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  1. State Updates- Math & Science Graduation Requirements November 17th, 2010

  2. Changes at the State Level Third Math Credit Assessments- EoCs for Math EoC for Biology (Science) Recent Action by the State Board of Education

  3. Class of 2013 Math Graduation CREDIT Requirements • The three mathematics credits required under this section must include the following mathematics courses: • Algebra 1/Integrated Mathematics I • Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II • Algebra 2/Integrated Mathematics III OR a third mathematics credit elected per the student’s educational and career goals as expressed in the High School and Beyond Plan

  4. Recent Changes • The State Board of Education made changes to the math rule at their September 2010 meeting to: • Permit students to take two required math courses at the same time (e.g., algebra 1 and geometry) • Clarify the expected sequence of classes • Permit students not to take a required course as long as they earn three math credits in high school AND take algebra 2/integrated mathematics III

  5. Third Credit Options If students have a clearly defined career path, they will have the opportunity to substitute another high school math course for algebra 2/Integrated III, but must obtain parent/guardian and high school approval. Students may also earn mathematics credits in the relevant career and technical education, or CTE, equivalent courses. 

  6. FAQs: Mathematics Credits • What courses may students take for the third math credit? Students may take algebra 2, integrated math III, or a rigorous, high school level math course that meets the student’s education and career goals identified in the student’s high school and beyond plan. Courses in which the majority of the math is at a K-8 level would not qualify for the third credit. The intent of the third credit is to enrich and build upon the experiences of algebra/integrated math I and geometry/integrated math II. Traditional math examples may include, but are not limited to: statistics, discrete math, linear algebra and mathematical modeling.

  7. FAQs: Mathematics Credits • Would career and technical education (CTE) mathematics courses satisfy the third credit of mathematics? • Yes. If the majority of the course is high school level math, the title of the class is immaterial. CTE math examples might include, but are not limited to OSPI-approved frameworks in: robotics, engineering design I and II, drafting for civil and architectural engineering, construction math, applied mathematics, business economics math, financial literacy, and business statistics.

  8. FAQs: Mathematics Credits • Can students take algebra 1 for two periods and count it as the first and third credit of math? • No. Students have the flexibility of taking: • algebra 1/integrated math I and geometry/integrated math II concurrently OR • geometry/integrated math II and the third credit of math concurrently • However, they do not have the flexibility of taking the first and third credits at the same time. Equivalent CTE courses may be substituted for all of the courses listed above

  9. How do EOCs fit with No Child Left Behind? • Students enrolled in an end-of-course class in spring 2011 must take the end-of-course test, regardless of grade level. • OSPI and US Dept of Education are developing a plan for which math EOC is to be used for high school AYP. Scores will be “banked” for students taking EOC before the year required for high school AYP. • Students taking an EOC class in grades 7 or 8 will need to take the EOC and (per NCLB) their grade-level MSP

  10. Meeting Graduation Requirements with “Makeup” Tests • OSPI is developing two makeup exams: • EOC Makeup (Year 1), aligned to first-year PEs that are common to algebra 1 and integrated math 1 • EOC Makeup (Year 2), aligned to second-year PEs that are common to geometry and integrated math II • The EOC Makeup 1 and 2 tests … • Will be shorter than the EOCs (no pilot items, no “off diagonal” items) • Will be taken in a single HSPE-like setting • Can be used in 2011 by students who have passed an EOC course before the EOCs were available

  11. FAQ: What About Students Who Took algebra 1 (or Integrated Math I) Last Year? • What test(s) do they take this year? • Most students who took algebra 1 (or integrated math 1) last year are probably now in geometry (or integrated math 2). • This spring, they will take the appropriate EOC that aligns with their current course. They will also be scheduled to take the EOC Makeup I test that covers the content from algebra 1/integrated math 1. • Will this cause a conflict with test schedules? • The EOCs and the Makeup tests will be scheduled to avoid conflicts for students needing to take a combination of tests in 2011. OSPI has developed several test schedules that district assessment coordinators can use as models.

