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DCAS – Alt1 Cut scores for Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

Instructions for how to complete trainings:

  1. Log into IMS
  2. Click PDMS
  3. Type in the course number in the “course search” box in lower left corner. Click SEARCH.
  4. The name of the training appears in search results. On the right, click REGISTER.

 

After registration is complete, a link will be shown. The user should click the link to go to the training, which resides inside Schoology, an online training delivery system. Since Districts have their own instances of Schoology (separate from the DOE instance of Schoology), it is necessary for users to log in to Schoology via IMS/PDMS rather than going into Schoology directly.

General information about Smarter Balanced Assessments for Math and ELA, including assessment components, summative blueprints, content specifications, Item specifications (CAT/PT).

DCPS-Training_Winter-2017_01312017

Released Tasks for Practice

DCPS Winter 2017 Training Handouts

DCPS Winter/Spring 2017 PAM

This document describes AIR’s plan for supporting operating systems during the upcoming test administration and following years. This plan helps districts and schools manage operating system deployments based on the support timelines.

This table provides a brief overview of DeSSA applications and which users can access the features/tasks within each application. The corresponding user guide for each system contains complete information about each system’s features.

This TA User Guide provides information on how to use the TA and Student Interface applications for all DeSSA assessments, including DCAS, EOC and Smarter.

TIDE Resources
TIDE Manual

TIDE User Roles

The 2017-2018 consolidated assessment calendar for DCAS, SMARTER, ACCESS, PSAT, SAT, and NAEP assessments.

General information about Smarter Balanced Assessments for Math and ELA, including assessment components, summative blueprints, content specifications, Item specifications (CAT/PT).

This zip file contains all translated test directions associated with Designated Support 4.09.

Unchanged for 2017-2018.

This manual provides information regarding test security policies for all DeSSA tests. School personnel, including Test Administrators, should review this document carefully.

This manual includes information for Test Administrators, Test Coordinators and other roles, and describes the policies and responsibilities for each role in the online testing for the DCAS Science.

2017-2018 Performance Standards for Smarter Summative Math and ELA/Lit Assessments.

You will access the Practice tests and find information about the Practice and Training Tests.

DeSSA Formulas, Measurement Conversions, and Angles – Reference document that outlines the formulas, measurement conversions, and angles that may be included on the Smarter Mathematics Assessment.

A table listing numbers from 1-100 is a non-embedded accommodation for grades 4 and above mathematics items on Smarter Test.

The 100’s number table is to be used only for students with visual processing or spatial perception needs as documented in their IEP or 504 plan.

A single-digit (1–9) multiplication table is a non-embedded accommodation for grade 4 and above mathematics items on Smarter Tests.

The multiplication table is to be used only for students with a documented and persistent calculation disability (i.e., dyscalculia).

Resources for the Smarter Math tests.

An explanation of Writing Condition Codes.

You will find Annotated Anchors for ELA.

You will find Performance Task Writing Rubrics for ELA for grades 3-8.

This zip file contains all the “Smarter Translations (glossaries) – non-embedded” needed to provide Designated Support 4.08. After you download the zip file, double-click on the zip file. You will find glossary folders for Smarter Paper Pencil tests organized by Smarter ELA and Smarter Math tests:

  • Smarter ELA Paper Pencil Glossaries
  • Smarter Math Paper Pencil Glossaries

 

Unchanged for 2016-2017.

Use the Accessibility Guidelines documents to plan for all Delaware System of Student Assessments (DeSSA) to take place in the 2016–2017 school year.

Note that all Accessibility Manual Appendices (forms, protocols, and request forms) can be accessed as stand-alone documents on the DOE portal.

This link will direct you to the files for Braille embossing for the Smarter Practice tests on the Smarter Balanced website.  All files are in ZIP format.

 

This Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides needed information regarding policies and procedures for the Smarter English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics Online Summative  Assessments.

This Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides needed information regarding policies and procedures for the Smarter English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) and Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB).

New for 2017-2018:

Guides to the Desmos calculator used for all tested grades on the Smarter Mathematics Assessment.

This is a presentation produced by Smarter Balanced, introducing test administrators and students to the concept of a Computer Adaptive Test, or CAT.

Information provided by Apple © for using administrative tools  to help schools manage and configure iPad for daily use and for digital assessments.

Information provided by Apple © on certain features of iOS devices that need to be restricted administratively for students taking the Smarter Balanced assessments.

The Smarter Universal Tools Training module provides an overview of the Embedded Universal Tools available to students when using the Test Delivery System (TDS) for the online Smarter Balanced Assessment.

