2013-2014 Mathematics Scoring Training (Click here to access the ELA Scoring Training)
The following resources are designed to give teachers an understanding of what has changed in the mathematics assessment and what will remain the same. Teachers who are familiar with the process of holistic scoring from past regional scoring events and who have carefully studied the 2014 3-8 Mathematics Testing Guides published on EngageNY will have the understanding they need to scoring the mathematics exams. The Performance Level Descriptions help you see the characteristics of different levels of student understanding and performance. Only the focus clusters are listed in this document at this time, but eventually these documents will describe the performance levels for all assessed standards. You can also find a set of Annotated Released Assessment Items from last year's assessment on EngageNY.
During Regional Scoring we will go through the scoring policies and the rubrics, but we will focus our training time on seeing how those documents relate to the guide papers for the operational test to ensure that the scorers are applying that information to accurately score the practice papers. Providing this training information in advance will let scorers have the opportunity to digest the changes and ask big-picture/philosophical questions before the day of scoring. We have a big job ahead of us, and we want our day to run as efficiently as possible.
The 2014 Teacher Directions for the 3-8 Mathematics Assessments are now available on the NYSED webpage. Please read these documents carefully. These are the directions you will use to administer the exam.
Step 1 Understanding What Has Changed and What Has Stayed the Same