MaryLu Hutchins / Chris Carder - West Virginia School Board

West Virginia Schools
21st Century Learning
WV Content Standards and Objectives
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment,
and Professional Development
WV’s Next Generation Content
Standards and Objectives
• 2004 No Child Left Behind enacted
• WESTEST—proficiency levels and other external measures
• 2005-The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
• Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association-Focus
on English/language arts and math skills
• 2006-2007 WV Content Standards and Objectives revised to add rigor and DOK
• 2008-09 WESTEST 2—proficiency levels aligned with international measures
• 2009-College and career readiness standards developed nationally which provide
learning progressions for K-12 to anchor the Common Core State Standards
• 2009-Development of WV Next Generation began-Teachers, District Curriculum
Specialists, and West Virginia Department of Education staff
• 2010 WV Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives adopted by WV
Board of Education
• 48 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories have agreed to implement
• 2014-15 Smarter Balanced Assessment
West Virginia’s Process
State-led initiative to assure
1. Students have the skills and
knowledge they need to succeed in
college and work
2. Fewer, clearer, and higher
expectations for student learning
3. Based on K-12 learning progressions
for college and career readiness
4. Multiple rounds of feedback from
state curriculum experts, teachers,
and feedback groups of educational
stakeholders, including higher
education, business, and community
English Language Arts Key Shifts
• Appropriate text complexity
• Rich reading of literature as
well as extensive reading of
informational texts,
including science,
history/social studies, and
other disciplines
• Focus on reading for
comprehension, writing,
speaking and listening in all
core content areas
West Virginia’s
Next Generation CSOs
1. WV Next Generations CSOs are supported by the Governor’s Office, legislative
leadership, WV Board of Education.
2. The standards are benchmarked to the top performing nations around the
3. The standards reflect the real-world expectations of what students “need to
know” and “be able to do,” including critical thinking with collaborative and
independent problem solving using effective communication skills
4. Decisions about how to teach, the tools, materials and textbooks are ALL local
5. No personal data about student learning and achievement will ever be shared
or sold to vendors because of strict adherence to Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA).
Mathematics Key Shifts
• K-5 students gain a solid
foundation in whole numbers,
addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division,
fractions, and decimals.
• Through hands on learning in
geometry, algebra, probability,
and statistics, middle grades
build upon their strong math
• High school students practice
applying mathematics ways of
thinking to real world issues
and challenges in an integrated
approach to mathematics.
Questions about WV CSOs?
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
and Professional Development
Implementation through programmatic levels-early, middle, and high school levels
Understanding and Implementing the WV Next Generation CSOs
1. Implementation of WV Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives
2. Teacher Evaluation
Focus on student learning goals and achievement
Questions about Professional
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
and Professional Development
Questions about Instruction?
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
and Professional Development
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
and Professional Development
What do
students need
to “know” and
“be able to
What do we
do if students
don’t know it?
How will students
best learn it?
Notice the focus on
“learning,” not
How well do
know it?
Balance of
Note: Professional development is
crucial at all steps in the process.
WESTEST 2/Smarter Balance Results
1. Distribution of annual assessment results is a
school level decision.
2. Schools are required to provide an overview
of the annual assessment reports and to meet
with parents individually as requested to
discuss the student results.
3. Schools may schedule individual
appointments, have a group presentation, or
mail the reports directly with appropriate
explanatory letters.
4. All schools must verify that they have
distributed the annual assessment results on
or before September 15th, and WVDE requires
documentation that WESTEST 2 results have
been distributed.
WV Student Growth Reports
Individual Student Growth Reports
WV Student Growth Reports
• Distribution of student
growth reports is a
school level decision.
• Teachers, counselors,
and principals are in the
process of scheduling
parent meetings and
one-on-one conferences
as requested.
Questions about Assessment?
WV ESEA Flexibility
Accountability Designations
Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education:
Performance Based Accreditation System
Measuring What We Value in West Virginia
• All students learning
• All students showing significant improvement rather than just
incremental improvement
• All students exhibiting growth at a rate that moves them to
proficiency over time
• All students performing at their highest levels
• Accelerating the growth of those lowest performing students
Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education:
Performance Based Accreditation System
Grading Components
• Achievement: Includes student proficiency in mathematics
and reading/language arts.
• Student growth: Includes how much students are growing
(observed) and how much students are on track to be
proficient (adequate).
• Performance of Lowest 25%: Includes the accelerated
improvement of the lowest 25% of students in each school.
• Graduation rates for high schools: High schools will be
awarded points based on each school’s four-year and fiveyear adjusted cohort graduation rates.
Policy 2320, A Process for Improving Education:
Performance Based Accreditation System
•Grade Designations
A = distinctive student proficiency
B = commendable student proficiency
C = acceptable student proficiency
D = unacceptable student proficiency
F = lowest student proficiency
Senate Bill 359:
A-F school accountability, a work in progress
• Performance
– % of students achieving Mastery level
• Growth
– Student growth in English/Language Arts and Math
• Accelerated Performance
– Lowest achieving student growth
• Graduation Rate
– High School graduation rate (4 year and 5 year cohort)
Individual County Schools
West Virginia Department of Education
My School’s Performance

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