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1 DYNAMIC LEARNING MAPS Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 2015 MO-CASE FALL CONFERENCE Presented by: Bonnie Aaron & Tiffani Muessig September 2014 1

2 PURPOSE 2  To provide a basic overview of the New MAP-A developed by Dynamic Learning Maps consortium

3 LEARNING OUTCOMES: 3 To provide a basic overview of:  Learning Maps  Claims and Conceptual Areas  Essential Elements  Linkage Levels and Nodes  Instructionally Relevant Items (Testlets)  Item Types

4 LEARNING OUTCOMES: 4 What do educators need to know and do right now?  Security Agreement  Required Trainings  KITE  First Contact Survey  Personal Needs and Preferences  Released Practice Testlets  Practice Testlets for Students  Blueprint

5 Basic Overview Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) 5

6 What is Dynamic Learning Maps?  The DLM project is guided by the core belief that all students should have access to challenging grade-level content  The new DLM Alternate Assessment System will let students with significant cognitive disabilities show what they know in ways that traditional testing cannot  The Dynamic Learning Maps  Are designed to map a student’s learning throughout the year  Uses items and tasks that are embedded in day-to-day instruction  Integrates testing and instruction to inform teaching and benefit students 6

7 What makes DLM unique? Assessments can be delivered on  PC  MAC  Desktops  Laptops  iPads  Interactive whiteboards 7

8 AAC Devices Have Given Freedom 8

9 The Big Picture 9

10 Learning maps are the many different pathways a student may take to learn a skill or concept. What are Learning Maps? 10

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12 DLM’s Multiple Pathways 12

13 Claims are broad statements about what students are expected to learn and to be able to demonstrate within ELA and mathematics content areas. What are Claims? 13

14 Claims... 14  Identify major domains of interest in English language arts and math for students with significant cognitive disabilities  Are broad statements about expected student learning that serve to focus the scope of the assessment  Help organize the structures in the learning map for this population of students

15 English Language Arts Claims 15

16 Conceptual areas further define specific knowledge and skills required to meet the broad claims identified by DLM. What are Conceptual Areas? 16

17 Conceptual Areas...  Are areas within the learning map that have nodes directly related to the Essential Elements  Represent concepts and skills that support the learning of the Essential Elements  Are groups of connected concepts and skills  Serve as models of how students may acquire and organize their content knowledge 17

18 Conceptual Area ELA.C1.1 18

19 Essential Elements are specific statements of knowledge and skills linked to the Missouri Learning Standards. What are Essential Elements? 19

20 Essential Elements 20 EEs MLS Most SCD

21 Essential Elements Continued....  Alternate standards aligned to Missouri Learning Standards  Developed by content specialists (educators)  Provide links between the standards and grade level expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities 21

22 Crosswalk from Missouri Learning Standards to Essential Elements Missouri Learning Standards Essential Elements ELA.RL.4.3 English Language Arts Reading Literature Grade 4 Standard 3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. a character’s thoughts, words, or actions). ELA.EE.RL.4.3 Essential Element Reading Literature Grade 4 Standard 3: Use details from the text to describe characters in the story. 22

23 Linkage levels are small sections of the learning map that contain one or more nodes. What are Linkage Levels? 23

24 Linkage Levels 24

25 What are nodes? 25 Nodes specify individual skills and understandings that were drawn from the research in English language arts and Mathematics.

