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Next Generation Of Standards, Assessments, And Accountability


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Next Generation Of Standards, Assessments, And Accountability

  1. 1. The Next Generation of Standards, Assessment and Accountability: General Overview and the Online Writing Instructional System July 10th, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda for Today Accountability and Curriculum Revision Effort Overview of the Plan to Revise Standards, 20 Assessment and Accountability A New Vision for Writing Instruction 25 in North Carolina Demonstration and Exploration of the Writing 20 Instructional System 10 Writing Instruction in a 1:to:1 Environment
  3. 3. Blue Ribbon Commission Report SBE’s Framework For Change NCDPI’s Response to Framework For Change
  4. 4. ACRE Accountability and Curriculum Revision Effort A Simple Vision Essential Standards Assessments Accountability
  5. 5. Essential Standards Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy National & International Course 21st Century Skills Mandate for ES ES a narrowed TIMSS ES ES PISA and deepened ES ES curriculum ES ES ES ES
  6. 6. Essential Standards Course ES ES ES ES ES ES Prototypical Classroom Assessment Objective ES ES Prototypical EOC-EOG Essential Assessment ES ES Standard Objective Objective Objective
  7. 7. ACRE Assessment Note: This does not mean more sequestered testing like the EOCsEvaluate Knowledge… To or EOGs. Summative o Transparent (Statewide) Non-Evaluative District o Appropriately Used Benchmark Controlled (Classroom, School, To Inform Instruction… • District) o Centralized Benchmarking Diagnostic Tools and Tool Formative Assessment Professional o Systematic Formative (Classroom) DevelopmentPD Modules Assessment for Student Learning Built on what is most Essential Standards important for students to learn in the 21st century
  8. 8. ACRE Accountability Summative Growth Achievement (EOCs and EOGs) (Statewide) K-12 Benchmark (Classroom, School, Future- District) Graduation + + Ready + Readiness Rate Core Formative Assessment (Classroom) Essential Standards
  9. 9. Timeline 08-13 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012 2012 - 2013 July July July July Essential Stnds. P1 P1 P1 P1 and Assessments Essential Standards Item Development Field Test Operational Benchmarking Tool for First Set (P1) of P1 Essential Standards Operational July 2011 P2 P2 P2 P2 Essential Stnds. and Assessments Essential Standards Item Development Field Test Operational tly en Benchmarking Tool for Second Set (P2) of P2 r Essential Standards Operational July 2012 C ur Elementary Diagnostic Elementary Diagnostic Assessment Assessment Piloted Results in June 2010 D Operational D Innovative Assessment P1 = Phase I (Math, Team Report (July 09) Science, Eng 10, Criteria for choosing Constructed Information and Resp. and Portfolio Report (Sept 09) Tech Skills, Occupational) Formative PD Modules 1-5 Modules 6-13 (August – Dec 2009) (Jun 2010) P2 = Phase I (ELA, Social Studies, Other Online PD Community Launch (June 2010) Subject Areas) Case Studies on Administering 21st Century, Computer-Based D = Elementary Assessments (January 2011) Diagnostic New Accountability Committee Assessment Report (September 09)
  10. 10. Excellence in Writing Instruction
  11. 11. Excellence in Writing Instruction “21st-century skills, then, are not new, just newly important.” ~ Elena Silva Measuring Skills for 21st-Century Learning
  12. 12. Good writing reinforces/requires… Critical Thinking Creativity and Innovation Self-Direction Oral Communication Information Technology Application
  13. 13. Premises: Writing is Important.
  14. 14. From English 10 Draft Essential Standards… EII.C.1 Create increasingly complex oral and written responses for a variety of audiences, purposes, and contexts.
  15. 15. Premises: Writing is Important. Writing is Hard.
  16. 16. There is alarming historical data about writing achievement in our state: In 2007, the average scale score for eighth- grade students in North Carolina was 153. This was lower than their average score in 2002 (157) and was not significantly different from their average score in 1998 (150).¹
  17. 17. There is alarming current data about writing achievement in our state:
  18. 18. Premises: Writing is Important. Writing is Hard. North Carolina must Improve.
  19. 19. From the Framework For Change To elevate Change the current approach to writing assessment. the importance of writing throughout the curriculum, the current 4th, 7th, and 10th grade writing assessments are to be replaced with a K-12 writing assessment system that includes authentic and on demand writing assignments, appropriate to each grade level and backmapped from the graduation project. The DPI is to provide rubrics, aligned with the writing rubric used for the graduation project, for LEAs to use in assessing these K-12 writing assignments…….
  20. 20. On-Demand Prompt Your local newspaper is sponsoring a contest titled “Making a Difference.” Students have been encouraged to write an essay on how they can “make a difference” by improving their school or local community. The winning essay will be published in the education section of the newspaper. Write an essay for the newspaper editor in which you propose a solution to make your school or community a better place.
  21. 21. Content-Specific Writing Assignments All teachers in a building must teach and reinforce excellence in writing and take ownership for student writing outcomes.
  22. 22. Continual Practice and Feedback Students must write and receive feedback on their writing throughout the year to improve significantly.
  23. 23. Developing Passions and Interest Writing instruction and practice is more meaningful and likely to develop knowledge and skills in students if they are engaged in authentic writing tasks about subjects that matter to them.
  24. 24. Rubrics Developing a common standard for proficiency in writing throughout the school building.
  25. 25. In the future, the writing system will be a K-12 writing system as opposed to 4,7,10.
  26. 26. PD Writing Professional Development
  27. 27. Trends and Lessons Learned + Most important positive trend in the feedback: Many in the field support a shift from a single, on-demand assessment to a year-long instruction and assessment system.
  28. 28. Trends and Lessons Learned Most important emerging critical trend in the feedback: ∆ Communication about purpose, logistics, and implementation can be improved.
  29. 29. Writing Instruction System Demo Randy Craven
  30. 30. Questions?
  31. 31. Reflection: How does a one-to-one environment allow you to support a cross-content approach to writing?