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Revising the PA Academic Standards . A Joint Project Between The PA State Board of Education and The Capital Area Intermediate Unit. Mark M. Hennes, CAIU Special Projects. Project Overview.

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revising the pa academic standards

Revising the PA Academic Standards 

A Joint Project Between

The PA State Board of Education

and

The Capital Area Intermediate Unit

Mark M. Hennes, CAIU Special Projects

project overview
Project Overview

“Every 3 years, the Board will review the State academic standards and State assessments … to determine if they are appropriate, clear, specific and challenging, and will make revisions as necessary … .”

22 Pa. Code, para 4.12 (i)

mission and vision
Revising the standards; not rewriting them

Ensuring standards closely align to Assessment Anchors.

Focusing on content standards - not content lists, performance standards, or competencies

Mission and Vision

Conduct a review of the standards by:

3 phase process
3 Phase Process
  • Statewide, online survey
  • Advisory teams recommend changes to State Board of Eduation
  • State Board of Education holds Public Hearings
advisory teams

RWSL

Math

Science

Social

Studies

Science &

Technology

History

Environment

& Ecology

Civics &

Government

Economics

Geography

Advisory Teams

May – Sep 2008

Jan – May 2008

key documents for review
Key Documents for Review
  • Survey results from PA educators
  • Independent evaluations of standards conducted over past several years.
  • Notable research on standards and benchmarks
  • Critical analysis of the clarity, rigor and relevance of current standards
  • Standards developed by professional organizations (e.g., NCTE, NCTM)
  • Standards identified as exemplary from states across the nation
standards evaluative criteria
Standards Evaluative Criteria
  • Are statements clear and sharply defined?
  • Are they essential, knowledge-based statements?
  • Is wording consistent with parallel structure?
  • Is there an appropriate progression of rigor from grade to grade?
  • Are statements understandable and written in terms understood by both teachers and parents?
  • Are we able to assess the degree of mastery?
  • Can they be taught and learned in the context of the classroom?
standards evaluative criteria cont
Standards Evaluative Criteria (Cont.)
  • Are statements logically consistent and holding together as a credible whole?
  • Does this standard crosswalk to an Anchor?
  • Is this standard identified in the survey as in need of revision?
  • Is there a key concept missing in this standard?
  • Is this illustrative example necessary?
  • How does this standard compare to nationally recognized standards?
highlights of recommendations
Highlights of Recommendations
  • Clarify intent and focus of each standard
  • Delete activities & methods
  • Align standards horizontally and vertically
  • Embed and spiral rigor through select examples
  • Introduced ‘knowledge strand’ (Math)
  • Glossary terms in boldface
summary
Summary

“Tough, but very important work” – Dr. Jerry Zahorchak

survey says
Survey Says …

All Respondents said the Standards Always or Frequently:

  • Guide Curriculum Development (87%)
  • Guide Textbook Selection (78%)
  • Guide Classroom Instruction (83%)
  • Guide Assessment of Student Learning (83%)
survey says1
Survey Says …

Of the Teacher Respondents:

  • 88% were Very Knowledgeable or Had Read Standards In-depth
  • 86% felt the Standards influenced classroom instruction design
  • 67% felt the Standards were written appropriately for their grade
  • 64% felt the Standards were written clearly for their grade
  • 57% felt the Standards were specific for their grade
  • 81% felt the Standards were challenging for their grade
r w s l and math advisory timeline
R/W/S/L and Math Advisory Timeline

January/February 2008

  • Virtual meetings to initiate team activities (readings, review of state survey, initial critique of standards)
  • Online team forums
  • Workshop in Harrisburg
  • First draft of initial recommendations
r w s l and math advisory timeline1
R/W/S/L and Math Advisory Timeline

March/April/May 2008

  • Initial draft circulated for comment
  • Teams consider comments
  • Final draft by end of May to SBE
science social studies advisory timeline
Science & Social Studies Advisory Timeline

May/June 2008

  • Virtual meetings with teams to initiate team activities (readings, review of state survey, initial critique of standards)
  • Online team forums
  • Workshop in Harrisburg
  • First draft of initial recommendations
science social studies advisory timeline1
Science & Social Studies Advisory Timeline

July/August/September 2008

  • Initial draft circulated for comment
  • Teams consider comments
  • Final draft by end of September to SBE
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Standard Statement

Knowledge Statement

Illustrative Example