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Assessment Policy

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Addition #1:

C.  Expanding Testing Exemptions

Local programs unable to administer an NRS-approved test to a distance learning participant due to the widespread effect of the COVID-19 pandemic may exempt that student from testing.  Local programs that exempt participants from NRS tests should put procedures in place to identify students who were not tested due to an inability to conduct testing, so that the impact of COVID-19 outbreak will be appropriately tracked.

Local programs must administer NRS-approved pre-tests as soon as feasible. A participant cannot achieve an educational functioning level gain without an NRS pre and post-test.

 

Addition #2:

Programs are encouraged to utilize informal assessments, e.g. teacher-made tests, unit tests, applied performance assessments, and learner observations, which can be used to monitor learning and guide instruction.  Programs may only use approved assessments to report learner gains for the NRS.

Please note: EFL gain can be demonstrated additionally by enrollment in post-secondary and training after exit. For additional information please visit https://nrsweb.org/sites/default/files/NRS-TA-Aug2019-508.pdf.

 

Addition #3:

V. THE ADDITION OF REMOTE TESTING FOR TABE 11/12 AND TABE CLAS-E

Due to recent challenges related to COVID-19, the MS OAE is allowing remote TABE 11&12 and CLAS-E testing according to the guidelines of Data Recognition Corporation (DRC).

Remote testing should be administered by web conferencing only. Test Examiners must be trained and familiar with using TABE Online.

Test Examiners must use a supported web conferencing platform and be familiar with the use of that platform. Possible options are Zoom, WebEx, Google Meets, Microsoft TEAM, Skype, GoTo Meeting, Blackboard Collaborate, Computer audio, and webcam capabilities for both Test Examiner and student.

Use a limit of five students to each Web Conferencing Session

  • All tests and test materials must be kept secure.
  • All tests must be proctored.

*Note: An option is available for remotely administering the TABE 11&12 Locator only in an un-proctored environment.

Cell phones CANNOT be used for remote testing. iPads will not work with the CLAS-E Listening test.

A. TESTING PROCEDURES

Prior to testing, the test administrator should create a test session in the DRC portal designated for remote testing. Once the students are added to the test session, test administrators should email each student directly to provide the following:

Students should be able to access the meeting directly from the link without having to provide additional details. All participants utilize the same link.

Calling into the meeting by cell phone should not be an option for students.  Breakout/Private Sessions with Private Chat and Screen Sharing Capability is required to privately authenticate an individual student’s identity, to privately distribute test login credentials to individual students, and to see/monitor student screens while restricting view from the rest of the group.

The MS OAE recommends completing the Online Tools Training with students who are new to the DRC portal.  The link is available at:

 https://wbte.drcedirect.com/TABE/portals/tabe

 

B.  USE OF TABE 11/12 AND TABE CLAS-E PROCTORING

Local programs may implement virtual test proctoring using the assessments identified in this policy, in accordance with the test publisher’s procedures for virtual testing. Programs should utilize regular face-to-face assessment procedures when the option is available. 

 

Addition #4:

TABE 11 & 12 Grade Range Scale Score Guidance Charts for Reading, Math, and Language

Table FFR 3: Recipient Share Detail - Initial

State
Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
879246783
1-640726601-A1
879246783
Cash
From:
To:
From:
To:
NameAmount
State of Mississippi Appropriations2043233.00
State of Mississippi Appropriations4931.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
b. Local Cash0.00
c. Total Cash (add all rows in 7a and 7b)2048164.00
d. Total Cash and In-Kind (add row 7c and total in box 8) (This amount must equal the amount reported in row 10j 'Total Recipient Share of Expenditures', column 10f 'Total' of the FFR.)0.00
State:1565402.00
Local:0.00
Total in-kind contributions:1565402.00
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Table FFR 4: Recipient Share Detail - Final

State
Mississippi Community College Board
3925 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
879246783
1-640726601-A1
879246783
Cash
From:
To:
From:
To:
NameAmount
State of Mississippi Appropriations2043233.00
State of Mississippi Appropriations8242.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
b. Local Cash0.00
c. Total Cash (add all rows in 7a and 7b)2051475.00
d. Total Cash and In-Kind (add row 7c and total in box 8) (This amount must equal the amount reported in row 10j 'Total Recipient Share of Expenditures', column 10f 'Total' of the FFR.)0.00
State:1754170.00
Local:0.00
Total in-kind contributions:1754170.00
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Table FFR 1: Federal Financial Report - Initial

