SCAS Panel Session - Unique Solutions and Practical Ideas

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NAF developed a next-generation assessment system designed to model real-world demands, including the integrated application of academic, career-technical and workforce readiness skills. Designed to bridge the gap among high school career-technical programs, post-secondary course articulation, admission policies and workforce readiness, Student Certification Assessment System (SCAS) assesses a broad range of content and skills through rigorous end-of-course exams and evidence-based portfolios combined with supervisor and teacher feedback. This open and interactive panel session will explore benefits and opportunities while providing a problem-oriented approach to implementing and supporting SCAS. Panelists will represent different perspectives, and will be able to offer unique solutions and share practical ideas.

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SCAS Panel Session - Unique Solutions and Practical Ideas

  1. 1. #NAFNext2014
  2. 2. SCAS Panel Session: Unique Solutions and Practical Ideas #NAFNext2014 Facilitator - Karlene McCormick Lee, Ed.D., NewLeef LLC
  3. 3. • Panelist Introductions • SCAS Overview • Panel Questions • Audience Questions • Submit Comment Cards Session Process #NAFNext2014
  4. 4. Panelist Introductions
  5. 5. • Laura Fidler • National Academy Foundation • Carol Hedgspeth • WestED • Kathy Horton • Homestead High School • Debbie Moore • Raymond S. Kellis High School • Peter Weinstein • Pearson Foundation Our Panelists
  6. 6. • Is responsible for supporting the use of NAF curriculum, instructional, and assessment practices in addition to supporting the development of work-based plans. Laura Fidler Instructional Manager, NAF #NAFNext2014
  7. 7. • Conducts alignment and validation studies, and manages assessment development projects including the development of assessments for NAF SCAS. Carol A Hedgspeth, PhD Assessment & Standards Development, WestEd #NAFNext2014
  8. 8. • Provides leadership for NAF academies and teaches students how to be entrepreneurs by exposing them to the Entrepreneurship Curriculum. Kathy Horton Miami-Dade Public Schools #NAFNext2014
  9. 9. • Teaches students on our campus and involves them in community service through PBL. I get to help students find their career pathway! Ms. Deb Moore Marketing Educator, Peoria School District, AZ #NAFNext2014
  10. 10. • Leads the development and maintenance of the whole NAF Curriculum, which now includes 30 courses across four academy themes. Peter Weinstein, MA Pearson Foundation #NAFNext2014
  11. 11. SCAS Overview
  12. 12. Student Certification Assessment System Getting Ready for the IAs
  13. 13. Student Certification Assessment System – SCAS • A Rigorous Certification • A Secure Assessment Program • A Measurement of College and Career Readiness • Aligned with Industry Standards • Designed with National Curriculum and Assessments Experts • Developed with NAF Network Input What SCAS is…
  14. 14. • A Learning Management System • A District Student Information System (SIS) • A Student Portfolio • A Lesson Planning Tool • A Formative Classroom Assessment What SCAS is NOT…
  15. 15. Issued upon graduation to a student who has: • Completed 4 NAF courses receive a passing score on each of the 4 culminating projects and end-of-course exams or end of course exams in 2 year- long courses for AOE. • Received a satisfactory rating on the internship assessment. • Met all local high school graduation requirements. SCAS Requirements…
  16. 16. • Online System • Policy and Practice • Training and Outreach • Value Add Where NAF Is Going With SCAS
  17. 17. Support and Resources • Guide • FAQs • Videos • Webinars • Coaching • Professional development • Pilot Participation • Technical Support Where To Find SCAS Information
  18. 18. • To participate in SCAS or for information about SCAS training, contact a member of your NAF Instructional Management Team. • If you have questions about SCAS general practices or continue to have difficulty, please contact SCAS@naf.org. Where To Find SCAS Information
  19. 19. Panel Questions
  20. 20. Why is SCAS crucial to the NAF Model and students? Question 1 #NAFNext2014
  21. 21. What practical ideas or tips can you share about using SCAS? Question 2 #NAFNext2014
  22. 22. What challenges have you faced and overcome in using or working with SCAS? How did you resolve the challenges? Question 3 #NAFNext2014
  23. 23. How do you or would you encourage and support the use of SCAS within a NAF academy? Question 4 #NAFNext2014
  24. 24. What is one final thought or practical idea that you would like to share? Question 5 #NAFNext2014
  25. 25. SCAS ? Just Ask. #NAFNext2014

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