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1 OSPI Assessment Update Cindy Knisely Beth Simpson 9/11/14

2 Current Timelines  All components of Smarter Balanced will be operational in  Digital Library available fall 2014  Preview began June 3 – sign-ups needed  Interim assessments available late fall 2014 (Dec?)  Summative assessments administered in spring 2015  11 th grade – last 7 weeks of year  3-8 th grade – last 12 weeks of year (3 rd gr ELA adjusted) Grade 3 ELA results must be returned in time for principals to meet with parents before the end of the year so window is short and early Student score reports available June 2015

3 So What Happened This Summer? Final MSP for ELA and mathematics! Washington transitioned to a new service provider: Multi-agency cooperative includes Washington, Hawaii, Idaho, South Dakota, US Virgin Islands, West Virginia The selected service provider will be announced very soon

4 Current Activities Online Panel Crowd sourcing – thousands of participants Recommendations broken down by subgroup (teachers, higher education, etc.) In-Person Panel 500 participants in grade/subject panels Nominated by states Bookmark procedure, are provided Online Panel results Vertical Articulation Committee 60 panelists from In-Person Panel Review Online Panel and In-Person Panel results Recommend changes

5 Early Fall - Achievement Level Setting Formerly known as ‘Standard Setting’ Three major activities Online input – everyone welcome 3 hour commitment Sign-up now through Sept 19, In-person panel from WA Applications closed May 16 Articulation committee Initial achievement levels will be revisited in 2015

6 Achievement Level Setting Timeline State chiefs approve plan/process for Achievement Level Setting April 30 Online Panel open to thousands of educators and other constituents October 6-17 In-Person panels convene to recommend grade-level performance standards October Vertical Articulation by subgroup of In-Person panels looks at across-grade coherence October 20 Technical Advisory Committee reviews proceedings October 30 State chiefs vote to endorse achievement level recommendations November 6

7 Understanding the Resources Practice Test All item types and Performance Tasks Available to all on Web since May 2013 Updated periodically with new features Training Test Shorter than Practice Test Trains students on features and tools

8 Summative Assessments in 2014–15 and beyond English/LAMathematicsScience (no change) Grade 3Smarter Grade 4Smarter Grade 5Smarter MSP Grade 6Smarter Grade 7Smarter Grade 8Smarter MSP Grade10 (or below for EOCs) (until Class of 2019) Comprehensive ELA exit exam Year 1 or Year 2 EOC exit exam EOC Biology exit exam (until NGSS) Grade 11Smarter Grade 11 or 12 (class of 2015 & 2016) HSPE Reading and/or Writing Retake Smarter=Smarter Balanced Assessment; MSP=Measurements of Student Progress; EOC=End of Course exams; HSPE=High School proficiency Exam

9 Challenge Due to delayed availability of Smarter Balanced item bank for state use in exit exams, ELA exit exam for 10 th graders won’t be ready until May 2015 May conflicts with AP testing, so we will offer schools an alternate date of May th -12 th graders can retake HSPE in Reading and Writing in March (typical timeframe) since May is too late to get scores back for graduation (not for the classes of 2017 or beyond).

10 HS Testing for Graduation (new June 30, 2013 from HB 1450) Graduation Assessment Requirements Class of 2014 HSPE Reading, HSPE Writing, 1 Math EOC Classes of 2015 – 2018 ELA comprehensive exam, 1 Math EOC exit exam, Biology EOC Class of 2019 and beyond (this year’s 8 th graders) Smarter Balanced Assessments in ELA and Math, and a Science assessment (EOC Biology until NGSS assessment)

11 High School Assessment Graduation Requirements by Class Class of… English Language ArtsMathematicsScience 2014 Reading HSPE Writing HSPE Either Algebra or Geometry EOC 2015 & 2016 HSPEs or ELA Exit Exam or 11 th Smarter Balanced Either Algebra or Geometry EOC or EOC Exit Exam or 11 th Smarter Balanced Biology EOC (until Next Gen Science Standards) 2017 & 2018 ELA exit exam or 11 th Smarter Balanced 2019 and beyond 11 th Smarter Balanced ELA 11 th Smarter Balanced Math

12 High School Assessment Graduation Requirements by Class Assessments will continue to be available for students with IEPs at all tested grade levels and include WA-AIM, Off-grade (DAPE), and Basic. Options for high school graduation will continue to be available to students who attempt the state assessment at least once. These options include GPA Comparison, AP, IB, ACT, SAT, and COE.

