Item Review Criteria- These documents show how items for the NYS Assessments will be reviewed and evaluated. Pay special attention to how these documents show how to align the standards to an assessment item. (stem- the question/prompt in a multiple choice item, key- the correct multiple choice answer, distractors- the incorrect mulple choice answers) The link takes you to the original documents on engageny. The following files were edited to remove the columns for notes and just have the review criteria.
PARCC Content Frameworks- The PARCC content frameworks outline the content priorities for the ELA and Math Assessments that the PARCC consortium is working on creating. (Note- that for secondary mathematics the PARCC arrangement of standards for the courses has replaced the Appendix A arrangement of standards.)
NYS Curriculum Maps for ELA and Mathemtics- These maps show the scope and sequence for the curriculum that NYS is developing. They help provide insight into content priorities.
Content Priorities for Mathematics- These charts show priorities for the clusters of standards. This is a NYS document that is based on the PARCC Frameworks. You will see this information reflected in the 3-8 Mathematics Testing Guides and in the PARCC Assessment Design.
Illustrative Mathematics- These tasks (Illustrations) help demonstrate the expectations of the standards. Some tasks will be familiar and others will provide new insights.
Progressions Documents- These documents were created prior to the standards and have been revised after the standard writing process. They help explain the coherence between the standards across grade levels. You will find some sample problems in here that may be helpful in understanding the content expectations.
Task Prototypes (Dana Center)- Sample tasks that illustrate the level of rigor expected on the next generation state assessments (PARCC) Information about the item prototypes can be found on the PARCC assessment's webpage.
Evidence Tables- PARCC for End of the Year and Performance Based Assessments
Designing Preassessments?- Consider what are the prerequisites that you expect students to have met prior to the start of instruction. The Foundational Standards at the beginning of a module help you see what learning was considered a foundation to the design of the module. (Module 1 K-5)