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1 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 PAIUCC Meeting Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams September 17, 2010 Pennsylvania Department of Education

2 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Introductions Keystone Exams Overview Keystone Exams Fall 2010 Keystone Exams Spring 2011 Keystone Exams Key Dates Keystone Policy Impacts Classroom Diagnostic Tool (CDT) Overview CDT Field Test CDT Key Dates CDT Reporting Fall 2010 Field Test -- Administrative Key Dates Data Management Questions Agenda

3 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Keystone Exams Overview The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Literature, English Composition, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, World History, and Civics and Government. One component of Pennsylvania’s high school graduation requirements beginning for the graduating class of 2014-2015 Taken as an end-of-course exam near the end of course completion that counts for at least one-third of the final course grade PDE recommends administering the English Composition Keystone Exam at the end of English 9 and Literature at the end of English 10 Available to students either online or paper-pencil Comprised of two (2) modules Multiple-Choice (MC) and Constructed-Response (CR) items

4 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Keystone Exams Fall 2010 Field test of Algebra I, Biology, and Literature Available to mostly students in high school, but may include middle school students Online and/or paper-pencil assessment comprised of two modules Multiple-Choice (MC) and Constructed-Response (CR) items Approximately 2-2 ½ hours for each exam, 1-1 ¼ hours per module Student should be assigned to an assessment based on course enrollment in the 2009-2010 school year Field test results will be provided for participating districts

5 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Keystone Exams Spring 2011 First operational administrations of Algebra 1, Biology, and Literature Field test administrations of Algebra 2, Geometry, and English Composition Testing window will be beginning of May 2011 (exact dates not yet finalized) Students nearing completion of a course are eligible to take the course-specific Keystone Exam

6 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Keystone Exams Spring 2011 Online and paper-pencil formats available Paper/pencil testing materials will arrive in two shipments 1.Administrative materials arrive four weeks prior to the window 2.Secure materials arrive two weeks prior to the window Paper-pencil testing materials are returned after each subject is complete Preliminary results provided around the end of May Final results (with performance levels) provided later in summer (Algebra 1, Biology, and Literature only)

7 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Field Test and Operational Assessments Field TestOperational Algebra I, Biology, Literature November 1-19, 2010May 2011 Algebra II, Geometry, English Composition May 2011Winter 2011 US HistoryFall 2012May 2013 Chemistry, Civics & Govt., World History May 2015TBD Keystone Exams Key Dates

8 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Graduation Policy Under the new regulation and beginning with the class of 2015, students can meet graduation requirements through any of the following options determined by the district:

9 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Graduation Policy 2 Phases Students in the graduating classes of 2015 and 2016 must demonstrate proficiency in: 1.English Composition 2.Literature 3.Algebra I, and 4.Biology

10 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Phase 2- Class of 2017 and beyond Students must demonstrate proficiency in six of ten content areas: Both English Composition and Literature; Two of three Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, or Geometry); One of two Sciences (Biology or Chemistry); and One of three Social Studies (American History, Civics and Government or World History).

11 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Chapter 4 Advisory Committees Three advisory committees are specified in the regulation:  Performance Level Advisory Committee  Local Assessment Advisory Committee  State Assessment Advisory Committee

12 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 District Choice Keystone Exams will count for at least 1/3 of the final course grade; or NEW: Keystones used as a local assessment and students must score proficient or advanced. Locally designed and independently validated assessments

13 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 District Choice Pass Rigorous National Assessments National assessments are the Advanced Placement (AP) Exams and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams PDE will release policy guidance regarding the minimum score on each that is needed to satisfy graduation requirements

14 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Project Based Alternative A student who does not score “proficient” on a Keystone Exam after two attempts will be eligible to complete a project-based assessment

15 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Project–Based Assessment Projects will be: aligned with the Keystone Exam modules developed by the department administered by school staff scored by regional panels of educators developed so that points will be added to a student’s highest Keystone score if his/her performance is judged “satisfactory.”

16 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Eligibility for Projects Students will qualify for projects if he/she: 1.has taken the course. 2.was unsuccessful after two attempts with the Keystone exam. 3.has met the district’s attendance requirements for the course. 4.has participated in supplemental instructional services.

17 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 CDT Overview The Classroom Diagnostic Tools provide a diagnosis of students’ strengths and weaknesses to guide instruction and/or remediation. Available to students in grades 6 through high school Online assessments delivered in a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) format Multiple-choice items Multiple assessments a year Real-time reporting Reports dynamically linked to curriculum resources in SAS

18 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 CDT Fall 2010 Field Test Event for Science and Reading Available to students in grades 4 through high school Assesses content in Science and Reading grades 3-8, Biology, Chemistry, Literature Multiple-Choice (MC) items Single assessment – approximately 1 class period (45-60 minutes) Student should be assigned to an assessment based on course/grade enrollment in the 2009-2010 school year Field test results will be provided for participating districts Operational Mathematics Available to Schools – October 18, 2010

19 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Field Test and Operational Assessments Field TestOperational MathematicsApril 26-May 28, 2010October 18, 2010 LiteratureOctober 4-29, 2010Winter 2010/2011 ScienceOctober 4-29, 2010Winter 2010/2011 Writing/CompositionMay 2011Fall 2011 Social StudiesFall 2012Winter 2012/2013 CDT Key Dates

20 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 CDT Reporting Reporting for the CDT will be available on DRC’s eDirect system Results will be linked to Materials and Resources on SAS Three types of reports will be provided 1.Group Diagnostic Map 2.Student Diagnostic Map 3.Learning Progression Map

21 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Group Diagnostic Map – Algebra I 21

22 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Group Diagnostic Map – Mathematics 22 Zoomed In Zoomed Out

23 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Group Diagnostic Map Single Diagnostic Category 23

24 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Student Diagnostic Map 24

25 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Learning Progression Map 25

26 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Key Dates Description Date Available CDTKeystone PA Online Assessment SoftwareAugust 23 PA Online Assessment Test TutorialsSeptember 21October 4 PA eDIRECT Test Setup SystemSeptember 13 PA eDIRECT District Student and Teacher file uploads available September 13 CDT User Guide and Directions for Administration (electronically) September 8 CDT User Guide and Directions for Administration (hardcopy in districts and schools) September 20 Keystone Handbook, User Guide, and Directions for Administration (electronically) September 20 Keystone Handbook, User Guide, and Directions for Administration (hardcopy in districts and schools) October 18 Fall 2010 Field Tests -- Administrative Key Dates

27 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Data Management PIMS data was uploaded to DRC’s test setup system (eDIRECT) –Student-level data –Teacher-level data (not required for field test events) School/district personnel will use eDIRECT to set up and manage all online testing

28 Classroom Diagnostic Tools and Keystone Exams www.education.state.pa.us PAIUCC Meeting, September 17, 2010 Data Management For fall 2010, district personnel will be able to upload student and teacher data directly to eDIRECT Any student data updated or uploaded in eDIRECT must also be updated or uploaded in PIMS PIMS data and data uploaded into eDIRECT will be used to generate student Precode Labels (paper-pencil Keystone Exams)


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