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1 PARCC Assessment Administration Guidance 1

2 PARCC Assessment Design Summative Assessments 2 Performance- Based Assessment End-of-Year Assessment  After 75 percent of the school year  Extended tasks, applications of concepts and skills  ELA/Literacy: Writing effectively when analyzing text, research simulation  Math: Solving multi-step problems requiring abstract reasoning, precision, perseverance and strategic use of tools  ELA/Literacy Grades 3-11  Math Grades 3-8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II  After 90 percent of the school year  Innovative, short-answer items  ELA/Literacy: Reading comprehension  Math: Short items that address both concepts and skills  ELA/Literacy Grades 3-11  Math Grades 3-8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II

3 Two Testing Windows Summative Assessments PBA EOY

4 Two Testing Windows Schools will have a maximum of 20 consecutive days in each testing window to administer each assessment component: – Performance Based Assessment (PBA) component – End of Year Assessment (EOY) component Schools could complete administration of the tests in fewer days if they have sufficient capacity to administer assessments to large numbers of students simultaneously 4

5 WHO will Test on PARCC Students enrolled in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 will participate in both the PBA and EOY testing windows for ELA/Literacy This is a NEW testing requirement for grades 9 and 10 Students enrolled in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will participate in both the PBA and EOY windows for Math Students enrolled in qualifying Algebra I, Geometry, and/or Algebra II Courses will participate in both the PBA and EOY windows of the EOC Algebra I, EOC Geometry, or the EOC Algebra II Assessment(s) This is a NEW testing requirement for Algebra II 5

6 Number of Testing Sessions Summative Assessments 66 Performance- Based Assessment End-of-Year Assessment Nine (9) Sessions Total

7 Estimated Time on Task by Grade and Session Note: Estimated time on task refers to an estimate of the amount of time the typical student will need to complete each session. While it is anticipated that most students will complete the test sessions within these estimated times, all participating students will have a set amount of additional time for each session to provide them with ample time to demonstrate their knowledge.

8 Estimated Time on Task by Grade and Session 8 Note: Estimated time on task refers to an estimate of the amount of time the typical student will need to complete each session. While it is anticipated that most students will complete the test sessions within these estimated times, all participating students will have a set amount of additional time for each session to provide them with ample time to demonstrate their knowledge.

9 “Rule of Thumb” Guidance 9 These are general assessment planning guidelines. Districts may wish to recommend lower student to device ratios to ensure that schools can continue with computer-based instruction at the same time as they are conducting computer-based assessments. The expectation is that all students will take the PARCC assessments online.

10 PBA Planning Example 10

11 PBA Planning Example (cont.) 11

12 PBA Planning Example (cont.) 12

13 Update on PARCC Field Test Administered in Spring

14 Field Test Purposes There are three primary purposes of the PARCC Field Test: 1.To obtain item-level data to assemble operational forms 2.To evaluate methods for scoring and scaling the PBA and EOY 3.To yield data to support planned research 14

15 Field Test Experience PARCC states will field test the performance-based and end-of-year assessment components in Spring The majority of students involved in the Field Test will take one component (PBA or EOY) in one content area (ELA or mathematics). A small percentage of students involved in the Field Test will take the full summative assessment (PBA and EOY) in one content area only (ELA or mathematics). 15

16 Field Test Windows 16

17 Field Test Preparation What is the recommended time for scheduling testing sessions? – Two or Two ½ hour blocks for each session of the Field Test The block will allow for plenty of time to complete administration activities as well as for students to complete the test session with the additional time allotted, if needed. FAQs – kedQuestionsabouttheFieldTest pdf kedQuestionsabouttheFieldTest pdf 17

18 Field Test Preparation October Activities: PARCC will release guidance for thin clients and VDI technologies System Check Tool will be available to prepare for the upcoming field test administration Training Modules will be available to provide training and support for the following topic: – System Check Tool The following resources will be available online: – System Check User Guide 18

19 Field Test Preparation November Activities: Regional Training Workshops will begin for approved locations Site visits will begin for approved LEAs PARCC will provide information about assistive technologies for the field test assessment The following resources will be available online: – Infrastructure Readiness Guide – TestNav 8 Technology Guidelines Training Modules will be available to provide training and support for the following topic: – Setting up an Infrastructure Trial 19

20 Field Test Preparation December Activities: The following resources will be available online: – Test Administrator Manual – School Test Coordinator Manual – PearsonAccess User Guide – TestNav 8 Proctor Caching User Guide Training Modules will be available to provide training and support for the following topics: – Technology Setup: Beginner & Advanced Level – Test Administrator Training: Beginner & Advanced Level The Infrastructure Trial window will open 20

21 Field Test Preparation January Activities: Training Modules will be available to provide training and support for the following topics: – Accommodations with Computer-Based Testing – Emerging Technologies and Security with Computer-Based Testing 21

22 Spring 2014 Practice Tests There will be a computer-based practice test available to all schools – both schools included and not included in the field tests. There is no charge to participate in the practice test. The practice test will enable students and teachers to become familiar with the PARCC assessments and to practice with the different types of technology functionalities. The practice test will be available during the Field Test in Spring Materials, including rubrics, will be available so that teachers can score the practice tests. 22

23 Field Test Sample The Field Test sample size for each state will be proportional to each state’s student enrollment (with a minimum sample size). The sample will represent enrollment across and within PARCC states. A sample of schools was selected from each participating state. ETS, a subcontractor for the Assessment Administration contract, has pulled the initial sample. Arkansas is represented with an enrollment sample of over 42,500 students. All schools have been notified if they were selected for the field test. – Schools selected for the field test that cannot participate will be replaced with schools in the same state that fits the sample criteria. A maximum of two (2) classrooms will participate from each of the selected schools at any given grade and content. 23

24 Update on PARCC Technology Guidance 24

25 Device Guidance & Planning The number of devices a school needs for assessment is largely dependent on: 1) The number of students enrolled at each tested grade level; 2) The number of students that can be tested simultaneously given the way in which available devices are deployed (e.g. in labs, in classrooms, on carts, etc.); and 3) The available bandwidth capacity 25

26 “Rule of Thumb” Guidance 26 These are general assessment planning guidelines. Districts may wish to recommend lower student to device ratios to ensure that schools can continue with computer-based instruction at the same time as they are conducting computer-based assessments. The expectation is that all students will take the PARCC assessments online. Plan to use proctor cashing and have at least 5 kbps per student testing at the same time. OR…plan for 50 kbps per student connecting to the internet and testing at the same time.

27 Device Guidance & Planning PARCC Minimum and Recommended Technology Guidelines: AskedQuestionsabouttheFieldTest pdf 27

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31 Contact Information Melody Morgan Director of Student Assessment (501)


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