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1 Verona Public Schools PARCC Family HBW February 10, 2015 Charlie Miller Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

2 Verona Public Schools What is PARCC? The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Two-Part Assessment for ALL students in PARCC consortium states (PBA & EOY) Aligned with CCSS (Common Core State Standards) in English Language Arts & Mathematics Accessible to all students Many accommodations integrated into assessment Questions scaffold from DOK 1 to DOK 3 –District Initiative with Unit Assessments

3 Verona Public Schools When is PARCC? March = Performance Based Assessment (PBA) Late April/May = End of Year Assessment (EOY) Grades 5 through 8 Administer at 8:45 & 11:45 Auditorium & Band Room Grade-level teachers as test administrators –Special education teachers, CST members, guidance counselors as test administrators –Regular bell schedule remains for other three grades not testing

4 Verona Public Schools What is the difference between the PBA and EOY? 4 Performance Based Assessment (PBA) End Of Year (EOY) Given after 75% of instruction Long answer items Extended Response questions (drawing evidence from multiple sources including multi-media) Literary Analysis Research Simulation Narrative Writing Math concepts assessed in real- world applications (solving multi-step problems) Administered in March Given after 90% instruction Short answer items Technology-enhanced item types Reading Comprehension Math conceptual understanding, fluency, and application of knowledge Administered in late April/May

5 Verona Public Schools Why is my child taking PARCC ? PARCC is part of the state and federally-funded program of education provided to your child at HBW. New Jersey has had a long history of establishing state standards for instruction and assessment to help schools ensure that students are meeting educational goals. –Standards are what we expect students to know in individual grades. –Curriculum is how we operationalize those goals into learning. Federal and state law require New Jersey students to take an assessment that measures college and career readiness grades 3 through 11. PARCC is aligned with the Common Core and more accurately gauges students’ progress in achieving these new standards. NJASK incorporated common core concepts in its last two years as a logical step in the transition.

6 Verona Public Schools What Technology are we using with PARCC? Desktop Dell Computers and Google Chromebooks at the Elementary Schools Google Chromebooks at HBW and VHS Students are currently working on the tutorial and practice tests in mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) Setting and technology which they are familiar : –Typing on a keyboard –Mouse –Online calculator for mathematics (when it is allowed) –Using (in ELA) multiple sources at once (primary source, a video, a secondary source) –Accommodations for students overall (text-to-speech, enlarge text, dictionary, and more) –Accommodations for students with disabilities (begin with slide 16)

7 Verona Public Schools How long do PARCC tests take? Unit Testing Time is the amount of time any student who needs it must be provided to complete the unit. It is the amount of testing time schools must schedule for each unit. –Longest middle school unit: 90 minutes Performance DivisionNew Jersey Department of Education7

8 Verona Public Schools How is PARCC Scored? 8 Individual Score Reports ●Math Knowledge and Skills o Content, Expressing Reasoning, Modeling and Application, Growth ●ELA Knowledge and Skills o Reading and Writing, Growth ●Individual Item Analysis ●Score reports expected Fall 2015

9 Verona Public Schools How is PARCC Scored (cont.)? 9 PBA + EOY = Total Score One total score report for Math One total score report for ELA

10 Verona Public Schools PARCC District Information 10 ●District Reports ●School Reports ●Performance Level Distributions ●Growth Percentiles

11 Verona Public Schools What is PARCC doing to protect children’s privacy and secure test results? PARCC Consortium adopted a Data Privacy and Security –http://parcconline.org/data-privacy-securityhttp://parcconline.org/data-privacy-security All contractors must comply with this policy. States remain in complete control of student information … –Neither the PARCC consortium nor the federal government will have access to individual student information. 11

12 Verona Public Schools How Can Parents Support Verona Schools with PARCC? Please remind your children about getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, and doing the best they can! Take the online tutorial, sample questions, and practice tests (we will provide that opportunity tonight), and share your problem solving thoughts with your children. Be supportive, encouraging, open-minded, and understanding!

