4 Big Picture Overview State Assessments in 3 content areas ELA and Math assessed with Smarter BalancedScience still assessed with MSP and Biology EOCSmarter Balanced Components: Digital Library, Interim Assessments, Summative AssessmentsTransition from grant to vendorAccountabilityHS changes from Grade 10 to Grade 11
5 Summative Assessments 2014–15 and beyond August 7, 2014Summative Assessments 2014–15 and beyondEnglish/LAMathematicsScience (no change)Grade 3SmarterGrade 4Grade 5MSPGrade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade10(or below for EOCs)(until Class of 2019)Smarter ELAexit examYear 1or Year 2EOC exit examEOC Biologyexit exam (until NGSS)Grade 11Grade 11 or 12(class of 2015 & 2016)HSPE Reading and/or Writing RetakeSmarter=Smarter Balanced Assessment; MSP=Measurements of Student Progress;EOC=End of Course exams; HSPE=High School proficiency Exam
6 Smarter Balanced Assessments June 3, 2013Smarter Balanced AssessmentsSummative:College and career readiness assessments for accountabilityTeachers and schools have information and tools they need to improve teaching rand learningCommon Core State Standards specifyK-12 expectations for college and career readinessAll students leave high school college and career readyWe continue to use this graphic as the conceptual framework for discussing Smarter Balanced. Today we will start with the summative test, then talk about the Digital Library and Interim assessmentsFormative Educator Resources:Digital Library with instructional and professional learning resources that include embedded formative assessment processesInterim:Flexible and open assessments, used for actionable feedback
8 Smarter Balanced Sustainability The Smarter Balanced grant is coming to an end4 years of development – remarkable accomplishmentsNow housed at UCLAMember states pay UCLA to use assessmentsJoe Willhoft is retiring as of Dec 31; Tony Alpert has been named executive directorEach state implements on their own, with common protocolsMost states, including Washington, need a vendor to assist with implementation
9 New Smarter Balanced Vendor to Support Our State’s Implementation Multi-Agency Assessment Cooperative (MAAC)Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, South Dakota, US Virgin Islands, West Virginia partnered on an RFPSmarter Balanced assessments (common to all) and state specific (Science MSP and EOC, new state exit exams)Contract awarded to our new service providerAmerican Institutes for Research (AIR)Kick off meeting held last week ( )Current vendors assisting through fall/winter
10 Training Plan in Context of MAAC Smarter BalancedAIR – MAAC CustomizationOSPI Customization
11 Tests for Accountability (95% participation expected)
12 Digital Library Educator resources for formative assessment practices 4/8/2017Digital LibraryEducator resources forformative assessment practicesto improve instructionOctober 20, 2014
13 Digital Library Access Functionality District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), or their designees, should enroll instructional and support staff who work directly with students in their districts.FunctionalityThe Digital Library offers professional learning resources and instructional materials—like lesson plans, units, and learning modules—for educators to use daily with students and staff. Resources span K-12 and are aligned to Washington State Learning Standards for English language arts and mathematics. Resources are also aligned to formative assessment practices.
14 Digital LibraryHow to Add Users (Demonstration of what ought to happen)Known issues and solutions/recommendations
15 Digital Library Known Bugs: Estimate is 2-3 weeks for these issues addresses cannot have apostrophesaddresses are case-sensitiveIt’s possible create two accounts that only differ in case of addresses.We recommend creating all accounts using lower case; if it’s too late for that, the correct case can be found in the original upload file, by searching in ART* or in the welcome *Coordinators sometimes see users from other statesBut cannot edit or change themExport only includes users listed on the current screenThis is causing problems with OSPI’s effort’s to support password resetsEstimate is 2-3 weeks for these issuesThe asterisk parts will be addressed on the next slide
16 Digital Library The Big Problems (and what we’re doing to fix them) If user has a state and district role, District Coordinators cannot see the records in ARTShort Term Solution: contact OSPI to remove STATE recordsLong Term Solution: working with Smarter to get the complete list of WA’s users and removing all STATE level records (may disrupt some users)User never logged in during preview and doesn’t have tempShort Term Solution: School or District Coordinator can reset one- by-one (unreasonable in most districts)Long Term Solution #1: OSPI resets every password in the stateLong Term Solution #2: allow all users to use ‘forgot password’ even if they don’t have a security question for a limited time period
