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Mary Jenks, Principal Raifa A. Russ, Assistant Principal Briarlake Elementary Parent Presentation March 10, 2015

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Georgia Milestones 2 Grades 3 – 8 End of Grade (EOG) in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies Will replace CRCT and the Grade 3 and 5 Writing Assessment It is important to remember that Georgia Milestones is primarily a criterion- referenced test, reflecting the content standards for each grade and course

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Georgia Milestones 3 Blended: Criterion-Referenced and Norm-Referenced Georgia Milestones will provide: criterion-referenced performance information in the form of four performance levels, depicting students’ mastery of state standards norm-referenced performance information in the form of national percentiles, depicting how students’ achievement compares to peers nationally

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Georgia Milestones o It is anticipated that the state/district scores will drop during this testing cycle. o Local scanning will not be continued [constructed-response items require hand scoring] o Scores will be delayed in year 1 due to technical work and standard setting o School district will determine policy for promotion in grades 3 rd, 5 th, and 8 th 4

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Coherency – Consistency Achievement of Georgia Students in Mathematics 2013 NAEP – Grade 4: 39% at/above proficient CRCT – Grade 4:84% met/exceeded Achievement of Georgia Students in Reading 2013 NAEP – Grade 4: 34% at/above proficient CRCT – Grade 4:93% met/exceeded Achievement of Georgia Students in Science 2011 (NAEP) / 2013 (CRCT) NAEP – Grade 8: 30% at/above proficient CRCT – Grade 8:74% met/exceeded (67% in 2011)

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Georgia Milestones 6 Paper/pencil versions will be available for the small number of students who cannot interact with computer due to their disability. Braille forms will be available. Transition to Online Year 1: minimum of 30% online Year 3: minimum of 80% online Year 5: minimum of 100% online

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Georgia Milestones Types of Test Items Selected Response o Multiple Choice Constructed Response o Generate a response as opposed to selecting a response Extended Response o More elaborate answers and explanations 7

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Georgia Milestones 8 General Test Parameters ELA will consist of 3 sections, 1 of which will focus mainly on writing Mathematics will consist of 2 sections Science will consist of 2 sections Social Studies will consist of 2 sections

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Administration Dates & Times April 21 – April 30, Note: These time limits do not apply to those students who have the accommodation of extended time.

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Georgia Milestones 10 General Test Parameters: ELA Criterion-Referenced Total Number of Items: 44 / Total Number of Points: 55 Breakdown by Item Type: 40 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; 10 of which are aligned NRT ) 2 Constructed Response (2 points each) 1 Constructed Response (worth 4 points ) 1 Extended Response (worth 7 points) Norm-Referenced Total Number of Items: 20 (10 of which contribute to CR score) Embedded Field Test Total field test items: 6

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Warning: Students who simply rewrite excerpts from the passage(s) to illustrate their point(s) will not receive favorable scores. Genres Writing prompts will be informative/explanatory or opinion/argumentative depending on the grade level. Students could encounter either genre. Writing at Every Grade – All students will encounter an extended constructed-response item allowing for narrative prose, in response to text, within first or second section of the test (contributes to the writing score). – Within section three, students will read a pair of passages and complete a series of items prior to writing their essay: o 3 selected-response items asking about the salient features of each passage and comparing/contrasting between the two passages (contributes to reading score) o 1 constructed-response item requiring linking the two passages (contributes to the reading score) o 1 writing prompt (allowing for an extended writing response) in which students must cite evidence to support their conclusions, claims, etc. (contributes to the writing score)

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Georgia Milestones 12 General Test Parameters: Mathematics Criterion-Referenced Total Number of Items: 53 / Total Number of Points: 58 Breakdown by Item Type: 50 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; 10 of which are aligned NRT) 2 Constructed Response (worth 2 points each) 1 Constructed Response (worth 4 points) Norm-Referenced Total Number of Items: 20 (10 of which contribute to CR score) Embedded Field Test Total field test items: 10 Total number of items taken by each student: 73

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SELECTED RESPONSE Which fraction is largest? 13 A A B B C C D D

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CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE George and Ana each had a 12-inch pizza. Both pizzas were split into 8 equal pieces. The shaded pieces are the portion of their pizzas that George and Ana ate. Express in fractions how much pizza George and Ana ate. Use the symbol to show who ate more pizza. 14 > George Ana

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CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE inches George Ana 9 inches 12 inches George 12 inches Carlos

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EXTENDED RESPONSE 16

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EXTENDED RESPONSE 17

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Georgia Milestones 18 General Test Parameters: Social Studies Criterion-Referenced Total Number of Items: 55 / Total Number of Points: 55 Breakdown by Item Type: 55 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; approximately 10 of which are aligned NRT) Norm-Referenced Total Number of Items: 20 (approximately 10 of which contribute to CR score) Embedded Field Test Total field test items: 10

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Grade 3- SELECTED RESPONSE 19

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Grade 5 – SELECTED RESPONSE 20

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Georgia Milestones 21 General Test Parameters: Science Criterion-Referenced Total Number of Items: 55 / Total Number of Points: 55 Breakdown by Item Type: 55 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; approximately 10 of which are aligned NRT) Norm-Referenced Total Number of Items: 20 (approximately 10 of which contribute to CR score) Embedded Field Test Total field test items: 10

