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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Model

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Model. Assessing the Common Core State Standards. Greg Gallagher ND Department of Public Instruction. College & Career Ready Goal. College ready: Prepared to succeed in entry-level credit-bearing general education college courses without remediation

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Model

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  1. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Model Assessing the Common Core State Standards Greg Gallagher ND Department of Public Instruction

  2. College & Career Ready Goal • College ready: Prepared to succeed in entry-level credit-bearing general education college courses without remediation • Career ready: Possess sufficient foundational knowledge and skills and general learning strategies necessary to begin studies in a career path SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  3. CCSS Foundational Principles • Rigor: College and Career Readiness • Coherence, Clarity, Focus • Evidence-Based Selection • International Benchmarks • Local Flexibility, Teacher Judgment SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  4. Smarter BalancedAssessment Consortium SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  5. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) financed through Race To The Top funding. • Race To the Top grant ends October 2014 • SBAC will transition management to UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (non-profit status) • Each state completes an MOU with UCLA • States membership fees fund management of assessment design, item development, and open source technology. • States contract with certified 3rd party test vendors to administer the SBAC-related services. SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  6. Assessment Theory of Action • Assessments use challenging tasks that evaluate the CCSS. • Teachers involved in the development and scoring of assessments. • State-led assessment system with inclusive governance structure. • Assessments structured to improve teaching and learning. • Assessment, reporting, and accountability systems provide useful information on multiple measures. • Design and implementation strategies adhere to established professional standards. SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  7. Assessment Planning Schedule SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  8. The Smarter Balanced Assessment System ELA/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3-8 and High School School Year Last 12 weeks of the year* DIGITAL LIBRARY of formative tools, processes and exemplars; released items and tasks; model curriculum units; educator training; professional development tools and resources; scorer training modules; and teacher collaboration tools. Summative Assessment for Accountability Optional Interim Assessment Optional Interim Assessment • Computer Adaptive Assessment • ELA/literacy • Mathematics • Performance Tasks • ELA/literacy • Mathematics Computer Adaptive Assessment and Performance Tasks Computer Adaptive Assessment and Performance Tasks Scope, sequence, number and timing of interim assessments locally determined Re-take option available *Time windows may be adjusted based on results from the research agenda and final implementation decisions. SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  9. Claims for the English Language Arts/Literacy Assessment • Claim #1 – Reading “Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.” • Claim #2 – Writing “Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.” • Claim #3 – Speaking and Listening “Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.” • Claim #4 – Research/Inquiry “Students can engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.” SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  10. Claims for Mathematics Assessment • Claim #1 – Concepts & Procedures “Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.” • Claim #2 – Problem Solving “Students can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies.” • Claim #3 – Communicating Reasoning “Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.” • Claim #4 – Modeling and Data Analysis “Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.” SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  11. Scores Reported for Individual Students SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  12. Sample Consortium Procurement Status SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  13. SBAC Adaptive Form • Variety of item types • selected-response • constructed-response • technology-enhanced items • Computer scoring; human, rubric-guided scoring • Controlled retake option SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  14. Performance Tasks • Computer delivered; 90-120 minutes per content area • Evaluates content difficult to assess through more traditional items • Real-world scenarios and complex tasks • student-initiated planning • management of information and ideas • interaction with other materials • extended response (i.e., oral presentation, exhibit, product development, extended written piece) • Human, rubric-guided scoring; computer scoring SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  15. Use of Technology • Adaptive form testing • Technology-enhanced test items • Teachers access online resources and instructional tools • Interactive electronic reports targeted to a range of audiences for tracking and analyzing progress SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  16. Estimated Testing Times * Smarter and PARCC test times include a separate testing window for Performance Tasks SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  17. Estimated Testing Times Times are estimates of test length for most students. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed as untimed tests; some students may need and should be afforded more time than shown in this table. SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  18. Achievement Levels Cut scores established at each level 1: Minimal Command 2: Partial Command 3: Sufficient Command (Proficiency) 4: Deep Command Grade 11 achievement levels used to determine content readiness for college & career SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  19. Interim Assessment:Yardstick for Student Progress • Local assessment option. • Provides actionable information about student progress throughout the year. • Administered at locally determined intervals. • Computer adaptive and includes performance tasks. • Based on scale of summative assessment. • Fully accessible for instruction and professional development SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  20. Digital Library • Planned as an online, one-stop site with a selection of formative tools and resources • Professional development materials, resources, and tools aligned to the CCSS, Smarter Balanced claims, and all components of the assessment system, including scoring rubrics for performance tasks. • Research-based instructional tools on-demand to help teachers address learning challenges and differentiate instruction SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  21. Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines • Universal accessibility tools—such as a digital notepad and scratch paper—available to all students. • Designated supports—like a translated pop-up glossary—available to students for whom a need has been identified.  • Accommodations for an IEP or 504 plan. These tools include Braille and closed captioning, among others. SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  22. Embedded Universal Tools • Breaks • Calculator (where appropriate) • Digital notepad • English dictionary (ELA) • English glossary • Expandable passages • Global notes (ELA) • Highlighter • Keyboard navigation • Mark for review • Math tools • Spell check • Strikethrough • Writing tools • Zoom SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  23. Embedded Designated Supports For use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by educators • Color contrast • Masking • Text-to-speech • Language supports • Translated test directions • Translations (glossaries) • Translations (stacked) • Turn off universal tools SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  24. Accommodations Documented IEP or 504 Plan. Non-embedded • Abacus • Alternate response options • Calculator • Multiplication table • Print on demand • Read aloud • Scribe • Speech-to-text Embedded • American Sign Language • Braille • Closed captioning • Text-to-speech SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  25. Technology Readiness • Technology Readiness Tool (TRT) • Used to determine preparedness of schools to administer online assessment • EduTech supporting TRT project • Participation needed from all districts SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  26. Spring 2014 Field Test • Schools register interest before October 18th, 2013 • Select grades for testing • Select subject(s) for testing • Statistical sample of schools: ≈ 5,000 students for each subject) • Final selection of schools: late November, 2013 • Online test administration training: January 28, 2014 • Field test window: March 18 – April 30, 2014 SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  27. Practice Test • Available online at • Grades 3–8 and 11 • Experience an abbreviated but similar experience to the assessment in 2015 • Affords teachers, administrators, and parents access to items planned and designed for the Smarter Balanced assessment SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  28. Student Growth Projection Reporting SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

  29. Department of Public InstructionAssessment Contact Information Director of Assessment Greg Gallagher 701-328-1838; General Assessment Robert Bauer 701-328-2224; Alternate Assessment Gerry Teevens 701-328-2692; SBAC Model, NDCEL Conference

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