http://ssnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Conferenc e+Presentations NCDPI SOCIAL STUDIES UPDATE North Carolina Council for the Social Studies 44th Annual State Conference Greensboro, NC February20, 2014 NCDPI K-12 Social Studies Team Section Chief Fay Gore email@example.com K-12 Consultants: Ann Carlock Ann.Carlock@dpi.nc.gov Justyn Knox Justyn.Knox@dpi.nc.gov Steve Masyada Stephen.Masyada@dpi.nc.gov Michelle McLaughlin Michelle.Mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov Program Assistant Bernadette Cole firstname.lastname@example.org Are We READY? K-12 Social Studies VISION Every student graduates from high school with the knowledge, skills, understandings, and dispositions gained from the social sciences that will result in informed and active citizens in a global society. K-12 Social Studies MISSION Our mission is to provide leadership and support to educators across the State of North Carolina to build and reinforce the North Carolina Essential Standards and Common Core State Standards, implement the North Carolina State Board of Education goals and to inform, clarify, and disseminate state and federal policies and laws. Essential Standards Crosswalks Unpacking Documents Key Terminology Online Modules Graphic Organizers SS Updates & Webinars SS Wiki Site SI 2011 Resources Unit Development Planning & Design Aligning Classroom Assessments Disciplinary Literacy SI 2012 Resources Phase III IMPROVING INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE Phase II DEVELOPING LOCAL CURRICULA UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARDS Phase I Concept-Based Lesson Planning Online Resources Classroom Assessment Samples Data Literacy SI 2013 Resources 3 Shifts in the Essential Standards Written Using The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Organized Around Five (5) Conceptual Strands Written To A Conceptual Framework Essential Standards Crosswalks Unpacking Documents Key Terminology Online Modules Graphic Organizers SS Updates & Webinars SS Wiki Site SI 2011 Resources Unit Development Planning & Design Aligning Classroom Assessments Disciplinary Literacy SI 2012 Resources Phase III IMPROVING INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE Phase II DEVELOPING LOCAL CURRICULA UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARDS Phase I Concept-Based Lesson Planning Online Resources Classroom Assessment Samples Data Literacy SI 2013 Resources Disciplinary Literacy Honors Implementation Information http://honorsimplementation.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ How Are You Sequencing? Social Studies Electives There are no NCDPI prerequisites for any of the social studies elective courses. 2010 Social Studies Essential Standards: Electives • American Humanities • Psychology • Sociology • The Cold War • Turning Points in American History • Twentieth Century Civil Liberties and Civil Rights • Twenty-First Century Geography • World Humanities • African American Studies • American Indian Studies • Latin American Studies Advanced Placement (AP) social studies courses offered by College Board • AP European History • AP Government and Politics: U.S. • AP Government and Politics: Comparative • AP Human Geography • AP Macroeconomics • AP Microeconomics • AP Psychology • AP U.S. History (May fulfill both U.S. History graduation requirements) • AP World History (May fulfill the World History requirement) K-12 Social Studies Wiki 2014-2015 Phase IV What Does it Mean to be Literate in Social Studies? The C3 Framework Preparing Students for the World: Global Task Force Recommendations Goals – Understand the current state of global education in North Carolina – Explore successful practices and new ideas – Develop a set of commitments to improve the global awareness, competency, and engagement of North Carolina’s high school graduates. The 5 Commitments • Robust and Cutting-edge Teacher Support and Tools • Leading-edge Language Instruction • New School Models • District Networking and Recognition • Strategic International Relationships Student Formative Assessment Tool Goal is to helps learners: Assess their competency in the five strands of social studies around learning Document their active engagement in social studies Become reflective and autonomous in their learning • Analyzing Student Work Pilot Process to collect data to populate Standard 6 for educators teaching in grades/subjects where there