• Alternate & External Measure B Submission Process

    Alternate Measure B Submissions

    LEAs may submit proposed assessments for use as alternate Measure B assessments for the Student Improvement Component of DPAS-II. These pre/post assessments may be internally developed by the district/charter, or they may be developed by the district/charter in collaboration with a third party. Submissions of assessments directly from third parties will not be accepted.

    To begin the process, a LEA submits an Intent to Apply form by September 30, 2019, then registers the assessment development team for each Technical Assistance Session (listed below). By submitting this application, the LEA agrees to work collaboratively with DDOE on all related documents until a final decision is made by the Department on acceptance or rejection of the proposed measures. Upon final approval of the assessment, the LEA will be issued an approval letter by the Department and may then begin to administer the assessments.

    Submission Steps

    STEP 1. Complete Intent to Apply Form below by September 30, 2019
    STEP 2. Register the Development Team for each Technical Assistance Sessions listed below
    STEP 3. After attending each Technical Assistance Session and completing test development, submit all secure testing documents through the DOE Helpdesk by June 15, 2020, to Dusty Shockley.

    Technical Assistance Sessions (Register in PDMS)

    Course Title: Measure B Test Development
    Course #28409
    Location: DE Public Archives from 9 am – 11 am

    October 22, 2019 Section #52068
    November 21, 2019 Section #52069
    January 21, 2020 Section #52071

    Technical Assistance Topics

    Balanced Assessment Systems
    Validity and Reliability
    Item Writing and Field Testing
    Test Security and Administration

    Alternate Measure B Timeline

     Alt-B Timeline Visual

    • Intent to Apply: September 30, 2019
    • Technical Assistance Courses:
      • October 22, 2019
      • November 21, 2019
      • January 21, 2020
    • January -  May 2020: LEA Development
    • June 15, 2020: LEA Submissions
    • August 15, 2020: DOE Feedback 

    External Measure B Submissions

    LEAs may submit proposed assessments for use as external Measure B assessments for the Student Improvement Component of DPAS-II. External B assessments are those created by outside agencies (not developed specifically for use by a given LEA), but used by the LEA to assess student growth. If approved, the External B assessments would be approved for use statewide, though their use is not mandated or funded by the Department.

    To begin the process, a LEA submits an Intent to Apply form (by September 30, 2019). DOE uses the following rubric to conduct the review: External Measure B Evaluation Rubric.

    By submitting this Intent to Apply form, the LEA agrees to work collaboratively with DOE on all related documents until a final decision is made by the Department on acceptance or rejection of the proposed measures. The Department may fund the review and/or development process but reserves the right to request a cost-sharing agreement with the LEA in some situations. Upon final approval of the assessment, the LEA will be issued an approval letter by the Department and may then begin to administer the assessments.


    Contact:

    Dusty Shockley, Education Associate
    Office of Assessment
    Email: preston.shockley@doe.k12.de.us
    Phone: (302) 735-4213

Last Modified on August 29, 2019