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1Preparing Students for Engaged, Informed Citizenship SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS&CLASSROOM BASED ASSESSMENTS (CBAs)Kelly MartinProgram SupervisorSocial Studies & International Education
2Effects of No Child Left Behind – Center on Education Policy Survey - July 24, 2007 Average change in instructional time in elementary schools since 2002 (minutes per week):Reading: +140Math: +87Social Studies: - 76Science: - 75Art: - 57Gym: - 40
3PurposeTo provide an overview of the Social Studies standards and assessments so that Cadre members are able to confidently provide statewide training.
4Basic Education Act“Provide students with the opportunity to become responsible and respectful global citizens, to contribute to their economic well-being and that of their families and communities, to explore and understand different perspectives, and to enjoy productive and satisfying lives.”RCW 28A
5GoalsRead with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness;Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; andUnderstand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.
6Social Studies Standards Adopted May 2008How many of you currently use the Social Studies standards to develop lessons within your classroom or district?Do any of your districts align the standards in the K-12 Social Studies Scope and Sequence?Can someone list all four components of the Social Studies standards?Which part is not required?Social Studies Standards
7Washington State Standards at Glance EALRsCivicsEconomicsGeographyHistorySkillsComponentFurther defines the EALRGLESpecific expectations based on grade level
83rd GradeEALR4 (HISTORY): The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.Component4.2: Understands and analyzes the causal factors that have shaped major events in history.GLE4.2.2: Understands how contributions made by various cultural groups have shaped the history of the community and world.Example(s)Explains the technology, art, and music contributions made by the Southwest native tribes and the Eastern Woodland native tribes.Compare the contributions that people from Mexico, Canada, or other countries have made to art, food, music, literature, and sports in your community.Suggested Unit/CBACultures in our communityCultural Contributions
9Understanding the Standards Documents Multiple online formats:K-12 Social Studies Grade Level Expectations Manual (8 ½ x 11)Additional formats also available8 ½ x 14 manualOnline Grade Level Standards and Resources
10Assessments: it’s the law Activity: Card CategoriesEach person receives one cardDetermine whether the statement on your card is “required” or “nor required”Stick your card in the appropriate column2. Look at the columns, does anyone wish to move any of the cards to a different column? (must reach consensus of the group)______Hand out the RCWAsk Cadre to individually read through the law and underline/highlight
11The Law – RCW 28ABy the end of the school year, school districts shall have in place in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools assessments or other strategies chosen by the district to assure that students have an opportunity to learn the essential academic learning requirements in social studies, the arts, and health and fitness.Beginning with the school year, school districts shall annually submit an implementation verification report to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.Beginning with the school year, school districts shall require students in the following grades to complete at least one classroom-based assessment in CIVICS:7th or 8th grade, and11th or 12th gradeBeginning with the school year, school districts shall require students in the fourth or fifth grade to complete at least one classroom-based assessment in CIVICS.
12OSPI’s Recommendations GradeOSPI RecommendationElementary(K-5 or K-6)At least one CBA in social studies by the end of 5th grade.9 CBAs are available at the elementary level.The requirement to administer a civics CBA has been delayed untilRecommended civics CBAs are Whose Rules? and You Decide.Middle School(6-8 or 6-9)At least one CBA in social studies by the end of the 8th grade.A Civics CBA must be administered at the 7th or 8th grade.10 CBAs are available at the middle school level.Recommended civics CBAs are Constitutional Issues and Checks & Balances.High School(9-12)At least one CBA in social studies by the end of high school.A Civics CBA must be administered at the 7th or 12th grade.10 CBAs are available at the high school level.
13Aligned closely to the Washington State Standards, and Any assessment or other strategy on which a district is reporting should be:Rigorous,Based in research,Aligned closely to the Washington State Standards, andAble to measure individual student achievement.5. Group should now make any other changes to the card categories
15Why are cbas being used?Valid way to assess standards and help students gain knowledge & skills for citizenshipCoherence through grade levels across the districtBalance of social studies standardsIntegration of reading and writing standardsResearch shows assessments, like the CBAs, increase student achievement (Cathy Taylor and Fred Newman)
19Recommended Scope & Sequence for Social Studies with CBAs 19
20“You Decide” meets elementary Civics requirement (5h grade) Note the common elementsTakes a positionProvides backgroundSupport for position: reasons and evidenceLists sourcesA.C.C.EAccurateClearCohesiveExplicit“You Decide” meets elementary Civics requirement (5h grade)
21You Decide rubric Activity: At table groups, quickly think of any topic that you could use for this CBAAs a group, create an example that would score a “4”Share one or two with the class
22Scoring Guide: criterion A ScoreRubric LanguageSample Response4 – Excellent(ExceedingStandard)States a position on a public issue and concludes with a call to action.I believe that we should not have to say the Pledge of Allegiance because of the “under God” part. We should write our school board so that they will tell teachers to tell students that they do not have to say the pledge.3 – Proficient(MeetingStates a position on a public issue.I believe that we should not have to say the Pledge of Allegiance because of the “under God” part.2 (and below)Partial (NotMeetingStates a position on a public issue that is unclear.I believe the Pledge of Allegiance should be said but not all parts and not by everybody.
23Common questionsCan CBAs be used to meet the requirements of multiple disciplines?How can CBAs be modified for bilingual or special education students?
25Bridging documentsThe flexibility of the CBAs allows teachers to use well-established, high-quality programs to help their students complete these assessments.These programs include We The People, History Day, Mock Trial, YMCA Youth and Government, Street Law, Youth Court, and several others.
26CBA Resources: Where to look? OSPI CBA site: Studies/CBAs/default.aspxWLMA:Washington State Historical Museum: ry.org/education/teachers/District ModelsMeadSpokaneCentral ValleySeattleVancouverCBA Resources: Where to look?
30What is the data saying… As of November 25, 2009258 districts reported and 1 “other”205 out of 259 districts reported optional data346,796 Social Studies CBAs were administered in the school year
31How many districts reported completing assessments in social studies? ELEMENTARYMIDDLE SCHOOLHIGH SCHOOL
32Table GroupsIdentify the 3 most commonly used CBAs at each academic levelDiscuss the following:Why do you think those CBAs are used most often?Should other CBAs be used more frequently?How can this information help you as a Cadre member?
33Elementary Optional Data 199 districts reported optional information at the elementary levelTotal CBAs administered 107,013Elementary Optional Data
34Middle School Optional Data 205 districts reported optional information at the middle school levelTotal middle school CBAs administered: 121,138Middle School Optional Data
35High School Optional Data 198 districts reported optional information at the high school levelTotal high school CBAs administered: 118,645High School Optional Data
37How can OTHERS get involved? Submit Samples of Proficient Student ResponsesStay Informed of Legislative Activity (www.leg.wa.gov)Join the Washington State Council for the Social Studies (www.wscss.org)Sign up for OSPI Updates and Share them with Colleagues
38Student has successfully completed a civics Classroom-Based Assessment (CBA) Student is active in civic leadership within the school and/or the communityCompleted nomination formCopy of CBA (may include rubric and/or grading sheet, but not necessary)Nominate a student that demonstrates understanding of civics standards!Daniel j. Evans award
39Questions, Ideas or Feedback? Contact Kelly Martin (360)Questions, Ideas or Feedback?