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Weston Preparatory Academy

SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM K -12 2009-2010


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Social Studies Expectations


MDE introduced new standards: October 2007 Grade Level Content Expectations Kindergarten through 8th Grade High School Content Expectations 9th through 12th grade

Elementary Social Studies Curriculum


K 1 2 3 - Myself and Others - Families and Schools - The Local Community - Michigan Studies through statehood 4 - United States Studies Michigan beyond statehood
**Content Expectations divided into History, Geography, Civics, Economics and Citizen Involvement
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Weston Elementary Curriculum


Content Focus Redefined

K - 2 Community Oriented 3 4 - Michigan Oriented By the end of 4th grade, students should be able to demonstrate temporal thinking (chronology) and to explain specific geography, civic and economic concepts.
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Middle School Curriculum


5th Integrated U.S. History (Beginnings to 1800) 6th - Western Hemisphere Studies 7th - Eastern Hemisphere Studies 8th - Integrated U.S. History (1754 1898)
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Weston MS Curriculum Changes


5th and 8th - U.S. History with Civics, Grade Geography and Economics imbedded in expectations 6th Grade Geography (includes 7th Grade expectations 7th Grade World History from the beginning of human society to 300 A.D.
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High School Curriculum


High School graduation requirements effective with the class of 2011: Three (3) Social Studies Credits 1 credit each U.S. History (1870 present) World History (300 C.E./A.D. present) credit each Civics (1 trimester) Economics (1 trimester)
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Westons HS Curriculum Changes


World History was added to the high school curriculum at 9th grade in the fall of the 2007-2008 school year United States History (1877 present) was moved from 9th to 10th grade Government and Economics remained in 11th grade; added Personal Finance Electives were created for 12th grade
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Standards: General to Specific


Old Standards were

TOO GENERAL
Example Old U.S. History Standard :

Describe major factors that characterize the era of industrialization in the United States from 1870 1900.
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Standards: General to Specific


New Content Expectations are

VERY SPECIFIC
Example New U.S. History Expectation: Analyze the factors that enabled the U.S. to become a major industrial power including: gains from trade, organizational revolution, increase in labor through immigration and migration, economic policies of government and industrial leaders, technological advances.
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What will be on the MEAP or MME ?


Kindergarten through 8th grade New grade level content expectations will be tested on the MEAP starting in Fall 2010 at 6th and 9th grades Kindergarten through 11th grade New high school content expectations will be tested on the MME starting in Spring 2011 at 11th grade; first time World History will be assessed
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Challenges of New Expectations


The K - 12 expectations fill a book that is 79 pages long! Transitioning to new expectations has created gaps (i.e. 3rd and 4th grade Michigan expectations; 6th and 7th grade World History expectations) Lack of materials especially for Michigan studies and high school World History Testing old standards; Teaching new expectations
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Positives About New Expectations


High School World History will have been taught at Weston for three years prior to first assessment in Spring 2011 Weston has 2009 2010 to assure curriculum alignment prior to assessment MDE has identified expectations that could be assessed annually New Expectations are more focused making it easier to understand what might be assessed
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So What does the Data Show?


Standardized data is only available in the 6th, 9th and 11th grades Current year data tested the old content expectations but shows a significant gap between Weston students and the state average score for social studies High School average test scores have dropped over the last 3 years
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2008 MEAP Data


SCHOOL: ALL SCHOOLS Performance Level Grade 6 9 Not Proficient 33.3 17.5 Partially Proficient 25.9 39.2 Proficient 37.0 39.2 Advanced 3.7 4.1 Proficient or Advanced 40.7 43.3

STATEWIDE REPORT OF PERCENT IN EACH PERFORMANCE LEVEL Performance Level Grade 6 9 Not Proficient 13.1 7.0 Partially Proficient 13.3 20.6 Proficient 29.6 39.4 Advanced 44.0 33.0 Proficient or Advanced 73.6 72.4

DIFFERENCE FROM STATEWIDE PERCENTS IN PERFORMANCE LEVELS FOR DISTRICT: WESTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY SCHOOL: ALL SCHOOLS Performance Level Grade 6 9 Not Proficient 20.2 10.5 Partially Proficient 12.6 18.6 Proficient 7.4 -0.2 Advanced -40.3 -28.9 Proficient or Advanced -32.9 -29.1

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High School 2009 MME Data

**State Average was 81.3%


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Deficits According to 2008-09 Data


TESTING OLD STANDARDS

6th 9th

Grade is 33% below state average Grade is 29% below state average

11th Grade is 14% below state average


** 9th Grade students come from other districts
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How Do We Reduce the Deficit?