State
Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
879246783
1-640726601-A1
879246783
Accrual
From:
To:
From:
To:
10. Transactions(a) State Administration(b) State Leadership(c) Programs of Instruction ABE levels 1-4 and ESL levels 1-6(d) Programs of Instruction ABE levels 5-6(e) Training(f) Total
Federal Cash:
a. Cash Receipts20343365617532468924428111320384549311.00
b. Cash Disbursements20343365617532468924428111320384549311.00
c. Cash on Hand (line a minus b)0.000.000.000.000.000.00
Federal Expenditures and Unobligated Balance:
d. Total Federal funds authorized6649896.00
e. Federal share of expenditures
Basic Grant20343365617531224834428111320384424902.00
Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (Sec 243)01244090124409.00
Corrections Education (Sec. 225)0000.00
One-Stop Infrastructure Costs (Local Option)00.00
One-Stop Infrastructure Costs (State Option)00.00
f. Federal share of unliquidated obligations000000.00
g. Total Federal share203433.00656175.003246892.00442811.00132038.004549311.00
h. Unobligated balance of Federal funds (line d minus g)2100585.00
Recipient Share:
i. Total recipient share required (i.e. Maintenance of Effort)4932031416774669571265743613566.00
j. Recipient share of expenditures4932031416774669571265743613566.00
One-Stop Infrastructure Costs000.00
Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (Sec 243)00000.00
Corrections Education (Sec. 225)000000.00
k. Remaining recipient share to be provided (line i minus j)0.000.000.000.000.000.00
Program Income:
l. Total program income earned0000.00
m. Program income expended0000.00
n. Unexpended program income (line l minus line m)000.000.000.000.00
11. Indirect Expensea. Typeb. Ratec. Period FromPeriod Tod. Basee. Amount Chargedf. Federal Share
Restricted Provisional0.05607/1/20197/30/2020893238.3950021.3550021.35
0.00000.000.000.00
g. Totals:893238.3950021.3550021.35
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Table SPR: Statewide Performance Report

OMB Control Number 1830-0027

Program
2017 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
State
ServiceParticipants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 04/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Funds Expended (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Cost Per Participant Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
Career Services9538545189646093.99
Training Services54432112361572272.35
Percent training-related employment:Percent enrolled in more than one core program:Percent Admin Expended:
0.06
Total Participants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Total Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 04/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Employment Rate (Q2) (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year2 }})Employment Rate (Q4) (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 12/31/{{ spr_year1 }})Median Earnings (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year2 }})Credential Rate (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 12/31/{{ spr_year1 }})Measurable Skill Gains (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
NumRateNumRateNumRateNumRate
Total Statewide95388311Target000.0047460.46
Actual36060.4594288447320.4961
SexFemale5027428720130.4775269925280.5029
Male4511402415930.4585310822040.4886
Age< 16
16-18240819267530.4088164413620.5656
19-242505239612070.4857252312160.4854
25-443615314013480.5026380616530.4573
45-546425552230.48850113160.4922
55-59194168580.44284358910.4691
60174126170.18285419940.5402
Ethnicity/RaceAmerican Indian or Alaskan Native8066200.42120370.4625
Asian9671260.31323249470.4896
Black or African American4529396319990.5395284620550.4537
Hispanic or Latino6765581340.297244992690.3979
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander211870.58334493110.5238
White4012350314200.4196284222440.5593
Two or More Races124132000690.5565
Total Participants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Total Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 04/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Employment Rate (Q2) (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year2 }})Employment Rate (Q4) (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 12/31/{{ spr_year1 }})Median Earnings (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year2 }})Credential Rate (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 12/31/{{ spr_year1 }})Measurable Skill Gains (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
NumRateNumRateNumRateNumRate
Total Statewide95388311Target000.0047460.46
Actual36060.4594288447320.4961
Displaced Homemakers3933200.38462084130.3333
English Language Learners, Low Levels of Literacy, Cultural Barriers366215400.246938251370.3743
Exhausting TANF within 2 years (Part A Title IV of the Social Security Act)+++++++
Ex-offenders25015850.263218001270.508
Homeless Individuals / runaway youth4146120.3871988170.4146
Long-term Unemployed (27 or more consecutive weeks)8044110.57894390420.525
Low-Income Individuals6036674510.478329133150.5224
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers+++++++
Individuals with Disabilities (incl. youth)280180270.221327481400.5
Single Parents (Incl. single pregnant women)87210056470.532928233930.4507
Youth in foster care or aged out of system2011++564100.5

+ Data were suppressed to protect the confidentiality of individual participant data.

