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October 24, 2011 1. Ellen Ebert Science Director Teaching and Learning, OSPI Gilda Wheeler Program Supervisor, Environmental and Sustainability Education,

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1 October 24,

2 Ellen Ebert Science Director Teaching and Learning, OSPI Gilda Wheeler Program Supervisor, Environmental and Sustainability Education, OSPI Cinda Parton Director of Assessment Development Assessment and Student Information, OSPI Linda Cabe Smith Science Assessment Coordinator Assessment and Student Information, OSPI Presenters 2

3 Assessment Information and Update Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan Dissemination November 21 Webinar Information 3

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5 Biology EOC in 2012 will be administered to: Any student enrolled in a course credited as high school level biology (Course codes: Biology 03051) All 10 th graders to meet the requirements of NCLB First retake opportunity will be January/ February 2013 Who Takes the Biology EOC? 5

6 Testing window: May 7 through June 15, 2012 Locally determined schedule, during last three weeks of the course May be administered in three 50 minute class settings, or in a single session of approximately 150 minutes First retake opportunity will be Winter 2013 How will the Biology EOC be administered? 6

7 Biology EOC Test Map EALR Percent of EOC 1: Systems (crossed with Life Science and alone) At least 15 2: Inquiry (crossed with Life Science and alone) 20 – 25 3: Application (crossed with Life Science and alone) 15 4: Life science domain of EALR 4 (alone) 45 – 50 7

8 Biology EOC Test Map Life Science Domain of EALR 4 Percent of EALR 4 Items Percent of EOC Points Processes in cells (LS1) Maintenance and stability of populations (LS2) Mechanisms of Evolution (LS3)

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10 Science Assessment Webpage 10

11 Science Assessment Webpage, cont. 11

12 Updates for 2012 Biology EOC 12 Contents: Background information on the biology EOC Student pages with sample scenarios and items Inquiry scenario Two systems scenarios Application scenario 17 items, multiple choice and short answer Teacher pages Scoring guides/rubrics Sample student responses Annotations with scoring notes for the sample responses

13 Science Assessment Webpage, cont. 13

14 Science Assessment Webpage, cont. 14

15 Science Assessment Webpage, cont. 15

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20 Teacher Resource Tool 20

21 Science Assessment Contact Information Cinda Parton, Director of Assessment Development Linda Cabe Smith, Secondary Science Assessment Kara Monroe, Elementary Science Assessment Jessica Cole, Administrative Assistant Science Assessment Web Page Questions? 21

22 This Webinar and PowerPoint will be available at: Thank you for your participation! 22

23 Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan October

24 Road map for ensuring that K-12 students are environmentally and sustainability literate. Road map for ensuring that K-12 students are environmentally and sustainability literate. Audience: School Districts, Schools, Teachers, Students, Informal educators, Agencies, and Community Partners. Audience: School Districts, Schools, Teachers, Students, Informal educators, Agencies, and Community Partners. 24

25 Leverage existing Washington State environmental and sustainability education policies, programs, and resources Leverage existing Washington State environmental and sustainability education policies, programs, and resources Funding and implementation opportunities Funding and implementation opportunities President Obamas policy priorities in 2011 President Obamas policy priorities in 2011 Environmental Education part of basic education Environmental Education part of basic education Sustainability Education a national priority Sustainability Education a national priority Proposed amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 Proposed amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of

26 Would Provide for: Competitive state sub-grants for teacher professional development Matching grants to improve activities and support environmental and sustainability education Up to $1.5 million in a state the size of Washington 26

27 States to develop a statewide environmental literacy plan that includes environmental education standards and teacher professional development Students understand, analyze and address major environmental challenges. Field experiences as part of regular school curriculum. Programs that contribute to healthy lifestyles through outdoor recreation and sound nutrition. 27

28 Leverage existing environmental and sustainability education programs and initiatives Leverage existing environmental and sustainability education programs and initiatives Ensure that students in Washington have opportunities to increase their environmental literacy and enhance their academic achievement through real-world, integrated, project based learning Ensure that students in Washington have opportunities to increase their environmental literacy and enhance their academic achievement through real-world, integrated, project based learning Position Washington State to obtain private and public funding Position Washington State to obtain private and public funding 28

29 1. Multi-stakeholder Steering Committee Developed Draft Plan - Jan-March, Public Review Draft and Online Survey - March- April, Final Plan Approved by State Superintendent- July, Launch Event – October 18,

30 Executive Summary Executive Summary Introduction and Background Introduction and Background Lifelong Learning and Community Connections Lifelong Learning and Community Connections Standards, Content Areas, Courses, and Curriculum Standards, Content Areas, Courses, and Curriculum Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements Professional Development Professional Development Assessment Assessment Implementation and Funding Implementation and Funding 30

31 Excellent and relevant environmental and sustainability education for each student, in and outside of school, at all grades. 31

32 The Plan includes outcomes and key strategies in each of the six goal areas. The Plan includes outcomes and key strategies in each of the six goal areas. To ensure that the Plan would be realistic, attainable, and transformational, the steering committee developed a set of criteria to guide the development of the Plans outcomes and strategies. To ensure that the Plan would be realistic, attainable, and transformational, the steering committee developed a set of criteria to guide the development of the Plans outcomes and strategies. 32

33 Each goal area includes a theory of change statement articulating the underlying assumptions that were made as to why the strategies will achieve the desired goals and outcomes. The theory of change shows a causal pathway from action to outcome. 33

34 The Plan reflects the E3 (Education, Environment, Economy) initiative to link educators and systems thinkers in order to bring environmental and sustainability education to scale. The Plan reflects the E3 (Education, Environment, Economy) initiative to link educators and systems thinkers in order to bring environmental and sustainability education to scale. A systems thinking perspective can help decision-makers better understand the system and its complexity resulting in resilient, responsive, and effective policies. A systems thinking perspective can help decision-makers better understand the system and its complexity resulting in resilient, responsive, and effective policies. 34

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36 The community surrounding the K-12 system supports students environmental and sustainability literacy. Environmental and sustainability education resources and opportunities are available to all and accessed by many people in Washington State, from the youngest children to senior citizens. 36

37 School districts, schools, and teachers in Washington State have the necessary resources to support integrated environmental and sustainability education learning opportunities for each student. 37

38 All students in Washington State have the opportunity to graduate from high school with proficiency in environmental and sustainability literacy and are prepared to continue their education and/or enter related careers. 38

39 A comprehensive environmental and sustainability education professional development program addressing the needs of informal and formal educators is developed and implemented in Washington State. 39

40 Multiple assessments, including summative and formative assessment processes, are used to measure students environmental and sustainability literacy and inform teaching and learning. 40

41 Obtain ongoing diversified funding to implement, track, measure, and manage the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan. 41

42 Washington State will participate in the pilot year of the U.S. Department of Educations Green Ribbon Schools recognition program. Washington State will participate in the pilot year of the U.S. Department of Educations Green Ribbon Schools recognition program. This voluntary federal program rewards schools that meet criteria in three pillars: This voluntary federal program rewards schools that meet criteria in three pillars: Environmental Impact and Energy Efficiency Environmental Impact and Energy Efficiency Healthy School Environments Healthy School Environments Environmental and Sustainability Education Environmental and Sustainability Education School Application will be available November 30 School Application will be available November

43 For more information: Gilda Wheeler, OSPI : Abby Ruskey, E3 Washington: 43


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