1 Today’s Objectives Introduce new DDOE and district leadership Share DDOE updatesLearn more about Delaware’s participation in SBAC, transition plan and timeline, operational details, and resources availableReport on statewide SAT school day results and review individual district dataProvide feedback on Chiefs’ meetings for the coming year
2 Agenda 8:00-9:00 Optional: Chiefs’ Meeting with the Secretary 9:00-9:15 Welcome and DDOE Updates9:15-10:30 Presentation: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium10:30-10:45 Break10:45-11:15 Presentation: College Board: SAT School Day Data11:15-11:45 District PLCs: Examine SAT School Day Data, Discuss Results and Next Steps11:45-12:00 Feedback on Future Meetings and Wrap-up12:00 Optional: Q&A with DDOE Staff
3 DOE Leadership Team – Some New Names and Faces David BlowmanDeputy SecretarySusan HaberstrohActing Associate Secretary, College & Workforce Readiness BranchChristopher RuszkowskiChief Officer, Teacher & Leader Effectiveness UnitKeith SandersChief OfficerSchool Turnaround UnitJohn HindmanLegal CounselMark MurphySecretary of EducationKaren Field RogersAssociate Secretary & Chief Financial Officer, Financial Reform & Resource Management BranchSara KerrChief Performance OfficerDelivery UnitAlison KepnerPublic Information OfficerMary CookeHuman Resources OfficerRyan FennertySpecial ProjectsMary Kate McLaughlinChief of StaffMaryAnn MieczkowskiActing Associate Secretary, Teaching & Learning BranchShelley RouserSpecial Assistant to the Secretary of EducationJohn CarwellCharter School OfficePaul HarrellPublic / Private Partnerships
4 DDOE Updates (1/2): ESEA and RTTT Single set of goalsSingle set of routinesCoordinated supportReset our goals (AMOs)System focused on student growthDifferentiated support based on needsAmbitious goals for studentsRoutines focused on student growthDifferentiated routines based on needsESEARTTTNext StepsAmendment approved by USEDSchedule Fall Progress ReviewsCommunicate level of support
5 DDOE Updates (2/2)Chiefs’ MeetingsBased on your feedback, we have put together a proposed set of meeting topics for the coming yearAt the end of today’s meeting, we will spend a few minutes sharing our initial thinking on focus areas and solicit your inputNAEPNAEP will be administered between January and March 2013An important benchmark for our state that tells us how our students are performing relative to their peers across the countryWe will be reaching out to solicit your ideas about how to ensure performance on NAEP reflects gains we’ve seen statewideWorld Language ImmersionThe first four programs were launched this Fall with 340 studentsApplications are currently being accepted for six additional programs slated to open next FallFor more information, contact Lynn Fulton-Archer atEducation Insight DashboardInsight Dashboard was released in August following successful pilot programWe encourage all districts to explore the tool and share feedbackDDOE continues to offer “on-demand” training; to schedule, contact Reese Robinson at
6 Agenda 8:00-9:00 Optional: Chiefs’ Meeting with the Secretary 9:00-9:15 Welcome and DDOE Updates9:15-10:30 Presentation: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium10:30-10:45 Break10:45-11:15 Presentation: College Board: SAT School Day Data11:15-11:45 District PLCs: Examine SAT School Day Data, Discuss Results and Next Steps11:45-12:00 Feedback on Future Meetings and Wrap-up12:00 Optional: Q&A with DDOE Staff
7 The Smarter Balanced Assessment System: An Overview Joe Willhoft, Ph.D.Executive DirectorDelaware District SuperintendentsSeptember 27, Dover, DE
8 Common Core State Standards Define the knowledge and skills students need for college and careerDeveloped voluntarily and cooperatively by states; more than 40 states have adoptedProvide clear, consistent standards in English language arts/Literacy and mathematicsSource:
9 A Next Generation of Assessments US Dept. of Ed has funded two consortia of states with development grants for new assessments aligned to Common Core State StandardsRigorous assessment of progress toward “college and career readiness”Common cut scores across all Consortium statesProvide both achievement and growth informationValid, reliable, and fair for all students, except those with “significant cognitive disabilities”Administered onlineUse multiple measuresOperational in school year(Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 68 / Friday, April 9, pp )
