Presentation on theme: "1 LAUSD Mathematics Periodic Benchmark Assessments Using Data to Inform Instruction."— Presentation transcript:
1 LAUSD Mathematics Periodic Benchmark Assessments Using Data to Inform Instruction
2 Periodic Assessments in LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer has set two priorities for LAUSD: 1.Build more schools 2.Increase academic rigor in the classroom Formative periodic assessments, working in tandem with enhanced professional development, form the cornerstone of LAUSD’s efforts to increase academic rigor. On June 24, 2003, the Board of Education voiced unanimous support by voting 7-0 for implementation of this program. This program is beginning with Math, and is slated to expand to English Language Arts and Science.
3 Power of Periodic Assessment The Periodic Assessment program, an expansion of the District’s current periodic testing program, can have a positive impact on instruction by: 1.Providing detailed diagnostic information to teachers 2.Allowing for efficient use of instructional time and resources 3.Providing re-teach tools to teachers for areas of student weakness 4.Facilitating targeted professional development and intervention programs
4 The success of this periodic assessment program will be determined by the strength of support and clarity of vision provided by the instructional leadership.
5 Math Periodic Assessments The LAUSD/ETS-Edusoft Partnership ETS test development ETS, under the direction and approval of the LAUSD Mathematics Committee, will develop quarterly assessments for Kindergarten through Algebra I, linked to LAUSD’s instructional guide. Edusoft scoring and reporting Edusoft will provide scoring and reporting services through its Paper-to-Web scoring technology, with 24- hour turn around time for reports. Additionally, Edusoft will provide its individualized re-teaching tools for use by educators in the District.
6 ETS Assessment Design Structure of the Assessments K-1: 20 MC, 1 CR 2-Algebra I: 30 MC, 1 CR, with end-of-course tests in the 4 th quarter Versions There are five versions of each quarterly assessment, one for each of the five testing windows per quarter. Language Tests will be administered in English and in Spanish for “waiver to basic” students Field Testing of Items Items will serve as both operational and field test items. ETS will be providing real time item analysis services to ensure the highest quality assessment results are achieved.
7 Edusoft Deployment Process ETS tests delivered to your school Plain Paper answer sheets delivered to your school Putting power in the hands of teachers: linking assessments with instructional action Test graded in minutes at each school Instant standards- based results to teachers Individualized re-teach tools for teachers
8 Constructed response questions graded by teacher Multiple choice questions graded automatically Answer Sheets: Answer sheets are printed on plain paper. Students just bubble their name, no more student IDs! Answer Sheets: Answer sheets are printed on plain paper. Students just bubble their name, no more student IDs!
9 Individual Performance: Teachers can see how their students performed individually, and identify groups of students with similar instructional needs.
10 Re-teach tools: For each student in the class, the system automatically creates re-teach tools for teachers targeting each student’s areas of need. Re-teach tools: For each student in the class, the system automatically creates re-teach tools for teachers targeting each student’s areas of need.
11 Role of School Administration Implementation Support One point person for the implementation Train teachers on using the Edusoft system Distributing tests and answer sheets Printing and distributing reports Instructional Leadership Train teachers on interpreting data Train teachers on grading constructed response items Encourage and create opportunities for peer coaching and professional development around the use of data
12 Role of Central and Local District in Supporting Schools LAUSD District staff will provide Periodic assessments with an efficient delivery mechanism Initial and ongoing training programs Help desk support for maintenance and troubleshooting Local district staff will provide A point person for the program Expertise to support sites Coordination of schedules for trainings, etc.
13 Part I: ½ day introduction to program and usage of technology platform. For principals, math coaches and district staff. Part II: Homework assignment and ½ day training on troubleshooting and implementation details. For math coaches and district staff. Part III: Professional Development on scoring constructed response items. For principals, math coaches and district staff. Part IV: Professional Development on using data to inform instruction. For principals, math coaches and district staff Initial Four Part Training Program