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  • 1. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education Pennsylvania State Assessments 2012 – 2013 Edited for RMS- PTO 11/28/12 www.education.state.pa.us
  • 2. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us New This Year • Return of the Keystone Exams • No PSSA-M or Grade 11 PSSA • All students in Grade 11 who have not taken the Keystone Exams must take them • All PA assessments are available on-line – PSSA, Keystone Exams, CDT • Field testing PACC-aligned items in grades 3 – 5 in Math, Reading and Writing
  • 3. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Important Dates Keystone Exams Testing Window Wave 1: December 3 – December 14, 2012 Wave 2: January 9 – January 23, 2013 May 13 – May 24, 2013 July 29 – August 2, 2013
  • 4. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Important Dates PSSA Math and Reading April 8 - April 19, 2013 PSSA Writing Field Test February 4 – February 13, 2013 PSSA Science April 22 - April 26, 2013
  • 5. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Important Dates PSSA make-up for Writing March 18 – March 22, 2013 PSSA make-up for Math, Reading and Science April 29 – May 3, 2013 ACCESS for ELLs Test Window Grades K-12 January 28 – March 8, 2013
  • 6. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Important Dates PASA Math & Reading Grades 3 - 8, 11 February 18– March 29, 2013 PASA Science Grades 4, 8, 11 May 6 – May 31, 2013 NAEP Math, Reading, Science, Writing and Economics. Grades 4, 8, 12 in selected schools January 28 – March 8, 2013
  • 7. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)  Math & Reading: Feb 18 – Mar 29, 2013  Science: May 6 – May 31 , 2013  Writing: No statewide test form; individually created (by teacher), scored (by teacher), and stored (in IEP folder)  Who participates in the PASA?  Grades 3-8 and 11  Students with a significant cognitive disability
  • 8. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Who Takes the PSSA?  Math/Reading – All students in grades 3-8  Writing – All students in grades 5 and 8  Science – All students in grades 4 and 8
  • 9. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us PA Common Core Standards The Pennsylvania Common Core Standards (PACC) and draft Assessment Anchors are available on SAS at: http://www.pdesas.org/Standard/CommonCore
  • 10. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us The Taxonomy of Assessment Anchor Content Standards 1. 2. 3. 4. Content Area Grade Level Reporting Category Assessment Anchor Content Standards 1. (Assessment Anchors) 5. Assessment Anchor Descriptor 6. Eligible Content
  • 11. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Assessment Anchor Coding S4.A.1.1.1 Science Grade Level Reporting Category Eligible Content Assessment Anchor Assessment Descriptor Anchor
  • 12. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Keystone Exams  Offered three times each year – winter, spring and summer  Offered in Algebra I, Biology and Literature  Students can retake them until they score at the proficient level  The Project-Based Assessment part of the Keystones is being piloted
  • 13. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Who Takes the Keystones?  All students in Grade 11 who have not already taken a Keystone Exam in Algebra I, Biology, and Literature  All students who will complete a Biology course this school year  All students who will complete an Algebra I course this year  All students who will complete coursework that covers the content of the Literature Exam this year
  • 14. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Keystones and Regulations  Students must take the Keystone Exams to meet graduation requirements under Chapter 4 Regulations  Students must take the Keystone Exams to meet AYP requirements under NCLB
  • 15. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education Math 2013  Criterion Referenced  Five Reporting Categories - Numbers and Operations - Measurement - Geometry - Algebra - Data Analysis www.education.state.pa.us
  • 16. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013  Student score comes from:   - 60 multiple choice questions - Three open-ended questions Students take: - 72 multiple choice in grades 3 - 8 and 11 - Four open-ended questions All grades will alternate subject areas with Math coming first.
  • 17. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013 2013 Math Test Format Number of Multiple Choice Items per Student (1 point each) Number of OpenEnded Items per Student (4 points each) Grade Estimated Time of Test Common Multiple Choice Items Equating Block Items Field Test Items Common OpenEnded Items Equating Block Items Field Test Items 3-8 and 11 180 minutes 3 sessions 60 2 10 3 0 1 Scores come from the COMMON ONLY. Total Number of Score Points 60+12= 72
  • 18. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013  Embedded Field Test  Gr 3-5 FT items based on PACC  Gr 6-8 FT items based on current Anchors  Open-Ended items scored on a 0-4 scale  Item-specific scoring guidelines but no general rubric  Formula sheets will be provided for grades 7 and 8. Formulas needed in grades 5 and 6 are provided with the item - See Resource Materials on our web site for the formula sheets and item samplers
  • 19. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Item Specifics  Multiple choice items based on Eligible Content*  Open-ended items based on Anchor (Verbs come from  Anchor, Anchor Descriptor or Eligible Content; Content comes from Eligible Content.) Reminder: Have students read the OE items carefully and answer exactly what is being asked. *All items based on the PACC may cross Eligible Content and Anchors and Reporting Categories.
