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1 Chief Academic Officers Quarterly Meeting Agenda October 16, 2014

2 Assessments for Accountability Procurement of Assessments Grades 3–11 (grades 9 and 10, if funds are available) ELA and mathematics Intent to Award Posted: September 19, 2014 To ACT Inc. Potential Value: $58,434,000 over 5 years Suspension Notice Posted: September 30 In response to a protest, the intent to award is hereby suspended pending the administrative review by the Chief Procurement Officer. A list of activities and timeline are not available. B&CB: Act 155: Act 200:

3 Assessments for Accountability End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2 Aligned to Common Core State Standards English 1 Aligned to Common Core State Standards U.S. History and the Constitution Aligned to the 2011 Academic Standards Biology 1/Applied Biology 2 Aligned to the 2005 Academic Standards Testing Windows for paper-based and online administrations: Fall 2014/Winter 2015 — December 1–January 28 Spring 2015 — May 4–June 9 Summer 2015 — June 22–July 24

4 Assessments for Accountability South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) Science (2005 Academic Standards) Social Studies (2011 Academic Standards) All students in grades 4–8 tested in both subjects Test Dates Paper-Based: May 7 & 8 (make-up through May 15) Online: May 7–22 (Science) May 8–22 (Social Studies) Alternate Assessments

5 Assessments for Identifying Students for Academically Gifted Programs Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Iowa Assessments (IA) Grade 2 Testing Window: October 22–November 13 South Carolina Performance Tasks Testing Window: February 17–March 5, 2015

6 Readiness Assessment Program Proviso 1A.76 (SDE-EIA: Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Assessments) All students entering a publicly-funded prekindergarten or public kindergarten must be administered a readiness assessment. Focused on early language and literacy development No later than the forty-fifth day of the school year

7 Readiness Assessment Program Results of the assessment and the developmental intervention strategies recommended or services needed to address the child's identified needs must be provided, in writing, to the parent or guardian. The readiness assessment may not be used to deny a student admission or to progress to kindergarten or first grade.

8 Readiness Assessment Program Contract Awarded on August 21, 2014 Amplify Education, Inc. Circle (paper-based) mCLASS:CIRCLE (electronic version) Additional assessments required in future years by Read to Succeed and First Steps legislation Proviso 1A.76 Act 284 (Read to Succeed) Act 287 (First Steps)

9 Additional Assessments ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) Replacing English Language Development Assessment (ELDA) Kindergarten through 12th grade Includes an alternate assessment Based on the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards Testing window: February 17–March 30, 2015 WorkKeys®: assess all students in grade 11, spring 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Tests will be administered from January 26–March 6, 2015. Each selected school will have only one assessment day. Adoption List of Formative Assessments Same procedure as in previous years

10 Contact Information SCPASS & Tests for Grades 3-11 Susan Creighton 803-734-8535 EOCEP Kirsten Hural 803-734-5981 NAEP Chris Webster 803-734-5721 SCPASS & Tests for Grades 3-11 Sheila Graybeal 803-734-8649 CogAT & IA Carolyn Ray 803-734-8294 Performance Tasks & Content for SCPASS & EOCEP Amelia Brailsford 803-734-0163 Circle & WorkKeys Kevin Fatica 803-734-8282 ACCESS for ELLs Leslie Dawes 803-734-4944 Liz Jones 803-734-8295

11 Alternate Assessments on Alternate Achievement Standards Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

12 South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt) Science and social studies All students assessed in both content areas Ages 9–13 in 2015 Note: For 2015 only, no high school science/biology Test Dates: March 2–April 24, 2015 SurveyIntro.pdf

13 National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) English language arts (ELA) and mathematics Ages 8–13 and 16 Online computer-based assessment Test Dates Fall Pilot Test October 20─November 14, 2014 Spring Operational Test March 30─May 15, 2015

14 Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Students identified as English Language Learners with significant cognitive disabilities Grades 1–12 (ages 6–17) (kindergarten students (age 5) take the general education ACCESS) Test Dates: February 17–March 30, 2015

15 Guidance for IEP Teams on Determining Participation in the South Carolina Alternate Assessments

16 Accommodations for General Assessments Students with Disabilities

17 Contact Information Suzanne Swaffield 803-734-8274 Anne Mruz 803-734-8034 Jill Christmus 803-734-8048

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