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1 Texas Assessment Conference December, 2009 WHAT’S IN THE FUTURE FOR THE FUTURE FOR SOCIAL STUDIES? Brenda Tingle Manager of Social Studies Assessment 1

2 SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM TEA UPDATE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM TEA UPDATE ROSEMARY MORROW, PH.D. DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL STUDIES, CURRICULUM DIVISION 2

3 Social Studies Timeline K-12 TEKS review committees met, including vertical alignment, July 2009 Draft TEKS posted for informal feedback, August 2009 Expert review of draft TEKS, August 2009 Invited testimony from experts and review committee representatives at SBOE meeting, September 2009 K-12 TEKS review committees met, October 15-17,

4 Expert Reviewers Provided invited testimony at September SBOE meeting Served as resources during Friday TEKS review committee meeting Dr. de la Teja Dr. Dreisbach Dr. Hodges Dr. Kracht Copies of written feedback have been provided to all committee members 4

5 TEKS Review Committees Representatives from each review committee reported to the SBOE Elementary Middle School High School Webcast bin/agenda.cgi?location=tea&savefile=TEA_FB http://www.texasadmin.com/cgi- bin/agenda.cgi?location=tea&savefile=TEA_FB

6 Final Products From Review Committees Final recommendations with justifications Breakouts of student expectations List of historical figures 6

7 Social Studies Timeline SBOE discussion, November 2009 Public hearing, first reading and filing, January 2010 Proposed revised TEKS posted for official public comment, February 2010 Public hearing, second reading and adoption, March

8 Social Studies Timeline Professional development for TEKS, Spring/Summer 2011 and ongoing Implementation of revised social studies TEKS, Fall

9 Social Studies Timeline Spring Call for Proclamation 2013 Summer instructional materials review committees convene to review publisher submissions Fall 2012 – SBOE adoption of instructional materials Proclamation instructional materials in schools, Fall

10 Personal Financial Literacy HB 492, 79 th Legislature, Personal Financial Literacy (a) The Texas essential knowledge and skills and Section shall require instruction in personal financial literacy in one or more courses required for high school graduation. 10

11 Personal Financial Literacy (continued) (b) School districts and open-enrollment charter schools shall incorporate instruction in personal financial literacy into any course meeting a requirement for an economics credit under Section , using materials approved by the board. 11

12 Personal Financial Literacy (continued) School districts and open-enrollment charter schools shall comply with Subsection (b) beginning with the school year. The board shall adopt essential knowledge and skills for a course including the requirements of Subsection (a) not later than the school year. This subsection and Subsection (b) expire September 1,

13 Personal Financial Literacy (continued) Personal Financial Literacy did NOT go away on September 1, Because the social studies TEKS revision is in progress, and personal financial literacy is being incorporated into the TEKS for Economics, Personal Financial Literacy is still being covered under TAC until the new TEKS are adopted and added to Chapter

14 Bible Literacy § Requirements for Elective Courses on the Bible's Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and New Testament and Their Impact on the History and Literature of Western Civilization 4/ch074c.html 4/ch074c.html 14

15 Bible Literacy (continued) Frequently Asked Questions § Requirements for Elective Courses on the Bible's Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and New Testament and Their Impact on the History and Literature of Western Civilization 4/ch074c.html 4/ch074c.html 15

16 Best Practices Clearinghouse Best Practices are collected from Exemplary, Recognized, and Academically Acceptable schools and districts demonstrating improvement in student performance and/or school/district operations. Del Valle Middle School is the first Best Practices social studies example. 16

17 Social Studies Listserv Join the social studies listserv and others at slistserv.html slistserv.html 17

18 TEA Curriculum Contacts Rosemary Morrow, Ph.D. Director of Social Studies, Curriculum Division Julie Brelsford Assistant Director of Social Studies, Curriculum Division 18

19 STUDENT ASSESSMENT UPDATE 19

20 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 In 2007 legislation changed the release of tests to every three years In 2009 legislation changed the release of tests to exclude retests Release Plan for Assessments 20

21 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 In August 2009, TEA released all primary forms of TAKS that were administered during the 2008– 2009 school year In 2010, TEA plans to release a set of TAKS items to include about 3–5 items per objective per grade and subject Prior to 2012, TEA hopes to release a small set of EOC assessment items Release Plan for Assessments 21

22 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 Students are no longer required to pass TAKS grade 3 reading to be promoted to grade 4 starting in 2009–2010 TAKS grade 3 reading has been moved to the last week in April No retests for TAKS grade 3 reading Student Success Initiative (SSI) 22

23 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 Eliminates TAAS retests for students whose graduation requirement is TAAS (or TEAMS) starting in 2009–2010 Students cannot be tested in a subject that was not part of their graduation requirement, e.g., science 23

24 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 Exit level TAKS assessments will be administered to students needing to retest with adjusted passing standards for students whose graduation requirement is TAAS (or TEAMS) For more information go to sources/letters/2010/082409_xl_retests_taas.pdf sources/letters/2010/082409_xl_retests_taas.pdf 24

