_09
1113.pdf
TIDE User Guide for California Users
−
http://sbac.portal.airast.org/wpcontent/uploads/2014/02/SmarterCA_TIDE_UserGuide_Spring2014.pdf
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Help Desk Support
• The California Technical Assistance Center
(CalTAC) is there to support all LEA CAASPP
coordinators!
Available Monday – Friday from 7 a.m.– 5 p.m.
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 800-955-2954
Web site: http://californiatac.org
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Questions
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