Comprehensive Assessment System Webinar #1 September 28, 2011
Session Topic: What is a comprehensive assessment system and how does it support other RIDE initiatives?
Session Objectives The purpose of this session is to: • Come to a common understanding of what a comprehensive assessment system is and what its purposes are 2) Illustrate the relationship between a CAS and: • Educator Evaluation • Transition to CCSS • Transition to PARCC • RTTT assessment initiatives • Instructional Management System
Comprehensive Assessment System “Each LEA shall develop a Comprehensive Assessment System that includes measures of student performance for the purposes of formative, interim, and summative evaluations of all students in each core content area.” –Basic Education Program, Section G-13-3 Comprehensive Assessment System Criteria & Guidance Comprehensive Assessment System
Comprehensive Assessment System A comprehensive assessment system is a coordinated plan for monitoring the academic achievement of students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The goals of the comprehensive assessment system are to: - increase student learning by producing actionable data -evaluate the effectiveness of programs -ensure that all students are making progress toward achieving learning goals.
Topics addressed by guidance Topics addressed by guidance • Purposes of assessment -to inform instruction -to screen/identify -to measure outcomes • Types of assessment • Formative • Interim • Summative
Topics addressed by guidance Topics addressed by guidance • Developing and selecting assessments • Reliability & validity • Interpreting and communicating data • Suggested next steps • Appendices
Features of a Comprehensive Assessment System • Necessary data is collected &unnecessary data is not collected • Educators are educated consumers of data • Data is used appropriately to make programmatic and instructional decisions • Data is communicated clearly to stakeholders
Examples of Assessments • NAEP • PSAT, SAT, AP • TIMSS, PIRLS, PISA • NECAP (PARCC) • RIAA (NCSC-GSEG) • ACCESS for ELLS Unit tests, summative performance tasks, PBGR end-of-course exams, senior projects • Progress monitoring (PLP, RTI, ELL, etc.) • Exit tickets, observations, class discussions, questions asked during instruction
Link to Educator Evaluation Professional Practice Student Learning -RIGM -SLOs Professional Responsibilities
Link to Educator Evaluation • Availability of useful data • Facilitation of Student Learning Objectives • Professional Practice - Formative Assessment
Link to CCSS • Monitor student achievement during transition to identify priority areas • Local, common assessments - Aligned to standards -Interim or end-of-course assessments based on common understanding of mastery at each grade • PARCC will be based upon the CCSS
PARCC & NCSC-GSEG will be based on the Common Core State Standards RIAA 2011-12 Administrator's Workshop
Link to PARCC • PARCC design • Proposed new design:
Link to PARCC • Determine which PARCC options meet LEA needs • Understand what state assessment data can and cannot tell us about student achievement • Long-term: more meaningful comparison data between states
Link to NCSC-GSEG: Learning Progressions will be as a bridge, not Alternate Assessment Standards RIAA 2011-12 Administrator's Workshop
The New Alternate Assessment (NCSC-GSEG) Test Features • Still in development phase. • Unique student population • Pushing the limits of test development for these students • Tasks will be “tighter” and teachers will not have to think up tasks on their own. • Online system to deliver tasks to teachers, not necessarily students • This will allow teachers to adapt the test to the student, not the student adapting to the test.
Link to Formative, Interim, Data Use • Gap analysis to identify PD priorities • Build assessment literacy in preparation for 2012 resource roll-out
Link to IMS • Single sign-on • Access and query data, run reports • Resources: formative assessment modules and interim assessment system
Resources Comprehensive Assessment System webpage http://www.ride.ri.gov/assessment/CAS.aspx Educator Evaluation http://www.ride.ri.gov/EducatorQuality/EducatorEvaluation/ Common Core Transition & PARCC http://www.ride.ri.gov/Division-EEIE/transition.aspx
Upcoming Webinars Oct. 5th NECAP Q&A Oct. 12th CAS & Student Learning Objectives Oct. 19th Taking inventory using the Assessment Maps (Appendix A) November 9th Follow up on Assessment Maps (Appendix A) & next steps