17 Digital Library Big Problems (continued) s not coming through(NOTE: s only created during initial account creation)Whitelist BEFORE uploading lists to ARTCheck school/district level spam/junk/quarantine folders to see if the s hit the server or not to isolate if the issue is local or remoteIssue seems to be consistently district wide (suggests local issue, but working to confirm)OSPI working on providing dedicated staff for firewall issues, but can provide additional sender info to help configure firewalls (“Tier 2 Support”).Password issues should be resolved by early next week; triage on a case-by-case basis
18 Digital Library Basics The Digital Library is accessed through a single sign-on with user permission levels so educators have access to all of the instructional and professional learning resources for each grade (Grades K-12).There are resources that educators can share or use with students and families, but students and families will not be able to access materials directly.All resources will have the formative assessment process embedded within them. But the Digital Library WILL NOT be a “bank” of formative assessment items alone.All submitted materials will be vetted through a Quality Criteria Review Process by reviewers across the nation.Each resource reviewed and rated by at least 3 trained educatorsIf resources do not meet the quality criteria, they are not included in the libraryELA/Literacy – Proposed ModulesBalance of Inf. and Literary TextLiterary in the Content AreasIncreased complexity of textText-Based questions and answersAcademic VocabularyWriting using evidenceMathematics – Proposed ModulesFocusCoherenceFluencyDuel IntensityDeep UnderstandingMath Practices across various standards
19 Resources in the Digital Library Assessment Literacy ModulesCommissioned professional development modulesResources for students and familiesFrame formative assessment within a balanced assessment systemArticulate the formative assessment processHighlight formative assessment practices and toolsExemplar Instructional ModulesCommissioned professional development modulesInstructional materials for educatorsInstructional materials for studentsDemonstrate/support effective implementation of the formative processFocus on key content and practice from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language ArtsEducational ResourcesHigh-quality vetted instructional resources and tools for educatorsHigh-quality vetted resources and tools for students and familiesReflect and support the formative processReflect and support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language ArtsCreate Professional Learning Communities* Resources include the following file types: Video, HTML5, Audio, PPT, Excel, Word, and PDF.
20 Digital Library Functionality IllustrativeEnables State Networks of Educators and State Leadership Teams to submit, review, and publish resourcesAllows educators to view, download, and rate resourcesUses state-of-the-art tagging and search to quickly find resources by CCSS and other topicsEnables educators from across the Consortium to collaborate and share their knowledgeFacilitates access to resources that are stored in participating librariesThe Digital Library is the tool that the Consortium will use to disseminate resources to teachers.The Library will present resources in a in a graphically compelling way and will provide state-of-the-art functionality for educators, including the ability for educators from across the Consortium to collaborate and share their knowledge.
21 Filtering for the Resource and Modules Types All resources; educational and modules, will populate. To filter specifically for a resource type, or module type, go to these two options.
22 Difference Between Educational Resources and Modules A Green Check in the top corner marks the resource as “posted with distinction.”
23 Digital Library: Collaboration Digital Library users can participate in a discussion with other educators about a specific resource by accessing the collaboration tab on the resource profile.Users can choose to join an active discussion or start a new topic.
24 Digital Library: Collaboration After a Digital Library user clicks on a particular topic, they can view the topic title, description, and any attached materials. Users can view the discussion thread and choose to reply to the topic or an individual post. Users can recommend discussion posts that they find helpful, so that other users can quickly find the information they are looking for.
25 Digital Library: Collaboration Digital Library users can flag discussion topics and posts by selecting a flag reason and rationale
26 Digital Library: Collaboration Digital Library users can also access forums by selecting the Forums tab from the navigation header. Resource forums contain the discussions that occurred on the collaboration tab of a resource. Each resource forum is the name of a resource.
27 Digital Library: Collaboration A resource forum displays the summary of the resource and the discussion topics. The topics tab is the same as the collaboration tab on the resource profile.
28 Digital Library: Collaboration Users can favorite forums that they enjoy so that they can easily access them again. Forums that have been added as a favorite can be accessed through the Favorites tab. Clicking a forum from the Favorites tab will take the user directly to the forum.
