Thursday, February 28, 2013

PARCC Assessment Limits in Evidence Tables - High School Mathematics


My first session today is all about the PARCC Evidence Statements. The following bullets were taken as the session was flowing, so I'll be sure to summarize and clarify these notes soon.

Presenter - Tammy Brown from National Mathematics and Science Initiative

** I've downloaded all Math Evidence Statements for your easy viewing and sharing: http://db.tt/p0nSLoEH
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE IN DRAFT FORM AND ARE NOT OFFICIAL AT THIS POINT...PLEASE USE THESE SPARINGLY AND BE SURE TO COMMUNICATE THEIR DRAFT NATURE TO ANYONE YOU SHARE THEM WITH.)

  • PARCC is releasing Evidence Tables for 3-11 Math and ELA, describing the evidence that is intended to be gathered through the PBA and EOI.
  • Some Evidence Statements (ES) are exactly the same as the standards.
  • Others can be Domain Integrated, which means tasks related to the ES could draw on the content from that entire domain.
  • Similarly, there can be Course Integrated statements that can pull from content across domains within the given course.
  • ES for sub-claims C and D appear to be Course Integrated, which initially appear vague. The Content Scope is the defining characteristic. Of course, any ES for sub-claim C will certainly focus on MP3.
  • As with all shared ES, there are Clarifications that better give the teacher a better sense of the focus.
  • The final HS ES are for sub-claim D. Limitations and Content Focus are provided within the ES. Content Scope is necessarily inclusive of the starred standards.
  • "These are structured similarly to the AP questions, where the maximum expected time required to complete the task will be 15 minutes." -Tammy Brown
  • Out of 107 points, sub-claim D (in HS) will be worth ~18 points
    • 3-8 Blueprint - Total~92, A~40, B~18, C~14, D~12 (In 3-6 only E~7-10)
    • A1-G-A2 - Total~107, A~50, B~25, C~14, D~18
  • Sub-Claims C and D can only be tested on the PBA, at ~80% of the year.
  • Since A2 and M3 are being used for CCR-determination, two new ES will be added to the Algebra 2 and Math 3 tables that will integrate ideas from all of high school. This will happen in the next two weeks.
    • E-mail Doug Sovde if you have ideas for what these should cover: DSovde [at] achieve.org
  • This might scare you, but the following topics are all taught in A1:
    • Linear equations/functions
    • Quadratic equations/functions
    • Exponential functions
    • Square Root, Cube Root, Piecewise, Absolute Value, Rational, Cubic w/ Linear & Quadratic Roots
    • Polynomial expressions/equations
    • Inequalities
      • This list isn't exhaustive, but certainly useful to read through ES and get a better sense of what the content distribution is.

Read Brook Meiller's Notes from this same session at http://okelc.blogspot.com/2013/02/evidence-tables-for-high-school-math.html

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