Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Regional Assessment Network (RAN) Update Chun-Wu Li, Ph.D. Assessment and Accountability Services Division of Educational Services May 16, 2014.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Regional Assessment Network (RAN) Update Chun-Wu Li, Ph.D. Assessment and Accountability Services Division of Educational Services May 16, 2014."— Presentation transcript:

1 Regional Assessment Network (RAN) Update Chun-Wu Li, Ph.D. Assessment and Accountability Services Division of Educational Services May 16, 2014

2 Accountability Update 2

3  In April 2014, a letter was sent to county/district superintendents and charter school administrators stating that the California Education Code requiring Academic Performance Index (API) ranking was repealed, and as a result, the statewide and similar schools ranks were not going to be produced for 2013 and beyond. However, based on input from local education agencies (LEAs) that producing ranks for 2013 would be beneficial for local purposes, a decision was made to produce a final set of ranks based on the 2013 Growth API data. 3 2013 API Ranks Statewide and Similar Schools

4  Assembly Bill (AB) 484 amended California Education Code (EC) sections 52052(2)(F) and 52052(4)(B) to state that schools that do not have an API calculated in 2013-14 and 2014-15 shall use one of the following to meet legislative and/or programmatic requirements:  The most recent API calculation,  An average of the three most recent annual API calculations, or  Alternative measures that show increases in pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils schoolwide and among significant groups. 4 AB 484

5  The CDE will be producing a 3-Year Average API Report which will include weighted and non-weighted 3-year average APIs for schools only. This report is scheduled to be released sometime this month. Note that the 3-year Average API Report will not be produced for districts, county offices of education, and the state.  The CDE will produce this one-time 3-Year Average API Report for a school, if the following criteria are met:  The school must have a valid API (i.e., the school received an API report) in each of the last three consecutive years,  The school had 11 or more valid scores in each of the last three consecutive years. (A valid score is when a student’s assessment results are included in the calculation of the API.), and  If the above criteria are met, the 3-Year Average API Report will also include any student group(s) that had 11 or more valid scores in each of the last three consecutive years.  The formulas to calculate the two types of average are:  Non-weighted average: 2011 API + 2012 API + 2013 API 3  Weighted average: (2011 API x 2011 Valid Scores) + (2012 API x 2012 Valid Scores) + (2013 API x 2013 Valid Scores) 2011 Valid Scores + 2012 Valid Scores + 2013 Valid Scores 5 3-Year Average API Report

6 6 2013 API Sample Report

7 7 2013 API Sample Report (continued)

8 8

9  The College and Career Indicator (CCI), as well as any other indicator (such as graduation data), will need to be added to the high school API by 2015-16.  To assist the PSAA Committee with their recommendation on which college and career measures should be included in the CCI, the CDE has contracted with Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) to have them research potential measures and provide literature reviews on select topics. The PSAA Committee has requested the following literature review topics:  SAT and ACT (college entrance exams)  Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) participation and achievement  Career readiness assessments and CTE certifications/credentials  Innovative measures (e.g., non-cognitive, performance tasks)  Course taking/pathways/a-g requirements (clusters of courses)  To be determined at the June 17, 2014 PSAA Advisory Committee Meeting 9 API College and Career Indicator

10 2012-2013 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Data Files  LEAs have until the close of business on June 30, 2014 to make final corrections to the 2012-13 enrollment and exit code data in the CALPADS ODS. These data will be extracted from the CALPADS ODS on July 1. This will be the only opportunity LEAs will have to correct their cohort graduation rate information for the 2014 AYP determinations. 2013-14 Title III Accountability Comparison Data Files  LEAs have until the close of business on May 29, 2014 to make final corrections in the CALPADS ODS. This will be the final opportunity LEAs will have to correct their student birth date and initial U.S. school enrollment date information for the 2013-14 Title III Accountability Reports. 10 Data Corrections

11  In April 2014, accountability coordinators were sent a letter detailing changes to the 2013-14 Title III Accountability Reports based on the approved federal waiver.  California will continue to calculate the 2013-14 AYP for the EL student group solely for high school LEAs. The 2013-14 Title III Accountability reports will display AMAO 3 results, based on 2013-14 AYP AMOs for the EL student group, for the following types of Title III-funded LEAs:  High school districts serving only students in grades nine through twelve  Direct-funded charter schools serving only high school students in grades nine through twelve  Consortia with only schools and districts that serve only students in grades nine through twelve  The 2013–14 Title III Accountability reports will display AMAO 3 results, based on 2012–13 AYP AMOs for the EL student group, for the rest of LEAs. 11 2013-14 Title III Accountability Reports

