WCAS Score Report Webinar September 19

WCAS Score Report Webinar September 19

Understanding WCAS Score Reports September 20, 2018 Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, State Superintendent Vision: All students prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. Mission: Transform K12 education to a system that is centered on closing opportunity gaps and is characterized by high expectations for all students

and educators. We achieve this by developing equity-based policies and supports that empower educators, families, and communities. Values: Ensuring Equity Collaboration and Service Achieving Excellence through Continuous Improvement Focus on the Whole Child

Assessment Development Our Belief: OSPI provides educators with critical tools, resources, and professional development to determine and communicate where students are in their learning and growth. An end-of-year, summative assessment is one tool for gaining information about student learning achievements during the year. Our Goals: Continue to develop high quality assessments that add value to Phase I of Superintendent Reykdals K 12 Education Vision for 201719. Promote the message that a summative assessment is one tool for gaining information about student learning and growth. Promote and expand relationships with the OSPI Career and Technical Education and Learning and Teaching departments, and establish and promote relationships with the Migrant & Bilingual Education, Educator Growth and Development, and Special Education departments to enhance educators understanding of student learning and assessment.

Continue to improve the quality and equitable access of the state assessments and the quality, equitable access, and usability of assessment resources that we make available to educators and district staff. Introductions This presentation contains a script in the notes Section. If you are accessing this information with a screen reader, be sure you are reading the notes Section as well as the text contained in the slides. Anton Jackson Director of Assessment Development [email protected]

Dawn Cope Science Assessment Lead [email protected] Kara Todd Content Coordinator for Assessment Development [email protected] 9/20/2018 | 4 Intended Audience and Purpose Who Teachers, Principals District Administrators, District Test Coordinators Family-School Partnership staff

What Answer common questions & share resources for communicating test scores with families 9/20/2018 | 5 Agenda Overview Categories of common questions Resources for communicating test scores with families This webinar will be recorded and posted (along with this PPT) for future use: In PLCs, department, staff meetings During back-to-school, parent-teacher, family outreach nights

To add to presentations (choose, modify slides as needed) 9/20/2018 | 6 Overview Learning Standards The WCAS is aligned to the Washington State 2013 K12 Science Learning Standards which are the Next Generation Science Standards The NGSS were adopted in October 2013 Different than the 2009 learning standards assessed on the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and Biology End-of-Course (EOC) Different than the English language arts/literacy and mathematics learning standards

The NGSS Performance Expectations (PEs) are 3-dimensional: Science and Engineering Practices (SEP) Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) Cross-Cutting Concepts (CCC) 9/20/2018 | 8 WCAS Features First operational administration Spring 2018: Grades 5, 8, 11 Design Comprehensive at each grade 5-6 item clusters per test plus standalones Each cluster is 3-dimensional and assesses 1-2 PEs Phenomenon

Stimuli + 3-6 items The clusters included on each test are chosen to mirror the representation of the three dimensional science domains in the NGSS. Wide range of SEPs, DCI, CCCs are represented 9/20/2018 | 9 Washington Teacher Involvement Standards review prior to adoption of NGSS Test Development (on-going since 2015) Item development Item specifications Test Planning*

Alignment Study* Achievement Level Setting* 9/20/2018 | 10 Test Planning Meeting Percent of Exam Approximate points WCAS samples the standards November 2016 15 educators

at each grade level (5, 8, 11) Approval of Test Blueprints Grade Total Points 5 35

8 40 11 45 Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts in the

context of Physical Sciences Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts in the context of Life Sciences Science and Engineering Practices and

Crosscutting Concepts in the context of Earth & Space Sciences 40 % 29 % 31 % ~14 pts 35 %

~10 pts 38 % ~11 pts 27 % ~14 pts 36 % ~15 pts 36 % ~11 pts

28 % ~16 pts ~16 pts ~13 pts 9/20/2018 | 11 Item Specifications Update Currently 6 item specifications per grade are available Approximately 12 more item specifications per grade will be published fall 2018 The balance of the Item Specifications will be available

by the end of the 2018-2019 school year Science Assessment webpage Test Design and Item Specifications documents Recorded Webinar 1/24/18 9/20/2018 | 12 Alignment Study July 31-Aug 1, 2018 5 educators at each grade level (5, 8, 11) New to state science assessment development Designed to answer two key questions: How well does the test design/blueprint represent the NGSS? How well do the set of items on each form match the

design/blueprint? 9/20/2018 | 13 Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) November 2017 15 educators at each grade level (5, 8, 11) Make up half of each Achievement Level Setting panel Group process Draft descriptors in grade level group Align with other two grade levels