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Grade 3 – SELECTED RESPONSE 22

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Grade 4- SELECTED RESPONSE 23

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Resources Sample questions created by PARCC Parent Guide r=3816 r=3816 A demo of CTB’s online platform can be accessed at this link – Click on any one of the tests to open the Sample Test Page Click on “Start the test” at the top of the web page Click on “Login”, no credentials are required 24

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DCSD GA Milestones Resources 25

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27 o Focus is on growth and not achievement only o 60% - Achievement o 25% - Progress o Describes a student’s growth relative to other students with similar prior achievement o 15% - Achievement Gap o Assigns points to schools for the progress in closing the gaps or showing small achievement gaps on state tests. College and Career Ready Performance Index -CCRPI

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Preparing Our Students at Briarlake Teachers are providing rigorous instruction using the CCGPS in ELA and Math, GPS in Science and Social Studies EngageNY Mathematics is being used to increase rigor and provide mastery in constructed and extended response items. Online testing opportunities are embedded in STAR Assessments, SLO’s and classroom activities. Write Score Assessments provide opportunities for writing using complex text. 30

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It’s Not Your Father’s Math Anymore!

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History and Development PARCC-Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Membership is a coalition of states What it takes to be successful in College and Careers Georgia was a member from Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

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Developed by Great Minds Partnership with NY State Education Dept. Engageny/Eureka Math Written by math educators: Nell McAnelly Scott Baldridge

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Foundation of the Curriculum “A Story of Units” (PK-5) Builds on success of the focus, coherence and rigor of Singapore Math Writers are Singapore Math trained and lead writers are Singapore math experts “Learning Progressions” math domains and child development

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Problem Solving in Learning Math Concepts “Old way” old-movie-clip old-movie-clip “New way” Construct Examine Justify

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Sample problem Forming units to solve word problems is one of the most powerful examples of the overarching theme in “A Story of Units.” Here is a sample problem that illustrates why: A bottle holds 900 ml of water. A bucket holds 6 times as much water as a bottle. A glass holds 1/5 as much water as a bottle. How much more does the bucket hold than 4 bottles? We can use the bottle capacity to form a unit pictorially and illustrate the other quantities with relationship to that unit: Bottle Bucket Glass The unit can then be used to answer the question about this situation, “How much more does the bucket hold than 4 bottles?” Once the units are established and defined, the task is simply manipulating them via arithmetic. With this repetition of prior experiences, the student realizes that he has seen this before.

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Eureka Math Differs from traditional textbook Overarching theme is told in a story Defines basic building block of math-the UNIT Not a scripted program Exemplars of student/teacher instructional situations Instructional adjustments Customization of materials

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Lesson Structure Fluency Maintenance, Preparation, & Anticipation. Application Apply math concepts in “real-world” situations Concept Development Main component Builds on prior knowledge and supports future learning Student Debrief Students articulate the focus of the lesson and the learning that has occurred.

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Lesson Structure

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Assessment Mid and end-of-modules assessments Expectation is demonstration of procedural skills, fluency and conceptual understanding Constructed response questions Explain thought process Show work

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Eureka Math is… Using real-world problems Understanding why Explaining your reasoning Doing math in your head

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It’s not your father’s math… Parents face the toughest challenge Unknown models and procedures No more memorization of formulas, shortcuts and tricks Emphasis is on concepts behind the math operations Multiple ways to arrive at the same answer

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Eureka Math is not… endless exercises without context isolated memorization working alone relying on a calculator

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DCSD Schools and Math Brockett- Reflex Math, IXL, State Frameworks, My Math Chestnut Charter-Eureka Math, My Math Dunwoody-My Math, Front Row Math, Reflex Math Globe Academy-Eureka Math, State Frameworks, Everyday Math Laurel Ridge-State Frameworks, My Math Oak Grove-My Math, Everyday Math Pleasantdale-Eureka Math, State Frameworks, Inside Mathematics Princeton-Reflex Math, Exemplars, Common Core workbooks Briarlake- Eureka Math, State Frameworks, My Math, Exemplars, Front Row Math, Reflex Math, IXL

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Curriculum Questions Dekalb County has adopted the McGraw Hill My Math curriculum and provided text books to all DeKalb County schools. Is Briarlake obligated by County protocol and/or teacher contracts to use the McGraw Hill My Math curriculum? Is Briarlake allowed to use Engage NY? what is the message being delivered to parents/teachers on why Engage NY is being used in lieu of My Math? What My Math text books were provided to teachers at the beginning of the school year? Were teachers instructed to use these new books, not to use them, or to use a combination of My Math and Engage NY? What math curriculum are other neighboring elementary schools using? Which curriculum, Engage NY or My Math, teaches the curriculum skills and most importantly, the math terminology (i.e. number bonds), consistent with the Georgia Milestones assessment? What training and support is provided to teachers in order to effectively teach the Engage NY math curriculum? If a student is struggling with the Engage NY math curriculum, what resources/support is available to the students and parents Has DeKalb County just recently provided new textbooks for English Language Arts? What is the time frame for the improvements to the computer lab to be completed?

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Support EUREKA MATH WEB SITE OAKDALE SCHOOL SYSTEM LAFAYETTE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM Sample practice tests for math: Sample practice tests for reading/ELA Math and Reading/ELA sample questions https://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-common-core-sample-questions

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