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Stan W. Heffner Associate Superintendent Center for Curriculum and Assessment. Revision of Ohio’s Academic Content Standards. May 11, 2010. Revisions to the Standards. History and Process of Revision Common Core Understanding the Science and Social Studies Revisions. History and process.

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    1. Stan W. Heffner Associate Superintendent Center for Curriculum and Assessment Revision of Ohio’s Academic Content Standards May 11, 2010

    2. Revisions to the Standards • History and Process of Revision • Common Core • Understanding the Science and Social Studies Revisions

    3. History and process

    4. History of Standards Cottage industry Pre-1983 A Nation at Risk 1983 Competency-based education 1983 State level model competency-based program 1994 Governor's Commission for Student Success 2000

    5. History of Standards Academic content standards adopted: English language arts and math 2001 Science and social studies 2002 Foreign language, fine arts, and technology 2003

    6. Ohio’s High Quality Standards 2001, 2002 Adoption • “A”in Standards, Assessments and Accountability, Edweek 2010 Quality Counts • Aligned with Board of Regents Expectations, 2006

    7. International Benchmarking • High performing countries • Three lenses • Standards • Teacher Effects • Learning conditions • What fits best for Ohio?

    8. What did we learn? • Ohio: “mile-wide and inch deep” • Need improved articulation from grade to grade • Other countries have a seamless transition between standards and curriculum

    9. Standards Revision Not later than June 30, 2010…the state board of education shall adopt statewide academic standards with emphasis on coherence, focus, and rigor for each of grades kindergarten through twelve in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ORC §3301.079(A)(1)

    10. Standards Must Reflect: • College and career readiness • Content and skills • Coherence, focus, rigor • Aligned model curriculum

    11. College and Career Ready …allow each student to be prepared for postsecondary instruction and the workplace for success in the twenty-first century… ORC §3301.079(A)

    12. Required Skill Sets • Creativity and innovation • Critical thinking and problem solving • Communication and collaboration • Technology literacy • Personal management • Productivity and accountability • Leadership and responsibility • Interdisciplinary and project-based learning

    13. 21st Century Skills

    14. Standards Revision Revised Standards Stress: • Coherence • Focus • Rigor • A reflection of the structure of the discipline being taught

    15. Standards Revision Revised Standards Stress: • Coherence • Focus • Rigor • Limiting the number of items included in a curriculum to allow for deeper exploration of the subject matter

    16. Standards Revision Revised Standards Stress: • Coherence • Focus • Rigor • More challenging and demanding when compared to international standards

    17. Model Curriculum …the state board shall adopt a model curriculum…The model curriculum shall be aligned with the standards, to ensure that the academic content and skills specified for each grade level are taught to students, and shall demonstrate vertical articulation and emphasize coherence, focus, and rigor. ORC §3301.079(B)

    18. Stakeholder Engagement • Content specific focus groups involving 200 teachers • Meeting with 55 professional organizations • Over 800 individual responses to online survey

    19. What Did We Hear? • Too many standards • Not easily managed • No time to teach in depth • Some need clarity • Technical correction

    20. Stakeholder Needs—June 2009

    21. Two Development Tracks • Common Core • Mathematics • English language arts • Ohio Revised Standards • Science • Social Studies

    22. Common Core

    23. Common Core Standards • Core standards in: • English language arts • Mathematics • State-led and developed • 48 states, D.C., 2 territories

    24. Common Core Standards Common Core standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. NGA & CCSSO, 2010

    25. Common Core Development • Memorandum of Agreement , April 2009 • Draft college- and career-readiness standards, Sept 2009 • Draft K-12 standards/learning progressions, March 2010 • Revisions underway • Adoption required for Race to the Top

    26. Common Core Criteria • Fewer, clearer, and higher • Aligned with college and work expectations • Internationally benchmarked • Include rigorous content and application of high-order skills • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards • Evidence – and/or research-based

    27. Mathematics Common Core Describes the work of mathematically proficient students: • Descriptions of Mathematical Practice Examples: reasoning, problem-solving • Standards include: • Concepts • Skills

    28. English Common Core • English Language Arts and Literacy Strands • Reading • Writing • Speaking and Listening • Language • Standard include: • Knowledge and skills leading to college and career readiness • Progressions of learning across the grades • Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies and Science

    29. Stakeholder Engagement

    30. In light of stakeholder input Understanding Science and Social Studies Revisions

    31. Stakeholder Support

    32. Stakeholder Engagement

    33. Stakeholder Concerns

    34. Graduation Requirements

    35. Social Studies Requirements • Observances • Veterans Day • Constitution Day: September 17 each year • Documents • The Declaration of Independence • The United States Constitution • The Constitution of the State of Ohio

    36. Social Studies Requirements Basic instruction in • Geography • United States history • United States government • Ohio local government Social problems Economics Foreign affairs United Nations World government Socialism and communism These MUST be studied Before these ORC §3313.60

    37. Social Studies • Strands: • History • Geography • Inquiry-based teaching and learning • Skills: • Historical thinking • Spatial thinking • Civic participation • Government • Economics • Economic decision making • Financial literacy

    38. SocialStudiesConcerns • Not enough American history • Need clarity regarding skills • Amount of middle school content

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