The Student Interface Training module provides information for how students log in and navigate the student testing system, including information on layout and functionality of the test tools.

This link will direct you to guidelines for simplified test directions on Smarter Balanced website.

This manual provides an overview of the Smarter Summative Mathematics Assessment paper  test administration and supplements the Online Summative Test Administration Manual.

This manual provides an overview of the Smarter Summative English Language Arts Assessment paper  test
administration and supplements the Online Summative Test Administration Manual.

This user guide provides information on how to use the Online Reporting system to view student performance and participation data.

This manual provides information about supported hardware and software requirements and how to configure JAWS. Information about administering a test to a student requiring Braille and navigating a test with JAWS is also included.

Instructions for Districts and Schools to return Smarter Summative Paper Materials.

Sample items – updated October 2015

Opinion [pdf]

Performance Task Writing Rubrics (Grades 3-5)

Narrative [pdf]

Performance Task Writing Rubrics (Grades 3-8)

Explanatory [pdf]

Performance Task Writing Rubrics (Grades 6-8)

Scoring Rubrics for the Smarter Balanced Grade 3 Practice Tests

(CAT and PT)

Scoring Rubrics for the Smarter Balanced Grade 4 Practice Tests

(CAT and PT)

Scoring Rubrics for the Smarter Balanced Grade 5 Practice Tests

(CAT and PT)

Scoring Rubrics for the Smarter Balanced Grade 6 Practice Tests

(CAT and PT)

Scoring Rubrics for the Smarter Balanced Grade 7 Practice Tests

(CAT and PT)

Scoring Rubrics for the Smarter Balanced Grade 8 Practice Tests

(CAT and PT)

This link will direct you to the Smarter Balanced Resources and Documentation webpage where you will find additional resources for Smarter Tests

This manual provides detailed information about installing the secure browser on supported devices.

An interpretive brochure to help parents and educators better understand and use the DCAS – Alt1 family report.

This document provides an overview of how to use the Score Entry Interface.

DCAS – Alt1 Cut scores for Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

Revised instructions for districts and schools receiving the materials for the Smarter summative paper and pencil test administration,

Science test blueprint used on the DCAS

This user guide provides information on how to use the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).

Scoring rubrics for the graphic response questions in the DCAS Science Practice Tests

Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) are designed to identify and define what a student knows and can do at a specific grade and to help parents, educators and students understand the performance level scores a student received on DCAS.

Periodic Table available in the DCAS Grade 10 Summative Test.

Instructions for Districts and Schools to return DCAS Science Paper Materials.

The previous 2016–2017 consolidated assessment calendar for DCAS, SMARTER, ACCESS, PSAT, SAT, and NAEP assessments.

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Learning Point Navigator application.

This Paper/Pencil Test Administration Manual provides information for Test Administrators, Test Coordinators, and other roles, on policies and procedures for administering the DCAS paper/pencil forms.

This AIRWays User Guide provides information on how authorized users may use AIRWays to view a variety of student performance reports for the Smarter Interim Assessments.

This user guide provides information on how to use the Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS).

This Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide provides information on how authorized users may use AVA to view Smarter interim assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.

Information about Lexile® Scores, Lexile® Framework for Reading, and “Find a Book, Delaware!”

Scoring rubrics for the graphics response questions in the DCAS practice test.

This document provides a brief explanation of how to access the student Practice and Training Test Site at home using either the secure browser or a supported Mozilla Firefox browser.

This is a basic calculator that may be available as a tool for specific test questions in the mathematics tests for Grade 6.

This is a scientific calculator that may be available as a tool for specific test questions in the mathematics tests for Grades 7 and 8.

This is a scientific calculator with graphing and regression capabilities. DDOE does not administer the Smarter High School test, however, this calculator can still be used for classroom instruction.

This document contains information about hardware and software requirements, including supported operating systems and web browsers for all DCAS applications.

This document lists error codes and messages that may appear during online testing. The English and Spanish messages for each code are listed.

This document contains the technical specifications for online testing, including information about Internet and network requirements, hardware and software requirements, secure browser installation, and text-to-speech and voice packs.

This document outlines how a district administrator or a district test coordinator can batch print score reports.

This document outlines how anyone at a school administrator level can batch print score reports.

Answer Keys for the DCAS Practice Tests

You will find General Rubrics for Mathematics for grades 3-8.

Resources for the DCAS tests.

Answer Keys for the DCAS Science Practice Tests

This document explains how to access student scores through a web-based database called Home Access.

An interpretive brochure to help parents and educators better understand and use the family report for Smarter Summative and
Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System