iowa core curriculum national common core smarter balanced assessment n.
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Iowa Core (Curriculum), National Common Core, & Smarter Balanced Assessment

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 31

Iowa Core (Curriculum), National Common Core, & Smarter Balanced Assessment - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Iowa Core (Curriculum), National Common Core, & Smarter Balanced Assessment. Presenters – Kevin Fangman, DE Acting Director Tom Deeter, DE Lead Consultant, Tony VanderZyl, IASB/ISBF Data and Assessment Consultant. A Quick Review of Iowa Standards & Assessment - Tony VanderZyl.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Iowa Core (Curriculum), National Common Core, & Smarter Balanced Assessment' - brock

Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

Presenters – Kevin Fangman, DE Acting DirectorTom Deeter, DE Lead Consultant,Tony VanderZyl, IASB/ISBF Data and Assessment Consultant

iowa standards requirements by law
Iowa Standards Requirements by Law:
  • Local school boards must adopt clear, rigorous, and challenging content standards and benchmarks in (at a minimum) reading, mathematics, and science.
  • In 2007, included in the local standards and benchmarks shall be the core content standards from Iowa's approved standards.
  • By 2013-14 all students will learn the essential concepts and skills of the Iowa Core Curriculum.
  • The State Board of Education voted 6-0 on July 29, 2010 to adopt the Common Core State Standards as part of the Iowa Core.
the isbf study of state standards
The ISBF Study of State Standards
  • There is considerable variability in the quality of state standards, assessment, and accountability.
  • Iowa’s state standards and assessment are less rigorous than the other states, but the Iowa Core Curriculum is among the most rigorous.
  • There is a significant relationship between states’ standards, assessment, and accountability and student achievement gains and gap closure on NAEP.
relationship between ed week s qc ratings and naep gains
Relationship between Ed Week’s QC Ratings and NAEP Gains

The scattergram on the following slide shows Ed Week’s QC ratings and NAEP gain for each of the fifty states

There is a significant positive relationship (r = 0.51) between higher QC ratings and greater NAEP gains

On average, each 1 point gain in QC rating is associated with 2 points in NAEP score gain

relationship between qc ratings and naep score gains 4th 8th reading math ave all 50 states
Relationship between QC Ratings and NAEP Score Gains(4th & 8th Reading & Math Ave., All 50 States)
three curricula
Three Curricula
  • Written Curriculum – Standards and Benchmarks
  • Assessed Curriculum – Tests and Other Achievement Measures
  • Taught Curriculum – Teaching and Learning
what is the common core standards initiative
What is the Common Core Standards Initiative?
  • The Common Core Standards is an initiative led by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association for states to collectively develop and adopt a core set of academic standards in mathematics and English language arts
information about the common core standards
Information about the Common Core Standards
  • Aligned with college and work expectations
  • Are clear, understandable, and consistent
  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills
  • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards
  • Are informed by other top-performing countries
about the common core standards
About the Common Core Standards
  • Content not pedagogy
  • Not a curriculum but a set of shared goals and expectations for knowledge and skills to help students succeed
  • Local teachers, principals, superintendents and others will decide how the standards are to be taught
did iowa adopt the common core standards
Did Iowa adopt the Common Core Standards?
  • The State Board of Education adopted the Standards in July.
  • They voted to add some additional content to the Standards on November 17.
  • A comprehensive Iowa Core document will be available Dec. 1.
what does adoption mean for iowa
What Does Adoption Mean for Iowa?
  • The content in ELA and mathematics in the Iowa Core will be replaced by the content of the Common Core
  • Allows Iowa to participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to work with other states to develop a comprehensive assessment system
a k a
  • SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium)
  • Smarter Balanced
state membership
State Membership
  • 17 Governing States
    • Decision-making
  • 14 Advisory States (incl. Iowa)
    • Give input; usually non-voting
origin of sbac
Origin of SBAC
  • Part of Race To The Top Assessment Competition - $170 M. awarded.
  • Development Grant
sbac assessments
SBAC Assessments
  • Based on Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.
  • The CCSS have been adopted as the content for ELA and mathematics in the Iowa Core.
sbac assessments1
SBAC Assessments
  • State-of-the-art adaptive online exams.
    • Summative exams (2 per year)
    • Optional interim/benchmark tests
    • Teacher tools, processes & practices for ongoing information gathering. (formative assessment process)
sbac assessments2
SBAC Assessments
  • Measure the full range of standards in grades 3-8 and 11.
    • Problem solving; complex thinking
  • Teachers involved:

- Item writing, scoring, design of


  • Computer platform:

-Immediate feedback for students,

teachers, parents and administrators

sbac reporting system
SBAC Reporting System
  • Identifies student strengths, weaknesses, and progress toward college and career readiness.
  • Intended to be used as an assessment for federal accountability.
  • The SMARTER Balanced Assessment system will be operational and available during the 2014-2015 year.
  • States have to agree to give the assessment by 2014-15 or withdraw from the consortium.
ongoing issues
Ongoing Issues
  • Technology Capacity for Computer Adaptive Testing
  • Cost to administer the assessment is projected to be $15-$20 per test administration. (ITBS/ITED administration costs about $3.00 per test administration.)