Implementing the Core 2.0 Applying the CCSS in Classrooms and Tests Text Dependent Questions, Writing Expectations, and the PARCC Assessment David Pook. The PARCC Assessment System.
Applying the CCSS in Classrooms and Tests
An end of year assessment (EOY) component, administered after approximately 90% of the school year.
The PARCC Assessment SystemThe ELA/Literacy EOYs at each grade level will include 4-5 texts, both literary and informational (including social science/historical, scientific, and technical texts at grades 6-11). A number of short-answer comprehension and vocabulary questions will be associated with each text. 1 out of 4 questions will be based on Academic VocabularyStudents will have approximately 35min/text
Practice Next Generation Test
Read Learned Hand’s address. Answer questions 1, 2, and 3 (Part A)
Learned Hand handout
The PARCC Assessment SystemThe ELA/Literacy PBAs at each grade level will include three tasks: a narrative task (50 minutes)a research simulation (85 minutes)and a literary analysis (80 minutes)For each task, students will be asked to read one or more texts, answer several short comprehension and vocabulary questions, and write an essay that requires them to draw evidence from the text(s).
Narrative writing will call on students to insert or continue a narrative that stems from an original and authentic complex text. It will prioritize relying on evidence extracted from the story and inferences based on the text to create a sense of continuity as well as harmonize with the original passage.
History/Science Narrative Writing
The research simulation will ask students to read several texts and synthesize the pertinent information from all of them. The essay will stress that students use relevant evidence drawn from the texts provided to support their analysis in the form of an explanation or argument.
PARCC on Routine Writing
Routine writing includes:
Writing a short summary
Answering questions about a text
Crafting a summary or an extended response regarding what they have read in ELA, Science, Social Studies and even Math.
The ability to extract and use evidence from texts plays a key role in the CCSS and the PARCC Assessments – evidence that students will have unearthed by answering Text Dependent Questions and incorporated into their Performance Task Responses
West Side Network teachers can be prepared for these instructional shifts through understanding the critical role close reading and text dependent questions play in extracting evidence…
Texts must be evaluated as to whether they meet the grade-band requirements for complexity
Text Complexity Analysis Worksheet
Weighing each measure equally, use professional judgment to factor together the results of the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Reader and Task Analyses to produce a Final Placement Recommendation
Select Complex Texts
ShareComplex Texts with All Students
Guidance Creating Text Dependent Questions:
Text Dependent Question Types
Tools for Creating Text Dependent Questions:
Text Dependent Question Worksheet