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International Benchmarking In Ohio

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International Benchmarking In Ohio

  1. 1. International Benchmarking in Ohio
  2. 2. International Education  Learning on par with the rest of the world  Learning about the rest of the world  Learning with the rest of the world
  3. 3. Benchmarking the System February 2007 - Creating a World-Class Education System in Ohio, 2008 – Further study by the Ohio Department of Education staff
  4. 4. Selection of Countries Significantly higher United States Significantly lower Jim Hall, Center for Public Education
  5. 5. Selected Countries Region Math Science ELA Australia England Finland Hong Kong Japan New Zealand The Netherlands Ontario Singapore Ireland
  6. 6. Three Comparative Lenses • Curriculum  Articulated content  Instructional delivery  Distribution of cognitive demands on assessments • Social and Cultural Differences 5. Status of Teaching
  7. 7. Findings  Ohio generally aligns with other nations’ standards, but…  Other nations provide:  Greater focus, rigor, coherence  Clearer learning progressions
  8. 8. Mile Wide, Inch Deep Number of Mathematics Topics by Grade 40 35 30 25 Topics 20 15 10 5 0 K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Grade Ohio US Japan US JapanJapan
  9. 9. Findings  In Ohio’s standards, topics are more spread out than in other countries  More grades to complete a topic, more topics per grade  More evident in mathematics than science
  10. 10. Ohio’s Standards Revision Process  2009 – 2010 English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies  2010 – 2011 Fine arts and foreign language
  11. 11. International Content in Standards Explicit international content in current standards: ● World Languages ● Social Studies ● Arts ● Science ● Language Arts
  12. 12. Social Studies Considerations  Scope and sequence considerations  High school courses  Graduation requirements  Required assessments
  13. 13. Assessment in Ohio Statewide assessment in Social Studies  Grades 5, 8 and 10  International content assessed at grades 8 and 10
  14. 14. Next Steps for Ohio  Draft standards for science, mathematics, English language arts and social studies will be vetted in November 2009  State Board adoption process  Model curriculum in 2010 - 2011

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