Common Core What Juniors Should Know about the “Test” To give you accurate & relevant information to help you be 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 So tell me about this test? 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 • Computer Adaptive (like iReady) • 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” • Reading • 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 Performance Tasks (PT) Performance Task (PT) • 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? Your Tool Bars ELA English Language Arts (ELA) • Reading • 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) Reading Separate Scores Writing Listening Research/Inquiry Concepts & Procedures Problem Solving/Modeling & Data Analysis Communicating Reasoning How are you being prepared by your Falcon-Awesome teachers? Preparation • Participated in the field test last year • Computer adaptive (iReady) • 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 Questions & Answers. Thanks for Your Attention. Have a GREAT Year!