GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School

 
GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS

OLSAT-8 Administration Training
               and
      Identification FAQs

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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
AGENDA

PGeneral Overview on OLSAT-8
PSchool Site Test Coordinator and
    Administrator Responsibilities
PUnderstand key dates and responsibilities
    as they apply to the Spring 2020
    administration

    See MEM-5936.7 : 2019-2020 OLSAT-8 Second-Grade Administration
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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
DISTRICT TRAINING
Q. Will training be provided?
A. Six Districtwide sessions are scheduled for school
   personnel from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. on the dates
   listed below. Central GATE office staff will provide the
   training for this 82 minute test. You are only required
   to attend ONE of the following meetings:
   •   February   3, 2020 — Grant HS (LD Northeast)
   •   February   6, 2020 — Nobel MS (LD Northwest)
   •   February   10, 2020 — White MS (LD South)
   •   February   13, 2020 — Stevenson MS (LD East)
   •   February   20, 2020 – Loyola Village ES (LD West)
   •   February   24, 2020 – Sotomayor HS (LD Central)
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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
WHY DO WE ADMINISTER THE OLSAT-8?

    Analysis of 2009 pilot data indicates that this
    assessment supports the District’s goal for the
    Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to address the
    disproportionate number of underrepresented
    student populations and identify students who
    may be overlooked in the referral process.

* As of November 26, 2019, the OCR Agreement was successfully
    completed as determined by the OCR.

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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
OTIS-LENNON SCHOOL ABILITY TEST,
      EIGHTH EDITION (OLSAT-8)

              OLSAT-8 is a
        nationally standardized,
            norm referenced,
group administered assessment related to
a student’s ability to learn and succeed in
                   school.

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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
WHO ARE TESTED?

Q. Who will be tested?

A. All 2 nd graders, including students
   with disabilities and English
   Learners (ELs).

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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
EXEMPT STUDENTS
Students who are exempt include:
1)   Students who take the CAA (California Alternate
     Assessments) or are on an alternative curriculum.
2)   Students whose parents have requested non-participation.
3)   Students who have previously taken the OLSAT in 2 nd grade.
4)   Students who have been pre-exposed.
5)   Students previously identified as gifted in the Intellectual
     Ability Category (optional).

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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
COSTS & MATERIALS
Q.   Will the schools have to purchase the tests?
A.   No.

Q.   What materials, if any, does a school provide?
A.   It is the school’s responsibility to provide #2 pencils.

Q.   Is there a cost to Affiliated Charters?
A. There is NO cost to affiliated charters. Also, no Fee-For-
   Service for processing (OLSAT-8 identification only)

Note: Independent Charter Schools and private schools are not eligible.

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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
NO ACCOMMODATIONS
                OR MODIFICATIONS

Due to assessment norms, the following
accommodations will invalidate OLSAT-8 test
results. Thus, these scores will not be considered
for eligibility for gifted identification:

1) Any modifications made to the content of the
   assessment.
2) Directions read more than once.
3) Allowing extended time.

*Exception: The OLSAT-8 can be given individually or in a small group.
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GIFTED/TALENTED PROGRAMS - OLSAT-8 Administration Training and Identification FAQs - Los Angeles Unified School
QUESTION
Q. Why is the District not testing all second graders
     with an intellectual test?
A. 1) An intellectual test must be administered by an insured and
       credentialed School Psychologist.

  2) The cost of administering an intellectual test to all 38,206
       second grade students within the District would eliminate the
       entire GATE budget which would not be cost effective.

  3) The identification rate for the Intellectual Category tends to be
       statistically low without providing pre-referral screening for
       potential candidates.

  4) The OLSAT data can also function as part of pre-referral evidence
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TYPE OF ASSESSMENT

Q. Is the OLSAT-8 an
   intellectual
   test?
A. No. The OLSAT is an
   achievement test.
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IDENTIFICATION
        CATEGORY

Q. What gifted identification category are the
 second graders testing for with the OLSAT-8?

        A. High Achievement

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HIGHLY GIFTED?
Q. Can a student be identified as highly gifted on
     the OLSAT?

A. No. Again, the OLSAT is an achievement test
 (High Achievement Ability Category).*

*A student can only be identified highly gifted in the Intellectual Ability
  Category.
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WHAT DOES THE OLSAT-8 MEASURE?

