Smarter Balanced Digital Library: Putting Formative Assessment Into

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Smarter Balanced Digital Library:
Putting Formative Assessment
Into Practice
Getting Smarter & Long Term EL Symposium
January 14, 2015
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Outcomes
1. Clarify the role of formative assessment and the
Smarter Balanced Digital Library in a balanced
assessment system
2. Explore the Digital Library and discuss potential uses,
challenges, and next steps for rolling out this tool
within their district or school
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Smarter Balanced Formative Assessment
Practices
Formative assessment is a deliberate process used by
teachers and students during instruction that provides
actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching and
learning strategies to improve students’ attainment of curricular
learning targets/goals.
Smarter Balanced Formative Assessment
Practices
Formative assessment is a deliberate process used by
teachers and students during instruction that provides
actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching
and learning strategies to improve students’ attainment of
curricular learning targets/goals.
Also referred to as assessment FOR learning
Attributes of Formative Assessment Process
A Smarter Balanced Assessment System
Summative
assessments:
Benchmarked to
college & career
readiness
Common Core
State Standards
specify K-12
expectations for
college & career
readiness
Formative
assessment
practices:
Resources to improve
instruction
Teachers
& schools
have information
& tools they need
to improve
teaching &
learning for all
students
All students
leave high
school college &
career ready
Interim
assessments:
Flexible, open, &
used for actionable
feedback
Balanced Assessment System
Interim and Summative Assessments
Formative Assessment Practices
● Event
● Periodic
● May be state-mandated,
publisher-made, or teacherdesigned
● Often standardized
● Happens after material has
been taught
● A snapshot in time
● Process
● Ongoing
● Curriculum and instructionallyembedded
● Teacher-made, studentinvolved
● Happens while material is
being taught
● A moving picture (journey)
Essential Question: How can we
help students learn more?
Essential Question: What have
students already learned?
Are We in Balance?
Digital
Library
lives
here
Smarter Balanced Digital Library
IS...
● A collection of approved
instructional or professional
learning resources that
● Align with CCSS
● Incorporate at least 1 of
formative assessment
attributes
● Demonstrate high-quality
instruction
● Address diverse learners
● Are engaging and userfriendly
IS NOT...
● A bank of test or assessment
items
● A repository of teacher lesson
plans
● A place where educators can
complete online PD courses
● A library for the general public
● A website to freely post
teacher resources
Guided Tour of Digital Library
www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org
Exploration of Digital Library
Suggested Activities
1. Find a Professional Learning Resource that you could use with staff
○ Under filter “Resource Type”, select “Professional Learning
Resource”
○ Under filter “Module Type”, select a learning focus (Assessment,
ELA, Math, Reports)
1. Find an Instructional Resource that teachers could use in their
classrooms
○ Under filter “Resource Type”, select “Professional Learning
Resource”
○ Pick a grade level and content area
○ Pick 1 or more of the formative assessment attributes
Questions to Consider
● What resources did you find that were valuable?
● How might you see principals and teachers using the
Digital Library back at your district?
● What are some potential cautions or challenges that
you foresee in rolling out this tool?
Putting It Into Practice
1. Use one of the professional learning modules to facilitate
conversations or PD on the role of formative assessment
practices in a balanced assessment system
1. Schedule a structured, hands-on opportunity for teams of
teachers to learn about and explore the Digital Library
1. Select 1 of the 4 formative assessment attributes to study
and review/share/use resources from the DL that include
this attribute
Resources & Additional Help
CDE Digital Library Overview
CDE Digital Library FAQs
Demo Video: Getting Started in the Digital Library
Demo Video: Collaborating in the Digital Library
Laura Watson, CDE
916.323.8351
[email protected]
Assessment, Accountability, &
Evaluation Unit
Karla Groth, Interim Senior Director
858.292.3688; [email protected]
Shannon Coulter, Lead Coordinator
858.292.3593; [email protected]
Todd Langager, Program Evaluation Coordinator
858.569.5305; [email protected]

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