Assessment Guide for Grade 8 Social Studies PURPOSE

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ASSESSMENT DESIGN, The LEAP 2025 Social Studies assessments continue to assess the 2011 Social Studies Grade Level Expectations which were revised by committees of. Louisiana educators during the 2010 2011 school year and approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education BESE in June 2011. The Social Studies assessments provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of social studies through a variety of item types. including multiple choice multiple select technology enhanced and constructed and extended response In this summative assessment students use. prior knowledge and source documents to develop claims about social studies content and concepts. The LEAP 2025 Social Studies assessments reflect the instructional priorities for social studies. Content Students answer meaningful questions to demonstrate an understanding of social studies content and concepts. Claims Students apply understanding of social studies content and concepts by expressing and developing claims that make connections. and or show relationships among ideas people and events within and across time and place. Test Design, The LEAP 2025 Social Studies assessments have a set based design. One to four related source documents anchor sets of four to six questions. Questions ask students to use prior content knowledge and the source documents to show an understanding of social studies content and. Item sets include selected response questions multiple choice multiple select and some sets culminate with a short constructed response or. technology enhanced item, The task set contains selected response questions and an extended response The extended response item is worth up to eight points and. scored using a two dimensional rubric that measures content and claims. Source Documents, Sets and discrete items include a variety of source documents such as. excerpts from text based primary and or secondary sources. authentic and or reproductions of historical maps,charts tables and or graphs.
timeline and or series of events,graphic organizers and or diagrams. illustrations paintings or photographs,historical posters or political cartoons. ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 2. The operational Grade 8 Social Studies test contains seven item sets twelve discrete stand alone items and a task set The table below outlines the. operational test design of the Grade 7 Social Studies assessment. LEAP 2025 Social Studies Test Design for Grade 8,Number of Source Documents Time. Test Session Component Numbers and Types of Questions. per Set or Discrete Item Allowed, Item Set 1 to 4 5 Selected Response and 1 Technology Enhanced. Item Set 1 to 4 5 Selected Response and 1 Constructed Response. 6 Selected Response or,Session 1 Item Set 1 to 4 90 minutes.
5 Selected Response and 1 Technology Enhanced, Item Set 1 to 4 4 Selected Response and 1 Technology Enhanced. Item Set 1 to 4 4 Selected Response, Session 2 Task Set 3 to 4 4 Selected Response and 1 Extended Response 45 minutes. Item Set 1 to 4 5 Selected Response and 1 Constructed Response. Session 3 Item Set 1 to 4 5 Selected Response and 1 Technology Enhanced 90 minutes. Discrete Items 0 1 or 2 12 Selected Response,49 50 Selected Response. 7 Item Sets,Total Operational 3 Technology Enhanced. 1 Task Set,Form 2 Constructed Response,12 Discrete Items 225.
1 Extended Response,Total Embedded,2 Item Sets 13 Selected Response. Item Sets and, 3 Discrete Items 2 Constructed Response or Technology Enhanced. Discrete Items,Total Field Test 4 Selected Response. 1 Task Set 45 minutes,Task Sets 1 Extended Response. NOTE The test will contain field test questions The field test questions do not count toward a student s final score on the test they provide. information that will be used to develop future test forms Additional information regarding the field test task set will be included in the Fall 2017. assessment guide update, ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 3.
ITEM TYPES, Selected Response SR This item type includes traditional multiple choice MC questions with four answer options and only one correct. answer as well as multiple select MS questions with more than four answer options and two or more correct answers All SR items are worth. one point each MS questions for grade 8 have five to seven answer options The stem of the question identifies the number of correct answers. students should fill in, Constructed Response CR This item type appears at the end of some item sets and asks students to write a brief response to a question that. is scored using an item specific rubric with a scale of 0 2 points Some CR items may include two parts in order to support the assignment of. two score points, Technology Enhanced TE This item type appears at the end of some item sets and uses interactive technology to capture students. understanding in ways that cannot be accomplished by selected response items TE items are worth up to two points and may include. interactive features such as but not limited to drag and drop drop down menus hot spots and a text select. Extended Response ER This item type appears at the end of the task set The ER item asks students to write an in depth response that. expresses and develops a claim incorporating their knowledge of social studies content and concepts along with evidence from the source. documents The ER item is worth up to eight points and is scored using a two dimensional rubric that measures content and claims Each. dimension is scored using a rubric with a scale of 0 4 points. REPORTING CATEGORIES, All 2011 Louisiana Social Studies Standards and Grade Level Expectations GLEs for grade 8 are eligible for assessment Item sets that assess content. from the final unit of the Social Studies Scope and Sequence for Grade 8 include carefully chosen source documents that allow students to respond using. their social studies skills and content knowledge from previous units The task set which contains the extended response question will not assess. content from the final unit, The approximate percentage of score points by reporting category for the item sets and discrete items is shown in the table below As the strand to be.
addressed by the task set varies by year the percentages by reporting categories do not take the task set into account. Approximate Percentage of Score Points Based,Reporting Category. on Item Sets and Discrete Items for Grade 8,History 55. Geography 15,Economics 15, ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 4. Achievement Level Definitions, Achievement level definitions briefly describe the expectations for student performance at each of Louisiana s five achievement levels. Advanced Students performing at this level have exceeded college and career readiness expectations and are well prepared for the next level. of studies in this content area, Mastery Students performing at this level have met college and career readiness expectations and are prepared for the next level of studies.
