SS.7.C.2.3 - GiffordSocialStudies

7th Grade Civics Training
• Review Florida Statue 1008.22
• Discuss the Florida Civics EOC
• Review the Standards
• Discuss the Civics Benchmark Tests
• Review the Proposed Pacing Guide and
Curriculum Map
Florida Statute 1008.22 (2013)
During the 2012-2013 school year, an end-of-course
assessment in civics education shall be administered as
a field test at the middle school level. During the 20132014 school year, each student’s performance on the
statewide, standardized end-of-course assessment in
civics education shall constitute 30 percent of the
student’s final course grade.
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, a student
must earn a passing score on the end-of-course
assessment in civics education in order to pass the
course and be promoted from the middle grades.
Civics EOC - 2014
• Testing Window - April 28 – May 9, 2014
• The 2014 EOC will be a baseline
administration and will constitute 30% of a
student’s grade
• Standards will be set with the 2015 Civics EOC
Civics EOC – 2014
• Students without accommodations will be
allowed 120 minutes to complete the EOC test.
• The test must be administered in one session.
• The Civics EOC will have an item range of
between 52-56 questions.
Appendix D-1
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications
Civics Standards
• There are 40 Civics standards covered by the NGSSS.
• There are 5 standards not covered in the Civics EOC
– SS.7.C.2.3 Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal
– SS.7.C.2.6 Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration
of justice.
– SS.7.C.2.7 Conduct a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its
impact on a school, community, or local level.
– SS.7.C.2.14 Conduct a service project to further the public good.
– SS.7.C.3.9
Illustrate the lawmaking process at the local, state, and federal
Appendix B: Content Assessed by Civics End of
Course Assessment
District Civics Benchmark Tests
• Three benchmark tests were created and will be
administered this year.
• Each test has 47 questions
• Most students should be able to finish in one
class period.
• Each benchmark is covered at least once on each
of the three test.
District Civics Benchmark Tests
Proposed Pacing Guide
1st Nine Weeks
Chapter 1 We the People
Civics Master: SS.7.C.2.1
Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.1.9, S.7.C.2.2, SS.7.C.2.3, SS.7.C.2.14 (Rights)
Geography: SS.7.G.1.3
Chapter 11- The Political System
Civic Engagement/Influencing the Government
Civics Master: SS.7.C.2.10, SS.7.C.2.11, SS.7.C.2.13 Economics: SS.7.E.2.4
*Legislative Mandate: Constitution Day (Sept. 17th) Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.1.6; Geography: SS.7.G.2.1;
*Legislative Mandate: Celebrate Freedom Week (last full week in September)
Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.1.4;Geography: SS.7.G.2.1;
Chapter 10-Electing Leaders
Civics Master: SS.7.C.2.7, SS.7.C.2.8, SS.7.C.2.9
Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.2.3, SS.7.C.3.12 (Bush v. Gore),SS.7.C.3.6, SS.7.C.3.7, SS.7.C.3.1 (direct,
representative Democracy)
Geography: SS.7.G.1.1, SS.7.G.1.2, SS.7.G.1.3, SS.7.G.4.2, SS.7.G.6.1 Economics: SS.7.E.2.3
Chapter 2- Foundations of Government
Civics Master: SS.7.C.1.1, SS.7.C.1.2, SS.7.C.1.3, SS.7.C.1.4
Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.3.1 (direct & representative democracy, monarchy), SS.7.C.3.2
Geography: SS.7.G.2.1, SS.7.G.2.2, SS.7.G.2.3, SS.7.G.3.1 Economics: SS.7.E.1.1, SS.7.E.1.3
2nd Nine Weeks
Chapter 3 -Constitution
Civics Master: SS.7.C.1.5, SS.7.C.1.6, SS.7.C.1.8, SS.7.C.3.5
Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.2.4, SS.7.C.3.6
Geography: SS.7.G.2.1
Chapter 4-Citizen Action
Civics Master: SS.7.C.2.2, SS.7.C.2.3, SS.7.C.2.12, SS.7.C.2.14
Chapter 4- Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Civics Master: SS.7.C.2.4, SS.7.C.3.6
Civics Introduce: , SS.7.C.3.7, SS.7.C.3.12 (Gideon, Miranda, Tinker, Hazelwood), SS.7.C.2.5
Geography: SS.7.G.2.1
Chapters 5-7 Federal Government
Legislative, Executive & Judicial Branches
Civics Master: SS.7.C.1.7 , SS.7.C.1.9, SS.7.C.3.3
Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.3.14 (Federal), SS.7.C.3.8 (Federal), SS.7.C.3.9 (Federal), SS.7.C.3.4
(Federal), SS.7.C.3.13 (Federal), SS.7.C.3.12 (Marbury v. Madison, US v. Nixon)
Geography: SS.7.G.1.1, SS.7.G.1.2, SS.7.G.1.3, SS.7.G.4.2, SS.7.G.6.1
Economics: SS.7.E.1.2, SS.7.E.1.6, SS.7.E.2.1
3rd Nine Weeks
The Legal System/Supreme Court Cases
Chapter 7, Appendix, etc..