13 A Balanced Assessment System Summative:College and career readiness assessments for accountabilityTeachers and schools have information and tools they need to improve teaching and learningCommon Core State Standards specifyK-12 expectations for college and career readinessAll students leave high school college and career readyFormative resources:Supporting classroom-based assessments to improve instructionInterim:Flexible and open assessments, used for actionable feedback
14 Summative Assessments for Accountability ✔Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) PortionBuilt on solid technologyCoverage of full breadth/depth of Common CorePrecise assessment of all studentsPerformance Task (PT) PortionDeeper learning with thematic and scenario-based tasksReal-world problems aligned to Common CorePT scores combined with CAT for overall scoreSetting College/Career Ready Performance StandardsWide review of Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs)Field tests include PISA, TIMSS, NAEP itemsOnline opportunity for broad engagement
15 Interim Assessments to Signal Improvement ✔Flexible and OpenNon-SecureTiming and frequency are locally determinedInterim test-builder creates aligned assessmentsSupports Proficiency Based InstructionTeachers can match assessments with scope and sequenceTeachers can review student responsesTeachers can score student responsesAuthentic MeasuresIncludes full range of item typesUses the same scale as the Summative AssessmentIncludes performance assessments
16 Summative and Interim Use of Computer Adaptive Technology ✔✔Faster results, fewer itemsTurnaround time is significantly reducedCan assess broad range with fewer itemsDeeper AnalysisReports for classrooms and schools draw from thefull range of items seen by many studentsIncreased precisionAccurate measurement across range of studentsImproved measures of student growth over timeTailored to student abilityItem difficulty based on student responsesGreater securityLarge item pool means not all students receive the same questionsMature technologyGMAT, GRE, COMPASS (ACT), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
17 Formative Tools for Classroom- Based Assessment Practices ✔ImprovingInstructionTools/materials for Classroom-based AssessmentsFully aligned to Common Core State StandardsAvailable for in-service and pre-service developmentPoolingResourcesAccess to the best resources availableCollaborate with other states on special projectsProfessional social networking across the ConsortiumTools to evaluate publishers’ tests
18 A Balanced Assessment System English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3-8 and High SchoolSchool YearLast 12 weeks of the year*DIGITAL CLEARINGHOUSE OF FORMATIVE TOOLS, PROCESSES AND EXEMPLARS Released items and tasks; Model curriculum units; Educator training; Professional development tools and resources; Scorer training modules; Teacher collaboration tools; Evaluation of publishers’ assessments.Optional InterimAssessmentOptional InterimAssessmentPERFORMANCE TASKSELA/LiteracyMathematicsCOMPUTER ADAPTIVE TESTSELA/LiteracyMathematicsComputer AdaptiveAssessment andPerformance TasksComputer AdaptiveAssessment andPerformance TasksScope, sequence, number and timing of interim assessments locally determinedRe-take optionAssessment system that balances summative, interim, and formative components for ELA and mathematics:Summative Assessment (Computer Adaptive)Mandatory comprehensive assessment in grades 3–8 and 11 (testing window within the last 12 weeks of the instructional year) that supports accountability and measures growthSelected response, short constructed response, extended constructed response, technology enhanced, and performance tasksInterim Assessment (Computer Adaptive)Optional comprehensive and content-cluster assessmentLearning progressionsAvailable for administration throughout the yearFormative Processes and ToolsOptional resources for improving instructional learningAssessment literacy*Time windows may be adjusted based on results from the research agenda and final implementation decisions.
