Model Cornerstone Assessment Piloting: Teacher Application

Thank you for your interest in piloting the new National Core Arts Standards Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCA's). The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to pilot the Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs) in high school settings during the 2015-2016 school year.

If you are selected to pilot an assessment with your class, you will be responsible for participating in online training prior to piloting; piloting the assessment(s) in your school; selecting student work samples based on the assessment; and uploading those assessments into a web-based application for review by the Coalition. You will be trained in and expected to have an understanding of the technology required to upload student work, parameters for capturing images and or/audio samples of student work and technical expectations for student work samples.

Please note that we will ask you to have your administrator approve your application so we know you have the support of your schools for participating in this pilot project. Additional information, including permissions to share student work, will be required if you are selected to participate.

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Applicant Contact Information

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* 1. Applicant Contact Information

Setting for your school

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* 2. Setting for your school

  Urban Suburban Small Town Rural
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Type of school

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* 3. Type of school

Does your school receive Title I funding?

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* 4. Does your school receive Title I funding?

Number of years of teaching experience

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* 5. Number of years of teaching experience

  1-3 4-10 11-20 21+
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In which discipline do you teach (check all that apply)?

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* 6. In which discipline do you teach (check all that apply)?

In which discipline would you like to pilot a Model Cornerstone Assessment (check all that apply)?

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* 7. In which discipline would you like to pilot a Model Cornerstone Assessment (check all that apply)?

The National Core Arts Standards have 3 levels in High School: Proficient, Accomplished and Advanced. The standards do not dictate in which courses the various levels will be taught. Given that the Model Cornerstone Assessments in High School are available at these 3 levels, which level or levels of MCAs would you like to pilot in the 2015-2016 school year?

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* 8. The National Core Arts Standards have 3 levels in High School: Proficient, Accomplished and Advanced. The standards do not dictate in which courses the various levels will be taught. Given that the Model Cornerstone Assessments in High School are available at these 3 levels, which level or levels of MCAs would you like to pilot in the 2015-2016 school year?

Provide us with some brief information on the resources available to the class or series of classes with whom you would like to pilot the Model Cornerstone Assessment. Check all the boxes that apply:

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* 9. Provide us with some brief information on the resources available to the class or series of classes with whom you would like to pilot the Model Cornerstone Assessment. Check all the boxes that apply:

Provide us with some brief information on amount of instructional time available to the class or series of classes with whom you would like to pilot the Model Cornerstone Assessment. How many of hours of instruction do your students receive over the course of one school year in the levels in which you are interested in piloting model cornerstone assessments?

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* 10. Provide us with some brief information on amount of instructional time available to the class or series of classes with whom you would like to pilot the Model Cornerstone Assessment. How many of hours of instruction do your students receive over the course of one school year in the levels in which you are interested in piloting model cornerstone assessments?

In your own words, briefly describe the class you are interested in engaging with the pilot of the Model Cornerstone Assessment. Describe your students, their general interest and abilities in your artform, your classroom, resources you use in your instruction, and any other material that might be useful for us in determining if the Model Cornerstone assessment makes a good fit for your classroom. If you are interested in piloting multiple High school levels and/or artistic disciplines, please provide identifying language to help us understand each class as you describe it here. For example: HS Advanced, visual arts, classroom of 35 students; or HS Proficient, media arts digital learning lab elective with 15 students.

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* 11. In your own words, briefly describe the class you are interested in engaging with the pilot of the Model Cornerstone Assessment. Describe your students, their general interest and abilities in your artform, your classroom, resources you use in your instruction, and any other material that might be useful for us in determining if the Model Cornerstone assessment makes a good fit for your classroom. If you are interested in piloting multiple High school levels and/or artistic disciplines, please provide identifying language to help us understand each class as you describe it here. For example: HS Advanced, visual arts, classroom of 35 students; or HS Proficient, media arts digital learning lab elective with 15 students.

Please check the following box as an assurance that you have spoken with your school site administrator about the opportunity to pilot a Model Cornerstone Assessment and your administrator approves your application, understanding the work which this will entail for both you and your students during the 2015-2016 school year.

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* 12. Please check the following box as an assurance that you have spoken with your school site administrator about the opportunity to pilot a Model Cornerstone Assessment and your administrator approves your application, understanding the work which this will entail for both you and your students during the 2015-2016 school year.

Please provide the name and email information for your administrator.

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* 13. Please provide the name and email information for your administrator.

To complete your application for the Model Cornerstone Assessment Pilot Project in High School Settings, please email a copy of your resume to projectmanager@seadae.org
Thank you!

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* 14. To complete your application for the Model Cornerstone Assessment Pilot Project in High School Settings, please email a copy of your resume to projectmanager@seadae.org
Thank you!

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