Introduction By the end of this training module, educators will have an understanding of the different test preparation options: TestNav 8 Tutorial Student Tutorials Sample Items Practice Tests Resources PaperOnlineDurationScored TestNav 8 Tutorial NoYes30 MinutesNo Student Tutorials Yes 30 MinutesNo Sample ItemsNoYesN/ANo Practice TestsYes 60 MinutesIn November
Tutorial Options 6 Tutorials Available to Review: TestNav 8 Tutorial – Overview of the testing environment Equation Editor – Quick Reference Guide for certain grade bands Text to Speech – available for both ELA/L* and Math Graphing Calculator – Windows and Mac Printable Paper-Based Student Tutorials (available in grade bands) Online Student Tutorials * ELA/L text-to-speech test edition is only available for students with disabilities meeting the requirements for this accommodation
TestNav 8 Tutorial 7 This tutorial will familiarize students with navigating TestNav 8, the computer-based environment for PARCC assessments. It is recommended to view the TestNav 8 Tutorial before the Sample Items, Student Tutorials, and Practice Tests. The tutorial overview describes features available while taking a test, including the following topics: Moving Through the Test and Understanding the Toolbar Use of the Tools Item Types
Student Tutorials 8 These tutorials will provide a sample of test items contained in the PARCC assessment and are intended to familiarize students with each item type in the paper assessment and/or within the online testing environment. They will be available in certain grade bands and no scoring rubrics will be available. Item types include: drag-and-drop multiple select text highlighting open response equation editor
Student Tutorials 9 ELA/L Online ELA/L Paper Math Online Math Paper Grade Bands HS HS HS HS
Sample Items 11 These provide an additional sample of test items contained in the PARCC assessments. These will be provided in computer-based format; grade bands 3-5, 6-8, and High School; and in both ELA/L and Math. Scoring rubrics are provided with each sample set to review the scoring expectations. Purpose of Sample Items: Provide students, teachers, and parents the opportunity to interact with some of the functionality of the tools in TestNav 8. Allow students to work with the different types of item responses that will be on the PARCC assessments.
Practice Tests Introduction Tutorials TestNav 8 Tutorial Student Tutorials Sample Items Practice Tests Recap Resources
Practice Tests 13 Purpose of the Practice Tests: Provide a critical step for students, educators, and schools to transition to new assessment content. Developed so students can have a hands-on experience. Available in paper-based and computer-based format. Provide teachers and administrators a tool to generate student performance data to inform instructional improvements and professional development. Create an understanding of the full length assessment.
Practice Tests 14 Timeline for Practice Tests: 1.PearsonAccess next available now. 2.Web-based and paper-based schedule: GradesPBA ELA/LPBA MathEOY ELA/LEOY Math Online PearsonAccess next 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 Available NowJanuary Available Now HS Available NowJanuary Available Now Online Web-based 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 Available NowJanuary Available Now HS Available NowJanuary Available Now Paper 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 November/DecemberJanuary November/December HS November/DecemberJanuary November/December
Practice Tests 15 Scoring availability for computer-based practice tests: Electronic scoring capability for ELA/L PBA and Math EOY will be available in November. Electronic scoring capabilities will be available for all other forms on their posted date. The PARCC ELA/L summative assessments include one prose constructed response item for each of the tasks that appears on the PBA component. Teachers can score the three prose constructed responses by referring to scoring rubrics: Learn more about rubrics.Learn more about rubrics.
Resources – Training Center 22 The Training Center is found at: m/pearsonaccess/ m/pearsonaccess/ Select the green PearsonAccess next dropdown menu and select Training. Enter your user ID and password, and then click Sign In to go to the Training Center.