### 5th Grade Parent Night - Savannah-Chatham County Public School

```October 7, 2014
Gould Media Center
Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Bosse, Mrs. Cox, Mrs. DeVoe and Dr. Stein
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Introduction
Discuss GMAS
Sample Test Items
How students are preparing in school
What can parents do from home
Resources
 SRI-
 MAP- Math
 GA-Milestone
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◦ Score to meet Standards- 825
◦ Skills tested- Inferences in Reading
 Example
 Mrs. DeVoe is putting on boots and a water proof jacket.
She grabs the umbrella by the door.
 Based on this reading you can determine that
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A. It is cold outside
B. It is sunny outside
C. It is raining outside
D. It is warm outside.
Testing Dates:
the score
January 6- February 27
March 23- May 15
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 Score to meet Standard- 225
 Skills tested
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Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Number and Operations
Measurement and Data
Geometry
Example
◦ Choose the expression(s) that equal 35
 7 * 5=
 (30 * 1) +5=
 2+3*6 =
4*10-5=
7*8-9=
175/5=
Testing Dates:
score
January 6- February 27
March 23- May 15
Georgia Milestones Assessment System
 Assess Knowledge and Skills in the following
areas:
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Language Arts
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Mathematics
III. Science
IV. Social Studies
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open-ended (constructed-response) items in
language arts and mathematics
Open-ended questions are ones that require more than one
word answers. The answers could come in the form of a list, a
few sentences or something longer such as a speech, paragraph
or essay.
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a writing component (in response to passages
Designed to:
 assess how well students are mastering
content
 Provide students with a better understanding
of their own achievements
“If you can think it, you can explain it. If you
can explain it, you can do it.”
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ELA:
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MATH:
http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/#
http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/#
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Learning and USING appropriate vocabulary in
all subject areas
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Writing in complete sentences
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Using correct punctuation
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Answering all questions using the R.A.C.E.
method
Constructed Response Questions
• Address assessment targets and claims that are of
greater complexity
• Require more analytical thinking and reasoning
than a selected response can elicit
• Prepare students for the Georgia Milestone
Assessment
Cite evidence,
Explain
4-part strategy that
to think about the most important steps in
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Most constructed response items take between
3 and 5 minutes to complete.
Some more complex items may take up to 10
minutes to complete.
Response must include support from the text.
Before Beginning:
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Identify and underline key words in the
question, such as: explain, name, provide
examples.
Define any key terms needed for
understanding.
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“No,” “I believe,” or “I think.”
Don’t use the words They, He, She, It, or We
The response should make sense even
WITHOUT the prompt.
Restate
Cite evidence
Explain
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You will find that writing good mathematical
and understanding of the mathematical
ideas you encounter.
Putting an idea on paper requires careful
thought and attention.
http://www.cwu.edu/~glasbys/wri
ting.pdf
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Hence, mathematics which is written clearly
and carefully is more likely to be correct.
and retain the concepts which you will be
http://www.cwu.edu/~glasbys/wri
ting.pdf
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Keeping journals / logs (chronological log of
learning)
Solving a problem (allows students to
monitor and reflect)
Explaining mathematical ideas (may or may
not be about a math process / ex: write
about what make a good problem solving
favorite task in a unit, etc.)
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You should not confuse writing mathematics
A list of calculations without any
explanation demonstrates that you’ve spent
some time doing computations
When writing in math the goal will be to
communicate mathematical reasoning and
ideas clearly to another person
http://www.cwu.edu/~glasbys/wri
ting.pdf
Cite evidence, Explain
4-part strategy that
to think about the most important steps in
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www.newsela.com
www.sascurriculumpathways.com
www.beyondthebubble.com
http://mdk12.org/assessments/k_8/items/cr_g
Word Generation SERP
Passages or graphs and charts in your
textbooks
• Require students to speak in complete
sentences
• Request that they are specific when referring to
people, places, things, events, etc. in lieu of
using words such as “it” “he” “she” .