Georgia Milestones - Fulton County Schools

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Informed Parent Session
Presented by the NWLC
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Providing parents the key to understanding
assessment
Margaret Pupillo, Area Superintendent
Susan Baker, STEM
Errol Dice, Behavior
LaKenji Hastings, Assessment
Kimberly Jenks, Exceptional Child
Audra Wheeler, Professional Learning
Hannah Zey, Humanities
Desired
Outcomes:
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Educate about Fulton County Schools’ vision of
balanced assessment
Enlighten parents on the shift to the Georgia
Milestones Assessment System
Equip parents with knowledge about the resources
being used to assist students in meeting learning
goals
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Balanced
Assessment
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Instructional
Shifts
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Assessment
Shifts
(GMAS)
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FCS
Assessment
Resources
Four Key Understandings to Unlock
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Balanced Assessment
-To
plan learning
-To support learning
-To monitor learning
-To verify learning
Why do we assess?
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Diagnostic
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Plan and
individualize
instruction by
determining
student prior
knowledge
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Formative
Monitor learning
and evaluate
instructional
effectiveness;
Feedback
Formative
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Monitor learning
and evaluate
instructional
effectiveness;
Feedback
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Summative
Mid-unit
High quality,
practice
assessment for
instructional
decision making
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Used to verify
learning and
quality of
instruction; can be
formative as well
Balance is KEY to Growth
Reteach/Recovery
. Assessment
given to measure
growth after reteaching and
remediation
Fulton County Balanced
Assessment Plan (K-5):
State Required:
-GKIDS
-Georgia Milestones EOG
-ACCESS (ELLs)
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-Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
-GA Alternate Assessment
System Level:
-Diagnostic Placement
-ITBS
-STAR
Balanced Assessment Resources:
-Math Pre-Unit Assessments
-Math Unit Assessments
-ELA Performance Assessments
-Item Bank Questions
-Writescore
-DRA2
-Fountas & Pinnell BAS
-GMAS Diagnostics
Achievement vs. Growth
Achievement
• One time snapshot of student
performance
• Looks at the collective
performance
Growth
• Look at student performance
over time
• Better inform students, parents
and teachers of student
strengths and lesser strengths
• Summative
Example:
97% of 3rd Grade students
passed the reading CRCT.
Example:
Kevin showed an 35% increase in
his ability comprehend
informational text.
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Key ELA/Literacy Shifts
1. Building knowledge through content-rich
nonfiction and informational texts
2. Reading and writing grounded in evidence from
text
3. Regular practice with complex text and its
academic vocabulary
Common Core Instructional Shifts
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Key Mathematic Shifts
1. Greater focus on fewer topics
2. Coherence: Linking topics and thinking across
grades
3. Rigor: Pursue conceptual understanding,
procedural skills and fluency, and application
with equal intensity
Common Core Instructional Shifts
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Georgia Milestones
• Coherent
-Consistent expectations regarding rigor and
student preparedness within grades and
courses and with external measures
• Comprehensive
-Single program across the subjects and
grades
• Consolidate
-Reading, language arts, and writing into
one assessment
Coherent Information through
Rigorous Assessments
GMAS
(EOG&EOC)
NAEP
ITBS
SAT
ACT
Comprehensive
• Grades 3 – 8
• End of Grade (EOG) in language arts,
mathematics, science, social studies
Consolidated
Consolidation of English Language Arts
• English Language Arts and reading will be
combined and a writing component added for
every grade level and course within the ELA
assessment
• One overall ELA score and proficiency designation
• Reporting categories below the overall content area
will be reported similar to the domains on the CRCT
• Cannot make proficiency claims at the lower level
reporting categories
Georgia Milestones
Transition to Online Starts this school year
• Online administration will be the primary mode of
administration for Georgia Milestones for all grades
– Year 1: minimum of 30% online
– Year 3: minimum of 80% online
– Year 5: minimum of 100% online
• EVERY School will participate in online testing this
school year
• Paper/pencil versions will be available for the small
number of students who cannot interact with computer
due to their disability. Braille forms will be available.
FCS Spring EOG Test Schedule
(Students will not test for 11 days.)
Georgia Milestones
KEY Things to note….
• First year results will be delayed until fall of
2015 due to standard setting
• The State Board has waived through July
2015:
– 160-4-2-.11 Promotion, Placement, and Retention
sections (3)(a), (3)(b), (3)(c)
– 160-4-2-.13 Statewide Passing Score sections (2)(d),
(2)(e), (2)(f)
Georgia Milestones
KEY Things to note….