  • 20. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Item Specifics  Examples of how OE items might be phrased: - Show or explain all your work. - Show all your work. Explain why you did each step. - Explain why [something is true or false] - Describe how [doing something affects something else; to find something, etc.]
  • 21. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education Math 2013 Rubric (for sample item only): Part A: - ½ point for correct answer - 1 point for complete and correct work OR ½ point for correct but incomplete work. Part B: - 1/2 point for correct answer - 1 point for correct and compete work OR ½ point for correct but incomplete work. - 1 point for correct and complete explanation. ½ point for correct but incomplete explanation. www.education.state.pa.us
  • 22. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013 Rubric Metric: Total Points (within) 4 3–3½ 2–2½ ½-1½ 0 Score (on) 4 3 2 1 0
  • 23. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013  Some notes about open-ended items: - Guess and Check is a valid method but at least two incorrect guesses must be shown to receive full credit. - Not all open-ended items require a “why.” - At least half the score points must come from one Anchor. The rest can come from anywhere else in that Reporting Category.
  • 24. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013  Testing time is approximately 150-180 minutes for Math.  Testing in Grades 3 - 8 and 11.  Can have a “blemish” and still get a score of 4  “e.g. missing $” may or may not be a blemish depending on  the item and grade. “Guess and check” is a valid, acceptable strategy but to get full credit at least two incorrect “guesses” must be shown.
  • 25. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013  Grade 4 and up: calculators ARE permitted on all but the   beginning few items. Rulers and protractors will be provided at grades where needed. Students must use the rulers and protractors provided for the PSSA. (For current items, protractors are provided within the item itself. For items measuring the PACC, a separate protractor may be provided.) Rulers scaled in U.S. Customary and Metric as required by the Anchors.
  • 26. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013 Calculator Policy The PSSA is designed so that calculators are not necessary for students to be successful. If students choose to use a calculator on the portions of the PSSA for which calculators are permitted then they must adhere to the guidelines listed below. It is incumbent upon the school test coordinator to ensure that all calculator policies are implemented and followed, including making sure calculators have no programs stored in their memory. Please note that if a student wants to restore the deleted programs he or she will have to back them up prior to the assessment.
  • 27. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013 The following are NOT allowed for the PSSA or Keystones:  Non-calculators such as cell phones, PDAs, laptops, minicomputers, pocket organizers, etc.  Beaming capabilities. (These must be disabled.)  Wireless communication technologies. Calculators having  wireless communication technologies may be used if those technologies are disabled. Calculators with QWERTY keyboards or other typewriter-like keyboards or keypads (e.g. Dvorak).
  • 28. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math 2013 The following are NOT allowed for the PSSA or Keystones:  Calculators with built in Computer Algebra Systems – CAS.  Calculators that make noise, have paper tape, need to be   plugged in or talk unless these specific calculators are required as an accommodation. (Please refer to the Accommodations Manual.) Sharing calculators by students during a test session. All programs/information stored in a calculator. These must be deleted prior to using that calculator on any section of the PSSA. Typically these are graphing calculators but scientific calculators may also contain stored programs.
  • 29. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math Test Blueprint Reporting Category Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 11 Numbers and Operations 40-50% 43-47% 41-45% 28-32% 20-24% 18-22% 12-15% Measurement 12-15% 12-15% 12-15% 12-15% 12-15% 12-15% 12-15% Geometry 12-15% 12-15% 12-15% 15-21% 15-21% 15-20% 12-18% Algebraic Concepts 12-15% 12-15% 13-17% 15-20% 20-27% 25-30% 36-42% Data Analysis and Probability 13-16% 12-15% 12-15% 15-20% 15-20% 15-20% 12-18% Total Points 72 Points 72 Points 72 Points 72 Points 72 Points 72 Points 72 Points
  • 30. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Math Performance Level Cut Scores Performance Level Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Advanced 1370 and up 1445 and up 1483 and up 1476 and up 1472 and up 1446 and up Proficient 11801369 12461444 13121482 12981475 12981471 12841445 Basic 10441179 11561245 11581311 11741297 11831297 11711283 Below Basic 7501043 7001155 7001157 7001173 7001182 7001170
  • 31. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Keystone Algebra I • Two modules • Each Module has 30 points – 18 from multiple choice and 12 from open-ended • Each open-ended is worth four points • Some open-ended will be machine scored • Students in the class of 2017 must score at the proficient or advanced level to graduate
  • 32. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Keystone Algebra I • Modules are scored separately and can be passed separately • Students must score proficient (or higher) on the entire exam but not necessarily pass each module • If a student retakes the exam the highest score on each module will count
  • 33. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Keystone Algebra I – What It Measures
  • 34. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Keystone Algebra I – Test Format
  • 35. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Keystone Algebra I – Point Distribution
  • 36. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Keystone Algebra I – Estimated Time
  • 37. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us About the Eligible Content  The Eligible Content at each grade level shows the range of knowledge and skills drawn upon to design the PSSA for that grade level.  Examining the Eligible Content across grade levels shows the progression of expectations from one grade to the next.
