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Welcome To Msp Information Night 2010


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Welcome To Msp Information Night 2010

  1. 1. Welcome to MSP Information Night 2010 (Measurements of Student Progress)
  2. 2. History of the MSP <ul><li>The Education Reform Law passed by the Washington State Legislature in 1993 required the state to create common learning standards for grades K-10. The law also called for a testing system that measured student learning of those standards. </li></ul><ul><li>The performance expectations (PEs) and the grade level expectations (GLEs) are at the heart of the state assessment system. The MSP measures student mastery of these expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Now the MSP is also used to meet federal testing requirements. (NCLB) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of the MSP <ul><li>The MSP measures student learning of skills and knowledge important to our children’s success in school and life. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators use MSP results to improve teaching and to do a better job of meeting every student’s academic needs. </li></ul><ul><li>The MSP ensures that students all across our state are receiving a consistent education that will prepare them for the 21 st century while at the same time checking to make sure that their learning is on track to meet the standards set by the legislature. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Math <ul><li>There are only 30 problems on the math section of the MSP </li></ul><ul><li>This test is now given on one day </li></ul><ul><li>4 Short Answer questions - 2 points </li></ul><ul><li>6 Completion questions - 1 point </li></ul><ul><li>20 Multiple Choice Questions-1 point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prove every answer and prove the other choices are wrong if there is extra time </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. New Math Performance Expectations <ul><li>New Testing Specifications were just put into place in December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Students are expected to know how to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accurately multiply up to a three digit number by one- and two-digit numbers using the standard multiplication algorithm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize decimals through hundredths with place value models, fraction equivalents, and the number line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convert a mixed numbers and decimals to a fraction and vice versa and visually represent the number </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How Parents Can Help <ul><li>Math Homework- Review with child and discuss next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Math Facts- memorize +, -, x, and division facts </li></ul><ul><li>Computation-practice 2 digit x 2-3 digits, subtraction with regrouping, division with a one digit divisor </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving- identifying important data, determining plan and strategy, calculating, checking that answer makes sense </li></ul>
  7. 7. Possible questions to ask your child <ul><li>What’s your answer? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you get that? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you do that? </li></ul><ul><li>What gave you that idea? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know you’re right? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it you are being asked to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the learning involved here? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you already know that could help you? </li></ul><ul><li>What strategy is appropriate? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you show/explain your thinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you check/verify that you answered the question? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reading <ul><li>There are only 30 problems on the reading section of the MSP </li></ul><ul><li>The test is now given on one day </li></ul><ul><li>Always refer to the text. “I know this because in the text it says…” </li></ul><ul><li>Students should know how to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>write main ideas, supporting details, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>summaries, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make inferences, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>compare and contrast different selections. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How Parents Can Help <ul><li>Released Items- Review with child and discuss next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Read with your child, have them summarize key events, identify the problem, solution, characters, and setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Read nonfiction- read and interpret tables and charts, identify text features and recognize how they help you as a reader </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize the importance of rereading and following directions step by step </li></ul><ul><li>* Support all thinking with examples/quotes from the text. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Writing – Narrative and Expository (2 days) <ul><li>Narrative: Tells a story, which includes details to describe events, characters and setting, has a beginning, middle and end, uses carefully chosen words, transitions and has sentence fluency. </li></ul><ul><li>Expository: Writing to explain or inform. Focused on a main idea with specific and elaborate details. Writing includes examples and/or reasons to support ideas, has an opening, middle, and end with transitions, uses carefully chosen and specific words, and has sentence fluency. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>All writing for each prompt is completed in ONE day. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to independently brainstorm, create a plan, write a draft, revise, edit, and write in final all in the same day. </li></ul><ul><li>Both pieces scored on Content, Organization & Style (COS) and Conventions (CON) </li></ul><ul><li>Students should know how to use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-writing strategies (web, list, outline, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicate paragraphs (even with dialogue) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective word choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfying ending </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How Parents Can Help <ul><li>Help your child revise and edit writing – emphasis on making sense and engaging the reader </li></ul><ul><li>Insist on best use of conventions in ALL subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Practice using a dictionary and thesaurus as resources to strengthen their own writing </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to read quality literature together and discuss the good writing you notice </li></ul>
  13. 13. Final Thoughts <ul><li>The MSP has no testing time limits, so students can take their time to do their best. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be some scheduling changes during testing </li></ul><ul><li>More information to come </li></ul><ul><li>OSPI (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction) Testing Information Website </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>