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  1. Smarter Balanced Assessment Spring 2014 Field Test Informational Workshop February 20, 2014

  2. Field Test Details Test Assessment Format Scheduling Performance Task Student Database Available Accommodations Smarter Balanced Portal Test Administration Training and Practice Test Resources Questions Agenda

  3. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

  4. 22 member states are participating Includes 20% of WI students in grades 3-8 Smarter Balanced asked for school volunteers in Fall 2013 A representative sample was drawn from the school volunteers Spring 2014 Field Test

  5. Provides Smarter Balanced the opportunity to: ensure assessments are valid, reliable and fair for all students Determine which questions work well and which need to be improved Evaluate the performance of more than 20,000 assessment items and performance tasks Set preliminary achievement standards during the Summer of 2014 Provides the district and schools the opportunity to: Interact with online system Preview online tests Gauge readiness for spring 2015 Because the Field Test is a “test of a test”, schools will not receive scores Spring 2014 Field Test Purpose and Benefits

  6. Schools Brass, Ed Bain Creative Arts, Grewenow, Harvey, KTEC, McKinley, Somers, Southport, Whittier, Lance, Lincoln Grade Levels 3 through 8 Includes 2,252 students (23% of District 3-8 students) Content Areas English Language Arts/Literacy Math Kenosha Unified Field Test Participants

  7. Kenosha Unified Field Test Schedule

  8. Parent Notification • Parent notification letter templates are provided by Smarter Balanced Consortium (see handout) • Letters can be customized to your school test window • Available on KUSD website under Departments/ Educational Accountability/Smarter Balanced Field Test • Also available on the Smarter Balanced website under Resources

  9. Non-Performance Task Items (selected response, technology enhanced response) 2 sessions (can be more) Classroom Activity Led by teacher Does not have to be in computer lab Must be completed before Performance Task Performance Task (constructed response) 2 sessions for English/Language Arts/Literacy Session 1: Read sources and answer 3 research questions Session 2: Written response using the sources 1 session for Math Sessions are not timed; estimates are provided for scheduling purposes Assessment Format

  10. Assessment TimingEnglish Language Arts and Math

  11. Assessment SequencingEnglish/Language Arts Included in handout

  12. Assessment SequencingMath Included in handout

  13. English Language Arts/Literacy Day 1: Non-Performance Task Session 1 Day 2: Non-Performance Task Session 2 Day 3: Classroom Activity Day 4: Performance Task Part 1 Day 5: Performance Task Part 2 Math Day 1: Non-Performance Task Session 1 Day 2: Non-Performance Task Session 2 Day 3: Classroom Activity Day 4: Performance Task Classroom and Performance Task(s) should be completed in the same week if possible. Scheduling Suggestions

  14. A student must participate in the classroom activity prior to the performance task. Track absent students. The classroom activity involves preparation. Activity details must be downloaded from TIDE. Recommended that the building testing coordinator confirm the download with the teacher 1 week prior to the activity date Block 1 begins on March 18 (Tuesday) Block 1 includes the end of Quarter 3 Block 2 includes Spring break Block 2 has 9 possible testing days Attempts should be made to adjust for absent students, but not to over extend your resources. Scheduling Reminders

  15. Setting Context Have you been on field trip? Things you liked about field trip? Where would you like to go on your next field trip? Modeling a Process Voting for first and second choices Charting classroom results Determining top choices Reasons for choice (criteria) Criteria for choosing a field trip Introduce costs- transportation, admission, etc. Performance Task – Math (Gr. 6)Taking a Field Trip – Classroom Activity Included in handout

  16. Students participate in the classroom activity together. Class discussion is facilitated by teacher. The performance task following the classroom activity is an individual student task After the classroom activity has been completed, students should not discuss the topic with one another. Classroom Activity and Performance Task

  17. Performance Task – Math (Gr. 6)Taking a Field Trip • Based only on the results of the class votes, where would you recommend the class go on the field trip. Show your work or explain how you found your answer.

  18. Performance Task – Math (Gr. 6)Taking a Field Trip • The teacher and parent helpers do not pay an entrance fee. • There are 30 students in the class. • Only 1 bus is needed. • The bus charge is for the entire busload of students (not each student). • Each student will pay the same amount. • The school will pay the first $200.00 of the trip.

