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2005 STAR Presentation SAUSD

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									Preparing Your Child for
        Testing



 Santa Ana Unified School District
  Dept. of Research and Evaluation
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Presentation Goals

By the end of this presentation…
You will know how to help your child
 prepare for testing




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Think back to when you were a young
student. . .
What do you remember about the
 tests you took?
 ◦ What kinds of tests did you take?
 ◦ How did you feel?
 ◦ What was learned from the tests you
   took?




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Q: What tests do we administer in Santa
Ana Unified School District?


Standardized Testing And Reporting
 California Standards Test (CST) (our focus
 today)
 California Modified Assessment (CMA)
  California Alternate Performance Assessment
    (CAPA)
 Standards Based Test in Spanish (STS)
    (Your child may have taken one or more tests)
 Early Assessment Program (EAP)



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When and Where?
Q: When Does My Child Take the Tests?
A: STAR is every Spring


Q: Where Does My Child Take the Tests?
A: STAR tests are administered at your child’s
  home school




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Q: How Are STAR Results Used to Help
Students?

 Answer:
STAR
-Identify Academic Strengths and Needs
-Meetings with Teachers
-Alignment to Standards
-California Reading List
-A More Complete Picture


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Q: What might the test look like?

 Let’s see what it looks like . . .
       And let’s try a few




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Let’s try an example. . .
What do our children need to know?
How are they tested?

  In 5th grade students must be able to:




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            From the 5th
            Grade CST in
            Mathematics. . .


            What is the
            correct
            answer?
            A.
            B.
            C.
            D.




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Now, something a little harder. . .




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Standardized tests look different from
regular classroom tests

•Students  will be asked to read questions in a test book
and, then, mark their answer in the same book or on an
answer document
•Students must follow directions for making allowable
marks
•Neatness is important
           The STAR
         Student Report
 You should receive your STAR Student Report
  in the mail in September. A guide in multiple
languages also comes with the Student Report.
 Your student’s current teacher also has your
 child’s STAR results so that he/she can assist
              your student better.



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STAR Student Report
(Sample)




     Source: California Department of Education (CDE)
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STAR Student Report
(Sample)




     Source: California Department of Education (CDE)
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STAR Student Report
(Sample)




     Source: California Department of Education (CDE)
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What Does the Scale Score
Tell Us?
  A scale score is a number that tells you
   more information about how a student
   did on the CST.
  Scale scores range between 150 (low) to
   a 600 (high).
  Scale scores determine the performance
   level and tell us how close the student is
   to the next performance level



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What does the
Performance Level Mean?
 The performance level tells you how your student is doing based on the
 California standards, which is what the state identified as expectations for
                               each grade level.

 Advanced: Approximately one or more grade
 levels ABOVE the grade level at the time of test.
 Proficient: Approximately AT grade level at the
 time of the test
 Basic: Approximately one grade level BELOW
 the grade level during the test
 Below Basic: Approximately two grade levels
 BELOW the grade level during the test
 Far Below Basic: Approximately three or more
 grade levels BELOW the grade level at the time
 of the test
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         STAR Student Report
         (Sample)




Range of percent correct scores on
the reporting cluster for students
who scored proficient on the total
test


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        STAR Student Report
        (Sample)
Percent correct and # obtained
by the student on the reporting
cluster




   For example, this tells us exactly which part(s) of math the
student is the strongest in and which part(s) he/she needs more
  help in. This student is strongest in Estimation, Percents and
     Factoring (83% correct) and needs the most help with
           Measurement and Geometry (73% correct).
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   STAR:
   Student Report
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/readinglist.asp




            Source: California Department of Education (CDE)
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STAR: Student Report
 http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/




       Source: California Department of Education (CDE)
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How can parents help their
 child/children prepare for
           testing??




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What can I do to help my student
prepare for the STAR?
At the beginning of and throughout the year:
 Review the California Content Standards (with your child’s teacher) for
  each subject area
 Ask for the results of your child’s benchmark tests
 Encourage your child to read everyday
 Connect with your child’s teacher about his/her progress
   ◦   Say, “Hi!” to your child’s teacher
   ◦   Attend conferences
   ◦   Attend parent meetings
   ◦   Review your child’s STAR Student Report with your child
   ◦   Review your child’s report card with your child

During testing:
 Ensure Proper Diet and Adequate Rest Before Testing
 Help Your Child Understand Teachers’ Behaviors During Testing
 Help Your Child Understand Their Own Behaviors During and After
  Testing
 Avoid Stressful or Emotional Situations in the Home, if possible
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   How to Reduce Test Anxiety . . .
Before and/or during a test,   What can parents do to
  students may:                  help?
• Feel panic                   • Keep practice times
• Forget what they learned       pleasant
• Have shaky or sweaty         • Teach your child to ease
  palms                          an anxious mind and body
• Need to go to the                • Silently count backward
                                     from 10
  restroom
                                   • Take a deep breath
• Have a stomach ache
                                   • Tense and relax muscles
                                   • Imagine being in a peaceful
                                     place
                               •   Be positive!
Testing Tips and Questions

•Listen carefully to spoken
directions
•Read through the written      Ask your child’s
directions                     teacher for other tips.
                               Write them down . . .
•Glance through the
problems                       __________________
                               __________________
•Read all the questions or
                               __________________
problems
                               __________________
•Read the entire question or   __________________
problem                        __________________
•Look at any pictures
•Go back and check answers
Frequently Asked Questions
1.   Is it okay to guess on a test?
2.   Are the STAR tests timed?
3.   Can parents take a look at the tests?
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp




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Benchmark Student Exam Report




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Benchmark Student Exam Report




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Name three things that you will
 do to help your child/children
     prepare for testing??




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    Review - Quiz
   What is the name of one of the significant tests
    administered to your child in the spring every year?


   Name two ways you can help prepare your child for
    testing.




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Reference and
On-line Resources
(2010). A parent’s handbook: Your
 child and standardized tests, grades
 3-5. Channing Bete Company.

California Department of Education
STAR website at:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/

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Contact Information
   Dept. of Research and Evaluation
   Santa Ana Unified School District
        (714) 558-5850 Phone
         (714) 558-5573 FAX




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