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West Side Middle School “News on the CCSS and SBAC Assessment” January 14th, 2013 Common Core State Standards Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Common Core State Standards • The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. • The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
General Differences Math • Greater Focus • Greater Coherence - Follow a Progression • “Mile Wide – Inch Deep” • Spiral Connections Year to Year
Mathematics • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pBOnvzC_Yw&safe=active
Sample Math Standards Various Grade Levels • CCSS.Math.Content.KCount to 100 by ones and by tens. • CCSS.Math.Content.1Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used. • CCSS.Math.Content.3Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. • CCSS.Math.Content.5Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
General Differences English/Language Arts • Shift in Reading to Emphasize Informational Text • Closely Read and Analyze Texts; Make Valid Claims with Support from Text • Writing to Multiple Audiences; Emphasize Research • Argue Orally (speaking) and in Writing • Academic Language
Sample Reading StandardsVarious Grade Levels • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Sample Writing Standards Various Grade Levels • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2a Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2c Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2d Provide a concluding statement or section.
Sample Writing Standards Various Grade Levels • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2a Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2c Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., incontrast, especially). • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2e Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented
Key Points of SBAC • Testing Window-March 18-April 25 • Test consists on two components • Computer Adaptive • Performance Tasks-30 minutes(Must be completed before Computer Adaptive Assessment • LA Test will take 4-hours to complete(Computer and Performance Task) • Math will take 3.5 hours to complete(Computer and Performance Task) 3. Teachers should prepare students for the difference response types prior to the test.(see slide 18) 4. SBAC tests are not timed tests 5. Students don’t all get the same tests or topics 6. All students will have some level of accessibility-breaks, writing tools 7. Sixth graders use basic calculators, 7-8 use scientific calculators 8. Grade 8 Science still take CMT in booklets 9. All students will need headphones 10. Within the testing window of March 18-April 25, the middle schools will need 12-days in order to complete all necessary testing
Purpose of Practice TestsAll teachers should take a practice test and view samples of a Performance Taskwww.SmarterBlanced.org • Online Practice Tests in Grades 3 - 8 and 11 in English language arts/literacy and mathematics: • •Provide an opportunity for teachers, students, parents, and other stakeholders to experience the features of online testing. • •Gain insight into how Smarter Balanced will assess students’ mastery of the Common Core
Important Limitations • The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but they do not encompass the full range of content that students will encounter on the spring 2014 Field Test or on the operational assessments, and should not be used to guide instructional decisions.
Levels of SupportAccommodations Universal Accessibility tools – Designated Supports Documented Accommodations Available to all students •Breaks Available to certain kids IEP and 504 Students •Calculator SRBI tier 2-3 students •Digital Notepad has to be turned on •English Dictionary Determined by Educators •English Glossary •Expanded Passages •Global Notes •Highlighter •Keyboard Navigation •Mark for Review •Math Tools •Spell-Check •Strikethrough •Writing Tools •Zoom