Getting Ready 2019-2020

Getting Ready for the Pennsylvania State Assessments, 2019-2020 October 2019 01/18/2020 1 Introduction 2 Contacts Brian Truesdale, Chief, Division of Assessment and Accountability; [email protected] ACCESS; [email protected]

Lisa Hampe, Special Education Advisor; [email protected] Rebekah Baum-Leaman, Curriculum Advisor, ELA /Literature Assessments; [email protected] Lynda Lupp, Special Education Assessment Lead; [email protected] Drew Schuckman, NAEP; [email protected] Diane Simaska, PSSA ELA/Keystone Literature/Accommodations; [email protected] Charlie Wayne, PSSA Math/Keystone Algebra I; [email protected]

Craig Weller, PSSA Science/Keystone Biology; [email protected] [email protected] Test Security 01/18/2020 2 Agenda 3 General Information Overview of Statewide Assessments

Updates PASA PSSA Keystone Exams 01/18/2020 3 General Information 4 PA Accountability System; [email protected] School Performance Profile (PDE website)or PA School Performance Profile (website); [email protected] Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System (PVAAS); [email protected] Educator Effectiveness System; [email protected] Test Security [email protected] or 844-418-1651 01/18/2020

4 Statewide Assessments Assessing Communication and Comprehension in Engli sh State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACC ESS for ELs); [email protected] WIDA ACCESS for ELs Summative Assessment National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP); [email protected] or [email protected] Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA); [email protected] 01/18/2020 5 Updates 6

Early Reporting Keystone Composite Score Graduation Requirements PBAs 01/18/2020 6 PA Alternate System of Assessment Who Participates in the PASA? PASA eligibility was updated last school year to meet the new requirements of ESSA regarding 1% participation. Students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who meet the states six eligibility criteria Participation determination is made by the students IEP team ESSA regulations continue to stipulate no more than 1% of an LEAs total tested population should participate in the PASA PASA Eligibility Criteria 01/18/2020

7 PA Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) Important Dates for 2019-20 *Enrollment window will close after this date. Only students newly identified as IDEA and PASA eligible or new to the service provider will be accepted by the vendor. The LEA must complete a late enrollment form and submit to BSE for all other requests. 01/18/2020 8 PA Alternate System of Assessment PASA Enrollment An update to the PASA Enrollment system allows the PASA Assessment Coordinator (AC) to mark previously eligible PASA students who are no longer eligible for the PASA as participating in the PSSA or Keystone Exams. These students will then be removed from the PASA roster.

The PASA AC must ensure that student information entered in the PASA digital system matches the information entered in PIMS PA Secure ID Grade Name (check for appropriate spelling, hyphens, etc.) DOB 01/18/2020 9

PA Alternate System of Assessment 10 PASA 2019-20 PASA ELA, Math, and Science assessments will consist of one prompt for each skill instead of two this year. Detailed instructions for test administration can be accessed in the PASA digital online training modules. 01/18/2020 10 PA Alternate System of Assessment 11 PASA Training Training specific to enrollment, test administration and security is

required and available online at www.pasaassessment.org. A webinar sponsored by the BSE and PaTTAN entitled PASA Getting Ready: 2020 Updates was conducted on September 25, 2019. The webinar has been recorded and is available on the PDE and PaTTAN websites. It is imperative that all PASA Assessment Coordinators and Special Education Administrators view this webinar, as many important updates regarding the 2020 PASA and 1% ESSA regulations are addressed . 01/18/2020 11 PA Alternate System of Assessment 12

State Assessment Participation and Students with Disabilities Guidance from PDE reminds LEAs of the federal requirement that 95% or more of all students, including students with disabilities, must participate in statewide assessments. IEP teams do not have the authority to exempt a student from participating in the state assessment. Parent opt-out requests should not be initiated by school personnel. IEP teams must document the appropriate assessment determination with all necessary accommodations in section IV of the IEP.

