Memorial ISTEP/IREAD3 parent information 2014

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Memorial ISTEP/IREAD3 parent information 2014

  1. 1.   IREAD fulfills PL 109 to ensure that students can read before grade four curriculum If a student doesn’t pass the IREAD 3 they will be retained in third grade  Exemptions:  Students who have previously been retained two times prior to 4th grade.  Students with disabilities whose Case Conference Committee has determined that promotion is appropriate  English Language Learners whose Individual Learning Plan committee has determined that promotion is appropriate.
  2. 2.     Third grade students will be taking the IREAD3 test and will then be scored by the State of Indiana This is in addition to the normally given ISTEP+ Paper Pencil given March 17-19 Results are expected to be given back to the schools in early April.
  3. 3.     The IREAD 3 Assessment Specifically assess Foundational reading standards through grade 3. Word Recognition, Fluency and Vocabulary Development 25-35% Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Information Text 30-40% Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text 30-40%
  4. 4. March 3-12 Written Applications Math- Story Problems that require the student to apply math skills to grade-level word problems and explain how they came to their answer. ELA- Reading will include short passages and stories at grade level followed by comprehension questions. These questions will require students to answer using complete sentences to demonstrate thorough knowledge of reading concepts. (Reader’s Constructed Response) Writing will include writing prompts that require the students to write several pages on a predetermined topic. This will assess the student’s ability to use writing skills to communicate an idea. Science (gr. 4) and Social Studies (gr. 5) – Both content questions and application of knowledge during applied skills and multiple choice tests.
  5. 5. April 28 – May 9 Multiple Choice Multiple Choice tests that include questions based on the Indiana State Standards for each subject area. All grades will take the test online!
  6. 6. Samples and Scoring Guides can be found online at the IN Department of Education:  ISTEP+ ELAhttp://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/as sessment/ela-grades3-5-item-sampler.pdf  ISTEP+ Mathhttp://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/as sessment/math-grades3-5-item-sampler.pdf  IREAD3, ISTEP+ Science and ISTEP+ Social Studies samples also available
  7. 7. Written Application Student tests are scanned into a computer and a person scores based on a rubric. Multiple Choice Scored by a computer. Scores expected in late May
  8. 8. LA Memorial 2013 120 100 100 96 89 84 80 Grade 3 60 Grade 4 50 Grade 5 46 45 44 40 20 16 0 % passing % pass+ Total pass
  9. 9. MA Memorial 2013 120 100 95 93 96 80 66 60 Grade 3 56 55 Grade 4 Grade 5 41 39 40 27 20 0 % passing % pass+ Total pass
  10. 10.   Classroom assessments are given in a format similar to ISTEP Emphasis placed on how to effectively explain thinking  Practice writing to a prompt  Jump Start
  11. 11. Test taking strategies are reviewed Acuity is taken 3 times before ISTEP Students will be given a testing survival kit this year The ISTEP Lady is frequently mentioned and is coming for a visit!
  12. 12.     Make attendance a priority, avoid making doctor’s appointments during the test times and vacations during the test dates. Practice academic skills & test taking strategies – see handout. Help your child get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast the whole week of the test. Encourage your child to do his/her “personal best.”
  13. 13. For Memorial Elementary as a School:   State grades us based on ISTEP scores School must show yearly growth - Annual Yearly Progress    Identify our strengths and weaknesses Set yearly goals as a school Instructional decisions throughout year
  14. 14. Memorial’s Grade = A (4.0) English/LA = 6.0 Performance Bottom 25% with High Growth Top 75% with High Growth Overall Group with Low Growth Participation Numerator 188 15 43 41 168 Denominator 198 34 101 135 168 Percent 94.9% 44.1% 42.6% 30.4% 100.0%* Grade Points 4.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 Math = 4.0 Performance Bottom 25% with Top 75% with Overall Group with Participation High Growth High Growth Low Growth Numerator 190 12 27 43 171 Denominator 202 34 102 136 171 Percent 94.1% 35.3% 26.5% 31.6% 100.0%* Grade Points 4.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  15. 15. For our students: •Monitors growth of individual students from year to year. •Educational decisions for individual students •Tailored instruction throughout year •Summer School Placement •Retention •Middle School Placements •IREAD is high stakes

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