Phase I: The Development of a Research-based Computer Assessment and Accommodation System

2013

2014

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

Developing the computer assessment/accommodation system

Developing accommodated versions of the mathematics test

(~ DEC 2014)

Developing a grade 8 mathematic test

Preparing a Spanish version of TIMER
(a reading proficiency test)

Alignment of the mathematics test items with the CCSS content standards

School site identification & recruitment [Field Testing 1]

Field testing of the mathematics test and its accommodated versions and the Spanish version of TIMER

 

2014

2015

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

Developing accommodated versions of the mathematics test

(~ DEC 2014)

 

Analyzing the field test data and preparing the operational form of the mathematics test

Incorporate the operational form into the computer-based assessment system

Developing data management and assignment principles/criteria

Incorporating the five language-based accommodations into the system

Alpha and Beta field testing the computer system with approximately 6 Grade 8 classes

Identifying and contact schools for the test administration, the sampling phase (~ OCT 2015)

 

Phase II: The Evaluation of the Five Most Commonly Used Language-based Accommodations

2015

2016

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

Identifying and contact schools for the test administration, the sampling phase

(~ OCT 2015)

 

 

Collecting school, teacher and student background information, and Collecting external criteria indices for validating accommodated assessments

 

Alpha and Beta field testing the computer system with 2400 Grade 8 classes;

Testing the five accommodations system: English modified, English Glossary, Spanish Glossary, and English Read Aloud Glossary

 

Scoring and data input into the system;

Data analyses, Reporting

 

Phase III: The Implementation of Effective and Valid Accommodations Tailored to the Individual Needs of ELLs

2016

2017

JULY

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUNE

Data analyses and results summary

First draft of Year 4 report revision

 

 

 

Complete the whole sections of Year 4 report

Finalize draft and submission of Year 4 report

 

 

Alpha and Beta field testing the computer system with 600 Grade 8 classes;

Testing the three accommodations system: English modified, English Glossary, and Bilingual version