State Assessment in 2015: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

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State Assessment in 2015: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Wyoming State Board of Education and Select Committee on Educational Accountability May 7 10, 2013. EA116. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Slide 1</p> <p>State Assessment in 2015:Smarter Balanced Assessment ConsortiumWyoming State Board of Education and Select Committee on Educational AccountabilityMay 7 10, 2013Wyoming Department of EducationEA116 Notwithstanding [existing statute], the state board and the department of education shall investigate options available to the state for future assessment system development. The state board, through the department, shall periodically report to the select committee on statewide education accountability regarding the status of assessment development, investigation of options available to the state and the impact of existing law governing statewide assessments on future assessment development. The select committee shall report to the 2014 legislature on any necessary legislation supporting future assessment development.Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationNext Generation Assessments The U.S. Department of Education funded two consortia of states to develop new assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards </p> <p>Rigorous assessment of progress toward college and career readiness Common cut scores across all Consortium states Provide both achievement and growth information Valid, reliable, and fair for all students, except those with significant cognitive disabilities Administer online Use multiple measures Operational in 2014-15 school year </p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of Education Purpose of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) To develop a comprehensive and innovative assessment system for grades 3-8 and high school in English language arts and mathematics aligned to the Common Core State Standards, so that... ...students leave high school prepared for postsecondary success in college or a career through increased student learning and improved teaching The assessments shall be operational across Consortium states in the 2014-15 school year Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationSBAC: Consortium of States26 members representing over 39% of K-12 students 21 Governing States, 4 Advisory States, 1 Affiliate Member Washington state is fiscal agent WestEd provides project management services </p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of Education</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationState-Led Governance State Reps Serve on Executive Committee2 Elected Co-Chairs4 Reps elected by Governing StatesLead Procurement State (WA)Higher Ed Reps States Join SBAC as Governing or Advisory StatesGovernorsEducation ChiefState LegislaturesState Boards of EducationSmarter Balanced StaffWestEd, Project Mgmt PartnerWork Groups andAdvisory CommitteesWyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationGoverning / AdvisoryStates join the Consortium at no cost until assessments are delivered in 2015Governing states influence direction of Consortium; they vote on matters of importance (e.g. blueprints), take leadership roles in SBAC, and are invited to participate in various activities (teacher PD, state-level item-writing, scientific pilot)Change from Advisory to Governing gives Wyoming a voice in the Consortium work</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationSBAC Work GroupsFormative Assessment Practices and Professional Learning/Transition to Common Core State StandardsItem Development/Performance TasksTechnology Approach/ReportingTest Administration/Student AccessValidation and Psychometrics/Test Design</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationBalanced Assessment SystemTeachers andschools have information and tools they need to improve teaching and learning</p> <p>SummativeAssessmentsBenchmarked tocollege and career readinessTeacher resources for Formative Assessment Practices to improve instructionAll students leave high school college and career readyCommon Core State Standards specify K-12 expectations for college and career readinessInterim AssessmentsFlexible, open, used for actionable feedback</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationBalanced Assessment SystemSchool Year Last 12 Weeks of the Year ELA/Literacy and Mathematics, Grades 3 8 &amp; High School DIGITAL LIBRARY of formative tools, processes and exemplars; released items and tasks; curriculum unit models; educator training; professional development tools and resources; scorer training modules; and teacher collaboration tools Optional Interim AssessmentComputer Adaptive &amp; Performance TasksOptional Interim AssessmentComputer Adaptive &amp; Performance TasksSummative Assessment for AccountabilityComputer Adaptive &amp; Performance TasksScope, sequence, number, and timing of interim assessments is locally determined. </p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationAssessment ComponentsAssesses the full range of Common Core in English language arts and mathematics for students in grades 38 and 11 (interim assessments can be used in grades 9 and 10) Measures current student achievement and growth across time, showing progress toward college and career readiness Can be given once or twice a year (mandatory testing window within the last 12 weeks of the instructional year) Includes a variety of question types: selected response, short constructed response, extended constructed response, technology enhanced, and performance tasks </p> <p>Summative Assessment (Computer Adaptive)Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationAssessment ComponentsOptional comprehensive and content-cluster assessment to help identify specific needs of each student Can be administered throughout the year Provides clear examples of expected performance on Common Core standards Includes a variety of question types: selected response, short constructed response, extended constructed response, technology enhanced, and performance tasks Aligned to and reported on the same scale as the summative assessments Fully accessible for instruction and professional development Could replace MAP and save districts approximately $10/studentInterim Assessment (Computer Adaptive)Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationResearch-based, on-demand tools and resources for teachers Aligned to Common Core, focused on increasing student learning and enabling differentiation of instruction Professional development materials include model units of instruction and publicly released assessment items, formative strategies </p> <p>Assessment ComponentsFormative Assessment PracticesWyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationFormative Practices, Professional Learning and ImplementationUnderstand the CCSSTeams of teachers from each state will:Participate in identifying formative assessment practices and curriculum resources to put in Digital LibraryParticipate on a committee to complete voluntary alignment review of publishers materials to the content specifications and develop a Consumers Report to upload to the Digital LibraryNational content experts to develop 54 (3 ELA and 3 math per grade) formative assessment practices exemplar modules that provide model products for Smarter Balanced teachers (housed in Digital Library)Existing CCSS curriculum projects are