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Acuity General Overview. 7/29/2009. John Miller, Coordinator Office of Assessment, Accountability and Research. Acuity: Assessment System Overview. Key components of Acuity Online and Offline Custom Tests Online Reports Online Instructional Resources Item Banks for Custom Tests.

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acuity general overview

Acuity General Overview

7/29/2009

John Miller, Coordinator

Office of Assessment, Accountability and Research

acuity assessment system overview
Acuity: Assessment System Overview

Key components of Acuity

  • Online and Offline Custom Tests
  • Online Reports
  • Online Instructional Resources
  • Item Banks for Custom Tests
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Acuity: Assessment System Overview
  • Acuity – As Purchased
    • Math and RLA – Grades 3 – 8
      • Item bank of 25,000 items
      • Online exercises
  • Acuity – WV Customizations
    • Math, RLA, Science and Social Studies – Grades 3 – 11
      • WV Custom Item Bank
      • State-Authored Benchmarks
acuity assessments
3 per grade level per content area

Assess student retention and knowledge of core content areas

Aligned to West Virginia’s 21st Century CSOs

Broad Curriculum Mapping

Acuity Assessments

Diagnostics (from CTB)

Benchmarks (from WVDE)

  • Custom Assessments (WV)
  • Customized to county needs
  • Created by teachers
  • Aligned to West Virginia’s New CSOs
  • Created from
    • Acuity Item Bank (25,000 items)
    • WV Custom Item Bank

State Authored Benchmark Assessments

WVDE Acuity Test Map - http://wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/pdf/Acuity/WVDE_BENCHMARKS_FY0809-FY0910.pdf

acuity assessment features
Acuity: Assessment Features

Designed to be administered in one – two class periods (45 minute periods) online or offline

Test items are verified to align to WV CSOs. WV authored items are written by WV educators and approved by WESTEST 2 team. Statistics can be viewed for items including DOK and P-Value.

wvde recommended benchmark dates
WVDE Recommended Benchmark Dates
  • Benchmark 1: October 19 - November 6
  • Benchmark 2: December 14 - January 15
  • Benchmark 3: March 1 - March 31
item banks

Benchmark Assessments

can be created from any or all of the following:

WVDE Custom Item Bank/ Custom Tests

Acuity Diagnostic Item Bank

Acuity 25,000 Item Bank/Custom Tests

Item Banks
acuity reports online
Acuity Reports: Online
  • Roster Report
  • Assessment Reports
  • Item Analysis Reports

*Permission Based / Role Based

permissions roles
Permissions / Roles
  • Super User
    • WVDE (John Miller)
  • District Administrator
  • School Administrator
    • Teacher
    • Test Administrator
    • Scorer
    • Observer
    • Student
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Item 5 – M.O.6.1.1 – Students will demonstrate an understanding of large numbers by converting and comparing numbers in scientific notation and standard notation (with and without technology).

What is 528,000,000 written in scientific notation?

A. 5.28 × 108 C. 528 × 106

B. 52.8 × 108 D. 5.28 × 106

acuity instructional resources
Acuity: Instructional Resources
  • Online exercises for customizing learning activities by WV CSO or skill group
  • Easily assigned from reports
  • Three components:
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Rostering

  • WVEIS Scheduling Data
  • Semi-Weekly Data Refresh

Servers

  • Numbers / Placement
  • School Site: http://acuity.harr.k12.wv.us
  • Home Site: http://www.acuityathome.com

User IDs / Passwords

  • Uniformity
  • Webtop
usage data
Usage Data

Math: 246,348

RLA: 237,851

Science:58,207

All Tests: 542,406

Math: 306,204

RLA: 202,995

All Exercises: 509,199

Statewide

Custom Tests

Instructional Resources

additional information
Additional Information
  • WVDE Site:
    • http://wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/acuity.php
    • File Cabinet
  • Sample Acuity Items
    • http://wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/Acuity_Samples/acuity.html
  • CTB Site:
    • http://www.acuityforschool.com
benchmark assessment team contact information
Benchmark Assessment Team Contact Information
  • Sandy Foster, Lead Coordinator slfoster@access.k12.wv.us
  • John Miller, Technology Coordinator jpmiller@access.k12.wv.us
  • Allegra Kazemzadeh, RLA/Social Studies Coordinator akazemzadeh@access.k12.wv.us
  • Sonya White, Math/Science Coordinator snjwhite@access.k12.wv.us

Office of Assessment, Accountability & Research

304-558-2546