  12. Superintendent Dorn Working with Legislature on Math Options Superintendent Randy Dorn will be in discussion with key legislators to consider various options, including consideration of: Allowing students in the classes of 2013 and 2014 to meet the math graduation requirement by passing one EOC or one EOC Makeup Delaying the science graduation requirement by at least two years, possibly until 2017 Evaluating ways to deliver math and science Collections of Evidence that support this alternative and that are cost-effective

  13. Math Graduation Requirement: Classes of 2011 and 2012 * Option not available for the Class of 2013 and beyond Under current rules, students in the classes of 2011 and 2012 can meet the math graduation requirement by: • Having already passed either the WASL or HSPE Math tests • Earning two credits of math after 10th grade* • Must increase math proficiency • Courses must meet/exceed 9th and 10th grade math standards • Passing an EOC or EOC Makeup 1 or 2 • Important: Results not available until August • Passing a HSPE-like “Comprehensive” exam • Important: This option has not been funded • Meeting comparison scores on the SAT, ACT and AP exams • Six SAT/ACT testing opportunities before June • GPA Comparison

  14. Math Graduation Requirement: Classes of 2013 and Beyond Under current rules, students in the classes of 2013 and beyond can meet the math graduation requirement by: • Passing two End-of-Course exams in algebra 1 and geometry, or integrated math equivalents • Passing EOC Makeups 1 and/or 2 • Passing a HSPE-like “Comprehensive” exam for Class of 2013 and 2014 (This option has not been funded) • Meeting comparison scores on the SAT, ACT or AP exams • Scores won’t be set until 2011-12 school year • Passing a math Collection of Evidence • Not currently funded and not available until the 2011-12 school year • GPA Comparison

  15. Science Graduation Requirement: Classes of 2013 and Beyond Under current rules, students in the classes of 2013 and beyond can meet the science graduation requirement by: • Passing the science HSPE in spring and/or summer 2011 • Ninth graders not eligible to take science HSPE • Passing the biology EOC (or Biology Make-up) • Begins in spring 2012; scores available August 2012 • Meeting comparison scores on the SAT 2 or ACT • Scores won’t be set until 2012-13 school year • Passing a science Collection of Evidence • Not available until the 2011-12 school year

  16. FAQs: What About Students With IEPs? • How do students in special education programs meet math graduation and other course requirements? • For the Classes of 2013 and beyond, eligible students must earn either a Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or a Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA), as one of the requirements for earning a high school diploma. • To earn a CAA, an eligible student takes all required course work and earns a proficient score for math EOC’s, required science (EOC), and HSPE in reading and writing. • To be eligible for a CIA, IEP teams for students with significant cognitive disabilities may determine that it is appropriate for a student to take the state alternate assessment using the WAAS-Portfolio.

  17. FAQs: What About Students With IEPs? • CIA requirements for students eligible for special education … (continued) • For student’s who will not be assessed using the WAAS-Portfolio, the students must take the high school assessments required for AYP, either with or without accommodations. • For math, it is anticipated that the EOC for Algebra 1 will be approved by the US Department of Education as the high school exam for math. • If students do not meet proficiency, IEP teams may consider whether it is appropriate for the student to continue to take high school assessments to meet proficiency or whether, because of the student’s disability, the student may earn a CIA by using other measures.

  18. FAQs: What About Students With IEPs? • CIA requirements for students eligible for special education (continued) … • Other measures for earning a CIA include: • Achieving a score of Basic (Level 2) on the HSPE for reading and writing, the EOC exam for algebra 1/integrated I (if Basic cut score for EOC is approved by the state board), and science; • Taking and passing a Developmentally Appropriate Proficiency Exam (DAPE) at the elementary or middle school level, in one or more areas; • Use of the locally determined assessment (LDA) options in one or more areas; or • Use of the WAAS-Portfolio

  19. Science Changes Implementation Timeline • HSPE for 2011 will assess the 2005 GLEs • Biology EOC in 2012 will be administered to any student enrolled in a course credited as high school level biology • K-12 Science Learning Standards • First retake opportunity for biology EOC is likely to be January/February 2013 • Possible additional science EOCs? • TBD by Legislature • OSPI recommendation in December

  20. Science Graduation Requirement: Classes of 2013+ • Under current rules, the students in the classes of 2013 and beyond can meet the science graduation requirement by: • Passing the science HSPE in spring 2011 and/or summer 2011 • 9th graders are not eligible to take science HSPE • Passing the biology EOC • Begins in spring 2012; scores available August 2012 • Meeting comparison scores on the SAT 2 or ACT • Scores set during the 2012-13 school year • Passing a science Collection of Evidence • Becomes available in the 2011-12 school year

  21. Changes at the State Board Version of CORE 24 approved last week See sbe.wa.gov for details English: 4 credits Math: 3 credits Science, 2 labs: 3 credits Social Studies: 3 credits Health: .5 credit Occupational Education: 1 credit Fitness: 1.5 credits* Arts: 2 credits** World Languages: 2 credits* Career Concentration: 2 credits* Electives: 2 credits*