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1 Assessment Update Ms. Danielle Shockey, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Michele Walker, Director of Student Assessment Ms. Sholonda Trice, Assistant Director of Student Assessment November 2014

2 Agenda CCR Standards & Assessments Support for Educators Transitions: IMAST, Graduation Exam and Beyond 2

3 States must adopt college- and career-ready (CCR) standards  CCR ELA and Math standards adopted by State Board of Education on April 28, 2014 States must administer assessments based on CCR standards by the spring of 2015  Featuring new item type: technology-enhanced (TE) items Transitioning Standards and Assessments: ESEA Flexibility Waiver/Federal Requirements

4 Designing the Spring 2015 ISTEP+ (Grades 3-8) ISTEP+ Part 1  March Administration – Applied Skills Items (Online voluntary) Paper/Pencil Testing Window: March , 2015 Online Testing Window: March , 2015 ISTEP+ Part 2  April/May Administration (Online required) Paper/Pencil Testing Window (Requires Pre-Approval): April 27 – May 8, 2015  Multiple-Choice and Gridded-Response Items Online Testing Window: April 27 – May 15, 2015  Multiple-Choice and Technology-Enhanced Items

5 ISTEP+ Assessment Notes – Part 1 (Grades 3-8) English/Language Arts  Writing Prompts Read one or more passages Respond to 4 multiple-choice questions (scaffold to the prompt) Provide evidence from the passage(s) when responding to the prompt Mathematics  Icons – Not displayed on the assessment Mathematical Process Standard 5  Use appropriate tools strategically

6 ISTEP+ Assessment Notes – Part 2 (Grades 3-8) Mathematics, continued  Reference Sheets – Grades 4-8 Separate sheet by grade level  Fluency items Measure fluency as demonstrated “efficiently” and “accurately”  Define the variable When creating an expression or equation  Gridded-Response items – Grades 4-8 During ISTEP+ Part 2 paper-and-pencil administration ONLY

7 7 Construct an answer using Math Palette

8 Drag-and-drop Multiple-correct response

9 9

10 Drag-and-drop

11 Designing the Spring 2015 ISTEP+ End of Course Assessments (ECAs) Spring 2015 ECAs will include two components:  Graduation examination Aligned to IAS (2000 Algebra I, 2006 English 10)  Accountability assessment Aligned to CCR IAS (2014 Algebra I and English 10) Grade 10 students participating in the ECAs

12 Blue font = Educator Involvement Assessment Development Journey

13 . ActivityISTEP+ TimelineECA Timeline Specification Review Meetings and Test Blueprint Development May/June 2014September 2014 Passage Review MeetingsEarly June 2014September 2014 Item DevelopmentJune/July 2014September/October 2014 Content and Bias/Sensitivity Review MeetingsEarly August 2014November 2014 Pilot New ECA Items During Late Winter Testing Window N/A Late February/Early March 2015 Form Selection and BuildFall 2014March 2015 Administer AssessmentMarch, April/May 2015April/May 2015 Standards Setting (Cut-Score Setting)Summer 2015 Development & Implementation

14 . Support for Educators SupportGrades 3-8ECAs Test Blueprints Posted early July Posted late Fall Instructional and Assessment Guidance Posted late August Posted late Fall Acuity 3-8: Acuity Readiness Assessments Late September N/A Acuity ECAs: CCR-aligned items (GQE-Alg. I, Eng. 10: Predictive continues) N/A January Professional Development: Open-ended items and Technology-Enhanced Items September/October December/January Item SamplersEarly OctoberJanuary Experience College- and Career-Ready Assessment Early OctoberJanuary

15 Test Blueprints (Gr. 3-8, ECAs-Graduation: Currently posted; ECAs-Accountability: December) Provide “big picture” view of strands/reporting categories Assist in prioritizing curriculum Enhance instructional planning Guide development of classroom assessments

16 Instructional and Assessment Guidance (Gr. 3-8, ECAs-Graduation: Currently posted; ECAs-Accountability: December) Provides “granular” view of standards Informs curricular and instructional priorities Provides transparency regarding assessments  ISTEP+ Part 1, ISTEP+ Part 2 +,, –

17 Instructional and Assessment Guidance Mathematics – Grade 5 Represents standards that may be assessed on ISTEP+ Part 1 and ISTEP+ Part 2. All standards may be assessed on ISTEP+ Part 2. SymbolContent PriorityApproximate Instructional Time ++ Critical50 – 75%  Important25 – 50% –– Additional5 – 10% Strand 1 Number Sense Strand 2 Computation Strand 3 Algebraic Thinking Strand 4 Geometry Strand 5 Measurement Strand 6 Data Analysis Strand 7 Mathematical Process 5.NS.1  *5.C.1 ++ *5.AT.1 ++ 5.G.1  *5.M.1 ++ 5.DS.1  *PS.1 ++ 5.NS.2  5.C.2 ++ *5.AT.2 ++ *5.G.2  5.M.2  5.DS.2  *PS.2 ++ 5.NS.3 –– 5.C.3 –– *5.AT.3  *5.M.3 ++ *PS.3 ++ 5.NS.4 –– 5.C.4 ++ *5.AT.4  5.M.4  *PS.4 ++ 5.NS.5 –– 5.C.5 ++ *5.AT.5 ++ *5.M.5 ++ *PS.5 ++ 5.NS.6  5.C.6 –– 5.AT.6  *5.M.6  *PS.6 ++ 5.C.7 ++ 5.AT.7  *PS.7 ++ *5.C.8 ++ *5.AT.8  *PS.8 ++ *5.C.9 ++

