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  • Continuous Assessment Component (CAC) of SEA

    2. 2. Format of Presentation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. What is CAC of SEA? Background to CAC of SEA Consultations Strategic plan of MOE Value Outcomes CAC Curriculum Development Quality Assurance CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    3. 3. Format of Presentation (continued) 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Revisiting CAC (2012-2013) The Way Forward Standard 5 (2013-2014) The Way Forward Standard 4 (2013-2014) The Way Forward Standard 5 (2014-2015) Details-CAC ELA Writing Standard 5 (20132014) Details-CAC ELA Writing Standard 4&5 (20132015) Integrity of the CAC Process CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT Email Contact- CAC IssuesDIVISION
    4. 4. What is CAC of SEA?  A Continuous Assessment Component (CAC) of the SEA that adds value by ensuring that the varied abilities, learning styles, interests and talents of primary school students are identified and met through a system of delivery of specified curriculum objectives, support for differentiated instructional approaches, and the application of activity-based, authentic assessment tasks. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    5. 5. CAC is a programme that... focuses on excellence in teaching, learning and assessment caters for different learning styles of students Emphasises early feedback to students CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    6. 6. CAC is a programme that... uses the classroom situation to encourage authentic assessment for and of student learning is intended to achieve the desired value outcomes CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    7. 7. Background to CAC Performance in Primary Schools Instruction driven by SEA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION Culture of ‘extralessons’
    8. 8. Background to CAC Focus on Narrowed curriculum (SEA) • Mathematics • English Language Arts • Creative Writing CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION Teaching and learning constraints
    9. 9. Background to CAC Highly charged learning environment & use of ‘drill and practice’ Skills development in other subject areas in limited number of schools CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION Readiness for secondary school and life challenges through achievement of 21stC skills
    10. 10. T&T Performance in PIRLS 2011 Benchmark Score T&T Performance % Increase from PIRLS 2006 Advanced International Benchmark 625 3% of students This represents 1% increase High International Benchmark 550 19% of students 6% increase Intermediate International Benchmark 475 50% of students 12% increase Low International Benchmark 400 78% of students 14% increase CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    11. 11. Need for reflection and consultation with critical stakeholders  “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” -Tony Robbins  “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    12. 12. Consultations on Primary Education National Over 2 days District 7 (Trinidad) 1 (Tobago) • open invitation to interest groups and the public • participants comprising students, parents, educators, community members CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    13. 13. Mandates re: SEA Change of SEA date Recommended inclusion of VAPA, Phys Ed., Citizenship & Character Ed., Agricultural Science among others Make Continuous Assessment a Component of SEA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    14. 14. MOE Strategic Plan 2011-2015 Value Outcomes Literacy and Numeracy ICTs Curriculum Revision Academic Performance CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    15. 15. Value Outcomes for our Children Able to achieve full potential Emotionally mature and happy Healthy and growing normally Well adjusted Academically socially & balanced CURRICULUM culturallyDEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    17. 17. Planning for CAC Curriculum Development Managing risks Training CAC Procurement, Quality Storage and security of Assurance CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISIONresources
    18. 18. CAC Curriculum Development Developed or adapted curricula Additional support materials Developed assessment tasks Cross curricular content materials Developed assessment instruments Developed Teachers’ Manuals CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    19. 19. Planned Outcomes Happy and motivated learners Improved Academic performance CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION Stakeholder satisfaction
    20. 20. Quality Assurance Monitoring Standardised rubrics Engagement of CXC ModerationInternal & External Standardised Assessments CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    21. 21. Quality Assurance      System of internal monitoring and moderating by school administrators System of external monitoring and moderating by Curriculum Officers, CAC Monitors and School Supervisors External moderating by CXC Training of monitors and moderators by CXC Appeal mechanism CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    22. 22. Engaged Teachers at CAC Training CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    23. 23. Revisiting CAC 2012-2013 • Standard 4 -Piloted 7 subjects • Standard 5ELA Writing successfully implemented in all schools (20% of SEA) CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    24. 24. CAC SEA Success in 2013 Improvement in student performance in CAC ELA Writing! The mean score of 12.4 out of 20 in Creative Writing in the SEA was the highest recorded during the period 2009-2013. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    25. 25. Significant Increase • Students scoring above 60% 40.2% in 2012 to 54.7% in 2013 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    26. 26. Decrease in • Students scoring under 30% 7.6% in 2012 to 4.3% in 2013 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    27. 