Presentation on theme: "10/10/14. PARCC is designed to reward quality instruction aligned to the Standards, so the assessment is worthy of preparation rather than a distraction."— Presentation transcript:
PARCC is designed to reward quality instruction aligned to the Standards, so the assessment is worthy of preparation rather than a distraction from good work.
PARCC Assessment… ◦ Increases the Rigor – Depth of Knowledge ◦ Requires students to synthesize multiple pieces of authentic information ◦ Requires students to explain a mathematical process rather than simply stating an answer ◦ Asks students to add context that demonstrates true understanding in a specific situation
Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) ◦ March 2 nd – March 27 th ◦ ELA: Grade 3-11 ◦ Math: Grade 3-Algbera II End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) ◦ April 20 th – May 15 th ◦ ELA: Grade 3-11 ◦ Math: Grade 3-Algbera II
Design of PARCC Math Summative Assessments Performance Based Assessment (PBA) – Type I items (Machine-scorable) concepts, skills and procedures – Type II items (Mathematical Reasoning/Hand-Scored) expressing mathematical reasoning – Type III items (Mathematical Modeling/Hand-Scored and/or Machine-scored) modeling / applications End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) – Type I items only (All Machine-scorable)
Performance-Based Assessment ◦ Real-World Scenarios ◦ Extended Response ◦ Research Simulation ◦ Analysis End-of-Year Assessment ◦ Multiple Choice ◦ Matching ◦ Fill-in the blank ◦ Short Response
1. Focus: The PARCC assessment will focus strongly where the Standards focus. 2. Coherence: Think across grades and link to major topics within grades. 3. Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application.
Advances in Assessment Demanded by the Shifts Shift #1 – Focus: The PARCC assessments will focus strongly where the Standards focus Advance: 70% or more on the major work in grades 3-8. Focus allows for a variety of problem types to get at concept in multiple ways. Students will have more time to master concepts at a deeper level. 8
Advances in Assessment Demanded by the Shifts Shift #2 - Coherence: Think across grades, and link to major topics within grades Advance: Integrative tasks draw on multiple standards to ensure students are making important connections. The Standards are not treated as a checklist. 10
Advances in assessment demanded by the shifts Shift #3 - Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application Advance: PARCC assessments will reach the rigor in the Standards through innovations in technology and item design. 11
Ensure curriculum is aligned with CCSS that will be assessed on PARCC. Continue to move away from strictly M/C assessments. Demand that students persevere in justifying, explaining and/or showing their work whenever possible. (discussion, HW, tests, etc.) Focus on the use of proper, age-appropriate, terminology. (A must for PARCC success) Attend to precision.
Have your child explain answers on homework assignments & show work Reinforce the importance of persevering and reasoning through problems Practice, Practice, Practice!
Important Links New Jersey Department of Education ◦ http://www.state.nj.us/education/ http://www.state.nj.us/education/ PARCC ◦ http://www.parcconline.org/new-jersey http://www.parcconline.org/new-jersey Common Core State Standards ◦ http://www.corestandards.org/ http://www.corestandards.org/ ◦ http://www.ccsstoolbox.com/parcc/PARCCPrototype_main.html http://www.ccsstoolbox.com/parcc/PARCCPrototype_main.html ◦ http://njcore.org/ (Great for free shared resources from NJ teachers) http://njcore.org/ Local Resources ◦ http://parcceht.weebly.com/ http://parcceht.weebly.com/