CDE ASSESSMENT
RECOMMENDATIONS
January 29, 2013
CDE’s Assessment Recommendations
Recommendation #1
Suspend all STAR tests not federally required
or used for EAP & adjust API.
 Tests to continue:

 CST/CMA/CAPA
in ELA and Math in Gr. 3-8
 CST/CMA/CAPA in Science in Gr. 5, 8, 10
 CAPA in ELA and Math in Gr. 10
 Grade 11 CST in ELA
 CST Algebra 2
 CST HS Summative Math
Recommendation 1
Assessment Suspended
Grade by Grade Comparison
Current to Proposed Testing
CA Assessment System
Current
Math
Proposed
Current
Science
Proposed
Current
History
Proposed
Current
Proposed
Physical Fitness Test
Current
Proposed
English Proficiency
Current
K
CELDT*
1
CELDT*
CST
CELDT*
3
CST*
SBAC*
CST*
SBAC*
4
CST*
SBAC*
CST*
SBAC*
5
CST*
SBAC*
CST*
SBAC*
6
CST*
SBAC*
CST*
SBAC*
7
CST*
SBAC*
CST*
SBAC*
8
CST*
SBAC*
CST*
SBAC*
9
CST
SBAC*
CELDT*
CELDT*
CST*
CST*
CST
CST-EOC
CST
CST*
CST-EOC
CST
SBAC*
12
NGSS*
PFT
Continue separate law
PFT
Continue separate law
CELDT*
CELDT*
*1x HS
CST
*1x HS
11
CST
*1x HS
10
*1x ELEM
CST
*1x MS
2
Proposed
CST-EOC
NGSS*
CST
CELDT*
PFT
NGSS*
CELDT*
Continue separate law
CELDT*
CST-EOC
CELDT*
CST-EOC
CELDT*
Revise CELDT to align to ELD Standards
ELA
CELDT*
CR
EAP
SBAC
EAP
SBAC
HS Exit Exam
CAHSEE
Explore
alternatives
CAHSEE
Explore
alternatives
*FEDERAL REQUIREMENT
CA REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS (ED CODE)
Dependent on Outcome of Recommendation 7
1/31/13
Recommendation #2
In 2014-15, fully implement Smarter
Balanced ELA and Math assessments: Gr. 38, 11.
 Paper/pencil option available for 3 years.
 If SBAC develops additional assessments for
high school, these should be made available
to LEAs for local use.
 Replaces CSTs and CMA.

Recommendations Timeline
CDE Assessment Recommendations Report
RECOMMENDATION 1
RECOMMENDATION 2
2013-14
CST/CMA/CAPA IN ELA GR. 3-8
Suspend portions of the CST/CMA/CAPA IN MATH GR. 3-8
STAR not required
CST/CMA/CAPA IN SCIENCE GR. 5, 8, 10
federally and adjust API to CAPA ELA & MATH IN GR. 10
reflect.
CST/EAP ELA GR. 11
CST/EAP ALG 2 OR SUM. MATH GR. 11
Implement SBAC.
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
SBAC - ELA, GR. 3-8, 11
SBAC - MATH, GR. 3-8, 11
Use Gr. 11 SBAC as
indicator of College
Use SBAC as College Readiness
Readiness.
Develop science
State Board Adopts Next Generation
assessments aligned to Science Standards
RECOMMENDATION 4
NGSS, administer in Gr. 5,
Develop new state science assessments (timeline undefined in report)
8 and once in 10-12.
Administer new science assessments (school year undefined in report)
Develop/use alternative
New assessment to replace CAPA Gr. 3-8, 11 in ELA/Math
RECOMMENDATION 5
assessments.
New alternative science assessment in Gr. 5, 8, 10-12
Determine need for
academic assessments in
RECOMMENDATION 6
Timeline undefined in report.
languages other than
English.
Over the next several years, develop a plan for assessing grade levels and curricular areas beyond federal requirements in a manner that models high-quality
RECOMMENDATION 7 Assess full curriculum.
teaching and learning.
Provide list of Gr. 2
Create a state-approved list of Gr. 2 diagnostic assessments (timeline undefined
diagnostic assessments;
in report)
provide access for all
RECOMMENDATION 8
schools to SBAC interim
Acquire the SBAC interim item bank and
assessments and formative
formative tools.
tools.
Explore alternatives to
RECOMMENDATION 9
Timeline undefined in report.
CAHSEE.
Explore use of
RECOMMENDATION 10
Timeline undefined in report.
matriculation exams.
Conduct comparability
Comparability studies between
studies to link
RECOMMENDATION 11
CST/SBAC (sample of students across
performance on STAR and
CA taking both tests)
SBAC.
Maintain a continuous
RECOMMENDATION 12 cycle of improvement of
Ongoing collection of data and independent evaluations
the assessment system.
RECOMMENDATION 3
Recommendation #3