29 Grounded in this Definition of Formative Assessment Process Formative Assessment is a deliberate process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching and learning strategies to improve students’ attainment of curricular learning targets/goals.~ Compiled by the Digital Library National Advisory Panel
30 All Resources are Grounded in the Four Attributes of the Formative Assessment Process and Reviewed using Quality CriteriaClarifyIntendedLearningElicitEvidenceAct onInterpret
31 Quality Criteria for Professional Learning Resources The resource…1) Reflects research and/or the principles of effective professional learning2) Incorporates formative assessment practices3) Supports learner differences and personalized learning4) Demonstrates utility, engagement, and user-friendliness5) Integrates technology and media effectivelyAmber/Cathy
32 Quality Criteria for Instructional Resources The resource…1) Aligns with the intent of the Common Core State Standards2) Incorporates formative assessment practices3) Contains accurate, complete, high-quality curriculum and instruction4) Supports learner differences and personalized learning5) Demonstrates utility, engagement, and user-friendliness6) Integrates technology and media effectivelyAmber/Cathy
33 Smarter Balanced Digital Library: Formative Assessment Practices and Professional Learning – educator involvementNational Advisory Panel (NAP)11-20 expertsBegins December 2012Provides policies and criteria for resourcesState Leadership Team (SLT)10-14 WA membersProvides support and training for State Network of EducatorsPromote statewide communicationsState Network of Educators (SNE)85 WA Members (1,500+ nationally)Representation from LEAs, AEAs, content leaders, ELL, IHEServe Summer 2013 – Late Fall 2014Submit and review resourcesNational Advisory PanelDr. Lynne Anderson-Inman (University of Oregon)Dr. Robert Calfee (Stanford University, UC Riverside)Dr. Bridget Dalton (University of Colorado)Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond (Stanford University)Dr. Diane Heacox (St. Catherine University)Dr. Joan Herman (UCLA – CRESST)Dr. John Hill (Purdue University)Dr. Yvette Jackson (National Urban Alliance for Effective Education)Dr. Henry Kepner (University of Milwaukee)Dr. Katherine McKnight (National Louis University)Valerie L. Mills (National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics)Dr. James Popham (UCLA)
35 Interim Assessment Design Principles August 7, 2014Interim Assessment Design PrinciplesAdministered through the same system as SummativeItems drawn from same pool as Summative; full array of item typesCan be administered at various points in the yearOptional for districtsOnline administrationAdhere to Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations GuidelinesAdaptive as appropriate ( )Not intended for accountability decisions
36 Interim Assessment Components August 7, 2014Interim Assessment ComponentsInterim AssessmentInterim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA)Interim Assessment Blocks(IAB)Two different assessment types provides flexibility for useMore details (e.g., content of IABs, what is reported for) in following slides, but want participants familiar with the terms.
37 Interim Assessment User Interface, Scoring and Reporting August 7, 2014Interim Assessment User Interface, Scoring and ReportingUser interfaceDetails for accessing items are not yet determined. Interim test engine is still in development.ScoringInterim assessments will have various item types, most of which will be machine scoredHand scoring will be a local (school/classroom) responsibilityRubrics and training will be provided online as part of the system
38 Interim Assessment User Interface, Scoring and Reporting, continued August 7, 2014Interim Assessment User Interface, Scoring and Reporting, continuedReportingInterim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA)Report same information as Summative AssessmentOverall composite scale scoreAchievement levelsClaim level informationInterim Assessment Blocks (IABs)Report information consistent with claim level informationItem level reporting is a future feature (not on current work plan)
39 IABs for ELA Current Thinking on Coverage Proposed Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)1Read Literary Texts2Read Informational/Explanatory Texts3Write Brief Narrative Text4Narrative Performance Task5Write Brief Informational/Explanatory Texts6Informational Performance Task7Write Brief Opinion** Texts8Opinion** Performance Task9Revise/Edit (across Narrative, Informational/Explanatory, and Opinion texts)10Listen/Interpret11*Speaking12Research*Placeholder until items are developed**”Opinion” is “Argumentative” for grades 6-8 and 11
40 IABs for math Current Thinking on Coverage Proposed Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)Grades 3-51Operations and Algebraic Thinking2Numbers and Operations in Base Ten3Fractions4Geometry5MeasurementProposed Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)Grade 81Expressions and Equations - I2Expressions and Equations - II3Functions4GeometryProposed Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)Grades 6-71Ratios and Proportional Relationships2Number System3Expressions and Equations4Geometry5Statistics and ProbabilityNote that these are not yet final (and even not most recent), but is what was presented to TAC.Claims 2, 3, and 4 are not a specific IABs, but will be integrated into the IABs listed.
