Georgia Milestones Information

Report
Professional Senate
September 30, 2014
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State Board Meeting Follow-Up
Rule Waiver:
160-4-2-.11 Promotion, Placement, and Retention sections (3)(a),
(3)(b), (3)(c) and 160-4-2-.13 Statewide Passing Score sections (2)(d),
(2)(e), (2)(f)
Based upon the delay of scores in this first year of Georgia Milestones due
to the necessary and required technical work involved, including setting
achievement expectations (i.e., cut scores), specific provisions of these two
Board Rules were waived for the 2014-2015 school year.
Additional information:
• Academic Affairs and the Department of Accountability,
Assessment, and Reporting Services are in the process of updating
local regulations related to the calculation of final course grades for
courses requiring a Georgia Milestones End Of Course assessment
and for promotion criteria in grades 3, 5, and 8 for Georgia
Milestones End Of Grade assessment.
• Additional guidance regarding other purposes and uses of the end
of course assessments, such as “test-outs”, retests, etc., will be
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forthcoming from GaDOE for the 2014-2015 school year.
Georgia Milestones: Unique Features
Features include:
• Constructed-response items in ELA and mathematics, in
addition to selected-response items
• A writing component (in response to text) at every grade
level and course within the ELA assessment;
• Norm-referenced items in every grade and content area
to complement the criterion-referenced information and
to provide a national comparison; and
• Transition to online administration over time, with
online administration considered the primary mode of
administration and paper-pencil back-up until transition
is completed.
Addition of technology-enhanced
items beginning in 2016-2017.
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Georgia Milestones: Unique Features
Blended: Criterion-Referenced and NormReferenced
Georgia Milestones will provide:
• criterion-referenced performance information in the
form of four performance levels, depicting students’
mastery of state standards
• norm-referenced performance information in the form
of national percentiles, depicting how students’
achievement compares to peers nationally
Note: To provide norm-referenced information,
some norm-referenced items may not align to
Georgia’s content standards. Only aligned NRT items
will contribute to proficiency designations.
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Georgia Milestones: Unique Features
Item Types
• Selected-Response [aka, multiple-choice]
• all content areas
• evidence-based selected response in ELA
• Constructed-Response
• ELA and mathematics
• Extended-Response
• ELA and mathematics
• Technology Enhanced
• to begin in SY 2016-2017
Constructed response is a general term
for assessment items that require the
student to generate a response as
opposed to selecting a response.
Extended-response items require more
elaborate answers and explanations of
reasoning. They allow for multiple correct
answers and/or varying methods of
arriving at the correct answer. Writing
prompts and performance tasks are
examples of extended-response items.
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Constructed Response: 3rd Grade Fractions
Ana
George
12 inches
George
9 inches
Carlos
12 inches
12 inches
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Constructed Response: 3rd Grade ELA
Excerpt from
David and the Phoenix
by Edward Ormondroyd
What do paragraphs 4 through 7 show about David? Use two
details from the story to support your response.
Extended Response: 3rd Grade ELA
Sea Turtles
by Kathy Kranking
The author provides many details about how sea turtles are similar to and
different from each other. How is a leatherback sea turtle similar to a
green sea turtle? How are they different from each other? Use details
from the passage to support your response.
In your response, be sure to
• explain how a leatherback sea turtle is similar to a green sea turtle
• explain how a leatherback sea turtle is different from a green sea turtle
• use details from the passage to support your response
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Georgia Milestones - Writing
Writing at Every Grade
• All students will encounter a constructed-response item
allowing for narrative prose, in response to text, within first
or second section of the test.
• Within the writing section of the test, students will read a
pair of passages and complete a series of “warm-up” items:
• 3 selected-response items asking about the salient features of
each passage and comparing/contrasting between the two
passages
• 1 constructed-response item requiring linking the two passages
• 1 writing prompt in which students must cite evidence to support
their conclusions, claims, etc.
Warning: Students who simply rewrite excerpts from the passage(s)
to illustrate their point(s) will not receive favorable scores.
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Georgia Milestones - ELA
ELA will consists of 3 sections, 1 of which will focus mainly on
writing. Each section is approximately 70 minutes long.
• Criterion-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 44 / Total Number of Points: 55
• Breakdown by Item Type:
• 40 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; 10 of which
are aligned NRT)
• 2 Constructed Response (2 points each)
• 1 Constructed Response (worth 4 points)
• 1 Extended Response (worth 7 points)
• Norm-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 20 (10 of which contribute to CR
score)
• Embedded Field Test
Total number of items taken
by each student: 60
• Total field test items: 6
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Georgia Milestones - Mathematics
Mathematics will consist of 2 sections. Each section is
approximately 70 minutes long.
