Smarter Balanced Assessment ConsortiumSBAC October/November 2013 Cider Mill School
SBAC Student Practice Test • Provide authentic experience of rigor and complexity of ELA/literacy and mathematics questions • Showcase variety of item types: • Selected response • Constructed response • Technology enhanced • Performance tasks • Help teachers to begin planning for the shifts in instruction • The Student Practice Test can be accessed at: https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student
UPCOMING MEETINGS… • Today, 10/30/13: SBAC Day #1- ELA Practice Test • 11/6/13: No Faculty Meeting: Report Card Preparation • 11/13/13: 10-minute United Way Kick-off & “Roll-out” of revised Nonfiction Unit of Study • 11/20/13: SBAC Day #2- ELA Performance Task • 12/4/13: SBAC Day #3- Math Practice Test • 12/6/13: CM-PTA Parent Forum on CCSS/SBAC
Today’s Exploration… • Take the ELA Practice Test • Complete the graphic organizer as you the complete assessments – note any content/strategies/tech skills students will need to complete assessment. • Hold on to this graphic organizer for the next few faculty meetings to discussion/reflect & plan with your grade-level team.
SBAC Readiness Graphic Organizer: “Look-Fors” and Essential Questions Content: What do students need to know in order to answer the questions? Skills & Strategies: What skills are you applying as you process the questions? Technology Skills: What computer skills are needed to answer the question and take the test? Habits of Mind: What attributes/character traits are necessary for students to be successful?
SBAC Readiness: “Look Fors” and Essential Questions…Now What? • We will have time to discuss Graphic Organizer at our next faculty meeting: • What does it mean? • What do we need to plan and teach differently? • What new content knowledge, instructional strategies or technology skills do we need to learn?
GO TO YOUR BREAK-OUT SESSIONS Distribute Handouts Test Instructions & Help SBAC Practice Test- ELA Directions Grade 3 + Enriching Arts: small lab with Sara & Ellen Grade 4+ Enriching Arts: middle lab with Jen Grade 5 + Enriching Arts: end lab w/ Catherine & Gina
1. Either type in the following URL or copy/past the URL from your email (sent in afternoon). https://cidermillschool.wikispaces.com 2. The Cider Mill Wiki will request you to create a user name/ password. I suggest the following format for consistency: Firstname_Lastname XX_XX_XX (birth date) 3. Look on the right-side for the navigation bar; click on: SBAC ELA ASSESSMENT Log into the Cider Mill Wiki:
Today’s Exploration… • Review the Test Instructions & Help handout & complete practice assessments:
TEST SETTINGS OPTIONS • Language (English default, Braille available) • Color Choices (default black text on white background) • Print Size (tests are 14 pt. – size can be increased by 3x) • Word List (glossary available) • Text-to-Speech
TAKE the PRACTICE TEST -ELA Come back together at 3:20 for closure: quick share: Graphic Organizer Review last slide: ELA Assessment Claims
Claims for the ELA/Literacy Summative Assessment • “Students can demonstrate progress toward college and career readiness in English Language arts and literacy.” • “Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.” • “Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.” • “Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.” • “Students can engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.” Overall Claim for Grades 3-8 Claim #1 - Reading Claim #2 - Writing Claim #3 - Speaking and Listening Claim #4 - Research/Inquiry