SAGE Formative Basics Presentation

Introduction to
SAGE Formative
Kim Rathke
Utah State Office of Education
Fall 2014
Fall 2014
What is Formative Assessment?
A process used by teachers and students during
instruction that provides feedback to adjust
ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’
achievement of intended instructional outcomes. The
formative assessment process involves gathering
evidence and providing feedback to adjust
ongoing teaching moves and learning tactics.
(FAST) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS)
of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
What is Formative Assessment?
Using assessment data
to help guide instruction for learning
at the classroom level
Formative Assessment for Learning
Provides feedback to
students for their
self-monitoring and
subsequent learning
Provides teachers
with information
about student
Assessment is an
integral part of selfregulated learning
Provides teachers
with feedback to help
them decide on next
opportunities for
teachers to give
From King’s Assessment Work—
from research to practice to
Chris Harrison and Paul Black
Effective Assessment for Learning
 Focused on specific
 Connects the dots
between instruction and
student understanding
 Provides data-informed
instruction that
generates good data,
good discussion and
conclusions, and good
SAGE Formative
The Basics
SAGE Formative Features
Designed for grades K-12 ELA, math, and science teachers
Provides educators access to a bank of items similar in look and feel to
SAGE Summative assessments that are linked to the Utah State
Allows educators, administrators, and LEAs to create targeted formative
assessments that measure student understanding of specific standards
in ELA, math, and/or science
Allows educators to create resources that can be shared with other
educators including multiple-choice, multi-select, table match, and handscored text response activities
SAGE Formative Features
• Provides assignment summary, item analysis, and
benchmark reports at the classroom level enabling
data-informed instruction
• Facilitates flipped learning, remediation, and extended
learning, because students and families have access
to teacher-selected resources outside the classroom
• Compatible with mobile devices (ex. iPads, Android
tablets, Chromebooks, etc.)
SAGE Formative
Three tools—Grades K-12, Math, Science and ELA
– SAGE Formative Item Bank
 Includes ELA, math, and science items types that look and feel like the
SAGE Summative item types
– Activity Builder – Educator-created items that must align to math, science or
ELA standards
 Multiple choice; Multiple select; Table match; Hand-scored Constructed
– SAGE Instructional Support Materials--Enhance instruction and professional
 Lesson plans; videos; quiz/test sets
SAGE Formative Key Terminology
SAGE Formative Key Terminology
• Activity: individual component of a resource—a
lesson, a practice question, or a quiz question
• Resource: educational materials and instructional
aids (must contain at least one activity; may
include stimulus & items
• Assignment: a collection of student activity
resources (a quiz or test)
SAGE Formative Key Terminology
• Stimulus: a component in a resource that provides
context for an activity—includes reading passages,
images, graphs, tables, video or audio clips
• Stem: question or prompt in an activity that students
must respond to
• Content Editor: tool in the Activity Builder that is used
to align activities to standards, and to create and edit
the content for activities and stimuli
SAGE Formative Roles
• Educator:
– School Educators are school-level user, such as teachers,
who may be associated with class rosters.
– Administrative Educators are administrative, state, LEA, or
school-level users who can create common assignments and
edit entity-level libraries.
• Educator Group: A customizable group of
educators who can collaborate on and share
activities and resources with each other in the
group’s shared library.
SAGE Formative Assignment Process
Educator Features: Teacher Home Page
Educator Features
Browse Resources
Search for resources, create resources, and create assignments
Copy available resources to the Activity Builder
View active, recently completed, and archived assignments
Edit, copy, delete, and enter hand scores for existing
Access reports for completed assignments
Activity Builder
Create, edit, and publish activities as resources
Create and edit stimuli that can be attached to activities
View Classes and
View and manage your associated classes (rosters)
View assignments for each student in your classes
Create and join educator groups and manage group
View assignment summary, benchmark proficiency, and item
analysis reports
View Assignments
Group Membership(s)
View Reports
Using the Formative Bank
Creating an Assignment
With Pre-Built Items
Browse Resources
Resources: Search Results
Resource Preview
• To preview a resource, click
will appear.
and a pop-up window
• To mark as a favorite, click the Favorite button from
either the resource results page or the resource view
Resource Preview
Actions include:
- Open navigation pane
- Zoom in or out
- Add to cart
- Print the resource
- Mark as a favorite
Note: To return to the resource results
list, use the Back button in the upper
left hand corner.
Resources that you add to the Resource Cart can be
combined into a new resource or saved as an
Need Assistance with Differentiation?
See Related Standards
• Prerequisite and follow-on standards related to a
resource may be found by clicking on Related Standards
and clicking one of the resulting options.
Related Standards
Educators may scroll through benchmarks; the
prerequisite and follow-on standards will display for each
Related Standards
If you click on a skill, the focus will shift:
with links to
standard with
links to
with links to
Creating Assignments
Manage Assigned Students
View Classes & Students
This page shows the class rosters and students associated with a
Change the View By filter to Students to see all students associated
with a teacher.
Click on the View Assignment button to view all assignments for the
selected student
Assignments Page
Assignments Page
The Assignments page has three filters:
• Active Assignments
 Assignments that have not yet passed the due date.
This list also includes assignments that are not yet
assigned to any students.
• Recently Completed Assignments
 Assignments that passed the due date within the last
14 days.
• Archived Assignments
 Assignments that are more than 14 days past the due
Managing Assignments
For each assignment, you will be able to refresh,
view the progress bar, and take the following actions:
• Edit
• Copy
• Delete
• Report
Assignment Summary Report
Provides overall assignment information for selected
assignments, including average scores and completion
rates. Available for all rosters, a single roster, assigned
students, or individual students
View Assignment Details: Item Analysis Report
• Allows you to view all the resource activities in an
assignment, the overall analysis of each item, the
actual activity item, and the raw item score analysis.
Student Summary Report
• Teachers can view and
print a report that shows
the student’s first name,
last name, SSID and a list
of all active assignments
(assignment name and due
date) given to the student.
• The information for each
student will automatically
print on separate pages.
Exporting Reports
• You can export the data in Assignment Summary,
Benchmark Proficiency, and Item Analysis reports.
• The reports are exported as .csv files.
Exporting Roster Information
• Export roster information from the Classes/Groups table
or the Students table.
• Exports roster information as .csv files, which you can
open in Microsoft Excel and other .csv compatible
Need More Help?
Many screens will have a
button to provide
additional help. Click on the button to see additional text.
How Do My Students Access SAGE Formative?
• Student access is through SSID numbers.
When they log in for the first time each school
year, they will use their SSID numbers as
both their username and password.
• The system will force a password change.
• Teachers do not have access to student
• If students forget passwords, they will have to
request another one.
January 19, 2012
• SAGE Formative Help Desk
[email protected]
• SAGE Formative User Guide – Found at under Search Resources tab
• Contact Kim Rathke @ USOE
[email protected]

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