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SMARTER Balanced Assessment6th Grade ELAAs 2015 approaches and we transition from Missouri’s traditional MAP testing to the SmarterBalanced Assessments, many teachers and administrators have been asking for information.What is the implementation timeline? What kinds of items will be on the test? What doassessment items look like? How are the tests scored? How will technology be utilized? Whilenot every detail is known, information is available.First, an implementation time line:SMARTER Balanced Summative Assessment Development TimelineJune 2010Sep 2011June 2012Fall 20122013CommonCore StateStandards(CAS)ContentSpecificationsin ELA andmathItemwritingPilot testReleasedTest Designand TestSpecificationsELApassageselectionaligned toCAS textcomplexitystandardsItem writingmaterialsdevelopedusing CASSummative,interim,assessmentsin m fications/GeneralItemSpecifications.pdfItem TypesSBAC assessments are made up of four item types: Selected-Response, Constructed-Response,Technology-Enhanced, and Performance Task. A description of those items follows.Selected-Response Items (SR)Traditionally known as Multiple Choice, selected-response items include a stimulus and stemfollowed by three to five options from which a student is directed to choose only one.Constructed-Response Items (CR)The main purpose of a constructed-response item is to address targets and claims that are ofgreater complexity. They ask students to develop answers without suggested answer choices.Technology-enhanced Items/Tasks (TE)Technology-enhanced items can provide evidence for ELA practices that could not be as reliablyobtained from traditional SRs and CRs. Technology-enhanced items may stand alone or may bea tool used as part of the Performance Task and/or Constructed-Response items. Several TEtemplate specifications have been designed for use in the ELA domain, including reorderingtext, selecting and changing text, selecting text, and selecting from drop-down menus.Performance Tasks (PT)The ELA Performance Tasks focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening, and researchclaims. They measure capacities such as depth of understanding, interpretive and analyticalability, basic recall, synthesis, and research. They may take place over time.

ClaimsThe Smarter Balanced summative assessments in ELA are designed to measure the full range ofstudent abilities in the Common Core State Standards or Core Academic Standards (CAS) forlanguage arts and literacy. Evidence will be gathered in support of four major claims: whetherstudents can (1) Read Analytically, (2) Write Effectively, (3) Speak and Listen Purposefully, and(4) Conduct Research. Students will receive an overall ELA composite score. For the enhancedassessment, students will receive a score for each of the four major claim areas. (Speaking isnot part of the summative assessment, but may be part of the interim assessment.)Claim 1 – Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range ofincreasingly complex literary and informational texts.Claim 2 – Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range ofpurposes and audiences.Claim 3 – Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range ofpurposes and audiences.Claim 4 – Students can engage in research/inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze,integrate, and present information.GlossaryDistracter: the incorrect response options to an SR item.Distracter Analysis: the item writer‘s analysis of the options or rationale for inclusion of specificoptions.Item: the entire item, including the stimulus, question/prompt, answer/options, scoringcriteria, and metadata.Key: the correct response(s) to an item.Options: the responses to a selected-response (SR) item from which the student selects one ormore answers.Scoring Rubric: the descriptions for each score point for an item/task that scores more thanone point for a correct response.Stem: the statement of the question or prompt to which the student responds.Stimulus: the text, source (e.g., video clip), and/or graphic about which the item is written. Thestimulus provides the context of the item/task to which the student must respond.Task: similar to an item, yet typically more involved and usually associated with constructedresponse, extended-response, and performance tasks.Top-Score Response: one example of a complete and correct response to an item/task.Additional information regarding the ELA assessment (including Scoring Rubrics) is available alanced-assessments/


