What are 4Sight Benchmark Assessments? Predictor of PSSA achievement PA Reading and Math Benchmark Assessments for grades 3 to 11 paper or on-line versions Mirror the look and feel of the PSSA Multiple choice items Open response items Aligned & correlated to PA Academic Standards, Assessment Anchors, PSSA
Administering 4Sight Benchmarks Who takes 4Sight Benchmarks? Students in districts that purchased the assessments Students in grades 3–11 who take the PSSA Use the same modifications/exemptions that are used for the PSSA for students with disabilities When is it given? Typically 4 times a year.
Purpose of Benchmark Assessments Benchmarks allow you to take a pulse and not an autopsy. Dr. Robert Slavin Success For All Foundation
Reports Available from 4Sight Estimate of student performance on the PSSA by district, school, grade, individual level Subgroup data Subscale reports for Math and Reading Item Analysis on test questions Individual student bar graphs
Math Proficiencies GrGPBelow Basic Basic Proficient Advanced TBPP %Proficient 6B29 14 4 1 48435 10 61<> <> 62<> <> 63<> <> 64<> <> Gr = Grade GP = Grading Period T = Total Number Of Students P = Proficient Students BP = Below Proficient Students
Sub-Scale Reports by Grade StudentsTotalNumbers and Operations (A) 13 Measurement (B) 6 Geometry (C) 4 Algebraic Concepts (D) 6 Data Analysis & Probability (E) 5 Joe Smith17.0(40.48 %) 6.0 (46.15%)3.0 (50.0%)3.0 (75.0%)2.0 (33.33%)2.0 (40.0%) Averages50.4850.7760.0085.0043.3360.00
Item Analysis Report Kit lives in a town where 6,307 children live. How is that number correctly written in words? Respondents# Picked % A six thousand, three hundred seven 27933.33% B six thousand, three hundred and seven 271140.74% C six thousand, three seven 27518.52% D sixty-three, and seven 2727.41%
“You can’t look ahead until you look behind” Role of Data Team Meetings after each test Guiding Questions to Ask How many students were proficient? (Math/Reading and by Sub Groups) What are areas of strengths and weaknesses? Why are we getting these results? What did I do as a teacher to contribute to these results? What is our challenge? Impact on Instruction