Educational Assessment


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Presented to Hamilton County Department of Education principals in November 2012.

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Educational Assessment

  1. 1. Assessment HCDE Principal MeetingWednesday, November 14, 2012
  2. 2. Assessment• CRA• Writing• SAT 10• TCAP/EOC• Assessment Calendar – Overall – District – School• District Benchmarking
  3. 3. 2012-2013 Assessment plan, Math 3-8 Student performance on the Constructed ResponseField Test, Assessments will not affect teacher, school or district accountability for the next two years.May 2012 October February May • CRA 1 • CRA 2 • Official Constructed Response Assessment (scored by Measurement) 12
  4. 4. Writing AssessmentWriting Assessment 2013-2014 Writing 2012-2013 Writing Previous Writing Exams Still 5th, 8th and 11th Still 5th, 8th and 11th 5th, 8th, 11th Text Based Prompts Text Based Prompts Open Ended Prompts Could be any genre, any Same genre structure Narrative, Expository, grade Persuasive 8th and 11th Grade 8th and 11th Grade Online, 5th Grade Paper Based Online, 5th Grade optional online optional online 17
  5. 5. Stanford Achievement TestPARCC K-2 PLAN TargetedK-2 formative Timely student achievement College interventions & assessment data showing students, readiness score supports: being parents and educators to identify who •12 th-grade bridge developed, whether ALL students are on- is ready for coursesaligned to the track to college and career college-level • PD for educatorsPARCC system readiness coursework SUCCESS IN High FIRST-YEAR, K-2 3-8 CREDIT-BEARING, School POSTSECONDARY COURSEWORK 19
  6. 6. Assessment CalendarRead 20 August Fountas & Pinnell Oct-DecPre-K Bracken August Sec Math Benchmark DecemberTCAP-Alt Portfolio Aug-Jan EOC Algebra I DecemberFountas & Pinnell Aug - Sept EOC Algebra II DecemberWriting 1-5 August EOC English I DecemberSAT 10 September EOC English II DecemberACT Explore Sept- Nov EOC English III DecemberACT Plan Sept- Nov EOC Biology DecemberSec Math Benchmark September EOC US History DecemberSec SRI 1st Quarter Fall AP DecemberPSAT October HCDE EOC Geometry DecemberCRA October Fountas & Pinnell Dec- JanElm Math Benchmark October Elm Math Benchmark December
  7. 7. Assessment CalendarTCAP Writing 5, 8, 11 February CRA MayWriting K-4 February EOC Algebra I MayCRA February EOC Algebra II MayELDA Feb-March EOC English I MaySec Math Benchmark February EOC English II MayElm Math Benchmark March EOC English III MayACT March EOC Biology MayWriting K-5 April EOC US History MayTCAP/MAAS/ELSA April HCDE EOC Geometry MayFountas & Pinnell K April - May Elm Math Benchmark MayFountas & Pinnell 1-5 April - May Spring AP MayNAEP (selected schools) 2nd Semester Summer EOCs July
  8. 8. District Level Benchmark Assessments• Read 20 (K)• Fountas and Pinnell (K-5)• Writing Assessments (K-5)• Elementary Math (K-5)• Secondary Math (6-8 and Alg I)• Secondary Scholastic Reading Inventory
  9. 9. Next Steps• Continue internal review of assessments Purpose Quality Amount Logistics/Management• Refine our use of data School District PLCs Just in time data
  10. 10. “…we just need to remember that there arechildren behind the numbers and if the dataaren’t helping us know our children better, or ifwe are so busy analyzing data that we have lesstime to be with the children, then we aregetting sidetracked down the wrong path.” Fullan and Hargreaves, 2012
  11. 11. • Robert Sharpe • Assistant Superintendent• Hamilton County Department of Education