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1 Preparing Students for Engaged, Informed Citizenship
SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS & CLASSROOM BASED ASSESSMENTS (CBAs) Kelly Martin Program Supervisor Social Studies & International Education

2 Effects 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: +140 Math: +87 Social Studies: - 76 Science: - 75 Art: - 57 Gym: - 40

3 Purpose To provide an overview of the Social Studies standards and assessments so that Cadre members are able to confidently provide statewide training.

4 Basic 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

5 Goals Read 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; and Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.

6 Social Studies Standards
Adopted May 2008 How 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

7 Washington State Standards at Glance
EALRs Civics Economics Geography History Skills Component Further defines the EALR GLE Specific expectations based on grade level

8 3rd Grade 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

9 Understanding the Standards Documents
Multiple online formats: K-12 Social Studies Grade Level Expectations Manual (8 ½ x 11) Additional formats also available 8 ½ x 14 manual Online Grade Level Standards and Resources

10 Assessments: it’s the law
Activity: Card Categories Each person receives one card Determine whether the statement on your card is “required” or “nor required” Stick your card in the appropriate column 2. 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 RCW Ask Cadre to individually read through the law and underline/highlight

11 The Law – RCW 28A 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: 7th or 8th grade, and 11th or 12th 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.

12 OSPI’s Recommendations
Grade OSPI Recommendation Elementary (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 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 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.

13 Aligned 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, and Able to measure individual student achievement. 5. Group should now make any other changes to the card categories

14 Why CBAs? 14

15 Why are cbas being used? 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)

16 What are CBAs? 16

17 Social Studies CBAs are:
multi-stepped tasks or projects aligned to specific state standards (Social Studies EALRs/GLEs), target skills and knowledge necessary for engaged, informed citizenship.

18 K-12 Menu of CBAs 18

19 Recommended Scope & Sequence for Social Studies with CBAs
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20 “You Decide” meets elementary Civics requirement (5h grade)
Note the common elements Takes a position Provides background Support for position: reasons and evidence Lists sources A.C.C.E Accurate Clear Cohesive Explicit “You Decide” meets elementary Civics requirement (5h grade)

21 You Decide rubric Activity: At table groups,
quickly think of any topic that you could use for this CBA As a group, create an example that would score a “4” Share one or two with the class

22 Scoring Guide: criterion A
Score Rubric Language Sample 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 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 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.

23 Common questions Can CBAs be used to meet the requirements of multiple disciplines? How can CBAs be modified for bilingual or special education students?

24 Resources RESOURCES

25 Bridging documents 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.

26 CBA Resources: Where to look?
OSPI CBA site: Studies/CBAs/default.aspx WLMA: Washington State Historical Museum: ry.org/education/teachers/ District Models Mead Spokane Central Valley Seattle Vancouver CBA Resources: Where to look?

27 Social studies assessment data 2008-09

28 2009-10 iGrants Form Package 408 Reporting Form
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29 Provide handouts showing:
Teacher worksheets Optional survey

30 What is the data saying…
As of November 25, 2009 258 districts reported and 1 “other” 205 out of 259 districts reported optional data 346,796 Social Studies CBAs were administered in the school year

31 How many districts reported completing assessments in social studies?
ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL

32 Table Groups Identify the 3 most commonly used CBAs at each academic level 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?

33 Elementary Optional Data
199 districts reported optional information at the elementary level Total CBAs administered 107,013 Elementary Optional Data

34 Middle School Optional Data
205 districts reported optional information at the middle school level Total middle school CBAs administered: 121,138 Middle School Optional Data

35 High School Optional Data
198 districts reported optional information at the high school level Total high school CBAs administered: 118,645 High School Optional Data

36 How can I get more involved?

37 How can OTHERS get involved?
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

38 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) Nominate a student that demonstrates understanding of civics standards! Daniel j. Evans award

39 Questions, Ideas or Feedback?
Contact Kelly Martin (360) Questions, Ideas or Feedback?


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