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  • Physical Science Grades 5-7 Bentley Richert Curriculum/Technology Specialist October 26, 2007
  • Challenge Design and build the tallest possible straw structure that can support the weight of a large egg.
    • Materials per group:
    • 25 straws
    • 100 cm of masking tape
    • 1 egg
  • KSES Overview Designed to assist Kansas educators in . . .
  • Selecting and Developing local curricula
  • Carrying out instruction
  • Assessing progress of students
  • KSES Overview Serve as a foundation for the development of the state assessments in science
  • KSES Overview Represent high yet reasonable expectations for all students
  •  
  • Science Standards
    • Adopted February 2007
    • Revised August 2007
    • Delta ▲ = tested
    • * newly marked for assessment (removed)
  • Organization
    • Seven Standards
    • Benchmarks
    • Indicators
    • Instructional Examples
  • Assessed Indicators
    • Grade 4 -- 22 (Changed 4.2.4.2)
    • Grade 7 -- 30
    • High School -- 30
      • 15 Physical Science
      • 15 Life Science
  • Grade by Grade
    • Recommended
    • Different forms
    • Vocabulary
    • Scaffolding
    • 8 through 12 Earth and Space
  • Linking Standards to Assessment
  • Flip Charts
    • Indicator
    • Test Specifications
    • Instructional Examples
    • Item Specification
    • Practice Item
  • Overview of the Assessment
  • Administered annually beginning this year
  • Not used to calculate A.Y.P ( yet )
  • Results used as part of Q.P.A.
  • Given at grades 4, 7, & H.S. ( OTL )
  • Things that make you go hmmm OTL
  • Item Distribution
  • Grade 4
    • 60% process
    • 40% knowledge
  • Grade 7
    • 23% Process
    • 60% Knowledge
    • 17% Process and Knowledge
  • High School
    • 7% Process
    • 93% Knowledge
  • Test Format
  • At least 2 forms
  • Multiple Choice
  • 2 Items per Indicator
  • Time/Sessions
  • KCA & P/P
  • Accommodations
  •  
  • Practice Assessment
    • Periodic Table
    • Save and Exit button
  • Formative Assessment
    • Coming Soon -- December 2007
    • Best Practices
  • Inquiry in Grades 5 - 8
  • Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
  • Design and conduct a scientific investigation.
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Use evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models.
  • Think critically and logically to relate evidence and explanations.
  • Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions.
  • Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
  • Why is Science important?
  •  
  • Science & Technology
  • Best Practices
    • Address preconceptions
    • Know what it means to “do science.”
    • Use metacognitive strategies
  • Facts + Inquiry = Good Science
  • Enthusiasm Knowledge
  • 5 E’s
    • Engage
    • Explore
    • Explain
    • Elaborate
    • Evaluate
  • The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
    • State/National Standards
    Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
    • State/National Standards
    • District Standards
    Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
    • State/National Standards
    • District Standards
    • School Standards
    Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
    • State/National Standards
    • District Standards
    • School Standards
    • Classroom Standards
    Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
    • State/National Standards
    • District Standards
    • School Standards
    • Classroom Standards
    • Student Standards
    Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  • Time, Equipment , Resources , and Space
  • Beware of “ sacred cows ”
  •