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1 April 11, 2012 Comprehensive Assessment System 1

2 Session Objectives The purpose of this session is to: Review the purpose of PARCC Outline PARCC structure & features Highlight progress to date Explain Technology Readiness Tool Answer your questions 2

3 Common Standards  Common Assessments Common standards are critical, but they are just the first step Common assessments aligned to the standards are needed PARCC: Funded through a RTTT grant from the U.S. DOE Based on Common Core State Standards English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3-11 3

4 PARCC Consortium 4

5 5 PARCC Timeline SY 2011-12 Development begins SY 2012-13 First year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection SY 2013-14 Second year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection SY 2014-15 Full administration of PARCC assessments SY 2010-11 Launch and design phase Summer 2015 Set achievement levels, including college-ready performance levels We are here

6 OPTIONAL: Two formative components designed to: Generate timely information for informing instruction, interventions, and professional development during the school year REQUIRED: Two summative components designed to: Make “college- and career-readiness” and “on-track” determinations Measure the full range of standards and full performance continuum Provide data for accountability uses, including measures of growth Third non-summative component will assess speaking and listening skills Assessment Design 6

7 PARCC Assessment Design End-of-Year Assessment Innovative, computer- based items Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) Extended tasks Applications of concepts and skills Diagnostic Assessment ELA - Speaking And Listening Assessment Locally scored Non-summative, required Optional Assessments/Flexible Administration Mid-Year Assessment 7 75%90%

8 – Diagnostic Assessment designed to be an indicator of student knowledge and skills so that instruction, supports, and professional development can be tailored to meet student needs – Mid-Year Assessment comprised of performance-based items and tasks, with an emphasis on hard-to-measure standards. After study, individual states may consider including as a summative component 8 Optional Assessment Components Non-summative

9 – Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) administered after 75% of the school year. The ELA/literacy PBA will focus on writing effectively when analyzing text. The mathematics PBA will focus on applying skills, concepts, and understandings to solve multi-step problems requiring abstract reasoning, precision, perseverance, and strategic use of tools – End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) administered after approx. 90% of the school year. The ELA/literacy EOY will focus on reading comprehension. The math EOY will be comprised of innovative, machine score-able items Required Assessment Components 9 Summative

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11 Progress to Date Model Content Frameworks Released (November) Will be used to inform the development of item specifications and blueprints for K-12 assessments in ELA and math. Provide support and guidance for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Will release updated versions that incorporate teacher and student feedback 11

12 Progress to Date Item-Development ITN Released (December) To select contractor(s) for the development of items, tasks and related assessment materials Procurement will generate a large bank of materials to support the development of the PARCC assessments 12

13 Progress to Date Defining ‘College & Career Ready’ (January) PARCC K-12 & Higher Education Content Meeting: 22 PARCC states represented by 128 attendees. Meeting participants reviewed PARCC's definition of college and career readiness Suggested revisions regarding what skills and knowledge students should have when they graduate from high school. 13

14 Computer-Based Not computer-adaptive Advantages: » innovative item types » faster scoring » compliance with federal mandate for grade-level accountability 14

15 Technology Readiness Tool Developed by Pearson for both PARCC & SBAC to evaluate technology readiness and determine needs for online assessments Online Tool: completed by both SEA & LEA 6 administration windows (2-3/year) Tool will issue a report on readiness (high vs. low risk) 15

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17 Resources 17

18 Contact Us 222-8465 222-8993 18

19 Upcoming Webinars RI Growth Model Wednesday, May 9 th 9:30-10:30 19

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