Transitioning to New Assessments.
Reauthorization of the Statewide Pupil Assessment System andSMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Update to CISCon September 20, 2012 by Patrick Traynor, Ph.D.Director, Assessment Development and Administration DivisionExecutive Summary to Trinity Co. School Administrators 9/25/12CFL Kidwell, Ed.D.
The recommendations shall consider including all of the following elements in the reauthorized assessment system:
(1) Aligning assessments to standards
(2) Implementing common assessments developed by state collaborative
(3) Conform to ESEA reauthorization
(4) Measurement of achievement at a point in time and over time for groups and subgroups of pupils and for individual pupils.
(5) Allow for comparison from one year to the next as a reflection of growth over time
(6) Valid, reliable, and fair for all students including English learners (ELs) and students with disabilities
(8) Ensure no bias with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, or sexual orientation
(9) Incorporate a variety of item types including open-ended and performance-based tasks16 Areas of Consideration (Cont.)
(11) Assess science and history–social science in all grade levels at or above grade 4
(12) Assess understanding and ability to use technology necessary for success in the 21st century classroom and workplace16 Areas of Consideration (Cont.)
(13) Formative and interim assessments that provide timely feedback for purposes of continually adjusting instruction to improve learning
(14) Use test administration and scoring technologies that will allow the return of test results to parents and teachers as soon as possible
(15) Minimizing testing time
(16) Including options for diagnostic assessments for pupils in grade 2
“ . . . assessment of the current level of achievement of a pupil that serves both of the following purposes:
EC 60603 defines formative assessment as:
“Assessment tools and processes that are embedded in instruction and are used by teachers and pupils to provide timely feedback for the purposes of adjusting instruction and to improve learning.”
EC 60603 defines interim assessments as:
“ . . . an assessment that is given at regular and specified intervalsthroughout the school year, is designed to evaluate a pupil’s knowledge and skill relative to a specific set of academic standards, and produces results that can be aggregated by course, grade level, school, or local education agency in order to inform teachers and administrator at the pupil, classroom, school, and local education agency levels.”
EC 60603 defines “achievement test” as:
“ . . . any standardized test that measures the level of performance that a pupil has achieved in the core curriculum areas.”
BEGINNING OF YEAR
END OF YEAR
END OF YEAR
Last 12 weeks of year*
DIGITAL CLEARINGHOUSE of formative tools, processes and exemplars; released items and tasks; model curriculum units; educator training; professional development tools and resources; scorer training modules; and teacher collaboration tools.
Scope, sequence, number, and timing of interim assessments locally determined
Optional Interim assessment system—
Summative assessment for accountability
* Time windows may be adjusted based on results from the research agenda and final implementation decisions.
Perie, Marion, Gong, Wurtzel, 2007
Technology-enhanced test items will require compatibility with latest browser technologies
Test security will require device to run in “kiosk mode”
Devices must support text-to-speech software
Test items with multimedia content will require sufficient internal and Internet network bandwidth
Prepared by Ronda Adams
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how parts relate, find
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PerformanceUse Apply Solve Construct
one-step process multi-step process non-routine solutions to real world
to solve a routine to solve routine problems using non- routine , complex problem problems multiple steps problems using
For example, Language Standard 11-12.1 is aligned to Child Development pathway standard A10.0; Communicate and interact effectively with families and communities, and B8.0; Use the skills and techniques needed to prepare advertising, public relations, and informational materials for consumers.
Missouri Dept of Education – sample SBAC items