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August 2011. GAA preview. Juanita Pritchard ID Specialist Laura Hamm ID Trainer Sandra Powell ID Trainer Brenda Watkins, Special Ed Supervisor Overseeing Instruction for GAA Beth Kartheiser , Office of Accountability, GAA Project Manager. Who are we?. First time participants in GAA - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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GAA previewAugust 2011Who are we?Juanita PritchardID SpecialistLaura HammID TrainerSandra PowellID TrainerBrenda Watkins,Special Ed Supervisor Overseeing Instruction for GAABeth Kartheiser,Office of Accountability, GAA Project ManagerWho ARE you?First time participants in GAA

Second year participating in GAA

Successfully completed 2 or more years of GAA

Support staff

Other?????PLAN FOR THE DAYBasic GAA 101Emphasis on problem areasPLANNING IS THE KEYQ & AWho participates in GAA

Does the student have a disability that presents unique and significant challenges to participation in statewide assessments regardless of available accommodations?

Does the student have significant intellectual disabilities or a combination of intellectual disabilities with motor, sensory, or emotional behavior disabilities?

Does the student require substantial adaptations and support to access the general education curriculum?

GAA WindowSept 6th Collection window opensOct. 3-7 GAA Accountability Review November 4 1st Collection Completed continue gathering evidence for 2nd CollectionDecember 5-92nd GAA Accountability ReviewFebruary 10, 2011Evidence collection completedFebrurary 13-17 3rd & last Accountability Review**Brigance and HELP scores must be in Goalview by Feb 10 or the IEP whichever comes first.NOTE All evidence should be collected prior to the winter break to allow time to complete portfolios.

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No GAA time on schedule or lesson planGAA evidence should come out of instruction aligned to GPS & IEPNo GAA daysNo GAA planning time on lesson plan or scheduleDo not tell parents that daily instruction, homework, or planned events cannot be accomplished because of GAA.If you are working on gathering GAA evidence for 1 student, be sure other students are actively engaged in appropriate instructional activities.

GAA is evidence of appropriate instructionWHAT IS A PORTFOLIO?Portfolio assessment4 pieces of evidenceEntry sheetsAnnotation formsBinder & Tabs

High SchoolLessons Learned from the 2010-2011 AdministrationCongratulations! 2010-2011 marked the fifth successful administration of the Georgia Alternate Assessment!Instructional activities, assessment tasks, and the quality of the portfolio entries continue to improve.Teaching through the academic content standards is becoming a more integral part of daily instruction.

11 Learned from the 2010-2011 AdministrationThe portfolios provided valuable information as to areas of focus for upcoming training. Training will continue to focus on alignment and documentation. Continued training is needed to support teachers in their understanding of the academic content and the intent of the standards and elements.

12 GAA is a portfolio of student work provided as evidence that a student is making progress toward grade-level academic standards, often at a pre-requisite or entry level.Evidence provided must show student work that is aligned to specific grade-level standards, adapted to meet the students cognitive, communication, physical and/or sensory impairments. The Georgia Alternate Assessment meets NCLB and IDEA mandates.

Overview of the GAA14 + DaysCollection 1Collection 2PROGRESSBASELINEPRIMARY1PRIMARY2Secondary1Secondary2Types of evidencePrimary EvidenceDemonstrates knowledge/skills by showing the students engagement in instructional tasks

Secondary EvidenceReports knowledge/skills by documenting, charting, or interpreting the students performancePRIMARY EVIDENCESeries of captioned photos (2-5)Work SampleFinished productAudio/video tape

Secondary evidenceAnother piece of primary evidenceInterview formObservation formData sheet

All Collection Period 1 tasks must be completed before Collection Period 2 tasks are begun for each entryChoose 1 standard & 1 element for Each EntryAlignment is the connection between the instructional task submitted as evidence and the curriculum standards.Alignment demonstrates the linkage of the instructional activities (student work) to the grade-level standard and element on which the student is being assessed.In order for an entry to be scorable, all four (4) instructional tasks must align to the standard and element.

AlignmentDOCUMENTATIONKeep it simpleNo extra informationUse annotation formOnly the work samples not text, or instructional materialsQUESTIONS ABOUT GAA

Now what do I do? Where do I start?PLANPLANPLANKeys to Success with GAAResources forEffective Classroom Instructon

DATA, DATA, DATAIEPs should be data drivenIEPs do not address standardsIEPs should address the functional skills that would prevent student from access general curriculumData should be clear to a total strangerIEP objectives need to be easily measureable.Cobb Curriculum Guide for Students with Significant Cognitive DisabilityAddressing GPS from Day 1 until last day of schoolHas been given to administrators as expectations for curriculum accessWill provide instruction that will meet GAANot optionalCan be adjustedDOE Testing Info

DOE Electronic Resource Board

Cobb Support Blog

Cobb School DistrictTesting Site

Information on

Cobb Virtual Library

Boardmaker requires password

Activity Exchange for Classroom requires password

Local SupportAT staffID TrainersLocal educatorsPeers in other schoolsFocus groupsIF you need help you have to askdocumentQUESTIONS ABOUT GAA

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