• While the state board has waived
student accountability this first year, it
has not waived implementation of the
EOG or EOC
• Students will receive results that will be
included in their permanent record in
the fall of 2015
Georgia Milestones
Unique Features
Blended:
Criterion-Referenced & Norm-Referenced
Criterion-Referenced
• Did students learn a
specific body of
knowledge
• Meet a set cut score to
determine proficiency
Norm-Referenced
• Designed to rate and
rank test takers in
relation to others
• Generally reported as
percentages
Georgia Milestones
• Georgia Milestones is primarily a criterionreferenced test, reflecting the content standards
for each grade and course
• teachers should teach the Georgia state-adopted
content standards and not to the NRT standards
• All accountability uses of the test results – for
both students and educators – will be based on
the criterion-referenced scores and proficiency
determinations
Key to Understanding Changes in
Special Education Test Parameters
Common Accommodations
Read
Aloud
Small
group not
required
Online
Only
IEP Team
cannot decide
on human
reader
Needs Careful Consideration
Scribe
Many specific
requirements
for use of this
accommodation
Paper &
Online
version
Should be
used
infrequently
Accommodations Cycle
Select
Accommodations
Evaluate use and
effectiveness of
accommodations
Use/Practice
accommodations
in classroom
Online Tools for ALL Students
• Blocking Tool
• Eraser
• Highlighter
• Magnifying Glass
• Mark for Review
• Online Calculator – if allowable
• Option Eliminator
• Scratch Pad
• Test Pause
Experience Online Testing in Georgia
Use the following link to access the site:
http://learnoas.ctb.com/GA/
Note that no login is required. All you need to do to access a
test is to click on the login button to begin your experience.
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What’s different about
GMAS?
Item Types
• Selected-Response [aka, multiple-choice]
• all content areas
• evidence-based selected response in ELA
• Constructed-Response
• ELA and mathematics
• Extended-Response
• ELA and mathematics
• Technology Enhanced
• to begin in 2016-2017
Georgia Milestones
General Test Parameters
• ELA - 3 sections, 1 of which will focus
mainly on writing
• Mathematics, Science and Social
Studies will consist of 2 sections
• Each section will be approximately 70
minutes.
Georgia Milestones
Writing at Every Grade Level
• All students will encounter a constructed-response
item allowing for narrative prose, in response to text,
within the 1st or 2nd test section.
• Writing prompts will be informative/explanatory or
opinion/argumentative depending on the grade level.
Students could encounter either genre.
Georgia Milestones
ELA
Criterion-Referenced
Total Number of Items: 44 / Total Number of Points: 55
Breakdown by Item Type:
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40 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; 10 of which are aligned NRT)
2 Constructed Response (2 points each)
1 Constructed Response (worth 4 points)
1 Extended Response (worth 7 points)
Norm-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 20 (10 of which contribute to CR score)
Embedded Field Test
• Total field test items: 6
Total number of items taken by
each student: 60
Sample ELA GMAS Items
Fourth Grade
What is the theme of the
story, The Great Surprise,
and how does the author
reveal this theme? Use
details from the story to
support your answer.
Seventh Grade
Am. Literature
What are two central ideas
that can be found in BOTH
“Animal Roles and
Relationships” and
“Unusual
Animal Friendships”? Use
details from BOTH articles
to support your answer.
The author claims that
Dickey’s career as a poet
declined after the success
of his novel Deliverance.
How does the author
develop this claim? Use
details from the text to
support your answer.
Georgia Milestones
Mathematics
Criterion-Referenced
Total Number of Items: 53 / Total Number of Points: 58
Breakdown by Item Type:
• 50 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; 10 of which are aligned NRT)
• 2 Constructed Response (worth 2 points each)
• 1 Constructed Response (worth 4 points)
Norm-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 20 (10 of which contribute to CR score)
Embedded Field Test
• Total field test items: 10
Total number of items taken by
each student: 73
Constructed Response
George and Ana each had a 12-inch pizza. Both pizzas were split into 8 equal
pieces. The shaded pieces are the portion of their pizzas that George and Ana
ate.
George
Ana
Express in fractions how much pizza George and Ana ate. Use the symbol <,
=, or > to show who ate more pizza.
George
Ana
>
The content and presentation of these items
are for illustrative purposes only.
George
12 inches
George
12 inches
12 inches
The content and presentation of these items
are for illustrative purposes only.
Constructed Response
Ana
9 inches
Carlos
Georgia Milestones
Science/Social Studies
Criterion-Referenced
Total Number of Items: 55 / Total Number of Points: 55
Breakdown by Item Type:
• 55 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; approximately 10 of which are aligned
NRT)
Norm-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 20 (approximately 10 of which contribute to CR score)
Embedded Field Test
• Total field test items: 10
Total number of items taken by
each student: 75
Key Resources Available To
Support
GA Students & Teachers
State Resources Available
• Content standards (GPS & CCGPS)
• Sample items
• formative items via Georgia FAR;
• released items via PARCC, Smarter
Balance, other states (KY, NY)
• Lexiles
State Resources Available NOW
•CRCT Readiness Indicators
•Formative Instructional Practices
(FIP) professional learning
modules
• Aligns to TKES/LKES
•NAEP Item Tool
Resources
• Sample items specific to Georgia
Milestones
• Ancillary support resources, such as
• Content Descriptions (test blueprints)
• Student Study Guides
• Technology Specifications
• Accommodations Guidelines
• Assessment for Learning Modules [types of items to
elicit evidence of student learning]
• Informational videos [parents & public / educators]
What is Fulton County
doing to support students
and teachers?
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Assessment Program Specialists
• Carla Austin, CLC
• LaKenji Hastings, NWLC
• Orrie Henry, NELC
• Heavenly Montgomery, SLC
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FIP Implementation & Sustainability
Assessment Leaders Cohort (ALC)
• Assessment Leaders Cohort (ALC) will focus on professional learning
resources from Georgia’s Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) modules.
• The purpose of the ALC is to secure a cohort of teachers who are able to
build capacity within their schools on assessment related practices.
• FIP is the median we will use to engage in deeper conversations related to
instruction and assessments.
Thank you for being so attentive.
Questions & Answers
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