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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Overview. Hebron Public Schools December, 2013. Vonda Tencza Director of Curriculum and Technology. Why do we need new assessments?. The new SBAC assessments will be ready by the 2014-2015 school year. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium OverviewHebron Public SchoolsDecember, 2013Vonda TenczaDirector of Curriculum and TechnologyWhy do we need new assessments?The new SBAC assessments will be ready by the 2014-2015 school year.Smarter Balanced assessments will go beyond multiple-choice questions and include short constructed response, extended constructed response, and performance tasks that will allow students to complete in-depth work that demonstrates analytical skills and real-world problem solving.

What are the Common Core Standards?State-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standardsCommon Standards will help ensure students are receiving a high-quality education consistently from school to school and state to state.Designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. Just as important as contentThe Four CsCritical thinking and problem solvingincluding the ability to make decisions, solve problems, and take action as appropriate;Communication skillsthe ability to synthesize and transmit your ideas both in written and oral formats;Collaboration and team buildingthe ability to work effectively with others, including those from diverse groups and with opposing points of view;Creativity and innovationthe ability to see whats NOT there and make something happen.Adult Actions to develop CCSS habits of mindIntentionally sequence instructional strategiesThink, Pair-Share (or Think, Write, Pair-Share)Show/model thinking in classroomsPractice questioning and wait timeGroup students and use engaging problemsUse questions and prompts with student groupsAllow struggle timeEncourage/model logical reasoningModel connecting learning to bigger picture

Hebrons Transition to the Common CoreCCSS Content Standards and CT GLECMT2011-2012CCSS Content StandardsCMTPractice SBAC Assessments Implement CCSSPractice SBAC All AssessmentsScience CMT 5thTransition2013-2014Transition2012-2013CCSS SBACNWEA?Implementation2014-2015Our Current 2013-14 second grade students will be tested as third graders

6Robert6Parent Council PresentationA Balanced Assessment SystemSchool YearLast 12 weeks of the year*DIGITAL LIBRARY of formative tools, processes and exemplars; released items and tasks; model curriculum units; educator training; professional development tools and resources; scorer training modules; and teacher collaboration tools.ELA/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3-8 and High SchoolComputer AdaptiveAssessment andPerformance TasksComputer AdaptiveAssessment andPerformance TasksScope, sequence, number and timing of interim assessments locally determined*Time windows may be adjusted based on results from the research agenda and final implementation decisions.Performance Tasks

ELA/literacyMathematicsComputer Adaptive AssessmentELA/literacyMathematicsOptional InterimAssessmentOptional InterimAssessmentRe-take option availableSummative Assessment for Accountability

Significant Assessment ShiftsPerformance TasksClose ReadingInformational TextAnalytical WritingTechnology Enhanced QuestionsMultiple Question TypesMultiple Correct Responses

In a close reading students reread the text to answer text dependent questions that require that they go back into the text and search for answers. These are not recall questions. They are questions about the text, and the authors purpose, the structure, and the flow of the text that require students to think and understand what they are reading.Technology Enhanced-will require students to reorder text, select and change text, etc.SBAC Performance TasksStimulusInformation ProcessingProduct/Performance readings video clips audio clips research topic/issue/problem graphs, charts, other visualsetc. research questions comprehension questions simulated internet search etc. essay, report, story, script oral presentation or speech with/without graphics, other media responses to embedded constructed-response questions etc.Most performance tasks fit into DOK 3 or DOK 4. At the high school level, will have to deal with up to 5 stimuli in one PT.11Field Test vs. Live Summative TestField Test 2014Live Test 2015Computer AdaptiveNo*YesAdministeredMarch 18 June 6*Last 12 weeksContent AreasMathematics and ELAMathematics and ELAGrades AssessedGrades 3 8 & 11Grades 9 & 10Grades 3 8 & 11Where Administered Computer OnlyComputerPaper-Pencil Option*Administration TrainingYes 10 web-based modulesYesCoordinator and Administrator ManualYesYes12Summative AssessmentsAPPROXIMATE Testing TimesContent AreaGradesComputer RequiredIn-Class ActivityTotalCATPT OnlyTotalEnglish language arts/Literacy3-51:302:003:300:304:006-81:302:003:300:304:00112:002:004:000:304:30Mathematics3-51:301:002:300:303:006-82:001:003:000:303:30112:001:303:300:304:00Combined3-53:003:006:001:007:006-83:303:006:301:007:30114:003:307:301:008:30The test duration estimates described above are applicable to most students. However, Smarter Balanced assessments are not timed tests. Some students may need more time while others may made need less time to complete the assessment.13Staff- continued implementation of CCSS, participate in practice test in January, review SBAC examples, continued performance task development

Students- continued interaction with CCSS, rich learning opportunities, keyboarding instruction, exposure to practice test examples, participation in performance task in math and ela (grades 3-6), collaborative experiences

Curriculum- continued alignment of math/ela, identifying explicit technology readiness skills, continued staff straining, inclusion of more non-fiction materials, explicit modeling for habits of mind

Assessment- development of performance tasks, new assessments, standards-based rubrics, revision of report cards to be aligned to standards, exploration of NWEA for additional dataHow are we preparing our students? to SBAC Practice Test Information to SBAC Practice Test Student Log-In

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