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)
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.)