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1 Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers PARCC 2014 Field Test Administration Training December, 2013

2 Today’s Presentation ADE: Welcome and Introductions Field Test Sampling in Arkansas Pearson: Technology Set Up (Part I) Administrator Training (Part II) Computer-based assessment Paper-based assessment Accessibility Feature and Accommodations (Part III)

3 Today’s Presentation Schedule 9:30 – 10:30 Part I 10:30 – 10:45 Morning break 10:45 – 11:30 Part I (continued) 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Will not be provided Maumelle restaurants nearby 12:30 - 2:15 Part II 2:15 – 2:30 Afternoon break 2:30 - 3:30 Part III Schedule may be altered

4 Today’s Presentation Arkansas-specific questions that arise today about the PARCC Field Test may be sent to OR The Office of Student Assessment

5 Today’s Presentation The presentation Wednesday will be videotaped by AETN District Test Coordinators will receive information on how to access the recording when available The materials used by the presenters will be available on the Pearson Training Management System (TMS) Information on how to access the TMS will be provided by Pearson when the materials are posted

6 Resources for PARCC Field Test 1.The most recent presentation on Arkansas-specific aspects of the PARCC Field Test can be accessed at: 2.Information for scheduling field test sessions can be found at: 3.Testing manuals (release dates TBA) Test Coordinator Manual Test Administration Manual for Computer-Based Testing Test Administration Manual for Paper-Based Testing

7 Arkansas Sample

8 PARCC Field Test– Round 1 Commissioner’s Memo LS announced PARCC Field Testing 250 AR Districts were randomly selected to participate in Round 1 of the PARCC Field Test Of the 250 Districts selected to participate in Round 1, all but 6 districts have agreed to field test at least one sample 97.6% AR District participation Amazing response rate!!

9 PARCC Field Test—Round 2 October 15, 2013, an was sent to AR districts participating in Round 1 to determine if there was interest in additional field test opportunities 56 AR districts volunteered for additional PARCC field testing Round 2 was limited to districts which had not been selected for Round 1 and districts which volunteered for additional field testing 20 districts were selected to participate in Round 2 Of the 20 Districts selected to participate in Round 2, all but 1 district agreed to field test at least one sample 95% AR District participation Amazing Response Rate!!

10 PARCC Field Test—Round 3 Final Round 56 AR Volunteer Districts have been submitted to the testing companies, as well as any AR district not previously selected for Rounds 1 or 2. Turn around time for final round is 1 week, so AR districts selected will be receiving a call or from the Office of Student Assessment instead of Pearson for approval of final samples. December 9, 2013: Conclusion of PARCC Field Test Sampling

11 PARCC Classroom Selection Guidance selection-guidance selection-guidance A tool for districts/schools to use to help select the 1 or 2 classrooms to field test.

12 PARCC Classroom Selection Guidance

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14 PARCC Accommodations Webinar The Special Education Unit will be hosting a webinar on PARCC accommodations: December 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm December 17, 2013 at 10:00 am DTCs will be receiving an from the Office of Student Assessment with additional information and an access link if you would like to attend.

15 ADE Contacts


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