Table SPR: Statewide Performance Report

OMB Control Number 1830-0027

Program
2016 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)
State
ServiceParticipants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Funds Expended (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Cost Per Participant Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
Career Services
Training Services
Percent training-related employment:Percent enrolled in more than one core program:Percent Admin Expended:
Total Participants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Total Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Employment Rate (Q2) (Cohort Period: N/A)Employment Rate (Q4) (Cohort Period: N/A)Median Earnings (Cohort Period: N/A)Credential Rate (Cohort Period: N/A)Measurable Skill Gains (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
NumRateNumRateNumRateNumRate
Total Statewide104338757Target4609.45
Actual49890.4782
SexFemale5451448925570.4691
Male4982426824320.4882
Age< 16
16-182514211713890.5525
19-242934253913590.4632
25-443877323716830.4341
45-547255873500.4828
55-592121581130.533
60171119950.5556
Ethnicity/RaceAmerican Indian or Alaskan Native7655310.4079
Asian10385470.4563
Black or African American5195427122290.4291
Hispanic or Latino5834782400.4117
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander141280.5714
White4296370923500.547
Two or More Races166147840.506
Total Participants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Total Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Employment Rate (Q2) (Cohort Period: N/A)Employment Rate (Q4) (Cohort Period: N/A)Median Earnings (Cohort Period: N/A)Credential Rate (Cohort Period: N/A)Measurable Skill Gains (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
NumRateNumRateNumRateNumRate
Total Statewide104338757Target4609.45
Actual49890.4782
Displaced Homemakers6754350.5224
English Language Learners, Low Levels of Literacy, Cultural Barriers209167610.2919
Exhausting TANF within 2 years (Part A Title IV of the Social Security Act)++++
Ex-offenders3428170.5
Homeless Individuals / runaway youth463780.1739
Long-term Unemployed (27 or more consecutive weeks)2220130.5909
Low-Income Individuals11029554900.4446
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers++++
Individuals with Disabilities (incl. youth)154124790.513
Single Parents (Incl. single pregnant women)146212225190.355
Youth in foster care or aged out of system++++

+ Data were suppressed to protect the confidentiality of individual participant data.

Table FFR 2: Federal Financial Report - Final

State
Mississippi Community College Board
3925 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
879246783
1-640726601-A1
879246783
Accrual
From:
To:
From:
To:
10. Transactions(a) State Administration(b) State Leadership(c) Programs of Instruction ABE levels 1-4 and ESL levels 1-6(d) Programs of Instruction ABE levels 5-6(e) Training(f) Total
Federal Cash:
a. Cash Receipts2057237200754685371.24652145.761275166263315.00
b. Cash Disbursements2057237200754685371.24652145.761275166263315.00
c. Cash on Hand (line a minus b)0.000.000.000.000.000.00
Federal Expenditures and Unobligated Balance:
d. Total Federal funds authorized6263315.00
e. Federal share of expenditures
Basic Grant2057237200754566389.24652145.761275166144333.00
Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (Sec 243)01189820118982.00
Corrections Education (Sec. 225)0000.00
One-Stop Infrastructure Costs (Local Option)22405.9822405.98
One-Stop Infrastructure Costs (State Option)00.00
f. Federal share of unliquidated obligations000000.00
g. Total Federal share205723.00720075.004685371.24652145.76127516.006263315.00
h. Unobligated balance of Federal funds (line d minus g)0.00
Recipient Share:
i. Total recipient share required (i.e. Maintenance of Effort)8242033060194913841588343805645.00
j. Recipient share of expenditures8242033060194913841588343805645.00
One-Stop Infrastructure Costs000.00
Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (Sec 243)00000.00
Corrections Education (Sec. 225)000000.00
k. Remaining recipient share to be provided (line i minus j)0.000.000.000.000.000.00
Program Income:
l. Total program income earned0000.00
m. Program income expended0000.00
n. Unexpended program income (line l minus line m)000.000.000.000.00
11. Indirect Expensea. Typeb. Ratec. Period FromPeriod Tod. Basee. Amount Chargedf. Federal Share
Restricted Final0.05607/1/20186/30/2019887921.0049724.0049724.00
No Indirect Expenses Charged to Grant0.00000.000.000.00
g. Totals:887921.0049724.0049724.00
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Table SPR: Statewide Performance Report

