2013 TCAP Field Review Recruiting

Upcoming TCAP Field Reviews

 
The Colorado Department of Education is seeking Colorado educators to review newly developed items for the TCAP and to help establish score points for student responses. All positions are voluntary, but meals, lodging and travel expenses will be provided for those travelling to Westminster, CO, for in-person reviews.

There are four review events this year. Please read each description and let us know which ones you are interested in participating in. Please be sure to check with you district and administration that you can be available for the posted dates.
1. Passage Review
When: January 28, 4:00-6:00 pm for training
Where: Online, via WebEx
Please Respond By: January 25th

In Passage Review, reviewers read and examine newly selected passages for use on the reading portion of the TCAP test. Reviewers establish whether pasages are approriate for use at grade level and that they are free of any bias and sensitivity concerns. Training is two hours long and conducted by WebEx. Reviewers will be assigned passages and have from February 1st to the 15th to review and provide feedback in their own time.
2. Anchor Review (All content areas except 3rd grade reading)
When: April 9th and 10th, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Westminster, Colorado
Please Respond By: March 22nd
Meals and lodging will be provided. Reviewers will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

In Anchor Review, educators review student answers to constructed response items to find examples that are representative of various score points. These examples, along with reviewer feedback, become "anchor papers" and are used by hand scorers as guides when scoring the TCAP assessment.
3. 3rd Grade Reading Anchor Review
When: March 8, 12:00 to 4:00pm
Where: Online via WebEx
Please Respond By: February 8th

In order to get 3rd grade reading test scores out early, an anchor review of 3rd grade reading is conducted separately and earlier than the other anchor reviews.
4. Content Validity and Alignment Review (CVAR) (Reading, Writing, and Math only)
When: May 14-16, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Westminster, Colorado
Please Respond By: May 3rd
Meals and lodging will be provided. Reviewers will be reimbursed for travel expenses

At CVAR, reviewers examine newly developed TCAP test items to ensure that they are well aligned with the Colorado Content Standards, that they are valid items, and that they are free of any bias and sensitivity concerns.
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