DeSSA Overview - Delaware Department of Education

Report
Office of Assessment
October 22, 2014
Smarter
ELA/Literacy
DCAS Science
DCAS
Social Studies
PSAT
SAT
End of Course
US History
ACCESS (ELL)
DCAS-Alt1
Smarter
Mathematics
Grade 9/10
Option
Smarter Interim
Assessment Blocks
NAEP
End of Course
Alg II and IM III
Smarter Digital
Library
Smarter Interim Comp
Assessments
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Smarter
ELA/Literacy
DCAS Science
DCAS
Social Studies
PSAT
SAT
End of Course
US History
ACCESS (ELL)
DCAS-Alt1
Smarter
Mathematics
Grade 9/10
Option
Smarter Interim
Assessment Blocks
NAEP
End of Course
Alg II and IM III
Smarter Digital
Library
Smarter Interim Comp
Assessments
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A Balanced Assessment System
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New Smarter Assessments:
Measuring Where Students Are on Their Path to Success
 Replace existing tests and are an improvement
 Provide an academic checkup by measuring real-
world skills like critical thinking and problem solving
 Provide information during the year to give teachers
and parents a better picture of where students are
succeeding and where they need help
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Smarter Digital Library Resources
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Smarter Digital Library Functionality
 Enables State Networks of
Educators and State Leadership
Teams to submit, review, and
publish resources
 Allows educators to view,
download, and rate resources
 Uses state-of-the-art tagging
and search to quickly find
resources by CCSS and other
topics
 Enables educators from across
the Consortium to collaborate
and share their knowledge
 Facilitates access to resources
that are stored in participating
libraries
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Interim Assessment Components
Will be available during the winter of 2014–2015 with a
gradual rollout as the item pool supports
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Interim Assessments to Signal
Improvement
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Summative Assessments for
Accountability
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Smarter Assessments …
 … provide more accommodations/supports than
any one state could develop individually
 … are some of the most accessible tests available
 American Sign Language (video)
 Refreshable braille
 Text to speech
 Various language glossaries available
 External devices/software
 Supports available to general education students
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Universal Tools, Designated Supports,
and Accommodations
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Smarter
ELA/Literacy
DCAS Science
DCAS
Social Studies
PSAT
SAT
End of Course
US History
ACCESS (ELL)
DCAS-Alt1
Smarter
Mathematics
Grade 9/10
Option
Smarter Interim
Assessment Blocks
NAEP
End of Course
Alg II and IM III
Smarter Digital
Library
Smarter Interim Comp
Assessments
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DCAS and DCAS-Alt1
 DCAS Science – grades 5, 8, and 10
 DCAS Social Studies – grades 4 and 7
 DCAS-Alt1
 Reading and Mathematics (grades 3–11)
 Science (grades 5, 8, and 10)
 Social Studies (grades 4, 7, and 9)
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DCAS End of Course (EOC)
Assessments
 U.S. History – required
 Algebra II – optional
 Integrated Mathematics III – optional
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Smarter
ELA/Literacy
DCAS Science
DCAS
Social Studies
PSAT
SAT
End of Course
US History
ACCESS (ELL)
DCAS-Alt1
Smarter
Mathematics
Grade 9/10
Option
Smarter Interim
Assessment Blocks
NAEP
End of Course
Alg II and IM III
Smarter Digital
Library
Smarter Interim Comp
Assessments
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PSAT, SAT, and NAEP
 PSAT
 Grade 10
 October 15, 2014
 SAT
 Grade 11
 April 15, 2015
 NAEP
 Grades 4, 8, and 12
 Window is January 26–March 6, 2015
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Grade 9 and 10 Assessment Options
Assessment Option
Grade 9
Grade 10
1. Smarter ELA and Mathematics Interim
Comprehensive Assessment (ICA)
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2. Preliminary SAT Scoring Service (PSSS)*
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3. Local District/Charter Decision for
Alternative Spring Assessment**
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4. Local District Decision for No Spring
Assessment
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Transitional Year Options for
Grades 9–10
1. Smarter ELA and Mathematics Interim
Comprehensive Assessment (ICA)
 Benefits – Common Core aligned, scaled for grades 9
and 10
 Potential challenges – hand-scoring at local level;
items not secure
2. Preliminary SAT Scoring Service (PSSS)
 Benefits – externally scored; costs covered by DOE
 Potential challenges – not Common Core aligned;
same test as fall Saturday 2013 PSAT
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Transitional Year Options for
Grades 9–10
3. Local District Decision for Alternative Spring
Assessment
 Benefits – Flexibility to use district assessment
 Potential challenges – Common Core alignment;
hand-scoring issues