  • 38. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us About the Test  Three Reading Sections on the PSSA  Math and Reading sections alternate   - Math: Sections 1, 3, 5 - Reading: Sections 2, 4, 6 Alignment with PA Academic Standards: Assesses knowledge and skills described in the Assessment Anchor Content Standards Target Passage Types - Eligible passage genres identified at each grade level
  • 39. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Question Types and Scoring     Multiple-choice responses are bubbled in by the student and scored by machine. - One point each Open-ended (short answer) responses are written out by the student and scored by trained raters. - Three points are possible for each - Item-specific scoring guide Grade 3 - Students write in test booklets Grades 4 – 8  - Students write in answer booklets
  • 40. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education Grades 6-8        Three sessions Sections 2, 4, & 6 (alternates w/Math) Approximately 50 –75 minutes each Target Passage Types (mix varies by grade) - Story (all grades) - Poem (all grades) - Informational (all grades) - Autobiography/Biography (eligible at all grades) - Practical/How-to/Advertisement - Essay/Editorial (grades 5, 6, 7, 8) 58 Multiple-choice items (40 common items) Five Open-ended items (four common items) Students write answers in answer booklet www.education.state.pa.us
  • 41. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Grades 6-8 Test Format Approximate length Number of Multiple-Choice Number of Open-Ended Items Items (3 points each) (1 point each) 50 - 75 Common minutes each section 40 Total 170 – 215 minutes Equating Block Field Test Common Equating Block Field Test 8 8 4 0 1 Student score (Common Only): 52 points Total points on each test: 73* *Field test items do not count for student score
  • 42. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Reading Reporting Clusters Grade Comprehension and Reading Skills (Category A) Literature and Interpretation (Category B) 3 60-80% 20-40% 4 60-80% 20-40% 5 60-80% 20-40% 6 50-70% 30-50% 7 50-70% 30-50% 8 40-60% 40-60%
  • 43. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Genre Coverage Grade Fiction (and Nonfiction) Narrative Nonfiction 3 50-70% 30-50% 4 50-70% 30-50% 5 50-70% 30-50% 6 40-60% 40-60% 7 40-60% 40-60% 8 40-60% 40-60% 11 30-50% 50-70%
  • 44. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Reading Scale Score Ranges by Performance Level and Grade Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 11 Advanced 1442 and up 1469 and up 1497 and up 1456 and up 1470 and up 1473 and up NA Proficient 12351441 12551468 12751496 12781455 12791469 12801472 NA Basic 11681234 11121254 11371274 11211277 11311278 11461279 NA Below Basic 10001167 7001111 7001136 7001120 7001130 7001145 Level NA
  • 45. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Not the Same!  Performance Level Descriptors – Advanced – Proficient – Basic – Below Basic  ≠ Scores on Open-Ended Reading Questions – 3 points – 2 points – 1 point – 0 points 1) Scores on open-ended questions contribute to a student’s raw score. 2) The student’s raw score is converted to a scale score. 3) The student’s scale score is interpreted as a Performance Level.
