PARCC Assessment
Administration
Guidance
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PARCC Assessment Design
Summative Assessments
PerformanceBased
Assessment
 After 75 percent of the school year
 Extended tasks, applications of concepts and skills
 ELA/Literacy: Writing effectively when analyzing text,
research simulation
 Math: Solving multi-step problems requiring abstract
reasoning, precision, perseverance and strategic use of
tools
 ELA/Literacy Grades 3-11
 Math Grades 3-8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
End-of-Year
Assessment
 After 90 percent of the school year
 Innovative, short-answer items
 ELA/Literacy: Reading comprehension
 Math: Short items that address both
concepts and skills
 ELA/Literacy Grades 3-11
 Math Grades 3-8, Algebra I, Geometry,
and Algebra II
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Two Testing Windows
Summative Assessments
PBA
Maximum Window Length is
20 Consecutive Days
After 75% of School Year
Exact Dates Not Yet Finalized
EOY
Maximum Window Length is
20 Consecutive Days
After 90% of School Year
Exact Dates Not Yet Finalized
Two Testing Windows
• Schools will have a maximum of 20
consecutive days in each testing window to
administer each assessment component:
– Performance Based Assessment (PBA) component
– End of Year Assessment (EOY) component
• Schools could complete administration of the
tests in fewer days if they have sufficient
capacity to administer assessments to large
numbers of students simultaneously
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WHO will Test on PARCC
• Students enrolled in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 will
participate in both the PBA and EOY testing windows
for ELA/Literacy
• This is a NEW testing requirement for grades 9 and 10
• Students enrolled in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will
participate in both the PBA and EOY windows for Math
• Students enrolled in qualifying Algebra I, Geometry,
and/or Algebra II Courses will participate in both the
PBA and EOY windows of the EOC Algebra I, EOC
Geometry, or the EOC Algebra II Assessment(s)
• This is a NEW testing requirement for Algebra II
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Number of Testing Sessions
Summative Assessments
PerformanceBased
Assessment
End-of-Year
Assessment
Nine (9) Sessions Total
Three (3) Sessions ELA /Literacy
Two (2) Sessions ELA /Literacy
Two (2) Mathematics Sessions
Two (2) Mathematics Sessions
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Estimated Time on Task by Grade and Session
Note: Estimated time on task refers to an estimate of the amount of time the typical student will need
to complete each session. While it is anticipated that most students will complete the test sessions
within these estimated times, all participating students will have a set amount of additional time for
each session to provide them with ample time to demonstrate their knowledge.
Estimated Time on Task by Grade and Session
Note: Estimated time on task refers to an estimate of the amount of time the typical student
will need to complete each session. While it is anticipated that most students will complete
the test sessions within these estimated times, all participating students will have a set
amount of additional time for each session to provide them with ample time to demonstrate
their knowledge.
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“Rule of Thumb” Guidance
• These are general assessment planning guidelines. Districts may wish to recommend lower
student to device ratios to ensure that schools can continue with computer-based
instruction at the same time as they are conducting computer-based assessments.
• The expectation is that all students will take the PARCC assessments online.
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PBA Planning Example
• Middle School with Grades 5-7
– Largest Grade has 600 Students
– Given: Sufficient Bandwidth and 300 Devices that meet the minimum
technology guidelines
– Use Rule of Thumb Guidance of 2:1 (two students to every device)
Week 1 Wednesday AM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA math session1
Week 1 Wednesday PM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA math session1
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PBA Planning Example (cont.)
• Middle School with Grades 5-7
– Largest Grade has 600 Students
– Given: Sufficient Bandwidth and 300 Devices that meet the minimum
technology guidelines
– Use Rule of Thumb Guidance of 2:1 (two students to every device)
Week 2 Monday AM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA ELA session1
Week 2 Monday PM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA ELA session1
Week 2 Thursday AM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA ELA session2
Week 2 Thursday PM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA ELA session2
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PBA Planning Example (cont.)
• Middle School with Grades 5-7
– Largest Grade has 600 Students
– Given: Sufficient Bandwidth and 300 Devices that meet the minimum
technology guidelines
– Use Rule of Thumb Guidance of 2:1 (two students to every device)
Week 3 Tuesday AM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA ELA session3
Week 3 Tuesdy PM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA ELA session3
Week 3 Friday AM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA Math session2
Week 3 Friday PM: ½ of 5th Grade completes one PBA Math session2
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Update on PARCC Field Test
Administered in Spring 2014
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Field Test Purposes
• There are three primary purposes of the
PARCC Field Test:
1. To obtain item-level data to assemble operational forms
2. To evaluate methods for scoring and scaling the PBA and
EOY
3. To yield data to support planned research
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Field Test Experience
• PARCC states will field test the performance-based and
end-of-year assessment components in Spring 2014.
