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1 Balanced and Formative Assessment Systems Pat Roschewski, Director of Statewide Assessment Nebraska Department of Education

2 Classroom-based assessments State Tests National Tests Each tool has a different purpose and provides different data.

3 Nebraska: A Balanced Assessment System Statewide Writing Assessment Alternate Assessment - SPED Language Acquisition NAEP – NRT results - ACT Locally developed Assessments in ReadingMathematicsScience Social Studies

4 Nebraska’s System Locally based – assessments developed by teachers, reviewed by state Assessment literacy CIA – Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment PLC throughout state

5 THREE NEBRASKA DISTRICTS  Papillion  LaVista  So. Sioux City

6 District 1 Northeast Corner – High School Overall Student Population 3,641 Challenges: SES - 42% Mobility: 17% SPED – 15% ELL – 27% Voluntary in H.S. – PLC 1 meeting per week Membership tripled between /3 faculty Discuss materials beginning to examine student work Pre/post survey (results available)

7 District 1 Qualitative Results Teacher Behaviors (self reported) More reflective Knowledge of instructional strategies increased Experimentation increased Professional collaboration increased Better feedback to students

8 District 1 Qualitative Results Student Behavior (teacher reported) More student self-assessment Increased focus on learning targets Began asking for rubrics/exemplars Questioned if learning targets weren’t posted Questioned why all teachers weren’t using same techniques

9 District 2 Central – High School Overall Student Population 8,367 Challenges: SES - 56% Mobility: 15% SPED – 14% ELL – 26% All H.S. teachers Required – one per month Used Stiggins book One topic per month Weekly bulletins-referenced topic

10 District 2 Central – High School Feedback from Teachers: Not everything has to be graded I hadn’t thought about that Students can help us plan Let’s do this with kids

11 District 3 Eastern – Total District K-12 Overall Student Population 8,854 Challenges: SES - 17% Mobility: 13% SPED – 2% ELL – 12% All teachers – 5 yrs % One day each month examine student work, discuss instruction Changing grading patterns Administrative monitoring Adjusted calendar

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13 Lessons Learned Districts must allow time Teachers will engage Collaborative conversations should involve structured conversations about CIA Students do “catch on” and engage Learning improves


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