Smarter Assessment Educator Involvement Opportunities

Smarter is looking for K-12 and Higher Education educator involvement in numerous projects which will begin/occur over the next several months. Information about each of the different involvement opportunities is listed below.  Wisconsin Educators interested in participating in any of these activities are asked to complete the Educator Involvement Application (fill-enable form) and submit it to the Office of Student Assessment.   (Printable pdf form of Ed Involvement App)

Formative Digital Library - This is an opportunity to lead the future grade and content formative assessment efforts within Wisconsin and the Smarter Consortium. Network members will connect with colleagues in common grade levels, content areas, and experts throughout the Smarter Balanced states, and with educators across our own state, to continue state efforts to help educators transition to CCSS and implement effective classroom instruction with formative assessment practices.

Each state in the consortium will identify a network of educators. Approximately 92 Wisconsin K-12 and higher education educators will have the opportunity to be part of a Wisconsin State Formative Network of educators that will identify and recommend resources for the Digital Library and disseminate web-based educator training to Wisconsin educators.

 

The information that follows is based on information currently available and may change as the project progresses.

  • This project is expected to last two years.
  • Each member will be involved in feedback cycles with a 5-10 day turnaround between the request and the feedback between January and August 2013
  • There will be five web-based trainings between August 2013 and June 2014
  • After each training session, each member is expected to identify and recommend an upload of at least one additional resource for the Digital Library
  • All work is expected to be outside of the regular work schedule
  • The Contractor for the project will contract with the educators and pay a stipend
  • The stipend for full participation is estimated to be approximately $1300- $1500

 

The State Formative Network will be composed of educators with expertise and experience in the areas listed below:

  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • Higher Education
  • ELA
  • Mathematics
  • English Language Learner
  • Special Education

 

Wisconsin State Network of Educators (Formative Digital Library) Application and Participation Information PowerPoint Presentation

 

Note: Applications are now being taken for replacements for the Formative Digital Library Participants.  For many reasons, individuals may need to withdraw from the group and need to be replaced.  We are seeking educators to form a database from which to pull in the event that need arises. 


 

Pilot Test Range-Finding - The Smarter Balanced Pilot Test was administered in the spring of 2013. As part of scoring the Pilot Test items and performance tasks, educators will participate on range-finding committees to review student responses, recommend anchor papers, and validate rubrics from the Pilot Test administration. The information that follows is based on information currently available and may change as the project progresses.

  • Approximately 100 educators will be recruited in total from all Governing States combined
  • Face-to-face meetings will require educator travel during the month of May.

More detailed information about Range-Finding opportunity, including a Range-Finding FAQ

Applications for this opportunity are only being taken for this opportunity at this date to build a database of educators with interest, in order to pull from them if the need arises. This is the reason the opportunity is grayed out on the application form.


Pilot Test Data Review - Educators will participate in the review of item and performance tasks from the spring 2013 Pilot Test. The information that follows is based on information currently available and may change as the project progresses.

  • Approximately 200 educators will be recruited in total from all Governing States
  • Work will begin in July 2013, once Pilot Test scoring and research activities have been completed.
  • No travel required. This review will take place online.

Applications for this opportunity are only being taken for this opportunity at this date to build a database of educators with interest, in order to pull from them if the need arises. This is the reason the opportunity is grayed out on the application form.

 

Field Test Item Authoring - Educators will develop up to 10,000 items for the 2014 Field Test in ELA/literacy and mathematics from grades 3 through 8 and high school. These items will be a combination of selected-response items, constructed-response items, and performance tasks, including items with technology enhancements. The information that follows is based on information currently available and may change as the project progresses.

  • Approximately 250 educators will be recruited in total from all Governing States
  • Qualified item authors will be recruited and selected in May 2013
  • Online training sessions will be provided in May and June
  • Teachers will work online in small groups to develop items during June, July, and August 2013.
  • No travel required. Training and item authoring work will occur online.

 More detailed information about Item Authoring opportunity, including Item Authoring FAQ.

Applications for this opportunity are only being taken for this opportunity at this date to build a database of educators with interest, in order to pull from them if the need arises. This is the reason the opportunity is grayed out on the application form.

 


Field Test Item, Task, and Stimulus Review - All materials developed for the Field Test will be reviewed by committees of teachers and other education experts. The information that follows is based on information currently available and may change as the project progresses.

  • Approximately 400 educators will be recruited in total from all Governing States
  • Educators will review all materials developed for content, bias and sensitivity, or accessibility depending on specialty
  • Reviewers will receive online training starting in May 2013
  • Reviews will be online and will be accessible to all participants
  • Below are timeframes for specific reviews:
  • ELA Stimulus Content, Bias/Sensitivity, and Accessibility Review (May–July 2013)
  • ELA and Mathematics Item and Task Content, Bias/Sensitivity, and Accessibility Review (August–November 2013)
  • No travel required. Training and reviews will be online.

Applications for this opportunity are only being taken for this opportunity at this date to build a database of educators with interest, in order to pull from them if the need arises. This is the reason the opportunity is grayed out on the application form.

 

 

 

 

 

For questions about this information, contact osamail@dpi.wi.gov