Jackie Avakian, Daphne Traeger, Jennifer Vargas

SGUSD Teachers on Special Assignment

http://bit.ly/ELEMCAASPP

SGUSD CAASPP

Parent Information Workshop for Elementary Schools

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Thank you!

Our Community Liaisons

  • Yolanda Palom Spanish- Elementary

  • Bonnie Chan

Chinese- Elementary

  • Phoebe Tran

Vietnamese

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Introductions

Daphne Traeger

Teacher on Special Assignment:

K-12 Science

Gabrielino HS

Science Department Chair

Jennifer Vargas

Teacher on Special

Assignment:

K-12 Math &

GATE Coordinator

Coolidge, Washington, Roosevelt

Jackie Avakian

Teacher on Special Assignment:Ed Tech

Jefferson MS

Technology, Math, AVID, Yearbook & Robotics

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AGENDA

  • California Testing Overview
  • New Student Report Link for 2017
  • Testing Tips
  • CAASPP Testing Schedule
  • Navigating the CAASPP Website to Support Your Student at Home

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Testing Acronyms!

SBAC- Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

CAASPP- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

CAST- California Science Test

CAA- California Alternate Assessment

ELA- English Language Arts

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SBAC: Standardized test consortium of 24 states sharing the same assessment.

CAASPP: States are allowed to add a few items unique to their state to the SBAC.

*The CAASPP is California’s SBAC.*

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SBAC- Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

  • Creates Common Core State Standards-aligned tests that are "adaptive online exams" used in several states.

*Mrs. Palom

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California Testing Overview

The 2016–17 California Assessment of

Student Performance and Progress: CAASPP

  • Interim Comprehensive CAASPP/SBAC in Elementary
  • CAASPP/SBAC Summative Assessments
  • California Science Test (CAST) Pilot. New this year!

Students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that indicate a need for alternative assessments will take:

  • California Alternate Assessments (CAAs)
  • CAA for Science pilot

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Who takes the tests? Grades 3-8 and 11.

  • The federal No Child Left Behind law required testing in those grades as one way to measure how students were progressing.
  • The Every Student Succeeds Act, known as ESSA, continues that requirement.
  • The California State University and most California community colleges are using the grade 11 test to replace the former Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests for determining how prepared students are for college-level work in math and English language arts.

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Parents of students in Grades 3-8 and 11 receive a CAASPP Student Score Report with results of the Summative Assessment.

  • Report will be sent in late August/early September.

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Student Score Report: Link

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Information About The Student

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Letter from Tom Torlakson

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Smarter Balanced Scale Score Range: Link

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Test Results in Lang Arts and Math

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Scale Score Range: Link

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Information About The Test

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Overall Scores

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5th Grade Science CST Report

  • 2016 Test Results for CST Science (no longer in use.)
  • 2017 is Pilot Year for CAST: Student results will not be shared.

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Understanding the Test Scores

http://testscoreguide.org/ca/

Understanding the Score Report Video

Spanish

English

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  • Test-taking Tips
  • Exploring the CAASPP Website

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  • Students must answer all questions on a page (i.e., screen) before moving on to the next page.
  • Students must answer all test questions before the test can be submitted.
  • Students may not return to a test segment once it has been completed and submitted.
  • Students may not return to a test once it has been submitted.

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Test Dates

  • CAST: April*
  • CAASPP Testing Window: April - May*
  • CAASPP: No electronics allowed- Security

* Your child’s teacher will give you specific dates and times.

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Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

  • English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Practice Tests
  • Performance Tasks
  • Answer Keys in Test Admin/Examiner

Smarter Balanced Training Tests

  • Grouped for Grades 6-8
  • ELA and Math

For Students with IEPs

California Alternate Assessment Training Tests: Grouped for Grades 3-11

California Alternate Assessment Practice Test for selected Grades

California Science (CAST) Training Test

Note: Available only when selecting 5th, 8th, or HS tests.

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California Science Test (CAST)

Participation in the CAST pilot:

  • Required for all students in grades 5, 8, and pre-selected high school grades.

Del Mar HS: 10th Grade, Gabrielino HS: 11th Grade

  • Exception: students who will take the California Alternate science assessment.
  • Practice and Training Test now available.

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Going Live to CAASPP!

Slides 28-40 provided for your use at home.

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Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests

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Select Practice & Training Tests

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CAASPP Practice and Training Site

  • Go to Student Interface for Practice and Training Tests

  • Answer Keys for Practice Tests can be found on Test Administrator or Test Examiner button

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Sign in as a Guest User.

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Select the grade level from the pull-down menu.

Select Yes.

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Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

  • English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Practice Tests
  • Performance Tasks
  • Answer Keys in Test Admin/Examiner

Smarter Balanced Training Tests

  • Grouped for Grades 6-8
  • ELA and Math

For Students with IEPs

California Alternate Assessment Training Tests: Grouped for Grades 3-11

California Alternate Assessment Practice Test for selected Grades

California Science (CAST) Training Test

Note: Available only when selecting 5th, 8th, or HS tests.

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Note: If you select a Training Test, you will see the window to “Choose Settings.” Some of these options may be available to students, but many are available only to students with academic accommodations. For training purposes, click on “Select.”

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Select Yes, Start My Test.

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Press the play button.

Select “I could play the video and sound.”

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Take time to read and practice at home:

  • Overview of Student Testing Site and Test Tools.
  • Test Rules.

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Use the pull down arrow to scroll down through the Test Site Overview.

Be sure to review the buttons:

  • Questions drop-down
  • Navigation
  • Test Tools
  • End Test
  • Help

After reviewing the tips, select “Begin Test Now.

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Review of testing tips will help you understand how to navigate the test. Teachers cover in class. Extra practice at home will offer greater familiarity.

5th Grade Math Sample.

5th Grade English Language Arts Sample.

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The science tests for 5th grade, 8th grade and High School are all included in the CAST Training Test.

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How to access the Scoring Guides and Answer Keys:

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Scroll down the page to access the scoring guides for each grade level.

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Thank you for your time!

—Check the SGUSD website for additional resources.

  • www.sgusd.k12.ca.us
  • Select Parents tab.
  • Scroll down to CAASPP General Information for Parents.
  • Parent Guide

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Elementary Parent CAASPP Workshop - Google Slides