OMB Control Number 1830-0027

Program
2019 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
State
ServiceParticipants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 04/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Funds Expended (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Cost Per Participant Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
Career Services70826245876022123.69
Training Services447384814210.51821.5
Percent training-related employment:Percent enrolled in more than one core program:Percent Admin Expended:
0.11
Total Participants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Total Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 04/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Employment Rate (Q2) (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year2 }})Employment Rate (Q4) (Cohort Period: 01/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 12/31/{{ spr_year1 }})Median Earnings (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year2 }})Credential Rate (Cohort Period: 01/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 12/31/{{ spr_year1 }})Measurable Skill Gains (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
NumRateNumRateNumRateNumRate
Total Statewide70826245Target00000.000052170.5
Actual26710.480331160.473129346030.575932230.455
SexFemale3671314815230.473717870.477627013620.580116430.448
Male3411309711480.489313290.467133282410.569715800.463
Age< 16
16-18196716987550.43928380.434915322570.655610000.508
19-24173716017630.51529200.496828611660.55157950.458
25-44255622709780.508311340.502940151660.535510970.429
45-545464451180.4171550.42585249130.41942150.394
55-59136113380.4471530.48624448++640.471
60+140118190.2754160.24269++520.371
Ethnicity/RaceAmerican Indian or Alaskan Native4238240.5333290.43943864++++
Asian9866240.2927230.26743202++450.459
Black or African American3103267212310.542114960.540130561250.480812560.405
Hispanic or Latino5404191130.26651110.23373961300.73172120.393
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander121540.560.6667170100++
White3192296112360.466913990.455626854300.601416390.513
More than One Race9574390.4643520.47272315140.7480.505
Total Participants Served (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})Total Participants Exited (Cohort Period: 04/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 03/31/{{ spr_year3 }})Employment Rate (Q2) (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year2 }})Employment Rate (Q4) (Cohort Period: 01/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 12/31/{{ spr_year1 }})Median Earnings (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year2 }})Credential Rate (Cohort Period: 01/01/{{ spr_year1 }} - 12/31/{{ spr_year1 }})Measurable Skill Gains (Cohort Period: 07/01/{{ spr_year2 }} - 06/30/{{ spr_year3 }})
NumRateNumRateNumRateNumRate
Total Statewide70826245Target00000.000052170.5
Actual26710.480331160.473129346030.575932230.455
Displaced Homemakers13694100.25120.2791132700500.368
English Language Learners, Low Levels of Literacy, Cultural Barriers7082624526710.480416810.471329342390.570432230.455
Exhausting TANF within 2 years (Part A Title IV of the Social Security Act)++++++52200++
Ex-offenders626571300.4839240.40682122++2810.449
Homeless Individuals / runaway youth3942130.4643150.3846213800160.41
Long-term Unemployed (27 or more consecutive weeks)196215470.379400.4255160240.5840.429
Low-Income Individuals10738372250.49892430.53642596330.444250.396
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers372880.571450.7143226800200.541
Individuals with Disabilities (incl. youth)132134470.2176370.16521463180.6667580.439
Single Parents (Incl. single pregnant women)7986282700.56723480.56042911480.52172890.362
Youth in foster care or aged out of system483970.3182++160200280.583
From (mm/dd/yyyy) :
To (mm/dd/yyyy) :

+ Data were suppressed to protect the confidentiality of individual participant data.

Table 5: Core Follow-up Outcome Achievement

OMB Control Number 1830-0027

Program
2019 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)
State
1st Period of ParticipationAll Periods of Participation
Primary Indicators of PerformanceNumber of Participants who ExitedNumber of Participants who Exited Achieving Outcome or Median Earnings ValuePercentage of Participants Achieving OutcomeTotal Periods of ParticipationTotal Number of Periods of Participation in which Participants Achieved Outcome or Median Earnings Value for All Periods of ParticipationPercentage of Participants in All Periods of Participation Achieving Outcome
(A)(B)(C)(D)(E)(F)(G)
Employment Second Quarter after exit539625950.4809556126710.4803
Employment Fourth Quarter after exit573126920.4697658731160.473
Median Earnings Second Quarter after exit25952948N/A26712934N/A
Attained a Secondary School Diploma/Equivalent and Enrolled in Postsecondary Education or Training within one year of exit6983010.43128073620.4485
Attained a Secondary School Diploma/Equivalent and Employed within one year of exit6983270.46848073740.4634
Attained a Postsecondary Credential while enrolled or within one year of exit75190.2533101300.297
Attained any credential (unduplicated)9113980.436810476030.5759
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