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Upcoming Science Assessments: the 2011 HSPE and the 2012 Biology End-of-Course Exam. December 10, 2010 Elaine Wood, Science Assessment Specialist. Science Assessment Office. Elaine Wood—Secondary Specialist elaine.wood@k12.wa.us Kara Monroe—Elementary Specialist kara.monroe@k12.wa.us

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Upcoming science assessments the 2011 hspe and the 2012 biology end of course exam

Upcoming Science Assessments:the 2011 HSPE and the 2012 Biology End-of-Course Exam

December 10, 2010

Elaine Wood, Science Assessment Specialist


Science assessment office
Science Assessment Office

  • Elaine Wood—Secondary Specialist

    • elaine.wood@k12.wa.us

  • Kara Monroe—Elementary Specialist

    • kara.monroe@k12.wa.us

  • Troi Williams—Administrative Assistant

    • troi.williams@k12.wa.us


Topics
Topics

  • Grade 5 & 8 Measurements of Student Progress

    • New Standards

    • Standard Setting

  • High School Update

    • 2011 High School Proficiency Exam

    • 2012 Biology End-of-Course Exam

    • Student Performance

  • Resources available


Measurements of student progress
Measurements of Student Progress

Assessing new standards in 2011


From wasl to measurements of student progress
From WASL to Measurements of Student Progress

Embedded pilot items bring the item total to 40.

The K-12 Science Learning Standards will be assessed for the first time in 2011.


Upcoming science assessments the 2011 hspe and the 2012 biology end of course exam

Science Assessment Development Cycle

Develop Item and Test Specifications

Scenario & Item Writing

Scenario & Items Reviewed for Content & Bias/Sensitivity by Committees

Scenario & Items Reviewed for Content by OSPI

Scenario & Item Pilot Testing

Pilot Rangefinding

Operational Testing

Data Review

Pilot Scoring

Operational Rangefinding

Operational Scoring


Standard setting
Standard Setting

for Science MSP in 2011





Contrasting groups method affords broader involvement in standard setting
Contrasting Groups” method affords broader involvement in standard setting

  • Everyone in the state who teaches science in grades 5 and 8 is invited to help set the performance standards.

  • Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are developed for “Basic” and “Proficient”

  • Web-based training on PLDs is provided to participating teachers

  • In April, participating teachers judge each of their students as being “Basic or below” or “At or above Proficient”

  • Two distributions of scores are produced: Scores obtained by students rated as “Basic”, and scores for “Proficient”

  • Where the two distributions merge represents the separation point between “Basic” and “Proficient.”


Students rated as basic or below using criteria in pld for basic
Students rated as “Basic or below” using criteria in PLD for Basic

Number of students

Raw score points


Students rated as proficient or above using criteria in pld for proficient
Students rated as “Proficient or above” using criteria in PLD for Proficient

Number of students

Raw score points


Intersection indicates a region for where basic separates from proficient
Intersection indicates a region for where “Basic” separates from “Proficient”

Number of students

Raw score points


Upcoming events grade 5 8
Upcoming Events – Grade 5 & 8 separates from “Proficient”

  • Scenario and Item Writing – Feb. 14-18, 2011

  • Content Review – April 4-8, 2011

  • PLD Training – Available via Moodle, Feb. 1, 2011

    • Learn to use evidence to evaluate 5th or 8th grade students’ proficiency

    • Takes 3 hours; 3 free clock hours are available

    • To sign up, go to link and create an account

      • http://moodle.ospi.k12.wa.us/course/view.php?id=19

  • Contrasting Groups Study – Available via EDS, April 11-29

    • After completing the PLD Training, 5th or 8th grade teachers can predict their students’ performance on the MSP

    • 5th and 8th grade science teachers can gain access to the EDS application by contacting a District Assessment Coordinator

  • Standard Setting – August 1-4, 2011


High school proficiency exam
High School Proficiency Exam separates from “Proficient”

A graduation requirement for sophomores in 2011


From wasl to high school proficiency exam to end of course
From WASL to High School Proficiency Exam to End of Course separates from “Proficient”

Embedded pilot items bring the item total to 45.

Completion items will be piloted in 2011 and will be operational in 2012.

The K-12 Science Learning Standards will be assessed beginning in 2012.


Implementation timeline
Implementation Timeline separates from “Proficient”

  • HSPE for 2011 will assess the 2005 GLEs

    • April 12, 2011

  • Biology EOC in 2012 will be administered to any student enrolled in a course credited as high school level biology

    • K-12 Science Learning Standards

    • Online participation will be voluntary

      • Goal: 50% Online in 2012

  • First retake opportunity for biology EOC is likely to be January/February 2013

  • Possible additional science EOCs?

