CSCOPE
End of Year Update
Planning for 2012-2013
©2012, TESCCC
Objective
• To help districts understand the content
changes, new projects, and projected
posting windows for 12-13 CSCOPE
components so that they may make prudent
decisions regarding curriculum planning for
the upcoming school year
Terminology and Acronyms
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Vertical Alignment Documents - VADs
TEKS Clarification Documents - TCDs
Instructional Focus Documents – IFDs
Year at a Glance – YAG
TEKS Verification Documents – TVDs
Student Expectations – SEs
English Language Arts/Reading – ELAR
Spanish Language Arts/Reading – SLAR
Unit Test
Revision
Project
Unit Test Revision Project
• EdGate, a national correlation company, has been
contracted to conduct an extensive review of CSCOPE’s
IFDs and their corresponding unit tests, focusing on
alignment to the content, cognitive rigor, and intent of the
IFD.
• After this initial analysis, a Unit Test Advisory Committee
will be created from qualified district staff and ESC
specialists to review EdGate’s recommendations.
(Applications were distributed through ESCs.)
• Final test revisions will be submitted to the CSCOPE
Assessment Team for the creation of enhanced unit tests
for 2012-13.
Unit Test Revision Project
Timelines:
• May – Early July: EdGate analyzes unit tests and IFDs
• Mid- July: Recommendations due from EdGate
• Late July: Teacher Review Committee of EdGate
recommendations
• August – December: Revisions made in our current test
generator, translations 2nd – 5th, posting in new site
Content
Updates
English Language Arts and Reading
and
Spanish Language Arts and Reading
ELAR and SLAR Update
• VADs: enhanced for more robust
specificity and added clarity
• YAG and TEKS Verification: no significant
changes
• IFDs: enhanced for improved specificity
and additional strike-throughs to help
target instruction
ELAR and SLAR Update
• Lessons: enhanced as appropriate, but
no significant changes
• Unit Tests: revised to ensure appropriate
levels of rigor and alignment
SCIENCE UPDATE
Science Update
Biology and Environmental Systems:
• Major changes in bundling for Biology and
Environmental Systems due to additional
information from TEA and teacher feedback
• Rebundling of TEKS will result in the development
of new YAGs, TVDs, IFDs, and new lessons (as
necessary)
• Revision of unit tests for Biology and
Environmental Systems
Science Update
IPC and Grade 7:
• IPC will have several changes in the order of
several second semester units in order to
enhance conceptual understanding for students
• Grade 7 will have one unit (Physical, Chemical
and Energy Changes in the Digestive System)
move to later in the year to accommodate
teacher feedback and student development
Science Update
Other Grade Levels:
• VADs: enhanced for more robust specificity and
added clarity; additional examples added
• YAGs and TEKS Verification: no significant
changes in most grade levels other than revision
to number of days and infusing additional
process TEKS
• IFDs: enhanced for improved specificity and
additional emphasis on Readiness and
Supporting Standards
Science Update
Other Grade Levels
• Lessons: enhanced through possible shifts in
number of days of instruction to more deeply
address Readiness and Supporting Standards;
increased rigor in alignment with improved
specificity on IFD; improvements on activities as
appropriate
• Unit Tests: revised to ensure appropriate levels of
rigor and alignment
MATHEMATICS
UPDATE
Mathematics Update
• VADs/TCDs: enhanced for clarification by adding
specificity in several grade levels; enhanced
vertical alignment in areas
• YAGs and TEKS Verification: no significant
changes on YAGs; O’s added where appropriate
on TVDs
• IFDs: no significant changes, but enhanced for
clarity and vertical alignment
Mathematics Update
• Enhanced Instructional Transition Guides (new EITGs)
– New EITGs will replace the existing 11-12 Instructional
Transition Guides (ITGs) and 09-10 lessons
– EITGs will be housed in the new technology system and
will provide the following:
• detailed instructional procedures
• identified instructional vocabulary
• defined materials lists
• specific teacher notes
• aligned handouts/attachments appropriate for
teaching each unit