Intended to describe the performance exhibited by students at Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 on the WCAS. Not the standards or an exhaustive list of learning Posted to the State Testing Achievement Level webpage 9/20/2018 | 14 Achievement Level Setting August 6-8 30 educators at each grade level (5, 8, 11) Purpose: Develop cut score recommendations corresponding to each performance level (e.g., Level 2, Level 3) Process:

Orientation to test development and achievement level setting process Taking the online WCAS test Examining the Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) 3 rounds of ratings using an Ordered Item Booklet (OIB) Articulation Panel Recommendations were accepted by the State Board of Education on August 9, 2018 9/20/2018 | 15

Scale Score Ranges WCAS Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Grade 5 <650 650-699 700-784 >784 Grade 8 <650 650-699 700-764 >764 Grade 11 <650 650-699 700-790 >790 State Testing Scale Score webpage 9/20/2018 | 16 Common Questions

Several Categories Overview: How does the WCAS represent the Next Generation Science Standards? How is the WCAS different from the MSP and EOC? Additional Questions: What do WCAS scores mean? What information beyond overall scores are available? How can educators use WCAS data? 9/20/2018 | 18 What do WCAS scores mean?

Uses the same Levels as Smarter Balanced Levels 1 and 2 have not met the achievement standard (accountability) Levels 3 and 4 have met the achievement standard (accountability) WCAS to be included in WSIF starting in 2020 9/20/2018 | 19 Report Card Getting to Spring 2018 data 9/20/2018 | 20

Science Results 9/20/2018 | 21 Online Reporting System (ORS) 9/20/2018 | 22 What information beyond overall scores are available? School, District, and State averages Scores in 3 science areas

Practices and Crosscutting Concepts in Physical Science Practices and Crosscutting Concepts in Life Science Practices and Crosscutting Concepts in Earth and Space Science Percent of Total Points Earned Range of Points Earned by students who performed in Level 3 Brief description of skills Level 3 students likely have for the 3 areas FAQ and Resources (many described during this webinar)

9/20/2018 | 23 Sample Individual Student Score Report Overall Score Printed Individual Score Report (aka Family Report) Arriving in districts on Oct 9&10 Will be posted on OSPIs Sample Sco re Reports webpag

e 12/12/2019 | 24 Sample Individual Student Score Report Reporting Areas 9/20/2018 | 25 Test Blueprint 9/20/2018 | 26 Sample Individual Student Score Report Reporting Areas (part 2)

9/20/2018 | 27 How can educators use WCAS data? Spring 2018 results are a new baseline Use results as one of multiple measures about student learning Limitations of a single test results Our belief of the role of summative assessment within an assessment system: One tool for gaining information about student learning achievement during the year Use to evaluate instruction systemically at district, building, classroom levels

District-driven decisions on data use: Inform system evaluations for implementation of the new standards Using longitudinal data in the future 9/20/2018 | 28 Next Steps Werent able to get to all questions submitted In the Q&A box: Put a question you still have related to one of these topics:

Next Generation Science Standards Item development WCAS scores WCAS data uses 9/20/2018 | 29 Resources to Inform Parents Parent Guide to the Standards On the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

website Parent Guides (PDFs) for the standards By grade bands: K2, 35, 68, and 912 Both a static and a customizable version Posted online at NGSS Parent Guides webpage 9/20/2018 | 31 ReadyWA website ReadyWA website

For Educators For Families For Students Search for science 9/20/2018 | 32 Using ORS Reports Using Online Reporting System (ORS) with parents Timeline for sharing reports in ORS Spring 2018 results available in September Spring 2019 and beyond results available in August Not adaptive test

FERPA and student-specific information Only share students information with their parent/guardian Printing Reports, including Individual Student Reports Exploring translation into Spanish for Spring 2019 9/20/2018 | 33 WCAS FAQ and Training Test FAQ Posted on OSPIs Science Assessment webpage Training Test

On Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP) Portal webpage Practice with tools and online test features Tools and features are very similar to Smarter Balanced online testing Show example clusters and stand-alone items No current plans/resources to create interim assessments 9/20/2018 | 34 Thank you! For more information, email [email protected]

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