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1 Smarter Balanced Assessment Presented June 12, 2015 Christopher Hanczrik, OSPI Assessment Operations Anton Jackson, OSPI Mathematics Content Development Beth Simpson, OSPI ELA Content Development

2 A System of Assessments

3 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments - Administration Windows Grade 10 ELA Grade 11 ELA and Math Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Windows Last 12 weeks of school, but no earlier than March 10 and no later than June 15 online Last 3 weeks of school, but no later than May 30 paper/pencil Last 7 weeks of school, but no earlier than April 6 and no later than June 15 online Last 3 weeks of school, but no later than May 30 paper/pencil

4 Other Summative Assessments - Grades 12 HSPE Retake o Reading o Writing Administration Windows High School Exit Exams (HSPE and EOC) 2015/16 Testing Windows November 3-5 March Math EOC exit exams January 4 - February 5 May 9 - June 10 Biology EOC exit exam January 4 - February 5 May 9 - June 10 Off Grade Level (formerly called November 2-20 DAPE) ELA, Science Math Spring 2016 dates TBD

5 HS Tests for School and District Accountability (95% participation required) Grade ELA Math Science Grade 9 Grade 10 Biology EOC Grade 11 Smarter Balanced (College and Career Ready cut score) Smarter Balanced (College and Career Ready cut score)

6 Portal, Alphabet Soup Assessment and Registration Tool (ART) Digital Library User Sign-on Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) Managing and editing users/students Registering students for tests Selecting supports and accommodations Processing and viewing test invalidations Test Delivery System (TDS) Test Administrator Interface Student Interface Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) Online Reporting System (ORS)

7 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) BYOD is an option some districts may want to utilize by allowing students to use their own (technology) devices. Intended for districts that have already implemented BYOD and have sufficient district capacity to ensure equity of access. OSPI has developed a policy for districts. The document is posted to the portal.

8 Practice and Training Test options Guest student Guest session This is how students can take practice tests at home, for example, or how a member of the public can take a practice test Guest student Real session Requires a Test Administrator with a user account in TIDE Real student Real session Requires the student to be present in TIDE and requires a Test Administrator with a user account in TIDE This most closely mimics the operational environment

9 Practice and Training Tests The Smarter Balanced Practice and Training tests are available on the WCAP portal: Practice and Training tests provide both test administrators and students a thorough review of the test in preparation for the summative assessment. Most often, the Practice and Training tests can be administered in lieu of the interims, especially with Practice Test using the secure browser.

10 Summative Assessments Paper/Pencil (Option) Smarter Balanced high school paper/pencil tests will cost $6.00 per test per content area ($12.00 per student if using paper/pencil for both ELA and Math). Paper/pencil tests are fixed forms not computer adaptive. This means students will likely take longer to complete paper/pencil tests than online tests. The online test engine for Smarter Balanced incorporates a multitude of embedded usability, accessibility, and accommodations districts will need to provide those accommodations or have individual students who need accommodations test online. Tests will take longer to score and for return of reports.

11 Summative and Interims assessments- improved accessibility for students Accessibility addressed in three categories: o Universal tools o Designated supports o Accommodations Accessibility guidelines focused on students AND content constructs, developed through collaboration amongst states and national experts Smarter Balanced approach is consistent with recent USED guidance on supporting greater student access that results in valid test outcomes.

12 Navigating Interim Support WCAP Portal The Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP) portal houses the: Interim assessments Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) Online Reporting System (ORS) Administration Manual Online - Interim

13 Start Here

14 Manuals ELA and math hand scoring training documents are also located here. Interim Tests Hand Scoring Reports Classroom Activities for Interim

15 DIGITAL LIBRARY Professional and Instructional resources Aligned to Common core and formative assessment practices for ELA and Mathematics

16 Requires log-in information Includes a HELP tutorial https://www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org/digital-libraryresources

17 Timeline FEATURED RESOURCE Page 17

18 Assessment Literacy Modules 30 resource videos Understanding Smarter Balanced assessments The system, interims, and summative Parts of the formative assessment process Clarifying intended learning and eliciting, interpreting, and acting on evidence Grade-band specific: K 2, 3 5, 6 8, 6 12, 9 12

19 Filtered for: ELA Grades 10 & 11

20

21 Resources Digital Library Assistance Digital Library access and support is provided by each district District staff, usually the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC), can get assistance from OSPI for issues that cannot be solved at the district level

22 English Language Arts (ELA) Claims Claim 1: Reading Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts. Claim 2: Writing Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences. Claim 3: Listening Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences. Claim 4: Research Students can engage in research/inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.

23 Claims for Mathematics Claim 1: Concepts & Procedures Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency. Claim 2: 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. Claim 3:Communicating Reasoning Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others. Claim 4: Modeling and Data Analysis Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.

24 INTERIM ASSESSMENTS Structure Components Resources

25 What are the Interim Assessments? Interim Assessment Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)

26 Interim Comprehensive Assessment? ICA Matches the summative blueprint assess the same range of standards provide scores on the same scale Provides teachers with information on a student s general areas of strength or need readiness for the end-of-year summative assessment

27 Interim Assessment Blocks IAB Short, focused sets of items that measure several assessment targets Five to seventeen blocks per subject per grade Focus on smaller sets of related concepts Provides teacher with Information about a student s strengths or needs more detailed information for instructional purposes

28 English Language Arts IABs Grade 6-8 Read Literary Texts Read Informational Texts Edit/Revise Brief Writes Listen/Interpret Research Narrative Performance Task* Explanatory Performance Task* Argument Performance Task * Not available

29 Math IABs Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 11 Expressions/ Equations Expressions/ Equations Linear Functions Number Systems Functions Quadratic Functions Ratio/Proportions Geometry Geometry Performance Task Performance Task Performance Task

30 Interim Assessments Can be administered at any time during the school year Delivered online but not currently adaptive. Fixed forms with the intent to become adaptive Students taking both an ICAs and IABs may see some of the same items. ICAs include performance tasks. Adheres to Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines

31 Interim Assessment Design Principles ICAs and IABs are available at grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and high school (11) Administration is not constrained by grade level For example, a fifth grade ICA/IAB can be administered to grades above or below fifth grade. ICAs are constructed consistent with summative blueprint. High school ICAs/IABs can be used at grades 9, 10, 11, and/or 12

32 Interim Assessment Scoring Interim assessments will have the same item types as summative Automatically scored (e.g., Multiple Choice and Hot Text) Hand scoring is a local (school/classroom) responsibility Scoring materials are available in the Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) within the WCAP portal For Fall 2015, THSS opens on September 2

33 Access and Security Educators have different levels of access, based on their district-determined role Be aware of FERPA laws and policies and keep student information secure at all times Interims are non-secure, but not public Access is provided for training-planning purposes only Only students should take interim assessments Interim items should not be shared or disseminated in any form

34 THSS Score all constructed/extended response items Requires using Training Guides and Exemplar papers to score according to the rubric Recommend using PowerPoint (ELA) and Video (math) on how to use these materials (in TIDE, Download Forms Tab) prior to scoring All items must be scored before reports are generated in ORS Note: Current math IABs and ELA Listening and Research IABs don t include constructed/extended response items

35 Resources WCAP Portal

36 Resources WCAP Portal

37 Resources WCAP Assistance

38 Thank you!

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