CRW Update Elementary How we addressed feedback Each grade level team reviewed all pieces of feedback and made changes accordingly. This feedback throughout the year is critical to the improvement of our resources and assessments. Please be as specific as possible. We truly value your professional opinion! ELA ELA 3D mClass Windows Windows BOY-September 2-22 September 2-22 MOY-January 5-30 January 5-30 EOY-April 30-May 20 May 1-29 AIMSweb FallWinterSpring- How we addressed feedback Kindergarten-moved reading foundations standards into Q1 on the year at a glance document as requested in feedback. There was no feedback for the assessment piece. First Grade: There was no feedback on the Curriculum Guide; however, we added a section entitled “mClass TRC Question Stems and Vocabulary.” Second Grade - We reworded some questions and made some changes to images. There was no feedback on the Curriculum Guide but we did make some improvements. How we addressed feedback 3rd Grade: Some skills were reordered so they are more user friendly. We allowed more time for more challenging skills. Some of the I can and I will statements were edited and are more student friendly. 4th Grade: We made necessary changes to some of the typos within the baselines and benchmarks. As a team, we looked at specific questions and made the necessary changes in which we saw fit. No feedback was given on the Curriculum Guide. 5th Grade: We replaced the 2 passages that were referenced as needing to be changed and made sure to balance the new questions appropriately. Curriculum Guide Updates All grade levels kept the same unit style format as last year Each grade level now contains: a Social Studies integration document a Hyperlinked Table of Contents and Year At A Glance a list of resources *Please access electronically* at least one Blendspace resource Curriculum Guide Updates Kindergarten:There are numerous Daily 5 resources as well as a selection of apps that you can put on your iPad, and a new sight word list, and a Daily 5 Blendspace First Grade: We added an additional section mClass TRC Question Stems and Vocabulary Second Grade: Incorporated Text Features throughout the year and identified specific features to teach. We also added apps for use on iPads. Curriculum Guide Updates Third Grade: On the Year at a Glance each quarter is identified with the specific units. We moved comparing and contrasting skills to Unit 8. Point of view skills have been moved from one specific unit to units 2, 3, 4, and 7. Fictional and informational texts are separated in unit 1 and unit 2. Fictional text is now being taught in quarter 1. Informational text is now being taught in quarter 2. We combined Unit 8 and Unit 9 at the end of the year so that students would be able to make connections to previous learned skills using novels and same author studies. Skills and units spiral and build, so you will find skills that are taught all year or reviewed at later dates noted with an asterisk. Curriculum Guide Updates 4th Grade: Changed the length of some of the units (mythology and social issues). Moved two of the standards to an earlier time in the year. (RI.3 & RI.8). 5th Grade: Revised the Year At A Glance document to encourage understanding of year long essentials. Resource section has links to tier interventions. What if students struggle with grade level content? Why were the support documents created? ● to make existing research-based strategies accessible and correlated to the curriculum guides ● Looking at Reading 3D and AIMSweb data, gaps in 2nd, 4th, & 7th grade, determined the focus point for developing the supporting docs. The District Data Curriculum Support Documents ●Who uses them? ●When to use them? ●Who benefits? ●Where to find them? ●How do you use them? ●How can they be generalized to higher and/or lower grades? Curriculum Support Doc. 4th Grade Curriculum Support Document Assessment Updates ● Kindergarten: There are 4 Open Ended Items, Changes were made to the Baseline Assessment. Letter I.D., sounds, and recording sheets were updated. A direction sheet was created and added to the Baseline Assessment ● First Grade: No major changes to assessments Assessment Updates Second Grade: We also made some changes to the directions, including a short break during the assessment. We created 4 open ended questions: 1 general question to be used with any non-fiction text, 1 general question to be used with any fiction text, and 2 text specific questions with texts provided. Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade: No major changes Math How we addressed feedback ● Kinder - The major comments given were about open-ended items, which are now optional for this coming year. If a site chooses to use them, they can adapt the rubrics as they see fit for their purposes. The open-ended items provided begin with basic addition word problem and increase in rigor to a decomposing word problem. ● 1st grade - reviewed all comments and responded with the corrections or reasons why things were not changed. Most comments were about the open-ended items. ● 2nd grade We discussed the items and added comments in each cell to explain the group consensus. There was no baseline feedback offered. This feedback is critical to the improvement of our 2nd grade work. Please be as specific as possible. Some input was too vague (no question numbers) to address. How we addressed feedback Continued . . . ● ● ● 3rd grade -We reviewed the feedback and made changes to the learning targets, baseline, and both benchmarks based on feedback. We also moved learning targets on CG based on feedback provided. We kept the directions the same so that they would correlate with EOG directions. 4th grade reviewed the feedback for assessments as well as the data analysis of each item and made adjustments as needed. We moved a couple learning targets to 3rd quarter to help allow for more time on 1st semester targets. Updated Baseline and made sure all were 3rd grade objectives. Open ended questions are optional. We created a bank of questions. One from each cluster. 5th grade reviewed the feedback for assessments as well as the data analysis of each item and made adjustments as needed. Curriculum Guide Updates The K-5 team would like to encourage all teachers to look at and use the digital versions of the curriculum guides. Online resources were added throughout the guides, standards on the Year at a Glance were hyperlinked to pages within the guides, and additional resources were added at the end of the CGs that you will miss if you just print and put in a binder. ● Kinder - No standards were changed. Other than the online resources and hyperlinks the new piece added were directions for how to create a Youtube playlist and some example videos for some standards at the very end of the CG. ● 1st grade - moved OA.5 and OA.6 to 1st quarter; took a closer look at OA.4 and OA.8 and changed the wording of the Year at a Glance to more clearly explain these learning targets. Curriculum Guide Updates Continued . . . ● 2nd grade reviewed the vocabulary and added new resources to the unpacking of our standards. Strategies from Math Foundations and Singapore Math were added to benefit teachers who have not yet had those trainings. We also split 2.MD.7 into two chunks. The AM and PM learning as well as vocabulary of telling time (quarter ‘til, quarter past, etc) were moved to Q2. ● 3rd grade- we moved MD.6 to fourth quarter (to be paired with perimeter, and similar skills), we also moved OA.1 to end of first quarter to give a natural progression to the second quarter skills, we also condensed and streamlined the “I can” and “ I will” statements. We created a maintenance and essential vocabulary list. Curriculum Guide Updates Continued . . . ● 4th grade We felt that even though there were a lot of topics to cover in first quarter, many of the objectives were follow-up concepts from third grade and should hopefully be taught as a review. 4th grade did decide to move 4.NF.6 and 4.NF.7 (decimals) to third quarter. ● 5th grade included new unpacking items from DPI, added objective numbers beside I can and I will statements, added I can and I will statements for each quarter behind the year at a glance, a slight adjustment was made to the order in the 4th quarter on year at a glance, and many new resources have been added to the curriculum guide. New google document has been added with links for each objective, a list of links for increasing conceptual understanding & math games, as well as a list of links for math interventions. (This document has been designed so that all 5th grade teachers can add links throughout the year) Assessment Updates K-5 There will not be Open-Ended Response tasks required as a part of Benchmark Assessments. Each team created a minimum of 4 OE items to be used as needed. They will be posted on the district webpage. ● Kinder- baseline is based on needed entry skills; BA 1 still 7 assessments; BA 2 and 3 still all 21 assessments. Some of the scoring rubrics were adjusted based on feedback. ● 1st grade The biggest change for this year - on all Benchmarks, students will be allowed to use whatever tools/manipulatives they would use during typical instruction such as Base Ten blocks, hundreds charts, counters, number lines, etc. We revised the open-ended items from last year and created two additional items. We also developed samples of each level for each task. Assessment Updates ● 2nd grade made adjustments based on district