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Acuity - Cut Scores for PARCC Districts

by Community Manager ‎06-08-2016 12:31 PM - edited ‎06-08-2016 12:34 PM (930 Views)

PARCC released information regarding the split of the students across the five performance levels. The percentages are based on the 2014–2015 administration. In order to provide some guidance on the interpretation of the ACCR scaled scores, MHE has conducted some analyses estimating cut scores that yield similar student splits as revealed by PARCC.


It should be noted that these estimates are based on certain assumptions and uncertainties whose impact MHE has not explicitly modelled, and are thus just an indication where to classify individual students. For instance, MHE assumes that the student profile for the three ACCR forms match the PARCC sample student profile. 


Our estimates are based on student results during the 2014–2015 school year. This was the first year that this type of test was offered. Both the tested standards as well as some item types were new to students and teachers alike. The ACCR forms have been updated for the 2015–2016 school year to include additional technically enhanced item types. Both factors can cause differences of our base data compared to the 2015–2016 school year’s student results.


The subsequent tables present estimated cut scores for the ACCR assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics for Forms A–C.

Acuity Satisfaction Survey - Earn $10!

by Moderator ‎06-03-2015 09:18 PM - edited ‎06-03-2015 09:23 PM (1,016 Views)

Your feedback drives improvement plans for Acuity!

Please take a moment to provide us your feedback on Acuity in the 2014/15 school year, as well as your suggestions for future improvement. If you are one of the first 100 respondents, you’ll receive a $10 gift card! Take the survey!


2015-2016 Acuity ACCR Testing Windows

by Community Manager on ‎05-01-2015 08:29 AM (8,511 Views)

Save The Dates! 2015-2016 Acuity ACCR Testing Windows


Save the Date! Webinar: What's New with Acuity?

by Moderator on ‎04-27-2015 08:47 AM (1,910 Views)

Save The Date: May 13th from 3:00- 4:00 CST.



by Community Manager ‎03-16-2015 11:55 AM - edited ‎03-26-2015 06:41 AM (4,806 Views)

The Acuity release that took place on March 9th brought some new features to ACCR, check out what has been added and what our planned future enhancements are.


Readiness Update: Form C Session 2 Forms are available!

by Community Manager on ‎01-26-2015 11:13 AM (1,984 Views)

Acutally, it's even bigger than that...


Acuity CCR for PARCC States: Roadmap and Schedule

by Community Manager ‎01-20-2015 03:57 PM - edited ‎01-29-2015 08:43 AM (2,499 Views)

This updated "roadmap" for Acuity CCR will show what we have accomplished to date and what is yet to come for the 2014-15 assessment year.


Form A Session 1 and 2 combined scale scores are ready

by Community Manager on ‎01-07-2015 10:10 AM (2,966 Views)

I am pleased to say that we have finalized the combined scale scores for students who took Readiness Form A Sessions and 2 and will deliver these to participating districts this week. 


Administrative Improvements and Schedule for Acuity CCR Form B Assessments

by Community Manager ‎11-12-2014 04:18 PM - edited ‎11-19-2014 02:46 PM (2,450 Views)

Publication of the ACCR Form B assessments begins on November 17th!  We have been busy looking for ways to improve your ACCR testing experience and insight gained from Acuity customer feedback has helped us come up with some changes and some best practice recommendations to start Form B on the right track. 


A few words about Questions 7 and 8 on Session 2 ACCR assessments for PARCC

by Community Manager ‎09-23-2014 10:42 AM - edited ‎09-23-2014 10:43 AM (1,142 Views)

If you have looked through the Session 2 of the ELA College and Career Readiness (ACCR) tests, you probably noticed a very peculiar question in position #8 and wonder what it actually means.


collegeicon_82px.jpgLearn more about Acuity’s new technology-enhanced item types, and how CTB’s assessment content elicits the right evidence to help you make the best instructional decisions.


This article clarifies frequently asked questions regarding administration modes for Readiness Session 1 and Session 2 assessments.


Acuity College and Career Readiness: Content, Capabilities, and Reports Timeline

by Moderator ‎09-14-2014 05:10 PM - edited ‎11-12-2014 10:12 AM (3,872 Views)

The following timeline details the content, capabilities, and reports that will be available throughout the fall and early 2015 as new capabilities are added to support the Acuity CCR solution. This timeline is a schedule, not a contractual obligation.


Calculator Usage with Acuity Readiness Assessments

by Moderator on ‎09-11-2014 06:54 AM (2,826 Views)

Acuity Readiness assessments only allow calculators if the directions specifically indicate they are allowed.


Here are the details of calculator usage by grade:



  • Grades 3-5: no calculators allowed on Session 1 or Session 2.
  • Grades 6-8: Sessions 1 and 2 are each split into 2 parts. Directions state Part 1 allows for calculator usage, Part 2 does not allow for calculator usage. See document on new student experience for screenshots of student experience when assessment is divided into 2 parts.


The above is true for both Acuity for Smarter and Acuity for PARCC Readiness assessments.

Acuity CCR Form Availability Dates

by Moderator on ‎09-03-2014 09:44 AM (9,035 Views)

Acuity College and Career Readiness Users:


Here are dates the Acuity Readiness A Forms will available in Acuity for assigning to students.


Reminder the formal 3 week window for Form A opens September 15th, we strongly encourage you to administer during the formal windows.


Session 1 Forms:

  • Session 1 forms for paper/pencil administration will be made available on Sunday night, Sept. 7th.
  • Session 1 forms for online administration will be made available on Sunday night, Sept. 14th.


Session 2 Forms:

  • Session 2 forms for paper/pencil administration will be made available on Sunday night, Sept. 7th.
  • Session 2 must be administered via paper/pencil and manually scored by educators, there is no online version.


Note: Indiana Readiness Form Availability Dates will be posted separately.


Please contact Acuity customer support or your Account Manager if your Super User does not have needed forms on above dates.


Thank you.

Acuity College and Career Readiness (CCR) for PARCC - FAQ

by Moderator ‎08-10-2014 03:32 PM - edited ‎08-12-2014 11:58 AM (1,312 Views)

8-10-2014 11-00-11 AM.pngCTB/McGraw-Hill’s new Acuity College and Career Readiness (CCR) assessment solution, available with adaptive, online fixed form, and paper/pencil capabilities, helps districts diagnose their students’ readiness for the unique requirements of each consortia’s summative assessment, while helping students prepare for college and a career. This document provides answers to frequently asked questions.


Acuity College and Career Readiness (CCR) for PARCC - Intro Presentation

by Moderator ‎08-10-2014 03:15 PM - edited ‎08-12-2014 11:59 AM (1,055 Views)

byGradeLevelPicture.jpgThe attached presentations lays out why college and career readiness are now becoming increasingly more important. Dropout rates are high, the costs associated with dorpouts are born by everyone, and worst of all too many are preventable. Even when students do graduate to often they don't have the skills necessary to prepare them for college or the workplace.


Acuity College and Career Readiness (CCR) Technical Specifications

by Moderator ‎08-08-2014 02:21 PM - edited ‎10-22-2014 03:02 PM (1,271 Views)

Acuity technical specifications are attached.


Acuity College and Career Readiness (CCR) Solution Assessment Windows

by Moderator ‎07-29-2014 06:31 AM - edited ‎08-12-2014 12:05 PM (3,232 Views)

Assessment Windows for the new Acuity College and Career Readiness assessments are:


Form A: 9/15/14 - 10/3/14

Form B: 11/24/14 - 12/12/14

Form C: 2/2/15 - 2/20/15