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1 Tech Talk – CCSS/SBAC through the Technology Lens ACSA - North Ventura Charter Julie D. Judd, Ventura USD Chief Technology Officer Steve Carr, VCOE Chief Technology Officer Catherine Reznicek, VCOE Educational Technology Specialist

2 What are we talking about today? CCSS Role technology plays in CCSS Professional Learning Needs and Opportunities Identifying classroom technology needs SBAC What we know (SBAC Facts) What we need to consider How do we plan? Questions

3 Who is in the audience? Please choose the title that best matches your current position? To TEXT your response: 1.Enter as the recipient (i.e. number) 2.Type one of the codes listed below in the message area 3.Send To submit your response online: 1.Go to PollEv.com/cathyrez 2.Click on the title to submit

4 Technology and CCSS More than just the test Students Who Are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. demonstrate independence. build strong content knowledge respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline comprehend as well as critique value evidence use technology and digital media strategically and capably come to understand other perspectives and cultures

5 Technology and CCSS More than just a computer

6 Technology and CCSS Example: Writing Standards -- Production and Distribution of Writing GK-3: With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. (G3 add keyboarding) G4-6:With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting. (G5 2 pages, G6 3 Pages) G7:Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources. G8:Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others. G9-10:Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technologys capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

7 Technology and CCSS Example: Reading Standards for Literature – Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Anchor Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

8 Technology and CCSS How do we support our teachers in this process?

9 VCOE SBAC & CCSS Task Force Variety of Stakeholders: VCOE and District representatives from IT, Ed Tech, Curriculum, Teachers Addressing needs: Creating and curating resources Developing model tech integrated lessons Supporting Professional Learning Google Docs: Storage, editing, ease of sharing My Big Campus: Discussions, Bundles Dipity: Implementation Timeline

10 Beyond the TEST What technologies will your students and teachers need ….before the test… after the test? What will help them do their best?

11 AB 484 Signed into law October 2, 2013 Establishes the California Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress (CalMAPP) assessment system CalMAPP system replaces the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program Takes effect January 1 st, 2014 Field tests to begin March 16- June 6, 2014 CalMAPP goes live spring 2015 (scores count)

12 Common Core State Standards Implementation Funds Assembly Bill (AB) 86 (Chapter 48, Statutes of 2013), Section 85, appropriates $1.25 billion to support the integration of academic content standards in instruction adopted pursuant to various EC sections. AB 86 specifies that $1 billion of this funding is deemed to be appropriated for the 2012–13 fiscal year, with the remaining $250 million appropriated for the 2013–14 fiscal year.

13 CCSS/SBAC Implementation Funds $1.25 billion- CDE will apportion $625 million August 2013 and $625 million in October. This equates to approximately $200 per ADA. Funds can be used for the following three purposes: 1. Professional development for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessional educators or other classified employees involved in the direct instruction of pupils… 2. Instructional materials aligned to the academic content standards 3. Integration of these academic content standards through technology- based instruction …. including, but not necessarily limited to, expenditures necessary to support the administration of computer-based assessments and provide high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet connectivity for the purpose of administration of computer-based assessments.

14 CCSS/SBAC Implementation $$ As a condition of receiving these funds, a school district, COE, charter school is required to: 1. Develop and adopt a plan delineating how the CCSS implementation funds will be spent. The plan must be explained in a public meeting of the governing board of the school district or county board of education, or governing body of the charter school, before its adoption in a subsequent public meeting. 2. On or before July 1, 2015, report detailed information to the California Department of Education (CDE), including, but not limited to, specific purchases made and the number of teachers, administrators, or paraprofessional educators that received professional development.