41 IABs for math Current Thinking on Coverage June 3, 2013IABs for math Current Thinking on CoverageProposed Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)High SchoolAlgebra and Functions1Linear Functions2Quadratics3Exponentials4Polynomials5Radicals6Rationals7TrigonometricGeometry8Transformations9Right Triangle Ratios10Three-Dimensional Geometry11Proofs12Circles13ApplicationsOther14Statistics and Probability
42 Interim Assessments Timeline Interim Assessments will be available Jan 6thJan 6th – Comprehensive InterimJan 27th – Interim Assessment BlocksInitial release will include a fixed forms; adaptive forms will be available as the item pool allows
43 Current TimelinesAll components of Smarter Balanced will be operational inDigital Library now available!Interim assessments available Jan 6th (Comprehensive) and Jan 27th (Blocks)Summative assessments administered in spring 201511th grade – last 7 weeks of year3-8th grade – last 12 weeks of year (3rd gr ELA more limited)Grade 3 ELA results must be returned in time for principals to meet with parents before the end of the year so window is short and earlyStudent score reports available June 2015 (or three weeks after school’s testing is completed if online)
46 Summative Assessments - Administration Windows Smarter Balanced2015 Testing WindowsGrade 3 ELAMarch 9 10 to April 23 – onlineMarch 9 10 to April 15 – paper/pencilGrade 3 MathLast 12 weeks of school, but no earlier than March 9 10 and no later than June 15 – onlineMarch 9 10 to May 20 – paper/pencilGrades 4–8 ELA and MathGrade 11 ELA and MathLast 7 weeks of school, but no earlier than April 6 and no later than June 15 – onlineLast 3 weeks of school, but no later than May 30 – paper/pencil
47 Summative Assessments - Administration Windows Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)2015 Testing WindowsGrades 5 and 8 ScienceApril 20 to June 5 – onlineApril 20 to May 19 – paper/pencilHigh School Exit Exams (HSPE) (Off Grade) (EOC) (ELA)Grades 11 and 12 HSPE RetakeReadingWritingMarch 17March 18–19Grade 10 ELA exit examLast 12 weeks of school, but no earlier than March 10 and no later than June 15 – onlineMay 12–13 OR May 19–20 paper/pencilMath EOC exit examsMay 11 to June 12Biology EOC exit examOff Grade Level testing (formerly known as DAPE)Last 12 weeks of school, but no earlier than March 9 10 and no later than June 15 – online
48 Summative Assessments – Paper/Pencil Smarter Balanced 3–8 and 11 paper/pencil tests will cost $6.00 per test per content area ($12.00 per student if using paper for both ELA and Math).Additional costs do not apply to MSP science Grades 5 and 8, HSPEs, Off Grade Level tests, EOCs, or Grade 10 ELA.Selection of paper/pencil is at a school by grade by content area (e.g., a school use online except for 5th grade math).Print-on-demand tests required for visually impaired students (documented on the Individualized Education Program), are available through the Smarter Balanced testing engine at no cost to districts.
49 Summative Assessments – Paper/Pencil Paper/pencil tests are fixed forms – not computer adaptive. This means students will likely take longer to complete paper/pencil tests than online tests.The online test engine for Smarter Balanced incorporates a multitude of embedded usability, accessibility, and accommodations – districts will need to provide those accommodations or have individual students who need accommodations test online.Scoring paper/pencil tests will take longer than scoring online tests. Shipping paper/pencil tests back to the scoring vendor will necessitate a shorter testing window to minimize the delay in scoring and reporting.
51 Alphabet Soup Assessment and Registration Tool (ART) Digital Library User Sign-onTest Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)Registering studentsEnrolling new studentsManaging and editing users/studentsProcessing and viewing test invalidationsTest Delivery System (TDS)Test Administrator InterfaceStudent InterfaceNext I’m going to talk a little bit about the Test Delivery System, or TDS. The TA Interface and the Student Interface make up the Test Delivery System. These interfaces are what the proctors and the students use to administer and take tests. I’m going to do a brief demo of how a TA sets up a test session, how students get into that session, and how the students navigate through the test. But first just a few things to note. <next slide>
52 Training Plan Webinars for District Assessment Coordinators (OSPI/AIR) Smarter Balanced training modules (customized for MAAC/OSPI)What is a CATTechnology Requirements for Online TestingPerformance Tasks OverviewStudent Interface for Online TestingAccessibility and AccommodationsUniversal ToolsTech ReadinessTest Administrator (TA) InterfaceTest Administration TrainingTest Administrator course (for test proctors)How to:Start and administer testsApprove students for testingMonitor a test session
53 How students access the Student Interface Practice/Training testsDesktop/laptop secure browserMobile secure appsSupported web browsersOperational testsStudents can access the online tests in a few different ways. For the operational tests students must use a secure browser or a secure app. For the practice and training tests, students can use one of the secure browsers or they can use one of our supported web browsers such as Firefox. (Proctors can access the TA Interface on their desktop, laptop or handheld device just by using a regular web browser, and they can transfer a session in real time between their desktop and a handheld device if they want.)
