Getting Ready for Smarter Balanced Assessments Spring 2014 Granby Public Schools February 11, 2014 Tonight’s Presentation • • • Provide information on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Summative Assessment Outline our preparations – District – Schools – Students Highlight resources for parents and answer any questions • • • • • • • Smarter Balanced The Next Generation of Assessments Alignment to Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English language arts/Literacy Rigorous assessments showing progress toward “college and career readiness” Common cut scores across all Consortium states Providing achievement and growth information Valid, reliable, and fair for all students Administered online Operational in 2014-15 school year Smarter Balanced Tests PILOT Feb – May 2013 FIELD TEST Mar – June 2014 STANDARD SETTING OPERATIONAL USE Summer 2014 2014 -15 Operational assessment will include a bank of 40,000 test items and performance tasks administered to 9 million students across 21 states. Testing for our students: • • Smarter Balanced on line testing in ELA and Math - Grades 3-8, 10 and 11 March 18-April 4 April 7-25 April 28-May 16 May 19-June 6 CMT/CAPT Science Grades 5, 8, 10 Paper/Pencil tests administered in March Summative Assessment: Two-pronged Approach Computer Adaptive Test • Assesses the full range of Common Core in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for students in grades 3-8 and 11 (interim assessments can be used in grades 9 and 10) • Measures current student achievement and growth across time, showing progress toward college and career readiness • Includes a variety of question types: selected response, short constructed response, extended construction response, technology enhanced Performance Tasks • Extended projects demonstrate realworld writing and analytical skills • May include online research, group projects, presentations • Require 1 to 2 class periods to complete • Included in both English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments • Applicable in all grades being assessed • Evaluated by teachers using consistent scoring rubrics Slide 6 Students Score Reports for the Mathematics Summative Assessment Overall Claim for Grades 3-8 Overall Claim for Grade 11 “Students can demonstrate progress toward college and career readiness in mathematics.” “Students can demonstrate college and career readiness in mathematics.” Claim #1 - Concepts & Procedures “Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.” Claim #2 - Problem Solving “Students can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies.” Claim #3 - Communicating Reasoning “Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.” Claim #4 - Modeling and Data Analysis “Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.” Score Reports for the ELA/Literacy Summative Assessment Overall Claim for Grades 3-8 “Students can demonstrate progress toward college and career readiness in English Language arts and literacy.” Overall Claim for Grade 11 “Students can demonstrate college and career readiness in English language arts and literacy.” Claim #1 - Reading “Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.” Claim #2 - Writing “Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.” Claim #3 - Speaking and Listening Claim #4 - Research/Inquiry “Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.” “Students can engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.” Ongoing Work • • • • November 5th PD day- All teachers experienced SBAC practice test CCSS used to guide curriculum revision/writing Shifts in instructional practices supported by coaches, administration, PD 360, CC360 TEP plan aligned with CCSS shifts SBAC District Preparations • • • • Technology Capacity – Technology Readiness, Secure Browser – Labs, Chrome Books, BYOD Provide information and support to principals and teams Insure accuracy of student data base and accommodations Letters to parents from schools School Site Preparations • • • School testing teams Test examiner training Scheduling /Windows of Testing March 18-April 4 April 7-25 April 28-May 16 May 19-June 6 • • • • • Preparing Students Grades 3-8, 10 and 11 Implementing curriculum changes that include performance assessments and shifts to CCSS Use of SBAC modules – What is a Field Test? – Let’s Talk Universal Tools? Training Tests – shorter/software features Practice Tests – longer/grade specific Classroom Modeling of examples Response Types Smarter Balanced Response Types MC with one correct response Selected Response MC with multiple correct responses Two Part multiple-choice Matching Tables Yes/No or True/False Tables Fill-in Tables Select or order text or graphics Constructed Response Complex drag and drop Graphing Equation or numeric response Short Text Long Essay Students What is a Field Test? http://smarterbalanced.articulateonline.com/7753293910 Students Let’s Talk Universal Tools http://smarterbalanced.articulateonline.com/7753246145 Resources for Parents http://www.smarterbalanced.org/ http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/ www.smarterbalanced.org http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/ Thank You For Your Participation! Questions?