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Update on High School Assessments and Graduation Requirements Spokane Math Symposium November 2014 Katy Absten Math Specialist OSPI Washington Summative Assessments 2014–15 and beyond English/LA Mathematics Grade 3 Smarter Smarter Grade 4 Smarter Smarter Grade 5 Smarter Smarter Grade 6 Smarter Smarter Grade 7 Smarter Smarter Grade 8 Smarter Smarter MSP Grade10 Smarter ELA exit exam Year 1or Year 2 EOC exit exam EOC Biology exit exam (until NGSS) Smarter Smarter (or below for EOCs) (until Class of 2019) Grade 11 Grade 11 or 12 (class of 2015 & 2016) Science (no change) MSP HSPE Reading and/or Writing Retake Smarter=Smarter Balanced Assessment; MSP=Measurements of Student Progress; EOC=End of Course exams; HSPE=High School proficiency Exam Assessment Menu - Mathematics General Assessments • Smarter Balanced Math • Yr1 & Yr2 EOC Exit Exams Alternatives • Collection of Evidence • College Entrance Scores – SAT, ACT, IB, AP • • • • Out of State Tests Grades Comparison Recent Transfer Waiver Special Education Alternatives • Bridge to College Mathematics course…? Claim distribution by grade/ course What about Graduation? Legislature has given the State Board the option to set a different cut score for graduation purposes The ELA exit exam cut score will be determined from 10th graders’ performance on the Smarter Balanced HS ELA test (for classes of 2015-2018, at least). Math EOC exit exam cut scores will be determined from this year’s performance on new EOC tests (for classes of 2015-2018). Exit exam cut score on Smarter Balanced math may also be set next summer – SBE discussion next month. Graduation Cut-score on the 11th Grade SBAC Washington State Board of Education Evolving Graduation Requirements Class of… English Language Arts 2014 Reading HSPE 2015 HSPEs or Smarter Balanced (Exit exam cut score) HSPEs or Smarter Balanced (Exit exam cut score) Smarter Balanced (Exit exam cut score) 2016 2017 & 2018 2019 and beyond Writing HSPE Mathematics Science Either Algebra or Geometry EOC Either Algebra or Geometry EOC/EOC Exit Exam Either Algebra or Geometry EOC/EOC Exit Exam or Smarter Balanced Smarter Balanced 11th Smarter Balanced (College & Career Ready (College & Career Ready cut score) cut score) Biology EOC (until Next Gen Science Standards) Learn More and Stay Engaged To experience the assessment yourself, take the Practice Test: www.SmarterBalanced.org/practice-test For the latest news and developments on Smarter Balanced in Washington: http://www.k12.wa.us/smarter/default.aspx For questions about Smarter Balanced or the assessment system transitions, contact: [email protected] 360-725-6348 Resources/Communications • Webpages – To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Consortium: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/ – To learn more about Washington’s new standards: http://www.readywa.org/ • Toolkits – To learn more about graduation requirements in WA: http://www.k12.wa.us/GraduationRequirement s/GraduationToolkit.aspx – http://sbe.wa.gov/graduation.php Using the Smarter Balanced 11th Grade Assessment in Washington Higher Education Student Placement & the Role of High School Transition Courses November 2014 Bill Moore, Director, Core to College & K-12 Partnerships 360-704-4346, [email protected] Core to College Project Goals 1. Build faculty ownership and understanding of the CCSS as meaningful and useful collegereadiness standards 2. Promote local use of CCSS and Smarter Balanced assessment in ways that improve high school to college transition for students 3. Develop overall higher education agreement for use of CCSS and Smarter Balanced assessment WA Core to College web site Higher Education Agreements on Smarter Balanced 11th Grade Assessment Offer high school students the opportunity to use their SBAC 11th grade scores to place into college-level courses without remediation or additional placement testing Apply to placement considerations at public 2- and 4-year institutions in WA for any students enrolling directly after high school graduation with SBAC 11th grade scores Will be in effect for the graduating classes of 2016-2018, then reviewed and adjusted if necessary based on student performance data Details at http://www.wsac.wa.gov/college-readiness or http://c2cwa.wordpress.com/final-sbac-agreement_wa/ Smarter Balanced Agreement: CTCs 11th Grade Score Level 4 3 Math Placement Options Available Based on Score Any entry college-level math course through pre-calculus I An entry college-level terminal math course not on the calculus pathway An entry-level calculus pathway math course, contingent on a B or better in a calculus pathway class in the senior year of high school Smarter Balanced Agreement (2): CTCs 11th Grade Score Level 2 1 Math Placement Options Available Based on Score An entry college-level terminal math course not on the calculus pathway, contingent on a B or better in the statewide math college readiness/transition course or through local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.) Additional placement information, determined by local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.), needed for all entry-level courses Smarter Balanced Agreement: Public Baccalaureates Strategies for College Readiness and Success Avoidance Diagnosis & Placement Curricular Interventions Student Supports adapted from an ECS Resource Guide What is the “right math”? Students Who Take College Algebra 10% Virtually no students who pass college algebra ever start Calculus III, which is a key course for STEM majors. 