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Science Pres 07 08

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Science Pres 07 08

  1. 1. Physical Science Grades 5-7 Bentley Richert Curriculum/Technology Specialist October 26, 2007
  2. 2. Challenge Design and build the tallest possible straw structure that can support the weight of a large egg. <ul><li>Materials per group: </li></ul><ul><li>25 straws </li></ul><ul><li>100 cm of masking tape </li></ul><ul><li>1 egg </li></ul>
  3. 3. KSES Overview Designed to assist Kansas educators in . . .
  4. 4. Selecting and Developing local curricula
  5. 5. Carrying out instruction
  6. 6. Assessing progress of students
  7. 7. KSES Overview Serve as a foundation for the development of the state assessments in science
  8. 8. KSES Overview Represent high yet reasonable expectations for all students
  9. 10. Science Standards <ul><li>Adopted February 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Revised August 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Delta ▲ = tested </li></ul><ul><li>* newly marked for assessment (removed) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Organization <ul><li>Seven Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Examples </li></ul>
  11. 12. Assessed Indicators <ul><li>Grade 4 -- 22 (Changed 4.2.4.2) </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 7 -- 30 </li></ul><ul><li>High School -- 30 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Physical Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Life Science </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Grade by Grade <ul><li>Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Different forms </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolding </li></ul><ul><li>8 through 12 Earth and Space </li></ul>
  13. 14. Linking Standards to Assessment
  14. 15. Flip Charts <ul><li>Indicator </li></ul><ul><li>Test Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Item Specification </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Item </li></ul>
  15. 16. Overview of the Assessment
  16. 17. Administered annually beginning this year
  17. 18. Not used to calculate A.Y.P ( yet )
  18. 19. Results used as part of Q.P.A.
  19. 20. Given at grades 4, 7, & H.S. ( OTL )
  20. 21. Things that make you go hmmm OTL
  21. 22. Item Distribution
  22. 23. Grade 4 <ul><li>60% process </li></ul><ul><li>40% knowledge </li></ul>
  23. 24. Grade 7 <ul><li>23% Process </li></ul><ul><li>60% Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>17% Process and Knowledge </li></ul>
  24. 25. High School <ul><li>7% Process </li></ul><ul><li>93% Knowledge </li></ul>
  25. 26. Test Format
  26. 27. At least 2 forms
  27. 28. Multiple Choice
  28. 29. 2 Items per Indicator
  29. 30. Time/Sessions
  30. 31. KCA & P/P
  31. 32. Accommodations
  32. 34. Practice Assessment <ul><li>Periodic Table </li></ul><ul><li>Save and Exit button </li></ul>
  33. 35. Formative Assessment <ul><li>Coming Soon -- December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul>
  34. 36. Inquiry in Grades 5 - 8
  35. 37. Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
  36. 38. Design and conduct a scientific investigation.
  37. 39. Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  38. 40. Use evidence to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models.
  39. 41. Think critically and logically to relate evidence and explanations.
  40. 42. Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions.
  41. 43. Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
  42. 44. Why is Science important?
  43. 46. Science & Technology
  44. 47. Best Practices <ul><li>Address preconceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Know what it means to “do science.” </li></ul><ul><li>Use metacognitive strategies </li></ul>
  45. 48. Facts + Inquiry = Good Science
  46. 49. Enthusiasm Knowledge
  47. 50. 5 E’s <ul><li>Engage </li></ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Explain </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul>
  48. 51. The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
  49. 52. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  50. 53. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>District Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  51. 54. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>District Standards </li></ul><ul><li>School Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  52. 55. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>District Standards </li></ul><ul><li>School Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  53. 56. <ul><li>State/National Standards </li></ul><ul><li>District Standards </li></ul><ul><li>School Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Student Standards </li></ul>Tanya Siwik, Fairfax County Public Schools, The Essentials of Science Grades K-6, Rick Allen
  54. 57. Time, Equipment , Resources , and Space
  55. 58. Beware of “ sacred cows ”

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