Parent University: NJ ASK Info & Study Island Today’s Agenda Overview of NJ ASK 3, 4, 5 Writing Reading Math Science Study (Grade 4 ONLY) Island Question & Answer Session When is the test? Grade 3: May 13-16, 2013 Make-ups: May 20-24, 2013 Grade 4: May 13-17 (Last day is Science) Make-ups: May 20-24, 2013 Grade 5: May 6-9, 2013 Make-ups: May 13-17, 2013 ELA test Design- NJ ASK o Writing– Narrative & Explanatory Prompts – 30 minutes each Reading selections -3 each – 30 mins. each Multiple Choice Questions3rd Grade-18 (6 each) 4th Grade – 24 (8 each) 5th Grade – 30 (10 each) Open-Ended questions – I for each passage Reading – Multiple Choice Questions - based on reading passages –fiction and non-fiction Working with Text - questions in which students interpret meaning from the text. Analyzing Text - students analyze and critique the text. Reading – Open Ended The student must respond in paragraph form For each bullet one paragraph is expected Format– RSS,RSSE Students must cite evidence from text and explain Writing Prompts • • • • Scored using the NJ Registered Holistic Scoring Rubric (a 5-point scale). Scores will be doubled, for a maximum of 10 points per writing prompt. The goal is to be Advanced Proficient Please see Rubric in your packet Writing - Narrative • • • • Narrative = Speculative It is a springboard for writing a story. It should include characters, setting, and problem/solution Plan well…….BMELL Writing – Informative/ Explanatory Two types 1) Introduces a topic or 2) Uses a poem to introduce a topic. 1) 2) Format Students need to describe, discuss, explain, or analyze some aspect of the topic. IBC -- Intro/ Body/ Conclusion Math format Math Question Types Sample short constructed response Find the product of 39 x 11. Place your answer here: __________ (Correct answer: 429) Math Question Types Sample extended constructed response Extended Constructed Response Rubric 3-Point Response - Shows complete understanding of problem’s math concepts - Executes all procedures completely - Gives relevant responses to all parts - Clear, effective explanation about problem-solving steps 2-Point Response - Shows nearly complete understanding of problem’s math concepts - Executes nearly all procedures completely - Gives relevant responses to most parts - Somewhat clear, effective explanation about problemsolving steps 1-Point Response - Shows limited understanding of problem’s math concepts - Executes procedures incompletely and/or with major errors - Gives incomplete or inaccurate responses - Unclear, ineffective or lacking explanation about problemsolving steps Science – Grade 4 Only Multiple Choice & Constructed Response Study Island www.studyisland.com Reading, math & writing Common Core- ELA & Math Science – 4th grade only Encourage student to complete 20 mins. daily Complete a different subject area each time NJDOE Website 2012 Grade 3-5 NJ ASK Parent, Student, and Teacher Information Guide http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/njask NJ ASK/ESPA Sample Tests http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/njask Language Arts Literacy Grade 3 and Grade 4 Guide to Criterion--Based Holistic Scoring: A Writing and Reading Handbook (samples of scored writing) http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/njask NJ ASK A Science Manual Open-Ended Questions Grade 4 http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/njask NJ ASK A Mathematics Manual Open-Ended Questions Grade 3 and Grade 4 http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/openended _math_scoring_manual_g34.pdf We would like to leave you with one final thought . . .