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Social Sciences Videoconference Oregon Department of Education September 21, 2004. Social Sciences Grade-Level Mapping. What is it? What teachers believe is necessary to move children to benchmark standards. It is not required curriculum

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social sciences grade level mapping
Social Sciences Grade-Level Mapping
  • What is it? What teachers believe is necessary to move children to benchmark standards.
  • It is not required curriculum
  • It is one model of year-to-year organization of instruction to move students to meeting the standards.
social sciences instructional materials adoption
Social Sciences Instructional Materials Adoption
  • Criteria established in October 2003
  • Evaluation conducted in August 2004
  • List of Adopted Materials released in October 2004
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Social Sciences Instructional Materials Adoption
  • Instructional Materials Caravan scheduled for November, December, and January.
  • http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/instructionalmaterials/fallcaravanbrochuresocialsciences.pdf
social sciences instructional materials caravan
Social Sciences Instructional Materials Caravan
  • Oct. 25 Nyssa SD
  • Oct. 26 Pendleton Convention Ctr.
  • Oct. 27 Multnomah ESD, Portland
  • Oct. 28 Willamette ESD, Salem
  • Nov. 8 South Coast ESD, Coos Bay
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Social Sciences Instructional Materials Caravan
  • Nov. 9 Westmoreland Elementary, Eugene
  • Nov. 10 High Desert ESD, Redmond
  • Jan. 11 SOU, Ashland
  • Jan. 12 Douglas ESD, Roseburg
  • Jan. 13 Northwest Regional ESD, Hillsboro
where s the latest social sciences information
Where’s the latest Social Sciences information?
  • Oregon Department of Education web site
    • www.ode.state.or.us
    • NEW! Web site news postings
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Where’s the latest Social Sciences information?

Oregon Standards Newspaper

  • Should have been delivered to your school/district earlier this month.
  • Includes the standards for all subject areas and other information.
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Where’s the latest Social Sciences information?
  • Oregon Social Sciences Teacher Update Newsletter
    • E-mail newsletter
    • Monthly
    • 1,700 Oregon teachers already receive it!
diploma requirements social sciences oar 581 022 1130
Diploma Requirements: Social Sciences OAR 581-022-1130
  • 3 units are required for the diploma (districts may choose to require more).
  • Must include: History, Geography, Economics (including Personal Finance), and Civics.
hb 2744 and social sciences
HB 2744 and Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences is a CIM Subject Area Endorsement area (along with Second Languages, The Arts, Physical Education, and Health.
  • Schools and districts are still responsible for teaching to the Oregon Standards and benchmarks.
social sciences subject area endorsement
Social Sciences Subject Area Endorsement
  • Districts may require all students to participate in assessments leading to Subject Area Endorsements.
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Social Sciences Subject Area Endorsement
  • Districts must make assessments available to students who want to earn Subject Area Endorsements.
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Social Sciences Subject Area Endorsement
  • Districts shall provide all students the opportunity to earn Subject Area Endorsements.

ORS 329.045 (3)

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Social Sciences Subject Area Endorsements (ORS 329.465)
  • May only award to students who earn a CIM
  • Students must take the Knowledge and Skills test to earn the Endorsement.
  • 2004-2005 will be the second year SS CIM Subject Area Endorsement is awarded
social sciences assessment
Social Sciences Assessment
  • Development of the Social Sciences Assessment
    • Test development 1999-2003
    • Performance standards set December 2003
      • CIM meets: 239 exceeds 249
      • BK3 meets: 231 exceeds 241
      • BK2 meets: 215 exceeds 225

http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/subjects/socialscience/assessment/socscistandards.pdf

social sciences test preparation resources
Social Sciences Test Preparation Resources
  • Sample Tests-released operational items

http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=226

  • How are test items developed?

http://www.ode.state.or.us/asmt/development/lifeitemks.pdf

social sciences analysis work sample
Social Sciences Analysis Work Sample
  • Development of the Social Sciences Analysis Work Sample
    • Performance standards and Implementation Schedule adopted June 2004
    • Operational in 2005-06
social science work sample
Social Science Work Sample
  • Social Science Analysis CIM and Benchmark 3 Scoring Guide
  • Collection of anchor papers- under development
  • Work Sample timeline: operational in 2005 (2008 graduates) (a requirement to earn the SS Subject Area Endorsement).
support for students
Support for Students
  • CIM student guide available
  • Benchmark 3 student guide available
support for teachers on our website
Support for Teachers on our Website
  • Benchmark 2 Instructional Document
  • Work Sample Frequently asked questions
  • Social Science Analysis in the Classroom
social science analysis
Social Science Analysis

Design and implement strategies to analyze issues, explain perspectives, and resolve issues using the Social Sciences.

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Social Science Analysis

Develops students’ skills:

  • Higher level thinking skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
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Social Science Analysis

Moving from “report” to “analysis”

  • Creating a thesis
  • Collecting and evaluating information
  • Looking at different perspectives
  • Forming opinion
  • Drawing conclusions
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Social Science Analysis

THESIS

  • Allows for a reasonable opposition.
  • Goes beyond a statement of fact.
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Social Science Analysis
  • Report: George Washington was an important President.
  • Analysis: George Washington’s appointments to cabinet positions established a strong national government.
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Social Science Analysis
  • Report: Whales
  • Analysis: The best way to maintain the whale population in the Pacific Ocean is to . . . .
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Social Science Analysis
  • Report: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Analysis: The Lewis and Clark Expedition had a positive impact on Native American populations.
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Social Science Analysis

YOUR TURN!

Create a report sentence and an analysis sentence for these topics:

  • Interest rates
  • Hurricane Ivan
  • The 2004 Presidential Election
  • Slavery
cim scoring guide frame the event issue or problem score level 4
CIM Scoring Guide-Frame the Event, Issue or Problem-Score Level-4
  • Identifies and provides a reasonable explanation of the significance of an event, issue, or problem.
  • Introduces and defines most of the critical components of the event, issue, or problem (who, what, when, where, why).
  • Communicates the purpose of the study throughout the analysis by establishing or reframing a question or thesis*.

*Thesis includes a formal or informal statement of purpose or opinion

cim scoring guide research score level 4
CIM Scoring Guide-Research Score Level-4
  • Presents appropriate information from various primary and secondary sources.
  • Uses and connects information from various sources throughout the analysis with appropriate acknowledgment (e.g. attributes, quotes, cites, refers, etc.)
  • Notes source credibility, biases, stereotyping, and/or misrepresentations.
cim scoring guide examine score level 4
CIM Scoring Guide-Examine Score Level-4
  • Identifies and objectively explains with some detail multiple points of view related to the topic.
  • Explains several factors which influenced or caused the event, issue, or problem.
  • Explains some probable implications, effects, and/or results and their relationship to the event, issue, or problem.
cim scoring guide conclude score level 4
CIM Scoring Guide-Conclude Score Level-4
  • Communicates a reasonable conclusion or resolution that responds to the original question/thesis and the analysis.
  • Addresses and dismisses alternative interpretations, outcomes, or possible responses to the question/thesis.
  • Justifies conclusion(s) and, if appropriate, makes recommendations, using some data, research, valid information, and/or knowledge
contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Leslie Phillips, Social Sciences Assessment Specialist

503.378.3600 Ext. 2317

leslie.phillips@state.or.us

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Andrea Morgan, Social Sciences Curriculum Specialist

503.378.3600 Ext. 2289

andrea.morgan@state.or.us