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1 Agenda CCR Assessment Updates Assessment Support for Educators Assessments and Beyond Accountability Updates 1

2 States must adopt college- and career-ready (CCR) standards  CCR ELA and Math standards adopted by State Board of Education on April 28, 2014 States must administer assessments based on CCR standards by the spring of 2015  Featuring new item type: technology-enhanced (TE) items Transitioning Standards and Assessments: ESEA Flexibility Waiver/Federal Requirements

3 Designing the Spring 2015 ISTEP+ (Grades 3-8) Aligned to CCR ELA and Math Indiana Academic Standards ISTEP+ Part 1  March administration  Applied Skills (open-ended) items ISTEP+ Part 2  April/May administration  Multiple-choice and technology-enhanced items

4 4 Construct an answer using Math Palette

5 Drag-and-drop Multiple-correct response

6 6

7 Drag-and-drop

8 ISTEP+(3-8) Assessment Items – General Notes English/Language Arts  Spring 2015 ELA Applied Skills items are based on reading passages. Mathematics  Icons will not appear on the Spring 2015 Math items, as Mathematical Process Standard 5 requires the use of appropriate tools strategically.  The Spring 2015 Math assessment will include items that measure fluency as demonstrated “efficiently” and “accurately” by students.  When creating an expression or equation, students must define the variable.  Gridded-Response items will appear as part of the pencil-and-paper version for Part 2 in grades 4 – 8.

9 Designing the Spring 2015 ISTEP+ End of Course Assessments (ECAs)  Spring 2015 ECAs will include two components: Graduation examination  Aligned to IAS (2000 Algebra I, 2006 English 10) Accountability assessment  Aligned to CCR IAS (2014 Algebra I and English 10)  Watch for additional ECA updates coming later this fall!

10 . Graduation Examination & Accountability Assessment Implementation YearGrade ECA (IAS 2000 Algebra I, 2006 English 10) ECA (CCR IAS 2014 Algebra I, English 10) Grade 10 Summative Assessment Graduation Examination Accountability Assessment Grade 10 Graduation Examination Accountability Assessment Grade 11Retest Grade 12Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 Graduation Examination X Grade 11Retest Grade 12Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 XX Grade 11Retest Grade 12Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 XX Grade 11 Retest Grade 12Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 XX Grade 11 Retest Grade 12 Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 XX Grade 11 Retest Grade 12 Retest Adults Retest

11 Blue font = Educator Involvement Assessment Development Journey

12 Support for Educators: Grades 3-8 SupportTimeline Test Blueprints Posted early July Instructional and Assessment Guidance Posted late August Acuity Readiness Assessments Available in September Professional Development: Open-ended items and Technology-Enhanced Items September/October Experience College- and Career-Ready Assessment Available in Early October ECA-related support coming this fall!

13 Test Blueprints Provide “big picture” view of strands/reporting categories Assist in prioritizing curriculum Enhance instructional planning Guide development of classroom assessments

14 Instructional and Assessment Guidance Provides “granular” view of standards Informs curricular and instructional priorities Provides transparency regarding assessments  ISTEP+ Part 1, ISTEP+ Part 2 +,, –

15 Instructional and Assessment Guidance Mathematics – Grade 5 Represents standards that may be assessed on ISTEP+ Part 1 and ISTEP+ Part 2. All standards may be assessed on ISTEP+ Part 2. SymbolContent PriorityApproximate Instructional Time ++ Critical50 – 75%  Important25 – 50% –– Additional5 – 10% Strand 1 Number Sense Strand 2 Computation Strand 3 Algebraic Thinking Strand 4 Geometry Strand 5 Measurement Strand 6 Data Analysis Strand 7 Mathematical Process 5.NS.1  *5.C.1 ++ *5.AT.1 ++ 5.G.1  *5.M.1 ++ 5.DS.1 *  *PS.1 ++ 5.NS.2  5.C.2 ++ *5.AT.2 ++ *5.G.2  5.M.2  5.DS.2  *PS.2 ++ 5.NS.3 –– 5.C.3 –– *5.AT.3  *5.M.3 ++ *PS.3 ++ 5.NS.4 –– 5.C.4 ++ *5.AT.4  5.M.4  *PS.4 ++ 5.NS.5 –– 5.C.5 ++ *5.AT.5 ++ *5.M.5 ++ *PS.5 ++ 5.NS.6  5.C.6 –– 5.AT.6  *5.M.6  *PS.6 ++ 5.C.7 ++ 5.AT.7  *PS.7 ++ *5.C.8 ++ *5.AT.8  *PS.8 ++ *5.C.9 ++

