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1 North Dakota State Assessment Administrators’ Workshop July 23, 2014 Presenter: Rob Bauer

2 NDSA Planning Schedule SubjectGradesTest WindowFormat Science4, 8, 11 Fall 2014 October 20 – November 7 Paper & Pencil English Language Arts/Literacy Spring 2015 Anytime during the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no sooner than March 15, Online Mathematics3 - 8 Spring 2015 Anytime during the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no sooner than March 15, Online English Language Arts/Literacy 11 Spring 2015 Anytime during the last 6 weeks of the school year, but no sooner than March 15, Online Mathematics11 Spring 2015 Anytime during the last 6 weeks of the school year, but no sooner than March 15, Online

3 SCIENCE NDSA Assessment Planning Schedule Grades 4, 8, and 11 August 11-29, 2014Window for on-line order of Fall Science NDSA materials September 12, 2014School districts complete Enrollment Report to generate bar code labels October 20 to November 7, 2014 Assessment window for NDSA for science. (Paper & Pencil) Grades 4, 8, and 11 October 20, 2014NDDPI opens NDSA Assessment Report on STARS to update student demographic information. November 4, 2014 to November 20, 2014 Assessment Window for Alternate Assessment 1 for science. Grades 4, 8, and 11.

4 The Smarter Balanced Assessment System School Year Last 12 weeks of the year* DIGITAL LIBRARY of formative tools, processes and exemplars; released items and tasks; model curriculum units; educator training; professional development tools and resources; scorer training modules; and teacher collaboration tools. ELA/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3-8 and High School Computer Adaptive Assessment and Performance Tasks Computer Adaptive Assessment and Performance Tasks Scope, sequence, number and timing of interim assessments locally determined *Time windows may be adjusted based on results from the research agenda and final implementation decisions. Test window for grade 11 is limited to the last 6 weeks of the year. Computer Adaptive Assessment ELA/literacy Mathematics Optional Interim Assessment Optional Interim Assessment Re-take option available Summative Assessment for Accountability Performance Tasks ELA/literacy Mathematics

5 Claims for the English Language Arts/Literacy Assessment Claim #1 – Reading Claim #2 – Writing Claim #3 – Speaking and Listening Claim #4 – Research/Inquiry

6 Claims for Mathematics Assessment Claim #1 – Concepts & Procedures Claim #2 – Problem Solving Claim #3 – Communicating Reasoning Claim #4 – Modeling and Data Analysis

7 Achievement Levels for Which Cut Scores Will Be Set 1: Minimal Command 2: Partial Command 3: Sufficient Command (Proficiency) 4: Deep Command Grade 11 achievement levels used to determine content readiness for college & career

8 Estimated Testing Times Test TypeGradesCATPerf Task Only TotalIn-Class Activity Total English Language Arts/Literacy 3 – 5 1:302:003:30:304:00 6 – 8 1:302:003:30:304: :00 4:00:304:30 Mathematics 3 – 5 1:301:002:30:303:00 6 – 8 2:001:003:00:303: :001:303:30:304:00 Combined 3 – 5 3:00 6:001:007:00 6 – 8 3:303:006:301:007: :003:307:301:008:30 Times are estimates of test length for most students. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed as untimed tests; some students may need and should be afforded more time than shown in this table.

9 Performance Tasks The PTs are unique student activities that complement the field tests’ general test items and provide a deeper understanding of a student’s true achievement. A PT begins with a classroom activity to ensure that all students have a common understanding of the contextual elements of a PT topic. The PT is then administered on a computer, requiring students to answer a set of complex questions that are centered on the theme of the preceding classroom activity.

10 Embedded Universal Tools Breaks Calculator (where appropriate) Digital notepad English dictionary (ELA) English glossary Expandable passages Global notes (ELA) Highlighter Keyboard navigation Mark for review Math tools Spell check Strikethrough Writing tools Zoom 10

11 Embedded Designated Supports Color contrast Masking Text-to-speech Language supports – Translated test directions – Translations (glossaries) – Translations (stacked) Turn off universal tools For use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by educators 11

12 Accommodations Non-embedded Abacus Alternate response options Calculator Multiplication table Print on demand Read aloud Scribe Speech-to-text Documented IEP or 504 Plan. Embedded American Sign Language Braille Closed captioning Text-to-speech 12

13 Comparison of Online and Paper Test AttributesComputer Online AssessmentPaper & Pencil Test Delivery Form Computer adaptive (adjusts to students’ responses to test questions). Can go above and below grade Fixed form. On grade only Test Length About 7 hours. Test shorter because it is computer adaptive. More test questions in order to attain equivalent performance measurements. Test Window12 weeks3 weeks Accommodations All embedded online accommodations and all non-embedded accommodations. Non-embedded, non-electronic accommodations only. Abacus, Calculator, Multiplication table, Read aloud, Scribe, Environmental adjustments, Braille Language translations for Math American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Ilokano, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, and Ukrainian English

14 Information Flow Assessment Delivery System Data Warehouse Individual Student & Aggregate Reports Enrollment Records in STARS Accommodations from TieNet Student Registration Classroom Activity for Performance Task Student Takes assessment online Schools Manually Update Registration Records Student Demographics Update & Verification in STARS Reporting Scoring State Responsibility Smarter Balanced & Test Vendor Responsibility District/School Responsibility Test Administration

15 Director of Assessment Greg Gallagher Director of Special Education Gerry Teevens General Assessment Test Coordinator Robert Bauer Alternate Assessment Test Coordinator Tammy Henke Department of Public Instruction Assessment Contact Information


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