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ISAT Parent Information. Presented by: Jennifer Whitefield & Carlos Santoyo February 21, 2014. Reading Extended Response Question. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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ISAT Parent Information

ISAT Parent InformationPresented by: Jennifer Whitefield & Carlos SantoyoFebruary 21, 2014

10 min.2Show passage. Emphasize that all students must be able to read this level of text in English.3Reading Extended Response QuestionPenguins can survive both on land and in water. Explain how penguins are different from most birds. Use information from the passage and your own ideas to support your answer.

Show prompt. Emphasize that all students must be able to write in English and their writing has to connect to what they read.4What did you notice?Turn and Talk5What is ISAT?

The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) measures individual student achievement relative to the Common Core State StandardsWho is required to take ISATs and when are the ISAT testing dates?

Administered to students in Grades 3-8Sandoval Testing Dates:Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 to Friday, March 7th, 2014.Why do students have to takeISATs?Its a required test.The results give parents, teachers, and schools one measure of student learning and school performance.Holds schools accountable for Adequate Yearly Progress as set by NCLB.WHAT IS TESTED ON THEISAT?Reading3 sessions - 45 minutes each1st 6 short passages and 30 multiple choice questions2nd 2 long passages, 20 multiple choice, and1 extended response question3rd 2 or 3 reading passages, 20 multiple choice, and 1 extended response questionWHAT IS TESTED ON THEISAT?Math 3 sessions - 45 minutes each1st 40 multiple choice2nd 30 multiple choice, 3 short response3rd 2 extended response

WHAT IS TESTED ON THEISAT?Science (4th & 7th Grade Only) 2 sessions - 55 minutes each1st 41 multiple-choice items2nd 41 multiple-choice items

What do the ISAT results reveal?ISAT Performance IndicatorsExceeds Demonstrates beyond grade level understandingMeets Demonstrates comprehension of grade level informationBelow Demonstrates incomplete understanding of grade level informationAcademic Warning Demonstrates limited understanding of grade level informationTIPS FOR PARENTS:Ensure student comes to school every day (if possible) and that he/she gets to school on time.

TIPS FOR PARENTS:Make sure that your child is well rested on school days and especially the day of a test.Children who are tired are less able to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of a test.

TIPS FOR PARENTS:Give your child a well-rounded diet.A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind.

TIPS FOR PARENTS:Provide books and magazines for your youngster to read at home. By reading new materials, a child will learn new words that might appear on a test. Ask your child's school about a suggested outside reading list or get suggestions from the public library.

TIPS FOR PARENTS:Ensure student comes to school with a positive attitude.Praise them for the things they do well. If they feel good about themselves, they will do their best. Children who are afraid of failing are more likely to become anxious when taking tests and are more likely to make mistakes.

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS:Study Island www.studyisland.comRocking the ISAT -



Reading 2011 ISAT Grade 3 Sample Book

This passage is all about penguins. It tells about how penguins survive in the wild.

Waddle, Dive, and Swimby Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

1 A flock of penguins waddles across the ice and snow. They walk upright,heads held high. As they step, step, step with their wide, three-toed feetand short, stubby legs, they rock from side to side like chubby wind-uptoys.

2 Penguins cant fly. But they are birds. Like all birds, penguins havefeathers and wings. A penguins wings are small and flat. While climbingup slippery slopes, or hopping from rock to rock, penguins hold theirwings out to the side for balance. To go downhill, they flop on their belliesand slide, using their wings to steer.

3 Penguins live mostly in the ocean.But for a few weeks or months eachyear, they come ashore to nest andhatch their eggs. Once their chicks aregrown, penguins hurry back to the sea.They gather at the edge of the ice andpeer into the cold water. Their thickcoat of waterproof feathers can protectthem from the cold, but not fromenemies! They watch for lurkingsharks, leopard seals, or killer whales.

4 When alls clear, they plunge into thewater, one after the other, like Olympicdivers. Although penguins may looksilly while waddling and tobogganing1across the land, they are graceful in water. Lots of swimming birds, such asducks and geese, use their big feet to paddle along. But with their strong,flipperlike wings penguins can fly through the sea.

5 When penguins are hungry, they dive down deep to hunt for food. Mostbirds have light, hollow bones to help them rise up in the air. Penguinshave heavy bones and sleek, streamlined bodies. That helps them divedeeper and swim faster than any other type of bird.

1tobogganing to ride as if on a small sled

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6 Penguins can spend months at seawithout ever touchingland. But like all birdsthey must breathe air.Penguins breathe byleaping out of thewater like porpoiseswhile swimming fast.They glide over thewater for a second ortwo, gulp a breath ofair, then dive back in.Porpoising2 is also agood way to confuseenemies. A stalkingshark or seal loses sight of a penguin when its out of the water.

7 If porpoising doesnt work, a penguin can escape an enemy by quicklychanging direction. It uses its webbed feet and pointy tail like a shipsrudder to zigzag this way and that. If an iceberg is floating nearby, thepenguin can rocket straight out of the water and land on the ice, out of theenemys reach.

8 Penguins know all the moves they need to stay safe and have fun bothon land and in the sea.

2porpoising to leap out of the water like a porpoise or dolphin

2011 ISAT Grade 3 Sample Book

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