SSA Fall Conference - Alabama Department of Education

Report
SSA Fall Conference
October 8, 2012
Florence, Alabama
The Basis for Change
An accountability system that was unbalanced and
imposed an inaccurate identification for schools in
need of improvement.
A disconnect in articulation with our partners in
postsecondary, higher education and business and
industry – AYP vs. CCR
An increasing number of students requiring remedial
education at the technical school, two-year and fouryear college level and entry into business and industry.
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Example
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College and Career Readiness
Ability to draw
inferences/conclusions
from text
Analyzing conflicting source
documents
Supporting arguments with
evidence
Solving complex problems with no
obvious answer
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Undergraduate Remediation
9947
3228
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The Process of Change
State Board Adoption of the ACT, PLAN, EXPLORE and
WorkKeys as Alabama’s measure of College and/or
Career Readiness - 9/10/09 to be phased in beginning
with EXPLORE with the 8th grade class of 2010.
State Board Adoption of End-of-Course Tests to replace
the Alabama High School Graduation Exam - 9/10/09
to be phased in beginning in 2012-2013
Alabama State Board Adoption of the College- and
Career-Readiness Standards for Mathematics and
English Language Arts - 11/18/10
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The Process of Change
continued…
The Alabama State Board of Education establishes an
Assessment and Accountability Task Force to review current
status and needed changes 7/12/11
SSA Fall Conference 2011 – overview of ESEA Waiver impact
and request for input
Task Force meetings throughout the Fall of 2011 and
Presentation of Recommendations in April 2012
The Alabama State Board of Education requests an AMO
Freeze to allow for development and implementation of
new assessments and accountability - 5/10/12
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The Process of Change
continued…
SSA Summer Conference June 2012 – Presentation of
AMO Waiver and possible ESEA Waiver impacts and
associated changes with follow up survey 7/16/12
The Alabama State Board of Education Adopts Alabama
PLAN 2020 as its ESEA Flexibility Request with new
assessment and accountability frameworks - 9/6/12
Alabama State Board of Education consideration of the
One Diploma with multiple pathways plan for high
school graduation - Present
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The Result of Change
AMO Freeze - What Does It Mean?
1. 2011-2012 AYP determinations will be based on AMOs from
the 2010-2011 school year.
2. 2012-2013 AYP determinations will be based on AMOs from
the 2010-2011 school year and no status assigned – baseline
year for new accountability plan.
Bottom line, it gives us a two-year window to transition to a new
balanced and meaningful accountability system without the
threat of sanctions and status and time for implementation of
our Alabama specific ESEA Waiver.
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BALANCED ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
By Purpose
To Plan Learning (prior
to instruction)
To Support Learning
(during instruction)
To Monitor Learning
(between instruction)
To Verify Learning
(after instruction)
FORMATIVE DATA
to quickly inform
instruction
 Teacher/Student
Discussion
 First-day
Observations
 Teacher/Student
Portfolio
 Class Blog; Student
Journal
 Open Questioning
 Running Records
 Exit Activities
 Portfolios
BENCHMARK DATA
to benchmark and
monitor progress
 Screeners
 Chapter Pre-Tests
 Graded Class Work
 Curriculum-Based
Measures (CBM)
 Running Records
 Portfolios
 Curriculum-Based
Measures (CBM)
 Progress Report
 Interim Assessment
(Post-Test)
SUMMATIVE DATA
to evaluate cumulative
learning
 Prior Year’s AP
Exams
 Prior End-of-Year
Scores
 Item Analysis of Prior
Summative Test
 End-of-Unit
Assessments/Grades
 Benchmark Test
Scores
 End-of-Semester
Grades
 AYP Reports
 Suspension Rates
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Alabama College- and Career-Ready Assessment System
Grade
Assessment(s)
12
11
10
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8
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2
1
K
End-of-Course
WorkKeys
English 9, 10, 11, 12
ACT w/Writing
Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II w/Trig, Pre-Cal
PLAN
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Transition
U.S. History
EXPLORE
ARMT+
ARMT+ (Reading/ELA, Math, Science and
ARMT+
Writing/Social Studies Based) aligned to College
ARMT+
and Career Readiness Benchmarks
ARMT+
ARMT+
Developmentally Appropriate Assessments(s)
Developmentally Appropriate Assessments(s)
Kindergarten Screener(s) for all entering Kindergarten students
All assessments will
be offered in online
or paper-and-pencil
format with a
standards-based
reporting format that
will be immediate.
All assessments will
be formatted for
“through course” or
single-setting use.
Formative, Benchmark and/or Interim Assessment Repository with Resources
Grades 3-12
A pool of aligned items to each standard at each grade level within each assessment content area will be available for teacher, school or
system use for formative, benchmark and/or interim assessments to be used to inform instructional practice. Included will also be links to
instructional resources aligned to the standards for use by teachers, schools or school systems.
Project-Based Assessments
Grades 6-12
These assessments are designed to foster research inquiry skills, persistence, independence and intercommunications in ways that are not
accomplished with more traditional summative and end-of-course assessments. Project-based assessments are scored based on templates or
rubrics that produce rich, multileveled evaluations of student work.
