Creating Assessments In A Standards-Based System Craig Shapiro Principal David Crockett High School Austin, Texas
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Theory of Action:Daniel Pink He demonstrates that while carrots and sticks worked successfully in the twentieth century, that’s precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today’s challenges. In Drive, he examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose—and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action Daniel Pink
How Do We Measure Success How do you calculate your grades? What are your criteria? What percentage do you give each criteria?
Subjectivity vs Objectivity How do you know what students learned? Key Terms: Valid: Reliable:
Having Evidence Looking at a gradespeed report with a parent. What can you tell the parent? What information is missing?
Tracking Learning rather than "doing" Unit 3 Grade Book on FORCES Kid 2 Kid 3 Kid 1
Tracking Learning rather than "doing" Unit 3 Grade Book on FORCES There are 11 concepts students need to master. Kid 1 Kid 2
TABS TAAS Ah . . . Remember these? TAKS TEAMS
TABS Exit Level Math (1982) • One Step: • Fewest barrels
TEAMS Exit Level Math (1986) • Two Steps: • Find point on graph • Multiply • 30 pupils x $300 = $9,000
TAAS Exit Level Math (1999) • Three Steps: • Find paper • on pie chart • Divide tons of • paper by total • tons: • 72/180 • 3. Convert to 40%
Great STAAR-like question • BUT . . . it tests 8.12.C • This would be an 8th grade STAAR question, NOT an exit-level question TAKS Exit Level Math (2002 Field Test) • Five Steps: • Add all votes • 240 + 420 + 180 + 300 + 60 = 1,200 • 2. Determine which student finished 3rd • (Bridget: 240 votes) • 3. Determine Bridget’s %age of votes • 240 / 1,200 = 20% • Know that a pie chart has 360 total degrees • Determine 20% of 360 degrees: • .20 x 360 = 72
Five Steps: • The student must know how to apply the • quadratic formula to find the value of the • discrimant • Find quadratic equation on formula chart: • If • there are two real number roots of the equation • and the graph of the parabola crosses the • x-axis at those roots • If • there is a “multiple” or repeated root of the • equation and the vertex of the graph of the • parabola touches the x-axis at that root. • If • the roots of the equation are imaginary numbers • and the graph of the parabola does not • intersect the x-axis STAAR Exit Level Math? (2012)
Creating Assessments Shifting from percentage correct to level of performance Having common assessments with a range of Blooms Questions Scoring the assessments based on the level of performance
1. Take the TV’s Out Of Their Rooms • 85% of students who drop out report that they had a TV in their room. Poverty, single-parent households, and other factors did not correlate with failure more than TVs
Ask to See Classwork Daily • Students have classwork. Check it even if you do not know what you are looking at!
Get On Parent Connection • “Trust but Verify”- Will send you email when they miss class or work. Real time attendance and grades
4. Make Sure Students Have Something To Do Between 4-7 (and they are supervised) Colleges love to see extra curricular activities. Do you know where your children are?
5. Homework Never Killed Anyone • High expectations in a global economy means competing for jobs. Do your children have the work ethic to succeed?
6. High School Diploma Is Not Enough • Unemployment Rates: • College Degree 4.7% • High School Graduate 9.4% • High School Dropout 15.4% • Are we ready to compete in the 21st century?
David Crockett High School Attendance Source: Austin Independent School District MIS Report and TEA AEIS Report
AP and Pre-AP Participation Source: Austin Independent School District MIS Report
Crockett High School Growth Comparison to State and District All Students Source: TEA AEIS Multiyear History Report