15 Questions and concerns as they relate to this new paradigm One-time capital expenditure as opposed to on-going funding stream No staggered refresh of hardware Lack of technical support and staff Expectation of anywhere/anytime access Demand for cloud services which only increases the demand for greater network connectivity and internet access As network speeds increase so do vulnerability of security breaches

16 What Happened to CALMAPP? January 13, 2014 the name changed. CAASPP = California Assessment Student Progress and Performance CALMAPP

17 CAASPP Field Tests A field test is not designed to be a valid and reliable measure of student achievement; rather, it is designed to help the test developers evaluate whether the tests, individual items, and the technology platform work as intended before the first operational administration. Deborah S. Delisle U.S. Department of Education

18 CAASPP Field Tests March 18 th -June 6, 2014 Students in grades three through eight and grade eleven will be assessed via computer in English-language arts or mathematics. CDE will select which schools and which grade levels to receive which test A small sample of grade nine and grade ten students will also participate in the Field Test. It is critical to ensure that assessment items are accessible to all students and produce results that are valid, reliable, and fair.

19 CAASPP Field Tests 2014 Field Test fully computer-based. FT will give students, teachers, administrators, and LEAs valuable exposure to the future assessment system: Students will gain hands-on experience with the functionality of innovative technology-enhanced items and newly designed performance tasks with related classroom activities. Teachers and administrators will gain valuable exposure to administration logistics to better prepare for smooth and successful participation in the operational assessments, which will begin in the 2014–15 school year. Local educational agencies will benefit from knowing where technology gaps may exist so they can fully prepare for the operational assessments.

20 CAASPP Field Tests LEAs can expect the administration of the FT to take approximately 3.5 hours per grade, per content area. The FT is intended to be administered over multiple sessions of about 45 minutes each, but may be administered in shorter or longer sessions as appropriate for the students and the school. While a purpose of the FT is to test the system, schools should be very careful to not overstress the technology or their technology staffs.

21 So is your school/district ready? How many students do you need to test at each site? Approximately 681,000 California students grades 3 rd -8 th, 11 th and a small % of 9 th and 10 th grade students

22 Where (physically) will they be tested?

23 Ventura County Students to be tested based on Dataquest Grade Total 10,73110,49510,53410,86310,65410,71011,41175,427 VCOE SBAC Lab Build-out Plan VUSD Testing Schedule Matrix

24 How many students at your site will need to be tested? CDE will assign a 6 week window for each school CDE will assign grade 9 & 10 to specific sites

25 Hardware Microsoft Windows XP Service pack 3-proposed phase out by Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Windows RT excluded at this time Apple Mac OS OS X proposed phase out end OS X 10.5 (PowerPC)-proposed phase out end OS X 10.6 (Intel) 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9

26 Hardware Apple iOS-for iPad 2 minimum devices iOS 6.x, 7.x Physical keyboard required Android OS Version 4.x required Manufactures customize OS to meet their hardware specs Smarter Balance will certify various models to assure the secure browser works Physical keyboard required

27 Hardware Google Chrome OS Version 19.x or higher Chromebook (wireless) or Chromebox (hardwired) Linux OS Fedora 6 or higher Ubunto 9 or higher Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Thin client or Zero client technology Be sure to test the secure browser

28 Miscellaneous Hardware 10 class diagonal display 1024 x 768 display resolution Physical keyboard Headphones for ELA- local volume control on headphone advisable No stylus or drawing device required Printer for students with accommodation(proctor would print items)

29 Secure Browser Secure Browser provided by Smarter Balanced Each year a new browser will be available Need to uninstall pilot test version to avoid confusion Available November 18th Can be used to access Practice test Ensure test security (kiosk mode) Checks for list of prohibited applications at startup and during execution HTML 5 and Javascript (no Flash Player or Java VM required)

30 Network Bandwidth Estimated 20K average per student connected to the system Network activity may spike at startup and periodically during item pre-fetch Things to consider

31 CA Technical Test Assistance Center ss-nov2013.asp ss-nov2013.asp

32 Do you have questions/concerns? Because if you dont…..we do! Information is changing almost daily. Resources for getting this information are also changing…CDE, now ETS… Even if we follow hardware and bandwidth specs, we have no assurance this will work, nor do we have control (Healthcare.gov).

33 Contact Information Julie Judd – CTO – Ventura Unified Steve Carr – CTO – Ventura COE Catherine Reznicek – Ed Tech Specialist VCOE


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