Career Interest/Career Aptitude Assessments
Grades 6-12
These assessments are designed to inform student, parent, teacher, counselor and principal decisions about appropriate coursework and cocurricular opportunities for students culminating in a comprehensive and annually updated four-year high school plan of study.
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Alabama College- and Career-Ready Assessment System
Timeline for Implementation
School Year
Grades K-2
Grades 3-7
Grades 8-12
End-of-Course
Assessments
College- and Career- Ready
Assessments
2012-13
Formative/Interim/
Benchmark Assessments
(LEA Determined)
ARMT+ (Grades 3-8)
English 9
English 10
Algebra I
Geometry
(AHSGE Grades 11-12)
EXPLORE (Grade 8)
PLAN (Grade 10)
2013-14
Formative/Interim/
Benchmark Assessments
(LEA Determined)
New
Above assessments plus
English 11
Algebra II
Biology
Chemistry
U. S. History
(AHSGE Grades 12)
EXPLORE (Grade 8)
PLAN (Grade 10)
ACT Plus Writing (Grade 11)
2014-15
Formative/Interim/
Benchmark Assessments
(LEA Determined)
New
Above assessments plus
English 12
Pre-Calculus
Physics
EXPLORE (Grade 8)
PLAN (Grade 10)
ACT Plus Writing (Grade 11)
WorkKeys (Grade 12)
2015-16
Formative/Interim/
Benchmark Assessments
(LEA Determined)
New
Above assessments
EXPLORE (Grade 8)
PLAN (Grade 10)
ACT Plus Writing (Grade 11)
WorkKeys (Grade 12)
NOTE: State-provided formative/interim/benchmark assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards will be available
August 2012 for Grades K-12.
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• Weight 40
• Effective
teachers and
leaders as
measured by
EDUCATE
Alabama,
LEADAlabama,
and multiple
measures of
student
performance
• Weight 50
Alabama Schools and Systems
• Weight 100
• Program
Reviews
• Graduation
Rate
• Attendance
• Participation
Rates
• Other
Measures
Alabama Professionals
• Achievement
• Growth
• Gap
• College and
Career
Readiness
Alabama Support Systems
Alabama Learners
Overview of Proposed
Alabama Accountability Model
• Local
Indicator(s)
from
School/System
Improvement
Plan
• Weight 10
To be implemented in two phases over the next three years.
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Data Points for Accountability
Student Achievement
New Assessment 3-7, AAA, QualityCore Algebra I and English 10
Student Growth
New Assessment 3-7, AAA, EXPLORE to PLAN to ACT
Achievement Gap
New Assessment 3-7, AAA, QualityCore Algebra I and English 10
College and Career Readiness
Benchmark on ACT
WorkKeys Silver and Platinum Recognition
Industry Recognized CTE Credential
AP/IB Qualifying Score
Transcripted College Credit/Dual Enrollment or Early College
ASVAB Qualifying Score
Graduation Rate
Four-year Cohort Rate with a fifth-year option
Attendance
TBD
Program Reviews
TBD
Participation Rates
95%
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness
TBD
Locally Determined Indicator
Determined based on Local Continuous Improvement Plan
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Timelines
2012-2013 ARMT+, AAA, AHSGE (Grades 11 and 12 only)
EXPLORE/Grade 8, PLAN/Grade 10 and QualityCore EOC for
Algebra I, Geometry, English 9, and English 10
2013-2014 New 3-7 Assessment, AAA, AHSGE (Grade 12 only)
EXPLORE/Grade 8, PLAN/Grade 10, ACT w/writing/Grade 11,
and additional QualityCore EOC for Algebra II, English 11,
Biology, Chemistry, and U.S. History
2014-2015 Continue all above minus the ARMT+ and AHSGE
and add QualityCore EOC for Pre-calculus, English 12, and
Physics
2015-2016 Begin new comprehensive State-Developed and
Differentiated Recognition, Accountability and Support
System based on a multi-dimensional School Performance
Index
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Absolutes During the Transition
Teach to the standards for each of the required subjects (Alabama College- and
Career-Ready Standards - Courses of Study)
Through a clearly articulated and locally aligned K-12 curriculum (Sample curricula
found on ALEX and Alabama Insight)
Supported by aligned resources, support, and professional development (Sample
lesson plans and supporting resources found on ALEX, differentiated support
through ALSDE Regional Support Teams and ALSDE Initiatives, etc.)
Monitored regularly through formative, interim/benchmark assessments to inform the
effectiveness of the instruction and continued learning needs of individuals and
groups of students (GlobalScholar, QualityCore Benchmarks, and other locally
determined assessments)
With a goal that each student graduates from high school with the knowledge and
skills to succeed in post-high school education and the workforce without the
need for remediation as evidenced by multiple measures achieved through
multiple pathways to meet the graduation requirements set for students in
Alabama. (Alabama High School Graduation Requirements/Diploma)
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ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
This one approach to the Alabama High School Diploma removes the need for endorsements or the Alabama Occupational Diploma. The focus
will be on the coursework taken that necessitates a clearly articulated and individualized four-year high school plan built for each student based
on the results from the EXPLORE academic and career interest assessment and middle school coursework.
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