20 K-12 Educator Involvement Support for implementation of the Common Core State Standards ( )Write and review items/tasks for the for the pilot test ( ) and field test ( )Development of educator leadership teams in each state ( )Evaluate formative assessment practices and curriculum tools for inclusion in digital library ( )Score portions of the interim and summative assessments ( and beyond)
21 Higher Education Collaboration Involved 175 public and 13 private systems/institutions of higher education in applicationTwo higher education reps on the Executive CommitteeHigher education lead in each state and higher education faculty participating in work groupsGoal: The high school assessment qualifies students for entry-level, credit-bearing coursework in college or university
23 Assessment Claims for ELA / Literacy “Students can demonstrate progress toward college and career readiness in English Language arts and literacy.”Overall Claim (Gr. 3-8)Overall Claim (High School)“Students can demonstrate college and career readiness in English language arts and literacy.”Reading“Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.”Writing“Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.”Speaking and Listening“Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.”Research/Inquiry“Students can engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.”
24 Assessment Claims for Mathematics “Students can demonstrate progress toward college and career readiness in mathematics.”Overall Claim (Gr. 3-8)Overall Claim (High School)“Students can demonstrate college and career readiness in mathematics.”Concepts and Procedures“Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.”Problem Solving“Students can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies.”Communicating Reasoning“Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.”Modeling and Data Analysis“Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.”
25 Technology Guidelines for New Purchases (v1.0 Apr. 2012)Minimum for NewHardwareProcessor SpeedRAMAvailable Memory/StorageResolutionDisplay Size1.0 GHz1 GB1024x76810” ClassOperating SystemsWindows 7Mac 10.7Linux (Ubuntu 11.10; Fedora 16)ChromeApple iOSAndroid 4.0Desktops, laptops, netbooks (Windows, Mac, Chrome, Linux), thin client, and tablets (iPad, Windows, and Android) will be compatible devices provided they are configured to meet the established hardware, operating system, and networking specifications -- and are able to be “locked down”.More on Security:Eligible devices of any form factor or operating system must have the administrative tools and capabilities to “lock down” the device, to temporarily disable features, functionalities, and applications that could present a security risk during test administration. These include, but are not limited to, Web browser access, cameras (still and video), screen capture (live and recorded), , instant messaging, Bluetooth connections, application switching, and printing.
26 Major Milestones All-Call for Pilot Testing All-Call for Field Testing Interim & Formative Available for UseState Educator Teams BeginItem/Task Writing BeginsSet Performance Standards (Cut Scores)Operational Summative AssessmentIT Readiness ReportsIT Readiness ReportsIT Readiness ReportsVerify Performance StandardsSmall Scale TrialsIntroduce timeline. Each colored band is a school year; breaks divide into quarters: July-Sep; Oct-Dec; Jan-Mar; Apr-JunAnimations:Slide opens with Item writing and Cog Labs/Small Scale Trials – going on right nowNext is pilot testing: All-call going out this fall inviting all classrooms in Consortium to participate; followed by pilot testing in Feb/MarchSimilarly, all-call for field test of entire bank of items/tasks in school yearState educator teams (~100 per state) will be formed this fall. Will be state leaders on design of: reporting systems, formative tools; interim designs; and professional development strategies – leading to launch of Interim and Formative components being launched in fall 2014IT Readiness tool is ongoing thru life of project. Benchmark data collection points are indicated when Smarter Balanced provides reports of Readiness of schools and districtsLast animation: Standard setting in Summer 2014; Operational test in spring 2015; Verification/validation of cut scores in 2015 and 2016Pilot of 10,000 Items/TasksField Test 37,000 Items/Tasks
28 Item Development Process Early 2012: Assessment claims for ELA/literacy and mathematics approvedApril 2012: Item/task specifications and review guidelines completeJune 2012: Training modules available for item writers/reviewersSummer 2012: Educators from Governing States begin writing items and tasks; cognitive labs / small scale trials beginOctober 9: Sample items availableFebruary / May 2013: Pilot Test of initial 10,000 items and performance tasksThe Smarter Balanced assessment system will cover the full range of college- and career-ready knowledge and skills in the Common Core State Standards. To do this, each test item is associated with assessment targets and overall content claims.Governing States adopted assessment claims for ELA/literacy and mathematics. These guide development of assessments, providing descriptions of knowledge and skills (“assessment targets”) that items/tasks will assessItem/task specifications provide detailed instructions to writers for developing items. Review guidelines ensure that all items and performance tasks are reviewed consistently for content, accessibility, bias and sensitivity.The Pilot Test will occur this spring and will be open to all schools in Smarter Balanced states.
