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1 AzMERIT Arizona’s Statewide Achievement Assessment for English Language Arts and Mathematics November 20, 2014

2 PART III: PREPARING FOR AzMERIT

3 Standards and Assessment: Working together Classroom Assessment Standards-Curriculum-Lessons-Assessment

4 K-12 Mathematics K-12 English Language Arts/Literacy Standards

5 SHIFTS IN THE STANDARDS Clearer. Fewer. Higher. Standards

6 English Language Arts and Literacy 1.Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction 2.Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational 3.Regular practice with complex text and its academic language Mathematics 1.Focus strongly where the Standards focus 2.Coherence: think across grades, and link to major topics within grades 3.Rigor: in major topics pursue with equal intensity: – Conceptual understanding – Procedural skill and fluency, and – Application Shifts in the Standards Standards

7 Shift #1 Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction. – ELA classes place much greater attention on literary nonfiction and other informational text than has been traditional. – Standards require substantial attention to literature as the core of the work of 6-12 ELA teachers. – Standards for literacy in history/social studies, science and technical subjects ensure that students can independently build knowledge through reading and writing in these disciplines. ELA-Standards

8 Shift #2 Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational. – Standards place a premium on students writing from sources, i.e., using evidence to present careful analysis, well-defended claims, and clear information. – Standards expect students to answer questions that depend on their having read the text(s) with care, sometimes requiring inference. – Cultivation of narrative, argumentative, and informational writing. – Argument, and the importance placed on Speaking and Listening are specific shifts for Arizona educators. ELA-Standards

9 Shift #3 Regular practice with complex text and its academic language. – Standards highlight the growing complexity of texts students must read to be ready for the demands of college and careers. – Standards build a staircase of text complexity (increasingly complex, grade appropriate text). ELA-Standards

10 K HS Geometry Measurement and DataStatistics and ProbabilityStatistics & Probability Number and Operations in Base TenThe Number SystemNumber & Quantity Operations and Algebraic ThinkingExpressions and EquationsAlgebra Counting and Cardinality Number and Operations - Fractions Ratios and Proportional Relationships Functions Modeling Mathematics-Standards Shift #1 Focus

11 Shift #2 Coherence: Connect major topics within grades and across grades Build new understanding onto foundations built in previous years Mathematics-Standards

12 Shift # 3 Rigor: balancing conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and meaningful applications of mathematics. Mathematics-Standards Conceptual Understanding Procedural Fluency Application

13 Arizona Department of Education Standards-Curriculum-Instruction azed.gov/azccrs

14 Standards-Curriculum-Instruction

15 Support Materials

16 Assessments – Measure students understanding of the standard – Various forms of assessment Classroom-Based Assessment

17 Sample Items

18 Educator Engagement

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