Presentation on theme: "K-12 Curriculum Updates Dr. Constance Tuman-Rugg February 9, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
K-12 Curriculum Updates Dr. Constance Tuman-Rugg February 9, 2010
FCAT Updates Spring 2010 Retakes The summer retake will not be administered for the foreseeable future. Spring and Fall retakes will continue— Beginning in Spring 2010, retakes will have a computer based option.
2010 FCAT Mathematics Grades 3-10 Tests in Grades 3-10 and Retakes are constructed to align with 1996 SSS 2007 standards (NGSSS) will be field tested within the tests Performance tasks appear in Grades 5, 8, and 10 on the 2010 tests (But no Science Performance tasks this year.)
2010 FCAT Mathematics Rulers will be provided for use on the second session of the Grade 3 and 4 tests. (Exception: Calibration schools) Gridded-response items appear in Gr 4 for the first time. (Field Test items only) Grade 4 sessions increased to 70 minutes each.
2010 FCAT Mathematics New and old grid types will be used in Grade 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10. New grids are used in Field Test Items only. See Learning Village Grade Level Pages for further information and examples. Grid changes vary at each grade level.
2010 FCAT Mathematics New reference sheets in Grades 5, 6-8 & 10 (See samples in newly released Sample Tests and on Learning Village) Old reference sheet will be used for Grade 9 and Retakes. Four-function calculator will be used in Grades 7-10 (as in the past)
Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) May 2010 Field Test Computer based field test items MC and Fill-in items only A representative sample of schools All grade 9 students and Algebra 1 students in grades New reference sheet Four-function calculator online tool Assessment derived from Course Description: Algebra
Geometry End-of-Course (EOC) May 2010 Field Test Computer based field test items MC and Fill-in items only A representative sample of schools All grade 9-12 Geometry students in the selected schools New reference sheet Scientific calculator as an online tool Assessment derived from Course Description: Geometry
New!!! Student Fills-In Answer Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC Exams Online practice sessions will be available from DOE soon!!
Spring 2011 April 11-22, 2011 Grades 3-10 Reading and Math Grades 5,8, and 11 FCAT Science May 16-27, 2011 Algebra 1 EOC Exam Geometry EOC Exam
FCAT II Mathematics Spring 2011 test for Grades 3-8 Will assess the 2007 standards (NGSSS) Will not include performance tasks Will use new reference sheets Four-function calculator will be used in grades 7 & 8 (not a change) Baseline year; first student scores reported on the new test
End-of-Course Assessments Schedule of Implementation End of Course Exam Algebra I FT Geometry FT Algebra I Geometry Biology FT Algebra I Geometry Biology US History FT Algebra I Geometry Biology US History All are computer based with field testing designated as FT. FT in selected schools only.
Math EOC Assessments & Graduation Requirements are PENDING LEGISLATION What we know for sure: EOC Assessments are proposed Field Testing is planned in anticipation of passage of legislation Current grade 9 students and maybe 2010 incoming Grade 9 students will be administered the FCAT I Retake as a graduation requirement
Biology The Biology End of Course Exam (EOC) – field tested in select schools spring of – Pending legislation, it will eventually replace the current 11 th Grade FCAT Science. Current FCAT Science will continue to be given in 11 th grade in Spring 2010 and Spring 2011.
Upcoming Standards Training Opportunities for Next Generation Standards (NGSSS) (Math & Science) and Newly Adopted Textbook Training (Math)
Math & Science Standards Training GroupAprilMayJuneJulyAug Principals & Asst Principals √√√√√ Secondary Math & Science Teachers Standards & Adopted Textbook Training √√√√ Elementary Math & Science Teachers Standards Training √√√√ Elementary Mathematics Adopted Textbook Trainings √√√√ Watch for Bulletins with Course Registration Information
Mathematics & Science Standards Training Opportunities Enrollment thru Course Registration beginning 2/17/2010 Additional trainings will be added as needed; check course registration
For additional information: Jean Giarrusso, Manager K-12 Mathematics PX Wendy Spielman, Manager K-12 Science PX Sandra Weatherspoon, Manager K-12 Social Studies, Fine Arts and PE PX
Stakeholders Conversation Curriculum Frameworks for February 26, 2010 Summary of Curriculum Frameworks Discussion of changes proposed for
For additional information: Sandra Weatherspoon, Manager K-12 Social Studies, Fine Arts and PE PX Sybil Mainor-Williams, The Office of African & African American Studies PX