  • 46. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education Writing 2013  Grades 5, 8  Multiple-Choice  Writing Prompts  Mode-specific Scoring Guidelines for composition  Conventions scored separately www.education.state.pa.us
  • 47. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Writing 2013  Alignment  - Standards (not the revised PACC) - End of elementary and middle Holistic “hybrid” scoring - Holistic scoring for composition—more appropriate for large-scale assessments - Separate scoring for conventions leaves emphasis on composing - Multiple-choice adds validity & reliability
  • 48. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Who takes the test?  All students in grades 5 and 8  Exceptions: - ELL students in first 12 months - PASA students * Take an alternate writing test based on IEP goals * Scored test is stored in IEP folder
  • 49. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Grade 8  Multiple-Choice Section given first  - Five passages (three core, two field test) with embedded editing and revision errors - Four questions for each passage, total 20 questions Writing prompts - Two core prompts - One field test prompt - Informational and Persuasive modes only
  • 50. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us How Are Responses Scored?  Each writing prompt will be scored using a 4 pt. conventions  rubric and a 4 pt. writing rubric with a variable mode emphasis.  Writing prompt responses scored by hand (with 10 percent read twice) - Focus, Content, Organization and Style * Scored holistically * 1-4 pt. Mode-specific Scoring Guide - Editing and Revising: * Scored separately * 1-4 pt. Conventions Scoring Guideline Bubbled multiple choice responses scored by machine * 1 pt. each
  • 51. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Common Score Points Writing Prompts Multiple Choice Totals Conventions 8 12 12 items each worth 1 point each (12 X 1) = 12 Mode 80 2 items each worth a maximum of 4 points each (2 X 4 = 8) 2 items each worth a maximum of 4 points each (The raw score is multiplied by 10) (2 X 4) X 10 = 80 Field test items are not reflected in this chart. No scores are reported for field test items. 100 12+8+80=100
  • 52. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education Non-scorable  Illegible  Incoherent  Insufficient  Blank paper  Off-prompt: Still receives a Conventions score  Off-mode: Loss of one point in Composition score www.education.state.pa.us
  • 53. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us 2013 Writing Test Format Session 1 2 3 4 Approx. Minutes Number of Test Items Conventions Score Points Composition Score Points 30 20 Multiple Choice 12 (Common) 0 1 Writing Prompt 4 (if prompt is Common) N/A (if prompt is Field Test) 4 (if prompt is Common) N/A (if prompt is Field Test) 1 Writing Prompt 4 (if prompt is Common) N/A (if prompt is Field Test) 4 (if prompt is Common) N/A (if prompt is Field Test) 1 Writing Prompt 4 (if prompt is Common) N/A (if prompt is Field Test) 4 (if prompt is Common) N/A (if prompt is Field Test) 60 60 60
  • 54. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Writing Scaled Score Ranges by Grade and Performance level Performance level Grade 5 Grade 8 Grade 11 Advanced 1909 and up 1748 and up NA Proficient 12361908 12361747 NA Basic 7451235 9141746 NA Below Basic 700744 700913 NA
  • 55. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Test Design  Aligned with PACC Standards  Grade 3-5 will be operational 2014  Grades 6-8 will field test in 2014  Grades 3-8 will be operational 2015  All grades will be assessed on writing composition  All grades eligible for three modes  All multiple choice are stand-alone items  Grade 3 has short answer responses
  • 56. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us  Keystone Exams will be used for two purposes:  Proposed state requirement that the class of 2017 and beyond demonstrate proficiency for the purpose of graduation  Accountability as per No Child Left Behind (NCLB), i.e. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • 57. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us The Literature Keystone Exam will assess students’ mastery of the Literature Assessment Anchors as defined by the Eligible Content and will be aligned to the Concepts and Competencies. Module 1 Assessment Anchors Covered Number of Eligible Content Covered Module 2 Fiction Literature Nonfiction Literature 25 31
  • 58. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 ▪ Tom Corbett, Governor Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Types of questions and number of questions covered in the Literature Keystone Exam operational form. Module 1 Multiple * Choice Questions Module 2 Constructed Response Questions * Multiple Choice Questions Total Constructed Response Questions * Multiple Choice Questions Constructed Response Questions Number of Operational Questions 2 17 3 2 17 3 4 34 6 Number of Field Test Questions 1 6 1 1 6 1 2 12 2 Total 3 23 4 3 23 4 6 46 8 * Number of passages
  • 59. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Types of questions and number of points covered in the Literature Keystone Exam operational form. Module 1 Module 2 Number of Operational Multiple Choice Questions 17 questions @ 1 point each = 17 points 17 questions @ 1 point each = 17 points Number of Operational ConstructedResponse Questions 3 questions at 3 points each = 9 points 3 questions at 3 points each = 9 points Total Number of Points 26 points 26 points Percentage of Points for Entire Test 50% 50% There will be a total of 52 points (Module 1 and Module 2 combined), with approximately 65 percent multiple-choice points and 35 percent constructedresponse points.
