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...
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 th...
Deconstructing the Indicator
  Indicator:


 Main Concept(s):                                               Embedded Conce...
Deconstructing the Indicator
                          (A) compares characteristics of traditional, command, market, and m...
Five levels of performance
 •   Exemplary

 •   Exceeds Standards

 •   Meets Standards

 •   Approaches Standards

 •   A...
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 abilit...
Reality?
Assessment Info
All students in 6th / 8th / 11th
 grade will take assessment
  •   General Assessment

  •   General Assessment with
     ...
All students in 6th / 8th / 11th
 grade will take assessment
  •   General Assessment

  •   General Assessment with
     ...
Assessment will consist of Multiple
 Choice / Single correct answer
 questions

	 Civics/Gov	     	 	     15%
	 Economics ...
Did ya do the math?
6th Grade

	 24 tested indicators / 48 questions
	 Civics/Gov            8 questions

	 Economics             8 questions
...
8th Grade

	 30 tested indicators / 60 questions
	 Civics/Gov          10 questions

	 Economics           10 questions

	...
High school

	 30 tested indicators / 60 questions
	 Civics/Gov            10 questions

	 Economics 	    	      12 questi...
High school
Two assessments

  •   US & Kansas focus

  •   World focus

  •   30 questions per assessment

  •   Can give...
Questions will assess
Questions will assess

  •   Knowledge base
      “recognize & recall”
Questions will assess

  •   Knowledge base
      “recognize & recall”
  •   Application base
      “interpret, analyze, p...
. . . at different percentages


	 	 	 	         Knowledge	 Application

 6th grade	 	     65% 	 	 35%

 8th grade	 	     ...
• Four forms of test at each grade
  level

• More primary sources at every
  level

• More graphic organizers

• Focus on...
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-...
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

KA...
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...
Suggested
Two 45 minute periods for 6th / 8th
  grade

One 45 to 60 minute period per form
 for HS
  •   But should not be...
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 t...
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 prob...
Future
 •   Will probably count for
     participation

 •   “Mobility” issues are being
     discussed / final guidelines ...
“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            Com...
“Was the New
                      Deal really
                        new?”



“How does where                          “...
History              “Was the New      Geography
  • leaders                               • drought
                     ...
Use KSDE Social Studies
 page
www.ksde.org




                          Flip charts,
                          resources,...
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/_dow...
Connect with parents

Send notes home
“Just for Parents”
  brochures
	 (English & Spanish)
Last chance for
      questions!
Kansas State Social Studies Assessment Information
Kansas State Social Studies Assessment Information
Kansas State Social Studies Assessment Information
Kansas State Social Studies Assessment Information
Kansas State Social Studies Assessment Information
Kansas State Social Studies Assessment Information
Kansas State Social Studies Assessment Information
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Kansas State Social Studies Assessment Information

