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    End Of Course Test (endOfCourseTest)


    Definitions

    Source: NEDM
    An assessment that measures knowledge gained in a particular course.


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    End Of Course TesttypeSummative Assessment

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    Aligned with State Standards

    Aligned with State Standards

    Source: Handbooks rc8
    An indication of whether a course is aligned with the state's standards.

    Code Set:

    • No - N/A
    • Yes - N/A
    Assessment Administration Begin Date

    Assessment Administration Begin Date

    Source: NEDM
    The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment administration began.

    Code Set:

    • None - N/A
    Assessment Administration End Date

    Assessment Administration End Date

    Source: NEDM
    The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment administration ended.

    Code Set:

    • None - N/A
    Assessment Administration Language

    Assessment Administration Language

    Source: Handbooks
    The language in which an assessment is written or administered. (Note: A list of languages and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 639.2 on its website http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/languagecodes.html).

    Code Set:

    Assessment Administration Window/Date(s)

    Assessment Administration Window/Date(s)

    Source: Handbooks
    The month(s), day(s), and year on which an assessment is administered.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Code

    Assessment Code

    Source: Handbooks
    The code used to identify a particular assessment given to an individual.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Content

    Assessment Content

    Source: Handbooks
    The description of the content or subject area (e.g., arts, mathematics, reading, stenography, or a foreign language) of an assessment.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Content Standard

    Assessment Content Standard

    Source: Handbooks
    An indication as to whether an assessment conforms to a standard.

    Code Set:

    • Association standard - N/A
    • Local standard - N/A
    • None - N/A
    • Other - N/A
    • Other standard - N/A
    • + 3 More Codes...
    Assessment Description

    Assessment Description

    Source: Handbooks
    A description of the assessment.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Development

    Assessment Development

    Source: Handbooks
    An indication of how the assessment was produced or developed.

    Code Set:

    • Built from commercial item banks - N/A
    • Custom developed - N/A
    • Customized off-the-shelf - N/A
    • District developed - N/A
    • Off-the-shelf - N/A
    • + 1 More Codes...
    Assessment Development Vendor Name

    Assessment Development Vendor Name

    Source: Handbooks
    The name of the contractor(s) who developed and/or provided the assessment.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Duration

    Assessment Duration

    Source: Handbooks
    The amount of time that an individual is permitted to use in attempting to complete the assessment.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Location

    Assessment Location

    Source: Handbooks
    The description of the place where an assessment is administered.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Purpose

    Assessment Purpose

    Source: Handbooks
    The reason for which an assessment is being conducted.

    Code Set:

    • Admission - An examination used in the admission procedure for an educational program. It may be used as a part of a selective admission process for an educational institution or as a device for predicting the success of a student in an education program.
    • Assessment of student's progress - An examination used to measure the progress of a student in a particular content area.
    • Course credit - An assessment given to a student to determine whether he/she should be awarded the credit in lieu of completing the course requirements.
    • Course requirement - An assessment given to a student to complete course requirements.
    • Development of Individualized Educational Program (IEP) - An assessment used to determine whether a student is in need of special education and, if so, what types of special education services would most benefit the student. This information is often incorporated into a student's individualized educational program (IEP).
    • + 14 More Codes...
    Assessment Reporting Method

    Assessment Reporting Method

    Source: Handbooks
    The method that the instructor of the class uses to report the performance and achievement of all students. It may be a qualitative method such as individualized teacher comments or a quantitative method such as a letter or a numerical grade. In some cases, more than one type of reporting method may be used.

