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The new alaska standards for english language arts mathematics what impact on cte

The New Alaska Standards for English/Language Arts & Mathematics: What Impact on CTE?


Session overview

Session Overview

  • Purpose and Shifts of New Standards

  • Overview of Alaska English/Language Arts and Mathematics Standards

  • Timeline for Implementation

  • Impact on CTE Programs


History of alaskan standards

History of Alaskan Standards

  • 1990s: Alaska standards in reading, writing, and mathematics were developed by age spans(K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12)

  • 2004: Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) in reading, writing, and mathematics were developed to define standards at each grade level (grades 3 – 10); assessments developed

  • 2006: Grade Level Expectations were expanded to include kindergarten through second grade


What do we know about alaska s current grade level expectations gle s

What do we know about Alaska’s Current Grade Level Expectations (GLE’s)?

February - March 2011, Alaskan educators reviewed Alaska’s Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) and the proposed “common core” national standards.

We know:

  • the GLEs are low in rigor.

  • the GLEs are over six years old.

  • the GLEs do not extend beyond grade 10.

  • the GLEs are broad and open to teacher interpretation.

  • the GLEs are a blueprint for assessment.


Naep reading grade 8

NAEP – Reading Grade 8


Naep mathematics grade 8

NAEP - Mathematics Grade 8


International competitiveness

International Competitiveness

  • The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international study which began in the year 2000.

    • PISA aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in participating countries/economies.

    • Since the year 2000 over 70 countries and economies have participated in PISA.


Armed forces qualification test afqt

Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT)

General Cognitive Ability Subtests of ASVAB


Alaska s new english language arts ela mathematics standards

Alaska‘s New English Language Arts (ELA) & Mathematics Standards

  • Aligned with college and career expectations.

  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills

  • Consistent learning goals for all students, regardless of where they live.

    Note: The Alaska Standards are equal in rigor to the national Common Core State Standards.


Shifts in english language arts

Shifts in English Language Arts

  • Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and informational texts in addition to literature.

  • Reading and writing grounded in evidence from the text.

  • Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary.


Shifts in mathematics

Shifts in Mathematics

  • Focus: 2-3 topics focused on deeply in each grade.

  • Coherence: Concepts logically connected from one grade to the next and linked to other major topics within the grade.

  • Rigor: Fluency with arithmetic, application of knowledge to real-world situations, and deep understanding of mathematical concepts.


The new alaska standards for english language arts mathematics what impact on cte

Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects do not address the technical content students must master

READING

WRITING

  • 10 Anchor StandardsArranged in 4 strands

  • Key Ideas and Details

  • Craft and Structure

  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

  • 10 Anchor Standards

  • Arranged in 4 Strands

  • Text Types and Purpose

  • Production and Distribution of Writing

  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge

  • Range of Writing

Grade Specific Standard

Grade Specific Standards

  • 6-8

  • 9-10

  • 11-12

  • 6-8

  • 9-10

  • 11-12

Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6-12


Foundational skills in the early grades

Foundational Skills in the Early Grades

  • The instruction of the basic reading components is still an expectation

  • The standards for these skill are found in grades K-5


Math organization

Math Organization

Two areas of equal importance

  • Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • Standards for Mathematical Content


Math organization1

Math Organization

The Standards for Mathematical Practice are embedded at every grade level to establish habits of mind that will empower students to become mathematically literate.


The new alaska standards for english language arts mathematics what impact on cte

The Standards of Mathematical Practice include the Math Process Standards

  • Problem Solving

  • Communication

  • Reasoning

  • Connections


Modeling encourages students to use mathematics in the context of real world applications

Modeling encourages students to use mathematics in the context of real-world applications.


Math organization2

Math Organization


The new alaska standards for english language arts mathematics what impact on cte

Roll-out Phases


The new alaska standards for english language arts mathematics what impact on cte

http://education.alaska.gov/


The new alaska standards for english language arts mathematics what impact on cte

PDF of New Alaska ELA & Math Standards

Toolkit of Resources


The new alaska standards for english language arts mathematics what impact on cte

Alaska’s Standards Toolkit


Professional development opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

Webinars


The new alaska standards for english language arts mathematics what impact on cte

https://www.acteonline.org/uploadedFiles/Publications_and_Online_Media/files/Career_Readiness_Paper_COLOR.pdf


What does this mean for cte

What does this mean for CTE?

  • Students need mastery of ELA and math standards to excel in CTE programs.

  • CTE programs help students develop transferable strategies to apply and practice use of ELA and math knowledge and skills through multiple strategies, e.g. integrated, infused, imbedded, reinforced content.

  • CTE needs to insure our instructional strategies help students understand ELA and math standards, e.g. translate terminology.


Cte curriculum alignment

CTE Curriculum Alignment


Resources for cte

Resources for CTE

https://www.acteonline.org/issuebriefs.aspx, http://www.careertech.org/resources/information.html


Alaska standards timeline

Alaska Standards Timeline

  • SY 2012-13

  • Awareness Campaign

  • Transition Tools

  • Field test new assessment items

  • SY 2014-15

  • Continue with curriculum alignment and implementation

  • SY 2015-16

  • All grades and content taught to new standards

  • Spring ‘16 new assessment in place

  • SY 2013-14

  • Alignment of curriculum to new standards

  • Begin implementation of new standards

  • June 2012

  • Adoption by State board


Spring 2016 new alaska assessments

Spring 2016 New Alaska Assessments


Field testing new items this spring

Field Testing New Items This Spring

  • New question types

  • Will NOT count towards students’ scores


Contact those in the know

Contact Those in the Know!

Karen Melin, Language Arts Content Specialist

[email protected], 907-465-6536

Cecilia Miller, Mathematics Content Specialist

[email protected], 907-465-8703

Bjorn Wolter, Science Content Specialist

[email protected], 907-465-6542

Elizabeth Davis, Assessment Administrator

[email protected], 907-465-8431


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