25 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 Must be linked to college readiness College readiness will be embedded in the new grade 8 social studies curriculum Will have “fewer, clearer, deeper” focus Begins in 2011–2012 New Assessments at Grades 3–8 & High School 25

26 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 Convene educator advisory committees in early 2010 Review curriculum to determine what should be eligible for assessment Review assessed curriculum to determine what should be the focus of the assessment New Assessments at Grades 3–8 & High School 26

27 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 Vertically align assessments from college and career readiness concepts in EOC assessments to new middle school assessments and to new elementary assessments New assessments will focus on specific knowledge and skills with others rotating into the assessments across years New Assessments at Grades 3–8 & High School 27

28 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 New assessment blueprints New reference materials New information booklets New Assessments at Grades 3–8 & High School 28

29 Changes to the Assessment Program—House Bill 3 Setting performance standards Standards for EOC assessments planned for fall 2011 Standards for grades 3–8 assessments planned for fall 2012 New Assessments at Grades 3–8 & High School 29

30 EOC Assessments Freshman class of 2011–2012 is first group to have EOC assessments as a graduation requirement That is the current 7 th graders All 12 EOC assessments will be available in 2011–

31 EOC Assessments Current legislation requires the phase-out of high school TAKS and replaces it with EOC assessments in English I, English II, English III Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II U.S. History, World History, World Geography Biology, Chemistry, Physics 31

32 EOC Assessments 2009– – – – – –2015 GR 9TAKS EOC GR 10TAKS EOC GR 11TAKS EOC GR 12TAKS* EOC or TAKS* Plan for phase-out HS TAKS and phase-in EOC assessments *Out-of-school testers and 12 th grade re-testers 32

33 Development of EOC Assessments Follows the Test Development Process posted on the TEA student assessment website Involves educator committees such as focus groups, advisory committees, item reviews, and data reviews Involves the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Includes higher-education faculty 33

34 Your Input Is Needed Educator involvement in test development is critical to process Highly qualified educators are needed to serve on educator committees, especially at the high school level The Educator Recommendation Form can be found at develop/recform.pdf develop/recform.pdf 34

35 Social Studies EOC Assessments Aligned to TEKS Untimed Multiple-choice questions After first year, field-test questions will be embedded in operational test Similarities between TAKS and EOC 35

36 Social Studies EOC Assessments Differences between TAKS and EOC Status of EOC Development 36

37 U.S. History End-of-Course Current coverage of U.S. History Since Reconstruction TEKS TAKS grade 10 covers 0% of U.S. History Since 1877 TEKS TAKS exit level covers about 62% of U. S. History TEKS U.S. History EOC assessment covers 100% of U.S. History TEKS 37

38 Exit Social Studies TAKS 5 objectives 55 items measures SE’s from U.S. history, world history and world geography U.S. History End of Course 6 objectives 68 items measures all 92 U.S. history SE’s Comparison of Exit TAKS and the U.S. History End-of-Course 38

39 ObjectivesNumber of Items Objective 1: Issues and Events20 Objective 2: Geography7 Objective 3: Economics and Technology15 Objective 4: Government and Citizenship8 Objective 5: Culture8 Objective 6: Social Studies Skills10 Total number of items68 This version of the blueprint was developed with input from the focus group as well as the educator advisory committee but prior to field testing. U.S. History End-of-Course Assessment Blueprint 39

40 Preparation for when the EOC becomes a stakes test Valuable data for teachers and districts Diagnosing your campuses online testing abilities Why volunteer for the U.S. History End-of-Course Assessment? 40

41 2009 U.S. History Results Total number of questions—68 Mean raw score—36 Mean percent correct—53% 41

42 World Geography EOC Current coverage of world geography TEKS TAKS grade 10 covers about 17% of World Geography TEKS TAKS exit level covers about 14% of World Geography TEKS World Geography EOC assessment covers 98% of World Geography TEKS 42

43 World Geography EOC Assessment Year 1: Planning activities (2007) Year 2: Item Development (2008) Year 3: Field testing (2009) Year 4: Live testing (2010) 43

44 World Geography Blueprint ObjectivesNumber of Items Objective 1: Issues and Events6 Objective 2: Geography20 Objective 3: Economics and Technology12 Objective 4: Government and Citizenship 8 Objective 5: Culture 12 Objective 6: Social Studies Skills 10 Total number of items68 44

45 World Geography EOC Assessment TAKS 5 objectives 50 or 55 questions includes grade 8, world geography, and world history EOC 6 objectives 68 questions world geography only 45

46 World Geography EOC Assessment 2009 Field Test was administered to a total of 51,568 students 27,046 of testers took online form 24,522 of testers took paper form Two forms – online and paper – for purposes of a comparability study 46

