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BISD 7th grade parent forum may 17 1

  1. 1. BISD Parent ForumMay 17, 2010 5:30pm-6:30pm<br />
  2. 2. Taking a Look at Legislative History<br />Graduation Requirements<br />State Assessment<br />
  3. 3. Graduation Requirements<br />Legislative Disclaimer: Once a legislative session has occurred and laws are passed, there are many governmental entities that will review the laws and make rulings that may clarify and give additional guidance which may cause local changes.<br />
  4. 4. 2004-2005Current 12thgraders<br />All students entering 9th grade will graduate on the Recommended High School Program (RHSP):<br />4 years of English and History (including <br /> 0.5 credit for economics)<br />The Minimum High School Program (MHSP)is available with administrative approval and parent permission. <br />
  5. 5. 2007-2008Current 9th – 11th graders<br />All students entering 9th grade in 2007-2008 <br /> will graduate on the RHSP with the <br /> following requirements:<br /> 4 years of Math, Science, English and <br /> History (including 0.5 credit for economics)<br />
  6. 6. 2009-2010Current 9th – 12th graders<br />Students on the (RHSP)are no longer <br /> required to have:<br /><ul><li> ½ credit for health
  7. 7. 1 credit for technology applications</li></ul>And will be required to have:<br /><ul><li> only 1 credit of PE instead of 1 ½ credits</li></li></ul><li> 2010-2011Current 8th – 11th graders <br />All students are no longer required to have:<br /><ul><li> ½ credit for health
  8. 8. 1 credit for technology applications</li></ul>And will be required to have:<br /><ul><li> only 1 credit of PE instead of 1 ½ credits</li></li></ul><li>2010-2011Current 8th – 11th graders <br />Students entering grade 9 and on the (MHSP) are required to have:<br /><ul><li> 1 credit of fine arts </li></ul>The (MHSP)is only available with administrative approval and parent permission and 1 0f 3 other criteria: 16 yrs of age, completed 2 credits in each subject of the foundation curriculum, have failed to be promoted to 10th grade one or more times. <br />
  9. 9. Local Requirements2010-2011<br />There are a variety of allowable substitutions <br /> for the PE credit and other substitutions <br /> allowed using the Career and Technology Education (CTE) classes. For additional information contact the high school counselors office at 830-796-6268/6269, <br /> or visit the Texas Education Agency website at<br />
  10. 10. Local Requirements2010-2011<br />Distinguished High School Program (DHSP): <br /> 28 credits<br />RHSP: 26 credits<br />MHSP: 22 credits<br />BISD may have policies that add requirements beyond what is required by state law. <br />
  11. 11. State Assessment<br />From<br />TEAMS TAAS TAKS-SDAA-LDAA<br />To now:<br />TAKS-Acc, Modified, ALT<br />To 2011-2012:<br />End of Course (EOC), State of Texas Assessments <br /> of Academic Readiness (STAAR) <br />
  12. 12. 2010-2011Current 2nd – 11th graders<br />All forms of TAKS testing will continue <br />this year for all students in 3rd through 11th grade <br />and any 12th grade retester for this year. <br />Current8th – 11th graders<br />TAKS Graduation Requirements until the current 8th<br />graders graduate:<br />4 Exit Level test given in 11th grade <br />in ELA, Social Studies, Math, and Science.<br />
  13. 13. 2011-2012Current 7th graders and 1st-6thgraders<br />In 2007, Senate Bill 1031 was enacted <br /> which called for “End of Course” (EOC) <br /> assessments starting with the freshman class<br /> (current 7th graders) of the 2011-2012 school year. <br />Students in 3rd – 8th grade (current 1st-6th graders)<br /> will be taking the new STAAR tests.<br />
  14. 14. Purpose of the EOC assessments<br />The purpose of the EOC assessments is<br /> to measure academic performance in core high school courses and to become part <br /> of the graduation requirement. The assessments will also be used to determine readiness for advanced coursework and measure college readiness.<br />
  15. 15. End of Course (EOC) Assessments<br />Assessment instruments for core high school courses include:<br /><ul><li>Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
  16. 16. English I, English II, English III
  17. 17. Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  18. 18. World Geography, World History, United States History</li></ul>Currently BISD is administering EOC assessments and field testing EOC assessments. In some cases, <br /> the grades are being calculated in class averages.<br />
  19. 19. Graduation Requirements <br />What is known as of today, and <br /> starting with the freshman class of 2011-2012 :<br /><ul><li>Students will have to take all 12 EOC </li></ul> assessments and perform at a standard not <br /> yet finalized by Texas Education Agency<br /><ul><li>The EOC assessments will count 15% of </li></ul> the final grade for the class<br />
  20. 20. Advanced and College Readiness<br />Questions will be developed on the Algebra I & English II EOC to identify students who are likely to succeed in advanced high school courses<br />TEKS revisions include college-readiness standards to be be assessed on EOC.<br />To the extent possible, Questions on the Algebra II & English III will be assessed to help determine the appropriate placement in an entry level college course<br />
  21. 21. For the Current 7th grade students:<br />Graduation Requirements:<br />4 Math<br />4 Science<br />4 English<br />4 History<br />EOC Graduation Requirements:<br />3 Math<br />3 Science<br />3 English<br />3 History<br />
  22. 22. MS to HS Math Transition Opportunities<br />
  23. 23. Questions????<br />Resource: <br />Curriculum->Graduation Requirements<br />Testing & Accountability->Student Assessment<br />