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    • I’m ready for the Social Studies assessment! Are you? Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org ESSDACK
    • • Download handouts at: essdack.org/mlk2008/ ?q=node/58 • Download presentation at: slideshare.net/glennw98
    • Will it be this bad?
    • Coin flip
    • Questions?
    • Lynn Vasquez KSDE
    • Lynn Vasquez KSDE Glenn Wiebe not from KSDE
    • Expert teachers
    • Expert teachers Glenn Wiebe not an expert teacher
    • We assume nothing!
    • Standard “A general statement of what a student should know & be able to do”
    • Benchmark “What a student should know at a specific time”
    • Indicator “Specific statement of knowledge or skills that is measurable” • Includes Knowledge & Application at different cognitive levels
    • Delta Indicators “Indicators that may be testable items on the state assessment”
    • Star indicators “Mark the K-4 indicators that are foundational for the 6th grade assessment”
    • Secret code?
    • H7B3I5 (K) History, 7th grade, benchmark three, indicator five, (knowledge), testable indicator
    • cognitive demand main concept (K) describes the reasons for the Exoduster movement from the South to Kansas (e.g., relatively free land, symbol of Kansas as a free state, the rise of Jim Crow laws in the South, promotions of Benjamin “Pap” Singleton. embedded concepts
    • Deconstructing the Indicator Indicator: Main Concept(s): Embedded Concept(s): Three Story Intellect What researched based classroom activities will be used to GATHER (1) PROCESS (2) APPLY (3) -describes -compares -evaluates teach the cognitive demand and concept? -recalls -contrasts -imagines -tells -interprets -predicts -lists -explains -speculates how/why -identifies -hypothesizes -classifies -defines -generalizes -cause/affect -recognizes -concludes What research based reading strategies can you use to teach the -infers -knows -problem solves indicator? -distinguishes -observes -uses What assessment questions will you ask to see if students have mastered the cognitive demand and knowledge? Does this assessment question match the cognitive demand category?
    • Deconstructing the Indicator (A) compares characteristics of traditional, command, market, and mixed economies on the Indicator: basis of property rights, factors of production and locus of economic decision making (e.g., what, how, for whom). Main Concept(s): Embedded Concept(s): Impact of economic systems; •Owner v. worker; market policies; lotus of control; tenants of each system Level of Cognitive Demand required by the 2 What researched based classroom activities will be used to GATHER (1) PROCESS (2) APPLY (3) teach the cognitive demand and concept? -describes -compares -evaluates -recalls -contrasts -imagines Hold a Socratic seminar debating pros and cons of each market -tells -interprets -predicts system -lists -explains -speculates how/why -identifies -hypothesizes What research based reading strategies can you use to teach the -classifies indicator? -defines -generalizes -cause/affect -recognizes -concludes Create a word wall with vocabulary terms found in reading -infers passages related to each type of market system. -knows -problem solves -distinguishes -observes -uses What assessment questions will you ask to see if students have mastered the cognitive demand and knowledge? Does this assessment question match the cognitive demand category? Performance Assessment: Create political cartoons that humorously depict two of the economic systems. Formative: which statement best exemplifies a command economy?
    • Five levels of performance • Exemplary • Exceeds Standards • Meets Standards • Approaches Standards • Academic Warning
    • Cut scores?
    • Standard of Excellence?
    • Standard of Excellence 2005 • 95% of 6th grade students above “Meets Standards”
    • Standard of Excellence 2005 • 90% of 8th grade students above “Meets Standards”
    • Standard of Excellence 2005 • 90% of 11th grade students above “Meets Standards”
    • So . . . ?
    • Purpose of assessment?
    • Perceived purpose Measure individual students Measure individual teachers
    • Perceived purpose Measure individual students Measure individual teachers Original purpose Measure district ability to improve student learning Encourage focus on standards
    • Reality?
    • Assessment Info
    • All students in 6th / 8th / 11th grade will take assessment • General Assessment • General Assessment with Modifications • Alternate Assessment • KAMM
    • All students in 6th / 8th / 11th grade will take assessment • General Assessment • General Assessment with Modifications • Alternate Assessment • KAMM
    • Assessment will consist of Multiple Choice / Single correct answer questions Civics/Gov 15% Economics 15% Geography 15% All History Areas 50%
    • Did ya do the math?
