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1 Introduction to GlobalScholar Performance Series for School Implementation Teams Jasper City Schools 9.10.12

2 Scantron’s Testing and Assessment Division provides high quality technology-based assessment solutions for the immediate, accurate and reliable capture of student performance data necessary to impact instruction and inform leadership. INTRODUCTION Mission Statement Copyright © 2012 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved.

3 Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 3 GlobalScholar Performance Series* *Phase One Training; will allow valid, reliable local benchmark testing in reading, language arts, and math Achievement Series** **Training to come later; will provide platform for administering local benchmarks in science and social studies (Data Director to be used for these now) [Skills Connection Online] for targeted instructional aids where students need intervention

4 Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 4 Alabama Department of Education Role in GlobalScholar Implementation Selected GS through rigorous, competitive application process Gives all Alabama school districts free access to online formative, interim, and benchmark assessment options – announced July 31, 2012 State assistance with implementation issues GS “on the ground” with full-time support in Alabama

5 Session Goals –Understand the computer-adaptive testing model –Identify best practices for testing students on PS –Become acquainted with PS reports –Make plans for PS implementation at the school level Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 5

6 Overview of Performance Series Online computer-adaptive assessment –Reading (grades 2-12) –Reading Foundations (grades K-2) –Math (K-9 th /10 th grade [Integrated Geometry]) –Life Science (grades 3-8) –Language Arts (grades 3-8) –Algebra –Geometry Identifies individual student instructional level, independent of enrolled grade-level, in a given content area Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 6

7 How Can Performance Series Be Helpful for My District? Provides diagnostic information for educators Identifies specific needs of students Helps determine professional development needs Facilitates communication between parents and educators Provides information on sub-groups of students Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 7

8 Performance Series for Informing Instruction Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 8 Ask critical questions of the data Develop growth goals Monitor progress Organize data for easy analysis of classroom and students Identify class and student successes and interventions Determine root causes Develop action steps Identify school and grade successes and interventions Teacher/ School-based staff Instructional Learning Teams/ Learning Communities

9 Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 9 www.performanceseries.com

10 Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 10 Log in to PS Site www.performanceseries.com Site ID: See list Staff ID: See list Password: See list OR Log in to Demo Site www.performanceseries.com Site ID: 78-3190-2702 Staff ID: LC0183 (not case sensitive) Password: alabama1 (case sensitive)

11 Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 11 REVIEW TRAINING RESOURCES; CLICK ON “DOCUMENTS” (far right)

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14 Classroom Profile Can be used as new criteria to organize student groups within the classroom. Quickly assess which students have not yet completed testing for the current window. Organize students by alphabetical or scaled score.

15 Suggested Learning Objectives View AL Course of Study, and the College Career & Readiness Standards (Common Core) The Performance Series test is aligned to three standards documents for Alabama – College Career and Readiness Standards (Common Core), ACT standards, and the Alabama Course of Study.

16 Classroom Profile View College, Career, and Readiness Standards and Alabama Course of Study

17 Traditional Assessments Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. Page 8 0% 100% Normal Distribution Curve

18 Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 18 Add whole numbers without regrouping Add 3-digit numbers with regrouping Identify squares, rectangles, and circles Determine area of prisms, cylinders, and cones Determine mean, median and mode of a given set of numbers Determine the probability of a simple event Determine the graphs of functions Determine conversions within the metric system Compare and order numbers to 100 ILAF.8.8.8.12 Compare fractions using, or = IL.7.8.7.11/ACT.8-12.20-23.XEI.3 Solve problems using compound loci ACT.8-12.20-23.PSD.3 Computer-Adaptive Assessments *Visual representation not drawn to scale

19 Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. Page 8 Scaled Score ranges from 1300 to 3700 Student begins test one grade level below enrolled grade- level Future tests begin where last test ended

20 Proctoring Performance Series Assessments Schedule the computer lab –Determine assessment populations –Block sufficient time & computers Secure Site ID & Student IDs Prepare the computers for assessing –Turn off screen savers and pop-up blockers –Ensure the mouse and monitor on each machine are functioning properly Print proctoring scripts Ensure headphones are available at each computer Copyright © 2008 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 20

21 Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 21 Performance Series Scores How Performance Series scores can help gauge student achievement Scaled Score Unit Score Ranges (USR) National Percentile Ranking (NPR)

22 Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. Page 9 Scaled Score

23 Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 23 Scaled Score Scaled Score = Student to Content

24 Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 24 USRs USR = Student to Unit Content Page 9

25 Why is there an N/A in my report? No test taken OR Pending test (paused or in progress) OR Completed only vocabulary portion of Reading test No NPR indicates a test taken outside of the testing window.

26 SUPPORT ContactIssueContact Information Performance Series Technical Support Browser Issues Site functionality Issues with delivering assessment/data source systems 1-800-445-3141 or support@scantron.com District Location Controllers Initial Login Support Training support Interpretation of scores Locating reports General PS information and/or questions Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 26

27 THANK YOU! Copyright © 2010 Scantron Corporation. All rights reserved. 27


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