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1 TerraNova, Third Edition Science and Social Studies Joan Buzick DRC/CTB Assessment Consultant Organizing for Assessment Success Today s Webinar Objectives Why test Science and Social Studies with TerraNova3 TerraNova3 Objectives Data Review Making Data Meaningful: Connecting to instructional practices Critical Thinking Framework Q & A / Comments to share Science and Social Studies Assessment with TerraNova3 A frequently asked question What if our curriculum doesn t align with the TerraNova3 grade levels? Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 1

2 Science and Social Studies Assessment with TerraNova3 TerraNova assessment offers these important benefits Performance level data- growth across grades Independent assessment of Science and Social Studies concepts and vocabulary Assessment of student knowledge in a non-unit format Items that integrate subject skills: math, science, authentic reading materials Items that incorporate the critical thinking skills Social Studies Item development reflecting curricula of District Diocese States National Standards Based on curriculum study and educators Social Studies TerraNova3 - Authentic Sources Quotations Diaries entries Artifacts Posters Political cartoons Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 2

3 Social Studies Assessment of Significant Concepts Specific knowledge Logical thinking Ability to evaluate Items are complex Social Studies Objectives Geographic Perspectives Historical and Cultural Perspectives Civics and Government Perspectives Economic Perspectives Social Studies: Objective example with subskills Historical and Cultural Perspectives Purposes of government Democratic values and principles Government processes and structures The role of the citizen World affairs Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 3

4 Objectives Teacher s Guide to TerraNova Third Edition Classroom Connections Social Studies Multiple skills required Math Data interpretation Authentic Materials Objectives and Subskills Classroom Connections Teacher s Guide to TerraNova Third Edition Science Item development reflecting curricula of Science Curricula / Science Literacy States National Science Education Standards Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 4

5 Science Objectives Science Inquiry Life Science Physical Science Earth and Space Science Nontraditional: History and Nature of Science Science and Technology Personal and Social Perspective Objectives and Subskills Teacher s Guide to TerraNova Third Edition Classroom Connections Science Selected and constructed response items These resources provide opportunities to practice and strengthen understanding of concepts and vocabulary Within objectives and subskills Objectives Summary Download in a PDF or Excel Format 15 Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 5

6 Data Review: Assessment Summary All grades with emphasis on grades 1,3,5,7,9 Science Data Review: Assessment Summary All grades with emphasis on grades 1,3,5,7,9 Social Studies Data Review Sample Performance Level Report Loss / Hoss Low and Highs of Scale Scores Grades 1-12 Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 6

7 Data Review: Student Performance Level Report (Optional) Growth Bands Grades 1, 2 Grades 3,4,5 Grades 6,7,8 Grades 9-12 Find in the Teacher s Guide Part 6 for a detailed explanation of each level Student Performance Level (Optional Report- Individual) 20 Making Data Meaningful Assessing Curricula and Instructional Strategies in Science and Social Studies Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 7

8 Feedback on Curriculum and Instructional Strategies Look at your specific Grade Level Look Across Grade Spans Look to the High School Strengthening Instructional Strategies in Science and Social Studies Ample access to Books Magazines Authentic materials Lexile reports Social Studies: Civics and Government Perspectives Authentic (Primary) Resources Complex readings that align with the language arts curriculum Library of Congress Classroom Materials: Primary Source Sets, Lesson Plans, Presentations, Activities 24 Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 8

9 Assessment Feedback informs Instructional Strategies The terminology and concepts are best implemented across grade levels Educators are familiar with vocabulary and concepts across K-12 curricula Diagrams and displays shared by all grade levels shared across secondary and elementary schools Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Math all come together Read alouds generate interest in science and social studies. Readings lead students to investigate and research Engaging diagrams and displays shared by all grade levels and shared across secondary and elementary schools. Multiple Presentation Methods VARK Visual Aural Read / Write Kinesthetic 27 Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 9

10 Social Studies: Varied activities Specific Example: Objective List objective 28 Social Studies: Varied activities 29 Critical Thinking: Science and Social Studies Comprehension Spiraling- Building on previous knowledge integration of concepts across grades Critical thinking levels 30 Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 10

11 Critical Thinking Framework Thinking Skill Gathering Information Organize Information Analyze Information Generate Ideas Synthesize Elements Evaluate Outcomes Subcategories Observe / Recall / Question Compare / Classify / Order / Represent Identify Attributes and Components Recognize relationships or patterns Identify the central element Infer / Predict / Restructure Summarize / Integrate Establish Criteria Verify 31 Critical Thinking: Social Studies Organizing Information This item requires the student to use graphic representations to compare information. Analysis of map symbols is involved in the process. 32 Critical Thinking: Science Analyze information This item requires the student to analyze sentences for accuracy in representing physical laws applied to mass, motion and gravity. Recalling physical laws is part of the task. 33 Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 11

12 TerraNova3 Science and Social Studies Data for instructional and curricular purposes Captures the picture of student understanding of vocabulary and concepts Uses authentic materials and integrates subject skills Provides an independent view of performance in a standardized test format Provides data across grade levels Questions and Answers Comments to Share TerraNova, Third Edition Phone: Fax: Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 12

13 TerraNova, Third Edition Copyright 2013 CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC. 13

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