29 Purpose of the Sample Items & Tasks Display rigor and complexity of ELA/literacy and math items and tasks on Smarter Balanced assessmentsSignal to educators: instructional shifts are needed for students to meet the demands of the Common CoreShowcase variety of item types:Selected responseConstructed responseTechnology enhancedPerformance tasksThe sample items illustrate the knowledge and skills students will be expected to demonstrate on the Smarter Balanced assessments, giving educators clear benchmarks to inform their instruction.While the items are not intended to be used as sample tests, educators can use the items to begin planning the shifts in instruction that will be required to help students meet the demands of the new assessments.In addition, the sample items showcase the variety of item and task types under development by Smarter Balanced.It is important to note that these samples represent only a small fraction of the 10,000 items and tasks currently in development to support the Pilot Test in early 2013.
30 Exploring the Sample Items & Tasks Accessed online using a simulated test platformViewable by:Grade band (3-5, 6-8, and high school)Content claimSelect types (technology enhanced and performance tasks)Themes to illustrate learning across grades and difficulty progressionsMetadata for each item/task includes:Grade levelSmarter Balanced content claim & assessment targetAlignment to Common Core State StandardsBrief descriptionsSelected scoring rubricsSelected response and technology enhanced items are machine scorableOnline feedback and phone support availableThe sample items are interactive within a simulated test platform. Users can select or construct a response.They can also view the items in a variety of ways—by grade band, by content claim across grades and by type.Items illustrating the learning progressions across grades within the CCSS—as well as the range of student achievement within a computer adaptive test—are also available.Users are able to score selected response and technology enhanced items and receive feedback on their answers.
31 Accessibility and Accommodations Sample items/tasks do not include accessibility and accommodations featuresFull range of accessibility tools and accommodations options under development guided by:Magda Chia, Ph.D., Director of Support for Under- Represented StudentsAccessibility and Accommodations Work GroupStudents with Disabilities Advisory CommitteeChair: Martha Thurlow (NCEO)English Language Learners Advisory CommitteeCo-Chairs: Jamal Abedi (UC Davis) & Kenji Hakuta (Stanford)The Smarter Balanced assessment system will provide valid, fair, and reliable measures of achievement and growth for English language learners and students with disabilities. The samples are displayed in a simulated test platform that does not include the full array of accessibility and accommodations tools that will be available when the assessments are administered to students—such as Braille, translation options, and the ability to change font size, highlight text, or magnify portions of items.The operational system in the school year will include tools to address visual, auditory, and physical access barriers—as well as the unique needs of ELLs
33 Agenda 8:00-9:00 Optional: Chiefs’ Meeting with the Secretary 9:00-9:15 Welcome and DDOE Updates9:15-10:30 Presentation: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium10:30-10:45 Break10:45-11:15 Presentation: College Board: SAT School Day Data11:15-11:45 District PLCs: Examine SAT School Day Data, Discuss Results and Next Steps11:45-12:00 Feedback on Future Meetings and Wrap-up12:00 Optional: Q&A with DDOE Staff
34 Agenda 8:00-9:00 Optional: Chiefs’ Meeting with the Secretary 9:00-9:15 Welcome and DDOE Updates9:15-10:30 Presentation: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium10:30-10:45 Break10:45-11: Presentation: College Board: SAT School Day Data11:15-11:45 District PLCs: Examine SAT School Day Data, Discuss Results and Next Steps11:45-12:00 Feedback on Future Meetings and Wrap-up12:00 Optional: Q&A with DDOE Staff
35 Delaware: SAT School Day Results September 27, 2012
36 Delaware / College Board Partnership ReadiStep and PSAT/NMSQT(PSAT) State pays for all 10th graders to take the PSAT.(PSAT) Most districts pay for all 11th graders to take the PSAT and some pay for all 9th graders.(PSAT) Meeting College Readiness Benchmark – Sophomores: 15.7%; Juniors: 21.1% (both below national average)(ReadiStep) No participation.SATState-wide SAT School Day for all juniors.SAT School Day significantly opened access to more students. There was a 54.4% increase in seniors who took the SAT (at some point in high school) from 2011 to 2012.7,878 students participation in SAT School Day in 2012.Nearly one in five students (18%) met the College Board’s College and Career Readiness Benchmark in 2012.APState has offered AP Summer Institutes the past two summers. Attendance has been low.The number of students taking AP exams increased by 10.5% in the last year and 31.0% over the past five years.The number of exams receiving a 3 or higher increased by 9.1% in the last year and 24% over the past five years.Participation and performance has increased in key STEM areas including: Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, and Statistics.