    • TBD by Legislature

    • Superintendent to make recommendation


  • Science graduation requirement classes of 2013 and beyond
    Science Graduation Requirement: Classes of 2013 and Beyond separates from “Proficient”

    • Under current rules, the students in the classes of 2013 and beyond can meet the science graduation requirement by:

    • Passing the science HSPE in spring 2011 and/or summer 2011

      • 9th graders are not eligible to take science HSPE

    • Passing the biology EOC

      • Begins in spring 2012; scores available August 2012

    • Meeting comparison scores on the SAT 2 or ACT

      • Scores set during the 2012-13 school year

    • Passing a science Collection of Evidence

      • Becomes available in the 2011-12 school year


    Upcoming science assessments the 2011 hspe and the 2012 biology end of course exam

    Science Assessment Development Cycle separates from “Proficient”

    Develop Item and Test Specifications

    Scenario & Item Writing

    Scenario & Items Reviewed for Content & Bias/Sensitivity by Committees

    Scenario & Items Reviewed for Content by OSPI

    Scenario & Item Pilot Testing

    Pilot Rangefinding

    Operational Testing

    Data Review

    Pilot Scoring

    Operational Rangefinding

    Operational Scoring


    Upcoming events high school
    Upcoming Events – High School separates from “Proficient”

    • Scenario and Item Writing

      • Feb. 21-25, 2011

      • June 20-24, 2011

  • Content Review

    • March 28 – April 1, 2011

    • Aug. 15-19, 2011

  • Test Map – Spring 2011

  • PLD Development – September 2011

  • PLD Training – Winter 2011/12

  • Standard Setting – August 2012


  • Patterns in student performance
    Patterns in Student Performance separates from “Proficient”

    High School WASL and HSPE


    Upcoming science assessments the 2011 hspe and the 2012 biology end of course exam

    Strengths separates from “Proficient”

    Areas to Improve

    Writing conclusions

    52% to 58% earn full points

    Identifying variables in investigations

    72% to 88% correct

    Writing constructed response items related to investigations or solving human problems.

    Explaining energy transfers or transformations in a system

    Addressing persistent misconceptions


    Resources available
    Resources Available separates from “Proficient”

    From the OSPI website www.k12.wa.us


    Ospi science assessment webpage
    OSPI Science Assessment Webpage separates from “Proficient”

    www.k12.wa.us

    www.k12.wa.us/science

    Select

    Science Assessment from Assessment Drop-down

    www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx

    Select Assessments


    Science assessment resources
    Science Assessment Resources separates from “Proficient”

    • Test and Item Specifications—more information about:

      • Grade 5 & 8:

        • Types of scenarios

        • Test map

        • Item specifications

        • Vocabulary lists

        • Cognitive complexity

      • High School:

        • Item specifications for 2005 GLEs

        • Vocabulary lists

        • NOTE: Test and Item Specifications for EOC coming late fall 2011


    Grade 5 8 test and item specs

    www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx separates from “Proficient”

    Grade 5 & 8 Test and Item Specs

    www.k12.wa.us/Science/TestItemSpec.aspx

    Select

    Test and Item Specifications

    Select a Grade


    2011 hspe test and item specs

    www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx separates from “Proficient”

    2011 HSPE Test and Item Specs

    www.k12.wa.us/Science/TestItemSpec.aspx

    Select

    Test and Item Specifications

    Select GLEs with MSP and HSPE Evidences of Learning Science Item Specifications


    Science assessment resources1
    Science Assessment Resources separates from “Proficient”

    • Updates for 2011—each grade level contains:

      • General information on the 2011 test

      • Sample items

      • Scoring information, including rubrics


    Updates for 2011
    Updates for 2011 separates from “Proficient”

    www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx

    Select Educator Resources

    http://www.k12.wa.us/Science/EducatorResources.aspx

    Select a Grade


    Science assessment resources2
    Science Assessment Resources separates from “Proficient”

    • Teacher Resource tool:

      • Types of scenarios

      • Generic questions

      • Item specifications (2005 GLEs)

      • Cognitive complexity

        Note that all tests posted here assess the 2005 GLEs.


    Teacher resource tool
    Teacher Resource Tool separates from “Proficient”

    www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx

    www.k12.wa.us/TeacherResourceTool2009-10/default.aspx

    Select

    Teacher Resource Tool

    Select Science

    Select a Grade

    and a Year


    Teacher resource tool1
    Teacher Resource Tool separates from “Proficient”

    Percent correct or mean score

    Type of scenario

    Generic question, rolls over to item specification


    Additional resources
    Additional Resources separates from “Proficient”

    • Powerful Classroom Assessments (PCAs)—

      • Teaching materials developed from WASL released items

        • New PCAs will be developed in future for K-12 Science Learning Standards

      • Each PCA includes:

        • Sample items

        • Scoring information, including rubrics

    • Item Analysis from the Assessment OverviewWebsite

      https://eds.ospi.k12.wa.us/WASLTestItems/

      Summary of performance on released WASL items by school, district and state


    Thank you
    Thank you. separates from “Proficient”