54 Practice and Training Test options Guest student Guest sessionThis is how students can take practice tests at home, for example, or how a member of the public can take a practice testGuest student Real sessionRequires a Test Administrator with a user account in TIDEReal student Real sessionRequires the student to be present in TIDE and requires a Test Administrator with a user account in TIDEThis most closely mimics the operational environmentThere are a few different ways for proctors and students to practice taking testsAs a guest “student” taking a test in a guest session, no TA is required. This is how parents or other members of the public can take tests at home to see what they’re like.In order to set up a “real” training session, a TA needs to log in to the training site with his/her credentials from TIDE. For this option, anyone can be a student – a teacher, principal, student, etc. They just sign in as a guest.In this last option, the TA logs in to the training site with her or her user credentials, and the student logs in using their credentials as well. The benefit to doing it this way is that it’s just like how it works for the operational tests. And students get to practice using whatever accommodations are assigned to them in TIDE (as well as anything the TA sets for the student in the TA interface at the time of testing).
55 Accessibility Features GeneralTranslations and GlossariesAmer. Sign Lang.BrailleClosed CaptioningColor Contrast (4 types)MaskingPrint on Demand (items)Print on Demand (stimuli)Streamlined InterfaceText-to-Speech (items)Text-to-Speech (stimuli)Zoom (4 levels)Full Translation (Stacked)Spanish (Math items)Glossaries (>89% of ELs)EnglishArabicCantoneseKoreanMandarinPunjabiRussianSpanishTagalogUkrainianVietnamese
56 Smarter Balanced + Higher Ed Washington has had unprecedented movement to use mandatory high school tests in college placementRecently announced - Agreement to provide access to credit bearing courses to 11th graders who score a 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balanced ELA and math testsWashington’s Community CollegesWashington’s Baccalaureates
57 Setting a New Baseline New content standards: New assessments: Clear expectations for educators, students and parents about the knowledge and skills students need to be on track for college and/or careerNew assessments:Challenging and engaging for students, provide teachers and school leaders with better information to help studentsNew performance baseline:Proficiency scores developed by educators that reflect high expectations for students (achievement level setting)
58 What is “Achievement Level Setting”? Formerly known as “standard-setting”Process of establishing one or more scores for proficiency on a testAllows state and local education agencies to create categories of performance for studentsIt’s not too different from deciding how many points students have to earn to get an A, a B, a C, and so on. It’s basically a way of taking a large continuum of scores and dividing it into discrete categories. Of course, as with grades, where there may not be much difference between the highest C and the lowest B, differences among students very close to but on different sides of a cut score may be rather small.
59 Achievement Level Setting Timeline April 30State chiefs approve plan/process for Achievement Level SettingOctober 6-17Online Panel opened to thousands of educators and other constituentsOctober 13-19In-Person panels convened to recommend grade-level performance standardsOctober 20Vertical Articulation by subgroup of In-Person panels looks at across-grade coherenceOctober 30Technical Advisory Committee reviews proceedingsNovember 6State chiefs vote to endorse achievement level recommendationsThis is a summary of major activities in the process for achievement level setting.
60 What about Graduation?Legislature has given the State Board the option to set a different cut score for graduation purposesThe ELA exit exam cut score will be determined from 10th graders’ performance on the Smarter Balanced HS ELA test (for classes of , at least).Math EOC exit exam cut scores will be determined from this year’s performance on new EOC tests (for classes of ). Exit exam cut score on Smarter Balanced math may also be set next summer – SBE discussion next month.It’s not too different from deciding how many points students have to earn to get an A, a B, a C, and so on. It’s basically a way of taking a large continuum of scores and dividing it into discrete categories. Of course, as with grades, where there may not be much difference between the highest C and the lowest B, differences among students very close to but on different sides of a cut score may be rather small.
