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1 Slide 2 2 Agenda What is ReadiStep? The College Readiness Pathway Basics Coordinating the ReadiStep Program Before the Test On Test Day After the Test Slide 3 3 What is ReadiStep Slide 4 4 What is ReadiStep ? Flexible middle grades assessment that provides early feedback Measures skills students need to be on track for college success Provides tools to address skill gaps and improve curriculum Supports transition to high school and high school course planning Offers tools for early college and career exploration Slide 5 5 The First Step ReadiStep and The College Readiness Pathway Slide 6 6 A Pathway to Performance College and Career Readiness Expectations for All Students Three integrated assessments one powerful tool The College Boards College and Career Readiness Pathway is a series of integrated diagnostic assessments that measures college and career readiness from the eighth through the 12th grades Intervening Early Identifying Opportunity Providing College Access Slide 7 7 Offers feedback as students transition into high school ReadiStep: The First Step Designed to work with PSAT/NMSQT and SAT to Measure a progression of skills Support skill interventions from middle school through high school Consistent content and format, and reporting Same content areas: reading, writing and mathematics Same skill categories at a grade-appropriate level Aligned to Common Core, state standards and NAEP standards Progression of benchmarks at each level Slide 8 8 ReadiStep Assessment About the Test Slide 9 9 ReadiStep Assessment Basics Content : Three multiple-choice sections: reading, writing and math No essay or student-produced response questions Administration: Easy-to-administer paper-and-pencil test Given in school, during the school day Test window: Oct. 1630, 2013 Slide 10 10 Skill Categories Measured Mathematics Content Skills Number & Operations Algebra & Functions Geometry & Measurement Data, Statistics & Probability Critical Reading Determining the Meaning of Words Authors Craft Reasoning & Inference Organization & Ideas Writing Grammatical Relationships between Words Words & Phrases Used to Modify or Compare Phrases & Clauses Correctly Formed Sentences Relationships of Sentences & Paragraphs Process Skills Problem Solving Representation Reasoning Connections Communication Slide 11 11 2013-14 Dates and Deadlines Slide 12 12 Before the Test ReadiStep Implementation Slide 13 13 Know Your ReadiStep School Code The ReadiStep School Code is a 6-digit number used to identify your institution. Returning ReadiStep customers may have a copy of this code on hand from previous administrations. The order form at readistep.collegeboard.org includes a school code lookup feature.readistep.collegeboard.org The ReadiStep School Code is required for ordering. If your institution is not listed in the lookup, contact us at http://readistep.collegeboard.org/contact to receive a ReadiStep Code. New code requests may take up to 3 business days to process. http://readistep.collegeboard.org/contact Note: ReadiStep codes are different from the school codes used for PSAT/NMSQT and SAT Slide 14 14 Ordering Test Materials readistep.collegeboard.org One district coordinator can order on behalf of all schools (recommended) or each school can place its own order. When you select your ReadiStep school code, data will auto-populate in the identification fields on the order form. You may then alter the fields, as necessary. Email confirmations will be sent when orders are received Order Online at Slide 15 15 Using Accommodations Review the ReadiStep Guide to Nonstandard Test Formats Available at readistep.collegeboard.org.readistep.collegeboard.org Order nonstandard test materials with standard materials Accommodations do not need to be approved by the College Board. Orders containing 5 or more of any nonstandard test format will require a nonstandard administration roster, sent via email. Nonstandard test materials available ReadiStep Test Booklet (Braille Format) ReadiStep Test Booklet (Large-Type Format) Readers Script for the ReadiStep Assessment Readers Script for the ReadiStep Assessment (Audio Format) Slide 16 16 Submitting Bulk Registration Files Prepare data file Review instructions available at www.collegeboard.org/bulkregistration.www.collegeboard.org/bulkregistration Format data file before Sept. 20. Submit data file After order is fully processed, the billing contact listed on the order receives a bulk registration access code. If the billing contact will not be submitting the data file, he or she should forward this email to the appropriate person. Apply labels Pre-ID labels delivered with test materials. See the Supervisors Manual for instructions on applying labels. Slide 17 17 Informing Staff, Students & Parents Select and train testing staff One testing assistant is needed in each testing room. Testing assistants may be teachers or members of the administrative, secretarial or clerical