adapted to align with the Smarter Balanced content specifications (and uploaded to the Digital Library)Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationImprove Teaching and LearningProvide comprehensive support for formative assessment, including instructional modules aligned with CCSS Training modules help teachers focus their instruction on the CCSS and develop teaching practices that support more in- depth learningEnhance assessment literacy by training teachers to use formative assessment tools and interim assessment to determine next steps in instructionProvide supports for students to manage their own learningFormative Practices, Professional Learning and ImplementationWyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationUnderstand the TestFormative Practices, Professional Learning and ImplementationProduce high-quality test manuals that include administration guidelines and supports for teachers and studentsSupport administration of test consistent with its purpose and intended use of dataOffer trainings on how to administer the test, provide accommodations, use reporting system and other applicationsEnhance assessment literacy by providing well articulated training on interpreting assessment results Support connections with pre-service teachers</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationCAT AdvantagesIncreased Precision: provides accurate measurements of student growth over timeTailored for Each Student: item difficulty is based on student responsesIncreased Security: larger item banks mean that not all students receive the same questionsShorter Test Length: fewer questions compared to fixed form testsFaster Results: turnaround time issignificantly reducedWyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationAssessment BlueprintsMathematicsConcepts and ProceduresProblem SolvingModeling and Data AnalysisCommunicating ReasoningLiteracyReadingWritingSpeaking/ListeningResearch</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationSBAC Sample ItemsGrade 4 Literacy: Reading http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/ELA.htm</p> <p>Grade 4 Math: Problem-Solvinghttp://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/index.htmWyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationHigher Education CollaborationInvolved 175 public and 13 private systems/institutions of higher education in application Two higher education representatives on the Executive Committee Higher education lead in each state and higher education faculty participating in work groups Goal: The high school assessment qualifies students for entry-level, credit-bearing coursework in college or university </p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationCollege Content Readiness (draft)English Language Arts/LiteracyStudents who perform at the College Content-Ready level in ELA demonstrate reading, writing, listening, and research skills necessary for introductory courses in a variety of disciplines and have knowledge and skills for entry-level, transferable, credit-bearing English and composition coursesMathematicsStudents who perform at the College Content-Ready level in math demonstrate foundational mathematical knowledge and quantitative reasoning skills necessary for introductory courses in a variety of disciplines and have knowledge and skills for entry-level, transferable, credit-bearing mathematics and statistics courses</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationFramework for Readiness</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationFramework for Readiness</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationK-12 Teacher InvolvementSupport for implementation of the Common Core State Standards (2011-12) Write and review items/tasks for the pilot test (2012-13) and field test (2013-14) Development of teacher leader teams in each state (2012-14) Evaluate formative assessment practices and curriculum tools for inclusion in digital library (2013-14) Score portions of the interim and summative assessments (2014-15 &amp; beyond) Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationTimelineFormative Processes, Tools, and Practices Development BeginsField Testing of Summative and Interim Items/Tasks ConductedContent and Item Specifications DevelopmentPilot Testing of Summative and Interim Items/Tasks ConductedPreliminary Achievement Standards (Summative) Proposed and Other Policy Definitions AdoptedOperational Summative Assessment AdministeredProcurement Plan Developed</p> <p>Writing and Review of Field Test Items/Tasks(throughout the school year)Final Achievement Standards (Summative) Verified and AdoptedSummative Master Work Plan Developed and Work Groups LaunchedWriting and Review of Pilot Items/Tasks (including Cognitive Labs and Small-Scale Trials)Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationTimeline -- 2009-10December 2009: States from Hawaii to Kansas collaborate to create dynamic interim and formative assessments that could be scaled to a common summative assessmentMarch 2010: At the Next Generation K-12 Assessment Systems meeting, the Consortium joins forces with a collaboration of New England states and West Virginia working to create a balanced assessment systemApril 2010: ED announces availability of funds for assessment development June 2010: SBAC submits grant to ED</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationTimeline 2010-11October 2010: ED awards grant to SBACOctober 2010: Wyoming signs MOU to become an Advisory state in SBACJuly 2011: Governing States approve master work plan for summative assessment</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationTimeline 2011-12Fall 2011: SBAC releases content specifications in mathematics and English language arts/literacyJanuary 2012: Information technology systems architecture available, providing a roadmap for how the SBAC technology vision will be realizedMarch 2012: Technology readiness tool available to assist with transition to online assessmentsApril 2012: SBAC awards contract for item writing for the Pilot Test and small-scale trialsMay 2012: SBAC awards item authoring and item pool application contract </p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationTimeline 2011-12Spring 2012: Development of item and task specifications; accessibility and accommodations guidelines; and bias and sensitivity guidelines for assessment systemJune 2012: Governing States approve the Formative Assessment Master Work Plan, which outlines the development of a digital library of resourcesAugust 2012: Advisory committees on English language learners and students with disabilities convenedSummer/Fall 2012: Teachers from Governing States help write pilot items and tasks, review for alignment with CCSS, and check for bias/sensitivity; cognitive labs and small-scale trials are conductedSeptember 2012: SBAC awards test delivery system contract</p> <p>Wyoming Department of EducationWyoming Department of EducationTimeline 2012-13September 2012: SBAC holds twice-yearly Collaboration Conference, bringing together K-12 state leads, higher education leads, work groups, and contractorsOctober 2012: SBAC releases online, interactive sample of items and performance tasksNovember 2012: Governing States approve preliminary blueprint for summative assessmentNovember 2012: SBAC awards contract for the development of online reporting systemNovember 2012: SBAC releases draft initial achievement level descriptors and college content-readiness policy</p>...

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