MKAS 2 K-Readiness Initial Power Point

Report
Assessing for
Kindergarten
Readiness
Agenda
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Defining Kindergarten Readiness
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Assessing Kindergarten Readiness with STAR
Early Literacy™
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Literacy classification
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Administering the assessment
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MKAS2 state portal
– Student/teacher experience
– Manual provisioning
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Support and resources
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Test Security
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Accommodations
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Questions
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“ Our primary purpose is to accelerate learning
for all children and adults of all ability levels
and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.”
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What is STAR Early Literacy?
• Computer adaptive assessment
• Contains 27 items assessing early
literacy and numeracy skills
• Designed for students who do not yet
read independently
• Generally given to students ages 3 to
9
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STAR Early Literacy assesses early literacy and
numeracy skills in three key domains.
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How does a computer adaptive test work?
Difficult
Easy
Items answered by student
Correct
Response
Incorrect
Response
Standard Error of
Measurement
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STAR Early Literacy Scaled Score (SS)
300 SS
900 SS
530 SS
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Item Response Theory
Difficult
Easy
Skills that a student
likely already knows
Identify shoes
Skills that a student is
likely ready to learn
Know shoes
go on feet
Likely too difficult
Put on shoes
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Tie shoes
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Parent Report
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Pre-K and Kindergarten Reading Activities
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STAR Early Literacy Demonstration
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Testing with Fidelity
Plan
Motivate
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Give students the opportunity
to perform their best
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Accurately track student
achievement
Prepare
Monitor
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Plan for test administration
 Where to test
 When to test
 What will be needed
 Who will monitor
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Plan
Prepare
Motivat
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Monitor
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Prepare for students to take the test
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Plan
Prepare
Motivate
Monitor
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STAR Early Literacy Practice Website
• Demonstrate taking the test
http://www.renlearn.com/lp/mde/
• Talk through the information on the
pretest instructions
• Model “think aloud” strategies to
verbalize your thought processes
– Making an answer choice
– Needing an item repeated
– Not knowing an answer
– Waiting
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Motivate students appropriately
• Explain what students will be doing
and why
• Congratulate effort
• Establish a procedure for when
students finish
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Plan
Prepare
Motivate
Monitor
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Actively monitor students
• Facilitate testing and assist
with technical issues, but do
not help students arrive at an
answer
• Plan responses to common
student issues
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Plan
Prepare
Motivate
Monitor
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Practice Items
Item Time Limits
ADMIN
Pause or Stop a Test
(Ctrl + A)
Monitor Password
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The Student
Experience
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Navigating the State Portal
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Student Access
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Student Login
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Student Confirmation
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Renaissance Place Home Page
John Tyler
Early Literacy
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Begin practice items.
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Begin the test.
John Tyler
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Answer items.
John Tyler
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End of Assessment
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The Administrator
Experience
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Administrator Access
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Administrator Login
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Administrator Landing Page
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Add New Student
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Add New Student – Manual Provisioning
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Add New Student – Possible Duplicate
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Student Verification
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Student Added Successfully
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Add New Student – Data Template
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Add New Administrator
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Manage School Administrators
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Add Administrator
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New Administrator Verification
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Administrator Added Successfully
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E-mail Notification
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Account Activation Code
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Account Activation - Password
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Successful Account Activation
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Reports
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Report Options
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Participation/Enrollment Report
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Student Authorization Ticket
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Additional Reports
Parent
Report
Score
Summary
Report
Instructional
Diagnostic
Planning
Report
Report
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Resources
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Additional Support
MDE website
• MKAS2 K-Readiness Assessment Test
Administrator Protocol Manual
• Recorded Webinar
MKAS2 Assessment Management
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Agenda
•
Defining Kindergarten Readiness
•
Assessing Kindergarten Readiness with STAR
Early Literacy™
•
Literacy classification
•
Administering the assessment
•
MKAS2 state portal
– Student/teacher experience
– Manual provisioning
•
Support and resources
•
Test Security
•
Accommodations
•
Questions
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