staff. Ensure that staff review the Supervisors Manual prior to test day. Notify staff, students, and parents about ReadiStep Flyers, presentations, and other support materials are available at readistep.collegeboard.org. readistep.collegeboard.org Inform students that this is a timed test. Remind students to bring a calculator on test day. Slide 18 18 Receiving Test Materials Receiving materials Test materials should be opened and checked within 24 hours of receipt. Check that boxes contain all materials listed on the Packing List. Packaging materials Return all test materials to the cartons, reseal the cartons and sign your name across the top of each carton. Storing materials Store cartons in a secure area to only authorized persons have access. Slide 19 19 Setting Up the Testing Rooms Classroom arrangement All students must face the same direction. All chairs must be placed directly behind those in the preceding row. There should be unimpeded access to every student for effective monitoring. There should be a large wall clock that is clearly visible to all students. Slide 20 20 On Test Day ReadiStep Implementation Slide 21 21 Testing Procedures Admission to the testing room Seat students to ensure they work independently. You should be able to monitor all students from any location in the room. Students should not leave testing room without permission. Distribution of test materials Hand a test book to each student, one at a time, along each row. Have students write their name on the test book cover. Distribute an answer sheet to each student. Timing of the assessment Allow 20 minutes for students to complete registration information. Adhere to the 40-minute timing for each test section. Slide 22 22 Testing Procedures Calculators For the math calculator section, students who have large or raised displays should be seated separately from other test-takers. Ensure that only test books, answer sheets, pencils and erasers are on students desks during the test. Any other items are prohibited Slide 23 23 After the Test Collecting and counting answer sheets Collect answer sheets from each student individually. Do not have them passed to you. Make sure students do not put their answer sheets inside the test books. Count answer sheets and verify that you have one for each student. Collecting and counting test books After accounting for the answer sheets, collect the test books from students individually in the same order in which you distributed them. Count used test books and verify that you have one for each student. Protecting test materials after the test When all test materials have been accounted for, place them where they will not be accessible to the students. Keep test books in secure storage until score reports arrive in December. Slide 24 24 Returning Materials for Scoring Complete the Supervisors Report Form. Return materials no later than two days after the administration. Follow return instructions in the Supervisors Manual. Use the original shipping boxes and the prepaid UPS labels provided. Arrange for package pickup with UPS. Slide 25 25 Reports and tools After the Test Slide 26 26 Student Score Report Scores Score ranges National percentiles Student answer, correct answer and level of difficulty for each question Slide 27 27 School Summary Report Participation by grade Performance by grade Comparisons to district and nation Benchmark (8 th grade only) Slide 28 28 Student Data File Electronic Student Data Excel-ready.csv file provided on CD Provided to each school and district Has detailed demographic and performance information for each student Includes fields provided through bulk registration/pre-ID process Recommended Uses Add ReadiStep data to existing databases of student information. Sort and filter data to conduct analyses for different sub-groups. Add columns for teacher name and provide each teacher with data for his or her students. Slide 29 29 Skills Insight Helps students, parents and educators gain insight into student skills Details the link between scores and skills Sample questions illustrating each skill Suggestions for improvement Versions for educators and students/parents Slide 30 30 MyRoad: Exploring Colleges and Careers Free Access for ReadiStep Takers Online tool lets students: Take a personality quiz Understand their strengths and interests Plan for high school and college Learn about majors and careers that fit their interests Explore colleges by location, majors, costs Slide 31 31 Summary of Answers and Skills (SOAS) Aggregate skill- and question-level feedback Helps identify specific areas to focus improvement efforts Comparisons to nation, state, and comparable group Same format as PSAT/NMSQT SOAS reports Provided to schools and districts testing 5+ students per grade Slide 32 32 For More Information, Contact Us 877-79READI (877-797-3234) 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday Friday 212-713-8143 [email protected]

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