what do all these letters mean? jefferson elementary wichita falls isd february 7, 2013
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TETEAKSCurriculum SoupWhat do all these letters mean?CSCOPESTAARJefferson ElementaryWichita Falls ISDFebruary 7, 2013Joke
How did I do on my homework?You missed all of them.
Is that bad?Well, I had to give you a zero.
Oh, wellBetter than nothing!IntroductionWard RobertsJob: Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist (WFISD)Experience: Numerous state-wide curriculum committees (including CSCOPE)Also: Former student, Jefferson Elementary
TETEAKSCurriculum SoupWhat do all these letters mean?CSCOPESTAARJefferson ElementaryWichita Falls ISDFebruary 7, 2013Questions:What is the state curriculum?Where does it come from?What is expected of students?How is the curriculum assessed?How does WFISD handle all of this?What is my child doing in the classroom?
State Curriculum:TEKSWho manages the TEKS?TexasEducationAgency
Where can I find the TEKS?
Sample: TEKS for Grade 4See Handout!TEKS = Vertically Aligned3rd Use place value to compare and order whole numbers through 9,999.4th Use place value to read, write, compare, and order decimals involving tenths and hundredths5th Use place value to read, write, compare, and order decimals through the thousandths place.How are the TEKS developed?TeachersCurriculum ExpertsCommunity LeadersTEACommittees:TEKSFinal Approval:SBOE
Marty Rowley(Amarillo)TEKS: Revisions!TEKS revised periodically (every 8-10 years)Most recent: MathematicsNew Math TEKSSchool YearGrades K-8High School2013-14Adopt new materials2014-15Implement new TEKSAdopt new materials2015-16Implement new TEKS
Assessment (Test)How do we know if students are mastering the curriculum?How are schools held accountable for teaching the TEKS?State of Texas Assessments of Academic ReadinessSTAARSTAAR TestsOld Tests (TAKS)New Structure (STAAR)Sample Items (a few)
What do we know about STAAR?STAAR = TEKSSTAAR assesses the TEKS.
The Test is over the Curriculum.
Every item is coded to a specific student expectation.Teaching to the Test?More like:Testing what we teach.STAAR StructureTEKSCategoriesItemsFormat
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/Also:Released Test Questions
According to TEATAKS
How do the items differ?TOTAKS
STAARExtra stepsMore informationAdditional reasoningTOAt schoolIn WFISD:How do teachers handle all of this?What is my child doing in the classroom to prepare?
www.mycscope.uswww.cscope.us/parent portalWhat?Curriculum resource for English, Math, Science, and Social StudiesWho?Developed by collaboration between Education Service CentersUsed in 86% of Texas school districtsHow?Based entirely on the TEKS
: from TEKS
TEKS Clarification DocumentTEKSK&SSEVerbsNounsExamplesNotesSpecificity
: from TEKS
Vertical Alignment DocumentTEKSSame stuffCompares multiple grade levels
: from TEKS
Year at a Glance (Calendar)UnitsTime FrameTEKS bundled in each unit
: from TEKS
Unit: Instructional Focus DocumentEverything
What a teacher sees
VADYAGIFDSample Lessons Unit Test
Suggested Time FrameTEKSSuggested ProceduresNotes for TeacherHandoutsSample Activity
Im thinking of a shape
Also: Unit Tests
STAAR FormatBut not ALL multiple-choiceEverything aligned to TEKSTeacher Flexibility?
CSCOPE does not place mandates on teachers.CSCOPE is NOT a Lock-Step Curriculum(WFISD might)District DecisionsCurriculum CouncilsSequencePick an orderReviewLook at lessonsCreateDevelop district documentsCommunicateLet everyone knowCSCOPE vs. WFISD
ReviewWhat is the state curriculum?Where does it come from?What is expected of students?How is the curriculum assessed?How does WFISD handle all of this?What is my child doing in the classroom?
TETEAKSQuestions?CSCOPESTAARContact me!Ward [email protected], ext. 15009