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Assessment Policy

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All references to the migration necessary for FY25 including the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) (BEST Plus 3.0 and BEST Literacy 2.0) and the Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) (TABE 13/14 series)

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Assessment Policy

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Please see the highlighted edits/updates in the attached 2024 DC Assessment Policy v 5.0.  A summary of the edits/updates is below as well:

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
    • Minor updates (Pgs. 2 & 3)
    • Added 6B. Entering Student Instructional Hours in LACES
    • Added 8B. Digital Learning Assessments
    • Added 9D. Data Transfer Between WIOA Partners and Providers
  • SECTION 1. OVERVIEW
    •  Minor edits to 1F. Purpose (Pg. 9)
  • SECTION 2: INTAKE AND ASSESSMENT PRACTICES
  • Updated NRS Approved Assessments Charts (Pgs. 11-14)
  • Updated CASAS Correlation Charts (Pgs. 15 -18)
  • Minor edits to 2P. Pushing Forward Assessments (Pgs. 24 & 25)
  • Minor edits to 2Q. Disallowable Assessment Instruments and Methods (Pgs. 25 & 26)
  • SECTION 5: TRAINING REQUIREMENTS TO ADMINISTER CASAS ASSESSMENTS
    • Minor edits to 5A. CASAS Training Policies (Pg. 31)
    • Minor edits to 5B. CASAS Implementation, eTest Online and TOPSpro Training (Pg. 31-32)
  • SECTION 6: DATA COLLECTION, REPORTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
  • SECTION 7: DISTANCE EDUCATION ASSESSMENT PRACTICES
    • Minor edits to 6C. Verifying Student Data in LACES (Pgs. 35)
  • SECTION 8: OTHER RELATED ASSESSMENTS
    • Minor edits to 8B. Digital Learning Assessments (Pg. 36)
  • SECTION 9: IMPLICATIONS FOR WIOA PARTNERS
    • o Minor edits to 9A. CASAS Implementation, eTest Online, and TOPSpro Training and Web-Test Units for WIOA Partners (Pg. 36)
    • o Minor edits to 9B. Pushing Forward Assessments for Individuals Served by WIOA Partners (Pg. 36-37)
    • Minor edits to 9D.  Data Transfer Between WIOA Partners and Providers (Pg. 37)
  • SECTION 10: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
    • Minor edits to 10A. Technical Assistance (Pg. 38)

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The PY2024 Assessment Policy was updated to include the new tests recently approved for use in NRS and updated expiration policies to reflect sunset period.

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RI's PY 2024 Assessment Policy has the following updates: 

  • Naming newly NRS-approved assessments approved for use in RI: BEST Literacy 2.0, BEST Plus 3.0, CASAS Listening STEPS, CASAS Reading STEPS, CASAS Math GOALS 2
  • Modifying the post-testing rate calculation to remove students with fewer than 40 hours and increasing the post-testing rate target to 70% from 65%.  

 

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  • Newly approved assessments are added and tests that are no longer approved as of July 1, 2024, are removed. 
  • New ESL Educational Functioning Level Descriptors are added, now that tests are approved that use the new descriptors.
  • Some distance education terms are revised, added, and removed based on current usage. 

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The PY24 AP removed soon to be expired assessments, which includes removing the assessment related tables with data and information.  Otherwise, it is mostly the same content. 

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