The Mathematics COE submission for 2013 and beyond uses a format that is different from previous Math COE submissions and is also different from Reading and Writing submissions. Please follow the steps listed on these pages carefully to ensure that your student work will be scored.
There were several factors that were considered as the COE team planned the format for mathematics COE submissions:
- The pool of students eligible to submit a mathematics COE is much larger than for either reading or writing
- Requiring students to use a computer to answer their mathematics tasks on a computer is difficult and creates inequities
- Mathematics scoring will be done on a task-by-task basis rather than on a collection-by-collection basis
All of these factors made it impractical to use binders for submission (as in past COEs) or fully electronic submissions (as for Reading and Writing). Instead, the COE staff has developed a system that is a hybrid approach between electronic and paper submissions.
Overview of Process
- Staff account created on EDS
- Staff logs in and creates groups and places students in group
- Teachers and students select tasks from inclusion bank to be assigned to students
- Teacher prints out tasks with student identifying information pre-printed on task forms
- Students complete work in class and teachers maintain files
- Teachers and students choose tasks for inclusion in final collection
- Teachers submit collections (this serves as teacher sign-off and prints the final cover sheet)
- Principal approves collection online (this serves as the principal sign-off)
- Teacher places collection in a large envelope with cover sheet; packs all envelopes from school together and sends it to ESD 113 for scoring
What happens next?
- ESD 113 receives the collections and scans them with a high-speed, high quality scanner. The barcodes on the papers are read by the scanner, and the collections are assigned a filename based on those barcodes.
- Original collections are filed for easy retrieval in case of questions during scoring.
- Groups of scorers are trained to score a single task. The Scoring Manager software sends all of the samples of that particular task to that team of scorers.
- After scoring is complete, the original paper collections are archived according to OSPI policies and guidelines. Collections are not returned to the district.