  1. 1. I’m ready for the Social Studies assessment! Are you? Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org ESSDACK
  2. 2. • Download handouts at: essdack.org/mlk2008/ ?q=node/58 • Download presentation at: slideshare.net/glennw98
  3. 3. Will it be this bad?
  4. 4. Coin flip
  5. 5. Questions?
  6. 6. Lynn Vasquez KSDE
  7. 7. Lynn Vasquez KSDE Glenn Wiebe not from KSDE
  8. 8. Expert teachers
  9. 9. Expert teachers Glenn Wiebe not an expert teacher
  10. 10. We assume nothing!
  11. 11. Standard “A general statement of what a student should know & be able to do”
  12. 12. Benchmark “What a student should know at a specific time”
  13. 13. Indicator “Specific statement of knowledge or skills that is measurable” • Includes Knowledge & Application at different cognitive levels
  14. 14. Delta Indicators “Indicators that may be testable items on the state assessment”
  15. 15. Star indicators “Mark the K-4 indicators that are foundational for the 6th grade assessment”
  16. 16. Secret code?
  17. 17. H7B3I5 (K) History, 7th grade, benchmark three, indicator five, (knowledge), testable indicator
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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?
  20. 20. 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?
  21. 21. Five levels of performance • Exemplary • Exceeds Standards • Meets Standards • Approaches Standards • Academic Warning
  22. 22. Cut scores?
  23. 23. Standard of Excellence?
  24. 24. Standard of Excellence 2005 • 95% of 6th grade students above “Meets Standards”
  25. 25. Standard of Excellence 2005 • 90% of 8th grade students above “Meets Standards”
  26. 26. Standard of Excellence 2005 • 90% of 11th grade students above “Meets Standards”
  27. 27. So . . . ?
  28. 28. Purpose of assessment?
  29. 29. Perceived purpose Measure individual students Measure individual teachers
  30. 30. Perceived purpose Measure individual students Measure individual teachers Original purpose Measure district ability to improve student learning Encourage focus on standards
  31. 31. Reality?
  32. 32. Assessment Info
  33. 33. All students in 6th / 8th / 11th grade will take assessment • General Assessment • General Assessment with Modifications • Alternate Assessment • KAMM
  34. 34. All students in 6th / 8th / 11th grade will take assessment • General Assessment • General Assessment with Modifications • Alternate Assessment • KAMM
  35. 35. Assessment will consist of Multiple Choice / Single correct answer questions Civics/Gov 15% Economics 15% Geography 15% All History Areas 50%
  36. 36. Did ya do the math?
  37. 37. 6th Grade 24 tested indicators / 48 questions Civics/Gov 8 questions Economics 8 questions Geography 8 questions All History Areas 24 questions
  38. 38. 8th Grade 30 tested indicators / 60 questions Civics/Gov 10 questions Economics 10 questions Geography 10 questions All History Areas 30 questions
  39. 39. High school 30 tested indicators / 60 questions Civics/Gov 10 questions Economics 12 questions Geography 10 questions All History Areas 28 questions
  40. 40. High school Two assessments • US & Kansas focus • World focus • 30 questions per assessment • Can give as one test
  41. 41. Questions will assess
  42. 42. Questions will assess • Knowledge base “recognize & recall”
  43. 43. Questions will assess • Knowledge base “recognize & recall” • Application base “interpret, analyze, problem solve, make informed decisions, & impact civic participation”
  44. 44. . . . at different percentages Knowledge Application 6th grade 65% 35% 8th grade 50% 50% High School 35% 65%
  45. 45. • Four forms of test at each grade level • More primary sources at every level • More graphic organizers • Focus on global economics
  46. 46. Exception to “all”?
  47. 47. ELL students Must take the assessment but may be exempted if . . . • First year in US school
  48. 48. Accomodations May be read to students Electronic translators and bilingual dictionaries allowed Extended time and small-group setting are allowed
  49. 49. Melanie Manares • 785.296.7929 • mmanares@ksde.org
  50. 50. SPED students General assessment 98% of General assessment with students accommodations
  51. 51. SPED students General assessment 98% of General assessment with students accommodations KAMM Alternate Assessment
  52. 52. Colleen Riley 785.291.3097 criley@ksde.org www.kansped.org
  53. 53. Testing window • Regular Assessment March 17 - May 9 • Alternate Assessment January 2 - May 9 Receive final results in Summer 2008
  54. 54. Suggested Two 45 minute periods for 6th / 8th grade One 45 to 60 minute period per form for HS • But should not be “timed”
  55. 55. Measures what?
  56. 56. Measures what? Delta-ed indicators Δ • In packets
  57. 57. Option? • Can offer test in off-years
  58. 58. What are you “sinking” about?
  59. 59. Fasten your seatbelts!
  60. 60. Opportunity to Learn (OTL)
  61. 61. Means what?
  62. 62. 2007-2008
  63. 63. 2007-2008 All 11th graders must take test • Sets cut scores • 11th grade is cohort group
  64. 64. 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
  65. 65. Future Any HS student may take either form • Or both forms as one test
  66. 66. 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
  67. 67. Future • Will probably count for participation • “Mobility” issues are being discussed / final guidelines out in May 2008
  68. 68. “old” Future Cohort group is First Semester 12th Grade • Starting 2009-2010
  69. 69. “new” Future Cohort group is 12th Grade • Starting 2009-2010
  70. 70. Assessment may be given any year to any group but scores count for QPA only every other year
  71. 71. So . . . • Only graduating classes of 2010, 2012, 2014, etc must take assessments
  72. 72. Lynn Vasquez • lvasquez@ksde.org • 785.296.3892
  73. 73. Online assessment Optional Practice tests & student tutorials are available • Practice testing highly encouraged
  74. 74. CETE • cete@ku.edu • 785-864-3537
  75. 75. Formative assessments: • February 1st? • Where?
  76. 76. Share list of questions with neighbor What’s not crossed off?
  77. 77. Bill Watterson © 1995
  78. 78. What works?
  79. 79. Align curriculum to state suggested scope and sequence
  80. 80. 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
  81. 81. “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?”
  82. 82. 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
  83. 83. Use KSDE Social Studies page www.ksde.org Flip charts, resources, standards, assessment info
  84. 84. Use Flip Charts to align instructional Bloom’s levels to indicator levels
  85. 85. • Focus on verbs in indicators / what are kids’ brains doing? • Primary sources • Mental maps / Google Earth • Word walls
  86. 86. What do you use?
  87. 87. NetTrekker / Formative Test Builder kportal.learningstation.com
  88. 88. Use the KSHS Kansas History book www.kshs.org
  89. 89. Use KSDE resources web site www.kerc-ks.org
  90. 90. Use Social Studies Central www.socialstudiescentral.com
  91. 91. Kansas Council for Economic Education www.kcee.wichita.edu
  92. 92. Don’t forget to use multiple sources of data www.serve.org/_downloads/publications/ AssessHistory-final.pdf
  93. 93. Connect with parents Send notes home “Just for Parents” brochures (English & Spanish)
  94. 94. Last chance for questions!

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