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Graduation and Next Generation Assessment Update Coventry High School January 29, 2015
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments (New State Tests) Testing Updates: ▫2015 OGT = final year assessment will be used as a graduation requirement. Students affected - Classes of 2015-2017 ▫Next Generation Assessments (NGAs) 7 total HS exams: English Language Arts I and II, Algebra 1*, Geometry, Physical Science, American History, American Government Students affected - Class of 2018 and beyond *State BOE may decide to include an Alg.2 exam in place of Alg.1 (2 yr out)
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments Graduation Points: Students must earn an overall total of 18 “graduation points” on the NGAs, to be eligible for a HS diploma.
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments Point System: Advanced Level = 5 points (distinguished command) Accelerated Level = 4 points (strong command) Proficient Level = 3 points (moderate command) Basic Level = 2 points (partial command) Limited Level = 1 point (minimal command) Of the overall 18 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.
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments 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
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments 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. The highest score a student gets on a test will count. *Concern for students taking Amer. Gov. senior year
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments 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. i.e. Current 9 th graders who took Algebra 1 as eighth graders.
3 Pathways to Graduation (Class of 2018 and beyond…) 1. Earn a cumulative passing score on the seven HS end-of- course exams. (18 graduation points) -OR- 2. Earn a “remediation free” score on a nationally recognized college admission exam. (The State Board will select the college admissions test in Spring of 2015 to be given to class of 2018 in the fall of their junior year (2016)… the state will assume the cost of this test) -OR- 3. Earn an industry-recognized credential or a state license for practice in a vocation and achieve a score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a job skills assessment. (The State Board will approve a job skills test in Dec. 2014)
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments Reminders: Based on Ohio’s New Learning Standards (ONLS) English Language Arts and Math = CCSS Science and Social Studies = Ohio Standards Each assessment is made up of 2 parts (scores are combined to create a final score for each subject) Performance-based assessment (PBA) End-of-year/End-of-course assessment (EOY/EOC) Created and delivered by 2 different entities: ELA/Math - Created by PARCC (national) ; delivery through Pearson Science/SS - Created by Ohio committee; delivery through AIR (American Institute for Research)
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments A couple randoms: This year only, districts will have the option of administering NGAs in paper/pencil and/or online formats. Online for CLSD: Science 8, Physical Science, American History, American Government Remaining tests = Paper/pencil format Any sophomore, junior, or senior who is taking either US History or American Government will be required to take the state-created End of Course Exams (EOC)
The latest: Here’s what you need to know about House Bill 367, passed Wednesday by the General Assembly and awaiting the governor’s signature: 1. Third grade reading test All third graders will now take the Ohio Achievement Assessment in reading in spring 2015. Your district will not have the complication of administering different tests to students who passed the fall reading test and students who didn’t. This provides a simple and clean transition for the 2015-2016 school year, when all third graders take the PARCC- designed reading test. 2. Science test requirement Freshmen in 2014-2015 school year will have the option to take the required end-of-course test in either physical science or biology. Since the majority of Ohio students already are required to take biology, the required end-of-course science test for graduation will be biology starting with freshmen starting in 2015-2016 school year. Biology will be the only science end-of-course test requirement for freshmen in the Class of 2019 and beyond.
The latest (cont): 3. Integrated math options The law now accepts integrated math end-of-course tests as a math end-of-course test requirement for graduation. This gives flexibility to districts that use integrated math I and II instead of the algebra I, geometry and algebra II curriculum. 4. New tests transition Finally, students will now be able to earn graduation points, to be assigned by the state superintendent, if an end-of-course test was not available when they earned credit for a required course. This applies to courses taken before and during the 2014-2015 school year. This will be helpful to students on block schedules who completed high school courses during summer or fall 2014, before end-of-course tests were available.
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments Performance Based Assessments: Students must provide an answer and explain how and why they chose it. (graded by an educational professional) Feb. 16 – Mar. 20PBA English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3-8 and High School - Computer administration *Feb. 16 – Mar. 6 PBA English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3-8 and High School - Paper/pencil administration *Mar. 2 - 13PBA Science – Grades 5 and 8 and High School Social Studies – Grades 4 and 6 and High School Computer or paper/pencil administration
Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments End of Year/End of Course Assessments: Students choose from select responses. (computer scored) Apr. 13 – May 15EOY/EOC English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3-8 and High School - Computer administration *April 13 – May 1 EOY/EOC English Language Arts and Mathematics Grades 3-8 and High School - Paper/pencil administration *May 4 – 15EOY/EOC Science – Grades 5 and 8 and High School Social Studies – Grades 4 and 6 and High School Computer or paper/pencil administration