Grade 6 ELA Item Specification C1 T8Grade 6 ELA C1 T8Sample Item ID:Grade/Model:Claim:AssessmentTarget(s):Secondary Target(s):Standard(s):DOK:Item Type:Score dgement(s):Item/Task Notes:How this taskcontributes to thesufficient evidencefor this claim:Target-SpecificAttributes (e.g.,accessibility issues):Notes:ELA.06.TE.1.08.00406/1a1. Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend arange of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.8. KEY DETAILS: Use explicit details and implicit informationfrom texts to support inferences or analyses of the informationpresentedNARI-1, RI-33TE1Medium“Perhaps it was her dignity, or her sincerity, or that mighty voice,but when Sojourner Truth spoke people listened” or “She spokeout against injustice, wherever she found it.”“Sojourner Truth”Joy Hakim, A History of US: Liberty for All? (Oxford UniversityPress, 1994), p. 131.Fair Use ( 5% of full text)To complete this task students must select evidence from the textto support a given conclusion.Requires students to read grade-level text and either use a mouseor indicate correct response.TEI Template: Select TextInteraction Parameters:A. Text selection limited to whole sentencesB. All sentences can be selectedC. True (limit the number of selections)D. Maximum selections is 1Scoring Data:Yellow block of text correct response (students canchoose either block of text to answer correctly)Scoring Algorithm: Exact MatchStimulus Text:The following passage is about the African-American activist Sojourner Truth, who lived inthe 1800s. Read the passage and then answer the question.Sojourner TruthBy Joy HakimVersion 1.0

Grade 6 ELA Item Specification C1 T8Perhaps it was her dignity, or her sincerity, or that mighty voice, but when SojournerTruth spoke people listened. Across her chest she wore a banner that said, PROCLAIMLIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF. Thosewords from the Bible are written on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.Sojourner Truth soon became famous. Harriet Beecher Stowe, a well-known writer, washer friend, and Abraham Lincoln invited her to the White House. She spoke out againstinjustice, wherever she found it. She worked for women’s rights, black rights, prisonreform, and temperance. Once, a man tried to make fun of her, saying, “I don’t care anymore for your talk than I do for the bite of a flea.”Sojourner Truth chuckled as she replied, “Maybe not, but the Lord willing, just like theflea, I’ll keep you scratching.”Item Stem:Read the statement below, and then answer the question that follows it.“Joy Hakim, the author of this passage, admires Sojourner Truth.”How can you tell that the above statement is true? Click on a sentence in the passagethat could be used as evidence to support this statement.Key and Distractor Analysis:Student selects either Perhaps it was her dignity, or her sincerity, or that mighty voice,but when Sojourner Truth spoke people listened. OR She spoke out against injustice,wherever she found it., 1 correct 1 pointStudent selects neither of the above sentences, 0 correct 0 pointsVersion 1.0

ELA Grade 6 Draft Sample PT Item FormC3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, T4ELA.6.PT.3.03.083 C3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, T4Sample Item .6.PT.3.03.083Young Wonders6 /1Primary ClaimsClaim 3: Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for arange of purposes and audiences.Claim 4: Students can engage in research/inquiry to investigate topics andto analyze, integrate, and present information.These claims and targets will be measured by scorable evidence collected.Claim 31. LANGUAGE & VOCABULARY USE: Strategically use precise language(including academic and domain-specific vocabulary), figurative language,syntax, grammar, and discourse appropriate to the intent, purpose, andaudience when speaking.3. PLAN/SPEAK/PRESENT: Gather and organize information, compose,and orally deliver short (e.g., summaries) and longer (presentations) fordifferent purposes and audiences, drawing from a range of digital media toenhance the message or intent4. LISTEN/INTERPRET: Analyze, interpret, and use information deliveredorally or visuallyClaim 42. ANALYZE/INTEGRATE INFORMATION: Gather, analyze, andintegrate multiple sources of information/evidence to support apresentation on a topic3. EVALUATE INFORMATION/SOURCES: Evaluate relevancy, accuracy,and completeness of information from multiple sources4. USE EVIDENCE: Generate a claim or a main idea and cite evidence tosupport arguments or ry StandardsSpeaking & ListeningSL-1, SL-2, SL-3, SL-4, SL-5, SL-6, L-1, L-3a, L-6ResearchR-1, R-9, RLiteracy-1, RH and RST 1-3 and 7-9W-1a, W-1b, W-8, W-9, WLiteracy 8, WLiteracy 9DOK:Difficulty:Score Points:Task Source:How this taskcontributes to thesufficient4MediumTBDTesting ContractorIn order to complete the performance task, students1. Make inferences and summarize using key details in text.2. Analyze information presented in multiple texts.Version 1.0

