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1 Overview of Common Core Testing AEA ELEMENTARY PARENT WORKSHOP MARCH 12, 2015

2 Assessments  Designed to:  Guide instruction  Check for understanding  Provide a Layer of Accountability  Standards Based  Common Core  California State Standards

3 Three Assessments  Physical Fitness Testing (PFT) – 5 th Grade  California Standardized Test (CST) for Science - 5 th Grade  Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) – 3 rd – 6 th Grades

4 Physical Fitness Testing  Given to 5 th, 7 th, and 9 th graders  Aerobic Capacity – Mile Run – New formula to uses VO 2 max  Abdominal Strength and Endurance – Curl Ups  Upper Body Strength and Endurance – Push Ups  Body Composition – BMI, Skin Fold Test (Optional)  Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility – Trunk Lift  Flexibility – Sit and Reach, Shoulder Stretch

5 California Standardized Test for Science (CST)  Paper and Pencil Test with Scantrons  5 th Grade Only  75 Multiple Choice questions covering standards from all previous grades  Released Questions 

6 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)  Result of Common Core Standards  Multiple states participating in the consortium   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)  Digital Assessment of Grade Level Standards  “Smart” test that adapts to students  2 Sections with 4 Types of Questions  Secure Test

7 Sections  Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs)  Performance Tasks  Classroom activity frontloads student knowledge  Formal Task 

8 Question Types  Selected-response items prompt students to select one or more responses for a set of options.  Technology-enhanced items take advantage of computer-based administration to assess a deeper understanding of content and skills than would otherwise be possible with traditional item types.  Editing text or drawing an object.  Constructed-response items prompt students to produce a text or numerical response in order to collect evidence about their knowledge or understanding of a given assessment target.

9 Question Types  Performance tasks measure a student’s ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple  Measures capacities such as depth of understanding, research skills, and complex analysis  Some constructed-response items and performance tasks can be scored automatically; many will be hand-scored by professionally trained readers.  Sample Test Question Sample Test Question

10 Length of Tests  PFT: Done over several weeks during PE classes.  CST - Untimed  Approximately two 60 minute sessions  SBAC Content AreaGrades Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) items hrs : mins Performance Task (PT) hrs : mins Total hrs : mins Classroom Activity (administered prior to the PT)* hrs : mins Total hrs : mins English Language Arts/Literacy 3–51:302:003:30:304:00 6–81:302:003:30:304:00 HS2:00 4:00:304:30 Mathematics 3–51:301:002:30:303:00 6–82:001:003:00:303:30 HS2:001:303:30:304:00 Both 3–53:00 6:001:007:00 6–83:303:006:301:007:30 HS4:003:307:301:008:30

11 Preparing Our Students  Standards Based Instruction  Variety of Assessment Types  Online Curricular Tools  OARS Benchmark Assessments

12 Administering the Test  Requires one to one devices  Headphones for each student  External mouse recommended  Chromebooks are compatible  Secure Browser must be installed

13 Practice Test  Now let’s practice 


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