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  1. STANDARDIZED TESTING Dr. Sherry Thaggard and Mr. Jerry Beckman February 23, 2011

  2. STANDARDIZED TESTING • Why do we test? • What does it mean? • Randolph’s Assessment Program • How to prepare!

  3. Provides the school with a report card on how well our students are learning Provides the school with important feedback on the overall strength of curriculum Provides the parent with solid information about their child’s performance Provides the school with a school, independent, and national comparison Why do we test?

  4. What does it mean? Standardized tests provide the school another important piece of data that we can use to plan effectively for each student’s K-12 experience.

  5. ERB CTP4 Grades 2-8 ERB WrAP Grades 5,6,7, and 8 NAEP Grade 8 (2011 only) ACT PLAN Test Grade 9 PSAT Grade 10 PSAT /NMSQT Grade 11 Randolph’s Assessment Program

  6. ERB CTP 4 What is CTP? The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is a rigorous assessment of student achievement of essential standards and learning domains for grades 1-11 in English language arts and mathematics. Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning tests are included for grades 3-11. CTP is available in the traditional paper-pencil version (CTP 4) and an online version (CTP Online).

  7. ERB/WrAP • What is WrAP? • The Writing Assessment Program (WrAP) stands apart from nearly every other available writing assessment. Unlike other instruments that provide only holistic scoring indices, the WrAP is scored analytically. Developed in collaboration with our member schools and Measurement, Inc., WrAP uses a six-trait, six-point rubric to provide information that can help target instruction in writing.

  8. ERB/WrAP Features and Benefits of WrAP WrAP provides unmatched results through: Direct measure of student writing based on a standardized prompt provided by ERB. Evaluation by two writing experts, including grammar and writing conventions. Five levels of testing, with varying modes of discourse and scoring standards. These developmentally appropriate sequences align with classroom practice from Grades 3 through 12 TESTING LEVELMODE OF DISCOURSE Intermediate (Grades 5–6) Informative/Descriptive Middle (Grades 7– 8) Expository

  9. NAEP Grade 8 (only 2011) The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.

  10. JRPO Membership • Approximately 55 schools representing 18 states and the District of Columbia • Schools apply for membership • Provides the school appropriate benchmark comparisons regarding test scores, staffing, class size, grade distribution, etc. • Currently piloting a comparison of ERB/CTP 4 scores

  11. How To Prepare

  12. STANDARDIZED TESTING Dr. Sherry Thaggard and Mr. Jerry Beckman February 23, 2011