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Published on February 4, 2008

Author: Vilfrid


SBA to GLE: The Road:  SBA to GLE: The Road Les Morse, Director Assessment & Accountability Alaska Department of Education & Early Development No Child Left Behind Winter Conference January 18, 2006 Anchorage, Alaska Les s Traveled Presentation Outline:  Presentation Outline Materials History Assessment types Standards Based Assessment Questions From SBA to GLE Cell phones EVERYONE is essential Timed activities Partner Sharing Table activities Table Moderator Table Timer Whole group Breaks Materials:  Materials Table Folders School Report One content area/grade per table Related Test Blueprint Related Proficiency Level Descriptor Scale Proficiency Score Chart Alaska Standards booklet GLE History:  GLE History January 2004 – content teacher review March 2004 – stakeholder review Teachers, school board, administrator, public March 2004 – State Board approved June 2005 – State Board adopted into regulation after a period of public comment GLE History:  GLE History SBA History:  SBA History April 2004 – teacher item writing workshop August 2004 – content/bias review October 2004 – field test December 2004 – data review April 2005 – operational assessments (3-9) April 2006 – operational assessments (3-10) Assessment Types:  Assessment Types Formative assessment Occurs while the topic is being taught, provides diagnostic information on specific mistakes and misconceptions, leads to instructional adaptations. Summative assessment The process of evaluating (and grading) the learning of students at a point in time. Accountability decisions are derived from summative assessment data. Assessment Types:  Assessment Types School Accountability Standards Based Assessment Alternate Assessment Student Accountability High School Graduation Qualifying Examination Program Accountability English Language Proficiency Assessment Classroom/Grade Accountability End of course/unit/year tests Program Change Pre/post & intermediate checks Summative Assessment Types:  Assessment Types Besides the Standards Based Assessments (SBA), what summative assessments are used within our district to monitor student progress? Partner Sharing Protocol (4 minutes) Partner: A person who does not work in your district or agency 2 minutes A shares 2 minutes B shares Standards Based Assessment:  Standards Based Assessment Standards Based Assessments Grades 3-10 Criterion, based on Alaska GLEs Items written by educators, including Alaska teachers Reading, writing, and mathematics Science in 2008 Meets NCLB and state accountability requirements Multiple choice and constructed response Given once each year Developing Questions:  Developing Questions Proficiency Level Descriptors (PLD): what does performance at the different proficiency levels look like? Advanced Proficient Below Proficient Far Below Proficient Slide12:  Test Item Proficiency Level Descriptor Grade Level Expectation “Standards” Developing Questions Mathematics: Grade 5:  Mathematics: Grade 5 William is buying equipment for his bicycle. He buys a helmet for $19.99, a tire pump for $8.86, and a new seat for $13.45. What is the total cost of the items he purchased rounded to the nearest $10? $20 $30 $40 $50 Example Mathematics: Grade 5:  Mathematics: Grade 5 Example Partner Sharing (5 minutes) 1 minute: Review problem and turn to math GLEs in standards booklet, pages 79-108 2 minutes: Identify appropriate GLE that serves as foundation to this item 3 minutes: Discuss how the GLE is evident in the item Item Samplers:  Item Samplers SBA to GLE:  SBA to GLE Area of emphasis Grade Level Expectation addressed Reporting Category SBA to GLE:  SBA to GLE Scale Score Information by school, district and state (300 is proficient) Overall Proficiency level information #/% proficient Content Area SBA to GLE:  SBA to GLE Drill down from reporting category to GLE SBA to GLE:  SBA to GLE Test connected to standards. SBA Data Review:  SBA Data Review Identify School Summary Report Identify area of greatest challenge Identify specific GLEs using test blueprint Table Discussion Protocol (10 minutes) 2 minutes: Complete tasks to left 8 minutes: Discussion Rounds 1 minute per person What aspects of district program need to be reviewed to address challenge? Individual Student Report:  Individual Student Report Student scale score by reporting category and reported with error band. Proficiency Level Descriptor Micro Lab Discussion:  Micro Lab Discussion Partner Activity Purpose: Share ideas and build understanding around use of GLEs. Protocol One partner speaks, other partner listens and CANNOT speak. Partner A answers first question and has one minute. Partner B answers second question and has one minute. Repeat twice through 4th question. Micro Lab Questions 1 & 2:  Micro Lab Questions 1 & 2 How do we make sure EVERYONE understands the connection between the SBAs and GLEs? How do we organize all summative assessments to develop our understanding of students? Micro Lab Questions 3 & 4:  Micro Lab Questions 3 & 4 How can we appropriately use the item samplers and information about item development to improve instruction? What methods can one use to have assurance the curriculum is REALLY aligned to the GLEs? Slide25:  Grade Level Expectations (GLE) – The Standard! Standards Based Assessment – accountability . . . The Road . . .

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