in this content area, Basic Students performing at this level have nearly met college and career readiness expectations and may need additional support to be. fully prepared for the next level of studies in this content area. Approaching Basic Students performing at this level have partially met college and career readiness expectations and will need much. support to be prepared for the next level of studies in this content area. Unsatisfactory Students performing at this level have not yet met the college and career readiness expectations and will need extensive. support to be prepared for the next level of studies in this content area. TEST ADMINISTRATION POLICIES,Administration Information. The computer based testing window opens April 9 2018 and runs through May 4 2018 The school or district test coordinator will communicate the. testing schedule For more information about scheduling and administration policies refer to the Computer based Test Scheduling Guidance document. found in the LDOE assessment library, The LEAP 2025 ELA mathematics and social studies tests are timed No additional time is permitted except for students who have a documented. extended time accommodation e g an IEP, ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 5. Students will enter their answers into the online testing system The way each answer is entered depends on the item type When composing their. written responses for a social studies constructed or extended response item students will type their responses into an answer box like the one shown. The toolbar at the top of the response box allows students to undo or redo and action and add boldface italics or underlining to their response There. is a limit to the amount of characters that can be typed into the response box however it is set well beyond what a student might produce given the. LEAP 2025 expectations for written responses and timing The character count is not included on the response box so students focus on the quality of. their responses rather than the amount of writing, The computer based tests include the following online tools which allow a student to select answer choices mark items eliminate answer options.
take notes enlarge the item guide the reading of a text or an item line by line and access the Extended Response Checklist A help tool is also featured. to assist students as they use the online system,Pointer tool Sticky Note tool Extended Response. Highlighter tool Magnifying tool Help Tool,Cross Off tool Line Guide. All students taking the computer based tests should work through the Online Tools Training available in INSIGHT or here using the Chrome browser. to practice using the online tools so they are well prepared to navigate the online testing system. ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 6. Testing Materials, All students should receive scratch paper and two pencils from their test administrator Students taking the LEAP 2025 Social Studies assessments. will have access to the Extended Response Checklist via the online testing platform and may also be provided an unmarked clean hardcopy by the. test administrator, Materials Provided Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Guidelines. two sharpened pencils with good erasers Checklist may be printed from. by Test Administrator YES YES YES,extras should be available eDirect.
Resources provided by Test, school issued scratch paper by Test Administrator YES YES YES. Administrator must not be, Extended Response Checklist online and or written on. for grades 6 7 and 8 by Test Administrator,SAMPLE TEST ITEMS. A sample Social Studies Grade 8 Item Set Louisiana During WWII and sample Social Studies Grade 8 Task Set Louisiana Economy during the. Antebellum Period are available in the LDOE Released and Sample Test Items Library The item set and task set provide examples of how content and. claims may be assessed in a grade 8 The sets include source documents technology enhanced selected constructed and extended response. Information associated with the sample items i e answer keys rubrics and alignment is located in the Appendix Look for these items and related. source documents in the LEAP 2025 Social Studies Grade 8 sample item set task set and OTT. ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 7. Multiple Choice Item, ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 8. Multiple Select Item, ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 9.
Technology Enhanced Item,Constructed Response, ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 10. Extended Response, ASSESSMENT GUIDE FOR GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES POST DATE JUNE 12 2017 11. Online Tools Training provides students and teachers opportunities to become familiar with the tools available in the online testing platform. currently available in INSIGHT or here using the Chrome browser. LEAP 2025 Grade 8 Computer Based Practice Test Available late Summer 2017 and Answer Key Update Fall 2017 with sample responses offers. a computer based grade level practice test to help prepare students for the spring assessments accessed through INSIGHT. LEAP 2025 Social Studies Practice Test Guidance Update Fall provides guidance on how grades 3 8 teachers might better use the social studies. practice tests to support their instructional goals. LEAP Accessibility and Accommodations Manual Update Fall provides information about Louisiana s accessibility features and accommodations. for testing, Technology Enhanced Item Types Available in INSIGHT Update Fall provides a one page summary chart of technology enhanced items students. may encounter in any of the computer based tests across courses and grade levels. 2011 Social Studies Grade Level Expectations provides the standards and GLEs for all grade levels. 2017 2018 Louisiana Assessment Calendar includes information on testing windows for test administrations. EAGLE Sample Test Items provides teachers a bank of questions that can be used for instructional and assessment purposes. Grades 6 8 Social Studies Teacher Library provides links to grade specific resources such as the standards shared teacher resources and. instructional plans, K 12 Social Studies Resources provides links to social studies resources for each grade level including instructional tasks that show how to. All 2011 Louisiana Social Studies Standards and Grade Level Expectations GLEs for grade 8 are eligible for assessment Item sets that assess content from the final unit of the Social Studies Scope and Sequence for Grade 8 include carefully chosen source documents that allow students to respond using their social studies skills and content knowledge from previous units The task set which

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