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1 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Smarter Balanced Assessments Spring 2015 Kickoff KSD Assessment Office Team January 20 – 22, 2015

2 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | TOP 10 OBJECTIVES OF TRAINING 1.Recap Spring 2014 Field Test 2.Overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessments 3.Link to Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP) Portal 4.Access the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) 5.Smarter Balanced State Assessment Schedule 6.Information on the Secure Browser – how students will access testing 7.Guidelines for Tools, Supports, and Accommodations 8.Where to find Additional Resources 9.Grade 3 Parent Conferences for Students Scoring Below Basic in ELA 10.High School Graduation Requirements 2

3 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | QUICK RECAP OF THE SMARTER BALANCED SPRING 2014 FIELD TEST 3 3

4 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | Evaluating the Field Test Experience What did we learn?  We could do it!  Plan for training well in advance of testing.  Evaluate training with teachers and administrators, and revise training, or regroup as needed.  Test equipment early and check all laptops that will be used for testing at least one week before online test administration.  Use the practice and training tests trouble-shoot before test day  Be sure computers are completely shut off and restarted once a week. Also, restart the computers the morning of the test.  The teacher/proctor needs to be very active and circulate around the classroom or computer lab much of the time. 4

5 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | Evaluating the Field Test Experience – Some Challenges  Understanding and selecting the new universal tools, designated supports, and documented accommodations for ELL and IEP/504 students  Scheduling the test sessions for the different portions of the ELA and Math Smarter Balanced field test within school calendars and around other school events  Managing Time: Students could work at their own pace since this was an untimed assessment; some students might finish early while others needed additional time.  Equipment Needs: Making sure each school had adequate equipment, for example, computers, mice, headphones  Understanding the different portions of the ELA and the Math tests and how to prepare students for the new assessments 5

6 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | Evaluating the Field Test Experience – Dealing with Challenges  The earlier experience with online MSP testing was helpful in many ways.  IT and Assessment Office staff visited all of the schools to make sure that everything was in place and all the equipment was set up as required.  Help from IT and Assessment (whether by phone, , or in-person) was available in preparation for, and throughout the testing window.  Important information was posted online at the Assessment Office website, which was easy to access and did not require a special login.  There was strong commitment to ensuring test security.  Smarter Balanced School Coordinators played an important role - their job required full-time effort during the test window.  Training, training, training! 6

7 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | Evaluating the Field Test Experience – What went Well or Better than Expected  Good experience for the students.  The students were eager to get started on the new assessments and try out all the online features. They did not appear to be fazed by the new technology.  Teachers and other staff treated all aspects of the field test very seriously – perhaps to the point of being overly concerned and getting stressed out.  Some of the schools that started testing in one of the earlier testing windows reported positive experiences with the field test and the new features. They gave the teachers who hadn’t started the test helpful tips and suggestions.  Once schools had gone through the first day or week of the field testing, things tended to go very smoothly.  Throughout training, there was good team effort. Cooperation and communication among school administrators, teachers, and district staff was good. 7

8 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | QUICK OVERVIEW OF SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENTS (SBA) 8

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11 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | WHAT DOES THE SMARTER BALANCED SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT LOOK LIKE? The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for Spring 2015 will look and feel a lot like the Smarter Balanced Field Test. 11

12 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | THE SMARTER BALANCED SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TEST CONSISTS OF THREE PORTIONS FOR ELA AND MATH CAT Classroom Activity Performance Task The Computer Adaptive Test aka “Non-Performance Task” Provides students background information needed for the Performance Task Students answer a set of complex questions centered on a common topic or problem.

13 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | TRAINING MODULES ARE AVAILABLE EXPLAINING THE CAT AND THE PERFORMANCE TASK What is a Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT)? Performance Task Overview Module 13

14 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | Estimated Testing Time  The table above shows estimates of the time most students will need to finish.  Smarter Balanced year-end summative assessments are not timed. Students may take as much time as they need to complete the tests.  Testing occurs over multiple sessions.  Students will usually spend one to two hours per day on the assessments over several days. 14

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16 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | OVERVIEW OF WASHINGTON COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (WCAP) 16

17 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | WCAP: The Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal Use the WCAP Portal WCAP Portal to access:WCAP Portal TIDE Register students and review student test settings, accommodations, and other important testing information. TEST ADMINISTRATION Start student test sessions and monitor the progress of students during the online testing. Online Reporting System (ORS) Provides student and group test scores and reports DIGITAL LIBRARY Includes resources to improve teaching and learning and to understand SBA. RESOURCES Manuals, guides, training modules, and other information PRACTICE/TRAINING TESTS for students 17

18 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | What is TIDE? The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be used to:  Register students for assessments  Establish test settings and accommodations  Manage student rosters  Deliver voice packs for testing computers  Manage orders for testing materials  Manage users accounts  Deliver forms to teachers, parents, and students 18

19 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | TIDE Training Module Dec 22, 2014 Test Information and Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide Test Information and Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide TIDE TRAINING AND MANUAL 19

