4 What is ReadiStep™?Flexible middle grades assessment that provides early feedbackMeasures skills students need to be on track for college successProvides tools to address skill gaps and improve curriculumSupports transition to high school and high school course planningOffers tools for early college and career explorationNotes: The College Board’s proven college readiness approach puts the right tools and the right information into the hands of educators, providing insightful, grade-appropriate benchmarks and feedback from middle school through high school…. ReadiStep plays a critical role in identifying the skills students need to develop as they transition to high school. It also helps educators make early interventions at critical points in a student’s school career.
5 ReadiStep and The College Readiness Pathway The First StepReadiStep and The College Readiness Pathway
6 A Pathway to Performance College and Career Readiness Expectations for All StudentsThree integrated assessments – one powerful toolThe College Board’s College and Career Readiness Pathway is a series of integrated diagnostic assessments that measures college and career readiness from the eighth through the 12th gradesTalking Points:The foundation of the College Readiness Pathway, three integrated assessments, provides an effective measure of growth/ progress over time, provides diagnostic information, and ultimately a college entrance credentialReadiStep provides early feedback in the middle grades – a baseline for understanding where students arePSAT qualifies students for National Merit, prepares them for the SAT, promotes college planning and opens access to AP – through the AP Potential diagnostic tool – an opportunity to continue to build on the impressive growth in AP over the past five years.And the SAT is the ultimate measure of college and career readiness, a respected college entrance credential and access to scholarship dollarsIntervening EarlyIdentifying OpportunityProviding College Access
7 ReadiStep: The First Step Offers feedback as students transition into high schoolDesigned to work with PSAT/NMSQT and SAT toMeasure a progression of skillsSupport skill interventions from middle school through high schoolConsistent content and format, and reportingSame content areas: reading, writing and mathematicsSame skill categories at a grade-appropriate levelAligned to Common Core, state standards and NAEP standardsProgression of benchmarks at each level
9 ReadiStep Assessment Basics Content:Three multiple-choice sections: reading, writing and mathNo essay or student-produced response questionsAdministration:Easy-to-administer paper-and-pencil testGiven in school, during the school dayTest window: Oct. 16–30, 2013SectionTimingNumber of QuestionsCritical Reading40 Minutes45 QuestionsWriting Skills50 QuestionsMathematics(20 calculator, 20 non-calculator)36 Questions(18 calculator, 18 non-calculator)Total120 Minutes131 Questions
10 Skill Categories Measured Critical ReadingDetermining the Meaning of WordsAuthor’s CraftReasoning & InferenceOrganization & IdeasMathematicsContent SkillsNumber & OperationsAlgebra & FunctionsGeometry & MeasurementData, Statistics & ProbabilityWritingGrammatical Relationships between WordsWords & Phrases Used to Modify or ComparePhrases & ClausesCorrectly Formed SentencesRelationships of Sentences & ParagraphsProcess SkillsProblem SolvingRepresentationReasoningConnectionsCommunication
11 2013-14 Dates and Deadlines Activity Date Order Deadline Sept. 13 Bulk Registration Access Sent for Early OrdersAugustBulk Registration Submission DeadlineSept. 20Anticipated Test Material Delivery DateOct. 11Test DatesOct. 16–30 (Domestic)Oct. 16–23 (International)Postmark Date for All Return MaterialsNov.1 (Domestic)Oct. 25 (International)Score Reports ArriveDec. 9Summary of Answers and Skills (SOAS) Reports ArriveJanuary
12 ReadiStep Implementation Before the TestReadiStep Implementation
13 Know Your ReadiStep School Code The ReadiStep School Code is a 6-digit number used to identify your institution. Returning ReadiStep customers may have a copy of this code on hand from previous administrations.The order form at readistep.collegeboard.org includes a school code lookup feature.The ReadiStep School Code is required for ordering. If your institution is not listed in the lookup, contact us at to receive a ReadiStep Code. New code requests may take up to 3 business days to process.Note: ReadiStep codes are different from the school codes used for PSAT/NMSQT and SAT
14 Ordering Test Materials Order Online atreadistep.collegeboard.orgOne district coordinator can order on behalf of all schools (recommended) or each school can place its own order When you select your ReadiStep school code, data will auto-populate in the identification fields on the order form. You may then alter the fields, as necessary.confirmations will be sent when orders are received
15 Using AccommodationsReview the ReadiStep Guide to Nonstandard Test FormatsAvailable at readistep.collegeboard.org.Order nonstandard test materials with standard materialsAccommodations do not need to be approved by the College Board.Orders containing 5 or more of any nonstandard test format will require a nonstandard administration roster, sent via .Nonstandard test materials availableReadiStep™ Test Booklet (Braille Format)ReadiStep™ Test Booklet (Large-Type Format)Reader’s Script for the ReadiStep™ AssessmentReader’s Script for the ReadiStep™ Assessment (Audio Format)
16 Submitting Bulk Registration Files Prepare data fileReview instructions available atFormat data file before Sept. 20.Submit data fileAfter order is fully processed, the billing contact listed on the order receives a bulk registration access code.If the billing contact will not be submitting the data file, he or she should forward this to the appropriate person.Apply labelsPre-ID labels delivered with test materials.See the Supervisor’s Manual for instructions on applying labels.
