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Jefferson Elementary Wichita Falls ISD February 7, 2013. S. K. T E. A. What do all these letters mean?. T. E. OP. E. S C. C. Curriculum Soup. R. A. A. T. S. How did I do on my homework?. You missed all of them. Joke. Well, I had to give you a zero. Is that bad?. Oh, well….

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What do all these letters mean

Jefferson Elementary

Wichita Falls ISD

February 7, 2013

S

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TE

A

What do all these letters mean?

T

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OP

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SC

C

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R

A

A

T

S


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How did I do on my homework?

You missed all of them.

Joke


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Well, I had to give you a zero.

Is that bad?


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Oh, well…

Better than nothing!


Introduction

Introduction

Ward Roberts

  • Job: Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist (WFISD)

  • Experience: Numerous state-wide curriculum committees (including CSCOPE)

  • Also: Former student, Jefferson Elementary

Hi.


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Jefferson Elementary

Wichita Falls ISD

February 7, 2013

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K

TE

A

What do all these letters mean?

T

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OP

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SC

C

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R

A

A

T

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Questions

Questions:

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TEKS

STAAR

CSCOPE


State curriculum

State Curriculum:

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  • Texas

  • Essential

  • Knowledge and

  • Skills


Who manages the teks

Who manages the TEKS?

  • Texas

  • Education

  • Agency

Where can I find the TEKS?


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www.tea.state.tx.us


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http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148&menu_id=720&menu_id2=785


Sample teks for grade 4

Sample: TEKS for Grade 4

See Handout!


Teks vertically aligned

TEKS = Vertically Aligned


How are the teks developed

How are the TEKS developed?

Teachers

Committees:

TEA

Curriculum Experts

Community Leaders

Final Approval:

SBOE

TEKS


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http://www.tea.state.tx.us/sboe/

State

Board Of

Education

SBOE


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Marty Rowley

(Amarillo)


Teks revisions

TEKS: Revisions!

  • TEKS revised periodically (every 8-10 years)

  • Most recent: Mathematics


New math teks

New Math TEKS


Assessment test

Assessment (Test)

  • How do we know if students are mastering the curriculum?

  • How are schools held accountable for teaching the TEKS?

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

STAAR


Staar tests

STAAR Tests

What do we know about STAAR?

  • Old Tests (TAKS)

  • New Structure (STAAR)

  • Sample Items (a few…)


Staar teks

STAAR = TEKS

STAAR assesses the TEKS.

The Test is over the Curriculum.

  • Every item is coded to a specific student expectation.

Teaching to the Test?

More like:

Testing what we teach.


Staar structure

STAAR Structure

  • TEKS

  • Categories

  • Items

  • Format


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http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/

Information available!


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http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/

Also:

Released Test Questions


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According to TEA…


Complexity

Complexity?

Compare:

  • How do the items differ?

TAKS

STAAR

TO


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  • Extra steps

  • More information

  • Additional reasoning

TAKS

STAAR

TO


At school

At school…

CSCOPE

In WFISD:

  • How do teachers handle all of this?

  • What is my child doing in the classroom to prepare?


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www.mycscope.us

www.cscope.us/parent portal


From teks

: from TEKS

TEKS Clarification Document

K&S

TEKS

Verbs

SE

Nouns

Examples

“Specificity”

Notes


From teks1

: from TEKS

Vertical Alignment Document

TEKS

Compares multiple grade levels

Same stuff


From teks2

: from TEKS

Year at a Glance (Calendar)

Units

TEKS bundled in each unit

Time Frame


From teks3

: from TEKS

Unit: Instructional Focus Document

Everything…


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What a teacher sees…


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Sample Lessons

VAD

YAG

Unit Test

IFD


Teacher resources

Teacher Resources

Suggested Time Frame

TEKS

Suggested Procedures

Handouts

Notes for Teacher


Sample activity

Sample Activity

I’m thinking of a shape…


Also unit tests

Also: Unit Tests

But not ALL multiple-choice

STAAR Format

Everything aligned to TEKS


Teacher flexibility

Teacher Flexibility?

“Suggested”

“Possible”

“Optional”


Teacher district flexibility

Teacher/District Flexibility.

CSCOPE is NOT a Lock-Step Curriculum

CSCOPE does not place mandates on teachers.

(WFISD might…)


District decisions

District Decisions

Curriculum Councils


Cscope vs wfisd

CSCOPE vs. WFISD


Review

Review

?

TEKS

STAAR

CSCOPE


Questions1

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Questions?

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Contact me

Contact me!

Ward Roberts

  • [email protected]

  • 235-1021, ext. 15009

Bye.

Thanks!


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