PARCC ASSESSMENTS Math in 3 rd, 4 th, 5 th, 6 th, 7 th, 8 th ELA in 4 th, 5 th, 6 th, 7 th, 8 th (recent legislation has all 3 rd graders taking OAA in spring)* High School – English 1 and 2; Algebra I and Geometry (or Integrated equivalents) Performance-based section – On computer (Feb. 16 – Mar. 20) – Paper/Pencil (Feb. 16 – Mar. 6) End of Year section – On computer (April 13 – May 15) – Paper/Pencil (April 13 – May 1)
AIR ASSESSMENTS Social Studies – 4 th and 6 th ; American History, American Government Science – 5 th and 8 th – Physical Science/Biology – see next slide Performance-based section – Computer or Paper/Pencil (Mar. 2 – 13) End of year section – Computer or Paper/Pencil (May 4 -15)
PHYSICAL SCIENCE/BIOLOGY For the freshmen class beginning in 2015-2016, the end of course exam for graduation will change from physical science to biology There will be no biology test available this year. The first test available for biology will be next fall for block scheduled students. Students taking physical science this year for high school credit will take the physical science PBA and EOY assessments. When these students are sophomores and they take biology, they will take the biology PBA and EOY assessments. This year’s freshmen (Class of 2018) are the only group that may have to take two science tests to go toward their graduation requirement depending on their course sequence – NOTE: after this group takes the two courses and assessments, they can choose which one they actually want to go toward the “points”. If a student is currently in 9 th grade and is enrolled in a biology course, they will NOT take a physical science test this year, nor will they take the biology test next year. The will be grandfathered in with a score to be determined. Current 8 th grade students taking physical science for HS credit will take the PBA and EOY this year for physical science and then will take the PBA and EOY for biology when they take that course in HS. However, only the biology test will count toward graduation
Time Expectations for PARCC PBA - EOY Grades 3 Math Unit Time 75 75 – 75 75 Est. Time on Task 50 50 – 50 50 Grades 4-5 ELA Unit Time 75 90 60 – 75 Est. Time on Task 50 60 40 - 50 Grade 4-5 Math Unit Time 80 70 – 75 75 Est. Time on Task 55 50 - 50 50 Grade 6-8 ELA Unit Time 75 90 60 – 60 60 Est. Time on Task 50 60 40 – 40 40 Grade 6-8 Math Unit Time 80 70 - 80 75 Est. Time on Task 55 50 - 60 50
Time Expectations for PARCC PBA - EOY Grades 9-10 ELA -Unit Time 75 90 60 - 60 60 Est. Time on Task 50 60 40 - 40 40 Algebra I Geometry Integrated Math I, II Unit Time 90 75 - 80 75 Est. Time on Task 60 50 - 60 50
Time Expectations for AIR American Government Unit Time 90 90 Est. Time on Task 60 60 American History Unit Time 90 90 Est. Time on Task 60 60 Physical Science Unit Time 90 90 Est. Time on Task 60 60
Time Expectations for AIR Grade 4/6 Social Studies Unit Time 75 75 Est. Time on Task 5050 Grade 5/8 ScienceUnit Time 7575 Est. Time on Task 5050
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS OGT will continue to be in effect for this year’s sophomores, juniors, seniors. – Double testing for many of these kids What about “freshmores” or “academic red- shirt freshmen”? – They fall under sophomore classification OGT will continue to be given to those that don’t reach the minimum score.
WHO DOES IT AFFECT? End of Course (EOC) / End of Year (EOY) exams go into effect with this year’s freshmen class (class of 2018). However…. ANY student taking American History and/or American Government this year is required to take those exams
GRADUATION POINTS As one of the three pathways to a diploma, students can accumulate their scores from end-of-course exams. The higher a student scores on any end-of-course exam, the more graduation points he or she earns: § Advanced Level = 5 points § Accelerated Level = 4 points § Proficient Level = 3 points § Basic Level = 2 points § Limited Level = 1 point If a student reaches 18 graduation points overall, he or she becomes eligible for a diploma. Of these overall points, a student must earn at least four points between the math exams, four points between the English exams, and six points between the science and social studies exams.
SUBSTITUTE EXAMS Students in certain courses can take a substitute exam, such as an Advanced Placement (AP) exam, instead of the state’s end-of- course exam. The State Board-approved AP exams may be substitute tests for the following courses: Physical Science: § AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based § AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based American History: § AP United States History American Government: § AP United States Government and Policy
RETAKING EXAMS A student who scores below Proficient on any end-of-course exam may retake the exam after receiving extra help from the school. A student scoring Proficient or higher can retake an exam only if he or she has taken all seven end-of-course exams and still is below the minimum point requirements. Any student who automatically earned three graduation points from a course can retake the exam for a higher score. Highest score counts The highest score a student gets on a test will count. For example, if a student retakes an end-of- course exam, or if he or she takes the college admissions test before or after it is offered by the state, the student’s highest recorded score will count. Transfer students Districts will scale down the graduation points requirements for students who arrive at a school with credit for some, but not all, tested courses. However, these students still must earn at least five points between the English II and either the Geometry or Integrated Math II exams. Students who transfer having taken all of the tested courses will take only the college admissions test (see below for more information on this test). If the student does not reach the score needed for graduation, the student must take the English II and Integrated Math II exams and earn five points between them.
MAJOR STEPS FORWARD Phase-in exemption and automatic points If a student earned high school credit for a tested course before July 1, 2014, the student automatically earns three graduation points. Students who earn credit for a first semester block course in American history, American government or physical science before January 31, 2015, will also automatically earn three graduation points. If a student receives automatic points, he or she does not have to take the exam, unless that student chooses to take it. The exemption for block schedule students is part of a rule that will be finalized in December 2014. Industry credentials The State Board approved the criteria for the industry credentials a student may use to help qualify for a diploma. All credentials must be tied to jobs that are in-demand, either statewide or locally. A student can use any credential for graduation that appears on the list during the student’s junior year, even if that credential comes off the list during the senior year. A student may always use new credentials added to the list after his or her junior year. The department will release the first approved credentials list in December 2014.
FUTURE WORK State Board of Education – College admission test – Job skills test – Substitute exams ODE and Districts – Linkage Process for selected subjects will begin this spring.
WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT? 9 TH grade students identified as eligible for AASCD do not test in 9 th grade. Upon entry into 10 th grade, the student will take the suite of AASCD HS tests in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. There is no separate AASCD for each end-of- course test. A proficient score in each assessed content area may be used in lieu of the required minimum score on the 7 EOC tests for the grad requirement.
CURRICULUM AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPERVISORS Tom Kitchen – firstname.lastname@example.org@rpesd.org Heidi Gray – email@example.com@rpesd.org Bob Crabtree – firstname.lastname@example.org@rpesd.org Lisa Cayton – email@example.com@rpesd.org Lori Lowe – firstname.lastname@example.org@rpesd.org Steve Good – email@example.com@rpesd.org