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 Grade Test(s) Track(s) 2-6 ELA & Math (5th grade science) C&D April 15April 26 A& B May 13May 24 BCD March 5 4 Writing A Dates May 7 HELP WITH THE CST Please help your child to: • 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 • You can help your child to prepare • Go to the STAR testing website • http://starsamplequestions.org/ HELP WITH THE CST • Click on “sample test questions” HELP WITH THE CST • Select your child’s grade level • 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/ MATHEMATICS » ADD AND SUBTRACT WITHIN 20. » 6 GRADE 1 • 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 HELPING YOUR CHILD AT SCHOOL • We will view a video about getting involved in school and helping your child. • 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! • Please join us for our next Arlene Hein ELAC meeting: • Tuesday, April 2 5:00-6:00 PM in the multipurpose room • This will be our Redesignation Celebration • We will have awards, snacks, prizes, and a raffle!