26 What are Nodes? 26 Learning Map Essential Elements Linkage Nodes

27 Five Linkage Nodes  Five linkages to each Essential Element  Link the Essential Elements to the learning map Initial precursor node Distal precursor node Proximal precursor node Target node Successor node  Where a student enters the map based on the First Contact Survey 27

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29 Instructionally relevant testlets are sets of 3-8 items and an engagement activity. What are Instructionally Relevant Testlets? 29

30 Engagement Activity 30 Precedes a testlet and introduces the concept to be addressed Describes a scenario and provides context for the items Taps prior knowledge or experience

31 Testlets  Are used for instruction AND testing  Increase the instructional relevance of the assessment  Provide a better estimate of the students’ knowledge, skills and abilities  Provide more reliable and valid indicators of student performance than current status collection of evidence 31

32 Each testlet will feature a variety of different types of questions. What item types will be used? 32

33 ITEM TYPES USED IN TESTLETS 33  Multiple choice  Technology enhanced  Matching  Sorting  Labeling  Teacher administered  Engagement Activity

34 Multiple Choice 34

35 Matching 35

36 Sorting 36

37 Educator Administered Assessment 37

38 What do I need to know and do right now? Now what? 38

39 Educator Portal Login 39

40 Security Agreement 40

41 Required Test Administration Training 41

42 Missouri’s Guide to Required Test Administration Training 2014-2015 42

43 FIRST CONTACT SURVEY 43  A comprehensive questionnaire completed by the student’s teacher based on the teacher’s knowledge of the student’s performance, skills, and knowledge  Used in conjunction with the Personal Needs and Preferences Profile to determine where a student initially enters the KITE Student Portal assessment system  Completed by the student’s teacher in the KITE Educator Portal  Completed once a year and edited or adjusted as needed

44 First Contact Survey 44  GO TO EDUCATOR PORTAL  Complete the First Contact Survey for each student

45 Personal Needs and Preferences 45  Student-specific information that tells the DLM test delivery system what the needs are for individual users.  The PNP includes information the system needs to make the student’s user interface compatible with his or her accessibility needs. In DLM™, the PNP profile includes information about display enhancements, language and Braille, and audio and environment supports.  Educators who know the student provide the information in the profile.

46 PERSONAL NEEDS AND PREFERENCES 46  Customization for each student.

47 Released Practice Testlets 47

48 Practice Test 48  Have the students practice taking the test

49 Planning 49  Plan and provide instruction using the essential elements blueprints  Do not forget the manipulatives!

50 The Missouri Blueprints contain EEs that will be used for testing. What are Blueprints? 50

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52 Now You’re Ready! 52  Now the student is ready for the instructionally embedded operational assessment (Phase A,B,C)

53 ASSESSMENTS 53 Beginning of Year Teacher chooses Essential Elements for each student During the Year Teaching and instructionally embedded assessments Spring Testing Window Re-assess Essential Elements

54 2014-2015 DLM Assessment Calendar 54 NEW MAP –A Assessment Calendar October 13-31Field Testing November 10 – December 19Field Testing Operational Testing January 5 - March 13Field Testing Operational Testing March 30-May 22ELA and math

55 School Year 2014-2015 MAP-A for ELA & Mathematics  Instructionally relevant testlets begin August 2014  Used for instruction and operational data One or two per week in ELA and mathematics Based on new Essential Elements (replace current APIs)  2015 spring window new MAP-A in ELA and mathematics  Used for federal and state accountability  ELA and mathematics grades 3-8 and grade 11  2015 spring window 55

56 What about Science?  The new MAP-A Science Assessment pilot testing will begin this spring  Until further notice:  Continue to test Science with the current status collection of evidence in: Grades 5, 8 and 11 January and February collection windows  Continue to use current Science APIs. 56

57 Professional Development Resources  Available consortium and DESE professional development resources:  Glossary of terms  Essential Elements  DESE weekly e-mail DLM updates  DLM website  DLM Frequently Asked Questions 020130821.pdf 020130821.pdf  Self directed learning modules 57

58 The Next Generation of Alternate Assessments  ALL students are being prepared for life, work, and citizenship, including students with the most significant cognitive disability.  Preparation for graduation begins the day the student enters school.  Dynamic Learning Maps consortium is creating the next generation of alternate assessments as part of that preparation.  We have a bigger focus on what students CAN do rather than what students cannot do. 58


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