With the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) in literacy and mathematics, DoDEA has adopted new CCRS-aligned summative assessments to measure student mastery of content standards taught for the grade level and/or course. This school year (SY) 2020-2021, these CCRS-aligned measures, which will be called CCRS summative assessments, will occur during the spring 2021 administration window (for elementary, middle, and high school: March 25 – June 30, 2021). Please contact the principal or school test coordinator for more information on the specific schedule of administration at your child’s school.
For school year 2020–2021, DoDEA students will take the CCRS summative assessments in grades 3–6 and 8 for mathematics, grades 3–8 and 10 for English-language arts/Literacy, and in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II courses. DoDEA students who are enrolled in advanced or accelerated courses will participate in the summative assessment for which the student has completed the course content.
SStudent results from the CCRS summative assessments will be reported on an Individual Student Report (ISR). The ISR describes an individual student’s performance in terms of overall results, performance level, and the CCRS. Results are reported according to five performance levels that delineate the knowledge, skills, and practices typical students are able to demonstrate based on their grade level or course standards. The performance levels are Level 5 (Exceeded expectations), Level 4 (Met expectations), Level 3 (Approached expectations), Level 2 (Partially met expectations), and Level 1 (Did not yet meet expectations).
|English Language Arts/Literacy||Mathematics|
|High-level Test Blueprints
Total number of tasks and/or items for any given grade/course assessment on the test.
|ABO Unit Testing Times
Unit testing times for ABO forms for ELA/literacy and mathematics for grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school.
|Evidence Tables, Task Models, Text Analysis Worksheets, Scoring Rubrics, and Cognitive Complexity Frameworks
Level of cognitive demand for specific standards, scoring guide for written responses, and evidence statements for student performance
|Performance Level Descriptors
Five performance levels that delineate the knowledge, skills, and practices typical students are able to demonstrate based on his/her grade level or course standards.
Practice tests are available for students and teachers to become familiar with the kinds of items and format used for the tests. Accommodated versions of the practice tests are also available. All of the computer-based practice tests have scoring capability built into the tool. The link to the practice site is https://dodea.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/.
CCRS Summative Assessment FAQs lists commonly asked questions and responses related to the implementation of the CCRS summative assessments. Click here to access the FAQs.
Please contact your child’s teacher or school administrator with any questions regarding CCRS summative assessments.