Discovering the Question Online Testing Symposium December 17, 2014 Presented by Roger W. Minier, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org 800-966-9638 Ohio’s Next Generation Assessments End of Course Exams: Grades 7-12 Social Studies – Grades 4 & 6 Science – Grades 5 & 8 Remember – more options to graduate ACT Score, ‘Industry Credential’ or AP/Duel Enrollment or high school EOC listed below: Physical Science Algebra I & Geometry American History American Government English I and II Spring 2015 Testing Dates & Content Areas PARCC Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Design of the Online Tests You need to know: WHAT is tested and WHEN? What you NEED to know: Strategies for each question format Test Questions use a more ‘complex’ language and vocabulary intended to reflect career readiness appropriate to grade level, SO questions are more difficult to read to better let us know “Are students ready?” Third Grade Reading Guarantee test items built based on the appropriate grade level of ‘text complexity’ (or ‘reading level’) Let’s look at some sample items, typical of ALL tests Search for “PARCC 6th grade Ruler” http://www.parcconline.org/samples/mathematics/grade-6-slider-ruler%20 Multiple Choice Items – building maximum points Follow directions – it may earn a point! One answer ? Or more than one? In the directions? Box / Circle? Look for the Hint Be exact with digital tools (.99 does NOT = 1) PARCC Sample Item Set Grade 6-8 ELA http://practice.parcc.testnav.com What are the terms used on the tests YOUR students take? Examples include: Constructed Response Narrative Opinion / Argument Conventions of Standard English Provide detail / examples / textual evidence Home > Grade 11 ELA Literacy > Session 1 > 14 of 17 Items Where Videos Provide The Answers Read questions FIRST Take notes Practice during class Assessments first as guided ‘in class’ learning Practice with INFOhio Digital Video Collection or similar streaming video 3-4 minute length • Practice with videos supporting YOUR content areas! • • • • • For Ohio's Next Generation Assessments: Look for tests in YOUR content areas • • • • • • Sample Questions (typical items – not a ‘full test’) Tutorials (how to take the test – tool samples) Practice Tests (usually very similar to ‘real’ test) Test Specifications (how many questions? point value?) Grading Rubric (how the test will be scored) Model Curricula (which questions may be asked) Exact terms may vary somewhat between tests – e.g. ‘practice test’ or ‘test blueprint’ ACCOMMODATIONS for students with special needs: Does your online assessment support…? Extended Time Text-to-speech (headphones) Test Readers Other supports The student’s plan take precedence over typical testing protocols, BUT accommodations usually can NOT apply to just ONE specific test. For example, if a student’s plan allows more time to complete ONLINE testing then more time must also be allowed for ALL testing. Model Curriculum/Content Standards that may be on the tests MATH – Search “Ohio PARCC MATH" ELA – Search “Ohio PARCC ELA” SCIENCE – Search “Science Ohio Grades 5 & 8 plus High School “ 1) ODE Science website 2) Ohio’s Science Standards SOCIAL STUDIES – Search “Social Studies Ohio Grades 4 & 6 plus High School” 1) ODE Social Studies website 2) Ohio’s Social Studies Standards Test Specifications (‘BLUEPRINTS’) & Rubrics Scoring guides, if available, give details of the specific tests and how scored Math ELA Science 1) ODE Science website 2) Ohio’s Science Assessments Scoring Guides Social Studies 1) ODE Social Studies website 2) Ohio’s Social Studies Assessment Scoring Guides Practice Tests & Tutorials Math ELA Select ‘Test Preparation’ from the top horizontal menu items Select ‘Test Preparation’ from the top horizontal menu items Science - Grades 5 & 8 plus High School 1) Student Practice Site 2) Student Practice Resources* Social Studies - grades 4 & 6 plus High School 1) Student Practice Site 2) Student Practice Resources* * Paper Practice Tests, Tutorials, Tools, Scoring Guides Math Model Content Frameworks WHEN it will be tested On the PARCC Math shown below Green on Feb/March PBA, Blue & Green on April EOY Yellow… not so much Test Specs Include Grading Rubric for Each Test Next Generation: Biology Example Search: “Ohio Department of Education Next Generation” http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Next-Generation-Assessments/State-Developed-Assessments-%E2%80%93-Science-and-Social-S http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/resources Use the content, tools, & strategies to prepare for Learning and Life Skills Daily, as a part of homework, it’s NOT ‘all about the test’ but all about LEARNING How to I begin? HOMEWORK - Just posting the assignment online in the beginning - Submitting work online comes later) Assignments should include: - In-class and as part of homework Multiple Choice More than one correct answer Writing Read, then construct a Videos response Questions based on viewing short videos Testing: A Student’s View Survey Says: - Keyboard skills by grade 3 - Touch Typing Speed develops Grades 4-12; initially even 10 wpm is enough - Building to 40-60 wpm minimum (with accuracy) - Recent PARCC Field testings shows basic keyboard & mouse skills MAJOR factor in student’s test performance Keyboard Skills Needed: Keyboarding Clicking on multiple correct answers Use a secure browser Cutting and pasting Highlighting Using on-screen calculator Changing font size and background color Dragging and dropping items Manipulating a graph Utilizing spreadsheets http://ohconnectdots.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/parcc-integrating-technology-for-new-assessmentsconnect-the-dots-march-2013.pdf Key Roles for Staff Roles Responsibilities Teacher Understand goals/content/format Test Proctor Test Assistants What they can, and can’t do Common problems & solutions Special Needs Lead Know testing accommodations Tech Coordinator Network/software/hardware Curriculum Director Standards/instruction/assessment Principal Understand & support staff Superintendent/BOE Funding & community support Just as careers are changing… K-12 education is changing as well Research report Inquiry-based writing Lab computers 1:1 / BYO School Learning in & beyond the classroom It’s Time to Begin YOUR 1:1 Learning for Assessments – for LIFE The Goal: Preparing Students for Learning, Career and Life FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: CONTACT: NWOET@NWOET.ORG 800-966-9638 Permission is granted to use this PowerPoint within Ohio by any non-profit organization or school. 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