  19. Sample questions: Now we will think about the costs of the trip. How much will each student pay to go on each trip? Show your work or explain how you found your answer. Daniel thinks that it will cost less to go to the zoo because the entrance fee is only $2.50 per person. Explain why you agree or disagree with Daniel’s thinking. Performance Task – Math (Gr. 6)

  20. Access Portal at http://sbac.portal.airast.org Click Field Tests Click Classroom Activity Classroom activities are scheduled to be released on March 10. Classroom Activity –Instructions for Download

  21. Click on Inbox Download Classroom Activity and Guidelines Classroom Activity –Instructions for Download

  22. Student Information • Go to Smarter Balanced Portal at http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ • Click on Field Tests • Click on TIDE online system

  23. Enter Username and Password

  24. TIDE Home Page

  25. View Student Information Select grade or all grades Click Search

  26. DPI performed initial upload of students into TIDE OEA verified data; deleted exited students and added new students TIDE database is current as of 2/14/14 Due to state and federal privacy laws, student names are not included in TIDE Student Information

  27. Test administrators can view student information in TIDE Only District Coordinators can add students to TIDE If new students enroll in your school, contact Renee Blise to add them into TIDE School Coordinators can update accommodations in TIDE TIDE User Access to Student Information

  28. Each school will receive a student database with: Student name Student ID WI ID Grade Level IEP, 504, ELL Status Exempt status A few students are exempt from field test Students that qualify for the WAA are exempt from ELA and math. They will participate in the Dynamic Learning Maps instead. New students to US (< 1 year) are exempt from ELA portion only IEP, 504 and ELL status are provided to help with setting accommodations in TIDE Student Database

  29. View TIDE Student Information Click view to see individual student data

  30. TIDE Student InformationDemographics

  31. TIDE Student InformationTest Settings and Accommodations

  32. Available to All Students Pages 6-7 in Usability, Accessibility & Accommodations Guidelines See Training Module “Let’s Talk Universal Tools” Universal Tools

  33. Available to any student for whom the need has been indicated by an educator IEP or ELL status is not required Designated Supports must be set in TIDE See pages 9-12 in Accommodations Guidelines Designated Supports

  34. Accommodations • Need must be documented in an IEP or 504 Plan • Accommodations must be set in TIDE • See pages 13-17 in Accommodations Guidelines

  35. TIDE: Manage Users

  36. TIDE: Manage Users Principals, School Coordinators, Technology Support Technicians were uploaded into TIDE Let Renee Blise know who should be included as Test Administrators (classroom teachers, SE teachers, ESL Teachers, etc.) Lance– all teachers with gr 6 students in schedule? Lincoln-any teacher with a schedule in Zangle? Email Renee by Monday, February 24 so test administrators can be loaded by end of February

  37. TIDE: Manage Users Remember only School Coordinators can edit student test settings A School can have more than one School Coordinator If you want to change a Test Administrator to School Coordinator, please contact Renee Blise at Information and Accountability (rblise@kusd.edu or 359-7971)

  38. Technical Requirements Go to Smarter Balanced Portal http://sbac.portal.airast.org/

  39. Click on Field Tests

  40. Field Test Home Page

  41. Secure Browser InstallationClink Link

  42. Click Operating System and Follow Directions

  43. Bandwidth CheckerClick Diagnostic Tools Assess how many students can test simultaneously through your school’s network

  44. Hardware Requirements Monitor Display 9.5” or larger Resolution 1024 x 768 or better Printer access for Test Administrator Computer or Tablet with external keyboard Headphones ELA listening portion, some performance tasks Students with text to speech accommodation Disable Pop-up Blockers Disable Fast User Switching Other Technical Requirements

  45. Starting a Test Session • Go to Smarter Balanced Portal at http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ • Click on Field Tests • Click on TA Interface

  46. Login Script • Test Administrators should follow Login Script • Directions that are read to students are indicated by the word “SAY” • Script must be followed exactly and used each time a test is administered • Schools are responsible for making copies for their test administrators. • Script can be printed from the WI Test Administration Manual, pages 45-49.

  47. Student Login • Click on Secure Browser • Student must enter • Confirmation Code (KUSD ID) • State ID (WI-1234567890) • Session ID (from Test Administrator)

  48. Student Login Information • Educational Accountability will provide schools an electronic database of student login information along with student names if desired • Schools may use database to create student labels for login process • If you want to sort labels by teacher name (homeroom/advisory) let Renee know and that variable can be added in the database