PARCC Updates Aug 2014

Report
CMAS:
Partnership for Assessment of
Readiness for College and
Careers
(PARCC)
English Language Arts and Mathematics
Stephanie Boyd
2014-2015 Assessment Calendar
Assessment
CMAS and CoAlt: Science
and Social Studies
Grade
Tentative Windows
12
11/03/14 to 11/21/14
PARCC Performance-Based
Assessment (PBA)
3-8, High School
3/09/15 to 4/03/15
CMAS and CoAlt: Science
and Social Studies
4 and 7 (Social
Studies)
5 and 8 (Science)
4/13/15 to 5/01/15
3-11
4/13/15 to 5/15/15
3-8, High School
4/27/15 to 5/22/15
K-12
1/12/15 to 2/13/15
Initial Test Date
Tues., April 28, 2015
Make-up Test Date
Tues., May 12, 2015
CoAlt: English language
arts and math
PARCC End-of-Year
Assessment (EOY)
ACCESS for ELLs®
Reading, Writing, Speaking
and Listening
CO ACT
Grade 11
Acronyms
Acronym
CBT
3
Name
ELA (ELA/L)
Computer Based Test
English Language Arts (English Language
Arts/Literacy)
EOY
End of Year
LEA
PARCC
Local Education Agency (District)
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for
College and Careers
PBA
Performance Based Assessment
PBT
Paper Based Test
PARCC-Developed English
Language Arts & Math Assessments
 Administration planned for the spring of 2015
 The assessments have two components:
 Performance-based assessment administered 75% of the way
through the school year
 End-of-year assessment administered 90% of the way through
the year
 Grades included:
 English language arts: 3-11
 Math: 3-8, with 3 assessments in high school
PARCC Assessment Design
75% of the year
90% of the year
PerformanceBased
Assessment
•Extended tasks
•Applications of
concepts and
skills
End-of-Year
Assessment
•Innovative,
computer-based
items
Current PARCC Design
Component Content Area
# of
Sessions
Task Type
Task Description
PerformanceBased
Assessment:
English Language
Arts
3
Research simulation
Literary analysis
Narrative
For each task, students will read one
or more texts, answer several short
vocabulary questions, and write an
essay that requires them to draw
evidence from the text(s)
PerformanceBased
Assessment:
Math
2
Short and extendedresponse questions
Questions focus on conceptual
knowledge and skills, and the
mathematical practices of reasoning
and modeling
End-of-Year
Assessment:
English Language
Arts
2
4-5 literary and
informational texts
Short-answer and vocabulary
questions will be associated with each
text
End-of-Year
Assessment:
Math
2
Primarily short
answer and selected
response questions
Focused on conceptual knowledge,
skills, and understandings
Secondary Math
 Two pathways are offered for high school math
assessments:
 Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II
 Integrated/Math I, Integrated/Math II, and Integrated/Math
III
Secondary Math Options
 New high school mathematics assessment system has
room for increased flexibility:
Grade
Assessment Options*
8 (3 options)
8th grade assessment or Algebra I/Integrated I
9 (4 options)
Algebra I/Integrated I or Geometry/Integrated II
10 (6 options)
Algebra I/Integrated I or Geometry/Integrated II or Algebra II/Integrated III
11 (4 options)
Geometry/Integrated II or Algebra II/Integrated III
12 (2 options)
Algebra II/Integrated III
*Additional flexibility is being explored.
Testing Time
 The number of ELA items has been reduced
 https://www.parcconline.org/parcc-states-reduce-no-itemselaliteracy-portion-test
 Grades 3-5 - reduced by 2 passage sets (passage and questions)
 Grades 6-11 - reduced by 1 passage set
 PARCC is determining operational testing times based on field
test performance.
9
Practice Materials
 A full set of practice tests will be available this fall/winter
 Practice tests for paper and pencil tests are being developed
 Practice tests are available at the following location:
http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/#
CSAP/TCAP Writing – Middle
School
Imagine that your family is moving to a new place and your pet
will not be allowed to live there. Write a letter to persuade the
person in authority to allow your pet to live there.
What kind of adult would you like to become? Write a paragraph
to describe the kind of person you would like to be in ten years.
PARCC English Language Arts – Middle School
You have read a website entry and an article and watched a video
describing Amelia Earhart. All three include information that supports
the claim that Earhart was a brave, courageous person. The three titles
are:
“The Biography of Amelia Earhart”
“Earhart’s Final Resting Place Believed Found”
“Amelia Earhart’s Life and Disappearance” (video)
Consider the argument each author uses to demonstrate Earhart’s
bravery.
Write an essay that analyzes the strength of the arguments related to
Earhart’s bravery in at least two of the three supporting materials.
Remember to use textual evidence to support your ideas.
Capacity for Spring 2015
 We know that elementary and middle schools can assess online;
however, depending on number of devices:
 Multiple groups for each grade level
 Technology directed to assessment
 Current PARCC Design:
 5 sections per student for the performance-based assessment
 4 sections per student for the end-of-the-year assessment
 Option that is being considered: Offer mathematics assessments as
paper-based assessments
CMAS: PARCC vs. Science/Social
Studies
 PARCC has adopted PearsonAccess Next as the foundation to
use Testnav 8. Some terms are changing:
 Student Data Upload (SDU) – is now Student Registration
Import (SRI)
 This year both terms will be used, since we are on two different
platforms
 Headphones are required for all students during the Research
Simulation Unit of the ELA PBA
Request for Early Test Window
 PARCC is finalizing testing window options.
 CDE expects to have a process similar to TCAP, under which
districts will be able to request an early window
 The details are still being determined

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