February 24, 2011

Accommodation Classification Grid (4) on the Grade 3, Form LM Test Booklet

There is an error in grid 4 on the cover of the grade 3, Form LM test booklet.   There are bubble selections missing for some of the accommodations listed in grid 4.  Only this test form is affected.

Specifically there are missing bubbles on lines 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, and 21.

Please note the following:

  1. Because these bubbles are missing does NOT mean that these accommodation are not available for these students.  Please refer to the accommodation lists in the grade 3 - 5 Test Administration Manual (pages 22 and 23) and in the District and School Coordination Manual (pages 49 and 50) for a complete list of accommodations available for students.

  2. If a student receives one of these accommodations for which there are no selection bubbles available, you do not have to do anything with grid 4 relative to the missing selections.  For example, if a student received extended testing time (#1 in the list) and flexible schedules (#2 in the list) you would fill in the bubbles only for #2, since the bubble selections for #1 are missing.

  3. These missing bubble selections will NOT affect scoring, score reporting, or the calculation of AYP.  The information collected in grid 4 is used only to report to the federal government the frequency of the various accommodations students receive on the ISAT tests.

  4. Grid 4 on the other grade 3 tests (Forms 1 – 6 and SF) are correct.  Grid 4 is correct on the answer documents for grades 4 – 8 for the regular-English answer documents and the Form LM answer documents.  This affects ONLY the grade 3, Form LM test booklet.

If you have any questions, please call the Student Assessment Division at 217-782-4823 or toll free at 866-317-6034.