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State Testing PARCC, LEAP, iLEAP. What State Assessments will your children take this year? When will they take them ? All students grades 3-8 will take.

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1 State Testing PARCC, LEAP, iLEAP

2 What State Assessments will your children take this year? When will they take them ? All students grades 3-8 will take : PARCC: ELA and Math LEAP/iLEAP: Science and Social Studies Testing Dates PARCC Phase 1 (Performance-Based Assessment): March PARCC Phase 2 (End-of-Year Assessment): May 4-8 LEAP & iLEAP (Science & Social Studies): April 14-15

3 Differences between PARCC and LEAP/iLEAP PARCC LEAP/iLEAP Timed One session per day minutes testing per day ELA sessions skills are integrated not isolated Not high stakes – scores will not be available until fall th grade*summer school based on report card (must pass ELA & Math) Answer in test book (no separate answer document) *scratch paper allowed 2 testing cycles (PBA & EOY) Dictionary & Thesaurus not allowed Untimed Several sessions per day Several hours testing per day ELA sessions isolated skills: comprehension, language, writing, research 4 th grade High Stakes (ELA & Math) Summer School & Retested Separate answer document and test book *no scratch paper allowed Dictionary & Thesaurus allowed

4 PARCC Achievement Levels LEAP/iLEAP Achievement Levels Distinguished Command Advanced Strong CommandMastery Moderate Command Basic (Proficient) Partial or Minimal CommandApproaching Basic/Unsatisfactory (Non-proficient) Accountability/Achievement Levels

5 PARCC: Summative Assessments English Language Arts Performance Based Assessment (PBA) March End of Year Assessment (EOY) May 4-6 PBA is administered after 75% of the school year is completed. ELA PBA will focus on writing effectively when analyzing texts and will include three tasks: a literary analysis, a research simulation, and a narrative task. For each task, students will be asked to read one or more texts, answer several comprehension and vocabulary questions, and write an essay that requires them to draw evidence from the text(s). 3 days EOY is administered after 90% of the school year is completed. ELA EOY will include at least two texts, both literary and informational, and will focus on reading comprehension. To be able to provide results quickly, the EOY will consist entirely of computer-scored items. 1 day

6 Grades 3-5 Performance Based Assessment Design 1. Literary Analysis Task —provides students an opportunity to show their understanding of literature. It asks students to read 2 literary texts, answer 6 selected-response questions about the texts, and write an extended response that compares and/or explains key ideas or elements (e.g., theme/central idea, characterization, structure, point of view, etc.) in the texts. 2. Research Simulation Task- -mirrors the research process by presenting two texts (grade 3) or three texts (grades 4 and 5) on a given topic. Students answer a set of selected-response questions about the texts (6 questions at grade 3 and 9 questions at grades 4 and 5) and then write an extended response about some aspect of the related texts (i.e., how each text presents the topic, the use of illustrations in the texts, an analysis the author’s use of evidence, etc.). 3. Narrative Writing Task —asks students to read a literary text, answer 5 selected- response questions about the text, and then create a narrative related to the text (i.e., finish the story; retell the story in another narrative form, such as a journal entry, etc.). Students should make sure that their response is a narrative, not an expository response.

7 Short/medium text ( words) Literary 1. Reading/Reading Literature - 4 items 2. Reading/Reading Vocabulary -1 item Medium/long length text ( words) Informational 1. Reading/Reading Information - 7 items 2. Reading/Reading Vocabulary – 1 item Grades 3-5 End of Year Design

8 Grade PBA unit 1 Literary Analysis Task PBA unit 2 Research Simulati on Task PBA Unit 3 Narrative Writing Task EOY Unit minutes 60 minutes 75 minutes minutes 90 minutes 60 minutes 75 minutes ELA/Literacy Session Times PARCC tests are strictly timed

9 PARCC: Summative Assessments MATH Performance Based Assessment (PBA) March PBA is administered after 75% of the school year is completed. Math PBA some tasks will be computer-scored, 68% of the assessment will require students to solve real-life problems and to provide reasoning/explanations to support their work. 2 days End of Year Assessment (EOY) May 4-6 EOY is administered after 90% of the school year is completed. Math EOY students will demonstrate their ability to understand and use skills identified as Major, Supporting and Additional content of the grade. To be able to provide results quickly, this assessment will have computer-scored tasks only. 2 days

10 Overview of PARCC Math Type 1 32% of test items Concepts, understanding, Fluency, application Computer scored EOY And PBA Type 2 36% of test items Written arguments / justification Computer and hand scored PBA only Type 3 32 % of test items Modeling / application Computer and hand scored PBA only

11 Math Session Times GradePBA unit 1PBA unit 2EOY unit 1EOY unit min min.70 min.75 min.

12 CPSB Progression Attendance requirements for all students: must be present 167 days Kindergarten: SIP of 35 or above on Scantron Performance in Reading and Math, successful classroom performance reflected on report card. Grades 1,2,3: passing session grades in both ELA & Math Grades 4* & 5: passing session grades in ELA, Math and science or social studies

13 Important Information for 4 th Grade Students that don’t have passing grades in ELA and/or Math will be able to attend summer remediation (summer school). Summer school is FREE! At the conclusion of summer school the student will take the Scantron Performance Series assessment to help determine progress made by student. The School Building Level Committee will convene at the end of the summer session and look at all data (summer attendance, effort, work portfolio, Scantron results) to make final decisions on whether students will be promoted to the 5th grade or retained in the 4th grade. We will notify you of the dates and locations for summer remediation should your child become eligible for participation.

14 Opt-Out Considerations : Provides great data on your child’s academic ability and progress Baseline for comparison from year to year No strings…not high stakes Opportunity to practice…next year becomes state mandate for promotion Test scores are used for placement purposes: foreign language, student of year, pupil appraisal evaluations (both gifted and deficits)……


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