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1 Standards, Curriculum & Assessment Transforming our Educational Practice

2 The Teaching and Learning Cycle

3 State Standards/Assessments Senate Bill , Colorado s Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K) required development of rigorous standards for students Standards design: ofocus ocoherence origor oall Students, All Standards New state assessments developed to align with new standards

4 Timelines for CAS and PARCC

5 Why new state assessments? State assessments allow us to o o benchmark results across the state ensure a successful pathway to college and career readiness for all students New online assessments will o o align to new state standards incorporate innovative computer-enhanced approaches to testing that support students' application of their learning

6 State Assessment Program History Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) o Measured student learning of the Colorado Model Content Standards (math, reading, writing & science) Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) o Transitional assessment old standards to new TCAP & Colorado Measures of Academic Success o TCAP continues for reading, writing and math o First year of new Colorado- developed social studies and science assessments (part of the state s new Colorado Measures of Academic Success) Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) o First year of new PARCC- developed English language arts and mathematics assessments o Second year of Colorado- developed social studies and science assessments

7 What new CMAS assessments? Online Social Studies Assessments o Grades 4 and 7 - Spring 2014 o Grade 12 - Fall 2014 Online Science Assessments o Grades 5 and 8 - Spring 2014 o Grade 12 - Fall 2014 Online English Language Arts/Literacy o Grades 3 through 11- Spring 2015 Online Mathematics o Grades 3 through 8 - Spring 2015 o High School - Spring 2015

8 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

9 Assessment DesignEnglish Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades Optional Assessments/Flexible Administration Diagnostic Assessment Early indicator of student knowledge and skills to inform instruction, supports, and PD Non-summative Mid-Year Assessment Performance-based Emphasis on hardto-measure standards Potentially summative Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) Extended tasks Applications of concepts and skills Required End-of-Year Assessment Innovative, computer-based items Required Speaking And Listening Assessment Locally scored Non-summative, required

10 TCAP and CMAS At your table review Packet #1 o Compare the CSAP and PARCC released item for grade 6 mathematics o Discuss similarities and differences between the two assessment examples

11 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.

12 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.

13 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.

14 PARCC Mathematics

15 PARCC English Language Arts/ Literary

16 Math: Grade 3 Sample Item

17 Grade 7 Math - Illustrative Sample Item

18 CMAS Changes Review PARCC released items in Packets #2 and #3 Share how these tasks are different from the ones our students have experienced for state tests in the prior years

19 SPAC Feedback What can SPAC do to support our students in the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)? What are messages that SPAC should be communicating about the Colorado Measures of Academic Success?

20 Jeffco s Mission.. To provide a quality education that prepares ALL children for a successful future..

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