I added a pre-test target and Barrier to Employment definitions as well as MSGs #3, #4, and #5.
The 2022 Assessment Policy was updated in the following ways - (1) Data Collection and Verification section of policy was modified to determine educational gains based on highest post-test score if multiple post-tests (not last test); (2) updated approved distance learning software list; (3) updated assessment expiration dates; (4) added accommodations links; (5) updated definition of post-test to remove reference to last test given in program year and the definition of educational gain. 3/24/2022 - Policy updated based on OCTAE feedback.
The section where programs were allowed to enroll students with informal assessments and later had to retest with an approve assessment was removed since the approved assessments can now be given online.
The Distance Learning Policy was revised to require a state approved distance learning plan prior to operation. This was based on the research and best practices we are learning from our IDEAL partnership.
The Assessment Policy is largely unchanged, but we did update links, change contact information, and reformatted the document for increased clarity. Other than that, there were no substantive changes.
Updates regarding assessment requirements and technical edits were made to the policy.
An overview of the changes made:
- Table on p. 6 has been updated to include the recent notice in the Federal Register extending the period for test approvals that were set to expire during this program year;
- Table on p. 22 has been updated to reflect the recent changes to CASAS training process;
- Table on p. 25 has been updated to reflect the recent changes to CASAS training requirements.
Minimal assessment/distance learning policy changes:
- IETP guidance.
- Pretesting in two subject areas, rather than three, at enrollment.
- Cleaned up overall formatting, revised dates, and made language more concise.