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TRC Math 10/22/08 Texas Regional Collaboratives Math Directors Meeting October 23, 2008 Erika Pierce Assistant Director of Mathematics Curriculum Division.

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1 TRC Math 10/22/08 Texas Regional Collaboratives Math Directors Meeting October 23, 2008 Erika Pierce Assistant Director of Mathematics Curriculum Division

2 TRC Math 10/22/08 Mathematics in Texas Where are we?

3 TRC Math 10/22/08 Mathematics Requirements  High School Junior and Seniors  Recommended HS Plan: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II  High School Sophomores  4 X 4 Recommended HS Plan: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and 4 th math credit

4 TRC Math 10/22/08 Mathematics Requirements  High School Freshmen  First 8 th grade class affected by SSI grade advancement requirements  Sixth graders  First class to have EOC graduation requirements

5 TRC Math 10/22/08 Student Success Initiative (SSI) TAKS GRADE 5 AND 8 MATH TESTS  First administration: April 7, 2009  Report date: April 24, 2009  Second administration: May 19, 2009  Report date: June 8, 2009  Third administration: June 30, 2009  Report date: July 17, 2009

6 TRC Math 10/22/08 MATHEMATICS IN TEXAS:  Support for Student Success

7 TRC Math 10/22/087 New vendor has been awarded contract to manage TMDS Texas Math and Science Diagnostic System (TMSDS)

8 TRC Math 10/22/08  The new Texas Mathematics and Science Diagnostic System (TMSDS) is now available.  Features include:  TEKS aligned preconfigured diagnostics  35 five question “Mini Assessments” targeting content contained within diagnostics  Distracter explanations*  Skill resources* for teachers, students, and parents  Diagnostics and quizzes in English and Spanish *new features 8 New TMSDS Features

9 TRC Math 10/22/089 New TMSDS Fall 2008  An online training video, available 24/7  Capability for online user surveys  Item validity and reliability testing  Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb depth of knowledge level of difficulty tags  Contact your local ESC for additional information

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13 13 TxVSN Contact Information Questions to TxVSN Mailbox Information available at and

14 TRC Math 10/22/0814 Status of Proposed Revisions to secondary math TEKS to incorporate College Readiness Standards

15 TRC Math 10/22/08 College Readiness Program A Collaborative Project between the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Joseph Kulhanek Director of the College Readiness Program Texas Education Agency

16 TRC Math 10/22/08 Phase I: The Teams Teams of 10 in each core subject—English, Math, Science, and Social StudiesTeams of 10 in each core subject—English, Math, Science, and Social Studies 40% Public Education40% Public Education 60% Higher Education60% Higher Education 2 co-chairs—one from each sector2 co-chairs—one from each sector 4 meetings before September meetings before September 2007 Facilitated by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) from the University of OregonFacilitated by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) from the University of Oregon

17 TRC Math 10/22/08 Phase II: Alignment Reconstitute teams representing each core subject—English, Math, Science, and Social Studies (New percentages)Reconstitute teams representing each core subject—English, Math, Science, and Social Studies (New percentages) 60% Public Education60% Public Education 40% Higher Education40% Higher Education 2 co-chairs — one from each sector2 co-chairs — one from each sector Evaluate whether HS curriculum requirements (TEKS) prepare students for college-level course workEvaluate whether HS curriculum requirements (TEKS) prepare students for college-level course work Recommend how HS curriculum can be aligned to CRSERecommend how HS curriculum can be aligned to CRSE

18 TRC Math 10/22/0818 SBOE and Math TEKS Writing Team  SBOE May 2008  Discussion item: limited scope review of the secondary math TEKS to incorporate the math CRS  SBOE submitted nominations for math TEKS writing team

19 TRC Math 10/22/0819 Role of Math TEKS Writing Team  Phase II Math Vertical Team* Role  Gap Analysis by the Mathematics Vertical Team  Recommend how TEKS can be aligned to CRS  July 23–24, 2008  * College Readiness Mathematics Vertical Team  6 members from secondary public education  4 members from higher education  Issued final report in August 2008

20 TRC Math 10/22/0820 Role of Math TEKS Writing Team  Math TEKS Writing Team Role  Attended July 23–24 VT meeting  Actively listen to VT discussion  Ask clarifying questions  Take recommendations from VT Gap Analysis and submit proposed secondary math TEKS to the State Board of Education (SBOE) that strengthen or fill CRS gaps

21 TRC Math 10/22/0821 SBOE and Math TEKS Writing Team  Math TEKS Writing Team  Met August 28–29, 2008  Systematically reviewed the findings and comments provided in the College Readiness Mathematics Vertical Team’s final report  Sep 2008—SBOE discussion item  Share progress of incorporating CRS into math TEKS  Nov 2008—1 st reading of revised secondary math TEKS that incorporate CRS  After 1 st reading, posted 30 days to Texas Register for public comment

