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June 12, 2014 1.   Legislation  New assessment laws are being analyzed  Additional bills not yet law  Today  Addressing assessments for 2014-15.

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2   Legislation  New assessment laws are being analyzed  Additional bills not yet law  Today  Addressing assessments for  Not addressing assessments for and beyond  questions.  Correspondence to all when answers are known. The Unknown 2

3   Beginning with the graduating class of 2015, students are no longer required to meet the exit examination requirements set forth in this section and State Regulation to earn a South Carolina high school diploma. Act 155 (previously bill H.3919) Exit exam requirement to graduate high school 3

4   All students entering the eleventh grade for the first time in school year and subsequent years must be administered a college and career readiness assessment…  In addition, all students entering the eleventh grade for the first time in school year and subsequent years must be administered a WorkKeys assessment. Act 155 (previously bill H.3919) Exit exam requirement to graduate high school 4

5   The Executive Director of the State Budget and Control Board, with the advice and consent of the special assessment panel, shall direct the procurement of a summative assessment system for the school year...  The procurement must be completed before September 30, Act 200 (previously H.3893) Statewide education standards and assessments 5

6   English/language arts and mathematics in grades three through eight, and if funds are available, in grades nine and ten…and the college readiness assessment and WorkKeys assessment to all students in grade eleven.  ‘English/language arts’ includes English, reading, and writing skills as required by existing state standards. Act 200 (previously H.3893) Statewide education standards and assessments 6

7  The assessment must be:  rigorous,  measure student mastery of the state standards,  provide timely reporting of results to educators, parents, and students,  measure each student’s progress toward college and career readiness. Act 200 (previously H.3893) Statewide education standards and assessments 7

8  The assessment or assessments must meet all of the following minimum requirements: (a) compares performance of students in South Carolina to other students’ performance on comparable standards in other states with the ability to link the scales of the South Carolina assessment to the scales from other assessments measuring those comparable standards; Act 200 (previously H.3893) Statewide education standards and assessments 8

9  (b) be a vertically scaled, benchmarked, standards based system of summative assessments; (c) measures a student’s preparedness for the next level of their educational matriculation and individual student performance against the state standards in English/language arts, reading, writing, and mathematics and student growth; Act 200 (previously H.3893) Statewide education standards and assessments 9

10  (d) documents student progress toward national college and career readiness benchmarks derived from empirical research and state standards; (e) establishes at least four student achievement levels; (f) includes various test questions including, but not limited to, multiple choice, constructed response, and selected response, that require students to demonstrate their understanding of the content; Act 200 (previously H.3893) Statewide education standards and assessments 10

11  (g) be administered to students in a paper based format in , in either a paper based form or computer based format in , and to all students in a computer based format by school year ; and (h) assists school districts and schools in aligning assessment, curriculum, and instruction. Act 200 (previously H.3893) Statewide education standards and assessments 11

12   South Carolina will no longer be a governing or advisory state in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Furthermore, South Carolina may not adopt or administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Formative assessments must continue to be adopted, selected, and administered pursuant to Section Act 200 (previously H.3893) Statewide education standards and assessments 12

13   End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)  Algebra 1/Mathematics for the Technologies 2  English 1  U.S. History and the Constitution  Biology 1/Applied Biology 2  SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS): Science and Social Studies  Grade 3: students take science or social studies  Grades 4–8: students take science and social studies Overview for 2014–15 13

14   SC-Alt  Science and social studies only  Gifted and Talented Identification  Grade 2 Norm-Referenced Achievement Test  Grade 2 Ability Assessment  South Carolina Performance Tasks Overview for 2014–15 14

15   National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)  Adoption List of Formative Assessments  Advanced Placement and IB (based on funds) Overview for 2014–15 15

16   English language arts and mathematics assessment(s)  Grades 3–8 and 11  Grades 9 and 10, if funds are available  WorkKeys  Grade 11 Overview for 2014–15 16

17   National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) replaces SC-Alt in ELA and mathematics only  Fall: Required pilot  Spring: field test used for federal accountability Overview for 2014–15 17

18   Assessment of students in kindergarten  Legislation: First Steps, Read to Succeed, and a proviso  ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) through WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) replaces ELDA Overview for 2014–15 18


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