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1 A Framework for Success

2 Welcome PTO Co-President Mrs. Demerly Purpose of Assessments Mr. Springer DIBELS Assessments Mrs. Largent/Mr. Hammersley NWEA and ISTEP Mr. Springer K-1 Questions and Answers on Literacy Assessments 2 nd, 3 rd and 4 th Grade NWEA and ISTEP Reports

3 ISTEP End of Grade Level Assessment NWEA Individual Growth Assessment DIBELS Investigative Assessments

4 Probe #1: Alliteration Fluency Fall & Winter Benchmark Goal: 8+ Students are shown a card with four pictures. The teacher names the four pictures and asks the student to choose the two pictures that begin with the same sound. Students are given two minutes to complete as many cards as they can.

5 Front of card Back of card

6 Probe #2: Letter Naming Fluency Fall Benchmark Goal = 8+ Winter Benchmark Goal = 27+ Spring Benchmark Goal = 40+ Students are given 1 minute to name as many letters as they know Here are some letters (point to the student probe). Tell me the names of as many letters as you can. When I say begin, start here (point to first letter), and go across the page (point). Point to each letter and tell me the name of that letter. If you come to a letter you don t know I ll tell it to you. Put your finger on the first letter. Ready, begin.

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8 Probe #3: Phonemic Segmentation Fluency Winter Benchmark Goal = 18+ Spring Benchmark Goal = 35+ Students are given 1 minute to listen to a word and then segment out each sound in the word. I am going to say a word. After I say it, you tell me all the sounds in the word. So, if I say, sam, you would say /s//a/ /m/. Let s try one. (one second pause) Tell me the sounds in mop.

9 Probe #4: Nonsense Word Fluency Winter Benchmark Goal = 13+ Spring Benchmark Goal = 25+ Students are given 1 minute to name as many letters as they know Look at this word. It s a make-believe word. Watch me read the word: /s/ /i/ /m/ sim (point to each letter then run your finger fast beneath the whole word). I can say the sounds of the letters, /s/ /i/ /m/ (point to each letter), or I can read the whole word sim (run your finger fast beneath the whole word). Your turn to read a make-believe word. Read this word the best you can (point to the word lut ). Make sure you say any sounds you know.

10 Sample page: Student page:

11 Probe #1: Letter Naming Fluency Fall Benchmark Goal = 37+ Probe #2: Phonemic Segmentation Fluency Fall, Winter, & Spring Benchmark Goal = 35+ Probe #3: Nonsense Word Fluency Fall Benchmark Goal = 24+ Winter & Spring Benchmark Goal = 50+ sounds & 15+ recodes (recode means reading the word)

12 Probe #4: Oral Reading Fluency Winter Benchmark Goal = 23 wpm + Spring Benchmark Goal = 53 wpm + Students are given 1 minute to read the words in the story placed in front of them. Please read this (point) out loud. If you get stuck, I will tell you the word so you can keep reading. When I say, stop I may ask you to tell me about what you read, so do your best reading. Start here (point to the first word of the passage). Begin.

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14 Probe #1: Nonsense Word Fluency Fall Benchmark Goal = 50+ sounds & 15+ recodes (recode means reading the word) Probe #2: Oral Reading Fluency Fall Benchmark Goal = 51 wpm + Winter Benchmark Goal = 72 wpm + Spring Benchmark Goal = 89 wpm +

15 Third Grade: Oral Reading Fluency Fall Benchmark Goal = 71 wpm + Winter Benchmark Goal = 92 wpm + Spring Benchmark Goal = 107 wpm + Fourth Grade: Oral Reading Fluency Fall Benchmark Goal = 94 wpm + Winter Benchmark Goal = 112 wpm + Spring Benchmark Goal = 123 wpm +

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18 White sheet taped to monitor is pulled down by student at this time. Teacher Records Proctor Continues

19 Click SE Parents and Students Click on ISTEP+ Info Center ISTEP+ Information and Sample Items

20 Report Content NWEA ISTEP Proficiency Specific Content Areas Math Content Areas Reading / Language Arts Content Areas Does not provide PASS or DID NOT PASS status. However, it does provide District and National Averages. Goal Performance Areas: High, High Ave, Average, Low Ave, Low Number Sense Computation Algebra & Functions Geometry Measurement Stats/Data/Probability Problem Solving Word Recognition & Vocabulary Inform. Text: Structure and Comprehension Literary Text: Structure and Comprehension Writing Process & Features Writing Applications Conventions: Grammar and Mechanics PASS+/PASS /DID NOT PASS is located on the front of the report for each subject area. Including a vertical scale State Standard Areas: Expected correct out of 100. Strength or Weakness Number Sense Computation Algebra & Function Geometry Measurement Problem Solving Reading Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Literary Response/Analysis Writing Process Language Conventions

21 Assessment Qualities NWEA ISTEP Types of Scores Purpose of Assessment RIT Unit Not Grade Level Specific Instructional Level (Formative, periodic assessment) Scale Score Grade Level Specific Mastery Level (Summative, one-time assessment) Format of Assessment Online - Adaptive Paper /Pencil Same Questions Assessment Years Grades 2-4 Grades 3 and 4 Testing Sessions Designed to Measure Periodic Growth Fall and Spring (check point testing for some students in January) Yes specifically designed for that purpose. Spring Only No but we can use it for annual growth.

22 Grade Subject PASS PASS + 3 English English English If Billy scores a 417 on his third grade English ISTEP test, and then the following year he scores a 425 on his fourth grade English ISTEP test, did he improve?

23 Grade Subject PASS PASS + 3 English English English If Billy scores a 417 on his third grade English ISTEP test, and a 425 on his fourth grade English ISTEP test, did he improve? No. His scale score went up by 8 points, but he actually moved from being even with Indiana s passing cut score to now being 12 points below the cut score. So, he lost academic ground as compared to Indiana Standards.

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25 Click SE Parents and Students Click Lexile Book Resource Guide Enter Child s Lexile Range or Grade Level

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