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TE T E A K S Curriculum Soup What do all these letters mean? C SC OP E S T A A R efferson Elementary ichita Falls ISD ebruary 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.

Oh, wellBetter than nothing!IntroductionWard RobertsJob: Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist (WFISD)Experience: Numerous state-wide curriculum committees (including CSCOPE)Also: Former student, Jefferson Elementary

Hi.

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?

?TEKSSTAARCSCOPETexasEssentialKnowledge andSkills

State Curriculum:TEKSWho manages the TEKS?TexasEducationAgency

Where can I find the TEKS?

www.tea.state.tx.us

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

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/sboe/StateBoard OfEducation

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/Information available!

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/Also:Released Test Questions

According to TEATAKS

STAARComplexity?Compare:

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?

CSCOPE

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

Teacher Resources

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?

PossibleSuggestedOptional

Teacher/District 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?

?TEKSSTAARCSCOPE

TETEAKSQuestions?CSCOPESTAARContact me!Ward [email protected], ext. 15009

Bye.Thanks!