Assessments of Course Performance (ACPs) are created in collaboration with Teaching and Learning, and are used each semester in grades K through 12 as part of the student summative evaluation. ACPs are created for courses in mathematics,reading/language arts, science, social studies, English as a second language(ESL), world languages, technology, health and fine arts. Data from the tests are summarized and presented on MyData Portal, for district and campus administrators and individual teachers who use the information to make instructional decisions. ACPs, per Board Policy, are a part of the course and represent 15% of a semester grade in High School and 10% of a semester grade in Middle School. For Elementary School, the ACP 5% of the semester grade for Grades 3-5.ccdd
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ACP Order Materials Link (I would not include this, add it to commonly used websites)
Vertical Assessment Overview
Early Learning ACP Blueprint Semester 1 Semester 2
Blueprints and Formula Charts
Test Coordinator Manual Semester 1 Semester2
Test Coordinator Manual Semester 1 Semester2
K-2 Administrator Manual (?)
List forms used or normally on website
Campus Training PowerPoint
Sample PowerPoint to Train Campus Staff
ACP QUARTERYLY - DYLAN
Common Assessments are six-weeks tests given on the 6th six week of the first, second, fourth and fifth six-weeks period. These assessments are printed, administered and scored on the campus. The Assessment department, in collaboration with Teaching and Learning,develops the tests partly using items from the from the PT STAAR Maker item bank.
The assessments are scored using the Performance Matters assessment platform.
SIX WEEKS 5:
Common Assessment Schedule and Suggested Time Limits
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Registration Deadlines Testing Dates
January 25, 2019 February 2, 2019February 8, 2019 February 16, 2019
How is testing conducted?
The Test Center will provide norm-referenced reading and mathematics testing with the Stanford 10, Terra Nova or SUPERA for students currently in grades K-11 who apply for admission to the Dallas ISD Magnet Program who do not have norm- or criterion-referenced test scores from the previous school year. Specifically, the services are provided to students who are applying for admission to academy (elementary), vanguard (middle), and magnet high schools who meet the following criteria: students currently enrolled in private, parochial, or other schools, and students currently enrolled in Dallas ISD.
How do students apply for testing?
Parents of non-Dallas ISD enrolled students in grades K-11 and Dallas ISD-enrolled students in grades K-2, and 9-11 must apply for testing through the magnet, vanguard, or academy to which they are applying. All applicants must provide the following information: name, ID number, current grade level, date of birth, current school, parent/guardian phone number, and preferred test date. A list of all applicants (with required information) must be submitted by the vanguards, academies or magnets to firstname.lastname@example.org or KByers@dallasisd.org by the registration deadline(s).
What is the cost?
Assessment cost for students who live outside Dallas ISD boundaries is $100.00. Payment must be made on the date of testing with a money order or cashier¿s check made payable to Dallas Independent School District. Students must provide valid identification and proof of residency (i.e., electricity bill, utility bill, or telephone bill) prior to testing.
Where are the designated testing sites?
Testing for students in grades K-6 will be at Adelle Turner Elementary and for students in grades 7-10, testing will be at Yvonne A. Ewell Magnet Center. Students should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to the designated site. Testing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and should be completed by noon.
Dallas ISD enrolled students in Grades K-8 who are applying to the magnet program and do not have spring norm-referenced test scores (ITBS/Logramos) from the previous school year, will be assessed at their home school. Likewise, students applying to Travis, Polk, or Spence (80th percentile campuses) will also be tested at their home school. Parents must submit all applications at the students¿ home schools.
Visit here for additional information regarding Magnets and Special Programs.
NAEP is a congressionally mandated project of the National Center for Education Statistics. Located within the United States Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, NAEP provides a comprehensive measure of students learning at critical junctures in their school experiences. It is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America`s students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. In 2014, Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) were added to the subject areas assessed by NAEP.
Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly across the nation, NAEP results serve as the nation`s report card and a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of students` academic progress over time (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/).
TEA has developed the STAAR Alternate 2 assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a federal education law previously known as No Child Left Behind. TEA designed the STAAR Alternate 2 to assess students in grades 3-8 and high school who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services.
Click here for TEA STAAR Alternate 2 Resources
STAAR Alternate 2 Educator Guide- Updated 2-20-18
STAAR Alternate 2 Test Administrator Non-Secure Manual Updated 1-16-18
STAAR Alternate 2 FAQs Updated 3-6-18
STAAR Alternate 2 Step by Step for CTCs Updated 3-6-18
STAAR Alternate 2 Correction Form Updated 2-6-18
STAAR Alternate 2 Scoring Document -Updated 1-29-18
Pearson Adapted STAAR Alternate 2 Overview- Updated 2-15-18
PowerPoint to Train Campus Staff
Sample STAAR Alternate 2 Staff Training PowerPoint Updated 1-29-18
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