2013 & 2014 ELA Item Map Updates
2013 and 2014 test item maps for 3-8 ELA have been updated to include the following footnote:
This item map is intended to identify the primary analytic skills
necessary to successfully answer each question. However, each
question measures proficiencies described in multiple standards,
including writing and additional reading and language standards. For
example, two point and four point constructed response questions
require students to first conduct the analyses described in the mapped
standard and then produce written responses that are rated based on
Writing standards. To gain greater insight into the measurement focus
for constructed response questions please refer to the rubrics shown in
the Test Guides.
2014 ELA item maps
2013 ELA item maps
2014 Common Core ELA and Mathematics Score Reports (6 languages) and Understanding Reports
FYI from the Office of Assessment regarding Score Reports -Including general information and location of translated editions.
Elementary/Intermediate General Information
Note: The score reports in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish are posted.
Communication about 13-14 State-Provided Growth Score Availability
Efficiently Running Cognos Reports
Did you know that you can set-up Cognos to run reports in the background? As many reports are time intensive to run, especially those by student, you may want to elect to run or create reports while you continue with other work, eliminating the need to wait for each report to finish before moving on. Detailed instructions can be found here.
Transition to Common Core Assessments
Click here for a presentation regarding the Transition to Common Core Assessments.
Field Memo: Transition to Common Core Assessments (3/11)
See http://engageny.org/resource/field-memo-transition-to-common-core-assessments for a field memo to school administrators regarding the transition to Common Core assessments.
We encourage you to share the contents of this memo with administrators, staff, parents, and communities. A helpful way to share this information with parents is the Toolkit for Parent Engagement available on EngageNY at http://engageny.org/resource/planning-a-parent-workshop-toolkit-for-parent-engagement.
We hope that you will use this and other communications from NYSED to provide as much information as possible as we take this critical step towards ensuring that our students are college and career ready.