16 Acuity Assessments: Grades 3-8  English/Language Arts and Mathematics Replace Predictive and Diagnostic paths Aligned to the CCR 2014 Indiana Academic Standards 3 administrations – serve as pretest assessment  Science and Social Studies Program remains unchanged

17 Acuity Assessments: ECAs  Acuity for Algebra I and English 10 Continue Predictive forms for the ECAs  Assesses Graduation Examination content NEW CCR-aligned items for use by teachers  Assesses accountability assessment content

18 Assessment-focused Professional Development  PowerPoints, recorded WebEx Sessions, and other resources are posted on the Office of Student Assessment’s website  Focused on: Use of Instructional and Assessment Guidance Sample open-ended items based on new CCR standards Technology-enhanced item types

19 “Experience College- and Career- Ready Assessment” Tool  (ISTEP+ Grades 3-8) Released on October 1, 2014 (now available on ISTEP+ website); open now through spring 2015 Technology-enhanced item types Training for students and educators Engaging and interactive  (ECAs) To be released in January 2015 Teachers are encouraged to use Experience CCRA as an instructional tool in the classroom!

20 Transitions: IMAST Federal regulations discontinued modified assessments after – Indiana’s version: IMAST “IMAST Transition” resources/information available  Refer to Office of Student Assessment webpage IMPORTANT: Provide local support necessary to students formerly participating in IMAST

21 . Future Assessments: Beginning in  Assessment Resolution includes: Summative Assessment (Grades 3-10)  Grade 10 ISTEP+ becomes new Graduation Examination  Phase-out ECAs (Algebra I, English 10)  High School Science Assessment based on Biology I content IREAD-3 Alternate assessments (Grades 3-10) Formative assessments (Grades K-10) College- and Career-Readiness Exam (Grade 11) Grade 11, 12 assessments (focused on college and career)

22 Resources for Assessment Guidance School Test Coordinator (STC) Corporation Test Coordinator (CTC) Office of Student Assessment  Telephone: (317)   Website:

23 Assessment and Accountability Transition School Year School Year Assessed Standards / Assessment Rigor Indiana Academic Standards (previously adopted) College- and career- ready 2014 ELA and Math Indiana Academic Standards Grade Levels Tested ISTEP+, Grades 3-8 End of Course Assessments, Grade 10 ISTAR Grades 3-8, 10 IMAST, Grades 3-8 ISTEP+, Grades 3-8 End of Course Assessments, Grade 10 NCSC, Grades 3-8, 10

24 School Year School Year Accountability System 2012 Accountability A-F Accountability Growth 1 Year Projected Targets Target scale scores are compared to actual scale scores to categorize Low, Typical, or High Growth. 1 Year Projected Targets with equi-percentile concordance Target scale scores are compared to actual scale scores to categorize Low, Typical, or High Growth. (Note: Due to the assessment transition, an equi-percentile concordance will be utilized to translate the target score from the previous assessment scale to a target score on the new assessment scale. Additional validations will be implemented to ensure continuity during the transition.) Growth Availability Grade Levels Grades 4-8 AMO (Annual Measureable Objectives) 2012 Baseline2015 Baseline will be determined

25 Assessment and Accountability Transition School Year School Year Educator Effectiveness Growth Rating Student Growth Percentile The median SGP along with the standard error is used to generate Educator Effectiveness Growth Ratings (1-4 or 1-5). Student Growth Percentile The median SGP along with the standard error is used to generate Educator Effectiveness Growth Ratings (1-4 or 1-5). (Note: While Student Growth Percentiles are assessment neutral, results will be closely evaluated to ensure accuracy in calculation as well as fidelity in implementation of new academic standards.) Educator Effectiveness Growth Ratings Grade Levels Grades 4-8 Educator Effectiveness Negative Impact Median SGP less than 15 and Mean ISTEP+ scale score decrease of 15 points Median SGP less than 15 and equivalence of Mean ISTEP+ scale score decrease of 15 points


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