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Welcome to Data Day! Liz Fisher and Charles Drannbauer March 31, 2011

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Agenda Introduction Test Prep/Test Sophistication Test Design NYS Rubrics and Scoring Policies Suggestions for Test Prep and Test Sophistication Reflections and Sharing

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Test Prep/Test Sophistication Test Prep is… Using item analyses to plan for targeted instruction for individuals, small groups, and/or whole class instruction Teaching and practicing a skill in isolation with little (or no) connection between skill and understanding OR between skill A and skill B Integrating test-taking skills with materials in the curriculum Reviewing the constraints of the tests, e.g. time limits, format, bubbling, using a #2 pencil Taking an entire practice test at 9:00 on a Wednesday morning to simulate the conditions of the actual test Reminding children to answer only the question that is being asked. Asking, does my answer match the question? Practicing pacing and building stamina (70 minutes!)

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Test Prep/Test Sophistication Test Sophistication is… Using item analyses to plan for targeted instruction for individuals, small groups, and/or whole class instruction A way for teachers and students to develop a deeper understanding of the content and design of the test Learning the language of test questions Thinking like a test-maker Identifying distracters – reasonable wrong answers Double-checking each response by rereading the question, doing the work again, and checking the response chosen to be sure you agree BOTH TEST PREP AND TEST SOPHISTICATION ARE NECESSARY IN PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE TESTS!!

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Test Design Look at the 2011 Math Test Memo in your packet What do you notice? What questions do you have?

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NYS Rubrics and Scoring Policies Open-Response questions are graded on either a 2- or 3-point rubric. Please read through both rubrics. Math Test Scoring Policies are on pages 3 and 4. Share questions, noticings, surprises,… with people at your table.

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Test Prep and Test Sophistication Suggestions Black out choices on multiple choice questions and children write their own possible responses Explain choices that are given in a multiple choice question Write mock responses to previous Extended Response questions Develop Test Prep Calendars (based on data) Use previous math questions as Shared Text Create Test Prep Centers Websites: (previous years 3-5 math tests) (previous years 6-8 math tests) Other Resources – test prep books, previous tests, games from other programs (e.g. Ten Minute Math word sort re: measurement)

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Write your own Multiple Choice Responses 4th Grade Trent wants to complete the number sentence below. 245 > ? Which number can Trent write on the line to make the number sentence true? Write four possible responses to this question: 1 has to be correct and the other 3 have to imply a specific mathematical error or misconception.

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Explain the Given Choices 6 th Grade – 2010 The number of restaurants on Boland Street is 3 less than 4 times the number of restaurants, r, on Macaw Street. Which expression can be used to determine the number of restaurants on Boland Street? A 7r B 12r C 3-4r D 4r-3 Determine which choice is correct. Describe the mistakes or misconceptions the incorrect answers imply.

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Write your own Response

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Sample Test Prep Calendar – 5 th Grade 4/12 Fractions and LCM - 4 Shared Text: Seebert – percent to decimal/fraction -- 4 ST Topics to cover: - ordering and comparing finding a common denominator - LCM wksht: guided practice – comparing ordering -- 4 CW - List It: multiples -- 4 CW Games: - Fraction Top It, p Fraction Percent Concentration, p Fraction Action Fraction Friction, p Frac-tac-toe, p. 309 HW: Juans Class /13 Fractions and LCM - 5 Shared Text: Jackie - graph -- 5 ST Topics to cover: - + and - fractions and mixed numbers - writing in simplest form - converting fractions wksht: Guided Practice Fractions -- 5 CW Games: - Fraction Top It, p Fraction Percent Concentration, p Fraction Action Fraction Friction, p Frac-tac-toe, p. 309 HW: Bobby /14 Fractions and LCM - 6 Shared Text: Carrie – extending pattern – 6 ST Topics to cover: - multiplication - simplest form - picture and fractions wksht: two sheets – Lesson 5 and adding mixed numbers Games: - Fraction Top It, p Fraction Percent Concentration, p Fraction Action Fraction Friction, p Frac-tac-toe, p. 309 HW: Lesson 6 and Guided Practice (2 sheets) 4/15 Similar/Congruent 7 Shared Text: Balloons – Trisha -- 7 ST Topics to cover: - vocabulary - ID shapes that are congruent and similar wksht: - Similar Triangles -- 7 CW Games: - angle tangle, p Polygon Capture, p. 328 HW: - Lesson 5 and Lesson 6 4/16 Ratios and Corresponding Sides/triangles - 8 Shared Text: Andre – missing angles -- 8 ST Topics to cover: - ratios of sides of two triangles - corresponding sides wksht: Ratios -- 8 CW Games: - angle tangle, p Polygon Capture, p. 328 HW: - Triangle below are similar

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Test Prep Centers Use data from the Item Analyses to determine what you need to teach and/or reinforce and with whom Decide how you will teach/reinforce each skill or big idea – individually, small group, whole class Centers: games, previous questions by strands

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Interpreting Remainders 1. Solve the following problems: a) CDs are on sale for $4.00. Peter has $30.00 in his wallet. How many CDs can he buy? b) Dad divided 30 large cookies onto 4 plates. How many cookies were on each plate? c) Mr. Smith gave his four children $30.00 to share equally. How much money did each child get? d) There are 30 children in a 4th grade class. Each table seats 4 children. How many tables will be needed? 2. For each number story: Draw a picture and write an open sentence. Use a division algorithm to represent the problem. Explain why the answer you got for each problem makes sense. ©K-5MathTeachingResources.com

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10-Minute Math book Guess My Rule – Measurement Cards (p. 29) Nearest Answer (p. 39) Graph Stories (p. 67)

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Reflections and Sharing

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