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SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS & CLASSROOM BASED ASSESSMENTS (CBAs) Preparing Students for Engaged, Informed Citizenship Kelly Martin Program Supervisor Social Studies & International Education
Average change in instructional time in elementary schools since 2002 (minutes per week): Reading: +140 Math: +87 Social Studies: - 76 Science: - 75 Art: - 57 Gym: - 40
To provide an overview of the Social Studies standards and assessments so that Cadre members are able to confidently provide statewide training.
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
(1) Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences; (2) 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; (3) Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and (4) Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.
Adopted May 2008
EALRs Civics Economics Geography History Skills Component Further defines the EALR GLE Specific expectations based on grade level
EALR 4 (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. Component 4.2: Understands and analyzes the causal factors that have shaped major events in history. GLE 4.2.2: 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/CBA Cultures in our community Cultural Contributions 3 rd Grade
Multiple online formats: 1. K-12 Social Studies Grade Level Expectations Manual (8 ½ x 11) K-12 Social Studies Grade Level Expectations Manual (8 ½ x 11) 2. Additional formats also available 8 ½ x 14 manual Online Grade Level Standards and Resources
By 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: 7 th or 8th grade, and 11 th or 12 th grade Beginning 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.
GradeOSPI Recommendation Elementary (K-5 or K-6) At least one CBA in social studies by the end of 5 th grade. 9 CBAs are available at the elementary level. The requirement to administer a civics CBA has been delayed until Recommended 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 8 th grade. A Civics CBA must be administered at the 7 th or 8 th 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 7 th or 12 th grade. 10 CBAs are available at the high school level. Recommended civics CBAs are Constitutional Issues and Checks & Balances.
Any assessment or other strategy on which a district is reporting should be: Rigorous, Based in research, Aligned closely to the Washington State Standards, and Able to measure individual student achievement.
Valid way to assess standards and help students gain knowledge & skills for citizenship Coherence through grade levels across the district Balance of social studies standards Integration of reading and writing standards Research shows assessments, like the CBAs, increase student achievement (Cathy Taylor and Fred Newman)
1. multi-stepped tasks or projects 2. aligned to specific state standards (Social Studies EALRs/GLEs), 3. target skills and knowledge necessary for engaged, informed citizenship.
Recommended Scope & Sequence for Social Studies with CBAs
Note the common elements 1. Takes a position 2. Provides background 3. Support for position: reasons and evidence 4. Lists sources A.C.C.E Accurate Clear Cohesive Explicit
ScoreRubric LanguageSample Response 4 – Excellent (Exceeding Standard) 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 (Meeting Standard) States 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 (Not Meeting Standard) States 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.
Can CBAs be used to meet the requirements of multiple disciplines? How can CBAs be modified for bilingual or special education students?
The 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.programs
OSPI CBA site: Studies/CBAs/default.aspx Studies/CBAs/default.aspx WLMA: Washington State Historical Museum: ry.org/education/teachers/ ry.org/education/teachers/ District Models Mead Spokane Central Valley Seattle Vancouver
iGrants Form Package 408 Reporting Form
As of November 25, districts reported and 1 other 205 out of 259 districts reported optional data 346,796 Social Studies CBAs were administered in the school year
HOW MANY DISTRICTS REPORTED COMPLETING ASSESSMENTS IN SOCIAL STUDIES? ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL
1. Identify the 3 most commonly used CBAs at each academic level 2. Discuss 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?
199 districts reported optional information at the elementary level Total CBAs administered 107,013
205 districts reported optional information at the middle school level Total middle school CBAs administered: 121,138
198 districts reported optional information at the high school level Total high school CBAs administered: 118,645
Submit Samples of Proficient Student Responses Stay 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
Nominate a student that demonstrates understanding of civics standards! Student has successfully completed a civics Classroom-Based Assessment (CBA) Student is active in civic leadership within the school and/or the community Completed nomination form Copy of CBA (may include rubric and/or grading sheet, but not necessary)
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