New Mathematics Standards
• State Board of Education passed New Mathematics
Standards 04/20/2012
• Implementation of new standards:
– 2014-2015 school year: Kindergarten - Grade 8:
– 2015-2016 school year: High School
• SBOE removed approximately 80 percent of the illustrative
examples introduced by the words “such as” in the
standards to streamline curriculum
SOCIAL STUDIES
Social Studies Update
• VADs: revisions to specificity made throughout the
year; no significant changes for 12-13
• YAGs and TEKS Verification: no significant changes
• IFDs: revisions made throughout the year; no
significant changes for 12-13
Social Studies Update
• Lessons: new 12-13 social studies lessons will be
available in the new technology system (aligned to
the new social studies TEKS)
• Unit Tests: revised to ensure to appropriate levels
of rigor and alignment
Social Studies Update
• Resources and References
– In the new social studies lessons, CSCOPE will
outline a framework for gathering appropriate
resources with consideration of the following:
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Quickly changing demographics and world events
District purchased resources
District flexibility
Point of View
Copyright
12-13 Posting
Windows
Posting Projections 12-13
Please know that the projections listed below are estimates and may
be subject to change. Many components may be available in advance
of the time frames listed below.
Mid-June in Existing Technology System:
• We are working with our current technology provider, NER,
to post the following components in mid-June in PDF
format:
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VADs & TEKS Clarification Documents
YAGs
TEKS Verification Documents
1st Semester IFDs
• More information to come soon about how you will be
able to access these 12-13 components in NER
Posting Projections 12-13
July in New Technology System:
• VADs, TCDs, YAGs, TVDs, 1st Sem. IFDs
• 1st six weeks new social studies lessons and new math EITGs
will be posting throughout July
• 1st six weeks enhanced science and ELAR/SLAR lessons will be
posting throughout July
• 1st six weeks revised unit tests will be posting throughout July
Late August:
• Science & ELAR/SLAR (11-12 versions) 2nd & 3rd six weeks
lessons
Posting Projections 12-13
Mid-September:
 2nd six weeks new math EITGs and new social studies lessons
 2nd six weeks enhanced science and ELAR/SLAR lessons
 2nd six weeks revised unit tests
Late September:
 Science & ELAR/SLAR (11-12 versions) 4th, 5th, & 6th six weeks
lessons
 2nd semester IFDs
Posting Projections 12-13
Mid-October:
 3rd six weeks new math EITGs, social studies lessons
 3rd six weeks enhanced science and ELAR/SLAR lessons
 3rd six weeks revised unit tests
Mid-November:
 4th six weeks new math EITGs, social studies lessons
 4th six weeks enhanced science and ELAR/SLAR lessons
 4th six weeks revised unit tests
Posting Projections 12-13
Mid-December:
 5th six weeks new math EITGs, social studies lessons
 5th six weeks enhanced science and ELAR/SLAR lessons
 5th six weeks revised unit tests
Mid-February:
 6th six weeks new math EITGs and social studies lessons
 6th six weeks enhanced science and ELAR/SLAR lessons
 6th six weeks revised unit tests
District Considerations
Use the 12-13 projected posting windows to make
district decisions about…
• District summer training dates
• Print needs
- be cautious about printing components before the
revised 12-13 versions are posted
Early Fall:
Principal Walk-Through Tool
• Walk-Through Tool: available in new system
late summer
– Math, Science, Social Studies: existing 5E
approach will still be available
– ELAR/SLAR: developing enhanced versions
that are more conducive to ELAR and SLAR
and the balanced literacy approach
Transition to
New Site
Update on New Website
• The new CSCOPE site with enhanced features and
functionality will launch in early July 2012!
• 3rd Learning, the educational technology services
provider working with the TESCCC to build our
new CSCOPE website, is well on their way to
completing the architecture of the new site.
New Technology Provider
• Representatives from 3rd Learning have been in
a continuous process of gathering input and
feedback from all CSCOPE stakeholder groups to
ensure a truly collaborative design effort.