47 World Geography EOC Assessment 2010 World Geography EOC Assessment is part of TEA’s “Mandatory Sampling” May 10-28, 2010 is the testing window Districts selected to participate will administer online only Districts not selected to participate may volunteer Districts that volunteer may select online or paper administrations of the World Geography EOC Assessment 47

48 World History EOC Current coverage of World History TEKS TAKS grade 10 covers about 10% of World History TEKS TAKS exit level covers about 7% of World History TEKS World History EOC assessment covers about 99% of World History TEKS 48

49 First item submission under development Where are we at this point? Draft blueprint Draft assessed curriculum Focus Group Advisory Group World History EOC Assessment 49

50 How will EOC compare to TAKS? TAKS 5 objectives 50 or 55 questions includes grade 8, world geography, and world history END-OF-COURSE 6 objectives 68 questions world history only World History EOC Assessment 50

51 What’s next? Item review process begins (Summer/Fall 2010) Field test (Spring 2011) Re-evaluation and posting of final blueprint (Summer/Fall 2011) First live administration (Spring 2012) World History EOC Assessment 51

52 EOC Assessments EOC assessments shall measure a student’s performance on college readiness standards EOC assessments will include special purpose questions to measure college readiness (Algebra II and English III) If a link is substantiated between performance on science and/or social studies EOC assessments and college readiness, then college readiness performance standards may be established 52

53 EOC Assessments In order to graduate, a student must achieve a cumulative score that is at least equal to the product of the number of EOC assessments taken in that content area and a scale score that indicates satisfactory performance 53

54 EOC Assessments Students have to meet the cumulative score requirement in each of the four core content areas Students on the RHSP have to perform satisfactory on EOC assessments for Algebra II and English III in addition to meeting the cumulative score requirement Students on the DAP have to perform satisfactory on the college-readiness component of the EOC assessments for Algebra II and English III in addition to meeting the cumulative score requirement 54

55 EOC Assessments A student must achieve a minimum score, as determined by the commissioner, for the score to count towards the student’s cumulative score A student’s cumulative score is determined using the student’s highest score on each EOC assessment The 0–100 scale with references to scores of 60 and 70 has been deleted from the law 55

56 EOC Assessments If a student does not achieve the minimum score on an EOC assessment, the student shall retake the assessment If a student does not perform satisfactorily on the college-readiness component of the EOC assessments for Algebra II or English III, the student may retake the assessment 56

57 EOC Assessments A student’s score on an EOC assessment will be worth 15% of the student’s final grade for that course A school district is not required to use the student’s score on subsequent administrations to determine the student’s final grade for that course 57

58 Current EOC Assessments Untimed, but designed to be about 2 hours Not grade specific Not required to be part of student’s grade Not included in state or federal accountability No retests available until 2011–

59 Current EOC Assessments Districts may volunteer for field tests and operational tests (online or paper when available) at the student teacher campus, or district level 59

60 Current EOC Assessments Three week testing window for field tests (May 3–21) English I Algebra II Three week testing window for operational tests (May 10–28) Algebra I and Geometry U.S. History and World Geography Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 60

61 Current EOC Assessments Operational Online only will be available in paper or online Some districts will participate in mandatory testing 2010 U.S. History EOC Assessment 61

62 Current EOC Assessments Operational Mandatory for those districts selected; online only Voluntary for everyone else; districts can choose paper, online, or combination 2010 World Geography EOC Assessment 62

63 Current EOC Assessments Within 24 hours of online testing Confidential Student Report Confidential List of Student Results Data file available in summer Overall raw score Performance by objective Summary reports available in summer Overall raw score frequency distribution Objective level raw score frequency distribution Cumulative raw score frequency distribution 63

64 Current EOC Assessments Resources available Assessed curriculum Assessment blueprint Assessment reference materials Can be found at menu_id3=793 menu_id3=793 64

65 Effects of Social Studies TEKS Revisions on Assessments Revised TEKS most likely will be adopted in March 2010 Scheduled to be implemented in the 2011–2012 school year 65

66 Effects of Social Studies TEKS Revisions on Assessments Spring 2012 (and beyond) assessments will be aligned to TEKS in place in the state for that school year 66

67 For More Information Go To … Texas Education Code chapter 39 at ocs/ED/htm/ED.39.htm ocs/ED/htm/ED.39.htm House Bill 3 at 81R/billtext/pdf/HB00003F.pdf 81R/billtext/pdf/HB00003F.pdf 67

68 For More Information Go To … Letter sent to districts on 09/18/09 about student assessment program updates for 2009–2010 at ces/letters/2010/091809_assessment_updates.pdf ces/letters/2010/091809_assessment_updates.pdf Letter sent to districts on 09/02/09 about field testing and related activities for the Texas assessment program at ces/letters/2010/090209_fieldtest_notification.pdf ces/letters/2010/090209_fieldtest_notification.pdf 68

69 Manager of Social Studies Assessment Brenda Tingle Social Studies Assessment Team Aimee Cabatingan Nicole Ellis Lynn Franzen Lisa Medina TEA Student Assessment Social StudiesTeam 69

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