What to expect…. • Test Items: All subject areas • Reading - approx. 50 items - 8 selections - Focus on reading comprehension • Math - Number and Operations, Measurement, Geometry, Algebra, and Data & Probability - 82 items: Calculator Inactive 28 (34%) Calculator Active 54 (66%)
Websites for Sample Items http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/reading http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/math http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/eog/sampleitems/science
Interpreting EOG Scores • Last year’s scores • Achievement Levels: • Level 1 - insufficient mastery • Level 2 - inconsistent mastery • Level 3 - performing at mastery & prepared for the next grade • Level 4 - superior mastery beyond expectations for grade level work
Dates EOG May 18-20 EOG Remediation and Retake 1 May 21-28
Remediation and Retake Procedures Students not making a level III or IV will be required to retake the EOG. Intense remediation will occur between the EOG and EOG retake
YEAR-LONG SCHOOL PREPARATIONS • County Math tests using ClassScapes • County Reading tests using ClassScapes • Small group instruction, flexible grouping • Literacy Stations to review previous skills • Coaching books • Blast Off! • North Carolina EOG Samples • Test Ready • Math Series NC EOG workbooks • Study Island • Accelerated Reader/Reader’s Wheel • Accelerated Math
HOME PREPARATION • Monitor Homework for accuracy • Continue reviewing and correcting papers that your child brings home • Continue to monitor the weekly newsletters • Expose your child to various forms of literature: Fiction Non-fiction Magazines Poetry Recipes Newspapers Comic BooksHow-to’s
HOME PREPARATION Research shows that reading every night in addition to regularly scheduled classroom assignments improves reading ability. • How do you think the author wants you to feel about…? • Based on this passage, what would be the best • thing to do next? • What is the main idea of this passage? • What is the author's main purpose in this passage? • What experience have you had that is most like that of the main character? • The lesson in this story is similar to the lesson learned in which fairy tale?
HOME PREPARATION Study Island • The objectives on Study Island are based on the standard course of study that 3rd-5th grade teachers are using to prepare for the EOG tests. • The blue ribbon on the Math Pretest and Reading Pretest simply means completion of diagnostic test. • Separate objectives only receive a blue ribbon if mastery of 80% or above is achieved. • If less than 80% an arrow coming down will notify them that they need to practice the skill some more by doing the assignment again. Then a blue ribbon may be awarded for success on the second try. There may even be more tries until mastery is achieved. • Objectives can be skipped by moving the check mark.