feedback. Overall, there were only minor changes needed to last year’s assessments. The necessary materials are posted on the assessment cover. Optional materials may also be used as used in daily instruction. These are also listed in the instructions. The option of 3 minute breaks were also added to the directions per teacher discretion. ● 3rd grade -made adjustments to baseline based on district feedback and second grade CRW team feedback. We also made adjustments to BA1 and BA2 to balance the levels of questions and to meet the changes made on CG by moving appropriate standard questions to the appropriate quarter. We created 4 open ended questions with rubric and exemplars. We made appropriate adjustments to the answer key based on feedback, and changes made to BA’s. We analyzed the item analysis and reworded some questions or answers based on the data. Assessment Updates ● 4th grade - reviewed the feedback links, and made changes to problems we found were not aligned with fourth grade objectives. We also removed any questions that did not align with the standards that should be taught by the time benchmark assessments are given. Made changes to questions based off district data analysis. ● 5th grade - added questions to benchmark one (which was much shorter than baseline or benchmark 2), changed wording on some problems based on feedback, and adjusted number of low, medium, high Bloom’s level questions. Also wrote 2 additional open-ended questions for optional use. Science Assessment Updates ALL third grade ELA benchmarks are OPTIONAL this year All teams (Elementary and Middle School) provided feedback on BA dates and the decision was based upon majority Open-Ended Item Bank (no longer with benchmarks) How we addressed feedback -We appreciate all comments provided, and thoughtfully read and responded to each piece of feedback! -The team discussed every item and came to consensus on how to address, revise, or replace documents and test items. -Consulted with other content areas to better integrate curriculum and to clarify content Curriculum Guide Updates -Reviewed K-5 Science Curriculum Guides from 2013-2014 and adjusted as needed -Updated resources and checked all links -Added appendix list to the end for possible science apps for iPad,field trip idea list and other applicable videos for use within the classroom -Added specific science experiments to various grades -Revisited essential vocabulary per grade level *Considered options for improving easier accessibility for ISS online Curriculum Guides-hyperlinked topic headings to standards within the electronic document for easier navigation Assessment Updates -Addressed all feedback provided and made changes accordingly -Corrected mistakes and rewrote test questions as needed -Checked all questions to reflect balanced skill levels -Created 2 new open-ended questions to add to district open-ended test bank. We now have 4 open-ended questions with exemplars to go with each item Local Resources Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center Offering Environmental Education Programs tailored to fit your specific learning goals. Serving Pre-k to college and offering teacher trainings and field trips! Topics including: Watershed study, Native American land use, map /compass skills, water quality testing,organism collection and study, papermaking, water/soil/plant/animal interactions and many more! www.allisonwoodsoutdoorlearningcenter.com 704-8735976 Online Resource www.learnnc.org/discover *Great site for locating field trip possibilities throughout North Carolina. *Search by county Social Studies How we addressed feedback We had one positive comment about Social Studies Curriculum Guide. We would like to encourage all teachers to continue to give us feedback on the SS curriculum guides and documents that we created this week. Curriculum Guide Updates ● Curriculum guide has same style and format as last year. No major changes. ● We added a Social Studies integration guide to the K-5 ELA Curriculum Guide. ● We reviewed the Essential Vocabulary list by grade level. ● We also created a list of apps that you can use for Social Studies. Opportunities for Literacy Integration Each grade level has a Social Studies integration guide that can be found at the end of the ELA Curriculum Guide and in the middle of the Social Studies Curriculum Guide. Other things you need to know to have a GREAT 2014-15 school year! ● CRW encourages everyone to please share any resources/apps/websites that can be useful ● Please be very specific in giving feedback next year so it is clear as to what items you are referring to; try not to be too vague ● Based on CRW work, what can you see as a valuable way to spend your job-alike ER days doing to expand this work?