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READY INITIATIVE The READY initiative helps in this support: School performance Informed decisions with data by district, county and state Testing Assessments to better understand student progress Student Growth Standards to ensure that what the student is learning will serve him or her well, regardless of the path he or she follows
NC READY You are critical to your child’s success. Your involvement in your child’s education, at school and at home, shows your support of the teacher, principal, and school. That positive support makes your child eager to learn, opening the future to endless possibilities.
READY PLAN The READY plan is focused on elevating your child Ensuring he or she is ready for every next step — from grade to grade, school to school, and after graduation
The new Common Core State Standards and the Essential Standards will become the new Standard Course of Study. In addition, the READY Accountability Model will ensure a more accurate picture of how well students are learning, and where we must make improvements.
E NGLISH L ANGUAGE A RTS The end-of-grade (EOG) English language arts tests at grades 3–8 are multiple-choice tests. The EOG English Language Arts assessments at grades 3– 8 are available only in paper-and pencil format for the 2013–14 school year. The tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts. Students read authentic selections and then answer questions related to the selections. The reading selections are comprised of literary and informational selections based on the Common Core State Standards. Knowledge of vocabulary is assessed indirectly through application and understanding of terms within the context of the selections and questions.
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTIONS FOR GRADES 3-5 DomainGrade 3Grade 4Grade 5 Reading for Literature32-37%30%-34%36%-40% Reading for Information41-45%45-49%37-41% Reading for Foundation Skills NA WritingNA Speaking and ListeningNA Language20-24%19-21%21-25% Total100%
M ATHEMATICS The EOG Mathematics Tests at grades 3 and 4 are multiple-choice tests. The EOG Mathematics Tests at grades 5–8 are multiple- choice and gridded-response tests. The EOG Mathematics Tests at grades 3–8 are available only in paper-and-pencil format for the 2013–14 school year. All EOG Mathematics Tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics. For grades 3–8, the Mathematics Tests consist of two parts: calculator inactive and calculator active. Students are allowed to use calculators during the calculator active part of the test; Students are not allowed to use calculators during the calculator inactive part of the test.
WEIGHTED DISTRIBUTIONS FOR GRADE 3-5 DOMAINGRADE 3GRADE 4GRADE 5 Operations and Algebraic Thinking 30-35%12-17%5-10% Number and Operations in Base Ten 5-10%22-27% Number and Operations Fractions 20-25%27-32%47-52% Measurement and Data22-27%12-17%10-15% Geometry10-15%12-17%2-7% Total100%
S CIENCE The EOG science tests at grades 5 and 8 are aligned to the Essential Standards for Science. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) have the option of administering end-of-grade science tests in the online or paper-and pencil format; however, online testing is strongly encouraged. The online EOG science test questions are multiple-choice and technology enhanced questions. The paper-and-pencil science tests are multiple- choice tests (technology enhanced items are found only in the online science assessments).
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTIONS FOR GRADE 5 Unifying ConceptGrade 5 Forces and Motion13-15% Matter: Properties and change12-14% Energy: Conservation and Transfer 11-13% Earth System, Structures, and Processes 15-17% Structures and Functions of Living organisms 14-16% Ecosystems14-16% Evolutions and Genetics13-15% Total100%
C OGNITIVE R IGOR AND I TEM C OMPLEXITY Assessment items will be designed, developed, and classified to ensure that the cognitive rigor of the operational test forms align to cognitive complexity Items will require students to not only recall information but also apply concepts and skills and make decisions
R EVISED B LOOMS Remembering- Recall Understanding-Explain Applying-Use information in a new way Analyzing- Distinguish differences Evaluating- Justify Creating- Create new product or point of view