Access Skills - MCAS-Alt

Access Skills - MCAS-Alt

MCAS Alternate Assessm ent (MCAS-Alt) Portfolios that Address Access Skills and Low Entry Points Prepared by: Laura Hines MCAS-Alt Teacher Consultant Fall 2018 Access Skills Although a students IEP objectives may be the ove rriding learning focus for that student, providing him

or her with the opportunity to practice those objectiv es in the context of the general classroom and to rec eive instruction on those objectives in the context of general education activities represents one fundame ntal way of ensuring that students with significant dis abilities do participate in the general curriculum. Kleinert,H.L. & Kearns, J.F. (2001). Measuring outcomes and supports for students with disabilities. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 3 IEP as Written

Lee will grasp a toothbrush for 2 to 4 seconds. WHATS THE CRITICAL SKILL? Given a tool, Lee will be able to grasp it for 2 t o 4 seconds without dropping it in 50% of sessi ons observed. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 4 Critical skills allow students to access the general curri culum. Grasp materials as they are counted. (Mathematics: The Number System)

Grasp materials representing a key idea or detai l in a story, poem, folktale, or myth. (ELA Reading - Literature) Grasp materials related to plants. (High School Science and Technology/Engineering Lif e Science) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 5 Resource Guide: Select the correct developmental mil estone to create a measurable outcome.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 6 Measurable outcome should include criteria that indicate how the observer will know the student successfully performed the task (e.g., latency) and what is considered mastery for this task (e.g., 80% of sessions observed.) Mastery for this task Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Latenc y 7 Example of a Core Set of 2) Additional primary evidence Evidence 1) One data chart ( e.g. teacher-scribed work sample) +

Additional primary evidence (e.g. teacher-scribed work sample ) + Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education = Core set of evidence 8 Example of a Core Set of Evidence 2) Additional primary evidence

( e.g. teacher-scribed work sample) 1) One data chart + + Additional primary evidence (e.g. teacher-scribed work sample ) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

= Core set of evidence 9 Brief descriptions on the data chart must reflect the skill (choose from an array of 2), the standard embedded in the measurable outcome (ELALanguage: synonyms), and the standards-based activity (Go Fish, worksheet, Jeopardy, poster). Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 10

Teacher-Scribed Work Sample Documentation of a series of trials conducted at the same time Includes detailed information that: o Specifically describes the materials/context of the activity o Indicates the expected response and the students actual response (acc uracy, independence) to each item/trial using his/her mode of communi cation Labeled with name, date, accuracy, independence, other inform ation as needed. NOTE: See examples of Teacher Scribed Work Samples on the following slides or at www.mcas-alt.org/materials

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 11 Studen t 9/12/18 Describes materials and context of the

activities Document s a series of trials conducted at the same time Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 12 (continued)

Indicates the students response Summary of accuracy and independence for all trials on the same day. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 13 Teacher-Scribed Work Sample Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

14 Supporting Documentation Represents the context of a learning activity Does not show a final product or student participation. Technology used by the student to advance a computer program within 15 seconds of a directive on Ratio and Proportional Relationships. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 15

9/6/18 After reading an informational text The Polar Region, the student was presented with a prerecorded switch with the message more please. The students responses were recorded to if the switch Massachusetts Department of determine Elementary and Secondary Education was activated within 30 16

Teacher-Scribed Work Sample Studen t 1/8/19 Thumbnail picture of each page documents the accuracy and independence for each trial. (Measurable Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education outcome on Work Description 17

Teacher-Scribed Work Sample Using a Series of Pictures Trial 1 Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 2 Trial 1 Trial 1 Trial 2

Measurable Outcome: The student will locate a partially hidden objectStudent related to1/18/18 the solar system (moon) with 80% accuracy and 80% independence. Date: 1/9/19 Student A 100% Accuracy 50% Independence Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

18 Thinking About Self-Evaluation Student choice-making and evaluation of ones own work are essential components ofself determination, which is an important predictor of successful post-school outcomes. (Wehmeyer & Palmer, 2003; Wehmeyer & Schwartz, 1998) Kleinert,H.L. & Kearns, J.F. (2010). Alternate Assessment for students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

19 Self-Evaluation: Students Making Choices within a Standards-Based Activity Choice of: o materials, o response format, o order of events, o partner, o to continue or terminate the activity. Can you see evidence of the students voice in the self-evaluation? Is it authentic? Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

20 Example of Self Evaluation Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 21 Contact Information Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Additional Materials: www.mcas-alt.org/materials 781-338-3625

www.doe.mass.edu [email protected] [email protected]

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