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1 Revised Recommendations: System Agreement for the Use of Smarter Balanced 11 th Grade Assessment in Washington Higher Education Placement Process May 2014 Instruction Commission Bill Moore, State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Director, Core to College Alignment & Transition Mathematics Project

2 Ongoing Core to College Work  Higher education agreement  Strengthen 12 th Grade “Launch Year”  Communications campaign Recommendations re use of SBAC  6 local partnership grants  Transition courses  National: Higher Ed for Higher Standards  “WA: Real Learning for Real Life”WA: Real Learning for Real Life

3 Current Faculty Recruitment Efforts 5-6 people each, math & English Contact Bill Moore by May 16Bill Moore Smarter Balanced In-Person Panel Anyone who’s interested Register here by September 19here Smarter Balanced Distributed Panel Process Anyone who’s interested (especially if local school district is involved) Contact Bill Moore for detailsBill Moore Transition Course Review/Partnerships

4  A cross-sector policy work group drafted initial recommendations in fall 2013  Comments taken throughout winter quarter 2014 from system groups and key stakeholders  Work group then revised the recommendations and produced this proposed agreement for consideration by key system groups  WACTC will consider in May, and if approved, sign the agreement on behalf of the community and technical college system as a whole Process for Smarter Balanced Recommendations

5  Offers Washington high school students the opportunity to establish their readiness for college- level coursework based on their scores on the 11 th grade Smarter Balanced assessment  Represents Washington higher education’s commitment to improve student college readiness by –providing an incentive for achieving the Common Core standards as reflected in the Smarter Balanced assessment, and –creating alternatives for students if necessary to use their senior year more effectively in getting ready for college- level work Key Elements of Agreement

6 Class of 2016 Take SB spring 2015 Enter higher education fall 2016 Class of 2017 Take SB spring 2016 Enter higher education fall 2017 Class of 2018 Take SB spring 2017 Enter higher education fall 2018 Agreement Timeframe Review agreement in winter 2018 and consider revision/renewal for class of 2019

7 Proposed Agreement: Math SB Score Level on the 11 th Grade Assessment Placement Options Available Based on Score For students scoring at level 4… Any entry college-level math course through pre-calculus I For students scoring at level 3…  An entry college-level terminal math course not on the calculus pathway  An entry-level calculus pathway math course, contingent on a B or better in a calculus pathway class in the senior year of high school For students scoring at level 2… An entry college-level terminal math course not on the calculus pathway, contingent on a B or better in the statewide math college readiness/transition course or through local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.) For students scoring at level 1… Additional placement information, determined by local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.), needed for all entry-level courses

8 Proposed Agreement: English SB Score Level on the 11 th Grade Assessment Placement Options Available Based on Score For students scoring at level 4… An entry college-level English course (including but not limited to English Composition or its equivalent) For students scoring at level 3… An entry college-level English course (including but not limited to English Composition or its equivalent) For students scoring at level 2… An entry college-level English course (including but not limited to English Composition or its equivalent), contingent on a B or better in a statewide English senior year college readiness/transition course or through local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.) For students scoring at level 1… Additional placement information, determined by local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.), needed for all entry-level courses

9 YeaNayAbstain 2149 Columbia Basin Green River South Puget Sound Wenatchee Valley Big Bend Centralia Clark Everett Olympic Seattle Central Seattle South Seattle North Spokane Results of ATC Voting Process

10  Wait for more information (cut scores, test results and comparisons, impact on current placement efforts, …)  What constitutes recency of test results (especially important in math)  Inability to preview the 11 th grade assessment  Lack of ownership of the statewide English senior year transition course  Too many unanswered questions, too vague Reasons Expressed for Nay or Abstain Votes

11 Comments & Questions? Core to College website Bill Moore


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