A. The OLSAT measures abilities related to
   School Success.
¡ Detecting likenesses and differences
¡ Recalling words and numbers
¡ Defining words
¡ Following directions
¡ Classifying
¡ Establishing sequence
¡ Solving arithmetic problems
¡ Completing analogies
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HOW ARE THESE PROCESSES MEASURED?

Verbal                      Non-Verbal

¡ Verbal Comprehension      ¡ Pictorial Reasoning
   • Following Directions      • Picture Classification
¡ Verbal Reasoning             • Picture Analogies
   • Aural Reasoning        ¡ Figural Reasoning
   • Arithmetic Reasoning      • Figural Classifications
                               • Figural Analogies
                               • Pattern Matrix
                               • Figural Series

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OLSAT-8 TEST BREAKDOWN
¡ Three parts to the test:
       üPart 1…..Items 1-12
       üPart 2…..Items 13-24
       üPart 3…..Items 25-60

¡ Parts 1 and 2 administered in one setting
       üSample questions (approx. 5-10 minutes)
       üSpecific time limits for each section with a 5-minute rest between

¡ Part 3 is paced by the examiner
       üAdminister items 25-40, provide a 5-minute rest, then administer items
         41-60
       üPacing: Moving along at a measured rate

       82 MINUTES (approximate) TOTAL ADMINISTRATION TIME
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OLSAT-8 BREAKDOWN CONTINUED

¡ Each part of the test is timed
¡ Students mark their answers directly in the test booklets
¡ Read items exactly as written, using a natural tone and
  manner
¡ Sample items may be read more than once and reviewed
  until all students understand the examples. Do not make
  up sample items
¡ Each test item may be read only once, unless some
  disturbance interferes with the student’s hearing
¡ If you make a mistake while reading a question, stop and
  say, “No, that is wrong. Listen again.”
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ENGLISH LEARNERS

•   Participating second grade English Learners
    (EL) may be given directions using their
    determined primary language.

•   Remember, each test item may be read
    only once, whether in English or Spanish
    (or in another language).

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NON VERBAL: PICTURE REASONING

Picture Classification
¡Ability to determine which picture in a set of
 five pictures does not belong. (unifying concept)

         Sample item is confidential and proprietary
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NON VERBAL: PICTORIAL REASONING

Picture Analogy
¡Ability to infer the relationship between two
 pictures and select the picture that is related to
 the stimulus picture in the same way.

         Sample item is confidential and proprietary
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FIGURAL REASONING: FIGURE
           ANALOGIES
¡Ability to infer a relationship between a pair of
 geometric shapes and select the shape that is
 related to the stimulus in the same way.

         Sample item is confidential and proprietary
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FIGURAL REASONING: PATTERN
            MATRIX
¡Ability to supply missing element in a matrix of
 geometric shapes (relationship of figures).

        Sample item is confidential and proprietary
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2019-2020 OLSAT-8 TESTING
               WINDOWS

Schools may select a testing date within one of
two windows:
1)March 4-5, 2020
2)March 18-19, 2020

When is the make-up testing date?
1)March 12 & 23, 2020
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PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

  Q.    How will parents be informed?

  A.    An informational letter (English and Spanish – ATTACHMENT
        B*) is to be sent to parents from the school site. In addition,
        there will be six informational sessions for parents from 5:15
        p.m. – 6:15 p.m. on the following dates (parents only need
        to attend ONE of the following meetings):
       •    February    3, 2020 — Grant HS (LD Northeast)
       •    February    6, 2020 — Nobel MS (LD Northwest)
       •    February    10, 2020 — White MS (LD South)
       •    February    13, 2020 — Stevenson MS (LD East)
       •    February    20, 2020 – Loyola Village ES (LD West)
       •    February    24, 2020 – Sotomayor HS (LD Central)

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*See MEM-5936.7: 2019-2020 OLSAT-8 Second-Grade Administration
REMINDERS
ATTACHMENT B*: Parent Informational Letter

     DO NOT HAVE PARENTS SIGN AND RETURN LETTER
     UNLESS THEY WANT THEIR CHILD TO OPT-OUT OF
     OLSAT-8 TESTING!

