### Arlene Hein Academic Elac meeting

```ARLENE HEIN ACADEMIC
ELAC MEETING
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
LEARNING TARGETS
1. Parents will learn how to
help their child with the
CST test
2. Parents will learn how to
help their children in
school
HELP WITH THE CST
• Test 2nd-11th grade students take each spring
• Testing dates for AHES
Test(s)
Track(s)
2-6
ELA & Math
science)
C&D
April 15April 26
A& B
May 13May 24
BCD
March 5
4
Writing
A
Dates
May 7
HELP WITH THE CST
• Get a good night’s sleep
• Come to school on time
• Have a good breakfast
• Make appointments on non-testing
days
HELP WITH THE CST
• Go to the STAR testing website
• http://starsamplequestions.org/
HELP WITH THE CST
• Click on “sample test questions”
HELP WITH THE CST
• Select a subject (English Language Arts or Math)
• Select the performance level:
• You can choose to look at all questions
• You can choose to look at questions based on how hard
they are from Advanced to Below Basic
• Choose questions you would like to study with your
child
HELP WITH THE CST
• This is a question sample page
HELP WITH THE CST
• Click the “what is this question testing” tab to learn
the standard being tested:
HELP WITH THE CST
• There are also parent guides and other information
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
• Focused on the essentials to allow deeper
understanding
• Anchored in college and career readiness
• Informed by the best state and national standards
• Internationally benchmarked
• Evidence and research based
• http://www.corestandards.org/
WITHIN 20. » 6
• Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency
for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies
such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2
+ 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading
to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using
the relationship between addition and subtraction
(e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4);
and creating equivalent but easier or known sums
(e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known
equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
HOW IS GO MATH DIFFERENT?
• New math materials
• Explain “why” and “How do you know?”
• Fewer topics but each studied more in-depth
• Use multiple methods to explain the same problem
• Assessment will look different than the current CST
• We will view a video about getting involved in
• You can view this video in various languages by
going to this website:
• http://www.egusd.net/bcm/videos/
THANK YOU!
• Thank you for joining us today
• Have your Five Star Family card signed!