is no End of Grade (EOG), End of Course (EOC), Common Exam, or Career Technical Education (CTE) assessment Involves the collection of student work to document student growth Social Studies Pilot with World History & 7th Grade Contact Jennifer DeNeal at Jennifer.DeNeal@dpi.nc.gov or 919-807-3288 http://www.ncpublicschools.org/profdev/summerinstitutes/2014 / Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year 2015 nominations are for K-5. Contact Steve Masyada at email@example.com for more information. Website: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/pr ograms-exhibitions/nationalhistory-teacher-year Justin Ashley of McAlpine Elementary School, 2013 NC Winner! (photo: Union County Weekly News) North Carolina’s Official Senate Youth Site http://senateyouthnc.webs.com/ Next Year’s Applications Available – August 1, 2014 RHO KAPPA National Social Studies Honor Society rhokappa.socialstudies.org Partnership with Capitol Broadcasting NC Youth Advisory Council Student Leadership Institute www.charactermattersnc.com North Carolina Final Exams Update Section Chief, Test Development Email: Hope.Lung@dpi,nc.gov 919-807-3774 “NC Final Exams” GCS-A-016 Adopted October 3, 2013 by the State Board of Education STATE-DESIGNATED ASSESSMENTS FOR USE IN THE NORTH CAROLINA TEACHER EVALUATION PROCESS 11/15/2013 27 Policy Applies To: All public schools including traditional, charter, and regional schools who accepted funding through the Race to the Top grant and as a condition of an Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver. 11/15/2013 28 Assessments Used in Educator Evaluation Process: 1. End-of-Grade English Language Arts/Reading (grades 3-8) 2. End-of-Grade Mathematics (grades 3-8) 3. End-of-Grade Science (grades 5 and 8) 4. End-of-Course Math I 5. End-of-Course English II 6. End-of-Course Biology 7. NC Final Exams 8. K-3 Checkpoints 9. Career and Technical Education State Assessments 10. Analysis of Student Work for Performance-Based Courses 11. Locally Developed Processes for Measuring Student Growth 11/15/2013 29 Testing Window • Last 5 days of the course for block or semester courses or • Last 10 days of the course for yearlong courses 11/15/2013 30 Requirement Public schools shall use the course-specific assessment as the only final exam for the course. 11/15/2013 31 Use of Test Results • Minimum of twenty percent (20%) of the student's final grade for each respective course. Does not apply to end-of-year assessments in grades 3-8. But schools may adopt policies to use results from end-of-year assessments in grades 3-8 elementary and middle school assessments as part of the student’s final grade. 11/15/2013 32 Item Types Test Name Number of Multiple Choice Items Number of Constructed Response Items Social Studies Grade 4 (S) 42 0 Social Studies Grade 5 (S) 42 0 Social Studies Grade 6 42 0 Social Studies Grade 7 41 0 Social Studies Grade 8 41 1 World History 41 1 American History I 41 1 American History II 41 1 Civics and Economics 41 1 US History 50 0 11/15/2013 33 Elementary School Exams NC Final Exams for 4th and 5th grade Social Studies and for 4th grade Science will not be available for administration until the spring 2014 semester. 11/15/2013 34 Test Items All NC Final Exams will contain a small portion of experimental (field test) items that do not count toward or against a students score. 11/15/2013 35 Administration Time and Testing Schedule Activity Time Administration Time 120 Minutes 2 Two-Minute Breaks 4 Minutes General Instructions 12 Minutes (estimate) Total Time 136 Minutes (estimate) • Administration time must not exceed 120 minutes • Must be administered in one school day • Exceptions--students with documented testing accommodations (e.g., Multiple Testing Sessions, Scheduled Extended Time) 11/15/2013 36 Contact for Educator Effectiveness Questions Jennifer Preston firstname.lastname@example.org www.ncpublicschools.org/educatoreffectiveness 11/15/2013 37 Reference Materials • Released Forms www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/ common-exams/released-forms • Assessment Specifications www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/ common-exams/specifications 11/15/2013 38 NEXT STEPS… What do we need to do or continue to prepare our students to be college, career and civic READY? What can we do to elevate and advocate for Social Studies? How can we support you? Questions? . Thank you for attending the session!