ATTACHMENT C*: OLSAT-8 Parent Meeting Flyer

     AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION

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*See MEM-5936.7: 2019-2020 OLSAT-8 Second-Grade Administration
OLSAT-8 PRACTICE TEST
ü The purpose of this practice test is to prepare students to take the Otis-
  Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition, (OLSAT 8), so that they will be
  familiar with the types of questions that will appear on the test.
ü The practice test is not scored. Therefore, students should be given as
  much help as they need to complete the questions successfully.
ü For most effective use, the practice test should be administered
  approximately one week prior to the regular test administration.
ü Second-grade teachers should become thoroughly familiar with the
  directions and procedures before administering the practice test. The
  practice Test does not come in another language.
ü The OLSAT 8 practice test is now available to download from the
  following areas:
     § GATE Website under “Educator’s Corner”, click on OLSAT Resources
     § MyLAUSD under “eLibrary”, click on Type, then Templates and Forms
        (Type in OLSAT-8 and then click on OLSAT-8 Practice Test and
        Practice Directions (English) 2018)
     § Emailed to GATE coordinators
ü Answer key is provided in practice test Directions for Administering
  (DFA), page 12.                                                          26
OLSAT-8 PRACTICE TEST

üThis is an official product, authorized and published by
 Pearson Publishing; administering this practice test will
 not invalidate test results.
üStudents will take the practice test to simulate the
 actual test-taking experience.
üThe practice test can be sent home to parents AFTER it
 has been completed and discussed in class.
üThe cover sheet delineating acceptable use of the
 practice test by students/parents MUST be sent home
 with the completed practice test.
üThe practice test CANNOT be distributed digitally.
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READY…SET…GO
      Be sure second-grade teachers use the SET games
     provided at the 2018 Fall Coordinator Meeting with
     students to help “tune up” their brains. It will help
    familiarize second-graders with visual discrimination!

                                             .

                            www.setgame.com/set/puzzle

Adapted from: Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Newsweek. New Research: $13 Christmas gifts =
            13 point gain in kids’ IQ at: http://www.nurtureshock.com/IQLeaps.pdf
DIRECTIONS FOR ADMINISTERING

Q. What should we do with the Directions for
   Administering (DFAs)?

A. The District will not purchase new DFAs.
   Therefore, you must retain your copies of the
   DFAs at the school site. Please ensure that
   these are kept in a secure locked location.

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SPANISH AND KOREAN
          DFAS

Spanish and Korean DFAs are available for download on
 the GATE website under Educators’ Corner. Click on
 OLSAT Resources.

ü It will be the decision of the School Site Administrator
  on which DFA to use (English or Spanish) based on the
  student’s needs.

ü Remember: Each test item may be read only once,
  whether that be in English or Spanish.
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SECURITY AGREEMENT & AFFIDAVIT
Q.    What do we do with the Security Agreement
      (ATTACHMENT G*) and the Security Affidavit
      (ATTACHMENT H*)?

A. The OLSAT Security Agreement must be signed by all Test
    Site Coordinators and initialed by the school principal.

B. The OLSAT Security Affidavit must be signed by all test
    examiners, proctors, translators, scribes, and any other
    person having access to the OLSAT-8 tests and initialed by
    the school principal.

C. ALL SECURITY DOCUMENTS MUST BE FILED AT THE SCHOOL
   SITE!
*See MEM-5936.7: 2019-2020 OLSAT-8 Second-Grade Administration   31
IMPORTANT DATES

Q. How and when are testing materials distributed?

A. The LAUSD Office of Data and Accountability (ODA)
   provides teacher and student information to Pearson.
   Pearson will ship (via UPS) materials directly to each
   school on or near February 21, 2020.

Important: Materials are to be stored in a secure locked place.

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TEST MATERIALS

Q. Who do you contact if you do not receive
   enough materials?

        A. Email lausdgateolsat8@pearson.com

      at Pearson Assessments Center Operations

IMPORTANT: Check boxes immediately upon arrival. Do not wait until
   test date(s) to discover that you need additional materials.

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TEST MATERIALS

Q. What do we do if we need extra test booklets
   that were NOT a part of the original order?

A. Contact the Gifted/Talented Programs Office.
   Phone: 213-241-6500

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ORDER FORM FOR NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENTS

If your school has newly enrolled students for the
    2019-2020 school year and did not receive
    enough extra blank booklets with your Pearson
    shipment, then Attachment D* must be
    submitted to the GATE Office prior to your
    school’s testing date. There will be no cost for
    the testing materials.
IMPORTANT: Do not submit order form before taking inventory of
   your Pearson shipment. Extra test booklets will already be
   included with your OLSAT-8 test materials from Pearson
   Publishing.

