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Science alignment testing

Science Alignment & Testing

Teaching & Learning

January 15, 2010

Cari Jo Kiffmeyer


Organization of the standards

Organization of the Standards


Organization of the standards1

Organization of the Standards


Organization of the standards2

Organization of the Standards


Organization of the standards3

Organization of the Standards


2004 vs 2009 benchmarks k 5

2004 vs. 2009 Benchmarks K - 5

Number of Benchmarks

Graphic from MDE – John Olson


2004 vs 2009 benchmarks middle school 6 8

2004 vs. 2009 Benchmarks Middle School 6-8

Number of Benchmarks

Graphic from MDE – John Olson


2004 vs 2009 benchmarks high school biology

2004 vs 2009 BenchmarksHigh School - Biology

Number of Benchmarks

Graphic from MDE – John Olson


Biggest change no banding

Biggest Change - No Banding

  • Why grade specific standards?

  • What considerations should be made?


Notable differences k 5

Notable Differences K - 5

K-2

  • No extinction

  • Grade 1 – animals only

  • Grade 2 – plants only

    Grades 3-4

    - No Solar System (old standards) - Changed to Sun, Moon & Stars

  • No weather/clouds (old standards)

    Grade 5

    - Weakest alignment (w/ FOSS)


Notable differences 6 8

Notable Differences 6-8

Grade 6

  • No static Electricity

  • Addition of Waves and Sound

    Grade 7

  • Addition of Physical Science (Matter)

    Grade 8

  • Addition of Physical Science (6 benchmarks, 2 standards)


Changes for wayzata

Changes for Wayzata

  • Moving kits from grades 1 to 2, 3 to 4

    New Plants – Insects, Earth Materials

  • Addition of 2 new kits:

    Matter and Energy – grade 4

    Sun Moon and Stars – grade 3

  • Kits moved to “Optional”

    Ideas and Inventions

    Human Body


Engineering standards

Engineering Standards

  • What is difference between engineering and scientific method/process skills?

  • How do we teach the engineering standards?

  • How does FOSS handle engineering?


Engineering standards foss

Engineering Standards - FOSS

  • Implicit in some units

  • Will require classroom teachers to identify and then supplement to teach

  • No specific direction for teachers in teacher guide

  • Not supplemented well in science stories

    A Suggestion

    Develop something more than what is currently in FOSS either with

  • Clearly identified supplemental material

  • Incorporate parts of all of EIE –Engineeering is Elem curriculum for grade


What is engineering

What is engineering?

Science:

  • A body of knowledge

  • Seeks to describe and understand the natural world and its physical properties

  • Scientific knowledge can be used to make predictions

  • Science uses a process--the scientific method--to generate knowledge

    Engineering:

  • Design under constraint

  • Seeks solutions for societal problems and needs

  • Aims to produce the best solution given resources and constraints

  • Engineering uses a process--the engineering design process--to produce solutions and technologies

    Technology:

  • The body of knowledge, processes, and artifacts that result from engineering

  • Almost everything made by humans to solve a need is a technology

  • Examples of technology include pencils, shoes, cell phones, and processes to treat water

http://www.mos.org/eie/


Engineering design process

Engineering Design Process

ASK

  • What is the problem?

  • What have others done?

  • What are the constraints?

    IMAGINE

  • What are some solutions?

  • Brainstorm ideas.

  • Choose the best one.

    PLAN

  • Draw a diagram.

  • Make lists of materials you will need.

    CREATE

  • Follow your plan and create it.

  • Test it out!

    IMPROVE

  • Talk about what works, what doesn't, and what could work better.

  • Modify your design to make it better.

  • Test it out!

http://www.mos.org/eie/


Comparison of typical processes

Comparison of typical processes

Observation and form a question

Hypothesis & procedure

Conduct an experiment

Refine hypothesis and experiment again

Form a conclusion and communicate it

Result: Facts & theories

Define the problem and the resources available

Develop a design

Test the design

Modify the design and test again

Analyze the design and use or market it

Result: Products & processes

Science Inquiry Engineering Design

from MDE – John Olson


Foss correlation

FOSS Correlation

  • Foss Correlation

  • FOSS Recommended Alignment

Files available at http://www.grantsandresearchhelp.us/trends.asp under 2009-2010 Science: Science Alignment and Testing


Sample alignment

Sample Alignment

  • Wayzata’s Alignment

  • FOSS Correlation to that alignment

  • Sample Unit Document

Files available at http://www.grantsandresearchhelp.us/trends.asp under 2009-2010 Science: Science Alignment and Testing


Key to success

Key to Success

  • Science Notebooks

    Training available through FOSS


Eie engineering is elementary

EIE Engineering is Elementary

http://www.mos.org/eie/


How to use eie

How to use EIE…

  • In conjunction with FOSS.

    EIE coorelation

File available at http://www.grantsandresearchhelp.us/trends.asp under 2009-2010 Science: Science Alignment and Testing


Mca iii science testing

MCA III Science Testing

Teaching & Learning

January 15, 2010

Cari Jo Kiffmeyer


Mca iii science

MCA III Science

  • No release of item type information

    thoughts that there will be short constructed response that is computer scored

  • Cognitive Level Changes/Comparison

  • Operational Form Comparisons


Cognitive level comparison

Cognitive Level Comparison

MCA III

MCA II


Cognitive level comparison1

MCA III

Based on Norman Well’s Depth of Knowledge Levels

Level 1 - recall

Level 2 – skill/concept

Level 3 – strategic thinking

MCA II

Follows Bloom’s Taxonomy

Level A = Knowledge

Level B = Understanding

Level C = Application,

Analysis,

Synthesis,

Evaluation

Cognitive Level Comparison


Mca iii grade 5 comparison

MCA III Grade 5 comparison

Taken from Test Specs 2009 and 2004


Mca iii grade 5 by substrand

MCA III Grade 5 by substrand

Taken from Test Specs 2009


Mca iii grade 8 comparison

MCA III Grade 8 comparison

Taken from Test Specs 2009 and 2004


Mca iii grade 8 by substrand

MCA III Grade 8 by substrand

Taken from Test Specs 2009


Mca iii high school comparison

MCA III High School comparison

Taken from Test Specs 2009 and 2004


Mca iii grade 9 12

MCA III Grade 9-12

Taken from Test Specs 2009


Science alignment testing

  • Looking at new standard requirements

File available at http://www.grantsandresearchhelp.us/trends.asp under 2009-2010 Science: Science Alignment and Testing


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