61 Other State Assessments (Exit Exams) 4/8/2017Other State Assessments (Exit Exams)October 20, 2014
62 Other State Assessments – HS Exit Exams ELA Exit ExamRetakes and Alternatives for High School GraduationSupt. Dorn’s Legislative Proposals
63 ELA Exit ExamLegislation calls for OSPI to develop a comprehensive ELA exit exam for 10th graders to use to fulfill assessment graduation requirement, using Smarter Balanced itemsLimited items available to states would necessitate paper/pencil formatPaper/pencil precludes CATTest map would be same as 11th grade testItems would be the same as 11th grade testWhy not just use “11th grade” test?
64 ELA Exit Exam – News!Wa’s ELA Exit Exam will use the same test engine and item bank as HS Smarter Balanced ELA test (used in 11th grade for school and district accountability)In other words, the Smarter Balanced ELA test will be taken by 11th graders for accountability but should be available to10th graders for graduation purposes (to allow time for remediation and retakes)An Exit Exam cut score will be set by the State Board for graduation purposes based on 10th graders’ performanceThe College & Career Ready cut score set by the consortium will be used for accountability (11th graders)
65 ELA Exit Exam – more detail Wa’s ELA Exit Exam will now be available online – administration within last 12 weeks of school (but no later than June 15). Previously expected to be paper/pencil only.Fixed form paper/pencil can be used (at no cost) – administration May 12–14 OR May 19–21.Only online test will be Computer Adaptive.If a student meets or exceeds the College and Career Ready cut score in 10th grade, we will bank their score so they won’t need to be tested in 11th grade.
66 High School Assessment Graduation Requirements Vary by ‘Class of’ Cohort English Language ArtsMathematicsScience2014Reading HSPEWriting HSPEEither Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC2015Either Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC/EOC Exit ExamBiology EOC (until Next Gen Science Standards)2016HSPEs orSmarter Balanced(exit exam cut score)or2017 &20182019 and beyond(college & career ready cut score)
67 Assessment Menu – English Language Arts Smarter Balanced ELAExit Exam Cut ScoreCollege/Career Ready Cut ScoreHSPE in Reading and Writing(retakes for 11th and 12th graders)General AssessmentsAlternativesCollection of EvidenceCollege Entrance ScoresSAT, ACT, IB, APOut of State TestsGrades ComparisonRecent Transfer WaiverSpecial Education Alternatives
68 Assessment Menu - Mathematics Smarter Balanced MathYr1 & Yr2 EOC Exit ExamsGeneral AssessmentsAlternativesCollection of EvidenceCollege Entrance ScoresSAT, ACT, IB, APOut of State TestsGrades ComparisonRecent Transfer WaiverSpecial Education Alternatives
69 Assessment Menu - Science Biology EOC Exam (untilnew NGSS comprehensiveexam is developed)General AssessmentsAlternativesCollection of EvidenceCollege Entrance ScoresIB, APOut of State TestsGrades ComparisonRecent Transfer WaiverSpecial Education Alternatives
70 Superintendent Dorn’s legislative proposals related to assessments Plan A: Eliminate assessment graduation requirementsUse Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards to prepare students for college and career.Use Smarter Balanced assessments in grades 3-8 and 11 to signal if students, teachers and systems are on track for graduating students college and career ready.Use the 11th grade tests as a “Green, Yellow, Red” indicator of services/instruction needed in senior year.Switch resources used for testing retakes and alternatives for passing exit exams on direct instruction and preparation of students.
71 Superintendent Dorn’s proposals Plan B: Update and streamline options to fulfill assessment graduation requirementsCollection of Evidence in Math – reduce to just Year 1 math (eliminate Geometry COE)Out of state test – must be test used for accountability or exit exam in the other stateGrades Comparison in Alg 1, Int 1, Geometry or Int 2 – eliminate minimum GPA for access to this alternativeAdditional HS Credit (1.0) in content area – add this new alternativeCollege Credit in content area – add this new alternativeTransfer Waiver – change date of transfer to January 1 of senior year (from March 1)
73 Learn More and Stay Engaged August 7, 2014Learn More and Stay EngagedTo experience the assessment yourself, take the Practice Test:For the latest news and developments on Smarter Balanced in Washington:For Training Modules, Manuals, and Sample LettersMaterials will be posted in the coming weeks:For questions about Smarter Balanced or the assessment system transitions, contact:August 7, 2014
74 Resources/Communications WebpagesTo learn more about the Smarter Balanced Consortium:To learn more about Washington’s new standards:ToolkitsTo learn more about graduation requirements in WA: /GraduationToolkit.aspx
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