01/18/2020 12 PA Alternate System of Assessment 13 Contact Information Questions regarding regulations, policies, procedures, etc. should be directed to the Bureau of Special Education or PaTTAN. Lynda Lupp, Statewide Special Education Assessment Coordinator, [email protected] Lisa Hampe, Special Education Adviser, [email protected] Questions regarding procedures for enrollment, digital platform, etc. should be directed to the test vendor. Phone: (412) 624-3034

General Inquiries and Questions: [email protected] Technical assistance during the testing window: [email protected] 01/18/2020 13 PSSA Testing Window 14 Assessment Dates Grades English Language Arts April 20 24, 2020 38

Mathematics, Science, Make-ups April 27 May 1, 2019 3 8; 4 and 8 *Optional Additional Math, Science and Makeups* May 4 8, 2020 38 01/18/2020 14 Keystone Exams Testing Window 01/18/2020 Assessment

Dates Winter: Wave 1 December 2 13, 2019 Winter: Wave 2 January 6 17, 2020 Spring May 11 22, 2020 Summer July 27 31, 2020 15 Resources and Tools

16 eDirect PSSA Testing Calendars Keystone Exams Testing Calendars Performance Level Descriptors and Cut Scores (All Grades/Subjects) Technical Reports (PSSA/Keystone) Accommodations Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS) Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) 01/18/2020 16 PSSA Math 17 Assessment and Accountability Mathematics Test Design Mathematics Item and Scoring Samplers Scoring Guidelines Calculator Policy

Assessment Anchors and Glossary 01/18/2020 17 PSSA Math 18 5 Reporting Categories per Grade 01/18/2020 18 Test Design 19 Mathematics 2020 Grades # Sections

# MC Core # MC Noncore # OE Core # OE Noncore Time in Minutes Total Points per Student (Core only) 3-8

2 40 8 3 1 156 52 01/18/2020 Minimum # of Points per Reporting Category 7-9

19 Test Blueprint Mathematics 2020 Reporting Category A-T B-F B-O C-G D-M Total 01/18/2020 3 Grade 4 5

14-17% 18-22% 24-28% Reporting Category A-N 14-17% 20-25% 26-30% A-R 26-32% 24-28% 14-17% B-E 14-17% 14-17% 14-17% C-G 26-32% 17-21% 17-21% D-S 100% 100% 100% Total Grade 6 7 18-22% 14-17%

17-21% 26-30% 14-17% 18-22% 100% Reporting Category A-N 24-28% B-E 24-28% B-F 18-22% C-G 14-17% D-S 100% Total Grade 8 14-17% 30-35% 20-25% 17-21%

14-17% 100% 20 PSSA Math: Test Item Specifics Embedded Field Test based on PA Core Standards (PCS) Open-ended items scored on a 0-4-point scale Item specific scoring guidelines (no general rubric) Formula sheets will be provided for grades 4-8 (See Resource Materials on PDEs web site for the formula sheets and item samplers) MC items are based on the AA-EC aligned to the PCS The EC is considered Assessment Limits All items may cross EC, Descriptors, Anchors and Reporting Categories All items align to one Anchor

Use the Glossary! It defines how terms are used in PA (e.g. number sentence) 01/18/2020 21 Examples of Phrasing in OE items Show or explain all your work Show all your work. Explain why you did each step Explain why [something is true or false] Describe how [doing something affects something else; to find something, etc.] Reminder: Have students read all items carefully, especially the open-ended items, and answer exactly what is being asked 01/18/2020 22 PSSA Math: Test Item Specifics

23 Example of an Open-Ended Item Roy is running for class president. He polls 50 students. 60 percent of them say they will vote for him. A. There are 350 students in Roys class. Based on his survey, how many students should he expect to vote for him? Show or explain all your work. B. Roy will sell fruit drinks to raise money for his campaign. A fruit drink cost $0.10 and he sells it for $0.50. How many fruit drinks does Roy need to sell to earn $80? Show all your work. Explain why you did each step. 01/18/2020 23 PSSA Math: Test Item Specifics 24 Example Rubric (for sample item only): Part A: - point for correct answer AND