Civics Master: SS.7.C.2.5, SS.7.C.2.6, , SS.7.C.3.7, SS.7.C.3.10, SS.7.C.3.11, SS.7.C.3.12, SS.7.C.3.12
Geography: SS.7.G.2.1,,SS.7.G.2.4 Economics: SS.7.E.2.3
Chapter 8-State Government
Civics Master: SS.7.C.3.4, SS.7.C.3.13
Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.3.14 (State), SS.7.C.3.8 (State), SS.7.C.3.9 (State), SS.7.C.2.12 (State), SS.7.C.3.13 (State then Both)
Geography: SS.7.G.1.1, SS.7.G.2.3, SS.7.G.2.4, SS.7.G.3.1, SS.7.G.4.1
Economics: SS.7.E.1.6, SS.7.E.2.1
Chapter 9-Local Government
Civics Master: SS.7.C.3.14 (Local then All), SS.7.C.3.8 (Local then All), SS.7.C.3.9 (Local then All)
Geography: SS.7.G.2.3, SS.7.G.2.4, SS.7.G.3.1, SS.7.G.5.1 Economics: SS.7.E.1.6, SS.7.E.2.1, SS.7.E.2.4
Forms of Government
Civics Master: SS.7.C.3.1, SS.7.C.3.2
Civics Introduce: SS.7.C.4.1, SS.7.C.4.3
Geography: SS.7.G.1.2
Economics: SS.7.E.1.4, SS.7.E.2.5
Chapter 22-23 International Relations
Chapter 22 Foreign Policy
Chapter 23 Charting a Course
Civics Master: SS.7.C.4.1, SS.7.C.4.2, SS.7.C.4.3
Geography: SS.7.G.2.3, SS.7.G.4.1
Economics: SS.7.E.2.5, SS.7.E.3.1, SS.7.E.3.2, SS.7.E.3.3, SS.7.E.3.4
4th Nine Weeks
Reexamine Civics Active Learning Lessons
Civics: SS.7.C.1.1, SS.7.C.1.2, SS.7.C.1.3, SS.7.C.1.4, SS.7.C.1.5, SS.7.C.1.6, SS.7.C.1.7, SS.7.C.1.8,
SS.7.C.1.9, SS.7.C.2.1, SS.7.C.2.2, SS.7.C.2.3, SS.7.C.2.4, SS.7.C.2.5, SS.7.C.2.6, SS.7.C.2.7,
SS.7.C.2.8, SS.7.C.2.9, SS.7.C.2.10, SS.7.C.2.11, SS.7.C.2.12, SS.7.C.2.13, SS.7.C.2.14, SS.7.C.3.1,
SS.7.C.3.2, SS.7.C.3.3, SS.7.C.3.4, SS.7.C.3.5, SS.7.C.3.6, SS.7.C.3.7, SS.7.C.3.8, SS.7.C.3.9,
SS.7.C.3.10, SS.7.C.3.11, SS.7.C.3.12, SS.7.C.3.13, SS.7.C.3.14, SS.7.C.4.1, SS.7.C.4.2, SS.7.C.4.3
Chapters 17-21-Economics
Ch.17 The Economic System
Ch. 18 Goods and Services
Ch. 19 Personal Finances
Ch. 20 Economic Challenges
Ch. 21 The U.S. Economy and the World
Economics Master: SS.7.E.1.1, SS.7.E.1.2, SS.7.E.1.3, SS.7.E.1.4, SS.7.E.1.5, SS.7.E.1.6, SS.7.E.2.1,
SS.7.E..2.2, SS.7.E.2.3, SS.7.E.2.4,, SS.7.E.2.5, SS.7.E.3.1, SS.7.E..3.2, SS.7.E.3.3, E.3.4
Geography -Geography Handbook
Geography Master: SS.7.G.1.1, SS.7.G.1.2, SS.7.G.1.3, SS.7.G.2.1, SS.7.G.2.2, SS.7.G.2.3,
SS.7.G.2.4, SS.7.G.3.1, SS.7.G.4.1, SS.7.G.4.2, SS.7.G.5.1, SS.7.G.6.1
FLDOE Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications
Transition to Next Generation and Computer-Based Tests in Florida
Online Sunshine (Florida Statutes )
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