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  1. Assessment in Iowa: Where are we now? Where are we going? A Continuing Conversation November 1, 2013

  2. Objectives • Review current policy and practice • Discuss actions to evolve the assessment system • Input from the Superintendents on direction

  3. Where are we now? • We have new standards • Iowa Tests are required assessments • Accountability system based on original NCLB • Our Educator Evaluation processes do not meet federal expectations • Our initial attempts (2012) to improve the situation were not successful • Our second attempts (2013) were mixed • Educator Development Council Established (3-Years of study) • No College and Career Assessment Funding • Task force to recommend Assessment changes established (new assessment by 2016 school year)

  4. Where are we going? • Current assessment considerations • SBAC • Iowa State Assessment Task Force • Assessment Update Regarding Early Literacy

  5. Iowa has four key considerations in developing a new assessment system Iowa’s Considerations • Quality • must be demonstrated Iowa has a proud and long history of student assessments, with very strong traditions of local control of education making a change to a statewide assessment a big deal • Cost • must be understood Costs will vary across districts, but some districts could make decisions that will increase their total cost of assessment • Technology • must be planned for New assessments will requires a minimum level of technology available at all schools and not all districts currently meet these standards • Relationships • must be defined Iowa Assessments is currently the legally mandated test administrator

  6. Update: SBAC Field Test This Year

  7. Next Steps

  8. State Assessment Work Teams Comprehensive Balanced Assessment Advisory Began January, 2013 Entire Assessment System Assessment Task Force: Accountability Assessment Commissioned by HF 215

  9. Assessment Task Force • The task force shall submit its recommendations in a report to the director, the state board, and the general assembly by January 1, 2015. • The task force shall assist with the final development and implementation of the assessment administered pursuant to subparagraph (2). • The task force members includes teachers, school administrators, business leaders, representatives of state agencies, and members of the general public.

  10. RtI Implementation Started