preparing for the u.s. history eoc - polk-fl

What Do We Need to Know and Do?
February 2012 – Districts will be notified
which students are selected for the field test
April 29-June 1 – Field test testing window
April-June 2013 – Baseline testing
2014 – Full implementation
Every student who is enrolled in any U.S.
history course to receive the required
graduation credit.
While the test was developed based on the
course description for regular and honors
U.S. History, students in AP, IB, and dual
enrollment for graduation credit will be
required to take the test.
The test should be easier than AP in that it is
all multiple choice.
About 60% of the AP content is the same as
the regular and honors content.
AP students will move through the tested
content at a much faster pace but will still be
required to pass the EOC.
Test Item Specifications are now available at
The test is based on state-adopted course
descriptions on the DOE website and on the
social studies page on the district web site.
The test is multiple choice, but over 75% of
the items are mid and high complexity.
Students will need to use several bits of
factual knowledge to answer a question
Students will use information, often
indirectly, given in a visual, a quote, a chart,
or a graph to answer a question
The graph below provides information about world oil supplies in 2007.
How has the relationship between oil reserves, production, and consumption influenced United States foreign policy?
 D.
The United States maintains military bases in Western European countries.
The United States contributes humanitarian aid to Central African countries.
The United States is committed to trade relations with Central Asian countries.
The United States is interested in maintaining stability in Middle Eastern countries.
56 I U.S History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications
Florida Department of Education
What is OPEC and where are those countries
What is foreign policy?
How are oil reserves, production and
consumption related to foreign policy?
The political cartoon below depicts President Franklin Roosevelt in 1934.
Source: Public Domain I Library of Congress
Based on the cartoon, how did President Roosevelt want to ease the Great
A. by expanding the role of government in citizens' lives
 B. by expanding the authority of legislative representatives
 C. by regulating the stock purchases by individual investors
 D. by restricting the spending by government on domestic projects
Who do the figures in the cartoon represent?
What do the letters on the bottles represent?
What is the New Deal and how FDR use it to
affect the Great Depression?
The excerpt below is from an order issued in Florida during World War II.
You are hereby requested to take the following steps to comply with the recent blackout order ...
(1) …..have extinguished all street lights on water front streets and
highways at once…..
(2) Screen water front side lights on all streets running down to the water
front …
(3) Screen all advertising lights and lighted windows near beach front ...
(4) Screen all bright lights on seawards side, directly visible from the sea,
and within two miles from the water front ...
(5) In case of brightly lighted installation near beach have the light so
directed and screened so that no direct light can be seen from off shore.
By order of the:
Palm Beach Civilian Defense Council
G.B. Carr, Executive Director
Source: Public Domain / Florida Memory
Why did the state of Florida issue this order?
A. to limit community social activities during the war
B. to conserve scarce energy resources during the war
C. To conceal coastal military operations from German spies
 D. to protect coastal settlements from German submarine attacks
What is a blackout order?
What is the connection between a blackout in
Florida and World War II?
Why was the order issued?
Increase the analysis of cartoons, pictures,
documents, maps, charts, and graphs in
Incorporate visuals and documents in chapter
and unit tests frequently.
Use the DBQ Project materials with students
on a regular basis.
Teach to the benchmarks in the course
description with frequency and rigor!
Contact Rozy Scott if you have further questions.
[email protected]
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