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*See MEM-5936.7: 2019-2020 OLSAT-8 Second-Grade Administration
RESPONSIBILITIES

       School Site
    Test Coordinator

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BEFORE TESTING
Q. As a School Test Coordinator, what are my
   responsibilities before testing?
A.
      ü Ensure boxes belong to your school
      ü Open the boxes and inventory all test booklets
           and manuals against your packing slip
      ü Read the OLSAT-8 Directions for Administering (DFA)
      ü Conduct training for Teachers/Test Administrators
      ü Instruct teachers to thoroughly review Directions
           for Administering prior to testing
      ü Ensure secure storage of test materials
      ü Distribute test materials                             37
PRE-PRINTED STUDENT INFORMATION

Q. If the pre-printed student information
   on the test booklet contains incorrect
   information, can it be corrected?

A. No. DO NOT write over the pre-printed
   information. Extra booklets are provided.

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STUDENT TEST BOOKLET

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DURING TESTING

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AFTER TESTING
Q.   What happens after the testing session is completed?
A. After testing:
       1.   Hold all materials until all testing is complete.
       2.   Collect test booklets and Directions for Administering (DFAs) from test
            administrators and secure them for next year.
       3.   Check all test booklets (student ID information and markings).
       4.   Prepare scorable materials for shipping to Pearson based on the directions
            provided by Pearson in the original package (your PowerPoint has these
            slides).

     IMPORTANT:
       1.   Any damaged or incomplete test booklets are not to be scored. Those booklets
            must be disposed of or shredded at the school site.
       2.   Any used booklets returned to Pearson may be scored and you will be charged.
       3.   Do not send them to the GATE central office.
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ORGANIZING SCORABLE TEST
               MATERIALS
¡ Separate and stack student test booklets in groups by class
    üName grid facing up
    üMargin with black horizontal bars on the left

¡ Complete a separate Scoring Service Identification (SSID)
  Sheet for each group of documents
    üUse a #2 pencil to complete the form
    üDo NOT send photocopies of the SSID Sheet

¡ Place the completed SSID sheet on top of each class/group of
  documents
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Scoring Services
        A                    Identification Sheet
                                    (SSID)
C           B           Side 1:
                        A.    Print School/Teacher
                              Information
                        B.    Grid School Name
                        C.    Grid Grade Level
                        D.    Grid Yes
                        E.    Grid Number of
                              Documents – Right Justify
                              (e.g., “0032”)
                        F.    Grid School Code
    D                   G.    Leave Blank
                    G   H.    Leave Blank
                F

    E
        H                                            43
I          Scoring Services
                 Identification Sheet
K           J           (SSID)

                Side 2: Teacher/Class
                    Information

                I. Grid the circle
                J. Leave Blank
                K. Print and Grid Teacher
                   Name
                L. Print and Grid Teacher
    L              ID

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SPECIAL PROGRAM ORDER FOR SCORING SERVICES
                    (SPOSS)

§ The SPOSS will now be pre-filled by Pearson. The Test
  Coordinator at each site will verify quantities and make
  any necessary changes.
§ If pre-populated SPOSS forms need to be corrected, the
  testing coordinator makes those corrections on the form
  and returns that corrected SPOSS form as directed with
  the completed student forms.
§ SPOSS forms are going to be emailed to principals
  starting the week of February 24 th to February 28 th .

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SHIPPING SCORABLE MATERIAL

¡ Use Original Cartons
¡ Fill boxes with paper and seal with reinforced tape
¡ Affix the Pearson “Special Programs” Return Label to
  each box
  ü Complete the school name and address
    information
  ü Sequentially number boxes on address label
  ü (1 of n, 2 of n, and so forth)

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AFTER TESTING: PACKING INSTRUCTIONS

                                OSS
        Grade 2
       Teacher A

        Grade 2
       Teacher B

        Grade 2
       Teacher C

        Grade 2
       Teacher D

                   Melrose ES
                   Box 1 of 2

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PREPARE FOR SHIPPING

Q.   How do I prepare scorable materials for shipping to Pearson?

A.
       1.   Check or complete Scoring Service Identification (SSID) Sheets (one per
            class).

       2.   Place all “scorable” or “used” test booklets in the pre-addressed boxes.

       3.   Verify OSS and make necessary changes in the quantity and put in the box
            with testing materials

       4.   Take boxes to the Testing Center that serves the school. UPS will pick up
            “boxed” test materials from each of the four Test Centers.