22 TRC Math 10/22/0822 Revised secondary math TEKS that incorporate College Readiness Standards  Jan 2009—2 nd reading and final adoption of revised secondary math TEKS that incorporate CRS  Summer 2009  PD for teachers on revised math TEKS with CRS  Fall 2009  Implementation of revised math TEKS

23 TRC Math 10/22/0823 Final Report of the College Readiness Mathematics Vertical Team Gap Analysis “The Phase 2 College Readiness Mathematics vertical team members found that the College Readiness Standards in mathematics are well- aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Secondary Mathematics. With minor exceptions, team members generally indicated strong alignment between the CRS and TEKS.”

24 TRC Math 10/22/08  I. Numeric Reasoning (aligned)  II. Algebraic Reasoning (Strongly aligned)  III. Geometric Reasoning (Strongly aligned)  IV. Measurement Reasoning (Strongly aligned)  V. Probabilistic Reasoning (aligned)  VI. Statistical Reasoning (Strongly aligned)  VII. Functions (Strongly aligned)  VIII. Problem Solving and Reasoning (Strongly)  IX. Communications and Representation (Strongly)  X. Connections (Strongly aligned) 24 Final Report of the College Readiness Mathematics Vertical Team

25 TRC Math 10/22/0825 Revised secondary math TEKS that incorporate College Readiness Standards  The initial proposed revisions of the SBOE appointed Math TEKS writing team can be summarized as:  Added 3 student expectations  1 in MS and 2 in HS  Modified 3 existing Knowledge and Skills statements  2 in MS and 1 in HS  Modified 4 existing student expectations  3 in MS and 1 in HS

26 TRC Math 10/22/0826 Revised secondary math TEKS that incorporate College Readiness Standards  The initial proposed revisions of the SBOE appointed Math TEKS writing team can be accessed from the following TEA website:  The Final Report of the College Readiness Mathematics Vertical Team Gap Analysis will be posted on the TEA website.

27 TRC Math 10/22/08 Phase III: Tasks Develop instructional strategies to help prepare students for college-level work.Develop instructional strategies to help prepare students for college-level work. Develop minimum standards for curricula, professional development materials, and online support materials for students who need additional assistance in both public and higher education.Develop minimum standards for curricula, professional development materials, and online support materials for students who need additional assistance in both public and higher education.

28 TRC Math 10/22/0828 STUDENT ASSESSMENT UPDATE

29 TRC Math 10/22/08 Status of revised study guides based on TEKS refinements  Grades 6–10 and exit level guides have been revised  Were sent to districts after spring 2008 administrations  Are posted to the TEA student assessment website  Cover states that they are “Revised Based on TEKS Refinements”  Grades 3–5 guides are currently being revised  Will be sent to districts after spring 2009 administrations  Will be posted to the TEA student assessment website in spring TAKS Mathematics Study Guides

30 TRC Math 10/22/0830 TAKS Released Items  SB 1031 changed the release of tests to every three years  SBOE sets the release schedule  Release plan is scheduled for second reading and adoption by SBOE in September

31 TRC Math 10/22/0831 TAKS Released Items  SBOE September meeting canceled due to Hurricane Ike  SBOE September meeting rescheduled for 09/29/08  Approved release plan will be posted to TEA student assessment website

32 TRC Math 10/22/0832 TAKS Vertical Scale  SB 1031 requires a vertical scale in grades 3–8 for mathematics and reading starting with the 2008–2009 school year  Vertical scale score system will allow for the direct comparison of student test scores and evaluation of student progress across grade levels  Vertical scale score system will allow for the direct comparison of academic performance standards across grade levels

33 TRC Math 10/22/0833 TAKS Vertical Scale  Committees will convene in October to review the academic performance standards currently in place on TAKS mathematics at grades 3–8  Committees will make a recommendation to TEA and SBOE about whether the current academic performance standards will need adjustments to conform to a vertical scale

34 TRC Math 10/22/0834 TAKS Vertical Scale  TAKS vertical scale score and standards review recommendation will go to SBOE for first reading in November 2008  TAKS vertical scale score and standards review recommendation will go to SBOE for second reading and adoption in January 2009  TAKS scores will be reported using the vertical scale score system in spring 2009

35 TRC Math 10/22/0835 EOC Assessments  SB 1031 requires the phase out of high school TAKS and replaces it with EOC assessments in  English I, English II, English III  Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry  Biology, Chemistry, Physics  U.S. History, World History, World Geography  Freshman class of 2011–2012 is first group to have EOC as graduation requirement (i.e., current 6 th graders)