ELA Grade 6 Draft Sample PT Item FormC3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, T4evidence for theclaims:Item typeTarget-specificattributes (e.g.,accessibilityissues):Stimuli:3. Analyze information delivered orally and visually.4. Conduct short research on a topic, analyze and interpret theinformation, and cite evidence about how it supports a concept.5. Organize, compose, and deliver oral presentations using preciselanguage appropriate to purpose and audience.6. Use visual or audio information to enhance oral presentations.PTStudents with visual and hearing impairments may require alternativeformats of the information presented. Students with speaking impairmentsmay require alternative options for presenting their speeches.SourcesA simulated dictionary websiteThree websites about young .asp?dir childVideo: Mikey roes-youngwonders/index.htmlMikey Carraway champions organ donation while feeding the homeless inOakland, CA (1:10)A student-selected article from a website of students’ choosing (mayuse suggested option: child)InterviewAna Dodson raises money for Peruvian 008.01.cfmAna DodsonA giving heartAna was adopted when she was a little baby, but she always dreamed ofreturning to the country she was born in. When she visited a Peruvianorphanage 4 years ago, she saw how the children were not as fortunate asshe was and she decided to make it her mission to help them. Read abouther story, about her trip to Peru, and how she opened her heart to giveback to the place she once called home.How old are you?I am 15 years old.What grade are you in?I am in 10th grade.Version 1.0

ELA Grade 6 Draft Sample PT Item FormC3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, T4Where do you live?I live in Colorado.When did you first visit Peru and what made you decide to go?I first went back to Peru when I was eleven years old. I had alwayswanted to go back ever since I was a little girl, but my parentswanted me to wait until I was older. But they found this greatprogram called Peruvian Ties that brings back adopted children totheir birth countries. I was told if I wanted to go, we would all go. Isaid yes, of course, and that was the beginning!How did that first visit affect you?That first visit will affect me for the rest of my life. I was 11 years oldat the time and when I was there, I saw a lot of poverty and it wasvery hard for me to process. That first visit made me realize that Ineeded to do something to help the children in the orphanage therebecause I could have been one of them. It is because of thosechildren that I decided to start Peruvian Hearts and it has changedmy life drastically.What has your charity, Peruvian Hearts, accomplished since youstarted it?Peruvian Hearts has accomplished many things! We have a vitaminproject that gives daily multi-vitamins to the children; a scholarshipproject that pays for school fees, uniforms and school equipment; ascholarship fund—named in honor of my birth mother, Maria—for girlsto go to college; a lunch program that feeds children who walkseveral miles to school; a library project that sends children’s booksin Spanish to Peru; and a tutoring program that brings a tutor to theorphanage to help the girls catch up on skills that they missed whilenot attending school.We also have plans to start health partnerships with medical missionsthat will provide screening and treatment for congenital* heartproblems, dental health, and other general health problems.We have also helped build greenhouses at the orphanage, boughtchickens (so the children could have eggs and meat), and this yearwe bought the orphanage solar water heaters so the children couldhave hot baths for the first time in their lives!What is your favorite part about your service to the girls in Peru?My favorite part about helping these children is knowing that I ammaking a difference in their lives. I want them to have the sameopportunities that I have in mine. I also love getting to know them—their dreams, accomplishments, and hopes.How big is Peruvian Hearts now?Peruvian Hearts is getting larger. We now have people all around theworld that are helping these children in Peru.Tell us about the awards and recognition you’ve received in thepast year.This year CNN traveled to Peru with me and they did a “Hero Profile”Version 1.0