4. Local District Decision – No assessment will be
administered in the spring for grades 9 or 10
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Smarter
ELA/Literacy
DCAS Science
DCAS
Social Studies
PSAT
SAT
End of Course
US History
ACCESS (ELL)
DCAS-Alt1
Smarter
Mathematics
Grade 9/10
Option
Smarter Interim
Assessment Blocks
NAEP
End of Course
Alg II and IM III
Smarter Digital
Library
Smarter Interim Comp
Assessments
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ACCESS
 Assessing Comprehension and Communication in
English State to State (ACCESS)
 Large-scale test addressing English language
development standards that form the core of the
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment
(WIDA) Consortium's approach to instructing and
testing English language learners (ELL)
 Students in grades K–12, as appropriate
 Alt ACCESS – grades 1–12
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Smarter
ELA/Literacy
DCAS Science
DCAS
Social Studies
PSAT
SAT
End of Course
US History
ACCESS (ELL)
DCAS-Alt1
Smarter
Mathematics
Grade 9/10
Option
Smarter Interim
Assessment Blocks
NAEP
End of Course
Alg II and IM III
Smarter Digital
Library
Smarter Interim Comp
Assessments
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Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA): 2014–2015 Calendar
October 2014
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Consistency in Testing Cycle
 Testing window will remain constant
 District decisions regarding testing periods for each
grade level
 Consistency from year to year
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Training
 Required training will be provided by role or job
responsibility
 Each training will be provided through the
Professional Development Management System
(PDMS) as online Blackboard courses
 Each module will provide some form of assessment
or assignment for completion
 Modules will be developed in-house by Office of
Assessment
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Identified Training Series/Roles
Series/Role
DCAS Test
Administrator
Smarter Test
Administrator
Principal/Other
Administrator
District Test
Coordinator
Description of Training Required
DCAS Test Administrator Training for administration
for all DCAS assessments
Smarter Summative Assessment Test Administrator
Training
Smarter Summative Training and DCAS Summative
Training
DeSSA Security Training
DCAS Test Administrator Training Modules
Smarter Test Administrator Training Modules
All role-based training described above will be available in one PDMS
course per role. For example, the District Test Coordinator course will
contain all training listed above.
IF someone administers both a DCAS and a Smarter Test, they must
complete both courses.
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Training Schedule Phases
Training Phase
Phase Description
Phase A
Training will be provided for all practice and pretests released in
August and September. This will be the release of previous
DCAS manuals and abbreviated training for all individuals who
are administering the pretests.
Phase B
Includes all materials and information that need to be developed
and ready for the interim and block assessments scheduled to
be released in November. This training will include TA training,
security, and development of supporting documentation. This
also contains training for the release of the DCAS End-ofCourse assessments in January.
Phase C
Supports the go-live for the spring assessment window that
contains the majority of all required assessments to be
administered in the state. This includes DCAS, DCAS-Alt1, and
Smarter assessments. Includes all required training to
administer, report, and review all aspects associated with each
assessment.
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Review of Phase Schedule Release Dates
Training Phase
Start Date
Estimated
Completion Date
Phase A
9/1/2014
10/30/2014
Phase B
10/15/2014
12/15/2014
Phase C
12/15/2014
1/15/2015
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DTC Professional Development
Required
 Security Module
 Overview of DCAS
Science, Social Studies,
EOC and Paper pencil
 DCAS Test Administrator
Training
 Overview of Smarter
Summative Assessment
 Smarter Test
Administrator Training
Optional
 DeSSA TIDE Training
 Administering the
Classroom Activity
 Administering the
Performance Task
 Understanding Scoring
Note: This list is just a sample and not all inclusive of
what may be required
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Smarter Test Administrator
Professional Development
Required
 Security Module
 Overview of Smarter
Summative Assessment
 Smarter Test
Administrator Training
 Administering the
Classroom Activity
 Administering the
Performance Task
Optional
 DeSSA TIDE Training
 Understanding Scoring
Note: This list is just a sample and not all inclusive of
what may be required
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Delaware Student Assessment Reporting and Analysis (DSARA)
Professional Development
Required
Optional
 General Overview of
DSARA
 Review of Graph Options
and Features
 Review of Reporting
Capabilities
 Navigating Group Reports
 Navigating Class Reports
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