13 Assessments That Fulfill High School Graduation Requirements Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 ELA Rdg & Wtg HSPE XXX CCSS 10th ELA Exit Exam XXXX CCSS 11th Smarter Balanced ELA XXXXX Math Alg 1/Geom EOCs XXXXX CCSS Alg 1/Geom EOC Exit Exams XXXX CCSS 11th Smarter Balanced Math XXXXX Science Biology EOC XXX? NGSS Next Gen SS X?XX

14 So the 2015 HS test administration calendar… MarchAprilMayJune 12 th – if retake is needed 16 th 17 th HSPE Wrt 18 th HSPE Wrt Math EOC Exit Exams & Biology EOC (last 3 weeks – paper/pencil) 11 th - Accountability Smarter Balanced ELA and Math (last 7 weeks - online) 11 th – if retake is needed 16 th 17 th HSPE Wrt 18 th HSPE Wrt Math EOC Exit Exams & Biology EOC (last 3 weeks – paper/pencil) 10 th – grad requirements 12 th -13 th or19 th -20 th ELA Exit Exam (PP) 9 th & 10 th – grad requirements Math EOC Exit Exams & Biology EOC (last 3 weeks – paper/pencil)

15 2014 Summative Field Test Updates A Test of the Test

16 Field Test Update Field test completed by 186,800 students in Washington, and 4,200,935 across the consortium Purpose of field test was to: Help ensure assessments are valid, reliable, and fair for all students Provide teachers, schools, and students an opportunity to participate in a practice run of the assessment system Evaluate performance of 20,000+ assessment items and performance tasks Set preliminary achievement standards that help determine student preparedness for college and career

17 Field Test Update, cont.’ Field testing was remarkably smooth Feedback regarding technology was very positive Small glitches but nothing widespread. Concurrent users not a factor No major local network issues. Bandwidth seems to not have been a problem. Some device related problems. Districts have a sense of relief that things worked out. Challenge for next year seems to be ironing out glitches as well as scheduling problems due to inadequate number of devices at some schools.

18 Field Test Update: What did we learn? Content stood out as a challenge rather than technology Familiarity with keyboarding and digital tools (e.g., calculator) is important Scheduling (longer sessions vs. several shorter sessions) is worth a significant discussion Consider having staff take practice test Interim assessments will provide a run-through opportunity Rigor does not seem to be too shocking, but certainly some sense of “harder”

19 Field Test Update- Think Abouts… Considering the districts and schools you work with, how would you rate their involvement in… Practice tests Training materials Technology readiness Contingency planning

20 Digital Library Preview Period June 3 – September 25, 2014 Test the initial software application Provide users access to an initial set of resources that will grow

21 The Digital Library: By the Numbers Open review June 6 – Sept 25 for all K-12 teachers in member states Currently 1,856 resources Forums available on every resource State-of-the-art tagging and search features can quickly find resources by CCSS and other topics After Sept 30: Access for teachers in subscribing states only

22 Digital Library Basics The Digital Library will be accessed through a single sign-on with user permission levels so educators have access to all of the instructional and professional learning resources for each grade band (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12). There will be resources that educators can share or use with students and families, but students and families will not be able to access materials directly. All resources will have the formative assessment process embedded within them. But the Digital Library WILL NOT be a “bank” of formative assessment items alone. All submitted materials will be vetted through a Quality Criteria Review Process by reviewers across the nation. Each resource will be reviewed and rated by at least 3 trained educators If resources do not meet the quality criteria, they will not be included in the library Page 22

23 Digital Library Functionality Enables State Networks of Educators and State Leadership Teams to submit, review, and publish resources Allows educators to view, download, and rate resources Uses state-of-the-art tagging and search to quickly find resources by CCSS and other topics Enables educators from across the Consortium to collaborate and share their knowledge Facilitates access to resources that are stored in participating libraries Illustrative Slide 23

