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This resources provides administrators resources in implmentation and administration of the next generation, Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). While emphasis is placed on California’s CalMAPP/SBAC assessments, this document's resources are relevant to all CAT programs. Though this list is not exhaustive, it should provide school and district administrators with a foundational list in order to start the planning process toward the implementation of the field test.
This CAASPP Technology Resources Web Site is designed to build upon and expand on resources provided by the California Department of Education and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and provide a more targeted approach for different types of users. The key focus is on finding reviewed resources that support LEA technology readiness in preparation for computer adaptive testing in California and beyond.
Use this Google Form to quickly obtain feedback once you have completed student testing. You can view the results by simply clicking on the “Form” menu and selecting “Show summary of responses.” The data can be used to assist your site or district’s next steps in preparing staff and students for future assessments.
Here is a collection of resources to assist school site administrators start to prepare for the administration of next generation Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). While emphasis is placed on California’s CAASPP (formerly CalMAPP)/SBAC assessments, this document is relevant to all CAT programs. Though this list is not exhaustive, it should provide school and district administrators with a foundation in order to start the planning process toward the implementation of the field test.
This online survey collects information on the amount and type of technology in California public schools. You'll need to update information annually, and you may want to do so more often and use this tool to track the status of your technology. You can log on, update information, and download reports at any time.
If you want to translate improvement plans into concrete actions that sustain continuous academic growth, Common Core Standards Plus has a product that will assist classroom teachers in reinforcing core curriculum to close the achievement gap for all students.
The Parents' Guide to Student Success (provided in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. The guide includes key items that students be learning in each grade, activities the parents can do from home, methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with teachers and tips for planning for college and high school. Great guide to provide to your community.
According to the Standards, teachers must teach and students must learn using relevant technology that students will need to succeed beyond high school. Catilin Tucker, a well known educator and blogger, provides several effective and free technology tools that can be used in the classroom. Great resources to share with your teachers.
Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. This is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.
Worried about testing students in a specific amount of time?This calculator estimates the number of days and associated network bandwidth required to administer English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics assessments given the number of students, number of computers, and number of hours per day computers are available for testing at a specific school. The estimates are displayed at the bottom of the screen below the buttons.