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1 Common Core Assessment System Fall Administrator’s Workshop August 1, 2013 Presenter: Rob Bauer

2 Assessment Planning Schedule October 2013Last administration of NDSA Fall 2013 – Fall 2014Inventory of Technology Readiness in North Dakota Spring 2014 (dates TBD) Voluntary Field Testing of Online Smarter Balanced Assessment Fall 2014Determine % of students that will take assessment online vs. paper Spring 2015First administration of common core state assessment (may be a hybrid of online & paper) Summer 2015Accountability metrics for student, school, district, and state performance

3 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

4 Claims for the English Language Arts/Literacy Assessment Claim #1 – Reading “Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.” Claim #2 – Writing “Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.” Claim #3 – Speaking and Listening “Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.” Claim #4 – Research/Inquiry “Students can engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.”

5 Claims for Mathematics Assessment Claim #1 – Concepts & Procedures “Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.” Claim #2 – Problem Solving “Students can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies.” Claim #3 – Communicating Reasoning “Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.” Claim #4 – Modeling and Data Analysis “Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.”

6 Scores Reported for Individual Students English Language Arts #Claims Example of Weights 1Reading% (TBD) 2Writing% (TBD) 3Speaking/Listening% (TBD) 4Research% (TBD) Total Composite100% Mathematics #Claims Example of Weights 1 Concepts & Procedures % (TBD) 2&4 Problem Solving & Modeling/Data Analysis % (TBD) 3 Communicating Reasoning % (TBD) Total Composite100%

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 Technology Readiness Technology Readiness Tool (TRT) Used to determine which schools and/or grades will require a paper assessment in the first year (Spring 2015) EduTech supporting TRT project Participation needed from all districts

10 Practice Test Available online at Grades 3–8 and 11 Follows a test blueprint similar to the blueprint intended for the operational test, making the Practice Test experience an abbreviated but similar experience to the assessment in 2015 Afford teachers, administrators, and parents access to items planned and designed for the Smarter Balanced assessment

11 Practice Test Resources and Documentation – Manuals and User Guides – Classroom Activities – Scoring Guides Accommodations – Braille – Text to speech By fall 2013, the Practice Tests will be augmented with additional features, including: Performance tasks for mathematics (including classroom-based activities) Classroom-based activities for ELA/literacy performance tasks in selected grades Scoring rubrics American Sign Language translation and other accommodation and accessibility tools.

12 Director of Assessment Greg Gallagher or at General Assessment Robert Bauer or at Alternate Assessment Doreen Strode or at English Language Learners Kerri Whipple or at Department of Public Instruction Assessment Contact Information


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