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1 TEST ITEM BANK SYSTEM AND COMPUTER ADAPTIVE TEST SYSTEM Race to the Top Maryland Assessment Group Conference November 2011






7 STUDENTSTUDENT Minute by Minute / Daily Weekly Unit Quarterly Annual Summative Formative Assessment Practices Assessment for Learning Test Item Banks and Computer Adaptive Tests A System of Assessment Standards

8 Formative Assessment Practices (Assessment for Learning) To gauge student understanding so teacher can adjust instruction To improve learning and achievement and involved students in their own learning Collaborative, teacher and student engaged in a dialogue around ungraded learning Daily, ongoing, on the fly Teacher incorporates into instruction Students evaluate own learning Summative Assessment Processes (Assessment of Learning) To measure what students have learned after the teaching- learning cycle To determine if a student has reached a certain level of competency Teacher directed assessment Periodic Diagnostic/Progress checks ( district and teacher determine) Computer –based, paper and pencil, performance skills demo with rubric scoring

9 More Large Scale More Summative Purpose More Formative Purpose More Classroom Focused Accountability (state tests, national reporting, regulations) Interim, benchmarks (district tests, purchased or constructed from item banks) Classroom Formative Assessments (clarify learning goals, feedback, teacher and student questioning) Traditional Grading Practices

10 Testing Systems Projects Overview Implement a Test Item Bank System Implement a Computer Adaptive Test System Test Item Load Provide Online Adaptive Testing Units for High Schools

11 Test Item Bank System A repository for test items aligned to the Common Core State Standards and used to build assessments either online or for paper/pencil tests Teacher tool used to assess student learning Central office tool to build interim benchmark assessments Student tool to take online assessments

12 Location and Access MSDE Teacher Online Toolkit Interoperable with the Curriculum Management System Links from Formative Assessments Role based access Remotely or within the schoolhouse

13 Items Aligned to Common Core State Standards English language arts/literacy and mathematics Grades 3 – 11 Able to be searched and filtered using a meta-tag designation

14 Item Design Grade level appropriate Universal design Accessible Portable Item Profile (APIP) Sensitivity Variety of item formats Supports online student interactive tools, links, hot spots

15 System Requirements Produce an assessment based on a set of skills or other designation as chosen by the teacher Produce assessments available to students online or printable for paper pencil/answer sheet Allow for flexible scheduling of test windows Allow for interruptions during online administrations

16 Functions of the System Keeps track of item usage Provides space for teachers to save tests for future use Provides teachers with immediate assessment results such as scores, item analysis, skills mastery Provides a student profile report – for parents or students conferences

17 Online Test System Requirements Secure (locking feature to prevent students from accessing other sites during testing) Accessible from a variety of test taking tools such as iPads, tablets, net books, laptops Remotely accessible (secure logon procedures on or off site via LEA roles and permissions)

18 The teacher will be able to: Generate answer sheets with student ID, course, and section. Manipulate test in MS Word Spacing Enlarge font Provide a worksheet format for student work Choose how many questions per page Print test in PDF format

19 Computer Adaptive Test System An online test system that has the ability to upload any content items Governed by software that selects questions for students based on their previous answers Results show progress and provide results in specific areas

20 How it Works Based on algorithm built into the software Picks questions based on the student response to a base set of questions ( think about an interactive video game experience) Chooses the next question to challenge students or to elicit a response to an easier question if needed Has an extensive Item bank covering the span of abilities, but students experience a select number of questions at their level ( 10 x rule)

21 Adaptive Experiences for the Test Taker Shorter test Challenging Rewarding Equivalent content

22 Adaptive Experience for Teachers Receive information that is specific to the ability of each student See progress if equated pre-test and post- test forms are given Access results based on the test purposes ( skill based clusters, overall performance, grade level performance)

23 Specifications and Constraints Content driven tests – spiraled content so that the test taker experiences the full extent of the content Relies on elaborate content classifications Batteries of adaptive tests provide diagnostic results using different subtests for distinct but related abilities

24 Advantages Shorter test taking time Minimizes the ability of students to borrow answers from other students (overall test security is easier) Can be fast paced or slow – speededness can be reported to the teacher Simple retesting with comparable, equated results Ability to interject field test items (district decision) Interoperable with Test Item Bank System

25 Online Adaptive Testing Units Various Wi-Fi connected portable units Compatible with LEA internal network configuration to access the internet Enable the students to take online tests within high schools or remotely One time procurement of limited sets of units for district implementation of online tests Year 3 implementation with LEA leadership for distribution and support

26 Project Timeline Year 1 – 10 – 11 Project planning Requirements gathering Year 2 – 11 – 12 RFP development Procurement of systems Year 3 – 12 – 13 Item load, testing and full implementation Adaptive testing units procure and deploy

27 Project Update ProcessStatusOutcome Create planCompleteCommunicate plan to stakeholders Requirement developmentIn Progress Identify business, functional, and system requirements for item test bank Data discovery2012Identify data elements and related dictionary Review process for infrastructure design 2012 Establish hierarchy of user access roles Define technical specifications for connectivity Alignment of items2012Item alignment with Common Core Standards Procure adaptive test units2013Deployment of ATUs to LEAs Identify LEAs to participate in UAT 2013User Acceptance Testing results and risk mitigation Rollout 2014IBS Go-Live all systems

28 Stakeholder Participation Participate in webinars Participate in requirements gathering Participate in early adoption and testing Participate in roll-out planning

29 Contact Information Subject Matter Expert/Business Analyst : Barbara Holman Or Mailbox for Item Bank Systems

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