    Code Set:

    • Achievement/proficiency level - A score that indicates the student's proficiency in a particular subject matter. Performance is usually described in achievement levels (e.g., a range from "basic" to "advanced").
    • ACT score - A score used with the American College Testing Program examinations. This score has a mean of 15 and a standard deviation of five, and scores are based on nationally-representative sample of tenth-and eleventh-grade students.
    • Age score - A derived score used to express a student's test performance in terms of the developmental-level characteristics of the average individual of a corresponding chronological age. This is used more frequently with intelligence and achievement tests for children of school age or below. Scores can be applied to determine a student's mental age (e.g., the average chronological age of students achieving a specific raw score) or education age (e.g., test performance according to the norm age on any given level).
    • C-scaled scores - A score expressed in normalized standard score of eleven units.
    • College Board examination scores - A score developed for use with the College Board examinations as the basis for reporting scores on many of its other special program tests. College Board examinations include the SAT and subject tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP and CLEP. It is similar to other linear standard scores but has a mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 100.
    • + 25 More Codes...
    Assessment Requirement Authority

    Assessment Requirement Authority

    Source: Handbooks
    The person, agency, governmental entity, or other institution requiring or sponsoring the completion of the assessment requirement.

    Code Set:

    • Admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee - N/A
    • Award-granting organization - N/A
    • College/University - N/A
    • Intermediate Education Unit - N/A
    • Local education agency - N/A
    • + 8 More Codes...
    Assessment Response Language

    Assessment Response Language

    Source: Handbooks
    The language in which assessment responses are provided. (Note: A list of languages and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 639.2 on its website http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/languagecodes.html).

    Code Set:

    Assessment Rubric/Rating

    Assessment Rubric/Rating

    Source: Handbooks
    An indication of the quantitative or qualitative range of possible scores/rating for an individual's performance on an assessment.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Scoring Vendor Name

    Assessment Scoring Vendor Name

    Source: Handbooks
    The name of the contractor(s) who score the assessment.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Special Accommodation

    Assessment Special Accommodation

    Source: Handbooks
    The specific type of special variation used in how an examination is presented, how it is administered, or how the test taker is allowed to respond. This generally refers to changes that do not substantially alter what the examination measures. The proper use of accommodations does not substantially change academic level or performance criteria.

    Code Set:

    • Additional example items/tasks - N/A
    • Adjustable swivel arm - N/A
    • Adjustable table height - N/A
    • Administration in several sessions - N/A
    • Answers written directly in test booklet - N/A
    • + 72 More Codes...
    Assessment Special Accommodation Category

    Assessment Special Accommodation Category

    Source: Handbooks
    The general type of special variation used in how a test is presented, how it is administered, or how the test taker is allowed to respond.

    Code Set:

    • Scheduling accommodations - Accommodations used in the scheduling of the assessment.
    • Settings accommodations - Accommodations used in the setting in which the assessment is administered.
    • Student equipment/technology - Accommodations used by the students in all aspects of the assessment.
    • Test administration accommodations - Accommodations used in the administration of the assessment.
    • Test material accommodations - Accommodations used in the materials with which the assessment is administered.
    • + 1 More Codes...
    Assessment Title

    Assessment Title

    Source: Handbooks
    The title or name of the assessment.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Assessment Type

    Assessment Type

    Source: Handbooks
    The category of an assessment based on format and content.

    Code Set:

    • Achievement test - An assessment to measure a student's present level of knowledge skills, or competence in a specific area or subject.
    • Advanced placement test - An assessment to measure the achievement of a student in a subject matter area, taught during the high school, which may qualify him or her to bypass the usual initial college class in this area and begin his or her college work in the area at a more advanced level and possibly with college credit.
    • Alternate assessment/ELL - An assessment provided to Limited English Proficient children who can not particpate in a state or district-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accommodations.
    • Alternate assessment/grade-level standards - An alternate assessment based on grade-lvel standards provided to children with disabilities who cannot participate in a State or district-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accommodations.
    • Alternatve assessment/modified standards - An assessment based on modified standards provided to children with disabilites who can not participate in a state or distrtict-wide assessment program, even with appropriate accomodations.
    • + 15 More Codes...
    Copyright Date

    Copyright Date

    Source: Handbooks
    The month, day, and year that a publication lists for its copyright.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Course Code

    Course Code

    Source: Handbooks
    The actual code that identifies the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Course Code System

    Course Code System

    Source: Handbooks
    A system that is used to identify the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students.