30% 60% • College algebra and traditional developmental math sequences were designed in the 1950’s to prepare students for calculus. But the majority of students are in majors that do not require calculus. Ever Take Calculus 1 Take Business Calculus Do Not Take Any Form of Calculus Dunbar, S. 2005. Enrollment flow to and from courses below calculus . In A Fresh State for Collegiate mathematics: Rethinking the Courses below calculus, N.B. Hastings et al. (Eds.). Washington DC: MAA Notes, Mathematical Association of America. 17 Recommendations from the Math Community 18 “Avoidance” Strategy: Transition Courses Define key standards Core to College grant Determine course framework, pilot course materials Recruit districts & provide professional development for teachers Jointly developed and led by higher ed faculty and high school teachers College Spark grant (10/1412/17) Building a Bridge to College Mathematics Katy Absten Math Specialist OSPI Bill Moore Director, K-12 Partnerships SBCTC Bridge to College Mathematics A Core to College Project Goal: Develop transition curricula in English and Math, co-designed by higher education faculty and high school teachers and curriculum specialists, that could be offered to high school seniors by any interested school district in Washington state. • Students successfully completing the curricula and the end-ofcourse assessments would be guaranteed placement into college-level coursework if they go directly into a Washington higher education institution. Non-Calculus/STEM pathways OSPI Math Webinar_Part 4_ 5-29-2014 21 Transition Course: Bridge to College Mathematics Designed for students who score below “college-ready” on the 11th grade Smarter Balanced assessment Addresses key standards in Common Core to prepare students for success in non-calculus pathway college math classes Embeds explicit emphasis in Standards for Mathematical Practices throughout the course Current Partners School Districts Community Colleges ESD RMCs South Kitsap SD Central Kitsap SD Battleground SD Central Valley SD Battleground SD Grandview SD Shoreline SD Rochester SD Mead SD Kelso SD • ESD 114 ESD 121 Cascadia CC Spokane Falls CC Shoreline CC Peninsula CC Clark CC Spring 2014 Design Team • Draft course standards document based on April joint K-12 & higher ed meeting • Search for Common Core aligned instructional materials • Select SREB Math Ready materials & create WAMAP units for pilot course. SREB Math Ready! • The Southern Regional Education Board works with 16 member states to improve public education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. • High school courses to ensure readiness – Focused on the reading/writing and math CRS – Students assessed as not ready must take courses in grade 11 or 12 – Success in course signifies readiness SREB Materials General goals: experience and understand the structures of the course 3 main components • Formative Assessment Lessons (MARS/MAP/MDC/Shell Center) Each unit has at least 1 @ 2/3 through unit. Designed so the common misconceptions emerge. • Hooks—Each unit starts with a “hook” to engage students and pre-assess—frame of reference throughout unit. • Tasks that make up the day to day instruction. Smarter Balanced Assessment Claims • Claim 1 – Concepts & Procedures – The student can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency. • Claim 2 – Problem Solving – The student can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies. • Claim 3 – Communicating Reasoning – The student can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others. • Claim 4 – Modeling and Data Analysis – The student can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems. Summer 2014: June 25-26, August 4-7 Pilot teams and community college faculty review & refine units, develop common vision for course culture SREB alignment to draft course standards Achieve EQUIP Rubric I. Alignment to the Depth of the CCSS II. Key Shifts in the CCSS III. Instructional Supports IV. Assessment Continuous cycle of learning together to deepen our understanding of CCSS-M and refine the work Timeline & Vision • May-June 2014: Design team creates draft course: 8 units • Summer 2014: Pilot teams review & refine units, develop common vision for course culture • 2014-2015: Cycle of implementation & refinement of pilot course materials, deepen focus on course culture. • 2015 and beyond: College Spark funding for continued implementation support scaling up statewide OSPI Math Webinar_Part 4_ 5-29-2014 30 2014-2015 Pilot Network Cycle of implementation & refinement of pilot course materials, deepen focus on course culture. 3 Regions: • Eastside: Mead, Grandview, Central Valley • Southwest: Battleground, Kelso, Rochester • Puget Sound: Shoreline, Northshore, Seattle, Central Kitsap, South Kitsap Online WAMAP collaboration & feedback Fall & Spring regional meetings Winter retreat OSPI Math Webinar_Part 4_ 5-29-2014 31 Transition Courses: Next Steps Seeking teachers/districts interested in betatesting English course units in current school year Recruiting districts interested in offering the full math and/or English courses beginning in 2015-16 school year Identifying statewide leaders/trainers in math and English to train and support teachers in teaching the courses Summer 2015 Scaling up Subgroup of pilot teachers refine the materials @ feedback from the year. Statewide trainer and regional leader preparation New teacher training. 2015-2016 Statewide Implementation • 75-100 districts>>>150 teachers • Geographic cohorts>>>regional training & collaboration