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Introduction to Acuity. Acuity Agenda. Introductions Student Experience Educator Experience Test Assignments Manual Score Reports Custom Tests Acuity Roll-out Plan Miscellaneous. Acuity: Assessment System Overview. What are the key components of Acuity? Online and Offline Tests

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acuity agenda
Acuity Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Student Experience
  • Educator Experience
    • Test Assignments
    • Manual Score
    • Reports
    • Custom Tests
    • Acuity Roll-out Plan
    • Miscellaneous
acuity assessment system overview
Acuity: Assessment System Overview

What are the key components of Acuity?

  • Online and Offline Tests
  • Online Reports Now!
  • Online and Offline Instructional Resources
  • Item Banks for Customized Tests and Performance Assessments
acuity assessments
Acuity Assessments

Grades 3-8

Reading – CC diagnostic forms

High School

R/ELA – CC Diagnostic forms

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New CCSS assessments available in math and ELA, grades 3-8

4 diagnostic assessments per subject per grade

Authentically aligned to CCSS

Each form measures a separate time period of curriculum: to be administered after 25%, 50% 75% and 90% of curriculum has been taught

Forms become progressively more difficult; with an increasing proportion of content on each form emerging from the CCSS

Helps students adjust to increased rigor of CCSS items

96 newly created extended constructed response and 36 performance tasks will also be available

Forms include 20 MC and 2 CR

Acuity CCSS Grades 3-8 Edition
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Acuity High School

New interim assessments aligned to Common Core State Standards

CTB’s first assessment emerged from the common core standards

Some item interactivity (released over the next few months)

Provides assessment and instructional content and technical capabilities that will enable US students to succeed in college and the global economy


acuity high school ela
Acuity High School: ELA


8 diagnostic forms per grade

4 less difficult, and 4 more difficult

Forms include:

Session 1: 25 MC and 3 CR – focuses on reading standards

Session 2: 13 MC - focuses on writing and language

Forms can be adjusted in custom test builder

Instructional Resources aligned to CCSS (in development)


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Acuity High School: ELA

ELA Form Design:

Configured to fit into traditional English 1, 2, 3, 4 courses

Form variety keeps students engaged:

Literary passages

Informational passages

1 Smaller passages (poem, email, instructions)

Research and language development items

Most literary passages will be selected to emphasize a focus on authentic literature


acuity high school custom test and performance assessments
Acuity High School Custom Test and Performance Assessments

Interactive items in custom item bank


500 items for HS ELA

250-item bank per grade

15% performance task, group-based, and constructed response

10% technology-based interactive items

CTB Developed Performance Tasks in each item bank

Rigorous innovative extended constructed response, collaborative/group items, performance tasks

Teacher created Performance Assessments

These are stand alone assessments that teachers can create


acuity assessment features
Acuity: Assessment Features

Designed to be administered in one-two class periods online or offline

Test items are research based. They have been developed and subjected to rigorous test item analyses for reliability and validity.

acuity instructional resources
Acuity: Instructional Resources
  • Online exercises for customizing learning activities by state standard or skill group (Skill group feature returns in March 2012)
  • Easily assigned from reports
  • Three components:
acuity reports online
Acuity Reports: Online
  • Roster Report
  • Assessment Reports
  • Item Analysis Reports
  • Classroom Matrix Report

*Permission Based Levels

acuity reports track student performance on individual assessments
Acuity Reports Track Student Performance on Individual Assessments

Roster Report lists scores for each student within a class or each class within a school

Assessment Report displays student performance on each standard by “tier”

Item Analysis Report displays students’ performance on each item, organized by performance indicator; provides distractor analysis to pinpoint common errors

AYP Report disaggregates student performance by NCLB subgroups at the school level

acuity reports track student progress on assessments within and across school years
Acuity Reports Track Student Progress on Assessments Within and Across School Years

Portfolio Report displays individual student performance on all assessments across one school year

Summary Report compares student or class assessment results to larger student populations (school and district) within one school year

Longitudinal Report displays student performance on all assessments by subject across multiple school years