    Code Set:

    • Intermediate agency course code - N/A
    • LEA course code - N/A
    • NCES Pilot Standard National Course Classification System for Secondary Education Codes - N/A
    • Other - N/A
    • School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED) course code - N/A
    • + 3 More Codes...
    Course Description

    Course Description

    Source: Handbooks
    A description of the content standards and goals covered in the course. Reference may be made to state or national content standards.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Course Title

    Course Title

    Source: Handbooks
    The descriptive name given to a course of study offered in a school or other institution or organization. In departmentalized classes at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels (and for staff development activities), this refers to the name by which a course is identified (e.g., American History, English III). For elementary and other non-departmentalized classes, it refers to any portion of the instruction for which a grade or report is assigned (e.g., reading, composition, spelling, and language arts).

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Curriculum Framework

    Curriculum Framework

    Source: Handbooks
    An indication of the standard curriculum used for this course.

    Code Set:

    • LEA curriculum framework - N/A
    • National curriculum standard - N/A
    • Other - N/A
    • Private, religious curriculum - N/A
    • School curriculum framework - N/A
    • + 1 More Codes...
    Curriculum Framework Name

    Curriculum Framework Name

    Source: Handbooks rc8
    The name of the curriculum framework used for this course.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Date of Assessment Revision

    Date of Assessment Revision

    Source: Handbooks
    The month, day, and year that the conceptual design for the assessment was most recently revised substantially.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Direct Assessment Administration of Group/Individual

    Direct Assessment Administration of Group/Individual

    Source: Handbooks
    Information about the grouping of the direct administration of the assessment to students.

    Code Set:

    • Both group and individual - Both a group of students and individual students ar assessed (e.g., a language test that has one part administration orally/ individually and a separate written part administrated to a group).
    • Group - A number of students are assessed at the same time.
    • Individual - One student is assessed at a time.
    End of Course Requirement

    End of Course Requirement

    Source: Handbooks
    An indication that this course has an end of course examination required by the SEA or LEA.

    Code Set:

    • No - N/A
    • Yes - N/A
    Grade Level Assessed

    Grade Level Assessed

    Source: Handbooks
    The grade level or grade spans assessed.

    Code Set:

    • Adult - N/A
    • Eighth grade - N/A
    • Eleventh Grade - N/A
    • Fifth grade - N/A
    • First grade - N/A
    • + 16 More Codes...
    Grade Level when Assessed

    Grade Level when Assessed

    Source: Handbooks
    The grade level of a student when assessed.

    Code Set:

    • Adult - N/A
    • Eighth grade - N/A
    • Eleventh Grade - N/A
    • Fifth grade - N/A
    • First grade - N/A
    • + 16 More Codes...
    Identification Code

    Identification Code

    Source: Handbooks
    A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Identification System

    Identification System

    Source: Handbooks
    A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to an individual, organization, program, or institution.

    Code Set:

    • District-assigned number - N/A
    • Driver's license number - N/A
    • Other - N/A
    • Personal identification number - N/A
    • Professional certificate or license number - N/A
    • + 5 More Codes...
    Level for which Designed

    Level for which Designed

    Source: Handbooks
    The typical grade level or range of grade levels for which an assessment is designed.

    Code Set:

    • Adult - N/A
    • Eighth grade - N/A
    • Eleventh Grade - N/A
    • Fifth grade - N/A
    • First grade - N/A
    • + 16 More Codes...
    Marking Period

    Marking Period

    Source: Handbooks
    The name or description of the marking period (e.g., fall, first marking period).