13 Verona Public Schools How will PARCC results be used? ●To assist teachers in supporting students ●To inform parents and students on progress towards ‘on track’ college and career readiness ●To inform schools and districts on curricula, instructional and professional development needs 13

14 Verona Public Schools PARCC Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Libby Skinner Director of Special Services

15 Verona Public Schools Additional Accommodations For students with an IEP, 504 Plan, or are in an ELL program, –A PNP (Personal Needs Profile) has been developed based on learner needs. 15

16 Verona Public Schools Good news! All accommodations utilized previously for NJASK or HSPA are still available (and then some)! Your case manager is in the process of contacting you if a change to your child’s IEP or 504 needs to be made!

17 Verona Public Schools You will hear from your case manager if: Additional accommodations beyond the accessibility features are required, such as… 1.Presentation, 2.Response, or 3.Timing/Scheduling Accommodations

18 Verona Public Schools 1. Presentation Accommodations If a student is blind, has a visual impairment, or is deaf, then a necessary change in presentation of the PARCC assessment would be necessary. Do not worry! If you do not hear from your Child Study Team case manager, this does not apply to your child.

19 Verona Public Schools 2. Response Accommodations If your child needs accommodations related to: –Braille, –Requires a calculator on non-calculator sections, –Utilizes a scribe or dictation This means your child needs an additional response accommodation.

20 Verona Public Schools 3. Timing/Scheduling Accommodations Generally the same here… Extended time Separate or alternate location(s) Small group testing Frequent breaks

21 Verona Public Schools Still unsure your child has all s/he needs? Please reach out to your Child Study Team Case Manager. We will make sure your child has everything in place to be successful!

22 Verona Public Schools Questions? If you have any questions, please feel free to … Ask me now me: Call me: (973) ext Set up an appointment and meet with me (please my administrative assistant Ms. Emerida Radek,

23 Verona Public Schools Let’s take some time and practice! Anyone can visit our district web page and access practice tests, tutorials, student online tutorials, etc.

24 Verona Public Schools PARCC Resources from NJDOE PARCC Frequently Asked Questions PARCC Testing Accommodations for English Learner (EL) PARCC Test Administration and District Test Coordinators Manuals NJDOE Memo on Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2016, 2017 and 2018NJDOE Memo on Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2016, 2017 and 2018 NJDOE Notifies Schools of th Grade Math Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) ExceptionNJDOE Notifies Schools of th Grade Math Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) Exception FAQ from PARCC Regional Trainings Concerning the NJ SMART Registration Data CollectionFAQ from PARCC Regional Trainings Concerning the NJ SMART Registration Data Collection Test Administration Times for PARCC Assessments, Spring 2015 PARCC Mathematics PBA Practice Tests and Practice Tests with Accessibility and Accommodation ToolsPARCC Mathematics PBA Practice Tests and Practice Tests with Accessibility and Accommodation Tools PARCC Update: PearsonAccess Next, PARCC Technology Readiness and the PARCC Computer-Based Assessments GuidePARCC Update: PearsonAccess Next, PARCC Technology Readiness and the PARCC Computer-Based Assessments Guide PARCC Spring 2015 Test Administration Update Update: Statewide Assessment Calendar for School Year

25 Verona Public Schools PARCC Resources from NJDOE PARCC FAQs and Glossary FAQsGlossary Scheduling Module for PARCC PARCC Local Educator Planning Tool To Populate The Personal Needs Profile (PNP) PNP Template for Computer-Based Testing (CBT)PARCC Local Educator Planning Tool To Populate The Personal Needs Profile (PNP) PNP Template for Computer-Based Testing (CBT) PARCC Field Test Report 2015 PARCC Assessments and the CCSS for Grades 3-5 Mathematics PARCC Local Educator Planning Tool To Populate The Personal Needs Profile (PNP) PNP Template for Computer-Based Testing (CBT)PARCC Local Educator Planning Tool To Populate The Personal Needs Profile (PNP) PNP Template for Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Clarification Document PARCC End-of-Course Mathematics and English Language Arts AssessmentsClarification Document PARCC End-of-Course Mathematics and English Language Arts Assessments Update: Statewide Assessment Calendar for School Year Transitioning to PARCC Frequently Asked Questions Transitioning to PARCC Frequently Asked Questions, Updated Transition to Next Generation Assessment Systems - 5/2/11 MemoTransition to Next Generation Assessment Systems PARCC Website 25


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