SCAS Intro-2014 - National Academy Foundation

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Student Certification
Assessment System (SCAS)
Overview
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Agenda
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NAFTrack and SCAS
Requirements
Benefits
Components
Materials
Participation
Award Process
Questions
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NAF’s Proven Model for College and Career
Readiness
Workbased
Learning
Curriculum
and
Assessment
1. Sequenced series of experiences that cover
career awareness, exploration, and preparation
2. Culminate in a compensated internship
3. Students engage directly with professionals
1. Hands-on learning through projects
2. Emphasis on literacy
3. Industry-vetted courses and assessments
Academy
Structure
1. Personalized learning environment
2. Open to all students
3.Teacher collaboration and professional
development
Advisory
Board
1. Link to community and local businesses
2. Generate internship and work-based learning
opportunities
3. Access to industry trends for teachers and
students
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Overview
Student
Certification
Assessment
System
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What SCAS is…
Student Certification Assessment System – SCAS
• A Rigorous Certification
• A Secure Assessment Program
• A Measurement of College and Career
Readiness
• Aligned with Industry Standards
• Designed with National Curriculum and
Assessments Experts
• Developed with NAF Network Input
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What SCAS is NOT…
• A Learning Management System
• A District Student Information
System (SIS)
• A Student Portfolio
• A Lesson Planning Tool
• A Formative Classroom Assessment
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SCAS By The Numbers…
Number of Academies in which students
completed one or more CPACs, EOCs, or
Internship Assessments (IAs): 9/12 - 2/14
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AOF
AOHT
AOIT
AOE
40 academies
26 Academies
20 Academies
6 Academies
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SCAS By The Numbers…
Number of Culminating Projects (CPAC), End of Course (EOC) Exams, or
Internship Assessments completed in SCAS in 2014.
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SCAS By The Numbers…
Number of unique students started an assessment in
SCAS during the 2013/2014 school year.
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SCAS Requirements
• Graduation
• Pass 4 NAF Courses **
• Pass 4 Culminating Project Assessments
• Pass 4 End of Course Assessment
• Pass Internship Assessment
** 2 year-long third party
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SCAS Requirements…
NAF Student Certification is issued upon
graduation to a student who has:
• Met all local high school graduation
requirements at a level required for
admission to its state’s public
postsecondary institutions (four-year,
two-year, and community colleges).
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SCAS Requirements…
NAF Student Certification is issued upon
graduation to a student who has:
• Completed four (4) NAF courses
• Received a passing score on each of
the four (4) culminating projects and
four (4) end of course exams, or end
of course exams in 2 year-long
courses in the case of AOE or some
AOHS
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SCAS Requirements…
NAF Student Certification is issued upon
graduation to a student who has:
• Received a satisfactory rating on the internship
assessment.
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SCAS Benefits…
• NAFTrack: Certified Hiring
• Students – Tangible Feedback
• Teachers – Strengthen Alignment To
Industry Vetted Curriculum
• Business – Prepared Workforce
• Post Secondary - Completed Rigorous
Course of Study
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N A F Track Certified H i ring
Initial P rog ram Benefits M ay Include
• Pre-interview and resume support
• College internship opportunities and connectivity
• Support to ensure more NAF Certified Graduates attend the
postsecondary institutions where they recruit
• Guaranteed interviews in equally qualified applicant pools
• Potentially expedited advancement in the hiring process
• Priority hiring among equally qualified applicant pools
• Applicant feedback and coaching post interview
• Potential higher starting salary for NAF certified graduates
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Student
Certification
Assessment
System
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SCAS Components
• Course Assessments =
• Culminating Project Assessment
for Certification (CPAC)
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• End of Course (EOC)
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Culminating Projects
• Most NAF-developed courses have
culminating projects
• All culminating projects features:
– Stages: Planning, Implementation, Final
– Reflection Questions
– Final Product
• Teachers score CPAC
– Rubric
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Culminating Project
Planning and Implementation Products
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Culminating Project Final Products
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Culminating Project Reflection Questions
1. What ideas, concepts, and skills from the
specific learning objectives did you apply
while developing this work?
2. How does the work sample you selected
demonstrate your understanding and
application of the ideas, concepts, and
skills from the specific learning
objectives you mentioned above?
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Culminating Project Reflection Questions
3. Describe the quality of your work
sample in relationship to the specific
learning objectives.
4. Describe what you could improve
about your work sample.
5. Describe how you contributed to the
development of the selected work
sample.
