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Beginning in 2014-15 DTC Spring Workshop January 22, 2013.

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1 Beginning in DTC Spring Workshop January 22, 2013

2 Group of states working together to develop assessments to be administered beginning in the school year Aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Measure progress toward college- and career- readiness English language arts/literacy and mathematics Grades 3-8 and 11 Computer Adaptive Tests

3 Summative Assessments Computer adaptive tests Performance tasks Interim Assessments Optional Same scale as summative assessments Formative Assessment Tools Resources for teachers

4 School Year Summative Assessments Formative Assessment Tools Interim Assessments

5 Small Scale Trials Completed fall 2012 Pilot Testing February – May 2013 Field Testing Spring 2014 Statewide Administration Spring 2015

6 Scientifically Selected Schools Volunteer Schools

7 Representative sample from each state selected Approximately 10% of schools A pilot of items and the test engine Results used for data analyses No student scores Secure conditions – secure items

8 Testing window: February 20 – May 10, 2013 Pre-determined two-week window Dates negotiated with subcontractor – DRC One content area – mathematics or English language arts/literacy) No more than two grades in a school Untimed plan for approximately three hours of testing, per grade per content area Testing times will vary depending on the subject area, grade, and type of module provided

9 Contractor for pilot test American Institutes for Research (AIR) Subcontractor to AIR Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) Recruiting schools for scientific sample Access to training, help desk support, and technical guidance Information about training and administration: General Questions:

10 Non secure pilot Release test items All schools invited to volunteer All students can participate except in a subject they were selected to take in the scientific sample Classrooms, full grades, or multiple grades may take one or both content areas of the assessment at any point during the volunteer pilot window

11 Testing window: Early April to mid-May Volunteers contacted: January – February 2013 Access to online instructions and FAQs Open Pilot Test portal coming soon Register Complete an online survey by March 27, 2013 (extension) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SmarterBalancedPilot

12 Bandwidth Check Instructions Hardware Guidelines and FAQs ter-balanced-assessments/technology/ ter-balanced-assessments/technology/

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