# Common Core Power Point for Juniors 2014-2015

```Common Core
What Juniors Should
Know about the “Test”
To give you
accurate & relevant information
an informed student.
Why should I care?
Because that’s what you are all asking . . . .
You should care because . . .
• College & Career Ready Index
• Transcripts
• Colleges look at the scores of schools as a “value” of your
diploma
• Your EAP score
• Received within 2 weeks – consideration for class
placement
CAASPP vs CSTs
Test
CSTs
CAASPP
Common
California
Standards
Core ELA &
ELA & Math
Math
CAASPP
• California
• Assessment for
• Student
• Performance and
• Progress
CAASPP
• Spring
• ELA & Math
• Baseline Data/ EAP
• IMPORTANT to do you best
Creativity
Evaluation
Analysis
Application
Comprehension
Knowledge
Creativity
Evaluation
Analysis
Application
Comprehension
Knowledge
Creativity
Evaluation
Analysis
Application
Comprehension
CSTs
Knowledge
Test Content
• Your ability to think and reason
• Express your reasoning and support with evidence
• Clear and accurate
• Breadth & Depth
• How you use that knowledge
Four (4) Types of Questions
To analyze your thinking
A Note about “Stimuli”
• Fiction/ literature
• Non-fiction/informational
• Video
• Audio
• Slide Show
Selected Response (SR)
Selected Response (SR)
• Going to occur after passages of reading/stimuli
• Fiction (30%)
• Non-fiction/informational (70%)
Selected Response (SR)
• Many possible answers; choose the BEST
• Multiple correct answers
• Pull (copy-paste) samples from the text passages
ELA
Math
Selected Response: Example
Differentiation
Selected Response (SR)- NOT multiple choice
SR can and may have MANY possibilities:
• All options will be plausible
• Can be one or many
You are being tested on your ability to differentiate
Constructed Response (CR)
Constructed Response (CR)
• Response to stimuli
• “Short answer” question
• Explain your answer – your “reasoning”, i.e. it has to make sense
• Provide EVIDENCE!
Constructed Response: Example #1
Constructed Response: Example #1
Constructed Response: Example #2
Extended Response
Extended Response (ER)
• Open-ended question
• NOT “solve” the problem
• Multiple steps
• Requires lengthier justification or explanation
• Supply a solution
Extended Response (ER) –Example #1
Extended Response: Example #2
• Measures ability to integrate knowledge and skills
• Measures multiple standards
• Measures depth of understanding, research skills, complex analysis
Performance Task (PT): Example #1 - ELA
Classroom Activity
Discussion (20 min)
Part 1
Students examine/take
notes on Stimuli
(50 min)
Part 2
Full-length
argumentative “report”
(70 min)
Performance Task (PT): Example #2 - Math
After a class discussion of
data charts
Model:
Graph of a Line
Give your
Rationale
Compare = Critical Thinking
Model:
Graph of a Line
Give your
Rationale of
the Differences
Technology Enhanced???
I keep hearing about this . . . What is it??
Just means you
do it with the
computer . . .
Drag & Drop the Cars on the
number line
Copy-paste
sentences
Word
processing
Can you show it to me?
ELA
English Language Arts (ELA)
• Writing
• Listening
• Language
• Research & Inquiry
Math
Math
• Concepts & Procedures
• Problem solving/Modeling & Data Analysis
• Communicating Reasoning
Try it!
http://www.smarterbalanced.org/practice-test/
How will I be scored?
NEW Scoring
• NOT scored on number of correct answers (%)
• BOTH the number of correct answers AND the
difficulty of the questions completed.
Un-timed test!
NEW Scoring
Overall Score ELA (Overall Score) Math (Overall Score)
Separate
Scores
Writing
Listening
Research/Inquiry
Concepts &
Procedures
Problem
Solving/Modeling &
Data Analysis
Communicating
Reasoning
How are you being prepared by
Preparation
• Participated in the field test last year
• Questions in your all your classes, especially ELA & Math
• CR/PT activities, tests, quizzes
• CRITICAL THINKING
Other Testing
• Pass CAHSEE to Graduate
• NCLB 10th Grade Life science STAR Test
• Class assessments: preparing you!!!!
• SAT/ACT
• AP