36 TRC Math 10/22/0836 Mathematics EOC Assessments  Algebra I Administered in current form since 2005  Geometry Field test—spring 2007 Operational test—spring 2008  Algebra II Field test—spring 2010 Operational test—spring 2011

37 TRC Math 10/22/0837 Resources for EOC Assessments Algebra I  Algebra I EOC Assessed Curriculum  Algebra I EOC Assessment Blueprint  Algebra I EOC Assessment Reference Materials Geometry  Geometry EOC Assessed Curriculum  Geometry EOC Assessment Blueprint  Geometry EOC Assessment Reference Materials

38 TRC Math 10/22/0838 Resources for EOC Assessments  For more information go to the EOC assessment homepage on the TEA student assessment website  Can be found at ent/admin/eoc/index.html ent/admin/eoc/index.html

39 TRC Math 10/22/0839 TAKS vs. EOC MATHEMATICS SIMILARITIES  Based on TEKS  Untimed  Graphing calculator must be provided  Mostly multiple-choice questions with a limited number of open-ended (griddable) questions  After first year, field-test questions will be embedded in live test

40 TRC Math 10/22/0840 TAKS vs. EOC MATHEMATICS DIFFERENCES Coverage of the Algebra I TEKS  TAKS grade 9 covers about 74% of Algebra I TEKS  TAKS grade 10 covers about 90% of Algebra I TEKS  TAKS exit level covers about 90% of Algebra I TEKS  Algebra I EOC assessment covers about 95% of Algebra I TEKS

41 TRC Math 10/22/08 MATHEMATICS DIFFERENCES Coverage of the Geometry TEKS  TAKS grade 9 covers 0% of Geometry TEKS; it includes grade 8 geometry skills  TAKS grade 10 covers 0% of Geometry TEKS; it includes grade 8 geometry skills  TAKS exit level covers about 57% of Geometry TEKS  Geometry EOC assessment covers about 89% of Geometry TEKS 41 TAKS vs. EOC

42 TRC Math 10/22/0842 TAKS vs. EOC  TAKS grade 9 has 52 items  TAKS grade 10 has 56 items  TAKS exit level has 60 items  TAKS has 1–2 griddable items MATHEMATICS DIFFERENCES  Algebra I EOC has 50 items  Geometry EOC has 44 items  Algebra II EOC has ??? items  EOC assessments have 3–5 griddable items

43 TRC Math 10/22/0843 Current EOC Assessments  Online  Three week testing window  Untimed  Districts may volunteer at the student, teacher, campus, or district level  Must be enrolled in and completing the course to take the assessment  Not grade specific  Not required to be part of student’s grade  Not included in state or federal accountability  No retests available

44 TRC Math 10/22/0844 EOC Assessment Reporting  Within 24 hours of testing  Confidential Student Report  Confidential List of Student Results  Data file available in summer  Overall raw score  Performance by objective  Performance standards for Algebra I only  Summary reports available in summer for Algebra I only

45 TRC Math 10/22/0845 EOC Assessments  Algebra I EOC assessment statewide summary reports for 2005–2008 are posted to the TEA student assessment website  Can be found at nt/reporting/results/summary/eoc/index.html nt/reporting/results/summary/eoc/index.html

46 TRC Math 10/22/0846 Algebra I EOC Assessment YEARMET STANDARD COMMENDED PERFORMANCE NUMBER TESTED %6%20, %7%21, %8%32, %11%52,462

47 TRC Math 10/22/08 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

48 TRC Math 10/22/ PAEMST nominations  Grades 7 – 12  Application deadline: Spring 2009  Nomination forms: 

49 TRC Math 10/22/0849 Math List Serve: Please Join… Our way of “shouting out” to you when you are busy And something important comes up for math in Texas…

50 TRC Math 10/22/0850 CURRICULUM DIVISION Erika Pierce Assistant Director of Mathematics STUDENT ASSESSMENT DIVISION Julie Guthrie Director of Math & Science Assessments Larry Duncan Manager of Mathematics Assessments

51 TRC Math 10/22/08 These materials are copyrighted © and trademarked ™ as the property of the Texas Education Agency and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the Texas Education Agency, except under the following conditions: 1) Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts’ and schools’ educational use without obtaining permission from the Texas Education Agency; 2) Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only without obtaining written permission of the Texas Education Agency; 3) Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way; 4) No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. Private entities or persons located in Texas that are not Texas public school districts or Texas charter schools or any entity, whether public or private, educational or non- educational, located outside the state of Texas MUST obtain written approval from the Texas Education Agency and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may involve the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty fee. Contact TEA Copyrights with any questions you may have.TEA Copyrights Copyright and Terms of Service Copyright © Texas Education Agency, 2002.


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