Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development
WV’s Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives NCLB 2004 No Child Left Behind enacted WESTEST—proficiency levels and other external measures NCLB 2005-The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association-Focus on English/language arts and math skills 2006-2007 WV Content Standards and Objectives revised to add rigor and DOK 2008-09 WESTEST 2—proficiency levels aligned with international measures 2009-College and career readiness standards developed nationally which provide learning progressions for K-12 to anchor the Common Core State Standards ESEA 2009-Development of WV Next Generation began-Teachers, District Curriculum Specialists, and West Virginia Department of Education staff 2010 WV Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives adopted by WV Board of Education 48 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories have agreed to implement 2014-15 Smarter Balanced Assessment
West Virginia’s Process State-led initiative to assure 1.Students have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college and work 2.Fewer, clearer, and higher expectations for student learning 3.Based on K-12 learning progressions for college and career readiness standards 4.Multiple rounds of feedback from state curriculum experts, teachers, and feedback groups of educational stakeholders, including higher education, business, and community partners
English Language Arts Key Shifts Appropriate text complexity Rich reading of literature as well as extensive reading of informational texts, including science, history/social studies, and other disciplines Focus on reading for comprehension, writing, speaking and listening in all core content areas
West Virginia’s Next Generation CSOs 1.WV Next Generations CSOs are supported by the Governor’s Office, legislative leadership, WV Board of Education. 2.The standards are benchmarked to the top performing nations around the world. 3.The standards reflect the real-world expectations of what students “need to know” and “be able to do,” including critical thinking with collaborative and independent problem solving using effective communication skills 4. Decisions about how to teach, the tools, materials and textbooks are ALL local decisions. 5. No personal data about student learning and achievement will ever be shared or sold to vendors because of strict adherence to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Mathematics Key Shifts K-5 students gain a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals. Through hands on learning in geometry, algebra, probability, and statistics, middle grades build upon their strong math foundation. High school students practice applying mathematics ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges in an integrated approach to mathematics.
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development Implementation through programmatic levels-early, middle, and high school levels
Teacher Professional Development 2012-13 Understanding and Implementing the WV Next Generation CSOs 2013-14 1. Implementation of WV Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives 2. Teacher Evaluation Focus on student learning goals and achievement
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development
What do students need to “know” and “be able to do”? How will students best learn it? Notice the focus on “learning,” not teaching How well do students know it? Balance of assessments What do we do if students don’t know it? Differentiate/ Additional time WESTEST 2/Smarter Balance Summative Assessment Note: Professional development is crucial at all steps in the process.
WESTEST 2/Smarter Balance Results 1.Distribution of annual assessment results is a school level decision. 2.Schools are required to provide an overview of the annual assessment reports and to meet with parents individually as requested to discuss the student results. 3.Schools may schedule individual appointments, have a group presentation, or mail the reports directly with appropriate explanatory letters. 4.All schools must verify that they have distributed the annual assessment results on or before September 15 th, and WVDE requires documentation that WESTEST 2 results have been distributed.
WV Student Growth Reports Distribution of student growth reports is a school level decision. Teachers, counselors, and principals are in the process of scheduling parent meetings and one-on-one conferences as requested.
Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education: Performance Based Accreditation System Measuring What We Value in West Virginia All students learning All students showing significant improvement rather than just incremental improvement All students exhibiting growth at a rate that moves them to proficiency over time All students performing at their highest levels Accelerating the growth of those lowest performing students 25
Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education: Performance Based Accreditation System Grading Components Achievement: Includes student proficiency in mathematics and reading/language arts. Student growth: Includes how much students are growing (observed) and how much students are on track to be proficient (adequate). Performance of Lowest 25%: Includes the accelerated improvement of the lowest 25% of students in each school. Graduation rates for high schools: High schools will be awarded points based on each school’s four-year and five- year adjusted cohort graduation rates. 26
Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education: Performance Based Accreditation System Grade Designations A = distinctive student proficiency B = commendable student proficiency C = acceptable student proficiency D = unacceptable student proficiency F = lowest student proficiency 27
Senate Bill 359: A-F school accountability, a work in progress Performance – % of students achieving Mastery level Growth – Student growth in English/Language Arts and Math Accelerated Performance – Lowest achieving student growth Graduation Rate – High School graduation rate (4 year and 5 year cohort)
Individual County Schools http://wvde.state.wv.us/ West Virginia Department of Education My School’s Performance