California Student Assessment System Overview. 4 th District Parent Teacher Association March 18, 2014 Deborah Baumgartner, Administrator Assessment Development & Administration Division. Assessment Presentation Overview. Common Core State Standards Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
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4th District Parent Teacher AssociationMarch 18, 2014Deborah Baumgartner, AdministratorAssessment Development & Administration Division
SBE Adopted Common Core State Standards
Preliminary Test Blueprints Approved
STAR Program Scheduled to Sunset
July 1, 2014
SSPI’s Report with Recommendations Delivered to the Legislature January 8, 2013
Technology Readiness Tool Launched
Smarter Balanced Awarded Four Year RTTT Grant
AB 484 (Bonilla) Introduced
Smarter Balanced Assessments to be Implemented
CDE Outreach Efforts Begin to Develop SSPI Recommendations for Assessment Reauthorization Required by Ed Code Section 60604.5
California Joined the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications Released
“A field test is not designed to be a valid and reliable measure of student achievement; rather, it is designed to help the test developers evaluate whether the tests, individual items, and the technology platform work as intended before the first operational administration.”
—Deborah S. Delisle
U.S. Department of Education
Note: CST, CMA, CAPA, STS, and EAP will be administered during the traditional testing window.
The Smarter Balanced assessment system includes a variety of item types:
Sample items available on the Smarter Balanced Web page at: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/sample-items-and-performance-tasks/.
CDE redesigned Smarter Balanced Field Test Web page