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1 MAY 2014 UPDATES Smarter Balanced and ACT

2 ACT Suite of Assessments ACT ASPIRE Early High School The ACT Plus Writing WorkKeys

3 High School Assessments GradeAssessmentCalendar 9ACT Aspire ™ Early High School 10ACT Aspire ™ Early High School 11The ACT ® Plus Writing 11ACT WorkKeys ® Spring April 27 – May 22, 2015 March 3 Make-up: March 17 Fall and Spring October 6 – 24, 2014 April 27 – May 22, 2015 March 4, 2015 Make-up: March 18 Accommodated students test during 2 week ACT/WorkKeys window.

4 Dates ACT Plus Writing: March 1, 2016 ACT makeup date: March 15, 2016 ACT WorkKeys: March 2, 2016 WorkKeys make up date: March 16, 2016 ACT Aspire TBD

5 Webinar Announcement: ACT and Students with Disabilities  Overview of ACT high school assessments  Accommodations, accessibility, and resources.  Q & A  Entry level presentation  Monday, 5/19/14  3:30 – 5:00 PM  https://docs.google.com/a/dpi.wi.gov/forms/d/1CSFrX1p 0p_labxDr1pyqd-1c9KMxwJrSUcPVk0i0cA8/viewform https://docs.google.com/a/dpi.wi.gov/forms/d/1CSFrX1p 0p_labxDr1pyqd-1c9KMxwJrSUcPVk0i0cA8/viewform

6 ACT Aspire Early high school Grades 9 and 10

7 /Home ManualsTechnologyTrainingProceduresTest Security

8 Training Management System (TMS) Actaspire.tms.pearson.com

9 ACT Aspire Face-to-Face Training  DACs, School Technology, CESA reps, Test Coordinators  2 from each school and CESA  5 Regional: Registration open to all schools and CESAs  8/18 La Crosse  8/19 Rice Lake  8/20 Wausau  8/21 Oshkosh  8/22 Madison  Milwaukee Metro:  Limited to Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine Choice Schools

10 Registration Open for August Face to Face Trainings https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0losB8w4PHDMFM0bHJlbFVQW W8/edit?usp=sharing

11 The ACT plus Writing Grade 11

12 ACT/WorkKeys Training  ACT Preview Webcast (Superintendents, Principals)  September 16 (tentative)  Test Accommodations Coordinator Webcast  September/October  Accommodations Conference Call Q&A with ACT  October  Test Administration Training Webcast  November (recorded and posted)  Test Administration Q&A  December 10 (tentative)  January 20 (tentative)

13 The ACT Plus Writing (Standard Time)  Some local decisions The ACT Plus Writing with ACT approved accommodations The ACT Plus Writing with state-allowed accommodations: Scores are not college reportable ACT Accommodations

14 Local Decisions  Preferential seating  Testing in a quiet environment  Wheelchair access  Marking responses in the test booklet  A sign language interpreter for Spoken Instructions

15 Accommodations  ACT-Approved Accommodations  Scores are fully reportable to colleges, scholarships, and other entities.  Currently on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plans  Application for students with disabilities should be submitted prior to decision about state-allowed accommodations  State-Allowed Accommodations  Scores that are NOT college-reportable  Used for state accountability purposes only

16 State-Allowed Decisions  Not college reportable but will be used for accountability  Most will be English Language Learners  A few will be students with IEP, 504  DPI Guidance will soon be available  Decision-making tree (flow-chart)  Parent/Student notification document  Accommodations matrix

17 Customer Service Numbers 4/23/2014 ACT/WorkKeys State Testing Administration Customer Service x2800 – standard time questions x1788 – accommodations questions - ACT Aspire Customer Support

18 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Updates on the 3-8 ELA and Math Assessments.

19 Field Test  9.4 million tests have been completed nationwide  3.7 million students  In Wisconsin 76,000 tests have been completed  42,338 students  Overall has gone smoothly.  We will be reporting issues to SBAC

20 Updates  Out of Grade Level Testing  Block and Mini-Summative Interim Assessments  RFP completion June  Recruitment for Achievement Level Setting

21 Schedule  June 3-Sept. 30: Preview of Formative Digital Library.  October: Achievement Level Setting  November: Vertical Scaling  December: Release of Interim Mini-Summative  Jan-Feb: Release of Interim Block


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