37 Delaware / College Board Partnership (cont.) SpringBoardThomas Edison Charter School was a winners of the state's Academic Achievement Awards program and credited SpringBoard math as contributing to their success in closing the achievement gap.SpringBoard was one of four approved programs that could be used in the Delaware Middle School Initiative grant.District/Charter SchoolGrade(s)ELAMathFamily Foundations Academy6-8√Laurel School DistrictNew Castle County Voc Tech School District9-12Prestige AcademyReach Academy for GirlsRed Clay Consolidated School District6-12Appoquinimink School District6-8 (supplement)Smyrna School DistrictThomas A Edison Charter School6-9√ (6-8)√ (6-9)Woodbridge School DistrictResearchAcademic Rigor Index StudyFour participating districts – Red Clay, Brandywine, Polytech, Woodbridge.The College Board will analyze data to better understand the level of Academic Rigor in courses offered in Delaware public schools as well as the course taking behaviors of students in these schools. The goal of this research is offer insight about students’ preparation for college and careers.
38 State ContextThe number of Delaware Public School sophomores (8,024) and juniors (5,508) taking the PSAT/NMSQT increased by 28.5% and 16.0% (respectively) in the last year.More students identified having AP Potential.Increase in participation AND performance in AP courses, especially the STEM subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, and Statistics.
39 Increased Participation & New Baseline¹ JuniorsSeniorsClass of 2010²Number of Test Takers4,728Mean Critical Reading478Mean Mathematics481Mean Writing463Class of 2011³5,228471475455Class of 2012⁴7,1888,067436437449446427424Class of 2013⁵7,878435418Academic YearAcademic YearAcademic YearSAT School DayParticipation totals for SAT Seniors and SAT School Day juniors are provided strictly for informational purposes; data should not be used for formal comparison.Senior cohort includes Delaware public school seniors who took the SAT at any time during their high school years through March 2010.Senior cohort includes Delaware public school seniors who took the SAT at any time during their high school years through June 2011.SAT School Day Juniors results based on June 2011 student data file; results may vary slightly from the SAT School Day Report. Senior cohort includes Delaware public school seniors who took the SAT at any time during their high school years through June 2012;cohort includes students who participated in SAT School Day as juniors.SAT School Day Juniors results based on final June 2012 student data file; results may vary slightly from the SAT School Day Report.
40 College and Career Readiness Benchmark—SAT School Day 2012 The SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark is a score of 1550 (critical reading, mathematics and writing scores combined), which indicates a 65% likelihood of achieving a B grade point average or higher during the first year of college. Educators can use the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark to determine what proportion of their student body is college and career ready.SAT-ACT ConcordanceFOR REFERENCE: The 2011 ACT Profile Report for the Idaho Graduating Class of 2011 indicates that student met ACT CR Benchmark scores in:Reading—59%Math—47%English—72%Met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmark Scores—26%Science—32%An SAT Writing score of 500 corresponds to an ACT English/Writing score of ~21-22.ACT English Benchmark Score = 18ACT Mathematics Benchmark Score = 22There are no concordance tables for SAT Reading or SAT Math ACT Reading Benchmark Score = 21ACT Science Benchmark Score = 24Links to concordance tables:N=N= 7,878Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Percentages rounded to the nearest whole number.
