2007 PSSA Math Update (Getting Ready) by hijuney5

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									2007 PSSA Math Update

2006 PSSA
Based on 2005 Assessment Anchors First time Grades 4, 6 and 7 were tested Cut scores for Performance Levels set for Grades 4, 6 and 7 based on 2006 PSSA

2006/2007 and Beyond
Criterion Referenced Based on the 2007 Assessment Anchors 5 Reporting Categories
– – – – – Numbers and Operations Measurement Geometry Algebra Data Analysis

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2006/2007 and Beyond
Student score comes from:
– 54 Multiple Choice questions – 3 Open-Ended questions

Students take:
– 66 MC at grades 3 - 8 and 11 – 5 Open-Ended

Grade 3 will alternate subject areas with Math coming first.

2006/2007 and Beyond
MC items based on Eligible Content OE items based on Descriptor Have students read the OE items carefully and answer exactly what is being asked.

2006/2007 and Beyond
2007 PSSA Mathematics Test

Format

Number of Multiple Choice Items per Student (1 pt. each)
Grade
Estimated Time of Test 2 hours 4 sessions 2.5 hours 3 sessions Common Multiple Choice Items Matrix Items Field Test Items

Number of Open-Ended Items per Student (4 pts. each)
Common OpenEnded Items Common Matrix Items Common Field Test Items Total Number of Score Points 54+12= 1 1

3

54

4

8

3

66
54+12=

4 - 8 and 11

54

5

6

3

1

1

66

Scores come from the COMMON ONLY.

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2006/2007 and Beyond
Embedded Field Test Open-Ended items scored on a 0-4 scale Item-specific scoring guidelines but no general rubric. Formula sheets will be provided for grades 7, 8 and 11.

2006/2007 and Beyond
Testing time is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours for Math. Testing in Grades 3 - 8 and 11. Grade 4 test is more like the grade 5 test than the grade 3 test. Can have a “blemish” and still get a score of 4 on an OE item. “e.g. missing $” no longer included in General Scoring Guidelines as an example of a blemish.

2006/2007 and Beyond
Grade 4 and up: calculators ARE permitted. Rulers will be provided at grades where needed. Students must use the rulers provided for the PSSA. Rulers scaled in centimeters and inches. Protractors are provided as needed.

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2006/2007 and Beyond
Grade 3:
– Format for Math is the same as the other grades – OE are now like the other grades – May not use calculators – Answers marked in test booklet – Contractor is DRC, not CTB

Test Blueprint
Reporting Category
Numbers and Operations Measurement Geometry Algebraic Concepts Data Analysis and Probability

Grade 3
40-50% 12-15% 12-15% 12-15% 13-16%

Grade 4
43-47% 12-15% 12-15% 12-15% 12-15%

Grade 5
41-45% 12-15% 12-15% 13-17% 12-15%

Grade 6
28-32% 12-15% 15-21% 15-20% 15-20%

Grade 7
20-24% 12-15% 15-21% 20-27% 15-20%

Grade 8
18-22% 12-15% 15-20% 25-30% 15-20%

Grade 11
12-15% 12-15% 12-18% 36-42% 12-18%

Total Points

66 Points

66 Points

66 Points

66 Points

66 Points

66 Points

66 Points

Testing Window – ’06/‘07
October 23 – November 3, 2006 – Retest for Math, Reading and Writing February 12 – 23, 2007 -- 5th, 8th & 11th Grade Writing Assessment March 12 – 23, 2007 – Grades 3 - 8 & 11 Math and Reading Assessment April 23 - May 4, 2007 – Grades 4, 8 & 11 Science Field Test

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Anchors and Changes
Original Anchors – ’05 Revised Anchors – ’07 “Assessment Anchor Content Standards” Will be periodically reviewed and then revised as needed (similar to Standards).

Anchor Cards
http://www.pde.state.pa.us/math/cwp/view.asp?Q=120970&A=3 Based on the ’07 Anchors, available on-line – www.pde.state.pa.us then CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION then MATHEMATICS
M11.D Algebraic Concepts M11.D.2 Represent and/or analyze mathematical situations using numbers, symbols, words, tables and/or graphs. M11.D.2.1 Write, solve and/or graph linear equations and inequalities using various methods. M11.D.2.1.1 Solve compound inequalities and/or graph their solution sets on a number line (may include absolute value inequalities). M11.D.2.1.2 Identify or graph functions, linear equations or linear inequalities on a coordinate plane. M11.D.2.1.3 Write and/or solve a linear equation (including problem situations). M11.D.2.1.4 Write and/or solve systems of equations using graphing, substitution and/or elimination (limit to two equations.) M11.D.2.1.5 Solve quadratic equations using factoring (integers only – not including completing the square or the Quadratic Formula). 20

Item Sampler
http://www.pde.state.pa.us/a_and_t/cwp/vie w.asp?a=108&Q=73314&a_and_tNav=|680 |&a_and_tNav=| (Go to www.pde.state.pa.us then PRE K12 SCHOOLS, then ASSESSMENT, then RESOURCE MATERIALS Grades 3 – 8 and 11 MC and OE

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Performance Level Descriptors
http://www.pde.state.pa.us/a_and_t/cwp/vie w.asp?a=108&q=114348 Also under RESOURCE MATERIALS on the PDE web site.

Current Performance Level Cut Scores – All Grades
Mathematics
Performance Level

Grade 3
1370 and up 11801369 10501179 1049 and below

Grade 4
1445 and up 12461444 11561245 1155 and below

Grade 5
1483 and up 13121482 11581311 1157 and below

Grade 6
1476 and up 12981475 11741297 1173 and below

Grade 7
1472 and up 12981471 11831297 1182 and below

Grade 8
1446 and up 12841445 11711283 1170 and below

Grade 11
1509 and up 13041508 11671303 1166 and below

Advanced Proficient Basic

Below Basic

COMING SOON!
MONITORING!
NCLB requires states to monitor the administration of their assessment. We are currently working on a plan to meet this requirement. We expect it to be in place for the administration of the 2007 PSSA.

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Questions?
Division of Assessment 717-787-4234 CWayne@state.pa.us KNlemchi@state.pa.us JWakeem@state.pa.us 717-783-0358 717-346-3290 717-346-8063

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