Today’s Agenda Overview of NJ ASK 3, 4, 5 Writing Reading Math Science (Grade 4 ONLY) Study Island Question & Answer Session
When is the test? Grade 3 : May 13-16, 2013 Make-ups: May 20-24, 2013 Grade 4 : May 13-17 (Last day is Science) Make-ups: May 20-24, 2013 Grade 5 : May 6-9, 2013 Make-ups: May 13-17, 2013
ELA test Design- NJ ASK Writing– Narrative & Explanatory Prompts – 30 minutes each Reading selections -3 each – 30 mins. each Multiple Choice Questions- 3 rd Grade-18 (6 each) 4 th Grade – 24 (8 each) 5 th Grade – 30 (10 each) o Open-Ended questions – I for each passage
Reading – Multiple Choice Questions - based on reading passages –fiction and non-fiction Working with Text - questions in which students interpret meaning from the text. Analyzing Text - students analyze and critique the text.
Reading – Open Ended The student must respond in paragraph form For each bullet one paragraph is expected Format– RSS,RSSE Students must cite evidence from text and explain
Writing Prompts Scored using the NJ Registered Holistic Scoring Rubric (a 5-point scale). Scores will be doubled, for a maximum of 10 points per writing prompt. The goal is to be Advanced Proficient Please see Rubric in your packet
Writing - Narrative Narrative = Speculative It is a springboard for writing a story. It should include characters, setting, and problem/solution Plan well…….BMELL
Writing – Informative/ Explanatory Two types 1) Introduces a topic or 2) Uses a poem to introduce a topic. Format 1) Students need to describe, discuss, explain, or analyze some aspect of the topic. 2) IBC -- Intro/ Body/ Conclusion
Math Question Types Sample short constructed response Find the product of 39 x 11. Place your answer here: __________ (Correct answer: 429)
Math Question Types Sample extended constructed response
Extended Constructed Response Rubric 3-Point Response - Shows complete understanding of problem’s math concepts - Executes all procedures completely - Gives relevant responses to all parts - Clear, effective explanation about problem-solving steps 2-Point Response - Shows nearly complete understanding of problem’s math concepts - Executes nearly all procedures completely - Gives relevant responses to most parts - Somewhat clear, effective explanation about problem- solving steps 1-Point Response - Shows limited understanding of problem’s math concepts - Executes procedures incompletely and/or with major errors - Gives incomplete or inaccurate responses - Unclear, ineffective or lacking explanation about problem- solving steps
Study Island www.studyisland.com www.studyisland.com Reading, math & writing Common Core- ELA & Math Science – 4 th grade only Encourage student to complete 20 mins. daily Complete a different subject area each time
NJDOE Website 2012 Grade 3-5 NJ ASK Parent, Student, and Teacher Information Guide http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/njask 2012 Grade 3-5 NJ ASK Parent, Student, and Teacher Information Guide NJ ASK/ESPA Sample Tests http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/njask NJ ASK/ESPA Sample Tests Language Arts Literacy Grade 3 and Grade 4 Guide to Criterion--Based Holistic Scoring: A Writing and Reading Handbook (samples of scored writing) http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/njask Language Arts Literacy Grade 3 and Grade 4 Guide to Criterion--Based Holistic Scoring: A Writing and Reading Handbook NJ ASK A Science Manual Open-Ended Questions Grade 4 http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/njask NJ ASK A Science Manual Open-Ended Questions Grade 4 NJ ASK A Mathematics Manual Open-Ended Questions Grade 3 and Grade 4 http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/es/openended _math_scoring_manual_g34.pdf NJ ASK A Mathematics Manual Open-Ended Questions Grade 3 and Grade 4
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