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NCCE ~ Smarter Balanced Assessments

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The Puyallup School District had more schools participate in the SBAC Pilot than any other in Washington and they are ready for 28 schools to begin the SBAC Field Test on March 18. Dr. Glenn Malone …

The Puyallup School District had more schools participate in the SBAC Pilot than any other in Washington and they are ready for 28 schools to begin the SBAC Field Test on March 18. Dr. Glenn Malone shares the lessons learned by his team in Puyallup. With over twenty years of experience as an Elementary Principal, you can count on him to share loads of practical ideas for your school/classroom preparation.

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  • 1. SBAC RESOURCES NCCE March 12, 2014
  • 2. Improving Teaching & Learning Common Core State Standards specify K-12 expectations for college and career readiness Summative: College and career readiness assessments for accountability Teachers and schools have information and tools they need to improve teaching and learning Formative resources: Supporting classroom-based assessments to improve instruction All students leave high school college and career ready Interim: Flexible and open assessments, used for actionable feedback 1
  • 3. Preparing for SBA(C) • Training Modules • Training Tests • Practice Test & Scoring Guides
  • 4. Training Modules 9 Field Test Training Modules – posted on SBAC Field Test Portal • • • • • • What is a Field Test? Let’s Talk Universal Tools What is a CAT? (Computer Adaptive Test) Performance Task Overview Student Interface for Online Testing Technology Requirements for Online Testing • Accessibility and Accommodations • Smarter Balanced Test Administration Overview
  • 5. Training Test Overview • • • In addition to the online training modules, both Practice Tests and Training Tests are available for users at http://sbac.portal.airast.org Purpose of Training Tests: Provide students with an opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features that will be used in the Field Test Grade Bands: – 3-5 – 6-8 – High school
  • 6. Training Test Overview – Cont. • • • • 6-9 items per grade band per content area Non-PT items only Includes new item types: – Matching tables (ELA and math) – Fill in tables (math) – Evidence-based selected response (ELA) Includes all universal tools, designated supports and accommodations
  • 7. Practice Test w/ Scoring Guides • Provide students with a grade specific testing experience that is similar in structure and format to the Field Test • Approximately 30 items in ELA and 30 items in math per grade level • Includes 1 ELA PT and 1 Math PT per grade level • PDF Scoring Guide for every question • Classroom Activities for most PT
  • 8. Comparison of Training Test and Practice Test Training Test Grade Levels Number and Types of Items Provide students with an opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features Provide students with a grade specific testing experience that is similar in structure and format to the Field Test 3 grade bands • 3-5 • 6-8 • High school Each grade • 3-8, 11 Approximately 15 items per grade band (6 in ELA and 8-9 in math) Approximately 30 items in ELA and 30 items in math per grade level No Performance Tasks Purpose Practice Test Includes 1 ELA PT and 1 math PT per grade level Universal Tools, All included on Field Test are Designated included (including Supports, and streamlining) Accommodations Most included Refresh scheduled for late April
  • 9. Estimated Testing Times for 2014 Field Test and 2015 Operational Assessment 1:30 2:00 3:30 :30 4:00 6-8 1:30 2:00 3:30 :30 4:00 11 2:00 2:00 4:00 :30 4:30 1:30 1:00 2:30 :30 3:00 6-8 2:00 1:00 3:00 :30 3:30 2:00 1:30 3:30 :30 4:00 3:00 3:00 6:00 1:00 7:00 6-8 3:30 3:00 6:30 1:00 7:30 11 COMBINED 3-5 3-5 Mathematics CAT 11 English Language Arts Grades 3-5 Test Type Perf. Task Only 4:00 3:30 7:30 1:00 8:30 Total Class Activity Total Times are estimates of test length for most students. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed as untimed tests; some students may need and should be afforded more time than shown in this table.

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