Brad Neuenswander`s State Assessment Update 1.9.14

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KLFA
Brad Neuenswander
Deputy Commissioner, KSDE
Kansas Assessments
What are the plans now that
Kansas is not part of the
Smarter Balanced Assessment
Consortium?
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Kansas Assessments
What are the plans now that
Kansas is not part of the
Smarter Balanced Assessment
Consortium?
Just a few changes.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Assessment Timeline
 Spring 2014
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Math & ELA; Transitional Assessment, NO PILOT OF SBAC
Dynamic Learning Map (DLM)
Science; Current State Assessment
History/Government; Pilot new items
 Spring 2015
 Math & ELA; Newly Developed CETE Assessment, and DLM
 Science; Pilot new items and remove old items
 History Government; Pilot new items
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Math and English Language Arts
 Transition assessment in Spring 2014 is the
same as we have always planned
 Spring of 2015, when we would have had
SBAC for the first time, we will have an
enhanced Kansas assessment.
 By Spring of 2016, we will be very close to
where we would have been with SBAC with
difference due to choices made in Kansas.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Spring 2014
 Transition Assessment
 Delivered on KITE
 Aligned with Kansas College and Career
Ready Standards for math, reading, and
writing conventions
 Follows similar blueprint to SBAC
 Machine-scorable items only
• No performance task
• No writing prompt
• No listening items
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
New Development in 2014–2015
 The transitional test will serve as the
backbone for the new Kansas College and
Career Ready Assessment
 Enhancements
 Listening section
 Writing prompt
 Math performance tasks
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Spring 2015
 The core machine-scorable part of the test will
be parallel to what was administered in 2014,
but we will refresh the item pool.
 We will field test the enhancements.
 Accountability for 2015 will be based on the
core portion of the test.
 Schools and districts will receive feedback on
the field-test portions to help gauge student
readiness on the full set of standards.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Summer 2015
 After analyzing the field-test items, we
will create the best form possible that
includes all features of our future
assessment.
 We will set new achievement standards
(cut scores and performance level
descriptors) based on that form.
 Using those new cut scores, we will set
new AMOs and communicate the new
targets to schools and districts.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Spring 2016
 Now we have a fully enhanced test that covers
all of the Kansas College and Career Ready
Standards.
 We should also have sufficient numbers of
items to make the test adaptive this year as
well.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Adaptivity
 We are considering stage adaptivity rather
than item adaptivity that SBAC uses.
 Benefits
 More reliable estimates
 Targets assessment to student level
 Requires fewer items than item-level
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
College and Career Ready means
an individual has the academic
preparation, cognitive
preparation, technical skills, and
employability skills to be
successful in postsecondary
education, in the attainment of
an industry recognized
certification or in the workforce,
without the need for
remediation.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
A subset of the KCCRAAC met again August 28 to draft a plan
based on conversations from the August 6 meeting . The group
identified four possible paths forward:
1. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium for
3-8 and H.S. (CETE will score, administer, and
report)
2. Assessment Vendor, e.g. ACT for 3-8 and H.S.
3. Hybrid Assessment Model (i.e., the state will
provide a default assessment and allow districts
if they so choose to use another USED approved
assessment funded by the district)
4. CETE-developed Assessment for 3-8 and H.S
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
A final meeting was held on September 3rd
during which #3 was chosen as a path to pursue:
1. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium for
3-8 and H.S.
2. Assessment Vendor, e.g. ACT for 3-8 and H.S.
3. Hybrid Assessment Model (i.e., the state will
provide a default assessment and allow districts
if they so choose to use another USED approved
assessment funded by the district)
4. CETE-developed Assessment for 3-8 and H.S.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Are You College & Career Ready?
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Moving from Proficient to College &
Career Ready
Proficient
What % of Kansas Students
meet grade level proficiency,
and ready to move to the next
grade level?
College & Career Ready
What % of Kansas Students
perform at a CCR level on the
new assessments?
65% ???
Math 2012 = 85%
Reading 2012 = 87%
We don’t know, but we need to be
prepared to communicate that we
have raised the bar.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Old vs. New Performance
Old State Assessment
2002-2013
New State Assessment
2014-2015
Exemplary
4
Exceeds
3
Meets
2
Approaching
Warning
1
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
A New Start
2002-2013 Performance
2014-2015 and
Beyond
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
ESEA Waiver Update
 All States must re-submit their waiver to extend for
one more year (2015-16) or until ESEA is
reauthorized.
 Kansas will re-submit in Feb.-March 2014.
 We will make any changes or amendments to our
waiver during this process.
 Move the use of student growth to inform personnel
decisions until 2017-18
 Assessment Changes
 Recalculating AMO’s
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Thanks for Caring about KIDS!!!!
Brad Neuenswander
[email protected]
785-296-2303
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org

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