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23 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | TIDE USER ROLES and TASKSDCDATASC Working with Student Information Retrieving Student Records Uploading Test Settings Viewing and Editing Students Managing Users Adding User Accounts Viewing and Editing User Details Deleting User Accounts (State Level users only) Working with Appeals Creating Appeals Retrieving Approving, Rejecting, or Retracting Appeals Working with Orders for Test Materials Requesting Additional Materials Reviewing Order History Reviewing and Exporting Order Summaries and Details Working with Rosters of Students Adding a New Roster Modifying an Existing Roster Voice Packs Downloading and Installing Voice Packs DC - District Test Coordinator; DA - District Administrator; TA - School Test Administrator; SC - School Test Coordinator 23

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25 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | WCAP: The Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal Use the WCAP Portal WCAP Portal to access:WCAP Portal TIDE Register students and review student test settings, accommodations, and other important testing information. TEST ADMINISTRATION Start student test sessions and monitor the progress of students during the online testing. Online Reporting System (ORS) Provides student and group test scores and reports DIGITAL LIBRARY Includes resources to improve teaching and learning and to understand SBA. RESOURCES Test Manuals, guides, training modules, and other information PRACTICE/TRAINING TESTS for students 25

26 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | AVAILABLE TRAINING TESTS The training tests combine sample items from different grade levels and subject areas: English Language Arts – Grades 3-5 ELA – Grades 6-8 ELA – Grades 9-11 ELA Mathematics – Grades 3-5 Math – Grades 6-8 Math – Grades 9-11 Math Access the Practice and Training tests from the WCAP Portal 26

27 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | PRACTICE AND TRAINING TESTS The Smarter Balanced Practice and Training tests are available now on the WCAP portal: The purpose of the practice and training tests is to help students and teachers become familiar with what the test looks like, the item types, and how to navigate and use the online features. The practice and training tests should not be used to guide classroom instruction. Encourage students to try and answer all questions regardless of the level of difficulty. If an item seems too difficult, encourage them to select the best answer using all tools available. 27

28 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | PRACTICE TESTS The practice test mirrors the Spring 2015 summative assessment. Each grade level includes a variety of question types and difficulty (approximately 30 items each in ELA and math) and an ELA and math performance task at each grade level (3–8 and 11). All universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations approved by Smarter Balanced are available on the practice tests. Language supports - including translated glossaries and stacked Spanish translation - are available on mathematics Practice and Training Tests. Some universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations that were not in the Field Test have been added. 28

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30 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | SMARTER BALANCED SPRING 2015 SCHEDULE 30

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33 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | ACCOMMODATIONS SUPPORT FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED STUDENTS Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Documented Accommodations 33

34 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | DEFINITIONS Universal Tools – Universal tools are access features of the Smarter Balanced which are available to all students based on student preference and selection, either embedded in the software or available as classroom resources. Examples: embedded English dictionary, classroom English dictionary, embedded notes, scratch paper. Designated Supports – Features that are available for use by any student when the need has been indicated by an educator (or team of educators with parent/guardian and student). Examples: embedded glossary, having test directions read by the teacher. Documented Accommodations – Changes in procedures or materials that increase access for students having documentation requiring accommodations on their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 accommodation plan. Examples: Closed captioning, Braille, Read-aloud, Print on Demand, Speech to text. 34

35 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | PLANNING FOR ACCOMMODATIONS The ISAAP Tool The ISAAP tool is designed to facilitate selection of the Designated Supports and Accommodations that match student access needs for the Smarter Balanced assessments, as supported by the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines. The ISAAP Tool should be used in conjunction with the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines and state regulations and policies related to assessment accessibility. ISAAP is somewhat similar to the template which we used last year, but has some additional features. ISAAP Tool Instructions (DocX)ISAAP Tool Instructions ISAAP Tool (XLSM)ISAAP Tool ISAAP Module 35

36 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | More Information about : The Secure Browser Student Interface Test Administration Interface 36

37 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | RESOURCES – FOR MORE INFORMATION KSD Assessment Office Website OSPI Smarter Balanced Page WCAP Portal Smarter Balanced Website 37

38 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | Ready Washington Coalition (Ready WA) is a coalition of state and local education agencies, associations and advocacy organizations that support college- and career-ready learning standards: Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. This poster is available at their website 38

39 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | REQUIREMENT FOR 3RD GRADE PARENT CONFERENCES New state requirement for 3rd grade parent conferences based on Smarter Balanced Assessment scores Beginning in Spring 2014–15, if a student is “below-basic” (Level 1) on the 3rd grade ELA Smarter Balanced Assessments, the principal or designee, teacher and parents are required to meet before the end of the 2014–15 school year to discuss and agree upon: Intensive strategies to improve the student’s reading skills. Appropriate grade placement for the student. 39

40 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS 40

41 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | 41 Summative Assessments Class of 2015 and Beyond

42 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | 42 Tests For Accountability (95% Participation Expected)

43 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | 43 High School Assessment Graduation Requirements Vary By ‘Class Of’ Cohort Please note that all 11th graders, regardless of cohort, must take the Smarter Balanced high school ELA and math tests for accountability

44 SUCCESSFULLY PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR THEIR FUTURES SE 256 TH STREET, KENT, WA | Questions and Comments Thank You 44


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