SAGE Overview modified

SAGE Overview
What is SAGE?
 SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and
is Utah’s computer adaptive assessment system aligned to
the State’s Core Standards. This comprehensive testing
system includes the following summative, interim, and
formative components.
Vendor: AIR (American Institute for Research)
Provides Computer Adaptive Systems in Oregon,
Delaware, Hawaii, and Minnesota
60 yrs experience
Only vendor with iPad capability
5 year contract for services in Utah
How is Granite going to use SAGE?
 Summative:
Spring of each year, replaces the CRT. Summative adaptive
assessments required for state and federal accountability provided
for English language arts (ELA), math and science
 Interim:
Fall and mid year, but not implemented until next Fall.
 Formative:
Optional learning resources, test items, and learning activities
available to teachers, parents and students, linked to students’
summative test results. Offers tools to help teachers target
instruction. Provides immediate links to formative material. Would
like schools to volunteer to use this now using, desktops, laptops,
Chrome books and iPads.
Formative System
 Extends capabilities of UTIPS
 All UTIPS questions to be used will go through AIR’s
psychometricians for quality control.
 UTIPS included state- and teacher-authored formative items.
 Learning Point Navigator
 Offers multiple open-source libraries
 Will include UTIPS libraries
 Includes instructional resources as well as formative
What will be tested and features available?
 Subjects Tested
 Language Arts (Grades 3-11)
 Math (Math 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Secondary Math I, II, & III)
 Science (Science 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Biology, Earth Science,
Chemistry, Physics)
 Grades 3-12
 Fall to spring and spring to spring growth
 Features
 Aligned to Utah Core Standards
 Utah has complete control of assessment items, system, and
 Includes multiple choice and interactive test items
 Broadest range of technology platforms (oldest to current
generation iPads)
 Web-based system requires minimal local support
 Individualized accommodations for each student
What about kids who are not taught on-grade
 Students should be tested on what they are taught.
 Standards-based education tries to ensure that every student
has an opportunity to learn rigorous content.
 Students receiving an off-grade curriculum should be
tested with the off-grade test.
Educators should be VERY reluctant to confine a student to
the curriculum from an earlier grade.
Students are not allowed to test down (they may test up in
higher courses than their current grade level)
Standards-Based Adaptive Testing
 Every student sees the full range of content.
 Every student has the chance to demonstrate the
same range of cognitive skills.
 Item difficulty adjusts to student performance.
 All test items will be out of the current grade Core
 Full range testing student abilities from low
performing to high performing
 Utilizes grade level content
 Science Example:
4th weather, 5th solar system, 6th rocks
A 5th grade student will not receive questions about the
weather or rocks- but full ability range on solar system
 Fall 2013 – Formative tests (pilot in limited locations
for 2013-2014)
 Spring 2014 – Summative Operational Field Test
Summer 2014- Data analysis ( Jun.-Aug.)
Aug or later – Issue reports
November -UCASS- For Spring 2014 reports
 Does not require double testing
 Fall 2014 – Interim Tests
What Assessment reports will be available?
 Immediate results as soon as it is submitted combined
proficiency and scaled score no raw. Raw percentage will
not mean anything on the adaptive. Test will get harder
or easier up till 50% of raw scores.
Robust electronic reporting
Students & Parents
Diagnostic information for all students
Low achievement to high achievement
 Standards-based adaptive assessment
 Provides good measurement for all students
 Brings the right assessments into the classroom
 •Accessible for All
 Embedded supports and accommodations to test every student
 •Immediate reporting
 Actionable data to support instruction
 •Immediate links to formative material
 Classroom activities and formative assessments to evaluate
individual needs
Hardware Requirements
 Windows XP (service pack 3), Vista, 7, 8.0
 Pentium 233 MHz processor
 128 MB RAM
 52 MB hard drive
 Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
 Intel x86 or Power PC G3,G4,or G5 processor
 128 MB RAM
 200 MB hard drive
Supported Devices
 Windows
 Mac OS X
 Android
 Google Nexus 10
IOS tablets
iPad 2,3,4 (Retina Display)
Text-to-speech not supported on iPads
Chrome Books
ChromeOS version 18 or higher

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