12 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update 12

13  A new Appeal Guidance document has been posted to the California Smarter Balanced Field Test resources and documentation Web page at ca/resources/. ca/resources/  The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests will be updated on May 19, 2014. The current Practice and Training Tests will be replaced by refreshed Practice Tests that more closely mirror the operational assessments. The tests will include new questions and performance tasks. Enhancements also include additional embedded universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations. 13 SBAC Update

14  This fall, K–12 educators, postsecondary educators, parents, and business/community leaders from Smarter Balanced governing states will collaborate to develop common achievement levels that are rigorous, fair, and accurate for each of the Smarter Balanced assessments. Smarter Balanced is recruiting for participants who will contribute to this process of determining proficiency levels. Both the Online and In-Person Panels will participate in activities scheduled for October. Panelists will designate grade level and content area expertise to participate in targeted feedback for specific tests. 14 Achievement Level Setting Update

15  The “Online Panel” will be open to the public and allow for broad participation by parents, teachers, school and district administrators, college faculty and administrators, and business/community leaders. The Online Panel will allow a broad spectrum of stakeholders to participate in the process of setting achievement levels. An FAQ and other information are available online for those who register to participate in the Online Panel. The time commitment for each participant is 3 hours. The registration deadline is September 19, and is available at  The “In-Person Panel” will allow for a group of more than 500 participants, nominated by Smarter Balanced governing states, to engage in a comprehensive review of questions on the assessments and make recommendations for operationalizing common expectations. For grades 3–8, the panel will be composed primarily of content specialists and educators. The high school panels will include higher education faculty in addition to K–12 educators. The California Department of Education is contacting key representatives in Education Associations to provide a list of nominees to be submitted by May 23, 2014. Selected participants will be assigned to a specific segment depending on their content area expertise, experience, and/or grade levels taught. Participants and alternates will receive notification regarding their status of participation by the end of June.  A “Vertical Articulation Committee” composed of 60 panelists selected from those participating in the in- person workshop will review data and results from both panels and make achievement level recommendations. This step will help ensure a balanced view of achievement and proficiency levels for test-takers from grade 3 through high school.  Finally, recommendations from the Online Panel, the In-Person Panel, and the Vertical Articulation Committee will be presented to the chief school officers in Smarter Balanced governing states for their consideration and endorsement, in order to establish a common set of achievement levels for mathematics and English language arts/Literacy across grades 3–8 and high school. 15 Achievement Level Setting Update (Continued)

16  Smarter Balanced invites California local educational agencies (LEAs) and school staff to preview the Digital Library from June 3 through September 30, 2014. During the preview, educators can become acquainted with the functionality of the Digital Library and view a limited set of initial resources that will help them understand the future utility of the Digital Library.  Complete instructions for LEAs and a template for user registration for the preview will be made available to LEAs in mid-May. Any questions about the Digital Library preview can be directed to 16 Digital Library

17  Two-types of interim Assessments – Comprehensive and Assessment Blocks.  Smarter Balanced is planning to have a fixed-length Comprehensive Interim Assessment (CIA) in fall 2014 and Smarter Balanced will also be adding a Computer- Adaptive Testing (CAT) for CIA after analysis of field test is completed.  Interim Assessment Block (IAB) is topical grouping of items where teachers can select one or more IAB to assess students. Smarter Balanced will release of the IAB after the release of the CIA in 2014 or early 2015. The initial IAB will be fixed-length with Smarter Balanced also adding CAT after the analysis of the field test is completed. 17 Interim Assessments

18  The passage of AB 484 removed grade two assessments from the CAASPP system, SB 247 requires the CDE to identify a list of grade two diagnostic assessments that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and are valid measures for classroom teachers to use to identify skills students need to develop in math and ELA. This work will begin this month with a survey of educators. 18 Grade Two Diagnostic Assessments

19 2014-2015 RCAN Meetings Dates 19

20  August 15, 2014  September 26, 2014  October 31, 2014  November 21, 2014  January 30, 2015  March 20, 2015  April 17, 2015  May 15, 2015 20 2014-2015 RCAN Meetings Dates

Download ppt "Regional Assessment Network (RAN) Update Chun-Wu Li, Ph.D. Assessment and Accountability Services Division of Educational Services May 16, 2014."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google