• CSCOPE, in partnership with 3rd Learning, will
provide training support and videos that will be
available to end users both on the new site and
through your ESC.
Update on New Website
Some of the exciting features of the new system include:
• Dynamic CSCOPE components such as an interactive YAG
that provides quick and easy access to IFDs and Exemplar
Lessons
• Capability to move the components most frequently used
into a "My CSCOPE" area for quick access
• A suite of easy-to-use, intuitive tools
• Enhanced capabilities for end-user feedback and
comments
• New communication features including CSCOPE Updates
and CSCOPE News links on the home page
12-13 Content in New Site
IMPORTANT: Updated 2012-13 CSCOPE content will
become available in the new system as applicable to the
communicated projected posting windows.
• CSCOPE will only post 2012-13 versions of content in
the new system with enhanced features and
functionality when the site launches in July.
• CSCOPE will work with districts to ensure that
approved versions of district-created or customized
content needed for the 2012-13 school year will be
available in the new system.
Key Transition Topics:
When will the new site launch?
• The new site will become live in early July.
• More information will be coming soon about
specific dates for launch of the new site.
Will the CSCOPE URL change?
• Yes. The new user profile system will guide users to
their CSCOPE site through a universal URL.
New CSCOPE URL
www.mycscope.us
• This universal URL will lead users to their district
CSCOPE site.
• As the new site’s architecture is being developed
this spring, www.mycscope.us will be used to
communicate announcements, provide updates,
and post newsletters to ensure each user has a
smooth, seamless transition.
Draft of
New
CSCOPE
Home
Page!
• Add screenshot
Please Note: These materials and screen shots are draft versions. They are provided as a
resource and may change as the site continues to be developed.
Standards
Please Note: These materials and screen shots are draft versions. They are provided as a
resource and may change as the site continues to be developed.
Please Note: These materials and screen shots are draft versions. They are provided as a resource and
may change as the site continues to be developed.
Please Note: These materials and screen shots are draft versions. They are provided as a
resource and may change as the site continues to be developed.
Please Note: These materials and screen shots are draft versions. They are provided as a
resource and may change as the site continues to be developed.
Please Note: These materials and screen shots are draft versions. They are provided as a
resource and may change as the site continues to be developed.
Please Note: These materials and screen shots are draft versions. They are provided as a
resource and may change as the site continues to be developed.
Bookmark www.mycscope.us for the most
current transition information
Please Note: These materials and screen shots are draft versions. They are provided as a
resource and may change as the site continues to be developed.
Key Transition Topics:
What will the username/password be for the new
system?
• Details on usernames/passwords will be
communicated to districts soon
Will the existing system continue to be available
when the new system launches in July?
• Yes! In order to assist with the transition process,
the current and new CSCOPE sites will run
concurrently during the month of July.
Key Transition Topics:
What training and/or resources will be available to
support transition to the new CSCOPE website?
• 3rd Learning and supporting ESCs are working
collaboratively to develop and provide training and
resources to make the transition as seamless as
possible.
Key Transition Topics:
How might current district and/or individual
customized content be incorporated into the new
system?
• Supporting ESCs will work collaboratively with
districts to identify specific needs and priorities
related to customized content.
• This information will inform future
communications and transition support regarding
customized content.
District Support
• Building the capacity for the
implementation of the district curriculum
– The “CSCOPE” process has not changed
– Existing Implementation Cohorts
– New Implementation Cohorts
The CSCOPE site is currently in
development. All materials presented
reflect work in progress and may be
revised to further enhance the
District Support
• New CSCOPE Navigation Training
– Administrator only
• July 23, 8:30-11:30 and 1:00-4:00
• July 30, 8:30-11:30
– Teacher Trainings at ESC 8 CSCOPE Conference
• Three breakout sessions on August 7th
• Three breakout sessions on August 8th
• Three breakout sessions on August 9th
The CSCOPE site is currently in
development. All materials presented
reflect work in progress and may be
revised to further enhance the
Thank You!!!