41 Binder Components Tab 1: State Overview Tab 2: District Overview Tab 3: District ReportTab 4: School(s) Report(s)Tab 5: Questions and AnswersTab 6: SAT Skills InsightTab 7: College Readiness Pathway
42 Murphy School District SAT School Day District OverviewMurphy School DistrictStetter High SchoolWolak Academy42
43 Graduate 2013: Delaware's Education Plan Delaware’s vision is that every student will graduate college and career ready, with the freedom to choose his or her life’s course. Delaware’s plan outlines objectives in four areas: rigorous standards, curriculum and assessments; sophisticated data systems and practices; effective teachers and leaders; and deep support for the lowest-achieving schools.Your district plan includes how you will:√ Implement college and career ready standards and assessments√ Improve access to and use of data systems√ Build the capacity to use data√ Improve the effectiveness of educators based on performance√ Ensure equitable distribution of effective educators√ Ensure that educators are effectively prepared√ Provide effective support to educators√ Provide deep support to the lowest-achieving schools√ Engage families and communities effectively in supporting students’ academic success
44 District Strategic Plan Needs identified and addressed through Race to the Top: Improve reading and math proficiency for all grades and subgroups; close achievement gaps particularly in special education and ELL math; provide early education for students feeding into high-need schoolsMajor initiatives and investments:Establishment of STEM and IB programs at middle and high schools and expansion of Career Technical Education offeringsAcademic Deans assigned to ten schools where they will focus on instruction and evaluation of teachersBuilding Leadership Teams in all schools and teacher leaders in all high-need schoolsNew educator pipelines for hard-to-staff subject areasSchool Data and Test Coordinators to promote data-driven instructionAn enhanced pre-school program to offer students the opportunity for early interventions and instruction, allowing them to enter kindergarten with tools necessary for academic successA professional development plan complemented by the School Support Team, which will include district-trained administrators conducting walk-through visits of schools to help identify areas of professional growth
45 SAT School Day District Overview 112 Test Takers124 Test Takers415 Test Takers
46 Class of 2013 – Percentage Meeting the CR Benchmark on PSAT and SAT What are the College and Career Readiness Benchmarks?The College and Career Readiness Benchmarks are the scores that students should meet or exceed to be considered on track to be college ready. They are one part of a series of indicators that help educators gauge college readiness at different points in a student’s career.*The benchmarks are associated with a 65 percent likelihood of achieving a B- first year college grade point average.* The College and Career Readiness Benchmarks should not be used for tracking purposes, to discourage students from pursuing college, or to keep students from participating in rigorous courses.Note: District “PSAT – Juniors” does not represent an inclusive testing cohort.Delaware School District Class of 2013Number of Test TakersDistrictStatePSAT/NMSQT - Sophomores42416.3%15.7%PSAT/NMSQT - Juniors11220.9%21.1%SAT - Juniors41522.0%18.0%
47 Critical Reading Skill Areas With Lowest Performance: Skill Percent CorrectSuggestion from SAT Skills InsightUnderstanding Literary Elements Understand literary elements such as plot, setting and characterization.40When reading a novel, short story or play, try to identify the different ways authors create character. What is revealed about a character through his or her dialogue and interactions with other characters?Reasoning and Inference Understand assumptions, suggestions and implications in reading passages and draw informed conclusions.42• When reading a longer text, notice how the author develops an idea. Think about how the idea is introduced and how the idea is developed throughout the text. • When reading a text, think about why the author chose to write it. Consider both what the author says in the text and what can be inferred.