17 Informing Staff, Students & Parents Select and train testing staffOne testing assistant is needed in each testing room.Testing assistants may be teachers or members of the administrative, secretarial or clerical staff.Ensure that staff review the Supervisor’s Manual prior to test day.Notify staff, students, and parents about ReadiStepFlyers, presentations, and other support materials are available at readistep.collegeboard.org.Inform students that this is a timed test.Remind students to bring a calculator on test day.
18 Receiving Test Materials Receiving materialsTest materials should be opened and checked within 24 hours of receipt.Check that boxes contain all materials listed on the Packing List.Packaging materialsReturn all test materials to the cartons, reseal the cartons and sign your name across the top of each carton.Storing materialsStore cartons in a secure area to only authorized persons have access.
19 Setting Up the Testing Rooms Classroom arrangementAll students must face the same direction.All chairs must be placed directly behind those in the preceding row.There should be unimpeded access to every student for effective monitoring.There should be a large wall clock that is clearly visible to all students.
20 ReadiStep Implementation On Test DayReadiStep Implementation
21 Testing Procedures Admission to the testing room Seat students to ensure they work independently. You should be able to monitor all students from any location in the room.Students should not leave testing room without permission.Distribution of test materialsHand a test book to each student, one at a time, along each row.Have students write their name on the test book cover.Distribute an answer sheet to each student.Timing of the assessmentAllow 20 minutes for students to complete registration information.Adhere to the 40-minute timing for each test section.
22 Testing Procedures Calculators For the math calculator section, students who have large or raised displays should be seated separately from other test-takers.Ensure that only test books, answer sheets, pencils and erasers are on students’ desks during the test. Any other items are prohibited
23 After the Test Collecting and counting answer sheets Collect answer sheets from each student individually. Do not have them passed to you.Make sure students do not put their answer sheets inside the test books.Count answer sheets and verify that you have one for each student.Collecting and counting test booksAfter accounting for the answer sheets, collect the test books from students individually in the same order in which you distributed them.Count used test books and verify that you have one for each student.Protecting test materials after the testWhen all test materials have been accounted for, place them where they will not be accessible to the students.Keep test books in secure storage until score reports arrive in December.
24 Returning Materials for Scoring Complete the Supervisor’s Report Form.Return materials no later than two days after the administration.Follow return instructions in the Supervisor’s Manual.Use the original shipping boxes and the prepaid UPS labels provided.Arrange for package pickup with UPS.
26 Student Score Report Scores Score ranges National percentiles Student answer, correct answer and level of difficulty for each question
27 School Summary ReportParticipation by grade Performance by grade Comparisons to district and nation Benchmark (8th grade only)
28 Student Data File Electronic Student Data Recommended Uses Excel-ready .csv file provided on CDProvided to each school and districtHas detailed demographic and performance information for each studentIncludes fields provided through bulk registration/pre-ID processRecommended UsesAdd ReadiStep data to existing databases of student information.Sort and filter data to conduct analyses for different sub-groups.Add columns for teacher name and provide each teacher with data for his or her students.
29 Skills InsightHelps students, parents and educators gain insight into student skillsDetails the link between scores and skillsSample questions illustrating each skillSuggestions for improvementVersions for educators and students/parents
30 MyRoad: Exploring Colleges and Careers Free Access for ReadiStep TakersOnline tool lets students:Take a personality quizUnderstand their strengths and interestsPlan for high school and collegeLearn about majors and careers that fit their interestsExplore colleges by location, majors, costs
31 Summary of Answers and Skills (SOAS) Aggregate skill- and question-level feedbackHelps identify specific areas to focus improvement effortsComparisons to nation, state, and comparable groupSame format as PSAT/NMSQT SOAS reportsProvided to schools and districts testing 5+ students per grade
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