# Update on STAR data Update on API and AYP status How We Prepare Our Students Questions.

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Update on STAR data Update on API and AYP status How We Prepare Our Students Questions

 California Standards Tests (CSTs)  CST results are used for: ◦ API calculation (state) ◦ AYP determination (federal) ◦ Informing parents – STAR Report (comparable schools) ◦ Informing teachers in planning instructional program ◦ Informing CVUSD Multiple Measures  California Modified Assessment (CMA) grades 3-5

CA Standards Test - Mathematics % of students Proficient or Advanced

 Course of study and sequence is driven by California standards, frameworks, and blueprints (we do it everyday!)  District common assessments (multiple measures) aligned to California Standards  Test Prep Strategies– teaching students how to “navigate” (using Test Ready materials)  Scheduling appropriately: breaks and snacks!  Remind students that the “test” is their time to “show what they know!”

Released CST questions: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp http://starsamplequestions.org/

 Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development (Performance Level: Advanced) –  Which word has more than one syllable? A easily  B dreams  C freeze  D patched   Results  50% of students gave this response. (Correct Response)  12% of students gave this response.  10% of students gave this response.  28% of students gave this response.  Note: Percentages may not total 00 due to rounding.  1.3 Decoding and Word Recognition: decode two-syllable nonsense words and regular multi-syllable words.

 Support the “show what you know” message  Extra sleep (no homework!) and hearty breakfast  Minimize absences and tardies ◦ Jan thru May is “crunch time” ◦ Best place for learners to test is in their learning environment ◦ Majority of testing is May 7-9 (T, W, Th)

Beyond the Bubble Test

 Students choose the answer (60%)  Not limited to multiple choice (40%)  Newer methodology allows for more complex question types and greater depth

 The student now has to look at each part separately and decide whether 2/5 can take different forms  There are 16 ways to respond to this item. Guessing the correct combination is much less likely than the traditional 4 option selected-response item  Computer adaptive: questions will vary depending upon student accuracy

 Students will be required to justify their thinking with evidence from the text; no longer just multiple choice options  Passages will focus on non-fiction and non- fiction text features (charts, captions, etc.)

 http://www.smarterbalanced.org/ http://www.smarterbalanced.org/

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