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Social Studies Update. October 21, 2010. K - W - L. What do you KNOW about … TEKS STAAR 8 th Grade World Geography World History U.S. History. What do you WANT to learn about … TEKS STAAR 8 th Grade World Geography World History U.S. History. Standards.

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social studies update

Social Studies Update

October 21, 2010

ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

k w l
K - W - L
  • What do you KNOW about …
    • TEKS
    • STAAR
      • 8th Grade
      • World Geography
      • World History
      • U.S. History
  • What do you WANT to learn about …
    • TEKS
    • STAAR
      • 8th Grade
      • World Geography
      • World History
      • U.S. History

ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

standards
Standards

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Student Expectations

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new teks implement 2011 2012
NEW TEKS Implement 2011-2012
  • TEKS were adopted in June 2010 and posted on Texas Register August 2010
  • Available on the TEA website, same link as the current standards
    • Elementary and High School- listed below the current standards
    • Middle school- listed above
      • (NO particular reason, just a formatting issue)

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how to read the teks
How to read the TEKS

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strands for social studies
Strands for Social Studies

Economics

  • Economics
  • Personal Financial Literacy
  • Social Studies Skills

Kindergarten – Gov’t

  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Citizenship
  • Culture
  • Science/Technology/Society
  • Social Studies Skills

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dissecting a student expectation
Dissecting a Student Expectation
  • TEKS 8. (4)  History. The student understands significant political and economic issues of the revolutionary era. The student is expected to:

RIGOR

CONTENT

  • (A)  analyze causes of the American Revolution, including the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts, the Stamp Act, mercantilism, lack of representation in Parliament, and British economic policies following the French and Indian War;

SPECIFICATION/ FACTS

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new components
New Components
  • Longer Introduction
  • More Student Expectations
  • More historical figures
  • Written with assessment in mind

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important parts of the introduction
Important parts of the Introduction
  • Clarifies Celebrate Freedom requirements
    • NOTE: required for Grades 3-12, part of the standards for Grades K-2
  • Defines Free Enterprise system
  • Defines Constitutional Republic
  • Clarifies “including” and “such as” statements
    • NOTE: required for Grades 3-12, part of the standards for Grades K-2

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changes in number of ses
Changes in number of SEs

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rough comparison of old and new u s history teks
Rough Comparison of Old and New U.S. History TEKS

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including and such as
“Including” and “Such As”

“Such As” Statements – suggested/ recommended

  • World History 20 (C)explain the political philosophies of individuals such as John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Charles de Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Thomas Jefferson, and William Blackstone; and

“Including” Statements – required

  • World History 3(A)describe the major political, religious/philosophical, and cultural influences of Persia, India, China, Israel, Greece, and Rome, includingthe development of monotheism, Judaism, and Christianity;

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rigor changes
Rigor Changes
  • Tests will contain a greater number of items that have a higher cognitive complexity level.
  • Items will be developed to more closely match the cognitive complexity level evident in the TEKS.
  • In Social Studies, process skills will be assessed in content not in isolation, which will allow for a more integrated and authentic assessment of the content area.

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written with assessment in mind verbs are now more measurable
Written with assessment in mind…verbs are now more measurable

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now available
Now Available!

The Social Studies TEKS Planners are designed to help administrators and teachers understand the changes in the Social Studies TEKS when planning a comprehensive social studies program, lessons and delivering instruction.

It is a side-by-side comparison of the Old and New TEKS with 2 analysis columns: Rigor Change and Content Change.

There are five books:

  • Communities (K-3)
  • Texas History (4 & 7)
  • U.S. History (5, 8 & 11)
  • World Studies (6, WG & WH)
  • Government/Economics
assessment
Assessment

8th Grade STAAR

World Geography, World History, U.S. History STAAR EOC

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new assessment program begins next year 2011 2012
New Assessment program begins NEXT year, 2011-2012
  • 8th Grade and 9th Grade course (WG or WH?)
  • Will assess NEW TEKS (more later)
  • Questions can be dual coded

(content SE and Social Studies Skills SE)

  • “clearer, fewer, deeper” focus
  • TEA will post UPDATED Blueprints later this spring (after committees meet in February)

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eoc assessments
EOC Assessments
  • Freshman class of 2011–2012 is first group to have EOC assessments as a graduation requirement
  • That is the current 8thgraders
  • All 12 EOC assessments will be available in 2011–2012

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EOC Assessments

Plan for phase-out HS TAKS and phase-in EOC assessments

*Out-of-school testers and 12th grade re-testers

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blueprints
Blueprints
  • Reporting Categories instead of Objectives
  • No longer an objective/category

for Social Studies Skills

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blueprint 8 th grade staar
Blueprint- 8th Grade STAAR

BASED ON REVISED STANDARDS

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blueprint world history staar
Blueprint- World History STAAR

BASED ON REVISED STANDARDS

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why are 8 th grade and wh based on the revised standards
Why are 8th grade and WH based on the revised standards?
  • Will there be an 8th Grade Field test?
    • As of October 28, 2010, we do not know.

