Preparing for the Smarter Balanced Assessments:English Language Arts &Mathematics Karen Brown Smith
2014-15 Oregon’s Assessment of Knowledge and Skills… the statewide assessment system isstill called ‘OAKS’
School districts are at different levels of implementing the Common Core State Standards
With that in mind, there is no one size fits all approach for preparing stakeholders
AGENDA • Oregon Statewide Test Schedule • Preparing for Oregon’s new statewide summative assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics • Oregon Statewide Assessment Accessibility Supports • Provide time to explore the resources we talked about today
OBJECTIVE • Recognize that all school districts are at different levels with regards to CCSS implementation. • Explore resources available to prepare staff, students, and parents for Oregon’s new statewide summative assessments in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. • Overview of Oregon’s accessibility supports (formerly “accommodations manual”) for all of the statewide assessments.
What this training is not • This training today does not count as any required training to administer statewide assessments. • We will not focus on information that you will receive during your mandatory OAKS training that ODE requires. • This year ODE has pre-recorded training modules that DTCs must watch prior to the DTC Training http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744
Schedule • You have a handout that displays the testing schedule in timetable format • The Smarter Balanced testing window opens March 10 (ELA and Math: includes CAT and PT) • Test grades 3-8 after 66% of instructional calendar is complete • Test grade 11 after 80% of instructional calendar is complete • With this schedule in mind, when is the best time for you to administer interim and formative assessments locally?
Content Resources • Subject Specific Materials http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1307
Content Resources • Common Core State Standards- Content Area Resources http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3566 (screenshot next slide)
Content • When you select ‘Mathematics’, this is what you see...
Content • When you select ‘Mathematics Standards’... this is what you see.
Content Resources • When you select ‘Administrators’
Content • When you select Administrators, review tools, and parent materials
Content Resources Common Core State Standards Webpage http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2860
Content Resources Common Core State Standards Webpage http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2860 From this page, • Select Toolkits • Then English Teachers • Then Implementation
Content Resources Then Click on Reading
Content Resources • ELA Literacy and Resources • http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3359
Statewide Assessment Reference Page Oregon’sStatewide Assessment Reference Page http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=169
MOVING FORWARD NEW
Test Specifications and Blue Prints • Smarter Balanced Test Blueprints- ELA & Math http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=496
Test Specifications and Blue Prints • Number of test items by item type and claim (SRC) by grade level
Test Specifications and Blue Prints • Grade Level Content Specifications by Claim #, assessment target, and item types
Test Specifications and Blue Prints • Item/Task Specifications- provide guidance on how to translate content specifications into assessment items
PREPARING FOR THE ASSESSMENTS • Smarter’s ELA & Math Practice and Training Tests • OAKS Practice Tests (available late October) • Smarter’s ELA & Math Accessibility Supports Training Modules • Oregon’s statewide assessment accessibility supports • IEP/504 Meeting- ISAAP Tool • TIDE (Pre-Set Designated Supports and Accommodations)
Smarter Balanced ELA & MATH PRACTICE & TRAINING TESTS • Practice Tests: Allow teachers, students and parents and other interested parties to experience a full grade-level assessment (Approx. 30 items each in ELA and Math, as well as Performance Tasks) • Training Tests: Designed to provide students and teachers with opportunities to quickly familiarize themselves with the software and navigation tools. All embedded universal tools, designated supports and accommodations are available to use on the training tests(CAT items only, no Performance Tasks).
Smarter Balanced ELA & MATH PRACTICE & TRAINING TESTS DEMO • ODE highly recommends that every student take both the practice and training tests before taking the new summative assessments. • The practice and training tests can assist IEP/504 teams to determine which universal tools, designated supports and accommodations are needed for each individual student to be successful on the new assessments. • https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/
Smarter Balanced ELA & MATH PRACTICE & TRAINING TESTS DEMO https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/ • Log into the Practice or training test as a guest • When the test item appears, right click on it and a pull-down menu will appear, select Tutorial • Reminder, if you want to use Text To Speech, you must use the secure browser to login to the practice/training test
Smarter Balanced ELA & MATH ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORTS TRAINING MODULES • “LET’S TALK TOOLS” http://smarterbalanced.articulate-online.com/p/7753246145/DocumentViewRouter.ashx?Cust=77532&DocumentID=e2486dcc-d881-451c-aa4a-348cba44d48e&Popped=True&v=2&InitialPage=presentation.html • “ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS” http://smarterbalanced.articulate-online.com/p/7753269018/DocumentViewRouter.ashx?Cust=77532&DocumentID=3d28a842-e6df-4267-8449-bc1afb4cba72&Popped=True&v=5&InitialPage=presentation.html
Oregon’sStatewide Assessment Accessibility Supports http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487
All accessibility supports a student receives on the statewide assessments should mirror the supports currently being provided in classroom instruction and assessments.
OREGON ACCESSIBILITY ODE developed an Accessibility Supports training module that discusses testing options for students. This is a required training for DTCs, STCs, and Test Administrators. http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2744
WORKING WITH ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORTS http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/ • Significant Shifts (per OAKS-Smarter Crosswalk)
DOCUMENTING ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORTS ON A STUDENT’S IEP Accessibility Supports can be Addressed in Four Sections of the IEP: 1. “Consideration of Special Factors” [Sec. 614 (d)(3)(B)]. 2. “Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance (PLAAFP)” [Sec. 614 (d)(1)(A)(i)(I)]. 3. “Participation in Assessments” [Sec. 612 (a)(16)]. 4. “Supplementary Aids and Services” [Sec. 602 (33) and Sec 614 (d)(1)(A)(i)].
OREGON ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORTS: UPDATE • Interim Oregon Accessibility Manual (OAM) is posted • Final TAM- per Smarter Balanced finalization of policies and procedures. • Accessibility supports may change in the future if additional tools, supports, or accommodations are identified for the assessment based on state experience and research findings.
NEXT STEPS/CONSIDERATIONS • To what extent are you familiar with the processes and/or resources available to address the linguistic, cognitive, and physical demands of the computer-based statewide summative assessments? • To what extent do you feel prepared to engage in a process that will ensure every student who participates in the statewide summative assessments in your district receives the Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations that fulfill their needs?
RESOURCES • Smarter UAA Guidelines, FAQs, & Training Modules: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/field-test/resources/ • Smarter-OAKS Accessibility Crosswalk: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=487 • Smarter Practice/Training Test http://sbac.portal.airast.org/field-test/resources/#taRes • Oregon’s Essential Skills http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=2042
RESOURCES • OAKS User Guides (Test Administrator, Online Reporting, Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)) http://oaksportal.org/resources/ • 2014-15 Test Administration Manual http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/admin/test_admin_manual.pdf • District Test Coordinators Page http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=499 • Test Security http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=1311
RESOURCES • Technical Specifications Manual http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/admin/oaks_techspecs_manual.pdf • Operating System Support Plan http://or.portal.airast.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2014-2015_SupportPlan_Oregon.pdf • Assessment and Accountability Update http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=1312 • Assessment & Accountability Checklist http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/admin/asmtacctbltychecklist1415.pdf