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TEST BOOKLETS

Q. What should I do with leftover test booklets?

A.   Unused Test booklets without pre-printed student
     information will be placed at the bottom of the Test
     Booklets and shipped back to Pearson

B.   Test administrator or designee must dispose of or shred all
     damaged, unscorable, or unused booklets with pre-printed
     student information at the school site. Do not send them to
     GATE central office.

IMPORTANT: Collect all Directions for Administering (DFAs) booklets and store for
    next year. DFAs will not be re-ordered.
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IMPORTANT DATES
Q. When are the test booklets due to the
   testing centers?

A. Test Coordinator or designee is to deliver
   boxed test materials ONLY ON March 25, 2020
   for all school sites.
Please do not drop off BEFORE March 25 th and be
        at the testing center by 3:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT: Hours of operation may vary. Please
contact each Testing Center directly for business
hours before drop-of f.
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TESTING CENTERS
Q. Where are the Testing Centers located?
A. Testing Centers are located as listed below:
  §   LD Northeast and Northwest, VALLEY TESTING CENTER, Mulholland
      Middle School, 17120 Vanowen St., Lake Balboa, CA 91406. Rooms 74
      and 75. Telephone: 818-609-2591

  §   LD West, WEST TESTING CENTER, Charnock Road Elementary School,
      11133 Charnock Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90034. Room 32. Telephone:
      310-836-1578

  §   LD East and Central, CENTRAL TESTING CENTER, Local District East
      Building, 2151 North Soto St., Los Angeles, CA 90032. Telephone: 323-
      224-2408

  §   LD South, SOUTH TESTING CENTER, Banneker Special Education Center,
      14024 South San Pedro Street., Los Angeles, CA 90061. Telephone:
      310-366-7358                                                     51
TEST RESULTS

Q. When will schools receive the results?

A. Student results are “estimated” to be released
   April 29 th – May 5 th, 2020. Test results are
   mailed directly to each school.

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TEST RESULTS
You will receive from Pearson:
ü Two copies of the individual Student Report (identical)
  §    One should be given to parents
  §    One should be filed in students’ cumulative folders
ü Parent letter (cover template)
  §    Make copies and attach to student reports given to parents
ü Master List (all the scores)
  §    Filed with other OLSAT-8 secured materials
      Ø Save for at least three years
      Ø Let administration know where they are stored
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PEARSON CONTACT

We did not receive our score reports.
      Who should we contact?
  Email lausdgateolsat8@pearson.com

at Pearson Assessments Center Operations

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STUDENT SCORE REPORTS
Q. Where should I look for the qualifying
   score?

A. The Age Percentile Rank (Age PR) for the
Total, Verbal and Nonverbal Scales is located
in the table titled “Additional Scores” on the
left side of the student report (see next slide).

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STUDENT SCORE REPORT

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HIGH ACHIEVEMENT (OLSAT)
                                       2019-2020                         AUTOMATICALLY
                                                                           IMPORTED!!!

              Identification Criteria in the High Achievement Ability category:
                 (OLSAT 8 – 2nd graders who took the OLSAT in 2019-2020)
                                          (Grade 2 only)
         OLSAT 8 Test Component                           Qualifying Score Criteria
                                                           (Age Percentile Rank)

Total Scale                                    95 or above

Nonverbal Scale                                95 or above

Verbal Scale                                   95 or above

Total Scale                                                            Meal Code 1, 2, or 5
                                               90 to 94
                                                                       (No Provision 2 or CEP schools)
MISIS UPLOAD
Q. What do we send to the Gifted/Talented Programs
Office if the student is eligible?

A. NOTHING!
§ Eligible students based on OLSAT results will
  automatically be uploaded into the My Student
  Information Systems (MiSiS) and identified in the
  High Achievement Category (during fall semester of
  3 rd grade).
§ Do NOT create a referral in MiSiS for automatic
  uploads. This will impede the automatic upload.
§ However, you can plan GATE placement for the
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ELIGIBILITY LETTERS (FALL SEMESTER)

                   High Achievement Identification
                      Based on OLSAT-8 Results
    ü OLSAT-8 Eligibility letters to parents will not be sent from the
        Gifted/Talented Programs Office.

    ü It is the responsibility of the school to notify parents of the students’
        eligibility status for the High Achievement Ability category
        automatically uploaded into MiSiS. School personnel with an approved
        user role, e.g., GATE coordinator, can log into MiSiS, click on GATE
        under Reports and select GATE Notification Letter from the drop down
        menu.