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Number of Field Test Items

    Number of Field Test Items

    Source: Handbooks
    The number of field test items on the assessment form. Field test items are those that are not included when deriving a student's score.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Number of Forms Used in Assessment

    Number of Forms Used in Assessment

    Source: Handbooks
    The number of different test forms that were in the assessment.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Number of Items Revised

    Number of Items Revised

    Source: Handbooks
    The number of test items that were changed since the previous or original version.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Number of Operational Test Items

    Number of Operational Test Items

    Source: Handbooks
    The number of scorable items on the assessment form.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Number of Test Items Released

    Number of Test Items Released

    Source: Handbooks
    The number of the test items that are released to the public.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Prior to Secondary Course Identifier

    Prior to Secondary Course Identifier

    Source: Handbooks rc8
    The five-digit SCED code and name of the course. The first two-digits of the code represent the Prior to Secondary Course Subject Area. Courses within a Subject Area are distinguished by a three-digit code. The codes carry no meaning within themselves. These identifiers are fairly general but provide enough specificity to identify the course's topic and to distinguish it from other courses in that subject area.

    Code Set:

    • Adapted Physical Education - These courses provide physical education activities (sports, fitness, and conditioning) adapted for students with special needs.
    • Administration—Independent Study - Administration—Independent Study courses, often conducted with instructors as mentors, enable students to explore business administration-related topics of interest. Independent Study courses may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular application, to explore a topic in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills.
    • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - AVID courses encourage students to pursue college readiness (and eventual enrollment). Typically, the courses offer activities that enable students to learn organizational and study skills, enhance their critical thinking skills, receive academic assistance as necessary, and be motivated to aspire to college education.
    • Agriculture and Natural Resources—Comprehensive - Agriculture and Natural Resources—Comprehensive courses cover a wide range of topics concerning agriculture and natural resources, including plant and animal science, production, and processing; environmental science and conservation; ecology; agricultural mechanics; agricultural construction; business operations and management; and the careers available in the agricultural/natural resources industry. Courses may also include topics such as chemical and soil science, forestry, agricultural marketing, and veterinary science.
    • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources—Independent Study - Courses in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources—Independent Study, often conducted with instructors as mentors, enable students to explore topics of interest related to agriculture, food, and natural resources. Independent Study courses may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular application, to explore a topic in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills.
    • + 485 More Codes...
    Prior to Secondary Course Subject Area

    Prior to Secondary Course Subject Area

    Source: Handbooks
    A classification of related courses or units of courses provided for students of elementary and middle school levels. The two character code is used as the first two digits of the School Codes for Exchanged of Data that uniquely identify any course.

    Code Set:

    • 51 - English Language and Literature
    • 52 - Mathematics
    • 53 - Life and Physical Sciences
    • 54 - Social Sciences and History
    • 55 - Fine and Performing Arts
    • + 18 More Codes...
    Purpose of Assessment Special Accommodation

    Purpose of Assessment Special Accommodation

    Source: Handbooks
    The primary reason the special accommodation for the assessment was offered to a student.

    Code Set:

    • Other - N/A
    • Student's 504 status - N/A
    • Student's IEP and LEP status - N/A
    • Student's IEP status - N/A
    • Student's LEP status - N/A
    Reason Not Tested

    Reason Not Tested

    Source: Handbooks
    The primary reason is not tested.

    Code Set:

    • Absent - A student is absent if he or she is not physically present on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location.
    • Disruptive behavior - N/A
    • Medical waiver - N/A
    • Other - N/A
    • Previously passed the examination - N/A
    • + 2 More Codes...
    Response Form Design

    Response Form Design

    Source: Handbooks
    Information about how the nature of a student's response is captured.

    Code Set:

    • Collaborative/group activity - A test that requires an activity in which two or more students are involved. Each student is required to do his or her work individually within the context of a group or as a contributing member of a group effort.
    • Computer response - An examination that requires a student to use a computer or computer program to successfully complete the assessment.
    • Constructed-response - A test that requires a student to supply his or her own response rather than selecting one from a predetermined set of response options (e.g., an essay or short answer response). This term is often referred to as supply-response.
    • Direct coding - An examination that requires to mark a scanable answer document.
    • Laboratory experiment - An examination that requires a student to perform an experiment.
    • + 4 More Codes...
    Score Interpretation Information

    Score Interpretation Information

    Source: Handbooks
    The type of unusual testing conditions that must be known to properly interpret an individual's test score.