Since the data we current have does NOT provide us with specific focus to assist in improvement of student achievement on new content expectations, the 2009-2010 focus will be: CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT TEAMS Grades K 2, 11 Grades 5, 8, 10, 11 Grades 3, 4, 11 Grades 6, 7, 9
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Curriculum Goals for 2009-2010


Assure Curriculum Alignment K -12 through Curriculum Teaming

2. Implement Michigan Citizenship Curriculum K - 9 3. Create and Implement Grade Level Assessments Aligned to Content Expectations Grades 3 - 12
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Student Learning Goals for 2009-10


1. Improve Reading Comprehension Skills through Literacy Engagement Program (Grades 7 12) 2. Increase Inquiry, Research, and Analysis Skills (Grades 7 12)

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Curriculum Alignment Teams


High School Content Area Teachers will team with elementary and middle school teachers to assist in: 1. PRIORITIZING AND IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL STUDIES EXPECTATIONS 2. CREATING SOCIAL STUDIES ASSESSMENTS CORRELATED TO THE EXPECTATIONS 3. DATA ANALYSIS
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Prioritization and Implementation


MDE Social Studies Alignment Project K 8 Defines the Scope of Expectations Has coded each expectation whether it will be assessed on the MEAP or MME (S); or it is intended to be assessed in the classroom (C); Provided focus questions and responses to the focus questions for each expectation
** High School to be completed by 10/01/09
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Prioritization and Implementation


K 4 Knowledge, Vocabulary, Concepts, and Skills K 4 Skills Alignment By Subject (History, Geography, Civics, Economics) K 8 Core Democratic Values K -12 Michigan Connections to U.S. History Expectations 3 - 4 Parallel Construction Planning Document
** MDE Toolkit for Social Studies
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Michigan Citizenship Curriculum


The Michigan Citizenship Collaborative Curriculum was created by several Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) and Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) to assist local school districts in implementing the new social studies content expectations. Current Developing Partners Genesee ISD;Ingham ISD; Macomb ISD Oakland Schools ; Ottawa Area ISD; Participating Partner Wayne RESA
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Michigan Citizenship Curriculum


The Michigan Citizenship Collaborative Curriculum provides high quality curriculum materials free through its website. Some of the aspects and attributes of this project are: A MODEL CURRICULUM

Units of Study Lessons Assessments Resources Overarching Questions Graphic Organizers


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Michigan Citizenship Curriculum

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Michigan Citizenship Curriculum Goal for 2009 -2010 is to implement as much of this curriculum as possible K 9 (World History) U.S. History (HS), Civics and Economics curriculum will be completed in 2010 Assessments will be completed in 2010 WEBSITE:

www.micitizenshipcurriculum.org
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Assessments Aligned to Expectations


Create Summative and Formative Assessments that will determine student understanding of the content expectations Use collaborative curriculum teams to create these aligned assessments; possibly team with other Schoolhouse schools (Dove, Eaton) for further collaboration (K-8)

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Data Analysis
Analyze MEAP and MME data to identify weaknesses in key skills, concepts and vocabulary; collaborate on strategies to increase understand of this content Use data from expectation aligned assessments to provide differentiated instruction to connect prior knowledge to new concepts and skills to create greater student understanding
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Reading Comprehension Skills


Use PST Reading Scores for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to assign Reading Comprehension improvement strategies based on the Literacy Engagement Program being introduced by the School Improvement Team Progress will be tracked and analyzed at the end of the 1st Trimester to determine student progress and apply further strategies
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Inquiry, Research, & Analysis Skills


Increase Inquiry, Research and Analysis Skills of students grade 7 12. Place focus on the inquiry content expectations to improve student performance on the Inquiry portion of the Work Keys assessment skills employers feel are critical to job success
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Social Studies Curriculum Overview


K -12 Teamwork and Collaboration will begin to close the gap between Weston social studies MEAP and MME scores and the state average scores. Curriculum alignment will prepare our students to meet the challenges of the new content expectation assessments in 2010-11. Strategies for deficiencies in reading comprehension and inquiry will be identified and applied
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