    ü Before sending home notification letters to parents, verify eligibility
        status by reviewing the OLSAT-8 School Master List Report.

*See MEM-5936.7: 2019-2020 OLSAT-8 Second-Grade Administration               59
“DID NOT ATTEMPT (DNA)”
Q. What does it mean if a student’s score report
 receives the code “DNA”?
A. This means that a student “did not attempt” and the test
    could not be scored. If the student does not meet the
    “answers attempted” rule at any one point (number of
    answers required for each section), the score report will
    result in a valid DNA. Students cannot be retested with the
    OLSAT.
  1) Please contact lausdgateolsat8@pearson.com
     from Pearson Assessments to review findings with Pearson Scoring
     Department.
  2) To prevent testing irregularities, it is the responsibility of the school
     to monitor or proctor during test administration and carefully check
     all test booklets for completion before collecting the test booklets
     from students. Please ensure that all Test Administrators are
     properly trained BEFORE the testing day.
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INTELLECTUAL ABILITY SCREENING

Q. If the students do not qualify as gifted/talented
 based on the OLSAT, can they still be referred in
 the Intellectual Category?

A. Yes. However, all students still need to be
 thoroughly screened by the Local School Screening
 Committee for appropriateness of referral.

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OLSAT 99 DISTRICT POLICY

ü As of 2017-2018 District policy, 2nd grade students who score an
  Age Percentile Rank of 99 on the Total, Verbal or Nonverbal
  Scales must be referred by the school-site GATE coordinator in
  the Intellectual Ability category for the following year. Screening
  (other than OLSAT results) will not be required. This policy is
  not retroactive. Please note that students previously tested in
  the Intellectual Ability category will not be automatically
  referred for another intellectual test if they score an Age
  Percentile Rank of 99 on the OLSAT-8.

ü For the above Intellectual Ability referrals, the Fee-for-Service
  (FFS) is waived for Affiliated Charter Schools .
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RESPONSIBILITIES

      School Site
  Test Administrator
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BEFORE TESTING

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DURING TESTING
Q. As a Test Administrator, what are my
   responsibilities during testing?
A.
¡ Distribute test booklets to students
     üMake certain each student receives the test booklet with his/her
         identification information
¡ Follow instructions in the DFA to administer the
  assessment
     üRead instructions and items exactly as written, using a natural
        tone and manner
     üSample items may be read more than once and reviewed until all
        students understand the examples
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AFTER TESTING
Q. As a Test Administrator, what are my
 responsibilities after testing?

A.
ü Collect all student materials and Directions for
  Administering
ü Check test booklets for stray marks, lack of responses,
  or any damaged test materials
ü Check all test booklets for completeness and accuracy of
  student identification information
ü Return all test materials (used and unused) to the
  School Test Coordinator                                66
ATTACHMENTS
Q. Where can I find the forms from the OLSAT-8 memo
   (MEM-5936.7)?
A.               Log in to GATE WEBSITE and click on “Educator’s
                 Corner” with your SSO and password, OR
B.               Log in to MyLAUSD under “eLibrary”

¡    Attach   A = 2019-2020 OLSAT-8 In-Ser vice Schedule
¡    Attach   B (Template) = Parent Letter (English/Spanish)
¡    Attach   C = Parent Meetings Announcement
¡    Attach   D (Template) = Order Form-Newly Enrolled Students
¡    Attach   E = Instructions in Administering OLSAT-8
¡    Attach   F = OLSAT-8 Frequently Asked Questions
¡    Attach   G (Template) = Security Agreement-Test Site Coordinator
¡    Attach   H (Template) = Security Affidavit-Test Administrator
¡    Attach   I = Testing Center Locations
¡    Attach   J = Eligibility Letter-English/Spanish
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LET’S CLARIFY!

Gifted identification is not the final goal of this
 process.

• Identification is the tool that allows teachers to make
 instructional and programming decisions to best meet
 the academic and social-emotional needs of students.

• The identification process has little value without
 appropriate clustering and differentiated instruction to
 follow.

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THESE 2ND GRADERS ARE IDENTIFIED AS
             GIFTED…

         NOW WHAT?

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NEXT STEPS
Ongoing professional development is the key to truly
 embracing differentiated strategies.

We recommend 16 hours of GATE Professional
 Development each year to effectively teach a gifted
 cluster.

Check out achieve.lausd.net/gate for valuable information.
 Check out My PLN at achieve.lausd.net/mypln for
 wonderful GATE PD options in 2020!

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