SBAC Support Power Point Presentation

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OCTOBER 6, 2014
SBAC:
UPDATE, RESOURCES, BEST PRACTICES
SBAC: Preparing Students and Communities
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Fall staff training day – all staff spend time reviewing SBAC
website and training modules
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Create a schedule for students to have an opportunity to take
practice test
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Letter to parents about SBAC and process
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Articles in District newsletters about SBAC for community
Moving from MSP/HSPE to SBAC
Smarter Balanced is to measure high standards – not a
high school diploma by tenth grade – but college and
career readiness no sooner than eleventh grade.
 Communicating Reasoning (Math Claim #3)
Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to
support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of
others.
 Research/Inquiry (ELA Claim #4)
Students can engage in research and inquiry to investigate
topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Claims
Students can demonstrate
college and career
readiness in mathematics.
 Concepts and Procedures
 Communicating
Reasoning
 Problem Solving
 Modeling and Data
Analysis
Students can demonstrate
college and career
readiness in English
language arts
and literacy.
 Reading
 Writing
 Speaking and Listening
 Research/Inquiry
What did the SBAC Field Test Districts Learn?
Scheduling
Accommodations
 Flexible schedules (i.e. libraries
 Universal tools, designated
and lab time) to handle varying
testing times
 Classroom Activity
 Testing over weeks – not one
and done
 Spring athletics, field trips,
competitions
 Other exams, Running Start,
and more mixed grade level
classes
supports and
accommodations
 Students not familiar with
functionality – what if tools
are not used outside of
testing
 Start planning early
What did the SBAC Field Test Districts Learn?
Students
Adults
 Not using all the tools –
 Proctors use portal to
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practice is not passive
Not familiar manipulating
screen panes
Keyboarding
Are not reading directions
Lots of onscreen reading
Math tools are clunky
Enter in 17 characters from a
ticket to start test
Start practice earlier
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manage tests online
Need to know how to use
tools – practice is not
passive
Use dedicated staff to
proctor tests
Training materials are
numerous (SBAC website)
Start training earlier
What did the SBAC Field Test Districts Learn?
Technology/Environment
 Meet the tech requirements
SBAC Field Testing
Summary:
 Ensure enough wireless
 Laptops, batteries, mice
 4.2 million students tested
 Headphones and ear buds
 12.2 million tests completed
 Learning spaces versus
 16.5 thousand schools tested
testing spaces
 Coordinated Tech support
(internal and external)
 1,100 Help Desk inquiries
each day
 It worked!
Similarities
Differences
 Online (for districts who
 Computer adaptive
gave MSP/HSPE online)
 Selected response
 Short answer and
constructed response
 Essay writing
 Performance task
 Classroom activity
 Listening items
 Text complexity
 Brief write, revise, edit
SBAC – What is Assessed
 SBAC is comprised of two separate assessments: the non–performance task (non-
PT) items and the Classroom Activity/performance task (PT).
 Smarter Balanced recommends that students take the PT and the non-PT items on
separate days in the following sequence:
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1. Non-PT items
2. Classroom Activity
3. PT items
 If districts/schools elect to administer these in a different order, the Classroom
Activity must always occur prior to the administration of the PT.
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ELA (English Language Arts)
 Non–Performance Task – one day/time period
 Performance Task – one day/time period
 Classroom Activity – one day or time period prior to Performance Task exam
Math
 Non–Performance Task – one day/time period
 Performance Task – one day/time period
 Classroom Activity – one day or time period prior to Performance Task exam
Classroom Activity
 The Classroom Activity introduces students to the
context of a performance task, so they are not
disadvantaged in demonstrating the skills the task
intends to assess. Contextual elements include:
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an understanding of the setting or situation in which the task is
placed,
potentially unfamiliar concepts that are associated with the scenario,
and
key terms or vocabulary students will need to understand in order to
meaningfully engage with and complete the performance task.
 The Classroom Activity is also intended to generate
student interest in further exploration of the key idea(s).
 The Classroom Activity should be easy to implement with
clear instructions.
Who is Testing and What is being Tested in
2014 - 2015?
 3rd Grade – SBAC (ELA & Math)
 4th Grade – SBAC (ELA & Math)
 5th Grade – SBAC (ELA & Math) and MSP Science
 6th Grade – SBAC (ELA & Math)
 7th Grade – SBAC (ELA & Math)
 8th Grade – SBAC (ELA & Math), MSP Science and Math EOC
 9th Grade – Math EOC and/or Biology EOC
 10th Grade – ELA Exit Exam (HSPE like; paper/pencil), Math EOC
and/or Biology EOC
 11th Grade – Needed Exit Exams and SBAC (ELA & Math) – used for
AYP purposes
 12th Grade – Needed Exit Exams
State Testing Dates / Window
Smarter Balanced 2015 Testing Windows
Grade 3 ELA
March 9 to April 23
Grade 3 Math
Last 12 weeks of school, but no earlier than March 9 and no later
than June 15
Grades 4–8 ELA and Math
Last 12 weeks of school, but no earlier than March 9 and no later
than June 15
Grade 11 ELA and Math
Last 7 weeks of school, but no earlier than April 6 and no later
than June 15
Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) 2015 Testing Windows
Grades 5 and 8 Science
May 12
High School Exit Exams (HSPE) (DAPE) (EOC) (ELA) 2015 Testing Windows
Grades 11 and 12 HSPE Retake
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Reading
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Writing
March 17
March 18–19
Grade 10 ELA exit exam
May 12–13 OR May 19 –20
Biology EOC exit exams
May 26 – 30
Math EOC exit exam
June 2 – 5
Developmentally Appropriate Proficiency Exam
(DAPE)
Last 12 weeks of school, but no earlier than March 9 and no later
than June 15 – online
Smarter Balanced Practice Test
Smarter Balanced Assessment Resources
Next Steps
 DEVELOP DISTRICTWIDE SCHEDULE
 PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
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Students & Staff Members (proctors)
 COMMUNICATION TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS
Your Questions

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