24 Resources in the Digital Library * Resources include the following file types: Video, HTML5, Audio, PPT, Excel, Word, and PDF. Commissioned professional development modules Resources for students and families Frame formative assessment within a balanced assessment system Articulate the formative assessment process Highlight formative assessment practices and tools Commissioned professional development modules Instructional materials for educators Instructional materials for students High-quality vetted instructional resources and tools for educators High-quality vetted resources and tools for students and families Reflect and support the formative process Reflect and support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts Create Professional Learning Communities Assessment Literacy Modules Exemplar Instructional Modules Education Resources Page 24 Demonstrate/support effective implementation of the formative process Focus on key content and practice from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts

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30 Grounded in this Definition of Formative Assessment Process Formative Assessment is a deliberate process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching and learning strategies to improve students’ attainment of curricular learning targets/goals. ~ Compiled by the Digital Library National Advisory Panel Page 30

31 All Resources are Grounded in the Four Attributes of the Formative Assessment Process and Reviewed using Quality Criteria Clarify Intended Learning Elicit Evidence Act on Evidence Interpret Evidence Page 31

32 Quality Criteria for Professional Learning Resources The resource… 1) Reflects research and/or the principles of effective professional learning 2) Incorporates formative assessment practices 3) Supports learner differences and personalized learning 4) Demonstrates utility, engagement, and user-friendliness 5) Integrates technology and media effectively Page 32

33 Quality Criteria for Instructional Resources The resource… 1) Aligns with the intent of the Common Core State Standards 2) Incorporates formative assessment practices 3) Contains accurate, complete, high-quality curriculum and instruction 4) Supports learner differences and personalized learning 5) Demonstrates utility, engagement, and user-friendliness 6) Integrates technology and media effectively Page 33

34 Smarter Balanced Digital Library: Formative Assessment Practices and Professional Learning – educator involvement National Advisory Panel (NAP) experts Begins December 2012 Provides policies and criteria for resources State Leadership Team (SLT) WA members Provides support and training for State Network of Educators Promote statewide communications State Network of Educators (SNE ) 50 WA Members (900+ nationally) Representation from LEAs, AEAs, content leaders, ELL, IHE Serve Summer 2013 – Late Fall 2014 Submit and review resources Page 34

35 Interim Assessments WASA-AWSP June 30,

36 Interim Assessment Design Principles Administered through the same system as Summative Can be administered at various points in the year Optional for districts Online administration Adaptive as appropriate Adhere to Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines Items drawn from same pool as Summative; full array of item types Not intended for accountability decisions

37 Interim Assessment Components Interim Assessment Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)

38 Interim Assessment User Interface, Scoring and Reporting User interface Details for accessing items are not yet determined. Interim test engine is still in development. Scoring Interim assessments will have various item types, most of which will be machine scored Hand scoring will be a local (school/classroom) responsibility Rubrics and training will be provided

39 Interim Assessment User Interface, Scoring and Reporting, continued Reporting Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) Report same information as Summative Assessment Overall composite scale score Achievement levels Claim level information Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) Report information consistent with claim level information Item level reporting is a future feature (not on current work plan)

40 IABs for ELA: Current Thinking on Coverage Proposed Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) 1 Read Literary Texts 2 Read Informational/Explanatory Texts 3 Write Brief Narrative Text 4 Narrative Performance Task 5 Write Brief Informational/Explanatory Texts 6 Informational Performance Task 7 Write Brief Opinion** Texts 8 Opinion** Performance Task 9 Revise/Edit (across Narrative, Informational/Explanatory, and Opinion texts) 10 Listen/Interpret 11* Speaking 12 Research *Placeholder until items are developed **”Opinion” is “Argumentative” for grades 6-8 and 11

41 Interim Assessments Timeline Interim Assessments will be available in late fall of 2014 Items have to get through field testing, scoring, and standard setting Initial release will include a fixed form Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) for each grade level and content area Adaptive forms will be available as the item pool allows Initial release will also include a fixed form Interim Assessment Block (IAB) for most blocks Adaptive IABs will be available as the item pool allows All blocks will have adaptive IABs after

42 A System of Assessments


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