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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

K

TE

A

What do all these letters mean?

T

E

OP

E

SC

C

Curriculum Soup

R

A

A

T

S

slide2

How did I do on my homework?

You missed all of them.

Joke
slide4

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.

what do all these letters mean1

Jefferson Elementary

Wichita Falls ISD

February 7, 2013

S

K

TE

A

What do all these letters mean?

T

E

OP

E

SC

C

Curriculum Soup

R

A

A

T

S

questions
Questions:

?

TEKS

STAAR

CSCOPE

state curriculum
State Curriculum:

T

E

K

S

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

how are the teks developed
How are the TEKS developed?

Teachers

Committees:

TEA

Curriculum Experts

Community Leaders

Final Approval:

SBOE

TEKS

slide17

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
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
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?
slide31

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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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

review
Review

?

TEKS

STAAR

CSCOPE

questions1

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Questions?

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contact me
Contact me!

Ward Roberts

  • wardroberts@wfisd.net
  • 235-1021, ext. 15009

Bye.

Thanks!

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