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New Exams

AP Science: The Redesign

09

March

T3

Power Session

New Curricula


Two Important Numbers

2,400,000

90%

Georgetown STEM report


5 The Jobs of the Future are Already Here

Robotic Hand

Google Car

“Technology today can do in five minutes a decoding task that would have taken a year to complete a decade ago”-Eric Lander, Founder, The Broad Institute

“A quantum computer of just 150 QuBits would have the power of all of today’s supercomputers”-Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University..we are currently at 128 bits

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Hatsune Miku

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“The future is already here –it's just not very evenly distributed.”-William Gibson

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Teenage BioTech Company

IBM WATSON


We need to upskill
We Need to Upskill

STEM jobs




We must update the stem curricula instruction and assessments
We Must Update the STEM Curricula, Instruction, and Assessments

  • From this…. …to this


Stem ed goal

Develop and Assessmentssupply the applicants needed for the demand of STEM-capable workers

STEM Ed: Goal

  • NRC (2011) Successful K-12 STEM Education


Addressing stem ed goals through the ap science redesign

Addressing STEM Ed Goals Assessmentsthrough the AP Science Redesign


Evidence centered design assessment science practices
Evidence Centered Design, Assessment, & Science Practices Assessments

  • Evidence Centered Design ensures consistent measurement of the learning objectives across forms

  • Course learning objectives (claims) provide transparency pertaining to the assessment

  • New item types emerge from application of the science practices within real world contexts


Challenges with implementation
Challenges with Implementation Assessments

  • Lack of teacher “comfort” with the paradigm shift

  • Lack of teacher familiarity with instructional strategies leading to evidence of students applying the science practices

  • Lack of existing assessment items aligned with the redesigned course


Lessons learned and changes made
Lessons Learned and Changes Made Assessments

Provide effective messaging and professional development earlier.

Engage and empower teachers to evaluate, reflect , and redesign

Align textbook and test prep publishers with the changes earlier.

  • Teachers need more time to make a paradigm shift

  • Teachers need to feel readyto implement the changes

  • Teachers need to feel confident with the amount and alignment of teacher support materials



Content and depth
Content and Depth Assessments

  • New approach: Essential content + skills + inquiry

  • New structure: 4 Big Ideas, 17 Enduring Understandings

  • New transparency into exam: Learning Objectives, Formula List, Usage of Calculators

  • Breadth reduction in four ways:

    • Factual recall reduced for exam

    • Teacher choice of illustrative examples

    • Explicit exclusion statements in Curriculum Framework

    • Specific content reductions


Technology in AP Biology Assessments

Probe ware and Software

Tablets & iPads

Virtual Labs & Simulations

TINspire for ease of data collection and manipulation

Smart Phones


Ap chemistry course and exam changes

AP AssessmentsChemistry Course and Exam Changes


AP Chemistry Course and Exam Changes Assessments

  • New approach: Essential content + skills + inquiry

  • New structure: 6 Big Ideas, 117 Learning Objectives

  • New formula List, change in usage of calculators on exam

  • Breadth reduction in three ways:

    • Factual recall reduced for exam

    • Explicit exclusion statements in Curriculum Framework

    • Specific content reductions


Organization of the new ap chemistry exam
Organization of the New AP AssessmentsChemistry Exam

Section 1:

  • 60 Multiple Choice (with question sets)

  • 90 minutes

  • 50% of exam weight

  • May use Periodic Chart and Formula Sheet

  • May NOT use calculator

    Section 2:

  • 7 Free Response questions

    • 3 long and 4 short free response questions

  • 50% of exam weight

  • May use Periodic Chart and Formula Sheet

  • May use calculator on entire free response section


Teacher support
Teacher Support Assessments

  • Course and Exam Description

  • Course Planning and Pacing Guides (4)

  • Sample Syllabi (4) and Syllabus Development Guide

  • Higher Ed Validation Results

  • New Curriculum Module

  • Lab Manual/Teacher & Student Versions

  • Practice Exam

  • Online Teacher Community

  • New Professional Development:

    • APSIs (4-5 days)


New ap chemistry lab manual
New AP AssessmentsChemistry LabManual

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Technology in AP Chemistry Assessments

Probe ware and Software

Tablets & iPads

Applets for molecule drawing and 3D rotations

Virtual Labs & Simulations

TINspire for ease of data collection and manipulation

Smart Phones


Ap physics 1 2 course and exam changes

AP AssessmentsPhysics 1 & 2 Course and Exam Changes



Curriculum framework big ideas
Curriculum Framework: Big Ideas Assessments

The unifying concepts or Big Ideas increase coherence both within and across disciplines. There are seven Big Ideas for Physics 1 and 2:

B I G I D E A

Objects and systems have properties such as mass and charge. Systems may have internal structure.

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B I G I D E A

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Fields existing in space can be used to explain interactions.

B I G I D E A

3

The interactions of an object with other objects can be described by forces.

Interactions between systems can result in changes in those systems.

