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Lincolnwood School District 74 Dr. Jean Weiss January 18, 2012 Testing, 1 2 3 Lincolnwood School District 74 – Kids Are Our Compass

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Standardized Tests- Explanation of testing procedures and how to be prepared to take them.

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Past ISAT Results (10-11) GRADE 3 The meets/exceeds % for Reading was 85%. The meets/exceeds % for Math was 93%. GRADE 4 The meets/exceeds % for Reading was 82%. The meets/exceeds % for Math was 93%. The meets/exceeds % for Science was 90%. GRADE 5 The meets/exceeds % for Reading was 90%. The meets/exceeds % for Math was 90%. Lincolnwood School District 74 – Kids Are Our Compass

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ISAT TESTING The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) measures individual student achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards. The results give parents, teachers, and schools one measure of student learning and school performance. Lincolnwood School District 74 – Kids Are Our Compass

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The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires all states to measure each public school's and district's achievement and establish annual achievement targets for the state. The overarching goal is for all students to meet or exceed standards in reading and mathematics by 2014. Each year, the state will calculate a school or district's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) to determine if students are improving their performance based on the established annual targets.

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2012 ISAT Grades and Subjects Tested Reading Mathematics Science Writing ReadingMathematicsScienceWriting Grade 3 * * Grade 4 * * * Grade 5 * *

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NCLB and State Assessment All states must assess Mathematics and Reading in grades 3 through 8 by the 2005-2006 school year Only Mathematics and Reading are used for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculations Annual Targets for Performance and Participation

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ISAT All Items Align to the Illinois Assessment Frameworks Norm-referenced and criterion-referenced items Stanford 10 format with color Extended-time sessions for all students since 2006

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ISAT READING 2011-2012

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ISAT 2012: Reading Session 130 multiple-choice 6 short passages (literary, informational, poems) Includes SAT-10 norm-referenced questions Session 22 passages of roughly equal length; may be paired passages 20 multiple-choice questions for each passage 1 passage has an extended-response item Session 32 or 3 passages 20 multiple-choice questions 1 extended response

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2012 Mathematics ISAT * Item formats: Multiple Choice (MC), Short Response (SR), Extended Response (ER) * Field-test items within the test * Four answer choices for MC at all grades * Three 45-minute* sessions * Paper rulers for all grades (provided with test materials) * Reference sheet for grades 7-8 (provided with test materials) Calculator use is allowed in grades 4-8 (View the “Calculator Use Policy” at http://www.isbe.net/assessment/pdfs/calculator_ISA T.pdf

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Rulers (Grades 3-8)

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ISAT Mathematics Sessions Grades 3-8 Test Window: March 5- March 16, 2012 Session 140* Multiple-Choice Items *The first 30 items are an abbreviated form of the Stanford 10. Session 230 Multiple-Choice Items (5 are pilot) 3 Short-Response Items (1 is pilot) Session 32 Extended-Response Items (1 is pilot)

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Grade 3 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Sample Assessment Objective 6.3.11: Model and apply basic multiplication facts (up to 10×10), and apply them to related multiples of 10 (e.g., 3×4=12, 30×4=120).

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Grade 4 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Sample Assessment Objective 6.4.16: Make estimates appropriate to a given situation with whole numbers.

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Grade 5 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Sample Assessment Objective 7.5.07: Solve problems involving map interpretation (e.g., one inch represents five miles, so two inches represent ten miles).

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Short-Response Sample

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Short Response Answer Sheet For grades 4-8, the answer space for each short response item is 1 page, and it has faint square cm grid lines. These grid lines may help students if the item requires them to show work, draw a picture, make a chart, or graph an answer. Grade 3 students respond directly on the short response item page in the grade 3 test booklet. Lincolnwood School District 74 – Kids Are Our Compass

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Extended Response Sample

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Grade 3 Mathematics Short-Response Sample Assessment Objective 6.3.07: Identify and locate whole numbers and halves on a number line.

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Grade 4 Mathematics Short-Response Sample Assessment Objective 6.4.10: Solve problems and number sentences involving addition and subtraction with regrouping and multiplication (up to three–digit by one–digit).

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Grade 5 Mathematics Short-Response Sample Assessment Objective 10.5.05: Apply the fundamental counting principle in a simple problem (e.g., How many different combinations of one–scoop ice cream cones can be made with 3 flavors and 2 types of cones?).

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Grade 3 Mathematics Extended- Response Sample Assessment Objective 10.3.02: Complete missing parts of a pictograph, bar graph, tally chart, or table for a given set of data.

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Grade 4 Mathematics Extended-Response Sample Assessment Objective 6.4.11: Solve problems involving the value of a collection of bills and coins whose total value is $100.00 or less, and make change.

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Grade 5 Mathematics Extended-Response Sample Assessment Objective 6.5.14: Model situations involving addition and subtraction of fractions.

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2012 Science ISAT Grades 4 and 7

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Science ISAT Aligned to the Illinois Assessment Framework All multiple-choice items 2, 45 minute sessions Up to 10 extra min. 80 items

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All states were mandated to assess science by 2008 Illinois already had science assessments at grades 4, 7, and 11 Science is not used for AYP Science will not be tested in every grade between 3 and 8 and will not be counted towards AYP unless NCLB changes to include science

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The Night Before Testing * Go to bed on time. * Put a few number 2 pencils with erasers in your backpack. * Solve family/friend problems before the testing date. * Talk to your parents about any concerns that you might have about the test.

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The Morning of Testing Start your day as you always do. Eat a good breakfast. Think of what you will do to relax after you get home from school. Think Positive!Think Positive!

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Multiple Choice Questions If you do not understand the directions, ask for help. allRead the question and all answer choices before marking anything.

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Pace Yourself Don’t spend too much time on any one question. Do your best and then move on. Answer the easiest questions first, but be sure to go back to those questions you skipped.

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Multiple Choice Questions Do not change your answers unless you are very uncertain about your first answer choice. Try to answer every question. Make the most intelligent guess you can.

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The Process of Elimination After you have been through all of the questions once, go back and find questions you have some knowledge about and eliminate choices that you know are incorrect. I know C isn’t the answer!

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The Process of Elimination If you can eliminate two wrong answers, your chance of choosing the right answer is greater.

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Answering Questions Don't guess blindly, but if you have time to think about the best answer choice, make it!

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Return and Check If you finish early, check to make sure you have answered all questions.

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Key Words key words phrases Find key words or phrases in the question that will help you choose the correct answer.

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Are we communicating? Make sure you understand what the question is asking. Be sure you are responding to the question that is being asked.

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Reading Passages read the questions first If the test requires you to read passages and then answer questions about what you read, read the questions first. By doing this, you will know what you are looking for as you read. This also helps you go faster on the test.

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A Matter of Time If any time remains, spend it on those questions about which you know nothing or almost nothing. As you go back through, do not change all answers. Remember: Your first guess is usually right.

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It’s About Time Don’t spend too much time rewriting or obsessing about neatness. Don’t worry if you run out of time.

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Final Tip Fill in bubbles fully, write neatly, and erase stray marks.

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Thank you, Mr. Know-it-all! it's okay not to know everything Remember it's okay not to know everything — unlike class tests, these tests will have some questions designed to challenge the limits of your knowledge at a grade level above your current grade.

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Questions/Comments

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Sample Books and Interactive Items The 2011-2012 Sample Books are posted. No new sample items will be added for 2012 and hard copies are no longer mailed to schools. The 2011-2012 Interactive ISAT items are posted online at www.isbe.net/assessment/htmls/sample_books.htm www.isbe.net/assessment/htmls/sample_books.htm

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