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Summary of Updates to Iowa’s 2021-2022 Assessment Policy Guidelines
Page 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 32. Changed the extension for CASAS Life and Work, Life Skills and TABE CLAS-E for ESL from February 2, 2021 to February 2, 2023.
Page 3, 4, 8, 12, 32, 42 Program year changed into 2022.
Page 5. E. Added testing proctored remotely.
G.5. Added “a new test is required for each PoP per program year.”
Page 6. In table for assessment guidelines, for PoP +Across two PYs, added “and complete the Assessment Irregularity Form”. The note is changed into “A new test is required for each PoP per program year.
Page 7. I.2. Added “Entering daily hours is strongly recommended.”
Page 19. NOTE: According to WIOA Sec. 225—expenditures on all Corrections must not exceed 20% of funds provided 231.” is changed into “NOTE: According to WIOA Sec. 225—expenditures on all Corrections must not exceed 20% of funds under section 231.”
Page 19 Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 is replaced with Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act of 2018.
Page 25. Modified training on test proctored remotely.
Page 25. Deleted “Proctors can obtain Remote Testing Certificate”
Page 25. Deleted “Implementation certification (IT) is good for years from the date of issuance.”
Page 25. Added module remote testing, and added “Modules 2 and 3 are required every year, modules 1, 4 and remote testing are required every two years.”
Page 25. Deleted Staff can repeat the Implementation Training or participate in “Beyond Implementation” for recertification after their certificate has expired. Each program must have a certified trainer (which can be the local program coordinator or designee) that can provide training for staff. Once certified, that person can only train others within their own program. If the program needs additional certified trainers, to ensure training coverage for their program, those certificates must be maintained on file and available upon request as well.
Page 25. Modified the figure for training modules by adding column Remote Testing.
Page 26. “Coordinators are responsible for data review and verification of their monthly attendance” is replaced with “Coordinators are responsible for data review and verification of their attendance at least on a monthly basis”.
Page 27. Added “. Synchronous learning through technology (e.g. Zoom) is regarded as traditional learners” under traditional learners.
Page 27. Added “Asynchronous learning through technology or online learning programs is
regarded as distance learners” under distance learners.
Page 27. Added “Participants receiving both synchronous and asynchronous learning are blended learners” under blended learners.
Page 28. Modified a proctored setting by adding “which can be face-to-face or remote”.
Page 31. Deleted “At the present time, there is no formal procedure required before implementing the use of approved distance education curriculum.”
Added “Each program implementing the state developed Canvas master courses must meet the following guidelines:
1. Staff are qualified as instructors and/or course designers by completing a professional development sequence of online learning approved by the Iowa Department of Education.
2. Programs will track participant progress and hours of instruction
3. Communication will be maintained with state staff or designated contact via e-mail or telephone if there are concerns or errors in the master courses
Page 40. Modified Assessment Irregularity Documentation Form by adding PoP across two program year under column Specifics (Circle one or more when applicable).
Page 62 Added Learning Upgrade as a new distance learning program.
Page 63. Updated Appendix M: Approved Iowa Individual Targets PY2021 and 2022.