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1 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Program Smarter Balanced Coordinator Training January – February Smarter Balanced Coordinator Training January – February 2015

2 Presentation Topics  CAASPP Program  2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment  Testing responsibilities  Testing dates  SBAC Digital Library  SBAC Interim Assessments CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 2

3 Smarter Balanced (SBA) –English–language Arts (ELA) –Mathematics –Grs. 3-8 & 11 (Gr. 11 used for EAP) Alternate assessments ELA and mathematics (Field Test) California Standardized Test (CST) California Modified Assessment (CMA) California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) Science (Grs. 5, 8 & 10) Standards-based Test in Spanish (STS) Reading/language arts (Grs. 2-11) CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 3

4 CST, CMA, and CAPA Science (Grs. 5, 8 & 10) STS RLA (Grs. 2-11) Main responsibilities: Maintain Test Security Materials ordered by STB Receive, store and inventory within 24hrs of receipt Order additional materials Train test examiners and proctors Report security breaches or irregularities to STB Review and follow procedures outlined in the CAASPP Test Manual and Administration Instructions CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 4

5 Smarter Balanced (SBA) –English–language Arts (ELA) –Mathematics –Grs. 3-8 & 11* Main responsibilities: Maintain Test Security Prepare testing devices Ensure accuracy of student data Enter students’ test settings Train test examiners and proctors Create test administrator accounts Establish testing schedules Report security breaches or irregularities to STB Review and follow procedures outlined in the CAASPP and SBA Test Coordinator Manuals CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 5

6 Test Operations Management System (TOMS) Test Administrator (TA) Interface Participation Reports User accounts are created (SC/TA) Students’ test settings entered or changed Access Practice and Training tests Create test sessions Monitor test administration and schedule makeup tests Smarter Balanced Systems CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 6

7 Assess students in grades 3-8 and 11 in ELA and mathematics. Each content area test will consist of:  A Non-Performance Task (Non-PT)  A Performance Task (PT) component (classroom activity) 7 Smarter Balanced Assessment CAASPP 2015 General Information Session  Best Practice Classroom Activity must take place within 3 days of the PT. However it may not take place on the same day as PT.

8 8 All students take the Smarter Balanced assessments, with the following exceptions:  Students with disabilities who take the alternate assessments (ELA and mathematics)  English learners who have been enrolled in a school in the United States less than 12 months (ELA only) Smarter Balanced Assessment CAASPP 2015 General Information Session  Best Practice English Learners must take the mathematics test regardless of the amount of time in a US school

9 Turnaround in weeks compared to months Faster results Fewer questions compared to fixed form tests Shorter test length Provides accurate measurements of student growth over time Increased precision Item difficulty based on student responses Tailored to student ability Larger item banks mean that not all students receive the same questions Greater security 9 Smarter Balanced Assessment CAASPP 2015 General Information Session

10 Estimated Testing Times CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 10

11 Testing Schedules Subject & Grade LevelRequirement ELA & math, grades 3-8 Testing window shall not begin until at least 66% of a school’s annual instructional days have been completed, and may continue up to the last day of instruction… ELA & math, grade 11 Testing window shall not begin until at least 80% of a school’s annual instructional days have been completed, and may continue up to the last day of instruction… Science for CST, CMA, CAPA, in grades 5, 8, and 10 The testing window shall be administered during a window of 25 days that includes 12 days before and after completion of 85% of the instructional days. March 4 – June 4 April 15 – June 4 April 9 – May 13 CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 11

12 General Test Security Guidelines  All secure test materials must be handled and stored securely. o For paper-pencil tests, lock in secure storage with limited access, count test booklets before and after a testing session, train staff on the procedures. o For computer-based tests, lock any printed rosters in secure storage with limited access, train staff on procedures.  The use of unauthorized electronic devices (i.e., cell phones) in the testing session is prohibited.  No unauthorized visitors. CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 12

13 General Test Security Guidelines  Cover or remove materials on the classroom walls that may provide information to students during testing.  Actively monitor students during testing.  Seat students so that they cannot easily view each other's work.  Students not testing may not be in the room.  Report irregularities and improprieties. o Test coordinators must report cases to the Student Testing Branch. CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 13

14 Digital Library https://www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org/digital-library-resources CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 14

15 Digital Library Resources:  MEM-6423, Smarter Balanced Digital Library, dated December 5, 2014  Manage Digital Library accounts: https://art.smarterbalanced.org https://art.smarterbalanced.org  Digital Library Help Topic Presentations  Getting Started in the Digital Library (PPT) Getting Started in the Digital Library  Finding Resources in the Digital Library (PPT) Finding Resources in the Digital Library  Navigating Resources in the Digital Library (PPT) Navigating Resources in the Digital Library  Available at: education/teachers//http://www.smarterbalanced.org/k-12- education/teachers// CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 15

16 Interim Assessments Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) mirror the summative assessment:  Use the same blueprints as the summative.  Assess the same range of standards.  Have the same item types and formats.  Include performance tasks.  Require the same amount of administration time.  Provide information regarding student readiness for the end- of-year summative assessment  CDE anticipates release on January 15 th  Optional this year CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 16

17 Interim Assessment Blocks Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) assess fewer sets of skills and:  Use the same targets, by grade level, as the summative blueprints.  Consist of short, focused sets of items.  Provide information about a student’s strengths and needs in relation to the standards.  Offer varied blocks by grade level and subject area.  Anticipated release of January 27 th.  Optional for this year. 17CAASPP 2015 General Information Session

18 DatesEvents DecemberDigital Library available and accounts created JanuaryTOMS Accounts for School Coordinators JanuaryInterim Assessments FebruarySBA Principal and Test Coordinator Trainings FebruarySystem “Readiness Test” and Survey FebruaryDelivery of ear buds March 4* – June 4SBA Testing Window for Grades 3-8 April 15 – June 4SBA Testing Window for Grade 11 General Information Session 18 *SBA projected to be available starting March 10th SBA Key Events CAASPP 2015

19 Smarter Balanced Coordinator Training  In-person sessions only  Status changed to “Completed” (verification of attendance)  Print certificate after status is changed  Submit copy to the testing center along with school documentation CAASPP Coordinator Training  Online session in the Learning Zone  Participants must complete the assessment  Print certificate after completing the assessment  Submit copy to the testing center along with school documentation Test Coordinator Classes CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 19

20 Room assignments CAASPP 2015 General Information Session 20

21 21CAASPP 2015 General Information Session Questions?


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