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1 MSL Update ERPD December 2012 HS Social Studies Teachers

2 World History: Test Specifications, weights Standard Multiple Choice Constructed Response WH.216%-20%2%-4% WH.36%-9%2%-4% WH.46%-9%2%-4% WH.56%-9%2%-4% WH.66%-9%2%-4% WH.78%-12%2%-4% WH.812%-16%2%-4% Total Percent 65%-75%25%-35% All questions incorporate some aspect of WH Standard 1 and the following:

3 Civics/Econ: Test Specifications, weights Standard Multiple Choice Constructed Response CE.C&G.12%-4%0%-4% CE.C&G.28%-12%0%-5% CE.C&G.38%-12%0%-5% CE.C&G.46%-9%0%-4% CE.C&G.56%-9%0%-4% CE.PFL13%-16%0%-4% CE.E18%-23%0%-4% Total Percent 65%-75%25%-35%

4 World History, Civics/Econ Half of the testing time and half of the total score points are allocated to answering the CR questions. These are worth 2, 3, or 4 points. Students may be asked to respond to a prompt and stimulus using skills learned during the course. Students may be asked to show their knowledge of social studies concepts through written expression.

5 World History, Civics/Econ Many of the items will require students to read, interpret, and/or analyze stimulus material, including maps, graphs, and excerpts of primary and secondary source documents. Two 45-minute parts Part one:18-21 MC items Part two: 8-10 CR items

6 Sample Released HS Social Studies CR Item In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people is first divided between two distinct governments, and the portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate departments. Hence a double security arises to the rights of the people. The different governments will each control each other, at the same time that each will be controlled by itself. James Madison, Federalist Paper #51 The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government—lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. Patrick Henry, Anti-Federalist Use the excerpts to outline the Federalist and Anti Federalist perspectives on the Constitution. Describe two compromises that resulted from this conflict.

7 US History: Test Specifications, weights Competency GoalMultiple Choice 18%-12% 2 35%-7% %-9% 7 84%-6% 98%-12% 108%-12% 1112%-15% 124%-6% Total Percent of Items100%

8 US History Items are aligned to the 2006 Standard Course of Study All MC items, NO CR Two 45-minute parts Part one: 25 MC items Part two: 25 MC items

9 All Tests Score is exam grade and counts 25 % of final grade. There are no retests. A score will be provided for reporting, but no proficiency grade will be given until Oct A teacher who is not the teacher of record will administer. Two teachers of the same content/course will score the constructed response/short answer.


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