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Comprehensive Assessment System: Asse ssment Maps in Appendix A Part II & The CAS Self-Assessment Tool. Webinar #5 November 9, 2011. Session Topic:. Assessment Maps: Appendix A Following Up and Answering Questions And Introducing the CAS Self-Assessment Tool.

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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

    • http://www.ride.ri.gov/assessment/DOCS/CAS/Assessment_Matrix-Map_Tool_final.xls

  • 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


FAQs

  • “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)


FAQs

“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?


FAQs

“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

http://www.ride.ri.gov/assessment/CAS.aspx


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


Resources
Resources

http://www.ride.ri.gov/assessment/CAS.aspx

Link to:

CAS Criteria & Guidance Document

Assessment Maps

CAS Self-Assessment Tool




Upcoming webinars
Upcoming Webinars

December 14th

Comprehensive Assessment System: Validity and Reliability

Wednesday, 12/14 at 9:30-10:30 am

Sign up on the web!

http://www.ride.ri.gov/assessment/CAS.aspx


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