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  1. Social Studies Update October 21, 2010 ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  2. Today’s Agenda • People Matching • KWL • TEKS Update • STAAR Update ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  3. People Matching • You are searching for you “match” • Individuals come from the revised 8th and USH standards • (colors will match) ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  4. 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

  5. Standards Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Student Expectations ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  6. 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) ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  7. How to read the TEKS ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

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

  10. New Components • Longer Introduction • More Student Expectations • More historical figures • Written with assessment in mind ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  12. Changes in number of SEs ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  13. Rough Comparison of Old and New U.S. History TEKS ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  14. “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; ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  16. Written with assessment in mind…verbs are now more measurable ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  17. 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

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

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

  20. Assessment 8th Grade STAAR World Geography, World History, U.S. History STAAR EOC ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

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

  23. EOC Assessments Plan for phase-out HS TAKS and phase-in EOC assessments *Out-of-school testers and 12th grade re-testers ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  24. Blueprints • Reporting Categories instead of Objectives • No longer an objective/category for Social Studies Skills ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  25. Blueprint- 8th Grade STAAR BASED ON REVISED STANDARDS ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  27. Blueprint- World History STAAR BASED ON REVISED STANDARDS ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

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

  30. Blueprint- World Geo. STAAR BASED ON CURRENT STANDARDS ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  32. Blueprint- US History STAAR BASED ON CURRENT STANDARDS ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

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

  35. “Clearer, Fewer, Deeper” TEKS FOR SPECIFIC GRADE OR COURSE FOCUS OF ASSESSMENT “Readiness Standards” ASSESSED ACROSS YEARS “Supporting Standards” NOT ASSESSED ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  37. “Readiness Standards” • 30% of Student Expectations from the TEKS • 65% of STAAR Assessment Blueprint ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

  38. “Supporting Standards” • 70% of Student Expectations from the TEKS • 35% of STAAR Assessment Blueprint ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  40. “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/ ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  42. Example of Dual-Coding Content student expectation: world geography 18A Skills student expectation: world geography 21C

  43. 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; ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  45. 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) ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10

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

  47. New TEKS and CSCOPE 2011-2012 School year • NOT required to implement new TEKS • no changes in CSCOPE • CSCOPE- New Instruction Documents • Exemplar Lessons • Implement new TEKS • TAKS based on NEW TEKS • STAAR for 8th and 9th grade students • CSCOPE- New • Curriculum Documents • Year-at-a-Glance • Vertical Alignment Doc • Instructional Focus Documents 2010-2011 School year 2012-2013 School year ESC Region XIII, information current as of 10/21/10