California State Assessments 2015 CAASPP Assessments 2015 Alyssa Honeycutt Coordinator, Data and Assessment Irvine Unified School District firstname.lastname@example.org “Remember, test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.” Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. Mindset, The New Psychology of Success Topics for Today: 1. 2015 Assessment Overview 2. Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment 3.Preparing Students for Testing 2015 Assessment Overview What state test(s) will my child take this spring? (California Standards Test) Physical Fitness Test Grades 5, 8 and 10 Grades 5, 7 and 9 Science CST CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) Grade 10 (11th and 12th as needed) Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment (SBAC) Grades 3-8 and 11 Newcomers and Smarter Balanced • ELLs who are enrolled for the first year in a US school are exempt from the ELA portions of the Smarter Balanced Assessment. • ALL English learners participate in the mathematics portion of the assessment. CST to Smarter Balanced OLD CST Test NEW Smarter Balanced Test • Aligned to 1997 California • Aligned to 2010 Common Content Standards Core State Standards • California only • Grades 2-12 • 22 state/territory consortium • Grades 3-8 and 11 • ELA, Math, Science, History-Social Science • Currently ELA and Math • Paper-Pencil • Computer-Based Scores CANNOT be Compared CST 5 Levels Smarter Balanced 4 Levels Score 150-600 Score 2,000-3,000 The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment Parts of the Smarter Balanced Test Computer Adaptive Test Classroom Activity Performance Task 1:30-2:00 hours Approx. 30 minutes ELA 2:00 Math 1:00-1:30 Not Scored Scored Scored Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) • Accurate • Individualized • Secure • Efficient • Fast Results To Learn More, CLICK here! Classroom Activity Provides valuable context for the Performance Task • • • • Before the Performance Task Approx. 30 minutes Whole Class Activity Not Scored Performance Task (PT) Students individually answer a set of complex questions centered on common topic or problem. ELA Performance Task Two Sessions • Part 1 – Research • Part 2 – Writing Math Performance Task One Session To Learn More, CLICK Here! ELA Example: Performance Task Part 1: Research and Answer Questions Classroom Activity Ex: What Real Robots Can Do Ex: Technology of the Future Part 2: Full Write Ex: Write a story about what happens when you get a robot of your own. Use information and details from the sources to improve your story. Math Example: Classroom Activity Ex: Students are familiarized with food baskets. They discuss how they are used and how food is selected. Performance Task Ex: Students are given requirements for a food basket and asked a set of questions using mathematics to plan and make decisions about their food basket. Student Preparation IUSD Preparation Since 2011, IUSD teachers have been learning about the Common Core Standards. In 2013, six IUSD schools participated in the Smarter Balanced Pilot Assessment. In 2014, all IUSD schools participated in the Smarter Balanced Field Test. Today, all IUSD schools are technologically and academically prepared for the first year of the fully operational Smarter Balanced Assessments. Online Practice and Training Tests Online Practice and Training Tests Available on caaspp.org! 1. Training Test 2. Practice Test The Purpose: Training and Practice Tests They DO They Do NOT Familiarize students with the look and feel of the assessment Provide practice using tools, supports, and accommodations Help determine which supports and/or accommodations might be needed Give academic performance information Predict how well a student will perform on the actual assessment Provide the same topics or content that will be covered on the assessment Or go to caaspp.org Accessing the Training/Practice Tests Questions? You can always contact your child’s teacher with questions!