• The majority of students involved in the Field Test will
take one component (PBA or EOY) in one content area
(ELA or mathematics).
• A small percentage of students involved in the Field
Test will take the full summative assessment (PBA and
EOY) in one content area only (ELA or mathematics).
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Field Test Windows
Grades
PARCC Field Test
Performance Based Assessment (PBA)
Administration Window Dates
March 31 - April 11, 2014
3-8
and
and
3-8
3-8
End-of-Year (EOY)
Performance Based Assessment (PBA)
End-of-Year (EOY)
Performance Based Assessment (PBA)
May 5 - June 6, 2014
March 31 - April 18, 2014
May 5 - June 6, 2014
March 31 - April 11, 2014
9-11
and
and
9-11
9-11
End-of-Year (EOY)
Performance Based Assessment (PBA)
End-of-Year (EOY)
May 5 - June 6, 2014
March 31 - April 11, 2014
May 5 - June 6, 2014
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Field Test Preparation
• What is the recommended time for scheduling testing
sessions?
– Two or Two ½ hour blocks for each session of the Field Test
• The block will allow for plenty of time to complete
administration activities as well as for students to
complete the test session with the additional time
allotted, if needed.
• FAQs
– http://www.parcconline.org/sites/parcc/files/FrequentlyAs
kedQuestionsabouttheFieldTest9-17-13.pdf
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Field Test Preparation
October Activities:
• PARCC will release guidance for thin clients and
VDI technologies
• System Check Tool will be available to prepare for
the upcoming field test administration
• Training Modules will be available to provide
training and support for the following topic:
– System Check Tool
• The following resources will be available online:
– System Check User Guide
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Field Test Preparation
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November Activities:
Regional Training Workshops will begin for approved
locations
Site visits will begin for approved LEAs
PARCC will provide information about assistive
technologies for the field test assessment
The following resources will be available online:
– Infrastructure Readiness Guide
– TestNav 8 Technology Guidelines
• Training Modules will be available to provide training
and support for the following topic:
– Setting up an Infrastructure Trial
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Field Test Preparation
December Activities:
• The following resources will be available online:
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Test Administrator Manual
School Test Coordinator Manual
PearsonAccess User Guide
TestNav 8 Proctor Caching User Guide
• Training Modules will be available to provide training
and support for the following topics:
– Technology Setup: Beginner & Advanced Level
– Test Administrator Training: Beginner & Advanced Level
• The Infrastructure Trial window will open
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Field Test Preparation
January Activities:
• Training Modules will be available to provide
training and support for the following topics:
– Accommodations with Computer-Based Testing
– Emerging Technologies and Security with
Computer-Based Testing
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Spring 2014 Practice Tests
• There will be a computer-based practice test available to all schools
– both schools included and not included in the field tests. There is
no charge to participate in the practice test.
• The practice test will enable students and teachers to become
familiar with the PARCC assessments and to practice with the
different types of technology functionalities.
• The practice test will be available during the Field Test in Spring
2014.
• Materials, including rubrics, will be available so that teachers can
score the practice tests.
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Field Test Sample
• The Field Test sample size for each state will be proportional to each
state’s student enrollment (with a minimum sample size). The sample will
represent enrollment across and within PARCC states.
• A sample of schools was selected from each participating state. ETS, a
subcontractor for the Assessment Administration contract, has pulled the
initial sample. Arkansas is represented with an enrollment sample of over
42,500 students.
• All schools have been notified if they were selected for the field test.
– Schools selected for the field test that cannot participate will be
replaced with schools in the same state that fits the sample criteria.
• A maximum of two (2) classrooms will participate from each of the
selected schools at any given grade and content.
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Update on PARCC Technology
Guidance
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Device Guidance & Planning
The number of devices a school needs for
assessment is largely dependent on:
1) The number of students enrolled at each tested
grade level;
2) The number of students that can be tested
simultaneously given the way in which available devices
are deployed (e.g. in labs, in classrooms, on carts, etc.);
and
3) The available bandwidth capacity
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“Rule of Thumb” Guidance
• These are general assessment planning guidelines. Districts may wish to recommend
lower student to device ratios to ensure that schools can continue with computer-based
instruction at the same time as they are conducting computer-based assessments.
• The expectation is that all students will take the PARCC assessments online.
• Plan to use proctor cashing and have at least 5 kbps per student testing at the same
time.
• OR…plan for 50 kbps per student connecting to the internet and testing at the same
time.
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Device Guidance & Planning
• PARCC Minimum and Recommended Technology
Guidelines:
http://www.parcconline.org/technology
http://www.parcconline.org/field-test-technology
http://www.parcconline.org/sites/parcc/files/Frequently
AskedQuestionsabouttheFieldTest9-17-13.pdf
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Contact Information
Melody Morgan
Director of Student Assessment
(501) 682-4558
[email protected]
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PARCC Assessment Administration Guidance Presentation