27. CAC 2012-2013 Pilot in Standard 4 of an expanded curriculum  CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    28. 28. Expanded curriculum in Standard 4 (20122013) CCE Dance/ Creative Movement Physical Ed CAC Drama CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    29. 29. Student response on widened curriculum Enjoyment of CAC activities • Improvement in approach to school work and learning • Helpful guidance from teachers • 85% of students agreed that they did more work. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    30. 30. Average %-Student Enjoyment of Subjects Drama Std 4 Science CCE Phys. Dance Ed 91.1 84.3 82.9 89.3 71.8 ELAWriting 82.5 87.2 Std 5 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    31. 31. Evaluation of Pilot • Review Report of the Continuous Assessment Component (2013) Detailed recommendations… (Successes and Challenges) CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    32. 32. Continuous Assessment Component of SEA The way forward Standard 5 (2013-2014) CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    33. 33. Standard Five (2013-2014)  SEA placement will be based on scores obtained from Standard Five only. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    34. 34. Standard Five Allotment of marks 2013-2014 SEA (Final Assessments) • Mathematics • English Language Arts 80% CAC of SEA 20% CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    35. 35. Continuous Assessment Component (CAC) Standard Five % Marks (2013-2014) CCE Science 10 - Drama ELA – Writing Month for collation of assessment scores - November 2013 10 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION January 2014 February 2014 - March 2014
    36. 36. Standard 5 Assessments Level Subject Standard CCE Five Type of Assessment Product Science Product Drama Performance Task ELA Writing Product CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION Moderation of Story, poster or collage Student assessment booklet Mime performance Portfolio of student writing
    37. 37. Standard Four % Standard Four Marks Subjects to be assessed - Agricultural * Science * - Physical Education (CAC) - Visual Arts * * - Music - ELAWriting * Collation of assessment scores - January – April 2014 5 - February 2014 - April 2014 - April 2014 Ongoing - Marks for these 4 subjects to contribute equally together with the other 3 subjects in Std. 5 for 30% overall, over the 2 years (Std. 4 & 5) period
    38. 38. Standard 4 Assessments Level Standard Four Subject Type of Assessment Physical Education Music Moderation of Performance Task Throwing and Catching Performance Task Pitch discrimination Agri Science Project Student Project booklet Visual Arts Product Painting, collage or drawing ELA Writing Product Portfolio of student writing CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    39. 39.  The Way Forward (2014-2015) CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    40. 40. In 2014-2015 SEA placement will be based on scores from Standard Four (2013-2014) and from Standard Five (2014-2015).  CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    41. 41. Standard Five Allotment of marks 2015 SEA (Final Assessments) • Mathematics • English Language Arts 60% CAC of SEA 40% CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    42. 42. CAC Subjects Standard 5 CCE * Science * Drama * ELA-Writing 5% Standard 4 Percentage 40% Music * * - Marks for theseAgricultural Science for 30% of the overall CAC 7 subjects contribute equally with ELA – Writing to contribute the remaining10% over the 2 years (std 4 & 5). *
    44. 44. Standard 5 in 2013-2014 only ELA Writing will contribute 10% to the total CAC score of 20%.  Portfolio of student writing from which the marks of the best 5 stories will be selected.  Narrative-Descriptive Writing (Story)  No official final writing assessment  Stories to be marked by teacher using standardised rubric  Sample moderation of portfolios from all schools, by CXC CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    45. 45. Standards 4 & 5 (2013--2015)     The CAC ELA Writing score will be derived from two years of writing across Standards 4 and 5. Standard 4- Expository Writing (Reports) Standard 5- Narrative-Descriptive Writing (Stories) Writing will contribute 10% over two years to the total CAC of SEA score of 40%. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    46. 46. Integrity of the CAC Process  A rigorous system for Monitoring, Moderation and Examination Administration was established in collaboration with CXC.  This is to ensure the validity and reliability of CAC scores submitted by teachers CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    47. 47. Integrity of the CAC Process   The Ministry of Education has deployed 145 Monitors to report on the implementation of the CAC in all schools. CAC Monitors work along with Curriculum Officers and report on the CAC to District Curriculum Coordinators. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    48. 48. Integrity of the CAC Process Standardization Of… *Rubrics *Assessments *Training Monitoring *Internal monitoring by Principal and team *External monitoring by CAC Monitors, Curriculum Officers, School Supervisors Moderation *Internal moderation by Principal and team *External moderation by CXC teams CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    49. 49. Quality Assurance - CAC      System of internal monitoring and moderating by school administrators System of external monitoring and moderating by Curriculum Officers, CAC Monitors and School Supervisors External moderating by CXC Training of monitors and moderators by CXC Appeal mechanism CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
    50. 50. Communication with CAC Team We will welcome your questions, comments, observations and/or recommendations. Email us at: Thanks for your support of the work of the Ministry of Education! CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT DIVISION