Board of Higher Education Meeting  |  October 18, 2011
PARCC Primer <ul><li>Charged to develop  next-generation assessments  linked to  common core state standards  </li></ul><u...
PARCC Primer <ul><li>Create  high-quality assessments  </li></ul><ul><li>Build  a pathway to college and career readiness ...
PARCC Primer <ul><li>Four Components of Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Four components, spread throughout the academic year ...
<ul><li>Early Assessment  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Formative” assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to be an indic...
<ul><li>Mid-Year Assessment  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Formative” assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will comprise perfor...
<ul><li>End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Summative” assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administered...
<ul><li>Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Summative” assessment  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admin...
<ul><ul><li>Two  formative assessment components  designed to:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generate  timely  informati...
PARCC Primer <ul><li>The PARCC assessments will allow us to make important claims about students’ knowledge and skills. </...
PARCC Primer <ul><li>PARCC National Assessment Timeline </li></ul>SY 2011-12 Development begins SY 2012-13 First year pilo...
<ul><ul><li>Technical  Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing an interoperable technology platform </li></ul></u...
PARCC Primer <ul><li>PARCC National Governance </li></ul>Steering Committee
PARCC Primer <ul><li>Massachusetts’ role in multi-state initiative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our presidents and chancellors  ...
PARCC Primer <ul><li>Scheduled for October 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To introduce the PARCC in...
<ul><li>Aundrea Kelley:  [email_address]  or (617) 994-6979 </li></ul>
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October 2011 Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) Presentation

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October 2011 Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) Presentation

  1. 1. Board of Higher Education Meeting | October 18, 2011
  2. 2. PARCC Primer <ul><li>Charged to develop next-generation assessments linked to common core state standards </li></ul><ul><li>$186M RTTT grant </li></ul><ul><li>Two multi-state consortia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PARCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smarter/Balanced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts – lead PARCC state Florida – fiscal agent Achieve – project management partner </li></ul><ul><li>What is PARCC? </li></ul>
  3. 3. PARCC Primer <ul><li>Create high-quality assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Build a pathway to college and career readiness for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Support educators in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Develop 21st century, technology-based assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Advance accountability at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>The PARCC Goals </li></ul>
  4. 4. PARCC Primer <ul><li>Four Components of Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Four components, spread throughout the academic year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two “formative” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two “summative” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Early Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Formative” assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to be an indicator of student knowledge and skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows instruction, supports and professional development to be tailored to meet student needs </li></ul></ul>PARCC Primer <ul><li>Four Components of Assessment </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Mid-Year Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Formative” assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will comprise performance-based items and tasks, with an emphasis on hard-to-measure standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After study, individual states may consider including as a summative component </li></ul></ul>PARCC Primer <ul><li>Four Components of Assessment </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Summative” assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administered after ~90% of the school year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELA/literacy: Reading comprehension. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics: Innovative, machine-scorable items </li></ul></ul>PARCC Primer <ul><li>Four Components of Assessment </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Summative” assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administered as close to the end of the school year as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELA/literacy: Writing effectively when analyzing text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics: Applying skills, concepts, and understandings to solve multi-step problems </li></ul></ul>PARCC Primer <ul><li>Four Components of Assessment </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Two formative assessment components designed to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generate timely information for informing instruction, interventions, and professional development during the school year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In ELA/literacy, a third formative component will assess students’ speaking and listening skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two summative assessment components designed to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make “college and career readiness” and “on-track” determinations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Measure the full range of standards and full performance continuum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide data for accountability uses, including measures of growth </li></ul></ul></ul>PARCC Primer <ul><li>Expected Outcomes </li></ul>
  10. 10. PARCC Primer <ul><li>The PARCC assessments will allow us to make important claims about students’ knowledge and skills. </li></ul><ul><li>In English Language Arts/literacy, whether students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can read and comprehend complex literary and informational text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can write effectively when analyzing text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have attained overall proficiency in ELA/literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Mathematics, whether students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have mastered knowledge and skills in highlighted domains, e.g.: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In grade 4, numbers/fractions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In grade 6, proportional reasoning and ratios </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have attained overall proficiency in mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expected Outcomes </li></ul>
  11. 11. PARCC Primer <ul><li>PARCC National Assessment Timeline </li></ul>SY 2011-12 Development begins SY 2012-13 First year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection SY 2013-14 Second year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection SY 2014-15 Full administration of PARCC assessments SY 2010-11 Launch and design phase Summer 2015 Set achievement levels, including college-ready performance levels
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Technical Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing an interoperable technology platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitioning to a computer-based assessment system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing and implementing automated scoring systems and processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying effective, innovative item types </li></ul></ul>PARCC Primer <ul><li>PARCC Key Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimating costs over time, including long-term budgetary planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitioning to the new assessments at the classroom level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring long-term sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student supports and interventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High school course requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College admissions/ placement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perceptions about what these assessments can do </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. PARCC Primer <ul><li>PARCC National Governance </li></ul>Steering Committee
  14. 14. PARCC Primer <ul><li>Massachusetts’ role in multi-state initiative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our presidents and chancellors provided written support for higher education and K-12 education to work collaboratively with the consortium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts became one of 13 PARCC governing states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commissioner Chester named Chair of the PARCC Governing Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commissioner Freeland named Co-Chair of the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in PARCC and Common Core national working groups and meetings by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty from all three public higher ed segments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 school district representatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delegates from the DHE and DESE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PARCC Massachusetts </li></ul>
  15. 15. PARCC Primer <ul><li>Scheduled for October 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To introduce the PARCC initiative to Massachusetts post-secondary leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To convey the impact of the Common Core State Standards in Massachusetts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To establish the importance of higher education engagement in the development and implementation of PARCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To begin formulating a PARCC higher education /K-12 engagement and outreach strategy in Massachusetts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PARCC Launch Conference </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Aundrea Kelley: [email_address] or (617) 994-6979 </li></ul>

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