Parent Night SAT Assessments 2015

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Sarah Thaler
Director, Michigan SAT Implementation
[email protected]
The College Board Readiness and Success System
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Reduced Testing Time!!!
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“High school students will no longer have to take a
state-developed exam in English language arts and
math. In the spring, 11th-graders took the ACT exam
in March, then took additional state-developed exams
in April. The state says this will reduce testing time
in the 11th grade by up to eight hours”.
• Detroit Free Press
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AP Potential: Inviting students to take advantage of the
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Exam and college admission fee waivers
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“How do I make sure what I do in
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Planning tools that engage students in
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Expanded Partnerships
The SAT Suite of Assessments
Readiness
Baseline
8th Grade
Check-in and
Focus
9th Grade
10th Grade
Connect to
College
11th Grade
12th Grade
SAT
Fall
PSAT 8/9
Sep 28-Jan 29
PSAT 8/9
Sep 28-Jan 29
PSAT/NMSQT
October 14 or 28
PSAT/NMSQT
October 14 or 28
Spring
PSAT 8/9
Feb 22-Mar 4
PSAT 8/9
Paid for by MDE
Apr 12 or 13
PSAT 10
Paid for by MDE
Apr 12 or 13
SAT
Paid for by MDE
April 12
Test Specifications
SAT
PSAT/NMSQT
PSAT 10
PSAT 8/9
Reading Test
Reading Test
Reading Test
Writing & Language Test
Writing & Language Test
Writing & Language Test
Math Test
No Calculator Portion
Calculator Portion
Math Test
No Calculator Portion
Calculator Portion
Math Test
No Calculator Portion
Calculator Portion
Essay
Eight Key Changes to the SAT
Words in Context
Command of Evidence
Essay Analyzing a Source
Problems Grounded in
Real-World Contexts
Analysis in Science and in
History/Social Studies
U.S. Founding
Documents and the
Great Global
Conversation
Math that Matters Most
No Penalty for Guessing
SAT® Scores and Subscores
Longitudinal Progress Monitoring
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Section Scores will be placed on a vertical scale.
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This same concept will hold true for the Test and Cross-Test Scores
as well as Total Score.
Redesigned SAT Essay Prompt
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[Sample Passage here]
(In this example , passage is adapted from “Why Literature Matters” by
Dana Gioia. ©2005 by The New York Times Company. Originally published
April 10, 2005.)
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SAT Essay Rubric
Score
Point
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Reading
Analysis
Writing
Advanced: The response
demonstrates thorough
comprehension of the source
text.
Advanced: The response
offers an insightful analysis of
the source text and
demonstrates a sophisticated
understanding of the
analytical task.
Advanced: The response is cohesive
and demonstrates a highly effective use
and command of language.
The response offers a
thorough, well-considered
evaluation of the author’s use
of evidence, reasoning, and/or
stylistic and persuasive
elements, and/or feature(s) of
the student’s own choosing.
The response includes a skillful
introduction and conclusion. The
response demonstrates a deliberate and
highly effective progression of ideas both
within paragraphs and throughout the
essay.
The response shows an
understanding of the text’s
central idea(s) and of most
important details and how
they interrelate,
demonstrating a
comprehensive
understanding of the text.
The response is free of errors
of fact or interpretation with
regard to the text.
The response makes skillful
use of textual evidence
(quotations, paraphrases, or
both), demonstrating a
complete understanding of
the source text.
The response contains
relevant, sufficient, and
strategically chosen support
for claim(s) or point(s) made.
The response focuses
consistently on those features
of the text that are most
relevant to addressing the
task.
The response includes a precise central
claim.
The response has a wide variety in
sentence structures. The response
demonstrates a consistent use of
precise word choice. The response
maintains a formal style and objective
tone.
The response shows a strong command
of the conventions of standard written
English and is free or virtually free of
errors.
SAT® Essay Scores
Essay scoring will consist of three scores:
Reading
Analysis
Writing
2–8 Scale
2–8 Scale
2–8 Scale
Concordances for SAT®
The following concordance tables will be
available in May 2016
Redesigned
SAT
Current
SAT
ACT
*Note: The concordance table with ACT will be a derived concordance using the current
to redesigned SAT concordance table
PSAT/NMSQT Score Report
Student Reports - Dashboard
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Consolidated view of all
assessment scores
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Brief overview of each
assessment including
grade and year taken
plus top level section
scores
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Includes pre-2015
PSAT/NMSQT scores
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‘Report Details’ less
detailed for pre2015 PSAT/NMSQT
NOTE: All reports are subject to change and should not be considered final
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NOTE: All reports are subject to change and should not be considered final
Access Student Reports in PDF
NOTE: All reports are subject to change and should not be considered final
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Student Reports – Skills Insight
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Detailed explanation of
current college readiness
skills, based on test score
band and typical students
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Actionable steps to
improve on skills required
to be college ready
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Each skill linked to
applicable subscore
categories
NOTE: All reports are subject to change and should not be considered final
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Student Reports – AP Potential
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AP Potential
information for grades
9 through 12 based on
latest assessment
taken
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Grade 9 sees two
courses only
(European History
and World History)
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AP courses to college
major matching
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Search AP course
offerings by high
school
NOTE: All reports are subject to change and should not be considered final
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Official SAT® Practice Through Khan Academy®
Coming Soon
Planned apps and features
Feature / content
Question of the Day
app
Timeframe
Description
It’s Here!
Exclusive daily SAT practice questions
It’s Here!
Use your smartphone to take a picture of a
paper test score grid and have scores
calculated and imported
Fall 2015
Ability to have a practice redesigned SAT
essay automatically graded using Lightside
Data integration/
Score reporting
Winter 2015
Ongoing
Redesigned PSAT-related assessments
item-level results sent to Khan Academy in
December with ongoing send of all SAT
Suite results
Practice content
Ongoing
Paper test scoring
app
Essay grading with
Lightside
New practice tests, practice questions,
tutorials, and tips
For More Information
Sarah Thaler
Director,
SAT Implementation
[email protected]
collegereadiness.collegeboard.org
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