  • 60. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Estimated time a typical student would need to complete Module 1 and Module 2 of the Literature Keystone Exam operational form. Operational Questions Number of Minutes 104 Field Test Questions 42 Total Questions 146
  • 61. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education PSSA Science 2013  All students in grades 4 and 8  Exception: - PASA students www.education.state.pa.us
  • 62. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education PSSA Science 2013  Criterion Reference  Four Reporting Categories    - The Nature of Science - Biological Sciences - Physical Sciences - Earth and Space Sciences Embedded Field Test Open-Ended items scored on a 0-2 Item-specific scoring guidelines www.education.state.pa.us
  • 63. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education PSSA Science 2013 District and School Reporting A. The Nature of Science 1. Reasoning and Analysis 2. Processes, Procedures, and Tools of Scientific Investigation 3. Systems, Models, and Patterns www.education.state.pa.us
  • 64. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education PSSA Science 2013 District and School Reporting B. Biological Sciences 1. Structure and Function of Organisms 2. Continuity of Life 3. Ecological Behavior and Systems www.education.state.pa.us
  • 65. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us PSSA Science 2013 District and School Reporting C. Physical Sciences 1. Structure, Properties and Interactions of Matter 2. Forms, Sources, Conversions, and Transfer of Energy 3. Principles of Force and Motion
  • 66. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education PSSA Science 2013 District and School Reporting D. Earth and Space Sciences 1. Earth Features and Processes that Change Earth and Its Resources 2. Weather, Climate, and Atmospheric Processes 3. Composition and Structure of the Universe www.education.state.pa.us
  • 67. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education PSSA Science 2013 Science Test Composition 50% Nature of Science (Inquiry) 50% Biological Science Physical Science Earth and Space Sciences (Content) www.education.state.pa.us
  • 68. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us PSSA Science 2013 Test Blueprint
  • 69. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us PSSA Science Performance Level Cut Scores
  • 70. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education PSSA Science 2013 Student score comes from:  Grades 4 and 8 - 58 Multiple Choice items - Five open-ended items (two points each) www.education.state.pa.us
  • 71. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education PSSA Science 2013 Total number of items:  Grade 4 - 68 Multiple Choice Items - Seven open-ended Items  Grade 8 - 70 Multiple Choice Items - Seven open-ended Items www.education.state.pa.us
  • 72. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us 2013 PSSA Science Format Total Number of Multiple Choice Items per Student G R A D E Approx. Length Total Number of OpenEnded Items per Student Total Number of points (Common Items Only) Common Items Common Scenario Items Equating Block Items Field Test Items Common Items (2 points each) Equating Block Items Field Test items Number of Score Points per Student 4 110-115 Minutes 2 Sections 58 0 2 8 5 1 1 58+10=68 8 120-125 Minutes 2 Sections 54 4 2 10 5 1 1 58+10=68
  • 73. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Biology Keystone 2012-2013 The Biology Keystone Exam takes the place of the Grade 11 PSSA Science Assessment for 2012-2013 Two purposes: - Proposed state requirement that the class of 2017 and beyond must demonstrate proficiency for the purpose of earning a PA high school diploma - Accountability as per No Child Left Behind (NCLB) for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculations
  • 74. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Biology Keystone 2012-2013 The Biology Keystone Exam will measure the Biology Assessment Anchors as defined by the Eligible Content and will be aligned to the Concepts and Competencies Module 1 - Cells and Cell Processes Module 2 - Continuity and Unity of Life
  • 75. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Classroom Diagnostic Tools  The Pennsylvania Department of Education has completed development of the Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDTs) to support teachers and students in grades 6 through 12 in Mathematics, Reading/Literature and Science. These tools available at no cost to districts - are fully integrated and aligned to the Standards Aligned System (SAS) and enable educators to identify a student’s academic strengths and areas of need as well as links to classroom resources.
  • 76. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Monitoring  In 2007 PDE began monitoring schools and districts regarding test security, administration, etc. This process will continue in 2012-13.  All visits will be unannounced.  PDE representatives are treated very well. THANK YOU!
  • 77. Pennsylvania State Assessments 2013 Tom Corbett, Governor ▪ Ronald J. Tomalis, Secretary of Education www.education.state.pa.us Coming in 2014  Grades 3 – 5 Reading and Writing transitioning to ELA  Grades 3 – 5 Math and ELA based on PACC  Separate booklets for Math and ELA  Stand-alone field test for Writing in grades 6–8  No change for grades 6 – 8 except for field test items based on PACC