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Culminating Project Assessment Rubric
 Demonstrates understanding of the major ideas, concepts,
and skills covered in the targeted learning objectives.
 Demonstrates ability to apply the knowledge and skills
covered in the targeted learning objectives.
 Demonstrates ability to reflect on the quality of his/her
work in relationship to the targeted learning objectives,
providing examples of strengths and limitations of work
samples and the final product..
 Demonstrates contribution in the group through all stages
(i.e., work samples and the final product).
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End-of-Course Exams
• All EOCs
• Assess 16 Critical Learning Objectives
• Contain 32 Multiple Choice Questions(MCs)
+ 3 MCs in field test
• Include 4 Constructed Response Questions
(CRs) + 1 CR in field test
• Total 40 Questions
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End-of-Course Exams
Scoring
• Multiple Choice Items are scored
immediately by the system
• 1 Pt. per Correct Answer = 32 pts.
• Field Test Items Not Scored
• Constructed Response Items must be
scored by the teacher
• Scoring Rubric
• 2 Pts. Possible Per Answer = 8 pts.
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End-of-Course Exams
Student EOC Log In
Required Log In Info
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End-of-Course Exams
Student EOC View
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End-of-Course Exams
Administrative Guide – Assessed Learning Objective
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SCAS Components
• Supervisor Assessment of College
and Career Readiness (SACCR) =
• Internship Assessment
• Culminating work-based learning
experience and the summative
assessment for purposes of NAF
certification
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SCAS Components
Internship Assessment For Certification
• Participate in a 120-hour internship (2015)*
• Receive a 2, 3, 4 performance level within each
dimension; and
• Meet or exceed expectations on a majority of
the dimensions in the four categories; and
• Be rated as “Meets Expectations/Usually” (3) or
“Exceeds Expectations/Always” (4) on a set of
dimension deemed “high value:”
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SCAS Components
Internship Assessment For Certification
• High Value Dimensions – Score 3 or 4
• Part IA3. Critical Thinking – Foundational Skills
• Part IB4. Teamwork/Collaboration – Applied
Workplace Skills
• Part IC9. Exhibits responsible and professional
behaviors – Self-Management and Personal
Responsibility,
• Part II4. Knows how to interact with supervisors,
clients, and teammates – Knowledge of the Field
and Organizational Context
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Foundational Skills
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Applied Workplace Skills
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Self-Management Skills
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Career Contextual Knowledge
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Position-Specific Technical Skills
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Overview
Student
Certification
Assessment
System
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SCAS Participation
• Academy Support Hub
• About SCAS
– Section 1 – About NAF SCAS
– SCAS FAQ – Participation
– Rollout Overview
– Rollout Checklist
– SCAS Task Chart
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SCAS Participation
SCAS About –
Reference
Manual
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Participation
• Considerations
• Information
• Technical Requirements
• Rollout Plan
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Everyone Has Role
Roles
• District SCAS Administrator
• Academy SCAS Administrator
• School Technical Support
• Teacher
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Timing is Everything
Timing
• Before Course
• During Course
• Before Exam
• Day of the Exam
• After Exam
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Award Process
Announcement
- January
NAF notifies all District SCAS Administrators about requirements,
timeline and process for SCAS student eligibility .
Notification April
District SCAS Administrator notifies student who are eligible for
certification about timeline, application process, and requirements.
Identification May 1st week
District SCAS Administrator submits a completed NAF SCAS Eligible
Student Form for students completing all SCAS requirements .
Application May 2nd week
SCAS eligible students submit to NAF a completed application with
permission to review data.
Validation June 1st
Award June 15th
NAF confirms that students have met SCAS certification standards and
releases offical certificate to District SCAS Administrator
Upon gradauation, District SCAS Adminsitrator awards SCAS
certificate to student and enters data into system.
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SCAS ?
Just Ask.
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SCAS Help
• SCAS Resources – Online
• Academy Support Hub - Modules
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About SCAS
Getting Started
CPAC
EOC
IA
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SCAS Help
• To participate in SCAS or for
information about SCAS training,
please contact your NAF Network
Liaison.
• For contact information, please click
here: http://naf.org/staff.
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SCAS Help
• While using the
system, please review the
“Help” section in the navigation list
at the left side of your screen.
• Tips are provided for you regarding
several key activities.
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SCAS Help
• For expert technical support, please
contact Internet Testing Systems (ITS).
The ITS support team is available
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5
pm EST online, via email or by phone.
• An online request for assistance can be
submitted when logged into the system.
• The ITS support email
is [email protected] and phone
is 1-800-514-8494.
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