Use Gr. 11 SBAC ELA and Math assessments
as indicator of college readiness (instead of
CST/EAP).
Recommendation #4

Develop and administer science assessments
aligned to Next Generation Science
Standards (NGSS), when adopted.
 State
Board is scheduled to review & adopt NGSS in
November 2013.
 Test item types would be consistent with SBAC
assessments: short and extended constructedresponse and performance tasks.
 Grades to be tested: Gr. 5, 8, and once in 10-12
(federal requirement).
 Consider
using end-of-course assessment as a possible
way to meet high school requirement.
Recommendation #5
Develop or use multistate consortia
alternative assessments
 Audience: students with severe cognitive
disabilities (current CAPA students)
 Subjects: ELA, Math, Science
 Grade levels:

 3-8,
11 for ELA & Math;
 5, 8, and once in 10-12 for Science
Recommendation #6
Determine need and purpose of assessments
in other languages
 Timeline: after SBAC is operational
 Reason: SBAC will contain primary language
supports and accommodations for English
Learners

Recommendation #7 (Part A)


Assess the full curriculum using assessments
that model high-quality teaching and
learning activities.
“Over the next several years, consult with
stakeholders and subject matter experts to
develop a plan for assessing grade levels
and curricular areas beyond those required
by ESEA in a manner that models highquality teaching and learning activities.”
Recommendation #7 (Part B)

Areas for consideration:
Visual and Performing Arts
 World Languages
 Technology
 Science
 History/Social Science


Variety of Assessment Options to Assess Efficiently
Computer-based tests (with possible matrix sampling)
 Locally-scored performance tasks
 Portfolios

Recommendation #7 (Part C)


Explore use of a state assessment calendar that
would schedule the assessment of non-ESEA
required subjects over several years.
Release a sample of items to encourage the use
of rubrics and related material in professional
development activities.
Recommendation #8

Invest in Interim, Diagnostic, and Formative Tools
 Create
a state-approved list of Gr. 2 diagnostic
assessments for ELA & math use
 Voluntary
for LEAs
 Purchase locally
 State
should acquire SBAC interim item bank and
formative tools to allow complete access for all
public schools (Gr. 3-8, 11)
 Not
a mandate
 No data collection at the state level
 May extend beyond Gr. 11 in high school
Recommendation #9

Consider alternatives to CAHSEE:
 Use
of SBAC ELA and Math high school assessments
 PSAT, SAT, ACT or AP in conjunction with stateadministered assessments
 Successful completion of specific courses (yet to be
defined)
 Relevant end-of-course assessments that may be
developed in the future
 Matriculation exams, if developed (see
Recommendation #10)
Recommendation #10 (Part A)

Explore the Possible Use of Matriculation Exams
 Already
in use in numerous counties to assess knowledge
and skills for entrance into college, career, and/or
upper high school levels.
 Matriculation
Exams can provide students with evidence
of their requisite skills for prospective colleges or
employers.
Recommendation #10 (Part B)

Concept introduced in CA by Bonilla AB 2001 in
2011-12 legislative session:
 “A
plan to bring together elem./secondary school
policy leaders, the community colleges, CSU, UC,
private colleges and universities, and postsecondary
career technical and vocational programs to develop
criteria and create non-punitive pathways in which
assessments taken by middle and high school students
are aligned with college and career readiness and
may be recognized as one of a number of multiple
measures for entry into college, placement in collegelevel courses, and career training.”
Recommendation #11

Conduct Comparability Studies to link performance
on the STAR assessments with performance on SBAC.
 Would
require a representative sample of students to
take both tests at approximately the same time in the
same school year.

Comparability studies are proposed for only one
year: 2013-14 (although not stated in report) which
is the year prior to the formal start of SBAC.
Recommendation #12

Maintain a Continuous Cycle of Improvement of the
Assessment System
 Ongoing
collection of data and information to evaluate
aspects that are working as intended and aspects that
need to be reviewed and improved
 Provide for periodic independent evaluations of the
assessment system to ensure system remains relevant
and valid.
Areas Not Included in
Recommendations

Grade 2 Summative Testing

Grade 2 Interim Assessments

SBAC Interim Assessments and Formative Tools (R/LA
and Math) for Gr. 9-10
CDE’s Next Steps
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Implementation timeline and budget – within the
next couple of weeks
Briefings with legislators, leaders, legislative staff
members
Hearings/debates
Consulting with stakeholders as assessments are
built in other subject areas (to create a plan for
legislators on an assessment system)
Testing suspension (Recommendation 1) is the most
urgent
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