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Smarter Assessment Updates District Test Coordinator Meeting December 17, 2014 Topics Digital Library updates Classroom activities and performance tasks information 2
Digital Library Updates User account passwords reset November 4, 2014 User account training provided for District Test Coordinators (DTCs) and District Information Security Officers (ISOs) Password/account questions directed to DTCs and ISOs Lisa Alexander [email protected] available for further assistance 3
Classroom Activity Update Classroom Activities will be available for access on the DeSSA portal Link will be available in February 4 Assignment of Performance Tasks Performance tasks will be administered to all students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, in Mathematics and ELA/Literacy Structure
Several topics per grade/subject Topic = theme = classroom activity Each topic has several performance tasks Fixed forms One accommodated performance task per topic 5 Assignment of Performance Tasks TIDE will assign a topic to each school Every student in a particular grade in a particular school will receive performance tasks on the same topic TDS will assign the performance tasks to students
using a random selection method 6 Assignment of Performance Tasks How will a school know which topic was assigned to it? In-box feature in Online Reporting System (ORS) and/or portal What if a student changes schools? Depends upon the timing of change If a student has already started the performance task in school X and moves to school Y prior to task completion, he or she will continue the performance task that was
originally assigned to him/her in school X If a student has not started the performance task in school X prior to moving to school Y, he or she will be assigned a new performance task based on the topic assigned to the new school 7 Accommodations/Supports Accommodated forms One accommodated performance task per topic Most accommodations must be set up in advance in TIDE The following accommodations can be set up in the TA Interface at the time of testing:
Second language glossary Braille American Sign Language (ASL) Spanish translation 8 Performance Task Update TA will access the Performance Task by category (topic)
Smarter Performance Task Category examples: Smarter Summative g3-5 ELA Performance Task Smarter Summative g6-11 Math Performance Task Smarter Interim Comprehensive Performance Task 9 Hand Scoring Interim Assessments December 17, 2014 Office of Assessment Department of Education Topics
Interim background Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) and Interim Assessment Block (IAB) information IAB availability updates Hand scoring overview 11 A Balanced Assessment System 12 Interim Assessment Components
Will be available during the winter of 20142015 with a gradual rollout as the item pool supports 13 Interim Assessment Interim Items Same as summative items Items developed together based on CCSS Universal Design principles used Same accessibility resources incorporated Evidence to support claims in mathematics and English language arts/literacy provided
Different from summative items Constructed response items will be scored locally Separate open, non-secure pool 14 Two Types of Tests Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) Use same blueprint as summative tests Assess same claims and standards Same components and item types Yield overall scale scores, performance level designation and claim score information In Delaware, ICAs can be administered up to twice a year
Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) Assess smaller sets of targets Address specific content areas Provide more flexibility Report as Below Standard, At/Near Standard, and Above Standard Unlimited administration during the year 15 Interim Assessment Administration Characteristics Grade flexibility Available for students in grades 3 through high school Interims from any grade can be used, depending on
purpose ICAs and IABs can be administered multiple times during the year Tests draw from same interim pool Students may see some items more than once Decisions about test choice and frequency determined by local choice 16 Initial Interim Assessments ICAs will be offered in both ELA and Mathematics
(Jan. 2015) Initial IABs available (Jan. 2015) Dependent upon item availability in the interim pool Additional items will be field tested in 2014-15, expanding the interim pool Blocks with an asterisk are not available for the 201415 school year Fully accessible Fixed form online, to become adaptive as item pool allow 17
English Language Arts IABs Grade 3-5 Read Literary Texts Read Informational Texts Edit/Revise Brief Writes Listen/Interpret Research Narrative Performance Task * Gr4-5 only in 2014-15 Informational Performance Task * N/A in 14-15 Opinion Performance Task * Gr3 only in 2014-15 18
English Language Arts IABs Grade 6-8 Read Literary Texts Read Informational Texts Edit/Revise Brief Writes Listen/Interpret Research Narrative Performance Task* Explanatory Performance Task* Argument Performance Task * Not available in 2014-15
19 English Language Arts IABs High School Read Literary Texts Read Informational Texts Edit/Revise Brief Writes Listen/Interpret Research Explanatory Performance Task* Argument Performance Task
* Not available in 2014-15 20 Mathematics IABs IAB Name Operations and Algebraic Thinking Numbers and Operations in Base 10 Fractions Geometry Measurement and Data Mathematics Performance Task 3
