Mcas 2.0 Assesses Standards Learning

Mcas 2.0 Assesses Standards Learning

MCAS 2.0 Shedding Some Light on MCAS 2.0

MCAS 2.0 ASSESSES STANDARDS LEARNING K 2 Focus:

Phonemic Awareness Phonics Reading for Meaning K 2 Focus: Help each child develop Basic

Reading Comprehension Grade 3 Focus: Help each child develop Reading Comprehension, then

move to Standards Test Features MCAS 2.0 Assesses Learning on 2011 Standards

Test Features MCAS 2.0 Test Features

Test Features MCAS 2.0 Is about EVIDENCE Test Features

Wheres the EVIDENCE Test Features MCAS 2.0

Is Part A, Part B:Evidence CLASSROOM PRACTICE Where is the EVIDENCE?

Test Features Test Strategy: Select best Example from Part B

Test Features MCAS 2.0 Finer Reading Ability

Test Features MCAS 2.0 More Complex Reading Passages Test Features

Test skills are: Close reading Central Idea Inference Varied Writing

Test Features MCAS 2.0 Varied Types of Writing Test Features

Write an Essay . . Means gr level Standard Facets Standards Features

Reading and Writing Standards are Connected: Folktales & Theme CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Read for Central Idea, Make a case for Central Idea & Supporting Details CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Build Reading and writing Classroom practice: Read, Discuss, then Write CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Know your grade level Standards Well In classroom practice Name

the Standard: Context Clues for Vocabulary CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Differentiate as Needed CLASSROOM PRACTICE SCAFFOLD AS NEEDED

CLASSROOM PRACTICE Name the Standard CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Use TERMS: Central Idea, Supporting Details, Inference,

Context Clues Sources CLASSROOM PRACTICE But . . . Its OK to use Hook, Bright

Beginnings Clincher Connecting Words But . . . Its OK to use Hook, Clincher

Connecting Words CLASSROOM PRACTICE Strategy: Use Mini-lessons,

Focus Lessons CLASSROOM PRACTICE Teach mini-lessons as needed: Supporting Details,

Paraphrasing for Research CLASSROOM PRACTICE Learning Development is:

Connect with childs life Details for Probably True Frequent Varied Writing CLASSROOM PRACTICE

MCAS 2.0 Prep is Learning Development CLASSROOM PRACTICE

MCAS 2.0 Prep is Teaching for Understanding, Skills CLASSROOM PRACTICE

MCAS 2.0 Prep is Practice Tests for Test Familiarity CLASSROOM PRACTICE

MCAS 2.0 Prep is Practice Tests, to Assess, Re-Teach in New Way CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Smother students with Reading Opportunities CLASSROOM PRACTICE

MORE READING VIA TECHNOLOGY CLASSROOM PRACTICE Reading Independently

Develops Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency CLASSROOM PRACTICE Independent Reading

Creates Strong Readers CLASSROOM PRACTICE CLASSROOM PRACTICE

CLASSROOM PRACTICE Writing: Use the Writing Process Drafting, Peer Edit,

Conferencing, Revision CLASSROOM PRACTICE CLASSROOM PRACTICE Peer Editing

Provides student Metacognition Learning about Learning CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Peer Editing: Structure Peer Editing Calculated Partners Baby Steps Practice CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Peer Editing: Scaffold: A Bank of Comments or Two Comments CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Peer Editing: Students Learn When they are Actively Engaged CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Peer Editing: Teacher Individual Conferencing helps, but also Students benefit as reviewers

NEW TEST QUESTION TYPE TEXT-BASED ESSAY

ALERT ! Big Change: Text-Based Essay Opinion, Essay, Narrative Use the Text for material for the writing Extend the Narrative using passage elements

This question is a text-based essay question. Write your essay in the space provided. Your essay should: Present and develop a narrative that uses details from the passage. Include correct grammar, spelling,

punctuation At the end of the passage, Howie tells Kevin that he is not making a good case. Write an original story that describes what Kevin does next to try to change This question is a text-based essay question. Write your essay in the space provided. Your essay should:

Present and develop a central idea. Provide evidence/details from the passage(s). Include correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Write an essay that explains how the article and the poem portray the blizzards of 1888. Be sure to use information from the article

and the poem to develop your essay. This question is a text-based essay question. Write your essay in the space provided. Your essay should: Present and develop a central idea. Provide evidence/details from the passage(s).

Include correct grammar, spelling, punctuation. Based on the passage, write an essay to explain how Alex changed as he spent more time with Irene. Be sure to use information from the passage to develop your essay.

CLASSROOM PRACTICE Big Questions: How to teach for challenging reading passages?

CLASSROOM PRACTICE Big Questions: How to adapt a Program for Standards Learning?

MCAS 2.0 Test is April Test designs and other resources posted at DESE in the next couple weeks January will post MCAS 2.0 test

Meanwhile, parcc.pearson.com Computer testing grades 4, 5, 7, 8 MUST Use the practice test

ELA MCAS Grade 10 March 26, 27 Gr 3 - 8 April 2 May 4 Great Standard Teaching Results in Great Learning

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