SOCIAL SCIENCES STANDARDS REVIEW AND REVISION. February 2009-June 2011 PRESENTATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION . WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?.
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SOCIAL SCIENCES STANDARDS REVIEW AND REVISION
February 2009-June 2011
PRESENTATION TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
329.045 Revision of Common Curriculum Goals, performance indicators, diploma requirements, Essential Learning Skills and academic content standards; instruction in academic content areas. (1) In order to achieve the goals contained in ORS 329.025, the State Board of Education shall regularly and periodically review and revise its Common Curriculum Goals, performance indicators and diploma requirements. This includes Essential Learning Skills and rigorous academic content standards in mathematics, science, English, history, geography, economics, civics,physical education, health, the arts and second languages. School districts and public charter schools shall maintain control over course content, format, materials and teaching methods. The regular review shall involve teachers and other educators, parents of students and other citizens and shall provide ample opportunity for public comment.
ADDITIONALLY . . . Oregon Statute requires instruction in:
SBE DIRECTIVE ON STANDARDS 2008: Creation of CORE STANDARDS
Based on Reeves’ criteria of:
Oregon’s New Core Standards Structure
Challenges for Social Sciences
Opportunities for Social Sciences
2007 WestEd review of Oregon Standards
Fordham Institute Review of Standards
Civics and Financial Education Task Force Report, October 2008.
Content and Assessment Panel Review of
“Prepared Graduate” statements created to articulate outcomes(Core Standards)
Learning progressions constructed to reach “Prepared Graduate” outcomes (Grade Level Standards)
COLLABORATION with Stakeholders
WRITTEN FEEDBACK ON DRAFTS
HEARING THE COMMENTS OF THE STATE BOARD AND OTHER CONSTITUENTS
Instructional Materials Evaluation
Focus on Teaching and Learning
Thank you for the opportunity to develop the new standards
Andrea Morgan, Education Specialist
Oregon Department of Education