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SO SOSY Mini Lesson Assessments. Thank You. The Assessment Work Group of the Technical Support Team Erin Shea (VT) Christine Deines (CO) Taylor Dearman (MS) Frank Crossman (KY) Jennifer Almeda (SC). Thank You.

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thank you
Thank You

The Assessment Work Group of the Technical Support Team

  • Erin Shea (VT)
  • Christine Deines (CO)
  • Taylor Dearman (MS)
  • Frank Crossman (KY)
  • Jennifer Almeda (SC)

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Thank You

The Curriculum Work Group of the Technical Support Team

Dee Condon (NE)

Peggy Haveard (AL)

Kiowa Rogers (NE)

  • Bob Lynch (NY)
  • Stephanie Clark (PA)
  • Brenda Pessin (IL)
  • Patrice Boone (MS)

consortium states
Consortium States
  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin

sososy partners
SOSOSY Partners

Partner States

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Washington

Partner Organizations

  • National PASS Center
  • National HEP/CAMP Association
  • National Center for Farmworker Health
  • Adult Learning Resource Center

sososy objectives
SOSOSY Objectives
  • Increase capacity to deliver SOSOSY services
  • Deliver more services to OSY enrolled in programs leading to graduation and GED and/or services to meet identified education or career goals
  • Demonstrate a 20% gain between pre/post on content-based assessments

objective 3
Objective 3
  • 25% more OSY that participate in SOSOSY instructional services will demonstrate a 20% gain between pre/post on content-based assessments

issues around assessment of osy
Issues around Assessment of OSY
  • OSY are seldom represented in States’ formal assessment programs
  • Due to the OSY lifestyle (i.e., work schedules and frequent moves), time for assessment often takes a back seat to maximize services
  • Current high stakes accountability places OSY most at risk of educational failure

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Issues around Assessment of OSY
  • As older, mobile migrant youth who may not have been in school in the U.S. (or successful in U.S. schools), available achievement and outcome assessments are not able to capture the knowledge and skills of OSY due to content and English language proficiency expectations

standards for osy assessments
Standards for OSY Assessments

*Assessments for OSY are:

  • Strategic, practical, and brief
  • Useful for monitoring OSY progress and determining outcomes
  • Used to determine a specific plan for education and/or support services

types of assessments for osy
Types of assessments for OSY
  • Needs assessment (e.g., to assess skills, abilities, interests, experiences, preferences, or levels of achievement prior to receiving a service)
  • Oral Language Proficiency assessment
  • Curriculum-based assessment (e.g., pre/post, criterion-based, progress monitoring)
  • Achievement assessment (e.g., pre/post, State assessment point-in-time, ESL/GED testing)

mini lesson assessments
Mini-Lesson Assessments

Lesson Topics

For Your Health/Para/TuSalud

Legal Rights/DerechosLegales

Parenting/Ser Padres

A Healthy House/Un Hogar Sano


Vermont Lessons

Math for Living

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Mini-Lesson Assessments

Lesson Components

  • Low Stake Testing
  • Pre/Post Assessment for Each Lesson
  • Easy Scoring
  • Five Questions
  • Same Questions on Pre/Post Assessments

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Mini-Lesson Assessments

Lesson Components (continued)


Post assessment includes an open-ended question to assess writing (not scored)

Administer Written or Orally

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Mini-Lesson Assessments

Limited to Four Question Types



Multiple Choice (all above correct)

One Correct Answer Choice

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Mini-Lesson Assessments

True/False Question Example

A birth plan helps you talk with your doctor about your wishes for labor and delivery.

True False

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Mini-Lesson Assessments

Yes/No Question Example

Can insects and rodents make you sick?

Yes No

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Mini-Lesson Assessments

Multiple Choice(all above correct) Example

A healthy mouth is more than having good teeth. It also includes which of the following:

a) good gums

b) healthy lips

c) healthy cheeks

d) all of the above

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Mini-Lesson Assessments

One Correct Answer Choice Question Example

Which of the following is a deduction taken from your paycheck?

state tax spending money



modification of instruction based on pre assessment data
Modification of instruction based on pre assessment data:
  • Notes from the field:
  • The case of the piloted mini lesson and assessment by SC state level recruiter Dulce :
    • working with pre-literate OSY
    • using for your health mini-lessons
    • adjustment of pre-test
      • given orally, with recruiter writing responses
    • instruction modified
intentions of sc mep to use sososy sass data
Intentions of SC MEP to use SOSOSY SASS data:
  • Student level:
  • to assess individualized student levels
  • to hone lessons
  • to assist recruiters/instructors to plan effective delivery of the lessons
  • State level:
  • to provide concrete evidence about the skill levels of our demographic
  • as data for assessing the fulfillment of our MPOs for our SDP
  • to provide information for optimal service delivery within our capabilities