- 1 point for complete and correct work OR point for correct but incomplete work Part B: - point for correct answer AND - 1 point for correct and compete work OR point for correct but incomplete work AND - 1 point for correct and complete explanation point for correct but incomplete explanation 01/18/2020 24 PSSA Math: Test Item Specifics 25 Rubric Metric Total Points (within) Score (on) 4 4 3-3 3

2-2 2 -1 1 0 0 01/18/2020 25 PSSA Math: Test Item Specifics 26 Some notes about open-ended items: Guess and Check is a valid method but at least two incorrect guesses must be shown to receive full credit. Not all open-ended items require a why. At least half the score points must come from one Anchor. The rest can come from anywhere else.

01/18/2020 26 PSSA Math: Test Item Specifics 27 Can have a blemish and still get a 4. e.g. missing $ may or may not be a blemish depending on the item and grade. If an answer box is given the answer does not have to be in the answer box to receive full credit, but if there is an answer in the answer box it overrides any other answer given. An incorrect answer carried through correctly will receive full credit for the correct part. 01/18/2020 27 PSSA Math: Test Item Specifics

28 Use correct mathematical language (e.g. between, equation vs expression) Rulers and protractors will be provided where needed. Students must use the rulers and protractors provided for the PSSA. Rulers will be used in grade 3 only and will be scaled to the inch and millimeter. Students will be required to measure to the inch and centimeter. Protractors will be used only for the grade 4 PSSA. 01/18/2020 28 PSSA Math: Test Item Specifics 29 Grade 3 Cannot use calculators Answers marked in test booklet

Grade 4 and up: Calculators are permitted on all but the beginning few items 01/18/2020 29 ENGLISH LEARNER ASSESSMENTS English Language Proficiency Assessment All ELs, K-12, are required to take the ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency Test ELs who meet the eligibility criteria to take the PASA participate in the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Academic Assessments ELs in their first 12 months of enrollment in U.S. schools are not required to take the Reading/ELA/Literature state assessments ELs who meet the eligibility criteria to take the PASA follow the same requirements For more information on EL participation in state assessments, please see 2020 Accommodations Guidelines for ELs

30 2020 EL Accommodations for PSSA and Keystone Exams English Learner Accommodations ELs in their first 12 months of enrollment in U.S. schools are not required to take the Reading/ELA/Literature state assessments ELs who meet the eligibility criteria to take the PASA follow the same requirements Accommodations: 1. Word-to word translation dictionaries, without definitions and without pictures for Mathematics PSSA, Keystone Algebra I and the Science PSSA or Keystone Biology only; not for any part of the ELA PSSA or Keystone Literature Exam 2. Qualified interpreters/sight translators for Mathematics PSSA or Keystone Algebra I and Science PSSA or Keystone Biology only; not for any part of the ELA PSSA test (except for the TDA prompts) or Keystone Literature Exam 3. Spanish/English Mathematics and Science PSSA and Keystone Algebra I and Biology Exams

For more information on EL participation in state assessments, please see 2020 Accommodations Guidelines for ELs All ELs, K-12, are required to take the WIDA ACCESS for ELs English Proficiency Test Visit the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs Summative Assessment webpage for information on testing and testing accommodations for the ACCESS for ELLs 31 PSSA ELA Resources PSSA ELA Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) English Language Arts (ELA) Test Design

Scoring Guidelines Assessment Anchors and Glossary English Language Arts (ELA) Item and Scoring Samplers ELA Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction (CAI) Community English Language Arts