• Criterion-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 53 / Total Number of Points: 58
• Breakdown by Item Type:
• 50 Selected Response (worth 1 point each; 10 of which
are aligned NRT)
• 2 Constructed Response (worth 2 points each)
• 1 Constructed Response (worth 4 points)
• Norm-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 20 (10 of which contribute to
CR score)
• Embedded Field Test
• Total field test items: 10
Total number of items taken
by each student: 73
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Georgia Milestones - Science
Science will consist of 2 sections. Each section is approximately
70 minutes long.
• Criterion-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 55 / Total Number of Points: 55
• Breakdown by Item Type:
• 55 Selected Response (worth 1 point each;
approximately 10 of which are aligned NRT)
• Norm-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 20 (approximately 10 of which
contribute to CR score)
• Embedded Field Test
• Total field test items: 10
Total number of items taken
by each student: 75
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Georgia Milestones – Social Studies
Social Studies will consist of 2 sections. Each section is
approximately 70 minutes.
• Criterion-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 55 / Total Number of Points: 55
•
Breakdown by Item Type:
• 55 Selected Response (worth 1 point each;
approximately 10 of which are aligned NRT)
• Norm-Referenced
• Total Number of Items: 20 (approximately 10 of which
contribute to CR score)
• Embedded Field Test
• Total field test items: 10
Total number of items taken
by each student: 75
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Georgia Milestones
Review
 Inclusion of 10 Norm Referenced Test items in all content tests
which will contribute to the overall score.
 Inclusion of 10 Norm Referenced Test items in all content tests
which will be used for national comparison information only.
 An extended response writing section added to the ELA test for
grades 3-8, Ninth Grade Comp/Literature, and American
Literature.
 Requirement for 30% of tested students to use the online format.
 Requirement for students requiring the read-to accommodation to
use the online format.
 Removal of separate writing assessments at grades 3, 5, and 8.
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SCCPSS Online Testing Schedule
GRADE
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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Actual %*
Required %
Year 1
Year 5
Year 4
Year 3
Year 2
SY 2014-15 SY 2015-16 SY 2016-17 SY 2017-18 SY 2018-19
P
P
P
P
P
P
58%
30%
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
78%
na
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
88%
80%
*Does not include Special Education (Read-to) students.
that they test online at all grade levels
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
100%
na
100%
GaDOE regulations require
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Transition to Georgia Milestones
Resources
• Content standards
• frameworks, formative lessons, PARCC evidence statements
• Sample items
• formative items/benchmarks via Georgia OAS→GOFAR;
• released items via PARCC, other states (KY, NY), NAEP
• parent’s guide to Georgia’s new assessment developed by the
National PTA
[http://www.pta.org/advocacy/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3816 ]
• CRCT Readiness Indicators
• Lexiles (as one indicator of text complexity)
• Technology Specifications
• Eliciting Evidence of Student Learning Modules
Focus on teaching and learning – eliciting
evidence of student learning during
instruction and adjusting as needed.
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Georgia Milestones
Accommodations
There are three accommodations that are
considered conditional:
• Signing reading passages (SWD only)
• Reading of reading passages (SWD
or EL)
• Use of a basic function calculator
(SWD only)
Reminder: It is exceptionally rare for a student
with a 504 plan to qualify for a conditional
accommodation.
Georgia Milestones
Calculator Policy
Content Area
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Grade Level/Course
Type of Calculator
Grades 3 – 5 EOG
Not Allowed
Grade 6 EOG
Basic1
Grades 7 – 8 EOG
Scientific or Basic1
Coordinate Algebra EOC
Graphing2 or Scientific
Analytic Geometry EOC
Graphing2 or Scientific
Physical Science EOC
Scientific or Basic1
Economics EOC
Scientific or Basic1
1Basic
four-function calculator with square root and percentage functions.
2Graphing calculator with functionalities consistent with TI-84 or similar
models.
Calculators are not permitted on certain
designated sections of each mathematics
test.
Georgia Milestones
Online Tools Available for All Students
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These tools are available to all students who test
online and are therefore NOT considered
accommodations.
Blocking Tool
Eraser
Highlighter
Magnifying Glass
Mark for Review
Online Calculator – if allowable
Option Eliminator
Scratch Pad
Test Pause
Questions
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