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comprehensive assessment system asse ssment maps in appendix a part ii the cas self assessment tool

Comprehensive Assessment System: Assessment Maps in Appendix A Part II& The CAS Self-Assessment Tool

Webinar #5

November 9, 2011

session topic
Session Topic:

Assessment Maps:

Appendix A

Following Up and

Answering Questions

And Introducing the

CAS Self-Assessment Tool

session objectives
Session Objectives

The purpose of this session is to:

  • Briefly summarize Assessment Maps Part I
  • Answer questions about using the Assessment Maps
  • Introduce the CAS Self-Assessment Tool
assessment maps part i recap
Assessment Maps – Part I Recap
  • What are assessment maps?
    • Visual tool used to inventory assessments
    • Organizes assessments by specific criteria
  • Why should you use assessment maps?
    • Identify assessment gaps/needs
    • Highlight redundancies in assessments
  • Who should use assessment maps?
    • LEA administrators
    • School leaders, if applicable
assessment maps part i recap1
Assessment Maps – Part I Recap
  • Where can you find RIDE’s assessment maps?
    • In Appendix A of the CAS Criteria & Guidance
  • When should you use them?
    • Utilizing this tool now will help lay the foundation for a multitude of initiatives
assessment maps part i recap2
Assessment Maps – Part I Recap
  • How are the assessment maps completed?
    • Download the form
    • Fill out the form with assessments used at the local level with the required information
      • local computer-based assessments (i.e. PALS, Aimsweb, NWEA MAP)
      • assessments used in the RTI process
      • LEA interim or benchmark assessments
    • Use the results to create a plan for developing/refining CAS
  • “Where do I find this information?”
  • District Testing Coordinator
  • Curriculum Director or Assistant Superintendent
  • Special Education director
  • RTI Coordinator/point person
  • Testing manual and/or technical manual
  • Principals (in smaller districts)

“How do I know what the purposes of the assessment is?”

  • Familiarize yourself with the difference between screening/diagnostic, interim/progress monitoring, and summative/accountability assessments (refer to pgs. 5-6 in CAS)
  • Document how you think assessment is being used in LEA
    • Is it consistent with the intended purpose of the assessment?
    • Refer to assessment’s technical manual or accompanying documents, if available
    • If it’s a local assessment, confer with team who created the assessment
  • Think about how the purpose of the assessment is being communicated across the LEA. Is it being implemented with fidelity to its intended purpose?

“Where do I go from here?”

  • Identify gaps and overlaps in CAS
  • Create a plan to strengthen your assessment system based on inventory results
  • Complete CAS Self-Assessment
    • to document current status of CAS
    • to prioritize areas of need
cas self assessment tool
CAS Self-Assessment Tool
  • Purpose is to help LEAs answer the questions:

Where is our Assessment System now?

Where do we want it to be?

How do we close the gap to develop and refine a Comprehensive Assessment System?


CAS Self-Assessment Tool

next steps
Next Steps…
  • Complete Assessment Maps if applicable
  • Continue to emailRIDE with any questions about the process
  • Use the CAS self-assessment
  • Participate in CAS webinars

Link to:

CAS Criteria & Guidance Document

Assessment Maps

CAS Self-Assessment Tool

upcoming webinars
Upcoming Webinars

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