B I G I D E A

4


Curriculum framework big ideas continued
Curriculum Framework: Big Ideas continued… Assessments

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B I G I D E A

Changes that occur as a result of interactions are constrained by conservation laws.

B I G I D E A

Waves can transfer energy and momentum from one location to another without the permanent transfer of mass and serve as a mathematical model for the description of other phenomena.

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The mathematics of probability can be used to describe the behavior of complex systems and to interpret the behavior of quantum mechanical systems.

B I G I D E A

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Curriculum framework boundary statements
Curriculum Framework: Boundary Statements Assessments

Boundary statements articulate overarching content divisions between the two courses.


A new emphasis on science practices
A New Emphasis on Science Practices Assessments

Science Practices define the skills students will use to demonstrate Essential Knowledge in each subject area.

The science practices enable students to establish lines of evidence and use them to develop and refine testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena.

  • 1.0The student can use representations and models to

    communicate scientific phenomena and solve scientific

    problems.

  • 2.0 The student can use mathematics appropriately.

  • 3.0 The student can engage in scientific questioning to extend

    thinking or to guide investigations within the context of the AP

    course.

  • 4.0 The student can plan and implement data collection strategies in

    relation to a particular scientific question.

  • 5.0 The student can perform data analysis and evaluation of

    evidence.

  • 6.0 The student can work with scientific explanations and theories.

  • 7.0 The student can connect and relate knowledge across various

    scales, concepts, and representations in and across domains.

SCIENCE PRACTICES


Curriculum framework learning objectives
Curriculum Framework Learning Objectives Assessments

Essential knowledge statements reference the associated big idea and enduring understanding

Learning objectives state what a student should know and be able to do.


Exam design ap physics 1 2
Exam Design: AP Physics Assessments1 & 2

Multiple Choice Section: Physics 1 and 2 Exams | 90 minutes | 50% of exam

50 multiple choice questions:

  • discrete items & items in sets

  • multiple-correct items

  • 4 answer choices, each question

Free-Response Section: 90 minutes | 50% of exam

Physics 1:

5 free-response questions:

1 experimental design question

1 qualitative/quantitative

translation

3 short-answer questions

Physics 2 :

4 free-response questions:

1 experimental design question

1 qualitative/quantitative

translation

2 short-answer questions


Launching ap physics 1 2
Launching AP Physics 1 & 2 Assessments

  • Redesigned Professional Development:

  • 2014 Professional Development will launch new One-Day and AP Summer Institute Workshops to support the new courses

  • June 2014 – Practice Exams for both AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2

  • Course Audit and Course Planning Resources:

  • Sample Syllabi (course audit opens March, 2014; syllabi for new courses must be submitted by January 31, 2015)

  • Course and Exam Description (including equation sheets) – March, 2014)

  • Course Planning and Pacing Guides (8 total; 4 for each course)

  • Teacher’s Guide on Inquiry-Based Investigations

  • Curriculum Framework Launched Fall 2012

  • Teacher Lab Manual in Development

  • Professional Development Planning

  • New Online Community in Fall 2012

AP PHYSICS

1 and 2

  • Professional Development Planning

  • Teacher Lab Manual in Development

  • New Course and Exam will launch 2014-2015



Advances in AP: Online Support Assessments

Advances in APprovides detailed information and resources on:

Curriculum Framework

Course Overview and FAQ

Course Planning and Pacing Guides (Fall 2013)

Course Audit and Sample Syllabi (March 2014)

Go to advancesinap.collegeboard.org for more information.


Technology in AP Physics 1&2

Probe ware and Software

Tablets & iPads

Simulations & Java Applets

Multimeters

Capacitance Meters, & Oscilloscopes

Virtual Labs & Simulations

TINspire for ease of data collection and manipulation

  • Voltage Probes

  • Magnetic Field Sensors

  • Light Sensors

Smart Phones


Ap environmental science course and exam changes

AP AssessmentsEnvironmental Science Course and Exam Changes


Potential AP AssessmentsEnviro. Sci. Course and Exam Changes

Teacher Support, Outreach, and Future Work

  • Released teacher support in the last two years:

    • Curriculum Module on “Agriculture and the Nitrogen Cycle”

    • Curriculum Module on “Introductory Topics for Climate”

    • Launch of the AP Teacher Online Community

  • Focused outreach events on building content knowledge with teachers about climate models and systems

  • Requested the NRC consider performing research on best practices for introductory Environmental Science courses at the college level


Challenges to Redesigning AP Environmental Science Assessments

Climate Change

Variety in Undergrad courses

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How much emphasis on what content

What feasible and accessible labs/field experience?


Technology in AP AssessmentsEnviro. Sci.

Probe ware and Software

Tablets & iPads

Simulations & Java Applets

Virtual Labs & Simulations

TINspire for ease of data collection and manipulation

Smart Phones


Question and answer session

a Assessmentspcentral.collegeboard.org

advancesinap.collegeboard.org

Tanya Sharpe, [email protected]

Serena Magrogan, [email protected]

Question and Answer Session


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