Pennsylvania State Literacy Plan (PaSLP) Toolkit Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Toolkit 32 PSSA ELA Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) 33 PSSA ELA English Language Arts (ELA) Test Design 34 PSSA ELA English Language Arts (ELA) Item and Scoring Samplers Pennsylvania Department of Education > K-12 > Assessment and Accountability > PSSA > English Language Arts Resources 35

PSSA ELA Scoring Guidelines 36 PSSA ELA Assessment Anchors and Glossary PSSA ELA 37 PSSA ELA Pennsylvania Core Standards for English Language Arts PSSA ELA

The writing standards are assessed in the language multiple-choice items and the Text Dependent Analysis prompt As stated in Chapter 4, LEAs are responsible to prepare students to attain the academic standards. The LEAs curriculum shall be designed to provide students with planned instruction needed to attain these academic standards The Text Dependent Analysis essay continues to demand writing skills as an element of scoring The analytic essay requires strong writing skillsit does require the teaching and learning of effective writing 38 PSSA Science Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Science Test Design Science Item and Scoring Samplers Scoring Guidelines Assessment Anchors and Glossary 01/18/2020 39

PSSA Science 40 Science Test Design - Grade 4 Section 1 2 Total 01/18/2020 Content Emphasis Science Science Number of MC (w/ Field Test)

Number of OE (w/ Field Test) 23 23 46 3 3 6 Estimated Section Testing Time (in Minutes) 38 38 76

40 PSSA Science 41 Science Test Design - Grade 8 Section 1 2 Total 01/18/2020 Content Emphasis Science Science Number of MC (w/ Field Test)

Number of OE (w/ Field Test) 24 24 48 3 3 6 Estimated Section Testing Time (in Minutes) 45 45 90

41 PSSA Science 42 Science PSSA Test Plan/Form Reduction Design Grade MC Core MC Psychom etric Use MC Field Test OE Core

OE Field Test Total Core Items Total Core Points 4 38 2 6 5 1

38 MC / 5 OE 48 8 38 2 8 5 1 38 MC / 5 OE 48 01/18/2020

42 Keystone Exams Keystone Exams Test Designs: Algebra I, Biology, Literature Assessment Anchors/Eligible Content Item and Scoring Samplers Scoring Guidelines Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS) 01/18/2020 43 KEYSTONE LITERATURE Resources Keystone Exams Keystone Literature Test Definitions

Literature Constructed-Response Scoring Guidelines Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content Assessment Anchors and with Sample Questions and Glossary Keystone Literature Item and Scoring Samplers ELA Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction (CAI) Community

English Language Arts Pennsylvania State Literacy Plan (PaSLP) Toolkit Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) Toolkit Keystone Literature 44 KEYSTONE LITERATURE Keystone Exams 45 KEYSTONE LITERATURE Keystone Literature Test Definition 46

KEYSTONE LITERATURE Keystone Literature Item and Scoring Samplers 47 KEYSTONE LITERATURE Scoring Guidelines 48 KEYSTONE LITERATURE Assessment Anchors and Glossary Keystone Literature 49 Introduction 50 Contacts

Brian Truesdale, Chief, Division of Assessment and Accountability; [email protected] ACCESS; [email protected] Lisa Hampe, Special Education Advisor; [email protected] Rebekah Baum-Leaman, Curriculum Advisor, ELA /Literature Assessments; [email protected] Lynda Lupp, Special Education Assessment Lead; [email protected] Drew Schuckman, NAEP; [email protected]

Diane Simaska, PSSA ELA/Keystone Literature/Accommodations; [email protected] Charlie Wayne, PSSA Math/Keystone Algebra I; [email protected] Craig Weller, PSSA Science/Keystone Biology; [email protected] [email protected] Test Security 01/18/2020 50 Getting Ready 2018-2019

For more information on Getting Ready for the 2019-20 State Assessments please visit PDEs Assessment and Accountability webpages. The mission of the department is to academically prepare children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. The department seeks to ensure that the technical support, resources and opportunities are in place for all students, whether children or adults, to receive a high quality education. 01/18/2020 51

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