48 Mathematics Skill Areas With Lowest Performance: Skill Percent Correct Suggestion from SAT Skills InsightAlgebra and Functions Solve problems using algebraic expressions and symbols to represent relationships, patterns, and functions of different types.45• Formulate and solve problems involving proportions • Solve multistep problems involving linear and quadratic relationships • Use and interpret graphs, including graphs of step functions • Solve problems involving algebraic inequalities • Evaluate an operation in three variables represented by unfamiliar symbolsGeometry and Measurement Solve problems based on understanding the properties of shapes, such as triangles and circles, and the spatial relationships between angles and lines.43• Recognize and use the following: Simple inscribed and circumscribed figures The Pythagorean Theorem Coordinate geometry (e.g., slope calculations) Parallelism and perpendicularity Two- and three-dimensional figures • Interpret and solve two-step problems involving geometric proportions
49 Writing Skill Areas With Lowest Performance: Skill Percent Correct Suggestion from SAT Skills InsightManaging Grammatical Structures Used to Modify or Compare Understand correct use of adjectives or adverbs, comparative structures (such as neither and nor), and phrases used to modify or compare.45• When reading, choose a paragraph and identify the adjectives and adverbs in the sentences and the words they modify. When writing, check to see that adjectives are used to modify nouns and that adverbs are used to modify verbs. • When reading, focus on sentences that contain comparative phrases (e.g., “as strong as” or “more fit than”). When writing, check to see that appropriate structures are used to compare things and ideas.Recognizing Correctly Formed Sentences Recognize correct sentence structure.46In your reading, pay attention to the parts of speech and how they agree in well-formed sentences; notice modifying words and phrases and how they function when used correctly; and note the relationships between phrases and clauses in well-formed sentences. In your own writing, make sure that subjects agree in number with their associated verbs and that main verbs are used to construct complete sentences; that pronouns agree in number, gender and person with their logical antecedents; and that verb forms are used consistently and logically.
50 District Support: Using SAT Reports & Tools Review reportIdentify areas of strength and focus areas for improvement in your district/school based on comparison with state averages and ranking of districts on various academic skills.Review the SAT School Day report.Understand how students are performing in specific academic skill areasGenerate ideas and suggestions for improvement.Utilize SAT Skills Insight ReportFocusing on areas where students need improvementDiscuss the following questions:Where, when and how is this skill taught in our curriculum? How is this skill assessed?How are we providing additional support for student who need it? Where and how can we make improvements?Inform curricular, instructional and assessment adjustmentsReview for content and skills assessed, and level of rigor.Does our curriculum prepare students for success on SAT questions?Are students exposed to similar items in classroom assessments?Utilize the SAT Question & Answer Explanation
51 Navigating the Reports Performance SummaryYear-Over-YearMean Score ReportSkill Categories ReportScore Distribution ReportMean Score Year-over-Year ReportSkill Categories Report Year- over-Year
52 Agenda 8:00-9:00 Optional: Chiefs’ Meeting with the Secretary 9:00-9:15 Welcome and DDOE Updates9:15-10:30 Presentation: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium10:30-10:45 Break10:45-11: Presentation: College Board: SAT School Day Data11:15-11:45 District PLCs: Examine SAT School Day Data, Discuss Results and Next Steps11:45-12:00 Feedback on Future Meetings and Wrap-up12:00 Optional: Q&A with DDOE Staff
53 PLC Agenda Component Guiding questions Time Individually Analyze Data and discuss college readiness strategiesWhat is one strength based on the data?What is one challenge based on the data?What are some hypotheses for why the strengths and challenges are what they are?How can SAT data be used to inform implementation of the district’s planned college readiness activities? Consider both the type and timing of activities.How can the district ensure that its college readiness activities are most effective?What are our immediate next steps?30Resources: District-specific binders and performance summariesFormat: Individual district teams; College Board and DDOE team members will circulate
54 College Readiness Pathway Three integrated assessments – one powerful toolThe College Board’s College and Career Readiness Pathway is a series of integrated assessments that measures college and career readiness from the eighth through the 12th grades
55 College Board in Your District Set up a meeting for the College Board to come to your district!!!Alison Procopio, Education Manager
56 Agenda 8:00-9:00 Optional: Chiefs’ Meeting with the Secretary 9:00-9:15 Welcome and DDOE Updates9:15-10:30 Presentation: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium10:30-10:45 Break10:45-11: Presentation: College Board: SAT School Day Data11:15-11:45 District PLCs: Examine SAT School Day Data, Discuss Results and Next Steps11:45-12:00 Feedback on Future Meetings and Wrap-up12:00 Optional: Q&A with DDOE Staff
57 Feedback on Future Chiefs’ Meetings Please complete the feedback forms on your table, and include your suggestions for future Chiefs’ meeting topics (on reverse side of feedback form) – pass forms to the center of your table once completed.Wrap Up:There will be an optional Q&A session with DDOE staff at noon; please plan to join if you have questions, comments, or feedbackThank you!
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