ELA K – 5 Oct 2014

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ELA K – 5
Content Networking
CLIU
October 28, 2014
Welcome!
Please sit at your grade level table.
Network: CLIU Public
Wiki: http://cliu21cng.wikispaces.com
Discuss: What changes have you made this
year to prepare students for the new PSSAs?
Agenda
PDE Update – PSSA Information for 2014-15
PSSA Question Types
Text-dependent Analysis Overview
Professional Articles
Resources
Collaboration
Next Steps
2015 PSSA Changes
2015 PSSA Changes
English Language Arts Test
2015 PSSA Changes
ELA Reporting Framework
ELA Reporting Framework, Clusters, and Categories
Genre
Reading
Core Competencies
Literature Text
Informational Text
Key Ideas and Details
[Key Ideas]
Craft and Structure, and
Integration of
Knowledge and Ideas
[CSI]
Vocabulary Acquisition
and Use [Vocabulary]
Writing
Writing
Language
Text Dependent Analysis
Reporting
Category
Code
A
B
A–K/B–K
A–C/B–C
A–V/B–V
C
D
E
2015 PSSA Changes
Item Types and Points
Grade 3
20 core passage MC items
18 core standalone MC items
2 core 2 pt EBSR items
2 core 3 pt EBSR items
2 core 3 pt SA items
1 core 4 pt WP (weighted x2)
20 points
18 points
4 points
6 points
6 points
8 points
Total 62 points
Grades 4-8
23 core passage MC items
18 core standalone MC items
3 core 2 pt EBSR items
3 core 3 pt EBSR items
1 core 4 pt TDA (weighted x4)
1 core 4 pt WP (weighted x3)
23 points
18 points
6 points
9 points
16 points
12 points
Total 84 points
2015 PSSA Changes
Grade 3 Format
Estimated
Estimated
Section Testing
Number of
Time (in
Passages
minutes)
Section
Content
Emphasis
Number of
MC/EBSR
Number of
WP/SA
1
Writing and
Language
20 MC
1
0
60
2
Reading
8–12 MC
1–3 EBSR
1
2
34–50
3
Reading
14 MC
2 EBSR
1
2
48
4
Reading
8–12 MC
1–3 EBSR
1
2
34–50
2015 PSSA Changes
Grades 4-8 Format
Section Content Emphasis
Number of
MC/EBSR
Number of
WP/TDA
Estimated
Number of
Passages
Estimated
Section
Testing Time
(in minutes)
1
Writing and
Language
20 MC
1
0
60
2
Reading
15–18 MC
4–5 EBSR
0
3
58–69
14 MC
2 EBSR
1
2
73
5–8 MC
1–2 EBSR
1
1
48–57
3
4
Reading and
Text Dependent
Analysis
Reading and
Text Dependent
Analysis
Writing
ALL grades
Mode specific prompts & scoring rubrics
Narrative
Informational
Opinion
Writing
Example: Grade 5 – 4 points
Language Multiple Choice
ALL grades
Stand-alone multiple choice
Grammar included
Language Multiple Choice
Example: Grade 3 – 1 point
Evidence Based Selected Response
ALL grades
Two-parts
Answer to second part based on answer to first
part
Like old Open-ended (same type of thinking)
Evidence Based Selected Response
Example:
Grade 4
3 points
Short Answer
ONLY Grade 3
Constructed Response to a passage
Scoring Rubric
Short Answer
Example: Grade 3 – 3 points
Text-dependent Analysis
Grades 4 – 8
Specific type of Constructed Response
Own Scoring Rubric
Text-dependent Analysis
Example: Grade 4 – 4 points
PSSA Resources
PDE Website
Explore
ELA Test Design
TDA Scoring Guidelines
ELA Item Samplers for your grade
K – 2 look at grade 3: How can you begin to build this verbally
and transition to writing?
Mode specific rubrics
Table Discussion
What are areas of strength in your classroom/school/district?
What are areas of need in your classroom/school/district?
More on Text-dependent Analysis
Text-dependent Analysis Overview
Back to the Resources
Examine closely:
TDA Scoring Guidelines
ELA Item Samplers
Your Grade Level
Text-dependent Analysis Questions
Table Discussion
What are areas of strength in your classroom/school/district?
What are areas of need in your classroom/school/district?
Building to Text-dependent Analysis
Text-dependent questions
Discussions
Assignments
Close reading
Professional Reading
“Closing in on Close Reading”
“Text Dependent Questions”
Additional Resources
Time to explore
Collaboration
Common Need
Common Grade
Common School/District
Next Steps
SHARE back in your school & district.
Determine your needs & let me know what they are.
USE the Wiki.
Thank you for coming!
Please follow the evaluation link on the wiki.
See you next time: February 24, 2015

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