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a * * a a a a * * a * Not available in 2014-15 21
Mathematics IABs IAB Name Ratio and Proportional Relationships Number System Expressions and Equations Geometry Statistics and Probability Mathematics Performance Task Grade 6
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a * Not available in 2014-15 22 Mathematics IABs Grade 8 Expressions & Equations I (and Proportionality)* Expressions & Equations II* Functions Geometry Mathematics Performance Task
* Available as a single Expressions & Equations Block in 2014-2015 23 Mathematics High School IABs Algebra and Functions - Linear Functions Algebra and Functions - Quadratic Functions Algebra and Functions - Exponential Functions* Algebra and Functions - Polynomials Functions* Algebra and Functions - Radicals Functions* Algebra and Functions - Rational Functions* Algebra and Functions - Trigonometric Functions* Geometry - Transformations in Geometry*
Geometry - Right Triangle Ratios in Geometry Geometry - Three - Dimensional Geometry* Geometry Proofs* Geometry Circles* Geometry Applications* Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data* Probability* Making Inferences and Justifying Conclusions* Mathematics Performance Task * Not available in 2014-15 24
Interim Assessment Scoring Scoring of non-machine scored items is a local responsibility ICAs and some IABs have items that are not machine-scored Teacher Hand Scoring System will be provided to enter scores Scoring of tests Same scoring rules as summative tests
25 Interim Assessment Hand-Scoring Plan Overview Focuses on Training Effective administration Scoring Instructional usage Professional development and resources 26
Three Phase Approach PHASE I PRE-HAND SCORING (DECEMBER) Focuses on developing background knowledge and preparing for the administration of the Smarter Interim Assessments to be released in January PHASE II HAND-SCORING TRAINING (JANUARY) Focuses on the hand-scoring process to promote integrity, validity, and reliability of scoring and alignment with summative scoring PHASE III POST-HAND SCORING (JANUARY SUMMER) Focuses on the entry, interpretation, and usage of scores
while planning forward to enhance the process. 27 Further Information Carolyn Lazar Office of Assessment [email protected] (302) 735-4090 E-mail any additional questions or comments 28
Smarter Summative and Interim Comprehensive Assessment Online Reporting System Office of Assessment December 2014 Topics Online Reporting System updates for Summative and ICA Overview and use of Smarter assessment score reporting
30 Online Reporting System (ORS) Available via the DeSSA Portal Application provides two components Score Reporting Test Management Center 31 Scores Reported Two overall scale scores will be reported on the vertical scale
English language arts/Literacy for both computerized adaptive tests (CAT) and performance tasks (PT) components Mathematics for both computerized adaptive tests (CAT) and performance tasks (PT) components Error bands of the overall scores Achievement level will be reported Level 1 to Level 4 Claim scores 32 Claim Scores
Student performance will be reported for each claim English language arts/Literacy Reading Writing Listening Research Mathematics Concepts and Procedures Problem Solving and Modeling and Data Analysis Communicating Reasoning 33 Claim Scores
Claim scores are reported in three descriptive categories Below Standard At/Near Standard Above Standard Claim scores are derived from student performance on items/questions under each claim an estimate of the possible score (theta) for the claim an estimated score in the reporting category based on pre-determent criteria 34
Interim Assessments Test administrations vary Purpose and intended use of test scores Test time/scheduling Repeated testing Scoring procedures Non-standardized testing conditions Cautions and limitations in the use of test scores No state level summary No district and school levels summaries Limited comparability of test results across schools and districts Cautions in using Interim assessment scores to compare with and/ or predict summative assessment scores
35 Summative Reporting Test scores on Smarter summative assessments will not be available until test is completed Each assessment includes computerized adaptive tests (CAT) and performance tasks (PT) components Each component has different types of items selected response and constructed response (CR) items CR items on the Smarter Summative Assessments will be scored by scoring agency at the state level Overall score and claim scores can be generated when
all items are scored Based on overall scale score, student achievement level is determined 36 Online Reporting System (ORS) Mathematics ICA Achievement Level Accessing lower level information in ORS system by use of magnifying glass to drill down 37 Online Reporting System (ORS)
Online Reporting System (ORS) Student Score Report for Smarter Interim Assessment The achievement levels identified: Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 The claims performance categories: Below Standard At/Near Standard Above Standard
41 Further Information Lisa Alexander Office of Assessment [email protected] (302) 735-4090 Liru Zhang Office of Assessment [email protected] (302) 735-4090 E-mail any additional questions or comments
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