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Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
Dept Chair Update 11 2009
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Dept Chair Update 11 2009

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  • 1. Secondary Social Studies Department Chairperson Meeting November 9, 2009
  • 2. Looking at the data TAKS Grade 8 <ul><li>Increased met standard % to within 2 points of the state [89%] </li></ul><ul><li>Commended increased by more than 400% [8% to 33%] </li></ul><ul><li>Af-Am and Hispanic Commended increased 300%; LEP by 1000% [1% to 11%] </li></ul><ul><li>Gap between Af-Am/Hisp and White reduced from 20 points to 10 points. </li></ul>
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  • 4. <ul><li>Increased met standard % by 13 points and closed gap with the state to within 3 points </li></ul><ul><li>Commended increased by 300% for all students from 10% to 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Af-Am, Hispanic and LEP gap with White students is closing and commended for these groups is up 300, 400, and 500% respectively </li></ul>Looking at the data TAKS Grade 10
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  • 6. <ul><li>% met standard is equal to the state for the last two years. </li></ul><ul><li>Commended increased by 600% from 7% to 42% for all students. </li></ul><ul><li>Af-Am commended increased from 2 to 32%; Hispanic commended increased from 3 – 37% and LEP commended increased from 0 to 10%. White commended in 2009 was at 70% </li></ul><ul><li>Commended for all sub-groups was at or above the state average in 2009. </li></ul>Looking at the data TAKS Grade 11
  • 7. &nbsp;
  • 8. <ul><li>Ranking in the 62nd percentile, the highest overall performance rankings were found in eleventh grade social science. </li></ul><ul><li>The lowest performance ranking was ninth grade social science with results at the 37th percentile. </li></ul><ul><li>In the spring of 2009, the highest percentage of HISD non-Special Education students scoring at or above the 50th percentile was found in ninth grade math and eleventh grade social science (69%). The lowest percentage was found in sixth grade social science (34%). </li></ul>Looking at the data Stanford 10
  • 9. <ul><li>The 3-year mean NCE gains at grades 6 [-3.0] and 10 [-2.4] represent negative growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Ninth grade mean NCE gains [-0.6] did not achieve growth in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanford objectives and HISD/TEKS based curriculum are not aligned; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lack of social studies instruction in elementary impacts grade 6; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comparing Stanford in grade 9 to TAKS in grade 10 could have impact on the grade 10 results; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EVAAS data for Social Studies is based on Stanford data which was low for Grades 6 and 9 in 2009. </li></ul></ul>Looking at the data EVAAS
  • 10. 2009 Houston District Value Added Report for TAKS/Stanford Social Studies 47.4 42.3 45.7 47.7 47.2 39.8 46.6 48.5 46.7 2009 Mean: 44.4 39.8 44.1 46.3 46.9 39.8 44.5 45.3 44.6 2008 Mean: 40.5 38.9 42.7 40.8 42.8 39.2 43.5 43.1 43.2 2007 Mean: 40.5 37.3 41.5 38.6 38.5 35.7 39.9 40.4 40.4 2006 Mean: 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 50.0 State Base Year (2006):   11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 Grade: Estimated District Mean NCE Scores 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1   Std Error: 2.1 5.4 G -2.4 R* 2.3 G 2.2 G 7.4 G -3.0 R* 1.9 G 2.9 G   3-Yr-Avg NCE Gain: 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1   Std Error: 1.7 7.6 G -1.8 R* -0.6 R* 0.8 G 7.3 G -4.7 R* 1.3 G 3.9 G   2009 Mean NCE Gain: 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1   Std Error: 2.1 5.5 G -2.9 R* 3.4 G 3.5 G 7.7 G -3.7 R* 1.4 G 2.1 G   2008 Mean NCE Gain: 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1   Std Error: 2.4 3.2 G -2.6 R* 4.1 G 2.2 G 7.1 G -0.7 R* 3.1 G 2.8 G   2007 Mean NCE Gain: 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Growth Standard: Mean NCE Gain over Grades Relative to Growth Standard 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 Grade: Estimated District Mean NCE Gain
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  • 12. Where are we going? Curriculum 2009 - 2010 <ul><li>Revised HAPGs in place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>alignment to TEKS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emphasis on concept-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>essential understandings and guiding questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy Leads the Way strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work on PRE-AP/AP vertical alignment of strategies/skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension and document analysis strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesizing information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Skills in DBQs, Free-Response and Essays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing rigor </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. TEKS Revisions <ul><li>TEKS Revisions – SBOE will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss the latest draft of the Social Studies TEKS on 11/18 (during its next 3-day meeting) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Latest Revisions are located at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=3643 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conduct hearings and cast a &amp;quot;first-reading&amp;quot; vote on the Social Studies TEKS at its Jan. 13-15, 2010 meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>post the &amp;quot;first-reading&amp;quot; Social Studies TEKS for review and comment in Feb. 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conduct hearings and cast a &amp;quot;second-reading&amp;quot; vote on the TEKS at its Mar. 10-12, 2010 meeting (a majority affirmative vote will mean final adoption of the new TEKS) </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>World Geography high failure rates – 1/3 of high schools have &gt;20% failure rates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing work with WGS teachers to improve instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on conceptual learning vs. memorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trial use of Geography Alive! materials to supplement the curriculum and improve engagement strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lesson Study model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A planning and observation protocol with 45 teachers from the grant cohort to develop lesson models </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshops for teachers on the use of Interactive Student Notebooks to increase student engagement and other topics of need/interest. </li></ul>Where are we going? Instruction 2009 - 2010
  • 15. <ul><li>CBAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop items and create CBAs for eight secondary social studies courses [42 tests] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use focus groups of teachers and student achievement data to improve the tests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EOCs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase awareness of the EOC exams affecting students entering grade 9 in 2011 – 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage voluntary administrations of the USH and WGS End of Course exams – More information about registering for this administration at the February Department Chair meeting. </li></ul></ul>Where are we going? Assessment 2009 - 2010
  • 16. Preparing for Stanford 10 Social Studies <ul><li>Review the appropriate test objectives and specifications. </li></ul><ul><li>Looking horizontally: Put a star  by each objective included in the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Looking vertically: Examine the vertical pattern of courses and working as a group put an arrow  beside content that transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the vocabulary of the objective highlighting words that may be problematic </li></ul><ul><li>Give students a copy of the objectives and have them follow a process to identify what they know and don’t know [including vocabulary terms] to create their own study sheet. </li></ul>
  • 17. <ul><li>Texas Teachers Teaching American History [T3AH] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A $1.3 million three-year grant from the US Dept. of Ed [this is the fourth TAH grant HISD has received since 2001] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>45 teachers in the grant cohort representing 37 HISD schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 additional teachers serve as peer facilitators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations scheduled at three national conferences: NCSS, the TAH Directors Conference and ATE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>History Fair </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Doing Research the History Day Way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops and instructional strategies emphasizing research methodology, writing and developing quality projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ABRAZO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of new teachers through collaboration with the Social Studies ABRAZO team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with Universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UT at Austin – Muslim Histories and Cultures project involving 25 teachers over the past 5 yrs. </li></ul></ul>Where are we going? Other Initiatives 2009 - 2010

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