TASC. Agenda. TASC Overview TASC Common Core transition TASC test design and developmental foundation Subtests Language Arts -Reading Language Arts -Writing Mathematics Science Social Studies Testing Room Preparation Standard Testing Procedures Test Administration
TASC provides a transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) over a three year period - 2014 to 2016 inclusive
TASC will increase the Depth Of Knowledge (DOK) level of items over time allowing states to gradually move from the essential concepts of the Common Core State Standards to deeper understanding
TASC supports adult learners and adult education centers as they shift from current preparation practices to those required for the full depth and breadth of CCSS
Official (Practice) Readiness Test
Pre-Readiness embedded in curriculum
Developed and Field Tested with TASC
Half the length of TASC
Available both Online and Paper Based
Paper Test Locally scored
Predictive Diagnostics for TASC
The maximum length of time for a test session in which all five (5) subtests are given is approximately 8.5 hours which includes approximately 420 minutes (7 Hours) for testing. The approximate time for each subtest is listed below:
The TASC emphasizes the Common Core State Standards for Reading for grades 9-12 that are the most relevant to College and Career Readiness.
The TASC emphasizes the Common Core State Standards for Language (grades 7-12 accumulative) and Writing (grades 11-12) that are the most relevant to College and Career Readiness.
Read these sentences.Waiting for news about the flight delay, Sam looked for a quiet place in the noisy terminal to make a phone call. Jordan tried to find an outlet where she could plug in her computer.
Which revision most clearly combines the two sentences?
Answer: C DOK:2
Part 2: Writing
Students will write an evidence-based informative/explanatory or an argument/opinion essay that effectively uses source text to support claims
Source texts are between 600-800 word and focus on assessing writing standards 1 and 2
Examinees are permitted 50 minutes for this component
The essay is scored using the applicable 0-4 point holistic rubric with descriptors that focus on the expectations of the CCSS Writing standards
Language Emphasis :
Gridded-response items (Mathematics) Sample Below
Consider this function.
f (x) = – 2 x + 7
What is f (− 3)?
Answer Key: 13
Items assess examinee ability to solve routine and non-routine mathematics problems using the application of conceptual and procedural knowledge
Mathematics test consists of a calculator section and a non-calculator section
The TASC is designed to assess the performance expectations in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Earth and Space Sciences
Stimulus-based science item sets
A certain plant species varies in the shape of its leaf edges. Some of the plants have wavy-edged leaves, and some of the plants have straight-edged leaves. In this plant species, the trait for leaf-edge shape is controlled by a single gene. The dominant allele is represented by L, and the recessive allele is represented by l.
Two plants with wavy-edged leaves are crossed with each other, producing 421 offspring plants. Of these, 298 offspring plants have wavy-edged leaves, and 123 offspring plants have straight-edged leaves.
What are the genotypes of the parent plants in this cross?
A. Lland llB. Ll and LlC. LL and llD. LL and Ll
Answer: B DOK: 3
TASC will use national standards created by groups that specialize in the following domains: U.S. History, World History, Civics and Government, Geography, and Economics
Stimulus-based social studies item sets
Look at the chart. Then answer the questions that follow.
Stimulus-based social studies item sets
Which of these organizations was formed to prevent a common threat?
Answer: A DOK: 2
Remove or cover all classroom visual aids such as wall posters or other items in the testing area that might provide answers to test questions
Use a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door of the testing room
On the board or flip chart, etc. which is fully accessible to all examinees indicate starting and stopping times for each subtest when applicable
Announce to the examinees the amount of time remaining for each subtest (e.g. 30 minutes, 15, 10, etc….)
Ensure that a clock is in the room and is visible to all examinees
Read and be thoroughly familiar with the Examiner’s Manual and requirements prior to testing
Plan test administration accordingly for examinees requiring accommodations
Allow sufficient time for examinee to ﬁll in the demographic information and complete the scheduled test(s)
Schedule breaks, which are indicated in the speciﬁc directions for each content area
State Issues the final Credential
US Department of Education
US Chamber of Commerce
US Department of Labor
National Association of Workforce Boards
Correctional Education Association
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