WH Field Test (Spring 2011) will be assessing the revised standards that correlate with the current standards

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blueprint world geo staar
Blueprint- World Geo. STAAR

BASED ON CURRENT STANDARDS

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blueprint us history staar
Blueprint- US History STAAR

BASED ON CURRENT STANDARDS

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assessed curriculum
Assessed Curriculum
  • “Clearer, Fewer, Deeper”
  • Will be finalized by EDUCATOR committees that will meet January/February 2011
  • Sign up at http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/develop/recform.pdf
  • Blueprints will be updated to correlate with any changes after the committees meet.

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clearer fewer deeper
“Clearer, Fewer, Deeper”

TEKS FOR SPECIFIC GRADE OR COURSE

FOCUS OF ASSESSMENT “Readiness Standards”

ASSESSED

ACROSS YEARS “Supporting Standards”

NOT ASSESSED

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Essential for the success in the current grade/course

  • Important for preparedness for next grade/course
  • Support CCRS
  • Necessitate in-depth instruction
  • Address broad and deep ideas
  • Although introduced in the current grade/course, they may be emphasized in a subsequent year
  • Although reinforced in the current grade/course, they may be emphasized in a previous year
  • Play a role in preparing for next grade/course but not a central role
  • Address more narrowly defined ideas

Readiness Standards

Supporting Standards

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readiness standards
“Readiness Standards”
  • 30% of Student Expectations

from the TEKS

  • 65% of STAAR Assessment

Blueprint

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supporting standards
“Supporting Standards”
  • 70% of Student Expectations

from the TEKS

  • 35% of STAAR Assessment

Blueprint

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temporary assessed curriculum documents
“Temporary” Assessed Curriculum Documents
  • Posted on Monday, 10/25/10
  • All of the documents are DRAFTS until the teacher committees meet (Jan/Feb 2011)

Will include the REVISED standards

Will include the CURRENT standards

8TH Grade &

World History

World Geog. & U.S. History

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

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process of classifying standards
Process of Classifying Standards
  • TEA will host teacher committees per grade level to determine (will meet in Jan/February)
  • The results will be available ??
  • REVISED blueprints will be released at the same time or shortly thereafter

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example of dual coding
Example of Dual-Coding

Content student expectation: world geography 18A

Skills student expectation: world geography 21C

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Example of Dual Coding

World Geography 18: Culture. The student understands the ways in which cultures change and maintain continuity. The student is expected to:A. Describe the impact of general processes such as migration, war, trade, independent inventions, and diffusion of ideas and motivations on cultural change.

World Geography 21: Social studies skills. The student applies critical thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including electronic technology. The student is expected to:

C. Construct and interpret maps to answer geographic questions, infer geographic relationships, and analyze geographic change;

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2012 assessments
2012 Assessments
  • 8th Grade STAAR
  • Either World Geog, World History, US History
  • Will be based on the revised standards
  • However, ONLY the revised standards that match with a current standard

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2013 assessments
2013 Assessments
  • 8th Grade STAAR
  • World Geog, World History, US History
  • Will be based on the revised standards
  • ALL OF THE REVISED

STANDARDS ARE ELGIBLE FOR ASSESSMENT

(not just the ones that match with the current standards)

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eoc assessment scoring
EOC Assessment Scoring
  • A student must achieve a minimum score, as determined by the commissioner, for the score to count towards the student’s cumulative score
  • A student’s cumulative score is determined using the student’s highest score on each EOC assessment

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EOC Assessment Scoring
  • If a student does not achieve the minimum score on an EOC assessment, the student shall retake the assessment
  • If a student does not perform satisfactorily on the college-readiness component of the EOC assessments for Algebra II or English III, the student may retake the assessment

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EOC Assessment Scoring
  • A student’s score on an EOC assessment will be worth 15% of the student’s final grade for that course
  • A school district is not required to use the student’s score on subsequent administrations to determine the student’s final grade for that course

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when will the commissioner set the standard for the scores
When will the Commissioner set the standard for the scores?
  • STAAR EOC – standards to be set in fall 2011 so scores can be reported for first high stakes administration in spring 2012
  • STAAR 3-8 – standards to be set in fall 2012 so reports will be delayed for first administration in spring 2012

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