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METLA Update
Office of Student Assessment
April 24, 2014
James Mason, Director
Walt Drane, Assistant Director
MKAS2
Mississippi K-3 Assessment Support System
www.mde.k12.ms.us/mkas2
Point of Contact: Richard Baliko
601.359.5245
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Component 1: Universal Screener and Diagnostic
Assessment
• MDE will provide STAR for K-3 students in 50
Literacy Target schools
• STAR will be screener and diagnostic (Reading,
EL, Math)
• All other schools choose their screener and
progress monitoring tool
• Beginning of Year Screening, Middle of Year
Screening, End of Year Screening
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Component 1: Universal Screener and Diagnostic
Assessment
• August 11 – September 19, 2014: Initial
Screener Assessment testing window
• January 5 – 30, 2015: Middle of Year
Assessment testing window
• April 27 – May 22, 2015: End of Year
Assessment testing window
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Component 2: Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
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Pilot Test spring 2014
• Pre-K students participating in
an Early Learning Collaborative
and public Pre-K schools will
be assessed
• Starting August 11, Pre-K
students will take pre-test in the
fall and a post-test in the spring
• All Kindergarten students will
take a K-Readiness
assessment in the fall, and an
end of year Kindergarten
assessment in the spring
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Component 2: Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
• April 23 – May 23, 2014: K-Readiness Pilot test
for Participating Pre-K Programs
• August 11 – September 19, 2014: K-Readiness
testing window
• April 9 – May 13, 2015: End of Year KAssessment testing window
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Component 3: 3rd Grade Reading Summative
Assessment
• Spring 2014
• Technology Readiness Trial ~ April 24-May 23
• Voluntary Participation
• Getting familiarized with system and assessment
type
• MDE encouraged every district to sign up to promote
a smooth implementation
• Spring 2015
• All students participate
• Testing window ~ April 10 – 23
“Pre-Decisional - Not Yet Approved”
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Component 3: 3rd Grade Reading Summative
Assessment
• April 24 – May 23, 2014: 3rd Grade Reading
Technology Readiness Trial
• April 10 – 23, 2015: 3rd Grade Reading
Summative Assessment Operational Window
• May 18 – 22, 2015: 3rd Grade Reading
Assessment 1st Retest Window
• June 29 – August 7, 2015: 3rd Grade
Reading Assessment 2nd Retest Window
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Questions
• If there are any questions with the components of MKAS2,
please contact the following:
• Component 1 (Universal Screener & Diagnostic Assessment)
• Kymyona Burk – [email protected]
• Tenette Smith – [email protected]
• Component 2 (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment)
• Robin Lemonis – [email protected]
• Component 3 (3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment)
• Richard Baliko – [email protected]
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PARCC Field Test Update
www.mde.k12.ms.us/parccft
Point of Contact: Walt Drane
601.359.2111
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PARCC Field Testing - Spring 2014
• Over 1.2 million students from PARCC states are
participating
• Approximately 85,000 Mississippi students from
140 districts and 513 schools will participate
• 92% of Mississippi schools identified in the initial
sample volunteered to participate
• 80% of students will only take the PBA or the EOY
in either ELA or math
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Media Conversation on PARCC/SBAC
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Media Conversation on PARCC April 8, 2014
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Positive Tweets
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PARCC Practice Tests
• PARCC Practice Tests are now available for
both ELA and mathematics
• Answer keys and scoring rubrics are provided
• Fall 2014 – PARCC will release another practice
test; the computer will score these
automatically
• Linked off of the MDE Student Assessment
home page and below
• http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/
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Technology Readiness Grants
Point of Contact: Melissa Hall
601.359.5115
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Technology Readiness Grants - Spring 2014
• SBE approved the Technology Readiness
Enhancement Grants of April 18th.
• Purpose is to improve technology readiness to
support online learning and testing
• Similar to the universal screener grants
• $5 per student K-10 (Jan. 2014 enrollment)
• One-page plan required (template provided
and emailed to Superintendents, DTCs and
Technology Coordinators on April 22nd.
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Technology Readiness Grants - Spring 2014
• The signed agreements must be received back
from districts no later than Friday, May 9,
2014.
• Request for reimbursement of all expenses
must be made no later than Friday, June 20,
2014.
• Payment will be sent to your district via
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) process during
July 2014.
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Office of Student Assessment Contacts
James Mason, Director
[email protected]
Walt Drane, Assistant Director
[email protected]
601.359.3052

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