18 Acuity Assessments (Gr. 3-8: September; ECAs-Accountability: January) NEW Acuity Readiness Assessments  Grades 3-8, ELA and Math  Aligned to the CCR 2014 Indiana Academic Standards  3 administrations/diagnostic in nature  (Science, Social Studies remain unchanged) Acuity for Algebra I and English 10  Continue Predictive forms for the ECAs  NEW CCR-aligned items for use by teachers

19 Assessment Professional Development (Gr. 3-8: October; ECAs-Accountability: January) Grades 3-8: Recorded WebEx sessions Focused on:  Use of Instructional and Assessment Guidance  Sample open-ended items based on new CCR standards  Technology-enhanced item types Watch for professional development related to CCR standards on the ECAs.

20 Item Samplers (Gr. 3-8: October) Updated for Sample open-ended items based on new CCR standards Examples of ISTEP+ Part 1 administration English/Language Arts Items: writing prompts, constructed-response, extended-response Focus on evidence Mathematics Items: constructed-response, extended-response Focus on content and process

21 “Experience College- and Career- Ready Assessment” Tool (Gr. 3-8: October; ECAs-Accountability: January) Technology-enhanced item types Training for students and educators Engaging and interactive Include available accommodations Teachers are encouraged to use Experience CCRA as an instructional tool in the classroom!

22 . Spring 2015 ACCUPLACER Testing Window  Part 1: January 22 – February 20, 2015 Administer to juniors who meet State Board-adopted criteria during Part 1  Part 2: February 25 – April 1, 2015 Participation Criteria  PSAT score  Performance on ECAs Updated guidance coming soon  Includes details re: Dual-Credit, Financial Aid, and more!

23 . Transition: Graduation Examination & Accountability Assessment Implementation YearGrade ECA (IAS 2000 Algebra I, 2006 English 10) ECA (CCR IAS 2014 Algebra I, English 10) Grade 10 Summative Assessment Graduation Examination Accountability Assessment Grade 10 Graduation Examination Accountability Assessment Grade 11Retest Grade 12Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 Graduation Examination X Grade 11Retest Grade 12Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 XX Grade 11Retest Grade 12Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 XX Grade 11 Retest Grade 12Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 XX Grade 11 Retest Grade 12 Retest AdultsRetest Grade 10 XX Grade 11 Retest Grade 12 Retest Adults Retest

24 . Transition: Spring 2015 ECAs Spring 2015 ECA Administration: Graduation Examination and Accountability Assessment Implementation Grade(s) End of Course Assessment (1 test with 2 components) Accountability Assessment Notes Graduation Examination (IAS 2000 Algebra I, 2006 English 10) Accountability Assessment (CCR IAS 2014 Algebra I, English 10) (Accountability Assessment component will likely consist of 1-2 extra test sessions.) Grade 10 Required (testers/retesters) Required (testers/retesters) Accountability calculations for Grade 10 students testing in spring 2015 are based on new CCR standards. Grades 9, 11, 12 Required (testers/retesters) Optional—Local Decision Feedback regarding new CCR standards may be helpful for remediation and other purposes. (NOT included in accountability calculations) Adults Required (testers/retesters) Not Applicable Adults are not included in school accountability. Watch for more ECA-related guidance coming soon!

25 . Transition: IMAST Federal regulations discontinued modified assessments after  Indiana’s version: IMAST  Sunset after Spring 2014 administration “IMAST Transition” resources/information available  Refer to Office of Student Assessment webpage IMPORTANT: Provide local support necessary to students formerly participating in IMAST  Provide support for parents, too!

26 . Future Assessments: Beginning in  Assessment Resolution passed by Education Roundtable and State Board of Education includes 7 Components: 1.Summative Assessment (Grades 3-10) Grade 10 ISTEP+ becomes new Graduation Examination High School Science Assessment based on Biology I 2.IREAD-3 3.Phase-out Algebra I, English 10 ECAs (Graduation Examination) 4.Grade 11, 12 Post-Secondary Assessments 5.College- and Career-Readiness Exam (Grade 11) 6.Formative Assessments (Grades K-10; ELA, Math, SCI, SS) 7.Alternate Assessment (Grades 3-10)

27 . Assessment RFP Update  Review process ongoing Educators included as:  Advisors  Evaluators  Determine top two vendors per Component January – oral presentations  Advisors  Award expected mid-March

28 . R – I – G – O – R R eady for college- and career-related expectations… I mplement innovative instructional practices; G ather and use resources from the IDOE website; O ffer and seek ideas via a Community of Practice; and R each out when you have questions or need assistance. R – I – G – O – R leads to student success! To be…

29 Resources for Assessment Guidance School Test Coordinator (STC) Corporation Test Coordinator (CTC) Office of Student Assessment  Telephone: (317)   Website:

30 Thanks for the opportunity!


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