SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

ABOUT THE WINSIGHT®
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

The Winsight® summative assessments provide evidence to help determine how well students in grades 3 through 10 are meeting state standards in English language arts and math. Assessments in both content areas measure the knowledge, skills, and practices described in state-standards-aligned frameworks

OVERVIEW OF THE WINSIGHT SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Explore high-level information about the summative assessments including what they measure, how they are designed, what item types are used, how long they take to administer and what grade levels can be tested.

MATHEMATICS

ABOUT THE TEST

The mathematics test assesses mathematical content knowledge and practices described in your state’s standards.

 

THE TEST MEASURES:

  • Procedural knowledge of numbers and operations
  • Ability to solve problems using fundamental concepts and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to engage in the mathematical practices of argumentation and modeling through the lens of the content of the grade-level frameworks aligned with state standards.
  • Ability to construct a mathematical argument or develop and explain a mathematical model

The standards are assessed through the lens of several learning progressions.

TEST DESIGN

The multi-stage adaptive assessment will include a router stage that gauges student ability levels. The results from the router will determine the difficulty level of the second stage of the assessment. The third stage will include a performance task.

ITEM TYPES

 

  • Selected response
  • Technology enhanced
  • Constructed response
    • Numeric Entry
    • Graphing
    • Extended-text items with equation editors

Grades:

3-high school

Time:

Configurable

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

ABOUT THE TEST

Aligned to your state’s standards, the ELA test provides evidence of a test taker’s ability to comprehend, interpret and analyze a variety of sources and to communicate through writing in a variety of modes and genres.

 

THE TEST MEASURES:

  • Reading literature
  • Reading informational text
  • Writing
  • Language
  • Listening

STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO:

  • Read, watch, or listen to a range of high-quality literary and informational media — writing, videos and audio recordings — and then answer questions about them
  • Produce writing in response to text-based questions

THE SELECTIONS USED :

  • Are presented in multiple genres on subject matter that varies in purpose and styles
  • Are presented in isolation and in related pairs
  • Will span various forms (e.g., narratives, memoirs, essays, articles, reports, biographical sketches, drama, editorials and poetry)
  • Will vary in length across grade levels
  • Are evaluated for appropriateness using both quantitative methods (e.g., ETS’s TextEvaluator® tool) and qualitative methods (human judgment)
  • Are vigorously screened for any sources of bias or nonconstruct interference

Most ELA items are also aligned with ETS’s research based ELA key practices and learning progressions.

TEST DESIGN

The multistage adaptive assessments will include a router stage that gauges student ability levels. The results from the router will determine the difficulty level of the second stage of the assessment. The third stage will include a performance task.

ITEM TYPES

 

  • Selected response
  • Technology enhanced
  • Short Constructed response
  • One extended constructed response

Grades:

3-high school

Time:

CONFIGURABLE

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Test at a Glance

Summative Test at a Glance

Learn about the Winsight summative math and ELA assessments, and their design and item types.

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