    Code Set:

    • Alternative assessment for children with disabilities - N/A
    • Diagnostic only - N/A
    • Experience and diagnostic - N/A
    • Experience only - N/A
    • Nonstandard administration procedure/special accommodations made - N/A
    • + 2 More Codes...
    Score Results

    Score Results

    Source: Handbooks
    A meaningful raw score or statistical expression of the performance of an individual. The results can be expressed as a number, percentile, range, level, etc.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    SEA Contact for Assessment

    SEA Contact for Assessment

    Source: Handbooks
    The name of the individual who manages the external contractor.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Secondary Course Identifier

    Secondary Course Identifier

    Source: Handbooks rc8
    The five-digit SCED code and name of the course. The first two-digits of the code represent the Secondary Course Subject Area. These identifiers are fairly general but provide enough specificity to identify the course's topic and to distinguish it from other courses in that subject area.

    Code Set:

    • Abstract Algebra 02113 - Abstract Algebra courses include a study of the properties of the number system from an abstract perspective, including such topics as number fields (i.e., rational, real, and complex numbers), integral domains, rings, groups, polynomials, and the fundamental theorem of algebra. Abstract Algebra is typically geared towards students who have attained pre-calculus objectives.
    • Accounting 12104 - Accounting courses introduce and expand upon the fundamental accounting principles and procedures used in businesses. Course content typically includes the full accounting cycle, payroll, taxes, debts, depreciation, ledger and journal techniques, and periodic adjustments. Students may learn how to apply standard auditing principles and to prepare budgets and final reports. Calculators, electronic spreadsheets, or other automated tools are usually used. Advanced topics may include elementary principles of partnership and corporate accounting and the managerial uses of control systems and the accounting process.
    • Adapted Physical Education 08007 - These courses provide physical education activities (sports, fitness, and conditioning) adapted for students with special needs.
    • AdministrationIndependent Study 12047 - AdministrationIndependent Study courses, often conducted with instructors as mentors, enable students to explore business administration-related topics of interest. Independent Study courses may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular application, to explore a topic in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills.
    • AdministrationOther 12049 - Other Administration courses.
    • + 1373 More Codes...
    Secondary Course Subject Area

    Secondary Course Subject Area

    Source: Handbooks
    The intended major subject area of the secondary education course.

    Code Set:

    • 01 - English Language and Literature
    • 02 - Mathematics
    • 03 - Life and Physical Sciences
    • 04 - Social Sciences and History
    • 05 - Fine and Performing Arts
    • + 17 More Codes...
    Subtest Name

    Subtest Name

    Source: Handbooks
    The name or title of the subtest.

    Teacher Involvement in Assessment Development

    Teacher Involvement in Assessment Development

    Source: Handbooks
    The way in which teachers were involved in the development and/or scoring of the assessment.

    Code Set:

    • Developed items - N/A
    • Edited items - N/A
    • Helped to select items - N/A
    • Instrument selection - N/A
    • None - N/A
    • + 4 More Codes...
    Test Score Status

    Test Score Status

    Source: Handbooks
    The validity and use of the test score.

    Code Set:

    • Invalid score, not used in AYP - N/A
    • Invalid score, used in AYP - N/A
    • Not tested - N/A
    • Valid score, not used in AYP - N/A
    • Valid score, used in AYP - N/A
    Transcript Course

    Transcript Course

    Source: Handbooks
    Course is included in students transcript.

    Code Set:

    • No - N/A
    • Yes - N/A
    Unique Course Code

    Unique Course Code

    Source: Handbooks
    A unique number that identifies the classroom, the subjects taught, and the instructors that are assigned.

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Use of Manipulatives

    Use of Manipulatives

    Source: Handbooks
    A description of the manipulates that are utilized during the assessment (e.g., math tiles, protractors, calculators).

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A
    Use of Reference Materials

    Use of Reference Materials

    Source: Handbooks
    A description of the reference materials that are utilized during the assessment (e.g., reference sheets, dictionaries, word lists).

    Code Set:

    • No option list available - N/A


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