ELA Grade 6 Draft Sample PT Item FormC3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, T4on Peruvian Hearts. I also am the Youth Ambassador for the StopChild Poverty Campaign (sponsored by the New Zealand based GlobalVolunteer Network Foundation). Through this position, I have had theopportunity to speak to students in many places about following theirdreams and holding on to the belief that they can change the worldwith small acts of kindness. Also, I got to speak with the NobelLaureate Betty Williams at Peace Jam and I had the amazingopportunity to be a speaker at the United Nations on theInternational Day of Peace.What keeps you motivated to work so hard?The children of Peru—their faces, hopes, and dreams keep memotivated to work so hard. I could have been one of those childrenon the street or in an orphanage. I was blessed and adopted. Now Ilive in America where I have an amazing life. I want these children tohave some of the same opportunities.I’m also motivated by helping kids in the United States realize theycan make a difference in the world if they believe in themselves.What kind of support have you received from your family?I have received incredible support from my family. They are alwaysthere for me, always encouraging me and supporting me. PeruvianHearts is a family-run organization. My whole family helps to run thischarity and without them and my friends on our Peruvian Heartsboard, it could have never succeeded.What activities do you do in your free time to stay healthy?I horseback ride, play golf, and snowboard in the winter.What are your plans after high school?I plan to attend college after high school and continue following mypassion for my charity and service work.What advice would you give to girls who also want to make adifference in the world?I would tell girls to follow their hearts and to not lose sight of whatthey are passionate about. If you follow your dream and take onesmall step at a time, great things will happen in your life.*congenital: a condition present at birthStimuli/TextComplexity:Version 1.0

ELA Grade 6 Draft Sample PT Item FormC3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, /browse/wonder?s ry/page.asp?dir e.asp?dir childTask Notes:Task Overview (105 total minutes):Title: Young WondersPart 1 (35 minutes)Students plan and research for their speeches. They research a word meaning and apply thedefinition to a concept. They watch and analyze a video clip and read an interview about thealtruistic acts of two young people. They analyze three websites to identify which would bemost useful for researching another young wonder. They research a third young person thathelps others and take notes on the information about that person.Part 2 (70 minutes)Students write an outline about the young wonder they researched to plan their speeches.They create or select a visual or audio representation of the young wonder they researched.They give a speech about the young wonder using the visual or audio representation to supportthe speech and explaining how the representation is relevant to the young wonder.Scorable Products: Student responses to the constructed-response questions and the essaywill be scored.Teacher preparation/Resource requirementsThe teacher should conduct standard preparation, registration, etc. for computer-based testing.The testing software will include access to spell check and a thesaurus, but not to grammarcheck. The teacher should ensure availability of paper-based and electronic visual and audiorepresentations.Teacher Directions:Students are given the texts, research, a specific speech topic, audience or any additionalinformation about the speech.Part 1 (35 minutes) Initiate the online testing session. Allow students to access the sources and their answers to the constructed responsequestions presented in part 1. They will not be allowed to change their answers. Alert students when 20 minutes have elapsed. Alert students when there are 5 minutes remaining in part 1.Stretch BreakPart 2 (70 minutes) Inform students of the location of drawing media and paper should they choose to useit. Initiate the online testing session. Alert students when 35 minutes have elapsed.Version 1.0

ELA Grade 6 Draft Sample PT Item FormC3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, T4 Alert students when there are 10 minutes remaining in the session.Monitor presentation of speech.Close the testing session.Pre-Task Activity:There are no pre-task activities to be conducted.Time Requirements:The Performance Task will take 105 minutes to complete. This includes a 5-minute speech tobe given orally by the student.Student Directions:Part 1Your assignment:You will learn a

ELA ITEMS 5th GRADE SAMPLE ELA ITEMS 7TH GRADE SAMPLE ELA ITEMS 8TH GRADE SAMPLE ELA ITEMS ELA ITEMS . ELA Grade 6 Draft Sample PT Item Form C3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, T4 . ELA.6.PT.3.03.083 C3 T1, T3, T4 And C4 T2, T3, T4 . Sample Item ID: ELA.6.PT.3.03.083 . Title: Young Wonders

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