The Student Improvement Component (Component V)
Alternate & External Measure B Submission Process (2017-18): This webpage contains information and resources for districts and charter schools interested in submitting assessments to be considered for use in the Student Improvement Component.
Measure B - Approved External Measures (2017-18): This document contains a list of the external assessments (those created by outside agencies) currently approved for educators to use as Measure B assessments within the Student Improvement Component.
Measure B - Internal Measures (2017-18): This document contains a list of the internal assessments (curated by the DDOE) currently available for educators' use as Measure B assessments within the Student Improvement Component.
Measure C - Growth Goals (2017-18): This document contains a list of the educator-types for which packets of Measure C Growth Goals exist. These packets contain measurable standards and goal statements for educators' use within the Student Improvement Component.
Specific Guidance for Use of Science Measures B's in 2017-18: In response to the Science Coalition's concerns regarding shifting curriculum and items on the Measure B assessments that may not be aligned with what is being taught at certain grade level, shifts have been made for the 2017-18 school year. This document contains guidance and has also been posted inside of Performance Plus for grades kindergarten, 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8. Grades 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are not affected by the shifts this year and the standard Measure B process may be followed. New items and assessments aligned to NGSS are being developed this school year and should be ready to use in 2018-19.
Measure B Test Security (new for 2017-18): Educators utilizing Measure B assessments as part of the state's Student Improvement Component (Component V) for educator evaluation are required to read and acknowledge the Measure B Disclaimer & Acknowledgement, Security Practices document, and Test Security for Measure B document before administering a Measure B assessment. Districts and charter schools must keep a signed copy of the acknowledgement on file for each educator.