    • 6th Grade 24 tested indicators / 48 questions Civics/Gov 8 questions Economics 8 questions Geography 8 questions All History Areas 24 questions
    • 8th Grade 30 tested indicators / 60 questions Civics/Gov 10 questions Economics 10 questions Geography 10 questions All History Areas 30 questions
    • High school 30 tested indicators / 60 questions Civics/Gov 10 questions Economics 12 questions Geography 10 questions All History Areas 28 questions
    • High school Two assessments • US & Kansas focus • World focus • 30 questions per assessment • Can give as one test
    • Questions will assess
    • Questions will assess • Knowledge base “recognize & recall”
    • Questions will assess • Knowledge base “recognize & recall” • Application base “interpret, analyze, problem solve, make informed decisions, & impact civic participation”
    • . . . at different percentages Knowledge Application 6th grade 65% 35% 8th grade 50% 50% High School 35% 65%
    • • Four forms of test at each grade level • More primary sources at every level • More graphic organizers • Focus on global economics
    • Exception to “all”?
    • ELL students Must take the assessment but may be exempted if . . . • First year in US school
    • Accomodations May be read to students Electronic translators and bilingual dictionaries allowed Extended time and small-group setting are allowed
    • Melanie Manares • 785.296.7929 • mmanares@ksde.org
    • SPED students General assessment 98% of General assessment with students accommodations
    • SPED students General assessment 98% of General assessment with students accommodations KAMM Alternate Assessment
    • Colleen Riley 785.291.3097 criley@ksde.org www.kansped.org
    • Testing window • Regular Assessment March 17 - May 9 • Alternate Assessment January 2 - May 9 Receive final results in Summer 2008
    • Suggested Two 45 minute periods for 6th / 8th grade One 45 to 60 minute period per form for HS • But should not be “timed”
    • Measures what?
    • Measures what? Delta-ed indicators Δ • In packets
    • Option? • Can offer test in off-years
    • What are you “sinking” about?
    • Fasten your seatbelts!
    • Opportunity to Learn (OTL)
    • Means what?
    • 2007-2008
    • 2007-2008 All 11th graders must take test • Sets cut scores • 11th grade is cohort group
    • 2007-2008 All 11th graders must take test • Sets cut scores • 11th grade is cohort group 9th and 10th may take test • Scores are banked
    • Future Any HS student may take either form • Or both forms as one test
    • Future May take test only once • Score probably travels with student if banked • “Traveling” score will probably NOT count for QPA or Standard of Excellence
    • Future • Will probably count for participation • “Mobility” issues are being discussed / final guidelines out in May 2008
    • “old” Future Cohort group is First Semester 12th Grade • Starting 2009-2010
    • “new” Future Cohort group is 12th Grade • Starting 2009-2010
    • Assessment may be given any year to any group but scores count for QPA only every other year
    • So . . . • Only graduating classes of 2010, 2012, 2014, etc must take assessments
    • Lynn Vasquez • lvasquez@ksde.org • 785.296.3892
    • Online assessment Optional Practice tests & student tutorials are available • Practice testing highly encouraged
    • CETE • cete@ku.edu • 785-864-3537
    • Formative assessments: • February 1st? • Where?
    • Share list of questions with neighbor What’s not crossed off?
    • Bill Watterson © 1995
    • What works?
    • Align curriculum to state suggested scope and sequence
    • G r ade F oc us K Self 1 Families 2 Then and Now (Past and Present) 3 Communities (Local History ) 4 Kansas and Regions of the United States 5 United States History (Beginnings to 1800) 6 World History (Ancient and Medieval C i v i l i z ati o ns ) 7 Semester 1 – World Geography Semester 2 – Kansas History and G o v e r n m e nt 8 United States History (1800 – 1900) High Schoo l World History (Re n a is sa n c e to present) -and - United States History with Kansas History integrated into coursework (1900 to present) -and- Civics-Governmen t
    • “Was the New Deal really new?” “How does where “Why are some we live impact The Great Depression people poor and who we are?” others rich?” “Can the government really impact society?”
    • History “Was the New Geography • leaders • drought Deal really • New Deal • soil conservation • “Grapes of Wrath” new?” • migration “How does where “Why are some we live impact who The Great Depression people poor and we are?” others rich?” Government “Can the Economics • social reforms government • supply/demand • public policy really impact • subsidies • “court packing” society?” • welfare
    • Use KSDE Social Studies page www.ksde.org Flip charts, resources, standards, assessment info
    • Use Flip Charts to align instructional Bloom’s levels to indicator levels
    • • Focus on verbs in indicators / what are kids’ brains doing? • Primary sources • Mental maps / Google Earth • Word walls
    • What do you use?
    • NetTrekker / Formative Test Builder kportal.learningstation.com
    • Use the KSHS Kansas History book www.kshs.org
    • Use KSDE resources web site www.kerc-ks.org
    • Use Social Studies Central www.socialstudiescentral.com
    • Kansas Council for Economic Education www.kcee.wichita.edu
    • Don’t forget to use multiple sources of data www.serve.org/_downloads/publications/ AssessHistory-final.pdf
    • Connect with parents Send notes home “Just for Parents” brochures (English & Spanish)
    • Last chance for questions!