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AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:24.4

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35:

§1805.EOCT Development and Implementation Plan

Course

Test Administration

Year 1

2008–2009

Year 2

2009–2010

Year 3

2010–2011

Year 4

2011–2012

Year 5

2012–2013

Algebra I

Field Test

Operational Test

English II

Field Test

Operational Test

Geometry

Field Test

Operational Test

Biology

Field Test

Operational Test

English III

Field Test

Operational Test

American History

Field Test

Operational Test

Note:  The field test in the table is the stand-alone field test for the initial item development.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:24.4

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35:

Subchapter C.EOCT Test Design

§1807.Algebra I Test Structure

A.The Algebra I EOC tests include three sessions, all of which will be administered online:

1.25—item multiple-choice session in which students may not use calculators;
2.3—item constructed-response session, in which students may use calculators; and
3.25—item multiple-choice session in which students may use calculators.

B.Student responses to multiple-choice items will be computer-scored.

C.Student responses to the constructed-response items will be scored by the contractor.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:24.4

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35:

§1809.English II Test Structure

A.The English II EOC tests include three components, all of which will be administered online:

1.2 multiple-choice sessions with 24 items each; and
2.1 writing session which requires a response to a prompt.

B.Three of the following components will appear on every test:

1.paired poems;
2.a drama excerpt;
3.a short story or novel excerpt; or
4.a nonfiction passage.

C.Two discrete items will appear on every test.

NOTE: A discrete item is not passage-related but stands alone:

1.items related to using information resources; and
2.items related to writing conventions.

D.The writing performance session consists of a single writing prompt that students respond to based on the body of literature they have encountered in their English II courses, or extracurricular reading.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:24.4

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35:

Subchapter D.Achievement Levels and Performance Standards

§1811.EOCT Achievement Levels

A.1The Louisiana EOCT achievement levels are:

a.Excellent;
b.Good;
c.Fair;
d.Needs Improvement.

B.Achievement Level Definitions

Excellent—a student at this achievement level has demonstrated mastery of course content beyond Good.
Fair—a student at this achievement level has demonstrated only the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for the next level of coursework in the subject area.
Good—a student at this achievement level has demonstrated mastery of course content and is well prepared for the next level of coursework in the subject area.
Needs Improvement—a student at this achievement level has not demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for the next level of coursework in the subject area.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:24.4

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35:

§1813.Performance Standards

A.Performance standards for EOCT Algebra I and English II tests are finalized in scaled-score form.

B.EOCT Achievement Levels and Scaled-Score Ranges

1.Algebra I Scaled-Score Ranges

Algebra I

Achievement Level

Scaled-Score Ranges

Excellent

739-800

Good

700-738

Fair

668-699

Needs Improvement

600-667

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:24.4

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 35:

Subchapter E.Achievement Level Descriptors

§1815.Introduction

A.Achievement level descriptors for Louisiana assessments were developed by committees composed of Louisiana educators who represented the subjects and grades

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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